Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, Manali wrapped in snow
January 16, 2017 11:17 AM

Shimla and Manali wrapped in white blankets of snow are a treat for tourists in Himachal Pradesh. Both tourist spots received some more snowfall on Monday, a weather official said.

Over 30 houses gutted in Himachal fire
January 15, 2017 12:06 PM

 More than 30 houses were gutted in a fire in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh early on Sunday, officials said.

Himachal sees rise in mercury, may get more snow
January 15, 2017 11:35 AM

The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday saw a marginal rise in mercury owing to cloudy conditions, but the Met office here forecast chances of more rain and snowfall in the next three days.

Himachal temple to have 1,600 kg butter idol
January 14, 2017 12:57 PM

 Preparations started on Saturday morning for the installation of the idol of Goddess Brajeshwari Devi made of 1,600 kg of clarified butter in the famous Brajeshwari Devi temple here in Himachal Pradesh, officials said.

Himachal shivers, more snow in store
January 14, 2017 12:57 PM

 An intense cold wave saw most parts of Himachal Pradesh shivering on Saturday with Manali at a biting minus 6.8 degrees Celsius, a day after the state saw a long sunny day.

Hundreds take dip in Himachal rivers on Makar Sankranti
January 14, 2017 12:07 PM

Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) Hundreds of devotees braced the cold across Himachal Pradesh on Saturday and took dips in rivers to mark the holy day of 'Makar Sankranti'.

A week on, Shimla struggles to cope with record snowfall
January 13, 2017 12:28 PM

As heavy snowfall has eluded this erstwhile summer capital of British India in recent times, the "snow manual" of the administration, followed since the Raj, has virtually been lying in cold storage.

More snowfall in store for Himachal
January 13, 2017 11:51 AM

An intense cold wave continued on Friday with most parts of Himachal Pradesh shivering with Manali at a minus 7 degrees Celsius, while Met office forecast "chances of more rainfall and snowfall in the state from Jan 15".

Icicles form in Shimla, sub-zero temperatures freeze HP
January 12, 2017 05:37 PM

Icicles formed in a large part of this Himachal Pradesh capital after many years with the minimum temperature remaining below sub-zero on the sixth consecutive day on Thursday. The weathermen forecast more rain and snow later this weekend.

Shimla, Manali have more snow; mercury dips below zero in most of HP
January 11, 2017 07:51 PM

The picturesque tourist resorts of Shimla and Manali experienced more snow on Wednesday but the state capital also saw a sunny day after four days of intermittent snowfall.

It's sunny but snow blankets Shimla, Manali
January 09, 2017 12:08 PM

After days of snow and rain in Himachal Pradesh, it was a sunny Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at minus 0.8 degrees Celsius here.

Shimla, Manali cut off after snow; power, traffic snapped
January 07, 2017 08:05 PM

Popular tourist destinations Shimla, Manali and Dalhousie remained cut off throughout Saturday from the rest of Himachal Pradesh following continuous snowfall, officials said.

Shimla, Manali cut off after snow, traffic hampered
January 07, 2017 12:44 PM

Traffic to tourist destinations Shimla, Manali and Dalhousie were cut off from the rest of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday following heavy snowfall overnight, officials said.

Manali hills wrapped in snow
January 06, 2017 01:09 PM

The hills near Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Friday recieved snow, a weather official said.

Himachal cabinet approves deal to acquire British-era castle
January 04, 2017 04:08 PM

 The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday stamped a deal to acquire British-era Bantony Estate, a grand private castle decaying for many years here, for Rs 27.84 crore and convert it into a museum, an official said.

Dalai Lama's abode turning into concrete jungle
January 02, 2017 11:59 AM

 This once-peaceful abode of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, with the Dhauladhar ranges in the backdrop, is rapidly turning into a concrete jungle with massive constructions underway to cash in on the tourism boom.

Over 3,600 industrial units set up in Himachal in four years
January 01, 2017 05:25 PM

 A total of 3,659 industrial units were set up in Himachal Pradesh with an investment of Rs.3,581 crore in the past four years, an official statement said on Sunday.

No white New Year's eve in Himachal, but snow expected soon
January 01, 2017 12:25 PM

 Hill stations of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday experienced a sunny morning on the first day of 2017, but there are chances of snow this week, a weather official said here.