updated 5:52 AM UTC, Aug 22, 2017

30 injured in Himachal accident

Monday, 29 August 2016 16:53
Shimla: At least 30 people were injured when a private mini bus carrying 60 passengers skidded off the road and rolled down a hill in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district on Monday, police said.The bus was coming to Kullu town when…

Marauding monkeys to now face bullets in Shimla

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 11:32
Shimla: No monkey business any more - at least in tourist hotspot Shimla. Declared vermin, the marauding monkeys will be shot down in areas outside forests to check their menace.The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, in a communication…

Hills near Shimla get snowfall

Monday, 14 March 2016 12:24
Shimla: The nearby hills of the Himachal Pradesh capital saw moderate spells of snow on Monday morning after three days of intermittent rainfall.While Shimla received snowflakes, upper areas like Kufri, Narkanda, Jubbal and Kotkhai got snowfall, according to a Met…

Shimla shivers after snowfall

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 12:06
Shimla: Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla and its nearby tourist spots shivered on Wednesday after snowfall, giving a picturesque look.This was the season's significant snowfall that froze the "Queen of Hills", as Shimla was fondly called by the British.According to the…

Shimla gets snow; fog, cold wave across north India

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 10:09
New Delhi: Dense fog and cold wave conditions across north India affected normal life on Tuesday, and badly hit road and rail traffic as well as flights.Shimla town received snowfall on Tuesday, bringing cheer to tourists in the hill station.…

More than 500 jaundice cases in Shimla

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 11:40
Shimla: More than 500 cases of jaundice have been reported from this Himachal Pradesh capital in the past few weeks and their number has been increasing each day, doctors said on Wednesday.Shimla civic authorities suspect that mixing of sewage with…

Shimla may adopt Delhi's odd-even vehicle scheme

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 13:32
Shimla: Taking a cue from Delhi, the Shimla authorities are contemplating implementing odd-even vehicle number scheme to regulate traffic and check pollution, an official said on Wednesday."If the plan is successful in Delhi, we are planning to introduce odd-even scheme…

A day after snow, Shimla sunny but chilly

Thursday, 24 December 2015 17:03
Shimla: A day after it got mild snowfall, the Himachal Pradesh capital and nearby tourist spots experienced a sunny Thursday although the minimum temperature was below the freezing point.The meteorological office here said the minimum temperature was minus 0.8 degree,…

Shimla gets season's first snowflakes

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 18:08
Shimla: Shimla on Wednesday witnessed snowflakes, the season's first, pushing down the mercury by several notches."Shimla and its nearby areas received intermittent snowflakes that started in the afternoon," an official of the meteorological office told IANS here.He said high-altitude areas…

Himachal MPs seek possession of Shanan power house

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 09:51
New Delhi: A delegation of BJP MPs from Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought possession of 110 MW Shanan Power House, a British-era utility that is currently controlled by Punjab.Commissioned in 1932, the hydro-electric power…