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Snow cover in Himachal fell marginally this year: Study
Shimla, July 12 (IANS) The snow cover mapping in Himachal Pradesh from October last year to May this year showed a marginal fall of about 0.72 per cent in the total area as compared to the previous year, a government study said on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Himachal CM wishes speedy recovery to Amitabh
Shimla, July 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday wished speedy recovery to actor Amitabh Bachchan who tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal asks tourists to follow SOPs; 700 visited in five days
Shimla, July 11 (IANS) Asking the tourists to follow the standard operating procedure (SOPs) to prevent the coronavirus spread, the Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday said 700 tourists visited the state in the past five days.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal to employ 7,852 part-time workers in schools
Shimla, July 10 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Friday decided to engage 7,852 part-time multi-task workers in government schools who will be paid an honorarium.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal scientists develop immunity booster herbal tea
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), July 9 (IANS) State-run Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya in this town in the picturesque Kangra Valley has developed immune boosting herbal tea to combat Covid-19, scientists said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Tibetans in Ladakh feel freedom from China is closer now (IANS Exclusive)
Leh, July 7 (IANS) The Tibetan government's (in exile) chief representative officer in Ladakh believes that independent Tibet has come closer to its fulfilment because the Chinese Communist Party is facing unprecedented international pressure.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Climate change, pandemic teach us to work together: Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, July 7 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Tuesday that climate change and the current Covid-19 pandemic are challenges which teach us to work together to create a peaceful world.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Amid tension along LAC, Rijiju, world leaders greet Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) Amid the heightened tension in India and China's relations due to the border buildup along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju was the first member of the Modi government to greet the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama on his 85th birthday on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
100 Rajasthan farmers from Dungarpur generate income of Rs 25.38L
Udaipur, July 6 (IANS) At the time when the Coronavirus has severely impacted the livelihood of millions of farmers across the country, 100 farmers in Dungarpur, Rajasthan, are celebrating their bumper produce.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Both Indian, Chinese troops retreat 2km each in Galwan
Leh, July 6 (IANS) Both Indian and Chinese troops have retreated two kilometres each along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Galwan Valley, where 20 Indian and unknown number of Chinese soldiers were killed in a violent face-off last month.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
US envoy admires Dalai Lama for seeking freedom for Tibetans
Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) Reaffirming Washington's continued support to the Tibetan cause, US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Ian Juster, on Monday greeted Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on his 85th birthday by admiring his tireless efforts to seek freedom for Tibetans and bringing an end to strife and hostility around the world.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
30,000 Indian troops in eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese (Ld)
Leh, July 6 (IANS) Around 30,000 troops of Indian Army are in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LoC) in Ladakh, following the additional deployment of three brigades since the violent face-off last month.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Tibetans dedicate 2020 to mark Dalai Lama's 85th birthday
Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), also known as Tibetan government-in-exile, on Monday announced to dedicate this year as 'Year of Gratitude' to mark the 85th their birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, revered as a 'living god'.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
30,000 Indian troops in eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese (IANS Exclusive)
Leh, July 6 (IANS) Around 30,000 troops of Indian Army are in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LoC) in Ladakh, following the additional deployment of three brigades since the violent face-off last month.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Recite prayers from home: Dalai Lama's appeal on his birthday
Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) Revered globally as a 'living god', Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who transcends all barriers of religion, language and even distances, turned 85 on Monday and his followers began the global virtual celebrations to dedicate him the 'Year of Gratitude'.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Just 10 days ago, seriously injured soldiers shifted out of Ladakh (IANS Exclusive)
Leh, July 5 (IANS) Around 40 Indian soldiers who were seriously injured in the violent face-off with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) last month, had been moved for specialized treatment to Chandigarh and New Delhi ten days before the Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Ladakh on Friday.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Himachal to setup 100 parks for elderly
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has started the process to set up 100 'panchvati' parks and gardens for creating recreational space for the elderly in all 78 blocks of the rural areas of the state, officials said on Sunday.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal HC dismisses life convict's plea for parole extension
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has dismissed a petition for extension in parole preferred by a life convict who was earlier released on parole to ease congestion in jails amid the coronavirus pandemic, and directed him to surrender before the jail authorities.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi may open Rohtang tunnel named after Vajpayee in Sept: HP CM
Shimla, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the strategic Rohtang tunnel named after the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee in September, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
23 more ITBP jawans tested Covid-19 positive in Himachal
Shimla, July 2 (IANS) A day after five Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans tested Covid-19 positive in Himachal Pradesh, 23 new patients belonging to the paramilitary force and with travel history to Srinagar were reported on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal tribal women protest Covid 'violation' by minister
Shimla, July 2 (IANS) Tribal women settled in tiny hamlets spread over Himalayan peaks of the picturesque Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, it seems, are no more immune to apathy by the state's administrators.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Himachal hydroelectric project achieves major feat
Shimla, July 1 (IANS) Acieving what they called a major milestone, authorities executing a major hydroelectricity project in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday said they have managed to connect two faces of a headrace tunnel despite high geo-thermal temperatures.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Strengthen security on India-China border in Himachal: Guv to Rajnath
Shimla, June 29 (IANS) Amid tension on the India-China border, Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya has written to Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, suggesting precautionary measures relating to the state's border areas of Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur districts that share boundaries with China.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Tibetan exile administration supports call against China
Dharamsala, June 29 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Monday supported last week's call to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) experts to take urgent measures against Chinese violations.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
