14 killed, 31 injured in road mishap in Chamba

Shimla/ Chamba, May 20 (PTI) Fourteen persons, including three women, were killed and 31 injured when a bus carrying 45 passengers fell into a nulla in a remote area of Chamba district this evening, police said. "The bus was on its way from Sanghni to Dalhousie when the mishap occurred. Seven

519 forest fires in Himachal, rain may bring relief

As 519 small and big forest fires swept forests in Himachal, the Met Department forecast relief in form of rain. In Solan, a section of the Kalka-Shimla Mountain Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was partially damaged in the surging fire. This led to suspension of service twice since Sunday before

HP to rope in private investors for mega tourist activities

Shimla: The Himachal government has initiated various measures to take tourism industry further by inviting private sector investments in the areas of ropeways, resorts, amusement parks, film cities, mega tourist destinations, civil aviation sector, adventure activities like paragliding, heli-skiing, water sports etc. According to a press release, Chief Minister Virbhadra

CM lauds efforts of P S Negi for book on cultural heritage

Shimla: Retired Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer P S Negi on Wednesday presented a book titled “Cultural Heritage of Trans-Himalayas” to Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. The book, written by Negi, is the study recording and documenting the cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, of the Trans-Himalayan Kinnaur district, particularly the Shakti

Virbhadra releases brochure on development of Renuka constituency

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday released a brochure highlighting three years development in Renuka Assembly constituency of Sirmaur district. He appreciated the efforts of Chief Parliamentary Secretary Vinay Kumar for compiling the development report of all the panchayats. The brochure also has details of works undertaken by different departments

25,000 govt jobs in next two years, says Virbhadra

A lot is in store for unemployed in Himachal with the government deciding to provide more than 25,000 jobs in the next two years in the government sector. Notably, the state has already provided employment to more than 60,000 people in government and private sector in the last three years. According

Virbhadra opens a slew of projects in Chintpurni

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday laid foundation stone of Baruhi to Khurwain road to be constructed at a cost of Rs 10. 09 crore in Chintpurni assembly constituency of Una district. He also laid stone of link road from Katauhr Khud to Kuthera Kherla to cost Rs 4.44 crore

Now, demand for renaming Shimla as Shyamla

After renaming of Gurgaon to Gurugram in Haryana, now there comes a report that the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has demanded that Shimla should be called Shyamla. A news report said, that Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has also proposed renaming Dalhousie hill station to Netaji Subhash Chander Bose and changing Shimla's historical

Amb on road to development: Virbhadra

Every citizen of the country has a right to practise his own religion and people who want to divide the country on the basis of caste, region and religion are biggest enemies of the nation, said Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh while addressing a well attended public meeting at Amb in