Himachal University violence – Govt refuses to intervene

Himachal University violence – Govt refuses to intervene

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh University campus which experienced pitched battles between the students and the police during the previous week showed no signs of returning to normalcy as the state chief minitser Virbhadra Singh refused to meddlle in the university affairs. HPU students have been agitating against the fee hike and restoration of direct SCA elections […]

Himachal Govt to waive mandatory clearences for hydro-power projects

Himachal Govt to waive mandatory clearences for hydro-power projects

By Ashwani Sharma To fast-track hydro-power generation, Himachal Pradesh government seems to have compromised with major socio-ecological issues by waiving mandatory clearances to do away with the process of public consultations. The move is a complete U-turn by the government on its earlier decision to involve locals users of water and other right holders in […]

First Drupal Camp organised in Dharamshala

First Drupal Camp organised in Dharamshala

Large number of IT students from Dharamshala region availed benefits from the first Drupal Camp, orgainsed at Zila parishad hall Dharamshala. The camp witnessed the presence of around 120 participants from different engineering colleges and IT professionals from Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai and Dharamshala itself. More than 70 students from Government Degree college Dharamshala, Dronacharya […]

Rape of public money- Himachal CM doles out extension to retired employees

Rape of public money- Himachal CM doles out extension to retired employees

by Dev Ashish Bhattacharya In Himachal Pradesh, if the King wishes, no employee would retire. The King has adopted the method of pick and choose to benefit the few chosen ones at the cost of the career prospects of other employees and unemployed. Look at the way the benefits are provided at the cost of public […]

Two minor girls raped in Shimla

Two minor girls raped in Shimla

Shimla:  Two incidents of rape of minor girls was reported in Shimla today. In the first case a school girl was allegedly gang raped by her classmate and another person. The school going girl was missing for the past three days and was found near her house on Monday night in Vikasnagar, a police officer […]

Pratibha Singh (Congress) wins Mandi by-elections by 1,36,724 votes

Pratibha Singh (Congress) wins Mandi by-elections by 1,36,724 votes

Shimla:  Congress candidate Pratibha Singh was declared elected from the Mandi Parliamentary seat counting to which was done today. She defeated her nearest BJP rival Jai Ram Thakur by a massive margin of 1,36,724 votes. While Congress polled a total of 3,53,492 votes, BJP managed 2,16,768 votes. Independent candidates Subhas Mohan Snehi got 6,057 votes and […]

33 killed in bus accident near Kullu in Himachal Pradesh

33 killed in bus accident near Kullu in Himachal Pradesh

Kullu: 33 person were killed when an over crowded private bus (HP 66-1538) on it’s way from Kullu to Ani skidded off the road into the fast-flowing Beas river on Wednesday afternoon between Jhari and Nagwain on National Highway 21. “33 bodies have been retrieved from the river and 14 other people are injured and […]

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