Himachal Pradesh
Himachal to import chemical to treat apple plants
March 25, 2017 05:38 PM

The Himachal Pradesh government has got permission from the Union Ministry of Agriculture for importing a chemical and machinery to combat serious problems afflicting apple produce, an official said on Saturday.

Over five lakh Kisan Credit Cards inactive in Himachal
March 24, 2017 06:13 PM

More than five lakh Kisan Credit Cards are inactive in Himachal Pradesh, a state-level bankers committee meeting here was informed on Friday.

Himachal replacing senile apple trees with exotic varieties
March 19, 2017 03:52 PM

To protect the British-era old apple industry in Himachal Pradesh, the state government has started a project under which old and senile apple plants are replaced with exotic high-yield varieties.

Himachal CM blames centre for reducing revenue deficit grant
March 17, 2017 07:20 PM

Shimla, March 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for reducing revenue deficit grant, seeking to compensate for the "losses incurred by the state".

More snow, rain in store for Himachal
March 16, 2017 06:44 PM

The cold tightened its grip over Himachal Pradesh on Thursday as the state's higher reaches had a fresh spell of snow, while the lower hills received rainfall. The weather office has forecast more snow and rain till Sunday.

Rohtang tunnel will boost tourism: Himachal CM
March 16, 2017 03:59 PM

Tourist footfalls in the picturesque, remote Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh will spike with the construction of the 8.8-km horseshoe shaped Rohtang tunnel, an engineering marvel, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh informed the assembly on Thursday.

Policeman injured as gunfight rages in Kashmir
March 15, 2017 01:26 PM

A policeman was injured on Wednesday in a gunfight between holed up militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Himachal to launch single online portal for industry
March 13, 2017 03:36 PM

 After reducing the industrial proposal clearance time frame to 30 days, Himachal Pradesh will now further ease doing business by launching a single online portal for project finalisation, an official said on Monday.

Mercury freezes Himachal hills
March 13, 2017 01:03 PM

Temperatures remained below the freezing point at many places in Himachal Pradesh on Monday owing to last week's snow and widespread rain, the weather bureau said, adding the weather would largely remain dry now.

Himachal Governor, CM greets people on Holi
March 13, 2017 11:05 AM

Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday greeted people on Holi, the festival of colours.

Himachal to develop 200 organic villages
March 12, 2017 05:06 PM

Himachal Pradesh, whose economy largely banks on agriculture and horticulture, aims to develop bio villages by promoting organic farming. The state is also eyeing investment in cold chains.

Himachal extends food subsidy scheme to Tibetans
March 10, 2017 06:10 PM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday announced to extend the state's food subsidy scheme to the Tibetans living in exile.

Demonetisation decision taken in haste: Himachal CM
March 10, 2017 06:10 PM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said the Centre's decision to demonetise high-value currency notes was taken in a haste and despite financial constraints his government ensured there was no slowdown in progress.

Fresh snowfall in Himachal
March 10, 2017 11:09 AM

After a long break, popular tourist resorts in Himachal Pradesh on Friday got fresh snow, pushing down the mercury by several notches.

Shimla sees season's heaviest shower of ice pellets
March 09, 2017 06:50 PM

Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla witnessed the season's heaviest precipitation of ice pellets on Thursday, pushing down the mercury by several notches and covering the city in a white shroud.

Another mild quake hits Himachal
March 09, 2017 05:35 PM

A moderate intensity tremor rocked Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Thursday, the third one in just over a month. However, no loss of life or damage to property has been reported from anywhere so far.

Himachal launches mobile app for job-seekers
March 08, 2017 07:56 PM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday launched a mobile app to help skilled and semi-skilled workers find jobs.

Manali, Shimla's nearby areas get snow
March 08, 2017 07:18 PM

Ahead of a long weekend bonanza on account of the Holi festival, tourist resort Manali and Shimla's nearby tourist spots in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday got snow, giving them a picturesque look.