Prem Kumar Dhumal: News

Prem Kumar Dhumal is an Indian politician who represents the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was the Chief Ministerial candidate of the BJP for the 2017 Himachal Assembly Elections. Unfortunately, he lost his seat in the elections to a candidate from the Indian National Congress. Dhumal has formerly served as the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for two terms - from 1998 to 2003 and from 2008-2012. In 1982, he was appointed as the Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. After state stalwart Jagdev Chand’s death in 1993, Dhumal actively joined state politics. In 1993, he was appointed as the President of BJP’s Himachal Pradesh unit and in 1998, he was sworn in as the state’s Chief Minister. Various significant developments in infrastructure were witnessed during his term and Dhumal was referred to as the ‘Sadak walla Chief Minister.’ He is also an avid writer and has written several articles for various newspapers on varied topics. Dhumal is married to Sheela and the couple has two sons - Anurag Thakur and Arun Thakur. Anurag Thakur is also a politician and has served as the Minister of Finance in the Government of India (independent charge).

28 May 2020

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal: BJP chief resigns after corruption in health department surfaces

Merely four months after he was given the envious post of president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh, Dr. Rajeev Bindal resigned on Wednesday after a corruption scandal related to the procurement of medical supplies surfaced.

20 Mar 2018

Jai Ram Thakur

Senior journalist Sunil Sharma passes away at 49

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

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.

14 Dec 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Exit polls predict a landslide victory for BJP in Himachal!

Since BJP-Congress have alternatively wrested power in Himachal, it is not much of a surprise that exit polls reveal a massive win for BJP with about 50 seats.

08 Nov 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal polls: Whom should you vote for?

With the Himachal elections on November 9, the hill state's citizens are not exactly spoilt for choice.

02 Nov 2017

Narendra Modi

Modi in Himachal: Congress is a laughing club, losing everywhere

Himachal Pradesh, which goes to polls on November 9, will see a PM Narendra Modi blitzkrieg as he addresses rallies in different constituencies.

02 Nov 2017


Himachal elections: Comparing Prem Dhumal and Virbhadra Singh

For Himachal elections, BJP had initially planned to contest polls without naming a CM candidate, somewhat similar to their strategy for Haryana and UP elections.

31 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

Himachal Polls: Prem Kumar Dhumal picked as BJP's CM candidate

In a surprising move, BJP chief has announced Prem Kumar Dhumal, 73, as the party's chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh state assembly elections.

15 Oct 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Before polls, Himachal minister Anil Sharma ditches Congress for BJP

In a blow to Congress, ahead of the Himachal polls, Anil Sharma, cabinet minister in the Congress-led Virbhadra Singh government, is all set to join BJP.

14 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

Elections 2017: BJP plays the 'Modi-vs-Rahul' card, Congress attacks governance

The Election Commission (EC) has sounded the bugle for polls in Himachal (November 9) and Gujarat (before December 18).

07 Jul 2017


SC asks Anurag Thakur to tender unconditional apology

The Supreme Court has asked former BCCI President Anurag Thakur to give a fresh apology in the perjury case. His previous apology has been rejected by the apex court.

07 Mar 2017


Anurag Thakur makes first court appearance in BCCI matter

In his first court appearance in the BCCI matter, former board chief Anurag Thakur stood by as the proceedings witnessed yet another refusal to comply with the SC's orders.

15 Dec 2016


SC alleges Anurag Thakur's affidavit false

The Supreme Court has hauled up BCCI Chief Anurag Thakur for filing a false affidavit in court, regarding a letter to ICC chief executive Dave Richardson about government interference in the BCCI.