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HC relief for Priyanka on house details
The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday stayed the State Information Commission’s order asking Priyanka Vadra, daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, to reveal information on her house under construction here to a Right to Information activist in 10 days. Ms.Vadra had challenged the order in the High Court last week.
CM Virbhadra Singh dedicates projects worth Rs. 120 crore in Shimla Rural
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh laying foundation stone of the Health Sub Centre at Bamot in Sub-Tehsil Dhami in district Shimla on 27 December 2014. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh performed foundation stones and inaugurations worth rupees 120 crore on his one day visit to Shimla Rural Assembly Segment today.
Himachal cabinet decides to set up AIIMS at Bilaspur
The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Friday decided to set up the AIIMS in Bilaspur district and send a revised proposal for setting up the main campus of Central University at Dharamshala after addressing objections of the Union Environment and Forests Ministry.
Chief Minister directs for early completion of HPTDC projects
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh presiding over a BoD meeting of HPTDC at Shimla on 26 December 2014. The Board of Director, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Corporation (HPTDC) in its meeting held here today decided for amendment in R&P Rules to provide 35% quota for promotion of utility workers.
Child Rights to be maintained at any cost : CM
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh presiding over the workshop on Child Rights and Child Protection at HIPA ,Shimla on 23 Dec 2014. Though every right of a Child needs to be taken care of genuinely but it was essential to monitor child abuse and child trafficking under ‘Right to Protection’ and remedied on priority, said Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
CM stresses for enhancing the employability of the youth
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh inaugurates one-day workshop on ‘Skill development in Himachal Pradesh’ at Shimla on 22 Dec. 2014. All the departments should formulate sector specific policies with focus on creation of additional job opportunities, employment generation and local entrepreneurship building for benefiting the youth of the Pradesh.
Chief Minister directs to remove anomalies in the BPL list
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh presiding over the State Level Grievances Redressal Committee Meeting at Shimla on 20th December 2014. Any Panchayat in the State which has been affected due to de-limitation of the Vidhan Sabha constituencies wherein a portion of that Panchayat.
Gujjars should ensure education to their children : CM
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh presiding over the meeting of HP Gujjar Kalyan Board at Shimla on 18 Dec. 2014. Chamba will soon be having Gujjar Hostel as announced by Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh while presiding over the 19th meeting of Gujjar Kalyan Board held here today.
Felling of trees leaves Himachal Pradesh’s ‘green’ CM wilted
The felling of trees, even legally, for hydropower and developmental projects, has left Himachal Pradesh's 'green' Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh feeling wilted. The seven-day winter session of the state assembly that ended last week was dominated by green issues with the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party.
Chief Minister directs to clear backlog of Academy Sahitya Awards
While presiding over a meeting of Executive Council of H.P. Language, Art & Culture Academy here today Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh directed to clear back log of Academy Sahitya Awards from 2004 to 2006 and further from 2007 to 2012 in one go by June, 2015 and also to revise the procedure for giving the awards from year 2012-13 onwards.
Himachal’s Keylong freezes at minus 9.6 degrees
Icy winds swept through the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday. Keylong was the coldest town in the state with a minimum temperature of minus 9.6 degrees Celsius.
CM expresses pleasure over A grade status to Vallab College Mandi
Expressing his pleasure over the ‘A’ grade status awarded to Vallabh Government College Mandi by National Assessment Accreditation Council (NAAC) in a recent survey held at National level, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that it was a great feat for the College and above all a matter of pride for the State.
Intense cold wave sweeps Himachal Pradesh after snowfall
An intense cold wave left Himachal Pradesh reeling Monday with Manali recording a biting minus two degrees Celsius, a couple of days after the state received rains and snowfall. The state capital Shimla, which received 29.3 cm of snowfall since Sunday, experienced its coldest night at 0.9 degree Celsius.
Shimla gets season’s first snowfall
Popular tourist destination Shimla and its nearby areas Saturday received the season`s first snowfall, while the lower hills across Himachal Pradesh were lashed by rain, bringing the temperature down by several notches.
