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'Party Leaders Worked Day and Night': Himachal Pradesh CM's Wife Kamlesh Thakur After Winni Dehra Assembly Bypoll

Thakur polled 32,737 votes in the bypoll against 23,338 votes polled by Singh. The three Independent candidates in this seat could not get even 200 votes each.

News18 13 Jul 2024 2:48 pm

Assembly bypolls: INDIA bloc wins 3 seats, leading in 8; BJP leading in 1

INDIA bloc parties won three assembly seats and were leading on eight, while the BJP and an Independent were ahead on one each as votes were counted on Saturday for the by-elections held earlier this week, according to the trends on the EC website. AAP's Mohinder Bhagat won the Jalandhar West seat in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu's wife and Congress candidate Kamlesh Thakur won in Dehra and TMC's Krishna Kalyani in West Bengal's Raiganj. The Congress, Trinamool Congress (TMC), AAP and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) are the INDIA bloc parties that fielded candidates in the bypolls held on Wednesday in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Tamil Nadu. In Punjab, Bhagat won the Jalandhar West seat by defeating his nearest rival and BJP nominee Sheetal Angural by a margin of 37,325 votes, the Election Commission (EC) said. The seat fell vacant after Angural resigned as the AAP legislator and joined the BJP in

Business Standard 13 Jul 2024 2:46 pm

Himachal Pradesh CM's wife Kamlesh Thakur wins Dehra assembly bypoll

Shimla: The Congress won the Dehra Assembly seat for the first time on Saturday with its candidate Kamlesh Thakur, the wife of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, defeating BJP candidate Hoshiyar Singh by a margin of 9,399 votes.Thakur polled 32,737 votes in the bypoll against 23,338 votes polled by Singh. The three Independent candidates in this seat could not get even 200 votes each. Of the 86,520 voters in this assembly segment, 65.42 per cent exercised their franchise on July 10. Dehra Assembly constituency was carved out after a delimitation exercise in 2012. Senior BJP leader and former minister Ravi Inder Singh was elected from the seat in 2012. Hoshiyar Singh won the seat as an Independent in 2017 and 2022.

Deccan Chronicle 13 Jul 2024 1:54 pm

Assembly Bypolls | INDIA Bloc Wins 3 Seats, Leading In 8; Bjp, Independent Ahead In One Each

NEW DELHI, July 13: INDIA bloc parties won three assembly seats and were leading on eight, while the BJP and an Independent were ahead on one each as votes were counted on Saturday for the by-elections held earlier this week, according to the trends on the EC website. AAPs Mohinder Bhagat won the Jalandhar West seat in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhus wife and Congress candidate Kamlesh Thakur won in Dehra and TMCs Krishna Kalyani in West [] The post Assembly Bypolls | INDIA Bloc Wins 3 Seats, Leading In 8; Bjp, Independent Ahead In One Each appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

Daily Excelsior 13 Jul 2024 1:54 pm

No electricity subsidy for taxpayers: Congress govt in Himachal Pradesh

The Congress government in Himachal Pradesh decided to the free electricity scheme for income-tax payers.

OpIndia 13 Jul 2024 1:52 pm

Himachal Chief Minister's 'Conspiracy Failed' Jibe After Wife's Bypoll Win

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu's wife, Kamlesh Thakur, won the key bypoll for the Dehra assembly seat.

NDTV 13 Jul 2024 1:46 pm

INDIA bloc wins 1 seat, leads in 10; NDA ahead in 2

AAP wins Jalandhar West bypoll in Punjab, Congress, TMC, DMK leading in 10 seats; BJP ahead in Himachal Pradesh

The Hindu Businessline 13 Jul 2024 1:26 pm

Counting begins for crucial assembly bypolls across seven states

In West Bengal, votes are being counted for the seats of Raiganj, Ranaghat Dakshin, Bagda and Maniktala. Himachal Pradesh saw bypolls in Dehra, Hamirpur and Nalagarh, while Uttarakhand had bypolls in Badrinath and Manglaur.

Business Standard 13 Jul 2024 1:12 pm

AAP's Mohinder Bhagat Wins Jalandhar West Seat in Punjab Bypoll

JALANDHAR : In the Punjab bypoll, AAP's Mohinder Bhagat emerged victorious in the Jalandhar West assembly seat, defeating BJP's Sheetal Angural by over 37,000 votes, officials confirmed. Bhagat secured 55,246 votes compared to Angural's 17,921 votes. Surinder Kaur of the Congress party secured the third position with 16,757 votes. The bypoll was necessitated by Angural's resignation as the AAP legislator, who subsequently joined the BJP in March. Voting took place peacefully, and the counting of votes commenced promptly at 8 am at the Lyallpur Khalsa College for Women in Chandigarh. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Surjit Kaur secured 1,242 votes, while BSP's Binder Kumar received 734 votes. The victory marks a significant political development in Punjab, reflecting shifting alliances and voter sentiments in the region. Voter Turnout and Results from Assembly Bypolls Across India West Bengal witnessed a notable voter turnout of 62.71% by 5 pm during the bypolls in four assembly constituencies, according to an Election Commission official. Raiganj led with the highest turnout at 67.12%, followed by Ranaghat Dakshin at 65.37%, Bagdah at 65.15%, and Maniktala at 51.39%. These constituencies collectively have approximately 10 lakh voters. In the 2021 assembly elections, the BJP secured victories in Ranaghat Dakshin and Bagdah. In Uttarakhand's Manglaur assembly bypoll, despite a violent incident injuring four individuals, the voter turnout stood at 67.28%. Meanwhile, polling in Badrinath was peaceful, recording a turnout of 47.68%. Himachal Pradesh reported a robust 71% voter turnout in bypolls across three constituencies. Nalagarh saw the highest participation at 78.1%, followed by Hamirpur at 67.1% and Dehra at 65.2%. In Punjab's Jalandhar West assembly bypoll, voter turnout was 51.30%, marking a decline from the 67% turnout observed in the 2022 state election. Congress Leads in All Himachal Pradesh Bypoll Seats TMC Takes Early Lead in West Bengal Assembly By-Elections Modi Gov Prepares 10% Reservation for Former Agniveers Amid Opposition Pressure

News Track 13 Jul 2024 1:05 pm

Kamlesh Thakur: The Himachal Chief Minister's Wife Who Won On Political Debut

INDIA bloc candidate and Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu's wife Kamlesh Thakur won the Dehra assembly bypoll in Himachal Pradesh today, making a successful debut in electoral politics.

NDTV 13 Jul 2024 12:50 pm

Congress Leads in All Himachal Pradesh Bypoll Seats

Shimla: Congress candidates are leading in all three assembly constituencies in Himachal Pradesh, where bypolls were held earlier this week, officials reported on Saturday. Among the candidates is Kamlesh Thakur, wife of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu. The vote counting for the by-elections in Dehra, Hamirpur, and Nalagarh began at 8 am, following the Wednesday elections. In Dehra, Kamlesh Thakur is leading by 1,815 votes against BJP candidate Hoshiyar Singh after six rounds of counting. In the Hamirpur assembly seat, Congress candidate Pushpinder Verma leads by 1,707 votes against BJP's Ashish Sharma after three rounds. Similarly, Congress's Hardeep Singh Bawa is ahead by 1,571 votes against BJP candidate K L Thakur in Nalagarh after two rounds. A total of thirteen candidates contested the three seats. The Nalagarh constituency recorded the highest voter turnout at 79.04%, followed by Hamirpur at 67.72%, and Dehra at 65.42%. The overall voter turnout for these bypolls was 71%, according to the state election department. The by-elections were necessitated after three Independent legislatorsHoshiyar Singh (Dehra), Ashish Sharma (Hamirpur), and K L Thakur (Nalagarh)who had supported the BJP in the Rajya Sabha polls on February 27, resigned from the state assembly on March 22 and joined the BJP the following day. Their resignations were accepted by the assembly speaker on June 3, resulting in the vacancies. The BJP fielded the same former MLAs for these seats. The Congress nominated Kamlesh Thakur for Dehra, retained Pushpinder Verma for Hamirpur, and selected five-time Indian National Trade Union Congress president Hardeep Singh Bawa for Nalagarh. While these bypolls will not significantly impact the 68-member Housewhere Congress holds a majority with 38 MLAs and BJP has 27 membersthe results will be closely watched for their political implications. TMC Takes Early Lead in West Bengal Assembly By-Elections Modi Gov Prepares 10% Reservation for Former Agniveers Amid Opposition Pressure JNU to Establish Three New Centers for Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Studies

News Track 13 Jul 2024 12:05 pm

Assembly bypolls results: INDIA bloc candidates lead in 11 of 13 seats

Candidates of INDIA bloc parties -- Congress, AAP, TMC and DMK -- on Saturday were leading in 11 of the 13 assembly seats where bypolls were held earlier this week, according to the counting trends on the Election Commission (EC) website. While the BJP was in the lead in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur, its partner in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the JD(U), was leading in Rupauli in Bihar. Voting for the bypolls in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Tamil Nadu were held on Wednesday. In Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Jalandhar West assembly bypoll candidate Mohinder Bhagat appears to be heading for a victory from the seat as he was leading by more than 23,000 votes against his nearest rival and Congress nominee Surinder Kaur, according to the EC. Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidates Krishna Kalyani, Mukut Nami Adhikari, Madhuparna Tahkur and Supti Pandey are in the lead in assembly bypolls in Raiganj, Ranaghat Dakshin, Bagda and ...

Business Standard 13 Jul 2024 11:56 am

Assembly bypolls: INDIA bloc leading in 11 of 13 seats; BJP, JD(U) ahead in 1 each

New Delhi: Candidates of INDIA bloc parties Congress, AAP, TMC and DMK on Saturday were leading in 11 of the 13 assembly seats where bypolls were held earlier this week, according to the counting trends on the Election Commission (EC) website. While the BJP was in the lead in Himachal Pradeshs Hamirpur, its Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 13 Jul 2024 11:24 am

HP bypolls: Congress leading in all three assembly seats

Shimla, Jul 13 (PTI) Congress candidates, including Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhus wife, are in the lead in all three assembly constituencies in the state where bypolls were held earlier this week, officials said on Saturday. The counting of votes for the by-elections in Dehra, Hamirpur and Nalagarh, held on Wednesday, began at 8 am. Sukhus wife Kamlesh Thakur was leading by 1,815 votes against her nearest rival and BJP candidate Hoshiyar Singh in the Dehra assembly seat after the sixth round of counting, the officials said. In the Hamirpur assembly seat, Congress Pushpinder Verma was ahead by

The Sen Times 13 Jul 2024 11:13 am

Himachal Pradesh bypolls: Cong leading in all three assembly by-polls

Congress' candidates, including Himachal Pradesh Chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu's wife, are in the lead in all three assembly constituencies in the state where bypolls were held earlier this week, officials said on Saturday. The counting of votes for the by-elections in Dehra, Hamirpur and Nalagarh, held on Wednesday, began at 8 am. Sukhu's wife Kamlesh Thakur was leading by 636 votes against her nearest rival and BJP candidate Hoshiyar Singh after the fifth round of counting, the officials said. In the Hamirpur assembly seat, Congress' Pushpinder Verma was ahead by 1,704 votes against BJP candidate Ashish Sharma after the second round of counting, they said. Congress candidate Hardeep Singh Baba was leading by 646 votes in the first round against BJP candidate K L Thakur in the Nalagarh assembly seat, the officials. Thirteen candidates were in the fray from the three seats. The Nalagarh assembly constituency had recorded the highest polling at 79.04 per cent, followed by Hamirpur

Business Standard 13 Jul 2024 11:05 am

Assembly bypolls: INDIA bloc leading in 11 of 13 seats; BJP, JD(U) ahead in one each

West Bengal: Trinamool Congress candidates leading in four assembly seats Himachal Pradesh: Congress candidates leading in all three assembly seats Uttarakhand: Congress candidates leading in Manglaur and Badrinath Tamil Nadu: DMK candidate lead in the Vikravandi Punjab: AAP's Mohinder Bhagat wins Jalandhar West assembly bypoll by defeating BJP's Sheetal Angural by margin of over 37,000 votes Bihar: JD(U) candidate leading in Rupuli Madhya Pradesh: BJP candidate leading in Amarwara NEW DELHI: Candidates of INDIA bloc parties -- Congress, AAP, TMC and DMK -- on Saturday were leading in 11 of the 13 assembly seats where bypolls were held earlier this week, according to the counting trends on the Election Commission (EC) website. While the BJP was in the lead in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur, its partner in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the JD(U), was leading in Rupauli in Bihar. Voting for the bypolls in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Tamil Nadu were held on Wednesday. In Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Jalandhar West assembly bypoll candidate Mohinder Bhagat appears to be heading for a victory from the seat as he was leading by more than 23,000 votes against his nearest rival and Congress nominee Surinder Kaur, according to the EC. Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidates Krishna Kalyani, Mukut Nami Adhikari, Madhuparna Tahkur and Supti Pandey are in the lead in assembly bypolls in Raiganj, Ranaghat Dakshin, Bagda and Maniktala in West Bengal. In Raiganj, the BJP is in second place and behind by 21,393 votes; in Ranaghat Dakshin, the party is trailing by 2,139 votes; in Bagda by 8,278 votes and in Maniktala by 3,041 votes, according to the EC website. In Himachal Pradesh, Congress candidates -- Chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu's wife Kamlesh Tahkur and Hardeep Singh Bawa -- are in the lead in Dehra and Nalagarh while BJP's Ashish Sharma is ahead in Hamirpur. Kamlesh Thakur was leading by 6,115 votes against BJP's Hoshiyar Singh in Dehra, Congress' Pushpinder Verma was trailing by 67 votes against BJP's Ashish Sharma in Hamirpur and Congress' Hardeep Singh Bawa was leading by 3,078 votes against the BJP's K L Thakur in Nalagarh. The Congress' candidates for the Badrinath and Manglaur bypolls -- Lakhpat Singh Butola and Qazi Nizamuddin -- in Uttarakhand were leading in both seats, according to the poll panel. BJP's Rajendra Bhandari was trailing by 1,161 votes in Badrinath, while in Manglaur, BSP's Ubaidur Rahman was at second spot and BJP's Kartar Singh Bhadana at third. In Madhya Pradesh's Amarwar seat, Congress' Dheeran Shah Invati was ahead of BJP's Kamslesh Pratap Shahi by 4,048 votes, while in Bihar, JD(U)'s Kaladhar Prasad Mandal was leading with 5,038 votes against Independent candidate Shankar Singh. In Tamil Nadu, DMK's Anniyur Siva was ahead of PMK's Anbumani C by 10,734 votes in the Vikravandi assembly seat.

The New Indian Express 13 Jul 2024 10:14 am

Assembly bypolls: TMC, Congress, AAP, DMK take early lead

West Bengal: Trinamool Congress candidates leading in four assembly seats Himachal Pradesh: Congress candidates leading in all three assembly seats Uttarakhand: Congress candidates leading in Manglaur and Badrinath Tamil Nadu: DMK candidate lead in the Vikravandi Punjab: AAP candidate Bhagat leading from Jalandhar West Bihar: JD(U) candidate leading in Rupuli Madhya Pradesh: BJP candidate leading in Amarwara KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress candidates have taken an early lead over their rivals in by-polls held in four assembly seats in West Bengal, where counting began on Saturday morning, TV channels reported. The bypolls for Maniktala, Bagdah, Ranaghat Dakshin, and Raiganj assembly seats were held on July 10. However, there was no official word from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), West Bengal, as the EC website showed counting in progress. Bengali news channel TV9 Bangla showed TMC leading in Maniktala in Kolkata, Ranaghat Dakshin, and Bagdah in North 24 Parganas, which are in South Bengal, and Raiganj in North Bengal's Uttar Dinajpur district. Another news channel, ABP Ananda, also broadcasted similar trends. The BJP secured Ranaghat Dakshin and Bagdah seats in the 2021 assembly polls. The Raiganj seat was won by the saffron party in the last assembly elections. The Maniktala seat was secured by the TMC in 2021 but became vacant after former state minister Sadhan Pandey died in February 2022. Uttarakhand: Congress leading in Manglaur, Badrinath seats DEHRADUN: The Congress' candidates for the Badrinath and Manglaur bypolls in Uttarakhand were leading in both seats on Saturday, according to initial trends. While Congress' Lakhpat Singh Butola was leading by 195 votes against BJP's Rajendra Bhandari in Badrinath, Congress' Qazi Nizamuddin was ahead by 1,586 of BSP's Ubedur Rehman. BJP's Kartar Singh Bhadana was in the third spot in Manglaur, a seat won thrice by Nizamuddin in the past. Counting of votes for the bypolls, held on Wednesday, began at 8 am. Himachal Pradesh: Congress leading in all three assembly by-polls SHIMLA: Congress' candidates, including Himachal Pradesh Chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu's wife, are in the lead in all three assembly constituencies in the state where bypolls were held earlier this week, officials said on Saturday. The counting of votes for the by-elections in Dehra, Hamirpur and Nalagarh, held on Wednesday, began at 8 am. Sukhu's wife Kamlesh Thakur was leading by 636 votes against her nearest rival and BJP candidate Hoshiyar Singh after the fifth round of counting, the officials said. In the Hamirpur assembly seat, Congress' Pushpinder Verma was ahead by 1,704 votes against BJP candidate Ashish Sharma after the second round of counting, they said. Congress candidate Hardeep Singh Baba was leading by 646 votes in the first round against BJP candidate K L Thakur in the Nalagarh assembly seat, the officials. Thirteen candidates were in the fray from the three seats. The Nalagarh assembly constituency had recorded the highest polling at 79.04 per cent, followed by Hamirpur (67.72 per cent) and Dehra (65.42 per cent). The overall voting percentage of the three bypolls was 71 per cent, according to the data of the state election department. The seats fell vacant after the three Independent legislators Singh (Dehra), Sharma (Hamirpur) and K L Thakur (Nalagarh), who had voted in favour of the BJP in the Rajya Sabha polls held on February 27, resigned from the state assembly on March 22 and joined the party the next day. Their resignations, however, were accepted by the assembly speaker on June 3, and the seats were declared vacant, necessitating the by-elections. The BJP fielded all the three former MLAs from their respective seats. The Congress fielded Thakur from Dehra, repeated its candidate Verma from Hamirpur and gave ticket to five-time Indian National Trade Union Congress president, Himachal Pradesh unit, Hardeep Singh, from Nalagarh. Though the bypolls will not make much difference in the 68-member House as the Congress has a majority with 38 MLAs. The BJP has 27 members. Tamil Nadu: DMK takes early lead in Vikravandi VIKRAVANDI: The DMK on Saturday took early lead in the Vikravandi Assembly constituency, where the counting of votes polled in the July 10 bypoll was underway. According to reports, DMK nominee Anniyur Siva was leading ahead of his nearest PMK rival, C Anbumani, by about 5,000 votes. Counting of votes began at 8 am with postal ballots being taken up first. The by-election was necessitated due to the death of DMK legislator N Pugazhenthi in April this year. The DMK-led alliance had won all 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and the lone Puducherry segment in the just concluded Parliamentary elections. Punjab: AAP candidate Bhagat leading from Jalandhar West seat CHANDIGARH: AAP candidate for the Jalandhar West assembly bypoll Mohinder Bhagat was leading against his nearest rival and Congress nominee Surinder Kaur, according to initial trends. Bhagat was ahead of Kaur by 6,336 votes after two rounds of counting of votes that began at 8 am at the Lyallpur Khalsa College for Women here. BJP candidate Sheetal Angural was at the third spot, according to the trends. The bypoll was necessitated after the seat fell vacant following the resignation of Angural as the AAP legislator. He joined the BJP in March. Polling in the seat took place on Wednesday and a voter turnout of 54.98 per cent was recorded, a sharp drop from the 67 per cent the assembly segment saw in the 2022 state elections. Bihar: JD(U) candidate leading in Rupuli bypoll PURNEA: JD(U)'s Kaladhar Prasad Mandal was leading by 2,433 votes over his nearest rival, an independent candidate, in the by-election to the Rupauli Assembly seat in Bihar's Purnea district on Saturday, according to the election commission of India. After the first round of counting, the JD(U) candidate secured 6,588 votes, while independent candidate Shankar Singh got 4,155 votes, according to the latest information uploaded on the Election Commission's website. RJD's Bima Bharti is in the third position by securing 2,359 votes after the conclusion of the first round of counting. The counting of votes commenced at 8 am. The by-election was necessitated by the resignation of sitting MLA Bima Bharti, who had won the seat for JD(U) several times but quit the party recently to contest the Lok Sabha election on an RJD ticket. Following her loss in the parliamentary election, she contested the bypoll as an RJD candidate. Madhya Pradesh: Counting of votes begins for Amarwara assembly bypoll CHHINDWARA (MP): Counting of votes for the Amarwara bypoll in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh began on Saturday amid tight security arrangements, a poll official said. The counting of votes commenced at 8 am at the Government PG College Bhawan and is going on peacefully, the official said. After the third round, Kamlesh Pratap Shah of the BJP was leading by 4,160 votes over Congress' Dheeran Shah Invati, he said. A turnout of 78.71 per cent was recorded in the bye election for the Scheduled Tribe-reserved constituency on Wednesday. The fate of the nine candidates, including those from the BJP, Congress and Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP), will be decided in the 20 rounds of counting. According to officials, a three-tier security system is in place at the counting venue. The turnout in the constituency dropped by 10 per cent compared to the 2023 assembly election, when it recorded 88.63 per cent polling. The bypoll to this ST-reserved seat in Chhindwara district is prestigious for both the ruling BJP and opposition Congress, as Chhindwara was considered a stronghold of senior Congress leader Kamal Nath until recently. Congress won the Amarwara seat in the 2023 assembly elections, but the BJP's Vivek Bunty Sahu won the Chhindwara Lok Sabha seat this time by defeating Nath's son Nakul Nath. The assembly by-election became necessary after three-time Congress MLA Kamlesh Shah crossed over to the BJP in March this year. He then contested in the bypoll as a BJP candidate. Nine candidates are in the fray, but the main contest is between Kamlesh Shah and Dheeran Shah Invati and GGP nominee Devraman Bhalavi.

