HIMACHAL

  • Films on Himachal's wildlife may hit roadblock 2 days ago

    Shimla: Big budget documentaries showcasing Himachal Pradesh's prized wildlife, including the highly endangered pheasant, by Green Oscar winning filmmaker Mike Pandey may hit a roadblock. The wildlife department has decided to give one last chance to the acclaimed filmmaker to seek his view over the inordinate three-year delay in completing four...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali: Punjab, Himachal qualify for Super League 2 days ago

    Karnataka's poor run in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 2014-15 continued as they suffered yet another loss, this time at the hands of Hyderabad, on Saturday (March 28). Karnataka, who resuscitated their campaign with wins against Goa and Tamil Nadu, are now fifth on the South Zone table with two...
  • Himachal has high hopes from Rail Budget: CM Virbhadra Singh February 24, 2015

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday expressed hope that the railway budget would not only meet the aspirations of the state but also of other hilly areas which he claimed have not got their due in expansion of rail network in the past. "I hope Himachal will find...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 9, Group C, Day 4: Hanuma Vihari's double ton highlight in Hyderabad-HP drawn affair February 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: Skipper Hanuma Vihari struck a career-best 263 to give Hyderabad the all-important first innings lead in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match against Himachal Pradesh that ended in a tame draw, here on Monday. Replying to Himachal's 511, Hyderabad rode on Vihari double ton to finish on 524 for...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 9, Day 2 February 7, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) oung Turks Siddesh Lad and Nikhil Patil rescued Mumbai with counter-attacking, unbeaten half centuries and placed the hosts at a comfortable 342 for 5 at stumps on day 1 of the four-day Ranji Trophy Group A cricket match against defending...
  • Ranji Trophy 2014 15: Round 9, Day 1 February 6, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: A battle royal is on the cards when under pressure Mumbai, gunning for an outright victory to seal a quarter final berths, clash with high-flying defending champions Karnataka in a Ranji Trophy Group A match commencing at the Wankhede...
  • Ranji Trophy: Himachal Pradesh eye win against Hyderabad February 5, 2015

    "Garmi badh gayee hai kya (Has it gotten hotter)", Bipul Sharma, the Himachal Pradesh captain, asked the ground staff after having a look at the pitch at the Gymkhana ground in Hyderabad following a light warm-up session on Thursday (February 5). The question seemed to puzzle the curator, who was sweating...
  • BCCI clears Pragyan Ojha's action, says 'traumatic days are over' February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The BCCI has cleared suspended left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha's action and he is now eligible to play in Hyderabad's next Ranji Trophy encounter against Himachal Pradesh starting in Hyderabad on Friday. "Yes, I got the clearance from the BCCI this afternoon. I have received a mail stating that my...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group C wrap: Himachal earn 3 points against Jharkhand January 16, 2015

    Dharamsala: Pacer Rishi Dhawan took a five-wicket haul as Himachal Pradesh bundled out Jharkhand for 232 to earn a 72-run first innings lead and three points from the tie that ended in a tame draw on the fourth and final day of their Group C Ranji Trophy. Resuming on 94 for...
  • Delhi: Runway visibility drops to 50 metres, 10 international flights, 41 trains delayed January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Temperatures dipped across north India with several areas blanketed under heavy fog on Thursday morning. With runway visibility dropping to 50 metres at the Delhi airport, 10 international flights have been delayed. 41 trains have also been delayed while one has been rescheduled as heavy fog disrupted transport...
  • SC stays proceedings against Himachal cricket body January 6, 2015

    The Supreme Court has stayed criminal proceedings against the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) and BJP parliamentarian Anurag Thakur for alleged wrongdoings in the cricket body's management. A division bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice P.C. Pant, while staying the case pending in a trial court in the hill state,...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Himachal crush Assam by an innings and 133 runs December 31, 2014

    Guwahati: Pacer Rishi Dhawan grabbed five wickets to help Himachal Pradesh crush Assam by an innings and 133 runs in their Ranji Trophy match on Wednesday. Dhawan (5 for 53) ran through the Assam batting line-up as the hapless home side were skittled out for just 198 in 79.5 overs after...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Paras Dogra hits 230 as Himachal post 549/4 December 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Paras Dogra remained not out on a monumental 230 as Himachal Pradesh declared their first innings after notching up 549 for 4 in their Ranji Trophy Group C match against Assam on Monday. Resuming the day on 282 for 2, Himachal lost Ankush Bains on his overnight score of 156...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Himachal post 282/2 against Assam on Day 1 December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Opener Ankush Bains smashed an unbeaten 156 to guide Himachal Pradesh to a solid 282 for two in their first innings on the opening day of their Group C Ranji Trophy match against Assam at Barsapara Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Electing to bat after winning the toss, Himachal produced a...
  • Cold wave continues unabated in North India, mercury touching new lows December 28, 2014

    Shimla: Dense fog over the past couple of days has disrupted traffic in most Northern states. The North India cold wave continues unabated. Shimla attracts a lot of tourists in the season as they come for skating. "It is fun coming here and skating in winters. One has to come...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Himachal earn 3 points against Goa; Hyderabad vs Kerala Ranji ends in a draw December 24, 2014

