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Himachal enforces tough Covid curbs
Shimla, May 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday said that under the ongoing statewide Corona curfew, curbs will be made stricter from Monday by stopping plying of public transport vehicles too.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal CM launches Covid helpline
Shimla, May 6 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday launched a dedicated Covid-19 helpline for facilitating the people of the state.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Himachal imposes curfew from Thursday till May 16
Shimla, May 5 (IANS) To break the coronavirus chain, the Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to impose curfew in the state till May 16 from Thursday midnight.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal court stays tree felling permissions
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) Hearing a petition on illegal felling of trees within the municipal jurisdictions of the state capital, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday stayed all permissions of felling or lopping of trees, except the permissions granted to the state Electricity Department.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Himachal CM thanks Centre for oxygen plants
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday thanked the Centre for approving six pressure swing absorption (PSA) oxygen plants to the state.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IIT Mandi invents new technique to detect abnormal brain activity
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), May 3 (IANS) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have invented a method to simultaneously study the variations in nerve functions and brain blood flow associated with brain disorders such as ischemic stroke.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
A doctor can't shirk Covid duty: Himachal HC
Shimla, May 3 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday reminded a government doctor, who had challenged the order of his deputation to a makeshift Covid-19 hospital, that in the garb of self-unwillingness to serve, he cannot be permitted to shirk his responsibilities.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Himachal constructing forest ponds to conserve rainwater
Shimla, May 2 (IANS) Forest ponds are being constructed in Himachal Pradesh to check the depletion of groundwater and to harvest rainwater, officials said on Sunday.
2021-05-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Now drought leaves vegetable growers high and dry in Himachal
Shimla, May 1 (IANS) Vegetable growers in Himachal Pradesh are sowing crops but reaping despair.
2021-05-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Increase oxygen allocation, Himachal Governor urges Harsh Vardhan
Shimla, April 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya on Friday urged Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan to increase oxygen allocation to the state from 15 to 30 metric tonnes (MT) to avoid any humanitarian crisis.
2021-04-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal bans community feast in marriages, temples shut till May 10
Shimla, April 29 (IANS) Amid the surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the state, the Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday imposed a ban on community feasts or 'dhams' during marriages and other celebrations.
2021-04-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tibetans to contribute to PM CARES Fund
Dharamsala, April 29 (IANS) Amid the surge in the Covid-19 pandemic, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has appealed to Tibetan communities worldwide to contribute to India's ongoing relief measures to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund).
2021-04-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Over 20% of Himachal population get Covid jab
Shimla, April 28 (IANS) As many as 16,22,438 doses for Covid-19 vaccine have been administered to 14,12,978 people in Himachal Pradesh, out of which over two lakh have been administered the second dose, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Japan lawmakers pledge continuous support for Tibet
Dharamsala, April 28 (IANS) The All Party Japanese Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet, comprising former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has felicitated Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Sangay as he is completing his two-term tenure and assured continuous support for the Tibetan cause.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
Dalai Lama gets second dose of Covid vaccine
Dharamsala, April 27 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has received his second dose of Covid vaccine at his residence, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Dalai Lama contributes to India's fight against pandemic
Dharamsala, April 27 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday announced to contribute to the PM-Cares Fund as a token of solidarity with fellow Indian brothers and sisters.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Himachal to supply oxygen to Delhi
Shimla, April 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday that on the request of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, it has been agreed upon to arrange for emergency supplies of oxygen from Himachal to New Delhi.
2021-04-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Night curfew clamped in 4 Himachal districts till May 10
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Keeping in view the sharp surge in number of Covid cases in the state, the Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday imposed night curfew in the four districts -- Kangra, Una, Solan and Sirmour -- from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from midnight of April 27 to May 10.
2021-04-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
16 forest officials fined Rs 34L for felling of 416 trees in Himachal
Shimla, April 24 (IANS) For the first time in recallable past, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 34 lakh on 16 forest officials, including two Conservators of Forests, for illicit felling of 416 trees in the Shimla forest range between 2015 and 2018.
2021-04-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Quarantine or negative Covid report must in Himachal
Shimla, April 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has made it mandatory for all those returning to the state to remain in one-week home quarantine or else enter with a negative RT-PCR report.
2021-04-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Winter returns to Himachal with widespread snow
Shimla, April 23 (IANS) Winter has returned to Himachal Pradesh with the state experiencing widespread rain and snowfall in the past 24 hours, pushing down the mercury by several notches, the weather office here said on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal to provide free jab to those aged 18-44 yrs
Shimla, April 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday decided to bear the expenses of Covid-19 vaccine for those aged between 18 and 44 years as the vaccination is free for people of 45 years and above.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Dalai Lama asks world leaders to look at climate challenges
Dharamsala, April 22 (IANS) Foreseeing climate crisis, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday appealed to the world leaders to look at both the challenges and the opportunities "before us on this one blue planet that we share".
