Himachal Pradesh News

Intense snowfall disrupts normal life in Shimla

The higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh, including capital Shimla, are reeling under intense cold after heavy snowfall in the region on Sunday evening.

Shimla receives first heavy snowfall of the season

The state capital was lashed by strong winds accompanied by showers this morning and heavy snowfall started in the town as the day advanced.

Mercury hovers around freezing point in Himachal Pradesh

Intense cold wave accompanied by dry spell continued in Himachal Pradesh as mercury stayed below freezing point at most places in the state.

Shimla shivers after snowfall

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

Shimla gets snow; fog, cold wave across north India

High-altitude areas of Lahaul-Spiti, Chamba, Kullu, Kinnaur and Shimla districts have been experiencing moderate to heavy snow.

Cold wave continues in Himachal Pradesh

The cold wave continued to grip the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday despite prevailing dry weather, with Keylong region recording the lowest temperature in the state.

Three arrested for cow slaughter in HP village, security tightened

Three persons have been arrested on the charge of cow slaughter in remote Ranola village of Chamba district, following which the police tightened the security arrangements fearing tension in the area.

Himachal HC orders Rs 20 lakh to parents of each student drowned in Beas river

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Saturday directed payment of compensation of Rs 20 lakh to the parents of each of the 24 engineering students of a Hyderabad college who were washed away in river Beas in near Thalot in Kullu district of the state on June 8,2014.

Himachal's oldest voter casts ballot in second phase of panchayat polls

Shyam Saran Negi, 98, one of the oldest voters in India and a staunch believer in democracy since 1951, cast his ballot on Friday in the panchayat elections in Kinnaur district.

Voting on for second phase of Himachal Pradesh panchayat polls

Voting began on Friday for the second phase of Himachal Pradesh panchayat elections amid tight security.

Shimla may adopt Delhi's odd-even vehicle scheme
Shimla may adopt Delhi's odd-even vehicle scheme

Taking a cue from Delhi, the Shimla authorities are contemplating implementing odd-even vehicle number scheme to regulate traffic and check pollution, an official said on Wednesday.

Sun shines in Himachal but snow on way

Sunny weather prevailed in Himachal on Friday as rain and snow was predicted by the weatherman from Saturday night, news that is sure to gladden the hearts of tourists thronging the hill state for Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Tibetan PM expresses gratitude to US for $6 mn aid

Tibetan PM-in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Monday thanked the US Congress for allocating in its budget $6 million in aid for Tibetans in India.

Students turn goons in Mohali college, several injured - Video
Students turn goons in Mohali college, several injured - Video

Five students of the Institute of Technology and Future Trends (ITFT) Mohali suffered serious injuries and were admitted to the nearest hospital following clashes between two groups in the college.

Tourists in Manali enjoy fresh snowfall - Watch video

There was marginal rise in minimum temperatures in Northern states on Thursday.

Manali wrapped up in white blanket again

Himachal Pradesh`s popular tourist resort Manali and its nearby places on Thursday got another spell of snowfall, giving them a picturesque look.

Chandigarh-Mananli National Highway blocked due to land slide

The earthquake - which epicentre was in Tajikistan - was also experienced in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and New Delhi, besides Pakistan.

Court dismisses HP CM Virbhadra Singh's plea in DA case

A Delhi court on Wednesday dismissed the plea of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh seeking a directive to CBI to supply a complete copy of the FIR lodged against him and others in a disproportionate assets case.

Himachal Pradesh's Keylong records minus 1.9 degrees

Winter continued to tighten its grip on the higher reaches on Wednesday and Keylong became the coldest place in Himachal Pradesh, the temperature slipping well below the freezing point, the Met office said.

Two killed, many hurt in power plant blast in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district

While one of the deceased hailed from Kerala, another was from Nepal, Kinnaur Superintendent of Police Rahul Nath said.

Not worried, confident of coming out clean: Himachal Pradesh CM on ED summon

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who has been issued summons by the Enforcement Directorate, on Friday said he was confident of coming out clean on charges of money laundering and that he was too busy with the Assembly session to get worried about them.

Rains in Shimla, Manali, mercury dips

Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations Shimla and Manali received rainfall on Friday.

ED summons Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh for questioning in DA case
ED summons Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh for questioning in DA case

ED on Friday summoned Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh for questioning in DA case.

Himachal Pradesh sets up helpline to report corruption

Any case of corruption can be reported on the telephone numbers 0177-2629893, a government spokesperson told IANS.

Pakistani mobile network signals at Triund in Himachal Pradesh!
Pakistani mobile network signals at Triund in Himachal Pradesh!

Triund Hill is located at a height of 2,842 meters above sea level at a distance of about 13 kilometers from McLeodganj.

Himachal Pradesh governor, CM greet on Guru Nanak Jayanti

Guru Nanak Dev preached love, peace and harmony to strengthen the bond of brotherhood, said Virbhadra Singh.

Over 50 houses gutted in fire in Kullu village

The fire broke out in one house and spread quickly to others as most of the houses in the village were timber structures.

ED registers money laundering case against Himachal CM
ED registers money laundering case against Himachal CM

 In fresh trouble for Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against him.

Artefacts stolen from Himachal CM's palace recovered

The artefacts stolen last month from CM Virbhadra Singh's ancestral palace in Sarahan have been recovered.

Himachal governor, CM greet people on Diwali

 Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday greeted the people on Diwali.