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Jairam Thakur

Himachal Pradesh: Mandi Airport To Get A Push As Jai Ram Thakur Picks Up Flagship Projects After Bypoll Set Back

Nov 11, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Back in action to recover lost ground, Thakur has decided to give a fresh push to his flagship project – the Mandi greenfield airport.

Himachal Pradesh: Disquiet In BJP Camp, Congress Crosses Fingers Ahead Of Bypoll Results On Tuesday`

Nov 01, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur said he and the BJP will beat the 'anti-incumbency' charge, even as Congress maintained high hopes.

On The Back Foot On Kanhaiya, Congress May Skip On Sidhu As Star Campaigner For Himachal Bypolls

Anurag Thakur, Shanta Kumar and Prem Kumar Dhumal to amplify BJP campaign for Himachal bypolls.

Mandi Bypolls: BJP's Trump Card Is A Kargil War Hero While Congress Banks On Virbhadra’s Legacy

Oct 07, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Brigadier Khushal Thakur, 65, is a decorated army officer, who is currently chairperson of HP Ex-Servicemen Corporation. He hails from Kullu and had been a contender for the BJP ticket since 2014.

BJP Says No To Kangana’s Candidature For Mandi Bypoll, Cong All Set For Pratibha

‘The ticket for the Mandi parliamentary constituency will go to a party worker, not any celebrity figure,’ Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said.

02 October, 2021

All Eyes On Mandi LS Bypoll, BJP Watches On Congress As Ex-CM Virbhadra Singh's Wife Contests

Ashwani Sharma

The by-elections to Mandi Lok Sabha seat and three other assembly constituencies ,are slated for October 30 and will be an acid test for Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who hails from Mandi.

28 September, 2021

Himachal Bypoll: A Litmus Test For CM Jai Ram Thakur, BJP's Mission Repeat 2022

Ashwani Sharma

If the BJP faces any anti-incumbency wave during the bypoll, it can overturn the ruling party’s applecart and damage its prospects in the 2022 assembly polls.

14 September, 2021

Himachal CM Dismisses Rumours Of Leadership Change As Second Delhi Visit Fuels Trolls

Ashwini Sharma

Addressing the media, Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur called speculation of a change in leadership in the state completely baseless. The statement came after he visited Delhi on Tuesday, the second time in a month, to meet President Ram Nath Kovind and senior party leaders.

13 September, 2021

‘Will Forcibly Acquire Land, Who Are You To Stop?’: Himachal Minister To A Complainant

Ashwani Sharma

The incident happened at a ‘Jan Manch’ -- a flagship public outreach programme initiative of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur-- on the day it was revived after a 11-month break due to Covid-19 pandemic

24 August, 2021

Anurag Thakur’s 630-Kms ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ In Himachal Puts Him In New Limelight

Ashwani Sharma

The BJP seems to be making a new experiment in Himachal Pradesh.

19 August, 2021

Tough Checks On Entry To Himachal, But No Bar On Political Rallies

Ashwani Sharma

The total number of active Covid cases in Himachal Pradesh has risen to 2,733 in the past 24 hours.

15 August, 2021

Despite Khalistani Threat, Himachal CM Unfurls Flag In Mandi

Ashwani Sharma

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur announces benefits worth Rs 450 crore for four lakh employees and pensioners.

14 August, 2021

Kinnaur Landslide: Death Toll Rises To 20, Chenab Flow Normalised

Ashwani Sharma

The wreckage of the HRTC bus was traced but no trace of the missing Bolero has been found so far.

13 August, 2021

Himachal Landslide: Death Toll Rises To 15 As Two More Bodies Recovered

Outlook Bureau

The officials have said that 15 persons are still feared buried under the debris.

11 August, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: Schools Closed Again Till Aug 22, RTPCR Test Must For Tourists

Ashwani Sharma

Schools in Himachal Pradesh opened only on August 2. But with a sudden surge in Covid cases, including those reported among children, the Jairam Thakur government has taken a quick call to shut them again.

10 August, 2021

Himachal Pradesh Spends Rs78 Lakh On COVID-19 Advertisements

Outlook Web Desk

The amount was announced by HP CM Jai Ram himself in reply to a question from another legislator inside the state’s assembly.

10 August, 2021

Himachal Pradesh's Covid Clock Ticking Again With Positivity Rate At 1.9%

Ashwani Sharma

Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur has called a special cabinet meeting today in view of the rising cases of Covid-19 in the state.

08 August, 2021

Kullu Slapgate: Former SP Kullu And CM's PSO Reinstated After Viral Fight Video

Ashwani Sharma

Video footage of the incident had gone viral in June, prompting Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur to take action against the officers involved including his PSO.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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