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‘Ishkq In Paris’ toughest film for Preity


September 12th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta, who gears up for the release of "Ishkq In Paris", feels shooting for her first production venture has been the most difficult ... Read more...

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Army rescues 400 trapped at Leh pass in Kashmir


July 8th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 8 (IANS) Over 400 tourists and locals trapped at the Changla pass in Kashmir's Leh district after a massive landslide have been rescued by the security forces, an ... Read more...

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Over five million pilgrims visit Vaishno Devi till June


July 4th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 4 (IANS) Over five million pilgrims from across the country paid visit to the famous Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu in the first six months ... Read more...

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Shimla gets warmer


June 19th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) A day after showers, the Himachal Pradesh capital again saw the mercury rising Tuesday, recording a maximum of 27.9 degrees Celsius which was 3.5 degrees above ... Read more...

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Heat wave continues in Himachal hills


June 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) The heat wave continued in the hills of Himachal Pradesh Sunday, with temperatures being recorded three to seven degrees above avrage. In some areas, it crossed ... Read more...

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Spiritual group prepares to clean entire Ganges


June 17th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Haridwar, June 17 (IANS) A spiritual group here is conducting a survey on how best to clean the entire 2,525-km Ganges, the holiest of all rivers for Hindus but ... Read more...

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No delay in June 25 start of Amarnath pilgrimage


June 12th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 11 (IANS) Despite unseasonal snowfall hampering the clearance of the 37-km route to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, the pilgrimage will start on the ... Read more...

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Himachal hills get warmer again


June 10th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 10 (IANS) After days of pleasant weather, the hills of Himachal Pradesh again saw the mercury rising Sunday, recording temperatures two to three degrees above average. In some ... Read more...

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Dhoni meets soldiers on Kashmir border (Lead,With Image)


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 2 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday met soldiers on the Line of Control (LoC) on Jammu and Kashmir's border with Pakistan, an official said."He ... Read more...

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Groups threaten to start Amarnath Yatra June 3


May 19th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 19 (IANS) Hindu groups Saturday threatened to start the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir from June 3, defying the June 25 date announced by the organisers.The ... Read more...

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Man crosses 6,000 ft high canyon without safety net


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) A 40-year-old American slackline walker Monday crossed a canyon in central China almost 6,000 feet above sea level without a safety line, the Telegraph reported.Dean Potter, ... Read more...

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Where Jesus’ language Aramaic lives on in Syrian village


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Malula (Syria), April 22 (IANS) Far from the sounds of gunfire and civil conflict that embroil Syria lurks an oasis of faith and miracles in this tiny village perched ... Read more...

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Pakistan favours demilitarization of Siachen: Kayani


April 19th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Pakistani Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said Wednesday that his country favoured talks with India to demilitarize the Siachen Glacier -- dubbed as the ... Read more...

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‘Amarnath yatra duration as per religious tradition’


April 15th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 15 (IANS) Countering the criticism of some Hindu groups, the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) Sunday said its schedule for the Himalayan pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine ... Read more...

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Sreedharan on Vaishno Devi Board


March 27th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra Tuesday reconstituted the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.According to Navin Kumar Choudhary, chief executive officer of the Board, among ... Read more...

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VHP warns Amarnath shrine board


March 5th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 5 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has warned of "serious consequences" if the duration of the annual Amarnath yatra in Jammu and Kashmir is less than ... Read more...

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Creating heaven on earth on Uttarakhand farm (Feature, with images)


February 19th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Feb 19 (IANS) Some spend a week, some a fortnight. And some like Germany's Stephanie have spent more than 40 days away from their mainstream lives on an off-grid ... Read more...

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IAF helped in mission to restore power supply to Kashmir


January 10th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 10 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel played a crucial role in getting the power supply restored to the Kashmir Valley that had plunged into darkness in subzero ... Read more...

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Dubai-born Kashmiri brings ‘change’ to her village (With Images)


January 8th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 8 (IANS) Moved by the plight of her remote village in Jammu and Kashmir state, a Kashmiri woman born and brought up in Dubai relinquished what could have ... Read more...

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World’s largest solar telescope to be set up in Ladakh


January 7th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 7 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has assured all help and co-operation to the union Department of Science and Technology in its endeavour to set up a ... Read more...

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Record 10 million pilgrims visit Vaishno Devi shrine (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday hailed all those who made it to the Vaishno Devi Shrine, with 10 million pilgrims offering prayers there ... Read more...

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Feeling cold in the plains? Head to the hills!


December 25th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 25 (IANS) If the plains of northern India are shivering and dense fog is playing havoc with road, rail and air traffic, then trudge to the hills!Ironically, ... Read more...

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President visits Vaishno Devi shrine, ends Kashmir visit


November 26th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 26 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil concluded her three-day visit of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, a day earlier than scheduled, with a visit to the famous Vaishno Devi ... Read more...

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Missing MiG-29 pilot dead


November 7th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 6 (IANS) The remains of the pilot of the MiG-29 combat jet that crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley last month have been recovered after a fortnight-long combing ... Read more...

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Massive combing operation on to locate crashed MiG-29


November 4th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 4 (IANS) A massive combing operation is on to retrieve the main wreckage of an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-29 combat jet and to locate its other parts, ... Read more...

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MiG wreckage still stuck in Himachal glacier


October 30th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 30 (IANS) Rescuers have still not been able to retrieve the main wreckage of an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-29 combat jet stuck in a glacier in the ... Read more...

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Avalanche threat looms large over MiG search


October 28th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 28 (IANS) Up against a threat of an avalanche and falling into crevices, defence mountaineers and local trekkers are battling hard to locate the remaining wreckage of an ... Read more...

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Preparations for 2012 Amarnath pilgrimage begin


October 16th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 16 (IANS) Preparations for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir next year started Sunday with Governor N.N. Vohra, who is the chairman of the shrine ... Read more...

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Himachal cricket body officials get jail for match disruption


October 14th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 14 (IANS) Over five and a half years after a domestic cricket match scheduled here was put off, a court here Friday held six people, including two ... Read more...

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Spain chooses Seville to host Davis Cup final


October 6th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 6 (IANS/EFE) Spain's tennis federation has selected the southwestern city of Seville as the venue for the Davis Cup final in early December, when the host nation ... Read more...

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Small passenger plane crashes during bad weather in Nepal, killing 16


September 25th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BNO NEWS) -- At least sixteen people were killed on early Sunday morning when a small Buddha Air passenger plane carrying tourists on a sightseeing trip crashed near the Nepali ... Read more...

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Amarnath Yatra ends peacefully


August 13th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) The month-and-half-long annual Amarnath pilgrimage concluded Saturday on Shravan Purnima amid chanting of religious hymns inside the Himalayan cave shrine in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.More ... Read more...

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520,000 pilgrims already - Amarnath set for a record


July 22nd, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 22 (IANS) Just three weeks into the annual Amarnath yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, the number of pilgrims visiting the cave shrine is heading for a record ... Read more...

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Over 200,000 pilgrims visit Amarnath Shrine


July 10th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 10 (IANS) Less than two weeks into the annual Amarnath pilgrimage, more than 230,000 pilgrims have visited the cave shrine till Sunday and many more are on ... Read more...

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Thousands reach Kashmir base camps for Amarnath Yatra (Second Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 28 (IANS) Over 5,000 pilgrims Tuesday reached the Baltal base camp in north Kashmir and another 2,000 poured into south Kashmir's Nunwan base camp Pahalgam resort town ... Read more...

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