Indian political leaders can’t handle absolute power: Mark Tully
Indian political leader Mark Tully


AJAY BHARDWAJ Kasauli Too much concentration of power in the hands of one person does not augur well for democracy in India. It is kind of a bane of the Indian democracy, feels the celebrated journalist Mark Tully, who won million accolades during his innings with the BBC. Mark Tully, who is here to take

Kasauli literary vibes Kasauli welcomes literary vibes yet again

The seventh Khushwant Singh Literary Festival (KSLF) kicks off today, October 12, 2018 at the the Kasauli Club and will conclude on October 14. The KSLF will combine the passions and concerns of late writer, Khushwant Singh, who did much of his work in Kasauli. This year’s overriding theme is a topical one: “Strength of a Naan – The Roe of Women in an Age of *Me Too’:

Khuswant Singh Literary Festival Kasauli No writers from Pakistan invited for the first time in seventh edition of Khuswant Singh Literary Festival, #MeToo expose is the main theme: Rahul Singh

Nidhi Bhanot Legendary writer Khushwant Singh has always been closely associated with small hill town full of quaint relics of the British tenure, situated about 1950 meters above sea level and nesting in Shivaliks, ‘Kasauli’. This way Kasauli becomes an offbeat destination for those who would like to get away from the hustle-bustle of city

Punjab, Himachal agree to Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi ropeway Read

Punjab, Himachal agree to Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi ropeway Read . The northern states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a ropeway project between two religious sites- Anandpur Sahib and Naina Devi. The signing, which coincided with the 111th birth anniversary of freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh,

Know the interesting Journey to the Mount Everest base camp

Challenges are eternal in life and so as adventure. Some decisions can create perilous situations but one has to execute and be persistent for life time experiences. Here comes our journey to Mount Everest Base Camp, Nepal in June 2018. For a couple of people its not less than summit to the world’s highest peak and same was with

Dharamshala: Parents crawl to protest against children’s accident

Dharamshala: Parents crawl to protest against children’s accident. Parents of 26 students, who died after their school bus fell into a deep gorge in Kangra’s Nurpur, crawled at the office of District administration in Dharamshala as a mark of protest on Monday. They demanded CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) enquiry into the accident that killed their children on April 9. The parents protested to show their dissatisfaction over the

Himachal Pradesh: 3 die after HRTC bus fell into gorge

Himachal Pradesh: 3 die after HRTC bus fell into gorge. Three people were dead while 44 got injured after a Himachal Pradesh Roadways Transport (HRTC) bus fell into a gorge near Chintpurni on Sunday evening. The incident took place when a bus with 47 people onboard travelling from Chintpurni to Hoshiarpur, fell into the gorge after the driver lost control of

New Cars Costlier Insurance Sep
SHARE New Cars To Get Costlier; Three-Year Third-Party Insurance Mandatory From 1 September

Purchasing a new car will get slightly costlier from 1 September 2018, as all new cars sold in India will now come with a mandatory three-year third-party insurance. Until now, the standard one-year third-party insurance was renewed every year with either the comprehensive and zero-dep insurance, or independently. Third-party insurance covers any damage inflicted on others

GATE 2019 preparation
How to Prepare for GATE 2019 in 4 Months?

With the exam season around the corner, it is time to gear up for yet another national level exam of prominent importance; Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019. Since the exam will be conducted in February, therefore it is important to accelerate your preparations so as to ace this exam for secured admissions as

Railway Recruitment Board 
Vajpayee’s death: Railway exams to be held as scheduled

The Indian Railways has announced that the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) exams scheduled for Friday for the post of assistant loco pilots and technicians will go ahead as per schedule across India except for flood-hit Kerala.  The announcement came after a half-day holiday was declared for all central government departments on Friday in the wake of former prime minister Atal

23rd Asian Athletics Championships to be held in April 2019 in Qatar

Asian Athletics Championships to be held in April 2019. The 23rd Asian Athletics Championships will be held in Qatar’s capital city of Doha, from April 19 to April 24, 2019. The biennial continental event which is usually held in July-August has been preponed by the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) due to the intensely hot and

Kumaraswamy directs to bring Mysuru woman back from Shimla hospital
Kumaraswamy directs to bring Mysuru woman back from Shimla hospital

Kumaraswamy directs to bring Mysuru woman back from Shimla hospital. Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday directed Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru to take necessary steps to bring back Mysuru woman, who was found in Himachal Hospital of Mental Health and Rehabilitation (HHMHR) in Shimla. Mysuru Deputy Commissioner is in constant touch with HHMHR and

Himachal Pradesh : 5 charred to death in fire during marriage function

Himachal Pradesh : 5 charred to death in fire during marriage function. At least five people were killed after a major fire broke out in a residential building at Ner Chowk in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district on Monday. Several others are also feared trapped inside the building. Three fire tenders are present at the spot

MiG-21 jet crashes in Himachal's Kangra, pilot missing
MiG-21 jet crashes in Himachal’s Kangra, pilot missing

MiG-21 jet crashes in Himachal’s Kangra, pilot missing. MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force on Wednesday crashed in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district. The aircraft was coming from Punjab’s Pathankot when it crashed in Patta Jattiyan in Kangra’s Jawali subdivision. The pilot of the aircraft is currently missing. A rescue team is en route

Heavy rain in Punjab, Himachal, Delhi
Heavy rain in Punjab, Himachal, Delhi

Ending a week-long dry spell, rains lashed many parts of Punjab and Haryana today. Chandigarh received heavy downpour and the mercury dropped by a few notches, a Meteorological Department official said here. In Haryana, Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Hisar, Sirsa and Narnaul were among other places that received rains. Mohali, Ropar, Ludhiana and Gurdaspur in Punjab

Paonta Sahib gets Himachal Pradesh’s heaviest rainfall

Paonta Sahib gets Himachal Pradesh’s heaviest rainfall. The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday experienced moderate to heavy rainfall, causing landslides and road blocks in some areas, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were once again in spate, officials said. While Paonta Sahib town, known for a Sikh shrine, recorded the highest rainfall

Himachal: Local traders welcome ban on disposable thermocol plates

Himachal: Local traders welcome ban on disposable thermocol plates. The local traders have welcomed the Himachal Pradesh government’s recent notification of banning the use and sale of thermocol cutlery across the state. To save the environment from degradation, Governor, Acharya Devvrat, on Saturday banned the use of thermocol cutlery, including cups, plates, glasses and spoons

Ranveer Singh starrer '83' gets new release date
Ranveer Singh starrer ’83’ gets new release date

New Delhi (ANI): After enthralling the audience with his blockbuster ‘Padmaavat’, Bollywood’s powerhouse actor Ranveer Singh is all set to star in Kabir Khan’s ’83’. The sports drama, which is slated to release on April 10, 2020, will see Singh playing the role of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev. The official page of Reliance Entertainment announced

Nearly 150 stranded Indian Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated
Nearly 150 stranded Indian Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated

Kathmandu – Nearly 150 Indian pilgrims were evacuated safely on Tuesday as rescue work intensified to bring back over 1,500 Indians who have been stranded in Nepal’s mountainous region due to heavy rain while returning from the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage in Tibet. Two pilgrims – Leela Narayanan Mandredath, 56, of Kerala and Satya Laxmi of

Shimla records highest precipitation in 13 years
Shimla records highest precipitation in 13 years

Shimla – Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla on Tuesday recorded the highest precipitation of 118 mm within 24 hours since 2005, a MeT official said here.”The state capital had recorded 118 mm precipitation over the past 24 hours till 8.30 a.m. It is the highest even rainfall recorded within 24 hours in Shimla. The previous best