Himachal Pradesh
Himachal to import chemical to treat apple plants

The Himachal Pradesh government has got permission from the Union Ministry of Agriculture for importing a chemical and machinery to combat serious problems afflicting apple produce, an official said on Saturday.

Over five lakh Kisan Credit Cards inactive in Himachal

More than five lakh Kisan Credit Cards are inactive in Himachal Pradesh, a state-level bankers committee meeting here was informed on Friday.

Himachal replacing senile apple trees with exotic varieties

To protect the British-era old apple industry in Himachal Pradesh, the state government has started a project under which old and senile apple plants are replaced with exotic high-yield varieties.

Himachal CM blames centre for reducing revenue deficit grant

Shimla, March 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for reducing revenue deficit grant, seeking to compensate for the "losses incurred by the state".

More snow, rain in store for Himachal

The cold tightened its grip over Himachal Pradesh on Thursday as the state's higher reaches had a fresh spell of snow, while the lower hills received rainfall. The weather office has forecast more snow and rain till Sunday.

Rohtang tunnel will boost tourism: Himachal CM

Tourist footfalls in the picturesque, remote Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh will spike with the construction of the 8.8-km horseshoe shaped Rohtang tunnel, an engineering marvel, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh informed the assembly on Thursday.

Policeman injured as gunfight rages in Kashmir

A policeman was injured on Wednesday in a gunfight between holed up militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Himachal to launch single online portal for industry

 After reducing the industrial proposal clearance time frame to 30 days, Himachal Pradesh will now further ease doing business by launching a single online portal for project finalisation, an official said on Monday.

Mercury freezes Himachal hills

Temperatures remained below the freezing point at many places in Himachal Pradesh on Monday owing to last week's snow and widespread rain, the weather bureau said, adding the weather would largely remain dry now.

Himachal Governor, CM greets people on Holi

Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday greeted people on Holi, the festival of colours.

Himachal to develop 200 organic villages

Himachal Pradesh, whose economy largely banks on agriculture and horticulture, aims to develop bio villages by promoting organic farming. The state is also eyeing investment in cold chains.

Himachal extends food subsidy scheme to Tibetans

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday announced to extend the state's food subsidy scheme to the Tibetans living in exile.

Demonetisation decision taken in haste: Himachal CM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said the Centre's decision to demonetise high-value currency notes was taken in a haste and despite financial constraints his government ensured there was no slowdown in progress.

Fresh snowfall in Himachal

After a long break, popular tourist resorts in Himachal Pradesh on Friday got fresh snow, pushing down the mercury by several notches.

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