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Himachal hydropower plants remain shut for third day


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) The Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd's 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Power Project and Jaypee Karcham Hydro Corp. Ltd's 1,000 MW Karcham Wangtoo Hydroelectric Project in Himachal ... Read more...

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Court asks Delhi to decide on tobacco ban plea


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the Delhi government to decide within two weeks upon a petition seeking a ban on tobacco products in the ... Read more...

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Incessant rains in Himachal, rivers in spate


August 21st, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) Rivers and their tributaries in Himachal Pradesh have been in spate as the state has witnessed moderate to heavy rainfall for almost a week, while two ... Read more...

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Water rises in Himachal’s Pong dam


August 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) The water level in Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam, which meets the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, rose again due to continuous moderate to heavy ... Read more...

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He dispels darkness through solar lamps (With photo)


August 20th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Solan (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 20 (IANS) He dispels darkness through solar lamps and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)."Eco-man" Gopal Dutt of Solan walks around everyday with a loudspeaker in his hands ... Read more...

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Whistleblowers with a difference - on ‘clean Shimla’ mission (Letter from Shimla)


August 14th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Their mission is to clean and they too are whistleblowers - literally. Shimla's new cleanliness wardens have been given the job of blowing the whistle on ... Read more...

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Adani to procure 22,000 tonnes apples


August 12th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Agro commodities trading house Adani Agrifresh plans to procure 22,000 tonnes of apples in Himachal Pradesh this season, a company official said Sunday."This year's procurement will ... Read more...

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40 die as bus falls into Himachal gorge (Second Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 40 people were killed and 17 injured Saturday when an overcrowded bus rolled down into a deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district, police ... Read more...

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20 die as bus fall into Himachal gorge (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed Saturday when an overcrowded bus skidded off the road and rolled into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district, police ... Read more...

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Captive sailor’s family pleads with government


August 9th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) The parents of 22-year-old sailor Aman Kumar, held captive by Somali pirates for the last 20 months, made a plea to the government Thursday to ensure ... Read more...

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Conclave to woo investors to north India


August 8th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) With most of foreign investments coming to western and southern India, industry lobby CII is holding a conclave in November to showcase north as an ... Read more...

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Chinese company launches education project in Himachal


August 7th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 7 (IANS) Information and communications technology company Huawei India Tuesday launched its computer education programme in this town as part of corporate social responsibility.As part of ... Read more...

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Tea production declining in organised sector in India


August 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 7 (IANS) Tea production in the organised sector in declining in India due to ageing bushes and little investment and the country may have lost 50 million kg ... Read more...

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Anupam plans theatre fest in Shimla, says it is payback time


August 6th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 6 (IANS) Noted Bollywood actor Anupam Kher is in his hometown to mentor budding talents in the city. He says that it is payback time and that ... Read more...

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It was disappointment that turned into celebrations: Vijay’s family


August 4th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Harsour (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 4 (IANS) It was a disappointment that later turned into a big celebration in this nondescript village. The reason: the 26-year-old Vijay Kumar of the Indian ... Read more...

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Himachal hydro projects resume power generation


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) The mega hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh Friday resumed power generation after remaining closed for over 24 hours, an official said.The closure had hit the electricity ... Read more...

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ID-card may reveal mystery of crashed AN-12 aircraft


August 1st, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 1 (IANS) A frayed identity card bearing the name Arjun Singh of Pune may reveal the 45-year-old mystery crash of an AN-12 aircraft of the Indian ... Read more...

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Second blackout in India hits 19 states, 600 million people (Roundup)


July 31st, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India was hit by a massive power failure Tuesday, bigger than the blackout a day ago, that crippled train, Metro and road-transport services and ... Read more...

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AIIMS, Safdurjung hospitals unaffected by power crisis


July 31st, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Hospitals in the national capital, including AIIMS and Safdarjung were unaffected due to the major power breakdown Tuesday in the northern and eastern regions as ... Read more...

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Power supply restored in Himachal


July 31st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 31 (IANS) Power supply was restored in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday evening after a more than five-hour disruption owing to the failure of the Northern Grid, an official said."Now ... Read more...

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Power crisis now trips 19 states, 600 million people hit (Third Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The power crisis that hit northern India turned into a larger blackout a day later Tuesday to affect as many as 19 states not ... Read more...

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Power crisis now trips 22 states, 600 million people hit (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The power crisis that hit northern India turned into a larger blackout a day later Tuesday to affect as many as 19 states not ... Read more...

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With 400 scripts, Shimla’s Gaiety Theatre recreates the past (With Image)


July 31st, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 31 (IANS) It's modelled on London's Royal Albert Hall. Now, the British-era Gaiety Theatre, where Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling and legendary actors Prithviraj Kapoor and Balraj Sahni ... Read more...

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India respects religious freedom: US report


July 31st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) India has been lauded by an official US report for "generally respecting" religious freedom, but said prosecution was often weak for perpetrators of "religiously oriented violence".The ... Read more...

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Hydropower project: Court notice to Himachal


July 30th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday directed the state government to file an affidavit on the steps taken to direct a private company running a hydropower ... Read more...

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Delhi blames neighbouring states for power crisis (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) After hours of blackout due to a breakdown of the Northern Grid early Monday, power supply was restored to almost 80 percent areas of Delhi ... Read more...

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Blackout hits business activities


July 30th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The worst blackout in more than a decade following a breakdown of the Northern Power Grid in the early hours of Monday severely hit business ... Read more...

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80 percent power restored in Delhi


July 30th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) After a near-complete blackout following a breakdown of the National Grid in the early hours of Monday, power supply was restored to almost 80 percent ... Read more...

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Power supply partially restored in Punjab, Haryana


July 30th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Train services were partially resumed and power supply to some parts of Punjab and Haryana restored Monday after a complete power failure in the two states ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro services resume on all lines (Third Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Services on all six lines of the Delhi Metro resumed by 8.45 a.m. after almost three hours of disruption due to tripping of ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro resume services (Second Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The services on all the six lines of the Delhi Metro resumed by 8.45 a.m. after two hours of disruption due to tripping ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro resume services (Second Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The services on all the six lines of the Delhi Metro resumed by 8.45 a.m. after two hours of disruption due to tripping ... Read more...

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Power failure throws Delhi Metro services out of gear (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Thousands of commuters in the capital faced a harrowing time Monday morning as services of the Delhi Metro were disrupted due to tripping of power ... Read more...

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Power failure disrupts Delhi Metro services


July 30th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Thousands of commuters in the Delhi Metro will have a harrowing time Monday morning as services of all the lines of the Metro have been ... Read more...

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Minjar Fair begins in Himachal


July 29th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chamba, July 29 (IANS) Minjar Fair, a Hindu fair that symbolises the blossoming of maize, began in this Himachal Pradesh town here Sunday.State assembly speaker Tulsi Ram inaugurated the week-long ... Read more...

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