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Virbhadra Singh

‘In 2022 Assembly Elections Congress Will Have A Leader From Next Generation In Himachal Pradesh’

Nov 20, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The demise of veterans including Virbhadra Singh’s demise, has given rise to serious speculations on future leadership. The list of Chief Ministerial post aspirants is really long.

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.

People Want To Get Rid Of The BJP Misrule In Himachal: Pratibha Singh

According to Pratibha Singh, her husband, Congress stalwart Virbhadra Singh's demise played a role in her victory and his political capital will continue to dominate the party’s affairs in the state

Mandi Bypoll: 'Do They Want Me To Become Sati?', Asks Congress Candidate Pratibha Singh

Oct 27, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Outlook spoke to Congress candidate Pratibha Singh about her decision to contest the poll and carry forward the legacy of ‘Raja Sahib’, ex-Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh.

Kargil To Mandi—War Veteran To Take On His ‘Reel Life’ Hero On Other Side Of The Poll Battle

Bollywood actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar will campaign against Kargil war veteran Brigadier (Rtd) Khushal Thakur in the Himachal Pradesh by-polls.

07 October, 2021

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

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.

07 August, 2021

Himachal Bypolls: Will Pratibha Singh Take Husband And Ex-CM Virbhadra's Legacy Forward In Mandi?

Ashwani Sharma

As Himachal Pradesh gets ready for four by-polls, the crucial Mandi Parliamentary seat in the home district of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and ‘Holly Lodge’, Virbhadra Singh’s private bungalow, are under close watch.

10 July, 2021

Former Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh Cremated With Full State Honours

Ashwani Sharma

Virbhadra Singh's followers gathered in large numbers to bid adieu to their leader.

09 July, 2021

Vikramaditya To Take Over Legendary Father’s Legacy As ‘ Raja Sahib’

Ashwani Kumar

‘Rajyaabhisek’, the coronation ceremony, of Vikramaditya Singh will be performed by the family priests in presence of mortal remains of Virbhadra Singh.

09 July, 2021

Rahul Gandhi, Nadda In Shimla To Pay Tribute To Virbhadra Singh

Ashwani Sharma

The man with indomitable spirit and political inning spreading 60 years, Raja Sahib— he is fondly called, had admirers cutting across the party lines.

08 July, 2021

Virbhadra's Legacy: How He Saved Himachal's Forests

Ashwani Sharma

Virbhadra Singh made a pioneering bid to ban green felling of the forests in Himachal Pradesh for making wooden apple cartons.

08 July, 2021

Remembering Virbhadra Singh: The ‘King’ Of Himachal Pradesh’s Heart

Ashwani Sharma

At 87, Raja Sahib, as Virbhadra Singh was popularly known, possessed a spirit and willpower unparalleled to any other politician his age. He is known as the modern architect of Himachal Pradesh.

08 July, 2021

Virbhadra Singh, Former Chief Minister Of Himachal Pradesh, To Be Cremated On Saturday In Rampur

Outlook Web Bureau

On Thursday, Virbhadra Singh's remains would be held at Holly Lodge for an entire day for 'antim darshan.'

08 July, 2021

Virbhadra Singh, The Man Everyone Loved and Adored

Asha Kumari

Himachal Pradesh lived in his heart and ‘Raja Sahib’ Virbhadra Singh used the strength, trust, faith and support he received from the masses, to build the state.

08 July, 2021

Congress Veteran And Six-Time CM Virbhadra Singh Dies At 87 After Prolonged Illness

Ashwani Sharma

Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, one of the grand old Congress politicians of India, passed away at IGMC Hospital in Shimla early Thursday morning.

06 July, 2021

The Political ‘Meaning’ Of Nadda’s Surprise Visit To Ailing Virbhadra

Ashwani Sharma

With BJP's eyes set on the upcoming bypolls for Mandi Parliamentary constituency and Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections in 2022, JP Nadda's visit to ex-CM Virbhadra Singh was more than simply a social call.

05 July, 2021

JP Nadda Visits Ailing Ex-CM Virbhadra In Shimla

Ashwani Sharma

Former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh is ailing for quite some time and currently admitted at Shimla’s Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) hospital.

11 June, 2021

Six-Time CM Virbhadra, 86, Tests Covid Positive Second Time In 60 Days

Ashwani Sharma

Virbhadra Singh's next birthday falls on June 23 when he will turn 87.

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.

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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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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