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Shimla gets season's first snowfall

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh's picturesque resorts of Shimla and Manali woke up on Wednesday to a white blanket of snow which was the season's first snowfall in the state capital, the weather bureau said.

CS urges centre for liberal funds for restoration works

SHIMLA---         Chief Secretary B.K Agarwal has appealed the government of India to provide liberal financial assistance to the state for restoration works as huge losses has been incurred to the properties during this monsoon season. He was presiding over the meeting with the inter-ministerial team that is on the state visit to assess the losses due to heavy rains and untimely snowfall in the state.
 The Chief Secretary said that state had difficult terrain and therefore adequate funds were required from the centre to carry restoration and construction works. The state has suffered cumulative losses and damages during the monsoon especially to the roads, bridges, irrigation and drinking water supply schemes and agriculture crops. However, the losses incurred had not been assessed properly and different departments had been directed to assess the actual losses and the report in this regard would be sent to the union government within a week.

Himachal Pradesh sufferd Rs. 1600 crores losses during monsoon: CM

SHIMLA: The State has suffered cumulative losses and damages worth about Rs. 1600 crores since 1st July this year during the monsoon due to untimely snowfall in tribal areas. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the meeting of inter-ministerial central team at Mandi on Tuesday, which is on the state visit to access the damages the state has suffered due to untimely snowfall and heavy rains.

One-way traffic restored on Leh-Srinagar highway

SRINAGAR: Eight days after the Leh-Srinagar highway was closed following heavy snowfall in the Zojila Pass area, one-way traffic towards Srinagar was opened on Friday, official said.

One-way traffic restored on Leh-Srinagar highway

SRINAGAR: Eight days after the Leh-Srinagar highway was closed following heavy snowfall in the Zojila Pass area, one-way traffic towards Srinagar was opened on Friday, official said.

Advisory issued not to venture in high altitude areas in Himachal Pradesh

SHIMLA: The state government has issued advisory to the tourists and local residents of the state not to visit high altitude areas.

JSW Energy's Himachal hydro plants unaffected by recent heavy rains

KARCHAM (HIMACHAL PRADESH): The recent heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh and an abnormal rise in the Satluj river's silt levels -- forcing the temporary closure of major hydro projects -- has, however, not affected operations at both of JSW Energy's hydro plants in the state, company officials said.

Narender Bragta to coordinate Jan Manch at Secretariat level: CM

SHIMLA---MLA and Chief Whip of the State BJP Narender Bragta will coordinate the Jan Manch programme at the Secretariat level for making it more effective and result oriented. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur stated this while addressing the delegation of Jubbal-Kotkhai assembly constituency here today. The delegation led by Narender Bragta had come to thank the Chief Minister for appointment of Shri Bragta as Chief Whip of State BJP with cabinet rank.

Himachal rescue operation enters final stage

SHIMLA:  The rescue operation in Himachal's Lahaul Valley entered its final stages on Saturday as a large number of people, comprising largely tourists, were evacuated safely from the snow-marooned region.

26 stranded tourists airlifted from Himachal

SHIMLA: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday resumed its rescue operation on the fourth day and airlifted 26 people from Himachal Pradesh's snow-marooned Lahaul Valley.

1,000 still stranded in Himachal, rescue enters Day 3

SHIMLA: With the weather clearing up on Thursday search and rescue operation for over 1,000 people, mostly tourists, began early in the Himachal Pradesh hills for the third day.

Rains subside in Himachal, efforts on to rescue 1,500

SHIMLA:  As rains subsided in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, the evacuation of over 1,500 tourists still stranded in snow-marooned Lahaul-Spiti district continued on a war footing, an official said.

Over 1,500 still stranded in Himachal, rescue continues

SHIMLA: Over 1,500 tourists are still stranded in snow-marooned Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, officials said on Wednesday adding that the evacuation is on but it might take days.

Over 1,500 still stranded in Himachal, rescue continues

SHIMLA: Over 1,500 tourists are still stranded in snow-marooned Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, officials said on Wednesday adding that the evacuation is on but it might take days.

Himachal roads closed after heavy rains

SHIMLA:  Himachal Pradesh on Monday continued to experience heavy to extremely heavy rains, causing major landslides and blocking highways and link roads, while all major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said here.

Flood alert in Punjab, heavy rains continue in Himachal, rivers in spate

SHIMLA: Punjab Government has sounded flood alert and has asked the district authorities in areas along the river Satluj and Beas to be on high alert due to possibility of floods. The southwest monsoon remained aggressive on Sunday in Himachal Pradesh with most of the areas experiencing heavy to extremely heavy rains, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways. All the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.

Manali-Leh highway closed after snowfall

MANALI: The highway that connects this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort with Leh in Jammu and Kashmir has been closed for traffic owing to heavy snow, officials said on Sunday.

Manali-Leh highway reopened after five months

Closed for over five months due to heavy snowfall, the Manali-Leh highway was reopened to motorists on Sunday on completion of the snow-clearing operations, an official said.

More thunderstorms likely to hit India till May 11

he weather office here on Monday warned that thunderstorms, squalls and gusty winds are likely to hit many parts of India, including Delhi, till Friday even as the mountains of Himachal Pradesh received fresh snowfall.

Seasonal Army huts torched in Kashmir

Around half a dozen seasonal huts of the Army were torched by unidentified arsonists along the historic Mughal road in the Kashmir Valley on Friday, police said.

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