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Himachal Pradesh Spends Rs78 Lakh On COVID-19 Advertisements

Aug 10, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The amount was announced by HP CM Jai Ram himself in reply to a question from another legislator inside the state’s assembly.

Kullu Slapgate: Former SP Kullu And CM's PSO Reinstated After Viral Fight Video

Aug 08, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Video footage of the incident had gone viral in June, prompting Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur to take action against the officers involved including his PSO.

Himachal Bypolls: Will Pratibha Singh Take Husband And Ex-CM Virbhadra's Legacy Forward In Mandi?

As Himachal Pradesh gets ready for four by-polls, the crucial Mandi Parliamentary seat in the home district of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and ‘Holly Lodge’, Virbhadra Singh’s private bungalow, are under close watch.

Leopard On Prowl In Shimla: 5-Year-Old Girl Killed, Families In Panic

Aug 06, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The body parts of the child were recovered on Friday morning from the nearby forests

Himachal HC Seeks Details On Covid Orphans, Measures For Migrant Workers, Tourists

‘More stringent measures would be taken by the State in the coming days keeping in mind the prevailing situation,’ the government’s counsel told the Court.

03 August, 2021

Himachal CM Debunks Khalistani Threat, Wants Tricolour In Every Home On Aug 15

Ashwani Sharma

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that several politicians and journalists had received threatening phone calls from alleged pro-Khalistani groups in the past 48 hours.

01 August, 2021

Water Crunch In Shimla For 15 Days As Floods Raise Silt In Rivers

Ashwani Sharma

The Shimla Municipal Corporation is under attack from the citizens and elected councillors questioning Mayor Satya Koundal about the drinking water crisis.

31 July, 2021

Himachal Police Book US-Based Khalistani Activist For Sedition

Ashwani Sharma

A pro-Khalistani outfit threatened to stop Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur from unfurling national tricolour on August 15, the Independence day.

30 July, 2021

Watch: Dramatic Road Collapse After Landslide In Himachal

Outlook Web Bureau

The Paonta Sahib-Shillai national highway 707 was closed for vehicular traffic after about a 100 metre stretch of the road caved near kali Dhank Badwas following heavy downpour for the last 2 days in Sirmaur district.

30 July, 2021

Cloudburst Explainer: Why It Occurs Mostly In Hilly Areas Which Makes It Difficult To Predict, Know It From Experts

Outlook Web Desk

Mahesh Palawat, Vice President (Meteorology and Climate Change) with Skymet Weather, said such clouds are called cumulonimbus and can stretch to even 13-14 kilometers in height.

30 July, 2021

Threat From ‘Khalistani’ Activist: Security Beefed Up For Himachal CM, JP Nadda, Anurag Thakur

Outlook Web Bureau

The caller even appealed all farmers in Punjab and pro-Khalistan Sikhs to come with tractors and stop Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur from unfurling the national flag

29 July, 2021

175 Tourists Stranded In Lahaul Spiti, Himachal Govt Plans To Airlift Them

Ashwani Sharma

The 175 tourists include 16 children and 60 ladies who are stuck in Pattan (Udaipur) valley.

29 July, 2021

Vulnerable Shimla: Wall Caves In At CM’s Official Residence, 10 Families Evacuated

Ashwani Sharma

Himachal Pradesh has been badly hit by flash floods, landslides, house collapse, and complete disruption of life due to heavy rains and cloud bursts.

28 July, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: 9 Dead, 7 Missing In Lahaul-Spiti As Cloudburst Triggers Flash Floods

Ashwani Sharma

A search operation for the missing persons is underway at Lahaul-Spiti with the help of the state police and ITBP teams.

22 July, 2021

Schools For Classes 10 To 12 In Himachal To Reopen From August 2

Ashwani Sharma

The government also allowed coaching, tuition, and training institutions to function with effect from July 26.

21 July, 2021

Himachal Pradesh Teen Live Streams Death By Suicide On Facebook

Ashwani Sharma

A 19-year-old boy in Himachal Pradesh recently killed himself by suicide and recorded the incident on Facebook live.

20 July, 2021

Jimmy Sheirgill: The Pandemic Has Been A Teacher To Me

Lachmi Deb Roy

Actor Jimmy Sheirgill talks about things he learnt during the pandemic, preparing for his role of a cop in his recently released film ‘Collar Bomb’ and his experience of shooting for it during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

19 July, 2021

Now You Won’t Be Allowed To Sit On The Benches At Ridge And Mall Road In Shimla; Here’s Why

Ashwani Sharma

Senior citizens and ailing persons are, however, exempted to rest at benches selectively relocated near the Christ Church and Mall Road.

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.

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Paramilitary jawans conduct a route march for Bhabanipur Assembly by-election, in Kolkata.

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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi meet Governor of Punjab Banwarilal Purohit ahead of the oath taking ceremony for the Punjab Cabinet expansion, in Chandigarh

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Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu