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Khalistan flags found on Himachal Pradesh Assembly gate, wall

Dharamshala: Flags of Khalistan were found on the gate and the boundary wall of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly complex in Dharamshala on Sunday morning. Dharamshala is the winter capital of the state. “It might have happened late night or early morning today. We have removed the Khalistan flags from the Vidhan Sabha gate. It could...

‘Ensure there is no hate speech at Dharma Sansad’: SC warns Uttarakhand govt

Directs Himachal Pradesh govt to file affidavit regarding steps taken on hate speech earlier this month New Delhi: The Supreme Court has in very strict terms warned against use of hate speech at the Dharma Sansad in Roorkee on Wednesday. The Apex Court made it clear that the Uttarakhand Chief Secretary would be held responsible...

Himachal Pradesh AAP president joins BJP; Manish Sisodia says he was to be expelled today

New Delhi: In what may have come as a major shock to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Himachal Pradesh, its state president and general secretary left the party to join BJP. The resignations came just two days after AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal’s roadshow in Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. After its massive victory in...

Manish Sisodia claims BJP scared of AAP, planning to replace Himachal CM

Delhi DyCM has claimed the Saffron Party is considering replacing Jai Ram Thakur with Anurag Thakur   New Delhi: The BJP is so rattled by the increasing popularity of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Arvind Kejriwal that it is considering replacing incumbent chief minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur with Union minister Anurag Thakur....

Rajya Sabha elections: BJP wins 5 seats in 4 states, crosses 100 in Upper House

5 of 13 seats that fell vacant go to AAP, 2 to LDF and 1 to Congress     New Delhi: The BJP now has more than 100 MPs in the Rajya Sabha after its candidates won the elections held on Thursday. Of the 13 seats that fell vacant, BJP won five. The party and...

Rajya Sabha elections in 5 states today; voting underway

AAP nominees in Punjab, the sixth state, have won uncontested New Delhi: With several MPs in Rajya Sabha retiring, elections for five states will be held on Thursday. The counting of votes will be held after 5 pm. Elections for 13 seats were to be held during the day. However, five nominees of the Aam...

Himachal going Gujarat way? CM Jairam Thakur reaches Delhi after summons from BJP high command

New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur reached New Delhi on Tuesday to meet BJP leader. He reached the capital after being summoned by the party high command. He was accompanied by Principal Secretary Dr RN Batta. On his visit to Delhi, Jairam Thakur said he had “come to attend a scheduled meeting”.  He...

Kinnaur Landslide: Death toll touches 20 as three more bodies recovered, many still missing

The death toll in the landslide in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district touched 20 as three more bodies were recovered on the fourth day of the search and rescue operations, state disaster management director Sudesh Kumar Mokhta said Saturday. Notably, the three bodies were recovered from the rubble at Chaura village on national highway number five...

At least 5 dead in landslide in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur

Kinnaur: A major landslide was reported in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. According to Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officials, a truck, an HRTC bus and a few vehicles reportedly came under the rubble. Teams of ITBP were rushed to the spot for rescue. As per official reports, bodies of five victims have been...

SC quashes sedition charges against Vinod Dua, says “journalists entitled to protection”

Days after saying that criticising the government cannot be termed sedition, the Supreme Court on Thursday cancelled a sedition case against veteran journalist Vinod Dua. The apex court also clarified that a 1962 order in the Kedar Nath Singh case protects every journalist from such charges. Case against Vinod Dua Based on a complaint by...

Actor Asif Basra found dead in Himachal Pradesh

Actor Asif Basra, 53, reportedly committed suicide at his home in Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamshala on Thursday. The reason behind the suicide is not known. A team of forensic experts is currently on the spot and an investigation is underway. The actor was found hanging in a private complex in Dharamshala, a news agency reported. The...

Himachal BJP chief resigns on “moral grounds” amid health corruption scandal

A week after a senior state health official was arrested on corruption allegations, Himachal Pradesh BJP chief Rajeev Bindal on Wednesday resigned from his post “on moral grounds”. Ajay Kumar Gupta, director of state’s health services, was arrested after a 43-second audio recording went viral where he had allegedly asked the other person on tape...