Tag: himachal pradesh

  • Congress beats Akali Dal on home turf Jalalabad, Dakha goes to Ayali

    Congress beats Akali Dal on home turf Jalalabad, Dakha goes to Ayali

    Chandigarh, October 24: The ruling Congress won three Assembly seats, while the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won one in the Punjab bypolls, the results of which were announced on Thursday. While the Congress won the Jalalabad, Phagwara and Mukerian seats, the Akali Dal wrest Dakha from the Congress. If the Congress managed to cause […]

  • Which way will the wind blow in Haryana, Punjab, HP?

    Which way will the wind blow in Haryana, Punjab, HP?

    Fresh from its Lok Sabha victory, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seeking to retain its bastions in Maharashtra and Haryana, while the Opposition is trying to take advantage of anti-incumbency. Votes for bypolls of as many as 51 Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states have also been sealed. In […]

  • Virbhadra Singh tests positive for swine flu; admitted in IGMC

    Virbhadra Singh tests positive for swine flu; admitted in IGMC

    Shimla, January 28: Former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has been admitted to the IGMC here having been diagnosed with swine flu. Official sources at the hospital said Virbhadra Singh was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of cold and chest congestion yesterday. “A team of doctors examined him. His blood samples were tested at the laboratory. […]

  • Heavy snowfall in Shimla, Manali; highway closed at Shoghi

    Heavy snowfall in Shimla, Manali; highway closed at Shoghi

    Chandigarh, January 22: As forecast, the capital of Himachal Pradesh and picturesque Manali and Dalhousie received heavy snowfall on Tuesday, leaving tourists happy and road links snapped. The road beyond Kufri has been closed for vehicular traffic, with Shimla, Kufri and Narkanda witnessing heavy snowfall since morning. Met Director Manmohan Singh said heavy snowfall will occur […]

  • Dept issues 2-day snowfall red alert for J-K, Himachal

    Dept issues 2-day snowfall red alert for J-K, Himachal

    New Delhi, January 20: The IMD has issued red alert for rain/snow at most places over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal on Monday and Tuesday with also heavy to very heavy falls at few places. A snowfall red alert posted by the IMD on its website says a Western Disturbance as an upper air cyclonic circulation is […]

  • Avalanche toll rises to seven, two more bodies recovered

    Avalanche toll rises to seven, two more bodies recovered

    Jammu, January 19: The toll in the avalanche at Khardung La, world’s highest motorable road in Ladakh, on Saturday mounted to seven after rescue teams retrieved two more bodies of  labourers from the area. On Friday, five labourers were killed in the area after a massive snow avalanche hit two trucks carrying 10 persons, engaged by […]

  • Thousands of revellers gather in Himachal to bid goodbye to 2018

    Thousands of revellers gather in Himachal to bid goodbye to 2018

    Shimla, December 31: Tens of thousands of holidaymakers on Monday gathered across resorts in Himachal Pradesh to bid goodbye to 2018. Seeing the tourist rush, the police advised the revellers to start leaving the Ridge, the most famous promenade in Shimla, as the clocks strike midnight. “Our policemen will greet tourists after midnight and will […]

  • Rohtang Pass closed as Himachal reels under intense cold

    Rohtang Pass closed as Himachal reels under intense cold

    Chandigarh, December 29: After a fresh spell of snowfall, the Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh has been closed for pedestrians. The rescue posts set up at Koksar and Marhi on the Manali-Leh highway were removed on Friday. The Lahaul-Spiti district administration passed orders in this regard in view of the bone-chilling cold in the hill […]

  • Season’s first snow at Narkanda, Kharapathar

    Season’s first snow at Narkanda, Kharapathar

    Shimla, November 15: Intense cold wave sweeping most parts of Himachal further tightened its grip as the high-altitude tribal areas. Mountain passes had another spell of snow and mid and lower hills were lashed by strong-velocity icy winds. The state capital Shimla and the adjoining tourist resorts of Kufri and Fagu were lashed strong winds […]

  • Higher reaches of Himachal receive fresh snow

    Higher reaches of Himachal receive fresh snow

    Chandigarh, November 3: Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh has dipped as high altitudes received snow while others experienced rains since Friday. While the tourist resorts of Shimla and Manali witnessed rains, other hill stations like Kalpa and Chitkul in Kinnaur district and Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti received the season’s heaviest snow. Manali town, which saw a low […]

  • Choppers to drop food for shepherds

    Choppers to drop food for shepherds

    Dharamsala/Palampur, Oct 4: The Kangra administration will press helicopters into service to drop food packets at the Thamsar Pass and Kalahandi at 16,000 feet on Thursday where over 100 shepherds and their 7,000 livestock have been trapped in the snow for the past 10 days. SDM, Baijnath, Vikas Shukla said two search parties had reached […]

  • Arrangements in place, 305 deities invited for Kullu Dussehra

    Arrangements in place, 305 deities invited for Kullu Dussehra

    Mandi, October 3: The Kullu administration is all geared up for weeklong Dasehra festival which will kickstart on October 19. The festival will continue up to October 25. The district administration has invited 305 deities of Kullu district to take part in the event. Transport Minister Govind Singh Thakur conducted a meeting with the district administration […]

  • 7 people ‘washed away’ as heavy rains trigger flash floods in Himachal

    7 people ‘washed away’ as heavy rains trigger flash floods in Himachal

    Shimla, September 24: At least seven people were washed away as heavy rains triggered flash floods in Himachal Pradesh on Monday with officials sounding a “high alert” for the state. Three people were washed away in Beas near Manali on Sunday midnight after their vehicle fell into the river and two other people were washed […]

  • 11 dead as SUV rolls down gorge near Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh

    11 dead as SUV rolls down gorge near Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh

    Manali, August 23: At least 11 people, including three children and five women, were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled down a gorge near Rohtang Pass on Manali-Leh highway late on Wednesday night, police said. Kullu’s superintendent of police (SP) Shalini Agnihotri said the SUV was on […]

  • 16 dead as rain pounds Himachal; Shimla highway closed

    16 dead as rain pounds Himachal; Shimla highway closed

    Shimla, August 14: Heavy rain wreaked havoc in various parts of Himachal Pradesh over the past 24 hours, leaving 16 persons dead and triggering massive landslides that left traffic snapped and commuters stranded on highways. A government advisory asked people to avoid travel as the weather officials warned of heavy rain in the state till […]