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Himachal Pradesh News

Girl survives 34 snakebites over 3 years, father says it's "routine"

What kind of girl gets bitten by snakes 34 times and lives to tell the tale?

Avalanche warning for some areas in J&K, Himachal

A high as well as medium danger avalanche warning was issued today for some avalanche-prone areas of Jammu-Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

25 children injured as school bus overturns near Dehar in Mandi district

25 children were injured when a school bus overturned and fell into a ditch while the driver was trying to overtake another bus near Dehar in Mandi district on Friday morning.

School bus skids off road in Himachal Pradesh, 25 students inured
School bus skids off road in Himachal Pradesh, 25 students inured

At least 25 school children were injured on Friday when their school bus skidded off the mountain road in Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh, police said.

Cold wave conditions ease in Himachal Pradesh

Intense cold wave conditions eased in lower hills of Himachal Pradesh today as minimum temperatures rose by a few notches across the state.

Nigerian national arrested in Kullu with drugs worth Rs 4 crore

A Nigerian drug smuggler Okey Chikoo Mathew was arrested on Monday by Kullu district police of Himachal Pradesh with 1 kilogram drug and 550 grams heroin drug. He was arrested from Nawada area under Uttam Nagar police station in Delhi from a private house after the tip of a youth Parveen, belonging to Odisha, who earlier worked for him and was arrested by Delhi Police last week.

BJP-backed panel sweeps Himachal Pradesh University non-Teaching employees association polls
BJP-backed panel sweeps Himachal Pradesh University non-Teaching employees association polls

It's a big victory for BJP as the saffron party backed panel emerged as winner in  Himachal Pradesh University non-Teaching employees association polls.

Earthquake rocks Himachal Pradesh
Earthquake rocks Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh was rocked by a moderate intensity earthquake on Monday, an official said. There was no loss of life.

Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh to lay budget on March 10

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will present the state budget on March 10, an official said on Saturday.

Patients in Himachal pradesh suffer as doctors strike

Patient care in over 700 government hospitals and dispensaries in Himachal Pradesh was again hit on Friday as more than 3,000 doctors went on strike for two hours.

Kullu keeps centuries of tradition alive by playing Holi for 40 days

The pre-Holi festival of Basant begins in Kullu with the procession of the palanquin of Local deity Ragunath.

Posters found near Solan Army cantonment say 'ISIS coming soon', warn of bomb blasts
Posters found near Solan Army cantonment say 'ISIS coming soon', warn of bomb blasts

Raising alarm bells for the security agencies, some posters allegedly linked to the world's most dreaded terrorist outfit - Islamic State (IS) – were found near an army cantonment in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district on Tuesday.

High danger avalanche warning for some areas in J&K, Himachal
High danger avalanche warning for some areas in J&K, Himachal

Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) issued the warning that would be valid for the next 24 hours starting at 5 pm on Thursday.

Widespread snowfall, rain in Himachal snap road links

Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) Several parts of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday received moderate to heavy snowfall, snapping road connectivity to many areas in the higher reaches.

Himachal celebrates Republic Day amidst snow, rain

Governor Acharya Devvrat hoisted the flag at the main function at the historic Ridge here.

Snow in Himachal Pradesh snaps road links

Several parts of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday received moderate to heavy snow, snapping road connectivity to many areas in the higher reaches.

Heavy snowfall warning for Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh
Heavy snowfall warning for Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh

Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy to very heavy snowfall in parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh for next two days.

BJP will win HP Assembly polls: Arun Jaitley
BJP will win HP Assembly polls: Arun Jaitley

"I think this time there should be a clean sweep in the HP elections," he said addressing the party's 'Tridev Sammelan' at Rait near here.

Icy winds envelope Himachal Pradesh

Shimla saw a slight rise in night temperature. The morning temperature was 1.3 degrees Celsius, a marginal rise from Wednesday, the weather office here said.

Heavy snowfall and rains in several parts of Himachal Pradesh

The entire tribal belt of Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Pangi and Bharmaur and upper areas of Shimla, Kullu and Sirmaur were cut off from rest of the state while mid and higher hills today received second heavy snowfall of the season and the lower hills experienced widespread rains.

Biting cold wave sweeps across Himachal Pradesh; MeT warns of heavy rain, snow
Biting cold wave sweeps across Himachal Pradesh; MeT warns of heavy rain, snow

There was no respite from piercing cold wave sweeping across Himachal Pradesh today, even though minimum temperatures rose by a few notches.

Icicles form in Shimla, sub-zero temperatures freeze Himachal Pradesh
Icicles form in Shimla, sub-zero temperatures freeze Himachal Pradesh

Icicles formed in a large part of this Himachal Pradesh capital after many years with the minimum temperature remaining below sub-zero on the sixth consecutive day on Thursday. The weathermen forecast more rain and snow later this weekend.

Intense cold conditions continue in Himachal Pradesh; Shimla experiences season's coldest night at minus 3.3 deg C
Intense cold conditions continue in Himachal Pradesh; Shimla experiences season's coldest night at minus 3.3 deg C

Most parts of Himachal Pradesh reeled under biting cold conditions as the state capital Shimla and tourist destination Manali experienced the season's coldest night with temperatures dipping to minus 3.3C and minus 6.6C respectively.

Heavy snowfall disrupts normal life in Shimla, electricity snapped

Power and water supply were disrupted and traffic on roads remained affected due to the heavy snowfall.

Avalanche warning issued as heavy snowfall continues in J&K, Himachal; life remains disrupted
Avalanche warning issued as heavy snowfall continues in J&K, Himachal; life remains disrupted

A medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for some avalanche prone districts of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh as north India witnessed heavy snowfall across the two states since Friday.

Avalanche warning for some districts in J&K, Himachal Pradesh

A medium danger avalanche warning was issued on Saturday for some avalanche prone districts of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

Shimla, Manali cut off after continuous snowfall; power lines damaged, traffic snapped
Shimla, Manali cut off after continuous snowfall; power lines damaged, traffic snapped

Popular tourist destinations Shimla, Manali and Dalhousie remained cut off throughout Saturday from the rest of Himachal Pradesh following continuous snowfall, officials said.

Shimla, Manali cut off after snow, traffic hampered
Shimla, Manali cut off after snow, traffic hampered

This was the season`s first significant snowfall that froze the "Queen of Hills", as Shimla was fondly called by the British.
 

Mild snow near Shimla hills triggers tourist rush
Mild snow near Shimla hills triggers tourist rush

The tourist resorts of Kufri and Narkanda near Shimla experienced mild snow in the past 24 hours, the weather bureau said on Monday, triggering a rush of tourists.

No white New Year's eve in Himachal Pradesh, but snow expected soon
No white New Year's eve in Himachal Pradesh, but snow expected soon

Hill stations of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday experienced a sunny morning on the first day of 2017, but there are chances of snow this week, a weather official said here.