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Sri Lanka adds wind power to grid


August 9th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka has added 30 megawatts of wind power to its national grid in a bid to reduce power shortage in nearly 60 cities, including Colombo.The ... Read more...

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Grid failure hits NALCO power units in Odisha


August 1st, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) Two units of the captive power plant of the state-run National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) in Odisha collapsed Tuesday due to the failure of Eastern Grid, ... Read more...

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Hydropower generation resumes in Himachal


July 30th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) Hydro-power generation in Himachal Pradesh resumed Monday morning more than seven hours after the Northern Grid collapsed and stopped electricity production, an official of the state ... Read more...

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Depleting water sources in Himachal worry locals


June 5th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) Fearing drying up of traditional water sources and depletion of flora and fauna due to massive construction of hydropower projects, people of over two ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh to add 500 MW of power by June


May 17th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) Faced with a scorching summer and a looming power crisis, the Uttar Pradesh government Thursday announced that two new thermal power units - unit 9 of ... Read more...

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Set up Himalayan regiment, says Dhumal


October 22nd, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Saturday requested the central government to set up a Himalayan regiment in the Indian Army comprising youth from ... Read more...

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Arbitration team visits Kashmir power project site


June 18th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) An India-Pakistan arbitration team left here Saturday for north Kashmir's Bandipora district to inspect the site of the upcoming Kishenganga hydro power project, an official said."The ... Read more...

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Taj to set up resort hotel near Shimla


February 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), a group of Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Friday announced its plan to set up a hotel-cum-resort near Shimla.This will be Taj group's ... Read more...

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Helicopter taxi service launched in Himachal


January 29th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Saturday launched the helicopter taxi service in the state to attract high-end tourists, an official said.The government has signed an agreement ... Read more...

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ADB to give $889 million for Himachal, Assam power projects


January 19th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Two Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Assam have signed agreements worth a total of $889.7 million with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for development of their ... Read more...

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Jagson Airlines to operate daily flights to Himachal


January 18th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Jagson Airlines will start a regular flight between Delhi and Himachal Pradesh from next month, an airline official said Tuesday."From Feb 15, we will daily operate a Delhi-Kullu-Shimla-Delhi ... Read more...

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Himachal records 16 percent increase in tourists


January 10th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) As many as 13 million tourists visited the hills of Himachal Pradesh last year as compared to 11 million in 2009, registering an increase of over 16 percent ... Read more...

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Edible oil producer ventures into energy sector


October 4th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Edible oil producer Puri Oil Mills Ltd (POML) has ventured into hydro-power generation, investing Rs.160 crore to set up five plants with a total capacity of ... Read more...

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Kashmir earns plan panel ire over health service ‘gaps’


June 18th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The plan panel Friday took a dig at the Jammu and Kashmir government for leaving large gaps in the delivery of health services and asked Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Kashmir to fully tap hydro power


January 21st, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 21 (IANS) Keeping Jammu and Kashmir's immense hydro energy potential in mind, the state is drawing up a comprehensive plan to put in place a three-track hydro power generation strategy ... Read more...

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Bhutanese PM to meet Manmohan Singh next week


June 27th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley arrives here Tuesday on a four-day visit - the first by a foreign leader to India since the new ... Read more...

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Monsoon delay leading to dip in river water levels


June 24th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) With monsoon getting delayed in Uttar Pradesh, several rivers in the state have started showing a receding trend in their water levels, officials said Wednesday. "If intense heat conditions ... Read more...

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Ladakhis enjoy winters despite enduring hardships


January 25th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Leh (Ladakh), Jan.25 (ANI): Despite the mercury dipping in the winter months, Ladakhis have learnt to endure adversities, and choose to deem this period as a season to relax and take ... Read more...

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Power crisis hits Himachal Pradesh


January 4th, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, Jan 4 (ANI): Power crisis loomed over Himachal Pradesh as the water level in reservoirs had fallen steeply with water flows in rivers and rivulets getting drastically reduced due to ... Read more...

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We won’t hamper resolution of Kashmir dispute: National Conference


October 31st, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 31 (IANS) The resolution of the Kashmir dispute lies in the hands of India and Pakistan, the state's main opposition party, the National Conference (NC), has said in its vision ... Read more...

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Nepal-India joint committee meeting on water resource begins


September 29th, 2008 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sept 29 (ANI): As a follow up of the decisions taken in Delhi during the recent visit to India of Prime Minister Prachanda, a high-level secretarial meeting of Nepal-India Joint ... Read more...

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India to provide Rs.200 million to Nepal as flood relief


September 17th, 2008 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.17 (ANI): India today announced that it would provide Rs.200 million (Rs.20 crore) to Nepal as flood relief and also agreed to rebuild segments of the East-West Highway damaged ... Read more...

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As Bihar reels, mega project to check floods hangs in balance


September 8th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Even as India struggles to tackle one of the worst-ever calamities to hit Bihar, poor communication with Nepal has stalled a Rs.750-billion ($17 billion) project to save ... Read more...

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Obama says winning Pennsylvania is key to reaching White House


September 6th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 6 (ANI): Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has said that he will win the White House race if he wins Pennsylvania. He was speaking to workers after touring Voit ... Read more...

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Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam to set up power project in Nepal, eyes Georgia, Bhutan (Lead)


June 24th, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 24 (IANS) Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVN), the hydro-power generation company promoted by the Centre and the Himachal Pradesh government, will set up a power plant in Nepal, a ... Read more...

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Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam eyes Georgia, Bhutan


June 24th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, June 24 (IANS) Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVN), the hydro-power generation company promoted by the Centre and the Himachal Pradesh government, plans to spread its wings abroad, a ... Read more...

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Pakistan advances clock to conserve energy


May 15th, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) Facing a huge energy deficit, Pakistan has drawn up a comprehensive plan for conserving power by advancing clocks by an hour and ordering markets to close by 9 ... Read more...

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Frozen water bodies in Himachal Pradesh lead to power crisis


January 9th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by admin
Kullu, Jan 9 (ANI): Power crisis looms over Himachal Pradesh as the water level in reservoirs has fallen steeply with water flows in rivers and rivulets getting drastically reduced due to sub-zero ... Read more...

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