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President Biden to sign 'Resolve Tibet Act', says US official in Dharamshala

A US delegation, including Pelosi arrived at Kangra airport on Tuesday to meet with the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in Dharamshala.

Republican chair of the US house foreign affairs committee Michael McCaul, who is heading a bipartisan delegation from the US, arriving in Dharamshala on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 18, 2024 04:09 PM IST

Amritsar police register zero FIR after assault on NRI in Himachal

Punjab NRI affairs minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal writes to Himachal chief minister for a thorough inquiry.

Punjab cabinet minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal meets NRI Kawaljit Singh in a hospital in Amritsar on Sunday. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 06:36 AM IST
By, Amritsar

Modi meets Meloni: Internet swoons over #Melodi reunion at G7 Summit

PM Modi was present at the 50th G7 Summit being held in Italy. The internet is thoroughly enjoying glimpses of his formal reunion with Italian PM Giorgia Meloni

Prime Minister of Italy Giorgia Meloni takes a selfie with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at the G7 Summit in Italy
Published on Jun 15, 2024 03:38 PM IST
ByAalokitaa Basu

Himachal tells Supreme Court it doesn’t have surplus water

Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Delhi government to approach the Upper Yamuna River Board (UYRB) for water supply.

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Delhi government to approach the Upper Yamuna River Board (UYRB) for water supply as Himachal Pradesh took a U-turn and told the top court that it did not have surplus water to spare. (Shutterstock/ Representational image)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 12:24 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi

Himachal assembly bypolls: Congress appoints in-charges for 3 assembly seats going to polls

The three Independent MLAs -- Ashish Sharma (Hamirpur), Hoshiyar Singh (Dehra) and KL Thakur (Nalagarh) -- resigned from the assembly on March 22 and joined the BJP the following day. Himachal agriculture minister Chander Kumar has been appointed in-charge of Dehra seat, education minister Rohit Thakur for Nalagarh and technical education minister Rajesh Dharmani for Hamirpur.

Himachal Pradesh Congress general secretary Rajneesh Kimta on Thursday said the party is fully prepared for the July 10 assembly byelections in the state and will face “money power” with unity. (HT Fle/ Representational image)
Published on Jun 13, 2024 10:55 PM IST
By, Shimla

Ever-expanding Ghepan Ghat glacial lake poses flash flood threat

Long-term satellite imagery covering the Ghepan Ghat glacier in Himachal sets off a warning for glacial lake outburst flood. Satellite imageries reveal that the lake that was formed due to the melting of the Ghepan Ghat glacier in the tribal Lahaul and Spiti district has expanded majorly in the last 25 years.

The ever-expanding glacial lake due to global warming in the Himalayan ranges is posing a grave threat of flash floods downstream the river basins in Himachal Pradesh. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 13, 2024 10:41 PM IST
By, Shimla

Delhi water crisis: Himachal makes U-turn in Supreme Court; AAP faces BJP heat

Delhi water crisis: The Himachal Pradesh government said it does not have the surplus 136 cusecs of water and withdrew its earlier statement.

Residents of Vivekanand Camp filling water from a water tanker supply at Chanakyapuri in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 02:53 PM IST

Himachal: BJP draws up fresh strategy, may field former Independents in bypolls

Former chief minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over the meeting at Himachal Pradesh-run Circuit House –The Wily’s Park

BJP also discussed about the recent bypolls where they fielded all six Congress rebels but were able to grab only two seats--Dharamshala and Barsar. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 07:08 AM IST
By, Shimla

Bypolls next month. Here are the 13 assembly seats up for grabs

Assembly bypolls are being held because ten MLAs resigned to join other parties, while three legislators passed away.

Election Commission of India announced byepolls to 13 assembly constituencies in seven states. (AFP FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 04:29 PM IST

Hotel occupancy up as tourists throng Himachal to beat the heat

To beat the heat, tourists are flocking to Himachal Pradesh, causing hotel occupancy to go up at the major tourist destinations in the state. After a slowdown due to the Lok Sabha elections, the state has seen a significant increase in tourism in recent days.

