Courts can ask states to compensate road mishap victims: SC

The Supreme Court has held that courts can ask states to compensate road mishap victims or their relatives if convict drivers are not capable of paying the compensation.

School student killed, 33 injured in Himachal accident

A six-year old girl student was killed and 33 students of a private school were injured on Tuesday when a bus driven by the school principal rolled down a 130-feet gorge in Himachal Pradesh`s Sirmaur district, police said.

Alert sounded in Haryana villages along Yamuna

The authorities in Haryana on Tuesday sounded an alert to residents of villages along the Yamuna river following heavy rainfall in the hills of neighbouring Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

Heavy snowfall shuts down Jammu-Srinagar highway

The Jammu-Srinagar highway has been shut due to heavy snowfall and landslides in the Lasri, Chandrakot, Seri, Ramsu and Panthial areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

Rains, snow claim four lives in Himachal

Heavy snowfall and rains on Monday claimed four lives in Himachal Pradesh with the state witnessing the wettest day in March with 1950 per cent excess rains.

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Shimla, Manali receive more snow

 The picturesque tourist resorts of Shimla and Manali received more snow on Monday as the temperatures remained below the freezing point at most places in Himachal Pradesh, a weather official said.

Snowfall, rains in Himachal Pradesh cause sharp drop in mercury

Wintry conditions revived in most parts of Himachal as tribal areas and other higher hills had another spell of heavy snowfall while mid and lower hills were lashed by intermittent heavy rains, causing sharp fall in mercury.

Rains sweep north India, more predicted

North India on Sunday woke up to mild showers which swept across the plains while the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh experienced snowfall as mercury plunged significantly in several places.

No girl child? Then Himachal panchayats won't get funds

Determined to check its skewed sex ratio, the Himachal Pradesh government won`t fund panchayats if no girl is born in its domain. But there will be rewards for panchayats with a good sex ratio.

Himachal Pradesh achieves best enrolment rate in higher education: CM

Himachal Pradesh has achieved the best enrolment rate in higher education in the country while the enrolment rate in 6-14 years age group was 99.7 per cent in the state, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Friday.

'Himachal Pradesh has best enrolment rates in education'

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Friday the state has achieved one of the country`s best enrolment rates in higher education.

Himachal Pradesh's administrative tribunal chief assumes charge

Justice VK Sharma, a former judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, on Friday took charge as the chairman of the state administrative tribunal that the government has revived.

Four more swine flu deaths in Himachal

Swine flu claimed four more lives in Himachal Pradesh, raising the death toll to nine, a senior health official said on Thursday.

Snow, rains in hilly areas; pleasant weather in plains

Hilly areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand received a fresh bout of snowfall and rains on Thursday even as pleasant weather prevailed in plains where temperatures rose marginally.

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.

Heavy snowfall in tribal areas of Himachal

 The entire tribal belt and higher hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced another spell of heavy snowfall while mid and lower hills were lashed by intermittent rains disrupting power supply at some places and blocking link roads in the interior areas.

Himachal MP thanks PM for enhanced grant

Himachal Pradesh BJP MP Anurag Thakur on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the enhanced grant of Rs 40,625 crore to the revenue deficit hill state as recommended by the 14th Finance Commission.

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.

BJP hails Modi govt for giving a grant of Rs 40,625 cr to Himachal

 BJP on Wednesday lauded Narendra Modi-led regime for rising above partisan politics to grant Rs 40,625 crore to Himachal Pradesh in the 14th Finance Commission that will help it move forward in development path and will compensate its loss due to removal of industrial package.