Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur

Will HP buck the trend or continue with anti-incumbency tradition

As some poll pundits have predicted a neck-to-neck fight between traditional rivals, all eyes are on rebel candidates as they could possibly emerge kingmakers. However, neither BJP nor Congress is taking chances to miss the opportune probability of grab power in the state.

Around 1.6 lakh Hattis to benefit from ST status: Himachal CM

Thakur said the Central government had fulfilled a long pending demand of the people of the Trans-Giri area who had been struggling for ST status ever since the Jaunsar-Bawar area of the neighbouring state Uttrakhand with almost same identical culture and topographic conditions was accorded tribal status in 1967.