MANALI: High and mid hills of Himachal will get more snow for five days from Saturday as western disturbances lying over north Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir are extending the western Himalayas, warns local met office. Snowfall in Shimla (Pic courtesy: Santosh Rawat) The entire Himachal is reeling under severe cold waves and both minimum

MANALI: Three skiers and a luge athlete from India have qualified for 2014 Winter Olympics scheduled to be held in Sochi in Russia between February 7 and 23, while fifth skier, a girl, is still struggling in Turkey to get herself qualified for the Olympics. Himanshu, Hira Lal and Anchal in Turkey Four times Olympian

SHIMLA: Both minimum and maximum temperatures across the state dipped by 1 to 2 degrees as high hills of Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti received light snowfall. More snow is forecast from Saturday by local meteorological department. Vehicles pass through snow on Rohtang pass, 51km north of Manali  Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district was the coldest in the

MANALI: A seminar on “role of media in tourism development” was organized by Himachal Pradesh Journalist Union (HPJU) here today which was sponsored by Manali Hoteliers’ Association. Detailed discussion was held on various ways of promotion of tourism in Himachal Pradesh. It was decided that a vision document for development of tourism will be prepared

MANALI: Dry weather conditions in Kullu valley has brought cheer to the tourists as they are able to see Rohtang pass even in the second week of December, which otherwise used to close for vehicular traffic at this time of season. Rohtang pass received heavy snowfall in November this year but the road was thrown

MANALI: Tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh may soon get a world class eco-friendly tourist destination as Hamta in Kullu valley which is close to open for tourists in few months. A team of officials from tourism and civil aviation, administration, forest department and local stakeholders led by Manali sub-divisional magistrate Vinay Dhiman visited Hamta to check

MANALI: Rescue posts consisting medical staff, rescue experts, police and wireless operators will monitor the movement of pedestrians across Rohtang pass from today. As the risk of very heavy snowfall has increased with regular dip in temperature and traffic on Manali-Rohtang-Keylong road may come to a halt anytime, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and

MANALI: Manali-Rohtang-Leh highway has been blocked for traffic following heavy snowfall in mid and high hills of Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti districts of Himachal and a fresh wave of cold has gripped the entire state on Thursday. Tourists enjoy snowfall at Gulaba near Manali Rohtang pass, 51km from here, is covered under 60cm of fresh snow

MANALI/KEYLONG: First snowfall of winter season in most parts of Lahaul valley has rang the bells of fierce winter this year. Bringing down the mercury to sub zero temperatures, entire Miyar valley of Lahaul including Rohtang pass and Baralacha-la experienced heavy snowfall upto 45cm since Thursday early morning. Fresh snowfall in Miyar valley of Lahaul

MANALI: The skiers of Himachal on Tuesday organized a puja at Rohtang pass for the peace of soul of renowned Japani skier Kazuo Sato who is believed to be the godfather of skiing of Himachal and India as well. Sato had expressed his wish before dying in 2002 that his ashes should be immersed in