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Children, Health Workers Brave Snow, Harsh Terrain To Get Jabbed In Himachal

Jan 03, 2022 Ashwani Sharma

Over 91,000 children braved tough weather and terrain to get Covid-19 vaccines after the government rolled out shots for 15-18 age group.

PM Modi Gifted With 35 Kg 'Trishul' In Himachal Pradesh, Praises For CM Thakur

Dec 27, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived at Mandi this morning on a day coinciding with four years of the BJP government, described Thakur as an ‘energetic and popular’ leader, sending a clear message.


Himachal Pradesh: PM Modi Lays Foundation Of Projects Over Rs 28000 Crores In Mandi

Himachal Pradesh: PM Narendra Modi is also expected to address a rally at the Paddal ground in Mandi—the home district of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

Sympathy For Late CM Virbhadra Won't Work For Congress In HP Assembly Polls: BJP

Dec 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Thakur further stated “BJP is seeing bypoll results as an alert (for the coming Assembly polls). (Bypoll) defeat will become a reason for our victory (in Assembly polls).”


Ahead of PM Modi Visit, Renuka Dam Project Gets Approval In Himachal

The Rs 6946.99 crore Renuka Dam project is expected to generate 200 million units of energy in a surface power house with 40 MW installed capacity. The live storage of the dam is expected to be of 498 million cubic meters.

15 December, 2021

Himachal Govt To Privatise Four ADB-Funded Tourism Properties, Cong Says 'Himachal On Sale'

Ashwani Sharma

Himachal tourism: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who holds the tourism portfolio, was not present in the House when the Opposition staged a walk-out.


11 December, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: Ahead Of Upcoming Polls, Jai Ram Thakur Govt Brings In ‘Lokayukta’ Bill

Ashwani Sharma

Himachal Pradesh government has brought the bill inside the assembly to amend Lokayukta act, as it has been unable to appoint new Lokayukta for almost four years now. The amendment in the act will make High Court judges also eligible for the post.


10 December, 2021

Bowing To Day-Long Protests, Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur Announces Setting Up Commission For Upper Castes

Ashwani Sharma

The Commission, to be named as ‘Samanya Varg Aayog’, will be formalised through a legislative enactment when the Himachal Pradesh assembly meets next in February-March 2021 for the budget session of the House.


05 December, 2021

Himachal Pradesh Becomes First State To Achieve 100% Vaccination

Ashwani Sharma

Himachal 100 % vaccination: Union Minister for Health Mansukh Manadaviya said the Himachal model will be replicated in other states in the country.


04 December, 2021

Covid-19: 24 Hours To Go For Himachal Pradesh To Become First Fully Vaccinated State In India

Ashwani Sharma

Himachal Pradesh achieved success in 100 per cent vaccination milestone beating all the challenges including tough terrains and varied geographical and climatic conditions.


02 December, 2021

Himachal Police Constables' Protest Turns To ‘Gandhigiri’ As Thousands Boycott Mess Food

Ashwani Sharma

The Himachal Pradesh police constables have boycotted their official mess and are diarising their agitation daily in ‘roznamchas’, in protest against their eight-year-long regularization period.


27 November, 2021

Himachal Govt Announces New Pay Scales For Its Employees

Outlook Web Desk

The Himachal Pradesh government has announced new pay scales as per the 6th Pay Commission for its employees, an official spokesperson said. It has also reduced the period of contractual employees for their regularisation from three years to two years. 


27 November, 2021

'Jai Ram Thakur To Stay, Will Lead BJP To Poll Victory In 2022': J P Nadda

Ashwani Sharma

This seems to be the first time that the party has sent a clear message to the party men and many of the disgruntled leaders feeling side-lined under the incumbent leadership, since the party’s debacle in four bypolls.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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