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Corona Curfew imposed in Himachal Pradesh for ten days

By Lobsang Wangyal

In view of the sudden spike in the cases of coronavirus infections in Himachal Pradesh, the state government announced ‘Corona Curfew’ for 10 days to contain the spread of the virus, starting 6am on 7 May.

Night curfew and weekend lockdown imposed in Kangra

By Lobsang Wangyal

Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Prajapati announced a curfew from 8pm to 6am, and lockdown during the weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) indefinitely, except for exempted categories of frontline workers.

McLeod Ganj bus station closure causes difficulties to travellers

By Lobsang Wangyal

The McLeod Ganj bus station has been closed since two weeks ago, due to a disagreement between authorities and the contractor of the facility.

Dr Yeshi Dhonden, famous for curing cancer, closes his practice

By Lobsang Wangyal

Known for curing cancer, Dr Yeshi Dhonden has stopped seeing patients due to his advancing age and declining health, according to a notice from his clinic.

Tourists follow Spring to McLeod Ganj

By Lobsang Wangyal

Birds are chirping and rhododendron flowers are in full bloom. McLeod Ganj is beginning to experience the warmth and freshness of Spring weather, though nights are still a bit chilly. Tourists are trickling in after this year’s long and harsh cold Winter. One of McLeod’s favourite attractions — the trek to Triund — is now […]

McLeod Ganj finally gets attention from local authorities

By Lobsang Wangyal

Unless the local people cooperate we cannot turn McLeod Ganj into the nice place they can imagine to live in.

A Himalayan Mess: Growing garbage pile a threat to mountain ecosystem

By KumKum Dasgupta

Indians are getting adventurous. But as more of them take to trekking, the trash they invariably leave behind on the mountains spells disaster for the environment

Reprieve for McLeodganj hotels facing power disconnection

By Lalit Mohan

The one-week reprieve to big hotels has been criticised by owners of small hotels and guest houses whose power connections were cut about a month ago.

Heavy rain lashes McLeod Ganj

By Lobsang Wangyal

Heavy rain lashed McLeod Ganj, with dense fog across the valley reducing the visibility to 100 metres at times.

Court orders closure of 55 hotels in Dharamshala

By Lobsang Wangyal

The Himachal High Court ordered Dharamshala to shut down 55 hotels and establishments running illegally in Dharamshala and the surrounding areas of McLeod Ganj and Naddi.