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Monsoon dampens tourist joy, hotel occupancy plunges

Dharamshala, July 19 -- The onset of monsoon has brought with it a decline in tourist arrivals in Himachal, with hotel occupancy rates dropping significantly. Hotels, normally abuzz with vacationers ... Read More


Sukhu seeks Centre's support to set up bulk drug park in HP

Shimla, July 19 -- Chief minister (CM) Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu called on Union health and family welfare minister Jagat Prakash Nadda in New Delhi, seeking the Centre's support to strengthen the state'... Read More


HP MLA-elects to take oath on July 22

Shimla, July 19 -- Speaker Kuldeep Singh Pathania will administer oath of office to the three newly elected members of the legislative assembly - Kamlesh Thakur, Hardeep Singh Bawa and Ashish Sharma -... Read More


Cong leaders marching towards Raj Bhawan detained in Jammu

Jammu, July 19 -- Several Congress leaders were on Thursday detained as the police foiled their attempt to "gherao" the Raj Bhawan to protest the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre's alleged failure to... Read More


2 intruders gunned down in Kupwara

Srinagar, July 19 -- Security forces on Thursday foiled an infiltration bid and two infiltrators near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir's Keran sector, Kupwara. The Operation Rajbir led by th... Read More


Schools bells ring again as Valley's summer break ends

Srinagar, July 19 -- Despite demands of extension in vacations by some parents, schools in Kashmir opened on Thursday after remaining closed for summer vacations. The early morning student rush was w... Read More


Declare foliar disease affecting apple crop an epidemic: Theog MLA

Shimla, July 19 -- With the foliar diseases spreading fast on the apple trees just ahead of the harvest season, Congress' national spokesperson and Theog MLA Kuldeep Rathore demanded the government to... Read More


Kewal Pathania assumes roleof Himachal cong's Deputy Chief Whip

Shimla, July 19 -- Shahpur MLA Kewal Singh Pathania assumed charge of deputy chief whip for the Congress party. He reaffirmed his commitment to serving the people of the state and strengthening the pa... Read More


BSF, army foil infiltration bid near LoC in Sunderbani

Jammu, July 19 -- The army andthe Border Security Forces on Thursday foiled an infiltration bid by three terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani area of Rajouri district. There was no... Read More


Former J&K Bar body secy held under PSA charges

Srinagar, July 19 -- Jammu and Kashmir Police have detained a senior lawyer and former general secretary of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, around a week after the ... Read More