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Ruckus in Himachal assembly over state budget
Shimla, March 21 : The BJP Thursday created a ruckus in the Himachal Pradesh assembly, expressing dissatisfaction over the chief minister's reply to a discussion on the 2013-14 state budget.
BJP walkout in Himachal assembly over budget reply
Shimla, March 21 : The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday staged a walkout from the Himachal Pradesh assembly, expressing dissatisfaction over the chief minister's reply to a discussion on the state budget for 2013-14.
Himachal to ask cement companies to lower prices
Shimla, March 21 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Thursday said the government would try to convince the cement companies to reduce cement prices in retail.
Opening business in Himachal to be easier: minister
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, March 21 : The hills of Himachal Pradesh are set to roll out a red carpet for entrepreneurs.
Himachal may extend time limit of cement firms
Shimla, March 21 : Himachal Pradesh may extend the deadline for companies to start cement mega-plants in the state as they have failed to finish the job within the fixed time-frame, Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri said here Thursday.
Srinagar orchardists to visit Himachal horticulture universities
Srinagar, Mar 20 : A group of 19 orchardists of Srinagar district will leave for Himachal Pradesh (HP) on a week-long tour to various universities.
Dharamsala organizes sports and cultural event for specially abled ...
Dharamsala, Mar 20 : Dharamsala hosted a two-day sports and cultural program for specially abled children from nineteen blocks of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh.
Mukherjee to address Himachal legislators
Shimla, March 20 : President Pranab Mukherjee will address the Himachal Pradesh assembly May 24 to mark its golden jubilee, Speaker B.B. Butail said Wednesday.
Himachal issues over 51 lakh Aadhaar cards
Shimla, March 20 : A total of 51,94,552 Aadhaar cards have been generated in Himachal Pradesh by the Unique Identification Authority of India, the assembly was told Wednesday.
Rain, snow kill 23 in Himachal
Shimla, March 20 : Twenty-three people were killed this year in Himachal Pradesh due to heavy snow and rains, the government said Wednesday.
Himachal MPs came to aid of J and K cloudburst victims
Shimla, March 20 : The members of parliament (MPs) from Himachal Pradesh are known for their generosity: three MPs had donated funds from their annual Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for cloudburst victims of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir in 2010.
Himachal judge made Tripura chief justice
Shimla, March 18 : Justice Deepak Gupta of the Himachal Pradesh High Court has been elevated as the first chief justice of the newly established Tripura High Court, a statement said here Monday.
Himachal BJP, Congress clash over anti-hail guns
Shimla, March 18 : The Himachal Pradesh assembly Monday saw a war of words and wits between the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP over the effectiveness of anti-hail guns to protect crops and apple trees.
Himachal to cut 'wasteful expenditure' to fix loan liability
Shimla, March 17 : Himachal Pradesh's loan liability by the end of this fiscal (2012-13) is likely to be over Rs.28,513 crore, and the government plans to fix it by cutting "wasteful expenditure", Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has said.
Virbhadra launches Earth Hour campaign in Himachal
Shimla, March 16 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday launched the Earth Hour Signature Campaign of the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature-India here.
Phone tapping row echoes in Himachal assembly (Himachal Newsletter)
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, March 16 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has equated the state's police during the previous BJP regime with the German Nazi regime's dreaded Gestapo, the secret police.
Himachal to review poor families' list next month
Shimla, March 15 : The Himachal Pradesh government will review the list of BPL (below poverty line) families in the state next month so that those left-out are included, the state assembly was told Friday.
Shimla court defers 'green tax' on visitors' vehicles
Shimla, March 15 : In relief to the motorists who were paying "green tax" while entering this tourist resort town, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday temporarily suspended its collection.
'Himachal police worked like Gestapo under BJP'
Shimla, March 14 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Thursday equated the state's police during the previous BJP regime with Gestapo, the German state secret police during the Nazi regime.
Skill allowance for unemployed, no new taxes in Himachal budget
Shimla, March 14 : Unemployed educated youth in Himachal Pradesh will get a monthly skill development allowance of Rs.1,000 while no new taxes have been proposed in the Rs.21,767 crore budget for 2013-14 presented by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Thursday.
Weather Today in India: 14 March 2013
Pune, Mar 14 : Day temperatures were markedly above normal in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir.
BJP walks out of Himachal assembly over renaming of schemes
Shimla, March 13 : The BJP Wednesday walked out from the Himachal Pradesh assembly over the state government's move to change names of schemes and projects named after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Himachal hopes to clock 6.2 percent growth
Shimla, March 13 : Himachal Pradesh's economy is expected to grow by 6.2 percent -- 1.2 percent higher than the national level -- in the next fiscal, the state's economic survey report said Wednesday.
AERB signs MOUs for setting up of DRS
New Delhi, Mar. 13 : Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions and in the Prime Minister's Office, V. Narayanasamy, today informed that the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has signed MOUs relating to setting up of Directorate of Radiation Safety (DRS) with the states of ...
Opposition BJP creates ruckus in Himachal assembly
Shimla, March 12 : Pandemonium prevailed in the Himachal Pradesh assembly on the first day of the budget session as the opposition BJP members protested the speaker's delaying a decision on their two adjournment motions.
Phone tapping row: Virbhadra blames predecessor, Dhumal denies
Shimla, March 12 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Tuesday accused his predecessor Prem Kumar Dhumal in the illegal mass tapping of phones of politicians and bureaucrats when he was heading the erstwhile BJP government. Dhumal refuted the charges.
Over 200 'deities' congregate in Himachal town
Mandi, March 11 : The week-long Mahashivratri festivities, unique to this Himachal Pradesh town, began Monday, the day when celebrations ended in other northern states.
Phone tapping rings alarm bells for Dhumal
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, March 9 : After an audio cassette was recovered that projected Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in bad light, the mass phone tapping in Himachal Pradesh has sent alarm bells ringing for his predecessor, Prem Kumar Dhumal.
Himachal to open drinking points in villages
Shimla, March 7 : The Himachal Pradesh government Thursday allowed opening of "ahatas (designated drinking places)" in villages to increase its revenue.
Himachal to register case in mass phone-tapping
Shimla, March 7 : The Himachal Pradesh government will register a case in the mass tapping of phones during the previous BJP regime in the state, Chief Secretary S. Roy said here Thursday.