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 Mar 2024

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh: 6 ex-Congress MLAs, 3 Independents join BJP

In a major political shift in Himachal Pradesh, six former Congress MLAs and three Independent legislators formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday.

22 Mar 2024

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh: 3 Independent MLAs resign, to join BJP

Three Independent MLAs of Himachal Pradesh Assembly resigned on Friday and are expected to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), reports said.

16 Aug 2021


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.

14 Aug 2021


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.

12 Aug 2021


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 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

26 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

26 Jul 2021

Himachal Pradesh

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.

14 Jul 2021

Himachal Pradesh

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.

13 Apr 2021

Himachal Pradesh

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.

18 Mar 2021

Himachal Pradesh

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.

10 Mar 2021

Himachal Pradesh

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.

04 May 2019


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.

29 Aug 2018

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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.

29 May 2018

Himachal Pradesh

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.

01 May 2018

Himachal Pradesh

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.

23 Apr 2018


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.

17 Apr 2018

Himachal Pradesh

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.

20 Mar 2018

Prem Kumar Dhumal

Senior journalist Sunil Sharma passes away at 49

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

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.

26 Dec 2017

Himachal Pradesh

How will the Himachal cabinet shape up?

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

24 Dec 2017

Himachal Pradesh

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.

19 Dec 2017

Himachal Pradesh

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.