Doctor suspended for performing surgeries in drunken state
A gynaecologist in government hospital who allegedly performed family planning surgeries at a camp in Mandi district in a drunken state has been placed under suspension, the state Assembly was told on Thursday.
Antique idol stolen from Himachal temple
An antique idol of Lord Raghunath was stolen from Himachal Pradesh's Kullu town early Tuesday, police said. The main idol was found missing from the Lord Raghunath temple, about 200 km from here.
Chief Minister demands enhancement in grants to the States
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that functioning of Planning Commission in its present form should be strengthened by giving additional functions to it so as to meet the challenges of economy and aspirations of the States as it had played a pioneering role during last six decades besides assisting the States in formulation of plans in a consultative manner.
Governor and Chief Minister condole death of Havaldar Subhash Chand
Governor Urmila Singh and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh have expressed deep grief over the death of Havaldar Subhash Chand, who along-with six other army personnel was martyred in an attack on Army camp in Uri area of Baramulla district in Jammu & Kashmir on Friday.
Himachal HC panel to monitor World Bank-funded road project
The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday accepted a writ petition on an abnormal delay in completing a World Bank-funded road project in a prominent apple belt here but excluded the petitioner from the case as he was a former BJP minister.
TCP Bill to be placed before Vidhan Sabha
The Cabinet gave its nod to table the HP Town and Country Planning (Amendment) Bill 2014 in the ensuing Vidhan Sabha session, for paving the way for regularization of the unauthorized constructions in the State. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh presided over the meeting.
CM exhorts parents to give best education to their daughters
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today announced up-gradation of Community Health Centre, Kunihar in Solan district to civil hospital with 50 bed facility. He also announced to start science and commerce classes in the GSSS Sayari from the next academic session.
Chief Minister ask contractors to complete works in stipulated time period
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh while speaking on the occasion of the closing ceremony of Rajmata Shanti Devi Memorial national level wrestling (Chinj) competition organized by Nirmand Volleyball Association and on conclusion of Buddi Diwali festival at Nirmand in Kullu district.
Governor & Chief Minister honour meritorious students of JP University
Governor Urmila Singh who is also the Chancellor of Jaypee University of Information Technology presided over the 5th Convocation of the University at Jaypee Campus in Waknaghat in Solan district today. Virbhadra Singh Chief Minister was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Himachal Day celebrated in International Trade Fair
Himachal Day was celebrated in International Trade Fair being organized at New Delhi. R.D. Dhiman, Principal Secretary, Industries inaugurated the Himachal Day. Cultural troupes from various districts of Himachal Pradesh performed on the occasion.
CM expresses grief over fire incident in Dodra-Kwar
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has expressed grief over the fire incident in Dhara village of Jakha gram panchayat under Dodra-Kwar sub-division in Shimla district. As per the reports received at State headquarters, the fire broke out on Friday evening and a team of the administration led by SDM Dodra-Kwar.
CM urges Defence Minister to intervene in tracing young engineer from HP
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has requested Manohar Parrikar, Union Defence Minister to personally intervene in tracing the young engineer Sangam Sharma who hails from Himachal Pradesh.
Minister urges for 90:10 assistance under Flood Control Programmes
Irrigation and Public Health Minister Vidya Stokes while speaking during a conference on ‘Jal Manthan’ organized by Union Water Resources Ministry at New Delhi today said that it would go a long way in resolving the problems being faced in water resources projects and particularly hilly States.
Chief Minister pays tributes to Indira Gandhi
Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary. He said that today Himachal Pradesh emerged as a model of development amongst the hilly States of the country and the credit for this goes to Indira Gandhi.
Health Minister urges Centre for additional assistance for roads
Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur has urged the Government of India to provide additional financial assistance for connecting those gram panchayats of the State with road facility which were important from tourism point of view.
Himachal HC to dispose Beas tragedy case on December 9
The Himachal High Court on Monday listed the Beas tragedy case, in which 24 students of a Hyderabad- based engineering college and a co-tour operator were washed away in the Beas river, for final disposal on December 9.