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Cold aggravates in HP, tourists advised to stay away


Thursday, December 18, 2014, Shimla: The intense cold wave conditions further aggravated in most parts of Himachal pasts as minimum temperatures dipped by few notches while power and water supply remained suspended for fifth day in Kullu and Manali, prompting the government to issue an advisory to tourists to avoid visiting the areas till situation [...]

Himachal reels under freezing cold


Wednesday, December 17, 2014, Shimla: Himachal Pradesh reeled under biting cold wave conditions today as mercury hovered around freezing point in several parts of the state. The water pipes froze and burst at many places in mid and higher hills, thick ground frost occurred and slippery roads hampered vehicular movement in the morning hours. About [...]

CM tells officials to restore rain-affected services in 2 days


Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today directed officials to “positively” restore within two days all services affected due to heavy snowfall and rains in the state, even as two persons were killed here after their vehicle skidded off a slippery road. The Chief Minister took stock of the situation [...]

Heavy snow in HP, CM directs restoration of electricity, water


Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Shimla: Two days of heavy snowfall and cold wave today in Himachal Pradesh disrupted water and electric supplies in the state, as the hill station experienced its coldest night at 0.9 degree Celsius. Several areas remained cut for the second day today due to heavy snow while power supply remained erratic [...]

HC seeks response on use of harmful oxytocin vaccine in milk, fruits and vegetables


Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court today directed the concerned state and central authorities to submit their replies on the issue of alleged largescale use of harmful oxytocin vaccine in milk, fruits and vegetables. A Division Bench, comprising Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan, passed these orders [...]

Himachal bears brunt of winter: Roads cut off, erratic power


Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Shimla: Several parts of Himachal Pradesh, including state capital Shimla, got another bout of snowfall today as about 850 roads across the state remained blocked and disruption of power supply affected normal life. Several areas remained cut off for the second day running due to heavy snowfall, and power supply was [...]

Parts of Himachal Pradesh cut off after snowfall


Monday, December 15, 2014, Shimla: Several parts in higher hills and tribal areas were cut off from rest of Himachal Pradesh due to heavy snowfall, while lower areas were lashed by heavy rains, disrupting normal life. The mercury hovered around freezing points in mid and higher hills while the day temperature plummeted after snowfall and [...]

Shimla receives first snowfall, Keylong coldest in HP


Sunday, December 14, 2014, Shimla: Several parts of Himachal Pradesh including key tourist resorts Shimla and Manali today received the first snowfall of the season resulting in intense cold wave with Keylong coldest at 3.0 degree Celsius. The high altitude tribal areas and other higher reaches in the state had another spell of moderate snowfall [...]

Disaster warning system to be strengthened: HPDMB

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Saturday, December 13, 2014,Hamirpur: The Himachal Pradesh government would strengthen its early disaster warning system, in wake of flash floods, sudden rise in water level, avalanches and other natural calamities. This was stated by vice chairman of Himachal Pradesh Disaster Management Board (HPDMB) Rajinder Singh Rana at a ‘Jan Soochana Abhiyan’ organized by Press Information [...]

498 posts of teachers lying vacant in govt colleges in HP


Saturday, December 13, 2014,Dharamsala: Around 22 per cent posts of teachers in government degree colleges in Himachal Pradesh were lying vacant which Chief Minister Vir Bhadra Singh said would be filled with regular recruitment. There are 81 colleges in 12 districts of Himachal which has 2,253 sanctioned posts (including surplus pool) of professors, assistant professors [...]

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