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Shimla, 4 adjoining districts record excess summer rain

May 27, 2021 8:58 pm

Since March 1, that is the beginning of summer or pre-monsoon season, the rain/snow recorded in the districts of Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, Mandi and Kullu has been at least 20 per cent more than the long period average or normal precipitation in these areas.

6 of 12 Himachal districts recorded Covid positivity rate of over 30% in past week

May 18, 2021 9:12 pm

Himachal also recorded a higher case fatality ratio of 1.5 per cent during this period as compared to 1.1 per cent in the country, with 439 Covid deaths occurring here during the week.

Shimla: Covid positive man found dead by roadside

May 12, 2021 9:35 am

A 56-year-old Covid positive man was found dead by the roadside in Shimla on Tuesday evening, the police said.

Himachal schoolgirl rape case: 28-year-old convicted

April 28, 2021 11:58 pm

The hearing for quantum of sentence of the convict has been scheduled for May 11.

Himachal Pradesh: 234 people rescued from Baralacha Pass after 35-hr operation

April 24, 2021 6:07 am

Rescue officials safely brought back 234 passengers stranded at Baralacha Pass (16,000 feet) on the Manali-Leh road in an operation which lasted 35 hours.

Himachal CM announces Rs 3,000 ex gratia for class III, IV staff on Covid duty

April 16, 2021 5:34 am

An ex gratia of Rs 3,000 each was announced for all government class III and IV employees, directly involved in the service of Covid patients, an official spokesperson said.

Himachal: Trekkers detect Pak mobile network signals on phone, alert police

April 15, 2021 6:19 pm

Signals from Pakistan were detected by several different trekkers at Kareri Lake, located 2,900 metres above the sea level. Incidentally, the area is not covered by Indian telecom operators and there is usually no mobile signal there.

Himachal: Over 65% turnout in polls for 4 MCs

April 08, 2021 12:15 am

Four out of five MCs in the state – Dharamshala, Mandi, Palampur and Solan – with a total of 64 wards went to polls on Wednesday, along with six Nagar Panchayats and 190 Panchayats.

Himachal Pradesh: Body of 22-yr-old woman who had been missing for three days exhumed after ‘killer’ confesses

April 07, 2021 10:28 pm

The arrest led to a tense situation in the village as irate residents stormed the ashram complex, located near the woman’s home, demanding a confrontation with the accused.

Himachal Assembly: Cut motion on health, family welfare defeated by voice vote

March 20, 2021 9:22 pm

Several MLAs said that radiology equipments such as X-Ray machines and CT scanners are often found to be non-functional or lack a technician to operate them, forcing patients to get test in private facilities by shelling out a large sum of money.


Another snowy day in Shimla: Temperature drops to -0.5 degrees Celsius, 150 roads blocked in Himachal

January 08, 2020 7:06 pm

Dalhousie in Chamba district received 35 cm snowfall, followed by Manali in Kullu district (22 cm), Kalpa in Kinnaur district (16 cm) and Lahaul-Spiti's administrative centre Keylong (8 cm), the MeT said.

Cold wave grips north India, windy spell likely to continue in Delhi

December 13, 2019 2:29 pm

The cold wave intensified in north India on Thursday with snowfall in higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand, while light rains in the national capital also caused a chill in the air.

Tourists rejoice as Shimla, Manali witness another spell of snow

January 16, 2019 6:58 am

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

December 13, 2018 12:59 pm

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

December 14, 2014 3:51 pm

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

Snowfall continues in Shimla

February 15, 2014 5:06 pm

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


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

February 22, 2016 6:27 am

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.

Visuals Of Fresh Snowfall In Shimla

February 15, 2016 12:00 pm

Street play raises awareness on violence against women

February 15, 2016 10:01 am

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

February 15, 2016 5:03 am

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

February 09, 2016 6:00 am

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

February 07, 2016 6:56 pm

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

Higher reaches in Shimla experience snowfall

January 20, 2016 7:11 am

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

January 10, 2016 9:54 am

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

January 08, 2016 8:23 am

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.