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At least 40 people have been killed in lightning strikes in the past 24 hours in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh(ANI)
At least 40 people have been killed in lightning strikes in the past 24 hours in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh(ANI)

News updates from HT: 40 people killed in lightning strikes in 24 hours

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2021 04:58 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Dharamshala is currently packed with tourists who flocked to Himachal Pradesh after the government relaxed coronavirus curbs in the state. (Photo by Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)
Dharamshala is currently packed with tourists who flocked to Himachal Pradesh after the government relaxed coronavirus curbs in the state. (Photo by Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)

Two missing in Kangra flash floods; heavy rain wreaks havoc in Himachal Pradesh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2021 02:53 PM IST
  • Normal life took a hit in many parts of Himachal Pradesh including Bhagsu Nag in Dharamshala where the flash flood hit
Wildlife and animal husbandry department officials conducting the post-mortem of the migratory birds at Pong Dam wetland.(HT Photo)
Wildlife and animal husbandry department officials conducting the post-mortem of the migratory birds at Pong Dam wetland.(HT Photo)

Sale of poultry, fish banned in four sub divisions of Kangra district to control bird flu spread

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 01:05 AM IST
After lab reports confirm H5N1 virus led to death of over 2,500 migratory birds at Pong Dam in a week, strict curbs, including fine of 50,000, imposed in adjoining Fatehpur, Dehra, Jawali and Indora sub divisions.
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.
Wildlife officials collecting carcasses of birds that died under mysterious circumstances in the Pong wetland in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh over the past week.(HT Photo)
Wildlife officials collecting carcasses of birds that died under mysterious circumstances in the Pong wetland in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh over the past week.(HT Photo)

Avian flu causing migratory birds’ death at HP’s Pong Dam, toll rises to 2,400

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Lab reports expected on Tuesday, while post-mortem reports rule out poisoning
A dead bar-headed goose in the Pong Dam Lake. Officials say the birds exhibited an inability to take off despite having healthy wings before succumbing.(HT Photo)
A dead bar-headed goose in the Pong Dam Lake. Officials say the birds exhibited an inability to take off despite having healthy wings before succumbing.(HT Photo)

Migratory birds continue to die, officials shut HP’s Pong wetland

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:36 AM IST
Over 1,000 birds of different species have mysteriously died since December 28; authorities have ruled out poisoning
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
Tourists enjoying winter sports at Solang valley on Wednesday. Traffic between Solang and Atal Tunnel is closed due to fresh snowfall.(HT Photo)
Tourists enjoying winter sports at Solang valley on Wednesday. Traffic between Solang and Atal Tunnel is closed due to fresh snowfall.(HT Photo)

Heavy snow forecast in Himachal Pradesh, rain in Punjab and Haryana on December 11, 12

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:46 AM IST
Atal Tunnel closed for traffic as higher reaches get snow, rain for the second day on Thursday
(Representative Image)
(Representative Image)

Himachal logs 504 Covid infections, 14 fatalities

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:11 AM IST
There are 7,593 active cases in the state while 37,837 people have recovered.
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, Shimla/dharamshala:
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
5 tourist attractions of Palampur, the Himachal town that Saif-Kareena-Taimur visited(Instagram/exsultravel/hues_of_mind/sadak_chap)
5 tourist attractions of Palampur, the Himachal town that Saif-Kareena-Taimur visited(Instagram/exsultravel/hues_of_mind/sadak_chap)

Saif Ali Khan joins Kareena Kapoor Khan-Taimur on a village walk in Palampur, here are its 5 tourist attractions

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:09 PM IST
From tea plantations and art galleries to serene temples and quaint monasteries, Palampur has much to offer as an offbeat tourist destination and Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor Khan-Taimur’s recent village walk in the Himachal town has now made it into travellers’ bucket list
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

By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 01:03 AM IST
Himachal logged 931 new cases, taking the state’s tally to 37,497
District police personnel challaning tourists for not wearing face masks while strolling in public places.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
District police personnel challaning tourists for not wearing face masks while strolling in public places.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

HP police collect 1.19 crore in fines for Covid safety violations

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 06:59 PM IST
Kullu police collected the maximum amount of 28. 37 lakh, followed by Una with 19.10 lakh and Chamba with 11.74 lakh
Asiatic lions at Dhauladhar Nature Park in Kangra.(Sourced)
Asiatic lions at Dhauladhar Nature Park in Kangra.(Sourced)

2 cubs born to Asiatic lion pair in Kangra’s Dhauladhar Zoo

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:53 PM IST
Lioness Akira, who had been brought last year from the Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden at Junagadh in Gujarat with lion Himal, gave birth on Sunday morning
(Representative Image/Reuters)
(Representative Image/Reuters)

Himachal logs 22 deaths, 454 fresh infections

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 12:41 AM IST
There are 6,680 active cases in the state while 27,518 people have recovered
There are 6,980 active cases in the state while 24,706 people have recovered.(Representative Image/Reuters)
There are 6,980 active cases in the state while 24,706 people have recovered.(Representative Image/Reuters)

12 succumb to Covid in Himachal Pradesh

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 01:06 AM IST
Three fatalities each were reported in Kullu and Kangra, two each in Mandi and Shimla and one each Una and Bilaspur.
The government has asked people to remain vigilant as the winters become harsher as a second wave of infections is likely to sweep across the state.(HT File Photo)
The government has asked people to remain vigilant as the winters become harsher as a second wave of infections is likely to sweep across the state.(HT File Photo)

Wedding curbs back as Himachal Pradesh braces for winter surge

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:54 AM IST
Jai Ram government limits number of guests at weddings to 100
(Representative image/Reuters)
(Representative image/Reuters)

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

By Navneet Rathore, Shimla
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, Dharamshala
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.
Former Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Speaker Tulsi Ram was undergoing treatment for a kidney-related ailment at a Kangra hospital, where he died on Monday night.(HT file photo)
Former Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Speaker Tulsi Ram was undergoing treatment for a kidney-related ailment at a Kangra hospital, where he died on Monday night.(HT file photo)

Former Himachal Pradesh Speaker Tulsi Ram passes away at 76

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:40 AM IST
The former BJP leader represented Bharmour thrice in the assembly and was elected Speaker in 2008 but was denied the ticket in 2012 after which he left the party.
HT Image
HT Image

Himachal’s recovery rate drops to 79%

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By HT correspondent, Dharamshala
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.
HT Image
HT Image

Himachal records highest single-day spike of 711 cases

Hindustan times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 12:13 AM IST
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, Shimla
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.
HT Image
HT Image

Himachal logs 6 deaths, 573 fresh virus infections

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 12:27 AM IST
Among the 187 people who tested positive in the district, 104 were school students.
A page from Court and Courtship: Indian Miniatures in the TAPI Collection by JP Losty(Amazon)
A page from Court and Courtship: Indian Miniatures in the TAPI Collection by JP Losty(Amazon)

Indian miniature paintings subject of art historian JP Losty’s new book

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 05:46 PM IST
“Court and Courtship: Indian Miniatures in the TAPI Collection” catalogues the collection in detail, highlighting the special aspects of each miniature painting.
HT Image
HT Image

Virus claims 11 lives in Himachal

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 12:15 AM IST
(Representative Image/Reuters)
(Representative Image/Reuters)

Eight succumb to Covid in Himachal

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:35 PM IST
As many as 205 more people tested positive, taking the state’s cumulative tally to 22,264

2 deaths, 332 cases reported in Himachal

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:29 AM IST
205 patients recovered, taking the total recoveries to 18,179
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