Category archives for: Lahaul-Spiti/Chamba

Zila Saaksharta Samitti begins voter awareness drive in Chamba

To ensure greater participation of people in the electoral process of the Assembly elections, the Zila Saaksharta Samitti (ZSS) has kicked off a voter literacy and awareness drive under the aegis of the National Literacy Mission this week. The objective of the drive is to ensure 100 per cent polling on November 4. ZSS district […]

Virbhadra begins campaign from Chamba, promises fair and lawful Govt

HPCC chief Virbhadra Singh begins Congress campaign for the Nov 4 assembly poll from Chamba district and while addressing a public meeting at Chamba town and announced to provide ‘fair and lawful’ government in the state soon after it is voted to power in the Assembly elections. Virbhadra urged the masses to overthrow the corrupt […]

Denial ticket: Tulsi Ram triggers revolt in Bharmour BJP

Revolt in Bharmour BJP is coming to fore as supporters of veteran BJP leader and Vidhan Sabha Speaker Tulsi Ram have openly criticised the party move to replace senior leader with newcomer. Tulsi Ram supporters gathered at his residence in Paroudi village and convey their message to party high-command to review its decision. Aggrieved supporters […]

15 houses burnt in Visto village of Pangi Valley

Fifteen houses of a remote Visto village in the Pangi valley of Chamba district were burnt in a fire which broke out in the village. The victims have been evacuated to safer places. Efforts to extinguish the fire were underway, as police personnel along with locals were at the site of the fire. The fire […]

Villagers Protest over HHPPL hydro projects

Hundreds of villagers staged a demonstration against Hul Hydro Power Private Ltd. (HHPPL) Chamba in Himachal Pradesh against the upcoming hydropower projects. The protestors demanded scrapping of the 4.5 MW project allocated to Hul Hydro Power Private Ltd. (HHPPL) by the state government and submitted a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Sunil Chaudhary. The people of […]

Mild earthquake felts in Himachal Pradesh

An earthquake of light intensity measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit in several parts of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday morning. Tremors of earthquake were felt for some seconds at 9.15 AM. No loss of life or damage to property was reported. The epicentre was on the border of districts of Chamba and Lahaul and […]

Temperature drops, Lakes start freezing in Himachal

High altitude lakes in Himachal have started freezing as temperature has plunged to below zero degree celsius resulting to decrease the water level of rivers. Suraj Tal lake (16,000 feet) near Baralacha, Chandertal (13,950 feet) in Spiti, Bhrigu lake (14,100) in Manali and Dashaur lake (13,800 feet) above Rohtang pass have frozen partially. Manali-Leh highway […]

Sheli project to be ecological disaster: forest report

As per the forest report, the proposed 400-MW Sheli hydroelectricity power project on the Chenab River will be an ecological disaster in the high-altitude Lahaul-Spiti as over 12,800 big and small trees and 44,386 saplings will be destroyed or affected on 276.1875 hectare of forestland to be diverted for the project. Forest report said that […]

Women Empowerment on priority agenda of State Government: CM

Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister said that the villages of the State to which road connectivity was not available due to forest clearance or other reasons would be connected with ropeways facility in the time to come. He was addressing a mammoth gathering after he performed the foundation stone laying ceremony of Police Line Building […]

Shelly Project Sangarsh Samiti boycotts CM’s tour

Protesting against the proposed 400-MW Shelly project, the Shelly Project Sangarsh Samiti (SPSS), Mudgram, Udaipur sub-division, boycotted Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal’s Lahaul-Spiti tour . However, the BJP claimed that the people gave him a ‘rousing reception’ at Udaipur after he arrived there today evening. SPSS convener Sudershan Thakur said, Though the government claims it […]

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