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  1. Rains in Shimla, Manali, mercury dipsRead the original story

    23 hrs ago |

    Shimla, Nov 27 : Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations Shimla and Manali received rainfall on Friday, pushing down the temperatures by several notches. Shimla and its nearby places like Kufri and Narkanda have been experiencing rainfall since morning, according to a Met official.


  2. Ola drives into Shimla; provides mobile app based cab booking service to commuters in the cityRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 25 |

    Shimla, Nov 24 : Ola, India's most popular mobile app for cab booking, today announced the launch of its services in Shimla. The launch makesShimlathe firstcityin Himachal Pradesh to havemobileappbasedpersonal transportation services, like 100 other cities in India whereOlais present.


  3. Ola drives into Shimla; launches mobile app for customersRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 24 |

    New Delhi, Nov 24 : Ola, India's most popular mobile app for booking cab, has announced its services in the popular hill station of Shimla. The launch makes Shimla the first city in Himachal Pradesh to have mobile app based personal transportation services, like 100 other cities in India.


  4. Snowfall pulls down Himachal temperaturesRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 11 |

    Shimla, Nov 11 : Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday plummeted as high-altitude areas received mild spells of snow while other parts experienced rains. "High hills in Kullu, Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti and Chamba districts experienced light snowfall," a weather department official told IANS.


  5. Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh gives Rs.25 lakh for ski lift in NarkandaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 4 |

    Shimla, Nov 4: To promote skiing in the picturesque tourist resort of Narkanda in upper Shimla, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday announced Rs.25 lakh for setting up a ski lift, a statement said. Speaking at a function after inaugurating an automated teller machine of Himachal Pradesh State Co-operative Bank at Narkanda, some 65 km from the state capital, Virbhadra Singh said Narkanda and Kotgarh areas are known worldwide for their apples and off-season vegetables.


  6. 5 hill stations to visit around ChandigarhRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 30 |

    Chandigarh serves as the capital for the states of Haryana and Punjab and was formed on November 1, 1966. Designed by the famous French architect, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, Chandigarh is the first planned Indian city post-Independence.


  7. Chronicling Kullu Valley's sacred journeyRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2015 |

    Kullu, Oct 27 : Starting from the sun temple at Nirath in Himachal Pradesh's Satluj Valley that traces its origin to the Harappan era, a new book traces the sacred journey of the Kullu Valley as it concludes at the majestic Rohtang Pass, the so-called ground of the dead, after covering the Nirmand, Ani, Banjar and Kullu. "A Sacred Journey" and two other books - one on traditional and popular cuisines of Kullu and the other anthology of excerpts from the accounts left by foreigners who have visited Kullu in the last 1,400 years - were released during the week-long Kullu Dussehra celebrations that began on October 24, Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Kanwar told IANS.


  8. Diwali vacations 2015: 10 places to go in India with your kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2015 |

    Diwali vacations are just around the corner. Make the most of these holidays and introduce your kids to something new.


  9. Himachal governor wields broom under cleanliness campaignRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2015 |

    Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Friday participated in a cleanliness campaign under the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan by cleaning the campus of the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital here. The governor took a broom and cleaned several parts of the hospital along with Raj Bhavan staffers.


  10. Portuguese cyclist Luis Leao Pinto crowned 'King of Himalayas'Read the original story

    Oct 4, 2015 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    Shimla: Top Portuguese cyclist Luis Leao Pinto comprehensively won each and every stage of the eight-day MTB Himalaya, in its 11th edition, to clinch the Men's Solo as well as the Overall titles of the cross country, endurance race at The Ridge here on Sunday. The 36-year-old Pinto, who won the race in 2013 as well, clocked 24 hours, 16 minutes and 29 seconds to complete the eight-day, seven-stage race, which had a day's break in between.


  11. MTB Himalaya: One of the world's toughest racesRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2015 |

    With a total elevation gain of more than 15,000 metres and a full ride of approximately 650 km, the $16,000 MTB Himalaya is definitely one of the toughest mountain bicycle races in the world. The cross-country endurance race, in its 11th edition and being held from September 27 to October 4, is a seven-stage event which sees cyclists run through off-road tracks, broken tarmac, gravel, rocks, mud, sand, silt, water streams and moving traffic among many other obstacles.


  12. Rains bring down mercury in HimachalRead the original story

    Sep 20, 2015 |

    The entire Himachal Pradesh on Sunday saw light to moderate intermittent showers, leading to the maximum temperature dipping by four to five degrees. Precipitation occurred at many places, but there was no appreciable change in the minimum temperatures, a meteorological centre official told IANS.


  13. These women mountain bikers are on a rollRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2015 |

    These women bikers are literally on a role as they prepare for the world's toughest off-road cycling event - the Hero MTB Himalaya - a seven-day, 630-km journey through the hills of Himachal Pradesh. For the first time, the rally, the 11th in the series, which will be flagged off from here on September 27, will see six women bikers from abroad and one from India.


  14. Himachal train accident: British envoy meets the injuredRead the original story

    Sep 13, 2015 |

    British High Commissioner James Bevan on Sunday said he was satisfied with the response of the Indian railway authorities following a derailment of the Kalka-Shimla toy train on Saturday in Himachal Pradesh which left two British women dead and seven other Britons injured. Bevan, who arrived here on Sunday, met the injured Britons at a private hospital in Mohali, adjoining Chandigarh, around 30 km from the accident spot near Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh.


  15. International bikers all set to tackle Himachal's off-road tracksRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2015 |

    Top-ranking foreign and domestic mountain bikers will test their endurance and skill in one of the world's toughest terrains when the MTB Himalaya gets rolling from here on the off-road tracks of Himachal Pradesh on September 27. This year's edition - the 11th - will see the highest number of foreign participants so far. The highest number of riders are from Portugal, Spain and Germany, apart from India.


  16. Why some Indian cities won't get smartRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2015 |

    The reasons for important cities remaining out of the ambitious project vary from their low level of utilisation of existing urban renewal funds to scoring low on several factors hen Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced a list of 98 contenders last week to be part of the smart city project, exclusion of some prominent names such as Bengaluru, Kolkata, Shimla and Patna had come as a surprise. Selection of only New Delhi Municipal Council, leaving out rest of the capital city, was among the other announcements that made many sit up.


  17. Himachal, UK to join hands to preserve British-era buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2015 | Hindustan Times

    Himachal Pradesh is set to join hands with United Kingdom to preserve the British-era structures and boost high-end tourism in the state. Deputy British high commissioner David Elliot will arrive in the state capital on September 1 and hold consultations with chief minister Virbhadra Singh and chief secretary P Mitra to discuss areas of mutual interest.


  18. Golf carts not feasible on Shimla roads: Himachal CMRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2015 |

    Plying of battery-operated golf carts on the restricted roads of Shimla was not feasible, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Wednesday. "Plying of golf carts as public transport couldn't be permitted due to legal implications over their plying," the chief minister informed the state assembly.


  19. Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra reach Shimla for inspecting cottageRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2015 |

    Shimla, Aug 22: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka Vadra on Saturday reached a tourist resort near here for holidaying and inspecting the latter's upcoming cottage, an official said. Gandhi and her daughter reached Oberoi Group's Wildflower Hall, a landmark luxury hotel on the outskirts of this city, by road from Chandigarh, the official told IANS.


  20. Visit these places to make your weekend more romanticRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2015 | Merinews

    After a hectic week, we all want to refresh ourselves during weekends. In fact this is the best time to accumulate some energy back and give yourself and your partner a refreshing weekend trip with fresh air, nature all around, mountains, lakes, exotic places and symbolic monuments.