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  • India on path of recovery from challenging times of pandemic: Piyush Goyal Sep 25, 2021 05:26 PM IST

    India on path of recovery from challenging times of pandemic: Piyush Goyal

    'When the pandemic struck, PM Modi's first thought was to ensure the wellbeing of poor, migrant brothers and sisters, ' the commerce and industry minister said.

  • Last picture show looms for British India's summer capital Jul 06, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    Last picture show looms for British India's summer capital

    Only two Shimla cinemas were left by last year but when India went into a national coronavirus lockdown, the Ritz folded too. Movie houses were only allowed to open again last October but were forced to shut again in April after a vicious new wave of COVID cases that dwarfed the previous year's outbreak.

  • Heavy snowfall predicted for Himachal Pradesh Jan 02, 2021 08:21 PM IST

    Heavy snowfall predicted for Himachal Pradesh

    The MeT Centre issues colour-coded warnings to alert the public ahead of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause "damage, widespread disruption and/or danger to life".

  • Season's first dazzling snowfall covers higher reaches of Gulmarg, Shimla Nov 17, 2020 05:47 PM IST

    Season's first dazzling snowfall covers higher reaches of Gulmarg, Shimla

    Sledge drivers, woollen shops and skiing instructors are hoping the tourist rush picks up due to the season's first snowfall.

  • Shimla receives highest rains in August in 117 years: MeT Aug 14, 2018 01:12 PM IST

    Shimla receives highest rains in August in 117 years: MeT

    The second highest showers were witnessed, with 172.6 mm rains recorded in 24 hours as per the data recorded at 8.30 am on August 13, Met Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.

  • Shimla water crisis: Civic body proposes 10 percent hike in water charges Jun 22, 2018 05:28 PM IST

    Shimla water crisis: Civic body proposes 10 percent hike in water charges

    Water is still being rationed in the capital city of Himachal Pradesh with supply being provided every alternate day.

  • 10 MLD water to be supplied to Shimla from Chaba within a year Jun 07, 2018 10:31 PM IST

    10 MLD water to be supplied to Shimla from Chaba within a year

    He said that he recently met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and submitted a proposal for drinking water project for Shimla. It was on his request that the prime minister sent a team of Central Water Commission to the state.

  • Shimla in throes of worst-ever water crisis as world observes Environment Day Jun 05, 2018 07:15 PM IST

    Shimla in throes of worst-ever water crisis as world observes Environment Day

    Multi-storied structures have come up in and around Shimla creating water shortage and parking problems but with political considerations leading to a push for regularising the illegal structures, an additional 20,000 water connections could be added, further worsening the situation.

  • Popular hill station Shimla shuts schools, suspends officer as taps run dry Jun 04, 2018 07:43 PM IST

    Popular hill station Shimla shuts schools, suspends officer as taps run dry

    Residents of Shimla blame the Himachal Pradesh state's mismanagement for the worst-ever shortage, as water resources dry up in the drought-hit region.

  • Shimla water crisis: Situation improves but rationing to continue, schools to remain shut for a week Jun 04, 2018 12:42 PM IST

    Shimla water crisis: Situation improves but rationing to continue, schools to remain shut for a week

    The Municipal Corporation has managed to plug some leakages and pilferages increasing the daily water supply in Shimla by 10 MLD.

  • Shimla gets more water but rationing continues Jun 03, 2018 08:40 PM IST

    Shimla gets more water but rationing continues

    Officials blame reduced snowfall and rainfall in higher reaches last winter season for the shortage in water supply

  • Centre seeks report on Shimla water crisis May 30, 2018 11:36 PM IST

    Centre seeks report on Shimla water crisis

    The high court, which on Tuesday ordered stringent water-saving measures, has now asked the Shimla Municipal Corporation to disconnect water supply to hotels which do not pay their pending water charges within two days.

  • Himachal Pradesh High Court intervenes in Shimla water crisis May 28, 2018 10:00 PM IST

    Himachal Pradesh High Court intervenes in Shimla water crisis

    A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Ajay Mohan Goel said, “The problem of water scarcity within Shimla town, as highlighted, takes us to yet another issue and that being as to whether any new construction should be allowed to come up within the municipal limits of Shimla town at all or not."

  • Sonia Gandhi taken to Delhi from Shimla after she complains of restlessness Mar 23, 2018 03:25 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi taken to Delhi from Shimla after she complains of restlessness

    Senior Medical Superintendent at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) Hospital Dr Ramesh Chand said he received a call from the doctor accompanying Sonia Gandhi asking for arranging an ambulance for her.

  • Failed to buy land in Shimla, RBI scouts for rental premises May 28, 2017 03:01 PM IST

    Failed to buy land in Shimla, RBI scouts for rental premises

    Having repeatedly failed to buy land for office and residential complex around Ridge area on Mall Road in Shimla, the RBI has lowered its requirements and started scouting for smaller rental premises in Chhota Shimla.

  • Aspirational middle-class drives up demand for second homes Oct 20, 2016 01:01 PM IST

    Aspirational middle-class drives up demand for second homes

    While the scramble to buy a home is a painful rite of passage for many in the metros, the upwardly mobile and affluent are being tempted by all manner of options when it comes &#82

  • India Travelogue: Explore nature & adventure at Shimla, Manali Jul 18, 2016 07:50 PM IST

    India Travelogue: Explore nature & adventure at Shimla, Manali

    This week On Club Mahindra's India Travelogue, visit the land of snowy peaks and a river valley, Manali and Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

  • HP urges Centre to include Shimla in Smart City mission May 11, 2016 12:02 PM IST

    HP urges Centre to include Shimla in Smart City mission

    HP Minister Sudhir Sharma yesterday met Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi and urged him to include Shimla in Smart City Mission as it was a famous international tourist destination, besides being the state capital.

  • Hailstorm, rains lash parts of Himachal; crops destroyed Apr 06, 2016 07:30 AM IST

    Hailstorm, rains lash parts of Himachal; crops destroyed

    The storm flattened standing wheat crop in mid and lower hills and caused extensive damage to stone fruit and vegetable crops.

  • Heavy rains, squall, hailstorm during next 3 days: HP MeT Mar 12, 2016 11:54 AM IST

    Heavy rains, squall, hailstorm during next 3 days: HP MeT

    Hailstorm, squall and snowfall are considered harmful for stone fruit crop which is in the flowering stage and standing wheat crop in the lowers hills, ready for harvesting.

  • Monsoon rains wreak havoc across the country Jul 09, 2015 01:49 PM IST

    Monsoon rains wreak havoc across the country

    The MET department has predicted heavy rains and thundershowers to continue across the state for the next two days.

  • Himachal: Showers, thunderstorms keep mercury near normal Jun 08, 2012 08:36 PM IST

    Himachal: Showers, thunderstorms keep mercury near normal

    Himachal: Showers, thunderstorms keep mercury near normal

  • Rains trigger landslides in HP, claim 11 lives in Maha Jul 08, 2011 09:14 PM IST

    Rains trigger landslides in HP, claim 11 lives in Maha

    Nahan in Sirmaur district received 110 mm of rains till this evening, followed by Kasauli 63 mm, Pachhad 60 mm, Dharamsala and Renuka 45 mm each, Gohar 37 mm, Mandi 30 mm and Shimla 20 mm.

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