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Himachal 'Krishi Sakhis' now advocate natural farming
Shimla, Dec 26 (IANS) Started three years ago, Prakritik Kheti Khushhal Kisan Yojana, a state government-funded programme that supports natural farming, has now roped in 502 'Krishi Sakhis or farm women friends, for training to enable them to boost agricultural production with lower costs through natural ways. They will simultaneously spread the message to other members of the fair sex too.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Lost a great man, who lived meaningful life: Dalai Lama on Desmond Tutu's death
Dharamsala, Dec 26 (IANS) Immediately on being informed that his "respected elder spiritual brother and good friend" Archbishop Desmond Tutu had passed away, His Holiness the Dalai Lama composed a letter to the Archbishop's daughter, Mpho Tutu.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal reports first Omicron patient in the state
Shimla, Dec 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh on Sunday reported the first case of Omicron variant.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
PM to address public meeting in Mandi on Dec 27
Shimla, Dec 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public meeting in Mandi town in Himachal Pradesh on December 27 (Monday) to mark the completion of four-year tenure of the state BJP government, an official statement said on Saturday.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Four years, four defeats later, Himachal CM confident of turnaround in election year
Shimla, Dec 24 (IANS) Four years and four defeats later, Jai Ram Thakurs report card may not appear to be great.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Cricketing Heights: '83' releases on world's highest screen in Ladakh
Leh, Dec 24 (IANS) For '83' Director Kabir Khan, it's literally the height of joy. Among the numerous places where '83' is being screened, the one that's got him talking is Ladakh, where Picturetime's mobile inflatable theatre at 11,562ft enjoys the distinction of being the world's highest screen to show the film.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two lakh Himachal trout ova to be dispatched to Sikkim
Shimla, Dec 22 (IANS) The first consignment of 2,00,000 rainbow eyed trout ova, the cold-water species introduced by British India in Himachal Pradesh during colonial times, will be dispatched to Sikkim for rearing this week and later the remaining 3,00,000 will be sent, state Fishery Minister Virender Kanwar said on Wednesday.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IIT-Mandi students see average salary rise by 13%
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 22 (IANS) Students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi in Himachal Pradesh this year received 166 job offers, comprising seven international placements, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Award for company that excavated Atal Tunnel
Manali, Dec 21 (IANS) The company that excavated the Atal Tunnel, constructed at an altitude of 3,000m (10,000 ft) above sea level near here and inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October 2020, has recently been conferred the prestigious CII Industrial Innovation Award.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
RSS chief calls on Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, Dec 20 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday called on Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during his visit to McLeodganj near here, officials said.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
IIT Mandi's mathematical model studies non-invasive brain simulation
Mandi, Dec 20 (IANS) An international team of scientists led by the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi has performed a mathematical simulation studies on non-invasive brain simulation techniques.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Dam to generate power for Himachal, quench Delhiites' thirst may see light of day now
Shimla, Dec 19 (IANS) After facing numerous legal battles and roadblocks owing to financial and environmental concerns for nearly three decades, a dam project that will generate revenue from electricity for Himachal Pradesh and quench the thirst of the people of Delhi may now see the light of day in five-six years. However, there will be a whopping cost escalation of over Rs 5,500 crore.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Climate change cannot be ignored or neglected: German envoy
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) Climate change is a topic that cannot be ignored or neglected anymore. It manifests in different ways and support from developed countries is required for developing countries, German Ambassador to India, Walter J. Lindner, said on Saturday.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
1.54 lakh farmers adopted natural farming: Himachal CM
Shimla, Dec 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said 1.54 lakh farmer families have adopted natural farming in the state by covering 9,200 hectares in the last four years.
2021-12-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal's fiscal liabilities see growth of 14.57%: CAG
Shimla, Dec 15 (IANS) The fiscal health of Himachal Pradesh has deteriorated with overall liabilities at the end of 2019-20 at Rs 62,212 crore that have grown at 14.57 per cent over the previous year, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said on Wednesday.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
Himachal's fiscal liabilities see growth of 14.57%: CAG
Shimla, Dec 15 (IANS) The fiscal health of Himachal Pradesh has deteriorated with overall liabilities at the end of 2019-20 at Rs 62,212 crore that have grown at 14.57 per cent over the previous year, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said on Wednesday.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
Himachal collecting information about Covid-19 deaths
Dharamsala, Dec 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday informed the Assembly that it is collecting information about the actual number of people who died due to Covid-19 in the state.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Dalai Lama writes to Biden, expresses concern for victims of tornadoes
Dharamsala, Dec 13 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to President Joe Biden to express his concern about the loss of life and property that so many Americans have suffered during tornadoes impacting several states, including Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee.
