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27% youth involved in drug abuse: Himachal CM

Shimla, June 24 (IANS) About 27 per cent youth in Himachal Pradesh are involved in drug abuse and for making the state drug free it is important to take collective steps, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Sunday. Drug abuse is a social vice which needs to be curbed with people's participation, Thakur said at the prize distribution function of the eighth Himachal Pradesh Police Half M...

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Himachal gets Rs 1,800 cr for tourism promotion: CM

Shimla, June 23 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has got approval from the Central government for projects worth Rs 1,800 crore for tourism development, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Saturday. Addressing a public meeting at Gada Gushaini of Kullu district after laying the foundation stone of a science lab building of Government Senior Secondary School to be built at a cost ...

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An achievement to showcase my work without having a godfather: Anupam

Bangkok, June 23 (IANS) He has been in the industry for over three decades and has contributed appeared in over 500 films. Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who started his journey from the north Indian hill town of Shimla and later paved the way for Indian actors internationally, says it is a great achievement for him to showcase his work without a godfather or a film background. Talking about...

20 hours ago
Quake jolts Himachal

Shimla, June 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh was again jolted by a low intensity earthquake on Saturday, the third within a fortnight, an official said. There were, however, no reports of damage. The earthquake measuring three on the Richter scale was recorded at 2.37 a.m., the meteorological office told IANS. The epicentre of the quake was Chamba region, bordering Jammu and Kashmir.<...

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A British landmark in Shimla set to become wellness centre for tourists

Craignano (Himachal Pradesh), June 22 (IANS) After reducing another British colonial landmark to rubble, the state government is now coming up with a wellness-cum-interpretation centre to attract tourists to this place, now being developed as a nature park amidst blooming red and pink tulips. A pre-Independence retreat situated at a height of 7,700 feet, Craignano, just 12 km from the st...

2 days ago
Kindergarten student dead in Himachal accident

Shimla, June 21 (IANS) A kindergarten student was killed and 12 others were injured on Thursday when their overcrowded private school bus skidded off the road and fell into a 100-foot-deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, police said. The students, belonging to Spectrum Premier Public School in Sarkaghat area, were returning home from school when the driver lost control over t...

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Modi says yoga can unite conflict-ridden world; record set in Kota

Dehradun/New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Fourth International Yoga Day was enthusiastically observed on Thursday within the country and abroad, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who attended the main event at Dehradun, saying yoga has emerged as a major unifying force in a world facing conflicts. A Guinness world record was created at Rajasthan's Kota where over two lakh people performed ...

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13 kindergarten students injured in Himachal accident

Shimla, June 21 (IANS) At least 13 kindergarten students were injured on Thursday when their school bus skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, police said. The students, belonging to a private school in Sarkaghat area, were returning home from school when the driver lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a turn near Garli. Five c...

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Hundreds of schoolchildren, residents practice yoga in Shimla

Shimla, June 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his cabinet colleagues along with hundreds of schoolchildren and residents practiced yoga at the historic Ridge ground here amidst cloudy skies on Thursday. Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda was also present at the state-level event here. Urging people to adopt yoga for a healthy li...

2 days ago
Himachal Governor, CM practice yoga

Shimla, June 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his cabinet colleagues along with hundreds of schoolchildren and residents practiced yoga at the historic Ridge ground here on Thursday. Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda was also present at the state-level event. Urging people to adopt yoga for a healthy lifestyle, the Governor sai...

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Himachal ex-legislator's son held in drug case

Shimla, June 20 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh Congress legislator Bambar Thakur's minor son was taken into custody on Wednesday along with his three friends in a drug case, police said. The vehicle in which they were travelling is owned by the former legislator. Superintendent of Police Gurdev Sharma told reporters that the vehicle, on specific input, was intercepted in Mandi to...

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Now, Shimla-Chandigarh heli-taxi to ply thrice a week

Shimla, June 18 (IANS) The to and fro heli-taxi service between this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort and Chandigarh will now ply thrice a week, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday. Also, the chopper will now land at the Annandale ground, the picturesque flat highland just three kilometres from Shimla's Ridge, but will take off from Shimla airport at Jubbarhatti, 22 km from here....

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Congress condemns Chinese envoy's pitch for India-China-Pakistan trilateral meet

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Congress strongly condemned Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui's pitch on Monday for an India-China-Pakistan trilateral meeting under the SCO framework, and called on the government to do the same. The party also said that all outstanding issues between India and Pakistan will have to be resolved bilaterally in terms of the spirit of the Shimla agreemen...

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Himachal sees drive against cannabis, opium cultivation

Shimla, June 17 (IANS) The interiors of Himachal Pradesh, especially in the Kullu Valley infamous for cannabis and opium cultivation, have seen special drives by making officials and elected representatives at the grassroots accountable, the government said on Sunday. The number of cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in the state has multiplied three tim...

6 days ago
Mild earthquake in Himachal

Shimla, June 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh was again jolted by a low intensity earthquake on Sunday, an official said here. There were no reports of casualties or damages. The earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was recorded at 3.36 a.m., the meteorological office told IANS. The epicentre of the quake was Shimla region, bordering Kinnaur district, which shares a border wit...

7 days ago
Himachal gets partial relief from dust with rains

Shimla, June 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh on Saturday experienced intermittent rainfall, bringing some relief from haze and dust conditions that had reduced the visibility to less than 200 metres here, the weather bureau said, adding there is a possibility of widespread rains in the state. Light to moderate rainfall occurred at most places in the state, Manmohan Singh, director of the mete...

7 days ago
Air connectivity restored in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) To and fro air connectivity in Chandigarh was restored on Saturday after two days of partial suspension owing to a thick haze of dust and pollution that reduced the visibility in the region, an airport official said. Operations at the Chandigarh International Airport were resumed through there was some delay in the departure of flights, Public Relations Officer...

8 days ago
Hazy, dusty conditions across Himachal

Shimla, June 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh on Friday remained hazy and dusty with visibility reduced to less than 200 m in the state capital, the weather bureau said, adding the state may experience rain at many places in the next 24 hours which will increase the visibility. Dust and haze may prevail till the next 24 hours. The visibility is 100-200 m in Shimla and most parts of the state, ...

8 days ago
Water supply back to normal in Shimla, tourist footfall looks up

Shimla, June 15 (IANS) The water supply in the Himachal Pradesh capital was back to normal on Friday after over a month of crisis that saw widespread protests, marches to Chief Minister's residence at midnight and even interventions by the high court. The Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) a day earlier announced it would supply water in the city every alternate day, a routine schedule f...

9 days ago
Himachal gets Rs 1,900 cr funding for tourism

Shimla, June 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the Central government has approved a tourism infrastructure development project of Rs 1,900 crore to be funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). With the help of the funding, the state would be able to develop tourism in rural and unexplored areas and improve the infrastructure of towns, which will...

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