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Three low-intensity quakes hit Himachal
Shimla, Aug 27 : Three low-intensity earthquake quakes hit Himachal Pradesh on Saturday but there were no reports of damage to life or property, an official told IANS.

Two mild quakes hit Himachal
Shimla, Aug 27 : Two mild quakes hit Himachal Pradesh on Saturday morning, authorities said.

Himachal Pradesh bill to ban sale of loose cigarettes
Shimla, Aug 26 : Himachal Pradesh Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur on Friday introduced a bill in the assembly to dissuade youngsters from tobacco use and smoking, making provisions for registration of tobacco sellers.

War of words between Himachal CM, Dhumal over removal of plaque
Shimla, Aug 26 : The Himachal Pradesh assembly on Friday witnessed awkward moments when Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was accused of removing the plaques of foundation stones that had the name of former Chief Minister and BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal.

Cloudburst kills five in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 26 : Five members of a family belonging to Nepal were killed and one was injured after a cloudburst in Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh, an official said on Friday.

Himachal MP allocates all discretionary fund
Shimla, Aug 25 : An MP from Himachal Pradesh on Thursday said he had allocated and utilised all his parliamentary discretionary fund in the Shimla constituency in barely two years.

Want to further quiz HP CM's wife, ED tells court
New Delhi, Aug 24 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that Pratibha Singh, wife of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, needed to be further questioned in the ongoing probe in a money laundering case.

Himachal assembly revokes BJP legislator's suspension
Shimla, Aug 24 : Proceedings in the Himachal Pradesh assembly on Wednesday virtually came to a standstill for nearly two hours over the suspension of an opposition BJP legislator for damaging the assembly property during ruckus a day earlier.

Missing child was murdered for ransom: Himachal CM
Shimla, Aug 23 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday informed the assembly that the child who was missing for over two years was murdered for ransom.

Ready with charge sheet against Virbhadra in DA case, CBI tells ...
New Delhi, Aug 23 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it was ready with the charge sheet in a disproportionate assets case against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and sought permission to submit it.

Chaos in Himachal assembly on 'fresh revelations' against CM
Shimla, Aug 23 : The Himachal Pradesh assembly witnessed pandemonium on Tuesday with the opposition BJP demanding that Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh respond to media reports on finalisation of a CBI chargesheet against him and staging a walk-out from the house.

Himachal Assembly passes GST Constitutional Amendment Bill
Shimla, Aug 22 : The Himachal Pradesh Assembly on Monday passed the Good and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill.

Himachal Pradesh assembly ratifies GST Bill
Shimla, Aug 22 : The Himachal Pradesh assembly on Monday unanimously ratified the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) that was passed by Parliament this month.

Himachal gets 17 per cent deficient rainfall
Shimla, Aug 21 : The southwest monsoon was 17 per cent deficient in Himachal Pradesh with four districts recording shortfall in rain, an official at the local meteorological office said on Sunday.

Manimahesh pilgrimage in Himachal to begin on August 25
Shimla, Aug 21 : The fortnight-long pilgrimage to Manimahesh lake, linked to Lord Shiva, in Himachal Pradesh will begin on August 25 and about 200,000 people are expected to take part in it, an official said on Sunday.

Virbhadra's money laundering case: PHC dismisses bail plea of Anand ...
New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): The Patiala House Court on Saturday dismissed bail plea of LIC agent and Virbhadra Singh's close aide Anand Chauhan, who has been arrested in the money laundering case against the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and his family.

Rajiv Gandhi source of inspiration: Himachal CM
Shimla, Aug 20 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Saturday former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was a source of inspiration.

Sindhu is nation's pride: Himachal CM
Shimla, Aug 19 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday congratulated shuttler P.V. Sindhu, calling her the nation's pride.

Delhi HC dismisses plea challenging notification to kill boars, ...
New Delhi, Aug. 19 : The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed the plea challenging the government notification to kill boars, nilgais and monkeys in Uttarakhand, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh respectively.

Himachal assembly may ratify GST bill next week
Shimla, Aug 19 : The Himachal Pradesh assembly may ratify the constitution amendment bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) during its monsoon session beginning on August 22, an official said here on Friday.

Himachal relaxes norms for captive stone quarries
Shimla, Aug 18 : The Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday decided to allow road and hydel project developers to set up captive stone quarries without seeking No objection Certificate (NoC) from Panchayats.

Rains cause Rs 567 crore loss in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 17 : Himachal Pradesh has suffered a loss of Rs 567.32 crore due to rains that have also claimed 28 human lives, the state government said on Wednesday.

Monsoon falls into lull in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 16 : The southwest monsoon has remained subdued in the hills of Himachal Pradesh with most of the areas not experiencing any significant rainfall at all, the Met Office here said on Tuesday.

Himachal minister falls off stage, suffers head injury
Shimla, Aug 15 : Himachal Pradesh minister Vidya Stokes, 88, on Monday suffered a minor head injury when she fell off the stage at an Independence Day function, officials said.

Himachal CM announces DA on Independence Day
Solan, Aug 15 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday announced a six percent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for state government employees and pensioners from January 1.

Himachal CM announces DA on Independence Day
Solan, Aug 15 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday announced a six percent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for state government employees and pensioners from January 1.

Five tourists from Punjab washed away in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 14 : Five tourists from Punjab were washed away in a swollen rivulet in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district on Sunday, police said. However, a sixth one was rescued by the locals.

Spike in tourists in Himachal sets cash register ringing
Shimla, Aug 14 : Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist resorts Shimla, Manali, Narkanda, Kasauli, Kalpa and Dharamsala are chock-a-block with the tourists this long weekend, bringing cheer to tour operators and hoteliers as their cash registers are set ringing.

Monsoon to remain subdued in Himachal, says Met office
Shimla, Aug 14 : For almost a week most of Himachal Pradesh areas have been experiencing moderate to heavy rainfall but the monsoon will now largely remain subdued in the coming week, the weather man said on Sunday.

Rain continues to lash parts of Himachal Pradesh
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Aug. 14 : Rain continued to lash some parts of Himachal Pradesh including capital town Shimla during past 24 hours, throwing life out of gear in far flung and interior areas of the state.

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