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Adani to procure 22,000 tonnes apples


August 12th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Agro commodities trading house Adani Agrifresh plans to procure 22,000 tonnes of apples in Himachal Pradesh this season, a company official said Sunday."This year's procurement will ... Read more...

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Early Himachal apple varieties fetch high prices


July 16th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 16 (IANS) The apple season in Himachal Pradesh, considered the country's apple bowl, has opened with the fruit fetching handsome prices, bringing smiles on the faces of growers.Trade ... Read more...

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Roerich row: Russia seeks Indian government’s intervention


April 23rd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
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 ... Read more...

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Mayawati our leader and will always be so, say Dalits


February 9th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 9 (IANS) Allegations of corruption against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati find no takers in large parts of this Dalit land where people from socially marginalised communities ... Read more...

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George Cross theft: Winner’s widow moves Himachal court


February 7th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 7 (IANS) Perturbed over the failure of the Himachal Pradesh Police in solving the theft of the George Cross awarded to her martyred husband by the British for ... Read more...

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Additional security for Manipur re-poll


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Feb 3 (IANS) The Election Commission of India will take additional security measures to ensure free and fair balloting in five hill districts of Manipur where re-polling is scheduled ... Read more...

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Choppers bring EVMs from remote districts to Imphal


January 29th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 29 (IANS) Election officials in in Manipur on Sunday used helicopters to collect electronic voting machines (EVMs) from 63 polling booths in the remote Ukhrul and Chandel districts ... Read more...

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Lives in peril: Inside Manipur’s drug zone


December 13th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Churachandpur (Manipur), Dec 13 (IANS) A litter of cigarette stubs, abandoned syringes and used contraceptives greet a visitor to one of the four drug hangout joints in Manipur's second largest ... Read more...

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Himachal’s apples - 70 percent less yield


November 1st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 1 (IANS) With the apple season almost over in Himachal Pradesh, the overall apple production was just 30 percent of last year's bumper harvest, officials said here Tuesday."The ... Read more...

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Poor yield makes Himachal apple business fruitful


September 9th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The poor apple yield in Himachal Pradesh this season has been a blessing in disguise for cultivators who say the fruit's prices have remained at a ... Read more...

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Adani procures apples from Himachal growers


August 14th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Agro commodities trading house Adani Agrifresh, has entered the market to procure apples directly from growers in Himachal Pradesh, a company official said here."This year the ... Read more...

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An apple a day to hit your monthly budget


July 24th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Kullu, July 24 (IANS) A box of Royal Delicious costed Rs.1,100 last year. But thanks to this year's dismal production, the same box costs a staggering Rs.2,200 in wholesale markets ... Read more...

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Himachal apples hit markets


July 10th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 10 (IANS) Famous for its apples, Himachal Pradesh has started getting the crop's early varieties. Traders from across the country have been camping in the state's wholesale markets ... Read more...

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10 injured in student-police clash in Bhopal


March 31st, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 31 (IANS) At least ten people were injured when National Students Union of India (NSUI) activists, demanding a CBI probe into the death of a Khandwa college professor, ... Read more...

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Probe ordered in irregularities in Roerich trust


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 23 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has ordered a probe into allegations of financial irregularities and mismanagement in the International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), which takes care of Russian painter ... Read more...

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Rally supporting Indo-Naga peace talks held in Senapati District


October 27th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Senapati District (Manipur), Oct. 27 (ANI): A peace rally was organised on Tuesday in support of the ongoing Indo-Naga peace talks in Manipur's Senapati District.The rally was organised under the aegis of ... Read more...

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Juicy Kinnaur apples hit market


October 5th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 5 (IANS) Famous for its natural sweetness, colour and succulence, apples from Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district are selling well in markets in north India.Gian Singh Chandel, chairman of the apple ... Read more...

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International Roerich Trust mired in controversy


September 29th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 29 (IANS) A member of the International Roerich Memorial Trust, which takes care of Russian painter and philosopher Nicholas Roerich's estate in Himachal Pradesh to preserve his art and knowledge, ... Read more...

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Army officer caught selling diesel sent to remand


September 8th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 8 (IANS) A court here Wednesday sent an Indian Army officer, who was caught red-handed last month trying to sell the army's diesel, to police remand. Captain Vikalp Purohit of the ... Read more...

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CBI arrests diesel-selling army officer (Lead)


September 7th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 7 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday formally arrested an Indian Army officer who was caught red-handed last month trying to sell the army's diesel, an official said. Captain ... Read more...

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Court says no to tainted armyman’s shield against arrest


September 7th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 7 (IANS) A court in Shimla Tuesday refused to extend an interim anticipatory bail granted to an Indian Army officer caught red-handed in Himachal Pradesh last month by the Central ... Read more...

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Prices of quality Himachal apples bounce back


September 5th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) Prices of superior quality apples have firmed up marginally ahead of the festival season, bringing cheers on the faces of growers in Himachal Pradesh. "The market has once again ... Read more...

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Diesel selling army officer’s interim bail extended


August 30th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) A court in this Himachal Pradesh capital Monday extended interim anticipatory bail granted to an Indian Army officer who was caught by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ... Read more...

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Rains upset applecart of Himachal growers


August 29th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Rains and floods in north India have put a spanner on the transportation of apples from Himachal Pradesh, leading to a crash in the fruit's prices. Traders here ... Read more...

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Prices of better quality Himachal apples firming up


August 1st, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) Prices of superior grade apples are slowly bouncing back, much to relief to the growers in Himachal Pradesh. "The market has started looking up with prices of superior grade ... Read more...

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Himachal apples no more apple of Nepali and Bangladeshi eyes


July 25th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) Apples of Himachal Pradesh have failed to attract buyers from Nepal and Bangladesh this season because of their poor quality, traders said here Sunday. Every year a huge chunk ... Read more...

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Prices of Himachal apples fail to bounce back


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 22 (IANS) The prices of apples from Himachal Pradesh have failed to recover despite the arrival of the premium varieties in the market, traders here said Thursday. The prices had crashed ... Read more...

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District polls in Manipur highlight desire for peace


June 9th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, June 9 (ANI): The recent elections held to constitute the district councils in Manipur hill areas highlighted how much the local people yearn for peace and development in their State.Despite ... Read more...

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13 ZPA militants surrender in Manipur


June 5th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, June 5 (ANI): T Liankhankhup Zou alias Khupkhang, a founder member of the rebel outfit Zou People's Army laid down arms, along with 12 other cadres, in a formal ceremony at ... Read more...

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All Manipur Church Organisation team meets Manipur Chief Minister


May 28th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, May 28 (ANI): Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Thursday held a meeting with a delegation of the All Manipur Church Organisation, a day after leaders of Manipur and Nagaland ... Read more...

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Voters casting ballot in Manipur council elections


May 26th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, May 26 (ANI): Elections in the three Manipur District Councils of Chandel, Churachandpur and Sadar Hills began today from 7 a.m.Over two lakh voters will exercise their franchise to elect 39 ... Read more...

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Border villages of Manipur , gateway for trade


May 13th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Chandel (Manipur), May 13 (ANI): The border areas of Manipur's Chandel district, adjacent to Myanmar, function as a gateway to promote international border trade. A visit to some of the remote villages ... Read more...

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Manipur Tribal Committee calls for shutdown to protest Distrct Council polls


April 25th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Apr 25 (ANI): The Manipur Tribal Joint Action Committee on Sunday called for a 24-hour shutdown in all hill districts of the states from midnight in protest against the State Government's ... Read more...

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Man posing as army officer held


February 22nd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 22 (IANS) A man who approached the police for some work posing as an Indian Army Major has been arrested in Madhya Pradesh's Indore town and is being interrogated for ... Read more...

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SP legislators close to Amar Singh rebel against party


February 6th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 6 (IANS) Four suspended Samajwadi Party (SP) legislators, known for their proximity to ousted leader Amar Singh, Saturday challenged the party's high command to expel them. "We have openly voiced support ... Read more...

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