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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 elections in Lahaul-Spiti and Pangi areas than in the rest of the state.

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.


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

On October 25, 1951—when polling was held for the first time — Shyam Saran Negi(now 104) became the first voter of independent India to cast his vote. Since then, he had not missed a single election—whether Lok Sabha, assembly or panchayat—to exercise his democratic right.

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 Thakur in the Himachal Pradesh by-polls.


Shimla’s Heritage Rothney Castle Slipping Into Oblivion

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

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09 October, 2021

Himachal’s First CM Believed ‘Small Is Beautiful’

Ashwani Sharma

A recent book revisits Y.S. Parmar’s vision of development for the ecologically sensitive hill state that favoured small hydro-power projects over mega dams


08 October, 2021

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

Ashwani Sharma

BJP wants to corner the Congress in Mandi where Pratibha singh, former CM Virbhadra Singh but dumped Chetan Bragta in Jubbal Kotkhai for assembly bypoll.


05 October, 2021

'High On Kasol': Where Have 21 Foreigners Vanished From Himachal Pradesh?

Ashwani Sharma

Aditya Kant's new debut book delves into the matter of drugs and mysteries in Himachal's Kullu, Parvati valley.


02 October, 2021

All Eyes On Mandi LS Bypoll, BJP Watches On Congress As Ex-CM Virbhadra Singh's Wife Contests

Ashwani Sharma

The by-elections to Mandi Lok Sabha seat and three other assembly constituencies ,are slated for October 30 and will be an acid test for Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who hails from Mandi.


30 September, 2021

Arrest Of Two Afghan Nationals From HP Hotel Affirms Shimla Connect To Gujarat Drug Haul

Ashwani Sharma

Both the arrested did escape to Shimla from NRC/Delhi following a series of raids being conducted by the DRI to probe the drug smuggling racket related to the massive drug haul in Gujarat's Mundra.


29 September, 2021

Covid Instigates Higher Rate Of Suicides In Himachal, DGP Says Issue Needs To Be Addressed

Ashwani Sharma

All police stations of Himachal Pradesh, for the first time, have started recording the data of all the suicides from January 1, 2021. The highest number of suicides,136, happened in the biggest district Kangra.


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28 September, 2021

Meet The Next-Gen Apple Sellers Of Himachal Pradesh Thriving In The Digital Marketplace

Ashwani Sharma

Using digital gateways and portals, a group of young apple producers from Himachal Pradesh are selling fresh, nutritious and natural apple varieties directly to buyers with no middlemen in the picture.


26 September, 2021

On PM Modi's Advice, Himachal Gears Up To Find Scientific Solutions To Combat Landslides

Ashwani Sharma

The alarmed HP government has decided to assign the task of assessing the mountain-related hazard risks to the Geological Survey of India (GSI), and premier institutes like IIT Mandi.


25 September, 2021

Sero Survey Finds 87 Percent Himachal Pradesh Develops Immunity Against Covid-19

Ashwani Sharma

The survey has found that people above 60 years age group in the state are at the top to have developed anti-bodies against the Covid-19.


25 September, 2021

Medical Device Park Worth Rs 5000 Cr To Come Up At Nalagarh , Centre Clears Himachal Proposal

Ashwani Sharma

The centre has proposed to set-up four such medical device parks in the country and the states were invited to submit their competitive bidding proposals some months back.


24 September, 2021

Schools To Reopen In Himachal Pradesh Under Covid-19 Protocol

Ashwani Sharma

The Himachal Pradesh government has announced reopening of classes for students of 9th to 12th standard.


24 September, 2021

Monsoon Claims 432 Lives In HP; Landslides, Accidents Increasing Due To Widespread Rain & Snowfall

Ashwani Sharma

Thick fog engulfing the hills for the past 24 hours created havoc trouble for the travellers which also resulted in several road accidents. Few of these were fatal, others left many people injured due to skidding of the vehicles and mid-way collusions .


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21 September, 2021

Gandhis' Day Out In Shimla’s Misty, Cool Environs

Ashwani Sharma

Locals spotted Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi taking a stroll and enjoying the cool environment in the backwards of the cottage engulfed in white clouds.


Photo Gallery

Security personnel in position at the encounter site in Bhatadurian area of Mendhar in Poonch district.

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Former National Conference senior leader Devinder Rana addresses at BJP headquarters in Jammu.

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Former National Conference senior leader Devinder Rana is greeted by Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina on his arrival at BJP headquarters in Jammu.

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State Vice President of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Salim Parvez joins the JD-U party in the presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Patna.

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Members of Rashtriya Bajrang Dal stage a protest against the recent killings of non locals by the terrorists in Kashmir, in Jammu.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.

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The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

Kashmir/Violence

Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Opinion

Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu