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Rajnath Singh to soon visit Himachal border areas

By: Mohan Verma Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Himachal Pradesh to access the need for more para military troops along the border between Himachal Pradesh and Jammu Kashmir at Chamba district. In a press statement, Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal,  met with Union minister at New Delhi today apprising him about the issue of deployment of

CM hails the decision to raise quota of subsidized LPG

Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh has welcomed the decision of the Union Government for raising the quota of subsidized LPG cylinders from 9 to 12 in a year.  He said that he had taken up the matter with the petroleum ministry to enhance the limit of subsidized LPG cylinders to 12 especially in the hilly

Government to make realize the dream of poor houseless

A big relief has come for the houseless and landless poor of the state as the government has taken a landmark decision to allot land to them for the construction of houses. A decision has been taken to provide three Biswas of land in rural areas and two Biswas land in urban areas for such

Himachal awarded best state in health and investment

Himachal Pradesh has been adjudged best state in the country in health and investment sectors in the category of big states. Union Minister for Rural Development Mr. Jai Ram Ramesh presented the Best State Awards to chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh in “State of States conclave 2013″, a function held at Hotel Hyatt Regency in

Legislation for women empowerment

State government has brought a legislation for women empowerment in the state assembly yesterday after slashing down the stamp duties for women from existing rate of five percent to four percent. Himachal Revenue minister Kaul Singh Thakur introduced the Indian Stamp Himachal Pradesh (Amendment) Bill 2013, seeking to amend clause 23 of Indian Stamp Act

Himachal to announce new TD policy soon

State government would announce new timber distribution policy within a week as it was informed by Himachal Pradesh Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri in the house today. Replying to call attention motion brought by Maheshwar Singh in the assembly, Mr. Bharmouri said that government had already made blue print of new TD policy in which

‘War Museum’ to be set at Shaheed Smarak in Dharamshala

‘War Museum’ to be set at Shaheed Smarak in Dharamshala

Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh today said that people of the country are indebted to the brave soldiers who made supreme sacrifices in the freedom struggle and then safeguarding the borders and maintaining the integrity of the country. He said that the gallant soldiers of Himachal Pradesh were always in front in making sacrifices for

HP Chief Minister inspects new buses of HRTC

Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh inspected the new modern buses of Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) at Tapovan in Dharamshala today. These buses have been manufactured by Tata Motors Marcopolo Ltd., which is a world class motor company. Expressing satisfaction, he said that a fleet of 515 such buses would provide more comfortable journey

Government increases aid to freedom fighters in HP

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh announced substantial increase in honorarium of widows and unmarried daughters of freedom fighters from Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 5,000 per month. He also announced increase in grant-in-aid for marriage of daughters of freedom fighters from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 51,000 and grand-daughters from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 21,000. The

Alternative back-up of power supply for remote and tribal areas mobile towers : Virbhadra Singh

Himachal Pradesh chief minister, Mr. Virbhadra Singh has demanded the supply of alternative back-up of power like solar power to mobile towers set up in the remote, inaccessible and tribal areas of the state. The demand was made in a meeting with union communication minister Mr. Kapil Sibal held at Delhi yesterday . Mr. Virbhadra

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