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Ashwani Sharma

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

Oct 22, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Five trekkers whose bodies were airlifted and identified are Shubhayan Das, Vikas Makal, Saurabh Ghosh, Tanumoy Tiwari and Anita Rawat, the only woman member in the group. While the first four are from West Bengal, Rawat was from Delhi .

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 biggest drug hauls were traced back to the hill state while in February the anti-extortion cell of Pune’s police’s crime branch cell seized a large consignment of charas smuggled from Kullu.


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

More than 80 tourists from different states were stranded at Batal in Lahaul Spiti where all road communications remain snapped for the past 72 hours due to snowfall.

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 ran out of basic necessities like water and medicines


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

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

19 October, 2021

Shimla's Coolies Are Vanishing Into Oblivion

Ashwani Sharma

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


17 October, 2021

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

Ashwani Sharma

Tourists and travellers have been asked not to venture towards the Kunzum Pass in Himachal Pradesh with snowfall being reported in several parts of the state including Rohtang Pass.


16 October, 2021

Rohtang Tunnel Key To Boosting Polling Percentage in Lahaul-Spiti

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.


15 October, 2021

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

Ashwani Sharma

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


15 October, 2021

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

Ashwani Sharma

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.


13 October, 2021

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

Ashwani Sharma

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


13 October, 2021

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

Ashwani Sharma

Bollywood actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar will campaign against Kargil war veteran Brigadier (Rtd) Khushal Thakur in the Himachal Pradesh by-polls.


11 October, 2021

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

Ashwani Sharma

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


10 October, 2021

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

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 the state over the past couple of months, a trend referred to as ‘revenge travel’.


09 October, 2021

Shimla’s Heritage Rothney Castle Slipping Into Oblivion

Ashwani Sharma

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


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.


07 October, 2021

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

Ashwani Sharma

Dr Rachna Gupta, a journalist-turned–member of Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC), looks at Dr YS Pradahan's model for the development of the hill state.


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Members of the Muslim community conduct Friday prayers in an open site amid heavy police presence, during protests by residents and members of various pro-Hindu organisations, at Sector 12 area, in Gurugram.

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Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan presents a memonto to President Ram Nath Kovind at Raj Bhawan, in Patna.

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A worker arranges lanterns at a shop ahead of the Diwali festival, in Thane.

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A security person stands guard near the venue of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's scheduled public meeting, in Jammu.

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Workers weigh groundnut at Khetiwadi Utpann Bazar Samiti yard at Bedi in Rajkot.

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