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Two arrested for gang rape of Israeli national
Manali, July 25 : Two persons were arrested on Monday for the alleged gang rape of a 25-year-old Israeli national near this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort, a top police official said.

Himachal makes hydro policy investor friendly
Shimla, July 25 : The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Monday approved the amended state hydropower policy, aimed at ending red-tapism in the state and making it more investor friendly, an official said.

Centuries-old fair symbolising maize blossom begins in Himachal
Chamba, July 24 : The eight-day-long, centuries-old Hindu fair that symbolises the blossoming of maize began on Sunday in this historical Himachal Pradesh town located on the banks of the Ravi river.

Himachal rivers in spate owing to heavy rains
Shimla, July 23 : A majority of rivers and their tributaries in Himachal Pradesh are once again in spate as moderate to heavy rain lashed the hills in the state on Saturday, said officials.

Himachal extends Japan-funded crop diversification project
Shimla, July 22 : Himachal Pradesh and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Friday signed a pact for the second phase of crop diversification.

Himachal sees 26% deficit rainfall
Shimla, July 22 : The southwest monsoon has remained 26 per cent deficit so far in Himachal Pradesh, with five out of 12 districts witnessing less than normal rainfall, the weather bureau said on Friday.

LIC agent instrumental in laundering Virbhadra's disproportionate ...
New Delhi, July 21 : A special court here on Thursday, posted for next week, the hearing on the bail plea of LIC agent Anand Chauhan after the Enforcement Directorate (ED), opposing the plea, told the court that he was instrumental in laundering disproportionate assets of Himachal Pradesh Chief ...

Showers in Shimla brings relief from humidity
Shimla, July 21 : After days of prevailing dry weather largely in Himachal Pradesh, evening rains in Shimla and nearby areas on Thursday brought cheers to thousands of tourists who have thronged the hill stations to escape the heat and humidity in the northern plains.

'Jailhouse rock' in Himachal: Reforming prisoners through music
Shimla, July 21 : Drums, guitars and songs -- prison inmates in Himachal Pradesh are having time of their life, rocking and rolling. It's 'jailhouse rock' literally for these prison inmates here who have formed a musical group. And no one less than Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was enthralled by ...

Himachal veggie growers get optimum crop, record prices
Shimla, July 20 : Tomato, capsicum, cucumber and cabbage growers in Himachal Pradesh, a prominent veggie bowl of the country, are getting record prices in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi where rainfall remains largely weak, affecting the crop, experts say.

HC seeks report on teacher shortage in Himachal varsity
Shimla, July 19 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday sought a status report within two weeks regarding shortage of teachers in Himachal Pradesh University here.

HC notice to ED on Virbhadra's plea against any coercive action
New Delhi, July 19 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a plea filed by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh seeking a restraint order against the agency taking any coercive action against him, in wake of the arrest of an LIC agent in ...

More rains in Himachal, but to be subdued now
Shimla, July 18 : Most parts of Himachal Pradesh on Monday continued to experience rains with Paonta Sahib recording the highest rainfall in the state at 104 mm, officials said. Now the monsoon will largely remain subdued for the next three days, the Met office said.

Tibetan PM in-exile rejects China's claims, says no change in ...
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), July 17 : Tibetan Prime Minister in-exile Lobsang Sangay has rejected China's claims that it was making efforts to develop the restive Tibet.

World Bank-funded fruit project underway in Himachal
Shimla, July 17 : A World Bank-funded Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project is being implemented in the state with an outlay of Rs 1,115 crore, mainly to protect apple cultivation, a government spokesperson said on Sunday.

Himachal court questions over delay in road construction
Shimla, July 16 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Saturday asked the state government to look into the inordinate delay in the construction of a World Bank-funded road in Shimla's prominent apple belt and again directed the contractor to complete the work expeditiously.

Himachal CM bats for green bonus for hill states
New Delhi, July 16 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday urged the central government to grant to green bonus to the hill states in lieu of environmental services provided by them.

Himachal CM requests Centre to grant 'Green Bonus' to hill states
New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday requested the Centre to grant 'Green Bonus' to hill states.

Notice to Himachal over medical college entrance result
Shimla, July 15 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued notice to state government and the state-run Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) here over declaring of entrance test result for doctor of medicine.

Virbhadra moves HC seeking restraint on any coercive ED action
New Delhi, July 15 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday moved the Delhi High Court seeking a retrain order on the Enforcement Directorate (ED) from taking any coercive action against him, in wake of the arrest of an LIC agent in connection with a money laundering case.

Himachal gets heavy rains, more in store
Shimla, July 15 : Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Friday, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, while major rivers and tributaries were swollen again, officials said.

SC refuses to put stay on notification declaring Neelgai, monkeys, ...
New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking stay on the government's notification declaring Neelgai, monkeys and wild boars as vermin in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Bihar.

Shrikhand Mahadev pilgrimage begins in Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, July 15 : About 20,000 pilgrims are expected to pay obeisance to Shrikhand Mahadev, a rock Shiva lingam, in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh over 10 days starting from Friday, an official said.

'Harassed' Virbhadra says attacks against him to destabilise his govt.
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), July 13: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday said that pressure being directed with regards to the money laundering case against him is 'personal' and an attempt to destabilise his government.

'Harassed' Virbhadra Singh says attacks against him to destabilise ...
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), July 13: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday said that pressure being directed, with regards to the money laundering case, against him is 'personal' and an attempt to destabilise his government.

Himachal HC seeks status report on Baddi pollution
Shimla, July 14 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday directed the state to file status report by August 3 regarding raising industrial pollution in state's biggest industrial hub Baddi.

SJVN, power ministry sign MoU for energy generation
New Delhi, July 13 : SJVN Limited, a joint venture of central government and Himachal Pradesh government, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Power regarding energy generation and concession agreement for Kholongchu hydro electric project in Bhutan, the company said on ...

Delhi court sends LIC agent to judicial custody
New Delhi, July 13 : A special court here on Wednesday sent LIC agent Anand Singh, accused of investing Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's "tainted" money worth Rs 5 crore in Life Insurance Corporation policies, to judicial custody till July 25.

Second setback for Modi on Arunachal: Himachal Congress
Shimla, July 13 : The ruling Congress in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday said the Supreme Court's decision to restore the ousted Nabam Tuki government in Arunachal Pradesh was historic as the BJP faced a setback a second time for imposing President's Rule.

Himachal to plant one crore saplings
Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh), July 12 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday launched the 67th state-level Van Mahotsav or sapling plantation in which more than one crore saplings would be planted this year, an official said.

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