On Saturday, tourists had to wait for hours in queued vehicles to enter McLeodganj in Dharamshala due to a significant increase in the number of visitors over the past few days. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 05:06 AM IST
By, Dharamshala

No respite in sight from raging forest fires in Himachal

The fire season in the hill state starts from April 15 to June 30. A prolonged dry spell coupled with soaring daytime temperatures has seemingly stretched the fire season. Himachal recorded 17.7% rain deficit in May while it increased to 45% in June.

With no respite in sight, 137 new forest fire incidents have been reported in the last four days in Himachal Pradesh, further exacerbating the environmental crisis. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 06:18 AM IST
By, Shimla

Implementation of universal carton to benefit fruit growers: Negi

The minister said Himachal Pradesh was famous for its apple production which contributes significantly to the economy of the state. Given the upcoming apple season, the state government was gearing up. Universal cartons will be utilised in the state for the benefit of all the stakeholders, he said.

The state government will ensure the introduction of a universal carton during the upcoming apple season to benefit fruit growers, said horticulture minister Jagat Singh Negi after presiding over a meeting regarding apple season preparedness with various stakeholders here today. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 05:50 AM IST
By, Shimla

Haryana reducing water flow to Delhi, conspiring against people: Atishi

Haryana reducing water flow to Delhi, conspiring against people: Atishi

Haryana reducing water flow to Delhi, conspiring against people: Atishi
Published on Jun 07, 2024 06:31 PM IST

Kulwinder Kaur: 7 things to know about CISF constable who slapped Kangana Ranaut

CISF constable Kulwinder Kaur, who appeared to be upset with Kangana Ranaut over her stance on farmers' protests, has been suspended.

Kulwinder Kaur, a woman CISF constable posted at the Chandigarh Airport, who allegedly slapped actor Kangana Ranaut. (@SaffronSunanda)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 09:14 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

SC asks Himachal to release water for city, Haryana to let it pass

The court order noted that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government also take proactive steps to ensure water is not wasted in the national capital and that leakages are detected

A child waits to collect water from a municipality tanker, at Chanakyapuri area in New Delhi, on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 05:26 AM IST

A victory for people: Atishi on SC order asking HP to release water to Delhi

A victory for people: Atishi on SC order asking HP to release water to Delhi

A victory for people: Atishi on SC order asking HP to release water to Delhi
Published on Jun 06, 2024 04:52 PM IST

SC directs Himachal Pradesh to immediately release surplus water to Delhi

SC pointed out that since Himachal Pradesh has shown willingness to share 137 cusecs of surplus water that it has with Delhi, Haryana must provide the “right to passage” at the Wazirabad barrage.

People queue up for water from tanker amid crisis in New Delhi (PTI Photo)
Published on Jun 06, 2024 01:14 PM IST

From Bollywood disruptor to politics: actor Kangana Ranaut gears up for new innings in LS

From Bollywood disruptor to politics: actor Kangana Ranaut gears up for new innings in LS

From Bollywood disruptor to politics: actor Kangana Ranaut gears up for new innings in LS
Published on Jun 05, 2024 06:40 PM IST

Sukhu secures govt, Cong wins four seats in Himachal bypolls

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clean sweep of the four Himachal Pradesh Lok Sabha seats notwithstanding, the ruling Congress in the Himalayan state found four reasons to cheer on Tuesday after it managed to win four of the six assembly seats in the hotly contested bypolls

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu saves government. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 09:00 AM IST
By, Shimla

BJP sweeps two hill states of Himachal and Uttarakhand

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the two hill states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Tuesday with some retaining their seats and other candidates who registered win for the first time

BJP candidate from Shimla constituency Suresh Kashyap celebrates with party workers as he leads during counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections in Shimla on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 08:54 AM IST
By, , Shimla/dehradun

Himachal assembly byelections: Congress ahead in four seats, BJP in two

Congress candidates leading in Sujanpur, Lahaul-Spiti, Gagret and Kutlehar, while BJP nominees, who are Congress turncoats, are ahead in Dharamshala and Barsar.

