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Thousands of devotees witness Rath Yatra in Himachal

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 22:34

Thousands of devotees on Sunday witnessed the world famous annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at Hamirpur and Nahan amid religious fervour and chanting of mantras.

Rains in parts of Himachal Pradesh, high humidity pushes up mercury

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 01:00

Despite moderate to heavy rains in several areas of Himachal Pradesh, mercury rose by two to three degrees in the state due to rise in humidity level.

Beas tragedy: Two more bodies recovered, six still untraceable

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 00:08

Rescuers on Thursday recovered the bodies of two more students of a Hyderabad-based engineering college who, along with their 22 other friends, were swept away in the Beas river on June 8.

Beas river tragedy: Himachal HC orders Rs 5 lakh compensation

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 22:36

Himachal Pradesh HC ordered a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the parents of 24 Hyderabad engineering college students who were washed away in Beas river at Thalot on June 8.

Beas tragedy: Search to continue, HP govt tells High Court

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 00:28

Himachal Pradesh Government informed the state High Court that till the evening of June 22, seventeen bodies had been recovered out of the 25 persons who were washed away in Beas river.

Beas tragedy: Probe by power department on

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 21:25

The Himachal Pradesh government Tuesday submitted a status report on the June 8 Beas tragedy to the state high court saying the state power department was still continuing with the inquiry. Sudden release of water from a dam upstream resulted in the drowning of 24 students in the river.

Beas tragedy: Himachal CM says no to memorial

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 19:27

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Tuesday said there was no proposal to build a memorial for the 24 engineering students from Hyderabad who were drowned in the Beas river.

Water conservation issue of concern: HP Irrigation Min

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 17:28

Expressing concern over emerging challenges due to climate change and increasing population, Himachal Pradesh Irrigation minister Vidya Stokes today said comprehensive planning was needed to ensure conservation of ground water and increase in food production.

Forum directs HPSEB to rectify electricity problem in 20 days

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 15:35

A consumer forum has directed the state electricity board to take effective steps to rectify electricity bills and the problem of low voltage and dim light in the house of a complainant here, within twenty days.

Beas tragedy: Body identified as that of student

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 00:04

A body, recovered from the Beas river here, was identified as that of an engineering student from Hyderabad on Monday who was among 25 persons swept away in the river two weeks back.