Shimla gets season’s first snowfall

Shimla gets season's first snowfall

Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) Popular tourist destination Shimla and its nearby areas Saturday received the season’s first snowfall, while the lower hills across Himachal Pradesh were lashed by rain, bringing the temperature down by several notches. Hoteliers cheered up with the timely snowfall in the hope that tourists will come in large numbers this weekend. […]

Godrej, Aptech, Weikfield keen to invest in Himachal

Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and New Delhi

  Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS)¬†Himachal Pradesh Thursday got more investment proposals from Godrej, Aptech, Mukand Ltd., Weikfield Foods Pvt. Ltd., Stanford English Academy and American Global Health Group in the investors’ meet in Mumbai, an official said.Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, leading a delegation of government functionaries, said in a meeting here that the state is […]

Shimla heritage buildings gutted due to lack of firefighting

Shimla heritage buildings gutted due to lack of firefighting

  Shimla, Nov 3 (IANS)¬†First it was Gorton Castle then it was Minto Court. In less than a year, these two grand heritage structures went up in flames in the Queen of Hills, as Shimla was fondly called by the British colonial rulers.The reason: lack of advanced firefighting equipment, negligence and excessive use of paint […]

25 killed as bus falls into Himachal reservoir

25 killed as bus falls into Himachal reservoir

Shimla, Sep 24 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 21 injured Wednesday when an overloaded mini bus fell into the Gobind Sagar reservoir in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur district, officials said. The bus was carrying around 50 passengers when it met with the accident near Kandraur, some 100 km from the capital Shimla, Superintendent […]

22 die in Himachal bus accident

22 die in Himachal bus accident

Shimla, Sep 24 (IANS) At least 22 people were killed and 14 injured when an overloaded private bus fell into the Gobind Sagar reservoir in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur district Wednesday, officials said. As many as “22 people were killed and 14 were injured”, Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar told IANS over phone. The exact number […]

Independent MLAs support welfare schemes: Himachal minister

Independent MLAs support welfare schemes: Himachal minister

Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) The four Independent legislators in Himachal Pradesh are supporting the welfare schemes and development agenda of the state government, Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri said Friday. Asking the opposition leaders as to why they were restless when Independent MLAs were supporting the government, Agnihotri said the BJP leaders should realise that Independent […]

Himachal facing worst financial crisis

Himachal facing worst financial crisis

Shimla, Aug 31 (IANS) The tiny hill state of Himachal Pradesh is facing one of its worst financial crises. The state coffers are virtually empty and have hardly any money to pay salaries to its 261,000 employees and 139,000 pensioners. Expenditure under the two heads during 2014-15 has been estimated at Rs.11,143 crore. Revenue receipts […]