934 fragile moraine-dammed lakes recorded in Himachal
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) A total of 934 fragile moraine-dammed lakes, an alarming phenomenon in the Himalayas, have been recorded in Himachal Pradesh and Tibet that could cause devastating floods, according to a state government study, here on Sunday.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Plan to help livelihood through pine needles delayed in Himachal
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh government's ambitious plans to help locals weave livelihood out of forest produce pine needles and farm-raised bamboo by making baskets and other household items has virtually been locked out because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Ex-Himachal MLA booked for sedition, sent to police remand (Ld)
Shimla, June 27 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh legislator and Congress leader Neeraj Bharti, who was slapped with sedition charges, was sent to four days of police remand by a local court on Saturday.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Centre provides 500 ventilators to Himachal
Shimla, June 27 (IANS) The central government has provided 500 ventilators to Himachal Pradesh free of cost to fight the coronavirus pandemic, according to an official, here on Saturday.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Military aggression not first by China, won't be last: Lobsang Sangay (IANS Interview)
Dharamsala, June 27 (IANS) The ongoing military aggression across the Himalayas is not the first by China and it won't be the last. India never shared a border with China -- it is the Indo-Tibet border. Knowing its strategic significance, India should consider the geopolitical importance of Tibet as one of its core issues.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Ex-Himachal legislator booked for sedition
Shimla, June 27 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh legislator and Congress leader Neeraj Bharti was arrested for allegedly posting "anti-national and objectionable" content on social networking site Facebook after violent face-off between India and China.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Global celebrations to mark Dalai Lama's 85th birthday
Dharamsala, June 26 (IANS) Revered by the Tibetans as a 'living god' and idolised in the Orient and the West, elderly Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama transcends all barriers of religion, language and even distances. The world's most respected spiritual leader is turning 85 on July 6 and his followers have lined up global virtual celebrations to dedicate him the 'Year of Gratitude'.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal regularises 6,500 PTA teachers' services
Shimla, June 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh cabinet here on Thursday gave in-principle approval to regularise services of 6,500 PTA, 3,300 PAT and 97 PARA teachers in various government schools.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Now relish corn dish of Himachal round the year
Shimla, June 25 (IANS) Now you can relish a traditional seasonal corn dish of Himachal Pradesh throughout the year!
2020-06-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Ready to sacrifice ourselves for the country, say porters in Ladakh (Spl Ground Report From Leh)
Leh, June 24 (IANS) Ringzin is 65 years old but keen to report for duty on the LAC and help the Indian Army in whichever way possible.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Monsoon hits Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, June 24 (IANS) The southwest monsoon reached Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday with many areas receiving light to moderate rain, the weather bureau, here, said.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Entry into Himachal only as per SOPs
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government said on Tuesday that entry of people into Himachal will be allowed only as per the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
2020-06-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Tibetan refugees in Ladakh come out in India's support (Spl Ground Report From Leh)
Leh, June 23 (IANS) As the situation is unfolding along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, a groundswell of support for India has come from a small group of Tibetan refugees in Leh.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Himachal CM greets Virbhadra on 87th birthday
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday greeted six-time Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on his 87th birthday.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Chinese transgressions must end, say people living at LAC (Spl Ground Report From Leh)
Leh, June 22 (IANS) As the situation unfolds, the dominant sentiment among the people living near the LAC in Ladakh is that China must not get away with its transgressions.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Himachal to promote cultivation of hing, saffron
Shimla, June 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will promote cultivation of hing (aromatic flowering species) and saffron in the high altitude areas of Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti and Chamba districts under the Krishi Se Sampannta Yojana to boost the local economy, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
405 recover from Covid-19 in Himachal
Shimla, June 21 (IANS) A total of 656 coronavirus cases have been detected in Himachal Pradesh, out of which 405 recovered and discharged from hospitals, officials said on Sunday.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
If orders come, we are ready to fight: Army veterans (Spl Ground Report From Leh)
Leh, June 21 (IANS) Even as India has made it clear that Chinese have not entered the Indian territory or captured any posts, on the ground in Ladakh, the veterans and porters who have stood to external aggressions in the past say if need be they are ready to fight for the country at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
2020-06-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Himachal CM greets people on International Yoga Day
Shimla, June 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday greeted the people on the 6th International Day of Yoga and performed the traditional exercises at his residence here along with his family.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Himachal to resume chopper service from Monday
Shimla, June 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will resume its chopper service to link state capital Shimla with Chandigarh, Kullu and Dharamsala under a regional air connectivity scheme from Monday, officials said on Sunday.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Monsoon may hit HP, Punjab, Haryana on June 24
Shimla, June 20 (IANS) Monsoon may hit most parts of Himachal Pradesh and parts of neighbouring Punjab and Haryana on June 24, a weather official said here on Saturday.
2020-06-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal CM meets family of Galwan martyr
Shimla, June 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday visited martyr Ankush Thakur's house in the Hamirpur district and announced an ex gratia of Rs 20 lakh to the next of kin.
2020-06-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Coronavirus, LAC face-off hits Ladakh tourism (Spl Ground Report From Leh)
Leh, June 19 (IANS) Life has come to a standstill in Ladakh after the Coronavirus pandemic broke out. Coupled with it, now a stand off between the Indian Army and the Chinese PLA at the LAC has all but sounded a death knell for tourism in the Himalayan valley ahead of a long winter.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Himachal likely to produce 30 million boxes of apple
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, the country's prominent fruit basket, is likely to produce 30 million boxes of apples this season and 68,000 trucks are required for their transportation to other states, an official said on Friday.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Himachal to popularise solar eclipse on June 21
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is popularising the solar eclipse by arranging its viewing in the state capital on June 21, an official said on Friday.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal sells 6.82L quintal vegetables amid lockdown
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, which is promoting the off-season vegetable production in a big way, has managed to sell about 6.82 lakh quintal of peas, cauliflower and other vegetables to the neighbouring states amid nearly three months of the lockdown, officials said on Friday.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy