Heavy rains lashed various parts of Himachal Pradesh while high altitude areas had first spell of early light snowfall, causing sharp fall in mercury. The mercury dipped to 6.1 degrees Celsius at Keylong in tribal Lahaul and Spiti district.
Himachal Pradesh Police is set to launch a website which will list the names of sex offenders, an official said here on Wednesday.
Power tariffs in Himachal Pradesh have been hiked by up to 16% for all categories, including domestic consumers (except BPL families) with immediate effect.
Twelve people, all belonging to a village in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district, were killed when a private vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a 700-metre-deep gorge on Sunday night, police officials said.
Less than a day after the completion of a probe into the alleged phone tapping during the previous BJP regime in Himachal Pradesh, chief minister Virbhadra Singh said today that the investigation would be handed over to the state vigilance and anti-corruption bureau.
Swine flu continues to spread in Himachal Pradesh with 19 cases reported this year, an official said on Sunday. Two people have died of the disease this year in this hill state.
The Himachal Pradesh government today said there was no ban on the entry of yoga guru Baba Ramdev in the state. "No instructions have been issued regarding ban on entry of Baba Ramdev into the state," chief secretary S Roy said in a statement in Shimla.
At 10.30 am on Wednesday, the Himachal Pradesh capital was roused to action as hooters blared, announcing an earthquake. Residents scurried even though the quake could not quite be felt.
Heavy snowfall in the high mountainous region of Shimla for the second consecutive day on Monday has thrown normal life out of gear. Bhawani Negi reports.
A Himachal Pradesh Congress legislator, who has been booked for murder by Haryana Police, will take oath of office and secrecy in Shimla on Thursday, officials said today.
The biting cold wave conditions remained unabated in Himachal Pradesh as temperature in some parts of the state dipped below minus 20 degree Celsius.
The “Queen of Hills” was the witness to an eight record breaking single day highest snowfall in the month of January as Shimla recorded a total of 63.6 cms in two days. Bhawani Negi reports.
Following one man-one post principle, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh has resigned as the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee president.
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh has allocated portfolios to nine new ministers in his government, an official said in Shimla on Saturday.
Congress leader Virbhadra Singh, 78, was sworn in as chief minister of Himachal Pradesh for a record sixth time on Tuesday. Governor Urmila Singh administered the oath of office. HT