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Legal provisions required to deal with false poll promises: Vepa Rao

Renowned journalist and retired journalism faculty of Himachal Pradesh University Prof. Vepa Rao emphasised to evolve a system of creating awareness amongst the masses about the importance of vote in democratic system of governance. Rao was speaking at the National Public Relations Day observed by Himachal Pradesh Chapter of Public Relations Society of India. Chapter […]

14 candidates file nominations for LS, Five for Sujanpur bypoll

Fourteen candidates filed their nominations today for the Lok Sabha elections from Kangra, Hamirpur, Mandi and Shimla parliamentary constituencies. Parvesh Kumari as Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate, Arti Soni as Shiv Sena candidate and Kanta Devi filed her nomination as Independent candidate from Kangra parliamentary constituency today. Five candidates filed nominations today for the Lok Sabha […]

Himachal receives fresh snow

The higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh experienced fresh snowfall, whereas lower region lashed with rain. Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu, Shimla, Sirmaur and Chamba districts have experienced moderate snowfall, while most of the prominent tourist towns like Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri, Manali and Dalhousie, located in mid-hills, witnessed moderate to heavy rain. Due to the overnight snow and […]

CPM accuses Police for inept functioning in handling rape case against BJP leader

The Himachal Pradesh CPM has slammed the police department for their slow and inept functioning in handling the alleged case of rape against the former BJP MLA from Bursar. In a press communiqué, CPM leader Tikender Panwar termed it shocking that even after the fact that the victim woman who has categorically alleged forceful sexual […]

Pakistani Rock Band ‘The Ragaboys’ to perform at Gaiety Theatre

North Zone Culture Centre, Patiala, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India is organizing an Evening of Pop Music of Famous Pakistani Rock Band “The Ragaboys” at Gaiety Theatre Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in collaboration with Department of Language, Art & Culture, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh on 16th April, 2014 at 7PM. Arun Sharma, Director of the […]

Cong welcomes EC decision against Amit Shah

Himachal Congress welcomed the step of Election Commission of India for barring BJP’s UP in-charge Amit Shah from holding any public rallies in the state for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. HPCC Spokesperson Naresh Chauhan said that ECI’s decision was historic in view of BJP’s divisionary politics to gain political mileage in the Lok Sabha […]

World Bank not to fund Luhri hydro-power project

On the wake of environmental threat, World Bank has decided not to fund $650 million to controversial Luhri hydropower project on the Sutlej River in Himachal Pradesh. On its official website, World Bank has showed the project status as dropped. Sutlej Bachao Jan Sangharsh Samiti comprised environmental groups and affected people of 78 villages of […]

High Court directs HPPSC to upload candidates’ marks on website

Shimla: To ensure transparency in the HP Public Service Commission (HPSSC), the Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed Commission to display the marks secured by candidate in preliminary and main examinations of the Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services on its official website at the time of declaration of the result. A Bench comprising Justice Rajiv Sharma […]

HPCA office bearers are BJP’s agents: Virbhadra

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh slammed HPCA spokesperson over his statement of sacking the governor and advised him to see his status before making such comments. In his press communiqué Chief Minister said that the HPCA spokesperson is nothing but just pawn acting on the advice of his aakas. Singh commented He should be ashamed of […]

Cong asks HPCA to stop acting like a BJP spokesperson

Reacting to the statement of HPCA office bearers regarding use of less land for construction of cricket stadium at Dharamsala, chairman 20 point programme implementation committee, Ram Lal Thakur dares HPCA to disclose the truth regarding embezzlements committed by them in unison with previous BJP government. In a statement, former cabinet minister accused HPCA for […]

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