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Himachal CM launches 'Shakti' app for women's safety

Jan 27, 2018
The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur has launched the ‘Shakti’ app for women’s safety in the state. The app, which comes with a panic button, was developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Himachal Pradesh government.

Jai Ram Thakur to be sworn in as 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh

Dec 26, 2017
Five-time BJP MLA Jai Ram Thakur was named as the 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh along with being elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party in the state. He will be sworn in at the historic Ridge Ground in Shimla on 27 December 2017.

BJP wins Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Elections 2017

Dec 19, 2017
The counting of votes for assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh began at 42 centres on 18 December 2017 for all 68 assembly seats. The counting was supervised by 68 returning officers, one in every constituency. The first win was declared in Himachal Pradesh's Kasumpti for Congress candidate Anirudh Singh. He won by a margin of 9397 votes against BJP's Vijay Jyoti.

Counting of votes for assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh begins

Dec 18, 2017
The counting of votes for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections has begun. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is the ruling party in Gujarat, is seeking a sixth straight term, the Indian National Congress (INC) under its new leadership is aiming to stage a comeback after serving as the opposition for nearly two decades.

Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to launch electric bus service

Sep 22, 2017
The Himachal Pradesh government has launched first-of-its-kind electric bus service in the ecologically fragile 51km-long stretch between Manali and Rohtang Pass. The move was made amidst concern over increasing environmental degradation in the Rohtang Pass area due to plying of diesel taxis.

Himachal Pradesh Cabinet decides to provide Rs 2500 monthly honorarium for 'Jal Rakshaks'

Sep 19, 2017
The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet decided to provide a monthly honorarium of Rs 2500 to 'Jal Rakshaks'. The qualified Jal Rakshaks with ITI diplomas will be given quota for pump operators and fitters. Those with matric and 12 years of experience will be inducted against the post of Chowkidar and pump attendants.

Somesh Goyal appointed as DGP of Himachal Pradesh

Jul 5, 2017
Goyal's main concern as the DGP would be to improve the delivery system, project a people-friendly image of police, root out drug menace and ensure safety of women.

Tripura, Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu chosen for Krishi Karman Awards 2015-16

Apr 20, 2017
Tripura is selected for the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 in small category (less than 1 million tonnes). It is honoured for a commendable increase in food grain production in small category states.

Dharamsala declared as second capital of Himachal Pradesh

Jan 20, 2017
Dharamsala is located at some 250 km from the state capital Shimla. It has its own significance and history to make it the second capital of the state.

Palampur Assembly Constituency becomes first e-Assembly of nation

Nov 25, 2016
The e-system would be introduced in other 67 constituencies of the state in next six months. Besides, the HP state assembly is the first assembly to adopt the e-Vidhan system.

Himachal Pradesh becomes India’s second open defecation free state

Nov 1, 2016
Himachal Pradesh successfully achieved total rural sanitation coverage of 100 per cent in the state, with all 12 districts in the state being both, declared as well as verified as ODF.

PM Modi inaugurates 3 hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh

Oct 18, 2016
The three hydropower projects are Parbati hydro power project, Rampur project and Kol Dam power project.

Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to launch green-concept based State Data Centre

Jun 8, 2016
CM Virbhadra Singh directed all government departments to make use of SDC for hosting e-Governance applications instead of creating their own infrastructure.

Himachal Pradesh launched PEHAL programme for Shimla district

May 23, 2016
Under the programme, five thrust areas were identified that have a direct bearing on the lives of the people in the district.

Himachal Pradesh begins artificial propagation programme of Golden Mahseer fish for conservation

May 23, 2016
A hatchery with an outlay of 6 crore rupees has been set up at Machhial near Joginder Nagar town in Mandi district to rear the mahseer. The hatchery-reared juveniles would be released into the rivers and reservoirs.

Himachal High Court issued notice to Union and State on declaring Monkeys as Vermin

Apr 20, 2016
The notice was issued by a division bench of Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan while hearing a plea in this regard filed by animal activist Rajeshwar Singh Negi.

Himachal Pradesh government released Sixth Economic Census report

Mar 28, 2016
Growth rate in number of establishments has been recorded nearly 60 percent more in comparison to fifth census held in 2005.

Himachal Pradesh to spend 15 crore rupees on Swachh Bharat Mission in Kinnaur

Feb 2, 2016
The funds will be utilized on capacity building and organizing of workshops for awareness.

Himachal Pradesh became first state to launch Rotavirus vaccination project

Dec 4, 2015
The project was launched by the state Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh at Dharamsala in Kangra district.

Himachal Pradesh organised organic fair and food festival to boost organic farming

Sep 8, 2015
The fair was organised with an aim to popularise organic farming in the state where 90 percent of the population is residing in rural areas and 79 percent families are dependent on agriculture.

Himachal Pradesh Government launched RISHTA project

Aug 21, 2015
In this project, a total of 63484 street lights will be replaced with LEDs in all the Urban Local Bodies to achieve 45 to 55 percent energy savings.

Himachal to make Sanskrit mandatory in government schools

Aug 19, 2015
Himachal Sanskrit Academy was directed to complete the formalities to take over Tungesh Sanskrit College at Cheog, so that it could be run in a better way.

Union Government approved Shimla drinking water project for World Bank funding

Jun 30, 2015
The project would help the people of Shimla and adjoining Special Planning Area of chronic water shortage problem and also sewerage connectivity.

HP High Court asked state government to establish separate homes for differently-abled people

Jun 6, 2015
The court directed Principal Secretary (Social Justice and Empowerment) to release adequate funds for the purpose within eight weeks and asked state government to complete the work within a year.

Ajanmi Beti Ke liye Daud organised for the cause of saving girl child in Himachal Pradesh

May 28, 2015
Ajanmi Beti Ke liye Daud was organized with a concern over alarming child sex ratio in the hill state, which is 906 against 1000 females.

Himachal Pradesh to host Paragliding World Cup 2015

May 19, 2015
The event will be held at Bir Billing in Kangra valley and will be the first paragliding World Cup in India. It will be conducted under the aegis of Para-gliding World Cup Association, France.

Himachal Pradesh Government launched India’s first e-Vidhan Mobile app

Mar 31, 2015
The e-Vidhan system will help the state to save 8 crore rupees per annum that is spent on the paper.

Himachal Pradesh Government launched Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System Project

Feb 12, 2015
The project will connect 177 sites and 114 police stations in the state besides 13 district headquarters, 26 sub-divisional police officers and three police ranges along with state crime records bureau.

World Bank released a report on Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development in Himachal Pradesh

Jan 29, 2015
It is the first report of its kind for Himachal Pradesh. It is a macro-social account of the state’s achievements over the past several decades.

Himachal Pradesh government introduced Cage Culture Technique for fish farming

Sep 30, 2014
Himachal Pradesh government introduced Cage Culture technique of fish farming in water bodies created by the HP Mid-Himalayan Watershed Development Project.

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