20 tourists from Gujarat injured in road accident in Himachal


20 tourists from Gujarat injured in road accident in Himachal. At least 20 holidaymakers from Gujarat were injured when a private bus in which they were travelling overturned in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, police said. Over speeding was the cause of the accident on the Shimla-Manali highway near Ghaghas, a police officer

SC directs J&K Police to probe Kathua witnesses in front of family

SC directs J&K Police to probe Kathua witnesses in front of family. The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Jammu and Kashmir police to interrogate witnesses from a visible distance in the Kathua case. The top court also directed probe should happen in presence of their family members. The decision was taken by the apex

Himachal Governor launches Shimla-Kalka rail track cleanliness

Himachal Governor launches Shimla-Kalka rail track cleanliness.  Acharya Devvrat on Saturday launched a cleanliness and conservation drive from here of the Kalka-Shimla rail line. The century-old rail line is a 96-km narrow gauge railroad built to ferry Europeans to and from this hill town — then the summer capital of British India. High Court acting

Five terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Shopian Five terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Shopian

Five terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Shopian. According to sources, Five terrorists have been killed in an encounter at Badigam area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday. Responding to the development, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) S. P. Vaid said, “five terrorists were killed in an encounter

Terrorist gunned down in J-K's Chattabal encounter Terrorist gunned down in J-K’s Chattabal encounter

Terrorist gunned down in J-K’s Chattabal encounter.  A terrorist was gunned down during an encounter with security forces in Chattabal area of Srinagar on Saturday. The encounter broke out early morning in which a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was also injured. He was shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. Further details are

Kasauli Murder Case: Accused hotelier sent to police custody

Kasauli Murder Case: Accused hotelier sent to police custody.  The main accused in the murder of an Assistant Town and Country Planning officer in Dharampur area of Solan district, Vijay Singh, was on Friday, sent to Police Custody for five days.The officer in question, Shail Bala Sharma (51), along with four teams of the Town

Kashmir re-emerges as paradise for filmmakers
Kashmir re-emerges as paradise for filmmakers

Srinagar Bollywood is again turning its eyes, and cameras too, towards its once-favourite destination- Kashmir–as with the increase in the footfall of tourists, film crews are returning to the Valley to capture the picturesque, shooting-friendly locales and rekindle the old romance with the place. Of late, several movies have been filmed in Kashmir–portraying the place

HP CM inaugurates Rs 39.65 cr water supply scheme in Mandi
HP CM inaugurates Rs 39.65 cr water supply scheme in Mandi

HP CM inaugurates Rs 39.65 cr water supply scheme in Mandi. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated the Kanda Pattan-Sarkaghat Water Supply Scheme at Cholthara in Mandi district and said that his government is committed to ensuring balanced, uniform and speedy development of entire state.He said the Kanda Pattan-Sarkaghat water supply scheme built

Minor girl raped by five men in a forest in Himachal Pradesh
Minor girl raped by five men in HP

Minor girl raped by five men in HP. A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by five men in a forest near Palampur, a police official said today. The accused attacked the victim and her male friend while they were returning home after visiting Garh Mata temple yesterday, said Santosh Patial, the SSP of Kangra.A case

Multiple-tier security arrangement for Amarnath pilgrimage 2018
Multiple-tier security arrangement for Amarnath pilgrimage 2018

NEW DELHI: A multiple-tier security arrangement comprising the Army, paramilitary forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police will be put in place for the Amarnath pilgrimage starting June 28, officials said on Thursday. A high-level meeting, chaired by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, talked about the various aspects of the security set-up during the nearly 40-day

‘SC observation on turban infringement in religious affairs’

Kashmir: All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) on Monday reacted to the observations made by the Supreme Court of India regarding wearing of turban by the members of Sikh community. The APSCC has termed it as an “infringement” in the religious affairs. The Supreme Court on Friday asked is wearing a turban integral to Sikh

J-K coaching centres to remains shut for next three months

J-K coaching centres to remains shut for next three months. In wake of the continuous protest in the Valley, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to shut the coaching centres for next three months. Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Altaf Bukhari, while talking to the media, said that the state government is focusing on

Patiala MP counters HP CM on riparian laws
Patiala MP counters HP CM on riparian laws

Patiala – Patiala Member Parliament (MP) Dr Dharamvira Gandhi has described the demand by Himachal Pardesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for royalty for river waters from Punjab, as illogical and against the provisions of law. Dr Gandhi in a statement issued here on Thursday while agreeing that Punjab and Himachal Pradesh are co-riparian states in

Terrorists attack police station in J-K’s Shopian district

Terrorists attack police station in J-K’s Shopian district. Terrorists on Tuesday morning attacked a police station in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. After firing several rounds, the militants managed to flee away.However, no casualties and injuries have been reported yet. The area has been cordoned. Further details are awaited.

SC says interim order on screening of Nanak Shah Fakir to continue
SC doesn’t favour CBI probe into Kathua rape-cum-murder case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday did not favour handing over the investigation into the rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua from the crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police to the CBI as her father expressed satisfaction over the investigation carried out so far. “In the absence of any allegation, why

PM leaves for five-day visit to Sweden, UK, Germany
Attack on Parmish Verma: Gangster’s aide held from Baddi

Attack on Parmish Verma: Gangster’s aide held from Baddi. A day after Punjabi singer Parmish Verma and his friend Kulwant Singh Chahal were shot at, the police on Sunday arrested an aide of gangster Dilpreet Singh Dhahan alias Dilpreet Baba. Sources said the accused had been identified as Harvinder Singh alias Happy (26). He was

Kathua rape victim’s father approaches SC seeking security, transfer of case

Kathua rape victim’s father approaches SC seeking security, transfer of case. The father of the eight-year-old Kathua victim who was allegedly drugged, tortured, and gang-raped in a village temple for a week in January this year, has approached the Supreme Court seeking transfer of the case outside Jammu and Kashmir. The victim’s father has approached

Man abducted by pirates in Nigeria thanks Indian Govt for his return

Man abducted by pirates in Nigeria thanks Indian Govt for his return. A man abducted by pirates, while he was working on a ship in Nigeria, returned to his home in Palampur’s Malog after 73 days in captivity on Sunday. Speaking to ANI, Ajay Kumar thanked the Government of India and Chief Minister Jairam Thakur

Kathua case: JK CM lauds people for dismissing communal forces

Kathua case: JK CM lauds people for dismissing communal forces. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today lauded the people of Jammu for dismissing communal forces and their unwavering support for justice to an eight-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Kathua. “I commend the manner in which the people of Jammu dismissed communal forces and

A Pilgrimage to Derthu Can Give You Wordshworhian Bliss
A Pilgrimage to ‘Derthu’ is a Wordshworhian Bliss in Woods

Jagdish Bali Nestled in the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh that signifies the province laden with snow is rich in nature’s beauty and bounty. Here nature showcases itself in different aspects and phenomena. Impossible for the lovers of nature to ignore the fascinating invitation of the snow-capped hills, vast valleys, inviting grounds, dense forests, exhilarating glades, charming