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Rare snowfall stuns South Africa


August 9th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pretoria, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Snowfall stunned the people of South Africa on Monday night when heavy snow fell in the country. The snowfall lasted till the next day with the temperatures ... Read more...

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Himachal to construct two mega tunnels


July 27th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Friday gave green signal to construction of two mega all-weather tunnels at a cost of Rs.500 crore.The state cabinet, in a meeting ... 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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400 trapped civilians rescued in J&K;


June 9th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 9 (IANS) Some 400 civilians, including children, trapped at Khardung La pass on Srinagar-Leh National Highway in Jammu and Kashmir have been rescued, an official said.According to a ... Read more...

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Amarnath Yatra: 300 Hindu activists detained in Jammu


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 3 (IANS) Nearly 300 Hindu activists were detained here Sunday when they attempted to begin the Amarnath pilgrimage in defiance of the June 25 date fixed by ... Read more...

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Through mountain of snow, they open road to Lahaul (Feature with image)


April 27th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, April 27 (IANS) In a rigorous four-month effort, they chipped away a mountain of snow to once again link this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort with the picturesque ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Leh highway opens for light vehicles


April 25th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) The strategic Srinagar-Leh highway was opened for traffic Wednesday after a nearly five-month winter break, said a senior army officer."For the next one week, only light ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra dates decided on religious calendar, says shrine board (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 29 (IANS) Justifying this year's June 25-Aug 2 Amarnath pilgrimage dates, criticised as too short in some quarters, the shrine board that manages the annual Himalayan pilgrimage ... Read more...

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Mercury up but snow in store in Himachal


February 19th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 19 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh Sunday saw a further rise in temperatures due to the prevailing dry conditions. The met office here has forecast chances of ... Read more...

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Students hack school website to skip class


February 18th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) A group of students hacked their school website so their parents could not find out a message assuring parents that it will remain open despite snowfall.The ... Read more...

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Snow, rain continue in Himachal


February 14th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Heavy snowfall in the higher reaches and intermittent rain in low and mid hills of Himachal Pradesh continued for the third day Tuesday, forcing authorities to ... Read more...

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17 labourers killed in Himachal accident


February 14th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Seventeen labourers, most of them from Jharkhand and Bihar, were killed Tuesday when their vehicle skidded off an icy road and rolled down a 200-ft-deep gorge ... Read more...

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Indian Army regiment completes arduous trek to Ladakh’s Zanskar


February 12th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 12 (IANS) A group of Indian Army personnel have completed an arduous trek to the snowbound and cut-off Zanskar Valley in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region through an ... Read more...

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Heavy snow disrupts traffic on China-Nepal highway


February 9th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 9 (IANS) Heavy snow Thursday halted traffic on a section of the China-Nepal highway, which links southwest China's Tibet autonomous region and Nepal, said traffic officials.According Zhao Chun, ... Read more...

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Chinese kid forced to exercise in snow in US


February 8th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) A video clip of a four-year-old Chinese boy being forced to do push-ups, wearing just an underwear despite freezing temperature, on a road in the New ... Read more...

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Snow traps cars on the M40 in UK


February 6th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The current snowstorm in Europe is having massive impact on the way of life of many people. For some unfortunate British motorists who found themselves on M40 ... Read more...

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Snow forces Ferrari to call-off 2012 F1 car launch


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Ferrari have cancelled the launch of their car for the upcoming Formula One season due to heavy snow around the company's headquarters in Maranello, Italy.Ferrari would ... Read more...

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Cold wave kills over 60 in Ukraine (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 60 people have died in Ukraine due to the prevailing severe cold weather since the last weekend, the emergencies ministry said Thursday.At least 1,146 ... Read more...

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Kashmir approves disaster management policy


February 1st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 1 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) Wednesday approved a three-tier draft disaster management policy for the state "which is vulnerable to natural calamities".Chief ... Read more...

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Snow leopard seen again in Pakistan


January 27th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) A snow leopard has been spotted after two years in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.The snow leopard was seen in the forests of Chitral district. A wildlife ... Read more...

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Army rescues trapped government officials in Kashmir


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 23 (IANS) A quick response to a distress situation by the Indian Army saved the lives of 11 government employees in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir Monday ... Read more...

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Mercury up in Himachal, more snow in store


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) The minimum temperature in Himachal Pradesh rose marginally Sunday as there was no major snow or rain in the past 24 hours, the Met office said.Due ... Read more...

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More snow in Dalai Lama’s abode (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) McLeodganj, the abode of the Dalai Lama in Himachal Pradesh, was covered in white again Thursday, with more than one foot of snow. Lower areas like ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama’s abode gets more snow


January 19th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) McLeodganj, the abode of the Dalai Lama in Himachal Pradesh, was covered in white again Thursday, with more than one feet of snow.The Dhauladhar ranges of ... Read more...

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More snow in Himachal, high alert in state (Lead)


January 15th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations of Shimla and Manali Sunday saw more snowfall, an official said here, predicting heavy snow at some places in the ... 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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Jammu-Srinagar highway cleared of stranded passengers


January 9th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 9 (IANS) Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir were Monday finally able to move to their respective destinations passengers stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.However, there were passengers still stranded ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall in Himachal throws life out of gear but cheers fruit farmers (Lead) (With Images)


January 9th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 9 (IANS) Heavy snowfall, accompanied by blizzards, continued across Himachal Pradesh Monday snapping transportation links but bringing cheer to fruit growers in the state.State capital Shimla saw a ... Read more...

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China to add 14,000 flights for festival rush


January 9th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 9 (IANS) China's civil aviation regulator has asked domestic airlines to add 14,000 flights to meet massive passenger flow during the 40-day spring festival season that began Sunday.Passengers ... Read more...

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Heavy snow in Himachal, tourists stuck (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's picturesque Dalhousie and Chamba towns remained cut off from the rest of the country for the second day Sunday, police said. Over 100 ... Read more...

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Himachal towns get snow after 35 years (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Dharamsala, Jan 7 (IANS) For the first time in over 35 years, towns in the sub-tropical zone of Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district had snowfall Saturday, a weather ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Jammu highway closed due to heavy snowfall


January 7th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 7 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammmu national highway remained closed for the second consecutive day following heavy snowfall at many places along the road.Chief engineer of the Border Roads Organisation, ... Read more...

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Snowfall drapes Dharamsala, Shimla in white


January 7th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Dharamsala, Jan 7 (IANS) If snowfall played truant with you in Himachal Pradesh on Christmas and New Year's Eve, then head to Dharamsala this weekend. The hill resort has got ... Read more...

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Manali wrapped in white again


January 5th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 5 (IANS) The picturesque tourist resort of Manali in Himachal Pradesh Thursday witnessed moderate snowfall, cheering up the hospitality sector with tourists beginning to pour in.The hills overlooking ... Read more...

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Tourists rescued from Himachal hills


January 5th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 5 (IANS) All 300 tourists stranded in the hills overlooking the tourist resort of Manali due to heavy snow have been rescued, a Himachal Pradesh official said Thursday."All ... Read more...

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