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Himachal Pradesh: An increase in the number of tourists seen at the Ridge in Shimla on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. (Deepak Sansta / HT PHOTO)

Negative Covid report or full vaccination must for visiting Himachal from today

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2021 05:39 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh: The negative RT-PCR test report that tourists are supposed to carry with them must not be older than 72 hours. In the case of a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) report, it must not be older than 24 hours
Tourists wander in a crowded market at mall road, in Shimla on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Tourists wander in a crowded market at mall road, in Shimla on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

Shimla administration restricts people on Ridge, Mall Road amid Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2021 11:22 AM IST
The police in Himachal Pradesh, like other states with popular hill stations, have been imposing fine on people found without violating the Covid-19 protocol and roaming around without masks.
The image shows Seema Thakur driving a bus.(Twitter/@ANI)
The image shows Seema Thakur driving a bus.(Twitter/@ANI)

Meet Seema Thakur, the first HRTC woman bus driver to drive on inter-state route

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 10:58 PM IST
Thakur, who joined the HRTC as a driver in 2016, appealed to the government to include drivers, conductors into COVID-19 warriors so that they can also take the vaccine.
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)

Shimla’s crematorium overwhelmed by Covid-19 deaths

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Stretched to the limit, caretakers say they haven’t been paid in weeks even as the risk of contracting coronavirus has increased

Kotkhai custodial killing: HC grants bail to 6 accused

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:35 AM IST
The custodial killing case is an offshoot of the rape and murder of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Kotkhai area of Shimla district
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
Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has expressed dissatisfaction with the working of the state Congress committee.(HT Photo)
Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has expressed dissatisfaction with the working of the state Congress committee.(HT Photo)

Bickering in Himachal Congress ahead of panchayat polls

Hindustan Times /Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 09:51 PM IST
Sukhu on Sunday spearheaded a closed-door meeting with a group of former legislators from Shimla district
A resident of Chaupal in Shimla district, the woman tested positive for Covid-19 on September 18 after which she was referred to the hospital and admitted in the isolation ward.(HT file)
A resident of Chaupal in Shimla district, the woman tested positive for Covid-19 on September 18 after which she was referred to the hospital and admitted in the isolation ward.(HT file)

54-year-old woman dies by suicide in Covid isolation ward of Shimla hospital

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 12:21 AM IST
Woman was hospitalised after she tested positive on September 18; her son says she was suffering from hypertension also; first case of suicide by Covid patient in hospital in Himachal Pradesh
Very few tourists have been visiting Himachal Pradesh amid the coronavirus outbreak. Seen here, the Mall and Ridge Road in Shimla.(HT Photo)
Very few tourists have been visiting Himachal Pradesh amid the coronavirus outbreak. Seen here, the Mall and Ridge Road in Shimla.(HT Photo)

HP tourism has no money for employee salaries

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 04:05 PM IST
The situation is so grave that even though the middle of September is approaching, Class-III and Class-IV employees of HPTDC are yet to get their salaries.
The HPAS officers transferred include additional district magistrate (ADM), Kangra, Mast Ram, who has been posted as director, Himachal Pradesh Revenue Training Institute, Jogindernagar, relieving Mandi deputy commissioner Rugved Thakur of the additional charge.(HT file photo)
The HPAS officers transferred include additional district magistrate (ADM), Kangra, Mast Ram, who has been posted as director, Himachal Pradesh Revenue Training Institute, Jogindernagar, relieving Mandi deputy commissioner Rugved Thakur of the additional charge.(HT file photo)

Himachal Pradesh govt transfers two IAS and four HPAS officers

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla:
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 04:28 PM IST
Ajay Kumar Yadav, a 2018-batch IAS officer, has been posted as the sub divisional officer (SDO), civil, Solan, while Saurabh Jassal from the same batch will be the Theog SDO
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HT Image

Kotkhai custodial death case: Five accused withdraw bail applications

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2020 11:48 PM IST
The custodial killing case is an offshoot of the rape and murder case of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Kotkhai area of Shimla district
Five violators each were booked in Kullu and Shimla districts.(Birbal Sharma)
Five violators each were booked in Kullu and Shimla districts.(Birbal Sharma)

Coronavirus: 39 booked for violating curfew orders in HP

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2020 06:41 PM IST
Mandi district comprising 10 assembly segment witnessed the maximum number of violation with 16 people booked for not adhering to Section 144 of the CrPC.
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
A snow-covered street in the Dhali area of Shimla on Wednesday morning after overnight snowfall.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
A snow-covered street in the Dhali area of Shimla on Wednesday morning after overnight snowfall.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

Tourists head for the hills as Shimla gets this winter’s heaviest snowfall

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 01:06 PM IST
Shimla, which saw a low of minus 0.5 degrees Celsius, recorded more than 20 cm of snowfall, while Kufri and Mashobra recorded more than 40 cm of snowfall each
HT Image
HT Image

HP registers 17.3% increase in gross revenue collection

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2020 09:54 PM IST
Pedestrians cover themselves as they take shelter under a flyover bridge from rain in Jammu on Friday.(AP Photo)
Pedestrians cover themselves as they take shelter under a flyover bridge from rain in Jammu on Friday.(AP Photo)

Cold intensifies in the north, many cities shiver under sub-zero temperature

Hindustan Times, Shimla/Jammu/Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 04:06 PM IST
The snowfall is normal for this time of the year, and signals the onset of biting temperature during the winter season.
A Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus that skidded on the snow-covered road at Narkanda, 60 km from Shimla, on Thursday. (Right) Passengers had a narrow escape as the bus rammed into a roadside parapet.(ANI PHOTOS)
A Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus that skidded on the snow-covered road at Narkanda, 60 km from Shimla, on Thursday. (Right) Passengers had a narrow escape as the bus rammed into a roadside parapet.(ANI PHOTOS)

Kufri, Narkanda and Manali get season’s first snowfall, tourists head to the hills

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 04:38 PM IST
People push a submerged car in the flood waters of the Beas river in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.(Photo: Birbal Sharma /HT PHOTO.)
People push a submerged car in the flood waters of the Beas river in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.(Photo: Birbal Sharma /HT PHOTO.)

21 killed after heavy rain in Himachal; schools to be shut tomorrow

Hindustan Times, Shimla/Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 07:54 PM IST
Three people, including two girls, died in landslide related incidents near the Regional Transport Office (RTO) building in Shimla on Sunday.
A bus, with most of its passengers as school children, fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district, killing at least four people.(ANI Photo)
A bus, with most of its passengers as school children, fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district, killing at least four people.(ANI Photo)

Three school kids among 4 people killed as bus falls into gorge in Shimla

Shimla | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 09:56 AM IST
The driver of the Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus died on the spot and three students succumbed to injuries when they were being taken to a hospital, the official said.
Vehicles moving after hail storm at Navbihar-Sanjauli road, Shimla on Sunday, May 12 2019.(Deepak Sansta / HT Photo)
Vehicles moving after hail storm at Navbihar-Sanjauli road, Shimla on Sunday, May 12 2019.(Deepak Sansta / HT Photo)

Himachal farmers worried as hailstorm batters fruit, veggie crops

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Navneet Rathore, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2019 12:47 PM IST
Frequent hailstorm has left the farmers in Himachal Pradesh worried as their crops are getting destroyed and they are unable to get fair price for their produce in the market.
(Representative Image)
(Representative Image)

Mild earthquake hits Himachal’s Chamba district

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 12:29 PM IST
This is the fourth quake in the state in the last 12 days.
“So far, exact cause of the accident is not known,” superintendent of police Omapati Jamwal said, adding that the number of causalities could escalate.(HT Photo)
“So far, exact cause of the accident is not known,” superintendent of police Omapati Jamwal said, adding that the number of causalities could escalate.(HT Photo)

Seven killed, 26 injured in Shimla bus accident

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 11:00 AM IST
The accident occurred near Gajerhi, 42 kilometers from Shimla, on the Theog-Hatkoti national highway.
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