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A man removes snow from a car after the town received fresh snowfall, at Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti District.(PTI)

Himachal’s Lahaul-Spiti restricts entry of vehicles till Jan 24 due to heavy snowfall

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Navneet Rathore
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Tourists with advance bookings in hotels and homestays at Keylong or any other location in Lahaul valley will be allowed to reach their destination subject to road worthiness and weather conditions, says DC
Tourists flocked to Shimla’s Ridge on Wednesday, hoping to find snow but they had to contend with a rainy and windy morning.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Tourists flocked to Shimla’s Ridge on Wednesday, hoping to find snow but they had to contend with a rainy and windy morning.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

Rain accompanied with high velocity wind brings down mercury in Shimla, Manali

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:46 PM IST
Tourist destinations near Himachal’s state capital such as Narkanda, Kufri got snow on Tuesday
Sanitisation underway at Chhatbir Zoo in Mohali district near Chandigarh.(Gurminder Singh/HT file photo)
Sanitisation underway at Chhatbir Zoo in Mohali district near Chandigarh.(Gurminder Singh/HT file photo)

Zoos on alert across the country after bird flu deaths in Himachal

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Pawan Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:50 AM IST
Central Zoo Authority rolls out advisory after large-scale death of migratory birds in Kangra’s Pong Dam wetland due to avian influenza and poultry in Panchkula’s Barwala belt.
A flock of migratory birds take flight at Harike Pattan wetlands on the border of Ferozepur and Tarn Taran districts of Punjab.(Photo courtesy Ferozepur divisional forest officer, wildlife, Nalin Yadav)
A flock of migratory birds take flight at Harike Pattan wetlands on the border of Ferozepur and Tarn Taran districts of Punjab.(Photo courtesy Ferozepur divisional forest officer, wildlife, Nalin Yadav)

Punjab’s Harike Pattan wetland on alert after bird deaths at Pong Dam in Himachal

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Vishal Joshi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:28 PM IST
Ferozepur divisional forest officer, wildlife, says an estimated 60,000 migratory birds are already at Harike on the border of Ferozepur and Tarn Taran districts, where the Sutlej and Beas rivers merge, though no avian casualty has been reported yet.
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23% drop in road mishaps in Himachal in 2020, says DGP

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 01:13 AM IST
Tourists are visiting Shimla and its adjoining destinations of Narkanda and Kufri to enjoy the snow.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Tourists are visiting Shimla and its adjoining destinations of Narkanda and Kufri to enjoy the snow.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

New Year revellers warm up to snow-bound destinations in Himachal

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 06:52 PM IST
Hotels packed to capacity in Shimla and adjoining Narkanda and Kufri as tourists from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh head uphill to ring in 2021.
Actor Vikrant Massey had four releases in 2020.
Actor Vikrant Massey had four releases in 2020.

Vikrant Massey: My best is yet to come, people have been really kind in 2020

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 05:24 PM IST
Actor Vikrant Massey talks about having four releases this year, and his impending marriage to Sheetal Thakur which had to be postponed because of the Covid 19 crisis.
Tourists enjoying a pony ride at Kufri near Shimla on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Tourists enjoying a pony ride at Kufri near Shimla on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

It’s back on track for Kufri’s pony owners as snow draws tourists to Himachal

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Hit by the lockdown, the pony owners hope to earn enough to repay loans, feed their animals and end Covid year on a better note.
The Himachal Pradesh government has sent a health team to conduct random sampling in the three sparsely populated villages of Hikkim (in pic), Langza and Comic in the mountains of Spiti.(HT Photos)
The Himachal Pradesh government has sent a health team to conduct random sampling in the three sparsely populated villages of Hikkim (in pic), Langza and Comic in the mountains of Spiti.(HT Photos)

Covid-19 reaches Himachal’s Hikkim village, home to world’s highest post office

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 12:59 PM IST
State health team sent to remote village at a height of 14,400 ft in Spiti valley after four residents test positive
A view of Qutub Minar shrouded in a dense layer of fog, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, December 13, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of Qutub Minar shrouded in a dense layer of fog, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, December 13, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

