Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicShimla

Topic: Shimla

Bengaluru best city for jobs & economic growth, Kolkata worst — Niti Aayog’s SDG Urban index

Overall, Shimla, Coimbatore & Thiruvananthapuram have topped the Niti Aayog's SDG Urban Index, while Dhanbad & Meerut are the worst performers.

Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur to self-quarantine for 3 days as precautionary measure against Covid

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister had on 3 October met some persons in Manali, who tested positive for coronavirus infection Sunday, the official spokesperson said.

For India to fulfil its destiny, politics can’t decide future of educational institutes

Shimla’s Viceregal Lodge, which houses the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, was where the future of India was decided. Now, it’s crumbling.

Anupam Kher says he was in demand from day one. A British nurse wanted to adopt him at birth

'My cherubic features, Kashmiri skin, angelic smile evidently not only charmed my mother, but also enchanted the attending nurse.'

Army plan to move training HQ from Shimla to Meerut runs into retired officers, politicians

Between raising it Parliament and lobbying with the CM, retired Army officers and politicians across party lines are doing all they can to stop the move.

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'.

Historic Kalka-Shimla toy train to get speed boost, zero stops

Plan is to increase speed of Kalka-Shimla toy train to 30-35 kmph from current 22-25 kmph. This will mean passengers won't be able to alight from train during transit.

Himachal Pradesh CM rules out name change for Shimla amid uproar over VHP demand

VHP wants Shimla renamed Shyamala, Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur says there's no such proposal before his government.

BJP govt in Himachal wants to rename Shimla to Shyamala

State health minister Vipin Singh Parmar says there isn’t any harm in going back to historic names ‘if the people want it’.

Judges order lawyer’s Facebook account to be deleted for contempt of court

Comments by Shimla-based lawyer Vikas Sanoria against a district court judge, who is daughter of a HC judge, also lands him in jail for a month.

On Camera

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Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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