Himachal Pradesh

Flash floods wreck havoc in Himachal, triggers landslides;CM visits affected areas

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.

published on : 23rd August 2022

WHO declares monkeypox global health emergency; India's 4th case reported in Delhi

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.

published on : 24th July 2022

Himachal: 16, including school children, killed as bus falls into gorge; PM announces ex-gratia

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.

published on : 4th July 2022

WATCH | Road collapses during massive landslide in Himachal Pradesh

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.

published on : 31st July 2021

Congress factions hurl chairs at each other as new Himachal Congress chief takes office

The clash took place between supporters of former chief minister Virbhadra Singh and outgoing state unit president Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu. 

published on : 18th January 2019

Action will be taken after Johnson & Johnson baby powder's sample test: Drug Controller

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.

published on : 20th December 2018

Uttarkashi, Manali drape in white blanket

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.

published on : 7th December 2018

Himachal Pradesh rains: IAF rescues five foreign nationals

Five foreign nationals from Denmark and Norway were rescued by Indian Air Force chopper from Lahaul-Spiti today. 

published on : 26th September 2018

WATCH: Rohtang Pass witnesses fresh snowfall

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.

published on : 24th September 2018

Watch: Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur witnesses massive landslide

A massive landslide occurred in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur on Tuesday. Himachal Pradesh has been plagued with landslides owing to heavy rainfall and flooding.

published on : 8th August 2018

Himachal Pradesh government gets its first grid-connected solar plant

Himachal Pradesh government inaugurated the first grid-connected solar power plant in Shimla having a capacity of 35 KW.

published on : 7th April 2018

Jai Ram Thakur takes oath as 14th CM of Himachal Pradesh

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.

published on : 27th December 2017

Watch: BJP workers celebrate as trends indicate definite win in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh

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.

published on : 18th December 2017

Himachal polls: We expect to win over 60 seats, says BJP CM candidate Dhumal

 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.

published on : 9th November 2017

Himachal Pradesh 1st state in Southeast Asia to launch e-health cards 

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.

published on : 3rd August 2017

28 killed, nine injured as bus falls into gorge in Shimla

Rescue operations are going on after a private bus fell into a gorge near Khaneri in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh.

published on : 20th July 2017

Watch: Over 45 slums gutted in fire in Himachal Pradesh

Two fire tenders reached the spot to douse the flames. No casualties have been reported. The affected migrant labourers who were living in those slums have been shifted to the local Gurudwara. 

published on : 3rd March 2017