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Week-long Kullu Dussehra festivities begin
Kullu, Oct 8 (IANS) Over 200 Gods and Goddesses assembled in this Himachal Pradesh town for the week-long Kullu Dussehra festivities that began on Tuesday amidst religious fervour.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion
Ayaan, Ashish enter quarters of 4th national boxing C'ship
Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh started the 4th Elite National Boxing Championship with a positive spirit on Monday as its star pugilist Ashish Chaudhary and budding boxer Ayaan Parihar dominated the ring with their thumping win.
2019-10-07
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Siwach, Ashish in pre-quarters of Men's Boxing Nationals
Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 6 (IANS) Day three on Sunday witnessed all the top boxers, Mohammad Hussamuddin (57kg), Sachin Siwach (57kg) and Ashish Kumar (75kg) register comfortable wins over their respective opponents at the 4th Elite National Championships at the Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technology here.
2019-10-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
ALERT: Ayodhya title dispute case will end on Oct 17: CJI
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2019-10-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Himachal CM releases cheer pheasants in nature
Shimla, Oct 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday released a pair of the highly endangered cheer pheasants near Seri village here.
2019-10-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mountain biking volunteers on sustainability mission in Himachal
Shimla, Oct 1 (IANS) Volunteers accompanying over 70 intrepid riders from 17 nations will inform villagers in Himachal Pradesh en route the 15th Hero MTB Himalaya race on issues like clean environment and energy, rainwater harvesting, promoting recycling, sustainable development and quality education, event organisers said on Tuesday.
2019-10-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Anurag's younger brother Arun Dhumal elected HPCA chief
Dharamsala, Sep 27 (IANS) Arun Dhumal, the younger brother of former BCCI President and current Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur, was on Friday elected unopposed as the President of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA).
2019-09-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Dalai Lama supports global climate strike
Dharamsala, Sep 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday supported the global climate strike, saying the younger generation is being very realistic about the future.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal aims 100 pc transition to e-vehicles by 2030
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is aiming to achieve 100 per cent transition to electric vehicles by 2030 in alignment with the United Nation's sustainable development goals, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indian Technomac assets to be auctioned: Himachal HC
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday refused to stay the auction of assets worth Rs 288.91 crore of Indian Technomac Company Ltd and its promoters in a case relating to a bank fraud.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Himachal launches helpline for grievance redressal
Shimla, Sep 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday launched a helpline by dialling 1100, for the speedy and time-bound redressal of grievances by the use of latest technologies.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
First India vs S.Africa T20I abandoned due to rain
Dharamsala, Sep 15 (IANS) The first T20I between India and South Africa that was to be played here at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium on Sunday was abandoned without a ball played due to rain.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Buddhist carnival in Leh monastery to see minimum plastic use
Leh, Sep 15 (IANS) A grand carnival of Buddhist spirituality, culture and tradition beginning at the 17th century Hemis monastery of Drukpa lineage here on Monday will see the minimum use of single-use plastic with an aim to reduce carbon footprints in the Himalayas, organisers said on Sunday.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Kohli has eye on 2020 World T20 going into SA series
Dharamsala, Sep 14 (IANS) India will be going into the T20I series against South Africa with the 2020 World T20 in mind, skipper Virat Kohli said. Kohli said that it is for this very reason that there have been a few notable omissions from the squad, including ace wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
It's more than cricket this weekend in Dharamsala!
Dharamsala, Sep 12 (IANS) An international cricket match after a long time in the picturesque hill destination of Dharamsala on Sunday has set the hospitality industrys cash register ringing.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Sports
Himachal signs 93 investment pacts for Rs 2,219 cr: CM
Manali, Sep 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday said 93 memorandums of understanding to attract investment of Rs 2,219 crore were signed by the state at an investors' meet here.
2019-09-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Ladakhis don't want to be swamped by outsiders
Leh, Sep 10 (IANS) Over a month after Ladakh got the Union Territory status, anxiety has replaced initial excitement. The fear of "outsiders" threatening the existence of locals has gripped the streets of Leh.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Centre releases Rs 64.49 cr to Himachal for calamity relief
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said the Central government has released Rs 64.49 crore under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for losses incurred in the last winter season for restoration and other works.
2019-09-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal House praises Congress veteran Virbhadra Singh
Shimla, Aug 31 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, the Himachal Pradesh Assembly praised six-time Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Virbhadra Singh for devoting his maximum time to the House during its 11th sitting that concluded on Saturday.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal CM's family uses 'chulha' in village
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur's family in his ancestral home in a remote village in Mandi district is still using a traditional earthen hearth that uses firewood.
2019-08-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Floods turn Himachal apple business 'sour'
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Due to rain fury and floods, record harvest of apples this season after two consecutive lean years of its production have not brought cheers on the faces of the growers in Himachal Pradesh.
2019-08-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Himachal Assembly scraps 20 archaic law
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Assembly here on Wednesday repealed 20 laws, which the government said had lost their significance or had become obsolete and redundant.
2019-08-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Aadhaar linkage with social media is troublesome (Comment)
As a debate rages on over the floating idea of linking Facebook accounts to Aadhaar, it is time we ponder if this is the only option or there are other better solutions that could not just secure the digital and social media lives of citizens but also ensure their privacy and safety.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Opinion/Commentary
I will live to be 110 years: Dalai Lama assures followers
Dharamshala, Aug 27 (IANS) Brushing aside concerns about his health, the Dalai Lama, 84, has assured his followers, especially Tibetans, that he is in the best of health and will live to be 110 years old.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion
Shimla's Town Hall again cries for attention
Shimla, Aug 27 (IANS) Nearly a year after the British-era past was reconstructed from the debris of the old with the Asian Development Bank funding of Rs 8 crore, the issue of Town Hall's possession has been caught in a legal battle. It now cries for attention with regard to its upkeep.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Landslide-stuck Kerala actress Warrier safely reaches Manali
Manali, Aug 22 (IANS) Top Kerala actress Manju Warrier and a 25-member crew of Malayalam film 'Kyttem', who were stuck in the high mountains of Himachal Pradesh following heavy rains and landslides, have reached a tourist resort in Manali safely, officials said on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gaggal airport near Dharamsala to be expanded: Himachal CM
Shimla, Aug 20 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will expand the runway of the Gaggal airport near Dharamsala by nearly 600 metres, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the Assembly on Tuesday.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal roads shut due to landslides
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) Roads in Himachal Pradesh continued to remain shut on Monday due to landslides triggered by heavy rain in the past two days, officials said.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
18 killed in highest-ever rainfall in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Eighteen people, including three children, were killed on Sunday due to heavy rainfall-related incidents across Himachal Pradesh, officials said.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hundreds stranded in Himachal after heavy rains
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Hundreds remained stranded in Himachal Pradesh after incessant rainfall triggered landslides, snapped road links, closing of hydropower projects and release excess water from a dam, officials said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Dhoni plays cricket with kids in Leh, picture goes viral
Leh, Aug 17 (IANS) Former India captain M.S. Dhoni has completed his two-week stint with the Territorial Army in Jammu and Kashmir. A picture of him playing cricket with kids in a basketball court on a cemented pitch has been going viral on social media.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Himachal sees heavy rains, rivers in spate
Shimla, Aug 17 (IANS) Hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Saturday, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Chandigarh-Manali highway blocked
Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) Traffic on the Chandigarh-Manali highway was blocked on Friday following massive landslides along the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh, police said. However, no casualties were reported.
2019-08-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Micro hydro projects in limbo for lack of funds
Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) Environment-friendly micro hydropower projects were losing steam across the country with the Centre's failure to revive financial assistance for two years to both government and private sector for setting up facilities.
