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Virbhadra Singh addresses election rallies in Kangra district

While addressing election rallies at Thural and Fared in district Kangra in favor of congress parliamentary candidate Chander Kumar from Kangra Constituency, Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh said that, “Shanta has not done anything extraordinary for the state that could be remembered.” He said that he was a ‘poet’ not a ‘politician’ and always remains in

7 shops and 6 residential houses gutted in major fire : Kullu district

By : Mohan Verma As many as 7 shops and 6 houses were completely gutted in a devastating fire which broke out on Monday night at township of Banjar sub division of Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh. The loss of property worth over 2 crore was estimated while no loss of life was reported in the

Himachal public service panel studying UPSC exam pattern

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) will look into the possibilities of picking up the new examination pattern as that of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for state administrative services, says a report. K.S. Tomar informed that within three months, the committee comprising three members will submit its report. He added that the commission

7 people killed as vehicle falls into Chenab : Himachal Pradesh

7 persons were killed and 5 others critically injured when the pick-up in which they were travelling plunged into Chenab river on Doda-Kishtwar highway near the Dharabshalah area of Kishtwar district, 200 km from Chamba late Saturday night. The deceased have been identified as Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Solan in HP, Pyar Din of

Swing of 5 to 6 percent votes caused reversal of result in 2009 elections

By : Mohan Verma The 2014 General Elections Reference Handbook issued by Press Information Bureau said that there was a swing of 5 to 6 percent in votes polled which resulted reversal of results in 2009 in Himachal Pradesh as BJP secured 3 out of total 4 seats whereas in 2004 Congress had secured 3

“Don’t use Kinner name for the transgender” : Kinnaur tribe

By : Mohan Verma The tribal people from Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh have again taken a strong exception to the use of word ‘Kinner’ for the transgender and eunuchs by some media organisations after the Supreme Court’s judgement of recognizing them as the third gender, on Tuesday. The tribals of Kinnaur welcomed the historical

”Modi hype like El-Nino” : Yechury

Equating BJP’s PM pick Narendra Modi’s hype with climatic factor ‘El-Nino’, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member and Rajya Sabha CPI(M) MP Sita Ram Yechury on Thursday alleged that there would be no change in the economic policy. “It can create heat in national polity like ‘El-Nino’ effect as this hype is posing a challenging social harmony,” he

Political battles drawn in Himachal Pradesh

By : Mohan Verma Political parties have made their election battles almost clear as this hill state was going to have multi-corner contest. Candidates of BJP, Congress, CPIM, AAP, BSP and Shiv Sena has already announced most of them are already filling their nomination started since April 14, as state goes to poll on May

Centenary function to be held at Masroor temple on April 18

Centenary function to be held at Masroor temple on April 18

By : Mohan Verma Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) would celebrate its centenary function in the complex of ancient rock carved Masroor temple in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh on April 18, 2014. With motive to preserve the archaeological interest monuments, ancient temples, buildings and landmarks, ASI was established in April 1914. This function is organised

Shanta Kumar pulls up Congress for keeping silence over black haven

By : Mohan Verma BJP stalwart and Former Union Minister Shanta Kumar pulled Congress party for keeping long silence over the issue of black haven in foreign banks, assuring to bring this back after formation of NDA government in the center. Addressing media persons at Shimla on Tuesday, Mr. Kumar released a document based on

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