Shimla: Major players in the power sector are in the race for 18 hydroelectric projects with the aggregate generation capacity of 1385.5 MW for which global bids have been invited by the government.

Companies eyeing stakes in the booming hydropower sector in the state include like Reliance Power, Essar Energy, Adani Power, Larson and Toubro and GVK Energy.

The Himachal Pradesh government is gearing up to commission a detailed study by scientific experts on the impact of plantation in the state

Dharamsala: The state government will extend all help to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for setting up High-Altitude Biology Centre in the Lahaul valley.

Hem Lata Verma

Desertification is one of the most serious problems facing the world today. Large tracts of the dry areas that cover more than one third of the earth?s crust are being degraded or are in the process of degradation, posing serious threats to environment.

Ashwani Sharma , SOLANG NULLAH

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Monday laid the foundation stone for the long awaited Rohtang Tunnel project and reiterated the present regime

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.

Shimla: The spotting of two snow leopards by wildlife staff near Chichim in Kibber area of Lahaul-Spiti area a few days back has raised the hopes of an increase in the number of the highly endangered animal for which a special conservation programme is being launched.

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.

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