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17-Oct-2017 Shimla

Election department organises media workshop

State Level Media Workshop was organised by election department to sensitize media persons about EVM and functioning of VVPAT Machines here at Shimla today. Joint chief electoral officer Dr. Sonia Thakur said VVPAT is an independent verification system for...

15-Oct-2017 Shimla

Congress minister joins BJP in Himachal

In a setback to the Congress in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram's son Anil Sharma, who was a sitting cabinet minister in Virbhadra Singh-led present government, has joined the BJP.Sharma's induction to the party would be announced...

12-Oct-2017 Shimla

SJVNL presents Rs. 52.75 crore dividend to state government

Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL) today presented a cheque amounting to Rs.  Rs 52, 75,07,400 to Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh  as a dividend.Shri Virbhadra Singh said that power sector was one of the important sectors for revenue generation...

12-Oct-2017 Shimla

Virbhadra Singh lays foundation stone of Press Club Shimla

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh laid online foundation stone of Press Club of Shimla from state Secretariat today. The Press club is to be constructed near the old subzi mandi at a cost of Rs 1.07 crore.The Chief Minister also launched the website of the Shimla...

12-Oct-2017 Shimla

Virbhadra Singh lays foundation stone of Tandi sangam Ghat online

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today laid online foundation stone of the 'Tandi Sangam Ghat' to be constructed on the confluence of river Chandra and Bhaga at Tandi in Lahaul valley.The Ghat would be constructed with an outlay of Rs 22 crore. The Chief Minister...

11-Oct-2017 Shimla

Media plays important role in pre & post disaster situations: DIPR

‘Media plays an important role in pre-disaster and post-disaster situations with dual responsibility of sensitizing general public and reporting the facts in event of disaster’’, said Director Information & Public Relations Shri Dinesh Malhotra, while presiding...

10-Oct-2017 Shimla

Cabinet Reduces VAT on Petrol and Diesel

In order to give relief to the people from rising petrol and diesel prices the cabinet in its meeting held here today decided to reduce VAT on Petrol and diesel by one percent from existing tax rate.Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh presided over the meeting.The...

10-Oct-2017 Shimla

In Himachal, Virbhadra, 83, prepares for battle, faces divided BJP

After thwarting foes within, six-time Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, 83, is set to don battle gear once again with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi declaring him the "commander" who will lead the party to victory.In contrast, the opposition Bharatiya...

09-Oct-2017 Shimla

My chief ministerial candidature has put BJP on edge: Virbhadra Singh

Two days after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi endorsed his chief ministerial candidature in the coming assembly polls, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said the move had put the opposition BJP on edge."Certainly, it has given...

09-Oct-2017 Shimla

GST: Trucks go off road in Himachal

Truckers went on a day-long strike in Himachal Pradesh on Monday over various demands, including a revision of the GST rates and an end to daily revision of diesel prices."We are observing the day-long strike on the call for a nationwide strike," Truckers' association...

09-Oct-2017 Shimla

Acharya Devvrat participates in cleanliness campaign

Governor Acharya Devvrat participated in the Cleanliness Campaign organized by Dainik Jagran newspaper at Lakkar Bazar, here today.He himself took a broom and cleaned certain parts of Lakkar Bazar along with Mayor,Smt. Kusum Sadret, Deputy Mayor Shri Rakesh Sharma,...

09-Oct-2017 Shimla

HP Govt. implements senior citizen health insurance scheme

With a view to provide easy access to curative geriatric health care services by way of additional insurance cover, the state government has implemented the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS) in the state.The scheme will provide top up coverage...

08-Oct-2017 Kasauli

Anupam Kher meets Air Force officers in Kasauli

Veteran actor Anupam Kher says he felt delighted to meet Air Force officers in Kasauli.Anupam on Sunday morning tweeted a photograph of himself along with the officers, and captioned it: "Delighted and proud to meet these young Air Force officers on Air Force...

07-Oct-2017 Mandi

Virbhadra Singh to lead Congress in Vidhan Sabha Elections

National congress Vice-President, Rahul Gandhi declared that Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh will lead the party in the coming assembly elections and urged people of the state to make Virbhadra Singh Chief Minister of the state for the seventh time.He was addressing...

