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Temperatures in Himachal fall with widespread rains

Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Thursday due to widespread rain with Dalhousie town recording the highest amount -- 53 mm, the met office said. Weather will be clear from Friday.

Over 100 bikers to motivate Himachal voters

SHIMLA:  Over 100 bikers, from six countries and 15 Indian cities, will motivate voters in Himachal Pradesh on ways to strengthen democracy when they take part in the three-day Eighth Hero MTB Shimla 2019 commencing on Friday.

At 91, eight-time matronly Congress legislator battles on tirelessly

At 91, eight-time matronly Congress legislator Vidya Stokes continues to battle tirelessly to ensure victory of the party in all the four parliamentary seats of Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal BJP demanded action against Rahul Gandhi

SHIMLA: The Bharatiya Janata Party in Himachal Pradesh has asked the Election Commission to ban Congress chief Rahul Gandhi from holding poll rallies for levelling "baseless" allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by "misinterpreting" a Supreme Court order.

Himachal voters ask for tribal status action plan

SHIMLA:  Over 2.50 lakh voters of Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday asked the two national parties -- the BJP and the Congress -- to come out with a detailed action plan on granting them tribal status, a demand pending for five decades.

Amitabh Bachchan's blog clocks 11 years

MUMBAI:  As Amitabh Bachchan personal blog completed 11 years on Wednesday, the megastar has prayed for its continuity.

Vaisakhi celebrated with traditional enthusiasm and religious fervor

JAWALAMUKHI: Vaisakhi, heralding commencement of wheat harvesting, was celebrated Sunday with traditional enthusiasm and religious fervor throughout the Kangra district with traditional gaiety and religious fervor.

Campaign for BJP or quit, Himachal CM tells minister

MANDI: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday took on former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram of the Congress by saying "for him family is supreme" and also told Power Minister Anil Sharma, son of Sukh Ram, being a BJP member "it's his duty and responsibility to work for the party".

AIDS and drug abuse cry for space in manifestos of political parties

HAMIRPUR: Unaware of the enormity of the disease, no political party in Himachal Pradesh provided any space to AIDS and drug menace in its manifesto either for Lok Sabha or assembly election while these need paramount attention of the political parties compared to development, unemployment, price rise and drinking water. And the fact remains the menace is spreading its pangs across the state.

Interests of Valmiki/ Mazhabi Sikh community safe in hands of CM Captain Amarinder Singh: Joginder Mann

Former Punjab Minister and Senior Congress leader Joginder Singh Mann today said that the interests of Valmiki/ Mazhabi Sikh community were safe only in the hands of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who, he claimed, had assured him(Mann) that the community would be given adequate representation at every level in the state government as well as electoral arena.

An initiative will pay back to Anurag Thakur in the election

A few years ago health facilities in the district of Himachal Pradesh including Hamirpur were few and far between. Mostly people are habitual to live in the shadow of inaccessible healthcare. It takes a pause to realize that this really was a few years ago, as recently yet the scene in the Hamirpur Parliamentary constituency is very different from what it used to be.

Social activist and Congress leader of Una Kushal Singh Renny passed away

UNA(HP): Kushal Singh Renny(54), a social activist and Vice President of District Congress Committee(DCC) Una has died of cardiac arrest on April 2. His sudden demise has sent shock waves in the area and among his friends and admirers.

Message by youth with Candlelight at Jawlamukhi highlighting urgency to End TB

DHARMSHALA: -As part of the ongoing TB awareness activities, youth of Laureate Institute and research Centre of Pharmacy Kathog, near here spread message of Time to end TB and Red Arrow innovatively through Candlelight.

Haryana Police seizes 37.5 kg opium plants, 7 gram heroin

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Police has arrested a person on the charges of growing opium plants in his fields at village Dhani Bahia in district Sirsa and recovered 37.5 kg green opium plants and 1.2 kg doda post.

Haryana Speaker accepts Abhay Chautala's resignation

Haryana Speaker Kunwar Pal Gujar on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Singh Chautala, who last week resigned as the Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly.

Haryana Police arrests two persons on the charges of smuggling 200 kg of doda post

CHANDIGARH: Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of Haryana Police has arrested two persons on the charges of smuggling 200 kg of doda post (opium leftover) from a truck in district Sirsa. The accused were transporting the narcotic substance from Rajasthan by hiding it behind the bags of garlic.

Writer Navdeep Singh Gill's book "Naulakha Bagh' released by Dr.S.P.Singh

LUDHIANA: Dedicated to the martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Rajguru and Shaheed Sukhdev, the Punjab Lok Virasat Academy organised a function at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, here today, where a book titled “Naulakha Bagh” penned by Navdeep Singh Gill, Information & Public Relations Officer Punjab and eminent sports writer, was released by former Vice Chancellor Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar Dr SP Singh and other eminent personalities.

Omar condemns 'selective outrage' in Kashmir

SRINAGAR:  Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday hoped that there was equal condemnation against rights violations by militants in the state as when the security forces are accused of it.

Two killed in Jammu and Kashmir landslide

JAMMU: Two people were killed on Saturday in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, police said.

Himachal sees rise in temperatures, rain in store

SHIMLA: The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday saw a marginal rise in the temperatures, but the Met Office has forecast chances of rain and snowfall in the coming week.

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