Himachal Pradesh

India: Israeli national held with 2.5 kg charas in HP

Shimla, Feb 3 (PTI) A 42-year-old Israeli national was arrested with 2.5 kg charas in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, police said on Monday.

Shaul Borov of Jerusalem was travelling in a Delhi-bound private bus from Manali, Kullu Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh said.

He was arrested after the Kullu Police seized 2.5 kg charas from his possession during checking at TCP Bajaura on Sunday night, the SP said.

India: Rape accused caught 11 days after escape from jail

Shimla, Jan 27 (PTI) A rape accused has been caught eleven days after his escape from Himachal Pradesh's Kullu jail, police said on Monday.

A resident of Tikra Baudi village, Khem Raj was caught by the Kullu police at Pirdi near Beas river on Sunday when he was going by foot to seek help from his friends in Bhuntar, Kullu superintendent of police Gaurav Singh said.

India: Himachal IG suspended in custodial death case

Shimla, Jan 16 (PTI) The Himachal Pradesh government has again suspended Inspector General of Police ZH Zaidi, DGP Sitaram Mardi said Thursday but refused to disclose the reason for the suspension.

When asked why Zaidi was suspended, the DGP said he has been suspended by the home secretary, "talk to him to know the reason why he was suspended". Zaidi was posted as CEO of the state wakf board.

India: Himachal to sell Yamuna water to Delhi

Shimla, Dec 20 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh will sell its share of Yamuna river water to Delhi at Rs 21 crore per annum, an official said on Friday.

An agreement for it was signed between the two governments on Friday.

The agreement was signed between Himachal Pradesh Secretary, Irrigation and Public Health, RN Batta and Principal Secretary of Delhi government Manisha Saxena, the official said.

India: 12 killed, 39 hurt in 51 ferral bull attacks in HP

Dharamshala, Dec 10 (PTI) Twelve people were killed and 39 injured in attacks by stray bulls in Himachal Pradesh in two years, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed state assembly on Tuesday.

In a written reply to a question by Hamirpur BJP MLA Narinder Thakur, the CM said 12 people had been killed and 39 injured in 51 incidents of attack by bulls from June 30, 2017, to July 31 this year.

Thakur said the five persons had been killed in Kangra district, followed by three in Hamirpur and Una each and one in Mandi district during the period.

India: BJP wins Dharamshala bypoll

Shimla, Oct 24 (PTI) The ruling BJP on Thursday won the Dharamshala bypoll in Himachal Pradesh, with its candidate Vishal Nehriya winning by a margin of 6,673 votes.

Nehriya defeated his nearest rival Rakesh Kumar, an independent candidate. Congress candidate Vijay Inder Karan was at the third place.

In the 2017 Assembly elections, the victory margin of Kishan Kapoor of the BJP over Sudhir Sharma of the Congress was of 2,997 votes in Dharamshala.

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