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Twelve people stranded in Himachal's Spiti Valley
Shimla, Sep 27 (IANS) Twelve people, comprising trekkers belonging to West Bengal and porters have been stranded in Himachal Pradesh's remote Spiti Valley, officials said on Monday. Two trekkers died due to high-altitude sickness.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kullu to have weaver design resource centre: Goyal
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 26 (IANS) A weaver services and design resource centre will be set up in Himachan Pradesh's Kullu town to provide a better platform for export of handicraft products in the international market, Union Commerce and Industry and Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal said on Sunday.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Stenzin Tankong's Ladakhi short film 'Sekool' throws light on nomadic tribes
Leh, Sep 26 (IANS) Director, writer and editor Stenzin Tankong says his short film 'Sekool' reflects the needs of every human being that remains the same despite all the diversities. He was talking about this Ladakhi short film that is being screened at the Himalayan Film Festival in Ladakh.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
Himachal's climate-resilient agriculture attracts foreigners
Shimla, Sep 26 (IANS) The low cost climate-resilient agriculture -- a type of farming involving eco-friendly processes in the face of climate change with the optimum use of cow dung and cow urine to make the degraded soil nutrients healthy again -- is not only gaining ground in the mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh but also attracting researchers.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Raja Shabir Khan on his Kashmiri film 'Shepherds of Paradise'
Leh, Sep 25 (IANS) Acclaimed Kashmiri film 'Shepherds of Paradise' was screened at Picturetime's inflatable theatre stationed at the ongoing Himalayan Film Festival in Ladakh. The director of the film, Raja Shabir Khan shares about his film and also remembers the protagonist of the film who sadly died due to Covid-19.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
Himachal made great progress in 50 years of statehood: Goyal
Shimla, Sep 25 (IANS) Union Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday presided over a state-level function of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) here.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Notice to Himachal Chief Secy for 'converting' school into mall
Shimla, Sep 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary and others in a suo motu cognizance of a letter written by a student alleging big shopping malls has been proposed on a government school campus in Mandi town to benefit rich and political leaders.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Centre sanctions medical devices park in Himachal
Shimla, Sep 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has been sanctioned a medical devices park, first in north India, by the Central government with the grant-in-aid of Rs 100 crore, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Piyush Goyal hails Himachal for 100% first dose vaccination
Shimla, Sep 24 (IANS) Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday appreciated Himachal Pradesh for becoming the country's first state to achieve 100 per cent first dose vaccination against Covid-19 to the eligible age groups.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
SJVN gets 1,000 MW solar power project
Shimla, Sep 24 (IANS) Public sector hydropower major SJVN has got 1,000 MW grid connected solar PV power project allotted by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd (IREDA), its Chairman and Managing Director Nand Lal Sharma said on Friday.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal to reopen schools from Sep 27
Shimla, Sep 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Friday decided to reopen government schools from September 27 for Classes 9 to 12. However, online classes for Classes up to 8 would continue.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education
India's highest EV charging station set up in Himachal
Shimla, Sep 23 (IANS) Againt the picturesque backdrop of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti Valley, India's highest electric vehicle (EV) charging station was set up by a company on Thursday.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Reduce GST rate on ropeways, demands Himachal CM
Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has urged the Centre that the rate of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on ropeways and other unconventional modes of transportation be reduced to five from 18 per cent.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Gandhis holiday in Shimla after Amarinder's exit
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) Just hours after settling the political tussle in Punjab with the departure of party veteran Amarinder Singh, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi were in a holiday mood.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
After settling tussle in Punjab, Sonia heads to Shimla
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) Just hours after settling the political tussle in its ruled state Punjab, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi is in a holiday mood.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Placement-linked skill training boon for Himachal rural youth
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) The placement-linked skill training programme -- Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushal Yojana -- is proving to be a boon for the poor rural youth in Himachal Pradesh as it enabled to train 5,320 people and provide employment to 3,021 in various sectors, officials said on Monday.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Warm send off to President Kovind in Shimla
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) After spending four days in the Himachal Pradesh capital, President Ram Nath Kovind was on Sunday accorded warm send off at Annadale helipad.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal to link 27,000 self-help groups with online platforms
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) To provide a wider market to products made by 27,000 self-help groups comprising 2.80 lakh women, Himachal Pradesh will link all of them with the e-commerce platforms of the Central government and private companies, state Rural Development Minister Virender Kanwar said on Sunday.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
States to take serious note of CAG advice: Kovind
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) The state governments will take serious note of advice made by an institution like the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), which will positively impact the public service delivery standards, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Need to introspect 50 years of Himachal journey: Anurag Thakur
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur, on Friday called for collective, synergised, unified and proactive initiatives to work for the comprehensive socio-economic development of Himachal Pradesh.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Adopt natural farming, keep Himachal free from chemical fertilizers: Kovind
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) Urging the farmers to adopt natural farming and keep the land free from chemical fertilizers, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said the country is proud of the development story written by Himachal Pradesh in the past 50 years.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
President Kovind arrives in Shimla on 4-day visit
Shimla, Sep 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday arrived in the Himachal Pradesh capital on a four-day visit.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Don't handover Tibetan schools to NGO: Himachal minister
Shimla, Sep 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj has written a letter to Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urging not to handover central Tibetan schools to an NGO and bring them under the ambit of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Man, 3 kids burnt alive as fire engulfs house in Himachal village
Shimla, Sep 14 (IANS) Four members of a family, comprising three minors, were burnt alive when their house caught fire in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, an official said.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal administered over 74 lakh vaccine doses
Shimla, Sep 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has been able to administer over 74 lakh doses of Covid vaccine, including first and second doses, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Ahead of Prez visit to Shimla, 4 staff test Covid positive
Shimla, Sep 12 (IANS) With President Ram Nath Kovind's 5-day tentative visit to the Himachal Pradesh capital just days away, four employees of 'The Retreat', the summer holiday resort of the President near here, tested positive for Covid-19, officials said on Sunday.
2021-09-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal adapting to low-cost farming the natural way
Shimla, Sep 12 (IANS) The north-western Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh is going back to the roots the natural way as 13 per cent of the farmers have adapted to low-cost farming techniques in just three years, say officials.
2021-09-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
HC notice to Himachal, NHAI over frequent landslides
Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) Expressing concern over frequent landslides in the state, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday issued notice to the Central and state governments and the National Highway Authority of India on a plea for directions to authorities to take necessary steps to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening impact of disasters.
2021-09-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
MLAs can't don role of administration, says Himachal HC
Shimla, Sep 8 (IANS) Categorically laying down that the politicians cannot don the role of administration, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has ruled the legislators or the minister concerned have the right to make recommendations on the transfer of a government employee, but these cannot be taken to be the final word.
2021-09-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Notice over lack of parking near Himachal's Chintpurni temple
Shimla, Sep 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued notices to the state Chief Secretary, the Principal Secretary (PWD) and others over the non-availability of a parking facility near the Mata Chintpurni Temple, the prominent Hindu shrine in Una district.
2021-09-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Tough terrain, weather didn't deter Covid healthcare workers in Himachal
Shimla, Sep 6 (IANS) With authorities now gearing up to complete the coronavirus vaccination of all above 18 by November 30, tough Himalayan terrain and inclement weather conditions in Himachal Pradesh didn't deter healthcare workers and local authorities to become country's first state of giving the first dose of vaccine to all eligible people.
2021-09-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
10th century Triloknath temple in Himachal goes online
Manali, Sep 6 (IANS) The 10th century Triloknath temple, revered by the Hindus and the Buddhists, situated in Himachal Pradesh's high mountainous Lahaul-Spiti district is just a click away, officials said on Monday.
2021-09-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion
British-era police post in Shimla renovated
Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday inaugurated the renovated 134-year-old police assistance room built by the British India at the historic Mall Road here.
2021-09-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal village at 15,256 feet get potable water
Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the Himachal Pradesh government under the Jal Jeevan Mission has managed to provide potable water to Tashigang, a remote village located at an altitude of 15,256 feet in Lahaul-Spiti district, officials said on Sunday.
2021-09-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
1,500 self-help women groups in Himachal stitch 40 lakh masks
Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) With the demand for facemasks going up amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, 12,000 women of 1,500 self-help groups (SHGs) in 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh have stitched over 40 lakh masks through hand-operated machines, as per a minister.
2021-09-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Malana cream, murder, mystery plot high in Bollywood
Manali, Sep 5 (IANS) Senior journalist Aditya Kants crime thriller novel 'High on Kasol, which uncovers the controversial subject of the mysterious disappearance of foreigners and the changing trends of drug trafficking and consumption in Himachal Pradeshs picturesque Kullu Valley, has created a buzz in Bollywood.
2021-09-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Natural farming revives Shimla's abandoned apple orchard
Shimla, Sep 4 (IANS) In a complete turnaround, an almost-deserted apple orchard at the Regional Horticulture Research Station of the Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry in Mashobra near here is now lush with apples and inter-crops.
2021-09-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Tibetans celebrate 61st anniversary of democracy day
Dharamsala, Sep 2 (IANS) The democratically elected Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Thursday commemorated the 61st founding anniversary of the Tibetan Parliament following the arrival of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and 80,000 Tibetans in exile.
2021-09-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Water, instead of woes, may soon flow in 'Queen of Hills'
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Water, instead of woes, may soon flow out of the taps in the 'Queen of Hills', once the favourite summer retreat of British India, with the pumping of the Satluj river water from its catchment with the World Bank help.
2021-08-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal Pradesh to fill 4,000 vacant teachers' posts
Shimla, Aug 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday decided to fill 4,000 posts of teachers, including 820 posts of drawing teachers and 870 for physical education, on contract.
2021-08-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education
Pankaj Tripathi hails Ladakh's first moving theatre
Leh, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Pankaj Tripathi has shared his thoughts on installing an inflatable theatre in Leh (Ladakh) by Picturetime Digiplex, a mobile digital movie theatre company.
2021-08-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
Himachal lights up rocky villages with solar power
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) Remote rocky villages of Himachal Pradesh, where snowfall often damages electricity transmission lines for days and breathing kerosene fumes is the only option, are coming out of darkness with the government installing solar lights for individuals and community places.
2021-08-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Focus on contact tracing, mainly in rural areas: Himachal CM
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday directed all Deputy Commissioners to focus on contact tracing, especially in the rural areas, keeping in view the abrupt spike in the Covid-19 cases.
2021-08-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Himachal university extends support to its Afghan students
Solan, Aug 18 (IANS) Authorities of the Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday extended support to students from Afghanistan, who are pursuing their studies at the university.
2021-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education
Pay arrears to freedom fighter's widow from 1974: Himachal HC
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Dismissing an appeal filed by the Central government challenging the order of grant of pension to the widow of a freedom fighter with effect from 1974, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed it to pay all the arrears of pension, including the interest, to her.
2021-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tibetan struggle 'modelled' on path of Mahatma, Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, Aug 15 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Sunday celebrated India's 75th Independence Day with its President Penpa Tsering unfurling the Indian national flag and singing national anthem here.
2021-08-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Independence Day ride for greener, healthier tomorrow
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Celebrating country's 75th Independence Day in a 'greener way', the Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (Hastpa), along with the Shimla Cycling Association, on Saturday announced to organize a 30-km cycling ride from St. Bede's, one of India's oldest women's colleges here, to Daak Bangla village, where the riders will plant around 100 saplings.
2021-08-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
100 students sing national anthem in Himalayas in full-throated voice
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) Nearly 100 school students on Friday sang the national anthem in the Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh in a full-throated voice to mark the 75th anniversary of India's independence, being celebrated as 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'.
2021-08-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Trans-Himalaya landslides in Himachal block river
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) A major landslide in trans-Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh on Friday blocked the flow of the glacial-fed Chandrabagha river, raising flood fears in downstream villages in Udaipur tehsil, officials said. However, the river made its natural course over the landslide after several hours of the lake formation.
2021-08-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Himachal to conserve native Pahari cow
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) Seeing the dairy potential in strengthening the rural economy, the Himachal Pradesh government is launching a three-year project of Rs 4.64 crore with the central government assistance for the conservation and propagation of genes of Pahari cow, state Animal Husbandry Minister Virender Kanwar said on Friday.
2021-08-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife