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Himachal among 10 states with lowest child sex ratio
Shimla, March 26 : Himachal Pradesh was among 10 states having the lowest child sex ratio (0-6 years) in India and 24 panchayats of Una district have alarmingly low (less than 500) sex ratio, a minister said on Thursday.
Notice to Himachal over row with cricket body
Shimla, March 25 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the state on a petition filed by the state cricket association led by BJP MP Anurag Thakur, seeking quashing of a police complaint about illegal felling of trees near the international stadium in Dharamsala.
No proposal for law to allow animal sacrifice: Himachal CM
Shimla, March 25 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday informed the assembly that there was no proposal to enact any law or promulgate an ordinance against the high court's ban on animal sacrifices for religious purposes in the state.
Himachal governor declines Dhumal's prosecution
Shimla, March 24 : Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalyan Singh's decision to decline sanction for the prosecution of former chief minister and BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal is all set to snowball into a major legal controversy.
Forest fires scorch over 11,000 hectares in Himachal
Shimla, March 24 : Forest fires raging across the hills of Himachal Pradesh scorched over 11,000 hectares of wooded areas and grasslands in the past two years, the state assembly was informed on Tuesday.
Himachal governor declines Dhumal's prosecution for graft
Shimla, March 24 : Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalyan Singh's decision to decline sanctio for the prosecution of former chief minister and BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal is all set to snowball into a major legal controversy.
Himachal HC seeks report on World Bank-funded road project
Shimla, March 23 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday directed a committee constituted by it to file a status report within a fortnight over the delay in the construction of a World Bank-funded road project in a prominent apple belt in Shimla.
Himachal CM advocates preservation of customs
Shimla, March 23 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said he has always advocated preservation of customs and culture for the future generations.
Technology signs out tradition in Himachal assembly, saves money
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, March 22 : Technology has literally signed out the tradition of desk-thumping in the Himachal Pradesh assembly. And the environment-friendly paperless process helps save approximately Rs.15 crore ($2.5 million) per year.
Officials summoned for violations on Shimla's restricted roads
Shimla, March 21 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Saturday directed the deputy commissioner and the superintendent of police to appear before it in person on April 20 in connection with movement of vehicles on restricted and sealed roads in Shimla.
Devotees throng Himachal temples
Shimla, March 21 : Tens of thousands of devotees thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday with the onset of the nine-day-long Chaitra Navratri festival, a holy period for the Hindus.
Culling monkeys best solution, say Himachal legislators
Shimla, March 20 : Culling stray monkeys is the best way to contain their growing numbers which, according to a recent census, have reached 350,000, averred Himachal Pradesh legislators on Friday.
Himachal CM blames SFI for violence
Shimla, March 20 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday blamed the Students Federation of India (SFI) for inciting violence in Shimla, resulting in a police raid on its office and arrest of its activists.
Himachal to light up villages with solar energy
Shimla, March 19 : Himachal Pradesh will try to light up three non-electrified villages located in the deep forests of the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area, India's richest biodiversity spot in the western Himalayas, through solar energy, Power Minister Sujan Singh Pathania said here ...
Himachal CM leaves chopper for snow-bound people
Shimla, March 19 : For mitigating the hardships faced by the snow-bound people in Himachal Pradesh, the 80-year-old chief minister has grounded his plans for flying to the national capital.
Himachal CM orders probe into bridge collapse
Shimla, March 19 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday ordered a high-level inquiry into the collapse of a crucial bridge in the Lahaul Valley, located on the strategically important Manali-Leh highway, within five months of its inauguration.
Himachal CM presents populist but deficit budget
Shimla, March 18 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh presented a populist but deficit budget of Rs.28,339 crore for 2015-16 with no new taxes on Wednesday.
Swine flu claims 20 lives in Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, Mar. 18 : Swine flu, which has led to the death of more than 1,500 people in the country this year, has claimed 20 lives in Himachal Pradesh.
No promoter yet for Himachal mega hydro project
Shimla, March 17 : Himachal Pradesh is virtually feeling powerless in re-allotting a multi-million dollar hydropower project that is under litigation with Reliance Infrastructure.
Himachal targets 6.5 percent growth
Shimla, March 17 : The Himachal Pradesh economy's growth is expected to remain at 6.5 percent this fiscal and the per capita income is estimated at Rs.104,943, crossing five-digit number for the first time, Irrigation and Public Health Minister Vidya Stokes said on Tuesday.
Swine flu kills 20 in Himachal
Shimla, March 17 : Twenty people have died due to swine flu in Himachal Pradesh, Health Minister Kaul Singh said Tuesday.
265,840 cases pending in Himachal courts
Shimla, March 16 : Justice is still a distant cry in Himachal Pradesh, as 265,840 cases are still pending in the high court and lower courts.
Himachal orders probe over school uniform
Shimla, March 16 : Himachal Pradesh Civil Supplies Minister G.S. Bali on Monday ordered a probe into the supply of free school uniform to all categories of students up to Class 10.
Himachal asked to implement Shetty commission report
Shimla, March 16 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday directed the state government to implement the recommendations of the First National Judicial Pay Commission, also known as the Shetty commission, within two weeks for the employees of the subordinate courts.
Himachal fails to ply CNG vehicles on Rohtang despite order
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, March 16 : The Himachal Pradesh government is doing little to implement an order to ply CNG buses on the majestic Rohtang Pass, an area that is staring at ecological destruction.
President urges institutions to adopt villages
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), March 15 : President Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday that institutions of higher learning must adopt five villages each, based on the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
Himachal governor for intense research in agriculture, environment
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), March 15 : Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalyan Singh on Sunday stressed upon the need for intensive research to develop new technologies in agriculture, power, environment and information technology to ensure development.
President urges institutions to adopt villages
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), March 15 : President Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday that institutions of higher learning must adopt five villages each based on the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
Pranab Mukherjee cancels visit to Himachal IIT
Shimla, March 15 : President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday cancelled his visit to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi in Himachal Pradesh owing to bad weather, an official said.
Temperatures rise in Himachal but snowfall in store
Shimla, March 14 : Temperatures in the hills of Himachal Pradesh rose but more rain and snow is in store duringthe next two days, a weather official said here on Saturday.