Himachal Pradesh
Himachal girl who saved 3 lives selected for national award Himachal girl who saved 3 lives selected for national award


Shimla, A girl student of a Himachal Pradesh school did an act of bravery in 2018 when she was in Class IX by rescuing her family members, comprising his ex-serviceman grandfather, and the driver who met a road accident, her teacher said on Wednesday.

Alaika Sharma, 15, of Anuradha Public Senior Secondary School in Maranda near Palampur town in Kangra district was travelling with her family in a car that skidded off the road and rolled down the hill in September 2018.

"Alaika was travelling with her mother and grandfather in a car when it met an accident at an isolated place," her teacher Renu Katoch told IANS.

Himachal hills experience more snow Himachal hills experience more snow


Shimla, A cold wave continued to grip Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, with higher reaches experiencing more snow for a second consecutive day.

There was widespread rainfall in low and mid hills, said an official.

The meteorological office here said the western disturbance would be active in the region again on January 16, but temperatures would remain low.

More snow in store for Himachal More snow in store for Himachal


Shimla, The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday saw a marginal rise in the mercury owing to cloudy conditions but temperatures still remained below freezing in many areas of the state. The weatherman forecast more rain and snow across the state.

"There are chances of widespread rain and snow in the state till Monday," an official of the Met Office here told .

Tourist rush, snow-laden roads halt Himachal Tourist rush, snow-laden roads halt Himachal

 

Shimla- The weekend rush of tourists to enjoy the snowy landscape, coupled with slippery roads and lack of traffic management in picturesque tourist resorts, mainly Shimla and Manali in Himachal Pradesh, have brought them to a halt, literally.

The result: Long traffic jams adding to the problems of the commuters.

Tourist rush, snow-laden roads halt Himachal Tourist rush, snow-laden roads halt Himachal

 

Shimla- The weekend rush of tourists to enjoy the snowy landscape, coupled with slippery roads and lack of traffic management in picturesque tourist resorts, mainly Shimla and Manali in Himachal Pradesh, have brought them to a halt, literally.

The result: Long traffic jams adding to the problems of the commuters.

Himachal sees season's heaviest snow; road link snapped Himachal sees season's heaviest snow; road link snapped

 

Shimla, A white blanket of snow covered much of the landscape here as tourists poured into Himachal Pradesh towns of Shimla, Chail, Kasauli, Manali and Dalhousie on Wednesday.

Parts of upper Shimla and the link to Manali were cut off with heavy snow piled on roads, officials said.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur directed all the Deputy Commissioners to ensure essential services. He wanted them to be in place at the earliest and appealed to the public to be more alert.

More snow in Shimla, Manali; mercury nosedives More snow in Shimla, Manali; mercury nosedives

Shimla, Popular tourist destinations Shimla and Manali on Tuesday received more snowfall, while the lower hills across Himachal Pradesh were lashed by rain, bringing the temperature down by several notches.

Hoteliers have cheered up with the snowfall in the hope that tourists will come in large numbers in the coming days.

Tourist spots near Shimla, such as honeymooners' paradise Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda experienced plentiful snowfall, making the hill stations even more picturesque.

Himachal Pradesh launches MyGov portal and CM app Himachal Pradesh launches MyGov portal and CM app


Shimla, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday launched Himachal MyGov portal which will help strengthening public participation in governance.

He also launched the Chief Minister App.

The Chief Minister said MyGov Himachal would help people to communicate their views, suggestions, feedback as well as discontentment, if any.

Bright sunny Sunday in Shimla after snowfall Bright sunny Sunday in Shimla after snowfall


Shimla, It was a bright sunny morning on Sunday in Himachal Pradesh capital, with the snowfall a day earlier turning it more picturesque.

The local Met Department has predicted snow in the state from January 6.

"It was bright and sunny in most parts of the state after a day of snow and rain," an official of the Met Office told IANS.

Himachal govt providing major boost to natural farming Himachal govt providing major boost to natural farming


Shimla, Himachal Pradesh is providing mojor boost to natural farming in with an aim to become a pioneer in the field by 2022.

Thousands of farmers, particularly the women, have adopted the Subhash Palekar Prakritik Kheti Khushhal Kisan scheme under the state government by growing vegetables and other crops through natural farming -- both individually and by forming self-help groups.

Nankana Sahib incident example of atrocities: Himachal CM Nankana Sahib incident example of atrocities: Himachal CM



Dehradun, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday said the incident of Nankana Sahib in Pakistan was a glaring example of atrocities against the minority communities there.

He said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act of 2019 passed by the Indian government was an attempt to provide relief to these minorities belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities.

Himachal sees cloudy skies with chances of snow Himachal sees cloudy skies with chances of snow

 

Shimla, Hill stations of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday experienced partially cloudy skies with temperatures close to the freezing point at several places and chances of snow, a weather official said.

"Light to moderate snowfall is likely to occur at many places as western disturbances are active with significant fall in day temperatures," Manmohan Singh, Director of the Met office here, told IANS.

Shimla sees coldest December in two decades Shimla sees coldest December in two decades


Shimla, The Himachal Pradesh capital recorded the coldest daytime December temperatures in the last two decades during the past month , the local weather bureau said on Monday.

Also, the average monthly minimum temperature in Shimla during December was 3.8 degrees Celsius and this was the second lowest average minimum temperature in 22 years after 1997, when it was 3.1 degrees, the Met office said in a statement.

The average monthly maximum temperature in Shimla during December was 13.4 degrees Celsius, which is the lowest average maximum temperature in 20 years. The ever lowest maximum average temperature touched 10.5 degrees Celsius in 1986.

Want to enjoy snow, extend holidays in Himachal! Want to enjoy snow, extend holidays in Himachal!



Shimla- If you are heading to the hills of Himachal before the New Year dawns and want to enjoy the snowy landscape, extend your holidays, as the Met Office has forecast snow till January 3.

"The western disturbances will be active in the region from December 31 with chances of snowfall between January 1 and 3," Manmohan Singh, Director of the local India Meteorological Department, told IANS.

He said the probability of snowfall in Shimla, Kufri, Narkanda, Manali, Kalpa and Dalhousie are high from January 1.