People watching the live telecast of the Lok Sabha election results on a screen installed at the Ridge in Shimla on Tuesday. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Published on Jun 04, 2024 01:08 PM IST

BJP ahead in all four Lok Sabha seats in Himachal, Kangana, Anurag leading

Former Union minister and Congress candidate from Kangra, Anand Sharma, is trailing by 81,315 votes and former BJP state president and sitting BJP MP from Shimla, Suresh Kashyap, is leading by 26,122 votes.

People watching the Lok Sabha election results on a screen installed at the Ridge in Shimla on Tuesday. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Published on Jun 04, 2024 11:23 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India

Election results 2024: Kangana Ranaut leading from Mandi, early trends show

Kangana Ranaut is leading from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi Lok Sabha constituency against Congress' Vikramaditya Singh, early election results show.

BJP’s Mandi Lok Sabha candidate Kangana Ranaut (HT File)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 09:12 AM IST

Himachal: 3 Independent MLAs’ resignations accepted

The speaker accepted the resignations of 3 Independent MLAs, who along with 6 rebel Congress MLAs, voted for BJP candidate in the Rajya Sabha polls held in Feb

The three Independent MLAs with speaker Kuldeep Singh Pathania on March 22. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 04:21 AM IST
By, Shimla

Haryana, Himachal agree to hold Yamuna board meeting

Last week, The Delhi government petitioned the SC seeking additional raw water from neighbouring Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh

Locals fill water from a Delhi Jal Board water tanker at New Ashok Nagar area in New Delhi on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 07:00 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

June travel diaries 2024: 7 dreamy off-beat destinations to explore this summer

From Sinthan Top to Kashid, escape the summer heat with these off-beat June destinations, offering unique landscapes and a break from crowded tourist spots.

Escape the summer heat with these off-beat destinations perfect for a June getaway. (Unsplash)
Published on Jun 03, 2024 12:05 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Post-Elections: Himachal starts witnessing surge in tourist footfall

Post-election surge boosts tourist influx in Himachal Pradesh. Nearly 13,000 vehicles entered the state from interstate borders in Parwanoo in the last three days.

The hospitality sector, rejuvenated by this post-election surge, anticipates a significant boost in income in the coming weeks. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 05:32 AM IST
By, Shimla

Lok Sabha elections: Voter turnout of 71% recorded in Himachal

The voting percentage in Mandi was about 73% while Hamirpur registered 72% , Shimla stood at 71% and at Kangra Lok Sabha seat the turnout was recorded around 68%

Giving information regarding the by-elections held for six assembly constituencies, the official said that about 76% voting was recorded in Kutlehar, 75% in Lahaul-Spiti, 73% in Gagret, 74% in Sujanpur, 70% in Dharamshala and about 69% voting was recorded in Barsar AC. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 05:22 AM IST
By, Shimla

Kangana Ranaut, Vikramaditya Singh hope to ride high turnout wave to victory

The seat is witnessing a high-profile election battle, as actor-turned-politician Kangana Ranaut makes her electoral debut on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket.

Congress’ Mandi Lok Sabha candidate Vikramaditya Singh after casting his voter. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 07:30 AM IST
By, Dharamshala

Exclusive: Richa Chadha to resume work in October post maternity leave

Richa Chadha, who is expecting her first child with husband Ali Fazal, opens up on when she gets back to work post baby's arrival while revealing film details

Richa Chadha opens up on her maternity leave plans
Published on Jun 02, 2024 10:34 AM IST
ByAkash Bhatnagar
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