Now, China is building troops, infrastructure along Himachal border

The otherwise peaceful 240 km border between China and Himachal Pradesh has seen some hectic building activity on the Chinese side over the ...

Watch: Landslide blocks river flow in Himachal Pradesh

A fresh landslide in Himachal has blocked the flow of a river, resulting in the formation of a big pool, which threatens human habitation and farm land downstream.

Why landslides have become so common in Himachal Pradesh

A fragile ecology, climate change and Himachal Pradesh’s unique geography are all contributing to a significant jump in natural disasters in the hill state over the years. At least 10 people have been confirmed dead and around 30 people feared buried on Wednesday (August 11) after a landslide in Himachal’s Kinnaur. Many vehicles are still trappe...

11 dead, 30 feared buried under rubble in Kinnaur landslide

Several vehicles, including a Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus carrying passengers, hit

9 killed, 3 injured in multiple landslides in Himachal Pradesh

Nine people were killed and many others were injured in multiple landslides in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district on Sunday. According to reports, 11 people, including the driver, were travelling to Chitkul, a popular tourist spot, in a vehicle, on which heavy boulders fell, killing eight people and injuring others. Another tourist succumbed wh...

Himachal Pradesh braces for heavy rainfall over the next 5 days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rains in eight districts of Himachal Pradesh for the next three days (July 18 to July 20) with a possibility that it may extend up to July 22. The met department issued an orange alert (heavy to very heavy rains) for Kangra, Mandi, Chamba, Bilaspur, Solan, Sirmaur, Kullu and Shimla. An...

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Himachal swept by torrential rain as neighbouring Delhi waits for monsoon

Heavy downpour has thrown life out of gear in Himachal Pradesh while Dharamshala, a popular tourist destination, experienced cloudburst on Monday (July 12), resulting in a flood-like condition. Alarming videos of vehicles in crowded market getting washed away were doing the rounds of social media and TV news channels since morning.

As second COVID wave recedes, desperate tourists rush to hill getaways

Domestic boutique hotels and resorts – in Kashmir, Ladakh and Nainital – have reported a sudden boost from domestic bookings, saying that the offseason October-February period too looked pretty busy

Himachal CM sees employment potential in legalising marijuana cultivation

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday proposed legalising cultivation of hemp to create employment and investment opportunities in the state

Himachal MLAs to get full salaries from April, MLALAD to be restored

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced on Saturday (March 6) that the salaries of state MLAs will be paid in full from April 1 and the MLA local area development (MLALAD) fund will be fully restored. The state government had last year decided to cut 30 per cent salaries of its MLAs and suspend the MLALAD fund for two years to f...

Himachal: 5 Congress MLAs suspended for ‘manhandling’ governor

Congress MLAs on Thursday tried to block Himachal Governor Bandaru Dattatraya and his cavalcade from leaving the assembly premises following his address, leading to suspension of five legislators from the House

After Uttarakhand disaster, Himachal villages oppose hydel projects plan

Fearing an Uttarakhand-like catastrophe, residents of Lahaul-Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh have raised their voice against proposed hydel projects in the ecologically fragile Chenab and Chandra river basins, home to a large number of glaciers. At least eight gram panchayats, including Tandi, Rashil, Bardang, Miyar, Goshal and Jispa, in the district have vowed to oppose hydel projects.

Himachal receives fresh snowfall as cold wave intensifies

Cold wave conditions have intensified in Himachal Pradesh after fresh snowfall in the state in the last 24 hours, the MeT department said on Saturday. Kothi and Gondla received 30 cm snowfall each, followed by Keylong 12 cm, Manali 12 cm, Kalpa 7.5 cm and Dalhousie 4 cm, Shimla MeT centre director Manmohan Singh said. Besides Berthien witness...

Himachal Pradesh cabinet expanded, three ministers inducted

The Himachal Pradesh cabinet was expanded on Thursday (July 30) with the induction of three ministers, the first expansion of the Jai Ram Thakur-led government since it came to power in 2017.

Himachal BJP chief quits amid health scam row

Himachal Pradesh BJP president Rajeev Bindal resigned from his post on Wednesday (May 27) within four-and-a-half months of his appointment, saying he was doing so to ensure a proper investigation into the case of alleged corruption by a Health Department official. In a resignation letter sent to BJP president J P Nadda, Bindal said he was tender...

COVID-19 lockdown extended till June 30 in Himachal’s Hamirpur, Solan

Hamirpur and Solan districts in Himachal Pradesh will continue with the coronavirus lockdown for a month after the current nationwide phase ends on May 31.

Quarantine tourism, anyone? No takers for Himachal CM’s idea

Himachal Pradesh as a quarantine destination? Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur's recent idea to promote the hill state as a place where people from elsewhere can spend their days in coronavirus quarantine has not gone down well with many.

Man who travelled 1,800 km to get married returns with wife after 56 days

When 30-year-old Sunil Kumar left Paroian Kalan village in Himachal Pradesh for West Bengal on March 21, he was filled with joy. In a couple of days, he was set to get married and his family was eager to welcome a new member from Kashipur in Purulia district, which is around 1,800 km far from Paroian Kalan. As many as 18 members, including Kumar...

Six Mumbai returnees test COVID-19 positive in HP, tally climbs to 99

Six people, including three of a family, who returned to Himachal Pradesh from Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus, taking the states tally to 99, officials said on Wednesday (May 20). While five persons, including three women, tested COVID-19 positive in Kangra district, a man confirmed positive for the disease in Kullu district, they s...

40,000 Manipuris stranded in other states to be brought back: CM

Among handful of other states that do not have any active cases of the novel coronavirus, Manipur stands at the second place in the list, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said on Saturday (May 2).

Himachal Pradesh: 140 stranded Kashmiri labourers leave for J&K in 6 buses

About 140 stranded Kashmiri labourers left Shimla for Jammu and Kashmir on Friday (April 24) evening in six buses after the Himachal Pradesh government gave them permission amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Man hangs self as villagers ‘boycott’ him on COVID-19 suspicion in HP

A 37-year-old man, who tested negative for coronavirus, hanged self to death after allegedly facing “social boycott” by the villagers. The incident happened on Sunday morning in Himachal Pradesh’s Una district, reports said.

Come forward by 5 pm or face action: HP CM to Tablighi Jamaat members

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday (April 5) asked all Tablighi Jamaat members who had attended the group's congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin, a COVID-19 hotspot, to come forward for testing by 5 pm, failing which action will be taken against them.

BJP wins both Dharamshala, Pachhad seats in Himachal bypolls

The ruling BJP on Thursday (October 24) retained both Dharamshala and Pachhad seats in Himachal Pradesh where bypolls were held earlier this week. In Pachhad, Reena Kashyap of the BJP defeated her nearest rival and former minister Gangu Ram Musafir of the Congress by a margin of 2,742 votes. Rebel BJP candidate Dayal Pyari, who contested as a...

Himachal facing debt burden of over ₹49,000 crore, CM tells Assembly

Himachal Pradesh is facing a debt burden of ₹49,096 crore, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the state Assembly on Saturday (August 31).

Woman dies after ‘wrongly diagnosed’ as HIV positive in Shimla

A 22-year-old woman from Himachal Pradesh lost her life after a private clinic in Shimla district "wrongly" diagnosed her as HIV positive, which had caused her to go into coma and resulted in her death. A government hospital diagnosis found that she was not HIV positive. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday (August 28) ...