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Shimla MC launches ‘car bin’ scheme for tourists

Shimla: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh launched the Android-based Mobile Application (App) of Municipal Corporation Shimla for the redressal of grievances of public and also launched ‘car-bin’ scheme under ‘Swatch Bharat Mission’ here on Monday. Under the scheme, jute bags would be provided to the tourists entering Shimla and the locals to maintain cleanness in the town.

Minor girl commits suicide in Shimla

A 16-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in Shimla on Friday morning.She was a student of eleventh standard at a local government school.The police official said that the girl was found hanging from the ceiling by her parents at their Tutikandi residence in Shimla on Friday morning after which they informed the police.

Illegal construction is now legal in Himachal

Shimla: Illegal is now legal in Himachal Pradesh, once again.For, the state assembly has passed a bill for legalising illegal constructions across the state, mainly dotted across this capital town, once known as the Queen of Hills.Some of the buildings are in danger of collapsing like a pack of cards even with a moderate intensity

5 killed as car rolls down gorge in Shimla

Shimla: 5 killed among a child as car rolls down into gorge in Shimla

When humanity and municipality failed in Shimla

When humanity and municipality failed in ShimlaShimla has got a bad name again. A four year old boy from the city was kidnapped two years ago and was allegedly murdered for ransom after some days. The child was tortured before he was allegedly done to death.What made it more ghastly was that the parts of

Cloud burst in Shimla ,2 Dead

Heavy rain triggered cloudbursts killing two people in Gavaladi at Shimla ,

Breaking: Five storey building collapse in Shimla ,1 dead- 2 injured

Shimla: Five storey building collapses in Hatkoti, 1 dead & two injured. Rescue op on for the 2 buried under

Shimla civic body reeling under fund cruch, staff shortageshimla,

Shimla: The civic body in this erstwhile summer capital of the Raj — the oldest in the country after Chennai and Kolkata — is facing a grave financial crisis and acute shortage of staff. The first and probably the last Communist mayors of the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) blame successive governments for eroding autonomous character

Water crisis: An ‘all weather’ problem in Shimla

Promoted internationally as an ‘all weather tourist destination’, the beautiful Queen of hills, Shimla has unfortunately turned out to be ‘all weather city’ even when it comes to water crisis. The hue and cry over ‘water shortage’ is a common phenomenon in the state capital, which prevails for different reasons season after season every year.

Developers to move proposals to DCs now for hydro projects in HP

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh cabinet accorded approval to make certain modifications in the Hydro Power Policy 2006. The developer now has to submit the proposals to the Deputy Commissioners concerned for obtaining approvals/ No Objection Certificates (NOCs) from different departments including Gram Panchayats. A number of clauses have been added in the policy for condoning

Monsoon subsides in Himachal, to remain weak till July 9

Shimla: The monsoon in Himachal Pradesh has subsided and will continue to remain weak till July 9, a weather official said here on Thursday. “Precipitation occurred at a few places on Wednesday. There was no appreciable change in the minimum temperatures,” an official of the Meteorological Department told IANS. Nahan and Bilaspur towns each saw


CPM losing face in Shimla!

Himachal Pradesh: When CPM leader Sanjay Chauhan and Deputy Mayor Tekinder Singh Panwar won the direct election to the coveted posts of Mayor and Deputy Mayor, respectively, in Shimla Municipal Corporation four years back, the expectations were high from them. The two leaders carried the image of strugglers, especially Sanjay Chauhan, who had finished second

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Shimla: Rs 2.07 crs video walls installed on the Mall without approvals

Shimla: The Project Director of  Infrastructure Development Investment Programme for Tourism (HP) Shimla has gone ahead and installed two Video Walls at two different locations of Shimla Mall area without mandatory approvals from the Municipal Corporation and the Heritage Committee. The approval for the same was given by the then Addl. Chief Secretary VC Pharka (Now Chief Secretary).

Himachal police to hold half-marathon against drug abuse

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Police is organising a half-marathon here on Sunday to generate awareness against drug abuse, an organiser said on Saturday. Besides the 21.5 km half-marathon, there will be mini-marathon of 10 km and dream run of three km, a police officer told IANS. The theme of half-marathon is “Drug-Free Himachal”. The event would

Shimla to have water supply and sewerage circle

Shimla :  June 22 (IANS) To strengthen water supply and sewage disposal and to prevent recurrence of water-borne diseases in Shimla town, the Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to create a water supply and sewerage circle, an official said. The state cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, at its meeting here decided

Himachal Pradesh marks International Yoga Day  

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday observed the second International Yoga Day, with union minister Rao Inderjit Singh taking part in yoga exercises here. Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal also took part in the event, which was held amid cloudy conditions.  No minister from the Congress-ruled state was present on the occasion. Governor Acharya Devvrat

HP Governor participates in rehearsal for International Yoga Day

Shimla: Governor Acharya Devvrat on Sunday led Yoga rehearsal for international Yoga day in Shimla. He participated in the Yoga camp at Raj Bhawan as a guide and did yogasanas in the presence of public at large. He said that Yoga was an important part of our rich culture and tradition. Yoga was the best

HC seeks status report on Shimla’s traffic every three months

While disposing of the petition regarding mismanagement of traffic and unauthorized parking of vehicles in Shimla, the High Court directed the state government and Municipal Corporation, Shimla to file status report after every three months before the Registrar (Judicial). During hearing of the matter, the court observed that the respondents have complied with the directions

HP state transport strike ends

 Shimla: A strike by employees of the state-run Himachal Road Transport Corp. (HRTC) ended on Wednesday, a little over 24 hours after the shutdown started. “Buses resumed service on all intra and inter-state routes this morning (Wednesday) as the government agreed to most of the demands of the employees,” a government spokesperson told IANS. Defying

Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka holidaying in Shimla

Shimla: Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her daughter Priyanka Vadra and her grandchildren reached Shimla on Monday for a three-day private visit, officials said. “There is no programme for Sonia Gandhi to meet any party leaders during their stay. It’s a private visit only,” a government official told IANS. The Gandhi family is staying at Wildflower