Articles about Virbhadra Singh

Virbhadra Singh, 6-time Himachal Pradesh CM, dies at 87

08 Jul 2021

Virbhadra Singh, 6-time Himachal Pradesh CM, dies at 87

Virbhadra Singh, a six-time Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and senior Congress party leader, passed away in the early hours of Thursday. He was 87.

Beyond Chidambaram, these 7 politicians are also on CBI's radar

22 Aug 2019

Beyond Chidambaram, these 7 politicians are also on CBI's radar

P Chidambaram's arrest by CBI on Wednesday is being viewed differently by various sections. While Congress sees it as a breach of privacy and government's revenge, BJP feels he is being brought to justice for "ill deeds".

ED files charge sheet against ex-HP CM Virbhadra's son

21 Jul 2018

ED files charge sheet against ex-HP CM Virbhadra's son

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today filed a charge sheet in a Delhi court against former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya, in a money laundering case which also involves Virbhadra.

Congress' new "secret talent hunt" to find young regional leaders

12 Apr 2018

Congress' new "secret talent hunt" to find young regional leaders

A prime factor that has held Congress back is its lack of young regional leaders, and the Grand Old Party knows it.

Congress launches campaign against Centre in Himachal Pradesh

04 Mar 2018

Congress launches campaign against Centre in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Congress on Saturday launched a campaign over the alleged failures of the Narendra Modi dispensation and passed five resolutions against the Centre and the state government.

Meet Jai Ram Thakur, the next CM of Himachal Pradesh

24 Dec 2017

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.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Constituency-wise results in Himachal Pradesh as BJP takes lead

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Constituency-wise results in Himachal Pradesh as BJP takes lead

Counting of votes is underway for the Himachal elections. By 3 pm, BJP had taken a lead in 41 seats, more than the halfway mark of 35, and Congress in 23.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: BJP wins in Himachal but Dhumal loses Sujanpur

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: BJP wins in Himachal but Dhumal loses Sujanpur

Counting of votes began at 8am today for the Himachal Pradesh elections. BJP is all set to form government in the hill state with a lead in 44 seats (as of 4:50 pm).

#IndiaDecidesOn18: Himachal elections- Look out for these five fiery battles

17 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18: Himachal elections- Look out for these five fiery battles

Voters in Himachal have alternatively voted for Congress and BJP to keep the parties on their toes.

Exit polls predict a landslide victory for BJP in Himachal!

14 Dec 2017

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.

Himachal Pradesh elections: 50.3L voters across 68 constituencies cast ballot

09 Nov 2017

Himachal Pradesh elections: 50.3L voters across 68 constituencies cast ballot

Voting for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections began today across all 68 constituencies at 8am.

Himachal polls: Whom should you vote for?

08 Nov 2017

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.

Congress like termites, have to remove it from roots: Modi

05 Nov 2017

Congress like termites, have to remove it from roots: Modi

PM Narendra Modi yesterday blamed senior Congress leaders for "running away" from Himachal Pradesh ahead of elections.

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

02 Nov 2017

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.

Himachal elections: Comparing Prem Dhumal and Virbhadra Singh

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.

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

31 Oct 2017

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.

Illegal felling: First time ever, Shimla trees to get RFID-tags

30 Oct 2017

Illegal felling: First time ever, Shimla trees to get RFID-tags

Himachal Pradesh HC has passed an order for Shimla's civic authorities to start tagging trees with radio frequency identification tags (RFID) in order to curb their felling.

BJP and Congress finalize candidates for Himachal polls

19 Oct 2017

BJP and Congress finalize candidates for Himachal polls

The Himachal elections on November 9 are touted as a BJP versus Congress showdown. Whereas BJP has announced nominees for all 68 seats, Congress has announced 59 candidates.

Before polls, Himachal minister Anil Sharma ditches Congress for BJP

15 Oct 2017

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.

PM Modi sets in motion BJP's Himachal poll campaign

03 Oct 2017

PM Modi sets in motion BJP's Himachal poll campaign

PM Modi commences BJP's Himachal poll campaign with a rally on the banks of Gobind Sagar Lake, the man-made reservoir created by the Bhakra-Nagal dam, in Bilaspur.

Himachal Pradesh: Bhakra Dam oustees to attend PM Modi's rally

03 Oct 2017

Himachal Pradesh: Bhakra Dam oustees to attend PM Modi's rally

PM Narendra Modi is visiting Himachal Pradesh to kickstart BJP's campaign in the poll-bound state with a rally at Bilaspur's Luhnu ground.

Himachal to go to polls in November, Gujarat in December

30 Sep 2017

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.

Shimla gangrape: IG, DSP among 8 cops held for custodial-death

30 Aug 2017

Shimla gangrape: IG, DSP among 8 cops held for custodial-death

In a rare instance, eight cops, including an IG and a DSP, have been arrested for the custodial death of a prime accused in a gangrape case in Shimla.

Himachal: Two buses swept away in landslide, 50 feared dead

13 Aug 2017

Himachal: Two buses swept away in landslide, 50 feared dead

Over 50 people are feared dead as two buses were swept away in a landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district.

Shimla: Accused in teenager's brutal gangrape-murder found dead in custody

19 Jul 2017

Shimla: Accused in teenager's brutal gangrape-murder found dead in custody

One of the six men in custody for the brutal gangrape and murder of a teenager in Shimla was found dead in his cell at Kotkhai police station.

Disproportionate assets: No relief for Virbhadra Singh and family

03 Jul 2017

Disproportionate assets: No relief for Virbhadra Singh and family

The Delhi HC has refused to quash the money laundering case against Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh and his family.

Shimla municipal polls: BJP plants its flag in the hills

18 Jun 2017

Shimla municipal polls: BJP plants its flag in the hills

Following its victories in Mumbai and Delhi municipal polls, BJP has now emerged the single largest party in the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) polls, winning 17 out of 34 seats and is inching closer to majority.

Disproportionate Assets case: Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh gets bail

29 May 2017

Disproportionate Assets case: Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh gets bail

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, along with others, was granted bail by a CBI court in the Rs. 10cr disproportionate assets case.

Govt eases eviction of illegal squatters from official bungalows

18 May 2017

Govt eases eviction of illegal squatters from official bungalows

In their fight against illegal squatters in government bungalows, the union cabinet has passed amendments to the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1971.

Himachal 70th anniversary:  Virbhadra announces new unemployment scheme

16 Apr 2017

Himachal 70th anniversary: Virbhadra announces new unemployment scheme

Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday unveiled a new unemployment allowance scheme.

BJP wins Rajouri Garden, Assam, Himachal; Congress leading in Karnataka

13 Apr 2017

BJP wins Rajouri Garden, Assam, Himachal; Congress leading in Karnataka

In assembly bypolls, BJP candidates have won in many constituencies and is leading at MP's Ater.

Disproportionate Assets case: CBI's charge-sheet against Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh

01 Apr 2017

Disproportionate Assets case: CBI's charge-sheet against Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh

CBI charged the 82-year-old Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh and his wife in a disproportionate assets case in a Special CBI Court.

Over 100 districts, now open defecation free

01 Mar 2017

Over 100 districts, now open defecation free

Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar stated that now, over 100 districts in India have become open defecation free. He stated that based on government data, over 1.7 lakh villages have become open defecation free.

Himachal Pradesh now 2nd state to be 'open-defecation free'

29 Oct 2016

Himachal Pradesh now 2nd state to be 'open-defecation free'

Himachal Pradesh has become the second state in India to achieve the feat of being 'Open Defecation Free' (ODF).