The New Indian Express 13 Jul 2024 10:14 am

Assembly Bypolls Results: Counting underway for 13 seats in 7 states

New Delhi: The counting of votes for the 13 legislative assembly seats spread across seven states began on Saturday morning. Polling took place on July 10 for the assembly seats in Bihar, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. The Election Commission held the by-elections in one seat of Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, and Madhya Pradesh, two seats of Uttarakhand, three seats of Himachal Pradesh, and four seats of Uttarakhand. The constituencies included Raiganj, Ranaghat Dakshin, Bagda, and Maniktala in West Bengal; Dehra, Hamirpur, and Nalagarh in Himachal Pradesh; Badrinath and Manglaur in Uttarakhand; Jalandhar West in Punjab; Rupauli in Bihar; Vikravandi in Tamil Nadu; and Amarwara in Madhya Pradesh. The BJP and the Congress are locked in a straight fight on most of the seats while TMC and DMK are also in the fray. A voter turnout between 63 per cent and 75 per cent was recorded in the bypolls in three assembly constituencies in Himachal Pradesh. In Himachal Pradesh, a total of 15 candidates, including Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu's wife, Kamlesh Thakur, are in the fray for the by-polls to be held in three segments -- Dehra, Hamirpur and Nalagarh. The bypolls in Himachal Pradesh were held in the Dehra seat due to the resignation of MLA Hoshyar Singh, in Hamirpur due to the resignation of MLA Ashish Sharma and in Nalagarh due to the resignation of MLA KL Thakur. The counting will also determine the fate of Kamlesh Thakur, wife of Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, who was fielded by the Congress in Dehra. The grand old party repeated Pushpinder Verma in Hamirpur, and gave a ticket to Hardeep Singh Baba in Nalagarh. West Bengal witnessed a voter turnout of 62.71 per cent in the bypolls to four assembly constituencies. The bypolls in West Bengal were necessitated as Krishna Kalyani from Raiganj, Biswajit Das from Bagdah, and Mukut Mani Adhikari from Ranaghat Dakshin gave up their seats to contest the Lok Sabha elections. While the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool is aiming to sustain the dominance it achieved in the recent parliamentary elections, where it secured 29 out of 42 seats in Bengal, the BJP is seeking a rebound after its Lok Sabha seat count dropped from 18 in 2019 to 12. Uttarakhand witnessed an outbreak of violence in the Manglaur assembly constituency, which left four people injured. Despite this, a high polling percentage of 67.28 per cent was recorded in the constituency. The Badrinath bypoll was contested between BJP's Rajendra Bhandari and Congress newcomer Lakhpat Singh Butola. In Bihar, more than 57 per cent of over three lakh voters exercised their franchise in the bypoll to the Rupauli assembly seat. The bypoll was necessitated by the resignation of sitting MLA Bima Bharti, who had won the seat for JD(U) several times in the past but quit the party recently to contest Lok Sabha elections on an RJD ticket. Polling was also held for the Amarwara (ST) assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara, with a voter turnout of 78.71 per cent. The seat fell vacant after three-time Congress MLA Kamlesh Shah switched to the BJP in March. The outcome is being closely watched by both the BJP and Congress, as Chhindwara was considered a stronghold of senior Congress leader Kamal Nath until recently. The Vikravandi assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu recorded a voter turnout of 82.48 per cent. The bypoll was necessitated due to the death of DMK legislator N Pughazhendhi. A total of 29 candidates are in the fray, with the ruling DMK's candidate Anniyur Siva (alias Sivashanmugam A) pitted against PMK's C Anbumani and Naam Tamilar Katchi's K Abinaya. In Punjab, a 55 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the Jalandhar West assembly bypoll. The constituency saw a multi-cornered contest among the ruling AAP, the BJP and Congress. The seat fell vacant after AAP legislator Sheetal Angural jumped ship to the BJP.

Deccan Chronicle 13 Jul 2024 10:09 am

Assembly Bypolls Results 2024: Vote counting underway for 13 seats across 7 states

Vote counting for 13 seats in 7 states begins. By-elections on July 10 in Bihar, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. Key constituencies: Raiganj, Jalandhar West, Amarwara. Main contenders: BJP, Congress, TMC, DMK. Voter turnout 63%-75% in Himachal. Violence in Uttarakhand. Kamlesh Thakur in Dehra.

The Economic Times 13 Jul 2024 9:57 am

Assembly bypolls results 2024 LIVE: Counting under way for 13 constituencies across seven States

The Assembly bypolls were held in Bihar, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh

The Hindu 13 Jul 2024 9:51 am

Himachal Pradesh Assembly bypolls: CM Sukhus wife Kamlesh Thakur trailing in Dehra; Congress leads in Hamirpur

Polling was held for the Dehra, Hamirpur and the Nalagarh assembly constituencies on July 10.

The Hindu 13 Jul 2024 9:47 am

Assembly bypolls results: Vote counting underway for 13 seats across 7 states

New Delhi: The counting of votes for the 13 legislative assembly seats spread across seven states began on Saturday morning. Polling took place on July 10 for the assembly seats in Bihar, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. The Election Commission held the by-elections in one seat of Bihar, Tamil Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 13 Jul 2024 9:31 am

Assembly bypolls: It's NDA vs INDIA in 13 seats across seven states

Vote counting for 13 assembly seats across seven states began on Saturday. This follows a fiercely contested Lok Sabha election between the INDIA Bloc and BJP-led NDA. High-stakes by-elections were held after MLAs were elected as Lok Sabha MPs. Key states include West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, and Madhya Pradesh.

The Times of India 13 Jul 2024 8:59 am

Snow cover dips in Himalayan river basins

CHANDIGARH: Climate change is the prime reason for a decreasing snow cover in the main river channels of Himachal Pradesh, according to a report of the State Centre on Climate Change under the aegis of the Himachal Pradesh Council for Science Technology and Environment (HIMCOSTE). The report cites an overall decline in the snow cover area by 12.72% in the basins of the Chenab, Ravi, Beas and the Sutlej during 2023-24 compared to the total area under snow in the 2022-23 winter period. The comparative steepest decline in the snow cover was in January 67% in the Sutlej basin, 64% in the Ravi basin, 43% in the Beas basin and 42% in the Chenab basin. The snow cover in February and March showed a positive trend in all basins, the report pointed out. The winter precipitation was mapped in all basins, including the Chandra, Bhaga, Miyar, Beas, Parvati, Jiwa, Pin, Spiti and Baspa between October 2023 and April 2024. It was also seen that during the peak winter months of December-February, all basins showed a declining trend except the Sutlej basin, which showed a 2% positive trend. The report stated that the basin-wise analysis carried out from October 2023 to April 2024 and its comparison with that of 2022-23 reveals that all the four basins under investigation show varying results in October wherein the Chenab basin occupies about 50% of the total basin area under snow. The other basins occupy Beas (31%), Ravi (21%) and Satluj (12% cent) respectively. Based on the comparative analysis, it is found that the Chenab basin shows a decline of about 6%, the Beas 18% and Satluj about 48% in comparison with 2022-23 October. The Ravi showed a slight enhancement in its area under snow by about 1% in 2023-24. Himachal Pradesh chief secretary Prabodh Saxena said based on various studies, the temperature in the higher Himalayan region is comparatively higher than the low-lying areas which is affecting Himalayan reserves and is evidenced by the fact that most of the glaciers are losing mass. The mapping of seasonal snow cover in terms of its spatial distribution at different river basins in Himachal Pradesh is done during the winter season from October to April. It is an important input for understanding the contribution of snow in different catchments to sustain the hydrology of the river basins, said DC Rana, director, Himachal Pradeshs environment department. A large shift has also been observed in the snowfall patterns during winters affecting the river discharge during the peak summer season. The rising temperature leads to, for instance, Shimla experiencing almost negligible snow spells. If this continues, we have to think of ways to find a solution to the shortage of water in the state capital in the coming years, said Saxena.

The New Indian Express 13 Jul 2024 8:42 am

No power subsidies to those who pay income tax in Himachal: Sukhu

CHANDIGARH: The Himachal Pradesh cabinet decided on Friday to withdraw the free electricity scheme for all income-tax payers due to the poor financial health of the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board. In a meeting, the state cabinet approved the rationalization of the Zero Electricity Bill provisions for domestic consumers by restricting the subsidy to One Family, One Meter and interlinking the electricity connections with Aadhar-seeded ration cards. The cabinet decided to abolish the entire subsidy for the Chief Minister, Ex-Chief Ministers, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Ministers, Ex-Ministers, MPs, Ex-MPs, MLAs, Ex-MLAs, Chairman of Boards/Advisors, OSDs, all Class-I and Class-II employees of the Government, Corporations, Boards, including IAS officers, IPS officers, HPS officers, HAS officers, Forest Officers, Judicial Officers, all government Class A and Class B contractors, and all income tax payers. The 125-unit free power subsidy to domestic consumers will continue for all other categories, including BPL and IRDP families. This decision comes in response to the dire financial state of the electricity board, which is burdened with about Rs 1000 crore and struggling to pay its employees. The free electricity scheme, introduced during 2021-22, provided relief to those consuming up to 125 units, but the losses incurred by the electricity board necessitated this rollback. Notably, the provision for free electricity will continue for BPL families. Additionally, affluent people had installed multiple meters at their residences to exploit the scheme. Henceforth, only one meter per household will be eligible for free electricity scheme. Despite the rollback, 80 per cent of the electricity consumers, out of the total 23 lakh, will continue benefiting from the scheme, affecting only about 20 per cent, sources said.

The New Indian Express 13 Jul 2024 8:41 am

Vote counting for 3 Assembly seats in Himachal

Vote counting for 3 Assembly seats in Himachal Shimla: Vote counting for Himachal Pradeshs bypoll for three Assembly constituencies began on Saturday, with 13 candidates in the fray for the contest mainly between the state-ruling Congress and the main Opposition BJP. As much as 70.7 per cent voting was recorded in Dehra, Hamirpur and Nalagarh [] The post Vote counting for 3 Assembly seats in Himachal appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 13 Jul 2024 8:17 am

SC Collegium Recommends New Chief Justices for 8 High Courts

CJI D Y Chandrachud-led collegium proposes appointments to ensure judicial continuity and representation across Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Madras, and Meghalaya High Courts

Deccan Chronicle 12 Jul 2024 6:50 pm

India's overall SDG score on national index up in 2023-24 at 71: NITI Aayog report

The SDG India Index 2023-24, released by NITI Aayog on Friday, shows Uttarakhand, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Himachal Pradesh emerged as the top performing states in the overall ranking. On the contrary, Bihar, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh were the laggard states, placed at the bottom of the index.

The Economic Times 12 Jul 2024 6:28 pm

Snow cover in Himachal river basins declined by 12.72% in 2023-24

The seasonal snow cover in Chenab, Beas, Ravi and Sutlej river basins in Himachal Pradesh decreased by 12.72 per cent in 2023-24 compared to 14.25 per cent in 2022-23, a statement issued here on Friday said. During the early winter months of 2023-24 (October to November), the Chenab, Beas and Sutlej basins showed negative trends in snow cover, whereas the Ravi basin showed a marginal increase, reflecting a positive trend, the statement quoting a study said. However, results for the peak winter months indicated significant declines in all the basins -- 67 per cent in Sutlej, 44 per cent in Ravi, 43 per cent in Beas and 42 per cent in Chenab in January 2024, according to the study conducted by the State Centre on Climate Change, under the aegis of the HP Council for Science, Technology, and Environment (HIMCOSTE). In February, a positive trend was observed in all basins, with an increase in snow cover, continuing into March 2024. Based on the analysis, it was observed that the declin

Business Standard 12 Jul 2024 5:09 pm

Himachal CM inaugurates solar plant and fisheries training projects in Una

Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu recently inaugurated two impactful projects aimed at empowering the youth and promoting green initiatives in Una district of Himachal Pradesh. He presided over the foundation stone laying ceremony for a 5 MW solar power plant and a state-of-the-art fisheries training centre. Both these projects are being established in Gagret at [] The post Himachal CM inaugurates solar plant and fisheries training projects in Una appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 12 Jul 2024 4:19 pm

Kangana Ranaut's Himachali avatar

Kangana Ranaut attended her cousin Varun Ranaut's wedding in Himachal Pradesh, wearing a green outfit and a pink lehenga with golden embroidery. Highlighting cultural heritage and family time at her childhood home, her posts added a sentimental aspect to the celebration. Kangana balances her entertainment career, political journey, and remains a proud ambassador of her cultural roots.

The Times of India 12 Jul 2024 4:05 pm

Supreme Court Collegium Recommends Appointment Of 7 High Court Chief Justices

The Supreme Court has recommended the appointment of chief justices for the high courts of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Madras and Meghalaya.

NDTV 12 Jul 2024 2:53 pm

Kangana's new pics from her brother's wedding go viral!

Kangana Ranaut is joyfully celebrating her brother Varun Ranaut's wedding, steeped in Himachali traditions that highlight the cultural richness of Himachal Pradesh. Known for cherishing traditional values and family bonds, Kangana is deeply immersed in the festivities. New pictures of Kangana from the wedding have gone viral, showing her posing with her brothers and dancing to her song 'London Thumakda' with the women. In one clip, she gracefully moves around the wedding mandap, resplendent in a vibrant multicolored lehenga adorned with exquisite jewelry and flawless makeup. Her sister Rangoli Chandel actively joined the celebrations, adding to the joyous atmosphere and capturing the essence of love and tradition in the images. Kangana enthusiastically participated in various pre-wedding rituals, sharing moments of happiness and nostalgia on social media. Her posts, filled with heartfelt captions and stunning visuals, resonated widely, showcasing the enduring allure of traditional Indian weddings.

The Times of India 12 Jul 2024 2:31 pm

SC collegium recommends appointment of chief justices in seven HCs

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has recommended the appointment of chief justices for the high courts of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Madras and Meghalaya. The collegium headed by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and also comprising justices Sanjiv Khanna and B R Gavai made the recommendations after considering the names of judges from different high courts by taking into account their seniority and performance, and the need to provide representation in the different high courts. Justice Manmohan, who is the acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, has been recommended as the chief justice of the court. He was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Delhi on March 13, 2008, and is due to retire on December 16, 2024. Justice Manmohan ranks at Sl No 3 in the All India Seniority list of High Court Judges. Bearing in mind the Memorandum of Procedure, Mr Justice Manmohan can be appointed as the Chief Justice of his parent High Court, at this stage. The Collegium, therefore, recommends that Mr Justice Manmohan be appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Delhi, a resolution passed by the collegium said. The collegium recommended the name of Justice Rajiv Shakdher for appointment as the chief justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. On the transfer of Mr Justice M S Ramachandra Rao, Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh as Chief Justice of the High Court of Jharkhand, consequent upon the retirement of Dr Justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi on July 19, 2024, there would be a vacancy in the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court, it said. Mr Justice Rajiv Shakdher was appointed as a Judge of the High Court on 11 April, 2008 and ranks at Sl No 4 in the All India Seniority list of High Court Judges. He is one of the senior-most Judges in the country, the resolution said. The Collegium, therefore, recommends that Mr Justice Rajiv Shakdher be appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh in the vacancy caused by the transfer of Mr Justice M S Ramachandra Rao to the High Court of Jharkhand, consequent upon the retirement of Dr Justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi, it said. SC Collegium recommends names of judges from Manipur, Tamil Nadu for elevation to apex court By a separate resolution, the collegium has recommended the appointment of Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh, chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court as a judge of the Supreme Court. On his appointment, there would be a vacancy in the office of Chief Justice of the High Court for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Mr Justice Suresh Kumar Kait is a senior Judge of the High Court of Delhi, who was appointed on 5 September 2008. He belongs to the Scheduled Caste category, the collegium said. Mr Justice Suresh Kumar Kait ranks at Sl No 5 in the All India Seniority list of High Court Judges, including Chief Justices. He is due to retire on May 23, 2025. The Judges of the High Court of Delhi who are senior to Mr Justice Suresh Kumar Kait are due to retire in the near future, it said. Bearing in mind the position of Mr Justice Kait in the All India Seniority list, the collegium is of the view that he should be recommended for appointment as the chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court, the collegium said. The collegium recommended the name of Justice G S Sandhawalia as the chief justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, noting that he is the senior-most puisne judge of the high court. The name of Justice Nitin Madhukar Jamdar has been recommended as the chief justice of the Kerala High Court and Justice Tashi Rabstan as the chief justice of the Meghalaya High Court. Justice Tashi Rabstan is the senior-most puisne Judge of the High Court for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. He was appointed as a Judge on 8 March 2013 and is due to retire on April 9, 2025. He hails from Ladakh. Mr Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur, who is presently serving as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, was appointed as a Judge of the High Court for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the collegium said. Bearing in mind that Mr Justice Tashi Rabstan would be the first Chief Justice from the region of Ladakh which has otherwise little or no representation among the Judges of the High Court and no representation at all so far in the office of Chief Justice, the collegium recommends his appointment as Chief Justice of the High Court of Meghalaya on the retirement of Mr Justice S Vaidyanathan, Chief Justice of that High Court, who is due to retire on August 16, 2024, it said. The collegium noted that there is a vacancy in the office of the chief justice of the Madras High Court after the retirement of Justice Sanjay V Gangapurwala on May 23, 2024, and recommended name of Justice K R Shriram as its chief justice. Justice K R Shriram is the second senior-most puisne Judge of the High Court of Bombay. He was appointed on June 21, 2013. Bearing in mind that Mr Justice K R Shriram is a senior Judge of the High Court of Bombay with experience on the judicial and administrative side, the Collegium recommends his appointment as Chief Justice of the High Court of Madras, it said. In a separate resolution, the collegium recommended the transfer of Justice M S Ramachandra Rao, the current chief justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. A vacancy in the office of Chief Justice in the High Court of Jharkhand would arise on the retirement of Dr Justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi on 19 July 2024. Considering the seniority of Mr Justice M S Ramachandra Rao and the exigencies of the administration of justice, the collegium considers it appropriate in the public interest to recommend his transfer as Chief Justice of the High Court of Jharkhand consequent upon the retirement of Dr Justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi. The Collegium recommends accordingly, the collegium said.

The New Indian Express 12 Jul 2024 1:51 pm

Supreme Court collegium recommends appointment of chief justices in 7 HCs

The Supreme Court has recommended the appointment of chief justices for the high courts of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Madras and Meghalaya. The collegium headed by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and also comprising justices Sanjiv Khanna and B R Gavai made the recommendations after considering the names of judges from different high courts by taking into account their seniority and performance, and the need to provide representation in the different high courts. Justice Manmohan, who is is the acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, has been recommended as the chief justice of the court. He was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Delhi on March 13, 2008, and is due to retire on December 16, 2024. Justice Manmohan ranks at Sl No 3 in the All India Seniority list of High Court Judges. Bearing in mind the Memorandum of Procedure, Mr Justice Manmohan can be appointed as the Chief Justice of his parent High Court,

Business Standard 12 Jul 2024 1:48 pm

Supreme Court collegium recommends appointment of chief justices in 7 High Courts

The Supreme Court recommended the appointment of chief justices for several high courts, including Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Madras, and Meghalaya, based on seniority and performance criteria, aiming to provide adequate representation. Justice Manmohan was recommended as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, Justice Rajiv Shakdher for Himachal Pradesh, and Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh as a Supreme Court judge.

The Economic Times 12 Jul 2024 1:16 pm

SC collegium recommends appointment of seven new HC Chief Justices

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended to the Centre the appointment of Chief Justices of the High Courts of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Madras and Meghalaya. The SC Collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud, in a statement, said that there are existing vacancies Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 12 Jul 2024 11:30 am

Kangana Ranaut's Bring Aadhaar To Meet Me Draws Congress Fire

Newly-elected BJP MP and Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has asked people in her constituency, Himachal Pradesh's Mandi, to bring their Aadhaar Cards with them if they want to meet her, drawing Congress' ire.

NDTV 12 Jul 2024 8:53 am

Justice Shriram to be new CJ of Madras HC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud on Thursday recommended the appointment of chief justices to eight high courts, including the Madras HC, and elevation of Acting Chief of Madras High Court R Mahadevan to the apex court. The collegium has recommended Bombay High Court judge Justice KR Shiram to be the next chief justice of the Madras HC. The collegium has also recommended the elevation of Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh to the SC. Mahadevan will bring diversity to bench If the recommendations are accepted by the union government, Justice Singh would be the first judge from Manipur to be elevated to the apex court. While Justice Manmohan has been recommended for being appointed as Delhi High Court Chief Justice, Justice Rajiv Shakdhers name has been proposed for Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh HC. The Collegium has also recommended the appointment of Justice Suresh Kait as Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir HC, Justice Nitin Jamdar for Chief Justice of Kerala HC, Justice GS Sandhawalia as CJ of Madhya Pradesh HC, and Justice Tashi Rabstan as Meghalaya HC Chief Justice. The Collegium has recommended the transfer of Chief Justice MS Ramachandra Rao from Himachal Pradesh to Jharkhand High Court. On the elevation of Justice R Mahadevan to the apex court, the resolution said, Being conversant with the work of Justice Mahadevan on the judicial side and as a senior judge of the high court, the collegium is of the view that he is eminently suitable for appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court. Justice Mahadevan belongs to a backward community from Tamil Nadu and his appointment will bring diversity to the bench. The collegium has taken due note of the fact that Justice R Mahadevan ranks third in the order of presently serving judges of the Madras HC including the judges who have been posted as chief justices outside the Madras HC. Regarding Kotiswar Singhs elevation, the Collegium resolution said, His (Justice Singh) appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court will provide representation to the northeast, and in particular he will be the first judge from the State of Manipur to be appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court. It further said, Justice Singh has an impeccable record, both in judicial capacity and in terms of the work which has been rendered by him on the administrative side, as the Chief Justice of the High Court for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Justice Mahadevan, who was born in 1963 in Chennai, graduated from the Madras Law College before being enrolled as an advocate in 1989. He mainly practised in civil, criminal and writ sides, but his area of specialisation was tax law. He was elevated as a judge of the HC in 2013. He is well-known for his erudition in Tamil literature. His late father Maa. Aranganathan was a Tamil writer of repute, who ran a literary magazine called Mundril. Justice Mahadevan runs the Mundril Literary Society and has instituted the Maa. Aranganathan Literary Awards that are awarded annually to Tamil writers. The awards carry a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh and a citation. The SC Collegium consists of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justices Sanjiv Khanna, BR Gavai, Surya Kant, and Hrishikesh Roy.

The New Indian Express 12 Jul 2024 8:04 am

Delhi HC to hear CMs plea against ED summons on September 9

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Thursday scheduled a hearing for September 9 on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals petition challenging the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summonses in the excise policy case. A bench led by Justice Prathiba M Singh has granted Kejriwal an additional four weeks to file a rejoinder to the EDs response. Senior counsel representing Kejriwal requested more time, citing changes in circumstances and the pending legal interview request in the high court. Let the rejoinder be filed in four weeks, stated the bench, which also included Justice Amit Sharma. In his petition, Kejriwal also questioned the constitutional validity of certain provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), specifically regarding arrest, questioning, and bail. He raised concerns about whether the anti-money laundering law applies to political parties, alleging that the PMLAs procedures were being used to unfairly influence general elections in favour of the ruling party. The petition described Kejriwal as a vocal critic of the ruling party and a member of the opposition INDIA bloc, claiming the ED was being weaponized by the Union government. Previously, ED counsel argued that the petition against the summonses became irrelevant after Kejriwals arrest on March 21 following the high courts refusal to grant interim protection from coercive action. On April 22, the court had allowed Kejriwal two weeks to file his rejoinder, and later in May, granted him an additional four weeks to submit his stance. Kejriwal had approached the high court following the ninth ED summons, issued for him to appear on March 21. On March 20, the high court had directed the ED to respond to the petitions maintainability and also address Kejriwals plea for protection from arrest, though it declined to grant interim relief. Kejriwal was arrested by the ED later that evening. On June 20, the trial court granted bail to Kejriwal in the money laundering case but on June 25, the high court stayed the bail order following a challenge mounted by the ED. On June 26, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested the Delhi chief minister in the excise policy related corruption case. The federal probe agency has alleged that other accused in the case were in touch with Chief Minister Kejriwal for formulating the now-scrapped excise policy that resulted in undue benefits to them and kickbacks to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Also in High Court HC upholds health warning on 50% area of pan masala packet The Delhi HC has endorsed the regulation requiring pan masala manufacturers to display substantial health warnings on 50 per cent of their product packaging. Dismissing the arguments of pan masala companies, which contended that the regulation was detrimental to their business interests, the court emphasized that FSSAI regulation serves a critical public health purpose by raising awareness about the dangers of pan masala. Judge recuses himself from hearing Yasin Malik case Justice Amit Sharma of the Delhi High Court recused himself on Thursday from hearing the National Investigation Agencys (NIA) appeal for a death penalty to separatist leader Yasin Malik, who faces charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The NIAs appeal is now listed before a different bench on August 9. He recently stepped down from hearing bail pleas related to the 2020 Delhi riots as well. HC judge applauds new criminal code The High Court has lauded the recently enacted Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita. Justice Amit Mahajan underscored mandating the use of videography and photography during search and seizure operations. The praise came during hearing of a bail plea filed by Bantu, on allegations of supplying charas from Himachal Pradesh to Delhi but there were no witnesses, nor any recorded evidence.

The New Indian Express 12 Jul 2024 7:38 am

Several roads closed in Himachal Pradesh after landslide on Manimahesh route

Light rain continue to take place across the Himachal Pradesh

The Hindu 11 Jul 2024 7:22 pm

Landslide on Manimahesh route; 11 roads closed in Himachal Pradesh

A 19-second video of the event that occurred between Goinallah and Donali, made by a traveller, turned up on social media

Mid Day 11 Jul 2024 7:20 pm

Manav Bharti University Shimla, Fake Degrees Scandal Case: Ram Kumar Rana v/s State of Himachal Pradesh

When education is reduced to a business, it becomes a mere transaction, stripping away its noble purpose and tarnishing the pursuit of genuine knowledge.... Vishal Banga and Parush ...

Legal Service India 11 Jul 2024 4:51 pm

Congress panel on assessing party's poor performance in Telangana in LS polls meets candidates

A three-member committee led by P J Kurien held meetings with candidates in Telangana who contested in the Lok Sabha polls, discussing strengths, weaknesses, and steps to strengthen the Congress party. Members like Kadiam Kavya and Danam Nagender shared insights on party shortcomings, expressing optimism for future success. The committee, constituted by the AICC, aims to address poor performance in states like Telangana, Karnataka, and Himachal Pradesh.

The Economic Times 11 Jul 2024 4:14 pm

Yellow alert issued for next 3 days : Himachal

The Himachal Pradesh Weather Department has warned of moderate to heavy rains across parts of the state over the coming days. In its latest forecast, the department has placed several districts under a thundershower alert from July 11-13. According to officials, intermittent showers along with thunderstorms and lightning are expected to occur at isolated places [] The post Yellow alert issued for next 3 days : Himachal appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 11 Jul 2024 3:02 pm

Himachal bypolls see varied voter turnout with Nalagarh logging highest 79%

The recent by-elections held across three constituencies in Himachal Pradesh saw an varied response from voters, with Nalagarh recording the highest polling percentage and Dehra witnessing relatively lower numbers. As per data released by the Election Commission, the picturesque hill town of Nalagarh in Solan district saw a robust voter turnout of 79.04%, indicating high [] The post Himachal bypolls see varied voter turnout with Nalagarh logging highest 79% appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 11 Jul 2024 2:58 pm

Bypolls: Vikravandi in TN records highest 82% turnout, violence in Uttarakhand & Bengal

NEW DELHI: Amid sporadic incidents of violence in Uttarakhand and West Bengal, the bypolls to 13 constituencies across seven states recorded moderate to brisk polling on Wednesday. The bypolls are said to be a litmus test for both the ruling NDA and the Opposition INDIA bloc coming close after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in which the BJP failed to secure a majority on its own. In West Bengal, violence was reported in Bagdah and Ranaghat Dakshin assembly segments as the BJP accused TMC activists of assaulting its booth agents and stopping its candidates from visiting some polling stations. BJP candidates Manoj Kumar Biswas and Binay Kumar Biswas claimed they were not allowed to visit some booths. Manoj Kumar Biswas alleged that BJP camp offices in some areas were ransacked by the TMC. Out of the four seats, election to three seats in West Bengal was necessitated after the BJP MLAs jumped ship to the Trinamool Congress (TMC). The BJP has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against alleged violent incidents, though the TMC dubbed them baseless. In Uttarakhands Manglaur constituency, four people were injured in a clash between rival parties at a polling booth. Though there were reports of firing at a booth, police denied the reports. Several Congress leaders, including former chief minister Harish Rawat, and Congress MP from Saharanpur Imran Masood condemned the violence. While Manglaur recorded 67.28% till 5 pm, Badrinath reported 47.68% polling. In the high stake contest in Himachal Pradesh, the Nalagarh assembly constituency recorded the highest polling percentage of 75.22 till 5 pm, followed by Hamirpur at 65.78 and Dehra at 63.89. In Dehra, Congress Kamlesh Thakur, wife of Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu is pitted against the BJPs Hoshiyar Singh. The three seats fell vacant after as many independent MLAs switched over to the BJP. The Vikravandi assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu recorded the highest voter turnout of 82.48%, according to the Election Commission. In the triangular contest in Vikravandi, the ruling DMK is pitted against PMK and NTK. In Punjab, the bypoll to the Jalandhar West assembly segment saw a voter turnout of 51.30%. In Bihar, a voter turnout of 51.14% was recorded till 5 pm in the bypoll to Rupauli Assembly seat.

The New Indian Express 11 Jul 2024 8:56 am

What's Kangana Up To?

Kangana Ranaut, who was elected to the Lok Sabha from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, inaugurated her office in her constituency on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

Rediff 11 Jul 2024 8:51 am

22 dead, Rs 172 cr loss incurred in Himachal Pradesh since monsoon onset

Twenty-two lives have been lost in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh and the state has suffered a loss of Rs 172 crore in the two weeks since the monsoon onset on June 27, officials said on Wednesday. They said eight of them drowned, six fell from height, four were electrocuted and three died of snakebite, while two people were still missing. According to the State Emergency Operation Centre, five roads were closed in Mandi, four in Shimla and three in Kangra. Residents of Lindoor village of the tribal Lahaul and Spiti district where cracks appeared during the last monsoon season said they were apprehensive as 14 houses and 200 bigha land could cave in during heavy downpours. A cow was killed as a wall of a cowshed collapsed following a landslip in the Gheva panchayat of Chail, in Solan district. According to the weather office, Baijnath received 32 mm of rainfall in 24 hours, followed by Poanta Sahib with 18.4 mm, Dhaulakuan with 17.5 mm, Dharamshala with 11 mm, Dalhousi

Business Standard 10 Jul 2024 11:49 pm

22 Dead, Rs 172 Crore Loss In 2 Weeks Since Monsoon Onset In Himachal Pradesh

Twenty-two lives have been lost in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh and the state has suffered a loss of Rs 172 crore in the two weeks since the monsoon onset on June 27, officials said on Wednesday.

NDTV 10 Jul 2024 9:10 pm

ED, IT recover incriminating documents against Himachal CM's confidants in raids: BJP

Shimla: The BJP alleged on Wednesday that the ED and IT department have recovered incriminating documents in the raids conducted recently and two close confidants of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu are involved in scams worth crores.The Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax (IT) department sleuths had conducted raids on the establishments and houses of some businessmen and contractors on June 29 and July 4 in Himachal's Hamirpur and Kangra districts. The investigation agencies collected documents after conducting raids at jewellery shops, petrol pumps and crushers. In a statement issued here, the BJP leaders alleged that the ED has drawn certain inferences regarding large scale illegal mining and found that Himachal chief minister's close confidants Gian Chand and Pratap Chand are involved in multi-crore scams. The ED has found evidence of Rs 8 crore being deposited in cash in a single account and it appears that the government openly favoured them, causing huge loss to state exchequer according to news reports, it said. In a video statement, BJP MLA from Dharamshala, Sudhir Sharma, alleged that documents regarding land deals, cash transactions and tenders being managed by tweaking rules have been found during the recent raids conducted by the ED and the IT in the premises of some stone crushers and owners of hotels close to Sukhu. In another video statement, BJP candidate for Dehra assembly seat bypoll, Hoshiyar Singh, took a jibe at Sukhu and said his government is a government of friends as the chief minister is giving benefits to his friends. Of all the crushers in the area, the crusher where raids were conducted was the only one which was operational during the monsoon calamity last year, Singh added.

Deccan Chronicle 10 Jul 2024 4:22 pm

Jai Ram Thakur : Govt intimidating voters to win Assembly byelections in Himachal

The Leader of Opposition in Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur has leveled serious allegations against the ruling Congress party, claiming it is using intimidatory tactics to win the three upcoming Assembly bypolls in the state. Addressing a press conference in Shimla, Thakur said various reports have emerged over the past few days of the state [] The post Jai Ram Thakur : Govt intimidating voters to win Assembly byelections in Himachal appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 10 Jul 2024 3:53 pm

Voting underway in key by-elections across Hamirpur, Nalagarh and Dehra constituencies of Himachal Pradesh

The residents of Hamirpur, Nalagarh and Dehra assembly constituencies in Himachal Pradesh are witnessing brisk polling today as voting got underway in the crucial by-elections across the three seats. Over 5.5 lakh eligible voters will decide the fate of 15 candidates in these constituencies where voting is taking place from 8 am to 5 pm [] The post Voting underway in key by-elections across Hamirpur, Nalagarh and Dehra constituencies of Himachal Pradesh appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 10 Jul 2024 3:50 pm

Voting Begins For Bypolls In 13 Assembly Seats

13 assembly constituencies across Bihar, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh are seeing bypolls today. Polling is held under tight security. Commencing at 7 a.m. today and ending at 6 p.m., these mark the first bypolls held after the Lok Sabha elections. They are brought... The post Voting Begins For Bypolls In 13 Assembly Seats appeared first on HW News English .

News View 10 Jul 2024 11:23 am

Polling begins for 3 Assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh; CM Sukhus wife in fray from Kangras Dehra

Shimla, Jul 10: Polling for three Assembly constituenciesDehra, Nalagarh and Hamirpurbegan on Wednesday across 315 polling stations, with 13 candidates in the fray for the bypoll. A total of 2.59 lakh electorates will cast votes till 6 p.m. The polling is being conducted to fill vacancies created by the resignation of incumbent members. The ballots [] The post Polling begins for 3 Assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh; CM Sukhus wife in fray from Kangras Dehra appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 10 Jul 2024 9:54 am

Assembly by-polls begin for 13 constituencies across seven states

Assembly by-polls are being held in West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh

Business Standard 10 Jul 2024 9:16 am

Assembly by-polls: Voting begins for 13 seats across seven states

NEW DELHI: Polling began for the assembly by-polls to 13 constituencies across seven states- Bihar, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. Polling, which commenced at 7 am, will continue until 6 pm. The assembly constituencies participating in the bypolls are Raiganj, Ranaghat Dakshin, Bagda, and Maniktala (West Bengal); Dehra, Hamirpur, and Nalagarh (Himachal Pradesh); Badrinath and Manglaur (Uttarakhand); Jalandhar West (Punjab); Rupauli (Bihar); Vikravandi (Tamil Nadu); and Amarwara (Madhya Pradesh). In Himachal Pradesh, bypolls are being held for three assembly constituenciesDehra, Hamirpur, and Nalagarh. The vacancies in Hamirpur, Nalagarh, and Dehra arose after three independent MLAs resigned from the House to join the BJP, which were accepted by the Speaker. In West Bengal, BJP's Kalyan Chaubey is contesting against TMC's Supti Pande in Maniktala. In Ranaghat Dakshin, TMC's Mukut Mani Adhikari is pitted against a BJP candidate. TMC's Madhuparna Thakur faces off against a BJP candidate in Bagda, while in Raiganj, BJP's Krishna Kalyani is up against a TMC candidate. #WATCH | West Bengal: People cast their votes at a polling booth in Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur as polling begins for the Raiganj assembly bypoll. pic.twitter.com/eNlQoMKfgi ANI (@ANI) July 10, 2024 In Punjab's Jalandhar West constituency, the Aam Aadmi Party has nominated Mohinder Bhagat, while Congress has put forward Surinder Kaur. The seat became vacant following the resignation of AAP MLA Sheetal Angural, who subsequently joined the BJP and is now contesting from the same seat. #WATCH | Jalandhar, Punjab: People cast their votes at a polling booth, for the Jalandhar West Assembly bypoll. pic.twitter.com/ZjtntyyHeH ANI (@ANI) July 10, 2024 In Uttarakhand, the Manglaur constituency will witness a three-cornered contest. The bypoll was necessitated by the demise of sitting BSP MLA Sarwat Karim Ansari in October last year. Additionally, polling will be conducted for the Badrinath assembly bypoll. The seat became vacant after sitting Congress MLA Rajendra Bhandari resigned and joined the BJP in March this year. The by-polls also include contests in Tamil Nadu's Vikravandi, and Madhya Pradesh's Amarwara, as well as Bihar's Rupauli. The outcomes of these by-polls are crucial as they could impact the political landscape in these states ahead of upcoming state elections.

The New Indian Express 10 Jul 2024 8:36 am

Polling begins for 3 Assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: Polling for three Assembly constituenciesDehra, Nalagarh and Hamirpurbegan on Wednesday across 315 polling stations, with 13 candidates in the fray for the bypoll. A total of 2.59 lakh electorates will cast votes till 6 p.m. The polling is being conducted to fill vacancies created by the resignation of incumbent members. The ballots will be Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 10 Jul 2024 7:46 am

Assembly by-polls begin across 13 Assembly seats in 7 states

New Delhi: Polling for the Assembly by-polls has started for 13 Assembly constituencies across seven states: Bihar, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. The polling process that started at 7 am will conclude at 6 pm. Assembly by-polls are being held in West Bengal's Raiganj, Ranaghat Dakshin, Bagda, and Maniktala; Badrinath and Manglaur in Uttarakhand; Jalandhar West in Punjab; Dehra, Hamirpur, and Nalagarh in Himachal Pradesh; Rupauli in Bihar; Vikravandi in Tamil Nadu; and Amarwara in Madhya Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh In the Dehra segment of Kangra district, Kamlesh (53) of the Indian National Congress (INC), Hoshyar Singh (57) of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Independent candidates Sulekha Devi (59), Arun Ankesh Syal (34) and Advocate Sanjay Sharma (56) are in the fray. According to the official, Ashish Sharma (37) of BJP, Dr Pushpinder Verma (48) of INC and Independent candidates Pradeep Kumar (58) and Nand Lal Sharma (64) are in the fray from Hamirpur Assembly Constituency. For the Nalagarh segment, Hardeep Singh Bawa (44) of INC, KL Thakur (64) of BJP, Kishori Lal Sharma (46) of Swabhiman Party and Independent candidates Gurnam Singh (48), Harpreet Singh (36) and Vijay Singh (36) are in the fray. The Hamirpur, Nalagarh, and Dehra assembly segments fell vacant after the Speaker accepted the resignation of three independent MLAs who resigned from the House and joined the BJP. West Bengal In Maniktala, BJP has fielded Kalyan Chaubey, who will be contesting against TMC's Supti Pande.In Ranaghat Dakshin, TMC has fielded Mukut Mani Adhikari against the BJP candidate.In Bagdah, TMC has pitted Madhuparna Thakur against the BJP's candidate.In Raiganj, the BJP has fielded Krishna Kalyani as its candidate against TMC candidate. Punjab The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has announced Mohinder Bhagat as the party's candidate for the by-polls on the Jalandhar West assembly seat while the Congress has announced Surinder Kaur as their party's candidate from the constituency. The seat fell vacant after Aam Aadmi Party MLA Sheetal Angural's resignation. Angural resigned on March 28. He has been announced as the BJP's candidate from the same seat. Angural had stepped down as AAP MLA after joining BJP along with former AAP MP Sushil Kumar Rinku in March.

Deccan Chronicle 10 Jul 2024 7:45 am

Assembly bypolls LIVE updates: Voting begins in 13 Assembly seats across 7 States

The electoral exercise, the first since theLok Sabha elections, will decide the fate of many veterans and some debutantes includingHimachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhus wife Kamlesh Thakur

The Hindu 10 Jul 2024 7:36 am

Ranchi Diary | Row over minister Hafizul Hasans oath

Minister Hafizul Hasan saying Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim before and in between taking oath of office and secrecy on Monday has sparked controversy. BJP has termed it unconstitutional and demanded that he should be considered free from the post. Leader of Opposition Amar Kumar Bauri and Chief Whip Biranchi Narayan also met Governor CP Radhakrishnan on the issue and submitted a memorandum requesting not to allow Hafizul Hasan to take charge, because this oath is invalid and against the constitution. State BJP co-election in-charge Himanta Biswa Sarma condemned the act on Twitter. IIM Ranchi honours tribal freedom fighters IIM Ranchi has dedicated its administrative, academic and library blocks to tribal freedom fighters, in a nod to Indias past and relentless struggle for independence. Through this initiative, the institute aims to cultivate a profound sense of patriotism and respect for the nations heritage among its students and faculty. This, the institute said, was commemorate Indias storied past and a tribute to its relentless struggle for independence. These dedicated blocks serve as perpetual reminders of Indias tribal freedom fighters and the rich cultural tapestry of the independence movement. Ranchi suitable for apple cultivation Temperate fruit apple is primarily cultivated in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, the hills of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and to some extent in north eastern states and Punjab also. However, initial experiments at Birsa Agricultural University (BAU) have indicated that it can be grown in Ranchi also. At Horticultural Biodiversity Park of BAU, three apple varieties viz., Scarlet spur, Jeromin and Anna were planted during February 2022. The variety Anna has started given fruits this year. Last year too, this variety had given some fruits while others are yet to bear fruits. Anna variety experienced good growth and development during this period. Mukesh Ranjan Our correspondent in Jharkhand mukesh.r@newindianexpress.com

The New Indian Express 10 Jul 2024 7:33 am

Rain in Delhi, waterlogging in some areas

NEW DELHI: Heavy rain lashed several parts of the national capital on Tuesday as Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 27.2 degrees Celsius. Noida and Ghaziabad that fall in the National Capital Region (NCR) received heavy showers, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting more downpours over next five days. The IMD forecast said thunder and lightning can be expected along with the light rains. Also, as per the Central Pollution Control Board data, the Air Quality Index of Delhi on Tuesday was 76, which is better than satisfactory. As per latest IMD bulletin, Delhi and its adjoining regions such as Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir will see moderate to heavy rainfall over the next five days. On Tuesday, Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 27.2 degrees Celsius. Several areas in Delhi were once again waterlogged after heavy rains lashed parts of the city on Tuesday. As a result, traffic was disrupted with commuters finding it difficult to reach their destinations. The Public Works Department (PWD) reported receiving 22 calls about waterlogging and three to four complaints of uprooted trees by the afternoon.

The New Indian Express 10 Jul 2024 7:30 am

Assembly by-polls begin on 13 Assembly seats across 7 states

Assembly by-polls have commenced in 13 constituencies across 7 states, including West Bengal, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. Various parties have fielded candidates in the election process. Stay informed for the outcome of the by-polls.

The Economic Times 10 Jul 2024 7:23 am

Assembly by-polls begin on 13 Assembly seats across 7 states

Assembly by-polls have commenced in 13 constituencies across 7 states, including West Bengal, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. Various parties have fielded candidates in the election process. Stay informed for the outcome of the by-polls.

The Economic Times 10 Jul 2024 7:23 am

NDA vs INDIA in first bypolls to 13 seats after general elections

NEW DELHI: With the bypolls for 13 assembly constituencies to be held on Wednesday, the stage is set for another face-off between the NDA and the Opposition INDIA bloc in seven states. The states that go to the polls are Bihar, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. Coming on the heels of the 2024 Lok Sabha results, the contest is significant for both sides. The results, which will be declared on July 13, will also be a curtain raiser for important state elections later this year. The election to the four seats in West Bengal will be keenly watched as three seats fell vacant after BJP MLAs jumped ship to the Trinamool Congress (TMC). While the BJP is trying to leverage its Lok Sabha election leads in three of these segments, the TMC is harping on its recent electoral success. The fourth seat became vacant after the death of the sitting TMC MLA. Stakes are high in Himachal Pradesh as election will be held in three seats Dehra, Hamirpur and Nalagarh. It was necessitated after three independent MLAs joined the BJP. The BJP is going all out to win them though the Congress is in the majority with 38 MLAs while the BJP has 27. In Dehra, the Congress has fielded Kamlesh Thakur, wife of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, against BJPs Hoshiyar Singh, who switched sides. The Vikravandi Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu is also witnessing a fierce contest between the ruling DMK, NDA ally PMK, and NTK. The two seats in Uttarakhand Manglaur and Badrinath hold significance to both the Congress and the BJP. The Badrinath seat fell vacant after the Congress MLA joined the BJP. The Congress has fielded Qazi Nizamuddin from Manglaur, a traditional Congress seat. While Bihars Rupauli is witnessing a contest between the RJD and the JD(U), in Madhya Pradesh, the BJP is taking on the Congress in the tribal-dominated constituency of Amarwara.

The New Indian Express 10 Jul 2024 7:09 am

Assembly bypolls 2024: Voting for 13 seats in seven states today, check key candidates

Bypolls to 13 assembly constituencies in seven states will be held on Wednesday. The electoral exercise, the first since the Lok Sabha elections, will decide the fate of many veterans and some debutantes including Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu's wife Kamlesh Thakur.

DNA India 10 Jul 2024 6:19 am

13 assembly seats in 7 states go to bypolls today

The electoral exercise, the first since the Lok Sabha elections, will decide the fate of many veterans and some debutantes including Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu's wife Kamlesh Thakur.

