The HP High Court has stayed the process of acquisition of 1,305 bighas by the state government for the Ambuja Cement Factory for mining purposes in six villages of Solan district.

The state government has demanded Rs 991 crore from the Central Government as compensation for the loss caused by floods and heavy rain during this year’s monsoon.

The present study endeavors to identify the groundwater contamination problems in Baddi-Barotiwala Industrial Belt of District Solan, Himachal Pradesh. The dense unplanned industrial establishments have negatively affected the groundwater quality in the study area. Groundwater samples from 44 different locations and sources were collected and subjected to standard analytical techniques for physico-chemical analysis.

The Himachal Pradesh government today decided to cut VAT on Diesel from 14 per cent to 9.70 per cent and bring down VAT on kerosene to zero with a view to providing relief to consumers from the recent price hike on petroleum products.

Officials in the state government said diesel will be cheaper by Rs 1.60 per litre after lowering of VAT.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabi

The allotment of forest land to private parties for the 10 eco-tourism projects in violation of the Forest Conservation Act and state

Cong for ban on land sale to outsiders
Accusing the BJP regime of encouraging realtors in the state at the cost of the interests of Himachalis, the Congress today demanded a complete ban on the sale of land to outsiders and sought details about two housing projects in Shimla and Solan.

Participating in the debate on the budget proposals for 2011-12, Mukesh Agnihotri of the Congress said thousa

The Congress has raised questions over the construction of housing projects by private builders DLF and Optima in forest areas of Shimla and Solan districts.

Speaking during the budget debate on Thursday, Una MLA Mukesh Agnihotri accused DLF of operating in a benami mode for a housing project under the garb of Bemloe Builders, and alleged that Optima felled over 1,000 trees to carry out constru

Pollution board, JP and Ambuja firms to blame: Study
Solan: With the detection of particles of several heavy metals far exceeding the safe limits in an air sample taken from the villages around two cement plants

Solan: Dr KR Dhiman, Vice-Chancellor, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, today inaugurated a one-day training camp for mass awareness on

STATE-RUN NMDC has received the nod from the environment ministry for its `274 crore limestone project in Himachal Pradesh provided it fulfills certain conditions, including necessary forest clearances under the Forest Act. Both NMDC and steel major SAIL had inked a pact in 2009 to jointly develop the project to mine three million tonnes of limestone at Arki in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh.