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Himachal court seeks report on house tax recovery
Shimla, Nov 20 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court Thursday directed the deputy commissioner of Shimla and the tehsildar (recovery) to file a fresh status report, indicating the process initiated by them for the recovery of house tax from the defaulters.
Himachal assembly winter session begins Dec 5
Shimla, Nov 20 : The eight-day winter session of the Himachal Pradesh legislative assembly will begin Dec 5 in Dharamsala town, an official said Thursday.
Himachal wants monkeys off its back
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, Nov 20 : With the exploding monkey population in Himachal Pradesh posing a major challenge to its human population, it is being now debated whether to allow their select culling or translocation and, if nothing works out, exporting them out of the state.
Himachal varsity relaxes norms for visually impaired
Shimla, Nov 20 : In a major relief to the visually impaired and physically challenged, the Himachal Pradesh University in Shimla has allowed them to engage a writer irrespective of his qualification in the exams, an official said Thursday.
Himachal Pradesh's E-Vidhan project creates national impact
Shimla, Nov. 19 : The Himachal Pradesh government's initiative of going paperless while conducting the proceedings in its Legislative Assembly has created ripples far and wide with states from the northeast and other parts of the country showing interest to gain knowledge about this project.
Two Shimla resorts booked for encroaching forest land
Shimla, Nov 19 : The Himachal Pradesh government has initiated action against two private tourist resorts for encroaching upon forest land in Mahasu peak area, a tourist spot on the outskirts of Shimla, a court heard Wednesday.
All schools in Hamirpur have toilets for girls: BJP MP
New Delhi, Nov 19 : BJP MP Anurag Thakur Wednesday said his Hamirpur parliamentary constituency in Himachal Pradesh is the only constituency in the country to have separate toilets for girls in all government schools.
Supreme Court appoints panel to look into plastic bag ban
New Delhi, Nov 18 : The Supreme Court Tuesday took serious note of the near absence of the enforcement of the ban on certain plastic carry bags that have become a hazard for grazing animals, and appointed three court commissioners who would visit Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh to review the ban's ...
Himachal CM income tax case: Court summons records
Shimla, Nov 18 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court Tuesday directed the income tax department to produce all the records related to transfer of cases of investigations into the income tax returns of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his family members.
Drowning of 24 students: Himachal HC judgment Dec 9
Shimla, Nov 17 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday decided to dispose of a petition Dec 9 related to the drowning of 24 students of a Hyderabad engineering college in the Beas river in June.
Nehru's legacy must be upheld: Himachal CM
New Delhi, Nov 17 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Monday said the contributions made by former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru to shape modern India were well known and his legacy must be upheld by rising above political considerations.
JSW Energy buys JPVL's Himachal hydro projects at Rs.9,700 crore
New Delhi, Nov 16 : Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd (JPVL) Sunday said it has signed an agreement with Jindal Group vertical JSW Energy for sale of two hydro-electric projects in Himachal Pradesh for about Rs.9,700 crore.
Himachal to set up thalassemia screening centres
Shimla, Nov 16 : Himachal Pradesh will soon have screening centres to estimate the prevalence of beta thalassemia trait among people, a health official said Sunday.
Himachal starts free ambulance service for pregnant women, newborns
Shimla, Nov 15 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday flagged off 45 ambulances under the first phase of the Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram, the national initiative of the health ministry to benefit pregnant women and newborns.
Himachal government did not allow probe into land deal: CBI
Shimla, Nov 15 : The Himachal Pradesh government did not permit investigation into the land deal involving former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav, the CBI said. The deal is being seen as part of the cash-for-judge scam that rocked the judicial circles in Chandigarh in 2008.
Himachal CM opens state-run hydro plant
Shimla, Nov 14 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Friday inaugurated state-run 10 MW Ghanvi (stage II) hydropower project in Shimla district, which will annually generate revenue of Rs.12 crore, a statement said.
Develop region-specific vegetables: Himachal CM
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 13 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Thursday stressed the need to develop region-specific vegetable varieties for optimum production and low input.
Himachal HC concerned over monkey menace
Shimla, Nov 12 : Expressing concern over the death of a woman in Shimla last week owing to the monkey menace, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Wednesday vent its anguish over the lack of action to contain the problem.
Korean Buddhists attend Dalai Lama teaching camp in Dharamsala
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Nov. 12 : Over 1,500 Buddhists from Korea attended a teaching camp on Tuesday conducted by the Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Court gets tough on violations on Shimla's sealed roads
Shimla, Nov 12 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the government to file a status report on a list of permit holders who are authorised to drive vehicles on roads sealed to traffic here.
Vigilance sleuths inspect Shimla's luxury housing project
Shimla, Nov 11 : The vigilance and anti-corruption bureau of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday inspected the upcoming luxury housing project here being promoted by Bemloe Development and Infrastructure Company, which is facing allegations of wrongdoing in getting clearances for the project.
Himachal governor opens 17th century fair
Rampur (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 11 : Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh Tuesday declared open the four-day-long, centuries-old International Lavi fair here.
Himachal's Keylong freezes at minus 2.1 degrees
Shimla, Nov 10 : Higher parts of Himachal Pradesh Monday stayed below freezing point with Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti district, being the coldest with a minimum temperature of minus 2.1 degrees Celsius, the season's lowest.
Nadda's induction double setback for Dhumal (News Analysis)
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, Nov 9 : The induction of Himachal Pradesh BJP leader Jagat Prakash Nadda in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ministry has come as double whammy for two-time chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal.
In the hills, neighbours miss Vajpayee
By Vishal Gulati, Prini (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 9 : Residents of this picturesque village are missing a gentleman politician who built a cottage here hoping to spend time amid apple and walnut trees before illness gripped him: Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Rasna, Vadilal keen to invest in Himachal
Ahmedabad, Nov 8 : Fruit juice concentrates maker Rasna Private Ltd Saturday showed interest in setting up a food park in Himachal Pradesh, while Vadilal Industries Ltd proposed to commission an agro processing unit.
Air Deccan keen to start flights to Himachal
Bangalore, Nov 7 : Budget airline Air Deccan Friday expressed interest in starting to-and-fro fights from Delhi and Chandigarh to three tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh, a statement said.
'Cosmology and Consciousness', Dharamshala conference stresses on ...
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh), Nov. 7 : A Buddhist scholar, on Wednesday stressed on the importance of modern education, primarily science, for monks and nuns along with traditional study, while addressing a conference at Dharamsala.
Develop Lord Parshuram-linked Renuka area: Himachal governor
Shimla, Nov 6 : Himachal Pradesh governor Urmila Singh Thursday called for the development of tourism in the Renuka region that is linked with Lord Parshuram's mother Goddess Renuka.
Godrej, Aptech, Weikfield keen to invest in Himachal
Mumbai, Nov 6 : Himachal Pradesh Thursday got more investment proposals from Godrej, Aptech, Mukand Ltd., Weikfield Foods Pvt. Ltd., Stanford English Academy and American Global Health Group in the investors' meet in Mumbai, an official said.