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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.

PM Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers near China border

PM Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers near China border

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday celebrated Diwali with soldiers in a remote and strategic area in Himachal Pradesh, adjoining the Chinese border.

Himachal CM starts Rs 27 cr projects in Kinnaur

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday dedicated and laid foundation stones of development projects worth Rs 27 crore in remote Kinnaur district, a statement said.

Himachal sees 26 percent deficit rainfall

 The southwest monsoon has remained 26 per cent deficit so far in Himachal Pradesh, with five out of 12 districts witnessing less than normal rainfall, the weather bureau said on Friday.

Apple cultivation supports over 1.7 lakh families: HP govt

Apple cultivation in Himachal Pradesh has become the mainstay of over 1.7 lakh families in the state as the orchards now cover 1,09,533 hectares, around 49 per cent of the total area under fruit cultivation.

22 killed in two accidents in Himachal Pradesh

22 killed in two accidents in Himachal Pradesh

The district administration has given an immediate relief of Rs 50,000 to the families of the deceased. 

13 killed in Himachal road accident

Thirteen people were killed when a private vehicle in which they were travelling fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh`s Kinnaur district, police said on Saturday.

Himachal Pradesh govt gave benefit of Rs 209.28 crore to Jaypee Power: CAG

The Jaypee Power Company which executed the 1000 MW Karchham-Wangtoo hydropower project in Kinnaur district has come under scanner of CAG which has pulled up the Himachal government for allegedly giving benefit of Rs 209.28 crore to the company.

Rain, snowfall in Himachal Pradesh

The hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced moderate to heavy rainfall on Saturday, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the roads, while the higher reaches saw snowfall, officials said.

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.

Strike at Himachal power plants ends after 112 days

 The workers` strike at Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd`s two hydropower plants was called off after 112 days in Himachal Pradesh`s Kinnaur district after Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh intervened, an official said here on Thursday.

Fresh spell of snow in Himachal Pradesh, cold wave conditions persist

Cold wave conditions on Thursday continued unabated in several parts of Himachal Pradesh as tribal areas and higher hills had another spell of moderate snow while thunderstorm accompanied by rains lashed the mid and lower hills in the state.

Manali, Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh get more snow

The picturesque tourist resorts Manali and Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday saw more snow which lent the resorts and its neighbouring areas a more beautiful look.

Snowfall in some parts of Himachal Pradesh

Some parts of Himachal Pradesh like Shimla, Kinnaur, Kufri and Sirmaur witnessed the first snowfall of the year 2015.

Fire destroys chilgoza forest in Himachal: NGO

A forest fire has destroyed a huge stretch of prime chilgoza pine forest in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, a voluntary organisation said Tuesday.

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.

Heavy rains, snow disrupt life in Himachal Pradesh

Heavy rains and snow in Himachal Pradesh cut off several areas in upper Shimla and Kinnaur region, disrupting life in the hill state.

Central team to visit Himachal Pradesh to assess losses due to floods

An inter-ministerial central team would soon be visiting the rain-hit areas of Himachal Pradesh for on-the-spot assessment of losses due to the flash floods.

Mandi by-poll: Majority of Shalkhar residents boycott repolling

A majority of the voters of the Shalkhar polling station in Kinnaur assembly segment on Saturday boycotted the re-polling for the Mandi Lok Sabha by-election.

158 stranded people rescued from Kinnaur

Over 150 stranded people were rescued by IAF and state choppers, which made six sorties to various locations in the rain-ravaged tribal Kinnaur district on Friday.