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Make skill development nationwide programme: Himachal CM
New Delhi, April 25 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday stressed the need to make skill development a countrywide programme.
Tremors felt in Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, April 25 : An earthquake was felt across Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, triggering panic among the people.
Rajnath Singh to chair 27th meeting of Northern Zonal Council
New Delhi, Apr. 24 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 27th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council comprising of the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, NCT of Delhi and UT of Chandigarh to be held here tomorrow.
Himachal to start 'deemed assessment' system
Shimla, April 24 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said the government would soon introduce 'deemed assessment' system for the traders having a turnover below Rs.1 crore.
Himachal to open national law university
Shimla, April 24 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said a law university would be soon opened in the state capital.
Northern Zonal Council meet to be held on Saturday
New Delhi, April 24 : The chief ministers of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana will participate in the Northern Zonal Council meet to be held here on Saturday.
Rajnath Singh to chair the 27th meeting of Northern Zonal Council
New Delhi, Apr 24 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will Chair the 27th Meeting of the Northern Zonal Council comprising of the States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Punjab, Rajasthan, NCT of Delhi and UT of Chandigarh to be held here on Saturday.
NGT allows diesel vehicles on Rohtang Pass till May 5
Shimla, April 23 : The National Green Tribunal (NGT), which has banned movement of all diesel vehicles across the Rohtang Pass near Manali, on Thursday allowed such vehicles to ply till May 5 after the Himachal Pradesh government said it would conduct trials to explore feasibility of running ...
Himachal told to stop sterilizing monkeys
Shimla, April 23 : The Animal Welfare Board of India has asked Himachal Pradesh to stop its monkey sterilization programme till it ensures humane treatment of the primitives, an animal rights activist said on Thursday.
Himachal CM's private secretary fails to turn up before ED
Shimla, April 22 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's principal private secretary Subhash Ahluwalia, charged with money laundering, did not turn up before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here on Wednesday for examination, an official said.
Auditor slams Himachal Pradesh over ADB-funded hydel project
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, April 22 : The state-run Himachal Pradesh Power Corp's mega hydropower project, being funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), not only faces a cost overrun of Rs.606 crore but may also become commercially unviable, India's official auditor has said.
Himachal Pradesh: Forest officials gun down suspected man-eater ...
Shimla, Apr. 19 : Forest officials in Himachal Pradesh have gunned down a suspected man-eater leopard, which is believed to have killed a young girl earlier this month.
Himachal CM accused of receiving favours; his office denies
Shimla, April 18 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has been receiving favours from a company which has been constructing a strategically important tunnel in the state, BJP leader and former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal's son alleged on Saturday.
Civil servants should be impartial: Himachal CM
Shimla, April 18 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday said the civil servants should be impartial and capable of implementing the policies of the government, irrespective of its political complexion.
Himachal gets three national highways
Shimla, April 17 : Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday announced three national highways -- Theog-Kotkhai-Jubbal-Hatkoti, Una-Badsar-Bhota and Kumharhatti-Sarahan-Nahan -- for Himachal Pradesh.
Public service commissions' meet to begin in Shimla
Shimla, April 17 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will inaugurate the 17th national conference of chairpersons of state public service commissions here on Saturday.
Himachal plans to revamp scheme for elders: CM
Shimla, April 17 : The Himachal Pradesh government is planning to revamp its scheme for elders with an aim to improve quality of life by providing them basic amenities, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Friday.
Himachal CM opens national masters' athletics meet
Dharamsala, April 16 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday opened the 36th National Masters' Athletics Championship here.
Himachal CM launches energy saving programme
Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), April 15 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday launched a state-wide LED promotional programme for conserving energy.
CAG criticises delay in Concor's depot in Himachal
Shimla, April 15 : The exporters in Himachal Pradesh's prominent industrial belt Baddi are yet to get the benefit of an inland container depot of the Container Corporation of India (Concor), which was scheduled to be ready by January 2010, the Comptroller Auditor General of India (CAG) has said.
Three-fourth of Class 8 students in Himachal schools lack competence: ...
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, April 15 : It's startling but true. In a state with 82.8 percent literacy, 20 per cent of Class 3 students in Himachal Pradesh's government schools cannot identify alphabets or numbers.
European energy firms show interest in Himachal
Shimla, April 14 : CINK Hydro Energy, a Czech Republic-based company, has showed interest in investing in Himachal Pradesh hydropower plants, while Provotek of Germany has proposed to commission a wind energy manufacturing facility in the state, a statement said on Tuesday.
Himachal chief secretary operated after brain stroke
Shimla, April 12 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary P. Mitra, who was admitted to the PGI in Chandigarh following a brain hemorrhage, was operated upon on Sunday, a statement here said.
Body of Indian killed in Yemen being brought back, kin told
Shimla, April 12 : The government has informed the family of Manjeet Singh, of Himachal Pradesh who died in Yemen in a bomb blast, that the formalities relating to bringing his body back home are on.
Candle light vigil held in Dharamsala for Tibetan nun
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Apr. 12 : Tibetans living in exile in Dharamshala held a candle light vigil to express solidarity and support for a nun, who reportedly died after setting herself on fire earlier this week.
Legislation to regulate sports bodies: Himachal CM
Shimla, April 11 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday said the government has brought legislation to regulate sports associations, thereby making them accountable.
Family of Indian killed in Yemen waits for official confirmation
Shimla, April 11 : Living in a small village in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district, the family of Manjit Singh who was working on merchant vessel Gulf Dove in Yemen, is yet to come to terms with his reported death.
Extended weekend ups Himachal tourist influx
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, April 11 : The onset of a long weekend from Saturday is set to bring in hordes of tourists into Himachal Pradesh. In Shimla alone, the hospitality industry is gearing up to play host to no less than 50,000 tourists in the extended weekend that lasts till April 14.
Himachal's debt Rs.33,884 crore in 2013-14
Shimla, April 10 : Himachal Pradesh's debt stood at a whopping Rs.33,884 crore in 2013-14 with the growth of 11 percent over the previous year, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said on Friday.
Himachal assembly okays big hike in lawmakers' allowances
Shimla, April 10 : The Himachal Pradesh assembly on Friday passed three amendment bills to enable a sharp increase in the allowances of legislators, ministers and former legislators.