Himachal Pradesh

Mushroom farming becoming popular in Himachal

Mushroom farming becoming popular in HimachalSolan (Himachal Pradesh), Apr 22: Mushroom farming is getting popular in Himachal Pradesh as many farmers are switching over to it.

The educated youth in Solan district of the state are also adopting mushroom farming as it is adding to their financial strength.

According to farmers, they are earning a good amount of money from mushroom farming which is a low cost affair and is thus profitable.

Himalayan oregano can wipe out hospital super bug: Research

Himalayan oregano can wipe out hospital super bug: ResearchKullu (Himachal Pradesh), Apr. 21: Natural oil extracted from Himalayan oregano can help in wiping out deadly hospital super bug MRSA, a new research has claimed.

"For the last 2-3 years, we have been researching its (Oregano) antibacterial properties, in particular against the hospital infections that have become resistant to antibiotics and we have found that this is a very effective antibacterial and anti fungal agent," said Ben Heron, Senior Researcher at Himachal Pradsh based Biolaya Organics.

Tourists throng Manali with arrival of summer

Manali, Apr 17 : With the arrival of summer, the hill town of Manali in Himachal Pradesh witnesses a rush of foreign and domestic tourists.

Manali is Himachal Pradesh''s main summer destination for backpackers, trekkers and partygoers escaping the summer heat.

During winters, tourists here enjoy snow, winter sports like skiing, mountain biking, snow scooter riding, paragliding and other adventure sports along with the picturesque beauty of Himalayan region and snow clad mountains.

The rising temperature in April has revived Manali as tourist destination.

Although the tourism industry across the world is experiencing losses due to the current recessionary trends, the hoteliers here claim that they have faced no problems.

India is a political, economic paradox: Vice President

India is a political, economic paradox: Vice PresidentShimla, Apr 16 : Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Thursday described India as a political and economic paradox, a rich-poor nation with a weak strong state.

"Persistent centrism, and continuous realignment, is one of its striking features. This has accommodated a wide spectrum of interests, classes, status groups, regions and communities in the political process and development structures. This accommodation has not always been equitable," Ansari said.

30 killed in Himachal Pradesh bus accident

Himachal PradeshChamba (Himachal Pradesh), Apr 14: At least 30 people were feared killed

Tibet Women Association meeting in Dharamsala

Tibet Women Association meeting in DharamsalaDharamsala, Apr 10 : The Tibet Women Association (TWA) on Friday began its six-day long ninth general body meeting to elect its members.

This year's meeting is remarkable as it marks the 50th anniversary of the TWA since its inception at Lhasa in Tibet and 25 years since its reinstatement in Dharamsala.

About 175 women from all across India and some from Nepal and USA have arrived here for the meeting.