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Need joint efforts to save Himalayas: Eco-activists


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Concerned over the threat to natural resources in the Himalayas, environmentalist here Sunday said there was an urgent need to preserve its ecology and the ... Read more...

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Rain, cloudburst killed 26 in Himachal


August 30th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) At least 26 people have died in heavy rains and cloudbursts in Himachal Pradesh triggered by the southwest monsoon, which reached the state July 5, ... Read more...

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Kashmir cloudburst hits BSF camp, five rescued


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) Five troopers of paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) were rescued after a cloudburst hit their camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district Wednesday afternoon, police sources ... Read more...

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Himachal likely to get 50,000 weekend tourists


August 9th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Manali, Aug 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is expected to get nearly 50,000 tourists during the three-day weekend starting with the Janmashtami holiday Friday, officials said Thursday.According to tourism department estimates, ... Read more...

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Rohtang Pass reopens for traffic


August 6th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Aug 6 (IANS) Rohtang Pass, the crucial high altitude road link between Manali and Keylong in Himachal Pradesh, has been re-opened for traffic after remaining closed for two days ... Read more...

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Manali-Rohtang Pass closed after cloudburst


August 4th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 4 (IANS) Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on the Manali-Rohtang Pass highway due to massive landslides triggered by a cloudburst near picturesque resort of Manali, an official said ... Read more...

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India’s largest-ever steel installation at Delhi mall (With Images)


April 20th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The diveristy of new media art in India added yet another feather to its cap with the official unveiling of "Line of Control", a monumental ... Read more...

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39 people have died in Himachal rains


September 10th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) Monsoon rains have claimed 39 lives in Himachal Pradesh and the damage to property is estimated at Rs.355.29 crore, a government spokesman said Saturday. The maximum loss ... Read more...

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Chandigarh-Manali highway reopens (Lead)


August 6th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 6 (IANS) Traffic on the Chandigarh-Manali National Highway-21 was restored near Himachal Pradesh's Mandi town Saturday after remaining closed for more than 12 hours, police said.The busy highway ... Read more...

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Cloudburst blocks Chandigarh-Manali highway


August 6th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 6 (IANS) Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on the Chandigarh-Manali National Highway-21 due to massive landslides triggered by a cloudburst early Saturday near Himachal Pradesh's Mandi town, police ... Read more...

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Court questions Himachal on calamity handling readiness


July 27th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Wednesday took a serious note of the lack of preparedness of the state government in handling natural calamities like cloudbursts.The ... Read more...

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Manali cloudburst toll rises to four (Lead)


July 22nd, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, July 22 (IANS) Two more bodies of labourers were recovered Friday, taking to four the toll in the cloudburst that hit Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district Wednesday night.A search operation ... Read more...

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Search begins for Manali cloudburst victims


July 22nd, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, July 22 (IANS) The search operation to trace five labourers who went missing after a cloudburst began Friday morning in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, an official said here.Two workers ... Read more...

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Two killed in Manali cloudburst, five missing (Lead)


July 21st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, July 21 (IANS) Two labourers were killed and 22 were injured after a cloudburst near this Himachal Pradesh town, an official said here Thursday. Five labourers are still ... Read more...

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Cloudburst in Manali, eight missing


July 21st, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, July 21 (IANS) Twenty-two labourers were injured and at least eight went missing after a cloudburst near Himachal Pradesh's Manali town, an official said here Thursday.The cloudburst occurred at ... Read more...

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Himachal to get high-tech weather observatory


July 8th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 8 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department will soon set up its high-tech observatory in the Himachal Pradesh capital to forewarn of natural calamities, an official said Friday."The ... Read more...

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A year later, loss and longing still haunt Leh


July 6th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Leh, July 6 (IANS) Tsering Angma, a widow, is constructing her own house along with other women labourers in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir. It's nearly a year ... Read more...

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Three dead, dozens feared missing in Kashmir cloudburst


June 9th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 9 (IANS) At least three people were killed and dozens feared missing after a cloudburst swept away a large portion of a highway in Jammu and Kashmir, police ... Read more...

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One killed in cloudburst in Himachal village


June 1st, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 1 (IANS) One person was buried alive and two others were injured in a cloudburst in a Himachal Pradesh village in Chamba district, police said Wednesday. Half a ... Read more...

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Orphaned by Leh floods, sisters adopted by army get back life


May 31st, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Two teenaged girls orphaned during the devastating cloudburst and floods in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir last August have got a new lease ... Read more...

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Karmapa visits Leh, consoles cloudburst victims


April 28th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 27 (IANS) The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, was moved when he visited families of the victims of last year's natural disaster in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, ... Read more...

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17 die in China hailstorm (Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and 118 were injured after hailstorms, cloudburst and strong winds ravaged a south China province, officials said Monday.Gales as strong ... Read more...

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Patil inaugurates budget session, condoles Ladakh cloudburst (Lead)


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Inaugurating the budget session of parliament, President Pratibha Patil Monday offered her sympathies to the people of Ladakh where a cloudburst had killed nearly 200 people ... Read more...

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India has gone through difficult year: President (Second Lead)


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Inaugurating the budget session of parliament, President Pratibha Patil Monday admitted India has gone through a "difficult year", plagued by inflation and violence in certain areas."We ... Read more...

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NCC cadet commended for efforts during Leh cloudburst


January 20th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A 20-year-old National Cadet Corps (NCC) girl cadet from Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was Thursday commended by Defence Minister A.K. Antony for her efforts during ... Read more...

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China betrayed friendship, says Farooq on reported Chinese incursion


January 10th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 10 (IANS) China had "betrayed the concept of friendship", union minister Farooq Abdullah has said amid reports of "incursions" into Indian territory in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region. "China has ... Read more...

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Ace fighter pilot Browne is new IAF vice chief (Lead)


January 1st, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Air Marshal N.A.K. Browne Saturday took over as the new vice chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF), succeeding Air Marshal P.K. Barbora, who retired a day ... Read more...

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NDMA Vice Chairman hands over pre-fabricated shelters to Ladakh AHDC


December 24th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by ANI
Leh, Dec.24 (ANI): National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Vice Chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy has handed over sixteen prefabricated shelters to the Ladhak Autonomous Hill Development Council (AHDC) in the aftermath of the ... Read more...

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Shelters handed over to Ladakh cloudburst survivors


December 24th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The government has handed over 16 prefabricated shelters, built with aid from the prime minister's relief fund, to be used for educational institutions in Ladakh that ... Read more...

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H. K. Dua presents “Charkha” communication awards to Ladakhi women


December 8th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 8 (ANI): Three young Ladakhi girls were awarded by the Charkha Development Communication Network for their writings at a function held at Gandhi Smriti here on Tuesday.The awards were ... Read more...

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Caked in thick mud, fields still useless in Ladakh


November 25th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Suhas Munshi Phyang (Ladakh), Nov 25 (IANS) A bitter winter is setting in, it has been nearly two-and-a-half months since flash floods wreaked havoc in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, but ... Read more...

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Chidambaram reviews CII rehabilitation work in Ladakh


October 31st, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct 31 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram handed over to a family in Leh the keys of the first of the 13 houses being built by ... Read more...

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Chidambaram in Kashmir Valley; to review security, meet people (Lead)


October 31st, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 31 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Sunday arrived in the north Kashmir town of Baramulla where he is to hold a public meeting and review the latest security ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to meet Omar Abdullah


October 31st, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Oct 31 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, who is presently in Jammu and Kashmir to review the security situation in the State, will meet Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here ... Read more...

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Chidambaram visits Leh town


October 30th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 30 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram -- beginning his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir -- visited Leh town of Ladakh region Saturday to review the progress of rehabilitation ... Read more...

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