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Bihar lacks in implementation of rural schemes: MoS Rural Development

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, the Rural Development Ministry on Saturday termed Bihar as one of the least performing states in implementing the central government's rural housing project or in creating Open Defecation Free (ODF) districts. According to the ministry, there isn't a single ODF district in Bihar, and just five ...

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Himachal assembly passes state GST Bill

Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh in a special assembly session on Saturday unanimously approved the state Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who also holds a finance portfolio, moved the bill which was supported by the main opposition party - the Bharatiya Janata Party. The bill was passed on the second day of the house after an hour-long dis...

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Himachal seeks PM's intervention for Swan river channelisation

Shimla, May 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday expressed concern over the inordinate delay in central assistance for the Swan river channelisation in the state's Una district. He said the Union Ministry for Water Resources had cleared a project of about Rs 922.48 crore for the channelisation of all tributaries of the Swan. The project was funded...

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These amazing hills bring you close to nature

Chitkul (Himachal Pradesh), May 25 (IANS) Fancy this: Snow-clad mountains dotted with pine trees, a topaz blue sheet spread across the sky and the churlish winter wind almost piercing through to the bones. The temperature was minus eight degree Celsius and there I was, standing in Chiktul, the last village on India's border with China in Himachal Pradesh. It was all white where I stood a...

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Congress to make organisational changes in three poll-bound states

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Organisational revamp in the Congress will be effected soon in the poll-bound states of Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, a senior party leader said on Wednesday. The party re-organisation is on. Three election-bound states have undergone a revamp. New teams will be announced for Himachal, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. Meetings with various ...

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Himachal cricket body to open fifth stadia on June 1

Shimla, May 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) will add one more feather to its cap by inaugurating another stadium, the fifth in the state, next month, an official said on Wednesday. The HPCA's new stadium at Gumma in Shimla district will be inaugurated by its former President Anurag Thakur, who is also former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President...

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Three martyred soldiers of Nepalese origin cremated in Himachal

Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Three Indian Army soldiers of Nepalese origin, who were killed in a gunbattle with militants in Jammu and Kashmir, were cremated in an army cantonment in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, officials said. Families of Havildars Girish Gurung and Dambar Bahadur and Rifleman Rabin Sharma, who were killed in a gunfight in Nowgam sector of Kashmir's Kupwara district, reached...

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2.5 years on, Swachh Bharat Mission's claims remain unverified

Although Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has sent India on a toilet-construction spree, 51.6 per cent of households across the country did not use an improved sanitation facility -- a system that separates human excreta from human contact -- between January 2015 and December 2016. Household toilet availability has improved from 41.93 per cent in 2014 to 63.98 per cent in 2017, and Himachal Pradesh...

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Three soldiers of Nepal origin to be cremated in Himachal

Shimla, May 23 (IANS) Three Indian Army soldiers of Nepal origin, who were killed in a gunbattle with militants in Jammu and Kashmir, will be cremated in an army cantonment in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, officials said on Tuesday. Havildars Girish Gurung and Dambar Bahadur and Rifleman Rabin Sharma, who were killed in a gunfight in Nowgam sector of Kashmir's Kupwara district, will be ...

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Now tourists can enjoy snowy landscape of Rohtang Pass

Manali, May 23 (IANS) Tourists who are holidaying in the hills to escape the scorching heat of the plains can now enjoy the snowy landscape of the Rohtang Pass, located at an altitude of 13,050 feet in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The administration on Tuesday allowed the tourists to visit the pass after five months of its closure. Earlier, the tourist vehicles were allowed to rea...

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Temperatures fall after widespread rains in Himachal

Shimla, May 22 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Monday due to widespread rains, with Shimla recording a high of 22.3 degrees Celsius, the weather office here said. The entire state saw moderate rains with temperatures plummeting sharply, an official at the local Meteorological Office told IANS. He said most of the prominent tourist destinations like Shimla, Dha...

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Lahaul festival: A blend of virgin nature, Buddhism

Manali, May 22 (IANS) Taking a leaf from the success of Leh's Sindhu Darshan festival, locals of the picturesque Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh also decided to hold a similar event every summer at the confluence of the Chandra and Bhaga rivers that makes for a mix of virgin nature and Buddhism. This year it will be held on June 12 and Union Minister of State for Tourism Mahesh Sharma ...

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Himachal CM seeks bail in disproportionate assets case

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh and others appeared before a court here on Monday and sought bail in an over Rs 10 crore disproportionate assets case. Singh and others appearing before Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal were summoned by the court, which listed the matter for the next hearing on May 29. To show soli...

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DA case: Himachal CM appear before Delhi court

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh and others appeared before a court here on Monday in a disproportionate assets case worth over Rs 10 crore. Singh and others appeared before Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal in pursuance of summons issued against them. They also moved bail application which was already listed for M...

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Two tremors felt in Himachal on third day

Shimla, May 21 (IANS) Two mild tremors were felt in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba region for the third consecutive day on Sunday, triggering panic among the people. No loss of life or damage to property was reported. Tremors of two earthquakes -- one measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale at 6.11 a.m., and the second of magnitude 3.5 at 9.57 a.m. -- were felt on Sunday, local Meteorologi...

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Khandu seeks central support for Arunachal's development

Gangtok, May 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Pema Khandu has sought the central government's support to ensure all-round development in Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal started very late in the development sphere, and this calls for continued support from the Centre as it is 100 per cent dependent on it, Khandu told Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the first review meeting of the India-China border i...

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Tremors continue in Himachal on third day

Shimla, May 21 (IANS) Mild tremors were felt in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba region for the third consecutive day on Sunday, triggering panic among the people. No loss of life or damage to property was reported. Tremors of earthquake measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale were felt for some seconds at 6.11 a.m., local Meteorological Office Director Manmohan Singh told IANS. He s...

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Rajnath chairs security meet with five CMs, hikes border development funding

Gangtok, May 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday chaired the first security review meeting with Chief Ministers of five states bordering China, and enhanced the Central Assistance for Border Area Development Programmes (BADP) from Rs 990 crore to Rs 1,100 crore. Terming the India-China border undemarcated, extremely cold and with very difficult terrain, he said it it ...

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Rajnath chairs security review meeting with five CMs

Gangtok, May 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired here on Saturday the first security review meeting with Chief Ministers of five states bordering China. The Home Minister brought up the issue of connectivity in border areas and stressed the need to overcome these challenges. Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti (Jammu and Kashmir), Virbhadra Singh (Himachal Pradesh), T...

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Two quakes jolt Himachal

Shimla, May 20 (IANS) In less than 24 hours, two mild earthquakes again jolted Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Saturday, an official said. However, no loss of life or damage to property was reported. The first earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale was felt for some seconds at 9.11 a.m. and another of magnitude 4.1 at 11.18 a.m., Meteorological Office Director Manmoh...

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