SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Assembly Deputy Speaker Hans Raj has kicked a storm by slapping a kid in a classroom even as the pupil’s father has defended the action and not sought any reprimand against the MLA. A video purportedly showing the BJP leader slapping the student in a classroom of a government primary school
SHIMLA: The Haatti community, which plays kingmaker in four Assembly constituencies in Sirmaur, is likely to get the tribal status from the BJP-led Central government soon. Haattis already enjoy the tribal status in neighbouring Uttarakhand which shares borders with Sirmaur district. BJP leaders have alleged that the issue was neglected by the previous Congress
DHARAMSHALA: The suspense surrounding the closed-door meeting of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal with staunch party loyalists who have been with him since the Anna Hazare days, has unnerved political circles in Himachal Pradesh. The meeting held at the breathtakingly beautiful architectural marvel Guleria Villa located at the foothills of the Dauladhar
SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh High Court has a notice to the state government following a petition filed by four persons that seeks to restrain the government from paying the income tax of its ministers and MLAs. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua has sought response from the state.