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29-Apr-2017 Shimla

S.P.Sharma retires from I&PR Department

Private Secretary to the Director, Information and Public Relations Shri Satya Prakash Sharma today retired from the government service after serving the department for over 33 years.A farewell party was organized in his honour in the Directorate of Information...

28-Apr-2017 Hamirpur

Acharya Devvrat inaugurates Parvati Hospital

Governor Acharya Devvrat urged people to adopt the traditional Indian lifestyle besides expansion of qualitative medical services. He stressed to consider the increasing number of patients even after having more medical institutions in the State.The Governor...

28-Apr-2017 Haroli (Una)

Chief Minister led Shobha Yatra to open Haroli festival

More than five thousand women folk of the area gathered at Badhera ground in Haroli constituency to perform Gidda. Chief Minister who attended the Mega community folk dance show conveyed that Himachal was a treasure house of distinct culture and customs as...

27-Apr-2017 Shimla

Shanta Kumar calls on Governor

Member of  Parliament Shanta Kumar called on Governor Acharya Devvrat at Raj Bhawan, Shimla, today.It was a courtesy call. He also presented a book to the Governor. ...

27-Apr-2017 Shimla

My dream is to see slipper-wearing passengers fly : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the first Rs 2,500-an-hour flight from Shimla as part of an UDAN scheme that makes air travel accessible to lower middle class families. It also plans to enhance connectivity with more airports in the country.The...

27-Apr-2017 Shimla

Narendra Modi launches Rs 2,500 an hour air travel scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the first Rs 2,500 an hour flight from here as part of the government's UDAN scheme that makes air travel cheaper and accessible to lower middle class families of India and plans to enhance connectivity...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Acharya Devvrat calls on Prime Minister

Governor Acharya Devvrat called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on Friday late evening at New Delhi.In his courtesy call, the Governor also discussed various developmental issues pertaining to the State....

20-Apr-2017 Shimla

Acharya Devvrat discard red beacon from his official vehicle

Following the decision of the union government to rid the VIP culture of red lights, Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Acharya Devvrat today directed to remove red beacon from his official vehicles along-with other vehicles attached with him. Before leaving to New...

19-Apr-2017 Shimla

44 killed in Himachal bus accident

At least 44 passengers were killed when a private bus fell into a river in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Wednesday, police said. Two people, including the bus conductor, managed to escape by jumping off the bus even as it skidded off the road.The...

17-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Administrative Block of Nagrota Engineering College inaugurated

Union Minister of Human Resource Development  Prakash Javadekar today digitally inaugurated the Administrative Block of Nagrota Engineering College in Kangra district during a function organized at New Delhi while launching the Fund and Reform Tracker...

17-Apr-2017 Dalhousie

Virbhadra Singh dedicates 50 bed hospital at Dalhousie

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today dedicated centrally heated newly constructed 50-bedded hospital, Dalhousie completed with an outlay of Rs 3.10 crore.He directed PWD for construction of mortuary, a parking and a canteen for the hospital at Dalhousie.The...

17-Apr-2017 Shimla

A Shimla cafe where prisoners serve pizzas

It's a real life scene right out of reel life.Hindi films "Karma" and "Do Aankhen Barah Haath" showed convicts being taken out of prison to be reformed. Now, in Shimla's first Book Cafe inmates of a sub-jail near here are trained by a renowned hotel to serve...

16-Apr-2017 Bilaspur

Water conservation need of the hour : Acharya Devvrat

Governor Acharya Devvrat has appealed to the every section of the society to come forward for water conservation keeping in view the serious threat posed by the climate change.The Governor, who was presiding over the water conservation awareness campaign and...

15-Apr-2017 Chamba

Virbhadra Singh inaugurates Luddu-Uteep- Baat water supply scheme

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today dedicated projects worth Rs. 39. 53 crore to the people of Chamba.He dedicated the innovative Rs.13.30 crore  Uteep-Luddu-Baat drinking water supply scheme covering 16 villages of five panchayats benefitting population...

15-Apr-2017 Hamirpur

Acharya Devavrat stresses for maintaining culture and traditions

Governor Acharya Devavrat today said that Himachal Pradesh was known as land of God and Goddess and it should be ensured that we maintain our rich culture and tradition at every cost. He said our saints and ascetics devoted their lives in this hilly state for...

14-Apr-2017 Chamba

Virbhadra singh dedicates development projects worth Rs 26 crore

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today dedicated developmental  projects worth Rs 25.84 crore to the people of Churah and Chamba assemblies constituencies. Besides inaugurating five major bridges, the Chief Minister dedicated many road projects and an Ayurveda...

14-Apr-2017 Shimla

CM offers floral tributes to Dr. Ambedkar

Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh paid floral tributes to Bharat Ratan Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the architect of Indian Constitution, on his birth anniversary at Ambedkar Chowk, here today.Virbhadra Singh said Baba Saheb was known as father of the Indian...

14-Apr-2017 Una

Dr. Ambedkar was man of age : Acharya Devvrat

Governor Acharya Devvrat today said Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R Ambedkar was not only the man of age and builder of Indian Constitution but also the creator of social justice and betterment of the downtrodden. Dr. Ambedkar spent his whole life fighting against social...

13-Apr-2017 Shimla

Acharya Devavrat launches mobile app of HP Public Service commission

Governor Acharya Devavrat today launched a mobile application of HP Public Service Commission from Raj Bhawan. Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said in the era of science and technology it was must for everybody to adopt new technologies for development...

13-Apr-2017 Shimla

BJP retains Himachal assembly seat in by-poll

The opposition BJP on Thursday retained the Bhorang assembly seat, its stronghold, in the by-poll voting for which was held on Sunday, an election official said.In a straight contest, the Bharatiya Janata Party's Anil Dhiman, a physician by profession, defeated...

