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A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Stop it, you vacation flaunters!

Please spare a thought for those who aren’t going anywhere.
People, vacations are here – enjoy your travels by all means. But please spare a thought for those who aren’t going anywhere.(i.imgur.com)
People, vacations are here – enjoy your travels by all means. But please spare a thought for those who aren’t going anywhere.(i.imgur.com)
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 05:08 PM IST
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Tourism hit in parched Shimla, hoteliers urge govt to take steps to lift town’s image

Shimla is facing its worst water crisis in the last 15 years following a dry weather spell that depleted the levels of water in various sources.
Residents wait to collect drinking water as the city faces water shortage in Shimla on May 31.(AFP Photo)
Residents wait to collect drinking water as the city faces water shortage in Shimla on May 31.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 02:39 PM IST
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Seven killed, 26 injured in Shimla bus accident

The accident occurred near Gajerhi, 42 kilometers from Shimla, on the Theog-Hatkoti national highway.
“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)
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 11:00 AM IST
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Waterless in Shimla: Police detain two, book 60 as water crisis enters Day 10

Agitated over the non -supply of water as promised by the administration, residents of Kaithu brought the traffic to a halt at the main circular road near Tara Hall late on Wednesday.
Police booked more than 60 residents for unlawful assembly in Chotta Shimla, Talland, Sanjauli, Chakkar, Kaithu, Deputy Commissioner Office and Kacchi Ghatti.(HT File Photo)
Police booked more than 60 residents for unlawful assembly in Chotta Shimla, Talland, Sanjauli, Chakkar, Kaithu, Deputy Commissioner Office and Kacchi Ghatti.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2018 11:20 PM IST
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Shimla residents ask tourists to stay away as water crisis worsens

Many netizens also voiced fears of the heli-taxi service between Chandigarh and Shimla, set to be launched on June 4, further increasing the tourist burden on the hill town. Shimla received just 18 million litres of water per day against the demand for 45 on Tuesday.
Residents wait in queue to fill buckets and cans with water from a tanker at Lower Bazaar in Shimla on Tuesday.(Deepak Sansta/ HT Photo)
Residents wait in queue to fill buckets and cans with water from a tanker at Lower Bazaar in Shimla on Tuesday.(Deepak Sansta/ HT Photo)
Updated on May 30, 2018 08:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondents

The water crisis in Shimla is a warning for India

India will have to get its act together on urban water. Otherwise, Shimla-like incidents will recur across the country.
People stand in a queue to collect water from a tanker in Shimla, May 27, 2018(PTI)
People stand in a queue to collect water from a tanker in Shimla, May 27, 2018(PTI)
Updated on May 29, 2018 11:42 PM IST
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Shimla residents protest against water scarcity, scuffle with police

The shortage has forced people to buy water at exorbitant prices from private water suppliers.
People queue up at Mall Road in Shimla on Sunday to collect water from a tanker as the city faces acute shortage of drinking water.(PTI Photo)
People queue up at Mall Road in Shimla on Sunday to collect water from a tanker as the city faces acute shortage of drinking water.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2018 11:28 PM IST
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Shimla runs out of water; residents, tourists sweat

All water channels in Shimla and its suburbs have dried up this summer owing to less snowfall in the past winter and less rains thereafter.
Residents queue up to collect drinking water from a tanker in Shimla.(PTI Photo)
Residents queue up to collect drinking water from a tanker in Shimla.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2018 08:46 AM IST
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Together with pride: 5-day Kashish film fest ends on a high in Mumbai

Spanish film Mater, by Pablo D’Alo Abba, bagged the best narrative feature award
Chetan Kanwar (centre) won an award for playing the lead in Pashi, on the last day of the film festival, on Sunday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
Chetan Kanwar (centre) won an award for playing the lead in Pashi, on the last day of the film festival, on Sunday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
Published on May 27, 2018 11:41 PM IST
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Made in Chandigarh: Retain Chandigarh’s character, says Kapil Sibal

The legal eagle who wears many hats says he owes everything to the city and his alma mater where he captained three teams despite being a terribly naughty student
Senior Supreme Court lawyer and Rajya Sabha member Kapil Sibal traces his roots to Chandigarh.(Sonu Mehta/HT)
Senior Supreme Court lawyer and Rajya Sabha member Kapil Sibal traces his roots to Chandigarh.(Sonu Mehta/HT)
Updated on May 25, 2018 07:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByManraj Grewal Sharma

Compassion, fraternity keys to Indian dream, writes President Kovind

In the piece, President Kovind writes, “that sense of compassion and fraternity, of civility and mutual dignity cannot be removed from our hopes and dreams for India”.
President Ram Nath Kovind pens the article at the Mashobra retreat in Shimla.
President Ram Nath Kovind pens the article at the Mashobra retreat in Shimla.
Updated on May 24, 2018 11:56 PM IST
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ByRam Nath Kovind

President regrets inconvenience to residents due to his Shimla visit

In the wake of the President’s visit, the Shimla district administration had ordered to close all private and government schools at 1:30 pm
President Ram Nath Kovind along with his family members takes a stroll on The Ridge in Shimla on Tuesday(Deepak Sansta/HT)
President Ram Nath Kovind along with his family members takes a stroll on The Ridge in Shimla on Tuesday(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Updated on May 23, 2018 12:47 PM IST
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President Kovind gets red carpet welcome in Shimla

On May 21, Kovind, who is on a five-day tour in Himachal, will attend the annual convocation of Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, where he will award degrees to 470 students.
Himachal Pradesh governor Acharya Devvrat welcomes President Ram Nath Kovind in Shimla on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Himachal Pradesh governor Acharya Devvrat welcomes President Ram Nath Kovind in Shimla on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2018 07:45 PM IST
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Himachal: 18 tourists from Gujarat injured as bus overturns in Mandi

Initial reports suggest the bus driver was unable to negotiate a turn as he was overspeeding. The bus driver fled soon after the accident and is still at large.
A total of 41 tourists, many from Rajkot in Gujarat, were travelling in the bus that was on its way to Manali from Shimla.(HT File/Representative image)
A total of 41 tourists, many from Rajkot in Gujarat, were travelling in the bus that was on its way to Manali from Shimla.(HT File/Representative image)
Updated on May 25, 2018 02:56 PM IST
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Shimla: Man gets 12 years in jail for raping stepdaughter

The 12-year-old alleged that the man sexually assaulted her for the first time on July 7, 2015 when her pregnant mother was in hospital.
(Representative Image)
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Updated on May 17, 2018 11:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | By, Shimla

14 killed in two separate road accidents in Himachal

Eight people were killed in one accident, while six occupants of a car were killed on the spot in another accident.
Rescue operations were underway and the injured were taken to nearby hospital.(ANI)
Rescue operations were underway and the injured were taken to nearby hospital.(ANI)
Updated on May 14, 2018 11:14 AM IST
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Shaved moustache, trimmed hair, changed locations: How Kasauli hotel owner evaded arrest

In a bid to change his appearance, Kasauli hotel owner Vijay Singh shaved his moustache and trimmed his hair, but he was caught sitting near a temple in Mathura.
These photos show hotel owner Vijay Singh (left) and assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma (in blue dupatta) during demolition drive in Kasauli on Tuesday.(HT File Photo)
These photos show hotel owner Vijay Singh (left) and assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma (in blue dupatta) during demolition drive in Kasauli on Tuesday.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2018 04:17 PM IST
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Kranti Dal wants Garisain as permanent, not summer capital

To press for its demand, the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal has decided to launch a drive from next month.
Uttarakhand Kranti Dal president Diwakar Bhatt in Haridwar.(RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO)
Uttarakhand Kranti Dal president Diwakar Bhatt in Haridwar.(RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 29, 2018 10:14 PM IST
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Review: Legendary Maps From The Himalayan Club Edited by Harish Kapadia

Elegantly produced, Legendary Maps from the Himalayan Club serves as a literary and visual atlas of Himalayan exploration
Lake on Rimo Glacier, 1935.(Courtesy Legendary Maps from the HImalayan Club)
Lake on Rimo Glacier, 1935.(Courtesy Legendary Maps from the HImalayan Club)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 05:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByStephen Alter

Hop onto Neral-Matheran toy train with heritage steam engine

The engine will run on diesel and will have only two coaches as it is not able to take the load of additional coaches.
The heritage steam engine that will be run.(HT FIle)
The heritage steam engine that will be run.(HT FIle)
Published on Apr 12, 2018 01:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAroosa Ahmed

Tuck into local cuisine as you take a ride on the Neral-Matheran toy train

To make the iconic toy train more tourist-friendly, the CR plans to convert one coach into a restaurant that will serve local cuisine
After being shut for a year owing to derailments, the Neral-Matheran stretch was re-opened last year.(HT File)
After being shut for a year owing to derailments, the Neral-Matheran stretch was re-opened last year.(HT File)
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 10:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAroosa Ahmed, Mumbai

Illegal operaters, lack of vigil a major threat for rafters in Himachal

In the past few years, a number of people have lost their lives in rafting incidents. Ill-equipped raft operators, lack of government vigil is putting tourists’ lives under risk.
The adventure sport is held on the Sutlej and Pabbar rivers at Tattapani, Sunni and Rohru in Shimla district, on the Beas in Kullu, the Ravi in Chamba and Chandra in Lahaul(HT File)
The adventure sport is held on the Sutlej and Pabbar rivers at Tattapani, Sunni and Rohru in Shimla district, on the Beas in Kullu, the Ravi in Chamba and Chandra in Lahaul(HT File)
Updated on Apr 01, 2018 01:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | By, Shimla
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