The most significant issue on which President’s attention was sought was related to state’s vexed demand for setting-up an army regiment on the lines of Punjab, Bihar, Kamoun & Garhwal, Jat and Sikh regiments keeping in view a high presence of Himachalis serving the army and highest contributions of the state in the armed forces .
Duty free apples from Iran have been coming to India via Afghanistan under the India - Afghanistan Free Trade Agreement for last two years. In spite of numerous petitions and representations made by the farmers of Himachal and J&K to the government of India these Iranian apples have not stopped coming. Will the Indian fruit survive the odds?
The prices of the apple boxes weighing between 20 kg to 25 kg, have plummeted from Rs 2,200-2,400 to Rs 700 to 1,200 in just 10 days.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav during a By-election campaign in Kusheshwar Assembly constituency, in Darbhanga.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses during 'Pratibha Samman Samaroh' on the ocassion of Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti at Tyagraj Stadium in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
An artist gives finishing touches to an idol 0f Goddess Laxmi ahead of Diwali festival, in Kolkata.PTI Photo
Indian cricket team fans perform 'havan' ahead of the T20 World Cup match against Pakistan, in Bengaluru.PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
People wait for their turn to get inoculated with a dose of the Covishield vaccine at a hospital, in Prayagraj.PTI Photo
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