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Himachal Wakes Up To Blanket Of Snow In Lahaul-Spiti, Winter Rain Freezes Shimla

Dec 03, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Parts of Himachal Pradesh including Lahaul-Spiti district woke up to the cold deserts being covered in a layer of snow on Friday after overnight snowfall.

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

Dec 02, 2021 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.


Himachal Pradesh Plans To Convert 15% Of Transport To Electric Vehicles By 2025

The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved the Draft Electric Vehicle Policy, a comprehensive plan to develop and promote sustainable transport system for making Himachal Pradesh a global hub for electric mobility development.

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

Nov 27, 2021 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.


‘Arresting Terrorist Ajmal Kasab Alive Was The Biggest Achievement During Mumbai 26/11 Operation’

Brigadier Govind Singh Sisodia, the former NSG commando said capturing terrorist Ajmal Kasab alive was the biggest achievement in the entire operation.

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24 November, 2021

Shimla: Massive Landslide Halts Traffic At National Highway, No Casualty Reported

Ashwani Sharma

The disastrous landslide was primarily caused by the mountain cutting which is being carried out near Kandaghat by the contractors and agencies engaged by NHAI for a four lane project.


20 November, 2021

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

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.


20 November, 2021

Shimla: Forest Department Claims To Have Captured Leopard Which Attacked Kids; Residents Not Sure

Ashwani Sharma

The leopard had killed two kids, including a five-year-old child on November 4 during Diwali celebrations, and a girl of the same age in August.


18 November, 2021

No Consensus On Anti-Defection Law: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

Ashwani Sharma

The Presiding Officers of the various state assemblies and legislative councils failed to reach a consensus on anti-law defection law.


17 November, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Pitches For 'One Nation, One Legislative Platform'

Outlook Web Desk

With Parliament often witnessing disruptions over a variety of issues, Modi said the conduct of lawmakers should be in line with Indian values. Traditions and systems of the Houses should be inherently Indian, he said.


17 November, 2021

Shimla's Fading Heritage: Colonial-Era Cemeteries Lie Neglected Amid Heaps Of Garbage And Trespassers

Ashwani Sharma

For the grandchildren of foreigners interred in Shimla, reaching the town to visit the graves of their loved ones is often a frustrating and painful journey that ends in disappointment.


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14 November, 2021

BJP President J P Nadda Quizzes Two Himachal Ministers On Mandi Bypoll Jolt In Delhi

Ashwani Sharma

According to sources, BJP National President J P Nadda is gathering individual feedback via all formal and informal channels to draw a clearer picture to identify whose failures actually caused this embarrassment in Himachal.


12 November, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: Covid Sends Fresh Threat As 42 Deaths Occur In 10 Days, 118 Children Infected

Ashwani Sharma

Health officials claim that massive crowds in the markets during Diwali festival and earlier breach of the social distancing norms during the bypoll campaigns are to be blamed primarily for this sudden rise in Covid infection .


12 November, 2021

Dalai Lama Says Would Stay In India’s Dharamshala For Entire Life

Ashwani Sharma

The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said he has no plans to return to Tibet, since there was complete freedom for him in India.


03 November, 2021

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

Ashwani Sharma

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


02 November, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: Congress Sweeps Bypolls, Pratibha Singh Wins Mandi In Blow to BJP Ahead Of Elections

Ashwani Sharma

Pratibha Singh has made a comeback by winning the Parliamentary seat in Mandi after her husband and former C Virbhadra Singh’s demise.


30 October, 2021

Former Himachal Congress Minister G.S. Bali Dies At 67

Ashwani Sharma

Despite being a strong voice for the people of Kangra, he maintained cordial relations with politicians cutting across party lines


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28 October, 2021

Village In Himachal Pradesh Is Boycotting Polls This Time; Here’s Why

Ashwani Sharma

The Rarang village in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district has taken a decision to boycott bypolls scheduled on October 30.


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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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