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Himachal Pradesh News

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.

Jaundice outbreak, Scrub typhus hit Himachal Pradesh hard in 2016

Himachal Pradesh also earned the distinction of becoming the first open defecation-free state in the country.

Earthquake tremors of 3.2 magnitude felt in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
Earthquake tremors of 3.2 magnitude felt in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

Earthquake tremors were felt in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. According to ANI, the earthquake has been recorded of 3.2 magnitude.

It's white Christmas in Himachal Pradesh as Shimla receives season's first snowfall — Watch
It's white Christmas in Himachal Pradesh as Shimla receives season's first snowfall — Watch

Shimla and its surrounding areas received slight traces of snowfall followed by showers while the adjoining tourist resorts of Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda had light snowfall, bringing cheers to tourists who had thronged the state capital on the occasion of Christmas.

Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Dharamshala today
Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Dharamshala today

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will address a rally in Dharamshala on Saturday.

Himachal HC stays Green Tribunal orders on felling trees

 The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday stayed all of the National Green Tribunal`s orders relating to felling of trees for four-laning of National Highway-22 linking Parwanoo with the state ca[ital.

Himachal orders probe into ''botched up'' cataract surgery at Tanda govt medical college

The Himachal Pradesh government has ordered a probe after five patients who underwent cataract surgery at a hospital developed infection, Health Minister Kaul Singh said on Thursday.

Intense cold wave grips Odisha, Himachal Pradesh

The regional meteorology centre in Bhubaneswar said, the only other place to have dipped below five degrees was Phulbani which stood at 4.6 degree Celsius.

Ruckus in Himachal Pradesh Assembly over graft cases against CM Virbhadra Singh

The Himachal Pradesh assembly on Tuesday witnessed unruly scenes as members of the opposition BJP demanded debate on the ongoing corruption cases against Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

Himachal Pradesh becomes sixth state in India to attain 100% Aadhaar saturation

Himachal Pradesh has achieved 100 percent Aadhar saturation on the basis of population of year 2015, making it the sixth state after Delhi, Telangana, Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh to have achieved this milestone.

Allegations against CM Virbhadra Singh CM serious, Himachal Pradesh govt protecting him: CBI
Allegations against CM Virbhadra Singh CM serious, Himachal Pradesh govt protecting him: CBI

CBI on Thursday claimed before Delhi High Court that allegations against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in the disproportionate assets case are "very serious" as a huge amount of money is involved and the state government has shown "over anxiety" in protecting him.

Earthquake hits Himachal Pradesh, no casualties
Earthquake hits Himachal Pradesh, no casualties

The epicentre of the earthquake was in the Kullu region.

Sunny, but nippy nights in Himachal Pradesh

The hills of Himachal Pradesh has been experiencing long sunny days but chilly nights, a weather official said here on Saturday. There are no chances of rain in most of the prominent tourist destinations for almost a week.

Five killed, 7 injured in mishap in Lahaul and Spiti

Five persons were killed and seven injured when the vehicle in which they were travelling veered off the road and rolled down a mountain at Karga today.

Car falls into lane in Himachal Pradesh's Lahul Spiti; five killed, several injured

At least five people were killed and five others were left wounded after a car fell into a lane in Lahul Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh. 

Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh dedicates state's tallest flag at Hamirpur
Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh dedicates state's tallest flag at Hamirpur

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today dedicated the state's tallest (133 feet) National Monument (Tricolour) flag set up at Hamirpur, online from Holly Lodge, his private residence, to the people today.

Mandi road mishap: Death toll plunges to 18, over 25 injured as bus falls into gorge
Mandi road mishap: Death toll plunges to 18, over 25 injured as bus falls into gorge

A passenger bus fell into a gorge near Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday leaving at least 16 persons killed. 

No end to trouble for Himachal CM, Delhi HC to hear money laundering case against Virbhadra Singh today
No end to trouble for Himachal CM, Delhi HC to hear money laundering case against Virbhadra Singh today

The Delhi High Court will on Friday hear a petition filed against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in connection with a disproportionate assets and money laundering case.

Virbhadra should resign on moral grounds: JP Nadda

BJP is fully geared to defeat Congress under any circumstances and who will lead the party in the next polls is of little consequence.

Himachal Pradesh CM hospitalised
Himachal Pradesh CM hospitalised

State Governor Acharya Dev Vrat visited the hospital in the morning to inquire about Singh's health.