HP: Himachal seeks separate battalion in Indian Army

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday sought a separate battalion in the Indian Army for the state in view of a large number of people serving the armed force. This demand was raised at a meeting here between Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Chief of Staff Headquarters (Western Command) Lt Gen P.K. Bali. Several issues […]

HP: Shimla hospital to have super-specialty cardiology wing: Virbhadra

Shimla: State-run Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) in Shimla would soon have a super-specialty cardiology unit to help the patients who are visiting neighbouring states for treatment, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Saturday. “The IGMCH has grown to a stature of a modern and prestigious medical institute in the country […]

Himachal: HC acts tough on encroachment by apple growers

Shimla: Expressing anguish over improper compliance of its directive about removing encroachments by fruit growers’ on forest land, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to act in the letter and spirit of the order. A division bench of Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan said any […]

HP : Goods worth lakhs gutted in Shimla fire

Shimla: Goods worth lakhs were gutted when a fire engulfed at least six shops in a market here early Friday, an official said. However, no loss of life was reported. A fire department official said a call about the fire in the Lower Bazaar was received at 3 a.m. Fire engines took more than four […]

HP: Himachal HC removes Dharamsala from smart city list

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday set aside a central government decision to accord smart city status on Dharamsala in the hill state. A division bench of Justice Rajeev Sharma and Justice Sureshwar Thakur set aside the notification on the selection of Dharamsala under the Smart City Mission. The court gave two weeks […]

HP: Proud to host World T20 matches: Himachal cricket official

Shimla: With the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamsala all set to host 10 World T20 matches next year, a HPCA official said on Saturday that it is a proud moment for the state. “It’s a moment of pride and honour that our small state and the HPCA have been allotted eight […]

HP: Snow plunges Manali temperature to below freezing point

Shimla: A day after mild snowfall, the popular tourist destination of Manali in Himachal Pradesh witnessed the season’s lowest temperature of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday. The temperature remained below the freezing point at many places in the state, an official of the meteorological office here told IANS, adding the weather would remain largely […]

HP: Monsoon withdraws from Himachal, remains 27 percent deficit

Shimla: The southwest monsoon withdrew from Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday with the hill state recording a deficit rainfall of 27 percent, the meteorological office here said. “The monsoon remained deficit in most parts of the state,” an official of the meteorological office told IANS. He said the cumulative rainfall from June 1 to September 29 […]

HP: Trading made easy in Himachal – State Government provides various exemptions for traders

Shimla: The Department of Excise & Taxations is the largest revenue collection department in the State. The state government has not only taken various initiatives for the revenue collections like introducing a transparent tax collection system but also taking suitable steps for the convenience of the business community. The State Government is providing on-line facilities […]

HP: Tunnel collapses, Himachal CM reviews rescue operation

Bilaspur: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday visited the under-construction road tunnel near here, where three workers have been trapped since September 12, an official said. The chief minister spent more than an hour at the spot and reviewed the ongoing massive rescue operation, involving the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and the army, […]

HP: Government schemes provide relief to weaker sections

Shimla: With a view to ensure the socio-economic uplift of the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward classes and other minorities of the state, the state government is implementing various welfare schemes. The state has set up welfare boards for the Gaddi, Gujar, Gorkha, Labana, etc. for effective implementation of the schemes launched for these […]

HP: Himachal tunnel caves in, three trapped for over 20 hours

HP: Himachal tunnel caves in, three trapped for over 20 hours

Shimla: At least three labourers have been trapped since Saturday evening when an under-construction tunnel near Bilaspur town in Himachal Pradesh collapsed and blocked the passage, police said on Sunday. Fire brigade and police have launched an operation to rescue them. Official sources said the workers of the Himalayan Construction Company were digging the tunnel […]

HP: Himachal for all seasons and for all reasons: CM

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh is a State for ‘all Seasons and for all Reasons’ said Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh here today after inaugurating the ‘Apple Festival’ organised at Ridge together by Department of Tourism and State Horticulture department. He said that the State had vast tourism potential and Himachal had everything for everyone to offer with. […]

Haryana : Gutka and Pan Masala Banned in Haryana

Chandigarh : The Haryana government on Tuesday announced that manufacturing and sale of gutka, pan masala, and other similar products containing tobacco has been completely banned in the state. Health Minister Anil Vij said that the decision had been taken in view of health of the people. “The manufacturing, storage, distribution and sale of gutka, […]