Himachal Pradesh

India: Eight-member SIT formed to probe Shimla rape case

Shimla, Apr 30 (PTI) The Himachal Pradesh police has formed an eight-member SIT to investigate the rape of a 19-year-old woman in a moving car in Shimla on Sunday night, an official official said.

The Special Investigation Team will be headed by Additional Superintendent of Police Parveer Thakur, according to an order issued by DGP Sitaram Mardi this evening.

The order came as the opposition Congress cornered the Jai Ram Thakur government on the law and order situation following the incident.

India: 19-year-old woman raped in moving car in Shimla

Shimla, Apr 29 (PTI) A 19-year-old woman was allegedly raped in a moving car here, police said Monday.

The woman lodged a complaint through Gudiya helpline 1515 and alleged that she was raped by a person in the moving car at around 10 pm on Sunday, Deputy Superintendent of Police Pramod Shukla said.

In the complaint, the woman stated that the incident took place when she was coming from Mall road on foot towards an area falling under the Dhalli police station limits, Shukla said.

India: HP Power Minister Anil Sharma resigned from BJP gov

Shimla, Apr 12; PTI/GANASHAKTI: Himachal Pradesh Power Minister Anil Sharma resigned from the BJP government on Friday, days after the Congress fielded his son Aashray Sharma as its candidate from the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency.

Anil Sharma has been under pressure from the Bharatiya Janata Party after his father, former Union minister Sukh Ram, quit the saffron party and joined the Congress along with Aashray Sharma last month.

India: Railway stations on Shimla-Kalka route get free Wi-Fi

Shimla, Mar 6 (PTI) All major railways station on the Shimla-Kalka heritage route will get free Wi-Fi, officials said on Wednesday.

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur launched the free Wi-Fi facility along with the 'hop-on hop-off' service which will let passengers get down at any station and board another incoming train without purchasing new tickets.

This would help in boosting tourism on wayside stations like Barog, Solan, Shogi and so on, Thakur said.

India: Monkeys declared vermin in eleven districts of HP

Shimla, Feb 23 (PTI) Monkeys have again been declared vermin for the next one year in 11 districts' 91 tehsils and sub-tehsils of Himachal Pradesh, state Forest Minister Govind Singh Thakur said here Saturday.

He said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had raised this matter time and again with the Centre urging that it is necessary to declare monkeys as a vermin species as the animals have been adversely affecting crops and causing harm to humans.

India: HP govt spending public money on PM's rally

Dharamshala, Dec 25 (PTI) Congress leader and former state minister Sudhir Sharma alleged Tuesday the Himachal Pradesh government took Rs 25 lakhs from cement companies for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally to be held here on December 27.

He said 14,000 buses were being arranged to provide free travel to the people to attend the rally that will cost around Rs 2.50 crores to the state exchequer.

The rally in Dharamshala is being organised to celebrate the completion of one year of the BJP government in Himachal.

India: Russian woman raped in Manali

Shimla, Oct 26 (PTI) A 30-year-old Russian woman has alleged she was raped by two unknown persons in Manali, police said Friday.

The incident occurred when the woman was passing through an isolated area after having dinner Thursday night, Kullu Superintendent of Police Shalini Agnihotri said.

On her complaint, a case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Manali police station, Agnihotri said.

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