Will not allow AAP to open account in Himachal assembly polls: Anurag Thakur

Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday said the AAP will not be able open its account in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh assembly polls and rejected Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s claims that his colleague Satyendra Jain was arrested as he was the party’s election in-charge in the hill state. “Why should we be … Read more

BJP doing ‘politics of riots’, AAP of providing quality education: Manish Sisodia in Himachal Pradesh

AAP senior leader Manish Sisodia on Tuesday attacked the Himachal Pradesh government saying the education system in the state is “in shambles” and also claimed that while his party delivers quality education, the BJP indulges in “politics of riots” Sisodia, who is also the deputy chief minister of Delhi, is visiting the northern state ahead … Read more

Himachal’s ultra marathon runner Sunil Sharma joins AAP

Ultra marathon runner Sunil Sharma along with four others from Himachal Pradesh joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the national capital on Monday. “As many as 250 youth leaders will join the party in Himachal Pradesh,” Delhi Health Minister and AAP’s election in-charge for the hill state Satendar Jain told a press conference here. … Read more

Anurag Thakur confident of winning upcoming Himachal Assembly polls

Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday exuded confidence in winning the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections that are slated to be held by the end of this year. Slamming Aam Aadmi Party in the state, Thakur said that AAP lost deposits in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections and will lose here in Himachal Pradesh also. “BJP … Read more

Kangra administration indefinitely bans paragliding in Himachal’s Bir Billing

The district’s tourism development officer has also been asked to ensure that paragliding operators and pilots were registered and unique codes issued to them. The Kangra district administration in Himachal Pradesh has indefinitely banned paragliding activities following the deaths of two people during an accident, an official said. Kangra Deputy Commissioner Dr Nipun Jindal banned paragliding … Read more

Darjeeling tea output sinks to record low in 2021

Production of tea, one of the most popular tea varieties globally, has shrunk to 6.5 million kg in 2021, the lowest on record and just half of the 13 million kg produced two decades ago. Climate change, closure of gardens, high level of absenteeism among tea workers, losing export markets due to agitation in the … Read more

Natural farming gives edge to Himachal Pradesh apple growers in market

Shakuntala Sharma, an apple grower from Theog in Shimla district, has a reason to rejoice. Apples produced in her orchard with natural farming technique fetched an unexpected price of over Rs 100 per kg this year. “The moment a buyer in the local market Dhamandri saw the label of ‘Natural Apples’ on my boxes, he … Read more

India’s third wave tension worsens as coronavirus ‘R’ factor hovers at 1; UP, Himachal, Punjab show disturbing uptick

Travelers wait in queue to test for COVID-19 at a train station in Mumbai. (AP Photo) India reported its lowest Covid numbers today with less than 30,000 new coronavirus cases. This was the first time in the last 150 days or so that India witnessed such a drop in daily caseload. Moment of relief? Yes. … Read more

Covid-19: Himachal makes negative RT-PCR, ‘fully vaccinated’ report mandatory for visiting temples during Shravan

The top bureaucrat of the state further said that the decision has been taken keeping in mind the safety of people from the probable third wave of Coronavirus. Amidst the rising fear of the spread of Coronavirus leading to a third wave, the state government of Himachal Pradesh has made it mandatory for all devotees … Read more

Covid-19: A look at the latest guidelines for passengers across Indian states

Flyers to West Bengal are required to furnish a negative RT-PCR report no older than 72 hours. (Picture courtesy: IE) As Covid-19 cases dip across India, states have begun lifting curbs on entry of travellers. Air travel has changed a lot across the country with several states removing the strict norms for travellers. Here are … Read more