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Indian Army Rescues Over 200 Tourists Stranded In Spiti Valley

Oct 20, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The tourists had suddenly got struck mid-way following the season’s first snowfall in the region and many ran out of basic necessities like water and medicines

Two Trekkers Die, 14 Stranded At Glacier In Lahaul-Spiti

Sep 27, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

A team of 32 have been constituted and sent to the glacier side for rescue operation. It will take three days for them to reach the glacier.

Himachal Cloudburst: Helicopter Reaches Lahaul To Rescue 66 Persons Stranded For 6 Days

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had on Saturday visited flood-affected areas of the Lahaul Valley to take stock of the losses due to flooding in Tojing Nallah on July 27.

Himachal Pradesh: 9 Dead, 7 Missing In Lahaul-Spiti As Cloudburst Triggers Flash Floods

Jul 28, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

A search operation for the missing persons is underway at Lahaul-Spiti with the help of the state police and ITBP teams.

244 People Rescued In Lahaul In Minus 25 Degrees C As Snow Blocks Highway

Hailstorm, snow and heavy rain damage fruit orchards in Himachal

03 April, 2021

IIT Delhi Chips In To Manage Solid Waste In Lahaul-Spiti

Ashwani Sharma

IIT Delhi has signed an MoU with the Lahaul-Spiti administration to segregate, collect, manage and ensure safe disposal of solid waste generated in the district.

14 February, 2021

Lahaul-Spiti Celebrates First Snow Festival After Opening Of Atal Tunnel

Ashwani Sharma

This year’s snow festival in Lahaul will mark the longest celebration of the spirit of cultural reunion in the valley.

17 December, 2020

Musk Deer Spotted In Lahaul Valley

Ashwani Sharma

Population of musk deer, on the verge of extinction once, is on the rise after local mahila mandals banned hunting.

25 November, 2020

Covid Surge In Himachal Village Known For Monk's Mummy

Ashwani Sharma

Almost 58% of samples taken test positive for coronavirus in Geu village.

20 November, 2020

Last Man Standing In A Village Of 42 Corona Patients

Ashwani Sharma

Bhushan Thakur survives by following basic rules, hand hygiene and social distancing

12 November, 2020

Lahaul Panchayats React To Spurt In Covid With Tourism 'Lockdown'

Ashwani Sharma

Ban on tourism till November 25 but can be extended


22 October, 2020

Defence Ministry, Not Me, To Take A Call On Sonia's Plaque At Rohtang Tunnel: CM Jairam Thakur

Ashwani Sharma

Congress threatens to launch mass agitation if plaque is not put back at its site at Tunnel’s south portal along with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s.

06 October, 2020

Vistadome Buses, Snow Slopes— Atal Tunnel Opens Avenues Of Innovation In Tourism

Ashwani Sharma

There is a proposal to host international winter sports in the Spiti and Lahaul valleys as the Atal Rohtang Tunnel is now expected to ease mobility during the snow months.

03 October, 2020

'Farm Reforms Only Troubling Those Who Promote Middlemen:' PM Modi At Solang Rally

Ashwani Sharma

Hitting out at Congress, he said that the Atal Tunnel project wouldn't have been completed even by year 2040 as the party never accorded priority to the border infrastructure projects

03 October, 2020

'Atal Tunnel Is Major Boon To Himachal, Ladakh People': Amit Shah


The 9.02 km-long all-weather tunnel, connecting Manali in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Union Territory of Ladakh, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.

03 October, 2020

'New Schemes Focus On Development For All, No More Vote-Based': PM Modi


PM Modi addressed his first public rally after more than six months since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the highlights from his speech in the rally.

02 October, 2020

Atal Rohtang Tunnel—A Dream Turning Into Reality For Lahaul Population On Oct 3

Ashwani Sharma

The Atal Tunnel was the dream project of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who granted it approval in 2000.

Photo Gallery

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

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

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.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

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.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

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.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

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.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz