Himachal Pradesh
Himachal gets 46% deficit pre-monsoon rains Himachal gets 46% deficit pre-monsoon rains

 

Shimla, With the southwest monsoon in Himachal Pradesh being delayed by at least 10 days, the pre-monsoon rains also remained 46 per cent deficient in June, the weather bureau said on Monday.

This has severely affected the sowing of the kharif crop mainly paddy, maize and oil seeds.

"The deficiency in districts ranges from 15 to 79 per cent," Indian Meteorological Department Director Manmohan Singh told .

Himachal hills offer exciting break from heat wave Himachal hills offer exciting break from heat wave



Shimla, With showers almost on every alternate day and unlike no major water blues in the Himachal hills this time, the destinations in the state are teeming with tourists. Better facilities and a range of option from nature park to nature walk besides adventure sports is drawing a huge crowd up the slopes.

Measures to expand Himachal's horticulture production on: Minister Measures to expand Himachal's horticulture production on: Minister

Shimla, Horticulture is a major contributor to the economy of Himachal Pradesh, which can cultivate a wide varieties of fruits and vegetables due to its diverse climate and topography, and measures to expand the sector are on, an official statement said on Sunday.

More than 35 species of fruits could be successfully grown in the state, said Horticulture Minister Mahender Singh Thakur.

Modi again rakes up Pitroda's controversial comment Modi again rakes up Pitroda's controversial comment

 

Solan Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday again raked up Congress leader Sam Pitroda's controversial remark in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, as he picked holes in the 10-year rule of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) at the the Centre.

Without naming Pitroda or talking about the anti-Sikh riots, Modi, in his 30-minute speech here, time and again took jibes at the UPA government by saying that its attitude towards policies such as defence matters were "hua toh hua" (it just happened).

Modi again rakes up Pitroda's controversial comment Modi again rakes up Pitroda's controversial comment

 

Solan Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday again raked up Congress leader Sam Pitroda's controversial remark in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, as he picked holes in the 10-year rule of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) at the the Centre.

Without naming Pitroda or talking about the anti-Sikh riots, Modi, in his 30-minute speech here, time and again took jibes at the UPA government by saying that its attitude towards policies such as defence matters were "hua toh hua" (it just happened).

Temperatures in Himachal fall with widespread rains Temperatures in Himachal fall with widespread rains

 

Shimla, Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Thursday due to widespread rain with Dalhousie town recording the highest amount -- 53 mm, the met office said. Weather will be clear from Friday.

"Moderate to heavy rainfall occurred at some places. The rain lowered the minimum temperatures by five to six notches in the past 24 hours (since Wednesday)," an official of the local meteorological office told IANS.

While picturesque tourist resort Manali saw 18 mm of rainfall, it was 40.4 mm in Dharamsala and 36 mm in Palampur.

Himachal's Manali sees more snowfall, rain in Shimla Himachal's Manali sees more snowfall, rain in Shimla


Shimla, Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destination Manali and its nearby hill destinations received more snowfall in the past 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.

As news of the snowfall flashed across the plains, tourists started arriving at Manali and its nearby hills to celebrate the Holi festival.

Shimla and its surrounding areas like Kufri, Mashobra and Narkanda experienced rains, according to a Met official here.

Free stay for 4,000 Vaishno Devi pilgrims soon Free stay for 4,000 Vaishno Devi pilgrims soon


Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday laid the foundation stone of a building that would provide free accommodation daily to 4,000 pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine.

To add additional facilities for meeting the accommodation needs of the pilgrims who visit the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, the Governor laid the foundation stone for construction of a new Durga Bhavan in the Bhavan area, a

avalanche: Last two bodies recovered avalanche: Last two bodies recovered


Shimla, The search and rescue operation for the remaining two missing soldiers who were trapped after an avalanche in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district was called off on Thursday with the recovery of their bodies.

The bodies of Videsh Chand and Arjun Kumar were recovered after 22 days of search, a defence spokesperson told .

Manali, Dalhousie wrapped in white blanket Manali, Dalhousie wrapped in white blanket



Shimla, A western disturbance over Himachal Pradesh brought more snowfall to popular destinations Manali and Dalhousie on Tuesday, and lashed the state capital with rain.

The minimum temperature here was 3.3 degrees Celsius, while it was minus 3.8 degrees in Manali and 2.1 degrees in Dalhousie in Chamba district.

Manali and Dalhousie saw 9 cm and 2 cm snowfall, respectively.

Himachal to get more snow, rain Himachal to get more snow, rain


Shimla, If you are heading to Himachal Pradesh this weekend, be alert: the weatherman on Friday predicted widespread rains and snowfall in the next two days.

The government has warned tourists not to venture to high hills as chances of roads snapping owing to rain and snow are more.

Motorists are being told to be cautious while driving in the interiors as chances of road cave-ins and landslides are high.

Fresh snow freezes Himachal Fresh snow freezes Himachal


Shimla, The cold wave intensified in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday with several places in the state witnessing more spells of snow in the past 24 hours.

The temperature remained near the freezing point in many places, an India Meteorological Department official here told .

Fresh spell of rain, snowfall in Himachal Fresh spell of rain, snowfall in Himachal



Shimla, The weather office on Sunday forecast a fresh spell of rain and snowfall to lash Himachal Pradesh from February 26-27.

Himachal Pradesh has been witnessing regular spells of snowfall with bone-chilling conditions this winter with weather experts saying that this was a normal phenomenon.

"This winter season (November to February) we are seeing frequent and intense western disturbances in the Himalayan region in comparison to the previous winter (2017-18)," India Meteorological Department Scientist 

Himachal avalanche: Trace of 5 missing soldiers speeds up Himachal avalanche: Trace of 5 missing soldiers speeds up



Shimla, With the weather clearing up on Saturday following days of snowfall, rescuers sped up their search efforts near the Tibet border in Himachal Pradesh, where an avalanche killed a soldier and five more went missing earlier this week.

The authorities suspect that the possibility of survival of those trapped in the snow pile was minimal as the searches entered the fourth day.