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Southwest monsoon remains dormant in Himachal

SHIMLA: The southwest monsoon remained subdued on Thursday in Himachal Pradesh with most of the areas not experiencing any rains for the past two days, the Met Office said.

Haryana CM dedicates to people, first civil airport at Hissar

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, today dedicated the State’s first Civil Airport at Hisar to the people of the State and said that it would open the possibilities of creating an economic corridor and vibrant industrial ecosystem especially in south and west Haryana.

Heavy rains in Himachal close highways; hundreds stranded

SHIMLA: After heavy overnight rains, most of the roads in the interiors of Himachal Pradesh remained closed to traffic on Monday, stranding hundreds of travellers and commuters.

Give information on use of temple funds, HC tells Himachal DCs
SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed all Deputy Commissioners to provide details on the utilisation of temple funds in the last five years.
Himachal youth falling prey to drug abuse

SHIMLA: The drug menace is scaling new heights in Himachal Pradesh.

Heavy rains halt Kinner Kailash pilgrimage in Himachal

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday temporarily halted the Kinner Kailash pilgrimage, dedicated to Lord Shiva's 79-foot vertical rock Shiva Lingam.

Heavy rains in Himachal trigger landslides, snap road links

SHIMLA: Heavy rains continued in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday with hundreds stranded across the state due to landslides and snapped road links.

Himachal receives heavy rains

SHIMLA: The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday received widespread rains with Sujanpur Tira recording the highest shower in the state at 122 mm, officials said.

Two Haryana transport department officials dismissed for fake degrees

CHANDIGARH: The two officials of Transport Department, Haryana have been dismissed from the job after their educational certificates were found to be fake.

Darjeeling toy train cancelled following landslide

SILIGURI: New Jalpaiguri-Darjeeling Passenger train, popularly called the toy train, of the heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was on Thursday cancelled for four days after the track was damaged following landslide triggered by incessant rains.

Kinner Kailash pilgrimage begins in Himachal

SHIMLA: A 10-day annual Kinner Kailash pilgrimage, dedicated to Lord Shiva's 79-feet vertical rock Shiva Lingam officially began in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, officials said.

Monsoon remains largely dormant in Himachal

SHIMLA: The southwest monsoon has remained largely subdued in Himachal Pradesh with most of the areas not experiencing any rains at all for the past few days, the regional Met office said on Wednesday.

Haryana tax collection up by 12 per cent

CHANDIGARH: Tax collection in Haryana has increased by an average of 12 per cent during the last four years.

Mild quake felt in Himachal

SHIMLA: An earthquake of low intensity hit Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district early on Tuesday, the third in July, the weather bureau said.

Monsoon intensity recedes in Himachal

SHIMLA: Days after moderate to heavy showers led to abnormal rise in the water levels of most of the rivers, the hills of Himachal Pradesh is witnessing subdued rainfall activity, the Met said on Monday.

Haryana's Hathnikund barrage releases water, floods threaten Delhi

CHANDIGARH: With heavy rains continuing in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, authorities in Haryana's Hathnikund barrage on Saturday released excess water into the Yamuna river, posing a flood threat to New Delhi.

Himachal roads closed due to heavy rains

SHIMLA: With heavy rainfall continuing, most roads in Himachal Pradesh remained closed to traffic on Saturday, stranding travellers and commuters.

Bad weather forces Gadkari to cancel Himachal visit

SHIMLA: Inclement weather on Friday forced Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari to cancel his day-long visit to Himachal Pradesh.

Heavy rains continue in Himachal

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh on Friday continued to experience heavy rains with Gohar in Mandi district recording the highest rainfall at 207 mm, an official said.

Himachal's Paonta Sahib gets heaviest rainfall

SHIMLA: Most of the places in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday experienced moderate to heavy rainfall, causing landslides in some areas and blocking roads, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, a Met official said.

Shimla's 250-year-old hilltop temple regains its past glory

SHIMLA: A steep road winding its way to one of Shimla's hilltops will transport tourists back to a glorious past with the rebuilding and restoration of the 250-year-old Tara Devi temple at its original location.

Haryana Police to strengthen STF

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Police is planning to strengthen the Special Task Force (STF) by inducting 100 highly-qualified cyber experts to crackdown on high-profile active criminals on social media platforms, Director General of Police (DGP) B.

5 killed in house fire in Himachal

SHIMLA: At least five persons, including three women, of a wedding party were charred to death when a house caught fire near Mandi town in Himachal Pradesh early on Monday, police said.

Haryana government to set up cultural centre in Gurgaon

GURUGRAM : The Haryana Government has decided to set up a cultural centre over 10 acres of land in Sector 53 of Gurugram City at a cost of about Rs 184 crore.

Heavy rains in Himachal from Sunday

SHIMLA: The hills of Himachal Pradesh may experience heavy rainfall in the next two days starting Sunday, a weather official said on Saturday.

Truckers in Himachal strike work

SHIMLA: Truckers in Himachal Pradesh on Friday went on a strike over demands, including lowering diesel prices and toll fees.

Monsoon remains subdued in Himachal

SHIMLA: The Southwest monsoon remained subdued in Himachal Pradesh on Friday and only some of the areas experienced rainfall, a Met official here said.

MiG-21 crashes in Himachal

SHIMLA: A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, officials said.

MoF nod for two Himachal projects

NEW DELHI: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Tuesday that the Finance Ministry had approved an expenditure of Rs 1,131.

Haryana Governor given additional charge of Himachal

SHIMLA: Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Tuesday was given the additional charge of Himachal Pradesh, as the incumbent Acharya Devvrat is visiting the US.

Punjab Police kill gangster in Himachal

SHIMLA: Punjab Police on Saturday killed a gangster and arrested two of his accomplices in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur district after a brief encounter.

Haryana Governor gets additional charge of Himachal

NEW DELHI: Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Friday was given the additional charge of Himachal Pradesh by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Verdict in Shimla child murder case likely next week likely

SHIMLA: A local court on Friday indicated it would announce its verdict on July 17 in the sensational kidnapping-cum-murder of a child, Yug Gupta, in the state capital four years ago.

Himachal again heading for a lean apple harvest

SHIMLA: The crunchy and luscious apples of Himachal Pradesh are once again literally in the eye of the storm, with government estimates saying their overall production is expected to decline with the weather playing havoc.

Himachal's Palampur gets record rainfall

SHIMLA: The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience rains on Friday with Palampur recording the heaviest rainfall in the state at 75 mm, officials said.

Paonta Sahib gets Himachal's heaviest rainfall

SHIMLA: The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday experienced moderate to heavy rainfall, causing landslides and road blocks in some areas, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were once again in spate, officials said.

No need for panic for Bhakra water level- Padamjit Singh

CHANDIGARH : There is no reason for panic about Bhakra reservoir level as past data shows that whenever Bhakra was depleted to 1490 or lower it was followed by filling to 1650 or more while in only one instance the Bhakra filled up to only 1601 feet , said Padamjit Singh A retired PSEB chief engineer.

Traffic on Kalka-Shimla track restored

SHIMLA: Rail traffic on the Kalka-Shimla track -- a world heritage site -- was disrupted for over two hours on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh owing to landslides following rainfall, an official said.

Landslides hit rail traffic on Kalka-Shimla track

SHIMLA: Rail traffic on the Kalka-Shimla track -- a world heritage site -- was disrupted on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh owing to landslides following rainfall, an official here said.

Shimla records highest precipitation in 13 years

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla on Tuesday recorded the highest precipitation of 118 mm within 24 hours since 2005, a MeT official said here.

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