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Everything you need to know about Kullu: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Hail punctures hopes of Himachal apple growers

May 1, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Shimla, May 1 (IANS) The apple of Himachal Pradesh's eye is turning sour. Attacked by hailstorms, the state's apple crop, worth more than Rs.200 crore, is lying unattended in the fields.

Roerich row: Himachal counters Russian embassy remarks

April 25, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Shimla, April 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday objected to the Russian embassy's allegation that it was trying to take over the trust managing late Russian artist Nicholas Roerich's estate in Kullu.

Roerich row: Russia seeks Indian government's intervention

April 23, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), April 23 (IANS) Russia has accused the Himachal Pradesh government of 'behaving in a rude and uncivilised manner' over the working of the trust that manages late Russian painter Nicholas Roerich's multi-crore-rupee estate in the picturesque Kullu Valley.

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Fresh snow in Himachal

April 11, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Shimla, April 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's higher reaches Wednesday got a fresh spell of snow, plummeting temperatures by several notches.

Himachal keen to expand airports

April 6, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Shimla, April 6 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is keen to expand its existing airports in Kullu and Kangra districts to strengthen air connectivity, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Friday.

WSH: Punjab outplay Lions to enter final

April 1, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) An aggressive Sher-E-Punjab punished an errant Karnataka Lions 4-1 en route to the final of the inaugural Bridgestone World Series Hockey competition here Sunday.

Heavy snowfall affects water and electricity supply in Kullu villages

January 26, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Jan.26 (ANI): Incessant snowfall in the villages of Himachal Pradesh's Kullu District has adversely affected electricity supply and cut off access to villages in the region.

Severe cold wave affects normal life in Kullu

November 30, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Kullu, Nov 30 (ANI): A severe cold wave has gripped the state of Himachal Pradesh, forcing residents to remain indoors.

International Folk Dance Festival concludes in Himachal Pradesh

October 14, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Kullu, Oct 14 (ANI): Annual International Folk Festival, which witnessed cultural performances from artists belonging to different countries, has concluded in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.

Raid-de-Himalaya Car Rally flagged off from Shimla

October 11, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Shimla, Oct 11 (ANI): The thirteenth edition of 'Raid-de-Himalaya' Car Rally was flagged off from Shimla by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Monday.

Lack of territorial demarcation led to Chinese incursion: Virbhadra Singh

September 20, 2011 at 12:07 PM

Kullu, Sep 20 (ANI): Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Virbhadra Singh, has said the recent bunker demolition by Chinese troops occurred due to lack of territorial demarcation along border areas.

Devotees throng traditional fair in Himachal Pradesh

May 11, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Anni (Himachal Pradesh), May 11 (ANI): Hindu devotees residing in the hilly village of Anni in Himachal Pradesh attended a century-old religious fair here on Tuesday.

To bet the heat, tourists throng river rafting spots in Kullu

May 7, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), May 7 (ANI): To bet the searing summer heat, hundreds of tourists and adventure lovers are indulging in white water rafting in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district.

Dry weather affects apple farming in Kullu

December 26, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Kullu, (Himachal Pradesh), Dec.26 (ANI): The apple farming and other fruits in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district are deteriorating due to intense dry cold wave in the region.

Cold wave hits Orissa, Himachal Pradesh

December 19, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Bhubaneswar/Kullu, Dec19 (ANI): People in coastal and interior regions of Orissa have experienced cold wave with the mercury dropping sharply.

Himachal Chief Minister expresses concern over Chinese threat

September 12, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Kullu, Sep.12 (ANI): In the wake of many strange developments in the recent past with China, the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal has voiced his concern over the threat posed by China.

Kullu hydropower project attracts villagers ire

September 7, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Kullu, Sep 7 (ANI): Residents of Malana village took out a rally in Kullu in protest against a hydropower project being set up by a private company.

Devotees in Kullu undertake 40-mile journey for rejuvenation in holy water

September 4, 2010 at 9:33 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Sep.4 (ANI): A large number of devotees here on Saturday participated in an annual festival, carrying the idol of their local deity in a palanquin for over 40 miles and rejuvenated themselves in holy waters.

Cloudburst damages Kullu houses, roads

August 23, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Kullu, Aug 23 (ANI): A cloudburst over Tharaman village in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district caused a flashflood, damaging several houses and roads in the region.

Illegal mining in Himachal Pradesh threatening Himalayan ecology

August 12, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Kullu, Aug 12 (ANI): Private miners in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh are exploiting the area's rich mines in the absence of any regulation by the state government, and this is threatening Himalayan ecology and environment.

