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Shimla tops sustainable growth goals’ list

For the report, NITI Aayog assessed urban local bodies across 56 cities on 77 indicators.
Shimla tops Sustainable Development Goals Urban Index.(PTI)
Shimla tops Sustainable Development Goals Urban Index.(PTI)
Published on Nov 24, 2021 04:14 AM IST
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ByRisha Chitlangia, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

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
A man removes snow from a car after the town received fresh snowfall, at Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti District.(PTI)
A man removes snow from a car after the town received fresh snowfall, at Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti District.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 01:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByNavneet Rathore

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

Tourist destinations near Himachal’s state capital such as Narkanda, Kufri got snow on Tuesday
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)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 12:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondent

Kajal Aggarwal shares a romantic pic with husband Gautam Kitchlu from Shimla

Kajal Aggarwal and her husband Gautam Kitchlu are currently in Shimla. Late on Saturday, she shared another cute and romantic picture of them together. See here.
Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu married in October last year.
Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu married in October last year.
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 12:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Entertainment Desk

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 06:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | ByHT Correspondent, Dharamshala/shimla

Himachal Pradesh in deep freeze, Keylong coldest at -10.3° Celsius

Bus services disrupted on 211 routes of Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation due to inclement weather
A man walks across a snow-bound stretch at Jarai village in Kotkhai town of Himachal Pradesh. The minimum and maximum temperatures in the hill state have seen a dip since the latest round of snowfall on Tuesday.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
A man walks across a snow-bound stretch at Jarai village in Kotkhai town of Himachal Pradesh. The minimum and maximum temperatures in the hill state have seen a dip since the latest round of snowfall on Tuesday.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Published on Dec 30, 2020 11:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | ByHT Correspondent

Yearender 2020: 5 ‘workation’ destinations that became the new travel trend amid Covid-19

Yearender 2020: Even as Covid-19 turned our travel plans topsy turvy, we still hit the beach or mountains while attending mails and calls . That’s how work with leisure gave birth to the trend of ‘workation’ and here are 5 off-beat scenic destinations to explore while working in New Year 2021
5 ‘workation’ destinations that became the new travel trend amid Covid-19(Instagram/shivya/abhiandnow)
5 ‘workation’ destinations that became the new travel trend amid Covid-19(Instagram/shivya/abhiandnow)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 02:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz

Himachal Pradesh: Shimla receives first snow of the season, more expected

Meanwhile, the plains experienced light to moderate rainfall along with strong winds, intensifying the chill.
As per the latest weather updates, 6-7 inches of snow has been recorded in Kharapathar, Sungri and Khadrala. Kufri and Khidki experienced 4 inches of snow each, and Narkanda 2 inches. Rohru also received 1-2 inches of snow.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)
As per the latest weather updates, 6-7 inches of snow has been recorded in Kharapathar, Sungri and Khadrala. Kufri and Khidki experienced 4 inches of snow each, and Narkanda 2 inches. Rohru also received 1-2 inches of snow.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 02:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla/Dharamshala | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan

‘Did not let the pandemic delay or derail our government’s initiatives’: Jai Ram Thakur

Jai Ram Thakur, 55, faces the uphill task of keeping a bevy of poll promises, made tougher by an unrelenting Covid-19 rampage that has battered the state’s economy, already weighed down by a surging debt burden of 55,000 crore.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur taking stock of the Atal Tunnel on Manali-Leh road. In an interview to HT, he exuded an air of quiet confidence in his ability to deal with the challenges ahead.(PTI file photo)
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur taking stock of the Atal Tunnel on Manali-Leh road. In an interview to HT, he exuded an air of quiet confidence in his ability to deal with the challenges ahead.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 05:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRamesh Vinayak

Congress to hold Chintan Shivir to discuss way ahead: Leaders after key meet

Former Maharashtra chief minister and one of the 23 dissenters Prithviraj Chavan told reporters that a chintan shivir (brainstorming session) on the pattern of Pachmarhi and Shimla would soon be held.
Sonia Gandhi told Congress leaders that all of them are a “very big family” and they should strive to strengthen the party.(SONU MEHTA/HT PHOTO.)
Sonia Gandhi told Congress leaders that all of them are a “very big family” and they should strive to strengthen the party.(SONU MEHTA/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 04:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

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

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.
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)
Published on Dec 16, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht

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

State health team sent to remote village at a height of 14,400 ft in Spiti valley after four residents test positive
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)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 12:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht

Apartments in Chester Hills in Solan are luxurious and refreshing homestays for Delhiites

Situated on the Punjab-Himachal Border, Solan lies on the bottom ranges of the Himalayas.
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 06:23 PM IST
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Heavy snow forecast in Himachal Pradesh, rain in Punjab and Haryana on December 11, 12

Atal Tunnel closed for traffic as higher reaches get snow, rain for the second day on Thursday
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)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 11:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondent

Himachal logs 504 Covid infections, 14 fatalities

There are 7,593 active cases in the state while 37,837 people have recovered.
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Updated on Dec 09, 2020 01:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | ByHT Correspondent, Dharamshala

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

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
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)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 01:06 AM IST
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Met predicts heavy snowfall in Himachal on December 12

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
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)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 12:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Sunny Deol tests Covid-19 positive, says Himachal Pradesh health secretary

Deol have been staying in Kullu district for some days, Health Secretary Amitabh Awasthi said.
Bollywood actor and BJP MP from Gurdaspur Sunny Deol has tested positive for Covid-19(PTI)
Bollywood actor and BJP MP from Gurdaspur Sunny Deol has tested positive for Covid-19(PTI)
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 08:03 AM IST
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Shimla | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Shimla’s crematorium overwhelmed by Covid-19 deaths

Stretched to the limit, caretakers say they haven’t been paid in weeks even as the risk of contracting coronavirus has increased
The crematorium at Kanlog near Shimla that is struggling to cope with double the number of bodies being brought for the last rites as Covid-19 fatalities has seen a rise in the state capital.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
The crematorium at Kanlog near Shimla that is struggling to cope with double the number of bodies being brought for the last rites as Covid-19 fatalities has seen a rise in the state capital.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Published on Nov 30, 2020 04:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht

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

Himachal logged 931 new cases, taking the state’s tally to 37,497
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)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 01:03 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Dharamshala

Fresh snowfall in Kufri, Narkanda, NH 5 blocked

The weather will get clear from November 27
Tourists riding on snow covered roads in Kufri on Thursday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Tourists riding on snow covered roads in Kufri on Thursday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 08:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

HP police collect 1.19 crore in fines for Covid safety violations

Kullu police collected the maximum amount of 28. 37 lakh, followed by Una with 19.10 lakh and Chamba with 11.74 lakh
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)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 06:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht

294 medical posts to be filled on outsource basis: Jai Ram

The CM said 130 nurses, 75 lab technicians, 79 Class-4 employees and 10 data-entry operators will be temporarily recruited on outsource basis.
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 12:40 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Kotkhai custodial killing: HC grants bail to 6 accused

The custodial killing case is an offshoot of the rape and murder of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Kotkhai area of Shimla district
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 12:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Shimla tightens Covid norms amid spurt in infections

The district administration has curbed the number of people allowed to assemble for social gatherings outside containment zones from 200 to 50
Passengers maintaining social distancing on public transport in Shimla on Wednesday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Passengers maintaining social distancing on public transport in Shimla on Wednesday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 12:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

How HP lost control over Covid battle

More than 12,300 cases and 238 fatalities were recorded this month as compared to the previous highest tally of 8,938 cases in September since the outbreak.
Tourists at Kufri after a fresh spell of snowfall in November after the Himachal government lifted all curbs on visitor arrivals.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)
Tourists at Kufri after a fresh spell of snowfall in November after the Himachal government lifted all curbs on visitor arrivals.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 01:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht/Naresh K Thakur, Shimla/dharamshala

Will decide on holding winter session after all-party meet: Jai Ram

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Updated on Nov 24, 2020 01:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Himachal logs 22 deaths, 454 fresh infections

There are 6,680 active cases in the state while 27,518 people have recovered
(Representative Image/Reuters)
(Representative Image/Reuters)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 12:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | ByHT Correspondent, Dharamshala

12 succumb to Covid in Himachal Pradesh

Three fatalities each were reported in Kullu and Kangra, two each in Mandi and Shimla and one each Una and Bilaspur.
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)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 01:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | ByHT Correspondent, Dharamshala

Wedding curbs back as Himachal Pradesh braces for winter surge

Jai Ram government limits number of guests at weddings to 100
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)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 12:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla
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