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Himachal assembly passes Lokayukta Amendment Bill on closing day

Bill’s passage paves way for the appointment of any Himachal HC judge to the post as opposed to the earlier provision under which only the chief justice could be considered

Chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu in the Himachal assembly. (HT File)
Updated on Sep 26, 2023 01:28 AM IST
By, Shimla

Northern Zonal Council meet: HP water cess, right over Chandigarh, flood relief on Punjab agenda

Shah will preside over the meeting of the NZC which comprises Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh and the Union Territories of Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Chandigarh. Punjab is hosting the 31st NZC

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann at Amritsar international airport on Monday. (HT photo)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 01:16 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Priyanshu Painyuli on losing MC Sher, Kukku roles in Gully Boy and Sacred Games

In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, Priyanshu Painyuli recalls working on Charlie Chopra The Mystery of the Solang Valley, and much more.

Priyanshu Painyuli plays a local journalist in Charlie Chopra The Mystery of Solang Valley. (HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 06:12 AM IST

Learning from Himachal floods

The real test in Himachal will be if the authorities can ensure compliance and adapt developmental aspirations to the specific ecology of the region.

A guesthouse owner at Kulga village in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh has been fined <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10,000 after a probe found he delayed the evacuation of a Delhi-based couple that was unable to settle its bills through digital wallets due to internet disruption during the recent floods. (HT file photo)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 07:32 AM IST
ByHT Editorial

Himachal takes stronger stance on jobs to locals in industries based in state

The government is also committed to encouraging industries to hire employees on a more consistent basis, he said. Harsh Wardhan Chauhan addressed these concerns in response to questions posed by MLAs KL Thakur and Indra Dutt Lakhanpal, with supplementary queries from MLA Hoshiar Singh, C.P.S. Sanjay Awasthi, and MLA Sukhram.

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu arriving for the assembly session on Friday. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 11:14 PM IST
By, Shimla

Panel gives go-ahead to hemp cultivation in Himachal

Cultivation of hemp allowed for industrial and medicinal purposes only; the report states that the government could tap into this untapped potential, so as to benefit local farmers by introducing hemp cultivation for non-narcotic purposes.

Chief minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukh presented the committee’s findings and suggestions on cultivation of hemp in Himachal. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 11:00 PM IST
By, Shimla

No more monkey business: Himachal forms panel to reign in stray dogs, monkeys

Over 60 cases of monkey bites are reported monthly at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital

The committee has been entrusted with finding effective solutions to the issue of stray dogs and monkey menace in Himachal. (HT File)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 03:32 AM IST
By, Shimla

Earthquake of magnitude 2.1 strikes Himachal Pradesh's Chamba

The tremors of the quake were felt around 9.15 pm.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 5 km, the IMD said.(HT File)
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 04:17 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

Yamuna riverbed mining rules tweaked in Himachal district despite guidelines

Structural changes to rivers due to mining of sand and aggregate apart from hydropower projects are harming the environment

Representative image. (HT file photo)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 04:32 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

HT Interview: Focus on rehab, restoring infra in disaster-hit Himachal, says CM

CM Sukhu is pulling out all the stops to convince the Centre to declare the state’s losses as national disaster and also give a special relief package.

Hands-on and Humane: Last week, Sukhu donated <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>51 lakh from his personal savings to state disaster relief fund, a symbolic gesture that earned him a measure of public appreciation across the state. (HT photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 01:24 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

51 herbal gardens to blossom near Himachal’s religious, tourist sites

Mahamaya Balasundari in Trilokpur and Parashuram Renukaji Tirtha in Himachal’s Sirmaur district will be in focus during the first leg of the project

The AYUSH department has been tasked with setting up the parks in Himachal o grow medicinal plants. (HT File)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 04:21 AM IST
By, Shimla

Chandigarh-based coach retained as DDCA men’s U-19 team chief coach

The Delhi men’s U-19 team qualified for the quarterfinals knockout stage in both one-day and multi-day tournaments, and this happened after a gap of six years for Delhi under Jaswant’s leadership

Jaswant Rai, who is based in Chandigarh, also trains left-arm medium-pacer Arshdeep Singh who is in the Indian cricket team that is going to compete in the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou in China. (HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 12:52 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

NH 5 in Himachal Pradesh reopens 10 days after being blocked due to landslide

A large number of vehicles, including trucks carrying apples and peas, were stuck after Kinnaur was cut off from Shimla.

A view of National Highway 5 being blocked following a major landslide near Negulsari in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Sept. 8.(PTI)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 04:21 PM IST

Priyanka writes to PM to declare the Himachal floods as national disaster

The Congress leader began the letter by highlighting resilience and hardworking nature of the people of the state

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (HT File)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 11:22 PM IST
By, Shimla

Himachal CM donates all his life savings of 51 lakh to Disaster Relief Fund

Himachal Pradesh suffered one of the worst losses due to the flash floods and landslides during this monsoon.

Himachal chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu donates his life savings to disaster relief fund
Published on Sep 15, 2023 08:21 PM IST

Priyanka writes to PM, calls for declaring Himachal calamity 'national disaster'

In a letter to Modi, Gandhi also sought financial assistance for providing relief to the victims and their families as well as for rebuilding the state.

AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra with Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inspects damage caused by rain-triggered landslide at Krishna Nagar in Shimla on Wednesday.(PTI)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 05:04 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

Himachal: Fuel rationing in Kinnaur as landslide blocks highway for 5th day

The disruption of vital road link leaves thousands stranded and results in long queues outside petrol stations in Reckong Peo amid fuel shortage

A massive landslide at Nigulsari on National Highway-5 connecting Shimla with Kinnaur continues to disrupt traffic for the fifth day on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 03:02 PM IST

Scrub Typhus kills 5 in Odisha, 9 in Shimla. What is the deadly infection?

Officials said that at least five people have died in Odisha, while nine people have succumbed to the infection in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla.

Scrub typhus is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria known as Orientia tsutsugamushi(Representational image)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 08:08 AM IST

After lull, rain returns to Himachal Pradesh from September 14-16

Meteorological dept forecasts heavy to very heavy rain in pockets of Chamba, Kangra, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Kullu, Mandi, Solan and Sirmaur districts over next three days; monsoon likely to withdraw from state after September 24

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at landslide-hit Summer Hill in Shimla on Wednesday. Twenty people had died in the rain-triggered landslide on August 14. (ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 03:03 PM IST

Congress to raise Himachal flood fury in Parliament: Priyanka

Congress leader visits landslide site in Shimla, urges Centre to rise above “party politics” and help Himachal Pradesh besides declaring recent calamity a national disaster

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, accompanied by chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, meeting families affected by the August 14 landslide at Summerhill in Shimla on Wednesday. Twenty people had died in the landslide at Shiv Temple in Summerhill. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 02:07 PM IST
ByPress Trust of India

‘Declare Himachal crisis a national disaster’: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi visited the Shiv Temple in Shimla's Summer Hill and took note of the situation and to meet the families of the victims.

AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi meets the disaster effected families at Summerhill temple. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2023 01:59 PM IST

Himachal landslide: Apples, peas from Kinnaur being transported through ropeway

The ropeway has been set up at Krampa in Negulsari to Dhumti on Chaura-Rupi link road to transport the produce

After the successful trial of the ropeway (span) on Monday, apples, peas and other crops will now be transported through it at Negulsari free-of-cost (ANI)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 01:11 AM IST
ByPress trust of India, Shimla

Rise above ‘party politics’, declare HP calamity a ‘national disaster’: Priyanka to Centre

Priyanka Gandhi, who visited rain-affected areas of Kullu district and reviewed relief works, a statement said

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi with Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu during visit to a flood-hit area in Mandi district on Tuesday. (Birbal Sharma/HT)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 01:07 AM IST
By, Shimla

Dera Bassi firing incident: one held for firing, demanding 10 lakh from commission agent

The accused, Amanjot Singh, alias Amna, of Baroli village in Derabassi, armed with an illegal .32 pistol shot multiple rounds outside the home of victim Surinder Singh, who works as a collection agent for a microfinance company

Handcuffs icon. (Getty Images)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 12:29 AM IST
By, Mohali

Two Punjab pilgrims die during Manimahesh Yatra in Himachal

Bharmour SDM and Manimahesh Yatra Trust secretary Kulbir Singh Rana said three pilgrims have died since the pilgrimage in Himachal Pradesh began on September 7

The 14-km uphill journey, starting from around 6,000 feet at Hadsar base camp and concluding at 13,500-feet high Manimahesh Lake, is considered as arduous as the trek to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir. (HT file photo)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 01:10 PM IST

Priyanka visits flood-hit Himachal districts to review relief, restoration

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited flood-affected areas in Himachal Pradesh, reviewing relief efforts and speaking to locals about apple production and prices. The state has suffered losses of ₹8,600 crore ($1.2 billion) due to heavy rain this monsoon.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu interacting with residents and reviewing the restoration works undertaken by the state government after the recent floods in Kullu, on Tuesday. (Aqil Khan/HT)
Updated on Sep 12, 2023 12:48 PM IST

Himachal: Pratibha asks BJP MPs to demand financial package from Centre

In a letter to the BJP MPs, Pratibha Singh underscored the need for unity in the face of the crisis; she called for a united front of MPs from different political ideologies to present the reality of the tragedy in Himachal Pradesh

HT Image
Published on Sep 12, 2023 12:36 AM IST
By, Shimla

How India is ramping up border infra to boost military readiness

The military’s readiness, among other things, depends on infrastructure in forward areas

As things stand, China has an edge over India in border infrastructure, but the country is on the fastest way to bridge the gaps, BRO officials said. (AP)
Updated on Sep 12, 2023 08:05 AM IST
ByRahul Singh, New Delhi

Declare rain calamity a ‘national disaster’, Himachal CM urges PM Narendra Modi

Himachal CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu was the only CM from Congress-ruled states who attended the event hosted by President Droupadi Murmu

Himachal CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the gala dinner during the G20 Summit in New Delhi. (PTI)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 11:27 PM IST
By, Shimla

‘During my conversation…’: Himachal CM Sukhvinder Sukhu after meeting PM Modi

Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said he requested PM Modi for a special disaster relief package for Himachal Pradesh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu at the Gala Dinner during the G20 Summit in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 02:06 PM IST
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