Jun 26

Seven killed in Himachal road accident

Seven killed Himachal road accident five survivors sustained injuries. Shimla, June 26 (IANS) Seven pilgrims, including six of a family, were killed when a private vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge here in Himachal Pradesh early on Monday, the police said.The vehicle carrying 12 persons fell more than 200 metres below

Haryana CM’s cook being beaten for not giving breakfast at time

A cook at residence of Haryana chief minister Manohar lal khattar was being beaten by ADC Rajnesh Garg. Apun kumar who was serving at CM residence as a cook, told that Rajnesh Garg was angry at him because breakfast was not severed to him at time. He told that OSD Neeraj and personal assistant of

Punjab, Haryana, UT cops to share intel on gangsters

Police officers from Punjab, Haryana and UT Chandigarh will meet every fortnight to discuss the progress made on nailing dreaded criminals as gangsters continue to pose threat to the law and order situation. The decision was taken in a meeting of senior police officers from the two states and their common capital. “The main issue

Shimla MC: Is It a True Civic Body?

Just few weeks ahead of the elections to the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC), its Deputy Mayor Tikender Panwar has recently commented that SMC is no parastatal. This means ‘an agency or organisation which is owned by a government.’ It is right in all respects. The spirit behind the Local Self-Government, the Civic Body, has been

Grim Financial Situation of HP and Reforms

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) reports year after year have been issuing warnings to Himachal Pradesh government on the increasingly grim financial situation of the state treasury. The situation has not improved either in the present Congress regime or in the last tenure of BJP. This was evident from the allegations and the counter

Polity in Himachal Pradesh for Change!

This is the election year in the polity of Himachal Pradesh. This means the social fabric of the state will decide to elect which party’s government in the state during the assembly elections. If we look at the political scenario since 1985, electorate of Himachal Pradesh had been electing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the

Assembly elections-2017 & Himachal

Assembly elections 2017 in five states of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttrakhand and Uttar Pradesh (UP) concluded recently have given opportunities to the political pundits to make political, social and economic analysis. May these analysis be independent or aligned to a particular thinking of the Left, Right, Socialistic or Centrist. Each party has a team of

Second Capital Status to D’shala!

A town in the vicinity of Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalaya’s Shiwaliks which experiences the chilly winds of the climate the year round has been burning with the hot-windy storms since the present government took reigns of the state in 2012. The recent storm hovering over this hilly town is its status as the ‘Second

Paving the Way to Corridors of Power

The most significant fight will be witnessed in between the ruling and the opposition in this election year indoors as well as outdoors in the state. The main political parties, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party, are vying at all the opportunities to woo electorate in the state, which have marginally bulged by 0.89

Time seems to be running fast in H P

For the leaders of the political parties in Himachal Pradesh year 2017 seems to be running fast as this being the year of two prestigious elections for this Hilly state. How is this that time runs faster? Scientifically it’s not possible but as regards socio-economic and political tasks, it seems that time left to accomplish

Good move if implemented

Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections are round the corner. The state government is coming out with varied announcements to attract the attention of the public with its report card which has nothing exceptional but a routine rehash of the development since the inception of the statehood. The Chief Minister is anxious knowing that much time is

People wait for HP govt’s report card

After the completion of elections process to five states, the next turn is of Himachal Pradesh waiting in the wings for which the state government is getting ready and going the whole hog either through inaugurating or stone-laying ceremonies in the run-up to the state assembly elections which are due in a year’s time. In

HP continues to elude development

Interestingly, Himachal Pradesh continues to suffer because of the apathetic and myopic approach of the state and Central governments since its inception. The major share of blame for the lapses in the development goes to Congress. Because of its monolithic and despotic approach, the overall growth of the state has remained ignored. If objective analytical

Modi expresses grief soldiers' death among avalanches
Many laurels without shine

Narendra Modi visited Himachal Pradesh for the first time after becoming the Prime Minister and aroused the hopes for fast growth of inftrastructural development in the state. As is his wont, he could not help check himself from taking a dig at the state government “Do I need to tell you about his identity?”, alluding

Kangra needs tourism boost

Despite rich potential for tourism in Himachal Pradesh, this sector has not received the required support. Political statements and election promises for the same have been made so frequently that the real intent for the same has taken a back seat. Not to talk of the entire state, even a portion of the Kangra Valley

Ensure tobacco control on ground

The ban on the sale of loose cigarettes and the mandatory registration of retailers of tobacco products has finally come into effect in the hill state. The Governor issued notification on Himachal Pradesh Prohibition of Sale of Loose Cigarettes and Beedis and Regulation of Retail Business of Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products act, 2016 earlier

IGMC needs facelift in system

Himachal Pradesh: The premier Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC), Shimla is in the midst of golden jubilee celebrations. The pass outs from the college have made it big in different fields and are now serving in the best of institutions in the country and abroad. The IGMC has a reason to celebrate also because all

Shimla needs ‘green concern’

The Shimla Municipal Corporation will charge ‘green fee’ from the vehicles, which are not registered in Himachal, on their entry in Shimla. It is a kind of tax to facilitate clean and green Shimla to the tourists, the city being international tourist place. Shimla would be the second hill destination to introduce this concept after

Coordination claims of Cong fall flat?

The rift is out in the open in Congress once again as the election year comes closer in Himachal Pradesh. The claims of coordination between Virbhadra government and the Congress party led by Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu have seemingly fallen apart. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who praised Sukhu one day and retraced his stand the very

The RUSA mess-up in HP

The poor implementation of ambitious Rashtriya Uchhatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) in state colleges has become a pain in the neck for teachers and students alike. Contrary to the claims of Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla (which lists RUSA implementation as its top achievement), the haste, with which the new system of higher education was implemented over