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Tuesday, October 27, 2020



If CZA approves zoo layout, Himachal may soon get its first pair of tigers

September 12, 2020 9:55 pm

The oldest zoo in Himachal Pradesh, Renuka Mini Zoo, situated within a wildlife sanctuary in Sirmaur district, is the proposed home for the tigers whom the National Zoological Park in New Delhi first agreed to transfer in November 2016.

Despite low footfall, photographers, vendors return to work at Ridge Maidan in Shimla

July 13, 2020 9:52 pm

After the Himachal Pradesh government allowed the entry of tourists on July 3, around 700 tourists has visited the state till Friday.

Other side of Covid: Shimla gets a breath of fresh air

June 25, 2020 10:19 pm

Though the disruption in Shimla's tourism industry has affected the livelihoods of people, it has resulted in better civic amenities and improved environmental indicators for the town residents.

Suffering in Shimla: those dependent on tourist flow

May 26, 2020 11:09 am

Most of the small businesses dependent on tourists – those offering horse rides, trolleys for infants, taxi service, or sellers of toys and food items – have vanished for now, while hotels, guesthouses and homestays are shut.

Himachal Pradesh: As shops open doors, rush at some, wait for customers at others

May 04, 2020 11:15 pm

Government offices opened with 30 per cent staff strength while long queues were seen outside liquor vends, which opened for the time after the curfew was imposed.

Kangra coronavirus patient faces 2-year jail for hiding travel history

March 26, 2020 8:14 pm

The woman was "forcefully" quarantined at a hospital after district authorities learnt about her symptoms, officials said.

Villages downhill of Shimla airport fear repeat of environmental tragedy

February 12, 2020 3:35 am

The proposed expansion of the Shimla airport at Jubbarhatti has now revived fears of further ecological damage among the area’s residents, who are still suffering due to the environmental tragedy that followed its construction in the 1980s.

Shimla: One dead after village cut-off due to snow

February 02, 2020 10:19 am

The deceased had been identified as Anku, a resident of Dodra-Kwar sub-division of Shimla, police said

Snow, rain disrupt life in Himachal; 630 roads closed, 1,162 transformers down

January 30, 2020 3:49 pm

Kalpa in Kinnaur recorded 26 centimetres of snow, and Shimla, Manali and Dalhousie received 10, 8 and 16 centimetres of snow respectively.

Himachal Pradesh: In 22 yrs, Chir Pine density down by 72% in Chamba

January 26, 2020 2:07 pm

Key biodiversity areas in the Chamba forest circle include the Gamgul Siahbehi Wildlife Sanctuary, Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary, Sechu Tuan Nala Wildlife Sanctuary, Tundah Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kalatop Khajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary.


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.