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19 Feb 2017

3 killed as car falls into gorge in Shimla

19 Feb 2017 | 8:10 PM

SHIMLA:Three persons were killed when their car rolled down into a deep gorge near Kharapatthar on Theog-Kotkhai National highway, 85 km from here, on Sunday.

‘Rohtang Tunnel to be ready well within 2019’

19 Feb 2017 | 10:46 AM

NEW DELHI: The construction of Rohtang Tunnel, a strategic project that will also provide all-year road connectivity to Lahaul and Spiti Valley, will be completed “well within” the deadline of 2019, project engineers have said.

Gargi, Savan win half marathon

19 Feb 2017 | 12:57 AM

MANDI: As many as 110 persons took part in an open half marathon here today.

Automatic laundry service for varsity students

19 Feb 2017 | 12:57 AM

SOLAN: YUwash launderette services were started for hostlers at Bahra University in Waknaghat yesterday.

Rally an act of indiscipline: CM to Bali

19 Feb 2017 | 12:57 AM

SHIMLA: The verbal duel between Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and Transport Minister GS Bali seems to be hotting up with the Chief Minister stating that the plans of his Cabinet colleague to hold a youth rally on the issue of unemployment allowance would be perceived as an act of indiscipline.

Virbhadra draws flak over U-turn on Ramdev land

19 Feb 2017 | 12:57 AM

SUNDERNAGAR: Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today said the BJP would form the government in the coming Assembly elections.

CM’s allegations hold no water: Anurag

19 Feb 2017 | 12:57 AM

UNA: Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur today said Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who came to power on the basis of his allegations that Himachal was on sale during the BJP regime, had failed to prove a single allegation even after four-and-a-half years.

Farmers submit memo against cattle menace

19 Feb 2017 | 12:57 AM

NURPUR: Led by local former MLA Rakesh Pathania farmers from Suliali and Thehar gram panchayats in Nurpur development block yesterday met local Sub Divisional Magistrate AH Sadiq and apprised him of the problem of abandoned and stray cattle roaming around in their area.

CITU: Increase daily wages of workers

19 Feb 2017 | 12:57 AM

SHIMLA: The CITU yesterday proposed that the state government should increase daily wages of workers and increase the minimum pay by linking it with the price index.

Labourers hurt as tent collapses in Mandi

19 Feb 2017 | 12:57 AM

MANDI: A major tragedy was averted this morning when a waterproof tent, set up for the week-long Shivratri fair, collapsed at Paddal Ground here, leaving a man critically injured.

Bantony Castle goes to govt formally

19 Feb 2017 | 12:57 AM

SHIMLA: The decades old struggle to acquire the Bantony Castle, the summer palace of the erstwhile rulers of Sirmaur, finally ended today with the prime property being transferred in the name of the Department of Language, Art and Culture in the revenue record.

18 Feb 2017

Labourer injured as Shivratri fair tent collapses in Mandi

18 Feb 2017 | 1:00 PM

MANDI: A major tragedy was averted on Saturday morning as the waterproof dome tent set up for weeklong Shivratri fair suddenly collapsed at Padal ground here, leaving a man critically injured.

Second accused still at large, cops continue raids

18 Feb 2017 | 12:22 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Police continued raids in Punjab to arrest the prime-accused in the Akansh Sen murder case.

Adalat for pensioners

18 Feb 2017 | 12:22 AM

KULLU: Controller of Communications Accounts, HP Telecom, organised a adalat to redress the grievances of pensioners of the Department of Telecommunications and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) at Bachat Bhawan today.

Man killed in road accident

18 Feb 2017 | 12:22 AM

KULLU: A person was killed when his car rammed into a parapet in Ramshila, Kullu, today.

Justice for evicted farmers sought

18 Feb 2017 | 12:22 AM

SHIMLA: Farmers today demanded implementation of the Himachal Pradesh Conferment of Proprietary Rights on Government Land Scheme, 2017, to save small and marginal growers from the ongoing eviction drive.

IIT student drowns while clicking selfie

18 Feb 2017 | 12:22 AM

MANDI: Deep Prakash Singh (19), a student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi, reportedly drowned in Uhal river while taking a selfie.

