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Nepal deadlock: India hopes for consensus, dialogue


May 29th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) With the Nepal deadlock over a new constitution persisting, India Tuesday hoped that the political parties of the Himalayan republic would continue to be guided by ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Indian artist’s painting fetches $300,000 in US auction


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 2 (IANS) A previously unrecorded work by the master Indian artist Bagta fetched a record $302,500 at the Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art auction here last ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Himachal to get $200 mn green loan


March 29th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 29 (IANS) The World Bank will give Himachal Pradesh a $200 million loan to enable it become the country's first carbon neutral state by 2020, Chief Minister Prem ... Read more...

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Himachal best state to integrate natural resources


February 25th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has been adjudged the best state for positive shift in livelihood of rural folks through natural resource management, an official said here Saturday."The state ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

17 labourers killed in Himachal accident (Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 8:29 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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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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Himachal to be carbon neutral by 2020: Dhumal


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will be the first state in the country to become carbon neutral by 2020 by undertaking "carbon smart growth", Chief Minister Prem Kumar ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No romance for Delhi zoo’s bears, deer this winter


November 20th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) It will be a cold and lonely winter for Delhi Zoo's bears and deer population as the authorities have segregated the male and female of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Himachal project to get carbon credit in first for India on public land


October 31st, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Ahead of its 17th Conference of Parties in Durban late-November, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has registered for carbon credits the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Six-time ‘Raid’ winner in top gear again


October 10th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 10 (IANS) Suresh Rana, six-time winner and defending champion of Raid-de-Himalaya, one of the world's toughest off-road motor rallies beginning here Tuesday, will focus on preserving the vehicle ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Sikkim quake unusual, say geologists


September 20th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) The earthquake that rocked Sikkim Sunday is unusual in terms of its magnitude and nature of origin, say leading geologists."There is nothing surprising in this earthquake ... Read more...

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I won’t give up even if I die: Hazare (Lead)


August 24th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Addressing thousands at the Ramlila Maidan Wednesday, a smiling but frail Anna Hazare said he will not give up his fast till the government meets ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nano sweeps Nepal: 350 bookings in 10 days


July 9th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 9 (IANS) "People's car" Nano is poised to sweep Nepal with over 350 bookings in just 10 days since the world's cheapest four-wheeler was launched in the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘King of racers’ aims to conquer Mughal rally


June 23rd, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's Suresh Rana, or the 'king of racers' as he is popularly called, is aiming to conquer a motor rally that traverses through the historic ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Nepal seeks to recall ambassador to India


June 21st, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 21 (IANS) Four months into power, Nepal's new coalition government is now seeking to recall the Himalayan republic's ambassador to India, Rukma Shumsher Rana, the official media said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jammu and Kashmir to promote adventure tourism


May 28th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 28 ( IANS) In a bid to promote adventure tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, the state tourism department is organising a motor rally along the historic Mughal Road ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Khurshid to visit Nepal on floods issue


May 25th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Salman Khurshid will soon visit Nepal to take up the issue of recurring floods in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh due to rivers ... Read more...

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First woman from India’s northeast conquers Everest


May 11th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 11 (IANS) As new records begin to be written on Mt Everest, a 25-year-old woman from India's Arunachal Pradesh state has become the first Indian to peak the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Caution: Men at work, Himachal highway snowed under (Lead) (With Images)


April 26th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, April 26 (IANS) Wearing bulky uniforms and armed with shovels, men of the General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) are this year finding it difficult to clear the 222-km long ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Caution: Men at work on snow-snapped Himachal highway (With Images)


April 26th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Manali, April 26 (IANS) Clad in bulky uniforms and armed with shovels, men of the General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) are this year finding it hard to clear the 222-km ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Another Hindi row starts in Nepal


April 10th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 10 (IANS) Three years after Nepal erupted in violence and saw the rift between its hill and plains people deepen over Vice President Paramananda Jha taking his oath ... Read more...

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Batcha’s death not a surprise to people knowing DMK’s style of justice: Jayalalithaa


March 16th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 16 (ANI): Commenting on the reported suicide of former Telecom Minister Telecom Minister A Raja's aide Sadiq Batcha, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New Nepal PM sidesteps first foreign trip row


February 11th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 11 (IANS) Adroitly sidestepping the row dogging the first foreign trips of Nepal's prime ministers, new premier Jhala Nath Khanal said his first destination abroad would be neither ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Helicopter offers the only lifeline in upper Himachal


January 15th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 15 (IANS) With the Rohtang tunnel beneath the majestic Rohtang Pass near here a long way yet from its targeted completion in 2015, helicopter remains ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bhutan to sign deal to access Bangladesh’s Mongla port


January 7th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 7 (IANS) Bangladesh and Bhutan will sign a fresh agreement that allows South Asia's Himalayan landlocked neighbour to use this country's Mongla port.A commerce ministry official said the deal may ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

FMSCI president Chandhok wants to improve motorsports infrastructure


December 29th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 29 (IANS) Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India's (FMSCI) newly- elected president Vicky Chandhok Wednesday said he would try to improve the infrastructure for motorsport in the country. "There ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India-China rail link through Nepal suggested


December 15th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 15 (ANI): Stating that Nepal looks upon both India and China as new opportunities for development, Nepal's Former Foreign Minister Dr. Prakash Chandra Lohani on Wednesday proposed a trans ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Nepal to hold beauty contest for elephants


December 9th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 9 (IANS) Nepal has the highest mountain in the world and now, the Himalayan republic is going to win another jumbo distinction when it holds the world's "biggest" beauty pageant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nepal filmmakers turn their lens on trafficking


November 25th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 25 (IANS) Even as Nepal's best-known crusader against trafficking of women and children won recognition as a global hero, filmmakers in the Himalayan republic, one of the worst ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Chopper on rescue operation crashes in Nepal


November 7th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 7 (IANS) Less than three months after an aircraft crashed in Nepal, killing all 14 people on board, a private helicopter running a rescue operation for two stranded ... Read more...

Posted in World |

12 killed in Nepal road accident


October 5th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 5 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed in a road accident in western Nepal Tuesday while on a pilgrimage to one of the holiest religious shrines in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

PNB JV’s merger bid in Nepal bounces


September 24th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 24 (IANS) The bid by Indian public sector Punjab National Bank (PNB)'s joint venture in Nepal, Everest Bank Ltd (EBL), to merge with another Nepali bank ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal promotes eco-tourism


September 17th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarSukna (West Bengal), Sep. 17 (ANI): The officials of the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary in Sukna near West Bengal's Siliguri District have involved the local villagers in protecting the wildlife and ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Adventure sports demonstrations to light up puja festival


September 17th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) To boost tourism, the West Bengal government has organised demonstrations of adventure sports like para mountaineering during the coming Durga puja festival in the city hub. "There will be ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Two leopard skins, bear gall bladder seized in Uttarakhand


September 16th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Two leopard skins and a gall bladder of a Himalayan black bear were seized from two people in Uttarakhand's Dehradun district, an NGO said Thursday. An anti-poaching team ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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