Himachal Pradesh HC gives CBI two weeks to complete Kotkhai rape case probe

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday gave the CBI two weeks to conclude the probe in the Kotkhai rape and murder case of a teenager, and the custodial death of an accused, while voicing concern over the slow pace of investigation.

Shimla gang rape-murder case: CBI arrests IG, seven other policemen

The CBI on Tuesday arrested eight policemen, including an IPS officer IPS oficer , for the custodial death of one of the accused in the sensational gang rape  and murder of a schoolgirl in Shimla district last month, an official said.

CBI arrests IG and seven other in Kothkhai custodial death of accused

The CBI on Tuesday arrested eight Himachal Pradesh policemen including an Inspector General rank officer in connection with its probe into the custodial death of an accused in the Kotkhai rape case.

Himachal CS directs to keep Shimla-Parwanoo NH open during apple season

Chief Secretary Shri V.C.Pharka directed the national highway authority to keep Shimla-Parwanoo highway through round the clock, keeping in view the ongoing apple season in the state. He directed to take into consideration the topography and geological conditions of this hilly state while carrying out the work on four-laning of this highway.

Himachal Pradesh landslide: Death toll mounts to 48, rescue operations continue

The death toll in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi region, where two passenger buses were hit by landslides on Sunday morning, has now reached 48.

Water and power supply of ten hotels in McLeodganj disconnected for construction violations

Strong action by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in Kasauli is causing a ripple effect in McLeodganj, where hoteliers are facing the heat for violating construction norms. Apparently, for the first time, power and water supply to 10 prime hotels in the area has been disconnected. The civic bodies have a list more than 70 property of the area which have violated norms.

Mankotia urges Union Tourism minister to restart flights Shimla airport

Vice Chairman, H.P. Tourism Development Board Major Vijay Singh Mankotia has raised the demand with the Government of India to restart flights to Shimla airport at the earliest keeping in view the importance of this hill capital. 

SC decline stay ban animal sacrifices imposed by Himachal High Court
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay Himachal Pradesh high court order to put an end to the age-old practice of sacrificing animals during religious ceremonies in the hill state but agreed to hear an appeal challenging the verdict.
At least 30 feared dead as bus falls into Gobind Sagar in Himachal Pradesh

 About 30 persons were feared drowned when a bus plunged into the Gobind Sagar reservoir this morning at Rayian near Bilaspur, 95-km from here. Twelve bodies have so far been recovered and the bus has been pulled out of the water, Bilaspur Deputy Commissioner Ajay Sharma said, adding that a search is on for those missing.

22 killed, 40 injured as bus rolled down in deep gorge in HP

As many as 22 persons were  reportedly killed and 40 injured in two separate incidents involving Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) buses in Shimla district on Wednesday.

Himachal CM asks publishing house to bring out e-editions of books

HP CM said that we need to keep pace with today’s tech-savvy generation so as to match them. However, e-books are catering to the need of many people, but I would also suggest that one should buy good books so that we can always read them as and when we desire.

HP exempts hotels in rural area from tax

A decision was taken to exempt felling of paper mulberry, Kachnar, Safeda, Oei, Kimu, chimu, shahtoot grown on private land from the requirement of transit passes.

HP to regularize 3,300 contract employees

Apart from this the cabinet accorded approval to convert the services of those part time workers who have completed eight years of regular service on 31st March 2014 as daily wagers. At present there are three thousand part time workers who have completed eight years of regular service on this stipulated date.

Beas students mishap, One more body recovered, 19 still missing

Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), June 11: Rescue teams on Wednesday fished out the body of a student from the Beas River and intensified the hunt for 19 others missing, even as a case of negligence has been registered against authorities of the Larji Hydropower project in connection with the incident.

5 bodies recovered, parents left Hyderabad for Chandigarh on special flight arranged by Andhra Pradesh Government

Andhra Pradesh government officials  are taking parents of the students, who were washed away by special flight to Chandigarh and from there they will be taken by a special vehicle to Kullu.