KULLU

  • Himachal Pradesh CM lays stone of vegetable marketing yard October 8, 2014

    Kullu: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of a vegetable marketing yard to be built at a cost of Rs 7.17 crore at Bandrol. He said the yard would mainly benefit the fruit and vegetable growers of Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti districts. He said more such marketing...
  • Week-long Kullu Dusshera starts with Lord Raghunath's rath yatra October 3, 2014

    Kullu: The week-long Dusshera festival got off to a spectacular start with the traditional rath yatra of principal deity Lord Raghunathji from Sultanpur Temple to Dhalpur Maidan, even as Dusshera and Navratras festivities concluded in rest of the state. Over 200 local deities of Kullu Valley arrived to pay obeisance to...
  • Heavy snowfall covers Shimla, temperature drops further January 18, 2014

    Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla witnessed heavy snowfall on Saturday, pushing down the mercury by several notches. "Shimla and its nearby areas have been experiencing snowfall since early Saturday," an official of the meteorological department said. Nearby places like Kufri and Narkanda have also been experiencing snowfall, turning the destinations more picturesque. He said...
  • Heavy showers lash Himachal, snowfall in highaltitude areas May 27, 2013

    Shimla: Heavy showers lashed most parts of Himachal Pradesh on Monday while highaltitude tribal areas received another spell of snowfall, providing the much needed relief to people from the scorching sun. The mercury, which was running six to eight degrees above normal for the past two weeks, plummeted after rains and...
  • Himachal Pradesh: 32 killed as bus falls into Beas river May 9, 2013

    Shimla: At least 32 passengers were killed when an overloaded private bus plunged into Beas river on KulluMandi national highway on Wednesday. Thirtytwo bodies have been recovered and 15 injured persons rescued and rushed to hospital, while some bodies are feared to have been swept away in the river, Deputy...
  • HP polls: Apple farmers could be the swing vote November 3, 2012

    New Delhi: With an annual turnover of around 3000 crore, apples constitute an important part of Himachal Pradesh's economy, which makes FDI in multibrand retail an important issue among the state's applegrowers. The state's apple belt straddles several districts. No wonder then, that most prepoll sops are announced keeping this...
  • Assembly polls: Rahul Gandhi to visit Himachal June 22, 2012

    Shimla: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will be in Shimla on a twoday visit to Himachal Pradesh beginning June 27 during which he will hold meetings with party leaders and workers. Rahul will reach Kullu on June 27 and hold discussions with Congress workers. He will fly to Shimla the next...
  • Australian tourist alleges rape by youth at Kasol May 14, 2012

    Shimla: A 22yearold Australian tourist has filed a police complaint against a Chandigarh youth, stating that he had raped her in a guest house at Kasol in Kullu district, 220 km from Shimla. In her complaint, police said, the victim alleged that the youth hailing from Chandigarh gave her some sedative...
  • Jyoti to be flag bearer at Asiad December 1, 2006

    Doha: Leading India out at the opening ceremony is the biggest honour for a sportsperson. At the Doha Asian Games the honour has gone to Jyoti Sunita Kullu who works in the railways coach factory in Kapurthala. Jyoti Sunita Kullu, 28, is the captain of the Indian women's hockey team. And...