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Himachal Bypolls: A 24-km Trek through Thick Forests, Mountains And Streams

Himachal Bypolls: A 24-km Trek through Thick Forests, Mountains And Streams

Oct 23, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Situated in the Great Himalayan National Park, the polling booth at Shakti has no electricity, phone,...

How Himachal Pradesh Is Waging War On Drugs Against Cartels In The Hills

How Himachal Pradesh Is Waging War On Drugs Against Cartels In The Hills

Oct 22, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) informed the Himachal Pradesh police earlier this year that some of the...

Uttarakhand-Himachal: Indian Army, ITBP Find Two More Trekkers' Bodies, Five Others Airlifted

Uttarakhand-Himachal: Indian Army, ITBP Find Two More Trekkers' Bodies, Five Others Airlifted

Oct 22, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Five trekkers whose bodies were airlifted are identified as Shubhayan Das, Vikas Makal, Saurabh Ghosh and...

Himachal Pradesh: 5 Trekkers Found Dead At Lamkhaga Pass; Two Alive But Critical, Four Still Missing

Himachal Pradesh: 5 Trekkers Found Dead At Lamkhaga Pass; Two Alive But Critical, Four Still Missing

Oct 21, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

More than 80 tourists from different states were stranded at Batal in Lahaul Spiti where all road...

Indian Army Rescues Over 200 Tourists Stranded In Spiti Valley

Indian Army Rescues Over 200 Tourists Stranded In Spiti Valley

Oct 20, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The tourists had suddenly got struck mid-way following the season’s first snowfall in the region and many...

Beating Disabilities: Why These Officials And Their Polling Booths Will Stand Out During Himachal Bypolls

Beating Disabilities: Why These Officials And Their Polling Booths Will Stand Out During Himachal Bypolls

Oct 19, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The Election Commission has chosen three polling booths in Himachal Pradesh to be manned by persons with...

Shimla's Coolies Are Vanishing Into Oblivion

Shimla's Coolies Are Vanishing Into Oblivion

Oct 19, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

It was the British who brought thousands of coolies to Shimla when they turned the place into the summer...

Komic, World's Highest Motorable Village In Himachal, Gets Season’s First Snowfall

Komic, World's Highest Motorable Village In Himachal, Gets Season’s First Snowfall

Oct 17, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Tourists and travellers have been asked not to venture towards the Kunzum Pass in Himachal Pradesh with...

Rohtang Tunnel Key To Boosting Polling Percentage in Lahaul-Spiti

Rohtang Tunnel Key To Boosting Polling Percentage in Lahaul-Spiti

Oct 16, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

This seasonal migration was one of the reasons for the lower polling percentage in the Lok Sabha and assembly...

I Will Go To My Polling Booth To Vote, India’s First Voter Shyam Saran Negi, 104, Sends Heart-Warming Message To EC

I Will Go To My Polling Booth To Vote, India’s First Voter Shyam Saran Negi, 104, Sends Heart-Warming Message To EC

Oct 15, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

On October 25, 1951—when polling was held for the first time — Shyam Saran Negi(now 104) became the first...

EC Turns Down Complaint Against Kargil Veteran Brigadier (Rtd) Khushal Thakur, BJP Candidate In Mandi

EC Turns Down Complaint Against Kargil Veteran Brigadier (Rtd) Khushal Thakur, BJP Candidate In Mandi

Oct 15, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Congress had protested his use of war medals and military honours in the poll campaign.

Kargil To Mandi—War Veteran To Take On His ‘Reel Life’ Hero On Other Side Of The Poll Battle

Kargil To Mandi—War Veteran To Take On His ‘Reel Life’ Hero On Other Side Of The Poll Battle

Oct 13, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Bollywood actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar will campaign against Kargil war veteran Brigadier (Rtd) Khushal...

Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur Becomes First Fully Vaccinated District In India

Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur Becomes First Fully Vaccinated District In India

Oct 13, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Kinnaur has attained 100 percent vaccine coverage with all eligible citizens above 18 years getting both...

Schools Open in Himachal Pradesh For Class 8, Strict SOPs Enforced

Schools Open in Himachal Pradesh For Class 8, Strict SOPs Enforced

Oct 11, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

If temples can open for pilgrims and poll rallies held, why can't schools reopen too, ask parents.

Famous Temples See Massive Pilgrim Footfall, Covid Fears Knock At Himachal Doors

Famous Temples See Massive Pilgrim Footfall, Covid Fears Knock At Himachal Doors

Oct 10, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

A let-off in Covid cases since the peak of the second wave has already seen a big spike in tourist inflow to...

Shimla’s Heritage Rothney Castle Slipping Into Oblivion

Shimla’s Heritage Rothney Castle Slipping Into Oblivion

Oct 09, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The imposing mansion was once owned by A.O. Hume, founder of the Congress

Himachal’s First CM Believed ‘Small Is Beautiful’

Himachal’s First CM Believed ‘Small Is Beautiful’

Oct 09, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

A recent book revisits Y.S. Parmar’s vision of development for the ecologically sensitive hill state that...

In Cornering Congress Over ‘Dynastic Politics’, BJP Wrecking Its Ship In Himachal By-Polls

In Cornering Congress Over ‘Dynastic Politics’, BJP Wrecking Its Ship In Himachal By-Polls

Oct 08, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

BJP wants to corner the Congress in Mandi where Pratibha singh, former CM Virbhadra Singh but dumped Chetan...

Why First Himachal Pradesh CM Favoured Only Small Hydro-Projects And 3D Policy For Raising Forests

Why First Himachal Pradesh CM Favoured Only Small Hydro-Projects And 3D Policy For Raising Forests

Oct 07, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Dr Rachna Gupta, a journalist-turned–member of Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC), looks at...

Mandi Bypolls: BJP's Trump Card Is A Kargil War Hero While Congress Banks On Virbhadra’s Legacy

Mandi Bypolls: BJP's Trump Card Is A Kargil War Hero While Congress Banks On Virbhadra’s Legacy

Oct 07, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Brigadier Khushal Thakur, 65, is a decorated army officer, who is currently chairperson of HP Ex-Servicemen...