Team Australia meet Dalai Lama in McLeod Ganj

Friday, March 24, 2017


The Australian cricket team on Friday visited Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, at his adopted home in McLeod Ganj before the training session. Dalai Lama was seen offering his advice to the Steve Smith-led side, including attaining peace of mind and improving sleep ahead of the Dharamsala Test. The spiritual leader of the Tibetans …

Himachal Pradesh all set to develop 200 bio-villages

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Himachal Pradesh, a state whose economy largely depends on agriculture and horticulture, aims to develop bio-villages by promoting organic farming. The state is also aiming for investments in cold chains. An additional 2,000 hectares land will be brought under organic farming and there are plans to develop 200 bio-villages in the next fiscal year, a …

Dharamsala is second capital of Himachal Pradesh

Thursday, January 19, 2017


In a major political decision in the election year, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday announced that Dharamsala town in Kangra district will be the second state capital. Camping at Dharamsala these days during his annual winter sojourn, the Chief Minister said the town, some 250 km from the state capital Shimla, has …

Heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, Shimla cut off

Saturday, January 07, 2017


Shimla: The first heavy snowfall of the season in Shimla and upper reaches on Saturday threw normal life completely out of gear as traffic, telecommunication links and supply of power and water were disrupted while a large number of tourists were stranded. Mercury dropped sharply with Shimla and Bhuntar recording a low of 0.2 degree …

Three HP cadre IAS officers appointed Secretaries

Monday, November 28, 2016


Three Himachal Pradesh cadre IAS officers have been appointed at the Secretary level posts. They are – Asha Ram Sihag, Bharti S Sihag and Upma Chaudhary. All three belong to 1983 batch. ALSO READ: NRI woman completes 32,000 km road trip from UK to India

Six-day Renukaji Fair starts in Himachal

Thursday, November 10, 2016


The six-day International Shri Renukaji Fair started today with the arrival of the palanquin of Lord Parashuram from the ancient temple in Jamu Koti village to the bank of Renuka lake. Chanting of Vedic hymns, singing of bhajans, playing of traditional musical instruments of Sirmour such as the ransingha and beating of drums, amidst chanting …

Himachal CM dedicates state’s tallest flag at Hamirpur

Wednesday, November 09, 2016


Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today dedicated the state’s tallest (133 feet) National Monument (Tricolour) flag set up at Hamirpur, online from Holly Lodge, his private residence, to the people today. State Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri unveiled the plaque at Hamirpur. ALSO READ:US elections LIVE Updates: Clinton-Trump in dead heat Hamirpur Deputy Commissioner …

Bishop Cotton School hoists tricolour on tallest pole in HP

Monday, October 24, 2016


The prestigious Bishop Cotton school here today earned the distinction of hoisting the tricolour on the tallest flag pole in Himachal Pradesh. The tricolour was hoisted on a 110-feet high flag mast, which is 10-feet higher than the one set up by the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) at the historic ridge a few months ago. …

PM Modi applauds Indian Army at public rally in Himachal Pradesh

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday applauded the Indian Army in an indirect way while addressing the a public rally in Himachal Pradesh. “The world is talking about the army,” PM Modi told a large gathering in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. “Earlier Israel used to be spoken of like this. Now everyone knows our army can do …

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