SHIMLA: The population of the golden mahseer, hunted for sport and food, is declining in rivers of Himachal Pradesh, prompting the fisheries department to begin an artificial propagation programme

The number of vultures has shot up from 30 in 2004 to over 900 in 2013: Survey

After its catastrophic decline, the vulture population seems to be slowly stabilising in various parts of this region.

The flood situation continues to be grim in the border district with standing crops on more than 40,000 acres of land submerged in around 50 villages situated near the Sutlej.

Property worth Rs 1 crore damaged in Baijnath

A couple and a child were killed due to a landslide in the Jaisinghpur area of Kangra district, while property worth more than Rs 1 crore was damaged in a cloudburst at Baijnath today. Heavy rain that lashed the region caused flash floods in rivulets. Sources here said a seasonal rivulet swelled due to a cloudburst and washed away government buildings and 1-km stretch to Madher village in Baijnath subdivision of Kangra district.

Shimla, May 31: There will be a complete ban on fishing in all general reservoirs of the state from June 1 to July 31 and the sale of fish will not be permitted.

There is a ray of hope for Pong Dam oustees from Himachal Pradesh who have been fighting the Rajasthan government for over 50 years to get land allotted to them in lieu of their land acquired for t

Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan have refused to accept further cut on water release by the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), saying that crop must be saved first.

“Partnering States (Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan) have not agreed to take further cut on water,” an official of BBMB said here. A 10 per cent cut on water release is already in place on partnering States with effect from July 17 onwards. The cut was announced in the wake of deficient rain by the BBMB.

Officials Reduce Outflow As Water Level Dips

Owing to abysmally low level of water in the Bhakra and Pong dams, the water supply to partner states, including Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, was cut by 10 per cent this morning.