Monsoon makes landfall in Himachal Pradesh

The southwest monsoon on Wednesday made landfall in Himachal Pradesh on its normal date, Met Department said here.

Pre-monsoon rains hit Himachal Pradesh; 1 swept away in cloudburst in Chamba

One person was swept away as a cloudburst on Saturday struck three villages in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh where several areas experienced the first pre-monsoon showers.

Mild tremors felt in Himachal, no report of loss of life or property

 Several parts of Himachal Pradesh experienced mild tremors today but no loss of life or property was reported in the state.

Himachal CM launches energy saving programme

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday launched a state-wide LED promotional programme for conserving energy.

Sunny Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh after days of snow

Two days after moderate to heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, it was a bright sunny Wednesday.

Himachal Pradesh shivers under sub-zero temperatures

A cold wave continued to sweep Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, with higher reaches of the state shivering under sub-zero temperatures.

Felling of trees leaves Himachal Pradesh's 'green' CM wilted

The felling of trees, even legally, for hydropower and developmental projects, has left Himachal Pradesh's 'green' Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh feeling wilted.

Himachal Pradesh experiences snowfall, rain

The cold continued to tighten its grip in Himachal Pradesh on Friday with its higher reaches experiencing snowfall, and mild rainfall in low and mid hills, said an official.

12 killed in Himachal bus accident

Twelve people were killed and five injured when a privately-owned mini bus rolled down a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district Saturday, officials said.

One killed, 17 injured as bus overturns in Himachal

 One person was killed and 17 others were injured when a bus carrying pilgrims overturned near Dhraul, a remote tribal area of the district, this evening.

Magnitude 5 earthquake hits parts of Himachal Pradesh

A 5-magnitude earthquake hit parts of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. No loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far.

Killar-Chamba highway opened for light vehicles

The Killar-Chamba highway via Saach Pass, linking the landlocked Pangi valley with the rest of Chamba district, has been opened for light vehicles on Sunday evening.

Eight killed as jeep falls into ditch in Chamba

Eight persons were killed and dozen others injured when the overloaded jeep they were travelling in rolled down into 500-feet deep gorge near Kihar on Chandi-Kandwara road in Chamba district, police said Friday.

Himachal rocked by 5.1 magnitude earthquake

Himachal Pradesh was rocked by an earhtquake measuring 5.1 magnitude on the Richter scale on Tuesday evening.

Himachal records three low-intensity quakes

Himachal Pradesh has recorded three low-intensity quakes in the past 12 hours, an official said here Wednesday morning.

Mild quake hits Himachal Pradesh

A mild tremor shook Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh Wednesday morning, MeT officials said.

HP demands aid for alternative crops in cannabis growing areas

Himachal Pradesh government urged Centre to provide assistance to state to promote cultivation of alternative crops in Kullu, Mandi, Chamba and Shimla to wean away local people from growing cannabis.

Three killed, minor seriously injured as vehicle falls in gorge

Three persons, including two women, were on Saturday killed while a minor was seriously injured when their vehicle veered off the course and plunged into a gorge at Kaali Dhar area in the district.

Proposed tunnel to reduce Dharamsala-Chamba distance

Himachal Pradesh government plans to construct a 4.9-km tunnel beneath Dhaoladhar snow range, which will reduce the road distance between Dharamsala and Chamba by 270 kms, a state minister said.

Manali gets snow, rain in Shimla

Several parts of Himachal Pradesh received snow, including the resort town of Manali that was wrapped in a picturesque blanket of white, while Shimla saw rain.