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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...

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 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...

02-Jan-2017 McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh)

Dalai Lama's abode turning into concrete jungle

This once-peaceful abode of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, with the Dhauladhar ranges in the backdrop, is rapidly turning into a concrete jungle with massive constructions underway to cash in on the tourism boom.Experts fear a high-intensity quake can...

31-Dec-2016 Shimla

Himachal plans road, ropeway to Shali Tibba temple

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday said steps will be taken to popularise the Bheema Kali temple overlooking the state capital by linking it by road.Addressing a public meeting in his home constituency Shimla rural, he said a road would...

26-Dec-2016 Shimla

Virbhadra Singh lays foundation stone of auditorium of HIPA

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today laid the foundation stone of auditorium building of Himachal Institute of Public Administration (HIPA), near Shimla.He also laid foundation stone of new office block of the institute which would be constructed at san estimated...

24-Dec-2016 Dharamshala

Demonetisation firebomb on cash economy : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the central government's decision on demonetisation of high-value currency notes, saying the decision is "anti-poor" and favours 50 corporate families. He said demonetisation "is a firebomb on country's...

24-Dec-2016 Dharamshala

Note ban a firebomb on cash economy : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the central government's demonetisation decision, saying the decision is "anti-poor", favours 50 corporate families and is a "firebomb on country's cash economy".Addressing a public rally here, he said:...

24-Dec-2016 Dharamshala

Demonetisation firebomb on cash economy : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the central government's decision on demonetisation of high-value currency notes, saying the decision is "anti-poor" and favours 50 corporate families. He said demonetisation "is a firebomb on country's...

17-Dec-2016 Dharamshala

Dalai-Pranab meet sends message to world : Lobsang Sangay

Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Saturday said that a meeting between Dalai Lama and President Pranab Mukherjee sent a message of hope to the Tibetans living in Tibet and to governments around the world.Asking China not to dictate its terms...

11-Dec-2016 Shimla

'Native wisdom of hill folk can reduce adverse climate impact'

The knowledge of street-smart folk who live in the mountains, combined with research, can work together to develop effective responses to climate change and its impact on ecosystems and livelihoods, experts say.There is potential to mobilise traditional...

09-Dec-2016 Keylong (Himachal Pradesh)

Cash crunch to dampen merry-making in Himachal's icy heights

Locals in this landlocked town and nearby villages in the picturesque Lahaul Valley, known worldwide for growing virus-free seed potatoes, are worried.They say the demonetisation of high-value currency has made them cashless, literally. This means the cash...

08-Dec-2016 Kullu

Racial discrimination not to be tolerated in society- Virbhadra Singh

Presiding over the 11th annual convention of Koli Kalyan Board, in Kullu today, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that stringent measures would be taken against those found guilty of racial discrimination and showing indifferent attitude  towards Children...

08-Dec-2016 Kullu

Virbhadra Singh visits Gahar village of Kullu

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today visited Gahar village of Kullu district, which was completely destroyed in a devastating fire in the afternoon of 2nd December, 2016. He took stock of the situation and also distributed cheques amounting to Rs. 14.60 lakh...

23-Nov-2016 Chandimandir

Annadale ground to remain in possession of army : Virbhadra Singh

The Annandale ground in Shimla would remain in possession of army as this was the only place which was open and suitable for strategic purposes and for conducting disaster relief and management exercises, said Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh in a Civil...

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