SHIMLA

  • Fire damages major portion of Shimla heritage building November 2, 2014

    Shimla: A major portion of a heritage building in this town, once the summer capital of the British India, was damaged in a devastating that fire broke out on Saturday night, officials said. There was no loss of life. The half-timbered Tudor style all-wooden frames and shingled eaves building currently houses...
  • Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana a boon for BPL families in Himachal Pradesh October 5, 2014

    Shimla: Over 1.43 lakh smart card holders registered under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana in Himachal Pradesh have been aided by the scheme with benefits of a total of around Rs 64.37 crore having been extended to them. The scheme provides for cashless benefits and 2,816 patients have received critical care...
  • 22 killed, 14 injured in Himachal Pradesh bus accident September 24, 2014

    Shimla: At least 22 people were killed and 14 injured when an overloaded private bus fell into the Gobind Sagar reservoir in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur district on Wednesday, officials said. As many as "22 people were killed and 14 were injured", Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar said over phone. The exact...
  • I am being subjected to media trial, says Virbhadra Singh August 23, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday alleged that he and his family members are being subjected to a "malicious media trial" through "false" and "baseless" stories about their income tax matters. "It appears that some vested interests and political opponents are running biased personal investigations into the...
  • Actor Rajkummar Rao to romance a much older Hema Malini in Ramesh Sippy's next July 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Young and versatile actor Rajkummar Rao, who will be seen in Ramesh Sippy's film 'Shimla Mirchi', says the movie is unusual and that he's excited about romancing Bollywood's "dreamgirl" Hema Malini in it. "It's ('Shimla Mirchi' is) a very unusual film. It's a romcom and the treatment of the film...
  • News 360: Bangalore Police arrests 2 gym instructors in minor's rape July 29, 2014

    The Bangalore Police on Tuesday said that the sixyearold 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." ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • LS polls: All arrangements in place for tomorrow's voting in HP May 6, 2014

    Shimla: The stage is set for Wednesday's elections to four Lok Sabha seats in Himachal Pradesh which will decide the fate of 38 candidates, including former Chief Minister Shanta Kumar and BJP's Anurag Thakur. Elaborate security arrangements have been made for tomorrow's polling and over 10,000 police personnel and 7400...
  • LS polls: AAP fields Sunil Digambar Kulkarni against Modi in Vadodara April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party has announced to field Sunil Digambar Kulkarni from Vadodara against Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and Congress's Madhusudan Mistry. AAP has also announced Subash Chander as its candidate from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh against sitting MP Virendra Kashyap and Congress's Mohan lal...
  • Watch: It's March, but Shimla, Kashmir are still covered with snow March 12, 2014

    Tourists are having a great time as snowfall hasn't ended even as March begins. While Shimla received moderate snowfall on March 11, Kashmir received heavy snowfall. ...
  • Shimla witnesses heavy snowfall; foggy morning in Delhi February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: No respite from weather woes in North India. Shimla on Saturday witnessed heavy snowfall while Delhi woke up to substantial fog on Sunday. The minimum temperature was recorded at minus one degrees Celsius in Shimla. The Met officials have said that the snowfall is likely to continue. ...
  • No respite from cold in North India, heavy snowfall in Shimla February 15, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no respite from the cold in North India. After heavy snowfall in Shimla, highways and roads in many parts of Himachal Pradesh were blocked on Friday. The minimum temperature in Shimla was 1 degree Celsius and in Manali was minus 1 degree Celsius. Met officials said...
  • North India battles extreme cold, Shimla, Srinagar snowed in December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: North India is battling with extreme cold conditions with temperatures dropping to a new low everyday. In Jammu the temperature has dropped to 4 degree Celsius and in Srinagar, the temperature is minus 3 degree Celsius. Shimla and Srinagar too are witnessing the first snowfall of the season....
  • AK Antony to visit LoC to review situation October 28, 2013

    The situation along the Line of Control and the International Border, which have been witnessing frequent ceasefire violations, came up for a review at a highlevel meeting headed by Defence Minister AK Antony,on Monday. The issue of ceasefire violation was discussed at the meeting attended by National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon,...
  • Sunidhi Chauhan to sing TV show 'Tumhari Pakhi' title song October 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Playback singer Sunidhi Chauhan will lend her voice for the title song of the upcoming TV show 'Tumhari Pakhi', based on Saratchandra Chattopadhyay's novel 'Naba Bidhan'. Sunidhi has been signed for the title track and she will record it soon, said a source. Sachin Gupta, who has composed for films...
  • 19 killed as bus rolls down 600 feet deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh September 27, 2013

