Himachal Pradesh

Himachal jails overcrowded, lack security mechanism: CAG

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 11:40

Shimla, April 8, Jails in Himachal Pradesh are overcrowded with excess occupancy ranging between two and 122 per cent in the past three years, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said.


HC rejects Himachal CM's plea

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 13:20

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh seeking the cancellation of an FIR registered by the CBI against him and his wife in a corruption case.


25 students injured as bus skids off road in Himachal

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:56

Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) At least 25 school children were injured on Friday when their school bus skidded off the mountain road in Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh, police said.


Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh dipped

Sat, 01/28/2017 - 18:18

Shimla, Jan 28 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh dipped on Saturday with high-altitude areas still getting mild spells of snow while other parts were experiencing rain.


Himachal launches schemes for weaker sections

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 17:06

Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has launched programmes for upliftment of weaker sections and minority communities to ensure their participation in the state's development by providing them opportunities, the government said on Sunday.


Himachal sees rise in mercury, may get more snow

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 11:04

Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday saw a marginal rise in mercury owing to cloudy conditions, but the Met office here forecast chances of more rain and snowfall in the next three days.


More snowfall in store for Himachal Pradesh

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 11:16

Shimla, Jan 13 (IANS) An intense cold wave continued on Friday with most parts of Himachal Pradesh shivering with Manali at a minus 7 degrees Celsius, while Met office forecast "chances of more rainfall and snowfall in the state from Jan 15".


Manali gets season's first snowfall

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 18:56

Shimla, Jan 6 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist resort Manali on Friday received season's first snowfall, making it more picturesque, a weather official said. State capital Shimla also saw snow in the evening.


Himachal chilly, may not snow though

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 10:40

Shimla, Dec 28 (IANS) Large parts of Himachal Pradesh reeled under severe cold on Wednesday, with the minimum temperature staying below freezing point, the weather bureau said.


Himachal orders probe into 'botched up' cataract surgery

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 13:32

Dharamsala, Dec 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has ordered a probe after five patients who underwent cataract surgery at a hospital developed infection, Health Minister Kaul Singh said on Thursday.


Sunny days and freezing nights in Himachal

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 11:10

Shimla, Dec 15 (IANS) It was another sunny day in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday although the minimum temperature in most areas remained either close to or below the freezing point, the weather official said.


Campaigners oppose eviction of Himachal forest dwellers

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 13:28

Shimla, Nov 2 (IANS) A Himachal Pradesh-based group of rights campaigners on Wednesday opposed a state government drive to evict forest dwellers under the garb of a high court order.


Nadda assures help to Himachal in managing scrub typhus

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 15:58

Shimla, Sep 27 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday assured the state government of all possible help in managing the endemic disease scrub typhus in Himachal Pradesh that has claimed 20 lives and afflicted over 750 people so far.