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Depleting water sources in Himachal worry locals


June 5th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) Fearing drying up of traditional water sources and depletion of flora and fauna due to massive construction of hydropower projects, people of over two ... Read more...

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Potatoes hot property in Lahaul’s cold deserts


October 25th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Oct 25 (IANS) With harsh wintry conditions sapping the juice out of Himachal Pradesh's fruit production this season, potatoes in the picturesque Lahaul Valley have been among the few ... Read more...

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Paraplegic motorist sets his sights on Himalayan terrain (Feature)


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 23 (IANS) It drives home a message of courage. A paraplegic motorist is set to create history by negotiating the twists and turns of the Himalayan terrain in ... Read more...

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Time for pulsating action on Himachal highway


June 9th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Manali, June 9 (IANS) If you are an intrepid motorist and want to test your nerves in the most inhospitable terrain and tough climatic conditions, then a 475-km long Himalayan ... Read more...

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Cameras keep eye on snow leopards in Spiti Valley


December 29th, 2010 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Dec 29 (IANS) The third eye is monitoring the movement of the highly endangered, elusive snow leopard in the cold deserts of Himachal Pradesh. And one of the camera ... Read more...

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Himachal wants to start lilium cultivation


September 26th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh would explore the possibility of cultivating lilium as a cash crop in the cold deserts of Lahaul and Spiti. Speaking at the foundation day of the Council ... Read more...

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Pilot project to check soil erosion in Himalayas


July 15th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 14 (IANS) The central government Wednesday launched an initiative for seabuckthorn cultivation in high altitude areas and cold deserts of the Himalayas to check soil erosion, a Himachal Pradesh-based scientist ... Read more...

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Seabuckthorn to green cold deserts in Himalayan states


June 8th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), June 8 (IANS) The cold deserts of the Indian Himalayas where the survival of many flora species is minimal may soon see massive plantations of seabuckthorn - ... Read more...

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Himachal celebrates R-Day despite cold


January 26th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) Braving the extreme cold, the Republic Day was celebrated and national flag hoisted all across Himachal Pradesh Tuesday. Governor Urmila Singh congratulated the people of the state for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Could our oceans have an extraterrestrial origin?


November 12th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Water did not originate on Earth as believed, but came into being from the turbulence caused by giant planets in the outer solar system, according to a new ... Read more...

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Paraplegic Himalayan rally participant out, not down (With Images)


October 15th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) Deepa Malik, the lone physically challenged participant in the 11th edition of the Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya - one of the world's highest and toughest motor rallies ... Read more...

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Raid-de-Himalaya champion aims to retain title


October 2nd, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 2 (IANS) Known as the 'King of Racers', Suresh Rana of Himachal Pradesh's Manali town is once again ready to test his nerves and his machine in the 11th edition ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Raid-de-Himalaya’ begins Oct 5


September 1st, 2009 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) It's again time to test both man and machine to the ultimate in the most rugged and inhospitable terrain of the trans-Himalayas. More than 200 participants will traverse the ... Read more...

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Himachal governor commends state’s development on R-Day


January 26th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Prabha Rao Monday took the salute at the Republic Day parade held on the historic Ridge here and commended the development initiatives undertaken by the ... Read more...

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Manali-Leh highway closed to traffic


November 15th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 15 (IANS) The Manali-Leh highway, one of the highest motorable roads in the world, was closed to traffic Saturday due to snowfall, an official said.The 474-km long highway passes through ... Read more...

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132 motorists set out in Raid-de-Himalaya rally


October 2nd, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 2 (IANS) Daredevil motorists set out on the rugged Himalayan ranges during the tenth edition of the world's toughest motor rally, Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya from Himachal Pradesh's state capital early ... Read more...

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