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Himachal CM flags off Electric Bus for Shimla

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today flagged off the electric bus for Shimla town from State Vidhan Sabha Complex today.

Himachal CM launches seven citizen Centric Services

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched seven citizen centric services of Shimla Municipal Corporation developed by the Information Technology Department under e-District Project, which is an Integrated Portal for delivery of citizen services here today. The online services launched  are online billing, water bill payment, and property tax payment, application for water connection, application for sewerage connection, application for NOC of electricity, application for permission of canopy and application for dumping debris.

Intense cold wave grips Himachal

SHIMLA: An intense cold wave gripped most parts of Himachal Pradesh on Monday with the weather office predicting more rain and snowfall in store.

Girls should be given equal opportunities to excel in their lives: HP Governor

SHIMLA: Governor Acharya Devvrat stressed that there should be no disparity with the girl child in the society and they should be given equal opportunities in every sphere so that could excel in their lives. He said that a girl is the pride of the family and the nation who are contributing immensely in overall development and prosperity of the nation by serving at top positions.

Himachal CM releases Annual Status of Education Report (Rural) 2018 Himachal Pradesh

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur released ‘Annual Status of Education Report (Rural) 2018 Himachal Pradesh’ yesterday evening, brought out by ASER 2018 a nation-wide survey that provides a snapshot of children’s schooling and learning for a representative sample of children across rural India.

Himachal student held for comments on social media on Pulwama attack

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested an engineering undergraduate student of a private university for positing comments in favour of the Pulwama terror attack that left 49 CRPF troopers dead, police said.

Temperatures below freezing point in Himachal

SHIMLA: After three days of widespread rain and snow, people in Himachal Pradesh woke up to a bright and sunny Sunday morning, but temperatures remained below the freezing point, an official said here.

Himachal CM, Nadda attend CRPF martyr's funeral, no financial aid to family

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Saturday visited the native village of CRPF trooper Tilak Raj, who was killed in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday, and attended his last rites.

Haryana govt revises NPA of doctors by 20 percent

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Government has decided to revise the Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) at the rate of 20 per cent of Medical Officer, Assistant Medical Officer, Senior Medical Officer, Dental Surgeon and Director of ESI Health Care Department with effect from May 1, 2018.

Haryana to set up chair on Gita in Mauritius: CM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister,  Manohar Lal today announced that a Chair on Gita would be established in Mahatma Gandhi Institute at Mauritius to carry out study and research work on Gita. The assistance of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra would be taken for this purpose.

World Bank extends $40 mn loan for Shimla water supply

NEW DELHI: The Indian and Himachal Pradesh governments and the World Bank on Friday signed a $40 million loan agreement to help provide clean and reliable drinking water to the Greater Shimla area which has been facing severe water shortages and water-borne epidemics over the last few years.

Himachal to rename medical university after Vajpayee

SHIMLA: The BJP government in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday introduced a bill in the Assembly proposing to rename an upcoming medical university after its leader and former Prime Minister, late Atal Behari Vajpayee.

Himachal CM inaugurates Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar State Library at Kennedy Chowk

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated Bharat Ratan Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar State Library at Kennedy Chowk near State Vidhan Sabha Shimla constructed at a cost of about Rs. 10 crore. This library has a total floor area of over 2000 sq.mtr with seating capacity of 120 persons.

Himachal Crusher owners donate Rs.21 lakhs towards CM Relief Fund

SHIMLA:  Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was presented cheques of  worth Rs. 21 lakh for Chief Minister Relief Fund by Industries Minister Bikram Singh Thakur and Transport and Forest Minister Govind Thakur on behalf of The Himachal Pradesh Crusher Operators Association here today.

Himachal's loan liability is Rs 49,745 crore

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh's loan liability stood at Rs 49,745 crore, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Wednesday.

Himachal may see widespread snowfall

SHIMLA: Moderate to heavy snowfall may occur across Himachal Pradesh for the next three days, the Met Office said on Wednesday. Residents and tourists have been advised not to venture in the high hills.

Delhi Prisons grants 21-day furlough to Om Prakash Chautala

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Prisons grants 21 days' furlough to Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief Om Prakash Chautala, with condition not to participate in political activities withdrawn, a lawyer said on Friday.

Himachal govt mulling to open Sanskrit University in the State

SHIMLA: The State Government was contemplating to open Sanskrit University in the State to promote Sanskrit language in a big way. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the meeting of Himachal Pradesh Sanskrit Academy here today.

Separatist shutdown paralyses life in Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR:  A separatist-called shutdown con Saturday in the Kashmir Valley to mark the sixth death anniversary of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru, has paralysed life across the region.

No age bar to contest Lok Sabha polls: BJP leader

SHIMLA:  In a clear signal to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veterans, party in-charge for Himachal Pradesh Tirath Singh Rawat on Friday said there would be no age bar for candidates to contest the Lok Sabha elections.

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