2021-12-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal CM receives mortal remains of Lance Naik Vivek Kumar
Dharamsala, Dec 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday received the mortal remains of para commando Lance Naik Vivek Kumar at the Gaggal airport near here, who died in helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu.
2021-12-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
17,142 jobs lost amid pandemic in Himachal
Dharamsala, Dec 11 (IANS) Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 17,142 people have lost their employment in the private sector in Himachal Pradesh, the state Assembly was informed on Saturday.
2021-12-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
No-confidence motion in Himachal defeated with voice vote
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Assembly, on the first day of its Winter session on Friday, rejected the no-confidence motion brought by the main opposition Congress by a voice vote amidst uproarious scenes.
2021-12-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Dalai Lama mourns demise of General Rawat
Dharamsala, Dec 9 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday mourned the demise of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and others travelling with him in a fatal helicopter crash.
2021-12-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Himachal sunny after widespread snowfall
Shimla, Dec 7 (IANS) It was bright and sunny on Tuesday in most parts of Himachal Pradesh after a day of widespread snowfall and rain.
2021-12-07
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kufri, Narkanda in Himachal experience season's first snowfall
Shimla, Dec 6 (IANS) Shimla, the state capital of Himachal Pradesh, on Monday experienced rains, while its nearby hill stations like Kufri and Narkanda witnessed snowfall, turning the tourist destinations more picturesque and also witnessing a surge of travellers.
2021-12-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Managing livestock waste in Himachal reduces expensive farm inputs
Shimla, Dec 5 (IANS) Amid widespread shortage of fertilizers in the ongoing planting season in several states largely owing to spiking international prices, farmers in Himachal Pradesh are using home-made alternatives for cultivation that are not only safer for the environment but are also boosting their incomes by reducing their dependence on chemicals.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Managing livestock waste in Himachal reduces expensive farm inputs
Shimla, Dec 5 (IANS) Amid widespread shortage of fertilizers in the ongoing planting season in several states largely owing to spiking international prices, farmers in Himachal Pradesh are using home-made alternatives for cultivation that are not only safer for the environment but are also boosting their incomes by reducing their dependence on chemicals.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
4,669 hectares of fields in Himachal covered with solar fencing
Shimla, Dec 5 (IANS) For preventing the crop damaged by wild animals, the Himachal Pradesh government is implementing the Mukhya Mantri Khet Sanrakshan Yojana. Under this scheme, 4,669.20 hectares have been protected by installing solar power fences, officials said on Sunday.
2021-12-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal to start providing artificial limbs: Thakur
Shimla, Dec 1 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will start providing artificial limbs in the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) in Shimla for which adequate training would be provided to doctors and paramedical staff.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
'Imperative to take stern force against counterfeiting'
Shimla, Dec 1 (IANS) It has become imperative that India as part of the global economy calls for stern and resolute counterstrike force against the ill-intentioned activities such as smuggling and counterfeiting, said Bimal Gupta, DIG-cum-Principal of Himachal Pradesh Police Training College.
2021-12-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal Cabinet gives consent to fill 100 posts of clerk
Shimla, Nov 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday decided to fill 100 posts of clerk in place of Junior Office Assistant (Information Technology) in the state secretariat on contract, besides filling 50 posts of clerk against the anticipated vacancy in 2022 and 2023.
2021-11-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himalayan park authorities fear wildlife vulnerability, step up vigil
Kullu, Nov 28 (IANS) While the presence of the highly endangered, elusive pheasant western tragopan can now be felt more notably in the Great Himalayan National Park, a Unesco World Heritage site in the north-west Himalayas, with its numbers multiplying, besides a host of native avifauna and mammals species, park authorities fear for their vulnerability in winter.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Himachal to promote cinnamon cultivation in 5 districts
Shimla, Nov 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's pilot project for the cultivation of aromatic medicinal cinnamon has been a success in Una district and the government is now aiming to go for its commercial cultivation in lower elevations in five districts, state Agriculture Minister Virender Kanwar said here on Sunday.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Himachal announces new pay scale for govt employees
Shimla, Nov 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday announced a new pay scale for government employees with effect from January 2016.
