Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: Shimla

Is Shimla story over? Bengaluru-like jams, no water, collapsing buildings, swelling crowds

Stuck in time, Shimla’s struggling to find the right development plan that keeps its heritage fresh, environment safe, and meets the needs of its population.

‘Today, India’s schemes are globally known, not atki, latki, bhatki like earlier,’ says Modi

The Prime Minister addressed a rally in election-bound Himachal on Tuesday, listing his government's achievements in the last 8 years.

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.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.


IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.