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Probe into Dalit students segregated at Modi's telecast

Shimla, Feb 19 (IANS) Taking cognizance of social media reports that Dalit students of a government school in Kullu district were segregated at a live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme last week, the Himachal Pradesh government on Monday ordered an inquiry into an incident The 'Pariksha Par Charcha' event, which was held in New Delhi on Friday, was telecast across the ...

1 day ago
Himachal to hire 200 doctors through walk-in interview

Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Saturday took several major decisions, including filling up 200 posts of doctors on specific contracts through walk-in interviews to overcome their shortage. During the meeting, the cabinet also decided to amend a policy of tendering bond money for MBBS students pursuing higher degree.<...

1 day ago
Now electrical vans to ply in Shimla

Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday flagged off here an electrical van service of the state roadways. The electrical van service is under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme of the Centre. A total of 11 electric vans will initially ply within the Shimla Municipal Corporation limits. A total ...

2 days ago
Mercury up in Himachal, more snow next week

Shimla, Feb 16 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Friday saw a rise in the temperatures due to prevailing dry weather, but the Met Office has forecast more rain and snowfall next week. A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect the Western Himalayan region on February 20 with chances of rainfall and snowfall in the state, an office statement said. The Western Disturbanc...

4 days ago
Major relief for Himachal cricket body over residential complex

Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) In a major relief to the state cricket body, the Himachal Pradesh government has accepted its lease money for land on which an ultra-luxurious residential complex for the players has been set up near its cricket ground in Dharamsala, an official said on Wednesday. The lease money was accepted after five years of a row between the previous Congress government and the...

4 days ago
Sun shines bright in Himachal hills

Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) After two days of widespread snowfall, Shimla, Manali and other hill destinations on Wednesday woke up to a bright, sunny but bone-chilling day, the weather office said. Residents of Shimla shivered as icy winds after snowfall brought down the minimum temperature to 1.9 degrees Celsius. For the past two days, the Queen of Hills and its nearby destinations, i...

5 days ago
New rabies prophylaxis for humans can treat cattle too: Research

Shimla, Feb 13 (IANS) New research by experts based in Himachal Pradesh has shown that the new human protocol for rabies prophylaxis, also approved by the WHO, could also be effective in treating cattle bitten by rabid dogs. This line of treatment has not only proved to be lifesaving for the animals but is also a low cost protocol for rabies prophylaxis, meaning to prevent rabies after a...

5 days ago
New rabies treatment for humans can treat cattle too: Research

Shimla, Feb 13 (IANS) New research by experts based in Himachal Pradesh has shown that the new human protocol to treat rabies, also approved by the WHO, could be effective in treating cattle with rabies. This line of treatment has not only proved to be lifesaving for the animals but is also a low cost protocol for rabies prophylaxis, meaning to prevent rabies after a dog bite. At...

5 days ago
More snow in Shimla, Manali; traffic hampered

Shimla, Feb 13 (IANS) Popular tourist destinations Shimla and Manali continued to experience more snowfall on the second day on Tuesday, while lower hills across Himachal Pradesh were lashed by rain, bringing the temperature down by several notches. Towns in upper Shimla district remained cut off with heavy snow cover piled on roads, officials said. Tourist spots near Shimla like...

6 days ago
Roads in upper Shimla cut off with snowfall

Shimla, Feb 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla and its nearby tourist destinations on Monday were wrapped in snow, giving them a picturesque look. Likewise, Manali and its uphill Solang ski slopes and Kalpa, 250 km from here, saw snowfall. Towns in upper Shimla district were cut off with snow piled up on roads, an official said. This was the season's second significant s...

6 days ago
Himachal proposes 2018-19 annual plan at Rs 6,300 cr

Shimla, Feb 12 (IANS) The annual plan of Himachal Pradesh for 2018-19 has been proposed at Rs 6,300 crore compared with Rs 5,700 crore for the current fiscal, denoting a 10.52 per cent increase, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said here on Monday. Presiding over a meeting of legislators to finalise the priorities for the 2018-19 state Budget, he announced an increase in legislator priority...

