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Himachal CM prioritises strengthening state's strategic infrastructure (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Apr 22,2018   12:42 pm
Shimla, April 22 (IANS) First-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has made strengthening the mountain state's weak infrastructure -- road, rail and air -- a priority as this would not only boost national security but also increase tourist flows. Himachal Pradesh shares a 260 km border with China. View More..

WHO includes Shimla doctor's protocol in new guidelines on rabies prophylaxis

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   7:42 pm
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued revised guidelines on rabies prophylaxis by incorporating a low-cost treatment protocol recommended by a Himachal Pradesh government doctor for dog-bite patients. View More..

Himachal to fill 200 more posts of doctors

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   6:06 pm
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has filled 262 posts of MBBS doctors through walk-in interviews and 200 more posts would be filled to meet their shortage in rural and far-flung areas, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Saturday. View More..

Six killed as vehicle falls into gorge in Himachal

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   7:04 pm
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) Six people, including three women, were killed and two others injured when a private vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, police said. View More..

40 houses gutted in Shimla fire

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   1:04 pm
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) A massive fire in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Wednesday gutted at least 40 houses and property worth lakhs of rupees, officials said. View More..

Body of missing Delhi trekker found in Manali hills

    Updated On : Apr 17,2018   5:52 pm
Manali, April 17 (IANS) The body of a trekker from New Delhi who went missing for seven days in the snow-bound mountains in Himachal Pradesh's Manali was found on Tuesday, police said. View More..

Shimla to have water supply authority

    Updated On : Apr 16,2018   6:06 pm
Shimla, April 16 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Monday decided to set up a water supply and wastewater management authority, with World Bank funding, for the state capital, an official said. View More..

India should shun caste system: Dalai Lama

    Updated On : Apr 16,2018   5:20 pm
Dharamsala, April 16 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday condemned the discriminating caste system in India, saying it should be discontinued. View More..

Shimla cyclist Kumar retains King of Shivalik title

    Updated On : Apr 15,2018   6:58 pm
Shimla, April 15 (IANS) Shimla cyclist David Kumar on Sunday retained the seventh edition of the Hero MTB (mountain biking) Himalaya -- Shimla race that saw Indian and foreign participants, the event organisers said. View More..

HP power utility puts incomplete transmission line to use

    Updated On : Apr 14,2018   1:18 pm
Shimla, April 14 (IANS) The state-run Himachal Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Ltd has put an incomplete transmission line to use after incurring avoidable expenditure of Rs 0.78 crore, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said. View More..

Over 100 intrepid cyclists set out for Shimla's heritage ride

    Updated On : Apr 13,2018   8:36 pm
Shimla, April 13 (IANS) In a first, over 100 intrepid cyclists -- both Indians and foreigners -- set out from here on Friday for a special heritage ride of the state capital, the event organisers said. View More..

Himachal has outdated apple processing facilities: CAG

    Updated On : Apr 13,2018   10:36 am
Shimla, April 13 (IANS) The state-run Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing and Processing Corp (HPMC), which is mainly into marketing apple juice concentrate, is using worn out machinery and its unscientific collection often deteriorates the quality of fruits. View More..

Himachal to develop fossil park through ADB funding: CM

    Updated On : Apr 12,2018   5:58 pm
Shimla, April 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the Suketi Fossil Park in Sirmaur district will be developed through Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance. View More..

100 cyclists to participate in Hero MTB Himalaya

    Updated On : Apr 12,2018   4:40 pm
Shimla, April 12 (IANS) Over 100 cyclists will participate in the two-day Hero MTB Himalaya -- Shimla edition race that will be flagged off from here on Friday, event organisers said on Thursday. View More..

Nearly 40% shortage of faculty at HP agriculture university: CAG

    Updated On : Apr 12,2018   1:44 pm
Shimla, April 12 (IANS) Picking holes in the overall performance of Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya in Palampur, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said the university is having close to 40 per cent faculty shortage, which is hampering the quality of education and research. View More..

Forest police stations in Himachal a failure: CAG

    Updated On : Apr 11,2018   5:26 pm
Shimla, April 11 (IANS) The decision to set up forest police stations or 'van thanas' in Himachal Pradesh to combat organised forest crimes was not planned that resulted in non-utilisation of infrastructure worth Rs 4.04 crore, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said. View More..

Himachal varsity among top 5 universities of north India

    Updated On : Apr 10,2018   9:06 pm
Shimla, April 10 (IANS) Shoolini University in Himachal Pradesh's Solan has emerged as one of the top five private universities of north India as per rankings given by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) set up by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry, the varsity said on Tuesday. View More..

27 schoolkids among 30 killed in Himachal accident

    Updated On : Apr 09,2018   8:04 pm
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Thirty people, including 27 students, were killed on Monday when a private school bus fell into a gorge in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, police said. View More..

26 schoolkids among 29 killed in Himachal accident

    Updated On : Apr 09,2018   7:12 pm
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Twenty-nine persons, including 26 students, were killed on Monday when a private school bus fell into a gorge in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, police said. View More..

9 kids die in Himachal school bus accident

    Updated On : Apr 09,2018   6:04 pm
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) At least nine children from a private school in Himachal Pradesh were killed when their school bus skidded off the road and fell into a 100-feet-deep gorge in Kangra district on Monday, police said. View More..