Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a webinar on Atal Rohtang Tunnel on Jan 11 that was organised by Border Road Organisation (BRO). "The inauguration of Atal Tunnel under the adverse conditions we faced last year specifically COVID-19 is a testament to the determination of the executing team, especially the engineers, which consummated this project," said Rajnath Singh.
Kullu district police evacuated a total of 82 stranded tourist vehicles from South Portal area of Atal Tunnel on January 03. Heavy snowfall trapped the vehicles, throwing lives out of gear. On January 02, a rescue team saved over 300 tourists from the region.
The Opposition leaders protested and tried to stop the Governor outside Himachal Pradesh Assembly. They tried to stop HP Governor Bandaru Dattatraya in Shimla on February 26. He was allegedly manhandled by some Congress members in the Assembly complex. First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against five suspended MLAs in Boileauganj Police Station of Shimla in the matter. More details are awaited in this regard.
Five wooden houses gutted in fire in Nankhari town of Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on February 25. Around 12 families have been badly affected with the tragedy. Property worth over Rs 1 crore has been damaged in the fire. The reason of the fire is not known yet. More details are awaited.
Heavy rains lashed parts of Delhi-NCR for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday. Delhiites woke up to the rumble of thunder and the sound of hailstones hitting rooftops and windows. Dark clouds lowered visibility and heavy showers inundated roads affecting traffic movement. The IMD said that dense fog with light rain is likely in the national capital over the next two days. Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi turned milky white following heavy snowfall. Covered with thick snow, the mountains gave a mesmerising view to tourists. The temperature dipped to a significant level following the weather change. Meanwhile, hundreds of tourists were stranded in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu. National Highway-3 between Solang Nala and Manali in Kullu was jam-packed. The higher range is blocked due to heavy snowfall.
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Himachal Pradesh DGP, Sanjay Kundu said, "Enforcement Directorate attached assets of worth Rs 194.17 crores belonging to a Solan-based private University in connection with alleged fake degrees scam. We've arrested 8 people including key accused and two persons are in judicial custody. Investigation revealed that degrees are sold in 17 states. We're working with Financial Intelligence Unit - India, ED and Income tax in this case. Probe on."
The Himachal Pradesh Police has rescued over 300 tourists stranded near the Atal Tunnel at Rohtang after fresh snowfall. Tourists were stranded between South Portal of Atal Tunnel and Solang Nalla in Manali. The Lahaul-Spiti Police in coordination with the Kullu Police sent vehicles through the tunnel in the evening. Around 70 vehicles, including a 48-seater bus, a 24-seater police bus and one police quick reaction team (QRT), were deployed for their rescue. All stranded tourists were rescued from Dhundhi and South Portal of the tunnel till 12.33 am and were taken to safer places in Manali. As per forecast by the Meteorological Department, snowfall around the tunnel is expected in the coming days. The world's longest tunnel at an altitude of 10,040 feet, Atal Tunnel has become a tourist destination since it was made open to public in October 2020. Watch the full video for more.
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India Meteorological Department (Bhubaneswar) Director, HR Biswas said that hot weather conditions prevailing in Bhubaneswar and in some districts of Odisha. He said that Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded highest temperature for February 27. "Bhubaneswar's airport area recorded 40.6 degree Celsius which is highest in Odisha and it may be highest in India," he said.
A massive landslide occurred near Kaudiyala in Uttarakhand's Tehri Garhwal on Saturday. The vehicular movement on the Rishikesh-Srinagar road was suspended due to the landslide. So far, no injuries have been According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Uttarakhand is likely to receive scattered rainfall and snowfall during the next 24 hours. A fresh western disturbance is likely to affect Western Himalayan regions from the night of March 2.
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