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Himachal Pradesh

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

Nov 27, 2021 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. 

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

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.

‘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.

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

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.

02 November, 2021

Bypoll Results: Congress Takes Opportunity To Attack PM Modi

Outlook Web Desk

Congress general secretary and chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said: ‘Modi ji, Shed arrogance. Repeal the three 'black laws'. Stop Petrol-Diesel-Gas loot. Disdain for people's pain is harmful’.

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.


01 November, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: Disquiet In BJP Camp, Congress Crosses Fingers Ahead Of Bypoll Results On Tuesday`

Ashwani Sharma

Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur said he and the BJP will beat the 'anti-incumbency' charge, even as Congress maintained high hopes.

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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