Bona fide certificate for women married outside state

18 Feb 2017 | 12:22 AM

SHIMLA: The Cabinet today decided to regularise the service of 3,000 part time water carriers and water carriers-cum-peon in the Education Department, who had been appointed under the 1996 and 2001 policies.

Govt U-turn: Ramdev Trust to get back land

18 Feb 2017 | 12:22 AM

SHIMLA: In a complete u-turn on its earlier decision of cancelling the 28-acre land lease allotted in favour of Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust of Ramdev in Kandagaht area of Solan, Himachal Cabinet today decided to consider restoration of the land to the Yog Guru’s Haridwar-based Trust, ignoring the illegalities detected during investigation.

Fourlane samiti holds protest, demand relief

18 Feb 2017 | 12:22 AM

MANDI: The Fourlane Sangharsh Samiti Mandi-Kullu staged a protest against the state government and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) at Pandoh here today.

32 students injured in Sundernagar bus mishap

18 Feb 2017 | 12:22 AM

SUNDERNAGAR: Thirtytwo children and driver were injured when the bus of Vivekanand Public Senior Secondary School, Dehar, in which they were travelling, overturned near Dehar, 25 km from here, this morning.

Conserve rainwater: Governor

18 Feb 2017 | 12:22 AM

UNA: Governor Acharya Devvrat reached Una today.

Body found

18 Feb 2017 | 12:22 AM

KULLU: The body of a youth was found near a hydro project site at Barshaini in Parbati Valley yesterday.

CITU: Resolve Shongtong project workers’ dispute

18 Feb 2017 | 12:22 AM

SHIMLA: CITU workers led by CPM leader Rakesh Singha today protested in front of the HPCL office here and demanded immediate solution to the protracted dispute of workers of the 450 MW Shongtong power project in Kinnaur.

17 Feb 2017

IIT Mandi student drowns allegedly while clicking selfie in Uhal river

17 Feb 2017 | 3:07 PM

MANDI: An Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi student drowned in the Uhal river on Thursday while allegedly taking a selfie.

30 students injured as school bus skids off road near Sundernagar

17 Feb 2017 | 10:43 AM

MANDI: Thirty students were injured on Friday morning as the private school bus they were travelling in skidded off the road at Dehar near Sundernagar in Mandi district.

AIR Hamirpur celebrates 24th anniversary

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

HAMIRPUR: The Ghazal Symphony at All India Radio (AIR) station here mesmerised audience with songs of golden era and folklores sung by local artistes, including Ajay Mehra, Joginder Puri Balla, Vijay Bagga Raju, and folk singers sharing the stage today to mark the 24th anniversary of the AIR station here today.

Awareness on schemes for human trafficking victims

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

UNA: An awareness workshop on government schemes for victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation was organised by the District Legal Services Authority today.

Man killed as car falls into gorge

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

SUNDERNAGAR: One person was killed and another seriously injured when the car they were travelling in fell into a 200-m-deep gorge on the Sundernagar-Karsog (between Jachh-Brokari) road during late last night.

Woman succumbs to injuries

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

KANGRA: A woman (35), a resident of Gadyaroo village falling under Sarkaghat police station, succumbed to her injuries after she fell from a hillock during treatment at the DRPGMC, Tanda.

Drive against drunken driving in Kangra

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

DHARAMSALA: The Kangra police have launched a campaign against drunken driving in the district.

CM must desist from misleading outsourced employees: Dhumal

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

HAMIRPUR: Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today said Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh must desist from misleading outsourced employees in the state.

Meet farmers’ demand or face consequences: Samiti

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

MANDI: Four-lane Sangharsh Samiti Mandi-Kullu chairperson Brig Khushal Thakur (retd) has threatened the state government and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to consider the demands of farmers before going to acquire their land between Nagchala and Manali or be ready to face consequences.

45 CCTV cameras to keep vigil during Shivratri fair

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

MANDI: To keep a vigil over visitors’ activities during the week-long Shivratri fair in Mandi, the district police administration will install 45 CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras at different key points in the town.

Training in pest management

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

SHIMLA: A three-day training programme on ‘Integrated Pest Management in Forestry and Control of Insects, Pests and Diseases in Medicinal Plants’ started at Himalayan Forest Research Institute (HFRI) today.