06-Oct-2017 Kasauli

Made mistake by supporting Modi as PM: Arun Shourie

BJP leader and former minister Arun Shourie on Friday said he mad made a "mistake" by supporting Narendra Modi to be the Prime Minister.This, he said, was his second mistake after supporting V.P. Singh who led a Janata Dal government supported by the BJP...

06-Oct-2017 Kullu

Congress stands for unifying the society and speedy development

Addressing the concluding ceremony of the International Kullu Dusshera festival at Kullu today, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh announced a sum of rupees one thousand for  ‘Gair Muafidaar’ (whose land have gone in tenancy) deities for performing daily religious...

06-Oct-2017 Mandi

Virbhadra Singh reviews arrangements of Rally at Paddal

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Party in-charge for HP Sushil Kumar Shinde and Co-incharge Ranjeeta Ranjan together  reached Mandi from Kullu today  to review arrangements in connection with visit of National Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi,...

05-Oct-2017 Kullu

Virbhadra Singh pays obeisance to Lord Raghunath at Kullu

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was accorded warm welcome on reaching Bhuntar Airport at Kullu today.  He was here today to preside over the closing ceremony of the International Kullu Dussehra festival.He said the century old Kullu Dussehra is one of...

05-Oct-2017 Shimla

Virbhadra Singh urges to follow the teachings of Mararish Valmiki

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh attended the ‘Valmiki Prakat Utsav’ on the occasion of ‘Valmiki Jayanti’ here today. He also inaugurated the newly constructed building of  GHS, Krishnanagar completed with an outlay of Rs 2.20 crore. He directed the Commissioner,...

04-Oct-2017 Shillong

Rivers in northeastern states will be cleaned : Arjun Ram Meghwal

Union Minister of State for River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Arjun Ram Meghwal on Wednesday said several rivers in the northeastern states will be cleaned."Rivers in the Northeast are also included in the list. Northeast has always been a focus area...

04-Oct-2017 Shimla

Virbhadra Singh launches Shresth Himachal Mobile App

Chief  Minister Virbhadra Singh launched ‘Shresth Himachal’ Mobile App (Excellent Himachal) at Shimla today.The objective of the App is to provide to the people as well as to the administration a single tool to deal with the complaints related to crime, disaster,...

04-Oct-2017

HP Heritage Tourism Policy approved

The Cabinet in its meeting held here today approved to exempt the token tax on tractors used for agriculture purpose. It also removed the condition of minimum one-hectare land for acquiring the tractors for agriculture purpose and recovery of arrears of...

04-Oct-2017 Shimla

Virbhadra Singh launches app for women safety

The women are the inseparable part of the society and it becomes the moral duty of all of us to give them due respect and honour, they deserve. Keeping this in view, the State Government has opened 'One Stop Centre' at Solan recently and today Chief Minister...

04-Oct-2017 Shimla

Virbhadra Singh dedicates developmental projects of Rs. 12.17 crore

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh dedicated developmental projects worth Rs. 12.17 crore online from  Rajkiya Kanya Mahavidhayala (RKMV) Shimla today. The Chief Minister inaugurated Administrative Block at RKMV, Shimla constructed with an outlay of Rs. 3.21...

03-Oct-2017 Bilaspur

Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of AIIMS at Kothipura

Prime Minister  Narendra Modi along with Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister  Virbhadra Singh performed the foundation stone laying ceremony of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to be opened at Kothipura in  Bilaspur...

03-Oct-2017 Bilaspur

Entire Congress leadership 'out on bail' : Narendra Modi

launching the election campaign in Himachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the entire Congress party, including its President Sonia Gandhi, Vice President Rahul Gandhi and others were "out on bail" on corruption charges against them and...

02-Oct-2017 Shimla

Virbhadra Singh inaugurates ITI at Nerwa

While addressing the public meeting at Nerwa in Chopal Tehsil of district Shimla today, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that it was unfortunate that the sitting MLA from Chopal could not digest the development of the area and betrayed the people by joining...

02-Oct-2017 Shimla

Virbhadra Singh offers floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

Chief Minister  Virbhadra Singh along with Irrigation and Public Health Minister Smt. Vidya Stokes and other state leaders offered floral tributes on memorial of Mahatma Gandhi at the historic ridge, here today on his 148th birth anniversary.The Chief...

01-Oct-2017 Kullu

Governor Acharya Devvrat stresses on adopting path of non-violence

Governor Acharya Devvrat said non-violence was the greatest religion, which everybody should follow in their lives. He was speaking while inaugurating the cultural evening of international Kullu Dussehra festival on Saturday evening.He said Dussehra festival...

