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Himachal, Punjab sign pact on Naina Devi ropeway


July 26th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh and Punjab Thursday inked a pact here to link two pilgrimage centres with a 3.75-km ropeway.The Rs.85 crore ropeway would link Punjab's Anandpur Sahib ... Read more...

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Kejriwal is BJP agent, says Digvijay Singh


July 21st, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 21 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Saturday accused Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal of being an agent of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He also took ... Read more...

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Roerich row: Himachal counters Russian embassy remarks


April 25th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday objected to the Russian embassy's allegation that it was trying to take over the trust managing late Russian artist Nicholas Roerich's ... Read more...

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Himachal introduces bill to strengthen Lokayukta (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday introduced a bill to put an effective Lokayukta system in place by giving more power to the ombudsman.Introducing ... Read more...

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Himachal introduces bill to strengthen Lokayukta


April 4th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday introduced a bill to bring an effective Lokayukta system in place, giving more power to the ombudsman.Introducing the ... Read more...

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Haryana keen to develop hydropower with Himachal


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 22 (IANS) Haryana is keen to forge mutual cooperation with Himachal Pradesh in hydropower and tourism sectors, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said here Wednesday."We are ... Read more...

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Jaypee’s Himachal hydro unit to be commissioned May 15


May 11th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 11 (IANS) The commercial operations of Jaypee Group's 1,000 MW hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district will partially start May 15, an official said here Wednesday."The Karcham-Wangtoo ... Read more...

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Record hydropower generation by Himachal plant


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 2 (IANS) The country's biggest hydropower plant in Himachal Pradesh has marked a record in power generation in the last fiscal, an official statement said here Saturday.The 1,500 ... Read more...

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RTI answers better than Himachal government’s: legislators


March 4th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 4 (IANS) Opposition legislators in Himachal Pradesh say the Right to Information (RTI) Act is a more potent tool for information on government departments than the question-answer session ... Read more...

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Heli Taxi services launched in Himachal


January 30th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, Jan 30 (ANI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has launched the much-awaited Heli Ttaxi services to cater to high-end tourists.Talking to the media, Dhumal said: " Heli Taxi Service ... Read more...

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Kachru’s college principal forced to retire a day earlier


November 7th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal GulatiShimla, Nov 7 (IANS) A day before he was to retire officially, the principal of the medical college where Aman Kachru was allegedly ragged to death was sent on compulsory ... Read more...

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Anonymous letter sent to Kachru case judge baseless: Prosecutor


October 8th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 8 (IANS) An anonymous letter, sent to the judge in the Aman Kachru ragging-to-death case, claiming that the victim had talked to his girlfriend just before his death is "baseless", ... Read more...

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SJVNL resumes power generation


August 18th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) The country's largest hydropower plant in Himachal Pradesh resumed generation Wednesday after remaining closed for more than 10 days due to increased silt in Sutlej river. Power generation in ... Read more...

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Himachal power plant resumes generation


August 3rd, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) Power supply to north Indian states, including Delhi, was restored Tuesday as the country's largest hydropower plant in Himachal Pradesh resumed generation after remaining closed for more than ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower plant resumes generation


July 20th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) The 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district Tuesday resumed power generation after remaining closed for more than 24 hours, an official said here. The ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower project shut down


July 19th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 19 (IANS) Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) authorities Monday closed the 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri hydropower project in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh after the level of silt suddenly ... Read more...

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Himachal approaches GMR for new airport near Shimla


July 19th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 19 (IANS) The Himachal government has approached the GMR group for setting up a world-class airport near capital Shimla to boost the state's tourism industry, an official said Monday. The GMR ... Read more...

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Himachal increases VAT on luxury items


July 14th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 14 (IANS) Luxury goods will become costlier in Himachal Pradesh as the government has decided to increase the value-added tax (VAT) from Thursday, an official said here Wednesday. "VAT on certain ... Read more...

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Foreign secretary heading to Dharamsala Saturday


July 8th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Dharamsala, July 8 (IANS) Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao is visiting Dharmasala, the abode of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Saturday but it is not known if she will meet ... Read more...

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Power crisis in north as Himachal hydropower project shuts


June 24th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 24 (IANS) Power supply to states of north India including Delhi was affected as the 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri hydel power project in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district was temporarily shut ... Read more...

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Himachal government’s equity stake in SJVNL raised


April 8th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved raising the Himachal Pradesh government's stake in the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) to 25.50 percent ... Read more...

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Dhumal orders probe into release of phone-tapping CD (Lead)


January 20th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday ordered a probe into an audio CD in which he is purportedly heard directing the vigilance chief to tap ... Read more...

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Himachal for maternity leave in rural jobs


December 19th, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will ask the central government to make provisions for maternity leave under the national rural employment guarantee scheme, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Jairam Thakur ... Read more...

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Himachal restores its resthouses in lap of nature (IANS Travel - with images)


November 17th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Nov 17 (IANS) Wooden frames and shingled eaves, the sound of birds and rustling leaves -- the Himachal government has begun restoration of its resthouses in forests to promote ... Read more...

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Candle-light vigils demand justice for ragging victim (Lead)


March 15th, 2009 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Tanda (Himachal Pradesh), March 14 (IANS) Hundreds of people marched and held candle-light vigils in New Delhi and Himachal Pradesh's Tanda town Saturday evening to demand justice for Aman Kachru, a ... Read more...

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Mohali industrial units languishing under long power cuts


December 14th, 2008 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), Dec 14 (IANS) Besides grappling with the global economic meltdown that has crippled industries all across the world, industrial units in Punjab's Mohali district have also to cope with one ... Read more...

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Naina Devi stampede: tragedy somewhere, mourning elsewhere!


August 4th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Anandpur Sahib (Punjab), Aug 4 (IANS) The Naina Devi temple tragedy in Himachal Pradesh Sunday that left 145 people dead and nearly 40 injured may have happened in the hill ... Read more...

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Virbhadra criticises Himachal government for scrapping tribunal


July 13th, 2008 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 12 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for abolishing a tribunal that hears the complaints of state government employees. He ... Read more...

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Himachal for joint ventures with PSUs on power projects


July 4th, 2008 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is exploring the possibilities of entering into joint ventures with public sector undertakings (PSUs) to set up high-capacity hydro electric projects, official sources said Friday. The ... Read more...

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Gujjars in Himachal plan protest to support Rajasthan brethren


June 12th, 2008 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 11 (IANS) Members of the Gujjar community in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday announced that they will hold protests to support their brethren in Rajasthan who are demanding Scheduled Tribe (ST) status ... Read more...

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