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26-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Nathan Lyon revels at extracting bounce at Dharamsala pitch

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon was delighted to have utilised the sharp turn and venomous bounce on offer at the Dharamsala pitch as his four-wicket haul pulled things back for Australia, who reduced India to 248/6 in their first innings on the second day of the fourth...

26-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Nathan Lyon revels at extracting bounce at Dharamsala pitch

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon was delighted to have utilised the sharp turn and venomous bounce on offer at the Dharamsala pitch as his four-wicket haul pulled things back for Australia, who reduced India to 248/6 in their first innings on the second day of the fourth...

26-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Disappointed at not getting big scores, says opener Lokesh Rahul

Indian opener Lokesh Rahul on Sunday said he was disappointed at not being able to capitalise upon the good starts into big score.Rahul batted steadily to score 60 runs with nine hits to the fence and a six before being dismissed while trying to hit a short...

26-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Fourth Test : Australia claim advantage on second day

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon captured four wickets in the final session to hand Australia an advantage on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against India here on Sunday.Lyon returned figures of 4/67 as India reached 248/6 in their first innings at stumps....

25-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

It's a dream come true for me, says debutant Kuldeep Yadav

After forcing Australia to huff and puff to his left-arm wrist spin, debutant Kuldeep Yadav on Saturday acknowledged that it was a "dream come true" when he helped India bundle out the hosts for 300 in their first innings of the fourth and final cricket Test...

24-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Under Rahane, India will still be in very good hands : Steve Smith

With India's regular skipper Virat Kohli's participation in the deciding final cricket Test still under the cloud following a shoulder injury, Australia skipper Steve Smith on Friday backed vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane's abilities to lead the hosts in the...

23-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Cheteshwar Pujara backs Virat Kohli as a 'great leader'

Ahead of the deciding fourth and final cricket Test against Australia, starting on Saturday, Indian middle order mainstay batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday said the mind games played by the Kangaroos won't work with the side led by Virat Kohli.Hailing...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

I&PH Minister urges Union Government to increase funding in NRDWP

Irrigation and Public Health Minister Smt. Vidya Stokes addressing on the occasion of national workshop organized by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, GoI on “Water for All” at new Delhi today urged the Union Government to increase funding in National...

21-Mar-2017 Shimla

People participation must to tackle water crisis : Governor

Governor Acharya Devvrat has underlined the need for active participation of common people in tackling the water crisis in an effective manner as the government schemes alone were not sufficient.He was speaking after inaugurating a Seminar on Water Conservation...

21-Mar-2017 Una

CM unfurls Monumental National Flag at Bharwain

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today unfurled the Monumental National flag at Bharwain in district Una today. A sum of Rs 13.65 lakh was incurred on this around 100 feet high flag by the Temple Trust Chintpurni.The Chief Minister also paid obeisance at Mata...

21-Mar-2017 Shimla

CM blames centre for delay in developmental works

While addressing public gathering at Dharamsaal Mantaan in Chintpurni assembly constituency  Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that it was wrong practice by the Governor of Manipur and Goa not to invite the single largest party to form the government...

20-Mar-2017 Gagret (Una)

CM announces Sub-tehsil at Kaloh in Gagret constituency

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh while addressing a mammoth gathering at Gagret in Una district today announced opening of Sub-tehsil at Kaloh and a water supply scheme for Daulatpur Chowk. He also announced up-gradation of Community Health Centre to Civil hospital,...

20-Mar-2017 Shimla

Restoration of roads under progress on war footing in Lahaul Spiti

A spokesman of the State Government said here today that restoration of roads in tribal district Lahaul & Spiti was being undertaken on war footing which remain cut off the rest of the state due to heavy snow fall during winters. The main roads of...

20-Mar-2017 Una

Centre withholding funds for swan channelization : Mukesh Agnihotri

Industries Minister, Mukesh Agnihotri, who shared the dais with the Chief Minister was addressing a massive public meeting at Gagret today blamed the NDA government for withholding the funds for Rs 922 crore,  swan river channelization. He said that the state...

20-Mar-2017 Una

Virbhadra singh hit out at BJP for airing ‘mafia raj’ rumours

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh while addressing a massive public meeting at Gagret in Una district today came down heavily upon the state BJP leaders for airing rumours about ‘Mafia Raj’ in the State. He said it was disgusting on the part of BJP to misguide...

19-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Actress Pankhuri Awasthy slapped a man who touched her wrongly

Actress Pankhuri Awasthy, who will next be seen playing a rape victim in upcoming TV show "Kya Kasoor Hai Amla Ka?", says she gathered the courage to slap a man who touched her inappropriately. She is proud that she stood up against harassment."Mumbai is one...

16-Mar-2017 Shimla

Rohtang tunnel will boost tourism : Virbhadra Singh

Tourist footfalls in the picturesque, remote Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh will spike with the construction of the 8.8-km horseshoe shaped Rohtang tunnel, an engineering marvel, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh informed the assembly on Thursday.He said steps...

14-Mar-2017 Shimla

Himachal has 63 officials with doubtful integrity : Virbhadra Singh

Himachal Pradesh has 63 officials with doubtful integrity and 27 of them are posted in sensitive posts, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Tuesday.Criminal or departmental proceedings are pending in courts or at departmental level against these officials,...

10-Mar-2017 Shimla

Himachal CM presents populist, deficit budget of Rs 35,783-cr

With an eye to woo common man ahead of the assembly elections, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday presented a populist but deficit Rs 35,783-crore budget for 2017-18 with no new taxes.The Chief Minister, who also holds the finance portfolio,...

10-Mar-2017 Shimla

Demonetisation decision taken in haste : Virbhadra Singh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said the Centre's decision to demonetise high-value currency notes was taken in a haste and despite financial constraints his government ensured there was no slowdown in progress.After the November 8 move,...

09-Mar-2017 Shimla

Shimla sees season's heaviest shower of ice pellets

Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla witnessed the season's heaviest precipitation of ice pellets on Thursday, pushing down the mercury by several notches and covering the city in a white shroud."Shimla and its surrounding areas were lashed by heavy hailstorms," Manmohan...

06-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Anurag Thakur apologises to Supreme Court

Facing a contempt of court case for making false statements in affidavits, former BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Monday tendered an "unconditional and unqualified apology" to the Supreme Court.A bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice...

05-Mar-2017 Shimla

Here no child can say 'this was my playground'!

No child can turn around and say "this used to be my playground" of the area around the historic Ridge, once the only promenade for the British colonial rulers when this city was their summer capital.Long ago, a Chief Justice had taken up the issue of the...

25-Feb-2017 Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)

Weeklong Shivratri festivities begin in Himachal

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday inaugurated the weeklong International Shivratri Mandi Fair in this town popularly known as "Chhoti Kashi".Speaking on the occasion, he announced a medical university would be set up here.Earlier, the...

24-Feb-2017 Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)

200 deities gather for Mahashivratri in Himachal tow

In this Himachal Pradesh town, popularly known as 'Chhoti Kashi', over 200 deities from hundreds of temples are congregating for the festivities of Mahashivratri.Though the Mahashivratri will be celebrated by the country on Friday, the deities' gathering...

19-Feb-2017 Mandi

Chief Minister addressed Sankalp Rally at Kansa Chowk

Finally, Congress party blew the conch for assembly elections-2017 in the  ‘Sankalp Rally’ from the  historical Kansa Chowk in Balh assembly constituency, where thousands of people particularly from surrounding four constituencies viz: Sundernagar,...

19-Feb-2017 Mandi

CM dedicated projects worth Rs.38.80 crore in Balh constituency

Chief Minister  Virbhadra Singh who was in Balh constituency of district Mandi today to address the ‘Sankalp Rally’, finally blew the conch for assembly elections in 2017.The Chief Minister who was accorded a warm welcome, inaugurated and laid foundation...

19-Feb-2017 Shimla

Imported apple cultivars pest-free : Vidya Stokes

The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday said transparent international guidelines have been followed to rejuvenate its Rs 3,500-crore fruit industry and the imported apple cultivars were tested pest and disease-free.A World Bank-funded Himachal Pradesh...

18-Feb-2017 Shimla

Water carriers thank CM for regularising their services

Thousands of Part time water carriers and water carriers/peons today expressed their gratitude towards Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh for the Cabinet decision to regularize services of as many as 3000 water carriers working on daily wages during the State...

17-Feb-2017 Sairopa (Kullu)

Wild animals don't want trouble from humans: Biologist George Schaller

Animals in the wild mostly avoid any encounters with humans - and when they do attack people, it is usually in self-defence, says legendary field biologist George Schaller.And it would be wrong to declare tigers and leopards that attack humans as "man-eaters",...

15-Feb-2017 Shimla

Clear backlog of jobs for visually impaired : Virbhadra Singh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday directed the state administration to clear the backlog of jobs for the visually impaired.At present, there is a backlog of 163 jobs kept for the physically challenged, an official statement said.It...

01-Feb-2017 Pong Dam (Himachal Pradesh)

In a first, greater flamingoes spotted in Himachal's Pong wetlands

More than 125,000 birds of 93 species have been spotted in Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands. Among them, greater flamingoes, a common migratory species in India's coastal areas, have been recorded for the first time here, an official said.
A total...

31-Jan-2017 Shimla

IS posters near Solan army cantonment

Posters of the Islamic State (IS) surfaced near an army cantonment in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district on Tuesday, a police official said.The posters and a flag saying "ISIS Coming Soon", written in English, Hindi and Urdu, surfaced on the walls near Subathu...

26-Jan-2017 Shimla

Widespread snowfall, rain in Himachal snap road links

Several parts of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday received moderate to heavy snowfall, snapping road connectivity to many areas in the higher reaches.Road links in upper Shimla towns were disrupted as fresh snow covered the roads, officials said.The vehicular movement...

26-Jan-2017 Shimla

Himachal celebrates Republic Day amidst snow, rain

Braving bone-chilling chill amidst snowfall and rain, people on Thursday celebrated the Republic Day across Himachal Pradesh.Governor Acharya Devvrat hoisted the flag at the main function at the historic Ridge here.Shimla experienced showers and recorded the...

25-Jan-2017 Kullu

CM launches Karizmatic Kullu Website

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh while presiding over the 47th Statehood day also launched a website www.GoKullu.com, (Karizmatic Kullu), developed by district administration Kullu, to provide online access to as many as 30-35 lakh tourists visiting Kullu and...

22-Jan-2017 Shimla

Himachal may witness heavy snowfall from Tuesday

Moderate to heavy snowfall may hit Himachal Pradesh from Tuesday. Locals and tourists are advised not to venture to the state's higher reaches as transportation links may snap after snowfall.An active western disturbance is likely to affect the western Himalayan...

22-Jan-2017 Dharamshala

Himachal CM assures funding to Waste Warriors

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has promised funds to 'Waste Warriors', a group which has been clearing trash in Dharamsala since 2009, after they said that handling "mountains of waste" was getting difficult due to a financial crunch.The group,...

20-Jan-2017 Kangra

Virbhadra Singh Pays Obeisance at Bajreshwari Temple

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh visited the famous ancient Shaktipeeth Bajreshwari Mata temple at Kangra today. He paid obeisance at the altar of goddess Bhagwati and performed a pooja amid chanting of mantras. He evinced a keen interest in the master plan...

