Himachal receives fresh snowfall as cold wave intensifies

Shimla: Cold wave conditions have intensified in Himachal Pradesh after fresh snowfall in the state in the last 24 hours, the MeT department said on...

Himachal Pradesh cabinet expanded, three ministers inducted

The Himachal Pradesh cabinet was expanded on Thursday (July 30) with the induction of three ministers, the first expansion of the Jai Ram Thakur-led government since it came to power in 2017.

Himachal BJP chief quits amid health scam row

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COVID-19 lockdown extended till June 30 in Himachal’s Hamirpur, Solan

Shimla: Hamirpur and Solan districts in Himachal Pradesh will continue with the coronavirus lockdown for a month after the current nationwide phase ends on May 31.

Quarantine tourism, anyone? No takers for Himachal CM’s idea

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh as a quarantine destination? Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur's recent idea to promote the hill state as a place where people from elsewhere can spend their days in coronavirus quarantine has not gone down well with many.

Man who travelled 1,800 km to get married returns with wife after 56 days

When 30-year-old Sunil Kumar left Paroian Kalan village in Himachal Pradesh for West Bengal on March 21, he was filled with joy. In a couple of days, he was set to get married and his family was eager to welcome a new member from Kashipur in Purulia district, which is around 1,800 km far from Paroian Kalan. As many as 18 members, including Kumar...

Six Mumbai returnees test COVID-19 positive in HP, tally climbs to 99

Shimla: Six people, including three of a family, who returned to Himachal Pradesh from Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus, taking the states tally to 99, officials said on Wednesday (May 20). While five persons, including three women, tested COVID-19 positive in Kangra district, a man confirmed positive for the disease in Kullu district, they s...

40,000 Manipuris stranded in other states to be brought back: CM

Among handful of other states that do not have any active cases of the novel coronavirus, Manipur stands at the second place in the list, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said on Saturday (May 2).

Himachal Pradesh: 140 stranded Kashmiri labourers leave for J&K in 6 buses

Shimla: About 140 stranded Kashmiri labourers left Shimla for Jammu and Kashmir on Friday (April 24) evening in six buses after the Himachal Pradesh government gave them permission amid the coronavirus lockdown.


Sundar, Natarajan pick 3 each as India dismiss Aus for 369 on Day 2

Brisbane: Debutants Washington Sundar and Thangarasu Natarajan picked three wickets each as a rookie bowling line-up of India dismissed Australia for 369, bringing a lower-middle-order collapse on the second day of the fourth Test in Brisbane on Saturday (January 16).

TMC MP Satabdi Roy ends suspense with ‘I’m with Mamata’ climax

Kolkata: Ending suspense over speculations about her defection to the BJP, Birbhum MP Satabdi Roy on Friday asserted there was no question of her leaving the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and that she's with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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2nd COVID vaccination dry run today. Here’s what happens

The Centre is conducting the second dry run for the proposed COVID vaccination programme in 737 districts across the country on Friday (January 8). The exercise is aimed at ironing out deficiencies in the process and logistics for the vaccination drive and also to fix glitches, if any, in the CoWIN app that will be used for it.

Man hangs self as villagers ‘boycott’ him on COVID-19 suspicion in HP

Shimla: A 37-year-old man, who tested negative for coronavirus, hanged self to death after allegedly facing “social boycott” by the villagers. The incident happened on Sunday morning in Himachal Pradesh’s Una district, reports said.

Come forward by 5 pm or face action: HP CM to Tablighi Jamaat members

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday (April 5) asked all Tablighi Jamaat members who had attended the group's congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin, a COVID-19 hotspot, to come forward for testing by 5 pm, failing which action will be taken against them.

BJP wins both Dharamshala, Pachhad seats in Himachal bypolls

Shimla: The ruling BJP on Thursday (October 24) retained both Dharamshala and Pachhad seats in Himachal Pradesh where bypolls were held earlier this week. In Pachhad, Reena Kashyap of the BJP defeated her nearest rival and former minister Gangu Ram Musafir of the Congress by a margin of 2,742 votes. Rebel BJP candidate Dayal Pyari, who contested as a...

Himachal facing debt burden of over ₹49,000 crore, CM tells Assembly

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh is facing a debt burden of ₹49,096 crore, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the state Assembly on Saturday (August 31).

Woman dies after ‘wrongly diagnosed’ as HIV positive in Shimla

A 22-year-old woman from Himachal Pradesh lost her life after a private clinic in Shimla district "wrongly" diagnosed her as HIV positive, which had caused her to go into coma and resulted in her death. A government hospital diagnosis found that she was not HIV positive. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday (August 28) ...

18 killed in rain-related incidents in Himachal; dam gates opened

Shimla: At least eighteen people were killed and nine others injured in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday (August 18), officials said. Landslides hit a spot near the RTO office here, leaving three persons dead. One person is still trapped under the debris, police said. In another incident, a labourer was killed as the wall of a hou...