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Himachal may consider legalising cannabis cultivation, says Jai Ram

Shimla, March 6 -- Himachal Pradesh government may consider legalising the cultivation of cannabis and is looking into various aspects related to it, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said in the Assembly... Read More


Entitled to maternity leave if woman mother through surrogacy: HC

SHIMLA, March 6 -- A woman employee cannot be denied maternity leave even if she has become a mother through surrogacy, the Himachal Pradesh high court has held in an order passed on Thursday. A divi... Read More


HP deadlock ends as speaker revokes Cong MLAs' suspension

SHIMLA, March 6 -- The five-day long impasse in Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha ended with Speaker Vipin Singh Parmar revoking suspension of five legislators who were suspended for the entire budget ses... Read More


HP's economy to shrink by 6.2% this fiscal

SHIMLA, March 6 -- Hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, Himachal Pradesh's economy is likely to contract by 6.2% in the current fiscal, according to the Economic Survey, 2020-21, presented in the assembly by... Read More


Hurriyat Conference resents 'flip-flop' on Mirwaiz's detention

SRINAGAR, March 6 -- Hurriyat Conference on Friday expressed strong resentment and regret that even after announcing the release of party chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, he was not allowed to move out o... Read More


J&K L-G calls for grand celebrations

JAMMU, March 6 -- Lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha on Friday chaired a high-level preparatory meeting of "Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav" - a 75-week long programme to celebrate 75 years of freedom - at the c... Read More


OCI holders need spl permit for 'Tabligh', journalistic activities: MHA

New Delhi, March 6 -- All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders are required to take special permission from the central government if they want to be involved in any missionary, "Tabligh" or jo... Read More


Mamata sets stage for big fight with BJP

KOLKATA, March 6 -- The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday released the list of 291 candidates who will contest the crucial West Bengal elections starting March 27, with chief minister Mamata Banerjee... Read More


AIADMK Releases first list for TN polls; CM EPS, Dy CM OPS in Fray

Chennai, March 6 -- The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Friday released its first list of six candidates for the April 6 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu ahead of arch-riva... Read More


Indian-Americans 'taking over' the U.S, says Biden

Washington, March 6 -- Indian Americans are "taking over the country", said President Joe Biden lightheartedly on a congratulatory call with Nasa Mars mission's Swati Mohan on Thursday. Mohan, an Ind... Read More