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Annadale ground issue in forefront again in Himachal

Annadale ground issue in forefront again in Himachal

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal have again raised up the issue of control over Shimla’s Annandale grounds with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and said he would meet Defence Minister AK Antony also on the issue. Dhumal led BJP government in Himachal Pradesh is at loggerheads with the army over controlling the prime […]

Sukhbir Badal’s 1 cr grant to Himachal school draws flak in Punjab

Shimla: A former Punjab Congress MLA today accused Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal of giving a grant of Rs 1 crore to Sanawar school in Himachal Pradesh out of Punjab Nirman Funds. Sukhpal Singh Khaira alleged that Badal had given a grant of Rs 1 crore to school in Himachal while ignoring […]

Kullu Dussehra festival to start from October 24, 2012

Shimla: The week long Kullu Dussehra festival will be held from October 24-30 this year with traditional fervor and gaiety. This was disclosed by Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today who presided over Kullu Dussehra meeting today. Dhumal said the festival will be inaugurated by Governor Urmila Singh on October 24. Dhumal said international troupes […]

Himachal HC orders eviction in 1090 land encroachment cases

Himachal HC orders eviction in 1090 land encroachment cases

Shimla: Acting tough on encroachments on government forest land in Dharamshala the Himachal High Court today ruled eviction in 1090 cases. The ruling also include 210 cases of encroachment by Tibetians in Dharamshala forest circle. The court fixed March 31, 2013 as deadline for eviction of all people from the government land. The court ruled […]

BJP hell bent on destroying education sector in Himachal: CPI(M)

BJP hell bent on destroying education sector in Himachal: CPI(M)

Shimla: Charging BJP of destroying the education sector in Himachal Pradesh, CPI(M) today blasted the BJP for opening of universities by private businessmen. Tikender Panwar, CPI(M) state secretariat member today said the black money of people like Gopal Kanda has been invested in these universities. He said there are more than 70% of the seats lying vacant […]

Convicts released early from jail in Kachru ragging case

Convicts released early from jail in Kachru ragging case

Shimla: Four medical students convicted of torturing and ragging Aman Kachru at Tanda Medical College in Himachal Pradesh  resulting in Aman’s death in 2009 have been released from jail by the Himachal Pradesh Government on August 15. Abhinav Verma, Mukul Sharma, Navin Verma and Ajay Verma, the four convicted in Aman Kachru case were released […]

Himachal govt gives 1 crore to Olympian Vijay Kumar

Himachal govt gives 1 crore to Olympian Vijay Kumar

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today conferred the Himachal Gaurav award to silver medal winner Olympian Vijay Kumar in Kullu today. Dhumal presented a cash prize of Rs. 1 crore to Vijay Kumar at the occassion. A 200 sq meter HIMUDA plot at Baddi was also given to Vijay Kumar by the […]

For other banks-customer is GOD, For State Bank-customer is DOG

For other banks-customer is GOD, For State Bank-customer is DOG

I run a travel agency in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh and operate a current account in State Bank of India, Lower Bazaar, Shimla branch. I pay salary and other expenses to the drivers in their bank accounts. On August 8, 2012 I sent a new driver to this branch to open a saving account whose permanent […]

Another Vijay Diwas! Capt Saurabh Kalia’s family still fight for justice

Another Vijay Diwas! Capt Saurabh Kalia’s family still fight for justice

About a decade ago, Captain Saurabh Kalia and his five men of the 4 Jat regiment were taken captive by Pakistani troops in the icy hills of Kargil and barbarically tortured for over 22 days before their mutilated bodies were handed over to Indian authorities on June 9, 1999. Thirteen years on, as India commemorates […]

Shanta’s dream project hospital starts after two decades

Shanta’s dream project hospital starts after two decades

Palampur: Vivekanand Memorial Research Trust (VMRTA) run 200 bed hospital was opened on Monday at Palampur in Himachal Pradesh. The hospital has been constructed in association with Jai Prakash Sewa Sansthan. Swami Subodhanand Regional Head of Chinmay Mission, North India did the opening ceremony of the hospital. Speaking at the occasion Chief Minsiter Prem Kumar Dhumal […]

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 […]