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Another Himachal police officer held over custodial death

Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) Another Indian Police Service (IPS) officer was arrested in Himachal Pradesh by the CBI on Thursday over the custodial death of an accused in the sensational gangrape-cum-murder of a school girl in Shimla district, an official said. Superintendent of Police D.W. Negi is the ninth police personnel to be arrested in the case. D.W. Negi was arrested for the cus...

2 years ago
Politics of sleaze rages in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, July 17 (IANS) There seems to be no end to the politics of sleaze and corruption in Himachal Pradesh. At least two chief ministers, a senior BJP leader who is now a Lok Sabha member, a former union minister, a top police officer and now a senior cabinet minister in the Congress government here claim they have been victims of sleazy CDs and videos. Currently, an audio CD f...

2 years ago
Himachal High Court suspends summons to Dhumal

Shimla, May 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday suspended a Shimla court order summoning BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal in a case of alleged misuse of position when he was the chief minister in 2007. Justice Rajiv Sharma passed the order on a petition filed by Dhumal. The court directed the state government to file its reply within two weeks. Besides Dhumal, the spe...

3 years ago
Hearing challenging Himachal CM's acquittal adjourned

Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Saturday adjourned till Sep 10 the hearing challenging the acquittal of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh in a 2012 corruption case. Justice D.C. Chaudhary heard arguments on the plea of S.M. Katwal, former chairman of the state Subordinate Services Selection Board, for condonation of delay of 96 days in filin...

3 years ago
After bitter campaign, Himachal CM reaches out to Jaitley

Shimla, May 31 (IANS) A change of guard at the centre has compelled Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to sing a different tune. He has withdrawn a criminal defamation suit filed by him against BJP leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his allegations of graft. Indications are that the chief minister's move follows an attempt to pacify Jaitley, who holds important port...

3 years ago
Himachal CM caught in a web of legal cases

Shimla, March 23 - Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who is at the helm for a record sixth innings, finds himself enmeshed in legal wrangles in at least four cases in barely three months. Most of the cases relate to allegations of corruption against him. Virbhadra Singh has, however, denied any wrongdoing during all his tenures. The latest is the ordering of a retrial ...

3 years ago
Himachal CM caught in a web of legal cases

Shimla, March 23 - Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who is at the helm for a record sixth innings, finds himself enmeshed in legal wrangles in at least four cases in barely three months. Most of the cases relate to allegations of corruption against him. Virbhadra Singh has, however, denied any wrongdoing during all his tenures. The latest is the ordering of a retr...

4 years ago
CBI files charge sheet against two BRO officials

Shimla, Oct 16 - The Central Bureau of Investigation - has filed a charge sheet against two senior Border Road Organisation - officials in a Shimla court for allegedly procuring telephone exchanges in 2009 from a company at a highly exorbitant rate, an investigating officer said Wednesday. Both BRO officials -- Brig J.K. Narang and Lt. Col. Chanchal Jhamb -- were posted in Project Deepak's ...

4 years ago
It's once again old scam in new bottle

Shimla, July 12 - History is being repeated in Himachal Pradesh as police have once again booked a top politician in a nearly one-and-a-half-decade-old corruption case. This week the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau got permission to prosecute BJP legislator and former minister Rajeev Bindal, a close confidant of previous chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, for alleged recruitment of c...

4 years ago
It's once again old scam in new bottle

Shimla, July 12 - History is being repeated in Himachal Pradesh as police have once again booked a top politician in a nearly one-and-a-half-decade-old corruption case. This week the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau got permission to prosecute BJP legislator and former minister Rajeev Bindal, a close confidant of previous chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, for alleged recruitment of cler...

4 years ago
Virbhadra, wife acquitted in corruption case

Shimla, Dec 24 - Less than 24 hours before his swearing in Himachal Pradesh chief minister for the sixth time, Congress leader Virbhadra Singh got a major reprieve as a Shimla court acquitted him and his wife Pratibha Singh in a three-and-a-half-year-old corruption case. Special Judge B.L. Soni, while pronouncing the 21-page order, in a jam-packed court said that the prosecution has failed ...

4 years ago
Virbhadra beats all odds for another 'coronation'

Shimla, Dec 23 - The Raja's own men tried to keep him away from the throne. They fired corruption charges at him. But beating all odds, Virbhadra Singh is set for another 'coronation' -- his sixth as the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh. The 78-year-old, popularly known as 'Raja Saab' as he was born heir into the erstwhile princely state of Bushahr, is likely to take oath as chief ministe...

5 years ago
Virbhadra ready for graft case trial in lower court

Shimla, Aug 29 - Former union minister Virbhadra Singh, who took over as the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee chief here Wednesday, said he was ready to stand trial in a corruption case that was slapped on him with political motives. He said he would withdraw all his pleas related to the case filed in the Himachal Pradesh High Court and seek a speedy trial in the lower court in Shimla.

5 years ago
Sonia rallies in Himachal in September

Shimla, Aug 29 - Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address public rallies in Himachal Pradesh next month in the run-up to the assembly polls, a party leader said Wednesday. Sonia Gandhi will address rallies in Shimla and Kangra in September, Birender Chaudhary, Congress' in-charge of Himachal affairs, told reporters. He also defended the Congress central committee's decision to re...

5 years ago
Virbhadra Singh appointed Congress' Himachal chief

New Delhi, Aug 28 - The Congress Tuesday formally appointed former Union minister Virbhadra Singh as its state unit chief in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh. It also appointed Commerce Minister Anand Sharma as chairman of the campaign committee in place of Virbhadra Singh. A statement issued by the party here Tuesday said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi had accepted resignation of K...

5 years ago
Virbhadra Singh is Himachal Congress chief

Shimla, Aug 26 - Ahead of assembly elections, former union minister and five-time chief minister Virbhadra Singh has been appointed Himachal Pradesh Congress president, replacing Kaul Singh, party leaders said here Sunday. Virbhadra Singh's name has been cleared for the post of PCC - chief, a party leader, who declined to be named, told IANS. He said Virbhadra Singh would meet party ...

5 years ago
Suspense over Virbhadra as Himachal Congress chief

New Delhi, Aug 24 - Suspense over appointment of former union minister Virbhadra Singh as the Congress chief in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh continued Friday with supporters saying that the announcement has been deferred while a senior party leader remained non-committal on the issue. Supporters of Virbhadra Singh said the announcement has been deferred by a few days and would be made after ...

5 years ago
Congress mulling naming Virbhadra Himachal unit chief

New Delhi, Aug 23 - Congress' central leadership is contemplating appointing former chief minister Virbhadra Singh as new president of party's unit Himachal Pradesh to boost party's preparations for the forthcoming assembly polls, party sources said. The sources said that there was movement towards appointing him as Pradesh Congress chief Thursday but no announcement was made by the party.<...

5 years ago
Rahul to review Himachal Congress July 2

New Delhi, July 1 - Ahead of the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections early 2013, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will review the party's preparedness with state leaders July 2-3 in Kullu district, said a release here Sunday. According to the release from Gandhi's office, he will meet district and block level committee heads of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Monday. This meetin...

5 years ago
Virbhadra accuses Dhumal of vindictiveness

Shimla, July 1 - Congress leader Virbhadra Singh, who quit as union minister over graft charges Sunday, stepped up attack on Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, accusing him of settling political scores by registering false and frivolous cases. The entire case - has been fabricated by Dhumal himself. He is leading the most corrupt government, the five-time former chief minis...

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