Jan 05

shimla women police CM Rajnath
State needs more women police, CM tells Rajnath

DP CORRESPONDENT Shimla The Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur called on Union Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Friday and requested him to sanction one more Women Indian Reserved Battalion (IRB) for Himachal Pradesh for women empowerment and ensuring better safety for women in the state. Thakur said that state government is giving priority

Swine flu Punjab Haryana cases
Swine flu gives shivers to Punjab and Haryana: Sudden spurt in cases

Swine flu no more a seasonal infection, say doctors RAVINDER SINGH MALIK/ WAMIL VASHIST Chandigarh Swine flu, believed to have crept its way during the summer of 2009 engulfing umpteen numbers of victims globally, is no more a seasonal virus infected influenza. Doctors say the bolstering of the virulence (severity in medical terms) of this

Plea against banning 'The Accidental Prime Minister' trailer rejected
‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ star cast Anupam Kher lands in trouble

A lawyer named Sudhir Kumar Ojha filed a petition against Anupam Kher and 14 other members associated with the film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ in a Bihar court. The case was filed against the associated members of the film in Muzaffarpur’s chief judicial magistrate court for mangling with the image of some top people. The

GST revenue shortfall drags down tax revenue estimates
New GST Rates: TV, 22 items get cheaper in New Year 2019

In a new year gift to the common man, the government has notified reduction in GST rates on 23 goods and services, including movie tickets, TV and monitor screen. The consumers will pay less for these items of common consumption as the incidence of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on them will come down from Tuesday. The GST Council on December 22 decided to

Education department sexual harassment
Education department to sensitise children about sexual harassment

Highlights: THE CONTENT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE THE MORAL EDUCATION PAPER OF THE CLASSES  FROM THIRD TO EIGHT STANDARD RAVINDER SINGH MALIK Chandigarh Out of every 3 school children , 2 children have been reported as the victim of sexual assault in some way in their life. With rising incidence of sexual harassment and abuse against children, a need to sensitize children is now being

Uphil Jairam
Daily Post Special: Uphill, Jairam takes some big strides

DEVELOPMENT AND CHALLENGES DINESH DIXIT Shimla On 27th December 2017, the Bharatiya Janata Party once again took over the regime in the hill state. And that time the party high command’s choice was the most energetic and dynamic face of Himachal BJP, Jairam Thakur. The five times MLA from Seraj constituency became the face of development for the party in Himachal Pradesh. Jairam Thakur, is the 14th chief

Nationalism RSS
UNDER THE CLOUDS OF THREAT: “There is nationalism beyond RSS”

Perhaps the only litterateur in Punjab to have received both, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award Atmajit stands like a colossus in the Punjab art world. A playwright with outstanding achievements Atmajit made no bones in returning his coveted Sahitya Akademi Award as a part of the award “wapsi” movement that stormed the nation in 2015. Having written more than a

All India Bank Officers' Confederation
Long weekend: Strike call by All India Bank Officers’ Confederation today

A bank strike has been called by a union of public sector bank officers today, demanding immediate wage revision and opposing the merger of the state-owned banks. The strike call given by the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) expected to hit banking operations across the country. However, private sector banks would continue their usual business

Forest Corporation
Himachal Pradesh: Forest Corporation to fill posts

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

India's #MeToo torchbearer Tanushree Dutta invited to Harvard
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