With a total headcount of 68,56,509, the latest Census reveals an appreciable decline in the decadal growth rate and a marked improvement in the key indicators like literacy and female sex ratio in the hill state.

The decadal (2001-2011) growth rate came down to 12.81 from 17.54 (1991-2001), which was less than 17.64 per cent for the country, and the state accounted for only 0.57 per cent of th

With intermittent spells of rain and snowfall continuing for the last three days in Himachal Pradesh, there is no let-up in the prevailing cold conditions.

The higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh continued to receive snowfall on the second consecutive day today, leading to disruption of road traffic and life in many parts of the state.

In Shimla district, after snowfall at Kharapatthar and Narkanda peaks, the Shimla-Rohru Road and the old Hindustan-Tibet Road leading to Kinnaur are closed.

Keeping in mind the cloudburst tragedy of Leh in 2010, experts from various fields studying changes in Himachal in relation to climate change have voiced common concerns about high-altitude areas of the state that have already thrown up alarming signals

A day after the first significant snowfall of the year, the city woke up to temperature below freezing point, frozen water pipes, slippery roads and stranded vehicles. The minimum temperature in Shimla at 5.30 am on Sunday was minus 3.3 degrees Celsius.

So far 81 people have died in the State due to the cold
Snowbound:A locality at the Sangla Valley in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.

New Delhi: Thirteen more people perished in Uttar Pradesh as the intense cold wave sweeping north India maintained its grip over the region, with the national Capital witnessing the coldest day of the season.

Ruhi Kandhari travels to a cold desert in Himachal Pradesh to see how a former bureaucrat is greening it.

The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, is a key piece of forest legislation passed in India on December 18, 2006. It has also been called the "Forest Rights Act", the "Tribal Rights Act".

Chandigarh: The Himachal Pradesh government has come out with an Rs 4,668-crore integrated watershed management perspective (IWMP) plan for treatment of 31,12,472 hectare in the state.

Highly placed official sources told FE that

New Delhi: Reversing its earlier position, Himachal Pradesh has informed the Supreme Court that it would give 960-mw Jangi-Thopan and Thopan Powari power projects to Brakel Corporation and rejected the allegation of