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Himachal offers DSP post to woman cricketer Sushma

Shimla, July 25 (IANS) India's international woman cricketer Sushma Verma was on Tuesday offered the job of a DSP in Himachal Police by the state government for her sporting achievements. Sushma Verma has brought laurels to the hill state and to its people by excelling in international cricket, an official statement quoting Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said here. A wicketkeeper...

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CBI takes up probe in Shimla gang rape case

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The CBI on Saturday took up the sensational gang rape and murder case of a school girl in Shimla that has led to massive protests in the hill state. The investigation agency said it has registered two cases on the July 19 orders of the Himachal Pradesh High Court in connection with the gang rape and murder of the girl and into the custodial death of an accused. ...

4 days ago
Himachal gang-rape, murder: BJP shuts down Shimla, top police official transferred

Shimla, July 20 (IANS) The 'Queen of Hills' Shimla wore a deserted look on Thursday as the opposition BJP called for a complete shutdown over the gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl, with all business establishments, including shopping and tourism centres remaining closed. Amid the widespread protests, Inspector General Zahur H. Zaidi, who was heading the SIT probing the case, and two o...

4 days ago
28 killed in Himachal road accident

Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Twenty-eight persons were killed and nine others injured when a private bus carrying them fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Thursday, an official said. The accident occurred near Khaneri in Rampur, some 140 km from here. The bus with 37 passengers on board was on its way from Rekong Peo town in Kinnaur district to Nauni in Solan dis...

4 days ago
Modi condoles death of 15 passengers in Himachal

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the death of 15 passengers in a road accident in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones in the tragic bus accident... May those injured recover quickly, Modi tweeted. At least 15 persons were killed and an equal number injured when a private bu...

4 days ago
15 killed in Himachal road accident

Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Fifteen persons were killed and an equal number injured when a private bus carrying them fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Thursday, an official said. The accident occurred near Khaneri in Rampur, some 140 km from here. The bus with 35 passengers on board was on its way from Rekong Peo town in Kinnaur district to Nauni in Solan dist...

4 days ago
Himachal gang-rape, murder: Top officer transferred

Shimla, July 20 (IANS) A top Himachal Pradesh police officer, heading the SIT probing the gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl, was transferred hours after one of the suspects was found murdered in a lock-up, an official said on Thursday. Inspector General Zahur H. Zaidi, besides, two other senior district police officers, were transferred late on Wednesday evening. The other two...

5 days ago
Mild earthquake recorded in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, July 19 (IANS) A mild earthquake was recorded on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba region, which witnessed tremors for three consecutive days in May, an official said. An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was recorded at 7.18 p.m. local Meteorological Office Director Manmohan Singh told IANS. No loss of life or damage to property was reported from Chamba....

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Violence rocks Himachal after gang-rape, murder; suspect kills fellow accused

Shimla, July 19 (IANS) In a twist to the sensational gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Himachal Pradesh, the prime suspect allegedly murdered a fellow accused in the case in the police lock-up on Wednesday, the police said. This led to arson attack by mobs who were demanding justice for the 16-year-old victim, whose body was found in the forests in Kotkhai town in Shimla district o...

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HP girl's gang-rape, murder suspect kills lock-up inmate

Shimla, July 19 (IANS) In a twist to the sensational gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Himachal Pradesh, the prime suspect allegedly murdered a fellow accused in the case in the police lock-up on Wednesday, the police said. Rajinder Singh allegedly killed Surat Singh, a Nepalese, by smashing his head on the floor, a police official here told IANS. He said what caused Rajind...

6 days ago
Protests continue in Himachal over gang rape, murder of girl

Shimla, July 18 (IANS) Massive protests continued in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday over the gang rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Shimla district. The family of the victim suspect that the 'real culprits', who belong to high-profile families, have gotten away 'scot-free'. Last week, the state government agreed to recommend a CBI probe into the case. Earlier we were told that the ...

7 days ago
Travelling trends: Delhi prefers London, Mumbai likes Bali

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) To where do Indians like to travel -- from local destinations with the spontaneity of a wayfaring soul to distant ones on the well-planned relaxing, long vacations? Airbnb has shared travel trends from the country. According to a survey by the company, some key trends have emerged for the way India likes to travel. These trends offer a glimpse of all the places ...

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67 legislators vote in Himachal

Shimla, July 17 (IANS) Sixty seven legislators in the 68-member Himachal Pradesh assembly voted here in the Presidential election on Monday, officials said. One ailing Congress legislator had passed away. By afternoon, all the 67 legislators exercised their franchise, an assembly official said. Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal was the first to vote. Our MLAs were much excit...

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Himachal hills continue to experience heavy rainfall

Shimla, July 16 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said. While Palampur town recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 158 mm, it was 150 mm in Baijnath, 107 mm in Dharamsala and 14 mm i...

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Himachal temple partially damaged in landslide

Shimla, July 16 (IANS) A famous temple located on a national highway in Himachal Pradesh was partially damaged on Sunday in a landslide, the police said. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple, located in Mandi, is safe, the police added. A mound of boulders and debris from the hill atop dislocated and hit Hanogi Mata temple and shops near it. No one was injured in the disaster, an ...

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Himachal to refer gang rape-murder case to CBI

Shimla, July 14 (IANS) Sensing growing public outrage over the gang rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Shimla district, the Himachal Pradesh government on Friday agreed to recommend a CBI probe into the case. Keeping in view the sensitivity in the gang rape and murder case and to remove all doubts, if any, the government has decided to refer the matter to the CBI, an official statement q...

10 days ago
CBI probe sought into girl's rape-murder

Shimla, July 14 (IANS) Accusing police of shielding the real culprits in the gang rape and murder of a schoolgirl, residents of a Himachal Pradesh town on Friday blocked a national highway and gheraoed a police station to demand a CBI probe into the case. Shopkeepers shut shops in Theog town to express solidarity with the victim's family. The protesters blocked National Highway-...

11 days ago
Six arrested in rape-death of Himachal schoolgirl

Shimla, July 13 (IANS) After over a week a schoolgirl was raped to death in Himachal Pradesh, police on Thursday said it had arrested all the six accused involved in the crime. One accused was arrested yesterday and five others were arrested today in the rape and murder of a girl in Kotkhai (in Shimla district), Director General of Police Somesh Goyal told reporters here. Goyal s...

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Indians prefer Bali, Krabi as monsoon getaway destination

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) When it comes to international destination, Bali and Krabi find top spot in the list for Indian travellers, say experts. In India, they prefer to go to Havelock and Kasol. Experts at online travel companies MakeMyTrip, Gofro and Abhijit Mishra, Country Director India at KAYAK, have listed out the trends catching up this year during the rainy season.

12 days ago
Moderate to heavy rains in Himachal, rivers in spate

Shimla, July 12 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday continued to experience moderate to heavy rains, with Joginder Nagar town recording the highest rainfall in the state at 184 mm, weather officials said. More rain is expected in the state over the next few days, the Meteorological Department said. Monsoon remained active in the state during the last 24 hours. Preci...

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