2019-08-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
7 Indian girl students set to capture Mt Kilimanjaro
Shimla, Aug 8 (IANS) Seven girl students of Lawrence School in Himachal Pradesh's Sanawar have set out to capture Africa's highest range - Mount Kilimanjaro - located at 5,895 metres above sea level, the school said on Thursday.
2019-08-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
IIT-Mandi predict weakening of monsoon by 2100
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 8 (IANS) Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology-Mandi (IIT-Mandi) have developed an algorithm to process 100 years of data of the Indian monsoon rainfall and have predicted a weakening strength of the phenomenon by 2100.
2019-08-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Gift chocolates made by jail inmates this Raksha Bandhan
Shimla, Aug 8 (IANS) Now, this Raksha Bandhan you can gift chocolates made by inmates of Himachal Pradesh prisons.
2019-08-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
US Congressional delegation assures support to Tibetans
Dharamsala, Aug 3 (IANS) Members of the House Democracy Partnership, a bipartisan commission of the US House of Representatives, visiting Dharamsala in India, on Saturday assured their support to the cause of Tibet.
2019-08-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Centre to offer aid in 90:10 ratio: Himachal minister
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahender Singh Thakur on Thursday said the Centre has accepted demands of hill states, including restoration of financial assistance for development projects in the ratio of 90:10.
2019-08-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal HC penalises dam company on water project for six states
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday penalised state-run Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (HPPCL), which is constructing a hydro-power dam project for providing water to six states including Delhi, for unnecessary litigation and directed the company to recover the litigation costs from erring officials.
2019-07-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Increase in Himachal farmers' income with diversified crops
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) A Japanese-funded crop diversification project in Himachal Pradesh had led a significant increase in average net farm income as a fourfold increase in income of participating farmers, as per a study, officials said on Sunday.
2019-07-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
IIT unravels connection of lead toxicity with liver
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), July 26 (IANS) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi have shown how lead intake promotes accumulation of fat in the liver which can cause obesity.
2019-07-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Science/Tech
Himachal CM remembers Kargil war heroes
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday paid tributes to the heroes of the Kargil War by remembering their valour.
2019-07-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Himachal's Kinnaur cut off due to landslides
Shimla, July 22 (IANS) Himachal's picturesque Kinnaur district has been cut off due to massive landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the region in the past few days have blocked the highway, an official said here on Monday.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
China just explicating power showcase: Tibetan administration
Dharamsala, July 16 (IANS) China's insistence on appointing the next Dalai Lama is just showcasing of power, according to the Tibetan 'government in exile'.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
13 Assam Rifles troopers killed in Himachal eatery collapse (Third Lead)
Shimla, July 15 (IANS) Thirteen soldiers and a civilian were killed and 28 others rescued after a four-storey "unsafe" building in Himachal Pradesh's Kumarhatti town where Assam Rifles troopers were holding a party collapsed due to rain, officials said on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 dead, 12 soldiers trapped in Himachal house collapse
Shimla, July 14 (IANS) One soldier and a civilian were killed and 12 other soldiers got trapped when a four-storey building collapsed due to rain at Kumarhatti town of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 rescued, 20 trapped in Himachal building collapse
Shimla, July 14 (IANS) At least 10 people were pulled out from the debris while 20 were still trapped inside after a roadside three-storey eatery caved in owing to heavy rains in Kumarhatti in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district on Sunday.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kargil war: Wounds of martyr's family yet to heal
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), July 14 (IANS) Twenty years have passed, but time has not healed their wounds. Their fight is for justice as their soldier son, the first martyr of the 1999 Kargil war, would want to die taking bullets in his chest rather than being tortured for days.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Stray dog population growing at alarming rate in Leh
Leh, July 6 (IANS) The population of stray dogs in Ladakh's Leh town has exploded into threatening numbers, growing to around 30 per cent compared to humans, in one of the most sparsely populated districts of India.
2019-07-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife