Rains, thundershowers lash Himachal Pradesh

Rains and thundershowers on Sunday lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh even as strong winds accompanied by sharp showers swept state capital Shimla.

Heatwave continues unabated in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh continued to sizzle on Saturday and recorded a maximum temperature of 41.7 degrees Celsius. Its capital city Shimla recorded a high of 27.1 degrees Celsius, weather officials said.

HP becomes first state to implement ABPS in country

Himachal Pradesh has emerged as first the state in the country to start Aadhaar based Payment System (ABPS) and payments amounting Rs 76.53 crore have been made through this system till date since the scheme was launched on October 2, 2014, Rural Development Minister Anil Kumar said Friday.

NGT gives partial relief to Manali-Rohtang Pass taxi operators

The National Green Tribunal Friday granted partial relief to taxi and luxury coach operators plying in the Manali-Rohtang Pass areas of Himachal Pradesh by staying environment compensation tax on the vehicles, but refused to relax the 1,000 vehicle limit to the scenic pass.

Over 40,000 taxis go off road in Himachal Pradesh

Over 40,000 taxis went off the road in Himachal Pradesh on Friday in protest against the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order restricting the entry of vehicles to the Rohtang Pass, overlooking picturesque destination of Manali, and the imposition of a heavy cess.

Parts of Himachal Pradesh reel under scorching heat; Una at 43.2 degrees C

Lower hills of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday reeled under scorching heat with Una in Shivalik foothills sizzling at 43.2 degrees Celsius as day temperatures rose marginally across the state.

Plying vehicles in Rohtang Pass: NGT to hear plea on Thursday

Taxi operators on Wednesday rushed to the National Green Tribunal seeking reconsideration of its directions limiting the entry of all diesel and petrol tourist vehicles in Himachal Pradesh's Rohtang Pass till August 14 to 1,000 per day.

Himachal Pradesh sees mercury two to five degrees above average


Shimla: The heat wave continued to sweep the hilly Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday with temperatures being recorded two to five degrees above average despite rain in some towns, including Shimla. In some areas, the mercury hovered around 40 degrees Celsius.

Now, a satellite tracking system to tackle forest fires in Himachal

In an effort to save forests in Himachal Pradesh, the state government has set up a satellite tracking system to find forest fires and launched awareness campaigns to safeguard the region's green cover.

82-year-old man gets 10-year RI for raping minor girl in HP

An 82-year-old man was on Tuesday awarded 10 years of rigorous jail term and a Rs 10,000 fine for raping a four-year-old girl in 2011.

Snowfall, thunderstorm lead to marginal drop in temp in Himachal Pradesh

Another spell of moderate snowfall brought back cold wave conditions in tribal areas while thunderstorm hit isolated places in mid and lower hills of Himachal, causing marginal drop in temperature.

Frame policy for Panchayati Raj employees: Himachal HC

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state government to frame a policy for the employees of the panchayati raj institutions.

Shimla sizzles, but high hills get snow

The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to sizzle on Tuesday with Una recording a maximum temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius and state capital Shimla a high of 29.3 degrees Celsius, the weatherman said.

Marginal drop in temperature in HP due to strong winds, rains

Several areas of Himachal witnessed thunderstorms while strong winds swept Palampur, Manali and some other places in the state disrupting normal life.

Heatwave continues in Himachal Pradesh

The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to reel under an intense heat wave on Monday, with temperatures recording two to three degrees above the season`s average.

Modi government failed to revive economic growth: Congress leader

Former union minister and AICC spokesperson Jitin Prasada on Monday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government for failing to revive economic growth and reduce inflation, as promised by him during the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

Salman Khan to attend sister's reception in Himachal
Salman Khan to attend sister's reception in Himachal

 Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will be reaching Himachal Pradesh's Mandi town on Monday to attend his younger sister Arpita Khan's marriage reception, event organisers said on Sunday.

Manali: Heavy corruption found in environmental taxes

Heavy corruption has been found in Environmental taxes in Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

Woman mauled to death by bear in HP

A 50-year-old woman was mauled to death by a wild bear in Solan district, 70 km from here, police said today.

Heatwave across Himachal Pradesh, Una hottest at 43.6 deg C

All the major stations in Himachal Pradesh except Bhunter and Kalpa experienced hottest day of the season on Saturday as mercury soared across the state.