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PM Modi to unveil 108 feet lord Hanuman statue in Gujarat's Morbi
India

PM Modi to unveil 108 feet lord Hanuman statue in Gujarat's Morbi

This statue is the second of four statues being set up in the four directions across the country as part of the four dham project linked to Hanuman

Children of exile: Three generations of Tibetans find safe haven in India, but at what cost?
India

Children of exile: Three generations of Tibetans find safe haven in India, but at what cost?

After 63 years in exile, Tibetans have developed a different sense of belongingness to India, one that solidifies with every new generation

Assembly election results 2022: Arvind Kejriwal hopes to extend ‘AAPrising’ to Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh
Politics

Assembly election results 2022: Arvind Kejriwal hopes to extend ‘AAPrising’ to Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

The stupendous victory in Punjab, breaking the stranglehold of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Congress, has buoyed the AAP's aspirations of going national

Shimla: Groom rides JCB machine to reach wedding venue amid heavy snowfall; watch viral video here
India

Shimla: Groom rides JCB machine to reach wedding venue amid heavy snowfall; watch viral video here

Not only that, the bride was also brought to her in-laws' home in the same manner.

Himachal Pradesh Statehood 2022: President Kovind, PM Modi and other ministers send greetings
India

Himachal Pradesh Statehood 2022: President Kovind, PM Modi and other ministers send greetings

The State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament on 18 December, 1970. Following which, the new state was formed on 25 January, 1971.

Watch: Snowfall enhances beauty of Shimla, internet compares hill station with Switzerland
India

Watch: Snowfall enhances beauty of Shimla, internet compares hill station with Switzerland

People have shared beautiful photos of snow-covered Shimla on social media platforms and called it the Switzerland of India.

Himachal Pradesh: 3.4 magnitude earthquake hits Mandi; all you need to know
India

Himachal Pradesh: 3.4 magnitude earthquake hits Mandi; all you need to know

Himachal Pradesh comes under a highly sensitive seismic zone and the state experiences minor quakes every now and then. The biggest earthquake to strike the Himalayan region was on 4 April, 1905

Security beefed up at Shimla railway station following terror threat; GRP, RPF on alert
India

Security beefed up at Shimla railway station following terror threat; GRP, RPF on alert

According to recent reports terror organisations have issued threats earlier this month naming temples and railway stations including the Shimla railway station

PM Modi to address inaugural session of Presiding Officers' Conference tomorrow
India

PM Modi to address inaugural session of Presiding Officers' Conference tomorrow

The AIPOC is celebrating its 100th year in 2021 and to commemorate the occasion, its 82nd edition will be held in Shimla. The first conference was also held in Shimla in 1921

Jurassic Park, and the diabolically sumptuous pleasure of watching dinosaurs enjoy a human feast
Entertainment

Jurassic Park, and the diabolically sumptuous pleasure of watching dinosaurs enjoy a human feast

To see a couple of privileged folk, frantically trying to scramble their way to safety, their faces whiter than their original white after what they have just seen. It is oddly satisfying to see how it ends for them, because I know it will.

NGT denies permission to Himachal Pradesh HC for reconstruction of its old building in Shimla
India

NGT denies permission to Himachal Pradesh HC for reconstruction of its old building in Shimla

A bench of NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said, undoubtedly, the requirement of the High Court is the highest priority but in view of the danger to the public safety, it cannot modify its earlier order.

Not Jim Corbett, but there are certain corners of India whose names need to be 'decolonised' for culture's sake
Arts & Culture

Not Jim Corbett, but there are certain corners of India whose names need to be 'decolonised' for culture's sake

Some streets, chowks, and bazaars of India that could do with a change of name, not because they might purport a certain politics or right what many believe is wrong, but because it is what history, in a cultural sense, demands.

Shimla highway blocked after landslide in Rampur, no casualty reported so far
India

Shimla highway blocked after landslide in Rampur, no casualty reported so far

Himachal Pradesh has been witnessing landslides following heavy rainfall during the Monsoon season

Mall Content: Hindi cinema's manufactured depiction of Shimla is hopelessly limited to postcards and land of refuge
Entertainment

Mall Content: Hindi cinema's manufactured depiction of Shimla is hopelessly limited to postcards and land of refuge

The average Indian filmmaker’s chauvinistic view of Shimla depicts it as a place so un-Indian, it can only be mined through the elitism of the tourist rather than the consciousness of the resident.

Nine dead, three injured in multiple landslides in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district
India

Nine dead, three injured in multiple landslides in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district

Heavy boulders fell on a tempo traveller carrying 11 people, killing nine and injuring two, according to the police

COVID shutdown maybe final death knell for Shimla's century-old single-screen theatre
Entertainment

COVID shutdown maybe final death knell for Shimla's century-old single-screen theatre

With its ancient humming projector and elegant balcony, the Shahi Theatre is the last surviving single-screen cinema in Shimla, and like many other movie houses across the country is struggling to stay afloat.

Former CBI chief Ashwani Kumar found dead at Shimla residence, says police
India

Former CBI chief Ashwani Kumar found dead at Shimla residence, says police

Kumar, 69, a retired IPS officer from the Himachal Pradesh cadre, served as state DGP from 2006 to 2008. He was also governor of Nagaland and, briefly, of Manipur.

Kangana Ranaut leaves Mumbai, says she was 'terrorised with constant attacks and abuses' during her stay
Entertainment

Kangana Ranaut leaves Mumbai, says she was 'terrorised with constant attacks and abuses' during her stay

Kangana Ranaut, whose comments triggered a spat with Maharashtra's ruling party Shiv Sena, had come to Mumbai from her home in Manali last week for a short visit.

Himachal BJP chief Rajeev Bindal resigns amid health scam row, calls dragging party into case during coronavirus crisis 'injustice to social service'
India

Himachal BJP chief Rajeev Bindal resigns amid health scam row, calls dragging party into case during coronavirus crisis 'injustice to social service'

In a resignation letter sent to BJP president JP Nadda, Rajeev Bindal stated that he was tendering his resignation on high moral grounds as some people were dragging the party''s name in the alleged corruption case.

Earthquake of magnitude 4.5 jolts Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba; sixth occurrence in district since Friday
India

Earthquake of magnitude 4.5 jolts Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba; sixth occurrence in district since Friday

A 4.5 magnitude quake shook Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Sunday night, but no loss of life or property was was reported