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Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh: Congress Sweeps Bypolls, Pratibha Singh Wins Mandi In Blow to BJP Ahead Of Elections

Nov 02, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Pratibha Singh has made a comeback by winning the Parliamentary seat in Mandi after her husband and former C Virbhadra Singh’s demise.

Himachal Pradesh: Disquiet In BJP Camp, Congress Crosses Fingers Ahead Of Bypoll Results On Tuesday`

Nov 01, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur said he and the BJP will beat the 'anti-incumbency' charge, even as Congress maintained high hopes.


Mandi Bypolls: World’s Highest Polling Booth Tashigang Records 100% Polling In Himachal Pradesh

Tashigang falls in the Mandi parliamentary constituency where all 47 voters turned up to vote for the crucial bypoll elections.

Former Himachal Congress Minister G.S. Bali Dies At 67

Oct 30, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Despite being a strong voice for the people of Kangra, he maintained cordial relations with politicians cutting across party lines


Voting Begins For Bypolls In 3 Lok Sabha Seats, 30 Assembly Constituencies In 14 States

The bypolls are currently underway in 14 states including West Bengal, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.

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28 October, 2021

Village In Himachal Pradesh Is Boycotting Polls This Time; Here’s Why

Ashwani Sharma

The Rarang village in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district has taken a decision to boycott bypolls scheduled on October 30.


27 October, 2021

Mandi Bypoll: 'Do They Want Me To Become Sati?', Asks Congress Candidate Pratibha Singh

Ashwani Sharma

Outlook spoke to Congress candidate Pratibha Singh about her decision to contest the poll and carry forward the legacy of ‘Raja Sahib’, ex-Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh.


27 October, 2021

Malana Fire Tragedy: Massive Fire Guts Over 15 Homes In Ancient Himachal Pradesh Village

Ashwani Sharma

Videos going viral on social media show local families in the remote, ancient village, struggling to put down the flames that has left 150 people of the community affected.


26 October, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: EC Takes Special Measures For Polls In Pong Island Village; Boats, Solar Batteries For 96 Voters

Ashwani Sharma

Local Sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM) Ankush Sharma reached out to a 83-year-old Covid positive senior citizen and helped him to cast his vote under Absentee voter Senior Citizen (AVSC)


26 October, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: Adventure Activities Banned In Kinnaur After Trekkers' Tragedy In Lamkhaga

Ashwani Sharma

Area DM temporarily placed a ban on all trekking and adventure activities in the district. Experts argue that more robust mechanism, international-level security checks, instead of the temporary ban, are the real solutions.


23 October, 2021

PM Modi To Meet Seven Indian Covid-19 Vaccine Manufactures

Outlook Web Desk

PM Narendra Modi will be meeting representatives of Indian Covid-19 vaccine manufactures including Serum Institute of India, Bharat Biotech and Dr Reddy's Laboratories among others.


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22 October, 2021

How Himachal Pradesh Is Waging War On Drugs Against Cartels In The Hills

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.


21 October, 2021

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

Ashwani Sharma

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.


21 October, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: 17 Trekkers From Uttarakhand Go Missing In Kinnaur

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.


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.


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.


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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


Photo Gallery

Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2021, in New Delhi.

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People visit the deserted Chandrabhaga sea beach, amid Cyclone Jawad threat in Puri.

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Snow covered peaks of the Dhauladhar mountains range of the Himalayas after a fresh spell of snowfall, in Palampur.

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A railway worker repairs a foot-over bridge at Hatia railway station yard in Ranchi

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Odisha passenger trains parked at Hatia Railway station yard after Indian Railways cancelled trains as a precautionary measure in view of Cyclone Jawad, in Ranchi.

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