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16-Nov-2017 Shimla

Symposium on challenges before media organised on National Press Day

The department of Information & Public Relations and Journalism department of HP University jointly organised a function here today on National Press Day on the theme ‘challenges before media’.In his key address, senior Journalist and Bureau Chief of...

08-Nov-2017 Shimla

Himachal's 68 Assembly seats to go to polls on Thursday

Sixty-eight Assembly seats will on Thursday go to the polls in a single phase in Congress-ruled Himachal Pradesh, where the BJP is determined to take power. Officials said everything was in place for a smooth conduct of the polling in 7,525 booths.A total of 50.25...

08-Nov-2017 Dharamsala

Tibetans in Dharamsala divided over voting in Assembly poll

Tibetans in Dharamsala, living in exile for long in the second capital of Himachal Pradesh, are divided over securing voting rights in India.Some of the Tibetans feel that exercising their vote in India could dilute their struggle for freedom while others say...

07-Nov-2017 Kangra

NPP Supremo denied Security Cover

Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party who with his Panthers Party team drove to Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh from Jammu in the afternoon was denied security cover by the Government of Himachal Pradesh in spite of the repeated messages...

06-Nov-2017 Paonta Sahib (Sirmaur)

Narendra Modi hurt Himachal's tourism, fruit growers: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what he said was "hurting tourism and fruit industry" of Himachal Pradesh."Modi ji has affected the apple growers, farmers and those involved in the tourism industry," Gandhi...

06-Nov-2017 Sujanpur

Declaration as CM face turns Dhumal a favourite in Sujanpur

 With the booster dose of being declared the Chief Ministerial face of the BJP, Sujanpur constituency appears to have turned a favourite seat for Prem Kumar Dhumal against Congress heavyweight Rajinder Singh Rana in an otherwise difficult constituency.Dhumal,...

05-Nov-2017 Palampur

Congress usurped subsidy of Rs 57,000 crore : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the previous Congress-led UPA government for abusing subsidy of Rs 57,000 crore meant for the poor."People used to loot the treasury in the name of subsidies. In the past, 57,000 crore used to get leaked due...

05-Nov-2017 Una (Himachal Pradesh)

Narendra Modi hits out at Congress for abusing subsidy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the previous Congress-led government for abusing subsidy of Rs 57,000 crore meant for the poor."People used to loot the treasury in the name of subsidies. In the past, 57,000 crore used to get leaked due to...

04-Nov-2017 Dharamsala

Indie films lack government supporter : Sayani Gupta

Having worked in a number of independent films, actress Sayani Gupta whose films have travelled to film festivals all across the globe, says when it comes to funding, projects on foreign shores have tremendous support from their governments and other bodies...

04-Nov-2017 Shimla

International Shri Renuka Ji fair concludes

Six-day International Shri Renuka Ji fair concluded at Renuka, in Sirmour district this evening. Governor Acharya Devvrat presided over the closing ceremony. Addressing people on the closing, the Governor said that traditional songs, folk art and folk instruments...

04-Nov-2017 Kangra

Congress a 'termite', must be uprooted from India : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hit out at Himachal Pradesh's ruling Congress, comparing it to "termites" and calling for the party to be thrown out in the upcoming assembly elections.Addressinng an election meeting in Chambi in Shahpur assembly constituency...

04-Nov-2017 Kangra

Congress is like 'termites', must be removed : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hit out at the ruling Congress, comparing it to "termites" and said the party must be thrown out in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly election.Speaking at an election meeting in Chambi in Shahpur assembly in Kangra...

03-Nov-2017 Shimla

It will be a do-or-die battle equally for Congress and BJP CM faces

 It's literally a do-or-die battle for both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministerial faces in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh assembly polls. Both veterans -- one in his eighties and the other in his seventies -- are struggling for...

02-Nov-2017 Shimla

Narendra Modi a 'jumla babu' : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a "jumla babu" as he is known for making "false promises" and discriminating with the hill states, including Himachal Pradesh, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said here on Thursday."The 'jumla babu' is here again...

02-Nov-2017 Kangra

Congress, a laughing club out on bail for corruption : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tore into the Congress government in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, saying the party leadership had made itself a "laughing club" that vows zero tolerance towards graft but was out on bail on corruption charges."We all...

02-Nov-2017 Kangra (Himachal Pradesh)

Congress is 'laughing club', loosing everywhere : Narendra Modi

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tore into the Congress government in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, saying the party leadership had made itself a "laughing club" that was out on bail on corruption charges."We all need to look at the Congress. We should...

01-Nov-2017 Dharamsala

Dharamsala film fest continues to back indie cinema

The quaint and hilly environs of Dharamsala, a popular spiritual destination in Himachal Pradesh, will come alive with the voice and visuals of independent filmmakers from India and abroad at the sixth edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival...

01-Nov-2017 Shimla

Congress Himachal poll manifesto woos farmers, youths, employees

 The ruling Congress in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday released its manifesto for the November 9 assembly election, promising interest-free loans to farmers, laptops for students and special grade pay scale for all employees.Releasing the manifesto, Congress...

30-Oct-2017 Chamba

Clear your stand on separatists, Rohingyas: Amit Shah to Congress

BJP national President Amit Shah on Monday asked Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi to clarify party's stand on separatists in Kashmir and illegal migration of Rohingyas, who are posing a threat to national security."The Congress leaders...

29-Oct-2017 Shimla

War of caps: State which flaunts political loyalty on its head

The electorate in Himachal Pradesh wear their loyalties not on their sleeves but on their heads. In other states, voters may prefer to maintain silence about their affiliation to a political party during the polls. But in this hill state, they pronounce...

29-Oct-2017 Mandi

Youth has power to change future of nation : Acharya Devvrat

Governor Acharya Devvrat today presided over the inter school cultural competition organized by Sri Ramanand Nirmla Devi Sood Charitable Trust at Karsog in Mandi district.Speaking on the occasion, he said youth were the future of the country and therefore it...

23-Oct-2017 Kangra

Acharya Devvrat pays tribute to Police martyr ASI Amin Chand

Governor Acharya Devvrat today paid rich tribute to Police martyr ASI Amin Chand, during Police Commemoration Day function organised by Chandigarh Police at his native place at Lunj in Kangra district.The day is observed every year to pay homage to those police...

20-Oct-2017 Shimla

Himachal CM doesn't own avehicle, has more jewellery than wife

Congress leader and six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday revealed he and his family has no vehicle but movable assets worth over Rs 9.5 crore.Interestingly, the octogenarian Congress leader owns jewellery more than his wife Pratibha...

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...

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