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Tibetans travelling on Chinese passports to India were forced to return: Rights group

    Updated On : Jan 19,2019   1:42 pm
Dharamsala, Jan 19 (IANS) Several hundred Tibetans travelling on Chinese passports to India to attend a teaching session by their exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in January 2018 were forced to return, international advocacy group Human Rights Watch has said in its annual report. View More..

Himachal sees rise in mercury, more snow in store

    Updated On : Jan 19,2019   10:38 am
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday saw a marginal rise in the temperatures, but the Met Office here forecast crain and more snowfall in the next three days. View More..

Quake-resistant buildings in rural Himachal stressed

    Updated On : Jan 18,2019   9:14 pm
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary B.K. Agarwal on Friday stressed the need for proper designing and earthquake-resistant construction of community halls in gram panchayats and setting up of a task force to handle exigencies. View More..

Himachal CM asks banks to help increase farmers' income

    Updated On : Jan 18,2019   3:10 pm
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday said the banks should focus more to improve the investment credit by funding those schemes that helped in increasing the income of the farmers. View More..

Himachal braces for severe weather

    Updated On : Jan 18,2019   11:42 am
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will receive widespread snowfall and rain between January 20 and 24, the weather office here warned on Friday. View More..

Himachal clears industrial proposals of Rs 1,047 cr

    Updated On : Jan 17,2019   7:56 pm
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday approved 24 industrial proposals for new and existing units, involving an investment of Rs 1,047 crore and generating employment for over 1,900 people. View More..

Intense cold wave freezes Himachal

    Updated On : Jan 17,2019   10:36 am
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) An intense cold wave saw most parts of Himachal Pradesh shivering on Thursday, with Kalpa and Keylong towns seeing more snowfall. View More..

Himachal approves annual Plan of Rs 7,100 crore

    Updated On : Jan 16,2019   8:06 pm
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) An annual Plan size of Rs 7,100 crore for the next fiscal was approved at a meeting of the Himachal Pradesh Planning Board presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here on Wednesday. View More..

Silence prevails in Manali hamlets to appease gods

    Updated On : Jan 16,2019   6:40 pm
Manali, Jan 16 (IANS) The sounds of silence in tiny picturesque hamlets currently marooned in a thick blanket of snow overlooking this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort can be heard loud and clear. View More..

Icy winds envelop Himachal, chances of snow

    Updated On : Jan 16,2019   12:14 pm
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Icy winds enveloped the hills of Himachal Pradesh with the higher reaches recording sub-zero temperatures. There are chances of mild rain and snow at a few places in the state till Wednesday. View More..

Himachal to increase forest cover by 35%

    Updated On : Jan 15,2019   6:54 pm
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh aims to increase forest cover from 26 to 35 per cent, Forest Minister Govind Singh Thakur said on Tuesday. View More..

Famous Himachal shrine Chintpurni gets rail link

    Updated On : Jan 15,2019   3:22 pm
Una (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 15 (IANS) One of the busiest shrines in north India, the Chintpurni temple in Himachal Pradesh's Una district was connected by a rail line on Tuesday. View More..

Himachal gets relief from snow, rain

    Updated On : Jan 15,2019   10:50 am
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) After three consecutive days of snowfall and rain, Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday got some relief, but the cold continued to grip the hills, said an official. View More..

Sunny in Himachal despite freezing weather

    Updated On : Jan 14,2019   11:18 am
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) It was a bright sunny day in Himachal Pradesh on Monday, with temperatures remaining below the freezing point in many places in the state after three days of continuous snow and rain, a weather official said here. View More..

Himachal temple to have clarified butter goddess idol

    Updated On : Jan 14,2019   10:20 am
Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 14 (IANS) Preparations were underway on Monday for the installation a goddess idol made of 2,500 kg of clarified butter in a famous temple in this Himachal Pradesh town, officials said. View More..

Devotees take dip in Himachal rivers on Makar Sankranti

    Updated On : Jan 14,2019   9:36 am
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) Bracing the extreme winter chill, hundreds of devotees across Himachal Pradesh on Monday took dips in rivers to mark Makar Sankranti, a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of the country. View More..

Himachal HC refuses to stay land transfer to hydro facility

    Updated On : Jan 13,2019   2:14 pm
Shimla, Jan 13 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has refused to stay the transfer of forest land to an Asian Development Bank-funded hydropower project in the state's Kinnaur district being executed by the state-run Himachal Pradesh Power Corp Ltd. View More..

Shimla, Manali turn white again; tourists make merry

    Updated On : Jan 13,2019   10:20 am
Shimla, Jan 13 (IANS) Popular tourist destinations Shimla, Manali and Dalhousie received another spell of overnight snowfall on Sunday, which snapped internal road links in some areas of Himachal Pradesh but tourists made merry by hurling snowballs at one another. View More..

Mild earthquake in Himachal

    Updated On : Jan 12,2019   1:36 pm
Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) A low intensity earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, with no reports of casualties or damage, an official said. View More..

Dharamsala misses its spiritual patrons, tourism hit

    Updated On : Jan 12,2019   12:40 pm
Dharamsala, Jan 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, whose economy largely relies on tourism, is praying for blessings from Tibetan spiritual leaders to improve their business. View More..