20-Jan-2017 Kangra

Virbhadra Singh Inaugurates 8 Branches of KCCB Online

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh inaugurating 8 branches  of  Kangra central co-operative bank on line at Dharamshala in Kangra district on 20 Jan 2017.Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh dedicated eight branches of Kangra Central Co-operative Bank...

19-Jan-2017 Dharamshala

Virbhadra Singh declares Dharamshala as second capital of Himachal

Chief Minister  Virbhadra Singh today declared Dharamshala, situated in the snow-capped majestic and mighty Dhauladhar range, the second capital of Himachal Pradesh.Camping at Dharamshala these days during the second week of his annual winter sojourn,...

19-Jan-2017 Shimla

Icy winds envelope Himachal Pradesh

Icy winds enveloped the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday with most of the places recording sub-zero temperatures.Shimla saw a slight rise in night temperature. The morning temperature was 1.3 degrees Celsius, a marginal rise from Wednesday, the weather...

17-Jan-2017 Shimla

Mercury remains below freezing in Himachal

The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday saw a marginal rise in the mercury owing to largely dry weather but temperatures remained below the freezing point in most areas."Some areas in the state saw sunny conditions on Tuesday after days of widespread rain...

16-Jan-2017 Palampur

Virbhadra Singh sanctions rope way from Bandla village to Snowline

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today sanctioned a rope way from Bandla village to snowline near Palampur town in Kangra district along with veterinary dispensary for Badher, Ayurvedic dispensary for Gwal Tikkar and health sub centre for Deogran gram panchayats....

15-Jan-2017 Shimla

Over 30 houses gutted in Himachal fire

More than 30 houses were gutted in a fire in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh early on Sunday, officials said.No casualties were reported as the blaze destroyed the wooden houses in Tangnu village, Deputy Commissioner of Police Rohan Thakur told IANS.More...

14-Jan-2017 Shimla

Himachal shivers, more snow in store

An intense cold wave saw most parts of Himachal Pradesh shivering on Saturday with Manali at a biting minus 6.8 degrees Celsius, a day after the state saw a long sunny day.The state might experience more widespread rain and snowfall in the next two days...

13-Jan-2017 Shimla

A week on, Shimla struggles to cope with record snowfall

As heavy snowfall has eluded this erstwhile summer capital of British India in recent times, the "snow manual" of the administration, followed since the Raj, has virtually been lying in cold storage.Then, suddenly, 83 cm of snow fell on January 7 and 8.And...

07-Jan-2017 Shimla

Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie still cut off, tourists stranded

Popular tourist destinations Shimla, Manali, Chamba and Dalhousie remained cut off from the rest of Himachal Pradesh for the second consecutive day on Sunday.The supply of essential commodities and transportation of struck tourists was hampered on Sunday.The...

07-Jan-2017 Shimla

Shimla, Manali cut off after snow, power, traffic snapped

Popular tourist destinations Shimla, Manali and Dalhousie remained cut off throughout Saturday from the rest of Himachal Pradesh following continuous snowfall, officials said.Electricity supply was snapped here and Manali as power lines were damaged badly due...

06-Jan-2017 Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)

CM directs for adequate compensation to four lane affected families

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today directed the officers of the Revenue Department to provide adequate compensation to the families which were going to be displaced due to the work on Nagchala-Kullu-Manali four lane road.He was presiding over a meeting today...

02-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court bowls out BCCI brass, Anurag takes dig at judges

Cracking the whip on a defiant BCCI for refusing to implement the R.M. Lodha Committee reforms, the Supreme Court on Monday sacked its President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke.Besides showing the door to Thakur and Shirke, the court issued notices asking...

02-Jan-2017 Shimla

Anurag Thakur's innings in BCCI; fast furious, short-lived

Dethroned BCCI President Anurag Thakur's innings in Indian cricket was just like a T20 match -- fast furious but short-lived.Before he could score well, the match was over and Thakur, one of the BJP's most flamboyant MPs and the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association...

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