North India braces for further dip in mercury; Himachal’s Keylong shivers at -11°C

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:38 PM IST
In the national capital, which was swept by cold winds, the minimum temperature dropped to single-digit to settle at 8.4 degrees Celsius, down from 11.5 degrees Celsius Sunday.
An apple orchard after fresh snowfall covered the hills with a white blanket in the upper Shimla area on Saturday.(HT Photo)
An apple orchard after fresh snowfall covered the hills with a white blanket in the upper Shimla area on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Atal Tunnel closed again after heavy snowfall in higher reaches of Himachal

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Weather will remain clear from Sunday to Thursday, says meteorological department
A man rides a bicycle holding an umbrella during rain in Srinagar on December 9.(File photo)
A man rides a bicycle holding an umbrella during rain in Srinagar on December 9.(File photo)

Snowfall in hills, light rain likely over parts of NW India today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 08:51 AM IST
There may be light rain and thunder in Delhi between Friday night and Saturday morning. Scattered rainfall is also very likely over Haryana, Chandigarh and Punjab on these two days
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will address the(HT file photo)
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will address the(HT file photo)

Haryana’s BJP-led govt to hold three-day chintan shivir from December 15

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 02:58 PM IST
This year’s conclave, which will be a scaled down version of the 2017 meet held at a Himachal resort, is being organised at Haryana Niwas in Chandigarh.
(Representative Iamge)
(Representative Iamge)

One dead, two missing as boat capsizes in Himachal lake

UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:19 AM IST
The reason behind the mishap is yet to be ascertained
Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and other leftist organisations held a ‘chakka jam’ to support farmers’ protest at Victory Tunnel in Shimla on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and other leftist organisations held a ‘chakka jam’ to support farmers’ protest at Victory Tunnel in Shimla on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)

Situation normal in Shimla, mixed response to Bharat bandh in other parts of Himachal

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:06 AM IST
As shops remain open in capital, Kisan Sabha members led by Communist Party of India (Marxist) legislator Rakesh Singha stage a sit-in at Theogh Bazar and Cong workers stage demonstrations in Kangra
Keylong, the headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti district was coldest in the state at minus 1.3°C.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Keylong, the headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti district was coldest in the state at minus 1.3°C.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)

Met predicts heavy snowfall in Himachal on December 12

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:38 AM IST
State meteorological department director Manmohan Singh said snowfall and rainfall was also likely to take place in the higher and middle hills of the state on December 9
Lahaul and Spiti is among the top three districts with a high positivity rate in Himachal Pradesh. Kibber is situated at an altitude of 14,400 feet and is surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary, which is the habitat of the elusive snow leopard.(HT Photo)
Lahaul and Spiti is among the top three districts with a high positivity rate in Himachal Pradesh. Kibber is situated at an altitude of 14,400 feet and is surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary, which is the habitat of the elusive snow leopard.(HT Photo)

Kibber village in remote Spiti valley of Himachal declared containment zone after 14 Covid cases surface

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 11:57 AM IST
Village head cites wedding organised recently as the prime reason for spike in coronavirus cases
The wedding organiser was booked for not taking the Covid-19 pandemic seriously and putting lives of people at risk while organising the ceremony on December 1.(Representative image)
The wedding organiser was booked for not taking the Covid-19 pandemic seriously and putting lives of people at risk while organising the ceremony on December 1.(Representative image)

In a first, organiser booked for violating Covid protocol at wedding in Himachal’s Manali

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Navneet Rathore
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:34 PM IST
The organiser was booked after informers told the police that guests started violating the Covid-19 protocol as soon as the inspection team left.
Shimla district police personnel challaning tourists for not wearing masks in public places.(HT File Photo)
Shimla district police personnel challaning tourists for not wearing masks in public places.(HT File Photo)

Now, 8-day jail, 5K fine for stepping out without mask in Himachal’s Kangra

UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 01:03 AM IST
Himachal logged 931 new cases, taking the state’s tally to 37,497
Passengers after alighting from Golden Temple Mail in Amritsar on a cold Tuesday morning. Though Amritsar recorded a low of 11 degrees Celsius due to overcast conditions, the temperature was five degrees below normal.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Passengers after alighting from Golden Temple Mail in Amritsar on a cold Tuesday morning. Though Amritsar recorded a low of 11 degrees Celsius due to overcast conditions, the temperature was five degrees below normal.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir, Himachal sends chill down to Punjab, Haryana

Hindusatn Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Weather expected to clear up from November 26 even as temperatures across the plains of Punjab and Haryana continue to remain below normal.
(Representative Image/Reuters)
(Representative Image/Reuters)

Himachal logs 22 deaths, 454 fresh infections

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 12:41 AM IST
There are 6,680 active cases in the state while 27,518 people have recovered
Tourists enjoying a pony ride on a snow-capped trail at Kufri near Shimla after the last spell earlier this week.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Tourists enjoying a pony ride on a snow-capped trail at Kufri near Shimla after the last spell earlier this week.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

Kashmir, Himachal brace for fresh spell of snow, rain from November 23

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 10:02 PM IST
The minimum temperatures in Himachal were two to three degrees below normal on Saturday though the weather remained clear.
The five engineers after they were rescued from Sarchu and brought to Keylong, the district headquarters of the tribal Lahaul-Spiti district on Thursday.(HT Photo)
The five engineers after they were rescued from Sarchu and brought to Keylong, the district headquarters of the tribal Lahaul-Spiti district on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Five engineers stranded at Sarchu in Himachal rescued after nine-hour operation

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 01:24 AM IST
The engineers were returning after repairing army vehicles in Nubra Valley on November 15 when their vehicle broke down at Sarchu and they were stranded due to heavy snowfall with the temperature dipping to minus 15 degrees.
(Representative image/Reuters)
(Representative image/Reuters)

Mobile-based survey rolled out in Himachal to assess Covid’s impact on mental health

By Navneet Rathore
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:16 AM IST
Around 75,000 people from Shimla, Mandi, and Chamba will be sent the questionnaire
Union minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur urged the chief minister to convene a meeting with the officials concerned and direct them to expedite the process.(HT File Photo)
Union minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur urged the chief minister to convene a meeting with the officials concerned and direct them to expedite the process.(HT File Photo)

Anurag Thakur blames Himachal officials for delay in setting up Central University campus

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:33 AM IST
Says the issue was hanging fire for 10 years due to the laid back attitude of state officials.
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HT Image

Himachal’s recovery rate drops to 79%

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By HT correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:07 AM IST
The state’s death toll mounted to 395 while the total infections stand at 27,001
On Wednesday, the state’s cumulative Covid-19 tally stood at 26,808 of which 5,365 are active cases. The coronavirus toll has mounted to 390. In the first week of November alone, the state saw more than 4,000 people testing positive.(HT file photo)
On Wednesday, the state’s cumulative Covid-19 tally stood at 26,808 of which 5,365 are active cases. The coronavirus toll has mounted to 390. In the first week of November alone, the state saw more than 4,000 people testing positive.(HT file photo)

Himachal steps up health infra after spike in Covid cases

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 12:03 PM IST
In the first week of November alone, the state saw more than 4,000 people testing positive, while its total coronavirus tally stands at 26,808; maximum cases reported from Mandi district.
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HT Image

Cabinet meet: Himachal shuts schools again as Covid cases see a spurt

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 01:02 AM IST
Special vacation will be granted to all government and private schools, colleges, industrial training institutes, polytechnics, engineering colleges and coaching institutes from November 11 to 25
(Bloomberg)
(Bloomberg)

Himachal to go Haryana way on job quota for local youngsters

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht and Naresh K Thakur
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 05:47 PM IST
A poll promise, BJP mulls 70% quota in jobs for natives in hill state that has an unemployment rate of 13.5%.
Health workers collecting samples of in Mandi on Saturday.(Birbal Sharma/HT)
Health workers collecting samples of in Mandi on Saturday.(Birbal Sharma/HT)

Marriage ceremonies, schools accelerate virus spread in Himachal

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 11:44 PM IST
Last month, the state had increased the ceiling for social gatherings to 200 while schools were opened for regular classes on November 2 for Classes 9 to 12.
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