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Himachal Congress stages walkout over Chidambaram's arrest

SHIMLA: The Congress MLAs staged a walkout in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly over former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), here on Thursday.

AIPEF urges CM Haryana not to release extra payments to Adani

CHANDIGARH: All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has urged the Chief Minister Haryana not to  release payments to Adani Power against power purchase agreements for 1424 MW on the Gujarat pattern.

Slight tremor felt in Himachal

SHIMLA: A low intensity quake was felt in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Thursday, an official here said. There was no loss of life.

Terrorist, SPO killed in first encounter post 370 axing

SRINAGAR:  A Special Police Officer (SPO) and a terrorist were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramullah district in the first gun battle since the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.

First encounter in J&K since abrogation of Art 370

SRINAGAR:  An SPO of Jammu and Kashmir police was killed while another cop was injured in an encounter with terrorists in Baramulla district on Tuesday night.

Soldier killed in Pak firing in Poonch

SRINAGR: An Indian soldier was killed on Tuesday after Pakistan again resorted to unprovoked shelling on Indian posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, triggering a fierce response from the Indian side.

Monsoon subdued in Himachal, traffic restored

SHIMLA:  After three days of heavy showers which led to snapping of several road links following landslides, the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday saw subdued rainfall activity, the Met office here said.

Schools reopen in Srinagar, but students missing

SRINAGAR:  After a gap of 15 days, around 200 school in Srinagar reopened on Monday, but few students showed up. Though teachers were present in most schools, jittery parents avoided sending their children.

Himachal roads shut due to landslides

SHIMLA:  Roads in Himachal Pradesh continued to remain shut on Monday due to landslides triggered by heavy rain in the past two days, officials said.

18 killed in highest-ever rainfall in Himachal

SHIMLA: Eighteen people, including three children, were killed on Sunday due to heavy rainfall-related incidents across Himachal Pradesh, officials said.

Hundreds stranded in Himachal after heavy rains

SHIMLA: Hundreds remained stranded in Himachal Pradesh after incessant rainfall triggered landslides, snapped road links, closing of hydropower projects and release excess water from a dam, officials said on Sunday.

Efforts on for holistic development of tourism potential: Himachal CM

SHIMLA: The State Government is working for holistic development of tourism potential in the State by giving special thrust on eco, culture and religious and adventure tourism. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the presentation made by Hitesh Trivedi of Meehit Group regarding tourism development in the State, here today.

NIPEF opposes privatisation of power distribution

CHANDIGARH: Northern India Power Engineers Federation (NIPEF) strongly opposes Government of India’s initiatives to    privatize the power distribution across the country.

Excess water released from Bhakra Dam, more discharges likely

CHANDIGARH: As the Bhakra Dam across the Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh reached its capacity, excess water was released as a precaution, which could cause flood in villages located downstream, officials said

BJP will form govt in Haryana with absolute majority: Shah

JIND(Haryana): Setting the tone for Assembly elections in Haryana, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would repeat its term in the state, but this time with an absolute majority.

SIT set up to probe Faridabad DCP suicide case, SHO held

FARIDABAD:  While a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was set up on Thursday to probe into suicide of Faridabad DCP Vikram Kapoor, the station house officer (SHO) who was detained for questioning on Wednesday has been arrested.

Independence Day celebrated with much enthusiasm and fervor in HP High Court

SHIMLA: Independence Day was celebrated with much enthusiasm and fervor in the High Court of Himachal Pradesh today. The Chief Justice Sh. V.Ramasubramanian unfurled the National Flag and inspected the Guard of Honour. Judges of the High Court namely Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan, Justice Sureshwar Thakur, Justice Vivek Singh Thakur, Justice Ajay Mohan Goel, Justice Sandeep Sharma, Justice Chander Bhusan Barowalia, Justice Anoop Chitkara, and Justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua were also present on the occasion.

Himachal CM announces 4% DA for employees on I-Day

SHIMLA: The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm across Himachal Pradesh on Thursday with Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announcing four per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) for government employees and pensioners.

Haryana DCP kills self, suicide note blames SHO

FARIDABAD: Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Vikram Kapoor committed suicide by shooting himself with the revolver of his gunman at his official residence here on Wednesday, officials said.

Himachal Govt. signs 25 MoUs worth Rs. 5000 crore during road show at Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the state government was committed to make Himachal Pradesh an “Industrial Hub” of the country for which it was providing several incentives to the potential entrepreneurs. He was addressing the Domestic Road show under the Rising Himachal Global Investor's Meet organised by the Himachal government in association with the CII, Himachal at Chandigarh.

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