Rinpoche Gyatso's sermons a major draw among tourists in Himachal

August 10, 2010 at 3:54 PM

Kullu, Aug.10 (ANI): Sermons on Buddhist thoughts delivered by Rinpoche Lobsang Jamphel Jampa Gyatso at the Dagpo Shedrupling Monastery in the scenic Kullu valley are popular among national and international tourists here in Himachal Pradesh.

Good rainfall yields bumper production of apples in Himachal Pradesh

July 31, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), July 31 (ANI): Good and timely rainfall in Himachal Pradesh has yielded a bumper apple crop for the year, which could also make the fruit affordable for most consumers.

Army veterans launch ecological operation in Kullu

July 27, 2010 at 3:38 PM

Kullu, July 27 (ANI): A group of ex-Army men have launched an operation to re-green the hills and are converting a large area of barren land along the Sutlej River in Kullu district into a dense forest.

People celebrate Kahika festival in Kullu

July 24, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Kullu, July 24 (ANI): Thousands of people from different parts of Himachal Pradesh converged in Kullu on the occasion of Kahika festival, as locals celebrated the traditional festival in Diyar village.

Cloudburst causes property damage in Himachal's Manikaran Valley

July 8, 2010 at 3:37 PM

Shimla, July 7 (ANI): A cloudburst in the Manikaran Valley of Himachal's Kullu District has caused heavy damage to public and private property.

Construction of hydroelectric project in Kullu resume

June 18, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Kullu, June 18 (ANI): National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) has resumed work on the second stage of the ambitious hydroelectric power project in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu valley.

Himachal farmers prefer growing nectarines to traditional fruits

June 4, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Kullu, June 4 (ANI): Farmers in Himachal Pradesh are moving from cultivation of traditional crops like apples to growing the more exotic nectarine.

Illegal opium cultivation on rise in Himachal Pradesh

May 18, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), May 16 (ANI): Illegal opium cultivation has reportedly increased in Himachal Pradesh, as the towns of Kullu and Mandi have become centres of opium traders in the region.

Beeth Fair in Himachal Pradesh

April 29, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Bhalan (Himachal Pradesh), Apr 29 (ANI): Locals celebrated the traditional Beeth Fair in Bhalan village here around 40 kilometres away from Himachal Pradesh's Kullu town.

Tibetans in Kullu hold prayers for the earthquake victims of Tibet

April 25, 2010 at 8:36 PM

Kullu, April 25 (ANI): Tibetans living in Himachal's Kullu district on Sunday held prayers for the victims of the recent earthquake in Tibet.

Tibetans in Kullu hold prayers for the earthquake victims of Tibet

April 25, 2010 at 8:36 PM

Kullu, April 25 (ANI): Tibetans living in Himachal's Kullu district on Sunday held prayers for the victims of the recent earthquake in Tibet.

Rain brings down temperatures in Kullu

April 19, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Kullu, Apr 19 (ANI): Tourists and locals rejoiced as rains lashed Kullu and neighbouring areas of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.

Rain showers brings down temperature in Kullu

April 19, 2010 at 2:56 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Apr 18 (ANI): Tourists and locals rejoiced as rains lashed Kullu hills and neighbouring areas in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday .

Kullu residents protest against mini hydropower project

April 12, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Kullu, Apr 12 (ANI): Residents of Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district are protesting against the construction of a mini hydel power project, saying it would hit the region's famous trout fish farming.

Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib's hot spring a major draw among devotees

April 4, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Apr 4(ANI): Manikaran Sahib gurdwara in Himachal's Kullu valley is a popular religious place that attracts a large number of devotees every year.

Centre has no control over steel prices, says Virbhadra Singh

March 21, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Mar 21(ANI): Union Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday said that the Centre has no control over the pricing of steel as it is the market forces which influence it, however, the government intends to ensure price-curb.

Kullu's shawl-weavers seek Govt's attention

February 21, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Shimla, Feb. 21 (ANI): The handloom and handicraft sector of Himachal Pradesh, which is famous for its world-class products like Kullu Shawls, has sought the attention of the Union Government.

Kullu residents resent felling of trees for hydroelectric plant

January 30, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Prini (Himanchal Pradesh), Jan.30 (ANI): Felling of a number of trees for the purpose of construction of a hydroelectric power plant in Kullu has worried local residents in Himachal's Kullu.

School for HIV-infected children in Jharkhand District

January 23, 2010 at 3:02 PM

Hazaribagh, Jan 23 (ANI): The noble task of sheltering and nurturing HIV-infected children is underway in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district.

Archery festival in Himachal Pradesh

January 16, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Karal (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 16 (ANI): The villagers in the upper Kullu valley here celebrated a traditional fair highlighting marksmanship among the locals in archery.

Hike in helicopter fares evokes ire of locals in Himachal Pradesh

December 24, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Kullu, Dec 24 (ANI): People from Lahaul-Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh staged a mass protest demonstration against the state government for hiking the fares of helicopter flights to their areas in the hilly terrain.

Cold waves grips Kullu valley

December 14, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Kullu, Dec 14 (ANI): An intense cold wave gripped Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh, amidst rains in the Himalayan region and snowfall in the higher reaches.

Kiwi farmers in Kullu seek help for better marketing of products

October 28, 2009 at 11:42 AM

Kullu, Oct 28 (ANI): Kiwi growers in Himachal Pradesh want the Central Government to help them develop a proper marketing network for their fruit.

Priests perform traditional Hindu fire ritual in Himachal Pradesh

October 20, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 20(ANI): In tune with an ancient Hindu tradition, priests in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu region on Tuesday commenced the Ashwamedha Yagna, the fire ritual as narrated in Ramayana and Mahabharata, amid chantings from Vedic scriptures. Incidentally, it is for the first time that this ritual is being observed and performed in Kullu and it will continue till October 28.

Music concert brings alive Russian folk culture in Shimla

October 7, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Shimla, Oct. 7 (ANI): Russian folk culture came alive at a music concert in Shimla was organized by the Language and Culture department of the Himachal Pradesh Government.

Weeklong 'Kullu Dussehra' ends in Himachal Pradesh

October 5, 2009 at 4:05 PM

Kullu (HP), Oct 5 (ANI): The week-long Kullu Dussehra festival concluded with the sacrifice of a buffalo, a rooster, a lamb, a fish and a crab. Simultaneously, a huge pile of grass is set on fire symbolising the burning of Lanka, the kingdom of demon king Ravana.

Weeklong Kullu 'Dussehra' in Himachal Pradesh

September 29, 2009 at 1:17 PM

Kullu, Sep 29 (ANI): It was a sea of humanity as thousands of people including domestic and foreign tourists gathered at the picturesque hill station of Kullu to herald and participate the week-long 'Dussehra' festival, which commenced on Monday.

Preparations get underway for 'Dussehra' festival in Kullu

September 24, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Kullu, Sept 24 (ANI): Kullu valley is abuzz with activity, as the residents get ready to celebrate the week-long 'Dussehra' festival, which is celebrated on the tenth day of 'Navratri'.

Foreign tourists go missing in Kullu valley

September 17, 2009 at 2:10 PM

Kullu, Sept 17 (ANI): Disappearance of a large number of foreign tourists from the Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh has become a cause of concern for the authorities.

Himachal farmers taking to floriculture

August 19, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Kullu, Aug 19 (ANI): Floriculture is the buzzword for farmers at Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. More and more farmers are growing flowers as the new lucrative commercial crop.

Sikkim youth give traditional Angora Shawls a new look

August 4, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Gangtok, Aug.4 (ANI): The Directorate of Handicrafts and handloom, originally established to preserve traditional Arts and Crafts and providing training to local youth, is now popularising the 'Angora shawl'.

Buddhist monks worship mummy as revered Lama

August 3, 2009 at 10:57 AM

Kullu, Aug 3 (ANI): A 500 hundred-year old mummy has taken the centre stage at Gieue village in Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh rural women destroy cannabis shrubs

July 22, 2009 at 12:36 PM

Mandhol (Shimla), July 22 (ANI): As a part of campaign against addiction to drugs, women in Mandhol village near Shimla have destroyed a huge quantity of cannabis shrubs grown in fields.

Heavy monsoon showers bring respite to apple farmers in Kullu in Himachal

July 18, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), July 18 (ANI): As heavy monsoon rains brought an end to a prolonged dry spell in Himanchal Pradesh's Kullu region, farmers and local resident all around were delighted to welcome rains.

Traditional shawl making gets a makeover in Sikkim

July 6, 2009 at 10:05 PM

Gangtok (Sikkim), July 6 (ANI): The art of making traditional Angora shawls in Sikkim is getting a makeover, as handicrafts and handloom department of the state is adopting new designs and techniques to enhance its popularity.

Equestrian ritual for world peace held in Kullu

June 5, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Kullu (HP), May 5 (ANI): A sacred horse was set off on a four-month trip of Hindu temples in Himachal Pradesh in a bid to promote world peace on Thursday.

White water rafting attracts tourists, adventure lovers to Kullu

June 4, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Kullu, June 4 (ANI): Tourists in large numbers from within the country and abroad throng the Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh to enjoy adventure sports such as river rafting.

Himachal raises special police force to tackle timber mafia

May 24, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has raised a 'green' task force to combat organised forest crimes.

Apple crop affected due to adverse weather conditions in Himachal Pradesh

May 23, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Kullu (HP), May 23 (ANI): The apple crop in Kullu has been affected due to lack of adequate snowfall and rains in Kullu in Himachal Pradesh.

Thunderstorm in Himachal Pradesh causes extensive damage

May 21, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Aani, (Shimla), May 21 (ANI): A high intensity thunderstorm hit the Aani valley of Himachal Pradesh damaging several houses and fruits orchards on Wednesday.

Mushroom prices all set to rise in Himachal due to bad crop

May 21, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), May 21 (ANI): Shortfall in mushroom production in Kullu valley due to unfavourable weather conditions leads to an increase in the prices of the crop up to 15,000 rupees per kilogram, bringing cheer to the mushroom growers.

Virbhadra Singh wins Himachal's Mandi seat

May 16, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Shimla, May 16 (IANS) Virbhadra Singh of the Congress has won Himachal Pradesh's Mandi parliamentary constituency, a poll official said Saturday.

Himachal Pradesh moots single window clearance for hydro projects

November 23, 2008 at 9:23 PM

Shimla, Nov 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal wants to set up a single-window clearance system for speedy sanctions of small hydropower projects in the state.

Himachal to distribute CFLs as part of power-saving scheme

November 23, 2008 at 2:27 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 23 (IANS) A power-saving scheme was Sunday launched in this picturesque town where compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) would be distributed among families across Himachal Pradesh. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said it was an innovative energy conservation drive for saving 115 MW of power daily and earning carbon credits.

Kiwi cultivators unhappy with marketing in Kullu

October 30, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Kullu, Oct 30 (ANI): Kiwi cultivators in Kullu in Himachal Pradesh though upbeat about the kiwi production complained that the inadequate marketing strategies are spoiling their business.

Farmers in Himachal Pradesh turn to pomegranate production

October 25, 2008 at 3:04 PM

Kullu, Oct 25 (ANI): Farmers in Kullu are increasingly taking to pomegranate cultivation that is fetching them good business in the sub-temperate zone.

Deities under 'house arrest' for Kullu Dussehra finale

October 13, 2008 at 9:35 AM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 13 (IANS) Two important local deities of Himachal Pradesh have been placed under 'house arrest' to prevent their followers from participating in the finale of the centuries-old Kullu Dussehra festival because every year the two sides clash with each other.

Week-long Dussehra festival commences in Kullu

October 11, 2008 at 9:18 PM

Kullu, Oct 11 (ANI): The week-long Dussehra festival commenced at Kullu in Himachal Pradesh, attracting hordes of foreign tourists.

Polyhouse cultivation becoming popular in Himachal Pradesh

October 6, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Kullu, Oct 6 (ANI): Authorities in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district are popularising polyhouse cultivation among the farmers to promote off-season farming.

Kullu holds a three-day apple festival

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Kullu, Aug.29 (ANI): Large number of local residents and visitors from different parts of the country and abroad enjoyed attending a special three-day apple festival held here this week.

Pollution threatens Shrikhand Mahadev shrine environs

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), July 21 (ANI): With a growing number of people going on pilgrimage to Shrikhand Mahadev shrine in Himachal Pradesh during mid-July, people of the area are concerned about the preservation of natural environs here.

Israeli tourists experience mini-Israel in Kasol

June 26, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Kasol (Himachal Pradesh), June 26 (ANI): Encouraged by the inflow of tourists from Israel, almost all the hotels, restaurants and shops of Kasol village in Himachal Pradesh have displayed boards in Hebrew language.

PHLâ??s schedule cut short due to Olympic qualifiers

November 17, 2007 at 12:00 AM

The fourth edition of the Premier Hockey League (PHL) has been compressed in to a 22-day package by the Indian Hockey federation (IHF) due to the Olympic qualifiers are lining up early next year. The Premier Hockey League ...

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