01-Oct-2017 Jaswan-Pragpur(Kangra)

Virbhadra Singh dedicates various developmental projects in Jaswan-Pragpur

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh while addressing a public meeting at Dada-Siba in Jaswan-Pragpur constituency of district Kangra today exhorted the people to vote in favour of present ruling Congress government to ensure development and welfare at large. Unlike...

30-Sep-2017 Shimla

Dushhera festival celebrated at Jakhu temple

Traditional fervour marked the Dushhera festival at the famous Jakhu temple of Shimla today, as thousands of people gathered to witness the burning of effigies of the Lanka King, Ravana, his son Meghnaad and brother Khumbkarna to mark the victory of good over evil.Chief...

30-Sep-2017 Kullu

Kullu Dussehra: Where 'policing' is virtually left to a deity!

In the weeklong Kullu Dussehra festivities in this Himachal Pradesh town, which began on Saturday, where a grand congregation of over 210 gods and goddesses are currently assembled, the 'policing' is virtually left to a deity.Lord Raghunath, the chief deity...

30-Sep-2017 Kullu

Governor Acharya Devvrat inaugurates Kullu Dussehra festival

The week-long international Kullu Dussehra festival commenced with traditional fervor at Dhalpur ground today. Governor Acharya Devvrat inaugurated the festival by participating in the Rathyatra of Lord Raghunath. He was accompanied by Lady Governor Smt....

29-Sep-2017 Shimla

Acharya Devvrat flags off Hero MTB Himalaya biking rally

Governor Acharya Devvrat flagged off Hero MTB Himalaya, Asia’s oldest mountain biking organized by Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA) and Hero Cycles from here today. The race comprises of an exciting and excruciating nine day...

28-Sep-2017 Shimla

Focus on Credit Growth for achieving CD Ratio : Pharka

Regular decline in Credit-Deposit (CD) ratio in Himachal Pradesh should be the matter of concern for all especially the banks. Chief Secretary Shri V.C. Pharka said this while presiding over the 145th meeting of State level Bankers Committee, here today. He...

28-Sep-2017 Shimla

2314 kms new road length constructed in State : Virbhadra Singh

Vikramaditya Singh was not elected as President of the State Youth Congress by nomination but by virtue of elections in a democratic manner, said Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh while addressing a public meeting at  Kumarsain in Shimla district today. He said...

28-Sep-2017 Shimla

Virbhadra Singh inaugurates interpretation centre at Narkanda

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today inaugurated the Interpretation centre-cum-wayside amenity of state tourism department at Narkanda in district shimla today. Constructed with an outlay of Rs 1.90 crore in the complex of Hatu hostel of the tourism department,...

27-Sep-2017

HP CABINET DECISIONS

The Cabinet in its meeting held here today decided to enhance maternity leave to women employees of the State government from existing 135 days to 180 days.The meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.Keeping in view reducing litigation and...

27-Sep-2017 Shimla

Governor pays surprise visit to HPU Hostel Shimla

Governor Acharya Devvrat today paid a surprise visit to the Hostels of  HP University Shimla and asked university administration to take stern action on prevailing poor conditions in cleanliness and maintenance of Hostels in the campus.The Governor visited...

27-Sep-2017 Shimla

11 modern Bus stands constructed in the State : G.S. Bali

Transport Minister G.S. Bali said that as many as 11 new Bus stands equipped with  modern facilities were completed in his present tenure in the State at Chamba with Rs. 4.50, Sangla Rs. 80 lakh, Dulehar Rs. 2.90 crore, Nurpur Rs. 1.40 crore, Kotli Rs. 3.40...

27-Sep-2017 Shimla

HRTC gave benefits worth Rs. 609 crore to HRTC employees

Presiding over Board of Directors meeting here at Shimla today Transport Minister Shri G.S. Bali said HRTC has given benefits of more than Rs. 609 crore to employees and pensioners of HRTC during last four years in the State. He said the corporation has released...

26-Sep-2017 Shimla

C.E.C Felicitates youth for contribution to democracy

Chief Election Commissioner of India A.K. Joti, in a function organised by Election Department at Gaiety Theatre felicitated youth of State for their active involvement in strengthening democratic system by way of motivating youth in different parts of the...

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