NGT notice to Himachal over illicit felling of trees

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has taken suo moto cognisance of the illicit felling of over 450 trees on the outskirts of Shimla, an official said Friday.

Himachal wants monkeys off its back
Himachal wants monkeys off its back

With the exploding monkey population in Himachal Pradesh posing a major challenge to its human population, it is being now debated whether to allow their select culling or translocation and, if nothing works out, exporting them out of the state.

Himachal varsity relaxes norms for visually impaired

Shimla: In a major relief to the visually impaired and physically challenged, the Himachal Pradesh University in Shimla has allowed them to engage a writer irrespective of his qualification in the exams, an official said Thursday.

Cold wave intensifies in mid, higher hills of Himachal Pradesh

Cold wave sweeping the mid and higher hills of Himachal Pradesh intensified on Friday as minimum temperatures dropped further by three to five degrees.

BJP launches 7-day padyatra from Rohroo to Shimla

Himachal Pradesh BJP on Friday launched a seven-day padyatra (foot-march) from Rohroo to Shimla to protest the delay in completion of Theog-Hatkoti road and "failure" of the Congress government to fulfil its poll promise to complete the road within 100 days of coming to power.

Court gets tough on violations on Shimla's sealed roads

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the government to file a status report on a list of permit holders who are authorised to drive vehicles on roads sealed to traffic here.

Indian Army continues mountain rescue exercise in Shimla

The Indian Army on Tuesday continued to conduct a rescue and relief exercise at Shimla's Annandale ground.

Nadda's induction in Union Cabinet setback for Dhumal group

While the induction of JP Nadda in the Narendra Modi Cabinet has enthused his supporters, it has come as a "disappointment" for P K Dhumal group, which had been hoping for inclusion of Dhumal's son and BJYM president Anurag Thakur in the ministry.

Probe medical college admissions: Himachal court

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the Principal Secretary (Health) to hold an inquiry and fix responsibility against the erring officials who have concealed information about availability of two postgraduate seats in two medical colleges for in-service candidates.

Another British-era structure gutted in Shimla
Another British-era structure gutted in Shimla

 Minto Court, one of the last few iconic structures of the Queen of Hills, has been gutted. It joins a list of British-era buildings that went up in flames in the recent past.

Fire damages major portion of Shimla heritage building

A major portion of a heritage building in this town, once the summer capital of the British India, was damaged in a devastating that fire broke out Saturday night, officials said. There was no loss of life.

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.

Himachal's Kalpa coldest at 1.6 degrees Celsius

High hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced cold weather conditions with minimum temperature staying close to the freezing point, the Met Office said here Sunday.

HP govt considering opening of new cancer hospital

 The state government is considering establishment of a new cancer hospital here, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said.

Himachal Pradesh: 15 killed as bus falls into gorge

At least 15 people were on Tuesday killed and another 17 injured when a private bus rolled 400 feet down into a gorge in Rohtrung village in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, 250 km from here.

Mercury drops below sub zero in higher altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh

Lakes, rivulets and water sources in the higher reaches, including the tribal areas, of Himachal have started freezing as the temperatures have plunged below sub-zero temperatures in the region.

Shimla's water ATM goes out of order

Less than three months after its installation, a drinking water ATM here, the first in Himachal Pradesh, has been lying defunct for almost a week, locals said Wednesday.

Rain in Himachal brings down mercury

The hills of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday saw drop in temperature due to rainfall.

Cold wave grips tribal areas, higher hills of Himachal

Cold wave conditions persisted in tribal areas and higher hills of Himachal Pradesh as mercury dropped below normal in the state.

Himachal government to give 20 lakh each to gold-winning kabaddi players
Himachal government to give 20 lakh each to gold-winning kabaddi players

Himachal government on Saturday announced cash prizes of Rs 20 lakh each to three kabaddi players from the state who were members of the gold medal-winning Indian men and women's teams at the 17th Asian Games in South Korea.