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As many as 23 people have died due to landslides in Himachal Pradesh so far, with six more bodies being recovered from the debris on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Manali-Leh highway blocked after boulders tumble down mountainside in Himachal

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2021 05:36 PM IST
The incident happened near Killing Sarai, and the Shilla Nullah Bridge (Rangrik-Kibber route) in Spiti valley was damaged in the process. 
The vehicles buried under the debris at Negulsari in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday,(HT photo)
The vehicles buried under the debris at Negulsari in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday,(HT photo)

'Waited over an hour for shooting stones to stop': What happened in Kinnaur

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2021 06:48 PM IST
The 30-seater bus was moving from Murang to Haridwar and has not been traced so far. It might have fallen into the Sutlej river.
Himachal Pradesh: The landslide in Kinnaur district is feared to have buried more than 40 people under the debris, while several other vehicles are also trapped. (ANI)
Himachal Pradesh: The landslide in Kinnaur district is feared to have buried more than 40 people under the debris, while several other vehicles are also trapped. (ANI)

Major landslide in Himachal's Kinnaur, more than 40 feared buried

Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2021 01:40 PM IST
The Indo-Tibetan border police (ITBP) said that the incident occurred at around 12:45pm on the Reckong Peo-Shimla highway in the Kinnaur district.
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
The army and ITBP joint exercise is aimed at thwarting any incursion bid and is underway near Hurling and Gayu villages in the Kaurik sector in Himachal Pradesh.(Reuters photo for representational purpose only)
The army and ITBP joint exercise is aimed at thwarting any incursion bid and is underway near Hurling and Gayu villages in the Kaurik sector in Himachal Pradesh.(Reuters photo for representational purpose only)

Army, ITBP start joint exercise along China border in Himachal Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Barring a few incidents of air incursion, no suspicious movement of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been noticed in the Tibetan region along the border with Kinnaur district, where the exercise is underway in the Kaurik sector
A glacial lake was formed in 2004 after a landslide in the Tibetan Himalayas on the banks of the Pareechu, causing water to build up into an artificial lake spread over 200 hectares and 60 metres deep. The lake burst on June 26, 2005.(PTI file photo)
A glacial lake was formed in 2004 after a landslide in the Tibetan Himalayas on the banks of the Pareechu, causing water to build up into an artificial lake spread over 200 hectares and 60 metres deep. The lake burst on June 26, 2005.(PTI file photo)

Rising water level in Pareechu river from China puts Himachal Pradesh on alert

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gaurav Bisht
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Accelerated glacial melting leading to rise in water level of river that originates in India, meanders through the mountainous terrain of China-occupied Tibet before merging into the Sutlej in Lahaul-Spiti district of HP
A picturesque view of Shimla town after fresh snowfall on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
A picturesque view of Shimla town after fresh snowfall on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

Cold wave tightens grip in Himachal; heavy snow in Shimla, Kufri throws life out of gear

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 01:36 PM IST
Snow hampered traffic with 300 roads, including three national highways, closed after snowfall across the state
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-1.5°C in Kufri, Srinagar shivers at -5.8°C

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2019 10:25 PM IST
Gadkari said there is a great need to lay thrust on industry and agriculture sectors to generate employment opportunities.(HT Photo)
Gadkari said there is a great need to lay thrust on industry and agriculture sectors to generate employment opportunities.(HT Photo)

Gadkari slams Congress for age-old ‘garibi hatao’ slogan to win votes

Hindustan Times, SHIMLA | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 11:59 AM IST
Gadkari said the nation has witnessed unprecedented growth in BJP’s five-year regime, while addressing a meeting in favour of BJP’s Mandi candidate Ram Swaroop Sharma, at Sangla, Kinnaur district.
Shyam Saran Negi is India’s first voter. The 102-year-old Kinnaur resident is all set to cast his vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.(HT File)
Shyam Saran Negi is India’s first voter. The 102-year-old Kinnaur resident is all set to cast his vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.(HT File)

‘Like a Ph.D’: How Election Commission tracked India’s first voter Shyam Saran Negi after 45 years

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 09:54 AM IST
Shyam Saran Negi of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh has voted in every Lok Sabha, assembly and panchayat elections and at 102, he is all set to vote again in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Operation underway to rescue army jawans trapped in snow after an avalanche hit them in Namgya region of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh on Feb 20, 2019.(ANI File)
Operation underway to rescue army jawans trapped in snow after an avalanche hit them in Namgya region of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh on Feb 20, 2019.(ANI File)

Kinnaur avalanche: Another soldier’s body recovered, three still missing

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2019 10:27 AM IST
More than 500 personnel of Indian Army, ITBP, Border Roads Organisation, Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment and DRDO have been pressed into service to locate the army men who went missing after an avalanche in Himachal’s Kinnaur district on February 20.
Operation underway to rescue jawans trapped in snow after an avalanche hit them in Namgya region of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh.(ANI)
Operation underway to rescue jawans trapped in snow after an avalanche hit them in Namgya region of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh.(ANI)

