Himachal Pradesh: Forest Corporation to fill posts
Forest Corporation


The Board of Directors of the HP State Forest Development Corporation here on Thursday evening decided to fill up 56 posts. The meeting was chaired by the Forest Minister Govind Singh Thakur. The posts included 50 posts of Forest Guards, three posts of Boiler Operator, two posts of saw mill operator and one post of electrician through direct recruitment in the corporation.The decision was also taken

Himachal Sheep rearers suffer Himachal : Sheep-rearers suffer due to lack of separate directorate

Sheep rearers, mostly nomadic Gaddis, are a harried lot as the state doesn’t have a separate sheep directorate to solve problems faced by the community that is always on the move. Consequently, the number of sheep is dwindling in the past decade in this hilly state. According to 2012 animal census, Himachal has nearly eight lakh sheep and 12 lakh goats, thus constituting nearly 40 percent of the

Unemployment in Himachal Pradesh, needs a change in education system Unemployment in Himachal Pradesh, needs a change in education system and job opportunities

Kajal Chaudhary Kangra:  No doubt like other states Himachal Pradesh also came into existence after Independence and developed over the decades. The current literacy rate of Himachal Pradesh is around 82.80 percent as per 2011 population census. In which male literacy stands at 89.53 percent while female literacy is at 75.93 perecent. In spite of

MeToo PSWC rules To encourage ‘MeToo’ PSWC sets new rules

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh To encourage ‘MeToo’ campaign, the Punjab State Women Commission (PSWC) has framed a set of new rules and regulations for  workplaces such as the office of the Chief Minister, ministers, civil, police and private offices across the Punjab. Male boss will able to call woman employees only in the presence of minimum one woman for the entire duration of the

Kalka Shimla section World Heritage Kalka-Shimla section: Through the pines, hop off, hop on

If you are travelling by a train from Kalka to Shimla, your journey is going to be different. Through  pines, you can hop on and hop off at will. The Indian Railways on Thursday would be introducing the new service on UNESCO-declared World Heritage Kalka-Shimla section. The service will be introduced for six months on trial basis on all trains running on Kalka-Shimla section. The introduction of this

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