Shimla: News

21 Apr 2024


Fluttering wonders: Exploring India's most stunning butterfly parks

India, with its diverse ecosystems, is home to a fascinating variety of butterflies, making it a perfect destination for butterfly enthusiasts.

04 Apr 2024

Travel And Tourism

Have you visited these hidden mountain gems in Shimla

Shimla, once the summer capital of British India, has evolved into a vibrant hill station celebrated for its sweeping views and colonial architecture.

27 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Shimla's hilltop attractions you just can't miss

Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of British India, now stands as a charming hill station nestled in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

16 Aug 2023

Himachal Pradesh

Monsoon fury: Death toll in Himachal Pradesh climbs to 60

The death toll in Himachal Pradesh due to heavy rains rose to 60 on Tuesday after a fresh landslide in Shimla's Krishna Nagar locality caused several houses to collapse and killed two people.

15 Aug 2023

Himachal Pradesh

Monsoon fury: Landslides kill 50+ in Himachal, 3 in Uttarakhand

Heavy rains wreaked havoc in Himachal Pradesh, causing landslides and destroying homes, killing over 50 people.

14 Aug 2023

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh: Cloudburst, landslide at temple kill 16 people

As many as seven individuals reportedly lost their lives, while several remain missing after a cloudburst incident at Jadon village in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday night.

09 Jul 2023

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh: Portion of national highway washes away amid rains

As heavy rains continued to lash Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, a portion of the National Highway (NH) 3 along the Beas River in Kullu was washed away, reported ANI.

23 Jun 2023

Nitish Kumar

Decided to fight 2024 together, next meeting in Shimla: Nitish

After a meeting of around 16 opposition parties in Patna on Friday, Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar called the meeting positive and said that the parties have decided to fight the 2024 Lok Sabha polls together.

04 May 2023

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla Municipal Corporation election: Congress emerges victorious after 10 years

The counting of votes for the Municipal Corporation elections in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla is now over, with Congress emerging victorious after 10 years.

27 Apr 2023

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: Massive fire at IGMC Hospital, no casualties reported

A massive fire broke out at the cafeteria of the new Outpatient Department (OPD) building of Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMC) in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla on Thursday, reported Times Of India.

11 Apr 2023

Himachal Pradesh

Tourism boost: 30,000 vehicles enter Shimla in 2 days

A whopping 30,000 vehicles entered Himachal Pradesh's Shimla in just two days, data by the city police showed.

03 Feb 2023

Valentine's Day

5 romantic road trips to take this Valentine's Day

A special gift for your loved one is enough to make the day of love extra special and romantic.

Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu new Himachal CM, Mukesh Agnihotri his deputy

Congress leader and four-time MLA Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu will be the new chief minister of Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Congress MLAs meet to decide CM in Shimla today

Congress put up an impressive show in the 2022 Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections by winning 40 seats of the total 68 and relegating its principal rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to 25 seats on Thursday.

25 Nov 2022


5 overrated honeymoon destinations to avoid in India

As weddings are lighting up every nook and cranny of the country, newlyweds are looking for some honeymoon destinations to spend some quality time.

22 Nov 2022


5 popular winter sports you can enjoy in India

The chilly winter season is here and the hills are already calling us!

12 Sep 2022

Himachal Pradesh

5 unique things to take back home from Himachal Pradesh

Known for its magnificent snow-capped mountains, ancient monasteries, plunging valleys, lush forests, and clean air, Himachal Pradesh is a popular spot among tourists.

08 Jul 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Monsoon mayhem: Car washed away in Uttarakhand; landslides in J&K

The monsoon rains are wreaking havoc in the north Indian hills by triggering landslides.

Heavy rains trigger cloudburst, landslides in Himachal; 1 dead

A woman was killed after heavy rains caused a landslide in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

31 May 2022

Narendra Modi

Garib Kalyan Sammelan: Modi to participate in Shimla mega rally

PM Narendra Modi will participate in the "Garib Kalyan Sammelan" in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla on Tuesday, celebrating the completion of eight years of his government at the Centre.

26 May 2022


5 most scenic rail routes in India

Trains are the most comfortable modes of transport you can opt for. During your journey, you can witness the beautiful changing landscape while sipping on some warm tea and munching on samosas.

04 May 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 offbeat tourist destinations near Shimla

Popularly known as the "Queen of Hill Stations," Shimla is a must-visit tourist spot for those who love clear skies, fresh air, adventure, nature, and mountains.

25 Apr 2022


5 hill stations in India for a summer destination wedding

Hill stations are a popular place to get married, especially in the summers.

12 Apr 2022

Himachal Pradesh

5 popular things to do in Kufri

Kufri is extremely accessible from all parts of the country by both train and air.

08 Apr 2022

Himachal Pradesh

5 most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh has been every Indian traveler's paradise destination for ages now.

29 Mar 2022

Travel And Tourism

Top 5 things to do in Mashobra

If you are an adventure enthusiast, then Mashobra is the perfect place for your summer vacation.

17 Dec 2021

Travel And Tourism

5 things to do when in Kufri

Located a short distance away from Shimla, Kufri is a beautiful resort hill station that should be on the list of every adventure enthusiast.

06 Sep 2021


Himachal Pradesh: Landslide in Jeori blocks the Shimla-Kinnaur highway

A massive landslide occurred at Jeori in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh this morning, blocking the National Highway 5 (Shimla-Kinnaur highway).

20 Aug 2021

Himachal Pradesh

Centre prepared to tackle possible COVID-19 third wave: Anurag Thakur

The Centre is fully ready to tackle a possible third wave of COVID-19 and a provision of Rs. 23,123 has been made for this purpose, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said on Friday.

11 Aug 2021

Himachal Pradesh

Negative COVID-19 report or full vaccination must for visiting Himachal

The Himachal Pradesh government has made negative COVID-19 report or full vaccination mandatory for people intending to visit the hill state from August 13.

30 Dec 2020

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal sees tourist influx due to snowfall, new year celebrations

After the recent snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, people from across the country are thronging its tourist hotspots to usher into the new year.

Ex-CBI Director Ashwani Kumar dies by suicide at Shimla home

Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ashwani Kumar died by suicide at his residence in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, reports said on Wednesday. He was 69 years old.

21 Nov 2019


Top five places to visit in India during winters

Winter is a season marked by excesses- everyone loves more food, extra sleep, and of course more travel plans, during the cold season.

06 Nov 2019


Five best places to visit in India during winters

The winters are here!

20 Oct 2019

Hindustan Times

Delhi traffic proves useful; helps police in catching fleeing kidnappers

Nobody likes traffic snarls, but 21-year-old Rijwal could not have wished for anything else on Friday night.

15 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Aiyar calls PM Modi 'coward'; tells reporters to f*&k off

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has found himself in the midst of a controversy following his outburst in front of journalists.

Shimla rape case: Victim takes U-turn, withdraws charges before magistrate

A 19-year-old girl, who had filed a complaint that she was allegedly abducted and raped in Shimla, has recently withdrawn her statement in front of a judicial magistrate, an official who wished to remain anonymous, said.

07 Dec 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal reels under intense cold, -10 degree Celsius in Lahaul-Spiti

Himachal Pradesh is reeling under intense cold following a fresh spell of snowfall with temperatures in tribal Lahaul-Spiti district hitting nearly -10 degree Celsius, the Meteorological Department said.

02 Dec 2018

Indian Railways

Tourists to enjoy Railways' first hop-on-hop-off service on Kalka-Shimla route

A train journey in the hilly areas makes the moments memorable. The new service by Indian Railways will give another level of excitement to tourists visiting Shimla.

15 Nov 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh: Fresh snowfall, rain bring temperature down

Mercury plummeted in Himachal Pradesh after fresh snowfall in high reaches of Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Chamba, Shimla, and Kullu districts and rain in some parts of the state yesterday night, the Meteorological department said.

22 Oct 2018

Himachal Pradesh

After Allahabad's renaming, Shimla might be renamed to Shyamala

It seems like Shimla is set to join the increasingly long list of Indian cities that have been renamed.

22 Sep 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: Three couples among 13 dead in road accident

Thirteen people, including three couples, died after a vehicle veered off a road in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

05 Sep 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Yug Gupta case: Shimla court sentences three men to death

Two years after the skeletal remains of a four-year-old boy, Yug Gupta, were found inside a water tank in the Kelston area of Shimla, a local Shimla court has sentenced three men to death in connection with the murder.

13 Aug 2018


Heavy rains lash several parts of Himachal Pradesh, schools closed

Heavy rains lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh overnight prompting authorities to close schools in several districts including Shimla, Kangra, and Solan, officials said.

26 Jun 2018

Himachal Pradesh

HP: Postal-bookings in Shimla to resume tomorrow after CSI upgradation

The work of booking registered letters, speed-posts, and parcels remained disrupted in all 287 post-offices, 53 sub-post offices, 234 branch post-office and GPO in Shimla since June 22 due to Core Systems Integration upgradation.

14 Jun 2018


After Shimla's acute water shortage, experts believe Uttarakhand is next

Shimla is still reeling under acute scarcity of water.

09 Jun 2018


Lightning kills 18 in Bihar, UP and Odisha

Even as torrential rains continue to pound the Konkan belt, a variety of weather conditions was witnessed in different states yesterday.

07 Jun 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Amid Shimla's water-crisis, 62 ordinary people, the 'key-holders,' become VIPs

Amid Shimla's paralyzing water crisis, there are 62 ordinary people, unknown faces till a few days ago, who have unexpectedly become the center of attention.

05 Jun 2018


Not just Shimla, many cities, hill-stations on verge of water-crisis

Scenes from Shimla, where residents have had to line up for hours to get water from tankers since the last two weeks, might soon become rampant across India if preventive measures aren't taken.

31 May 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla water crisis: Residents ask tourists to stay away

Shimla, the most visited hill station in India, is in the midst of a predicament that is soon set to engulf many of the world's major cities, including Bengaluru.

29 May 2018

Himachal Pradesh

New Chandigarh-Shimla chopper service to cover journey in 20 minutes!

From Monday, you will be able to cover the 120km Chandigarh-Shimla route in just 20 minutes, thanks to a new chopper service connecting the two.

28 May 2018

High Court

No water to drink: For days now, Shimla living worst-nightmare

The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, is reeling under acute drinking water shortage for the last seven days.

08 May 2018


Dust lashes Delhi, hail pounds Shimla, five-day alert issued

Severe hailstorm lashed Shimla today, with rains being reported from various parts in North India, including Chandigarh.

05 May 2018


Shimla: Government school teacher dismissed for sexually harassing student

A government school teacher was dismissed from service for allegedly sexually harassing a student, an official statement said today.

27 Apr 2018

Indian Penal Code

Teacher held for molesting a Class 6 student in Shimla

Shimla Police today booked a school teacher for allegedly molesting a minor girl, studying in Class 6, following a complaint lodged by her.

23 Mar 2018

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi takes ill in Shimla, rushed to Delhi

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who was in Shimla to inspect her under-construction house at Chharabra was rushed to the national capital after she complained of restlessness Thursday midnight.

18 Mar 2018

Sexual Assault

Molestation Case: High Court stays FIR proceedings against Jeetendra

In a major respite for Jeetendra, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has stayed further proceedings against the veteran actor in a sexual assault case filed by his cousin.

07 Mar 2018

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault case: FIR filed against actor Jeetendra

After a complaint was lodged against Jeetendra by her cousin for sexually assaulting her 47 years ago, the Shimla Police have registered an FIR against the veteran actor.

30 Oct 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Illegal felling: First time ever, Shimla trees to get RFID-tags

Himachal Pradesh HC has passed an order for Shimla's civic authorities to start tagging trees with radio frequency identification tags (RFID) in order to curb their felling.

02 Sep 2017


Massive landslide hits Chandigarh-Shimla highway, traffic movement halted

A massive landslide on the Chandigarh-Shimla highway has buried several cars, most of which were parked on the roadside.

18 Jun 2017


Shimla municipal polls: BJP plants its flag in the hills

Following its victories in Mumbai and Delhi municipal polls, BJP has now emerged the single largest party in the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) polls, winning 17 out of 34 seats and is inching closer to majority.

Can't make dowry convictions without proof: HC

Acquitting a man and his family in a dowry-death case, the Delhi High Court observed that you cannot convict a man for dowry harassment without proof.