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Ranji: Himachal, Delhi, Odisha register victories
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Medium-pacer Rishi Dhawan's five for 53 helped Himachal Pradesh dismiss Assam for 198 in the second innings and win the Ranji Trophy match by an innings and 133 runs in Guwahati Wednesday while Delhi and Odisha completed their victories over Gujarat and Haryna, respectively.
Mercury rises in Himachal
Shimla, Dec 31 : The hills of Himachal Pradesh Wednesday witnessed a marginal rise in temperature due to sunny days, but the Met Office here has forecast a possibility of rain and snow Saturday.
Kargil war martyr's mother resigns from AAP
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), Dec. 30 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kamal Kanta Batra, who is the mother of the Kargil war martyr Captain Vikram Batra, on Tuesday cited organisational weakness as the reason behind her decision to quit the party.
Intense cold wave sweeps Himachal
Shimla, Dec 30 : An intense cold wave left Himachal Pradesh reeling Tuesday with Keylong recording a biting minus 7.3 degrees Celsius, the state's coldest town.
Tourists throng hill resorts to explore adventure sports
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Dec. 29 : Thousands of tourists are presently thronging the Solang Valley to explore adventure sports after Himachal Pradesh received good snowfall this winter season. Trekking, skiing, paragliding, rafting, among other winter sports, are attracting tourists.
Himachal relaxes floor area ratio for industries
Shimla, Dec 29 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Monday announced an increase in the overall floor area ratio (FAR) for industrial houses.
Himachal HC reserves order on plea against CM's acquittal
Shimla, Dec 29 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday reserved its judgment on a plea that has challenged the acquittal of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh in a corruption case.
No snow in store for Himachal before New Year
Shimla, Dec 29 : Hills stations across Himachal Pradesh Monday saw partly cloudy skies with temperatures at most places remaining below sub-zero even though the Met Office did not forecast rain or snow before the New Year dawns.
Sun, not snow, luring tourists to Himachal
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla/Manali, Dec 29 : If the plains of northern India are shivering and dense fog is spoiling New Year celebrations, head for the hills of Himachal Pradesh. There will be a lot of relief as the long sunny days have rendered the hills unusually warm.
Himachal reels under intense cold wave
Shimla, Dec 28 : An intense cold wave tightened its grip on Himachal Pradesh Sunday with Keylong recording a freezing minus 10.6 degrees Celsius, though there was no fresh rain and snowfall across the state.
Himachal to add more green pockets in Shimla
Shimla, Dec 27 : The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to add a few more green pockets in Shimla town to the existing 17 pockets to expand its green cover, said Town and Country Planning Minister Sudhir Sharma Saturday.
Himachal promotes off-season vegetable cultivation
Shimla, Dec 27 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday asked farmers in the state to go for off-season and exortic vegetable cultivation and water harvesting.
Himachal shivers under sub-zero temperatures
Shimla, Dec 27 : A cold wave continued to sweep Himachal Pradesh Saturday, with higher reaches of the state shivering under sub-zero temperatures.
Himachal reels under severe cold
Shimla, Dec 26 : Large parts of Himachal Pradesh reeled under severe cold Friday with the minimum temperature remaining below freezing point in many areas, weather officials said.
Intense cold wave, fog disrupts flights, train schedules across North ...
New Delhi, Dec. 26 : The cold wave continues to sweep across most parts of North India, incluidng national capital New Delhi and the NCR region, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, besides disrupting schedules of flights and trains.
As Shimla freezes, skaters return to Asia's oldest rink
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, Dec 26 : Asia's oldest skating clay surface rink in this Himachal Pradesh hill town had a natural coating of thick ice for the first time Friday in this season, thanks to the freezing winter.
Planning Commission's absence has created uncertainty: Virbhadra
Shimla, Dec 25 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Thursday slammed the central government for scraping the Planning Commission without consulting the states, and said this action has created uncertainty.
Sunny day in Himachal
Shimla, Dec 25 : It was a sunny Thursday in Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations of Shimla and Manali, but the minimum temperature stayed close to or below the freezing point, weather officials said.
Himachal official held on bribery charge
Shimla, Dec 24 : The vigilance and anti-corruption bureau in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday arrested a government functionary while he was accepting a bribe of Rs.12,000, a statement said.
Former Himachal governor Gandhi dead
Shimla, Dec 24 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and Governor Urmila Singh Wednesday expressed grief over the death of the state's former governor R.K.S. Gandhi.
No fresh snow for Himachal on Christmas eve
Shimla, Dec 24 : Hill stations in Himachal Pradesh will miss a date with snow on Christmas eve this time as most of the popular tourist destinations Wednesday experienced a bright and sunny day albeit with bone-chilling cold.
Sunny, but cold in Himachal after snowfall
Shimla, Dec 23 : It was bright and sunny across Himachal Pradesh Tuesday after two days of rain and snowfall, even though temperatures remained below the freezing point at many places.
Record snow turns Himachal into skiers' paradise
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, Dec 23 : With record amounts of snow falling, the pistes overlooking Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist resorts Shimla and Manali have turned out to be a paradise for skiers.
Himachal court notice over facilities for blind students
Shimla, Dec 23 : A bench of Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan has issued notice to the chief secretary and the principal secretary (education) of Himachal Pradesh regarding the status of special facilities for blind students.
Sunny morning in Himachal after snowfall
Shimla, Dec 23 : It was a bright and sunny morning across Himachal Pradesh Tuesday after two days of rain and snowfall, even though temperatures remained below the freezing point at many places.
Post FIR on website within a day: Himachal HC to government
Shimla, Dec 22 : Copies of FIRs (first information reports) should be uploaded on the police website within a day of filing of the case, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state government.
Create more job opportunities: Himachal CM
Shimla, Dec 22 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Monday asked the government departments to revise their policy to enable creation of additional job opportunities for youths.
Cold wave continues in Himachal
Shimla, Dec 22 : The cold wave continued to grip Himachal Pradesh Monday with the higher reaches experiencing more snow.
Himachal sets up panel for pensioners' demands
Shimla, Dec 21 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Sunday announced a joint consultative committee of the pensioners would be set up within 10 days to look into their financial demands.
Himachal likely to have more rain, snow
Shimla, Dec 21 : Tourist resorts in Himachal Pradesh may experience more snow and rain but the state capital saw a sunny day Sunday with the minimum temperature at 5.3 degrees Celsius.