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Himachal Pradesh

Himachal: Season's First Snowfall At Narkanda, Kufri; Tourists Throng Hill Stations

Dec 06, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Including Himachal's famed tourist destinations of Kufri and Fagu, snowfall also started at Narkanda, a tourist destination 61 km from Shimla. Rohtang Pass at a height of 13,059 feet has already been blocked by the snow .

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.

PM Modi Greets BJP Chief JP Nadda On His Birthday, Calls His Leadership ‘Inspiring’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted BJP president JP Nadda on his birthday. PM Modi lashed praises on his party president Nadda by terming his leadership ‘inspiring’.

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

Dec 01, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

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.

Himachal Govt Announces New Pay Scales For Its Employees

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. 

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.

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.

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 .

11 November, 2021

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

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.


08 November, 2021

Himachal Pradesh's Famed 'Chamba Chappals' And Lahauli Socks, Gloves Get GI Tag

Ashwani Sharma

This is not the first GI tag for Himachal, Pradesh where products like Kullu Shawl, Kangra Tea, Chamba Rumal, Himachali Chulli Oil and Kalazeera already enjoy indigenous status.

08 November, 2021

Himachal Pradesh To Resume Physical Classes For Primary School Students This Month: All You Need To Know

Ashwani Sharma

The Jairam Thakur cabinet has decided to allow schools to resume classes for standard 3 onwards from November 10, while classes 1 and 2 will be allowed to resume physical schooling from November 15 onward.

06 November, 2021

BJP’s National Executive Meet: Himachal Pradesh Bypoll Debacle, Assembly Polls Agenda To Dominate Discussions

Preetha Nair

The BJP national executive meeting will set the pitch for the upcoming Assembly polls in five states—Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab—scheduled for early next year.

05 November, 2021

Modi In Kedarnath: A Spiritual Touch To BJP’s Poll Narrative For Uttarakhand And Himachal Pradesh

Ashwani Sharma

Under its ‘Mission Repeat -2022’ strategy, the BJP has now set its eyes upon Uttarakhand, the hill state in the vicinity with barely two months to go before assembly polls.

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 Bypolls | What Led To BJP's Fall: Price Rise, Dynasty Politics Or 'Arrogance'?

Ashwani Sharma

The bypoll jolt to the Jairam Thakur government may end up jeopardising the BJP's dream of retaining the state in the 2022 Assembly elections.


02 November, 2021

Bypolls 2021: Congress Wins Big In Himachal Pradesh, BJP Bags Assam and MP While TMC Storms Bengal

Vikas Pathak

The BJP has maintained its dominance in Assam and done well in Madhya Pradesh, but has drawn a blank in three assembly and one Lok Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh. It has also performed poorly in both assembly seats in Rajasthan.

Photo Gallery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates a fertilizers factory to the nation as Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and others clap, in Gorakhpur.

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A policeman recovers the smuggled liquor bottles from a truck at Patrakar Nagar, in Patna.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a meeting in Karnajora, Uttar Dinajpur.

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Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) President Jayant Chaudhary during 'Parivartan Sandesh' rally ahead of the UP Assembly elections 2022, in Meerut.

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Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav waves at the crowd during 'Parivartan Sandesh' rally ahead of the UP Assembly elections 2022, in Meerut.

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Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.


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Uttar Pradesh

Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

Ashutosh Sharma
Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation


Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta