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Himachal farmers turn garlic to cash crop
Shimla, Feb 28 (IANS) Garlic, a traditional crop of Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district, has turned out to be a cash crop in less than a decade to meet its growing demand both in domestic and international markets.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
20 Gyuto Tantric Monastery monks test positive in Himachal
Dharamsala, Feb 27 (IANS) Twenty monks of the Gyuto Tantric Monastery belonging to 17th Karmapa, the third most important Tibetan religious head who is currently staying abroad, were tested Covid positive on Saturday, doctors said. They have no travel history.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
19 Himachal groups extend support to protesting farmers
Shimla, Feb 26 (IANS) Nineteen social organisations, women's bodies and farmer groups in Himachal Pradesh on Friday issued a joint statement in solidarity with the three-month-long farmers' agitation in the country.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Kiara Advani shares her Manali 'snow glow'
Manali, Feb 26 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kiara Advani is currently in Manali, shooting for her upcoming film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. On Friday she posted a photograph clicked in the snow.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Five Congress MLAs suspended for 'jostling' Himachal Governor
Shimla, Feb 26 (IANS) Five Congress legislators, including Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri, were suspended on Friday for the entire Budget session for creating ruckus and allegedly jostling Governor Bandaru Dattatraya when he was leaving the Himachal Pradesh Assembly complex after his address.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Kartik Aaryan gets haircut in Manali amid 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' schedule
Manali, Feb 26 (IANS) Bollywood heartthrob Kartik Aaryan got a haircut while in Manali, and shared a picture on Instagram of the experience. The actor is in the scenic hill town to shoot for his upcomong film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Himachal rabies expert in WHO's snakebite panel
Shimla, Feb 25 (IANS) Padma Shree awardee for his path-breaking research in rabies, Omesh Kumar Bharti, who is a state epidemiologist with the Himachal Pradesh Institute of Health and Family Welfare has now been included in the WHO's panel of experts for strategic plan for control and prevention of snakebite envenoming.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Himachal allows paragliding, river rafting in more sites
Shimla, Feb 24 (IANS) To boost adventure tourism in Himachal Pradesh, the government on Wednesday said it has notified additional sites for paragliding and river rafting in Kullu, Kangra, Mandi, Chamba, and Shimla.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Himachal to conduct municipal polls on party symbols
Shimla, Feb 23 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday decided to carry out amendments for conducting elections to the municipal corporations on party symbols, to provide reservation and making provision for disqualification on grounds of defection.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Kangana Ranaut opens cafe and restaurant in Manali
Manali, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut has ventured into the food and beverage business by opening a cafe and restaurant in her hometown Manali. On Tuesday, Kangana shared photographs from the location where her cafe will be set up. 
2021-02-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Himachal's Kalpa sees warmest February in 28 years
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) Kalpa, the picturesque tourist resort with the snow-laden Himalayas as its backdrop, recorded its warmest February in the past 28 years, a Met official said here on Monday, blaming the high temperatures to lack of precipitation.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal involving students for survival of saplings
Shimla, Feb 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's Forest Department is involving school students in planting saplings and ensuring their survival to create awareness, officials said on Sunday.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal CM hails SC judgment on go-ahead for 605 projects
Shimla, Feb 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court's judgment that cleared the way for the execution of 605 developmental projects spread over 685.58 hectares, which were awaiting clearance for many years.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Himachal eyeing to market ginger through Safal outlets
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) With the bumper production of 16,650 metric tonne during 2020 in Himachal Pradesh's leading ginger-producing Sirmaur district, the state government is eyeing to market it in the National Capital Region (NCR) through Mother Dairy's Safal outlets, state Agriculture Minister Virender Kanwar said on Sunday.
2021-02-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Seven-time Himachal legislator dies at 78
Shimla, Feb 12 (IANS) Seven-time Himachal Pradesh Congress legislator Sujan Singh Pathania died on Friday after a prolonged illness at his native place in Fatehpur tehsil of Kangra district, his family said.
2021-02-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Sangay greets on Tibetan New Year
Dharamsala, Feb 11 (IANS) Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Sangay on Thursday extended greetings on Losar, the Tibetan New Year, but expressed concern over the grim situation in Tibet.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Sad over loss of life in Uttarakhand disaster: Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, Feb 11 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has written to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to tell him that how sad he is about the loss of life, and also how concerned he is about those who are still missing, as a result of the recent glacial burst in Chamoli district.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Community groups concerned over thrust on large dams in Himalayas
Shimla, Feb 9 (IANS) Community organisations, which are facing human-induced climate change impacts in Himachal Pradesh, claimed on Tuesday that the government of India's policy of promoting mega hydropower projects in the Himalayas is at manifold risk of earthquake-triggered landslides.
2021-02-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Influenza-hit Pong wetlands host 40,570 bar-headed geese
Shimla, Feb 8 (IANS) Despite the 307-square km Pong wetlands in Himachal Pradesh being hit by avian influenza this winter that led to the death of nearly 4,500 bar-headed geese, the largest hit species, they continue to have a sizeable congregation in their preferred wintering ground, wildlife officials said on Monday.
2021-02-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Livelihood mission transforming lives of Himachal women
Shimla, Feb 7 (IANS) The National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) is playing an important role in transforming lives of women of Himachal Pradesh by making them self-reliant, officials said on Sunday.
2021-02-07
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
High on charas, foreigners cultivating locals in Himachal!
Shimla, Feb 7 (IANS) Foreigners, it seems, are cultivating a number of locals, who have brought large tracts of land under the cannabis in 'mysterious' valleys of Kullu, besides rugged mountains of Himalayas across Himachal Pradesh -- the land of gods.
2021-02-07
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hold direct elections of mayor, deputy mayor: Himachal Congress leader
Shimla, Feb 6 (IANS) A Congress leader in Himachal Pradesh has demanded to give residents of newly formed municipal corporations their democratic right of electing their own mayor and deputy mayor.
2021-02-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal schools to shut for 48 hours if Covid case reported
Shimla, Feb 5 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Friday decided that if any teacher or employee or student in government institutes is found Covid-19 positive, the institute would be closed for 48 hours and would be opened after sanitisation as per protocol.
2021-02-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Himachal budget session from Feb 26
Shimla, Feb 5 (IANS) The budget session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly will begin on February 26 with Governor Bandaru Dattatreya's address, an official said here on Friday.
2021-02-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Power generation major SJVN joins ISA as corporate member
Shimla, Feb 5 (IANS) Public sector power generation major SJVN Ltd, a joint venture of the central and Himachal Pradesh governments, on Friday announced it had joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA) as a corporate member.
2021-02-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Tourists flock to Shimla, Manali to hurl snowballs
Shimla, Feb 5 (IANS) After much delay, the Himachal Pradesh capital witnessed the season's heaviest snowfall that snapped several internal road links and electricity and water supplies but tourists were seen on Friday making a merry by hurling snowballs at one another. So was another picturesque resort Manali.
2021-02-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
'Queen of the Hills' sees highest snow in nine years
Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) The Queen of the Hills, as Shimla was popularly known during the British rule, recorded the highest snowfall on a single day in February in the past nine years, a Met official said here on Thursday. This was also the season's heaviest spell.
2021-02-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Himachal Police seize 6 kg heroin from African in Delhi
Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) In a seizure that the Himachal Pradesh Police say is their biggest-ever, they seized 6.297 kg heroin from a house in Delhi and arrested an African national staying in India illegally, Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Kundu said on Thursday.
2021-02-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Union Budget for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat': Himachal CM
Shimla, Feb 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday hailed the Union Budget 2021. He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented a Budget to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the people.
2021-02-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
Himachal supports snow leopard population, shares man-animal bondage
Shimla, Jan 31 (IANS) The Himalayan range of Himachal Pradesh supports a good population of the wide-roaming snow leopard with a bulk of its occurrence is reported outside protected areas, indicating a deep-rooted man-animal bondage.
2021-01-31
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
SJVNL gets another mega hydropower project in Nepal
Shimla, Jan 30 (IANS) Public sector Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) on Saturday said it was awarded another mega hydropower project in Nepal through international bidding, including Chinese companies.
2021-01-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Tibetan administration greets India on R-Day
Dharamsala, Jan 26 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Tuesday congratulated India and its people on the 72nd anniversary of Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
R-Day celebrated in Himachal amid chill (Ld)
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated across Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday with gaiety despite a sunny but chilly morning.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
R-Day celebrated in Himachal amid chill
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated across Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday with gaiety despite a sunny but chilly morning.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal CM gave big push to development: Nadda
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda said on Monday that the young team led by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has taken a big leap in the state's development, which many leaders across party lines had in the past initiated to change the state's landscape.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
HP farmers to add flavour to Indian cuisine with home-grown 'heeng'
Shimla, Jan 24 (IANS) After offering pest-free potatoes and exotic vegetables that are foodies' delight, farmers of Himachal Pradesh are set to add flavour to the Indian culinary life by offering home-grown asafoetida (heeng) -- a first for the country -- in the coming years.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tibetans hopeful of seeing Biden host the Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, Jan 24 (IANS) Tibetans are hopeful of being united with the States once again with their globetrotting spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who has a special relationship with US presidents that began with a gold watch, calling on President Joe Biden soon for substantive discussions.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Shah to attend golden jubilee of Himachal's statehood
Shimla, Jan 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be the chief guest in the presence of BJP President J.P. Nadda at the golden jubilee function of Himachal Pradesh's statehood here on January 25, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Three 'farmers' from Punjab arrested in Shimla
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) Three people, believed to be farmers from Punjab, were arrested here on Tuesday on charges of holding a protest meeting against the three contentious Central farm laws at the historic Ridge in violation of prohibitory orders.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
90% road accidents caused due to human error: Himachal CM
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) People must be sensitised about ensuring road safety and obeying traffic rules as almost 90 per cent of the road accidents are caused due to human error, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal sees 77% voting in phase 1 of panchayat polls
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) The first phase of Panchayati Raj elections in 1,228 gram panchayats in Himachal Pradesh were held peacefully with the overall percentage at 77.50 per cent, election officials said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
103-yr-old casts vote in Himachal panchayat polls
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) Braving extreme cold, Shyam Saran Negi - believed to be India's oldest voter at 103 years of age, who also participated in the 1951-52 general election which was the country's first - cast his ballot on Sunday at Kalpa in the high Himalayas in the first phase of Panchayati Raj polls in Himachal Pradesh.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Leave work, first vote: Himachal CM on Panchayat polls
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Sunday appealed to the voters to leave all work and first vote for the first phase of elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
20 ITBP personnel among first Covid vax recipients
Leh, Jan 16 (IANS) Leading from the front in the fight against Covid-19, a group of 20 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel on Saturday registered themselves in the list of the three lakh people across the country who received the first dose of the vaccine. The world's largest vaccination drive began in India after its launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
93,000 Covid vax doses to be administered in 1st phase: Himachal CM
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday said in the first phase of Covid-19 vaccination, 93,000 doses would be administered to frontline warriors, including healthcare workers.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal schools to resume teaching from Feb 1, Feb 15
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) With a decline in the number of new coronavirus cases, Himachal schools that follow a summer break pattern will resume classroom teachings from February 1 and those which close in winters will start functioning from February 15.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Leopard 'plays' with motorists in Himachal, raises concern
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) Videos of a well-built leopard 'playing' with motorists in Himachal Pradesh's Tirthan Valley located in interiors of Kullu district has raised concern among wildlife experts.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Huge cache of cannabis worth Rs 4 cr seized in Kullu Valley (Ld)
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) In one of the biggest seizures of narcotics in recent times, the Himachal Pradesh police on Thursday claimed to have seized 122 kg of charas and 295 kg of ganja in a 20-hour-long operation in the interiors of the Kullu Valley and arrested four people, Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Kundu said. The seizure is worth Rs 4 crore.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
111 kg of charas seized in Himachal's Kullu
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) In one of the biggest seizure of narcotics in recent times, the Himachal Pradesh police on Thursday claimed to have seized 111 kg of charas in an operation in Kullu district and it was still on, Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Kundu said.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Braving pandemic, thousands take holy dip in Himachal rivers
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) Braving extreme chill and pandemic, thousands of people across Himachal Pradesh on Thursday took holy dips in rivers to mark Makar Sankranti, a Hindu festival dedicated to the deity Surya.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion