Videos of the incident, which showed a heap of rubble falling on the road, brushing away some vehicles while trapping others under the debris, went viral
The chief minister said he would continue to work for the party and ensure its victory in the state Assembly polls, due later this year.
The new proposals included projects of Asian Concrete and Cement Private Ltd, Eastman Auto and Power Limited and Sampooran Layer Farming Private Ltd, a release said. The HP State Level Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority (SLSWCMA) also granted approval for expansion of 13 units.
The toll could rise further as over 50 passengers were travelling in the two buses hit by the landslide, which was triggered by a cloud burst, they said. Some other vehicles may also have been hit, the officials said.
The toll was set to rise as over 50 passengers were travelling in the two buses hit by the landslide which was triggered by a cloud burst, they said.
It will also launch 4G services at Baddi in Solan district and 3G services for the entire state, and release 30,000 new landline connections and 31,000 broadband connections to the subscribers in the state.
Government think-tank NITI Aayog has drawn up an exhaustive plan for achieving the target of doubling farmers’ income in five years ending 2022-23.
The decision on the same was taken at the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The CCEA has given its "approval for development of four laning from 'end of Pandoh Bypass to Takoli' section of National Highway (NH)-21 in Himachal Pradesh", the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
The programme size is USD 45 million, of which USD 36 million will be financed by the Bank and the remaining amount will be funded out of state budget.
Union Health Minister J P Nadda and former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal reached here this evening, while the Special Protection Group (SPG), armed force responsible for the security to the Prime Minister, discussed the security situation with the state BJP leaders.
"The Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) is expected to increase from Rs 1,13,667 crore in 2015-16 to Rs 1,24,570 crore in 2016-17, while the growth rate under the 12th Plan (2012-17) has been estimated at 7.2 percent," said the Economic Survey for the current financial year, presented by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in the Assembly.
The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to contribute up to Rs 1,000 for each beneficiary of Atal Pension Yojana Account.
Tata Housing, the real estate arm of Tata group, is developing a high-end housing project on 22 acres of land parcel in a joint venture with Impact Projects.
The announcement is significant as 25 out of 68 Assembly seats fall in Kangra, Una and Hamirpur districts, and Dharamsala was important for lower areas of Himachal Pradesh including Kangra, Chamba, Hamirpur and Una districts.
Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu, on January 17, 2017, asked all states to implement the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, at the earliest. Describing it as one of R
In addition, the State Level Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority approved 283 industrial proposals involving investments worth Rs 13262.27 crore and employment potential of 26,680 persons, he said.
Finance cost is lower due to rupee being stronger, said RN Misra, Chairman & MD of SJVN.
"One of such park shall be developed in Gaggal near Dharamsala," IT Advisor to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Gokul Butail informed here.
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) today said it has awarded a Rs 328 crore contract in Himachal Pradesh to NKC Project Ltd.
All the three power projects -- Koldam HEP (4x200 MW) of NTPC, Parbati HEP Stage-III (4x130 MW) of NHPC and Rampur HEP (6x68.67 MW) of SJVN -- are equipped with generating equipment supplied and commissioned by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), state-owned BHEL said in a statement today.
Customers can also upgrade their existing 2G/3G SIMs with 4G ready USIMs completely free of cost at any Airtel retail store, a company statement said.
Shares of Indoco Remedies climbed 6 percent intraday Wednesday after the company acquired manufacturing facility of Micro Labs in Himachal Pradesh.
"The amount has been sanctioned for skill development of 15,000 youths upto 2019, he said while presiding over the meeting of District Co-ordination and Vigilance Committee here.
The Himachal Pradesh government will spend Rs 2,292 crore for providing irrigation and drinking water facilities besides strengthening the network of educational and health institutions across the state.
Presiding over the second bi-annual conference-cum-golden jubilee alumni meet of 'Himachal Pradesh Ophthalmologists Society' in Kufri here, he said four new medical colleges were coming up in the state.