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Himachal to increase vegetable cultivation area
Shimla, June 29 : Nearly 10 percent of cropped area is under vegetable cultivation in Himachal Pradesh and the government is committed to bring 4,000 more hectares under off-season vegetables cultivation, an official said on Wednesday.

'State best to take call on central deputation'
Shimla, June 29 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed that the state is the best authority to take a call on central deputation and the judiciary should maintain restraint in this regard.

Hold talks to end deadlock at hydro project: Himachal HC
Shimla, June 28 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to hold talks to end the ongoing unrest over an upcoming state-run 450 megawatt Shongtong-Karcham hydroelectric project in Kinnaur district.

Himachal to begin breeding snow leopards in captivity
Kufri, June 28 : The breeding of the highly-endangered snow leopard in the Himalayan nature park in this picturesque Himachal Pradesh resort is set to begin with zoo authorities in Darjeeling agreeing to lend it a pair.

Met Dept. predicts heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh in coming days
Shimla, June 27 : The Meteorological department of Himachal Pradesh state today predicted heavy rains in several provinces in the next four to five days.

Asha Kumari's sentence in land-grab case stands suspended: Congress
New Delhi, June 27 : The Congress on Monday sought to defend Asha Kumari, recently made in-charge of the party's affairs in Punjab, saying her sentence in a land-grab case had already been suspended by the Himachal Pradesh High Court.

Himachal may get heavy rainfall this week
Shimla, June 27 : The southwest monsoon will get aggressive in Himachal Pradesh with the weather bureau on Monday predicating heavy rainfall at some places in the state this week.

Punjab : Controversy refuses to leave Congress as it appoints Asha ...
Chandigarh, June 27 : Controversy continues to dog the Congress over its choice of leader for poll-bound Punjab as the party appoints Asha Kumari, an MLA from Himachal Pradesh, to replace Kamal Nath as the general secretary in-charge of the state.

Himachal's literacy rate touches 88 per cent
Shimla, June 26 : Himachal Pradesh has emerged as role model in the field of education since the literacy rate there has reached 88 per cent while the net enrolment ratio in respect of elementary education has touched almost 100 percent, the state government claimed on Sunday.

How do we deal with monkey menace, wonders Himachal minister
Shimla, June 26 : The Himachal Pradesh government is soliciting public opinion on how best to tackle the 'monkey menace' which has caused crop losses worth hundreds of crores of rupees in recent years, Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri said on Sunday.

CPI-M seeks probe into Himachal hydro project
Shimla, June 25 : The CPI-M's Himachal Pradesh unit on Saturday sought probe into the financial bungling and ongoing unrest for over three months in the state-run upcoming 450 MW Shongtong-Karcham hydropower project in Kinnaur district.

Himachal police to hold half-marathon against drug abuse
Shimla, June 25 : Himachal Pradesh Police is organising a half-marathon here on Sunday to generate awareness against drug abuse, an organiser said on Saturday.

Century-old Shoolini fair begins in Himachal
Solan, June 24 : Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday inaugurated the century-old Shoolini fair here in Himachal Pradesh on Friday.

Modi greets Virbhadra on his 83rd birthday
Shimla, June 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on his 83rd birthday.

PM Modi greets Himachal Pradesh CM on his birthday
New Delhi, Jun 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, on the latter's birthday.

Shimla to have water supply and sewerage circle
Shimla, June 22 : 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.

CBI questions Himachal CM Virbhadra's son
New Delhi, June 21 : The CBI on Tuesday questioned Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya Singh in connection with a case of alleged disproportionate assets.

Monsoon reaches Himachal in advance
Shimla, June 21 : The southwest monsoon on Tuesday reached Himachal Pradesh in advance with many areas witnessing moderate rainfall in the past 24 hours, the weather office here said.

CBI questions Himachal CM Virbhadra's son
New Delhi, June 21 : The CBI on Tuesday questioned Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya Singh in connection with an alleged disproportionate assets case.

BCCI's 1st annual conclave begins in Dharamsala
Dharamsala, June 21 : BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Tuesday inaugurated the cricket board's first ever annual conclave at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium here.

Exiled Tibetan PM expresses solidarity with refugees across the world
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), June 21 (ANI): Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Monday, expressed solidarity with refugees around the world on the occasion of World Refugee Day in Dharamsala.

Himachal Pradesh marks International Yoga Day
Shimla, June 21 : Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday observed the second International Yoga Day, with union minister Rao Inderjit Singh taking part in yoga exercises here.

CBI says no plan to arrest Virbhadra's children
New Delhi, June 20 : The CBI on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's children were called for questioning in the disproportionate case against him as witnesses and the agency has no plans to detain them.

SC refuses to put on hold three culling notifications
New Delhi, June 20 : The Supreme Court on Monday refused to put on hold three notifications allowing the culling of Nilgai, wild boar and Rhesus Macaque (monkeys) in Bihar, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and asked the petitioners -- an animal rights activist and two organisations -- to approach ...

SC refuses to put stay on killing of Nilgai
New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday refused to put a stay on the killing of Nilgai, wild boar and monkey in the states of Bihar, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh as of now.

Represent to Centre against culling wild animals: SC
New Delhi, June 20 : The Supreme Court on Monday asked an animal rights activist and other organisations to point out to the Central government flaws in its notifications permitting the culling of nilgais, wild boars and rhesus monkeys in Bihar, Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal may get heavy rainfall
Shimla, June 19 : The hills of Himachal Pradesh may see heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours, a weather official said here on Sunday.

Himachal starts skill development scheme
Shimla, June 19 : The Himachal Pradesh government is making efforts to strengthen skill development activities and infrastructure.

Three Himachal riders to capture European Alps
Shimla, June 19 : After capturing the mighty Himalayas, three amateur mountain bikers from Himachal Pradesh are set to cross the European Alps next month, an organiser said on Sunday.

Himachal CM announces development projects worth Rs 27 crore
Shimla, June 18 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday announced a slew of developmental projects entailing an expenditure of Rs 27 crore for Sirmaur district, including setting up of a mini-secretariat in Rajgarh town.

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