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Himachal Pradesh

Himachal: Rohtang Tunnel Remains Shut For Tourists After Heavy Snowfall, IMD Issues Yellow Alert For Rain

Jan 04, 2022 Ashwani Sharma

Lahaul-Spiti police issued an advisory asking people to avoid travel in the high risk snow-bound area in next 24 hours.

Himachal Pradesh Is 'Moo'ving Toward Cow Tourism In Bid To Conserve Local Breeds

Jan 04, 2022 Ashwani Sharma

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.

Yearender 2021 | Year Of Natural Disasters For Himachal Pradesh

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.

Vaccines For Children: Himachal Gears For Jabbing Kids After 100% Covid-19 Vaccination Milestone

Dec 29, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

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.

Himachal Pradesh: PM Modi Lays Foundation Of Projects Over Rs 28000 Crores In Mandi

Himachal Pradesh: PM Narendra Modi is also expected to address a rally at the Paddal ground in Mandi—the home district of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

26 December, 2021

Omicron Enters Himachal Pradesh, Govt Increases Surveillance On Foreign Travelers After 1st Case

Ashwani Sharma

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.

25 December, 2021

‘White Christmas’ Eludes Shimla Yet Again: Tourists Disappointed With No Snowfall Despite Predictions

Ashwani Sharma

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.

22 December, 2021

Tourists Brave Omicron Fears To Party In Himachal As IMD Predicts A Snowy Christmas

Ashwani Sharma

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.

21 December, 2021

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Himachal Pradesh Stun Uttar Pradesh By Five Wickets To Storm Into Semifinals


Chasing 208, Himachal Pradesh rode on a brilliant 99 by Prashant Chopra to overhaul Uttar Pradesh’s total in 45.3 overs. Rinku Singh's 102-ball 76 and Bhuvneswar Kumar's 46 helped Uttar Pradesh cross 200-mark.

18 December, 2021

After Attending PM Modi’s Seminar, Mayors From Across India To Visit Ayodhya Today


Ayodhya: Over 100 mayors from across India will visit the temple town on Saturday, after they attended the seminar addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

17 December, 2021

Himachal All Set For Pre-Covid Like Tourists Rush In Winter, Temperature Drops Below Minus 9

Ashwani Sharma

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.


16 December, 2021

Malana: Village 'Devta' Imposes Prohibition On Liquor Consumption, Rs 10k Fine For Violators

Ashwani Sharma

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.

15 December, 2021

Ahead of PM Modi Visit, Renuka Dam Project Gets Approval In Himachal

Ashwani Sharma

The Rs 6946.99 crore Renuka Dam project is expected to generate 200 million units of energy in a surface power house with 40 MW installed capacity. The live storage of the dam is expected to be of 498 million cubic meters.

14 December, 2021

Why Residents Of Himachal's 'Wealthiest' Village Garli Are Abandoning Their Ancestral 'Havelis'

Ashwani Sharma

Despite the ageless grandeur and elegance of their architectural style, the heritage buildings in Garli, a village in Himachal Pradesh, are in ruins as there is no one left to look after them.

11 December, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: Ahead Of Upcoming Polls, Jai Ram Thakur Govt Brings In ‘Lokayukta’ Bill

Ashwani Sharma

Himachal Pradesh government has brought the bill inside the assembly to amend Lokayukta act, as it has been unable to appoint new Lokayukta for almost four years now. The amendment in the act will make High Court judges also eligible for the post.

06 December, 2021

Himachal: Season's First Snowfall At Narkanda, Kufri; Tourists Throng Hill Stations

Ashwani Sharma

Including Himachal's famed tourist destinations of Kufri and Fagu, snowfall also started at Narkanda, a tourist destination 61 km from Shimla. Rohtang Pass at a height of 13,059 feet has already been blocked by the snow .

02 December, 2021

Himachal Police Constables' Protest Turns To ‘Gandhigiri’ As Thousands Boycott Mess Food

Ashwani Sharma

The Himachal Pradesh police constables have boycotted their official mess and are diarising their agitation daily in ‘roznamchas’, in protest against their eight-year-long regularization period.


02 December, 2021

PM Modi Greets BJP Chief JP Nadda On His Birthday, Calls His Leadership ‘Inspiring’

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted BJP president JP Nadda on his birthday. PM Modi lashed praises on his party president Nadda by terming his leadership ‘inspiring’.

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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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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.

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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.

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