Central team may visit state on July 28

The central government

THE food inflation might be worrying the consumer, but apple prices are currently 35-40% less than the previous year, hovering at Rs 35-50 a kg in the retail market. Apart from the low quality of fruit, the availability of the mango crop in the market is also curtailing the price of apple.

In the peak of June as tourists make a beeline for the interior villages of Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh, locals have no time to chat with them or pose for pictures.

The governments of the Himalayan hill-states and the international donor agencies have consistently advocated disbursal of funds for improvement of road connectivity in keeping with the mandates of a

Himachal Pradesh Forest department has taken up an ambitious project to save Chilgoza trees, a valuable non-wood forest trees found only in Kinnaur and some parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Chamba in Himachal Pradesh.

Shimla: Over 2,000 tribals of Kinnaur today came out strongly against the hydroelectric projects on the Sutlej and termed these as a threat to environment and also a cause of concern for national security, being close to the Chinese border.

Shimla: Though summer is yet to set in officially, Shimla has recorded a sharp rise in maximum temperature, which shot eight to 10 degrees above normal.

Cold conditions intensified in north India, with Jammu and Kashmir witnessing a fresh spell of snowfall and Himachal Pradesh a tragedy in which six persons were killed and 14 injured when a landslide washed out temporary sheds of labourers at a village in Kinnaur district, 150 km from here, on Sunday.

SHIMLA: Five Nepali labourers and an Indian girl were killed when boulders fell on their hutments in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, police said. Two people are still missing.

The dead included a 17-year-old girl who worked in an eatery.

The incident took place at Kaksthal near Wangtoo, Superintendent of Police Yashbir Singh Pathania said.

2 dead; state reels under severe cold, goes without power for long hours