Rediff 10 Jul 2024 2:05 am

Assembly bypolls: Polling in 13 seats on Wednesday

NEW DELHI, July 9: Bypolls to 13 assembly constituencies in seven states will be held on Wednesday. The electoral exercise, the first since the Lok Sabha elections, will decide the fate of many veterans and some debutantes including Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhus wife Kamlesh Thakur. The assembly seats going to polls are []

thehillstimes 10 Jul 2024 1:10 am

Amid rains, water level in India's main reservoirs rise for first time since Sep 2023

New Delhi: Amid heavy rains across India, the water level of the country's main reservoirs has risen for the first time since September last year, the Central Water Commission (CWC) said.Despite the marginal rise of 2 per cent from the previous week, this marks a departure from the consistent week-on-week decline reported since the bulletin issued on September 29, 2023, when the storage capacity stood at 73 per cent, according to the analysis of the data. This improvement comes amid widespread rainfall across the country. The CWC, which monitors the live storage status of 150 reservoirs across India, released its latest bulletin detailing these developments on July 4. The CWC issues a weekly bulletin every Thursday, providing updates on the status of these reservoirs. According to the bulletin, out of the 150 reservoirs, 20 are dedicated to hydroelectric projects, with a total live storage capacity of 35.30 billion cubic meters (BCM). The CWC bulletin on July 4 said the live storage available in these reservoirs was 39.729 BCM, which is 22 per cent of their total live storage capacity. In comparison, the live storage available during the corresponding period last year was 50.422 BCM, with a normal storage level of 44.06 BCM. This indicates that the current live storage is 79 per cent of last year's corresponding period and 90 per cent of the normal storage level, the CWC said. The northern region, comprising Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Rajasthan, has 10 reservoirs with a total live storage capacity of 19.663 BCM. The current storage is 5.39 BCM (27 per cent), compared to 45 per cent during the same period last year and a normal storage level of 31 per cent. The eastern region, including Assam, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Tripura, Nagaland, and Bihar, has 23 reservoirs with a total live storage capacity of 20.430 BCM. The current storage stands at 3.979 BCM (19 per cent), down from 20 per cent last year and a normal level of 23 per cent. The western region, which includes Gujarat and Maharashtra, has 49 reservoirs with a total live storage capacity of 37.130 BCM. The storage is now at 7.949 BCM (21 per cent), compared to 27 per cent last year and a normal storage level of 22 per cent. The central region, comprising Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, has 26 reservoirs with a total live storage capacity of 48.227 BCM. The current storage is 12.26 BCM (25 per cent), compared to 35 per cent last year and a normal storage level of 26 per cent. The southern region, including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, has 42 reservoirs with a total live storage capacity of 53.334 BCM. The storage is now at 10.152 BCM (19.03 per cent), down from 19.43 per cent last year and a normal level of 24 per cent. The bulletin highlighted several key points -- Normal storage is defined as the average storage of the last 10 years. The overall storage position is less than both the corresponding period last year and the normal storage during the same period. Better-than-normal storage is observed in regions such as Brahmaputra, Sabarmati, and the West Flowing Rivers from Tadri to Kanyakumari. Close to normal storage is found in the Indus, Subarnarekha, Mahi, and other rivers. Deficient storage is reported in the Mahanadi, Cauvery, Brahmani and Baitarni rivers. Highly deficient storage is seen in the East Flowing rivers between Pennar and Kanyakumari and other similar regions. In terms of specific reservoir data, 56 reservoirs have storage levels higher than last year, and 61 have more than the normal storage level. Conversely, 14 reservoirs have storage levels less than or equal to 20 per cent compared to last year, and eight reservoirs are similarly low compared to the normal storage. Furthermore, 40 reservoirs have storage levels less than or equal to 50 per cent of last year, with 29 reservoirs similarly low compared to the normal storage level. States with better storage than last year include Assam, Jharkhand, Tripura, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, and Kerala. There are no states with equal storage to last year. States with lesser storage than last year include Rajasthan, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. According to the CWC's analysis, the total live storage available in the country is estimated to be 57.290 BCM against the total capacity of 257.812 BCM.

Deccan Chronicle 9 Jul 2024 9:47 pm

Adoption: SC Warns 29 Chief Secretaries Over Non-functional of SAAs in 370 Districts

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday took strong note of the failure to set up a Specialised Adoption Agency (SAA), meant to streamline the adoption process of abandoned and surrendered children, in 370 out of 760 districts in the country, and ordered the chief secretaries of 29 states and UTs to either comply with the order or face contempt proceedings. According to the top court's orders, all 34 states and Union territories had to mandatorily set up SAAs in every district by January 31, 2024, but only five have complied. It has now directed the chief secretaries of the rest of the states and UTs to file a compliance report on or before 30 August, failing which they will have to appear before this court on September 2 to explain why contempt proceedings should not be started against them. The SAAs prepare the home study report of the prospective adoptive parents, and after finding them eligible, refer a child declared legally free for adoption to them along with the child study report and the medical report. To have functional SAAs is a necessary legal requirement under the Juvenile Justice Act. A bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra lamented the non-setting up of SAAs in 370 districts by states and UTs after it was flagged by Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, appearing for the Centre, and decided to take coercive measures. Out of 34 states and Union territories, Chandigarh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Rajasthan have fully complied with the direction, the law officer said. Twenty-nine states and UTs have not complied with the direction of the court, with Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Punjab, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand being the major defaulters. The law officers said in UP, 61 out of 75 districts, and in Uttarakhand, 10 out of 13 districts lacked functional SAAs. We are compelled to take coercive proceedings against the state governments and the Union territories (UTs) since despite repeated efforts and repeated opportunities, the SAAs have not been set up in all districts. We accordingly direct the chief secretaries of all the states and UTs as mentioned in Annexure .... to file a compliance report on or before 30 August, failing which they shall remain personally present before this court on September 2 to explain why they should not be proceeded against the exercise of contempt jurisdiction, the bench ordered. It also asked the states and the UTs to file affidavits explaining whether the timelines stipulated under the adoption regulations of 2022 for facilitating the process of adoption are being duly complied with. The bench asked them to also disclose the data on the actual time taken to complete the adoption process. They (affidavits) shall also indicate the reasons why the timelines as stipulated in the regulations are not being complied with, it said. At the outset, the bench was apprised by the law officer that in 2023-24, over 4,000 children have been adopted and 13,000 registrations have been made by prospective persons seeking to adopt children. The law officer, however, raised the issue of non-functional SAAs in districts as a detriment in the successful completion of the adoption process. The bench, during the hearing, said that there were difficulties for the court to lay down guidelines for adoptions and their registrations under the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act (HAMA). Once the statute is very clear about the conditions, it may not be appropriate for the court to prescribe guidelines now..., the bench said. The matter will now be taken up on September 2. Earlier also, the bench had voiced displeasure over the failure to set up SAAs in 370 districts across the country and warned states and union territories of coercive steps for non-compliance with its directions. The court had also expressed displeasure over the stark tale told by the annual adoption figures in the country. Between 2013 and 2023, the annual figure of total adoptions, both in-country and inter-country, ranges between 3,158 on the lower end of the spectrum (2022-2023) to 4,362 (2014-2015)..., it said. Earlier, the bench had noted the mismatch between the number of children legally available for adoption and registered prospective adoptive parents. It had directed all states and UTs to carry out a drive every two months to identify the children in the abandoned and surrendered (OAS) category in childcare institutions. It had said the first of such an exercise should be carried out by December 7. The bench had also directed all states and UTs to compile and submit to the Director, CARA (Central Adoption Resource Authority) data on adoptions under the HAMA by January 31, 2024. The apex court was hearing a PIL by The Temple of Healing which sought simplification of the legal process for child adoption in India, saying only 4,000 adoptions take place annuallyinthecountry.

Deccan Chronicle 9 Jul 2024 7:58 pm

Govt to launch survey to assess vulnerability of glacial lakes after monsoon

Officials announced that after the monsoon season, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will launch ground surveys to assess the vulnerability of glacial lakes, prompted by a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) in Sikkim in October 2023. The surveys, targeting select lakes at high altitudes, aim to understand and mitigate risks associated with GLOFs, which can cause significant damage downstream. Remote sensing data indicates notable expansion of many Himalayan glacial lakes, highlighting the region's vulnerability to climate change impacts.

The Economic Times 9 Jul 2024 6:00 pm

Breathtaking hill stations of Himachal Pradesh to visit for a weekend

Dharamsala, perched amidst the Dhauladhar ranges, is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile.

The Economic Times 9 Jul 2024 5:29 pm

Assembly Bypolls Set for July 10 Across These Seven States

NEW DELHI: Campaigning has concluded for the upcoming Assembly byelections scheduled for July 10 in 13 constituencies spread across Bihar, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. These bypolls are particularly significant in Himachal Pradesh, where voting will occur in the Dehra, Hamirpur, and Nalagarh constituencies, previously held by Independent MLAs who have since joined the BJP. While the Congress has secured a majority with 35 seats by winning four of the six recent bypolls conducted alongside the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is optimistic about potential gains in these three constituencies. In Dehra, Kamlesh Thakur, Congress candidate and wife of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, is contesting against BJP's Hoshiyar Singh, formerly an Independent aligned with the Congress. Former Union Minister and BJP MP from Hamirpur, Anurag Thakur, spearheaded the campaigning efforts for the bypolls. The Vikravandi constituency in Tamil Nadu witnessed active campaigning by key leaders from DMK, PMK, and Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK). The DMK deployed a cadre of Ministers, MLAs, and MPs, dividing responsibilities since the election notification. In response, the PMK endeavored to engage leaders from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in their campaign efforts. In West Bengal, bypolls are slated for four Assembly seats, with the Trinamool Congress and BJP locking horns. The DMK focused its campaign on the implementation of welfare schemes over the last three years, while the PMK highlighted failures in law and order, particularly the recent hooch tragedy, and delayed provisions for Vanniyars' internal reservations and caste-wise census. The situation in West Bengal intensified after BJP MLAs switched allegiance to the Trinamool Congress, leaving three seats vacant Raiganj, Ranaghat Dakshin, and Bagda. The fourth seat, Maniktala, became available following the demise of Trinamool MLA Sadhan Pande, with his wife Supti Pande contesting to uphold her late husband's legacy. In Punjab, the Jalandhar West Assembly seat opened up after AAP's Sheetal Angural resigned and joined the BJP. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and senior leaders led the AAP's campaign to bolster support, especially following a lackluster performance in the Lok Sabha elections. In Bihar's Rupauli seat, Independent MP Rajesh Ranjan, also known as Pappu Yadav, pledged his full support to RJD candidate Bima Bharti, whom he had previously defeated in the Lok Sabha elections. Rupauli falls under his Purnea Lok Sabha constituency. Counting for these bypolls is scheduled for July 13, with expectations running high across the political spectrum for significant outcomes in these closely contested constituencies. Gyanvapi Mosque Case: Allahabad High Court to Hear Plea on August 20 India to Open Two New Consulates in Russia, Announces PM Modi PM Modi Receives Russia's Top Civilian Honor

News Track 9 Jul 2024 5:05 pm

High stakes as bypoll campaign concludes in Himachal, CMs wife contesting

The campaigning for the three Assembly bypolls in Himachal Pradesh constituencies of Dehra, Nalagarh and Hamirpur concluded yesterday. Voters in the three seats will cast their ballots today to elect new representatives. The bypolls were necessitated after three Independent MLAs from the constituencies Hoshyar Singh from Dehra, KL Thakur from Nalagarh and Ashish Sharma [] The post High stakes as bypoll campaign concludes in Himachal, CMs wife contesting appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 9 Jul 2024 3:56 pm

Stakes High For Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhu as Wife Kamlesh Debuts With Dehra Bypoll

For about 25 years, Kamlesh Thakur has managed her husbands constituency and knows every nook and corner.

