snow clearing

Through mountain of snow, they open road to Lahaul (Feature with image)


April 27th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, April 27 (IANS) In a rigorous four-month effort, they chipped away a mountain of snow to once again link this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort with the picturesque ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Himachal links snow-clearing with rural jobs scheme


March 18th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has linked snow-clearing with the central government's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), a minister said here Sunday."This year, for the first ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Over 2,000 Kashmir-bound passengers stranded in Jammu


January 9th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 8 (IANS) More than 2,000 Kashmir Valley-bound passengers were stranded in Jammu Sunday because of the closure of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway since the past two days after ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Avoid Manali-Leh highway, snowfall likely


October 23rd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Oct 23 (IANS) Avoid travelling on high mountain passes that connect this Himachal Pradesh town to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir after the end of October due to possible ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rohtang Pass reopens after five months


May 25th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, May 25 (IANS) Rohtang Pass, the crucial road link between this tourist resort town in Kullu district and Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, re-opened for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Himachal’s Saach Pass to reopen in June


April 30th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 30 (IANS) Snow-bound Saach Pass, a gateway to the adventure tourism destination of Pangi Valley in Himachal Pradesh, will be reopened to traffic in June, an official said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Snow clearing work begins on Manali-Leh highway


March 1st, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Manali, March 1 (IANS) Snow-clearing operations started Tuesday to restore road connectivity between this Himachal Pradesh town and Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said here."Snow-clearing operations started on the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Heavy snowfall halts life in Kashmir Valley


January 15th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 15 (IANS) Heavy snowfall Saturday halted life across the Kashmir Valley as roads were blocked, electricity supply was disrupted and people were forced to remain indoors because of the biting ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Snowfall ahead, BRO stops operations on Rohtang Pass


November 15th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Nov 15 (IANS) Anticipating heavy snowfall, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Monday stopped operations on the Rohtang Pass till the onset of summer. The road connects this Himachal Pradesh town to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Don’t travel on Manali-Leh highway after October


October 7th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 7 (IANS) The Border Road Organisation (BRO) Thursday advised against travelling on the strategic highway that connects Manali in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir after the end ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Authorities take steps to check landslides along Srinagar-Leh highway


August 16th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Aug 16 (ANI): Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir are putting up barriers on the boundaries of the National Highway 1-D connecting Srinagar with Leh town to keep landslides from ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Over 150 stranded in Himachal hills


June 10th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 10 (IANS) Over 150 people, mostly tourists, have been stranded on the Manali-Keylong National Highway 21 since June 8 owing to heavy snowfall in the region, police said Thursday. "More than ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Srinagar-Leh Highway reopened after snow clearing


April 18th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Zojila pass (Jammu and Kashmir), Apr 18 (ANI): Authorities have reopened the strategic Srinagar-Leh Highway in Kashmir, which remained snow-blocked for almost five months.The 434-kilometer-long highway links Srinagar and Kashmir with ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Rohtang Pass re-opens for traffic


April 14th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 14 (IANS) The Rohtang Pass, the crucial road link between Manali in Kullu district and Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh, re-opened Wednesday for vehicular traffic, an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Temperatures up, yet Himachal’s Lahaul Valley snowbound


April 12th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), April 12 (IANS) There has been an unusual rise in temperatures after a long and cold winter but people of this town in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley are ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rohtang Pass to be re-opened for traffic this week


April 11th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 11 (IANS) The Rohtang Pass, the crucial road link between Manali in Kullu district and Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh, would be re-opened for vehicular traffic ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Snow clearing work begins on Manali-Leh highway


March 3rd, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 3 (IANS) The snow clearing work on the strategic 475-km National Highway-21 that connects Manali in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir has started, an official said Wednesday. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Manali still cut off by snow, landslides


February 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's resort town Manali continued to be cut off from the rest of the country Tuesday due to massive landslides triggered by snow. "Manali has been cut off ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Heavy snowfall in Beijing disrupts traffic


January 3rd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 3 (IANS) Heavy snow in Beijing Sunday led to closed expressways, delayed flights and disrupted bus services. About 120 outbound flights were delayed at the Beijing Capital International Airport and 86 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Road link to snow-bound Lahaul Valley restored


November 25th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 25 (IANS) The road connectivity to Himachal Pradesh's snow-bound Lahaul and Spiti district has been restored after it remained cut off from the rest of country for two weeks, an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Eight killed as strong winds lash snow-bound Rohtang Pass (Lead)


November 20th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Nov 20 (IANS) Eight people were killed Friday as they were caught in high velocity winds near the snow-capped Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh, an official said. Seven of the victims ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal deploys chopper to rescue stranded people


November 20th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Nov 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Friday deployed a private chopper to rescue people who have been marooned in the cold desert for the past 11 days in tribal Lahaul and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rescue post set up at Rohtang Pass base


November 16th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) A rescue post has been set up temporarily at the base of Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district to provide help to the stranded motorists ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Marooned in November snow in Himachal’s Lahaul valley


November 16th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) It's just November and the tribals in this Himachal Pradesh town in the Lahaul valley have been cut off from the rest of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Snow, rain bring on cold wave in Himachal


November 15th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 15 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced a fresh spell of snowfall and rains Sunday morning, leading to a sharp dip in temperatures. Meteorological office director Manmohan ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Snow-bound Rohtang Pass may re-open soon


November 14th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 14 (IANS) The snow-bound Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, closed since Nov 9, could be reopened in a day or two, said engineers Saturday busy clearing ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Over 100 snow-stranded people in Himachal rescued


September 10th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) More than 140 people stranded in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul and Spiti district due to snowfall have been rescued, police said Thursday. Superintendent of Police S.R. Rana said the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rohtang Pass temporarily closed to traffic due to snow


May 10th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 10 (IANS) The Rohtang Pass, at an altitude of 13,050 feet in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, was temporarily closed for vehicular traffic due to heavy snow, officials said. The pass ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal’s highest polling booth still snowed in


April 22nd, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's highest polling station in Chafk Batori village of Chamba district, which is at an altitude of 16,000 feet, is still marooned by snow. "Chafk Batori village ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tough road ahead for politicians in remote Himachal areas


April 7th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, April 7 (IANS) Delayed snowfall high up the Himalayan slopes has cheered fruit growers, but politicians contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the Mandi constituency in Himachal Pradesh are distinctly ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Rohtang Pass to reopen in April


March 18th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), March 18 (IANS) For the first time in 20 years, the majestic Rohtang Pass, located at an altitude of 13,050 feet in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, will be reopened ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Snow-clearing work begins on Manali-Leh highway


March 3rd, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 3 (IANS) Erratic snowfall and rising temperatures have enabled the beginning of snow-clearing operations on part of the 475 km-long Manali-Leh National Highway 21 two months before usual, officials in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

BRO begins snow clearance on Leh-Manali Highway


March 2nd, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Manali, Mar 2 (ANI): The Border Road Organization (BRO) on Monday has begun to clear the snow on the Leh-Manali Highway.The 475-kilometer highway connecting Manali to Leh, was closed during the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Snow and rain lash Kashmir Valley


January 16th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley and its higher reaches experienced snowfall Friday morning, forcing the closure of the strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway."The highway was closed because of snowfall in Banihal ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Subscribe