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These polls in Himachal are all about Balakot and a strong India, says CM Jai Ram Thakur

Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur says many central and state govt schemes have had ‘great success’, but a ‘strong India under Modi’ is what matters.

Both BJP & Congress claim credit for Rohtang Tunnel, but it’s set to miss another deadline

Modi says at a rally he will inaugurate Rohtang Tunnel after 23 May, Congress calls it a ‘lie’. Builder BRO says it's unlikely to meet its year-end deadline.
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In Shimla’s IAF vs Army fight, nationalism & Balakot battle jobs & highways

BJP's Suresh Kashyap, an ex-IAF personnel, is banking on national security while his rival, Congress' Col Dhani Ram (retd) is 'aghast the Army is being politicised'.
Apple farmers in Himachal Pradesh feel their woes aren't being addressed by any party

For Himachal’s apple farmers, BJP posters are only a reminder of Modi’s unkept promises

Apple farmers in Himachal plan protest on 22 April as they fear their problems will get drowned out in the election noise with Congress, BJP campaigns taking up national issues.
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BJP’s Anurag Thakur is fighting to save his political clout after losing cricketing clout

His father's loss in the assembly elections, setbacks on the cricket front and a growing chorus against dynastic politics threaten a once rising BJP star.
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BJP veteran Shanta Kumar’s six decade-long political journey comes to an unpleasant end

The BJP didn’t give Shanta Kumar, the 84-year-old former CM of Himachal Pradesh, a chance to defend the Kangra seat, signalling the end of the road for him.
Win these 3 districts to win Himachal Pradesh

Ex-CM Shanta Kumar dropped from BJP’s Himachal list

Shanta Kumar, speaking to reporters earlier this week, said that he is unwilling to contest elections.
Lahaul-Spiti valley

With Rohtang tunnel still not finished, this chopper remains Lahaul-Spiti’s winter lifeline

Over 1,000 people were stranded in Himachal’s remote district and the chopper couldn’t fly due to bad weather. But it’s finally back in action & rescuing them.
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No relief from court for ex-CM Virbhadra Singh in Rs 10 crore disproportionate assets case

The Delhi High Court refused to stay the trial court order to frame charges against the former Himachal Pradesh chief minister.

After cow, Himachal Congress embraces Vande Mataram & national anthem

Himachal Pradesh unit of Congress has decided to begin all its meetings with Vande Matram and end with the national anthem.

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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

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IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.