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    Despite lawsuit, Himachal re-tenders mega hydro project
    By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, July 23 : Himachal Pradesh will re-seek bids for a multi-million dollar hydropower project that is under litigation with Reliance Infrastructure and has unsettled financial issues with the previous bidder, the Netherlands-based Brakel Corp.

    Is Shimla still a 'pedestrian city', asks high court
    Shimla, July 23 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court has asked the state government whether Shimla still retains the tag of a pedestrian city where the walkers have the right to walk freely.

    Dalai Lama describes ongoing Gaza crisis as "unthinkable"
    Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh), July 22 : Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, has said that the ongoing Gaza crisis was "unthinkable".

    Himachal men donating organs for wives
    Shimla, July 22 : In a pleasant new trend in Himachal Pradesh, husbands are increasing coming forward to donate organs to their wives.

    Himachal to bring all urban bodies under planning area
    Shimla, July 21 : For ensuring planned development of the urban areas in Himachal Pradesh, the state government has proposed to bring all urban local bodies under the planning ambit, a minister said Monday.

    Himachal streamlines timber distribution policy
    By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, July 21 : A new policy by the Himachal Pradesh government to allot trees, instead of timber or wood, at subsidized rates for constructing or repairing houses has streamlined the process in the state, an official said.

    Plant at least one sapling, Himachal asks employees
    Shimla, July 20 : Himachal Pradesh Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri Sunday appealed to all government employees to plant at least one sapling to ensure re-greening of the hills.

    Himachal CPI-M to oppose move to relax land laws
    Shimla, July 19 : The Himachal Pradesh unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday decried the state government's move to dilute the land reforms and tenancy act, especially section 118, in the state.

    Heavy rains continue in Himachal
    Shimla, July 19 : Heavy rainfall continued in Himachal Pradesh Saturday with some parts recording up to 85 mm of rainfall. More rains are in the offing, the Met office said.

    Himachal on alert after terrorist movement reports
    Shimla, July 18 : Himachal Pradesh Police has upped security after receiving intelligence regarding movement of four terrorists in the state's border areas, police said Friday.

    Himachal court settles Rs.1.57-crore accident claims
    Shimla, July 18 : Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir Friday awarded compensations amounting to Rs.1.57 crore, the highest so far, relating to 36 accidental claims.

    Heavy rain in Himachal, rivers in spate
    Shimla, July 18 : The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall Friday and all major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.

    Land laws to be relaxed to attract industry: Himachal CM
    Shimla, July 18 : Himachal Pradesh will relax land laws besides offering other incentives to promote the industrial investment in the state, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has said.

    Heavy rains in Himachal, rivers in spate
    Shimla, July 18 : The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall Friday and all major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.

    Forest Minister calls on Sonia, apprise achievements of department
    Shimla, Jul 17 : Himachal Pradesh Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri and vice-chairman of the State Forest Development Corporation Kewal Singh Pathania today met Congress president Sonia Gandhi at New Delhi and apprised her about the achievements of the State Forest Department. It was a ...

    I work harder than many half my age: Vidya Stokes at 86
    By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, July 17 : At 86-years-young, there's nothing to stop Congress veteran and Himachal Pradesh's senior minister Vidya Stokes. As the No.2 in the state cabinet, she spends most of her time in office but has no desire to take that one final step to the chief minister's slot.

    Himachal may take action against medical college
    Shimla, July 16 : The Himachal Pradesh government may take action against private Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College for not getting affiliation with the state-run university, Health Minister Kaul Singh said here Wednesday.

    Heavy rain in Himachal, more to come
    Shimla, July 16 : Heavy rainfall will continue in Himachal Pradesh after Renuka in Sirmaur district recorded the heaviest - 300 mm - in the state, the Met Office said Wednesday.

    Government can replace panel head: Himachal HC
    Shimla, July 15 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court Tuesday stamped the state government's "doctrine of pleasure" power in replacing state commission for women chief Dhaneshwari Thakur, who was appointed by the previous BJP government, before the expiry of her term.

    Mansarovar yatra route option cheers Himachal
    Shimla, July 15 : An assurance by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday over the possibility of an additional route for the Kailash-Mansarovar pilgrimage in China through Himachal Pradesh has cheered the state's hospitality industry.

    10-day long Shrikhand pilgrimage begins in Himachal
    Shimla, July 15 : The first batch of devotees Tuesday left for the arduous Shrikhand pilgrimage to pay obeisance to the giant natural rock resembling a Shiva Lingam at an altitude of 17,600 feet in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, an official said.

    It's raining tourists in Himachal hills (Letter from Himachal)
    By Vishal Gulati, Shimla/Manali, July 14 : The prolonged heat and dry spell in the plains has led to an exponential increase in footfall of tourists in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, say members of the hospitality industry.

    Two killed and 28 injured as bus rolls down into a gorge near Solan
    Solan (Himachal Pradesh), July 13 : Bus accident in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh claimed two lives and injured 28 here on Sunday.

    Dharamsala sees 116 mm rain
    Shimla, July 13 : Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh Sunday remained pleasant following rain in some places with Dharamsala town recording the maximum - 116 mm, the Met office said.

    Four killed in Himachal bus accident
    Shimla, July 13 : Four passengers were killed and 31 injured Sunday when a bus skidded off the road and rolled into a 30-foot deep pit in Himachal Pradesh, police said.

    Himachal bus rolls into gorge, three killed
    Shimla, July 13 : Three passengers were killed and 17 others injured Sunday when their bus skidded off the road and rolled into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh, police said.

    100 MBBS seats restored in Himachal colleges
    Shimla, July 12 : The Medical Council of India (MCI) has recommended renewal of permission for 100 MBBS seats in both the government medical colleges in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said here Saturday.

    Mother, son hacked to death in Himachal
    Shimla, July 11 : A mother and her son were hacked to death by five Nepalese labourers in Himachal Pradesh, police said Friday.

    Himachal to install modern warning systems near Beas
    Shimla, July 11 : To prevent disasters in the Beas river, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh here Friday stressed the need for installing modern warning systems.

    Himachal deserves priority in disaster management: Virbhadra
    Shimla, July 10 : Himachal Pradesh should get preference in the union budget for disaster management, organic farming and tourism development, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said Thursday.

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