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Bhakra, Pong dams still short of water


September 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) The water levels in Bhakra and Pong dams of Himachal Pradesh have not reached the maximum limit this year owing to the deficit monsoon in ... Read more...

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Water rises in Himachal’s Pong dam


August 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) The water level in Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam, which meets the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, rose again due to continuous moderate to heavy ... Read more...

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Huge Chinese dam experiences big flood


July 24th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) The Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydropower project, witnessed its biggest flood this year Tuesday when water from the Yangtze river gushed at 69,000 cubic ... Read more...

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Test your nerves against sport fish in Himachal


March 11th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 11 (IANS) If you are an angler and want to test your nerves against sport fish in one of the largest man-made wetlands in the foothills of the ... Read more...

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Himachal to count its feathered guests this month


January 29th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is going to hold a unique event - a race to spot and count feathered guests at the Pong dam wetlands in the Kangra ... Read more...

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Governor insists on probe into Orissa flood cause


October 15th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 15 (IANS) The debate over the cause of recent floods in Orissa has widened with Governor M.C. Bhandare insisting on a probe despite objections by the state authorities, ... Read more...

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Bhakra Dam reservoir’s water level rises


August 25th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) The water level in the Gobind Sagar reservoir of the Bhakra Dam has risen to 1,670.50 feet, about 10 feet short of the maximum capacity, a ... Read more...

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Flood gates opened at Himachal’s Pong Dam


August 18th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) Thursday opened the floodgates of the Pong Dam in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh as the water in the reservoir almost reached ... Read more...

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Himachal dam spills over amid reduced rainfall


August 15th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 15 (IANS) The inflow of water into Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam, critical to the irrigation requirements of three states, came down amid reduced rainfall in its catchment areas, ... Read more...

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Hindustan Construction, Alstom jointly bag Rs.18 bn project


June 27th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) The joint venture of construction major Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) and Alstom has been awarded a contract worth Rs.1,843 crore to construct Tehri pumped storage plant ... Read more...

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ASI wants to transplant Himachal’s submerged temples


April 5th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) Some of the centuries-old temples in Himachal Pradesh that got submerged in the backwaters of the Bhakra Dam in Bilaspur town over four decades ago would ... Read more...

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4 students drown while on Valenmtine’s Day picnic


February 14th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) A picnic with friends on Valentine's Day proved to be fatal for four college students in Maharashtra who drowned in a reservoir of a dam Monday, police said.The ... Read more...

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Know the bird and count it too - at Pong wetlands


January 25th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Can you tell a bar-headed goose from a spotbilled duck? Himachal Pradesh will soon launch a unique drive to promote bird watching and count the exact ... Read more...

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Yamuna flood waters receding in Haryana


September 24th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) The flood waters of the Yamuna river in Haryana, which was flowing at an alarming level for the past few days, started receding Friday, an official said. Around ... Read more...

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Bhakra spillways opened, 12,000 cusecs water released


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) The Bhakra and Beas Management Board (BBMB) Thursday released over 12,000 cusecs of water from the spillways of the Bhakra Dam, constructed over the Satluj river. However, the BBMB ... Read more...

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As Tehri waters rise, green activist warns of bigger dangers


September 20th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) As the rising waters at Tehri dam touched the 230-metre danger mark, posing the threat of floods in Uttarakhand, an environmentalist Monday warned of bigger disasters if ... Read more...

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Water inflow into Himachal’s Pong dam rises again


September 20th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) The inflow of water into Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam again increased marginally Monday due to rainfall, but the authorities said there was no need for worry as the ... Read more...

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Water inflow into Pong dam falls, spillways still open


September 15th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 15 (IANS) The inflow of water into Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam came down Wednesday due to less rainfall in its catchments, but the spillways were still open to flush ... Read more...

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Water released from Himachal’s Pong dam


September 14th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 14 (IANS) Water was released from Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam into the Beas river Tuesday morning as it was near the danger mark in the reservoir. This is the first ... Read more...

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Yamuna flowing at alarming level in Haryana, two killed


September 11th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 11 (IANS) The Yamuna river continued to flow close to the danger mark in Haryana, flooding over 120 villages of Panipat and Yamunanagar districts and killing two youngsters, an official ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana villages flooded as rivers rise alarmingly


September 10th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 10 (IANS) Close to 75 villages in Punjab and Haryana were flooded and thousands of acres of farm land inundated as the Yamuna, Satluj and other rivers rose to alarming ... Read more...

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Game for trout! Anglers ready for Manali contest


September 9th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) More than 30 sport anglers from across the country will converge in the picturesque hill town of Manali next month to pit their wits against the ... Read more...

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Dozen Punjab villages flooded as Satluj breaches bank


September 6th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 6 (IANS) Nearly a dozen villages in Punjab's Ropar district were flooded as the overflowing Satluj river breached its banks near Laudipur village, officials said Monday. More water was released ... Read more...

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Bhakra water level rises, flood threatens Punjab, Haryana


August 24th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) With the water level in the Bhakra Dam reservoir increasing steadily, Punjab and Haryana areas adjoining the Satluj river continued to be under the threat of floods for ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana on alert as flood threat looms (Lead)


August 23rd, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) Several districts in Punjab and Haryana remained on flood alert Monday and the army was put on standby, as levels of the rivers flowing through these two states ... Read more...

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Process to release water from Bhakra Dam starts


August 21st, 2010 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) The Bhakra-Beas Management Board (BBMB) Saturday morning started the process of releasing nearly 55,000 cusecs of water from the Bhakra Dam. The release of water from the 225 metre ... Read more...

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No power cuts during FIFA World Cup, promises Meghalaya


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 2 (IANS) Meghalaya Power Minister A.T. Mondal Wednesday promised that there will be no power cuts during the FIFA World Cup matches to start in South Africa June 11. "We ... Read more...

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Pit wits against game fish in Himachal


March 7th, 2010 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, March 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is organising a unique contest for anglers who wish to pit their wits against the golden mahseer - a game fish.The state Fisheries Department, ... Read more...

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Three Maoists held for policeman’s murder


February 4th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 4 (IANS) Three Maoists, including two women, have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the killing of Inspector Francis Induwar, a police official said Thursday. "Three Maoists rebels, including two ... Read more...

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40,000 bar-headed geese roosting in Himachal now (With Image)


January 20th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands in Kangra district is home to two-thirds of the global population of the migratory bar-headed geese these days, wildlife officials say. ... Read more...

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Record sighting of migratory ducks at Himachal’s Pong Dam


January 18th, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Bird lovers can rejoice. Migratory birds in thousands have been flocking to the Pong Dam area of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh this year. A ... Read more...

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Himachal to promote bird spotting


January 10th, 2010 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) If you are a bird watcher and want to chase flapping beauties in the wilderness, welcome to Himachal Pradesh, which is organising a unique bird spotting ... Read more...

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20 migratory birds found dead in Himachal Pradesh


January 23rd, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 23 (IANS) Twenty migratory birds were found dead near Himachal Pradesh's internationally recognised Pong Dam wetlands Friday but the authorities ruled out any symptom of bird flu in them."This morning, ... Read more...

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Migratory vultures fill gap left by dying Indian species


December 21st, 2008 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 21 (IANS) As numbers of white-backed, slender-billed and long-billed vultures - three of the nine species found in India - decline across the country, migratory vultures have taken their space.Ornithologists ... Read more...

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No submergence threat in Narmada valley: authorities


August 19th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 19 (IANS) The Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) has alleged that many villages in the Narmada valley were facing a threat of submergence but authorities maintain the water level in a ... Read more...

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