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Heavy rains continue to batter northern states, 25 dead in Himachal, Punjab

Government officials told PTI that eight people died in Shimla, two each in Kullu, Sirmaur, Solan and Chamba and one each in Una and Lahaul-Spiti districts.

An apple farm a day

What prompted a bunch of youngsters to quit their jobs and come back and grow apples on their family orchards in Himachal? Low input costs, good returns, allied revenue opportunities, and a nose for business.


Solan building collapse: 11 more bodies retrieved, death toll 14

Till Sunday midnight, three bodies including one of Archna Devi along with two other JCOs — Naib Subedar Raj Kishore, 49, Subedar Balvinder Singh, 59 — had been recovered. On Monday, 11 more bodies were pulled out.

Solan building collapse: Death toll rises to 14, all 42 people trapped in debris rescued

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who visited the spot on Monday morning, said prima facie the structure was not built up to the specifications. "A magisterial inquiry has already been ordered," he said.

Shimla: Modi factor may work for BJP

In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, under an evident “Modi wave”, BJP’s Virender again won against the Congress but this time with a higher margin of 84,187 votes. The Shimla (SC) Lok Sabha seat comprises 17 state Assembly seats. In the 2017 state Assembly polls, the BJP and the Congress had won eight seats each, with the CPM winning one seat

Shimla: Two days after gangrape, no arrests, cops mum on probe

In 2017, the state police had faced flak for carrying out a lax probe into the rape and murder of a minor in Shimla district’s Kotkhai area.


Himachal Pradesh: Snowfall throws life out of gear

On Wednesday, 303 roads across the state were closed for traffic due to damages from rain and snowfall. A total of 302 machines were deployed across the state to clear the blocked roads.

‘Will ask 8.5 lakh families that gained from schemes to show support by hoisting BJP flag’

In Himachal Pradesh, the party has been quite vocal about using the scheme to gain the support of beneficiaries of government schemes.

Snowfall disrupts normal life in Shimla, Manali

Snowfall is expected in higher reaches across Himachal, while the mid-hills will experience snowfall at isolated places, Director of the Shimla Meteorological Centre Manmohan Singh said.

Army inspects location in Meerut for proposed re-location of ARTRAC

The Indian Army has had a substantial presence in Shimla since the time the town was established. However, it was in the 1860s that the hill station became the headquarters of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army during summer.

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Tourists rejoice as Shimla, Manali witness another spell of snow

Tourist destinations of the hill state like Kufri in Shimla district and Dalhousie in Chamba district also saw acute cold wave conditions at freezing point.

Nature's glory: Shimla gets first snowfall of the season

After several years, Shimla witnessed early December snowfall. On Wednesday, the town woke up to a snowfall, the first this season. The tourists were equally exuberant.


Shimla receives season's first snowfall

Shimla and its nearby tourists spots received season’s first snowfall on Saturday.

Snowfall continues in Shimla

A thick blanket of snow covered the picturesque tourist resorts of Shimla.

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Pampore encounter: Wreath laying ceremony of soldiers held in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 22 (ANI): The nation paid tribute to the sacrifices of 9 Paramilitary Army Captain Tushar Mahajan and Lance Naik Commando Om Prakash, who were martyred during the ongoing encounter in Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, as a wreath laying ceremony was held for the bravehearts in Srinagar on Monday. 26-year-old Captain Tushar Mahajan, who hailed from Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, was leading his team in the ongoing operation in Pampore when he was martyred. 32-year-old late Lance Naik Om Prakash hailed from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, and is survived by his parents, wife and two daughters, aged 7 and 3.


Street play raises awareness on violence against women

Shimla, Feb 15 (ANI): A street play was staged outside the Gaiety theatre in Shimla to spread awareness on women rights and urged people to support the cause. Artists also held a flash mob and sang songs calling for protection of rights for women. The awareness campaign was organised by the Young Working Women Christian Association under the banner of ‘One Billion Rising’, a global movement that aims to end violence against women. The artists believed the skit, drama, and dances were the right medium to make society aware of such serious issues.

Cold wave disrupts life in North India

Shimla/ Uttarakhand, Feb 15 (ANI): People in Shimla and upper reaches of Uttarakhand on Monday struggled to carry out their daily activities after temperatures plummeted due to a fresh spell of snowfall in the region. People lit bonfires and wore layers of clothes to keep themselves warm. The minimum temperature recorded in Shimla, which has been receiving snowfall since Saturday, was 3° Celsius and would further dip at night. Shimla is experiencing severe cold conditions throughout the day and night. It has become very difficult to work. We have to keep sitting next to bonfires to keep ourselves warm.In Uttarakhand, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel were seen clearing the snow from the roads using bulldozers in Gangotri region.

Shimla experiences heavy snowfall

Shimla, Feb 09 (ANI): The higher reaches of different districts in Himachal Pradesh, including the capital city Shimla, are experiencing heavy snowfall. The state is reeling under intense cold wave due to heavy snowfall in the region since Sunday. Shimla, Kufri and several other towns in the area are wrapped in a thick white blanket of snow while the mid and lower hills experienced moderate to heavy rain. According to reports, the mercury has dipped by several degrees across the state after change in the weather. The Met department has predicted dry weather during next 24 hours.

Shimla Receives Another Spell Of Snowfall

Snowfall was also experienced at tourist destinations of Kullu Manali where tourists have already arrived hoping for snow.


Shimla Snowfall 2016: Visuals Of Tourists Enjoying The Snow

  The town of Shimla witnessed the first snowfall of 2016. Tourists and locals are seen enjoying the weather. Other places in Himachal Pradesh including Shoja were seen covered with snow.

Higher reaches in Shimla experience snowfall

Shimla, Jan 20 (ANI): The higher reaches in Shimla received fresh snowfall on Wednesday, intensifying the present cold wave in the state. The region had a clear day in morning but thick clouds overcast the sky and icy winds swept the region as the day advanced. The chilly wind has also increased misery of people of in the hill state.

Shimla shivers as temperature plummets

Shimla, Jan 10 (ANI): Cold wave conditions prevailed over most parts of hilly region affecting normal lives of people in Shimla. Local residents and workers in Shimla were seen gathered around bonfires on Sunday to find respite from bone chilling cold. Shimla recorded a minimum temperature of minus two degrees Celsius on Sunday. The picture was no different at Rajouri town in Jammu and Kashmir which recorded a minimum temperature of three degrees Celsius on Sunday. People were seen dressed in woolen garments to prevent the chilling bite of the cold.

Six shops gutted in fire in Shimla

Shimla, Jan 08 (ANI): At least six shops were gutted when a massive fire broke out in the market area in Shimla with good worth in millions of rupees lost as well. The fire was reported at around 3.30 a.m. in the morning. Three fire tenders rushed to the spot to control the flames. The police also reached the spot as soon as they received the information. One person was injured in the fire but no loss of life has been reported so far.