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File image of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur of the BJP | Photo: ANI

‘I accept responsibility for bypoll defeats, they’re an eye-opener for BJP’: Himachal CM Thakur

In interview with ThePrint, Jai Ram Thakur says 'overconfidence' was a reason for bypoll defeats, but results not an indication of public discontent a year before assembly polls.
File image of (from left) former CM Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, Himachal BJP chief Suresh Kashyap and party leader Pavan Rana | Twitter/@BJP4Himachal

‘Infighting, poor candidate choice’ — BJP pins down reasons for Himachal bypoll debacle

BJP lost all four Himachal Pradesh bypolls held on 30 October, making it the only party-ruled state where it failed to win any seats in the elections.
(From left) Former CM Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister Jairam Thakur, Himachal BJP chief Suresh Kashyap and party leader Pavan Rana at an event | Twitter/@BJP4Himachal

All-out war in Himachal BJP after bypoll defeats, leaders also blame Nadda & high command

Among reasons ruling BJP cites for its defeats in 3 assembly & 1 Lok Sabha bypoll in Himachal Pradesh are incorrect ticket distribution, 'internal sabotage' and rising inflation.
File photo of a monkey crossing the road at Raisina Hill in New Delhi | Photo: ANI

Court order, 3-year plan, Rs 5.43 cr fund — nothing is able to end Delhi’s monkey menace

Over 1,000 cases of monkey bites are reported in cities across India daily. Delhi reported over 950 cases of monkey attacks in 2018, and an estimated 20 daily in 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi | PTI Photo

PM Modi to interact with Himachal healthcare workers, vaccine beneficiaries on 6 September

The interaction will take place via video conferencing. Himachal Pradesh recently finished administering the first dose of Covid vaccine to the entire eligible population in the state.
ITBP personnel at the landslide point during a search operation on the Reckong Peo-Shimla Highway in Kinnaur district, on 11 August 2021 | PTI

Road audit, monitoring at-risk points vital, say experts as landslides batter Himachal highways

Govt constitutes team of experts to inspect two sites of massive landslides in Himachal Pradesh. Team recommends determining effect of human activities on highways among other measures.
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Himachal Pradesh has completed first dose vaccination. Others should emulate, avoid 3rd wave

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ITBP personnel at the landslide point during a search operation on the Reckong Peo-Shimla Highway in Kinnaur district, on 11 August 2021 | PTI

10 dead, 13 rescued and dozens feared trapped as landslide hits Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur

Ten ambulances, four earth removers, 52 personnel of the ITBP’s 17th Battalion, 30 personnel of police and 27 NDRF personnel are carrying out the rescue operation, officials said.
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Video of traffic snarl caused by tourists isn’t from landslide-hit Himachal, it’s from Pakistan

The 23-second video went viral Monday, after a boulder crashed into a tourist car in Kinnaur Sunday, killing nine people.

9 killed as Himachal suffers multiple landslides, PM announces Rs 2 lakh ex gratia payment

The 9 deceased were in a tempo traveller that came under heavy boulders in Kinnaur district. Three people hurt in landslides to get Rs 50,000 as compensation.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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