11-Apr-2017 Shimla

Will appear before Enforcement Directorate : Virbhadra Singh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday said he will appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) this week for questioning in a money laundering case registered against him."I will go to Delhi on April 13 at the notice of the Enforcement...

10-Apr-2017 Shimla

Himachal Pradesh Cabinet Decisions

In order to ensure smooth implementation of “Unemployment Allowance Scheme-2017” the Cabinet today accorded approval to hire 140 data entry operators on outsource basis (as may be required) and creation of 20 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) to be...

10-Apr-2017 Shimla

Virbhadra Singh launches E-governance project of HPPSC

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh after  launching the  e-governance project ‘ICT Solution’ at H.P. Public Service Commission, (HPPSC) here today said that all the regions of the state should get equal representation in selection to various posts.Emphasizing...

10-Apr-2017 Shimla

Virbhadra Singh inaugurates Jakhoo Ropeway Project

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh inaugurated Jakhoo ropeway project completed with an outlay of approximately Rs. 40 crore here today.The foundation stone of much awaited ropeway project was laid way back in July 2007, but due to certain environmental reasons...

10-Apr-2017 Shimla

Eco Task forces to Cull Monkeys

Eco Task Forces will be constituted for scientifically culling of monkeys declared as vermin in the State. As the religious sentiments prevent the people for the same, the work now would be assigned to Eco Task Forces.They will be  supported by State...

08-Apr-2017 Dharamshala

Bollywood celebrities defeat MPs in T20 cricket match

Mumbai Heroes, captained by actor Bobby Deol, coasted to en easy win over the MPs XI, led by Lok Sabha member and former BCCI President Anurag Thakur, in a T20 cricket match held here on Saturday as a part of TB Free India Summit.The goodwill cricket match...

08-Apr-2017 Paonta Sahib (Himachal Pradesh)

Himachal CM asks IIM students to focus on rural areas

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday asked management students to focus on development of rural areas and underprivileged in order to help growth and expansion of economic activities.Addressing the first convocation of the Indian Institute...

07-Apr-2017 Shimla

Medical Officers Association called upon Chief Secretary Himachal

A delegation of Himachal Pradesh Medical Officers Association (HPMOA) led by President Dr. Jiwa Nand Chauhan called upon Chief Secretary Shri V.C.Pharka here today.The HPMO thanked Chief Secretary for passing the Medi-Person Act in the state recently.Dr....

06-Apr-2017 Shimla

It's April and snowing in Himachal, four dead

It's April and large parts of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday witnessed cold conditions, with the minimum temperature staying close to the freezing point owing to widespread snowfall and rainfall, weather officials said.Four persons have died due to weather-related...

06-Apr-2017 Shimla

Chief Secretary takes stock of heavy rains and hail storm situation

Chief Secretary V.C.Pharka held a state level disaster management meeting to take stock of heavy rains, hail storm and snowfall in higher riches during last two days in the state. He said that unprecedented wide spread heavy rains alongwith hail storm had...

06-Apr-2017 Shimla

Governor releases Documentary on Maa Balasundri Shaktidham

Governor Acharya Devvrat released a documentary film 'Maa Balasundri Shaktidham' at Raj Bhawan here today. The documentary was based on a legend on her coming to Triklokpur near Nahan in Sirmour District from Devband of District Saharanpur (UP).Yatra of  Maa...

02-Apr-2017 Shimla

Governor emphasizes to co-relate science with religion

Governor Acharya Devvrat has emphasized to co-relate science with religion and said that scientific development should be achieved with religious believes and our Nation had already reached it to that level in the past.The Governor was presided over the Vidyarthi...

02-Apr-2017 Dharamshala

Governor visits Agriculture University Palampur

Governor Acharya Devvrat today visited Agriculture University Palampur in district Kangra and during his continuous three hour visit on foot to different Centers of the University; he took stocks of various activities being run by the University and also gave...

29-Mar-2017 Shimla

Himachal launches Centre's energy efficiency scheme

In an initiative to promote energy efficiency, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday launched a scheme here to distribute light-emitting diode (LED) tubelights and energy-efficient fans.The scheme Ujala or 'Unnat Jeevan by Affordable...

28-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Wanted to lead from the front, says Australian skipper Steve Smith

Australian skipper Steve Smith, who has shown his class in the Test series against India, on Tuesday said he wanted to lead from the front on the Indian tour.Smith played a gritty 111-run knock in the first innings of the fourth and final Test match but failed...

28-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

India beat Australia to win Test series

India defeated Australia by eight wickets in the fourth and final Test at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Tuesday to clinch the four-match series 2-1 and regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.Lokesh Rahul hit a half-century and...

28-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Players showed character, maturity in Test series : Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who missed the fourth and final cricket Test match due to shoulder injury, heaped praises on the team, saying that the players showed much more character and maturity against Australia.Kohli also pointed out the fact that the change...

28-Mar-2017 Shimla

Devotees throng Himachal temples as Navratri begins

Thousands of devotees thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday on the first day of the nine-day long Chaitra Navratri festival."Special arrangement has made to tackle the rush during the Navrati festival. We are expecting more than 50,000 people every day...

27-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Asked Wade to have lunch with me after they lose : Ravindra Jadeja

Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja on Monday said he asked Australian wicketkeeper Mathew Wade to have dinner with him once the Aussies lose to India in the fourth Test at the HPCA stadium here.The duo were involved in intense sledging while Wade was batting....

27-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Bowlers hand advantage to India on third day of Test

Indian bowlers put up a spirited show on the third day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia here on Monday to give the hosts an advantage that could well clinch them the four-match series.Pacer Umesh Yadav and the spin duo of Ravichandran...

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...

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