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Just 10 days ago, seriously injured soldiers shifted out of Ladakh (IANS Exclusive)
Leh, July 5 (IANS) Around 40 Indian soldiers who were seriously injured in the violent face-off with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) last month, had been moved for specialized treatment to Chandigarh and New Delhi ten days before the Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Ladakh on Friday.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Himachal to setup 100 parks for elderly
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has started the process to set up 100 'panchvati' parks and gardens for creating recreational space for the elderly in all 78 blocks of the rural areas of the state, officials said on Sunday.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal HC dismisses life convict's plea for parole extension
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has dismissed a petition for extension in parole preferred by a life convict who was earlier released on parole to ease congestion in jails amid the coronavirus pandemic, and directed him to surrender before the jail authorities.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi may open Rohtang tunnel named after Vajpayee in Sept: HP CM
Shimla, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the strategic Rohtang tunnel named after the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee in September, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
23 more ITBP jawans tested Covid-19 positive in Himachal
Shimla, July 2 (IANS) A day after five Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans tested Covid-19 positive in Himachal Pradesh, 23 new patients belonging to the paramilitary force and with travel history to Srinagar were reported on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal tribal women protest Covid 'violation' by minister
Shimla, July 2 (IANS) Tribal women settled in tiny hamlets spread over Himalayan peaks of the picturesque Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, it seems, are no more immune to apathy by the state's administrators.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Himachal hydroelectric project achieves major feat
Shimla, July 1 (IANS) Acieving what they called a major milestone, authorities executing a major hydroelectricity project in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday said they have managed to connect two faces of a headrace tunnel despite high geo-thermal temperatures.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Strengthen security on India-China border in Himachal: Guv to Rajnath
Shimla, June 29 (IANS) Amid tension on the India-China border, Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya has written to Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, suggesting precautionary measures relating to the state's border areas of Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur districts that share boundaries with China.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Tibetan exile administration supports call against China
Dharamsala, June 29 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Monday supported last week's call to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) experts to take urgent measures against Chinese violations.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
934 fragile moraine-dammed lakes recorded in Himachal
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) A total of 934 fragile moraine-dammed lakes, an alarming phenomenon in the Himalayas, have been recorded in Himachal Pradesh and Tibet that could cause devastating floods, according to a state government study, here on Sunday.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Plan to help livelihood through pine needles delayed in Himachal
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh government's ambitious plans to help locals weave livelihood out of forest produce pine needles and farm-raised bamboo by making baskets and other household items has virtually been locked out because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Ex-Himachal MLA booked for sedition, sent to police remand (Ld)
Shimla, June 27 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh legislator and Congress leader Neeraj Bharti, who was slapped with sedition charges, was sent to four days of police remand by a local court on Saturday.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Centre provides 500 ventilators to Himachal
Shimla, June 27 (IANS) The central government has provided 500 ventilators to Himachal Pradesh free of cost to fight the coronavirus pandemic, according to an official, here on Saturday.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Military aggression not first by China, won't be last: Lobsang Sangay (IANS Interview)
Dharamsala, June 27 (IANS) The ongoing military aggression across the Himalayas is not the first by China and it won't be the last. India never shared a border with China -- it is the Indo-Tibet border. Knowing its strategic significance, India should consider the geopolitical importance of Tibet as one of its core issues.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Ex-Himachal legislator booked for sedition
Shimla, June 27 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh legislator and Congress leader Neeraj Bharti was arrested for allegedly posting "anti-national and objectionable" content on social networking site Facebook after violent face-off between India and China.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Global celebrations to mark Dalai Lama's 85th birthday
Dharamsala, June 26 (IANS) Revered by the Tibetans as a 'living god' and idolised in the Orient and the West, elderly Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama transcends all barriers of religion, language and even distances. The world's most respected spiritual leader is turning 85 on July 6 and his followers have lined up global virtual celebrations to dedicate him the 'Year of Gratitude'.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal regularises 6,500 PTA teachers' services
Shimla, June 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh cabinet here on Thursday gave in-principle approval to regularise services of 6,500 PTA, 3,300 PAT and 97 PARA teachers in various government schools.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Now relish corn dish of Himachal round the year
Shimla, June 25 (IANS) Now you can relish a traditional seasonal corn dish of Himachal Pradesh throughout the year!
2020-06-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Ready to sacrifice ourselves for the country, say porters in Ladakh (Spl Ground Report From Leh)
Leh, June 24 (IANS) Ringzin is 65 years old but keen to report for duty on the LAC and help the Indian Army in whichever way possible.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Monsoon hits Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, June 24 (IANS) The southwest monsoon reached Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday with many areas receiving light to moderate rain, the weather bureau, here, said.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Entry into Himachal only as per SOPs
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government said on Tuesday that entry of people into Himachal will be allowed only as per the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
2020-06-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Tibetan refugees in Ladakh come out in India's support (Spl Ground Report From Leh)
Leh, June 23 (IANS) As the situation is unfolding along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, a groundswell of support for India has come from a small group of Tibetan refugees in Leh.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Himachal CM greets Virbhadra on 87th birthday
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday greeted six-time Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on his 87th birthday.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Chinese transgressions must end, say people living at LAC (Spl Ground Report From Leh)
Leh, June 22 (IANS) As the situation unfolds, the dominant sentiment among the people living near the LAC in Ladakh is that China must not get away with its transgressions.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Himachal to promote cultivation of hing, saffron
Shimla, June 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will promote cultivation of hing (aromatic flowering species) and saffron in the high altitude areas of Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti and Chamba districts under the Krishi Se Sampannta Yojana to boost the local economy, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
405 recover from Covid-19 in Himachal
Shimla, June 21 (IANS) A total of 656 coronavirus cases have been detected in Himachal Pradesh, out of which 405 recovered and discharged from hospitals, officials said on Sunday.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
If orders come, we are ready to fight: Army veterans (Spl Ground Report From Leh)
Leh, June 21 (IANS) Even as India has made it clear that Chinese have not entered the Indian territory or captured any posts, on the ground in Ladakh, the veterans and porters who have stood to external aggressions in the past say if need be they are ready to fight for the country at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
2020-06-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Himachal CM greets people on International Yoga Day
Shimla, June 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday greeted the people on the 6th International Day of Yoga and performed the traditional exercises at his residence here along with his family.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Himachal to resume chopper service from Monday
Shimla, June 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will resume its chopper service to link state capital Shimla with Chandigarh, Kullu and Dharamsala under a regional air connectivity scheme from Monday, officials said on Sunday.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Monsoon may hit HP, Punjab, Haryana on June 24
Shimla, June 20 (IANS) Monsoon may hit most parts of Himachal Pradesh and parts of neighbouring Punjab and Haryana on June 24, a weather official said here on Saturday.
2020-06-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal CM meets family of Galwan martyr
Shimla, June 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday visited martyr Ankush Thakur's house in the Hamirpur district and announced an ex gratia of Rs 20 lakh to the next of kin.
2020-06-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Coronavirus, LAC face-off hits Ladakh tourism (Spl Ground Report From Leh)
Leh, June 19 (IANS) Life has come to a standstill in Ladakh after the Coronavirus pandemic broke out. Coupled with it, now a stand off between the Indian Army and the Chinese PLA at the LAC has all but sounded a death knell for tourism in the Himalayan valley ahead of a long winter.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Himachal likely to produce 30 million boxes of apple
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, the country's prominent fruit basket, is likely to produce 30 million boxes of apples this season and 68,000 trucks are required for their transportation to other states, an official said on Friday.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Himachal to popularise solar eclipse on June 21
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is popularising the solar eclipse by arranging its viewing in the state capital on June 21, an official said on Friday.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal sells 6.82L quintal vegetables amid lockdown
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, which is promoting the off-season vegetable production in a big way, has managed to sell about 6.82 lakh quintal of peas, cauliflower and other vegetables to the neighbouring states amid nearly three months of the lockdown, officials said on Friday.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Salute Galwan martyrs, says grandson of Rasool Galwan (Special Ground Report From Leh)
Leh, June 19 (IANS) The Galwan valley which has emerged as the epicentre of escalating tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China shares a deep emotional link with the family of Galwans in Ladakh.
2020-06-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Vigil intensified along China border in Himachal
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) Vigil along the China border has been stepped up in Himachal Pradesh after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent standoff with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, officials said on Thursday.
2020-06-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Uncertainty, nervousness in Leh as standoff continues at LAC (Special Ground Report From Leh)
Leh, June 18 (IANS) As we move out of the Leh Airport on Thursday, we notice that an eerie silence has gripped the town -- the markets are shut and not many people are on the streets due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Tibetan govt-in-exile slams China for death of Indian soldiers
Dharamsala, June 18 (IANS) Tibetan government-in-exile President Lobsang Sangay on Thursday condemned the death of the Indian soldiers in Ladakh's Galwan valley and urged both India and China to resolve the issue non-violently and amicably.
2020-06-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
21-year-old soldier from Himachal martyred
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) A pall of gloom descended in native place of Sepoy Ankush Thakur, 21, of Punjab Regiment, who was martyred in the clash between India and China in the Galwan Valley.
2020-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Alert along Indo-Tibet border in Himachal
Shimla, June 16 (IANS) In wake of the recent violent face off between China's PLA troops and Indian soldiers in the Ladakh sector, an alert has been issued in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts, adjoining Tibet, to take all precautionary measures to ensure security, the state government said on Tuesday.
2020-06-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Himachal starts fish exports to neighbouring states
Shimla, June 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Fisheries Minister Virender Kanwar said on Tuesday that the state has started exporting fish from its reservoirs to the neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi.
2020-06-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Quarantine waived for industrial workers, others in Himachal
Shimla, June 14 (IANS) To boost the economy hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday exempted several categories from the purview of mandatory home quarantine amid interstate movement.
2020-06-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
In Himachal, why monkeys are no one's business!
Shimla, June 14 (IANS) In the fight between the Himachal Pradesh government and farmers, it's the marauding monkeys who are benefitting, literally!
2020-06-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
No community transmission in Kullu in Himachal: Govt
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh government said on Saturday that there was no community transmission of coronavirus in Kullu district. In a statement, it said a random survey was conducted to rule out community transmission.
2020-06-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Dalai Lama to join author Iyer for conversation, virtually
Dharamsala, June 12 (IANS) Less than two weeks after virtual lessons to over 700 young South-East Asian participants about tackling negative emotions of fear and anxiety precipitated by the global health crisis, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will now join British-born author Pico Iyer next week, his office said on Friday.
2020-06-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Hotels, restaurants in Shimla to reopen only in September
Shimla, June 11 (IANS) Nearly 450 hotels and restaurants in the Himachal Pradesh capital will not be reopened till the middle of September.
2020-06-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal aims to revive rural economy, raise life expectancy
Shimla, June 8 (IANS) To revive the rural economy amid the coronavirus pandemic and to increase life expectancy of the elderly, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, here on Monday, launched a unique rural plan and linked it to three central schemes, including Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
2020-06-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Ladakh MP Namgyal visits people living near LAC, promises safety
Leh, June 7 (IANS) Amid the standoff with China, Ladakh MP, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, toured border areas of eastern Ladakh and promised safety, security and overall development to residents along with Pangong Lake near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) where tension is prevailing.
2020-06-07
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
One held for feeding firecracker-laced ball to cow
Shimla, June 6 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested a person for causing injuries to a cow by feeding her a wheat flour ball laced with firecrackers.
2020-06-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident