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Himachal Pradesh: State in northern India
Himachal Pradesh is a state in the northern part of India. Situated in the Western Himalayas, it is bordered by union territory of Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west, Haryana on the southwest, Uttarakhand on the southeast, and Tibet on the east. At its southernmost point, it also touches the state of Uttar Pradesh. The state's name was coined by acharya Diwakar Dutt Sharma, one of the state's eminent Sanskrit scholars.

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Himachal Pradesh village gives transformer a VIP treat

CHAMBA'S PRIDE: People celebrate the new member that can light up their lives
DNA - Published

Northeast India to receive heavy rainfall today: IMD

The weather forecast agency further predicted that Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura are also likely to witness heavy downpour throughout the day. The thunderstorm accompanied with lightning is..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress announces candidates for bypolls to 2 Himachal assembly seats

The names were approved by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, a statement by the party said.
DNA - Published

UP, Bihar, Gujarat likely to receive heavy rainfall today

The weather forecast agency also predicted that heavy rains are also likely to fall over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab.
DNA - Published

Hyderabad, Mumbai batter heavy rains; MeT dept issues warning for Himachal Pradesh


IndiaTimes - Published

SC gets four new judges, strength reaches 34

Four new judges were appointed to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, taking its strength to 34, the highest-ever. Justices V Ramasubramanian and Krishna Murari head the Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Not just UP, five state governments bear tax burden of CM and ministers

The state exchequer has been bearing the burden of income tax of the serving chief ministers and their council of ministers in five states, apart from UP. These states are Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes J&K - Himachal border; tremors felt in Islamabad

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property as a result of the quake.
DNA - Published

Arif Mohammed Khan, Tamilisai Soundararajan among five new governors; Bhagat Singh Koshyari for Maharashtra

Kalraj Mishra shifted to Rajasthan Raj Bhawan, Dattatreya gets Himachal
DNA - Published

Arif Mohammed Khan who quit Rajiv govt, BJP leaders Koshyari, Tamilisai appointed governors

BJP leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister Bhagat Singh Koshyari, 77, has been appointed the governor of Maharashtra, while BJP's Tamil Nadu chief Tamilisai Soundararajan, 58, moves to the Raj..
IndiaTimes - Published

Himachal, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Kerala, and Telangana get new Governors

President Ram Nath Kovind approved the changes made to the posts, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement on Sunday.
DNA - Published

Kalraj Mishra is new governor of Rajasthan, Arif Mohd Khan gets Kerala

In a reshuffle, the President announced new governors for 5 states in the country. Kalraj Mishra has been transferred from Himachal Pradesh to Rajasthan. Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been appointed the..
IndiaTimes - Published

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Himachal, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh on Friday. The weather forecasting agency has also predicted heavy downpour..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

SC collegium decides to recommend 4 names for elevation as apex court judges

The collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, has decided to recommend the names of Chief Justices of High Courts of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana, Rajasthan and Kerala for their..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi may inaugurate investors' meet in Himachal in November, says CM Jai Ram Thakur


IndiaTimes - Published

'Climate change to hit 150 Himalayan fish species'

An internal study of the Wildlife Institute of India reveals climate change will adversely affect around 150 native fish species of the Himalayan states, including Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu..
IndiaTimes - Published

Himachal Pradesh government declares two-day state mourning for Arun Jaitley


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India opens up 137 mountain peaks for mountaineering, trekking

Of the 137 peaks, 51 are in Uttarakhand, 24 in Sikkim, 47 in Himachal Pradesh and 15 in Jammu and Kashmir
DNA - Published

Himachal Pradesh: Road clearing operations underway after landslide blocks highway

On August 7 also, the highway was blocked at Marhi after heavy downpour in the region
DNA - Published

States battle to stay afloat as floods worsen

Cabinet secys of Punjab, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Delhi chair National Crisis Management Committee meet
DNA - Published

Rs 4,432 crore aid for 3 disaster-hit states, Kerala misses out

In a statement, the home ministry said a high-level committee headed by home minister Amit Shah had cleared additional central assistance of Rs 3,338 crore to Odisha for the damage caused by Cyclone..
IndiaTimes - Published

63 people died in Himachal this monsoon: CM

As many as 63 people have lost their lives in Himachal Pradesh this monsoon season, while 25 of them were killed in heavy rains in the last few days, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Himachal Minister airlifted after being stranded for three days

Following heavy downpour and landslides in the region, the Himachal Pradesh lawmaker was stuck in Kaza
DNA - Published

Centre approves Rs 4,432 crore to Odisha, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh for calamities in 2018-19


IndiaTimes - Published

18 dead as heavy rainfall lashes Himachal Pradesh

All schools and colleges in Shimla and Kullu districts have been ordered to remain shut today even as incessant rains continued to wreak havoc in the state
DNA - Published

Himachal Pradesh: 150 people rescued from Lahul-Spiti after road washes away due to incessant rains

The BRO shifted the people from Chhota Dara, Chhatru and Gramphu areas of the district to a safe place in a nearby village.
DNA - Published

Five dead as rains wreak havoc in Himachal Pradesh

While three persons lost their lives in a house collapse, one person each died following a wall collapse and a landslide
DNA - Published

Himachal Pradesh: Overnight rains trigger landslides, block roads

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Himachal Pradesh is likely to receive heavy rainfall over the next few days.
DNA - Published

As heavy rains lash Himachal, bridge over Beas river in Kullu collapses due to surging water level

The Met department has predicted heavy rain at different places in the state.
DNA - Published

BJP expels Himachal ex-minister Anil Sharma from party

Sources says Sharma's father and former Union minister Pandit Sukhram had asked the BJP for a Lok Sabha ticket for his grandson and Sharma's son, Aashray
DNA - Published

What happened to special status of J&K will happen to Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur too: Asaduddin Owaisi

The Hyderabad MP said the special provisions related to Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Assam, and Himachal Pradesh will also be scrapped by the government soon.
DNA - Published

BJP exples Himachal Pradesh's former power minister Anil Sharma

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday expelled former Himachal Pradesh power minister Anil Sharma from the party. Sharma is the son of former Union minister Sukh Ram, who had quit the BJP and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Himachal Pradesh: Car hit by boulders after landslide in Mandi; 4 injured

Soon after the incident, the police rushed to the accident spot and started rescue operations.
DNA - Published

With body cameras, ex-faujis to check violations on national highways

In a first ever initiative to monitor violations of traffic rules on national highways, the road transport ministry will deploy mobile teams of ex-defence personnel armed with body-cameras and will..
IndiaTimes - Published

Stashed foreign assets worth Rs 200 crore detected in raids against Kuldeep Bishnoi: CBDT

The Income Tax department had searched 13 premises linked to Bishnoi in Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh on July 23.
DNA - Published

Government medical colleges are 'selling' seats now

Some state governments have joined the bandwagon of commercializing medical education in the name of making their colleges self-financed. So, 3%-15% seats are set aside for NRIs and some even have..
IndiaTimes - Published

Acharya Dev Vrat is new Gujarat Governor

Vrat, who was the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, has been credited for taking concrete steps against a number of social evils, including drug abuse there.
DNA - Published

13 soldiers among 14 killed in Himachal building collapse

The death toll in Sunday’s building collapse near Kumarhatti in Himachal Solan district rose to 14 after 12 more bodies were retrieved from the debris on Monday. Of those killed, 13 are soldiers and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Veteran BJP leader Kalraj Mishra appointed Himachal Pradesh governor

Mishra (78), who was in charge of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises portfolio in the Modi government, had resigned in 2017 after he he had crossed 75 years beyond which BJP leaders are barred..
IndiaTimes - Published

Himachal Pradesh: Seven Armymen among eight dead after building collapses in Solan

At least seven persons are still feared trapped under the debris
DNA - Published

Two die, many feared trapped as building collapses in Himachal Pradesh

The building, which reportedly collapsed due to heavy rainfall, is located on Kumarhatti-Nahan highway in Solan, around 45 km from state capital Shimla
DNA - Published

Himachal Pradesh: Mock drill to deal with a magnitude 8 earthquake held in Shimla

The scenario was developed with the technical support from the NDMA and the IIT-Mumbai and Madras.
DNA - Published

Indian Meteorological Department predicts heavy downpour in Himachal, state put on high alert

Around 29 people have lost their lives due to incessant rains for over a week, and state has suffered a loss of Rs 1.85 crores in eight days.
DNA - Published

‘Jal Shakti’ adds natural flavour to energy majors’ CSR outlook

Flagship explorer ONGC is on its second clean-up drive to rid glaciers and river beds of garbage in select areas of Uttarakhand and Himachal. It is also deepening 15 lakes in Gujarat and clearing a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Himachal Pradesh villagers treat waste water to enhance farm produce

The villagers had borrowed Rs 2 lakhs from the Finance Commission and Rs 1 lakhs from the State Disaster Response Fund for waste water treatment project
DNA - Published

Himachal Pradesh eyes Rs 85,000 cr investment at global investors meet in November

Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur says the government has already undertaken a slew of reforms in ease of doing business and also put in place pro-investment policies
DNA - Published

Invest in Himachal Pradesh: CM Jai Ram Thakur urges Indian diaspora in United Arab Emirates

Thakur invited investment while addressing the members of the People of Indian Origin Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Dubai during his maiden visit to the UAE, he added.
DNA - Published

IMD predicts thunderstorm for multiple districts of Himachal Pradesh

According to the update, Shimla, Solan, Bilaspur, Mandi, Kullu, and Sirmaur districts are likely to face thunderstorms over the next 2-3 hours.
DNA - Published

Over 28,000 incidents of forest fire since January this year: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar

Responding to a query, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand suffered losses to the tune of Rs 80 lakh and Rs 55 lakh, respectively, due to incidents of..
IndiaTimes - Published

44 dead, 29 injured as bus plunges into gorge in Kullu

At least 44 people have died and 29 sustained injured on Thursday when a bus fell into a gorge in Himachal's Kullu district. The driver apparently lost control while negotiating a sharp turn at the..
IndiaTimes - Published

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