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Everything you need to know about Hamirpur: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Hamirpur: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Himachal may get more snow

April 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh are likely to experience more thundershowers and snow in the next two days after a spell of dry weather, the meteorological department said Friday.

Himachal never planned stadium at Annandale ground: BJP

April 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Shimla, April 19 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh Thursday refuted allegations that the state government wanted to take possession of Shimla's Annandale ground for constructing a multipurpose stadium.

Annadale: Shanta Kumar says security important than stadium

April 18, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Shimla/New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In a snub to his own party's government in Himachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice president Shanta Kumar Wednesday said 'national security is more important than a cricket ground', alluding to the alleged government move to dispossess the army of the Annadale ground in Shimla.


Himachal government in league with land mafia: Congress

April 17, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Shimla, April 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh unit of the Congress Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of being "in league with the land mafia" in the state.

Civilian slip puts army on sticky ground in Himachal

April 17, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Shimla, April 17 (IANS) When a public relations officer of the Indian Army issued a routine official press note on the strategic significance of the Annandale ground in Shimla, little did he realise that an attachment, which he inadvertently sent along with the e-mail, would explode into a major controversy.

Three killed in Himachal bus accident

April 12, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Shimla, April 12 (IANS) Three people, including a woman, were killed and 26 injured when a private bus skidded off the road and rolled down the hill near Hamirpur town in Himachal Pradesh Thursday, police said.

Announce chief minister candidates early: Virbhadra

April 10, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Shimla, April 10 (IANS) Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Himachal Pradesh Congress leader Virbhadra Singh Tuesday asked the party high command to declare the chief ministerial candidate before assembly elections in the state later this year.

Amar Singh falls off chopper while disembarking from it

February 18, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Hamirpur, Feb 18 (ANI): Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rashtriya Lokmanch party founder Amar Singh here on Saturday fell off a helicopter while getting off it while it was making an emergency landing.

Prospect of any post-poll alliance with SP premature: Renuka Chaudhary

February 16, 2012 at 12:42 PM

New Delhi/ Hamirpur/, Feb 16 (ANI): Congress leader Renuka Chaudharyas said that the prospect of any post-poll alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) is premature, as polling in Uttar Pradesh is still on.

Experts discuss advances in computer science at Amity Campus

February 8, 2011 at 6:45 PM

NOIDA (Uttar Pradesh), Feb.8 (ANI): The Amity School of Engineering and Technology kickstarted a two-day National Conference on advances in computer science and technology at its campus here on Tuesday.

Mobile governance launched in Himachal Pradesh

October 5, 2009 at 12:11 PM

Shimla, Oct.5 (ANI): The Government of Himachal Pradesh has taken the initiave to provide a range of government-related services and informations to the public through the mobile network which is one of the easiest and quickest forms of governance.

Virbhadra accuses Dhumal of maligning him through CD exposure

August 7, 2009 at 6:03 PM

New Delhi, Aug 7 (ANI): Union Minister for Steel Virbhadra Singh on Friday accused Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal of using a CD, to file a corruption case against him.

Punjab Police arrest three men for kidnapping

May 21, 2009 at 8:43 PM

Zirakpur (Punjab), May 21 (IANS) The Punjab Police Thursday arrested three men who abducted a young couple on the Chandigarh-Delhi highway early morning. While the husband was freed by the kidnappers, the wife was held for ransom by them.

Couple kidnapped from Chandigarh-Delhi highway

May 21, 2009 at 5:39 PM

Zirakpur (Punjab), May 21 (IANS) A young married couple was kidnapped by three armed men on the Chandigarh-Delhi highway Thursday, police said. While the husband was freed by the kidnappers, the wife was being held for ransom.

105 schools to face action for mid-day meal irregularities

May 20, 2009 at 3:29 PM

Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Principals and teachers of around 105 government-run schools in Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur district will face action for irregularities in the mid-day meal (MDM) scheme, an official said Wednesday.

