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Prepaid services now available for BSNL landline in Shimla

Shimla: Landline customers of Shimla will now be provided with the Next Generation Services of BSNL, said Director of BSNL Board N. K. Gupta here at Shimla on Saturday. Launching three new services, he said that BSNL office will open a twelve hour customer service for its consumers and a new telephone exchange has been

Breaking: Bus rolls down bridge near Shimla, five killed

Shimla: Five people were killed when a bus fell down a bridge at Chamatri near here. As per reports, around 26 people have been injured in the accident.  More details awaited.                                                

Shimla gets air link after four years

Shimla: The Queen of Hills, as Shimla was fondly called by the British colonial rulers, on Thursday finally got wings after a gap of nearly four years with a private airline starting regular flights. State Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma flagged off the first flight from Shimla to Gaggal near Dharamsala, the abode of Tibetan

2 Jalandhar residents killed in HP as tree falls on tent during storm

Shimla: Two tourists were today killed andanother was injured when a tree, uprooted by a severe storm, fell on the tent in which they were sleeping in a nature park managed by the Himachal Pradesh government in Narkanda area here. The incident took place at around 3.50 AM in the nature park, 65 kms from

Trekkers still stranded in Bara Banghal, Chopper failed to land

Shimla: Nine trekkers, mainly officials of the income tax department from New Delhi, who are stranded in a remote helmet in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, could not be airlifted on Friday owing to bad weather. Deputy Commissioner, Ritesh Chauhan said one helicopter was deployed in the morning to airlift the trekkers who have been

Prez arrives in Shimla on five-day sojourn

Shimla: Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday accorded warm welcome to the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on his arrival at Kalyani helipad in Shimla on Thursday afternoon. The President is on five-day visit to the state and will stay at The Retreat, President’s summer holiday resort on the outskirts of

CS Pharka vows to fill up administrative gaps

Shimla: Newly appointed Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh, Vidya Chander Pharka on Wednesday seemed all prepared for the top administrative job, even as he passed the first day meeting officers and the people, who came to greet him from every corner. Pharka, however, dealt with important files on the first day. “I will try to

Breaking- Three killed, one injured as car rolls down gorge in Shimla

Shimla: Three persons killed and one injured as a Bolero pickup rolls down into a gorge at Theog in Shimla. According the information, the injured rushed to the

24 killed in Himachal in two accidents, Chamba toll rises to 17

Shimla:Twenty four persons were killed and 21 injured in two separate road accidents in Himachal Pradesh since last night. The death toll in the bus accident in Chamba on Friday evening has risen to 17, with three more persons succumbing to their injuries in the hospital. This makes the total casualty in the three accidents

Breaking – The gods are angry in HP: Eight more killed in accident near Shimla

Shimla: Eight more persons are reported killed in Sainj near Shimla as a bus rolled down a cliff. The latest incident brings the total deaths by road accidents to 35 over the last 24 hours. Please watch out for more

Anupam Kher goes nostalgic in Shimla

Shimla: Bollywood actor, Anupam Kher had some nostalgic moments on Tuesday as he went around the Mall in Shimla, the city where he was born and brought up. He had a coffee in Indian Coffee House on the Mall, the famous gulab jamuns of Baljees on the open counter and Choley Bhaturey in the small

MC to re-trace the forest trails in Shimla

Shimla: The erstwhile summer capital of the Britishers, Shimla is better known for its heritage walks with landmarks like Christ Church on the Ridge, the Viceregal Lodge and many other old buildings standing tall in the lane of history. The forest trails in the Queen of Hills with little peaceful paths in the midst of

Flash floods Shimla: NDRF launched search operation for five persons

Shimla: The five persons, who went missing in the flash floods on Tuesday evening, in Chevdi village in Sunni in Shimla district, were not traceable after day long search by the Police, Home Guards and Fire Brigade departments. The rescue teams could however recover the Scorpio from the debris in Loti nalla. Deputy Commissioner, Shimla,

Breaking: Four from Nawanshahar among five washed away in flash floods near Shimla

Shimla: Five persons, including four tourists from Punjab and a rafting guide, who were travelling in Scorpio jeep are feared to have been washed away with the vehicle in flash floods caused by cloud burst on Tuesday evening in Lot Nalla near Chaba in Shimla district. The five missing persons and the vehicle were not

Exclusive Video: Watch the sad last moments of four Nawanshahar youth who died in floods near Shimla (2)

Watch Video   Shimla: Five persons, including four tourists from Punjab and a rafting guide, who were travelling in Scorpio jeep are feared to have been washed away with the vehicle in flash floods caused by cloud burst on Tuesday evening in Lot Nalla near Chaba in Shimla district. The five missing persons and the

Diabetes spreads its tentacles to tribal areas as well

Shimla: Despite Himachal Pradesh being an agrarian hilly state, the lifestyle diseases diabetes is spreading rapidly in rural as well tough tribal belts of the state. Surprisingly, some cases have even been reported in one of the highest villages of the world, Hikkim and Komik in Spiti valley of tribal district of Lahaul & Spiti.

Water crises in HPU: students ‘hijack’ water tanker for supply to girls’ hostel

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) campus here was witness to high drama over water crisis on Friday as irate activists of varsity unit of Students Federation of India (SFI) virtually ‘hijacked’ a water tanker approaching towards Vice Chancellor’s office and led it to the girls hostel to fulfill the water needs there first. The girls,

Monkeys as vermin: HC notice to Central and state government 

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Central and state government on the issue of declaring monkey as vermin for the next six months in the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporation, Shimla. The Court directed Secretary, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Union of India, Chief Secretary to the Government of

Progress much, HP loses on its‘political decorum’

Shimla: The tiny hill state of Himachal Pradesh has developed fast and there are no doubts that it has emerged as a ‘model of development’ for the hill states in India by showing remarkable achievement in different sectors over past decades. However, on this 69th Himachal Day on Friday, it is high time the political