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Himachal polls: BJP’s first list of 62 candidates out, 11 MLAs denied renomination

Shimla | The state ruling BJP on Wednesday released its first list of 62 out of 68 candidates for the November 12 Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh with many surprise seat changes of senior legislators, and 11 lawmakers not getting the party’s renomination. Seats of sitting ministers — Suresh Bhardwaj and Rakesh Pathania — have been […]


Himachal: 99 students, 23 staff members of Dalhousie Public School test positive

Shimla | At least 99 students and 23 staff members of an elite residential public school in Himachal Pradesh’s Dalhousie resort in Chamba district have been tested positive for coronavirus, officials said. Deputy Commissioner D.C. Rana told the media that all patients of Dalhousie Public School were asymptomatic. “All of them have been kept in isolation […]

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Avian influenza cause of death of 2,401 migratory birds in Himachal: Report

Shimla (3 Min Read): With the death toll of migratory water birds rising to 2,401, and almost half of them being endangered bar-headed goose visiting the Pong wetlands, Himachal Pradesh wildlife authorities on Monday said that avian influenza (H5N1) was the cause. The dead included a little white-fronted goose that was visiting the Pong wetlands alone […]

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Former Himachal CM’s wife dies after testing Covid positive

Shimla: Two-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP veteran Shanta Kumar’s wife Santosh Shailja, 83, died of a heart attack in a hospital early on Tuesday. She was earlier diagnosed with coronavirus, doctors said. She was undergoing treatment along with her husband at Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College in Tanda in Kangra district. They were […]

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Night curfew in 4 districts of Himachal, educational institutions shut till Dec 31

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh that saw a sudden spike in coronavirus cases with the reopening of hotels and resorts, the state Cabinet led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday decided to impose night curfew in four districts that are preferred tourist destinations. It also decided to keep the educational institutes shut across the state till […]

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Himachal women make ‘rakhis’ to help India become self-reliant’

Shimla: In a first-of-its-kind initiative, nearly 1,000 rural women with the financial backing of the Himachal Pradesh government have been making hand-made designer ‘rakhis’ from household material that not only generates livelihood but also aims to reduce dependence on Chinese products. For this, 200 self-help groups comprising 987 members have been actively involved in making […]

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Himachal CM in quarantine after staff tests positive

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday quarantined himself at his official residence here as a precautionary measure after a Deputy Secretary-level official in his office tested positive for Covid-19, officials said. Thakur and his staff will soon undergo the virus test, an official told IANS. All engagements of the Chief Minister […]