Himachal implements 10% quota for economically weak

Sunday, 20 January 2019 09:45
The BJP-ruled Jai Ram Thakur government in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday implemented 10 per cent reservation scheme for the economically weak people in the general category. The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting held here. The also approved several…

Himachal to increase forest cover by 35%

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 10:14
Himachal Pradesh aims to increase forest cover from 26 to 35 per cent, Forest Minister Govind Singh Thakur said on Tuesday. Presiding over a workshop on a project for improvement of the Himachal Pradesh Forest Ecosystems Management and Livelihood here,…

Himachal Congress gets new chief

Friday, 11 January 2019 09:06
Himachal Pradesh Congress President Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu was replaced on Thursday by Kuldeep Rathore, a confidant of former Union Minister Anand Sharma, the party said. Sukhu was replaced owing to differences between him and six-time Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who…

Rain, snow to hit Himachal

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 13:33
With the interiors of Himachal Pradesh still recovering from last week’s heavy snowfall, the weatherman on Tuesday forecast more rain and snow in the state this week. “Some areas are likely to experience snow and rain till Wednesday,” a meteorological…

Himachal seeks India Reserve Battalion for women

Saturday, 05 January 2019 09:52
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here and requested him to sanction one more India Reserve Battalion (IRB) for women. Thakur said the state is giving priority to women empowerment…

Himachal sees cloud but no chance of snow

Sunday, 30 December 2018 16:49
It was partly cloudy with the cold wave sweeping most parts of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, while the Met office forecast “no chance of rainfall and snowfall in the state till New Year’s Eve”. The western disturbances — storm systems…

Manali, Kalpa in Himachal get snowfall

Thursday, 27 December 2018 16:50
Some parts of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday received snowfall but it continued to elude the capital, Met said. The tourist resorts of Manali and Kalpa again experienced moderate snow. The minimum temperature recorded at Manali, that saw two cm of…

Rahul, Priyanka holidaying in Shimla

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 09:03
After the Congress returned to power in three states, party President Rahul Gandhi, his sister Priyanka Vadra and her children are in a holiday mood. They reached Charabra, near here, on Tuesday where Priyanka’s cottage was constructed, an official told…

30 injured in Himachal accident

Monday, 29 August 2016 16:53
Shimla: At least 30 people were injured when a private mini bus carrying 60 passengers skidded off the road and rolled down a hill in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district on Monday, police said.The bus was coming to Kullu town when…

Marauding monkeys to now face bullets in Shimla

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 11:32
Shimla: No monkey business any more - at least in tourist hotspot Shimla. Declared vermin, the marauding monkeys will be shot down in areas outside forests to check their menace.The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, in a communication…