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
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'
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
A 4.5 magnitude quake shook Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Sunday night, but no loss of life or property was was reported
Six ‘asymptomatic’ Chinese tourists put under surveillance in Shimla amid coronavirus outbreak; none visited Wuhan after 15 Jan
Six Chinese nationals, who arrived in Himachal Pradesh in the past few days, were put under surveillance in Shimla in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China
IMD issues orange alert in Himachal Pradesh for 13 and 16 Jan; over 800 roads remain blocked due to heavy snowfall, rain in state
While over 800 roads in various parts of Himachal Pradesh including a majority in Shimla zone remain blocked following heavy snowfall on Wednesday, the meteorological department has issued a fresh orange warning of heavy rain and snowfall on 13 and 16 January
IMD issues orange alert in Himachal Pradesh for 12 Jan, predicts for heavy rain, snowfall in state from 11 to 14 Jan
A day after snowfall, several parts of Himachal Pradesh including its capital Shimla woke up to a sunny morning on Thursday but the meteorological department issued a fresh orange warning for heavy rain, snowfall in the state on 12 January
Assembly election results: BJP, Congress workers celebrate victories of local candidates, Narendra Modi address saffron party
The BJP-Shiv Sena coalition retained power albeit with a reduced majority in Maharashtra where the opposition Congress-NCP alliance put up a good show while BJP-ruled Haryana appeared headed for a hung assembly and JJP chief Dushyant Chautala set to become the kingmaker.
First commercial flight from Ghaziabad’s Hindon Airport set for today; nine-seater plane to take off for Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh
The first commercial flight from the Hindon civil airport, which is adjacent to the IAF's Hindon airbase, will operate from Friday when a nine-seater plane will take off for Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district.
24 buses stuck in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba after heavy rains wash away road; Manimahesh Yatra temporarily suspended
Around 24 buses were stuck near Chamera dam in Chamba on Tuesday, after the road to Kharamukh got washed away following heavy rains in the area.
IMD predicts heavy rain in Mumbai for next 48 hours; fishermen advised to stay away from sea due to squally weather over Gujarat coast
Mumbai and its adjoining areas are likely to receive heavy rainfall for the next two days, predicted IMD. The weather forecasting agency also predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places over Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Madhya Maharashtra, Gujarat, Vidarbha, Madhya Pradesh and Nagaland.
Army personnel among two dead after building collapses in Himachal Pradesh's Solan; 23 injured, 12 remain trapped
More than 35 people, including some Army personnel, are feared trapped under debris of a multi-storey building which collapsed in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district Sunday, a district official said
Monsoon rains cover half of India; people in Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu offer special prayers for showers
India’s annual monsoon rains have covered nearly half of the country and conditions are favourable for further advancement into the central and western parts this week, a weather department official said on Monday.
Himachal Pradesh reels under rising forest fire incidents, hapless locals resent apathy by state govt
Over 500 forest fire cases, affecting an area of over 2600 hectares of forests have been reported in Himachal Pradesh. These forest fire incidents have caused an estimated loss of nearly Rs.49,000 in the state and are expected to rise as the incidents are increasing each day. The local residents in Totu, Chakkar, Tara Devi, Shogi, Bhatakufer and Mehli areas said that they are facing troubles due to the wildfires.
Trekkers from West Bengal stranded near Himachal Pradesh’s Rupin Pass; adverse weather hinders IAF’s rescue operation
A group of trekkers from West Bengal, including a woman, has got stuck near Rupin Pass on the way to Sangla valley in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, an official said
BJP got highest vote share in Himachal; figures show overwhelming support for party, says state's chief minister Jai Ram Thakur
The BJP got the highest vote share in the country in Himachal Pradesh and this shows the overwhelming support of the people for the party, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has said
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: State, constituency, party-wise winning candidates; full winners list
Registering an emphatic win, BJP-led NDA has won the general elections with a thumping majority and the party alone has won 303 seats. Here's the state, constituency and party-wise, full winners list
In 2009, BJP candidate Virendra Kashyap won the seat and continued to win in the 2014 elections in Shimla.
World's highest polling station at Himachal Pradesh's Tashiganag village records 53% voting in two hours; 49 registered voters in total
The world's highest polling station at 15,256 feet, Tashiganag village in Himachal Pradesh, Sunday took little than two hours to climb up to 53 percent voting, a state electoral officer said.
Lok Sabha poll in Hamirpur: 'Dropped father’s surname to find my own identity,' says BJP's Anurag Thakur on bucking anti-dynasty trend
Anurag is a three-time member of Parliament from the region and is taking on Ram Lal Thakur of the Congress in the Lok Sabha election.