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Himachal Pradesh: Anil Khachi Appointed As Election Commissioner, Congress Protests

Aug 05, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

There are allegations that chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur is making administrative changes to get officers of his choice at key positions before 2022 assembly polls.

As Covid Cases Spike, Himachal Pradesh Makes RT-PCR Test Mandatory For Tourists

Aug 04, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Those having received both doses of the vaccine will be exempted from this on producing valid vaccine proof/certificates, a detailed Disaster Management Cell advisory said.


Himachal CM Debunks Khalistani Threat, Wants Tricolour In Every Home On Aug 15

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that several politicians and journalists had received threatening phone calls from alleged pro-Khalistani groups in the past 48 hours.

When Himachal CM‘s New Russian Chopper Turned Saviour For Persons In Distress In Lahaul Spiti

Aug 02, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The Congress had accused the Chief Minister for adopting luxuries for his travels despite the state government having a financial crunch and a debt burden of Rs 60,000 cr on the state’s head.


Himachal Pradesh: Covid Spike Creates Fresh Disquiet As Schools Reopen On Aug 2

‘The Corona has not gone,’ said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur after returning from flash-flood affected areas of Lahaul-Spiti

31 July, 2021

Himachal Cloudburst: CM Braves Inclement Weather To Reach Lahaul-Spiti, 178 Rescued, 66 Still Stranded

Ashwani Sharma

The district administration had earlier tried to airlift the tourists and locals stranded in the area but inclement weather posed a challenge to fly the choppers.


31 July, 2021

Himachal Police Book US-Based Khalistani Activist For Sedition

Ashwani Sharma

A pro-Khalistani outfit threatened to stop Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur from unfurling national tricolour on August 15, the Independence day.


30 July, 2021

Threat From ‘Khalistani’ Activist: Security Beefed Up For Himachal CM, JP Nadda, Anurag Thakur

Outlook Web Bureau

The caller even appealed all farmers in Punjab and pro-Khalistan Sikhs to come with tractors and stop Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur from unfurling the national flag


29 July, 2021

Vulnerable Shimla: Wall Caves In At CM’s Official Residence, 10 Families Evacuated

Ashwani Sharma

Himachal Pradesh has been badly hit by flash floods, landslides, house collapse, and complete disruption of life due to heavy rains and cloud bursts.


18 July, 2021

Himachal Scripts Vaccination Success Story But Daily Covid Cases Up Again

Ashwani Kumar

Kinnaur and Lahaul Spiti districts have already achieved 100 percent mark in vaccination.


13 July, 2021

Dharamshala Flash Floods: 12 Dead And 10 Missing, CM Announces Rs 4 Lakh Relief

Ashwani Sharma

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur who flew to Dharamshala and reached straight to the affected villagers and offered Rs 4 lakh ex gratia to the kin of the deceased.


12 July, 2021

‘Low-Profile’ Jairam Thakur Has High-Profile Job Of Retaining Himachal In 2022

Ashwani Sharma

The BJP is counting on Jairam Thakur, a mason’s son, to build brick by brick a strong support base that will see through anti-incumbency in Himachal Pradesh


02 July, 2021

Kullu Slapgate: Additional SP (CM) Security Gets Clean Chit, Returns To His Post

Ashwani Sharma

There are chances of the Chief Minister facing pressures to act soft against PSO, who also happens to be his long-time aide from early days as MLA in 1998.


23 June, 2021

Watch: SP Kullu Thrashed By Himachal CM’s Security Personnel During Gadkari Visit

Ashwani Sharma

The incident has sent shockwaves in the state with senior police officers demanding the arrest of the security personnel for insulting and attacking the SP


17 June, 2021

From MLAs’ Self-Appraisals, Social Media Usage To Mass Contact – All At Table In BJP’s ‘Chintan Baithak’

Ashwani Sharma

Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has started preparations in the state for the next assembly elections much in advance.


16 June, 2021

Second Covid Wave Five Times Higher Than First In Himachal

Ashwani Sharma

The decline in the cases, however, has led to unlocking of the Covid restrictions and scraping of the RTPCR condition for entry of the tourists to the state.


10 June, 2021

Can’t Opt For Unlocking Blindly, Step-By-Step Approach Is Best: Himachal CM

Ashwani Sharma

Once restrictions on mobility at the borders are lifted, this will help to revive tourism, which has suffered a bitter blow during the Covid-19 lockdowns.


08 June, 2021

Himachal CM Jairam Thakur Scoffs At Rumours Of Leadership Change In State

Ashwani Sharma

‘Let me be very clear, in 2022 I will be in the same place, where I am today,’ Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said


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.

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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.

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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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