17-yr-old boy commits suicide

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

KANGRA: A 17-year-old boy of Bangani village here reportedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance.

Raise snow trout production, says Minister

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

SHIMLA: Forest and Fisheries Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri laid stress on developing breeding technology for snow trout in the state so that its production could be increased by stocking of the seeds in rivers.

Water samples okay, supply from Ashwani Khud to resume

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

SOLAN: With three consecutive samples of water drawn from the Ashwani Khud testing negative for hepatitis A and E viruses, the district administration today gave its nod to resume lifting of water from the source.

Another Volvo from Nurpur to Chd

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

NURPUR: The Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) today started its second Volvo bus service from Nurpur to Chandigarh.

15 skiers to vie in Japan Asian Winter Games

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

MANALI: A 22-member Indian skiing team, which includes 15 skiers and seven officials, will participate in the 8th Asian Winter Games at Sapporo, Japan, scheduled to begin from February 18 to 27.

Truck unions charging high freight: CII

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

SOLAN: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today said it should be allowed to ply its own vehicles in view of the high freight charged by various truck unions in the state.

Traffic on Solan-Kumarhatti bypass to be suspended

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

SOLAN: The movement of vehicles from the Solan bypass at Deori Dwar to the Kumarhatti bypass on the National Highway-22, where the four-laning work is under way, will remain suspended from February 22 to 24.

Start work on footbridges, link roads: CM to SMC

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today directed the Shimla Municipal Corporation and Public Works Department to start work on the three footbridges, three link roads, speed up completion of the housing projects meant for the urban poor in the capital city.

Jathia Devi near Jubbarhatti set to become smart hill town

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

SHIMLA: If all goes as planned, Jathia Devi in Shimla district, is set to become the country’s first ‘smart hill town’.

Bali set to embarrass govt again

17 Feb 2017 | 12:58 AM

SHIMLA: Adamant on his demand that the Congress regime must honour its election commitment of granting unemployment allowance to the jobless youth, Transport Minister GS Bali once again seems to be in a belligerent mood as he plans to hold a state-level rally for unemployed youth and women from all over the state by this month-end.

16 Feb 2017

Expedite probe into Nabahi Temple ‘scam’: Samiti

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

SUNDERNAGAR: A delegation of the Nabahi Mandir Sangharsh Samiti, Sarkaghat, on Sunday submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh through the DC, Mandi, demanding a speedy inquiry into a “scam worth crores” at the Nabahi Devi Temple.

Japan team interacts with women self-help groups

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

UNA: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is ready to support the Swan Women Federation, working in the field of women empowerment in Una district.

Eating joint at war memorial finally sealed

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

DHARAMSALA: The impasse over the eating joint at the war memorial in Dharamsala ended today with the district administration finally sealing it after a three-day struggle.

Rs 22.79 cr for Kangra beautification

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

KANGRA: Different development and beautification projects will be implemented in Kangra town at a cost of Rs 22.

Take care of mentally-challenged: NGO

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

SHIMLA: Ajai Srivastava, chairperson, Umang Foundation, a charitable trust, yesterday accused the district administration in the state of not taking care of mentally-challenged persons languishing in rain shelters or on the roadside as mandated under the Mental Health Act, 1987.

Lay sewerage, water pipes at a distance: Nanda

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

SHIMLA: Additional Chief Secretary, IPH and Urban Development Department Manisha Nanda today directed the department to maintain a distance while laying the sewerage and drinking water pipelines and complete all the sewerage schemes in time.

Difficult to find youth fit for Army in Punjab: Governor

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

SHIMLA: Governor Acharya Devvrat today stressed the need for launching a mass movement to combat the drug menace which, he said, was the biggest threat to any society as drugs had gripped the younger generation.

Inter-CPSU table tennis tourney ends

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

KHAIRI (CHAMBA): The four-day 19th Inter Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Table Tennis tournament concluded here today.

Blow to BJP as no-trust move against MC chief defeated

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

SOLAN: The Doon BJP received a jolt to its move of capturing the Baddi Municipal Committee as a Congress-supported member Narinder Kumar withdrew his support to the no-confidence motion moved yesterday against the president, the vice-president and four BJP councillors.

