Himachal Pradesh

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.

India: Himachal facing debt burden of over Rs 49,000 crore: CM

Shimla, Aug 31 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh is facing a debt burden of Rs 49,096 crore, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the state Assembly on Saturday.

Replying to questions by Jagat Singh Negi, Rajinder Rana and Ramesh Chand Dhawala, the CM stated that the state's debt burden was Rs 46, 385 crore in 2017.

India: Minor girl abducted, killed in HP's Kullu

Shimla, Jul 18 (PTI) A minor girl who was kidnapped over two weeks ago was found dead in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district on Thursday and a man she was friends with has been arrested in this connection, police said.

Sonu Ram, 21 and of Nashala village, has been arrested for her abduction and killing, Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh said.

India: Death toll in Himachal building collapse climbs to 13

Shimla, Jul 15 (PTI) Five more bodies were retrieved on Monday from the debris of a building collapse in Himachal Pradesh' Solan district, taking the death toll to 13, officials said.

Twenty-eight people were injured after the four-storey building, which housed a restaurant, collapsed on the Nahan-Kumarhatti Road on Sunday evening following heavy rains, they said.

The bodies of 12 Army personnel and a civilian were extricated from the debris, the officials said.

India: Five-yr-old allegedly raped in HP

Hamirpur (HP), Jun 7 (PTI) A shopkeeper was arrested for allegedly raping a five-year-old Nepalese girl in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district, the police said Friday.

The victim, along with her parents, used to live at a rented room adjacent to a shop run by the accused, they said. He lured the girl with chocolates and then committed the crime.

The matter came to light after she complained of stomach ache, following which her mother filed a police complaint, Hamirpur Deputy Superintendent of Police Hitesh Lakhanpal said.

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