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Pakistan's water experts to inspect Himachal project
Manali, Sep 21 : A three-member Pakistani delegations of water experts reached this Himachal Pradesh town Sunday to inspect an upcoming hydropower project in the Lahaul Valley, an official said.
Mountain bikers ride high on Himachal lofty peaks
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, Sep 21 : Himachal Pradesh is riding high on a popularity wave among mountain bikers - both Indians and foreigners. More and more of them are negotiating sharp bends on inhospitable off-road tracks of the lower Himalayas for their slice of glory.
Construct toilets in all schools in two months: Himachal CM
Shimla, Sep 20 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday issued directions that toilets should be constructed in all schools in the state within two months.
Independent agency to inspect river project: Himachal CM
Shimla, Sep 19 : The ongoing Swan river channelisation project might be inspected by some independent agency for assessing the quality of work, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said Friday.
Himachal reclaims Prashant Bhushan's land
Shimla, Sep 17 : In a setback to lawyer Prashant Bhushan, the Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday reclaimed a chunk of prime land in a tea garden allotted to the senior counsel and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader for constructing an educational institute.
With winter's onset, the gods return from heaven!
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, Sep 17 : It's a fair celebrated in Himachal Pradesh to mark the end of the crop harvest, prepare for the harsh winter ahead and the return of the gods from heaven.
Beas tragedy: Chargesheet filed in trial court
Shimla, Sep 15 : A chargesheet has been filed in a trial court into the drowning of 24 students of a Hyderabad engineering college in the Beas river in June, police told the Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday.
Himachal government to facilitate holding of Dharamsala ODI
Shimla, Sep 15 : The Himachal Pradesh government Monday said it would extend all possible help to organise the India-West Indies ODI a day after HPCA president Anurag Thakur expressed uncertainty over holding it.
Punjab accuses Himachal of polluting Ghaggar river
Chandigarh, Sep 15 : After asking authorities in Chandigarh to curb pollution of Ghaggar river, the Punjab government has now accused Himachal Pradesh of polluting the river through industrial and domestic discharge.
A taste of Italy up in Shimla hills
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, Sep 15 : The Himachal Pradesh capital is now offering a platter of authentic taste of Italy -- an Italian thin crust, hand-rolled wood-fired pizzas laced with an assortment of organic herbs grown in its kitchen garden.
Himachal tourism to bloom due to floods in Kashmir
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, Sep 14 : Floods in Kashmir may be a boon for Himachal Pradesh. A surge in tourist inflow to Himachal Pradesh is likely in the upcoming festive season because the devastating floods in Kashmir are scaring away tourists.
Himachal simplifies hydro project clearances
Shimla, Sep 13 : The Himachal Pradesh government has simplified the project clearance process to speed up completion of the hydropower projects in the state, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said Saturday.
Himachal to hold apple festival
Shimla, Sep 12 : To promote apples of Himachal Pradesh, the fruit basket of the country, the state tourism department will organise a two-day apple festival here from Sep 25, an official said Friday.
Tibetan parliament to discuss Xi's visit to India
Dharamsala, Sep 12 : The session of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile began in this Himachal Pradesh hill town Friday and will hold special deliberations on the proposed visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India next week, an official said.
Himachal student makes bullet train model
Shimla, Sep 12 : A Himachal Pradesh student has created a bullet train model that has been selected for a national-level exhibition, a school official said Friday.
Himachal first-time legislator acquitted in murder case
Panchkula/Shimla, Sep 11 : A fast track court in Panchkula in Haryana Thursday acquitted first-time Himachal Pradesh legislator Ram Kumar Chaudhary and five others in a murder case.
Himachal legislator acquitted in murder case
Panchkula (Haryana), Sep 11 : A fast track court here in Haryana Thursday acquitted Congress legislator from Himachal Pradesh Ram Kumar Chaudhary and five others in a murder case.
Kullu deities to give 'verdict' on animal sacrifice
By Vishal Gulati, Kullu, Sep 10 : A rare congregation of deities has been called this month near here in Himachal Pradesh to religiously go through a high court order prohibiting animal slaughter at religious ceremonies.
Himachal Pradesh CM praises Centre's help in flood-hit Kashmir
New Delhi, Sept.9 : Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge) Prakash Javadekar today met Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and reviewed the situation arising out of the flood-cum-landslide natural calamity in Jammu and Kashmir.
Himachal signs pact to run ambulances for expectant mothers
Shimla, Sep 9 : Himachal Pradesh Tuesday signed a pact with a Hyderabad-based company to launch a drop-back free ambulance service from Nov 14 for expectant mothers and children up to one year of age.
Himachal minister worried over low sex ratio
Shimla, Sep 9 : Himachal Pradesh Health Minister Kaul Singh Tuesday expressed concern over the low sex ratio in certain areas of the state adjoining Punjab.
BJP MP formally charged in Himachal cricket body land row
Dharamsala, Sep 9 : Within a week of a trial court here summoning BJP MP Anurag Thakur for alleged wrongdoing in land allotment to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association which he heads, another charge sheet was filed against him Tuesday for axing trees on the land for rsiding a residential ...
SJVNL declares dividend of Rs.405.39 crore
Shimla, Sep 9 : Public sector Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL), a company that owns and operates India's largest hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh, Tuesday announced a dividend of Rs.405.39 crore, an increase of Rs.8.27 crore over the last fiscal.
Top Portuguese cyclist to participate in mountain rally
Shimla, Sep 8 : Portuguese Sonia Lopes, the first and only female cyclist to win the non-stop 500-km Portugal Bike Race, will participate in South Asia's biggest mountain bike rally to be held in Himachal Pradesh later this month.
Himachal CM for re-introduction of Class 5 exam
Shimla, Sep 8 : Concerned over the declining standards of education at the primary and elementary levels, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Monday sought re-introduction of Class 5 and 8 examinations to check a further dip.
Former Himachal CM, MP son summoned in cricket body row
Shimla/Dharamsala, Sep 6 : Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his two sons, including Lok Sabha member Anurag Thakur, were Saturday summoned by a trial court in Dharamsala for alleged wrongdoing in allotment of land to the state's cricket association.
Mild snowfall in high hills of Himachal
Shimla, Sep 5 : Higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh Friday experienced mild spells of snow, while the low and mid hills saw moderate to heavy showers, the met office said.
Independent MLAs support welfare schemes: Himachal minister
Shimla, Sep 5 : The four Independent legislators in Himachal Pradesh are supporting the welfare schemes and development agenda of the state government, Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri said Friday.
Sedition episode unfortunate, Himachal CM
Shimla, Sep 3 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Wednesday said he is pained to know about a sedition incident, wherein a few people issued an anti-national statement.
1,000-year-old monastery to have Buddhist studies centre
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, Sep 3 : Tabo, an ancient seat of Buddhist religion and culture in picturesque Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh in northern India, will now have an international learning centre.