6 days ago
'Kuch Bheege Alfaaz': Where tenderness adds balm to misfits of metropolis

Film: Kuch Bheege Alfaaz; Director: Onir; Cast: Zain Khan Durrani, Geetanjali Thapa; Rating: ***1/2 In his latest directorial venture, the prolific and insightful director Onir probes wounds that never heal. The love that grows between two wounded people trapped in the numbing bustle of the metropolis, Kolkata (it was Delhi in Onir's previous film Shab) -- is not uncharted territory in t...

6 days ago
Himachal proposes annual plan of Rs 6,300 crore

Shimla, Feb 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday said a state annual plan of Rs 6,300 crore has been proposed for 2018-19 with an increase of Rs 600 crore over the Rs 5,700 crore for the current fiscal. Presiding over a meeting of legislators here to finalise priorities of the 2017-18 budget, he said it was an increase of 10.51 per cent, which was more than ...

6 days ago
Delhi Ring Railway to soon see steam-hauled service to attract tourists

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Steam locomotives will be chugging along on all hill railways across the country -- besides charting out a new course on the Delhi Ring Railway -- as the Railways pushes the idea of reviving the glory of its steam heritage. With the successful operation of a steam-hauled train on the Palanpur-Jogindernagar section of Kangra Valley Railway, all five hill railways ...

6 days ago
Shimla, nearby areas wrapped in snow

Shimla, Feb 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla and its nearby tourist destinations on Monday were wrapped in snow, giving them a picturesque look. Towns in upper Shimla district were cut off with snow piled on roads, a Met official said. This was the season's second significant snowfall that froze the Queen of Hills, as Shimla was fondly called by the erstwhile British r...

7 days ago
Over 4.5 lakh fruit bearing saplings to be distributed in HP

Shimla, Feb 11 (IANS) Over 4.5 lakh fruit bearing saplings will be distributed among farmers in three months through state-run nurseries in Himachal Pradesh to promote horticulture. Horticulture Minister Mahender Singh has directed the officials to carry out research and prepare area specific schemes to promote horticulture, an official statement said on Sunday. It said the farme...

9 days ago
Rain, snowfall predicted in Himachal

Shimla, Feb 9 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh might experience more rain and snowfall in the next three days, a weather official said here on Friday. Most of the prominent tourist towns like Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri, Kalpa, Dalhousie and Manali are likely to have light to moderate spells of snowfall. There are chances of heavy rainfall and snowfall at some places in the state...

11 days ago
Jeetendra faces sexual harassment charges from cousin, terms them baseless

Mumbai/Shimla, Feb 7 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra was on Wednesday accused of sexually harassing his cousin, who has come forward to file a police complaint 47 years after the alleged incident. Jeetendra has dubbed the charges as baseless, and a miserable effort by a jealous competitor to disrupt his business activities. Jeetendra, whose real name is Ravi Kapoor, is the son o...

11 days ago
Actor Jeetendra's cousin claims he sexually assaulted her when she was 18

Shimla, Feb 7 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra was on Wednesday accused of sexually harassing his cousin, who has come forward to file a police complaint 47 years after the alleged incident. Jeetendra, whose real name is Ravi Kapoor, is the son of the victim's father's sister. The victim made the allegation in a police complaint filed with Himachal Pradesh's Director Gene...

12 days ago
Himachal freezes with fresh snowfall, more expected

Shimla, Feb 6 (IANS) Temperatures remained below the freezing point at most places in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday with higher reaches getting more snowfall, the meteorological office here said. It also said that more snow and rain is likely between February 9 and 12. Keylong, headquarter town of Lahaul and Spiti district, was the coldest at a minimum temperature of minus 2.7 degrees Cels...

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