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.

200 still stranded in Kinnaur as bad weather hits rescue ops

Over 200 people remained stranded in rain-ravaged Kinnaur district for the past 10 days.

Downpour may hit relief work in Himachal

The hills of Himachal Pradesh may experience heavy rainfall in the next three days that may hamper the ongoing relief work in rain-ravaged Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh.

Fourteen American tourists evacuated from Kinnaur

Fourteen American tourists struck at Banjar camp in Himachal Pradesh`s rain-ravaged Kinnaur district were evacuated and brought to Rampur as rescue operations to airlift 200 tourists and locals resumed this morning.

12 foreigners among 200 evacuated from Kinnaur

Twelve foreigners were among the 150 airlifted on Sunday by IAF helicopters from various places in rain ravaged Kinnaur district while National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team rescued 50 tourists.

Rescue operations in Kinnaur district hampered by bad weather

Rescue operations in the rain-ravaged tribal Kinnaur district were hampered with the state choppers and two IAF helicopters had to wait till noon to begin sorties to Nako, Pooh and other remote areas.

Choppers evacuating stranded tourists, locals in Kinnaur

Rescue operations to evacuate stranded people in HP`s Kinnaur district were on today with two dedicated choppers pressed into service even as reports of more people stuck in interior Pooh, Nako and Kaza areas poured in.

Choppers evacuating stranded tourists, locals in Kinnaur

Rescue operations to evacuate stranded people in Himachal Pradesh`s Kinnaur district were underway on Friday.

NJPC hydropower projects shut down due to heavy silt

1500 MW Nathpa-Jhakri hydropower project of Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) and 1200 Mw Karchham-Wangtoo projects in tribal Kinnaur were shut down due to heavy silt, following incessant rains.

Himachal town gets highest precipitation in 15 years

The picturesque town Kalpa in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, where incessant heavy rain wreaked havoc, Monday recorded the highest precipitation on a single day in the past 15 years.

Rains wreak havoc in Kinnaur district, HP CM stranded

Heavy rains wreaked havoc in tribal Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh where eight persons were feared dead in landslides that blocked important roads leaving Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh stranded in Sangla Valley

Avalanche hits Kinnaur in HP, seven missing

At least seven people were missing after an avalanche hit their homes in Himachal Pradesh`s Kinnaur district early Wednesday, an official said.

Marginal relief from cold in Himachal Pradesh

The intense cold wave conditions eased marginally in Himachal Pradesh as minimum and maximum temperatures soared in most parts of state, despite warning of rains and snowfall between February 4 to 6.

Four officials taken hostage by villagers freed

Four government functionaries associated with a mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh`s Kinnaur district were taken hostage by villagers protesting over environmental issues and released after a day in captivity on Wednesday

Six people buried in Himachal landslide

Six people, including a 17-year-old girl, were killed and 14 critically injured when boulders fell on their hutments in Himachal Pradesh`s Kinnaur district Sunday, police said.