    Shimla: Nineteen people were killed and another critically injured when a bus rolled down a 600feet deep gorge near RansuaJabrog village in Sirmaur district this morning. The bus with 20 passengers on board was on its way from Uchha Takkar to Renuka when the mishap occurred.The bus broke into pieces and...
  • Three Nepalese nationals arrested for theft at Shimla temple August 4, 2013

    With the arrest of three Nepali nationals, Delhi Police on Sunday claimed to have solved a murderdacoity case in which religious idols worth crores of rupees were stolen from a temple in Shimla. "On the night of 22 July four people namely barged into the centuries old temple of 'Devta...
  • 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...
  • Ayan Mukerji wants to remake his grandfather's film 'Love in Simla' May 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Ayan Mukerji would love to remake his grandfather Sashadhar Mukherjee's 1960 film 'Love in Simla'. "I loved 'Love in Simla'. I don't think many people are aware of it. If I would ever have to remake a film, it would be this movie as I loved it a...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Twelve dead in road accident April 15, 2013

    Shimla: Twelve people, some of them children, were killed in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a 700metredeep gorge while they were on their way back from playing a cricket match, police said on Monday. The accident took place on Sunday night....
  • Kargil conflict a violation of Shimla Agreement: Pak Gen January 27, 2013

    Islamabad: The Kargil War was an unsound military operation based on invalid assumptions, a retired Pakistani general who served in the ISI, has said. In an article in Pakistan's 'The Nation' newspaper earlier this month, Lieutenant General Shahid Aziz, a former commander of the IV Corps in Lahore, debunked the...
  • Shimla: Newly elected Cong MLA booked for murder December 22, 2012

    Shimla: Five persons, including the newly elected Congress MLA from Doon in Solar district, have been booked on the alleged charges of murder of a woman in Panchkula, police said on Saturday. Ram Kumar, a first time MLA, is one of the suspect in murder of a 24year old woman,...
  • Will Shimla see a white Christmas this year? December 18, 2012

    Shimla: Tourists are drawn by snow in Shimla on Christmas. Will the Queen of the Hills see a blanket of white this Christmas? The capital of Himachal Pradesh is known for the grandeur of many of its buildings that once housed institutions of imperial power when Shimla served as the...
  • As mercury dips, it's skating season in Shimla December 4, 2012

    Shimla: A red balloon was on Tuesday tethered to the roof of the Britishera municipal corporation building for the first time this season, signalling as it has for decades that Asia's oldest ice skating rink in this hill town was open. The temperature dipped early on Tuesday to 8.8 degrees...
  • Shimla teacher gets jail for raping six disabled November 29, 2012

    Shimla: More than three years after a teacher sexually exploited six inmates of an NGOrun schoolcumhostel for the deaf, mute and mentally challenged, a court in Shimla on Thursday sentenced him to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment for rape. Vinod Kumar was held guilty by Additional Sessions Judge Virender Sharma, who acquitted...
  • Hills near Shimla, Manali get season's first snow November 29, 2012

    Shimla: Hills near the popular tourist destinations of Shimla and Manali Thursday saw light snowfall the season's first spell, a weather official said here, triggering a rush of tourists. Tourist spots near Shimla, like honeymooners' paradise Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda experienced snowfall but the flakes melted within few hours....
  • Poverty, corruption are Congress gifts to people: Gadkari October 27, 2012

    Shimla: A day after getting the backing of the party, BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, who is facing allegations of dubious funding of his companies, on Saturday made a scathing attack on the Congress on the issues of corruption, bad governance and unemployment. Addressing election rallies at Reckong Peo in tribal...
  • Probe Bhushan's Himachal land deals: Cong October 9, 2012

    Shimla: The opposition Congress in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday demanded an inquiry into the allotment of land meant for tea plantation in the state to India Against Corruption (IAC) leader Prashant Bhushan. It sought a probe into possible violations of statutory provisions and administrative procedures for the land transferred to him...