Himachal Pradesh

  • Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh 19 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. The epicentre of the earthquake was 24 km northeast of Dharamsala. Tremors were felt in Palampur and Chandigarh too. There have been no initial reports of loss of life or property. ...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Three die as bridge over river washes away due to floods 1 week ago

    Hamirpur: Three people died after a bridge over a river in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district washed away. The bridge over Sheer Khud river washed away on Thursday night following flash floods in the region. Divers have managed to fish out one body while the two others remain missing. Rescue operations...
  • Heavy rains lash Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, trigger landslides August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Torrential rains continue to lash Uttarkhand and several parts of Himachal Pradesh. Heavy rains which were induced by a cloudburst disrupted normal life in the region. No loss of life has been reported yet. Incessant rains triggered landslides at several places in Uttarakhand affecting Chaardham Yatra and traffic...
  • Prima facie money laundering case made out against Virbhadra: Centre to Delhi HC August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that a prima facie case of money laundering appeared to be made out against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. A bench headed by Chief Justice G Rohini also asked the Income Tax Department to file before it tax assessment...
  • Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh, but heat wave persists in lower areas July 31, 2014

    Shimla: Heavy rains occurred in parts of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday but maximum temperatures were up by two to three degrees. The lower hills of Himachal reeled under the heat wave. Baldwara was wettest with 90 mm of rains while Hamirpur and Chelsea recorded 49 mm and 45 mm rains respectively. The...
  • Heavy rains to lash several parts of India July 30, 2014

    Heavy rainfall predicted to occur in Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Konkan and Goa. Also places such as East Rajasthan, Assam, Meghalaya and Telangana are predicted to face heavy downpour. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 29, 2014

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  • News 360: Bangalore Police arrests 2 gym instructors in minor's rape July 29, 2014

    The Bangalore Police on Tuesday said that the six-year-old girl was gangraped in the school premises and arrested two gym instructors in the case. Bangalore Commissioner MN Reddi said, "This is a case of gangrape. The incident happened on July 3." ...
  • Travel Escape: Exploring Shoghi and Kanha July 20, 2014

    CNN-IBN in partnership Cleartrip brings to you the special series 'Travel escape' that will explore 18 destinations and 18 resorts. In this the episode, watch our journey through Shoghi and Kanha. ...
  • Heavy rains continue in Himachal July 19, 2014

    Shimla: Heavy rainfall continued in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday with some parts recording up to 85 mm of rainfall. More rains are in the offing, the Met office said. Rajgarh in Sirmaur district recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 85 mm. "Precipitation occurred at most places with heavy rainfall in...
  • Incessant rainfall disrupts normal life in Northern India July 19, 2014

    Dehradun Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand on Saturday blocking several roads in the state. The Chardham yatra has been suspended, even as the Centre decided to provide two Mi-17 helicopters to deal with the emergency. Uttarakhand authorities had earlier issued alerts in Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi. Most parts of Himachal Pradesh also...
  • Himachal Pradesh on alert after terrorist movement reports July 18, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Police has upped security after receiving intelligence regarding movement of four terrorists in the state's border areas, police said on Friday. Police received the intelligence reports from bordering Jammu and Kashmir. "We have intensified patrolling on all routes alongside Jammu and Kashmir border in Chamba, but as such there...
  • Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh, rivers in spate July 18, 2014

    Shimla: The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Friday and all major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said. "Monsoon is active in the state. Precipitation occurred at most of the places with heavy rainfall at some places in Sirmaur district," said an...
  • Heavy rains in HP, Uttarakhand, many stranded; landslides in some areas July 17, 2014

    Dehradun: Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh over the past two days and scores of pilgrims are now stranded after the rainfall triggered landslides. Yoga guru Ramdev, along with 400 students, are among those pilgrims stranded in Gangotri after the road to Uttarkashi caved in at many places. The...
  • Four killed in Himachal Pradesh bus accident July 13, 2014

    Shimla: Four passengers were killed and 31 injured on Sunday when a bus skidded off the road and rolled into a 30-foot deep pit in Himachal Pradesh, police said. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus was on its way from Solan town to Shimla when it fell into the pit at...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Two dead, 33 injured as bus falls into gorge July 13, 2014

    Solan: Two people died and as many as 33 people were left injured in Himachal Pradesh's Solan when a state transport bus fell into a gorge on Sunday morning. More details awaited. ...
  • Water level in Himachal dams alarmingly low due to deficit rainfall July 12, 2014

    Shimla: The water levels in the Bhakra and Pong dams in Himachal Pradesh have dipped alarmingly low owing to the deficient monsoon in the region, an official said on Saturday. Both the dams serve the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. "The water level in the Bhakra dam's Gobind Sagar reservoir...
  • Lull in Himachal Pradesh monsoon July 6, 2014

    Shimla: The southwest monsoon will remain dormant in Himachal Pradesh in the coming week with temperature expected to remain high, a weather official said on Sunday. "Except one or two places, not much rain has been recorded in the state since Saturday," an official of the meteorological department said. He said the...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Two more bodies found, five still missing June 26, 2014

    Mandi: Two more bodies of students from an engineering college in Hyderabad have been recovered since Wednesday, taking the total number of retrieved bodies to 19, police said on Thursday. Five students and a tour operator still remain untraced and the search continued for them in the river for the 18th...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Himachal HC orders Rs 5 lakh compensation June 25, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh High Court ordered a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the parents of 24 Hyderabad engineering college students who were washed away in Beas river at Thalot in Mandi district on June 8. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan...
  • Beas tragedy: Probe by power department on June 24, 2014

    Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday submitted a status report on the June 8 Beas tragedy to the state high court saying the state power department was still continuing with the inquiry. Sudden release of water from a dam upstream resulted in the drowning of 24 students in the...
  • Beas tragedy: Students died due to negilgence of dam officials, says HP government June 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: Engineering students from Hyderabad died due to the negligence of Larji Dam authority, the Himachal Pradesh(HP) government has admitted before the Himachal Pradesh High Court. The HP government filed a fresh report in the high court and confirmed the negligence on the part of Larji Dam authorities in...
  • Himachal: FIR against PK Dhumal, 2 others for violating service rules June 19, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered an FIR against former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, former Additional Chief Secretary PC Kapoor and retired IPS officer AN Sharma for alleged violation of service rules. According to vigilance sources, an FIR against Sharma, Dhumal, who was also the then Home...
  • Manali tragedy: One more body of a student recovered, 16 still missing June 19, 2014

    Mandi: One more body of a student was recovered from Beas river on Wednesday eleven days after 25 persons, including 24 students from a Hyderabad engineering college, were swept away in the river. The deceased has been identified as P Venkata Durga Tarun, Mandi SP, RS Negi said. Nine bodies have been...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Beas tragedy exposed illegal sand mining June 15, 2014

    Shimla: After the Beas tragedy brought to the fore the rampant illegal sand mining in interiors of Himachal Pradesh, the government has directed authorities to take firm steps to curb the practise and close all "illegal" approach roads to river banks. Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri, who visited the site at Thalot...
  • Manali tragedy: UAV fails to find missing students, hi-tech search today June 14, 2014

    Mandi (HP): An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was pressed into service to trace 17 missing engineering students from Hyderabad but without any success and rescuers will now deploy for the first time a multibeam echsounder in Beas river whose level will be also lowered to minimum. "A special search operation will...
  • Manali tragedy: Special search operation involving military forces to begin tomorrow June 13, 2014

    Manali: Five days after a group of students and teachers from Hyderabad were washed away by the Beas river in Manali, the Himachal Pradesh administration has decided to strengthen the search operations. A special search operation would be launched on Saturday to look for the missing 17 students. The divers were...
  • Manali tragedy: Two more bodies recovered from Beas; 13 students still missing June 12, 2014

    Mandi: Two more bodies of engineering students from Hyderabad were retrieved on Thursday from the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh as the search operations gained momentum with 15 Indian Navy divers helping out. The victims were identified as T Upendra and Gomoor Arvind Kumar by their parents, Superintendent of Police Mandi...
  • Himachal Pradesh gets $100 million loan from World Bank June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday got a $100 million development policy loan from the World Bank to enable the hill state to manage its natural resources. The agreement was signed here between the government of India, the state government and the World Bank. The project was approved by the World...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Parents lose all hopes of seeing their children alive June 11, 2014

    Manali: The parents of the engineering college students washed away by waters released from Larji Dam in Mandi have lost hope of finding them alive. All they want now is quick retrieval of their bodies and are seeking more resources to be put to work to get the remains of...