Over 30 people died and 36 incidents of landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall have been recorded across Himachal Pradesh as on August 23. The Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Response Force on August 23 said that Dharamshala has broken the record of heavy rains in 64 years.The State Disaster Management Department said maximum damage was reported from Mandi, Kangra and Chamba districts.
A Delhi-based man with no history of foreign travel has tested positive for the monkeypox virus. However, the 31-year-old man had attended a stag party recently in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. This is the fourth case of the disease being reported in India. The WHO had on July 23 declared monkeypox a global public health emergency of international concern.
Sixteen passengers, including some school children, were killed as a private bus fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district on Monday, district officials said. The bus was on its way to Sainj from Shainsher when it fell into the gorge at a hairpin bend near Jangla village at around 8.30 am, they added. The bus was carrying over 30 passengers, including several school children, they added. The president and prime minister have condoled the loss of lives in the accident. The Prime Minister has approved an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the tragic bus accident in Himachal Pradesh, the Prime Minister's Office said in another tweet. The injured would be given Rs 50,000 each, it said.
In a horrifying video that surfaced on social media, a massive landslide can be seen in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district. A long section of the road is seen crumpling, being carried away by the debris from the mountainside.
The clash took place between supporters of former chief minister Virbhadra Singh and outgoing state unit president Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu.
The Indian Meteorological Department in Himachal Pradesh has forecasted rain and snowfall during next two days in the state.
Days after India's central drug regulator CDSCO seized samples of Johnson & Johnson baby powder from the firm's plant in Himachal Pradesh's Baddi.
As Uttarakhand braces for a chilling winter, Uttarkashi was decked in picturesque, fresh snowfall. Manali of Himachal Pradesh also received first snowfall of the season.
Five foreign nationals from Denmark and Norway were rescued by Indian Air Force chopper from Lahaul-Spiti today.
Himachal Pradesh’s Rohtang Pass witnessed fresh snowfall. Rohang Pass, which connects Kullu Valley to the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys, received more than four inches of snowfall.
A massive landslide occurred in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur on Tuesday. Himachal Pradesh has been plagued with landslides owing to heavy rainfall and flooding.
Officials say at least 30 school children are dead in India after their bus fell into a gorge.
Himachal Pradesh government inaugurated the first grid-connected solar power plant in Shimla having a capacity of 35 KW.
Five-time MLA Jairam Thakur took oath as 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. The swear-in ceremony took place today at the historic Ridge Maidan in Shimla.
The Bharatiya Janata Party workers all across the country are celebrating with pomp and show as trends are indicating a definite win for the party in both Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.
As voting for Himachal Pradesh assembly elections are underway, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Chief Ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal stated that the party expects to win over 60 seats.
Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday launched an electronic Health Card Scheme to combat non-communicable diseases, becoming the first state in Southeast Asia to launch the facility.