chamba

Rain, cloudburst killed 26 in Himachal


August 30th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) At least 26 people have died in heavy rains and cloudbursts in Himachal Pradesh triggered by the southwest monsoon, which reached the state July 5, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

586 killed in Himachal road accidents this year


August 30th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) More than 580 people have died in over 1,600 incidents of road accidents this year in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has said. State ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Hydropower firms owe Rs.264 crore to Himachal government


August 28th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) Hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh owe more than Rs.250 crore to the state government, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Tuesday. He said the companies ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

51 killed, 46 injured as bus falls into Himachal gorge (Fourth Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 51 people, including 18 women, were killed and 46 others injured Saturday when an overcrowded bus rolled into a 300-feet deep gorge in Chamba ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

51 killed, 46 injured as bus falls into Himachal gorge (Third Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 51 people, including 18 women, were killed and 46 others injured Saturday when an overcrowded bus rolled into a gorge in Chamba in Himachal ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

10 detained in raid on Himachal rave party


August 5th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 10 revellers at a rave party, attended mainly by foreigners, were detained in the picturesque Manikaran Valley of Himachal Pradesh, police said Sunday.Superintendent of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Minjar Fair begins in Himachal


July 29th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chamba, July 29 (IANS) Minjar Fair, a Hindu fair that symbolises the blossoming of maize, began in this Himachal Pradesh town here Sunday.State assembly speaker Tulsi Ram inaugurated the week-long ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dry spell may upset Himachal’s applecart


July 25th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) The long dry spell during the monsoon season may see apple production in Himachal Pradesh falling by 20 percent from the projected 25 million boxes ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dry spell raises temperatures in Himachal hills


July 18th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh were warm again Wednesday as monsoon remained elusive, with the state's Paonta Sahib town recording a high of 39 degrees ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Heavy rains predicted in Himachal


July 8th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 8 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh may experience heavy rains in the next 24 hours, an official said Sunday.The rainfall is likely in Kangra, Shimla, Sirmaur, Hamirpur, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Himachal gets drenched


July 7th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 7 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh may see moderate to heavy rainfall in the next few days, a weather official said here Saturday, following widespread rainfall over ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Monsoon finally arrives in Himachal (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) The delayed southwest monsoon finally reached Himachal Pradesh Thursday, bringing respite to the people. Showers lashed capital Shimla, Dharamsala, Manali and other towns, leading to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rains bring down temperatures in Himachal


July 5th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) Widespread rains caused a sharp fall in temperatures across Himachal Pradesh Thursday with Gaggal town recording the highest rainfall of 152 mm in the state, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Warming Himachal hills portend rains?


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday were warm due to the continuing dry spell, with the state's Una town recording a high of 40.2 degrees Celsius, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Temperatures soar across Himachal, rain in store


June 21st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 21 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh again saw the mercury rising Thursday, recording temperatures three to seven degrees above the average. But the Met office forecast rains ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Rains in store in Himachal Pradesh


June 4th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 4 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh will get relief from the scorching heat as the Met office Monday forecast rains and thundershowers soon, even as the state ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Heat grips Shimla too (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 29 (IANS) The searing summer heat has not even spared Shimla, the popular hill resort people normally flock to in this season.The hills of Himachal Pradesh were unusually ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Shimla’s temperature 6 degrees above average


May 29th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 29 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday were unusually hot with prominent tourist spots recording maximum temperatures two to five degrees above the average, the weather office ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cheers for cherry lovers with bountiful Himachal crop


May 27th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Cherry lovers can expect a good supply of the luscious fruit this season. Good production of red cherries has once again brought cheers on the faces ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Snow, rain bring down mercury in Himachal


May 12th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 12 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell slightly Saturday after snow and rains in some parts. More showers have been forecast.Shimla recorded a maximum of 24 degrees Celsius, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal may get more snow


April 20th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh are likely to experience more thundershowers and snow in the next two days after a spell of dry weather, the meteorological ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fresh snow in Himachal


April 11th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's higher reaches Wednesday got a fresh spell of snow, plummeting temperatures by several notches."The high hills in Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu and Chamba ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Now, a course in Kangra miniature paintings


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh University here is starting a postgraduate course on Kangra miniature paintings to protect the dying art form, an official said here Tuesday.The University ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Devastating fire in Himachal’s Chamba heritage town


March 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) A devastating fire gutted 16 buildings, comprising mainly shops, in Himachal Pradesh's heritage town of Chamba early Sunday, an official said. However, there was no loss ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Mild snowfall in Shimla, Manali


March 8th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations of Shimla and Manali received mild snow Thursday evening, surprising the merrymakers who had celebrated Holi, the festival of colours, earlier ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Fresh snow in Himachal, cold wave unabated


February 4th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) The continuing cold wave again tightened its grip over Himachal Pradesh Saturday as the state's higher reaches had a fresh spell of snow.The weather office here ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Himachal may get heavy rain, snow


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 3 (IANS) The cold wave is likely to grip Himachal Pradesh again with heavy rain and snow forecast in the next two days by the Met office here ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

More snow in Manali, Kalpa and higher reaches of Himachal


January 26th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) More snowfall in the picturesque tourist resorts of Manali and Kalpa and the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh in the past 24 hours kept the temperatures ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal apple yield looks ruddy again


January 25th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Bountiful snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, the country's prominent apple basket, has brought cheer to growers after a season of dismal production. Good snow at this ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mercury up in Himachal, more snow in store


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) The minimum temperature in Himachal Pradesh rose marginally Sunday as there was no major snow or rain in the past 24 hours, the Met office said.Due ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal gets relief from snow, rain


January 17th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) After two consecutive days of moderate to heavy snowfall and rain, Himachal Pradesh Tuesday got some relief, but the cold wave continued to grip the hills.The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Avalanche threat in Himachal


January 16th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) A threat of avalanche loomed over the hills of Himachal Pradesh with higher reaches experiencing heavy snowfall for the second consecutive day Monday.The defence ministry warned ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Hills near Shimla, Manali get more snow


January 15th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) Hills near the popular tourist destinations of Shimla and Manali Sunday saw moderate snowfall, a weather official said here predicting more snow in the region."The Kufri ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Heavy snowfall in Himachal throws life out of gear but cheers fruit farmers (Lead) (With Images)


January 9th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 9 (IANS) Heavy snowfall, accompanied by blizzards, continued across Himachal Pradesh Monday snapping transportation links but bringing cheer to fruit growers in the state.State capital Shimla saw a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Heavy snow in Himachal, tourists stuck (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's picturesque Dalhousie and Chamba towns remained cut off from the rest of the country for the second day Sunday, police said. Over 100 ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe