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Snowfall in Shimla, Kufri, temperature falls by several notches

Shimla: Popular tourist destinations Shimla and Kufri again received snowfall on Friday, while the lower hills across Himachal Pradesh were lashed by rain, bringing the temperature down by several notches. Towns in upper Shimla district were cut off temporarily with snow cover piled on roads, officials said. Hoteliers welcomed the snowfall as they looked forward […]

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Himachal to get rain, snow this week

Shimla: If you are heading to Himachal Pradesh this week, beware: the weatherman predicts widespread rains and snowfall. The precipitation could help bring pollution down in neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana. Manmohan Singh, Director of the Indian Meteorological Office here, told IANS that there are chances of heavy spells of snow at higher reaches […]

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Rain, snow predicted in J-K, Himachal, Uttarkhand

New Delhi | The northern parts of the country are in for another cold spell with the weather office predicting “a fairly widespread to widespread” rain or snow over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh from Wednesday till Friday and over Uttarakhand for two days from Thursday. It has warned of “very likely” thunderstorms, accompanied […]

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Intense cold wave grips Kashmir, Drass coldest at minus 26.8 degree celsius

Srinagar | An intense cold wave gripped the Kashmir Valley on Saturday bringing the minimum temperatures several notches below the freezing point, the weather office said. “Due to a clear night sky, the minimum temperatures have dropped across Jammu and Kashmir. The weather is expected to remain cold and dry during the next three days, […]

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12 killed, one missing in J&K after season’s heaviest snowfall

Srinagar :  Twelve people were killed while one went missing in Jammu and Kashmir following the season’s heaviest snowfall on Thursday. Relief and rescue teams have recovered seven bodies from a police post that was buried under an avalanche in Jawahar Tunnel area of the Jammu-Srinagar highway. The dead include five policemen and two prisoners […]

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White hills in Himachal, tourists make merry

Shimla | The Himachal Pradesh capital and picturesque Manali and Dalhousie on Tuesday witnessed more snow that snapped road links, however, tourists made merry by hurling snowballs at one another. “Shimla and its nearby areas have been experiencing snowfall since early Tuesday,” a Meteorological Department official here told IANS. Dharamsala recorded 47.4 mm of rain, […]