Himachal Pradesh News

Himachal seeks extradition of Nepalese for temple heist

 Himachal Pradesh has sought the extradition of the Nepalese prime suspect in the theft of an antique idol from a historic temple in Kullu town, police said Saturday.

Raghunathji temple theft: Stolen idols, valuables recovered

In a major breakthrough, the Special Investigation Team has recovered all the idols and other valuables which were stolen from Raghunathji temple in Kullu in December last year, a senior police official said on Friday.

Snow, rains intensify cold wave in Himachal Pradesh

 Cold wave conditions further intensified in Himachal following fresh snowfall and heavy rains in some parts of the state even as Shimla witnessed the coldest night of the season with a low of minus 2 degrees.

Snowfall, rain disrupt normal life in Himachal Pradesh

Normal life was affected in Himachal Pradesh as the entire tribal belt and other higher hills had another spell of heavy snowfall and the mid and lower hills received widespread rain causing sharp fall in day temperatures.

Snowfall keeps mercury below freezing in Himachal Pradesh

More snowfall in the picturesque tourist resorts of Manali and Kalpa and the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh Thursday kept the temperatures below freezing point, a weatherman said here Thursday.

Snow avalanche alert in Himachal

A threat of snow avalanche looms over the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh with the weather office predicting heavy snow Jan 22, an official said Tuesday.

VHP alleges religious conversions in HP, CM refutes

Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Monday alleged that religious conversions and 'love jihad' were taking place in Himachal Pradesh, a charge denied by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

Himachal Pradesh reels under biting cold

The intense cold wave conditions continued without any respite in Himachal Pradesh as minimum temperature stayed below normal and strong velocity icy winds swept the region.

Three medical colleges to be opened in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday said the state would open three medical colleges and one of them would be located in Hamirpur district.

Cold wave intensifies in Himachal, Keylong shivers at minus 12 deg C

 Biting cold wave conditions sweeping across the tribal areas and other higher hills of Himachal Pradesh further intensified today as the mercury dropped by four to five degrees in tribal areas and hovered around the freezing point in mid and lower hills.

Behave responsibly: Himachal CM to VHP

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday advised the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to behave responsibly and refrain from making false statements about "love jihad" being carried out in the state.

Himachal Pradesh Transport Minister to flag off two new buses under JNNURM

 Two new buses under Jawaharlal Nehru National Renewal Mission (JNNURM) would be flagged off by state Transport Minister G S Bali on Friday with fixed "lower" fare.

Heavy snowfall, rain bring down temperatures in Himachal Pradesh

Heavy snowfall and rains lashed many parts of Himachal Pradesh, causing sharp decline in day temperatures and throwing normal life out of gear.

Clarified butter idol in Himachal temple big draw

Kangra: A clarified butter idol at a temple in Himachal's Kangra district has turned out to be a major draw for thousands of devotees on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival.

Shimla, Manali wrapped up in snow again

Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla and popular tourist resort Manali on Wednesday got another spell of snowfall, turning the hill stations more picturesque.

VHP gives '16 cases' of Love Jihad to Himachal Pradesh govt

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday said it has given a list of 16 cases of "Love-Jihad" to the Himachal Pradesh government, days after police claimed that there was no case of forced conversion in the state.

Cold wave continues in Himachal; rain, snowfall likely

 Intense cold wave conditions persisted in most parts of Himachal Pradesh today even as minimum temperatures rose marginally due to clouded sky.

Snow in Himachal, cold wave to intensify

The cold wave would again tighten its grip over Himachal Pradesh with the state`s higher reaches Tuesday experiencing a fresh snow.

BJP launches drive to enroll 15 lakh members in Himachal

BJP's Himachal Pradesh unit on Monday launched a campaign to enroll 15 lakh members in the state with all senior party leaders enrolling new members at several camps.

No forced conversion or Bangladesh national in Himachal: Police

 In the wake of allegations of two Hindu outfits about religious conversions and infiltration by Bangladeshis, Himachal Pradesh police today said that neither there were any case of forced conversion nor it had any information of Bangladesh national residing in the state.

Sunny weather raises mercury in Himachal

The hills of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday saw a further rise in the temperatures due to long sunny days. The Met Office here forecast dry weather for a few days.

Sunny Monday, but icy winds sweep Himachal

It was sunny Monday but icy winds swept through the hills of Himachal Pradesh, with the higher reaches recording sub-zero temperatures.

Himachal continues to reel under cold wave conditions

Intense cold wave conditions continued unabated in most parts of Himachal Pradesh even as the weather remained dry today with some relief from rains and snow.

Himachal jail reforms: Technology helps prisons open up

 Prisons in Himachal Pradesh are no bar for the inmates wanting to keep in touch with their families and friends, even across borders and seas. A video-conferencing facility, perhaps the first in Indian prisons, is bringing them face to face with the outer world.

Manali gets snowfall, more in store

Popular hill station Manali in Himachal Pradesh Saturday got a fresh blanket of snow, giving the resort and its neighbouring areas a more picturesque look.

Manali gets more snowfall

Popular hill station Manali in Himachal Pradesh Saturday got a fresh blanket of snow, giving the resort and its neighbouring areas a more picturesque look.

Anurag Thakur blames HP govt for delay in setting up CUHP

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha national chief and Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur on Friday blamed the Virbhadra Singh-led government for the delay in setting up of a Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP).

Snow, rains, icy winds intensify cold wave in HP

Cold wave conditions intensified further across the hills and valleys of Himachal Pradesh after higher riches of Kinnaur, Sirmaur and Shimla witnessed another spell of moderate snowfall while the mid and lower hills received rains accompanied by icy winds.

Himachal slightly warmer, snowfall in store

Shimla: Most of the hill stations of Himachal Pradesh Friday saw a further rise in temperature, but the Met Office here has forecast chances of rain and snowfall in the next two days.

Sunny, nippy morning in Himachal Pradesh

It was a sunny, yet nippy morning in Himachal Pradesh on the first day of 2015, a weather official said here on Thursday.