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17 killed as bus falls into gorge in Himachal

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 21:06

At least 17 people were killed Monday when their overloaded mini-bus rolled down a 400-feet deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh`s Sirmaur district, officials said.

Govt school teacher booked for raping 14-year-old student

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 22:16

A teacher of a government school in Shillai area of Sirmaur district was on Saturday booked for allegedly raping a 14-year-old student, police said.

Himachal Pradesh govt takes over land from Asaram Bapu`s trust

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 22:21

In a significant move, the Himachal Pradesh Relief and Rehabilitation Department took possession of more than 14 bighas of land from a trust of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu.

Bus falls into deep gorge in Himachal`s Sirmaur, 21 killed

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 11:04

At least 15 people were killed and several others injured when a bus rolled down a 600-feet deep gorge near Ransua-Jabrog village in Sirmaur district Friday morning.

Himachal town gets highest precipitation in 15 years

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 17:50

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.

Two workers buried alive in Sirmaur

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 22:01

Two workers, engaged in the construction of a link road, were killed in a mudslide in moutainous Sirmaur district, some 100-km from here, early Monday morning, police said.

Cold tightens grip as rains, snowfall lash Himachal

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 19:03

Cold tightened its grip over entire Himachal Pradesh on Monday as a fresh spell of snowfall, coupled with rains in the middle and lower reaches, sent shivers across the state.

At least 11 killed in Himachal road accident

Last Updated: Saturday, November 24, 2012, 18:05

Sirmaur is among the remote areas of the state, where very few passenger buses ply on roads, leading to overcrowding of private vehicles.