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Himachal likely to get fresh snow in coming weekend

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 17:07
Shimla, Feb 19 (IANS) If you are heading to the hills of Himachal Pradesh this weekend, a fresh spell of snow is likely to greet you.The weatherman Tuesday forecast more rain and snow later this week."Some areas are likely to…

Mass phone tapping: Himachal DGP transferred

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 12:24
Shimla, Feb 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's top police official has been transferred after Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh alleged that his phones, along with those of hundreds of others, had been tapped and rooms bugged when he was in the opposition.Director…

Himachal seeks rail links to industrial hub Baddi

Monday, 18 February 2013 18:05
Shimla, Feb 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has demanded setting up of new rail projects, especially in its industrial belt of Baddi-Barotiwala, besides expediting ongoing rail projects, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said here Monday."I met Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and…

More snow, rain in Himachal

Sunday, 17 February 2013 11:00
Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) A cold wave continued to grip Himachal Pradesh, with the higher reaches experiencing more snow for a third consecutive day Sunday.There was widespread rainfall in low and mid hills, said an official.The meteorological office here said…

British-era steam engine back on Shimla tracks

Friday, 15 February 2013 17:20
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) The Shimla hills once again echoed to the rhythmic 'chuff-chuff-choo-choo' of the British-era steam engine Friday as it chugged down the Kalka-Shimla heritage track for the first time in over six years.According to officials, three chartered…

British-era steam engine back on Shimla track

Friday, 15 February 2013 15:28
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) The Shimla hills once again echoed with the rhythmic 'chuff-chuff-choo-choo' of the British-era steam engine Friday as it chugged down the Kalka-Shimla heritage track for the first time in over six years.According to officials, three chartered…

Himachal to augment foodgrain storage capacity

Thursday, 14 February 2013 18:34
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will augment its storage capacity of foodgrains by 42,000 tonnes, state Food and Civil Supplies Minister G.S. Bali said Thursday.The central and state governments would jointly work to raise the additional storage capacity, Bali…

Businessman shot dead in Himachal

Thursday, 14 February 2013 17:34
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) A businessman from Punjab was shot dead in Himachal Pradesh's Una district Thursday, police said.Vinod Jain had gone to his oil mill in Mehatpur industrial area, bordering Punjab, when three unidentified assailants shot at him from…

Mock 'quake' shakes Shimla

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 14:08
Shimla, Feb 13 (IANS) At 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, the Himachal Pradesh capital was roused to action as hooters blared, announcing an earthquake. Residents scurried even though the quake could not quite be felt.It was only later that authorities let on…