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Himachal favours road crash-barriers on high altitudes

Himachal favours road crash-barriers on high altitudes

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 21:50

The Himachal Pradesh government Thursday requested the central government to make it mandatory to construct crash-barriers on roads located at a height of 4,000 feet and above, said Transport Minister G.S. Bali.

Bus falls in gorge in Shimla, at least 20 killed

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 18:17

At least 20 passengers were killed when a state roadways bus rolled down a hill and fell into a gorge Tuesday in Himachal Pradesh`s Shimla district, police said.

Heavy rain in Himachal, rivers in spate

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 17:36

The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall Monday, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.

Shimla gets Himachal`s first water-dispensing ATM

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 14:30

Now, you can buy drinking water by using an ATM card in this Himachal Pradesh capital, the first in the state and perhaps in the country.

MP PMT scam: Shimla CBI unit seeks info on students of GRMC

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 17:44

The ambit of ongoing probe into the alleged Pre-Medical Test (PMT) scam in Madhya Pradesh may become wider with the Shimla unit of CBI seeking details of certain medical students and graduates of the city-based Gajra Raje Medical College (GRMC).

HP HC dismisses plea against merit based admission through common test

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 01:17

In a setback to private universities and technical institutions in the state, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday dismissed their plea against merit-based admissions through common entrance test and regulation of fee structure.

Himachal Pradesh to ban sale of loose cigarettes

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:01

The Himachal Pradesh government will soon impose a ban on sale of loose cigarettes and also enhance value-added tax (VAT) on tobacco products, Health Minister Kaul Singh said Thursday.

Despite lawsuit, Himachal Pradesh re-tenders mega hydro project

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 16:08

Himachal Pradesh will re-seek bids for a multi-million dollar hydropower project that is under litigation with Reliance Infrastructure and has unsettled financial issues with the previous bidder, the Netherlands-based Brakel Corp.

Moderate monsoon experienced in Himachal

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:42

Monsoon remained moderate in Himachal Pradesh for the fourth day and several areas in mid and lower hills experienced moderate to heavy rains.

Five killed as car falls into gorge in Himachal

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:56

Five persons were killed when their car rolled 300 mts down into a gorge near Stiringri, seven kms from here, late last night.