Articles about Jai Ram Thakur

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.

Himachal Pradesh landslide: Death toll climbs to 25

16 Aug 2021

India
Himachal Pradesh landslide: Death toll climbs to 25

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.

Kinnaur landslide: Six more bodies recovered; toll rises to 23

14 Aug 2021

India
Kinnaur landslide: Six more bodies recovered; toll rises to 23

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.

Himachal landslide: Death toll reaches 13; search underway for missing

12 Aug 2021

India
Himachal landslide: Death toll reaches 13; search underway for missing

The death toll in the Himachal Pradesh landslide climbed to 13 on Thursday after more dead bodies were recovered early morning.

11 dead, 50 feared trapped in Himachal Pradesh landslide

11 Aug 2021

India
11 dead, 50 feared trapped in Himachal Pradesh landslide

Eleven people have died and 50-60 others are feared trapped after a massive landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district this afternoon.

Doctor tweeted this picture moments before dying in Himachal landslide

26 Jul 2021

India
Doctor tweeted this picture moments before dying in Himachal landslide

Deepa Sharma, an Ayurveda doctor from Jaipur, had tweeted a lovely picture from her Himachal Pradesh trip on Sunday afternoon.

Nine tourists killed in a landslide in Himachal Pradesh

26 Jul 2021

India
Nine tourists killed in a landslide in Himachal 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.

Eight dead in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh

14 Jul 2021

India
Eight dead in rain-related incidents in Himachal 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.

Tourists won't be 'harassed' for COVID-19 report on HP borders

13 Apr 2021

India
Tourists won't be 'harassed' for COVID-19 report on HP borders

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.

BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma cremated with state honors

18 Mar 2021

Politics
BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma cremated with state honors

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.

Shimla: Eight dead, 11 hurt as bus falls into gorge

10 Mar 2021

India
Shimla: Eight dead, 11 hurt as bus falls into gorge

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.

Strategically important Atal Tunnel in Himachal inaugurated by PM Modi

03 Oct 2020

India
Strategically important Atal Tunnel in Himachal inaugurated by PM 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.

Why Kangana Ranaut got Y-plus security? Union Minister explains

12 Sep 2020

Politics
Why Kangana Ranaut got Y-plus security? Union Minister explains

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.

Coronavirus: With 40,000+ new cases, India's tally crosses 1.1 million-mark

20 Jul 2020

India
Coronavirus: With 40,000+ new cases, India's tally crosses 1.1 million-mark

India on Sunday touched another grim milestone as new coronavirus cases crossed the 40,000-mark for the first time.

Lockdown extended till June 30 in Himachal Pradesh's 2 districts

25 May 2020

India
Lockdown extended till June 30 in Himachal Pradesh's 2 districts

Two districts in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh have decided to extend the coronavirus lockdown by a month till June 30.

Rain hammers North India, triggers landslides, kills at least 37

20 Aug 2019

India
Rain hammers North India, triggers landslides, kills at least 37

Incessant rains wreaked havoc in North India with reports suggesting that at least 37 people have died.

Shimla rape case: Victim takes U-turn, withdraws charges before magistrate

04 May 2019

India
Shimla rape case: Victim takes U-turn, withdraws charges before magistrate

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.

No money spent on Dhoni's visit: HP Chief Minister Thakur

29 Aug 2018

India
No money spent on Dhoni's visit: HP Chief Minister Thakur

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.

New Chandigarh-Shimla chopper service to cover journey in 20 minutes!

29 May 2018

India
New Chandigarh-Shimla chopper service to cover journey in 20 minutes!

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.

No water to drink: For days now, Shimla living worst-nightmare

28 May 2018

India
No water to drink: For days now, Shimla living worst-nightmare

The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, is reeling under acute drinking water shortage for the last seven days.

Himachal: 6 devotees killed, 25 injured in separate road accidents

01 May 2018

India
Himachal: 6 devotees killed, 25 injured in separate road accidents

Six devotees were killed while 25 others were injured in two road accidents in Himachal Pradesh today.

HP CM urges Center to clear projects for preserving state-resources

23 Apr 2018

India
HP CM urges Center to clear projects for preserving state-resources

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.

Himachal Cabinet to create agency for water supply in Shimla

17 Apr 2018

India
Himachal Cabinet to create agency for water supply in Shimla

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.

Senior journalist Sunil Sharma passes away at 49

20 Mar 2018

India
Senior journalist Sunil Sharma passes away at 49

Senior journalist Sunil Sharma (49) on Monday succumbed to a heart attack.

2019-LS elections in sight, Modi meets BJP-CMs to take stock

01 Mar 2018

Politics
2019-LS elections in sight, Modi meets BJP-CMs to take stock

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.

SC stays bans, clears 'Padmaavat' for an all-India release

18 Jan 2018

Entertainment
SC stays bans, clears 'Padmaavat' for an all-India release

In a major relief for the makers of 'Padmaavat', the Supreme Court has stayed the ban imposed on it in four states.

Jairam Thakur takes oath as 14th CM of Himachal Pradesh

27 Dec 2017

Politics
Jairam Thakur takes oath as 14th CM of Himachal Pradesh

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.

How will the Himachal cabinet shape up?

26 Dec 2017

Politics
How will the Himachal cabinet shape up?

After Jai Ram Thakur was named Himachal's CM, speculations have on about his possible cabinet.

Meet Jai Ram Thakur, the next CM of Himachal Pradesh

24 Dec 2017

Politics
Meet Jai Ram Thakur, the next CM of Himachal 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.

Himachal CM: After Dhumal loses, Nadda, Jai Ram emerge frontrunners

19 Dec 2017

Politics
Himachal CM: After Dhumal loses, Nadda, Jai Ram emerge frontrunners

Though Himachal accepted BJP's leadership for next five years, it rejected their CM candidate, Prem Kumar Dhumal.

Himachal to go to polls in November, Gujarat in December

30 Sep 2017

Politics
Himachal to go to polls in November, Gujarat in December

The Election Commission may declare the dates of elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in mid-October.