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Junior Hockey: Punjab, Haryana, Odisha, SAI Bhopal in semis


September 7th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 7 (IANS) Punjab set up a high-voltage semifinal clash with defending champions Haryana in the junior boys national hockey championship here while last year's finalist Odisha will battle ... Read more...

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Sonia rallies in Himachal in September


August 29th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address public rallies in Himachal Pradesh next month in the run-up to the assembly polls, a party leader said Wednesday."Sonia ... Read more...

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Heavy rains increase water in Himachal’s Pong dam


August 25th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh has further increased the water level in the Pong dam, which meets the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, dam ... Read more...

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Suspense over Virbhadra as Himachal Congress chief


August 25th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Suspense over appointment of former union minister Virbhadra Singh as the Congress chief in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh continued Friday with supporters saying that the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Bring Shimla’s last heritage train back on track’ (Letter from Shimla) (With Image)


August 12th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Heritage lovers hope the railways will keep its promise of bringing Shimla's last heritage train - a deluxe rail motor car that has been stabled as ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Centre violating federal spirit: Badal


July 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday accused the central government of violating the federal spirit of the constitution.He demanded setting up of a 'genuine' federal ... Read more...

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Rajasthan bans gutka, plans fines up to Rs.10 lakh


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 18 (IANS) Rajasthan Wednesday banned the production, sales and storage of gutka (tobacco-laced paan masala), the fifth state in the country to do so, and Chief Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Virbhadra to head Congress’ Himachal poll campaign


June 30th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 29 (IANS) The Congress Friday appointed former union minister Virbhadra Singh, who is facing corruption charges, as the chairman of party campaign committee in Himachal Pradesh in the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Monsoon in Himachal delayed by over a week


June 28th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) The arrival of the southwest monsoon in Himachal Pradesh would be delayed by over a week, the weather office here said Thursday."There is no possibility ... Read more...

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Graft charges framed against union minister Virbhadra Singh (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 25 (IANS) A court here Monday framed corruption charges against union minister and former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh.Special Judge B.L. Soni ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Virbhadra graft case: Order on charge June 25


June 6th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 6 (IANS) A court in Shimla Wednesday reserved till June 25 its order on the question whether corruption charges should be framed against union minister and former Himachal ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Virbhadra voice CD in a graft case played in court


May 31st, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 31 (IANS) An audio cassette purportedly containing Union minister and former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh's voice while referring to some monetary transactions from industrialists was played ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Virbhadra asks states to reduce sales tax on petrol


May 24th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) A day after the steep hike in petrol prices, union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Virbhadra Singh Thursday asked the state governments to reduce the ... Read more...

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Punjab boys pip MP in national basketball


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Pondicherry, May 23 (IANS) On a day of mostly one-sided matches, Punjab struggled to beat Madhya Pradesh 56-53 in the boys league of the 63rd National basketball championship for juniors ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Shed factionalism, prepare for future battles: Sonia to Congressmen (Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Admitting that the assembly poll results were very disappointing for the Congress in Punjab and Goa and below expectations in Uttar Pradesh, Congress president ... Read more...

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Sudripto Roy Himachal’s new chief secretary


May 1st, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 30 (IANS) Sudripto Roy, a 1978-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, will be the new chief secretary of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Harinder Hira, who retired Monday.Hira was appointed ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Himachal Congress tries to put house in order (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


April 28th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 28 (IANS) As Himachal Pradesh goes to the polls for its 68 assembly seats later this year, the faction-ridden opposition Congress has begun an exercise to put ... Read more...

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Six die as car falls into gorge in Himachal


April 27th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Four members of a family were among six people killed Friday when a car they were travelling in rolled down into a gorge near Dhami, about ... Read more...

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Save girl child, say Kajol, Sushmita


April 12th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) People who do things like that are sick in their head, actress Kajol has said condemning the death of three-month-old Afreen who was battered by her ... Read more...

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Announce chief minister candidates early: Virbhadra


April 10th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 10 (IANS) Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Himachal Pradesh Congress leader Virbhadra Singh Tuesday asked the party high command to declare the chief ministerial ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Himachal’s fiscal liabilities up 46 percent: CAG


April 6th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 6 (IANS) The fiscal health of Himachal Pradesh has deteriorated as there has been an increase in liabilities by 46 percent in the past four years, the Comptroller ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

2,000 new cancer cases in Himachal in last one year


April 5th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) More than 2,000 new cases of cancer have been reported in Himachal Pradesh in the past one year, Health Minister Rajeev Bindal said here Thursday."As many ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

SAIL not keen on proposed facility in Himachal


March 27th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 27 (IANS) Public sector Steel Authority of India (SAIL) is not keen on setting up a plant in Himachal Pradesh despite the state government extending facilities, Industries Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Himachal’s cement production to go up


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is annually producing more than nine million tonnes of cement and the amount will further increase with the commissioning of a new facility in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

NTPC Himachal hydro plant to be commissioned next year


February 27th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 27 (IANS) State-owned National Thermal Power Corp's mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh is likely to be commissioned next year. The plant would generate 3,054 million units annually ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Former Himachal BJP chief to become minister


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday announced that he would expand his cabinet by inducting former state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Khimi ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Himachal budget March 19


February 13th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, who also holds the finance portfolio, will present the state's budget in the assembly March 19, an official ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mild tremors in Uttarakhand (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dehradun, Feb 10 (IANS) A moderate earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter Scale jolted parts of Uttarakhand and neighbouring Himachal Pradesh shortly after midnight, an official from the Met ... Read more...

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TERI to open centre in Himachal


February 9th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 9 (IANS) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will open its centre in Himachal Pradesh to help the state adopt measures on climate change, Chief Minister Prem Kumar ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sunny, but chilly day in Himachal


February 6th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 6 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh witnessed a sunny but chilly day Monday after days of widespread snow and rain."It was a bright, sunny day across the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal’s Keylong shivers at minus 12.6 degrees


January 27th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 27 (IANS) The cold wave Friday continued in Himachal Pradesh with Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district, being the coldest at a minimum of minus 12.6 degrees ... Read more...

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Himachal braves cold, marks Republic Day (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) Braving bone-biting cold in sub-zero temperatures, people Thursday celebrated Republic Day across Himachal Pradesh though mercury dipped in many places.Governor Urmila Singh unfurled the ... Read more...

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Himachal braves cold, marks Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) Braving bone-biting cold, people Thursday celebrated Republic Day across Himachal Pradesh, where temperatures dipped to minus in many places.Governor Urmila Singh unfurled the national flag at ... Read more...

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Hills near Shimla, Manali get more snow


January 15th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) Hills near the popular tourist destinations of Shimla and Manali Sunday saw moderate snowfall, a weather official said here predicting more snow in the region."The Kufri ... Read more...

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Pedal your way to discovering the real India


January 9th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 9 (IANS) Experience the real India on bicycle, with every spin of the wheel revealing a whole new world of adventure and mysticism. Pushing this philosophy and the ... Read more...

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