    Porvorim: Himachal Pradesh secured three points by virtue of their first innings lead against Goa in a Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match that ended in a tame draw here on Wednesday. Himachal Pradesh took their total tally to ten points from two matches while Goa have three points from thee...
  • Himachal Pradesh: 175 labourers working on the Rohtang tunnel trapped after snowfall December 21, 2014

    In Himachal Pradesh the National Highway from Manali to Rohtang Pass has been shut down, after 175 labourers working on the Rohtang tunnel were trapped following a fresh spell of snowfall. The Indian Air Force and the Border Roads Organisation are engaged in rescue operations. ...
  • Winter chill gains intensity in North India; snowfall in Himachal, fog in Rajasthan December 18, 2014

    Shimla: Chilly conditions persist in north India on Thursday with temperatures dipping in most parts including in Himachal Pradesh where many major roads have been blocked due to snowfall.. While Shimla received overnight snowfall, temperature in Manali has dipped to -5 degrees, -3 in Kullu and -7 in Kinnaur. "The...
  • Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 1: Himachal humble Services; Hyderabad held to a draw against Andhra December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh bowlers backed their batsmen's efforts to humble Services by an innings and 29 runs and bag a bonus point in the Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Wednesday. After posting a mammoth 479 in their only innings in the four-day encounter, Himachal shot Services out...
  • Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 1: Himachal take lead as Andhra give fitting reply on Day 2 December 8, 2014

    Fighting half-centuries from opener Ankush Bains and Rashmi Parida gave Himachal Pradesh a vital first-innings lead against Services on Day 2 of the Group C Ranji Trohpy cricket match on Monday. Responding to Serives' 226 in the four-day encounter, the Bipul Sharma-led Himachal finished Monday on 255 for six - a...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Day 2 December 8, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a gutsy unbeaten century while the others floundered as Delhi struggled to 260 for six on the first day. Chidambaram Gautam's 94-run knock was the highlight for Karnataka before Tamil...
  • Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 1: Teja bails Hyderabad out of trouble, Himachal Pradesh on top against Services on Day 1 December 7, 2014

    Skipper Dwarka Ravi Teja missed out on a well-deserved ton as Hyderabad reached 281 for six against Andhra on the opening day of the group C Ranji Trophy match on Sunday. Ravi Teja played 167 balls to hit 13 boundaries before he was castled by right-arm swing bowler Bandaru Ayyappa. The...
  • Punjab secure place in knockout stage of Vijay Hazare trophy November 14, 2014

    Bilaspur: Punjab on Friday sealed a berth in the knockout stage of Vijay Hazare Trophy after scoring a comfortable three-wicket victory over host Himachal Pradesh in their final North Zone group match. Opener Amitoze Singh (50) scored a half-century while Gurkeerat Singh missed out his fifty by just one run as...
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Himachal trounce Jammu and Kashmir by 9 wickets November 12, 2014

    Nadaun: Medium-pacer Rishi Dhawan bagged a fifer to help Himachal Pradesh trounce Jammu and Kashmir, who saw five ducks in their innings, by nine wickets in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament on Wednesday. Put into bat at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium, Jammu and Kashmir lost both their openers for naught...
  • Yuvraj Singh joins hands with Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association November 11, 2014

    Bilaspur: India batsman Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday officially launched his Centre of Excellence (YSCE) in association with the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. Surrounded by waters of Gobind Sagar reservoir, Luhnu cricket stadium offers a perfect setting for first class matches and training camps. Speaking on the occasion, Yuvraj said, "I am thrilled...
  • Vijay Hazare: Sehwag-Gautam flop show continues as Himachal Pradesh beat Delhi November 10, 2014

    Dharamsala: Heavyweights Delhi are in serious trouble of getting eliminated at the group league stage after Himachal Pradesh beat Gautam Gambhir-led team by 13 runs in a north zone leg of the Vijay Hazare One day championship on Monday. Delhi now have lost two out of their three zonal matches having...
  • SC tells UP, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal to build shelter homes before winters October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh to build shelter homes for the homeless people ahead of winter season. The court has warned the states that it will be harsh on them if the shelters are not ready on...
  • Himachal Pradesh to host 15 Ranji matches October 29, 2014

    Shimla: After hosting the India vs West Indies One-Day International (ODI) earlier this month, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) is gearing up to hold 15 Ranji Trophy matches at three venues. "Fifteen Ranji Trophy matches will be played at our three venues, including Dharamsala, from Nov 6 to Nov 14,"...
  • Himachal Pradesh to be free of open defecation by 2019 October 26, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh has prepared an action plan to achieve all targets under the 'Swachh Bharat Mission', thereby ensuring a clean state free of open defecation by 2019, an official said on Sunday. The aim of the government under the 'Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan' a demand-driven and community-led programme to achieve the...
  • Ranji Trophy: Abhay moves to Himachal Pradesh, Harvinder to coach Railways October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Abhay Sharma, who has served Raiwlays as coach for a long time, has joined Himachal Pradesh Ranji Trophy side for the 2014-15 season. Sharma is also India A fielding coach. Railways will be coached by former India pacer Harvinder Singh. The Railways team will be able to play their home...