News18 9 Jul 2024 11:52 am

Amid rains, water level in India's main reservoirs rise for first time since Sep 202

Water levels on the Godavari river have been reducing at the Sir Arthur Cotton barrage at Dowleswaram. At 10.00 pm on Thursday, levels were recorded at 11.80 ft with a discharge of 10.45 lakh cusecs of water into the sea and the first flood warning level may be withdrawn soon. (Photo: DECCAN CHRONICLE) Water levels on the Godavari river have been reducing at the Sir Arthur Cotton barrage at Dowleswaram. At 10.00 pm on Thursday, levels were recorded at 11.80 ft with a discharge of 10.45 lakh cusecs of water into the sea and the first flood warning level may be withdrawn soon. (Photo: DECCAN CHRONICLE) New Delhi: Amid heavy rains across India, the water level of the country's main reservoirs has risen for the first time since September last year, the Central Water Commission (CWC) said.Despite the marginal rise of 2 per cent from the previous week, this marks a departure from the consistent week-on-week decline reported since the bulletin issued on September 29, 2023, when the storage capacity stood at 73 per cent, according to the analysis of the data. This improvement comes amid widespread rainfall across the country. The CWC, which monitors the live storage status of 150 reservoirs across India, released its latest bulletin detailing these developments on July 4. The CWC issues a weekly bulletin every Thursday, providing updates on the status of these reservoirs. According to the bulletin, out of the 150 reservoirs, 20 are dedicated to hydroelectric projects, with a total live storage capacity of 35.30 billion cubic meters (BCM). The CWC bulletin on July 4 said the live storage available in these reservoirs was 39.729 BCM, which is 22 per cent of their total live storage capacity. In comparison, the live storage available during the corresponding period last year was 50.422 BCM, with a normal storage level of 44.06 BCM. This indicates that the current live storage is 79 per cent of last year's corresponding period and 90 per cent of the normal storage level, the CWC said. The northern region, comprising Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Rajasthan, has 10 reservoirs with a total live storage capacity of 19.663 BCM. The current storage is 5.39 BCM (27 per cent), compared to 45 per cent during the same period last year and a normal storage level of 31 per cent. The eastern region, including Assam, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Tripura, Nagaland, and Bihar, has 23 reservoirs with a total live storage capacity of 20.430 BCM. The current storage stands at 3.979 BCM (19 per cent), down from 20 per cent last year and a normal level of 23 per cent. The western region, which includes Gujarat and Maharashtra, has 49 reservoirs with a total live storage capacity of 37.130 BCM. The storage is now at 7.949 BCM (21 per cent), compared to 27 per cent last year and a normal storage level of 22 per cent. The central region, comprising Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, has 26 reservoirs with a total live storage capacity of 48.227 BCM. The current storage is 12.26 BCM (25 per cent), compared to 35 per cent last year and a normal storage level of 26 per cent. The southern region, including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, has 42 reservoirs with a total live storage capacity of 53.334 BCM. The storage is now at 10.152 BCM (19.03 per cent), down from 19.43 per cent last year and a normal level of 24 per cent. The bulletin highlighted several key points -- Normal storage is defined as the average storage of the last 10 years. The overall storage position is less than both the corresponding period last year and the normal storage during the same period. Better-than-normal storage is observed in regions such as Brahmaputra, Sabarmati, and the West Flowing Rivers from Tadri to Kanyakumari. Close to normal storage is found in the Indus, Subarnarekha, Mahi, and other rivers. Deficient storage is reported in the Mahanadi, Cauvery, Brahmani and Baitarni rivers. Highly deficient storage is seen in the East Flowing rivers between Pennar and Kanyakumari and other similar regions. In terms of specific reservoir data, 56 reservoirs have storage levels higher than last year, and 61 have more than the normal storage level. Conversely, 14 reservoirs have storage levels less than or equal to 20 per cent compared to last year, and eight reservoirs are similarly low compared to the normal storage. Furthermore, 40 reservoirs have storage levels less than or equal to 50 per cent of last year, with 29 reservoirs similarly low compared to the normal storage level. States with better storage than last year include Assam, Jharkhand, Tripura, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, and Kerala. There are no states with equal storage to last year. States with lesser storage than last year include Rajasthan, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. According to the CWC's analysis, the total live storage available in the country is estimated to be 57.290 BCM against the total capacity of 257.812 BCM.

Deccan Chronicle 9 Jul 2024 11:19 am

Consumers suffer as retail prices of vegetables remain steadily high

Retail prices for vegetables, eggs, and poultry meat remain high in Kolkata markets, causing suffering for the common man. Tomato prices have soared to Rs 80-100 per kg from Rs 45-50 a month ago, while Brinjal is selling for Rs 110-140 per kg, a jump of nearly 150 per cent from early June, greengrocers in several markets in the city said. Prices of several other vegetables such as bitter gourd, green chilli and bottle gourd have also increased by an average of 50 per cent. Egg and poultry meat prices have risen by 20-30 per cent in local markets. Now tomatoes in Bengal are coming from other states. There is a short supply of tomatoes from Bangalore and Himachal Pradesh due to heat waves and heavy rain. The production was hit due to heat waves and disruptions in logistics due to heavy rain, a source in West Bengal Vendors Association told PTI. Agriculture Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said that people are facing price pain since the Centre reduced support for farmers in ...

Business Standard 8 Jul 2024 4:21 pm

CM Sukhu accuses BJP of conspiring to bring down Himachal government

In a strongly-worded campaign speech in Dehra, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu accused the opposition BJP of hatching a conspiracy to topple the ruling Congress government in the state. Addressing a public gathering, CM Sukhu said that former CM Jai Ram Thakur and the BJP did not understand the will of the people [] The post CM Sukhu accuses BJP of conspiring to bring down Himachal government appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 8 Jul 2024 4:04 pm

Highway Among 70 Roads Shut In Himachal As Heavy Rain Triggers Landslides

Rain in parts of Himachal Pradesh triggered landslides on Monday, prompting the authorities to close more than 70 roads, including a national highway.

NDTV 8 Jul 2024 3:33 pm

Khelo India Womens Wushu League Gears Up for Northern Zonal Showdown in Patiala

New Dlehi: The upcoming northern zonal round of the Khelo India womens wushu league is set to draw significant attention, featuring prominent international athletes Ayeera Chisti and Komal Nagar. This competition will take place at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports in Patiala from July 9 to 13, showcasing the talents of 350 athletes across sub-junior, junior, and senior categories. Organized by SAI Patiala, the event will encompass both Sanda (fighting) and Taolu (forms), welcoming participants from Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh. Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports funds the Rs 7.2 lakh prize money competition conducted by the Wushu Federation of India. The top eight wushu athletes from the sub-junior, junior and senior events will get cash incentives. Following last month's successful South Zonal event in Karnataka, the North Zonal meet marks the next phase in the league's calendar. After the four zonal meets, the national ranking championship will be held. The womens wushu league will provide an opportunity to several players wanting to make it big like international medallists Ayeera (18 years) and Komal (19 years), who train at the NSNIS Patiala Centre. I am very excited to play in my home ground here in my third Khelo India womens wushu league, having won gold in the last two championships, said Ayeera, who debuted in this competition in 2022. The Khelo India womens league is very important for a lot of girls especially looking at the future and Im thankful to the government for this. As for me, I want to clinch gold medal at the Asian Games in the 52kg category and become the first woman to achieve this feat for India in this weight division. Before that, I am aiming for the gold at the senior Asian championships in China this September, Ayeera added. Jammu and Kashmir's Ayeera Chisti looking to clinching her third consecutive gold medal at the Khelo India Women's Wushu League. Jammu and Kashmirs Ayeera, who will take part in the senior 52kg Sanda category, won a bronze at the junior wushu world championship in Indonesia in 2022. She also landed a gold at the international wushu championship in Georgia in 2022 as well as a gold at the Russian Moscow Stars Wushu International Championship in 2024. Chandigarhs Komal, gold medallist at the Russian Moscow Stars Wushu International Championship 2023 in Sanda, said, Getting an opportunity to play one more tournament in the calendar year besides the nationals, bolsters our confidence. The Khelo India Womens League gives us a good playfield for our performance assessment, understand flaws in our game and areas to work on, said Komal, who started learning self-defence techniques when she was 14. Chandigarh's Komal with her gold medal at the Russian Moscow Stars Wushu International Championship 2023. About Sports for Women: Under the Sports for Women Vertical, Khelo India Women's Leagues are structured into two main formats: Major League and City League. These leagues serve as platforms for promoting women's sports across various disciplines. Additionally, leagues are organized within specific age categories or weight categories, tailored to the requirements of each sport. This approach, supported by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, not only encourages widespread participation among women athletes but also facilitates talent identification and development across different skill levels and age groups nationwide. Through these structured formats, the Khelo India initiative aims to foster a vibrant sports culture and support the growth of female athletes in India.

Deccan Chronicle 8 Jul 2024 2:49 pm

Costlier tomato a spot of bother for Das & Co once again, retails up to Rs 100/kg

Tomato prices in India have surged by over 70%, reaching Rs 59.87 per kg as of July 7, compared to Rs 35 a month ago. The heatwave conditions in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala have impacted the supply and production of tomatoes. Heavy downpours in Himachal Pradesh have damaged the road network, reducing supplies to main consumption centres.

The Economic Times 8 Jul 2024 1:42 pm

Congress faced defeat in the 2024 Elections in the only 3 states where they are in power, that too, within 6 to 18 months of forming govt: Details

At the time of going to the Lok Sabha elections Congress was in power in 3 states Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, and Telangana

OpIndia 8 Jul 2024 10:55 am

JP Nadda knows our culture, traditions: J-K Dharmarth Trust Trustee

Jammu, July 07 : After Bharatiya Janata Party chief JP Nadda offered prayers at Raghunath Temple in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir Dharmarth Trust, Trustee Martand Singh on Sunday said that the Union Health Minister knows culture and traditions as he is from Himachal Pradesh. Earlier in the day, JP Nadda and Jitendra Singh visited the []

RisingKashmir 8 Jul 2024 2:17 am

Rain-hit Himachal Pradesh issues safety tips for tourists

Himachal Pradeshs Traffic, Tourist and Railway Police have issued an advisory, cautioning tourists to take precautions while visiting the state during monsoon when various water bodies are in spate, an official said on Sunday.

Web Dunia 7 Jul 2024 5:56 pm

Watch: Heavy rain triggers massive landslide in Himachal's Shimla, national highway blocked

The recent heavy rains have led to the closure of more than 80 roads across Himachal Pradesh, with Mandi, Kullu, Shimla, Sirmaur, and Kangra districts being the most affected.

The Times of India 7 Jul 2024 12:27 pm

Video: Massive Landslide In Himachal Pradesh's Shimla After Heavy Rain

A major landslide blocked a road on National Highway 707 near Shimla's Rohana after heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh. The highway, which connects Hatkoti and Paonta Sahib in Himachal Pradesh, has been closed.

NDTV 7 Jul 2024 11:20 am

62 Roads Closed In Himachal Pradesh Due To Heavy Rains, Yellow Alert For Shimla

Heavy rain lashed parts of Himachal, including Kangra's Dharamshala and Palampur where rainfall levels exceeded the 200-mm mark.

NDTV 6 Jul 2024 9:37 pm

Two BSF Personnel Killed In Separate Accidents In J&K

Jammu, Jul 6: Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an assistant sub-inspector, were killed in separate road accidents in Kathua and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said. ASI Parshotam Singh (58), a resident of Himachal Pradesh, lost his life, while two of his colleagues were rescued when their vehicle skidded [] The post Two BSF Personnel Killed In Separate Accidents In J&K appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 6 Jul 2024 3:56 pm

Flood Alert Issued for Beas and Suketi Rivers in Himachals Mandi District

The district administration of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh has issued an advisory urging both tourists and locals to avoid areas adjacent to the Beas and Suketi rivers over the next few days. Heavy rainfall witnessed across Mandi and neighbouring Kullu district has caused water levels in these popular water bodies to swell beyond normal levels. Officials [] The post Flood Alert Issued for Beas and Suketi Rivers in Himachals Mandi District appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 6 Jul 2024 3:21 pm