Himachal villagers protest in Delhi against Renuka dam

New Delhi: (IANS) More than 100 villagers from Sirmaur in Himachal Pradesh began a two-day protest in New Delhi today demanding scrapping of a hydroelectric project in Sirmaur district which has been planned to provide drinking water to Delhi. The project would displace thousands of people, the protesters said. The Rs.2,700 crore Renuka dam to […]

Cold settles in Himachal as lakes freeze

Shimla: With winter settling in Himachal Pradesh, the met office today said the high  altitude lakes have started to freeze as the recent snowfall has sharply brought down the temperature. In the high-altitude areas of Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Chamba and Kullu districts, the night temperature has been below the freezing point, said meteorological office […]

Environment team visits hydro power site in Kinnaur

Shimla: A team of the National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) visited Kinnaur on Saturday where the Kashang hydro-power project is coming up and heard grievances of the local people against the project authorities. The team, comprising NEAA chairman J.C. Kala visited the site of the run-of-the-river 195 MW project to assess the environment damage, if […]

Tremors in Himachal as earthquake shakes North India

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh was rocked with tremors on early Saturday after an earthquake hit the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan, the met office said. The quake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hit the region at 12.51 a.m. However, there are no reports of any loss of life or damage to property in Himachal Pradesh. “Mild tremors […]

Himachal receives heaviest rainfall after 15 years

Shimla: This monsoon season, Himachal Pradesh received 9% excess rainfall from June 1 to September 14 which was the highest for the corresponding period since 1995 as per local met office. The state received 810 mm of rains during the period against 1483 mm and 1505.4 mm of rains received in 1995 and 1971 respectively, […]

Season’s first snowfall at Rohtang Pass and higher hills of Himachal

Shimla: Seaon’s forst snowfall was reported from higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh on Monday. Hills overlooking Manali received mild spells of snowfall on Monday night. Higher hills in Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, Kinnaur and Kullu districts also experienced mild snowfall. According to the met office since temperature is quite low in the higher reaches, chances […]

Air traffic resumes, road traffic still on mercy of rain gods in Himachal

Shimla: Air traffic was restored in Himachal as all flights to Shimla, Kullu and Dharamshala operated as per schedule today. The state was lashed with heavy to moderate rainfall today disrupting normal life across the state. Traffic on the Manali – Keylong road was restored again. Earlier the traffic had got disrupted at Rohtang Pass […]

Leh flash floods: 500 tourists stuck on Manali-Leh highway

Shimla: Following the flash floods triggered by cloudburst in Leh, a four km stretch on the Leh Manali highway has been washed away near the Tang la pass. As per reports approximately 500 tourists and more than 200 vehicles are stranded in different parts in Lahaul valley. Officials said the road has been blocked at […]

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