2021-04-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal Cabinet to contribute one month salary to Covid fund
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday said he and all his Cabinet colleagues would contribute their one month's salary to the CM Covid Fund.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Dalai Lama, 100 fellow Nobel laureautes concerned over climate crisis
Dharamsala, April 21 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, along with 100 fellow Nobel laureautes from different fields have expressed their concern over the climate crisis and the commensurate destruction of nature ahead of the US President Joe Biden's Leaders' Climate Summit.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
It's April end and still snowing in Himachal
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) It's April end and tourist resorts in higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh were still snowing, weather officials said on Wednesday. The state capital Shimla, which saw the night temperature at 7.4 degrees Celsius, recorded 16.2 mm rain.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal imposes five-day workweek, shut temples
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Monday decided to restrict wedding gatherings to 50 people, shut all temples, impose a five-day workweek for all offices and suspension of services of several long-distance buses of the state roadways to check the spread of coronavirus.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Dalai Lama concerned over Manmohan testing positive
Dharamsala, April 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday expressed sympathy and concern over former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who has tested positive for coronavirus.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Educational institutes in Himachal to close till May 1
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday decided that all educational institutions of the state would be closed till May 1.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
Notice to HP University VC over his appointment
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Principal Secretary to Governor-cum-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University and its Vice-Chancellor Sikander Kumar in a petition demanding to quash the latter's appointment.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
New anti-bacterial material to help reuse of face masks, PPE
Mandi, April 19 (IANS) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi have developed a novel virus-filtering, self-cleaning and antibacterial material that can be used to make and reuse face masks and other PPE equipment.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Health/Medicine
49 test positive in Himachal boarding school
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) Amid the spike in Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh, staff and students of another boarding school have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal providing immunity dose to fight coronavirus
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's Department of Ayurveda has been providing an immunity booster dose to people that help them fight coronavirus, officials said on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
90% patients in home isolation: Himachal CM
Shimla, April 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday said over 90 per cent of the Covid patients are under home isolation in the state.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Himachal CM announces Rs 1.5K ex gratia for Covid warriors
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), April 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday announced Rs 1,500 ex gratia for all Class III and Class IV employees, comprising staff nurses, ward boys and Asha workers, who have been involved directly in treating Covid-19 patients.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Himachal postpones Class 10, 12, undergraduate exams
Shimla, April 14 (IANS) Amid the sharp surge in Covid-19 cases, the Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday announced the ongoing state board examinations for Class 10 and 12 and undergraduate university examinations starting on April 17 have been postponed.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Amid restrictions, rush in Himachal temples to mark Navratri
Shimla, April 13 (IANS) Amid the rising coronavirus cases and restrictions, devotees on Tuesday thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on the first day of the nine-day long Chaitra Navratri festival.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion
Himachal six-time CM Virbhadra tests Covid positive
Shimla, April 12 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, doctors said here.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Himachal makes Covid negative report mandatory for entry
Shimla, April 11 (IANS) Amid the spike in Covid-19 cases around the country, Himachal Pradesh on Sunday made it mandatory for people coming from seven high load states to produce a RT-PCR negative report obtained within 72 hours of entry, from April 16 onwards.
2021-04-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Prince Philip lived full, meaningful life: Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, April 10 (IANS) Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday expressed grief over the demise of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, saying he lived a full and meaningful life.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Himachal court summons top officials over illegal felling of trees
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Miffed over the non-compliance of its directions on illicit felling of 416 trees, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday directed the Principal Secretary (Forests) and the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests to be present in the court on April 20.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Schools, colleges to remain shut in Himachal till April 21
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Friday decided to keep all educational institutions shut till April 21 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, it decided to hold the 'Jan Manch', a once-in-a-month district-level public programme to redress grievances, on April 25.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal postpones Swarnim Rath Yatra
Shimla, April 6 (IANS) Owing to the spike in coronavirus cases, the Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to postpone the Swarnim Himachal Rath Yatra to celebrate the golden jubilee of statehood that was scheduled to start on April 15.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal postpones Swarnim Rath Yatra
Shimla, April 6 (IANS) Owing to the spike in coronavirus cases, the Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to postpone the Swarnim Himachal Rath Yatra to celebrate the golden jubilee of statehood that was scheduled to start on April 15.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal court questions agriculture Director in fraud case
Shimla, April 6 (IANS) Taking exception to the order passed by the state agriculture Director regarding imposing a minor penalty upon the petitioner in a case of proven misconduct of misappropriation or embezzlement of Rs 26,69,447, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday directed the former to explain his position.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
99 students, 23 staff members of elite Himachal school test positive
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) 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.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal closes educational institutes till April 15
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday said all educational institutions in the state would be closed till April 15 owing to spike in coronavirus cases.
2021-04-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Revenue collection amid pandemic surpassed previous year's figures: Himachal CM
Shimla, April 2 (IANS) The total revenue collection by the Excise and Taxation Department in Himachal Pradesh in FY 2020-21 has surpassed the previous financial year's figures by 3 per cent despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday.
2021-04-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Dalai Lama greets Kovind after successful surgery
Dharamsala, March 31 (IANS) Globetrottering elderly Buddhist monk, the Dalai Lama, on Wednesday congratulated President Ram Nath Kovind, on his successful surgery.
2021-03-31
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Himachal CM asks people to stay safe amid Covid-19 surge
Shimla, March 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday asked the people to stay safe as Covid-19 variants turned more lethal.
2021-03-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine