Articles about Virbhadra Singh
Virbhadra Singh was a senior political leader of the Indian National Congress (INC) and a six-time former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He was born to Raja Sir Padam Singh in the royal family of the erstwhile princely state of Bushahr. Singh entered the Lok Sabha in 1962 and was again elected in the 1967, 1971, 1980, and 2009 General Elections. He served as the Union Deputy Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation (1976-77); Union Minister of State (MoS) for Industries (1982-83); Union Minister of Steel (2009-11); and Union Minister for MSMEs (2011-12) in the Congress-led governments at the Centre. Singh was appointed as the President of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee in 1977, 1979, 1980, and 2012. He was elected to the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly nine times and served as the state’s Chief Minister for six terms during 1983-90, 1993-98, 2003-07, and 2012-17. Singh was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. In July 2021, he passed away after a prolonged illness, aged 87.
08 Jul 2021Politics
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.
22 Aug 2019Politics
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".
21 Jul 2018India
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.
12 Apr 2018Politics
A prime factor that has held Congress back is its lack of young regional leaders, and the Grand Old Party knows it.
04 Mar 2018India
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.
24 Dec 2017Politics
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.
18 Dec 2017Politics
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.
18 Dec 2017Politics
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).
17 Dec 2017Politics
Voters in Himachal have alternatively voted for Congress and BJP to keep the parties on their toes.
14 Dec 2017Politics
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.
09 Nov 2017Politics
Voting for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections began today across all 68 constituencies at 8am.
05 Nov 2017Politics
PM Narendra Modi yesterday blamed senior Congress leaders for "running away" from Himachal Pradesh ahead of elections.
02 Nov 2017Politics
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 2017Politics
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 2017Politics
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.
30 Oct 2017India
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.
19 Oct 2017Politics
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.
15 Oct 2017Politics
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.
03 Oct 2017Politics
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.
03 Oct 2017Politics
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.
30 Sep 2017Politics
The Election Commission may declare the dates of elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in mid-October.
30 Aug 2017India
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.
13 Aug 2017India
Over 50 people are feared dead as two buses were swept away in a landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district.
19 Jul 2017India
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.
03 Jul 2017India
The Delhi HC has refused to quash the money laundering case against Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh and his family.
18 Jun 2017Politics
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.
29 May 2017India
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, along with others, was granted bail by a CBI court in the Rs. 10cr disproportionate assets case.
18 May 2017Politics
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.
16 Apr 2017Politics
Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday unveiled a new unemployment allowance scheme.
13 Apr 2017Politics
In assembly bypolls, BJP candidates have won in many constituencies and is leading at MP's Ater.
01 Apr 2017India
CBI charged the 82-year-old Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh and his wife in a disproportionate assets case in a Special CBI Court.
01 Mar 2017India
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.
29 Oct 2016India
Himachal Pradesh has become the second state in India to achieve the feat of being 'Open Defecation Free' (ODF).