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Himachal to set up Parshuram Bhavans in each district

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   4:44 pm
Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday directed all the Deputy Commissioners to allot land on lease at Re 1 to the Brahmins for construction of Parshuram Bhavans in each district. View More..

Dharamsala is second capital of Himachal

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   9:02 pm
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) In a major political decision in the election year, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday announced that Dharamsala town in Kangra district will be the second state capital. View More..

Icy winds envelope Himachal Pradesh

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   12:10 pm
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) Icy winds enveloped the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday with most of the places recording sub-zero temperatures. View More..

Himachal's Kangra achieves 100% 'geo tagging' of assets

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   3:12 pm
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's largest district Kangra has become the country's first in 'geo tagging' of assets under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Wednesday. View More..

Where Himachal villagers observe silence to appease deities (Societal Feature)

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   12:28 pm
Manali, Jan 18 (IANS) Traditional apple-growing villagers around this tourist resort in Himachal Pradesh are wrapping themselves up in thick blankets as they prepare to observe silence for almost a month in a hoary religious tradition. View More..

Mercury remains below freezing in Himachal

    Updated On : Jan 17,2017   7:16 pm
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday saw a marginal rise in the mercury owing to largely dry weather but temperatures remained below the freezing point in most areas. View More..

Himachal Speaker moots e-Vidhan Academy

    Updated On : Jan 17,2017   1:16 pm
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) If the Speaker of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly, the driving force behind India's first paperless legislature, has his way, a palatial building in Dharamsala that functions as the state's second assembly -- but holds only a single, week-long session annually -- would be converted into a national e-Vidhan Academy for lawmakers across the nation. View More..

Himachal CM announces ropeway to link Dhauladhar range

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   6:44 pm
Palampur, Jan 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said a ropeway would be set up to link this area with the majestic Dhauladhar range located in its backdrop to promote adventure-related activities. View More..

Tourists flock to Himachal after widespread snow

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   4:08 pm
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Shimla, Manali and other parts of Himachal Pradesh are wrapped in a blanket of snow to the glee of tourists. There was more snowfall on Monday. View More..

Shimla, Manali wrapped in snow

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   9:56 am
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) 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. View More..

Himachal's education sector sees rapid expansion: Government

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   7:06 pm
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has made giant strides in education, progressing from one college, nine high schools and 52 middle schools in 1948 to over 15,000 governmental educational institutions, including 116 colleges, an official statement said on Sunday. View More..

Himachal sees rise in mercury, may get more snow

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   11:04 am
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) 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. View More..

Over 30 houses gutted in Himachal fire

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   10:20 am
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) More than 30 houses were gutted in a fire in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh early on Sunday, officials said. View More..

Himachal shivers, more snow in store

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   12:20 pm
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) 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. View More..

Himachal temple to have 1,600 kg butter idol

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   12:08 pm
Kangra, Jan 14 (IANS) 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. View More..

Hundreds take dip in Himachal rivers on Makar Sankranti

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   11:22 am
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'. View More..

Sanjay Dutt's alma mater comes under RTI purview

    Updated On : Jan 13,2017   6:14 pm
Shimla, Jan 13 (IANS) The prestigious Lawrence School at Sanawar in Kasauli hills of Himachal Pradesh, which boasts of alumni like Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, has come under the purview of the RTI Act. View More..

A week on, Shimla struggles to cope with record snowfall

    Updated On : Jan 13,2017   11:38 am
Shimla, Jan 13 (IANS) 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. View More..

More snowfall in store for Himachal

    Updated On : Jan 13,2017   11:16 am
Shimla, Jan 13 (IANS) 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". View More..

Icicles form in Shimla, sub-zero temperatures freeze HP

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   5:34 pm
Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) 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. View More..


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