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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...

17-Nov-2016 Shimla

Himachal CM seeks relaxation in exchanging old currency

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday urged the central government to permit the state-run Kangra Central Cooperative Bank and Jogindra Central Cooperative Bank to accept the demonetised Rs 500 and 1,000 notes in the interest of the people.In...

14-Nov-2016 Renuka (Sirmour)

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...

14-Nov-2016 Shimla

Governor for adequate facilities at Balasundari Temple Trust

Governor Acharya Devvrat directed the official and non official members of Balasundari Temple Trust of Trilokpur and district administration to provide basic facilities to the pilgrims and develop it as a best religious tourism center in the State.The Governor...

09-Nov-2016 Nahan (Himachal Pradesh)

Virbhadra Singh opens International Renuka Fair

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday participated in the International Renuka Fair organised in the state's Sirmaur district.He along with his wife Pratibha Singh paid obeisance to the principal deity Lord Parshuram, received the devtas...

05-Nov-2016 Dharamshala

No appreciation of art in Indian education system: Girish Kulkarni

National Award-winning actor Girish Kulkarni believes that the Indian education system lacks the training of appreciation of art due to which it gets diversified, making it tough for artists to showcase their talent.Girish along with Marathi filmmaker Umesh Kulkarni,...

05-Nov-2016 Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)

18 killed as Himachal bus falls into river

At least 18 persons were killed and 24 injured on Saturday when an overloaded private bus plunged into the Beas river near Mandi town in Himachal Pradesh, police officials said.Over speeding was the cause of the accident, said the police.The ill-fated bus...

02-Nov-2016 Dharamshala

Will continue to serve humanity: Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Wednesday said he will continue to serve all human beings and hoped to live another 25 years to this end."... there have been certain revelations that I will live for more than a hundred years," he told a gathering...

01-Nov-2016 Dharamshala

BJP MP seeks Bharat Ratna for Dalai Lama

Sitting BJP MP and former Union Minister Shanta Kumar on Tuesday urged the central government to honour Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama with Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour.The appeal was made by him at his book release function here.Speaking...

31-Oct-2016 Shimla

J.P. Nadda seeks Himachal CM's resignation over corruption charges

Union Health Minister and senior BJP leader J.P. Nadda on Monday said Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh should resign on moral grounds in view of charges of disproportionate assets and money laundering against him.The Enforcement Directorate...

30-Oct-2016 Shimla

Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers near China border

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday celebrated Diwali with soldiers in a remote and strategic area in Himachal Pradesh, adjoining the Chinese border.Modi also made an unscheduled trip to a village, Chango, and said he was "deeply touched by the impromptu...

29-Oct-2016 Shimla

Will Kangana promote Himachal tourism? Questions remain

Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut is unsure whether she will be named the brand ambassador to promote Himachal Pradesh tourism or not.angana hails from the hill state and there has been a buzz around her refusal to sign an agreement. However, her father denies any...

28-Oct-2016 Shimla

Himachal Pradesh declared as first Open Defecation Free State

Himachal Pradesh is declared as the first Open Defecation Free (ODF) State amongst the Big States Category to realize the motive of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’. It was Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh who seemed to be proud enough of declaring the hill state as...

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