Himachal polls see 74% turnout, highest in four decades

A record over 74 per cent, highest in four decades, of Himachal Pradesh’s 50.25 lakh electorate on Thursday exercised their franchise in the assembly elections where the ruling Congress and the BJP were locked in a straight contest.

NEW reveals 61 nominees have criminal records in Himachal elections, total 338 candidates

An analysis by the Association of Democratic Reforms and National Election Watch has revealed that 61 of the 338 candidates in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections have criminal records against them.

BJP Himachal vision document instead of manifesto

BJP today released a vision document, instead of manifesto. 

"Let us make a better Mansa", DC asks district officers to submit vision document

 The Mansa Deputy Commissioner Dharam Pal Gupta today asked all the officers and department heads of the district to submit a detailed plan-Vision Document-for the betterment of urban and rural areas.

Sonia's Himachal visit cut short due to stomach bug

Congress President Sonia Gandhi was on Friday admitted to the city's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) after she complained of stomach upset. She was taken ill while in Shimla and was brought to Delhi for treatment.

Chill sets in Himachal hills

Winter chill has set in Himachal Pradesh with Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district registering a low of 4.3 degrees Celsius, the lowest temperature in the state, a weather official said on Saturday.

HP Governor inaugurates Kullu Dussehra festival

The week-long international Kullu Dussehra festival commenced with traditional fervor at Dhalpur ground today. Governor Acharya Devvrat inaugurated the festival by participating in the Rathyatra of Lord Raghunath. He was accompanied by Lady Governor Smt. Darshana Devi.

Himachal Pradesh HC gives CBI two weeks to complete Kotkhai rape case probe

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday gave the CBI two weeks to conclude the probe in the Kotkhai rape and murder case of a teenager, and the custodial death of an accused, while voicing concern over the slow pace of investigation.

Shimla gang rape-murder case: CBI arrests IG, seven other policemen

The CBI on Tuesday arrested eight policemen, including an IPS officer IPS oficer , for the custodial death of one of the accused in the sensational gang rape  and murder of a schoolgirl in Shimla district last month, an official said.

CBI arrests IG and seven other in Kothkhai custodial death of accused

The CBI on Tuesday arrested eight Himachal Pradesh policemen including an Inspector General rank officer in connection with its probe into the custodial death of an accused in the Kotkhai rape case.

Himachal CS directs to keep Shimla-Parwanoo NH open during apple season

Chief Secretary Shri V.C.Pharka directed the national highway authority to keep Shimla-Parwanoo highway through round the clock, keeping in view the ongoing apple season in the state. He directed to take into consideration the topography and geological conditions of this hilly state while carrying out the work on four-laning of this highway.

Himachal Pradesh landslide: Death toll mounts to 48, rescue operations continue

The death toll in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi region, where two passenger buses were hit by landslides on Sunday morning, has now reached 48.

Water and power supply of ten hotels in McLeodganj disconnected for construction violations

Strong action by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in Kasauli is causing a ripple effect in McLeodganj, where hoteliers are facing the heat for violating construction norms. Apparently, for the first time, power and water supply to 10 prime hotels in the area has been disconnected. The civic bodies have a list more than 70 property of the area which have violated norms.

Mankotia urges Union Tourism minister to restart flights Shimla airport

Vice Chairman, H.P. Tourism Development Board Major Vijay Singh Mankotia has raised the demand with the Government of India to restart flights to Shimla airport at the earliest keeping in view the importance of this hill capital. 

SC decline stay ban animal sacrifices imposed by Himachal High Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay Himachal Pradesh high court order to put an end to the age-old practice of sacrificing animals during religious ceremonies in the hill state but agreed to hear an appeal challenging the verdict.