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Himachal apple price tumbles


August 19th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) The price of crisp, crunchy and juicy apples of Himachal Pradesh, India's main apple basket, has crashed due to oversupply of the fruit, traders said Sunday.They ... 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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Hockey Olympic gold medallists to get cash awards


June 15th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) will be honouring 34 Olympic gold medallists with Rs.two lakh each at a grand felicitation ceremony June 24, coinciding with the departure ... Read more...

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Cheers for cherry lovers with bountiful Himachal crop


May 27th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Cherry lovers can expect a good supply of the luscious fruit this season. Good production of red cherries has once again brought cheers on the faces ... Read more...

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‘Clouds’ galore over Punjab’s electoral skies


January 26th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) The recent cold wave may have partially abated from Punjab, but political clouds continue to loom over the state. The state's ruling first family Badal (which ... 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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Low yield in Asia’s peach bowl fetches high price


July 10th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rajgarh (Himachal Pradesh), July 10 (IANS) In Asia's main peach bowl - Rajgarh belt in Sirmaur district - production of the fruit is expected to decline by over half compared ... Read more...

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Extended chill hits Himachal’s cherry production


May 30th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 30 (IANS) Unfavourable climatic conditions, especially the extended chilly conditions, have taken the colour out of the cherry business in Himachal Pradesh this year.Despite the riotous blooming in ... Read more...

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Snow cheers apple growers in Himachal


January 16th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Widespread snowfall in the apple-growing areas of Himachal Pradesh has brightened the prospects of a bumper apple production this year too.High hills in Shimla, Kullu, Mandi ... Read more...

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Apple season almost over in Himachal


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 3 (IANS) The apple season in Himachal Pradesh is almost over with more than four crore boxes sold to markets across the country, an official said here Wednesday.The state has ... Read more...

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After CWG bronze, Harminder aims for Asian Games gold


October 9th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) At a loss for words after having won a surprise bronze in the men's 20km walk, India's long distance runner Harminder Singh Saturday said he would now ... 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 arrive in markets


June 28th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) Early varieties of apples of Himachal Pradesh have arrived in the market, attracting buyers from across the country. "The season has started well. The demand is high and ... Read more...

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Sweet cherries gone sour for Himachal growers


May 30th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, May 30 (IANS) A bumper sweet cherry crop this year has gone sour for farmers in Himachal Pradesh. The high yield has pushed prices so low that growers ... Read more...

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High court adjourns Rathore’s bail plea hearing till Monday


May 28th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court Friday adjourned till May 31 the hearing on the bail petition of former Haryana police chief S.P.S. Rathore who has been sentenced ... Read more...

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No immediate relief for Rathore in bail plea (Lead)


May 26th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Former Haryana police chief S.P.S. Rathore failed to get any immediate relief from the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the bail petition he moved Wednesday, a day ... Read more...

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Hot April may see strawberry yield dip in Himachal


May 5th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, May 5 (IANS) An unusually hot April has hit strawberry cultivation in the lower hills of Himachal Pradesh and growers are worried that the fruit yield this year ... Read more...

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Rains cheer Himachal’s apple growers


April 21st, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, April 21 (IANS) Apple growers in Himachal Pradesh, India's major fruit basket, are hoping for a good crop this year because of favourable weather following rains in the ... Read more...

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Himachal hopes to reap bitter-sweet crop of hop


November 25th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 25 (IANS) The hop flower - used to add a bitter flavour to beer - may bring in sweet business for Lahaul and Spiti district as ... Read more...

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NRI family lands in Punjab jail, hours after marriage


October 6th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Oct 6 (IANS) A family of NRIs from Britain and the US, including a groom who rode an elephant for his wedding, his mother and his sisters, have ... Read more...

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Delicious Kinnaur apples dominate markets despite low yield


October 4th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 4 (IANS) The world famous Delicious apples from Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district have recaptured the Indian markets this year despite low production and the farmers are getting record prices due ... Read more...

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Not a ‘fruitful’ monsoon for Himachal


August 12th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) It's been a double whammy for farmers in Himachal Pradesh, known as India's fruit bowl. After poor snowfall last winter, it's deficient rainfall this monsoon ... Read more...

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Bad apple harvest spells windfall for Himachal farmers


August 6th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Aug 6 (IANS) Poor rainfall this monsoon and poorer snowfall last winter have hit apple production in Himachal Pradesh. But the farmers are not complaining, as the fruit's prices ... Read more...

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Himachal farmers spraying chemicals to ripen apples


July 28th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) An apple a day may not keep the doctor away. Desperate farmers in Himachal Pradesh are resorting to ripening the juicy fruit with an overdose of chemicals that ... Read more...

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Now women will guard the frontiers


July 21st, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Attari (Punjab), July 21 (IANS) They might not be taking on combat positions straightaway but women guards of the Border Security Force (BSF) will soon be deployed in Punjab ... Read more...

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Absence of Nepali workers affects apple crop in Himachal


July 19th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, July 19 (IANS) They have been crucial to the orchards of Himachal Pradesh for decades. But this year, farm hands from Nepal have failed to arrive and their acute ... Read more...

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Unfavourable weather upsets Himachal’s applecart


July 6th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, July 6 (IANS) The prolonged dry spell and lack of adequate snowfall could bring down Himachal Pradesh's apple production by 35-40 percent, officials here say.The hill state is one ... Read more...

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Himachal to buy anti-hail guns for crop protection


June 6th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 6 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is floating global tenders for purchase of anti-hail guns to protect the fruit crop from hailstorms that are common in the state, an official said Saturday. "We ... Read more...

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Rain, snow cheer apple growers in Himachal Pradesh


April 3rd, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) Falling temperatures and more snowfall and rain in Himachal Pradesh - known as the fruit bowl of the country - has raised hopes of a good harvest of ... Read more...

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Dry, warm winter threatens Himachal fruit industry


March 18th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, March 18 (IANS) The prolonged dry spell and lack of adequate snowfall in the hills of Himachal Pradesh is threatening to put the Rs.20 billion (Rs.2,000 crore) fruit ... Read more...

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Time to savour pulpy strawberries of Himachal Pradesh (With Image)


February 10th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 10 (IANS) You can have more strawberries this year, with or without cream. More Himachal Pradesh farmers are cultivating this fruit as it's fetching a good price. Early varieties of the ... Read more...

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Low snowfall in Himachal Pradesh


February 6th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 6 (IANS) Rising temperatures and very little or no snowfall since the onset of winter in Himachal Pradesh could hit the hill state's Rs.20-billion (Rs.2,000-crore) fruit industry this year."The prolonged ... Read more...

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Farmers in Himachal Pradesh turn to kiwi cultivation


January 13th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 13 (IANS) Fruit growers in Himachal Pradesh are increasingly taking to commercial cultivation of the exotic kiwi fruit. Horticulture experts say it's a good step towards crop diversification and fetching ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh sells 20 mn apple boxes


October 15th, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) The apple season in Himachal Pradesh is almost over with more than 20 million boxes having been transported out of the state so far.The season, which started nearly ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh’’s apple crop infected by fungus


August 8th, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant Chauhan Shimla, Aug 8 (ANI): Apple farmers in Himachal Pradesh are worried about their crop being affected by the leaf drop disease this year. The ''Marsonina'' disease is bound to have ... Read more...

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