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Development of tribal areas top priority: Dhumal


September 9th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The development of tribal areas in Himachal Pradesh is one of the top priorities of the government, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Sunday."The government ... 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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Four new hydropower projects for Uttar Pradesh


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Four hydropower projects with a combined capacity of 3,400 KW will be set up in Uttar Pradesh in three years, the state government has said.An empowered ... Read more...

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China’s power consumption slows down


August 14th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) China's power consumption growth slowed further in July, as the country's factory activity and industrial output posted weaker growth amid the economic downturn, authorities said Tuesday.The ... 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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Himachal hydropower projects shut, north India hit


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) Hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh remained shut Thursday due to high silt level in the Sutlej river, triggering a power crisis in northern states.The country's biggest ... 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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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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India’s first RFID technology toll comes up near Chandigarh


April 19th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandimandir (Haryana), April 19 (IANS) India's first RFID (radio frequency identification) -based electronic toll plaza was inaugurated on National Highway No.5 (NH-5) at Chandimandir in Haryana's Panchkula district.Union Road Transport ... Read more...

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Test your nerves against sport fish in Himachal


March 11th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 11 (IANS) If you are an angler and want to test your nerves against sport fish in one of the largest man-made wetlands in the foothills of the ... Read more...

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Myntdu Leskha hydel project commissioned


February 29th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Amlarem (Meghalaya), Feb 29 (IANS) Power-starved Meghalaya Wednesday added 42 MW of power by formally commissioning the first phase of a hydroelectric power project in Jaintia Hills district.The commissioning of ... Read more...

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Protect Chenab river from onslaught, say Himachal villagers


January 30th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 30 (IANS) Residents of Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley Monday knocked on the doors of the union environment and forests ministry, protesting against an upcoming hydropower projects on the ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower generation hit by extreme cold


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) Every winter, the cold climate almost freezes Himachal Pradesh's hydropower generation. But this time unusually harsh Arctic conditions in the higher reaches, where most of ... Read more...

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Reliance Power leads hydel projects in Himachal Pradesh: Dhumal


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 22 (IANS) Reliance Power has bagged five hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh in the past three-and-half years, the most by any company, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said ... Read more...

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HPPCL hydro projects quake resistant, says minister


December 20th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) State-run Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) has said its ongoing hydropower projects are quake resistant, not affecting the fragile hill ecology, according to Minister ... Read more...

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NGO picks holes in upcoming hydro project in Himachal


December 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) An NGO fighting for the cause of people affected by hydropower projects Tuesday said the upcoming World Bank-funded mega project in Himachal Pradesh has several flaws.In ... Read more...

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India offers Nepal $250 mn soft loan, seals investment pact


October 21st, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) In key initiatives that are set to bolster ties between New Delhi and Kathmandu, India Friday unveiled a $250 million line of credit and ... Read more...

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Dhumal reviews Himachal power shortage


October 15th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) With Himachal Pradesh facing a power shortage due to low generation in hydropower plants, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Saturday called a meeting here to review ... Read more...

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Chill freezes Himachal’s hydropower generation


October 14th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 14 (IANS) The setting in of chill and freezing of glaciers and water bodies in the higher reaches have dipped Himachal Pradesh's hydropower generation, affecting electricity supplies ... Read more...

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Apex court relief for Himachal on power sharing


September 27th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that Himachal Pradesh was entitled to 7.19 percent of the power from the Bhakra-Nangal and Beas hydropower projects and awarded ... Read more...

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Himachal bans construction in trout habitat


August 27th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 27 (IANS) To propagate trout in the natural waters of Himachal Pradesh, the state government has decided against setting up hydropower projects in the picturesque Tirthan Valley in ... Read more...

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Himachal proposes to relax land ceiling


August 25th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) An amendment bill seeking to exempt entrepreneurs and religious groups involved in creating educational and sports facilities from the provisions of land ceiling law was ... Read more...

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Protests against Orissa hydropower projects intensify


August 25th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) Protests against three hydro power plants Orissa plans across river Mahanadi intensified with thousands of people Wednesday staging a massive demonstration at district headquarters town of ... Read more...

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New Nepal energy rule to shake up Indian investors


August 23rd, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 23 (IANS) A new power regulation by Nepal that came into effect from Monday will now reshuffle over 70 hydropower projects capable of generating nearly 20,000 MW and ... Read more...

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Mamata sends trade envoys to Nepal


July 28th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 28 (IANS) Losing no time after assuming the reins of former red bastion West Bengal's government, its new chief minister Mamata Banerjee has sent trade envoys to ... Read more...

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Hydropower projects remain shut, north India hit


July 26th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Major hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh remained shut for a second day Tuesday due to high silt in the Sutlej, causing power shortages in the country's ... Read more...

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Jaypee’s hydropower corridor to be set up this month


July 3rd, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Karcham (Himachal Pradesh), July 3 (IANS) A mega power transmission corridor being constructed by the Jaypee Group in this Himachal Pradesh town will be commissioned by the end of this ... Read more...

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Clamour against hydropower grows louder in Himachal


June 30th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 30 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh are alive with the sounds of villagers voicing their protest against the numerous hydropower projects that they say will further compromise ... Read more...

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Himachal villagers take officials hostage


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 22 (IANS) Protesting villagers in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district have taken government officials hostage, officials said Wednesday.The protesters are demanding cancellation of a mega hydropower project being executed ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists say no to export-oriented power projects


June 20th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) Nepal's Maoists have decided not to allow any hydropower project that intends to export the generated power, a decision that immediately impacts Indian group GMR as ... Read more...

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Nepal executes last official killer of civil war


June 14th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Five years after signing a peace accord to end a decade of Communist uprising, Nepal's government Tuesday executed the last surviving official killer of the civil ... Read more...

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Abandoned suitcases trigger panic in Kathmandu


June 9th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 9 (IANS) Five years after a civil war ended in Nepal, terror still continues to stalk the uneasy republic, as the panic triggered by the discovery of two ... Read more...

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Depleting forests in Himachal worry green activists (April 22 is Earth Day)


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 22 (IANS) Depleting green cover, receding water resources and frequent change in climatic conditions are worrying the environmentalists in Himachal Pradesh. The reason is obvious. The small hill ... Read more...

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Pak agencies to probe two ministries over India’s success in getting carbon credits


April 16th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 16(ANI): Pakistani intelligence agencies have seized the records of at least two federal ministries to investigate an alleged institutional lapse in raising objections over India's bid to secure international carbon ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists resume opposition to Indian investment in hydropower


April 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 14 (IANS) Nepal's ruling Maoist party has resumed its opposition to Indian investment in the republic's thorny hydropower sector, saying they went against the country's national interests.The Maoists, ... Read more...

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