J-K, Himachal to witness heavy snowfall on Feb 24
J-K, Himachal to witness heavy snowfall on Feb 24


J-K, Himachal witness heavy snowfall on Feb 24: Meteorological (MeT) Department scientist Naresh Kumar said that heavy snowfall is expected in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on February 24. Speaking to ANI, he further said that western disturbance will be approaching Indian region on February 20 and 23. “From February 20, the western disturbance will be approaching

Himachal CM flags off electric bus services in Shimla Himachal CM flags off electric bus services in Shimla

Himachal CM flags off electric bus services in Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today flagged off the electric bus service of the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC). Eleven buses were flagged off for local destinations on nine different routes from the State Secretariat here by Thakur. He said the Centre would bear 90 per cent cost of

SC allows HP to carry out silviculture felling of trees SC allows HP to carry out silviculture felling of trees

SC allows HP to carry out silviculture felling of trees: The Supreme Court today allowed Himachal Pradesh government to permit “silviculture felling” of trees to a very limited extent and said this activity should be monitored very carefully to see whether it helps in regenerating forests. The apex court, which had in December 1996 directed the

In Himachal, week-long Mahashivratri begins In Himachal, week-long Mahashivratri begins

In Himachal, week-long Mahashivratri begins: A day after celebrations ended in other northern states, Mahashivratri festivities, unique to this Himachal Pradesh town that will continue for a week, began on Thursday amidst a gathering of over 200 hill gods and goddesses.The festival is celebrated with a difference in this historical town, popularly known as Chhoti Kashi.

Sun shines bright in Himachal Pradesh hills

Sun shines bright in Himachal Pradesh hills. After two days of widespread snowfall, Shimla, Manali and other hill destinations on Wednesday woke up to a bright, sunny but bone-chilling day, the weather office said. Residents of Shimla shivered as icy winds after snowfall brought down the minimum temperature to 1.9 degrees Celsius. For the past

Himachal proposes 2018-19 annual plan at Rs 6,300 cr
Himachal proposes 2018-19 annual plan at Rs 6,300 cr

Himachal proposes 2018-19 annual plan at Rs 6,300 cr: The annual plan of Himachal Pradesh for 2018-19 has been proposed at Rs 6,300 crore compared with Rs 5,700 crore for the current fiscal, denoting a 10.52 per cent increase, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said here on Monday. Presiding over a meeting of legislators to finalise

Shimla, nearby areas wrapped in snow
Shimla, nearby areas wrapped in snow

Shimla snow: Himachal Pradesh’s capital Shimla and its nearby tourist destinations on Monday were wrapped in snow, giving them a picturesque look.Towns in upper Shimla district were cut off with snow piled on roads, a Met official said.This was the season’s second significant snowfall that froze the “Queen of Hills”, as Shimla was fondly called by

Himachal CM hits out at Congress for targeting his govt
Himachal CM hits out at Congress for targeting his govt

Himachal CM hits out at the Congress leaders for targeting the BJP government in the state for no valid reasons, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today said those who did nothing in the last five years were questioning the performance of the 44-day-old current regime. Talking to reporters, he alleged that the Congress leaders

Cold conditions persist in HP
Cold conditions persist in HP

Cold conditions persist in HP: Cold-wave conditions persisted in most parts of Himachal Pradesh today, even as the minimum temperatures rose marginally. The region had a windy and cloudy day and the local MeT office has predicted rains or snow at isolated places tomorrow, as a fresh western disturbances lie over the Himalayan region.Minimum temperatures rose marginally

Gudiya rape case: Court decides to extend the judicial custody of all accused

Gudiya rape case: Court decides to extend the judicial custody of all accused. In Gudiya rape case 9 policemen are in jail after the murder of accused of Gudiya rape name Suraj in police custody. All the accused in were presented before the court of the District and Sessions Court. CJM Ranjeet Singh Thakur decides

Khelo India Games
Khelo India Games: Mahima Thakur bags Gold Medal

Kabbadi player Mahima Thakur bags 2 medals including gold medal. Khelo India Games are going on in Delhi. According to information, Sports Minister will Honor Mahima for the wonderful performance in the games. Mahima thakur is native of Kullu.

Historic Ridge in Shimla develops fresh cracks
Historic Ridge in Shimla develops fresh cracks

The historic Ridge in the hilly town of Shimla developes fresh cracks, threatening centuries-old heritage. During a recent inspection, authorities have detected fresh cracks in an underground water tank. The Ridge has been developing cracks for long, and recently during the cleaning of the water tank beneath the ground, fresh cracks were noticed. Cracks on the Ridge have concerned

Surendra Chauhan writes letter
Surendra Chauhan writes letter to Himachal Pradesh’s CM over economic crisis in Shimla

Surendra Chauhan writes letter to Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur suggesting over economic crises which Shimla can face in the near future. He further mentioned the problems which people of Shimla are facing economically and suggested how authorities can overcome economic crises. He mentioned in the letter that members of Municipal corporation Shimla are

ED files supplementary chargesheet against Virbhadra Singh
ED files supplementary chargesheet against Virbhadra Singh

ED files supplementary chargesheet against Virbhadra Singh: New Delhi, (Feb 1) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a supplementary chargesheet against former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife, accused of money laundering.The ED has chargesheeted Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh and three others — Chunni Lal Chauhan, Prem Raj and Lawan Kumar

Earthquake struck in Afganistan, tremors felt in north India

Earthquake struck in Afganistan, tremors felt in north India. A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Hindukush region of Afghanistan on Wednesday afternoon. The tremors were felt in Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Eastern Uzbekistan. In India, tremors were also felt in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Delhi-NCR and other parts of north India.The tremor struck

Himachal sees high temperatures, but snow in line
Himachal sees high temperatures, but snow in line

Himachal sees high temperatures, but snow in line: Shimla, (Jan 18) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday saw slightly high temperatures due to prevailing dry weather, but the Met Office forecast rain and more snowfall next week.”There are chances of rainfall and snowfall across the state from January 23,” a meteorological office statement said.It said

Check out preparation of Republic Day in Shimla.

Check out preparation of Republic Day in Shimla. In Himachal Pradesh 26 January Republic day will be celebrated at Ridge Mall Road, Shimla Governor Acharya Debavratt will preside over the function. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj will also be there at the occasion.Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Dr. In Rajiv Bindal

Thousands take dip in Himachal rivers to mark Makar Sankranti
Thousands take dip in Himachal rivers to mark Makar Sankranti

Thousands take dip in Himachal rivers to mark Makar Sankranti: Shimla/Manali, Tens of thousands of devotees across Himachal Pradesh on Sunday took a dip in rivers braving cold weather to mark the auspicious Makar Sankranti festival.A huge gathering was seen at Tattapani, around 52 km from the state capital, and Manikaran, home to a Sikh

Himachal district moves end age-old menstruation taboo
Himachal district moves to end age-old menstruation taboo

Himachal district moves end age-old menstruation taboo: Shimla, It’s a taboo no one really talks about in remote villages of Himachal Pradesh — but could soon end.Women in many remote parts of the mountain state are virtually ex-communicated when they are menstruating. They are forced to sleep outside the house, in cattle-like sheds known as menstruation

Himachal CM launches cleanliness drive
Himachal CM launches cleanliness drive

Himachal CM launches cleanliness drive: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday kicked off a cleanliness drive from the state capital under the Swachh Bharat Mission by launching a campaign to clean drinking water reservoirs.Greeting people on New Year’s day, he said the water tank in Sanjauli town, where the campaign was launched,