11 days after avalanche, body of another soldier recovered

Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 01:05 PM IST
Army rescue teams have managed to recover the body of one soldier who was among five soldiers who had been missing for the last 12 days after an avalanche in Namgia Dogri outpost along the China border in Kinnaur district.
With the weather clearing up on Saturday following days of snowfall, rescuers stepped up efforts to trace five soldiers who were trapped under the avalanche near Namgia Dogri outpost along Indo-Tibet border in Kinnaur district.(HT Photo)
With the weather clearing up on Saturday following days of snowfall, rescuers stepped up efforts to trace five soldiers who were trapped under the avalanche near Namgia Dogri outpost along Indo-Tibet border in Kinnaur district.(HT Photo)

Efforts stepped up to trace missing soldiers in Himachal

Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2019 11:36 PM IST
About 220 personnel of Indian Army and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) are involved in the rescue operation which entered the fourth day.
Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 20 (ANI): Operation underway to rescue 5 jawans trapped in snow after an avalanche hit them in Namgya region of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 20 (ANI): Operation underway to rescue 5 jawans trapped in snow after an avalanche hit them in Namgya region of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

Weather hampers operations to rescue soldiers in Himachal’s Kinnaur

Shimla, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2019 11:29 PM IST
The ITBP patrolling party had tried to alert army men fixing water pipes near Namgia Dogri post when they were hit by the avalanche.
The avalanche hit the Namgya region of Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district on February 20.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
The avalanche hit the Namgya region of Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district on February 20.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

Army jawan dead, 5 trapped after avalanche near India-China border in Himachal

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 12:51 AM IST
Rescue operation by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and district police is underway.
Vehicles moving slowly on the snow-covered Dhalli-Kufri highway during in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.(Deepak Sansta / HT Photo)
Vehicles moving slowly on the snow-covered Dhalli-Kufri highway during in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.(Deepak Sansta / HT Photo)

J&K braces for more snow, avalanche warning for Himachal

Hindustan Times, Srinagar / Shimla | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 01:55 PM IST
There are chances of heavy snowfall at some places in Kullu, Chamba, Lahaul-Spiti, Shimla, Kangra and Kinnaur districts from Wednesday.
Vehicles stuck on snow covered Sanjauli-Lakkar Bazaar road during heavy snowfall near Auckland tunnel, in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.(Deepak Sansta / HT Photo)
Vehicles stuck on snow covered Sanjauli-Lakkar Bazaar road during heavy snowfall near Auckland tunnel, in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.(Deepak Sansta / HT Photo)

Shimla witnesses highest snowfall in a single day in 15 years, 73 students rescued

Hindustan Times, Shimla / Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Shimla/dharamshala
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 12:03 PM IST
According to the director of IMD office in Shimla, snow and heavy rain in the region in the last two days was mainly due to induced cyclonic circulation with the western disturbances.
Population of the Himalayan Griffin Vulture plummeted two decades back in Himachal Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Population of the Himalayan Griffin Vulture plummeted two decades back in Himachal Pradesh.(HT Photo)

Endangered Himalayan vulture makes a comeback in Himachal’s Kinnaur

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 11:38 AM IST
Apart from Himalayan vultures, birders said they also spotted over 60 species of birds, including White-cheeked Nuthatch, Ferruginous Pochard, Bearded Vulture, European Goldfinch, Eurasian Sparrow hawk and Red-headed Bullfinch.
People take a stroll with umbrellas during rain at Ridge, Shimla on Saturday, September 22. 2018.(Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)
People take a stroll with umbrellas during rain at Ridge, Shimla on Saturday, September 22. 2018.(Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)

Schools to remain closed in HP districts tomorrow due to heavy rains

PTI, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 06:27 PM IST
Heavy rains have driven the Himachal Pradesh government to order closure of all schools in Kullu and Kinnaur districts on Monday, officials said.
The elusive leopards were captured in footages from the remote areas of Lippa Asrang Wildlife Sanctuary.(File Photo)
The elusive leopards were captured in footages from the remote areas of Lippa Asrang Wildlife Sanctuary.(File Photo)

New habitats of elusive snow leopards found in Himachal

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 11:49 PM IST
Wildlife conservationists attribute the new habitat to an increase in prey base of snow leopards that primarily hunt wild sheep and goats.
Officials said Satya Narayandied in a road accident in which his driver Ramesh was also injured.(HT file photo)
Officials said Satya Narayandied in a road accident in which his driver Ramesh was also injured.(HT file photo)

Bengaluru trekker missing for a month in Himachal’s Kinnaur

Shimla | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 05:28 PM IST
Satya Narayan was missing from Wangtu since July 25, and a team of Indo-Tibetan Border Police was searching for him.
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