Lahaul-Spiti police issued an advisory asking people to avoid travel in the high risk snow-bound area in next 24 hours.
Several 'cow sanctuaries' have been planned across Himachal Pradesh in a bid to conserve and preserve indigenous cows and bulls of the state with plans to turn these spots into tourist attractions in the near future.
Over 91,000 children braved tough weather and terrain to get Covid-19 vaccines after the government rolled out shots for 15-18 age group.
Himachal Pradesh is witnessing a steady increase in rape cases according to the state’s crime statistics of 2021.
In an interview with Outlook, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur spoke about his top priorities this upcoming election year and the road map given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Ridge and Mall road, two of the most popular tourist attractions in Shimla, wore a deserted look on New Year after police asked tourists to vacate the spots following a bomb threat from a Pakistan-based entity.
Flash floods, landslides and glacial lake bursts—Himachal Pradesh saw all in 2020. The impact of climate change as per scientists is evident and 2021 too had its moments.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the vaccination for the children as per the decision taken NTAGI, will start on January 3 in all the districts simultaneously.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived at Mandi this morning on a day coinciding with four years of the BJP government, described Thakur as an ‘energetic and popular’ leader, sending a clear message.
In Shimla, the Ridge and Mall road saw the tourists rushing from their hotels to experience the snow charm though a white Christmas had eluded them ,24 hours back.
According to a health department official, a 45- year-old woman, who was tested positive for Omicron, had arrived from Canada. Her sample was sent to NCDC, New Delhi, for genome sequencing.
The last time it snowed in Shimla on Christmas Day was in 2016, that too after a gap of two decades, though some years between 2014 to 2018 did see a small spell of pre-Christmas snowfall.
In wake of the Omicron scare, the sudden influx of tourists and the upcoming rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mandi on Dec 27 have raised concerns over a fresh Covid-19 outbreak in Himachal Pradesh.
PM Narendra Modi is expected to visit poll-bound Himachal Pradesh on December 27 to launch a slew of projects including the Rs 6.9 crore Renuka Dam project and the Rs 8 crore Sawra Kuddu power project.
Himachal Pradesh government employees will get a salary hike of 15-20% as the new pay scales will be applicable from 1st January. This will put an additional burden of about Rs. 4000 cr annually on the state exchequer.
Magsaysay awardee Ladakh-based innovator Sonam Wangchuk upheld traditional wisdom and social capital as measures against natural disasters at a Climate conference.
As the mercury plummets below minus 9, the hoteliers of Himachal, after many years, are predicting the possibility of a 'white Christmas'. Many anticipate this years' winter tourist rush to surpass all previous records.
In the ancient village of Malana in Himachal Pradesh, the village devta (goddess) Jamdagni Rishi, or ‘Jamlu devta’ has imposed a complete prohibition on liquor within the boundaries of the village.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.