Jai Ram Thakur: News
Jai Ram Thakur is an Indian politician who is serving as the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, as of 2021. Thakur was the first person to become Chief Minister from the Mandi district. He had previously served as the Minister of the BJP Government in Himachal Pradesh and is also a fifth-time MLA in Himachal Pradesh Assembly, winning continuously since 1998. He had served as the Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj from 2009-2012. Thakur was born on January 6, 1965, in Himachal Pradesh and completed his education at Vallabh Government Degree College and Panjab University in Chandigarh. During his college days, Thakur was introduced to Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and his first electoral win came under the flag of ABVP. In 1998, he was elected to State Legislative Assembly and was re-elected from Chachiot (Seraj) Assembly Constituency in 2003 and 2007. He is married to his ABVP colleague Dr. Sadhana Thakur and the couple has two daughters who are studying MBBS in Himachal Pradesh.
23 Aug 2022Madhya Pradesh
Incessant monsoon rains continued wreaking havoc in several parts of the country, with cloudbursts triggering landslides and flash floods in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, which left 38 dead.
16 Aug 2021Monsoon
Two more bodies were recovered on Monday from the site of the landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, taking the death toll to 25, a senior official said.
14 Aug 2021Monsoon
Six more bodies were recovered from the site of the landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, taking the death toll to 23 on the fourth day of rescue and search operations on Saturday, a senior official said.
12 Aug 2021Monsoon
The death toll in the Himachal Pradesh landslide climbed to 13 on Thursday after more dead bodies were recovered early morning.
11 Aug 2021Narendra Modi
Eleven people have died and 50-60 others are feared trapped after a massive landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district this afternoon.
26 Jul 2021Narendra Modi
Deepa Sharma, an Ayurveda doctor from Jaipur, had tweeted a lovely picture from her Himachal Pradesh trip on Sunday afternoon.
26 Jul 2021Himachal Pradesh
Nine tourists were killed on Sunday after heavy boulders fell on their tempo traveler in a landslide near Basteri in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, the police said.
14 Jul 2021Himachal Pradesh
Six bodies were recovered in Boh Valley following a landslide triggered by heavy rains which altogether claimed eight lives in Kangra district, police said.
13 Apr 2021Himachal Pradesh
Tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh will not be harassed for a coronavirus negative test report on the state's borders, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Tuesday.
18 Mar 2021Himachal Pradesh
BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh Ram Swaroop Sharma, who was found hanging from the ceiling in his official residence in New Delhi, was cremated with full state honors at Machhayal village in the Mandi district on Thursday.
10 Mar 2021Himachal Pradesh
Eight people were killed and 11 injured as a private bus fell into a deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Wednesday, police said.
03 Oct 2020Narendra Modi
In what gives a major boost to India's infrastructure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the strategically important Atal Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh.
12 Sep 2020Narendra Modi
Actor Kangana Ranaut, whose Y-plus category security cover ignited criticism about the misuse of taxpayers' money, was given the special treatment on request of her father, said MoS (Home), G Kishan Reddy, on Friday.
20 Jul 2020India
India on Sunday touched another grim milestone as new coronavirus cases crossed the 40,000-mark for the first time.
25 May 2020Maharashtra
Two districts in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh have decided to extend the coronavirus lockdown by a month till June 30.
20 Aug 2019Arvind Kejriwal
Incessant rains wreaked havoc in North India with reports suggesting that at least 37 people have died.
04 May 2019Himachal Pradesh
A 19-year-old girl, who had filed a complaint that she was allegedly abducted and raped in Shimla, has recently withdrawn her statement in front of a judicial magistrate, an official who wished to remain anonymous, said.
29 Aug 2018Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is being treated as a "state guest" in Himachal Pradesh, but the government is not spending any money on him apart from providing security, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the state Assembly today.
29 May 2018Himachal Pradesh
From Monday, you will be able to cover the 120km Chandigarh-Shimla route in just 20 minutes, thanks to a new chopper service connecting the two.
28 May 2018Himachal Pradesh
The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, is reeling under acute drinking water shortage for the last seven days.
01 May 2018Himachal Pradesh
Six devotees were killed while 25 others were injured in two road accidents in Himachal Pradesh today.
23 Apr 2018India
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today urged Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to grant clearances to his government's projects aimed at preserving the state's natural resources.
17 Apr 2018Himachal Pradesh
The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Monday approved setting up of Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Limited (SJPNL) for the water supply and wastewater management in Greater Shimla Planning Area and other places.
01 Mar 2018Bihar
PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah have begun planning in earnest for the upcoming assembly polls and the big gun, 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
18 Jan 2018India
In a major relief for the makers of 'Padmaavat', the Supreme Court has stayed the ban imposed on it in four states.
27 Dec 2017Narendra Modi
Five-time MLA Jairam Thakur has taken oath as Himachal CM. He was elected to helm the state after the party's CM-candidate Prem Dhumal failed to win.
24 Dec 2017Himachal Pradesh
Jai Ram Thakur has been formally elected as the Himachal Pradesh's chief minister, after some days of indecision by the BJP, despite a convincing win.
19 Dec 2017Himachal Pradesh
Though Himachal accepted BJP's leadership for next five years, it rejected their CM candidate, Prem Kumar Dhumal.
30 Sep 2017Narendra Modi
The Election Commission may declare the dates of elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in mid-October.