The four seats in the hill state are among the 59 parliamentary constituencies going to polls on May 19.
The Congress chief will address his first rally in Una on May 10 in support of party's Hamirpur candidate Ram Lal Thakur, who is pitted against the sitting BJP MP Anurag Thakur, a three-time parliamentarian from the constituency.
The chief minister will take care of Anil Sharma's portfolio of Multi Purpose Projects and Power, Non Conventional Energy Sources, the spokesperson said.
Stating that such initiatives were never taken before in the state, the CM said efforts would be made to ensure clearances for projects faster.
BJP's state unit will approach the families under the “Mera Parivar, Bhajapa Parivar” campaign and urge them to put up the party flag over their houses, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
"We, in Himachal Pradesh, hope good investment will come. Because, Himachal Pradesh is a small state, we are not talking big. Still, we are moving ahead with a target of over Rs 80,000 crore," he told reporters, when asked whether any target has been set for investment in the GIM.
The accident occurred in Sangrah town on January 5 morning. A private bus carrying students of DAV School fell into a gorge.
Addressing a 'jan abhaar' rally to celebrate one year of the Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government in Himachal Pradesh, the prime minister also said the state was like home and he had learnt a lot while travelling through it.
Addressing a 'jan abhaar' rally to celebrate one year of the Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government in Himachal Pradesh, Modi said he felt great happiness seeing those he worked with become front line leaders.
The BJP had wrested power from the Congress in the state assembly elections last year.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said Modi has accepted a request made by the state government to be the chief guest at the function which will be held in on December 27
The foundation stones were also laid for city gas distribution projects approved for six out of total 12 districts of the state by the union government. The CM said that IOAG would develop city gas distribution network in Sirmaur, Solan and Shimla districts, while Bharat Gas Resources Limited in Bilaspur, Hamirpur and Una.
A 3-magnitude earthquake was recorded at 9:11 am, Shimla Meteorological Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.
Bhakra Beas Management Board's (BBMB) Assistant Design Engineer (ADE) Arun Bhatia said more than 49,000 cusecs of water from the dam would be released at 3 pm Tuesday.
Special public prosecutors N K Matta and Nitesh Rana, appearing for the ED, had sought six weeks from the court for filing the response.
Light to moderate rains were recorded in Mandi, Kangra, Kullu, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Chamba and Sirmaur.
Chaudhary said 40,359 old age pension applications were received following the Jai Ram Thakur government lowering the old age pension limit from 80 years to 70 years
The second highest showers were witnessed, with 172.6 mm rains recorded in 24 hours as per the data recorded at 8.30 am on August 13, Met Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.
The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) began the indefinite strike on July 20, demanding reduction in diesel prices by bringing it under the GST.
The GST Council on Saturday cut tax rates on 88 items, including footwear, refrigerator, washing machine and small screen TV. Sanitary napkins, which attract 12 per cent tax, and fortified milk, which was taxed at 18 per cent, have been exempt from the new indirect tax.
The Chief Minister demanded Centre's intervention in resuming work on the national highway from Kiratpur to Ner Chowk as it is the main road that leads to Kullu-Manali.
A special focus would be on developing lesser known destinations from a tourism point of view.
Tremors were felt around 3.45 pm and the magnitude of quake was 4.5 on Richter scale with epicenter in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, the local MeT office said.
He said that he recently met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and submitted a proposal for drinking water project for Shimla. It was on his request that the prime minister sent a team of Central Water Commission to the state.
The project is estimated to be worth Rs 1,138 crores, which will include planning, design and construction of the AIIMS in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur District.