#Himachal Pradesh

Manmeet Singh was a sufi vocalist from Amritsar. (Photo credit: Twitter/@nikrathore)

  • The body of the punjabi singer was found nearby Kareri lake in Kangra district
  • Manmeet was accompanied by his brother and friends on the trip to Shahpur
  • The body of Manmeet Singh was recovered in the evening of July 13

The king cobra species are 10 to 13 feet in size. (Photo credit: Twitter/@loyal_buddy)

  • Forest department officials in Himachal Pradesh recorded King Cobra's presence on June 5
  • This snake was first spotted by a resident who recorded videos on his phone and later shared them with the wildlife department
  • Forest department team visited the area and found traces of the snake

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Tired of working from home after all these months? It's time to move your workstation. (Photo: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Goa can be the perfect place to start your work-while-travelling journey
  • Puducherry is the perfect blend of beaches and beautiful architecture for "workcation"
  • If you're not much of a beach person and enjoy working while looking at hills, Old Manali is the place for you

.Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India
Several districts in Himachal Pradesh received fresh snowfall on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

  • The 60-year-old man left his home on February 3
  • His family went out in search for him after he did not return 
  • He was found frozen to death in Kullu district on Friday

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Forest department official picks a sick crow from a roadside near Jal Mahal in Jaipur, Rajasthan. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala have confirmed the H5N8 strain of bird flu
  • In Kerala, around 1,700 ducks have died of the flu
  • More than 600 birds have died in Rajasthan 

.Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Polling stations have been set up across Himachal Pradesh. (Photo credits: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Close to 150 candidates are contesting for 45 seats in Parliament
  • Around 80,000 exiled Tibetans are slated to vote
  • The final round of the two-phase election is scheduled to be held in April 2021

.Himachal Pradesh, India
The Atal Tunnel, at an altitude of 10,040 feet, is built under the Rohtang Pass. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Over 300 tourists were stranded near the Atal Tunnel at Rohtang
  • The Himachal Pradesh Police carried out an overnight rescue operation 
  • The Meteorological Department has forcast rain and snowfall from January 3 to 5 and January 8

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
People sit around a bonfire to warm themselves during a cold and foggy morning, in Gurugram, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. (PTI Photo)

  • Cold wave conditions intensified in north India on Tuesday with fresh snowfall reported from hill area
  • A western disturbance led to "scattered to fairly widespread" snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand
  • The IMD said the mercury may drop further by New Year's Eve

.Himachal Pradesh, India
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook/@sunnydeol)

  • Bollywood actor and BJP MP  Sunny Deol tested positive for COVID-19
  • Deol who is currently residing in Kullu district for some days
  • The 64-year-old Bollywood actor had undergone a shoulder surgery at Mumbai

.Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Heeng is one of the highest-valued spice crops in India. (Photo Credit: Opoyi)

  • India imports Rs 600 worth of Asafoetida or Heeng every year
  • This roughly equates to 1,200 tonnes of the condiment
  • Scientists at CSIR-IHBT have started cultivating heeng in Himachal Pradesh