2021-11-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Locals rescue fish gasping for breath in Himachal's lake
Dharamsala, Nov 25 (IANS) There is nothing 'fishy' going on in the sacred natural Dal Lake nestled amidst lush green deodar forests in the foothills of Dhauladhar range on the countryside of McLeodganj, the abode of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, in Himachal Pradesh these days.
2021-11-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Shimla ranked first under Sustainable Development Goals
Shimla, Nov 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said on Wednesday that summer capital Shimla was ranked first under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Urban Index by the NITI Aayog.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Two trapped under rubble after building collapses in Himachal
Shimla, Nov 23 (IANS) Two labourers were trapped under the rubble of a dilapidated four-storeyed building which collapsed in Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, police said.
2021-11-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IIT-Mandi team finds how protein clusters are formed in Alzheimer's
Mandi, Nov 22 (IANS) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have discovered an important biomolecular mechanism for the formation of protein clusters or aggregates that are often seen in Alzheimer's disease.
2021-11-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Health/Medicine
Health gets top priority in Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, Nov 21 (IANS) Various schemes have been launched by the government to facilitate the people of weaker section with quality health services in Himachal Pradesh, a statement said on Sunday.
2021-11-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Dalai Lama prays for Andhra Pradesh calamity victims
Dharamsala, Nov 21 (IANS) Concerned about the heavy rains in several districts of Andhra Pradesh that have caused loss of life and damage to property, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to offer his condolences to him and to the families who have lost loved ones.
2021-11-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Democracy natural tendency of India: Modi
Shimla, Nov 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said democracy is not just a system but a natural tendency of India.
2021-11-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal CM launches Rs 1,010 cr Japanese-aided farm project
Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday presided over the launch of the Rs 1,010.60 crore second phase of the Himachal Pradesh Crop Diversification Promotion Project supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Dharamsala town.
2021-11-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Himachal scientist gets Jamnalal Bajaj Award
Shimla, Nov 12 (IANS) A scientist from Himachal Pradesh has been conferred with the prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development -- 2021.
2021-11-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Science/Tech
Himachal to hold Assembly session from Dec 10
Shimla, Nov 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Monday decided to recommend the Governor to convene the winter session of the state assembly from December 10 to 15 in Dharamsala. It would have five sittings.
2021-11-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Bamboo Village to come up in Himachal's Una district
Shimla, Nov 7 (IANS) A 'Bamboo Village' will come up in Himachal Pradesh's Una district under the National Bamboo Mission with an initial cost of Rs 1.17 crore with technical assistance from Pune-based firm 'Bamboo India', to make a variety of products from the material.
2021-11-07
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Swiss parliamentarians apprised on brutal policies in Tibet
Dharamsala, Nov 5 (IANS) Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) Penpa Tsering has apprised Swiss National Council members in Bern about the brutal policies being practiced by China inside Tibet and its destructive impacts on Tibetan religion, culture, language, and identity.
2021-11-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal also reduces VAT on petrol, diesel
Shimla, Nov 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday said the state has decided to further reduce VAT on petrol and diesel.
2021-11-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Now live telecast of 'aartis' from Himachal Shaktipeeths
Shimla, Nov 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday inaugurated the live telecast of 'aartis' of all the three Shaktipeeths situated in Kangra district.
2021-11-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
All arrangements for vote counting for Himachal bypolls done: CEO
Shimla, Nov 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer C. Palrasu said on Monday that all preparations have been completed for the counting of votes for by-elections to the Mandi parliamentary constituency and three assembly constituencies -- Fatehpur, Jubbal-Kotkhai and Arki.
2021-11-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Counting of ballots for Himachal by-elections begins
Shimla, Nov 2 (IANS) Counting of ballots for the by-elections to the Mandi parliamentary constituency and the three Assembly seats of Fatehpur, Jubbal-Kotkhai and Arki in Himachal Pradesh began on Tuesday amidst tight security, Chief Electoral Officer C. Palrasu said.
2021-11-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress candidate leading in Mandi LS seat
Shimla, Nov 2 (IANS) Kargil war hero Brigadier (retd) Khushal Thakur of the BJP is trailing with over 4,500 votes over his nearest rival Pratibha Singh of the Congress in the Mandi parliamentary seat in Himachal Pradesh.
2021-11-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics