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Virbhadra graft case: Recording of evidence in November


September 21st, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh may not succeed in coming out clean in the corruption case pending against him since 2009 before the Himachal Pradesh assembly ... Read more...

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Thirty-six teams in fray for hockey nationals


September 21st, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) In all 36 teams, including defending champions Haryana, have confirmed their participation in the second men's senior National hockey championship commencing here Sunday under the aegis ... Read more...

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Meet on winter crop strategy in Delhi


September 20th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The central government will chalk out a strategy to maximise the winter crop sowing at a meet Sep 24-25, after delayed rains affected summer crop ... Read more...

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FDI will ruin Himachal’s apple industry: Minister


September 19th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) The BJP government in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday slammed the central government's decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail, saying imported apples would ruin the state's Rs.2,000-crore ... Read more...

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Provide list of corrupt officials: Himachal court


September 14th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 14 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state's chief secretary to furnish a list of government functionaries involved in corruption and moral turpitude cases over ... Read more...

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‘Himachal on Sale’ say BJP, Congress (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


September 14th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 14 (IANS) "Himachal on Sale" is the slogan on which the ruling BJP and the opposition hope to outsmart each other at the coming assembly polls. Both ... Read more...

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Court order on Virbhadra’s bail cancellation Sep 15


September 12th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 12 (IANS) A local court will decide Saturday whether the bail granted to former union minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife, who have been facing a graft case ... Read more...

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BJP misleading nation with lies, says Congress


September 12th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Under attack for alleged irregularities in coal block allocations, the Congress Wednesday charged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with "misleading the nation with a bunch ... Read more...

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Bus with over 30 people falls into Himachal gorge (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) A state roadways bus carrying more than 30 passengers skidded off the road and fell into a 500-foot-deep gorge Monday evening in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, ... Read more...

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Bus with 30 people falls into Himachal gorge


September 10th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) A state roadways bus carrying more than 30 passengers skidded off the road and fell into a 500-foot deep gorge Monday evening in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra ... Read more...

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Nepal gets new army chief


September 9th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 9 (IANS) Acting Nepal Army chief Lt. Gen. Gaurav Shumsher Rana Sunday formally took over as chief following compulsory retirement of outgoing army chief Chhatra Man Singh Gurung.Rana ... Read more...

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Drug seizure: Himachal court cancels Israeli’s bail


September 7th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 7 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has cancelled the bail of an Israeli who has been booked for possessing narcotics.Setting aside the bail granted to Moshe Molinas ... Read more...

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Rock climbing wall inaugurated in Srinagar


September 5th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 5 (IANS) An artificial rock climbing wall was inaugurated here Wednesday to encourage adventure sports enthusiasts, many of whom visit the state from other parts of the country.State ... Read more...

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Poll panel begins groundwork for polls in five states


September 4th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 4 (IANS) The Election Commission has begun the spadework for assembly elections in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, scheduled early next year, an official said ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh in quarters of national junior hockey


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 3 (IANS) Hosts Uttar Pradesh stormed into the quarterfinals of the Junior National Men's Hockey Championship defeating Jharkhand 6-0 in their last Pool D league match at the ... Read more...

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Four-laning of Shimla-Pathankot highway gets nod


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 3 (IANS) The central government has given its nod for executing the four-laning of the 300-km-long Shimla-Mataur-Pathankot national highway that passes through five districts of Himachal Pradesh, an ... Read more...

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Five held with fake amulet in Delhi


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Five people, including a woman, were arrested in Delhi for cheating several people of crores of rupees on pretext of providing them a non-existent amulet ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh to appear in court in graft case (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 31 (IANS) In what is being seen as a setback to former union minister and chief minister Virbhadra Singh just ahead of assembly polls, the Himachal Pradesh High ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh to appear in court in graft case


August 31st, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 31 (IANS) In what is being seen as a setback to former union minister and chief minister Virbhadra Singh just before the assembly polls, the Himachal Pradesh High ... Read more...

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Himachal court strikes down parts of law on conversion


August 30th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Thursday struck down some provisions of a state law related to the freedom of a person intending to convert from one ... Read more...

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Himachal assembly adjourned sin die


August 30th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly was Thursday adjourned sine die after four days of stormy monsoon session.The session was the last of the present 11th Vidhan Sabha, ... Read more...

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On average, five walkouts a year by Congress in Himachal


August 30th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) Miffed by the policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh, the opposition Congress has staged walkouts at least five times a ... Read more...

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Virbhadra ready for graft case trial in lower court


August 29th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh, who took over as the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee chief here Wednesday, said he was ready to stand trial in a ... Read more...

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Himachal freezes property transactions


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) With the state government deciding to repeal the act that regulates property business in Himachal Pradesh, the realty sector is likely to come to a standstill ... Read more...

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Himachal’s loan liability is Rs.26,651 crore


August 29th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's loan liability is Rs.26,651 crore and it has paid Rs.2,146 crore as interest on borrowings in the past one year, the state government ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh appointed Congress’ Himachal chief


August 29th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday formally appointed former Union minister Virbhadra Singh as its state unit chief in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh.It also appointed Commerce Minister Anand ... Read more...

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Himachal court’s directive on seats for women in buses


August 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Tuesday directed the managing director of the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) to file a detailed report on steps taken for ... Read more...

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Hydropower firms owe Rs.264 crore to Himachal government


August 28th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) Hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh owe more than Rs.250 crore to the state government, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Tuesday. He said the companies ... Read more...

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Himachal assembly takes up no-confidence motion


August 28th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly Tuesday took up a no-confidence motion, moved by the opposition Congress, against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.Soon after question hour, ... Read more...

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Bill to relax land ceiling law in Himachal


August 27th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 27 (IANS) In the run up to the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, the state government Monday introduced a bill to amend the land ceiling law to ... Read more...

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Virbhadra as chief to end Himachal Congress confusion (News Analysis)


August 26th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The move by the Congress leadership to appoint Virbhadra Singh as the Himachal Pradesh Congress chief, three months ahead of the assembly elections, has ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh is Himachal Congress chief


August 26th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) Ahead of assembly elections, former union minister and five-time chief minister Virbhadra Singh has been appointed Himachal Pradesh Congress president, replacing Kaul Singh, party leaders ... Read more...

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Himachal monsoon session set to be stormy


August 26th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) With assembly elections only months away, the four-day monsoon session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly starting Monday is likely to be stormy.While the opposition Congress ... Read more...

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Four nabbed for duping railway job seekers


August 25th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Four people were arrested here for duping over 100 unemployed people of Rs.2 crore on the pretext of getting them jobs in the Indian Railways, ... Read more...

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Himachal Congress gives ‘charge sheet’ against BJP regime


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Congress Wednesday gave a corruption "charge sheet" to President Pranab Mukherjee against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the hill ... Read more...

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