Shimla snowfall: For the city's hotel industry, which had been experiencing hard days after the town witnessed its worst-ever drinking water crisis in June 2018, pre-Christmas snowfall has come as a blessing.
Approximately 1.39 lakh saplings were imported from Italy and sent to Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticture and Forestry for mandatory quarantine to check if the plants were not infected with any disease.
State tourism department, which had taken the task of conservation in its hand with funding from Asian Development Bank, says this is a gift to the citizens and going to be an attraction for tourists taking an evening stroll on the Mall Road.
The order also said chapters like ‘ill-effects of use of Psychotropic Substances’ may be introduced in curriculum of the school going children and at least twice a month, there should be expert counseling on the matter in educational institutions.
Already coping-up with hostile climatic conditions, the apple producers in Himachal Pradesh, suffered a fresh blow in the lean crop season due to truckers strike, called by the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) on July 20, adversely affected the transportation of fruits.
The tragedy, which shook the entire area turning a marriage ceremony into a gloom, saw relatives and close family members in an inconsolable state as several people from the neighbourhood and Mandi town also rushed to the spot.
IAF MiG-21 fighter jet crash today in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh: The MiG 21 aircraft reportedly took off from the Pathankot Air Base. Visuals from the scene of the crash show part of the aircraft burning.
The order came as huge blow to the state government, which is faced with problem of massive unauthorised construction in Shimla and major tourists towns like Kasauli, Dharamshala, McLeodganj and Manali, apart from towns like Kullu and Kasol.
Rajni Patil, who is currently on a seven-day tour to the state to hold district-level meetings, held a closed-door breakfast meeting with Virbhadra, Sukhu and CLP leader Mukesh Agnihotri in Shimla before they set out for Solan.
For the past six months, after hospital authorities started efforts to establish contact with her family, Padma’s frustrations have only grown. She takes repeated rounds towards the hospital’s main entrance every day and keep talking to herself.
According to Forest Department officials, there are an estimated 4,00,000 trees within Shimla municipal limits. And until March 15, records show, they had tagged 2,81,780. If the project sticks to schedule, officials say all the trees will be GPS-tagged by October.
A senior cabinet minister confirmed that several ministers had raised objections to the move to provide funds for the event as maximum budget of the department for funding to the 42 games in the official list is not more than Rs 2.5 crore.