3 killed in accident

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

SOLAN: Three persons were killed and two injured when their Alto car (UK-07-AK-0830) rolled down a deep gorge on the Jamna-Matiana road at Mukan Lohran village in Shillai sub-division of Sirmaur district this morning.

Shimla MC to raze 19 shops in Boileauganj, Sanjauli

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

SHIMLA: The Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) has decided to demolish its 19 shops (14 in Boileauganj and four at the Sanjauli Chowk) to facilitate the smooth flow of traffic.

Solan four-laning makes little progress

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

SHIMLA: The Kiratpur-Ner Chowk National Highway four-laning project is making a steady progress in spite of suspension of work following collapse of a tunnel in September 2015 and lingering conflict over land acquisition.

State awarded for telemedicine facilities

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

DHARAMSALA: The government of Himachal Pradesh has won Indian Express Heath Care award 2017 for its telemedicine programme started in 2015.

Finally, BBN pharma hub to get testing lab

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

SOLAN: The much-awaited drug testing lab catering to the pharmaceutical hub of the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh (BBN) may soon be a reality with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare granting the requisite funds.

Govt to frame policy for outsourced workers: CM

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said the state government was aware of the problems of outsourced employees and would soon frame a policy for them.

Flights from Shimla to resume next month

16 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

SHIMLA: Flights could finally be resumed from Jubbarhatti airport near here after a span of over four-and-a-half years with the Director General, Civil Aviation, indicating start of two flights daily under the Domestic Summer Schedule from March 26, 2017.

15 Feb 2017

Roads still covered with snow in Pangi

15 Feb 2017 | 12:45 AM

CHAMBA: Residents of snowbound Pangi tribal sub-division of Chamba district are still facing hardships due to the recent heavy snowfall as the link roads connecting the sub-divisional at Killar are still covered with snow.

Delay in DPRs: Cong refutes BJP charge

15 Feb 2017 | 12:45 AM

SHIMLA: Irrigation and Public Health Minister Vidya Stokes and Health and Family Welfare Minister Kaul Singh Thakur today rubbished the charge of BJP leaders that the state government had not prepared detailed project reports (DPRs) of 61 national highways notified by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in the state.

Internal roads opened to traffic in Lahaul & Spiti

15 Feb 2017 | 12:45 AM

MANDI: The roads between Keylong-Gaimur, Keylong-Dalang and Udaipur-Jahalama in the tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti have opened for vehicular traffic.

NCW members visit Shillai village

15 Feb 2017 | 12:45 AM

SOLAN: A team of National Commission for Women led by Rekha Sharma, member, today visited Dimana village in the Shillai sub-division of the Sirmaur district and interacted with about nine families whose daughters have been married in Haryana.

BJP plans protest in support of growers

15 Feb 2017 | 12:45 AM

SHIMLA: Perturbed over non-fulfillment of promises made to apple and other fruit growers, BJP will stage a protest outside horticulture directorate on February 21 and later submit a memorandum to Governor Acharya Devvrat in this regard.

Major traffic bottleneck from Cart Road removed

15 Feb 2017 | 12:45 AM

SHIMLA: Wielding the axe after dithering for years, the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) demolished 11 shops, including dabhas and shacks, which were in a dilapidated condition and thus removed a major traffic bottleneck near the congested Old Bus stand on the Cart Road, a lifeline of the capital city.

Stand-off between admn, eating joint owner

15 Feb 2017 | 12:45 AM

DHARAMSALA: The Kangra district administration and the person running an eating joint at the War Memorial in Dharamsala are at loggerheads for the past two days.

2 killed, four hurt in accident

15 Feb 2017 | 12:45 AM

SOLAN: Two people were killed and four injured, including three school going sisters, when the truck they were travelling in rolled down into a deep gorge at Nainidhar area of Shillai sub-division in Sirmaur district today.

GST help desk for traders: CM

15 Feb 2017 | 12:45 AM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said that a help desk would be set up to facilitate traders to make them aware of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and those businessmen who were under the fold of service tax would also come under the GST.