articles by Ashwani Sharma

India

Himachal Pradesh may lose investors, warn industry experts, urge CM not to raise job quota for locals to 80%

Though Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur's proposal to raise employment quota for locals to 80 percent will help it gain political mileage, such a move will turn away investors and put the hill state at a great disadvantage against others, warn industry experts

India

Apple growers in Himachal Pradesh face bleak future as traditional crop varieties fail to bear brunt of climate change

Earlier the apples restricted to Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Solan and Sirmaur has now shown tremendous expansion to high altitude belts in Kinnaur like Kalpa, Sangla, Pooh and Reckon Peo.

India

Shimla sees improvement in water availability six months after crisis, but winter may offer reality check

It is high time to look at possible solutions to the problem of the shortage of drinking water in Shimla, especially in the light of global concern about climate change.

Politics

From Shimla to Shyamala? Jai Ram Thakur isn't Yogi Adityanath, won't be able to change name overnight

The VHP has built up the argument saying it was asking only for correction as was done in case of Orissa to Odisha, Pondicherry to Puducherry, Bombay to Mumbai, Uttranchal to Uttrakhand, Calcutta to Kolkata and Bangalore to Bengaluru.