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SJVNL keen to tap power in Arunachal's LOhit basin
Shimla, Feb 23 (IANS) Hydropower major Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) has evinced interest in tapping electricity in Arunachal Pradesh's Lohit Basin.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Himchal to host paragliding pre-World Cup
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) Himchal Pradesh will host the paragliding pre-Word Cup at Bir Billing in Kangra district from March 31, event organisers said on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Two suspected coronavirus cases isolated in Leh
Leh, Feb 20 (IANS) Two suspected coronavirus patients have been quarantined at the SNM Hospital here.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Sawra Kuddu project will start generation by April
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) The first unit of 111 MW Sawra Kuddu Hydroelectric Project in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district will start generating power by April, state-run Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (HPPCL) said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Six Chinese screened in Shimla, no symptoms of coronavirus
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) Six Chinese nationals who were screened for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Himachal Pradesh capital, showed no symptoms of the disease, officials said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Manali's ace skier to promote Switzerland tourism
Manali, Feb 19 (IANS) Twenty-three year-old Aanchal Thakur, the first Indian to win a medal at an international skiing event, has been invited by Switzerland tourism as a Brand Ambassador.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Himachal approves annual plan of Rs 7,900 crore
Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) An annual plan size of Rs 7,900 crore for the next fiscal was approved on Monday at a meeting of the Himachal Pradesh Planning Board presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Dalai Lama lauds Kejriwal's happiness curriculum initiative
Dharamsala, Feb 12 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday congratulated Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his party's success in the Assembly elections, saying his initiative to incorporate aspects of inner mental development into the school curriculum is laudable.
2020-02-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal to present budget on March 6
Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) The Budget Session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly will begin on February 25 with Governor Bandaru Dattatreya's address, an official said here on Tuesday.
2020-02-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal's Pong sees 68% rise in bar-headed goose population
Pong Dam (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 2 (IANS) Flying thousands of miles from their native habitat in high-altitude lakes in Central Asia to avoid the extreme winter, the bar-headed geese, an endangered migratory bird species, regularly descend wetlands across India.
2020-02-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
R-Day celebrated in minus 10 degrees in Himachal town
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) Facing extreme freezing temperatures, people in Himachal Pradesh's remote Kaza town in the Spiti Valley celebrated India's 71st Republic Day.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Himachal court pulls up roadways over dues settlement
Shimla, Jan 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday reprimanded state-run Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) for not giving retirement benefits to retired employees in time.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Antyodaya Yojana a success in Himachal, says official
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihood Mission is proving very effective for socio-economic uplift of urban poor households in Himachal Pradesh, an official said on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Features
Ex-minister Bindal set to be party's next Himachal chief
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh minister and BJP's four-time legislator Rajeev Bindal is set to be the party's next state President. He resigned as the assembly Speaker on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Guinness World Record for 1,995 kg 'khichdi' cooked in Himachal
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) A 1,995-kg 'khichdi' dish made from rice and lentils, prepared by the Himachal Pradesh Department of Tourism in association with Shimla-based Durga Devi Behari Lal Charitable Trust, entered the Guinness World Records on Tuesday.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Himachal hills experience more snow
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) A cold wave continued to grip Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, with higher reaches experiencing more snow for a second consecutive day.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Himachal girl Harleen elated to be in T20 WC squad
Shimla, Jan 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) batter Harleen Deol has made to the Harmanpreet Kaur-led 15-member India squad for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup beginning in Australia from February 21.
2020-01-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
5.3 magnitude quake hits Ladakh
Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) A medium intensity earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit the Union Territory of Ladakh on Sunday, an official said.
2020-01-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Shimla sees coldest night in 11 years, Manali 9 years
Shimla, Jan 9 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh capital saw the coldest night in 11 years with the mercury dipping to minus 3.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday, the weather bureau said.
2020-01-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Trade unions protest in Shimla despite heavy snow
Shimla, Jan 8 (IANS) Trade unions held protests in Shimla and other parts of BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday despite heavy snowfall and rainfall.
2020-01-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal sees season's heaviest snow; road link snapped
Shimla, Jan 8 (IANS) A white blanket of snow covered much of the landscape here as tourists poured into Himachal Pradesh towns of Shimla, Chail, Kasauli, Manali and Dalhousie on Wednesday.
2020-01-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Himachal Pradesh launches MyGov portal and CM app
Shimla, Jan 6 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday launched Himachal MyGov portal which will help strengthening public participation in governance.
2020-01-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Want to enjoy snow, extend holidays in Himachal!
Shimla/Manali, Dec 30 (IANS) If you are heading to the hills of Himachal before the New Year dawns and want to enjoy the snowy landscape, extend your holidays, as the Met Office has forecast snow till January 3.
2019-12-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Shah's rally in Shimla on Friday may hit tourists
Shimla, Dec 26 (IANS) Tourists coming to the Himachal Pradesh capital for a yearend break will find the prime destination out of bounds as BJP President Amit Shah is scheduled to address a massive public rally on the Ridge on Friday.
2019-12-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
No white Christmas in Shimla this year too!
Shimla, Dec 24 (IANS) There will be no "white" Christmas in Shimla and elsewhere in Himachal Pradesh this time too. A mellow sunshine will greet you throughout the day at most of the tourist destinations with the weather bureau on Tuesday predicting open skies in the state.
2019-12-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Manali gets season's first snowfall
Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Picturesque tourist spot Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday experienced season's first snow. Nearby spots of Shimla too were wrapped in a blanket of snow cover, bringing cheer to tourists.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal to hold race to log marauding monkeys
Shimla, Nov 17 (IANS) A band of field staff of the wildlife wing armed with cameras and logbooks will set out for a unique race -- to count and identify marauding monkeys across Himachal Pradesh next month, officials said.
2019-11-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Two newly elected MLAs in Himachal take oath
Shimla, Nov 4 (IANS) Two newly elected legislators were sworn in to the Himachal Pradesh Assembly by Speaker Rajiv Bindal here on Monday.
2019-11-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal CM lays stones for multiple projects
Chamba, Oct 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday inaugurated and laid foundation stones for developmental projects of Rs 209 crore in Bharmour and Pangi areas of Chamba district.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Only Tibetan system to choose Dalai Lama's successor: US
Dharamsala, Oct 28 (IANS) US Ambassador at large for International Religious Freedom, Samuel D. Brownback, called on the Dalai Lama at his official palace here on Monday and favoured that successor to the spiritual leader belongs to the Tibetan Buddhist system.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Religion
BJP wins bypoll seat in Himachal, leading on another
Shimla, Oct 24 (IANS) The ruling BJP won the Dharamsala seat, while it is on its way to retain the Pachhad seat in Himachal Pradesh where bypolls were held on October 21, election officials said on Thursday.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Week-long Kullu Dussehra festivities begin
Kullu, Oct 8 (IANS) Over 200 Gods and Goddesses assembled in this Himachal Pradesh town for the week-long Kullu Dussehra festivities that began on Tuesday amidst religious fervour.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion
Ayaan, Ashish enter quarters of 4th national boxing C'ship
Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh started the 4th Elite National Boxing Championship with a positive spirit on Monday as its star pugilist Ashish Chaudhary and budding boxer Ayaan Parihar dominated the ring with their thumping win.
2019-10-07
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Siwach, Ashish in pre-quarters of Men's Boxing Nationals
Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 6 (IANS) Day three on Sunday witnessed all the top boxers, Mohammad Hussamuddin (57kg), Sachin Siwach (57kg) and Ashish Kumar (75kg) register comfortable wins over their respective opponents at the 4th Elite National Championships at the Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technology here.
2019-10-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
ALERT: Ayodhya title dispute case will end on Oct 17: CJI
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2019-10-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Himachal CM releases cheer pheasants in nature
Shimla, Oct 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday released a pair of the highly endangered cheer pheasants near Seri village here.
2019-10-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mountain biking volunteers on sustainability mission in Himachal
Shimla, Oct 1 (IANS) Volunteers accompanying over 70 intrepid riders from 17 nations will inform villagers in Himachal Pradesh en route the 15th Hero MTB Himalaya race on issues like clean environment and energy, rainwater harvesting, promoting recycling, sustainable development and quality education, event organisers said on Tuesday.
2019-10-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Anurag's younger brother Arun Dhumal elected HPCA chief
Dharamsala, Sep 27 (IANS) Arun Dhumal, the younger brother of former BCCI President and current Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur, was on Friday elected unopposed as the President of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA).
2019-09-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Dalai Lama supports global climate strike
Dharamsala, Sep 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday supported the global climate strike, saying the younger generation is being very realistic about the future.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal aims 100 pc transition to e-vehicles by 2030
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is aiming to achieve 100 per cent transition to electric vehicles by 2030 in alignment with the United Nation's sustainable development goals, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indian Technomac assets to be auctioned: Himachal HC
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday refused to stay the auction of assets worth Rs 288.91 crore of Indian Technomac Company Ltd and its promoters in a case relating to a bank fraud.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Himachal launches helpline for grievance redressal
Shimla, Sep 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday launched a helpline by dialling 1100, for the speedy and time-bound redressal of grievances by the use of latest technologies.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
First India vs S.Africa T20I abandoned due to rain
Dharamsala, Sep 15 (IANS) The first T20I between India and South Africa that was to be played here at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium on Sunday was abandoned without a ball played due to rain.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Buddhist carnival in Leh monastery to see minimum plastic use
Leh, Sep 15 (IANS) A grand carnival of Buddhist spirituality, culture and tradition beginning at the 17th century Hemis monastery of Drukpa lineage here on Monday will see the minimum use of single-use plastic with an aim to reduce carbon footprints in the Himalayas, organisers said on Sunday.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Kohli has eye on 2020 World T20 going into SA series
Dharamsala, Sep 14 (IANS) India will be going into the T20I series against South Africa with the 2020 World T20 in mind, skipper Virat Kohli said. Kohli said that it is for this very reason that there have been a few notable omissions from the squad, including ace wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
It's more than cricket this weekend in Dharamsala!
Dharamsala, Sep 12 (IANS) An international cricket match after a long time in the picturesque hill destination of Dharamsala on Sunday has set the hospitality industrys cash register ringing.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Sports
Himachal signs 93 investment pacts for Rs 2,219 cr: CM
Manali, Sep 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday said 93 memorandums of understanding to attract investment of Rs 2,219 crore were signed by the state at an investors' meet here.
2019-09-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Ladakhis don't want to be swamped by outsiders
Leh, Sep 10 (IANS) Over a month after Ladakh got the Union Territory status, anxiety has replaced initial excitement. The fear of "outsiders" threatening the existence of locals has gripped the streets of Leh.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Centre releases Rs 64.49 cr to Himachal for calamity relief
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said the Central government has released Rs 64.49 crore under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for losses incurred in the last winter season for restoration and other works.
2019-09-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal House praises Congress veteran Virbhadra Singh
Shimla, Aug 31 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, the Himachal Pradesh Assembly praised six-time Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Virbhadra Singh for devoting his maximum time to the House during its 11th sitting that concluded on Saturday.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics