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21 killed as bus falls into Himachal gorge
Shimla, July 29 : At least 21 passengers were killed and five others injured when a state roadways bus Tuesday rolled down into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district, police said.
20 killed in Himachal bus accident
Shimla, July 29 : At least 20 passengers were killed when a state roadways bus rolled down a hill and fell into a gorge Tuesday in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district, police said.
Two minor sisters washed away in Himachal rivulet
Shimla, July 28 : Two minor sisters were Monday washed away in a swollen rivulet in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, police said.
SJVNL's Q1 profit 23.61 percent
Shimla, July 28 : Public sector Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL), a company that owns and operates India's largest hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh, Monday said it recorded 23.61 percent increase in profit after tax for this fiscal's first quarter.
Heavy rain in Himachal, rivers in spate
Shimla, July 28 : The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall Monday, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.
Shimla gets Himachal's first water-dispensing ATM
Shimla, July 28 : Now, you can buy drinking water by using an ATM card in this Himachal Pradesh capital, the first in the state.
Shimla gets Himachal's first water-dispensing ATM
Shimla, July 28 : Now, you can buy drinking water by using an ATM card in this Himachal Pradesh capital, the first in the state and perhaps in the country.
Himachal researcher's work on Newton's law gets appreciation
Shimla, July 27 : A researcher from Himachal Pradesh has received appreciations from an international society of scientists for picking holes in Newton's law of motion.
Himachal allows allotment of 'nautor' land
Shimla, July 26 : The Himachal Pradesh government has agreed to allotment of "nautor land" to those settled in tribal areas, a legislator said Saturday.
Himachal CM gets exemption in defamation cases
Una (Himachal Pradesh), July 26 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday appeared in two trial courts here and secured personal bonds for exemption from personal appearance in two defamation suits against him.
'Work on Himachal's biggest marketing yard on'
Shimla, July 26 : Work on the biggest marketing yard in Himachal Pradesh to help apple and other fruit growers is on and it will be completed within its timeframe, an official said here Saturday.
Himachal CM makes surprise visit to hospital
Shimla, July 26 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday paid a surprise visit to a hospital in Una district and enquired about the well-being of the patients.
Himachal may bar university teachers from politics
Shimla, July 25 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Friday said the state may bar teachers of Himachal Pradesh University here from taking part in active politics and contesting elections.
Himachal public service commission seeks funds for e-governance
Shimla, July 25 : The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has sent a proposal to the central government to approve its Rs.6.48 crore e-governance project, the commission's chairman K.S. Tomar said Friday.
Himachal to provide bicycles to women labourers
Shimla, July 25 : Himachal Pradesh will provide household items, including a bicycle, to women labourers and insure all workers enrolled under the state Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, an official said Friday.
Himachal HC allows regulation of admission to private varsities
Shimla, July 24 : In a major setback to 16 private universities and an equal number of private technical institutes in the state, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has refused to intervene in the state's mechanism to regulate their admission process.
Himachal to ban sale of loose cigarettes
Bangalore, July 24 : The Himachal Pradesh government will soon impose a ban on sale of loose cigarettes and also enhance value-added tax (VAT) on tobacco products, Health Minister Kaul Singh said Thursday.
Water levels rising in Himachal dams
Shimla, July 24 : The water levels in Himachal Pradesh's major dams, Bhakra and Pong, have started rising with the revival of the monsoon in the region, an official said Thursday.
Ban on green felling in 1986 historical: Himachal CM
Shimla, July 24 : The government's blanket ban on green felling imposed in 1986 was historical for conserving and safeguarding the forest wealth, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said Thursday.
More heavy rain forecast for Himachal
Shimla, July 24 : The hills of Himachal Pradesh Thursday continued to get heavy spells of the rain, the weather bureau said. More rainfall is forecast till the weekend.
Despite lawsuit, Himachal re-tenders mega hydro project
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, July 23 : Himachal Pradesh will re-seek bids for a multi-million dollar hydropower project that is under litigation with Reliance Infrastructure and has unsettled financial issues with the previous bidder, the Netherlands-based Brakel Corp.
Is Shimla still a 'pedestrian city', asks high court
Shimla, July 23 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court has asked the state government whether Shimla still retains the tag of a pedestrian city where the walkers have the right to walk freely.
Dalai Lama describes ongoing Gaza crisis as "unthinkable"
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh), July 22 : Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, has said that the ongoing Gaza crisis was "unthinkable".
Himachal men donating organs for wives
Shimla, July 22 : In a pleasant new trend in Himachal Pradesh, husbands are increasing coming forward to donate organs to their wives.
Himachal to bring all urban bodies under planning area
Shimla, July 21 : For ensuring planned development of the urban areas in Himachal Pradesh, the state government has proposed to bring all urban local bodies under the planning ambit, a minister said Monday.
Himachal streamlines timber distribution policy
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, July 21 : A new policy by the Himachal Pradesh government to allot trees, instead of timber or wood, at subsidized rates for constructing or repairing houses has streamlined the process in the state, an official said.
Plant at least one sapling, Himachal asks employees
Shimla, July 20 : Himachal Pradesh Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri Sunday appealed to all government employees to plant at least one sapling to ensure re-greening of the hills.
Himachal CPI-M to oppose move to relax land laws
Shimla, July 19 : The Himachal Pradesh unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday decried the state government's move to dilute the land reforms and tenancy act, especially section 118, in the state.
Heavy rains continue in Himachal
Shimla, July 19 : Heavy rainfall continued in Himachal Pradesh Saturday with some parts recording up to 85 mm of rainfall. More rains are in the offing, the Met office said.
Himachal on alert after terrorist movement reports
Shimla, July 18 : Himachal Pradesh Police has upped security after receiving intelligence regarding movement of four terrorists in the state's border areas, police said Friday.