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Himachal CM seeks tax exemption for industry
New Delhi, Jan 18 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday sought full tax exemption from the central government to the industry in the state for five years and 50 per cent for the next five years.

Virbhadra case: Court asks ED to file status report
New Delhi, Jan 18 : A court here on Thursday asked the ED to file a status report in a case against Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) agent Anand Chauhan accused of investing Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's "tainted" money in LIC policies.

Himachal sees high temperatures, but snow in line
Shimla, Jan 18 : The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday saw slightly high temperatures due to prevailing dry weather, but the Met Office forecast rain and more snowfall next week.

Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam gives Rs 1 cr to Himachal CM's Relief Fund
Shimla, Jan 16 : The public sector power generator Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), a company that owns and operates India's largest hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh, on Tuesday contributed Rs 1 crore to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.

Dry weather spikes Himachal mercury abnormally
Shimla, Jan 16 : Large parts of Himachal Pradesh saw abnormal rise in mercury on Tuesday, with no chance of rain and snow largely this week too, the weather department said.

Snowless slopes kill skiing in Himachal this year
Manali, Jan 16 : The ski slopes are deserted as scores of skiers in picturesque Solang Valley of Himachal Pradesh have been literally left high and dry with snow failing to cover its steep slopes.

Himachal to restore hot springs at Tattapani: CM
Shimla, Jan 14 : The Himachal Pradesh government is committed to promote religious tourism in Tattapani village on the Sutlej river bank in Mandi district and restore the natural hot springs there, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Sunday.

Thousands take dip in Himachal rivers to mark Makar Sankranti
Shimla/Manali, Jan 14 : Tens of thousands of devotees across Himachal Pradesh on Sunday took a dip in rivers braving cold weather to mark the auspicious Makar Sankranti festival.

We don't intend to ban 'Padmavat': HP CM
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , Jan 14 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur has said the state does not intend to ban Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film 'Padmavat' if there is nothing controversial in it.

Pant ton helps Delhi crush Himachal in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tourney
New Delhi, Jan 14 : Opener Rishabh Pant slammed 116 as Delhi outplayed Himachal Pradesh by 10 wickets in a North Zone match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament here on Sunday.

Skier Aanchal Thakur returns home post historic feat
Bhuntar (Himachal Pradesh) , Jan 13 :Having etched her name in history books by winning the first-ever medal for India in a skiing competition, skier Aanchal Thakur on Saturday arrived early morning to a rousing welcome amidst loud cheer and claps at the Kullu-Manali Airport.

Himachal sees another sunny but cold day
Shimla, Jan 13 : The hills of Himachal Pradesh saw another sunny but cold day on Saturday with most of the tourist destinations at freezing point.

Himachal health worker figures on WHO calendar
Shimla, Jan 12 : In probably the first instance of its kind in the country, a woman health worker from Himachal Pradesh has figured on a World Health Organisation's calendar.

Himachal gives Rs 3 lakh compensation for Nepalese's custodial death
Dharamsala, Jan 12 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday announced a compensation of Rs 300,000 to the kin of a Nepalese who died in custody after his arrest in a sensational gang rape-murder case of a schoolgirl.

HP Govt. announces cash award of Rs 5 lakh for skier Anchal Thakur
Dharamsala , Jan 11 : The Himachal Pradesh government has announced a cash reward of Rs five lakh for skier Aanchal Thakur, who etched her name in history books by winning the first-ever medal for India in a skiing competition

Govt will cooperate with CBI in Kotkhai rape case: HP Law Minister
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) Jan. 11 : The government will fully cooperate with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Kotkhai rape case, said Himachal Pradesh Law Minister Suresh Bhardwaj on Wednesday.

Himachal Governor asks MLAs to keep political vendetta at bay
Dharamsala, Jan 10 : Political vendetta should not come in the way of development of the state, Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev Vrat told legislators on Wednesday.

Kothkai rape: CBI highlights Govt's non-cooperation
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , Jan 10 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed an affidavit along with a fresh status report in the Himachal Pradesh High Court on the sensational gang rape and murder of a minor girl in Shimla earlier this year.

Padmavat's release in HP uncertain
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , Jan 9 : Reacting to controversy revolving around Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmavat, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said he respects art but when peoples sentiments are involved then such matters should be discussed.

Himachal native arrested with narcotics
Calangute (Goa) , Jan 9 : A Himachal Pradesh native was arrested in Goa's Calangute for possession of cannabis.

Himachal Cabinet contributes Rs 1 lakh each to relief fund
Dharamsala, Jan 9 : In a humanitarian gesture, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his 11 Cabinet colleagues on Tuesday decided to contribute Rs 100,000 each from their salary towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, Thakur said.

Tibetan student body demands release of activist jailed in China
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) , Jan. 09 : Students for Free Tibet (SFT) on Monday called on the Chinese government to release Tashi Wangchuk, who has been jailed in China for inciting separatism.

SR Mardi appointed as new HP DGP
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , Jan 8 : IPS officer Sita Ram Mardi has been appointed as the new Director General of Police of Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal CM upgrades hospital in his constituency
Shimla, Jan 7 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday announced the upgradation of the Community Health Centre in his constituency located in the interiors of Mandi district.

Shun practice of touching feet: Himachal CM
Shimla, Jan 7 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur asked party workers and visitors to shun the practice of touching his feet and offering garlands to him.

Himachal district moves to end age-old menstruation taboo
Shimla, Jan 7 : It's a taboo no one really talks about in remote villages of Himachal Pradesh -- but could soon end.

Himachal shivers as mercury remains sub-zero
Shimla, Jan 7 : An intense cold wave saw most parts of Himachal Pradesh shivering on Sunday with Shimla at a biting 1.3 degrees Celsius while nearby Kufri recorded 1.8 degrees below the freezing point.

Shimla, Manali freeze, record season's lowest
Shimla, Jan 6 : Himachal Pradesh tourist destinations Shimla and Manali on Saturday saw the season's lowest temperature. The minimum temperatures across the state remained two-three degrees below average.

Agnihotri to be Congress legislature party leader in Himachal
New Delhi, Jan 5 : Mukesh Agnihotri, who was re-elected from Haroli in the recent Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, was on Friday appointed the leader of Congress legislature party in the state.

Himachal CM announces women helpline
Shimla, Jan 5 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday announced he will set up round-the-clock women helpline to check crime against them.