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Heavy snowfall in Himachal closes over 400 roads

Heavy snowfall in Himachal closes over 400 roads

🕔14:27, 9.Jan 2022

Shimla, Jan 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh on Sunday continued to experience moderate to heavy snowfall, temporarily closing over 400 roads, officials said here. Roads in Kinnaur district and towns in Shimla district such as Narkanda, Jubbal, Kharapathar, Rohru and Chopal have

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PM reviews ‘Made in India’ low-cost landslide monitoring system at Mandi

PM reviews ‘Made in India’ low-cost landslide monitoring system at Mandi

🕔07:15, 28.Dec 2021

New Delhi/Mandi, Dec 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the Landslide Monitoring and Early Warning System developed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi during his visit to Himachal Pradesh. Developed by IIT Mandi’s Associate Professor, School of

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Himachal reports first Omicron patient in the state

Himachal reports first Omicron patient in the state

🕔06:49, 27.Dec 2021

Shimla, Dec 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh on Sunday reported the first case of Omicron variant. The patient, a woman from Khalyar in Himachal’s Mandi district, arrived in India from Canada on December 3 and was home isolated for 14 days. She

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Climate change cannot be ignored or neglected: German envoy

Climate change cannot be ignored or neglected: German envoy

🕔18:45, 18.Dec 2021

Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) Climate change is a topic that cannot be ignored or neglected anymore. It manifests in different ways and support from developed countries is required for developing countries, German Ambassador to India, Walter J. Lindner, said on Saturday.

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Cabinet clears funding for Lakhwar, Renuka projects, e-flow for Yamuna promised

Cabinet clears funding for Lakhwar, Renuka projects, e-flow for Yamuna promised

🕔07:17, 16.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved central funding of 90 per cent of water component for two hydro projects – the Renukaji Dam Project (Himachal Pradesh) and Lakhwar Multipurpose Project (Uttarakhand). “Among other benefits, the decision

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4,669 hectares of fields in Himachal covered with solar fencing

4,669 hectares of fields in Himachal covered with solar fencing

🕔12:34, 6.Dec 2021

Shimla, Dec 6 (IANS) For preventing the crop damaged by wild animals, the Himachal Pradesh government is implementing the Mukhya Mantri Khet Sanrakshan Yojana. Under this scheme, 4,669.20 hectares have been protected by installing solar power fences, officials said on Sunday.

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Army rescues 205 tourists stuck in Himachal

Army rescues 205 tourists stuck in Himachal

🕔19:58, 19.Oct 2021

Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) The Indian Army has rescued 205 civilians stranded in the high-altitude Spiti subdivision in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul-Spiti district owing to untimely heavy snowfall, district officials said on Tuesday. The civilians, mostly tourists, were travelling from Pooh to

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Himachal to have food testing lab

Himachal to have food testing lab

🕔06:51, 18.Oct 2021

Shimla, Oct 18 (IANS) To enable growers to certify organic testing of their fruits and vegetables, a food testing lab is being set up in Solan town in Himachal Pradesh with the assistance by the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries.

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Centre sanctions medical devices park in Himachal

Centre sanctions medical devices park in Himachal

🕔10:00, 25.Sep 2021

Shimla, Sep 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has been sanctioned a medical devices park, first in north India, by the Central government with the grant-in-aid of Rs 100 crore, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. Thakur thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for

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PRESIDENT OF INDIA ADDRESSES SPECIAL SESSION OF HIMACHAL PRADESH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

PRESIDENT OF INDIA ADDRESSES SPECIAL SESSION OF HIMACHAL PRADESH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

🕔16:40, 17.Sep 2021

All Indians are proud of the development story written by the people of Himachal Pradesh in the past 50 years, said the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. He was addressing the special session of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in

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Himachal university extends support to its Afghan students

Himachal university extends support to its Afghan students

🕔06:52, 19.Aug 2021

Solan, Aug 19  Authorities of the Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday extended support to students from Afghanistan, who are pursuing their studies at the university. Currently, eight students from Afghanistan are enrolled

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Ram Subhag Singh is new Himachal Chief Secretary

Ram Subhag Singh is new Himachal Chief Secretary

🕔21:01, 5.Aug 2021

Shimla, Aug 5  Additional Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh was on Thursday appointed the Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary, replacing Anil Khachi, who has been appointed the state Election Commissioner. Khachi, a 1986-batch IAS officer, was appointed to the top post

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Widespread rainfall forecast in north India

Widespread rainfall forecast in north India

🕔16:18, 26.Jul 2021

New Delhi, July 26  There will be widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy showers likely over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh till July 29, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on

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Himachal invites Swiss investment in tourism, winter sports

Himachal invites Swiss investment in tourism, winter sports

🕔19:50, 17.Mar 2021

Shimla, March 17  Himachal Pradesh and Switzerland share almost identical geographical conditions and climate, providing ample opportunities for Swiss entrepreneurs to invest in tourism, winter sports and information technology, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has said. Interacting with visiting Switzerland

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World Bank to fund $500 mn ‘green’ highways project in India

World Bank to fund $500 mn ‘green’ highways project in India

🕔07:10, 23.Dec 2020

New Delhi, Dec 23  India and the World Bank on Tuesday signed a $500 million project to build safe and green national highway corridors in the states of Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. The project will also

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Himachal promotes fruit cultivation through ADB funding

Himachal promotes fruit cultivation through ADB funding

🕔07:12, 20.Jul 2020

Shimla, July 20  To make Himachal Pradesh a horticulture hub, the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded HP Shiva Pilot Project is undergoing with an outlay of Rs 100 crore in four districts of the state that would benefit 500 families, officials

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Snow cover in Himachal fell marginally this year: Study

Snow cover in Himachal fell marginally this year: Study

🕔07:29, 13.Jul 2020

Shimla, July 13 The snow cover mapping in Himachal Pradesh from October last year to May this year showed a marginal fall of about 0.72 per cent in the total area as compared to the previous year, a government study

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Himachal to resume chopper service from Monday

Himachal to resume chopper service from Monday

🕔16:23, 21.Jun 2020

Shimla, June 21  Himachal Pradesh will resume its chopper service to link state capital Shimla with Chandigarh, Kullu and Dharamsala under a regional air connectivity scheme from Monday, officials said on Sunday. The government has allowed the resumption of the

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Himachal likely to produce 30 million boxes of apple

Himachal likely to produce 30 million boxes of apple

🕔18:40, 19.Jun 2020

Shimla, June 19 Himachal Pradesh, the country’s prominent fruit basket, is likely to produce 30 million boxes of apples this season and 68,000 trucks are required for their transportation to other states, an official said on Friday. In this season, the

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Centre releases 3rd instalment of Rs 6K cr grant to states

Centre releases 3rd instalment of Rs 6K cr grant to states

🕔17:42, 10.Jun 2020

New Delhi, June 10  In an attempt to assist state governments to effectively address situation arising out of Covid-19, the Central Government on Wednesday released the third instalment of states’ share of revenue deficit grant amounting to over Rs 6,000

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