Unpacking the reasons why Congress won a decisive mandate in Himachal, Congress leader Alka Lamba said that the strategy of the state unit was to now allow Himachal to be fought on national issues. Instead the party ensured that BJP was restricted to local issues like price rise, Old Pension scheme etc. She speaks to
The opening of the 9.2 km long Atal Tunnel has proven to be life saving for local businessmen who depend on either tourism or trade of essential items. The New Indian team travelled to the world’s longest Highway Tunnel above 10,000 feet to understand the impact the opening of the tunnel has had on the
The New Indian‘s Urvashi Khona travels to the remote village of Kufri in Himachal to learn who they’re rooting for this time. The voters of the hill state have never allowed a government run for a second consecutive term. It will be a difficult test for the current ruling party BJP in Himachal, where they’ve
Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday dubbed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s model of governance as toppling elected governments in the country.
Since its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, last month, the AIIMS, Bilaspur has become an important landmark of the town. On Tuesday, The New Indian talked to the people of Bilaspur to learn how the hospital has changed their lives.
Congress reiterated on Friday the promise of implementing the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) if elected to power in Himachal Pradesh. The party also slammed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Agniveer scheme.
The goods and services tax (GST) on fungicides and packaging materials has put a big hole in the pockets of apple growers in Himachal Pradesh.
Himachal Pradesh has a history of not repeating governments. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hoping to break the voodoo of the ruling party in the state with its slogan Raj Nahin, Riwaaz Badlenge (Not a rule, but the custom will change). Meanwhile, the opposition Congress exhorted the people not to change the tradition (of not repeating the government) and to give the party a chance to form a government.
CHAMBI (HIMACHAL PRADESH): “Speak loudly, ‘Jai Shri Ram’. Your voice should reach Amethi to the ears of that ‘Yuvraj’ whose mother during the Congress regime had dictated the lawyers to tell the court that Ram doesn’t exist”. Union minister of women and child development Smriti Irani minced no words as she blew the poll