Himachal Congress chief rules out resignation

May 18, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Shimla, May 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Kaul Singh Thakur Monday ruled out his resignation in the wake of the party's poor performance in parliamentary elections in the hill state.

People voted for good governance: Himachal CM

May 16, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Shimla, May 16 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh, which won three of the four Lok Sabha seats in the hill state Saturday, attributed its victory to good governance and its development plank.

Himachal chief minister's son wins Hamirpur seat

May 16, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Shimla, May 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal's son and sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Anurag Thakur has won the state's Hamirpur parliamentary constituency, a poll official said Saturday.

BJP leading in three Himachal seats, Congress in one

May 16, 2009 at 12:37 PM

Shimla, May 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was earlier leading in all the four parliamentary constituencies of Himachal Pradesh, started trailing in one seat as counting of votes progressed Saturday, a poll official said.

BJP sweeping polls in Himachal Pradesh

May 16, 2009 at 10:46 AM

Shimla, May 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in all the four parliamentary constituencies of Himachal Pradesh.

BJP leading in all Himachal Lok Sabha seats

May 16, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Shimla, May 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was leading in all the four parliamentary constituencies of Himachal Pradesh as counting of votes cast for the Lok Sabha election was underway Saturday, a poll official said.

Himachal Pradesh sees over 58 percent polling

May 14, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Shimla, May 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh registered an over 58 percent voter turnout in its four Lok Sabha constituencies that went to the polls Wednesday.

55 percent polling in Himachal

May 14, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Shimla, May 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh saw over 55 percent voting for its four Lok Sabha seats that went to polls Wednesday.

35 percent polling in Himachal by early afternoon

May 14, 2009 at 10:18 AM

Shimla, May 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh recorded nearly 35 percent voter turnout by 1.30 p.m. Wednesday after a sluggish start to polling in the four parliamentary constituencies.

Himachal sees 13 percent polling in first three hours

May 14, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Shimla, May 13 (IANS) Thirteen percent of the voters in Himachal Pradesh turned out in the first three hours of polling Wednesday to elect the four MPs from the state, an official said.

Polling starts in Himachal Pradesh

May 14, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Shimla, May 13 (IANS) All the four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh went to the polls amid tight security Wednesday in the fifth and final phase of general elections.

Himachal village with own 'parliament' to vote Wednesday

May 12, 2009 at 2:23 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), May 12 (IANS) Unconnected by road, it takes more than two days of trekking to reach Malana village in Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. Residents of the hillside village, which has its own ancient elected 'parliament', will vote in the Lok Sabha polls Wednesday.

Four constituencies of Himachal prepare for elections

May 12, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Kullu (HP), May 12 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has again slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) last election campaign 'India Shining' whereas Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi trained guns on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's leadership.

Gung-ho about voting at Himachal's highest polling station

May 12, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Hikkam (Himachal Pradesh), May 12 (IANS) Residents of tribal villages in Himachal Pradesh's picturesque Spiti valley are enthusiastic about casting their vote at one of the country's highest polling stations Wednesday despite snowfall making the region even colder.

Spotlight on Mandi, Hamirpur (Poll curtainraiser - Himachal Pradesh)

May 12, 2009 at 10:10 AM

Shimla, May 12 (IANS) As Himachal Pradesh goes to the polls for its four parliamentary seats Wednesday, all eyes are on the Hamirpur and Mandi constituencies. While Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal's son Anurag Thakur is contesting as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate in Hamirpur, the Congress has fielded former chief minister Virbhadra Singh in Mandi.

Congress failed to tackle terrorism: Modi

May 11, 2009 at 11:24 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), May 11 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of being weak in fighting terrorism.

Lacklustre Himachal poll campaign ends

May 11, 2009 at 11:23 PM

Shimla, May 11 (IANS) The curtains came down Monday on campaigning for the four Lok Sabha seats from Himachal Pradesh that was by and large devoid of din and colour.

Rahul, Modi to address rallies in Himachal

May 10, 2009 at 9:13 PM

Shimla, May 10 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi will address election rallies in Himachal Pradesh Monday - the last day of the campaigning.

Treading up the Himalayas, spending a night out - to vote

May 10, 2009 at 10:51 AM

Shimla, May 10 (IANS) They have to trudge miles of rugged, cold and inhospitable Himalayan terrain before they cast their vote, sometimes spending a chilly night at the polling station. Yet voters in the tribal belt of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh have done so year after year with gusto.

Rahul should do his homework: Sushma Swaraj

May 9, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Shimla, May 9 (IANS) Taking a dig at Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj, at an election rally in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district Saturday, asked him to 'do his homework' before commenting on her party.

When Mamata went wrong on Tagore (Poll Prattle)

May 9, 2009 at 6:33 PM

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Every true blue Bengali loves to talk of Nobel-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore. And so did Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, except that she went wrong on a fact - to the delight of the Communists.

Nine multimillionaire candidates in Himachal

May 9, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Shimla, May 9 (IANS) Erstwhile royal and five-time former chief minister Virbhadra Singh of the Congress leads the pack of nine rich Lok Sabha candidates in Himachal Pradesh who have assets worth Rs.1 crore (Rs.10 million) or more.

Congress lists 'failures' of Himachal government to governor

May 8, 2009 at 6:33 PM

Shimla, May 8 (IANS) The opposition Congress Friday met Himachal Pradesh Governor Prabha Rau and submitted a memorandum listing alleged acts of 'omission and commission' by the 16-month-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state.

Himachal voters ask tough questions on green issues

May 8, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Shimla, May 8 (IANS) Politicians campaigning in the Lok Sabha polls seem unconcerned about environmental degradation in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, but their voters are so worried about shrinking water channels, declining flora and fauna or increasing air and water pollution that they are asking the candidates some tough questions on green issues.

Jan Shatabdi to run till Una in Himachal Pradesh

December 12, 2008 at 7:28 PM

Dharamsala, Dec 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Friday informed the Vidhan Sabha (the state assembly) that the run of the Delhi-Nangal Jan Shatabdi train would be extended till Una town in the hill state from Dec 14.

Himachal government increases seats in medical colleges

November 4, 2008 at 12:15 PM

Shimla, Nov 4 (IANS) To overcome the shortage of doctors in the state, the Himachal Pradesh government has decided to increase the number of seats at its two medical colleges, a senior minister said Tuesday.

Himachal Pradesh inks deal with Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam

October 28, 2008 at 3:12 PM

Shimla, Oct 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has signed an agreement with the state-run hydroelectric major Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) to set up more hydro power projects in the state.

Key Samajwadi Party MP Siddiqui quits ahead of July 22 trust vote

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party suffered a setback on Saturday when one of its general secretaries and Rajya Sabha MP Shahid Siddiqui quit the party to join the rival Bahujan Samaj Party.

Advani kicks off 2009 poll campaign from Kanpur

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Kanpur, June 28 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has become the first off the block to kick off the campaign for the 2009 General Elections.

BJP releases first list of contenders for Lok Sabha Election 2009

June 26, 2008 at 11:34 AM

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): The Central Election Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met here today under the Presidentship of Rajnath Singh and finalised candidates for the Lok Sabha Elections 2009 for six parliamentary constituencies of different States.

BJP sounds bugle, announces first list of candidates

June 26, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The Bharatiya Janata Party has commenced the countdown for the UPA government by sounding the poll bugle Thursday with announcing the first

Mixed outcome for parties in Assembly and Parliamentary by-polls

May 26, 2008 at 1:01 AM

The magical vibrations tuned around the Dal Lake mesmerised the souls of even the unanimated beings that eve. It seemed

BJP‚??s stunning success in Gujarat echoed in Himachal

December 29, 2007 at 1:01 AM

Propping up by the landslide victory in Himachal Pradesh less than a week after its stunning performance in Gujarat, BJP is now hoping the ‚??wave of change‚?? that commenced in 2007 would culminate into 2008 with the expul-

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