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Himachal Pradesh: 17 Trekkers From Uttarakhand Go Missing In Kinnaur

Oct 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Lamkhaga Pass, where the trekkers went missing during inclement weather from October 17-19, is one of the toughest passes which connects Kinnaur district with Harshil in Uttarakhand.

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

Oct 17, 2021 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.


Rohtang Tunnel Key To Boosting Polling Percentage in Lahaul-Spiti

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.

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.


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.


07 October, 2021

Mandi Bypolls: BJP's Trump Card Is A Kargil War Hero While Congress Banks On Virbhadra’s Legacy

Ashwani Sharma

Brigadier Khushal Thakur, 65, is a decorated army officer, who is currently chairperson of HP Ex-Servicemen Corporation. He hails from Kullu and had been a contender for the BJP ticket since 2014.


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.


03 October, 2021

How Women In Himachal Are Growing Healthier Crops Using 'Zero Budget' Farming Techniques

Ashwani Sharma

Women farmers in Himachal Pradesh are pioneering new all-natural farming techniques under the state government's 'Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF)' drive.


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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.


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

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 .


19 September, 2021

Himachal Regiment, Imported Apples And Compensation For Saving Forests: Congress Flags Many Issues For President Kovind

Ashwani Sharma

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 .


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15 September, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: 4 Trekkers On Manimahesh Yatra In Chamba Found Dead, 7 Rescued

Ashwini Sharma

Officially the Manimahesh yatra was called off this time due to the Covid-19 restrictions and kept a low-key affair. But some groups of trekkers seem to have chosen to explore the mountain trek as part of their own mission.


Photo Gallery

Nursing staff of the M S Ramaiah hospital draws a 'rangoli' to celebrate the 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine dose milestone, in Bengaluru.

PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak

Bollywood actress Ananya Pandey arrives at the Narcotics Control Bureau office in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Bollywood actor Chunky Pandey accompanying his daughter Ananya arrives at Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office after a team of NCB raided her residence, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Union Home Minister Amit Shah conducts an aerial survey of flood and landslide affected areas of Uttarakhand following heavy rains.

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Farmers remove barricades from a road leading to Delhi near Ghazipur border picket site after the orders of the Supreme Court in Ghaziabad.

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