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Former Union minister Shanta Kumar to undergo Covid treatment at Mohali hospital

The decision to shift Shanta Kumar was taken a day after his wife died due to coronavirus at Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda.
Veteran BJP leader and former chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shanta Kumar, with wife Santosh Shailja, who died of cardiac arrest during Covid-19 treatment.(HT file photo)
Veteran BJP leader and former chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shanta Kumar, with wife Santosh Shailja, who died of cardiac arrest during Covid-19 treatment.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 08:56 PM IST
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Ex-CM Shanta Kumar’s wife Santosh Shailja dies of Covid; +ve son lights pyre

Shanta Kumar and his whole family had tested coronavirus positive last week.
Santosh Shailaja, former Himachal CM Shanta Kumar’s wife.(Photo @jairamthakurbjp)
Santosh Shailaja, former Himachal CM Shanta Kumar’s wife.(Photo @jairamthakurbjp)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 03:55 PM IST
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Amid infighting in Himachal BJP, Jai Ram meets Nadda in Delhi

With the Himachal BJP reeling from factionalism, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur met national party chief Jagat Prakash Nadda in New Delhi on Saturday. Thakur had also held a closed-door meeting with state party chief Suresh Kashyap on Friday evening at Peterhoff Hotel.
Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur with national party chief Jagat Prakash Nadda in New Delhi on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur with national party chief Jagat Prakash Nadda in New Delhi on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 12:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Ahead of panchayat polls, voices of dissent within BJP get shriller

With polls to Panchayati Raj Institutions and civic bodies round the corner, voices of dissent within the Bharatiya Janata Party are getting shriller so much so that the party has had to press troubleshooters into service to quash the brewing rebellion.
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Updated on Oct 23, 2020 05:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Political corruption slowly creeping into BJP, says former Himachal Pradesh CM Shanta Kumar

Former Himachal Pradesh chieg minister was referring to a plea against him and Vivekananda Medical Research Trust (VMRT), which he heads. Filed by a Palampur resident, Bhuvnesh Chand Sood, the plea was rejected by the high court on October 16.
Former chief minister and BJP senior leader Shanta kumar.(HT file photo)
Former chief minister and BJP senior leader Shanta kumar.(HT file photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 11:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | ByNaresh K Thakur, Dharamshala

Kangana invites Shanta Kumar, Bali to brother’s marriage

The wedding will be held next month in Rajasthan.
Actress Kangana Ranaut with former chief minister Shanta Kumar at his home at Palampur on Monday.
Actress Kangana Ranaut with former chief minister Shanta Kumar at his home at Palampur on Monday.
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 12:09 AM IST
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Farmer protests against agri ordinances politically motivated: Shanta Kumar

Says people have grossly misunderstood the recommendations of the report and there will be no effect on the MSP
Shanta Kumar said an expert committee of the then planning commission had also found that the government spends ₹3 crore on transportation, storage and delivery of foodgrains worth ₹1 crore.(HT Photo)
Shanta Kumar said an expert committee of the then planning commission had also found that the government spends ₹3 crore on transportation, storage and delivery of foodgrains worth ₹1 crore.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 12:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | ByNaresh K Thakur, Dharamshala

Concerns over Dalai Lama’s security after Chinese spy’s arrest in Delhi

Lau Sang or Charlie Peng, who is accused in a 1,000 crore hawala racket, allegedly bribed some Tibetan monks living in Majnu-Ka-Tila, a Tibetan settlement in Delhi, to gather information on the Dalai Lama and his close aides
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Updated on Aug 17, 2020 11:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | ByNaresh K Thakur, Dharamshala

Two personnel in Himachal CM’s security squad test positive; 180 new infections take tally to 3,816

BJP workers had flouted social distancing norms during the chief minister’s visit to Kangra last week, prompting veteran party leader Shanta Kumar to advise Jai Ram Thakur to avoid field visits
A security personnel running a thermal scan check on a visitor at Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur’s residence, Oak Over, in Shimla on Thursday.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
A security personnel running a thermal scan check on a visitor at Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur’s residence, Oak Over, in Shimla on Thursday.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Published on Aug 14, 2020 12:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByNaresh K Thakur, Shimla/dharamshala

HP BJP ‘finalises’ candidates, list sent to high command

The two seats fell vacant on the victory of Kishan Kapoor and Suresh Kashyap in the parliamentary polls.
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Updated on Sep 24, 2019 10:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gaurav Bisht | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Dharamshala bypoll: CM, Shanta meet behind closed doors

The Dharamshala assembly constituency fell vacant after sitting MP and former minister, Kishan Kapoor was elected to Lok Sabha in May.
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur with former chief minister and BJP senior leader, Shanta Kumar in Palampur on Tuesday.(Sourced)
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur with former chief minister and BJP senior leader, Shanta Kumar in Palampur on Tuesday.(Sourced)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 10:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | ByHT Correspondent, Dharamshala

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP heavyweights Thakur, Kapoor file nominations

Thakur had won Hamirpur seat defeating Rajinder Rana of the Congress by a margins of 98,403 votes.
Soon after the filing of nomination, the party cadre took part in a rally where BJP leader lambasted Congress for “destroying the nation”.(HT Photo)
Soon after the filing of nomination, the party cadre took part in a rally where BJP leader lambasted Congress for “destroying the nation”.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 11:11 AM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Party stays, faces keep changing, says Shanta Kumar

Veteran BJP Shanta Kumar, in his in a candid talk with HT’s Naresh K Thakur opens up about his future plans and how he sees politics in the region shape up without him.
Senior BJP leader Shanta Kumar says he will contest for party candidates in Himachal Pradesh for the Lok Sabha elections.(HT File Photo)
Senior BJP leader Shanta Kumar says he will contest for party candidates in Himachal Pradesh for the Lok Sabha elections.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 25, 2019 03:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | ByNaresh Kumar Thakur

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Age, caste equations weighed heavy on Shanta Kumar’s mind

The 84-year-old BJP leader Shanta Kumar, who is credited with building up the party in Himachal Pradesh, was in the race for ticket from the politically significant Kangra parliamentary constituency before he opted out of poll fray on Saturday.
Senior BJP leader and Kangra MP Shanta Kumar has been dropped by the party from its list of candidates for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.(HT File Photo)
Senior BJP leader and Kangra MP Shanta Kumar has been dropped by the party from its list of candidates for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 25, 2019 02:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | ByNaresh K Thakur, Dharamshala

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Kangra MP Shanta Kumar, four-time parliamentarian, undecided on contesting this time

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Former Himachal chief minister and MP from Kangra Lok Sabha constituency, Shanta Kumar was an under-performer in the House. The veteran BJP leader has often expressed the desire to quit electoral politics on public platforms but has left the final decision to the party.
Veteran BJP leader Shanta Kumar is the sitting MP from Kangra Lok Sabha constituency.(HT File Photo)
Veteran BJP leader Shanta Kumar is the sitting MP from Kangra Lok Sabha constituency.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 11:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | ByNaresh K Thakur

‘Lok Sabha has turned into Shor Sabha’, says Kangra MP Shanta Kumar

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Kangra MP Shanta Kumar says he has played his innings and now want someone else to contest from the seat. But the senior BJP leader has left the final decision regarding Lok Sabha elections to the party.
Senior BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP from Kangra, Shanta Kumar , says he now wants someone else to contest from the constituency in Lok Sabha Elections 2019.(HT File Photo)
Senior BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP from Kangra, Shanta Kumar , says he now wants someone else to contest from the constituency in Lok Sabha Elections 2019.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 11:31 AM IST
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