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Winter-like chill grips Himachal as day temperature stays 10-20°C below normal

Himachal Pradesh experienced winter-like chill in peak summers with day temperatures staying 10 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius below normal as relentless rains lash the hill state on Wednesday. The sky remained overcast throughout the state and strong winds accompanied by heavy rains swept across the region.

People walk with umbrellas during rain in Shimla on Wednesday. Winter-like chill gripped Himachal. (Deepak Sansta /HT)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 12:16 AM IST
By, Dharamshala

Himachal: IMD issues yellow alert for three days

Himachal experiences below-normal temperatures with snowfall in higher reaches, while plains remain clear. Inclement weather expected to persist for next 3 days. Yellow alert issued for thunderstorm and lightning in 10 districts. More than 2 dozen roads blocked and over 70 transformers yet to be restored. Keylong records lowest temperature at minus 4.1 degrees Celsius. 

Minimum and maximum temperatures were recorded below normal in Himachal as higher reaches continued to experience snowfall even as the weather was clear and sunny in the plains. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 10:52 PM IST
By, Shimla

Fresh Covid cases drop to 56 in Himachal amid low sampling

Among the new Covid cases in Himachal, the highest 15 were reported from Kangra, 11 from Mandi, eight from Chamba, five each from Sirmaur and Solan

Himachal Pradesh reported 56 fresh Covid cases. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 12:27 AM IST
By, Dharamshala

Himachal logs 440 fresh Covid cases, one death

The highest 172 Covid cases in Himachal were reported from Kangra followed by 61 from Mandi and 51 from Hamirpur. Thirty-six cases were reported from Shimla, 33 from Bilaspur, 24 from Una, 17 from Sirmaur, 15 from Solan, 13 each from Chamba and Kullu and five from Kinnaur.

Himachal Pradesh on Thursday logged 440 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the state’s total tally to 3,18,313 while one patient succumbed to the infection. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 07:52 PM IST
By, Dharamshala

Himachal Pradesh logs 420 fresh Covid cases, two deaths

The fresh Covid cases in Himachal Pradesh have taken the state’s overall count to 3,17,432; theactive cases tally now stands at 1,863

Himachal Pradesh reported 420 fresh Covid cases and two deaths. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 03:05 AM IST
By, Dharamshala

Himachal Pradesh records 108 Covid cases, 1 death

The death count in Himachal Pradesh has reached 4,198 after a 19-year-old woman patient succumbed to Covid in Mandi

The highest 29 cases of Covid were reported from Hamirpur followed by 25 from Kangra, 15 from Mandi, 10 each from Bilaspur and Chamba in Himachal Pradesh. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 12:23 AM IST
By, Dharamshala

Himachal to collaborate with Centre to promote lavender cultivation

With the climatic conditions of several regions in Himachal, including Chamba, being similar to those of J&K, the state government aims at replicating the success of this initiative in Himachal Pradesh in a big way. This lavender cultivation initiative will boost the economy of farmers as well as the state in a big way.

The Himachal Pradesh government will collaborate with the Union government on the “Aroma Mission,” a lavender cultivation initiative that has proven to be a boon for farmers in Jammu and Kashmir. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2023 11:28 PM IST
By, Shimla

Centenarians in Himachal: After late Shyam Negi, 105-year-old woman casts vote

Despite the ECI providing a voluntary facility to all 80 plus voters to vote via ballot papers at their homes, Naro Devi preferred to exercise her franchise via the EVM at the polling station.

Naro Devi, aged 105, voted at the polling booth in Churah assembly constituency in Chamba.
Updated on Nov 12, 2022 02:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Himachal polls: BJP replaces Chamba candidate amid stir by incumbent MLA

Last week, the Election Commission said voting for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections will take place on November 12, and the counting of votes will be held on December 8.

File photo: BJP flags.
Published on Oct 20, 2022 11:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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