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Himachal, Punjab sign pact on Naina Devi ropeway


July 26th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh and Punjab Thursday inked a pact here to link two pilgrimage centres with a 3.75-km ropeway.The Rs.85 crore ropeway would link Punjab's Anandpur Sahib ... Read more...

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Foreign tourist arrivals in Himachal doubles in 5 years


March 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The number of foreign tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh has doubled in the past five years, the state govenment said Sunday."The number of the international travelers ... Read more...

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Blast in Israel embassy car injures four, Iran blamed (Intro Roundup)


February 13th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Jerusalem, Feb 13 (IANS) An Israeli embassy car was gutted after an explosion Monday in the heart of the Indian capital, leaving the wife of the defence attache ... Read more...

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Safety aspects of Shimla, Kullu airports enhanced


November 26th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 26 (IANS) The safety aspects of two Himachal Pradesh airports - at Shimla, a table-top airport located 2,196 metres above sea level, and at Kullu have been enhanced, ... Read more...

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Himachal’s geo park to showcase fossils


September 11th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 11 (IANS) Animal and plant fossils and rocks will be showcased at an upcoming geo heritage park in this tourist resort, an official said Sunday.This picturesque ... Read more...

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To pull tourists, Himachal books its legends (IANS Books)(With Image)


August 24th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 24 (IANS) The seat of deity Kotlu Devta is trusted by locals for disposing of domestic, social and criminal disputes. They believe the complainant just has to hammer ... Read more...

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$95 mn ADB loan for Himachal tourism infrastructure


July 21st, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Wednesday inked a $.95.16 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for strengthening tourism infrastructure, an official statement said.The agreement was signed ... Read more...

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Duping racket busted, one arrested in Delhi


June 20th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Delhi Police arrested a 36-year-old woman for her involvement in alleged duping of people with job offers, police said Monday.Bharti Saini, a resident of Lajpat ... Read more...

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Himachal offers discount to Pakistani guests


March 30th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 30 (IANS) As a goodwill gesture, Himachal Pradesh Wednesday invited the Pakistani guests to visit the hills after the India-Pakistan cricket World cup semifinal match in Mohali.The state ... Read more...

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This year celebrate ‘Sparrow Holi’


March 20th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) They were ubiquitous once, chirruping and flapping their wings at the window sill, filling nooks on top of cupboards and fans with their well-cushioned nests, ... Read more...

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Indian-American doctor gets 15-year jail


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) An Indian-American doctor has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $43 million after he pleaded guilty to health care fraud and ... Read more...

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Helicopter taxi service launched in Himachal


January 29th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Saturday launched the helicopter taxi service in the state to attract high-end tourists, an official said.The government has signed an agreement ... Read more...

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Himachal records 16 percent increase in tourists


January 10th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) As many as 13 million tourists visited the hills of Himachal Pradesh last year as compared to 11 million in 2009, registering an increase of over 16 percent ... Read more...

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Bladder regeneration using stem cells heralds organ replacement therapies


November 21st, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): US researchers have created a model for bladder regeneration using stem cells - a study that could lead scientists towards new organ replacement therapies. "Advances in the use ... Read more...

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Heli-taxis to take wings in Himachal


November 6th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 6 (IANS) Heli-taxis will be started in Himachal Pradesh next month to attract high-end tourists to the state, an official said here Saturday."From next month, the heli-taxis will start operations ... Read more...

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Book on British colonial era cemeteries in Himachal


September 7th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 7 (IANS) To woo foreign tourists -- especially from Britain -- to the hills of Himachal Pradesh during the Commonwealth Games, the state government has brought out a book on ... Read more...

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Himachal approaches GMR for new airport near Shimla


July 19th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 19 (IANS) The Himachal government has approached the GMR group for setting up a world-class airport near capital Shimla to boost the state's tourism industry, an official said Monday. The GMR ... Read more...

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Himachal gathering folktales to woo tourists to villages


April 25th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, April 26 (IANS) Fascinating tales, folklore and anecdotes related to remote villages in Himachal Pradesh are set to lure tourists with the state government launching a scheme to promote ... Read more...

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Australian varsity, IGNOU to train Indian primary teachers (Lead)


September 1st, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) An Australian university Tuesday joined hands with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) here to train elementary teachers in rural India and to help the country ... Read more...

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Australian varsity to train Indian primary teachers


September 1st, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Helping India attain universal primary education, an Australian university Tuesday joined hands with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) here to train elementary teachers in rural ... Read more...

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Indian American doctor couple charged with $31 mn fraud


July 18th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 18 (IANS) An Indian-American doctor couple in Houston has been charged with illegally distributing 1.3 million tablets of a drug and defrauding several public and private health insurance ... Read more...

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Indian-American couple charged with operating a pill mill


June 26th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) An Indian American doctor couple working in the Houston area have been charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with operating their pain management clinic as a ... Read more...

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Asian Grand Prix: Five Indian archers in medal race


May 24th, 2009 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Five Indians have made it to the medal round of the individual section of the second Asian Grand Prix archery tournament in Tehran. Three Indians, Tarundeep Rai (men's recurve), ... Read more...

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Hyderabad college principal testifies against Kasab


May 19th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) The principal of a Hyderabad college Tuesday testified before the court hearing the Mumbai terror attacks case that the seven identity cards of his institution, recovered from Pakistani ... Read more...

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Four changes in India’s archery squad


May 12th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) The Archery Association of India (AAI) has effected four changes to the 16-member Indian contingent which will participate in the World Cup stage III at Antalya in Turkey ... Read more...

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Archer Rao surprise inclusion in World Cup squad


April 12th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Sub-junior national runner-up Arjun Rao of Jharkhand was the surprise qualifier in the men's compound bow division to make it to the Indian team for the second and ... Read more...

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Arjun Rao in national team for archery world cups


April 12th, 2009 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) Sub-junior national runner-up Arjun Rao of Jharkhand was the surprise qualifier in the men's compound bow division to make it to the Indian team for the second and ... Read more...

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