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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

1968 plane crash victim’s body found in H-P glacier

1968 plane crash victim’s body found in H-P glacier. After a span of 50 years, the body of a 1968 Indian Air Force (IAF) plane crash victim was found in Himachal Pradesh’s Dhaka glacier base camp. A mountaineering expedition recovered the body on July 1. On 7 February 1968, an aircraft AN-12 of the Indian

Punjab's wanted criminal killed in encounter in Himachal Pradesh

Punjab’s wanted criminal killed in encounter in Himachal Pradesh

Punjab’s wanted criminal killed in encounter in Himachal Pradesh. A wanted criminal was today killed and two others were arrested in an encounter with the Punjab Police in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur district, police said. The criminal was identified as Sunny Masih of Gurdaspur district in Punjab, Bilaspur Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar said.Kumar told PTI

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

Bihar girl raped for 7 months by principal, two teachers and 16 students

Class 12 Himachal girl gangraped by 3 youths from Punjab

Class 12 Himachal girl gangraped by 3 youths from Punjab. A Class 12 student was allegedly raped by five youths for over three days in Manali town of Himachal Pradesh, police said today. Police said they had received a complaint about two Class 12 girls going missing on June 17. The girls were found on

Mild earthquake in Shimla on Sunday

Mild earthquake in Shimla : Himachal Pradesh was again jolted by a low intensity earthquake on Sunday, an official said here. There were no reports of casualties or damages. The earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was recorded at 3.36 a.m., the meteorological office told IANS.The epicentre of the quake was Shimla region, bordering

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

CBSE paper leak: Delhi Police nabs three from Himachal Pradesh

CBSE paper leak: Delhi Police nabs three from Himachal Pradesh. Three people from Una district of Himachal Pradesh have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 economics paper leak. The arrested accused have been identified as Rakesh Kumar (commerce lecturer), clerk Amit Sharma and class IV

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CBSE paper leak case: Three more arrested

CBSE paper leak case: Three accused- including a teacher, clerk and support staff- have been arrested from Himachal Pradesh over the leak of Class XII Economics paper. The investigation in the case revealed that the paper was leaked in handwritten form.On April 5, the Delhi Karkardooma Court sent three more accused in the Central Board

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Stage set for the Rajya Sabha Elections 2018 in New Delhi

The stage has been set for the Rajya Sabha Elections 2018 in  New Delhi. The elections for 58 crucial seats in Rajya Sabha will be held on March 23, Friday.   The main purpose of carrying out the Elections is to fill the vacant vacancies of Rajya Sabha after the retirement of above mentioned employees. This

HP: 920-kg drugs seized, 256 booked in special drive

HP: 920-kg drugs seized, 256 booked in special drive

Shimla – In a major crackdown, more than 920 kilograms of narcotics were seized and 256 persons, including a foreigner, booked for allegedly smuggling drugs during the past seven weeks in Himachal Pradesh, a senior police official said today.The special drive was launched by the police under a 100-day action plan, and around 88kg of cannabis,

Eight pilgrims from Punjab killed in Himachal Pradesh

Eight pilgrims from Punjab killed in Himachal Pradesh . According to sources, eight pilgrims who were belongs to Punjab were killed in Bilaspur Distt. of Himachal Pradesh. The vehicle rolled down a gorge at Swarghat on the Chandigarh-Manali national highway in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh on Friday. The deceased have been identified as Mandeep Singh (28),

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Himachal CM to present budget for 2018-19 on March 9

Budget 2018-19: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will present his first budget for 2018-19 on March 9, speaker of the Assembly said on Wednesday.The month-long budget session commencing on March 6 would have seventeen sittings, including two private members days and nine days recess from March 17 to 25.Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur,

J-K, Himachal to witness heavy snowfall on Feb 24

J-K, Himachal to witness heavy snowfall on Feb 24

J-K, Himachal witness heavy snowfall on Feb 24: Meteorological (MeT) Department scientist Naresh Kumar said that heavy snowfall is expected in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on February 24. Speaking to ANI, he further said that western disturbance will be approaching Indian region on February 20 and 23. “From February 20, the western disturbance will be approaching

Himachal CM flags off electric bus services in Shimla

Himachal CM flags off electric bus services in Shimla

Himachal CM flags off electric bus services in Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today flagged off the electric bus service of the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC). Eleven buses were flagged off for local destinations on nine different routes from the State Secretariat here by Thakur. He said the Centre would bear 90 per cent cost of

SC allows HP to carry out silviculture felling of trees

SC allows HP to carry out silviculture felling of trees

SC allows HP to carry out silviculture felling of trees: The Supreme Court today allowed Himachal Pradesh government to permit “silviculture felling” of trees to a very limited extent and said this activity should be monitored very carefully to see whether it helps in regenerating forests. The apex court, which had in December 1996 directed the

In Himachal, week-long Mahashivratri begins

In Himachal, week-long Mahashivratri begins

In Himachal, week-long Mahashivratri begins: A day after celebrations ended in other northern states, Mahashivratri festivities, unique to this Himachal Pradesh town that will continue for a week, began on Thursday amidst a gathering of over 200 hill gods and goddesses.The festival is celebrated with a difference in this historical town, popularly known as Chhoti Kashi.

Sun shines bright in Himachal Pradesh hills

Sun shines bright in Himachal Pradesh hills. After two days of widespread snowfall, Shimla, Manali and other hill destinations on Wednesday woke up to a bright, sunny but bone-chilling day, the weather office said. Residents of Shimla shivered as icy winds after snowfall brought down the minimum temperature to 1.9 degrees Celsius. For the past

Himachal proposes 2018-19 annual plan at Rs 6,300 cr

Himachal proposes 2018-19 annual plan at Rs 6,300 cr

Himachal proposes 2018-19 annual plan at Rs 6,300 cr: The annual plan of Himachal Pradesh for 2018-19 has been proposed at Rs 6,300 crore compared with Rs 5,700 crore for the current fiscal, denoting a 10.52 per cent increase, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said here on Monday. Presiding over a meeting of legislators to finalise

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