Bhanu P Lohumi

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Himachal: Thousands lose over Rs 200 cr in crypto scam

Himachal: Thousands lose over Rs 200 cr in crypto scam

Rediff.com3 Oct 2023

Fraudsters in Himachal Pradesh minted a series of a cryptocoins -- two of which were KRO and DGT -- to cheat thousands of investors of more than Rs 200 crore over a period of five years, beginning in 2018 -- the year the crypto reached fever pitch.

Death would have been better, cry Shimla landslide victims

Death would have been better, cry Shimla landslide victims

Rediff.com25 Aug 2023

Shimla has witnessed several landslides in the past weeks with the toll in rain-related incidents in the district in the past 10 days rising to 26, which include 17 deaths in Summer Hill landslide, five in Fagli and two in Krishna Nagar.

What led to collapse of over 100 buildings in Shimla

What led to collapse of over 100 buildings in Shimla

Rediff.com22 Aug 2023

Overburdening of hills with construction coupled with saturation of soil and seepage seem to be responsible for landslides in Shimla city, said Principal Scientific Officer, Himachal Pradesh Council for Science Technology and Environment (HIMCOSTE) S S Randhawa.

What causes frequent landslides in HP? Experts answer

What causes frequent landslides in HP? Experts answer

Rediff.com17 Aug 2023

According to experts, slopes in Himachal have become highly vulnerable to landslides due to cutting of rocks at the foothills and the lack of proper drainage system, and high intensity rainfall is making the things worse for the state.

Rebels marred BJP's chances in 8 seats in Himachal

Rebels marred BJP's chances in 8 seats in Himachal

Rediff.com9 Dec 2022

The rebels, who contested as independents in the assembly polls, marred the prospects of BJP candidates in eight seats while Congress candidates were hit in four assembly segments.

New 68-member Himachal assembly will have just one woman MLA

New 68-member Himachal assembly will have just one woman MLA

Rediff.com8 Dec 2022

The BJP, the AAP and the Congress had fielded six, five and three women candidates, but only Reena Kashyap of the BJP won the election.

Exit Jai Ram Thakur, Himachal's accidental CM

Exit Jai Ram Thakur, Himachal's accidental CM

Rediff.com8 Dec 2022

Well ahead of the November 12 assembly elections, the BJP projected Thakur as the next chief minister.

Independents hold key as exit polls show close race in HP

Independents hold key as exit polls show close race in HP

Rediff.com6 Dec 2022

Some of Independents claimed that the Congress and the BJP have been in touch with them.