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Lights, Camera, Emotion: Behind Steeped Faith And Customs, Casteism Thrives In Kullu

Lights, Camera, Emotion: Behind Steeped Faith And Customs, Casteism Thrives In Kullu

May 24, 2022

Dev Kanya Thakur’s film Mohra in the traditional Kullvi dialect highlights age-old problems of casteism and discrimination still prevalent in the hill station of Kullu 

Himachal Pradesh Police Recruitment Paper Leak Dents Image Of BJP In Poll Year

Himachal Pradesh Police Recruitment Paper Leak Dents Image Of BJP In Poll Year

May 20, 2022

The scam, currently being investigated by the Special Investigation Team (SIT), seems to have put the ruling BJP government in huge embarrassment ahead of the Assembly elections scheduled in November 2022.

Environmentalist Saves Young Birds From Forest Fire In Shimla

Environmentalist Saves Young Birds From Forest Fire In Shimla

May 15, 2022

Raveena Chauhan ensured the safe birth of seven chicks, all born after the fires had destroyed their nests.

'Khalistan' Symbols Make An Entry In Himachal In Election Year, One Arrested

'Khalistan' Symbols Make An Entry In Himachal In Election Year, One Arrested

May 13, 2022

Following the appearance of the 'Khalistani' flags in Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha and threats from SFJ leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, an SIT has been instituted to take up the 'Khalistani' matter now.

Fire In The Hill! What’s Burning In Himachal Pradesh?

Fire In The Hill! What’s Burning In Himachal Pradesh?

May 12, 2022

Forget escaping to Shimla or Manali in summers. The heatwave has hit Himachal Pradesh with extreme weather events and water scarcity

'Better Late Than Never': Himachal Pradesh Lawyers Welcome SC Stay On Sedition Law

'Better Late Than Never': Himachal Pradesh Lawyers Welcome SC Stay On Sedition Law

May 11, 2022

When the apex court on Wednesday ordered that Section 124A should be kept in abeyance till the Union government re-examines the provision, the lawyer community in Shimla considered it a great reprieve for those booked on frivolous grounds. 

Himachal Police Recruitment: SIT Set Up To Probe Paper Leak, 75O00 Candidates' Career At Stake

Himachal Police Recruitment: SIT Set Up To Probe Paper Leak, 75O00 Candidates' Career At Stake

May 06, 2022

The preliminary investigation done by the Himachal Pradesh police revealed that the paper was leaked at a cost of Rs 6 lakh to 8 lakh per candidate.

The Man Who Thinks On His Feet: Meet PM Modi's New Advisor From Himachal

The Man Who Thinks On His Feet: Meet PM Modi's New Advisor From Himachal

May 05, 2022

Himachal Pradesh cadre's top IAS officer Tarun Kapoor brings his vast experience from petroleum to renewable and green energy to his new role in PMO.

Kath Kuni: Dying Pahari Architecture Comes To Life At Shimla Art Festival

Kath Kuni: Dying Pahari Architecture Comes To Life At Shimla Art Festival

May 02, 2022

Last week, when he re-created the magic of a fascinating Kath kuni building on canvas at ‘Shimla Art Festival’, a three-day mega event, his work caught the attention of countless visitors, including tourists and creative veterans.

Congress Makes Pratibha Singh Party Chief In Himachal In Hopes To Play Up 'Virbhadra Card' Ahead Of Polls

Congress Makes Pratibha Singh Party Chief In Himachal In Hopes To Play Up 'Virbhadra Card' Ahead Of Polls

Apr 27, 2022

With an eye on the polls slated for the year-end, the party high command on Tuesday appointed three-time MP Pratibha Singh as the state Congress president in what seems to be a strong message to the BJP as the party prepares to play the Virbhadra card again.

Himachal Pradesh 2022 Elections: Dalits Have Become Prime Focus Of The BJP Welfare Agenda

Himachal Pradesh 2022 Elections: Dalits Have Become Prime Focus Of The BJP Welfare Agenda

Apr 22, 2022

A two-day Scheduled Castes Morcha meet by the state BJP worked out a three-month strategy to hold a sammelan at the constituency level that will inform the community about socio-economic upliftment schemes available for their benefit.

Why CM Jai Ram Thakur Is BJP’s Best Bet In Himachal

Why CM Jai Ram Thakur Is BJP’s Best Bet In Himachal

Apr 18, 2022

While AAP is working overtime to make inroads in the BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh, the incumbent party is wooing voters with incentives and views the HP chief minister as its 'trump card'

On Display: Himalayan Treasures By Sanat Chatterjee, Underlined With Secularism

On Display: Himalayan Treasures By Sanat Chatterjee, Underlined With Secularism

Apr 17, 2022

An ongoing exhibition in Shimla of 30 unseen paintings from the Ram Naam collection by the late artist Sanat Chatterjee, a Bengal School proponent, attempt to looks beyond the usual lens of Hinduism

'Angrez Chudail' And 'Nakalchi Bhoot': The Ghosts Of Shimla Live On

'Angrez Chudail' And 'Nakalchi Bhoot': The Ghosts Of Shimla Live On

Apr 13, 2022

The former British capital, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh is home to many legends and lore of ghosts of former Imperialists haunting the streets of the hill town to this day,

Musings In Exile: Tibetan Poets’ Eternal Yearning For Homeland

Musings In Exile: Tibetan Poets’ Eternal Yearning For Homeland

Apr 10, 2022

For poets like Tenzin Tsundue and Bhuchung D. Sonam, the long-drawn struggle for Tibet’s self-determination has meant that their quest for homeland remains a dream perpetually deferred. They are forced to carry their exile with them.x

Only God Helped Us: Kashmiri Pandit Migrants In Himachal Live With Memories Of Horror

Only God Helped Us: Kashmiri Pandit Migrants In Himachal Live With Memories Of Horror

Apr 07, 2022

Ashok Raina, son of Kashmiri Pandit scholar and poet Kashi Nath 'Bagwan', who moved to Himachal Pradesh following the insurgency in Kashmir in the 90s, laments that his father's last wish remains unfulfilled.

McLeodganj, Himachal's Prized Tourist Destination, Sitting On A Time Bomb

McLeodganj, Himachal's Prized Tourist Destination, Sitting On A Time Bomb

Apr 01, 2022

Mindless construction, deforestation and chaos have cut short the life of Mcleodganj, the spiritual abode of monks, by several years.

Why ‘Lockdown’ Is Not A New Word In Spiti

Why ‘Lockdown’ Is Not A New Word In Spiti

Mar 27, 2022

The Spiti Valley is used to issuing 'self-imposed' lockdowns in the winter, which is why locals didn't flinch at the nationwide pandemic lockdown and in fact banned tourist entry to prevent spread.

Assembly Poll Calculations Behind BJP’s Choice Of Dalit For Himachal RS Seat

Assembly Poll Calculations Behind BJP’s Choice Of Dalit For Himachal RS Seat

Mar 26, 2022

Dr Sikander Kumar’s election to Upper House seen as move to woo state’s 25.22 per cent scheduled caste population.

Climate Change Hits Himachal As Rising Mercury Causes 'Mysterious' Seepage Crisis In Bilaspur Homes

Climate Change Hits Himachal As Rising Mercury Causes 'Mysterious' Seepage Crisis In Bilaspur Homes

Mar 21, 2022

Hydrologists, SASE engineers are befuddled at the drastic climate change in Bilaspur, where over the weekend water has been seeping from walls and floors in more than 70 houses.

After Punjab Victory, AAP Sets Eye On Himachal Pradesh

After Punjab Victory, AAP Sets Eye On Himachal Pradesh

Mar 14, 2022

AAP is gearing up for the upcoming assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh by wooing key candidates, promises of reinstating Old Age Pension Scheme, wages to income groups, proper water and electricity supply. However, sceptics feel the state’s huge debt problem, just like Punjab has, will topple its idealistic governance model.

Women Representation Goes Up In Uttarakhand Assembly, But A Long Way To Go

Women Representation Goes Up In Uttarakhand Assembly, But A Long Way To Go

Mar 12, 2022

The number of elected women representatives –the newly elected women MLAs have doubled this time against four in the first and second elected House after 2002 and 2007 assembly polls respectively.

Pushkar Singh Dhami Breaks Big Jinx In Uttarakhand, Except For Himself

Pushkar Singh Dhami Breaks Big Jinx In Uttarakhand, Except For Himself

Mar 11, 2022

The man at the centre of BJP's huge victory in Uttarakhand is Pushkar Singh Dhami, who was made the chief minister of the hill state barely six months before the Assembly elections. However, he lost to Bhuwan Chandra Kapri of the Congress at Khatima in Udham Singh Nagar district.

BJP Breaks The Jinx In Uttarakhand, Congress' Hopes Dashed 

BJP Breaks The Jinx In Uttarakhand, Congress' Hopes Dashed 

Mar 10, 2022

Early trends showed the ruling BJP comfortably pass the half-way mark of 35 in the 70-member assembly. While the BJP is leading in  more than 40 seats, and opposition Congress was trailing with around 25 seats against its name. 

'War Of Nerves' In Uttarakhand As Countdown To Counting Ends

'War Of Nerves' In Uttarakhand As Countdown To Counting Ends

Mar 10, 2022

Prominent among those contesting the polls include state’s Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami contesting from Khatima, former Congress CM Harish Rawat from Lalkuwan, senior Congress leader Pritam Singh from Chakrata.

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