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Commercial establishments shut in Himachal


September 20th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) Commercial establishments were closed in parts of Himachal Pradesh Thursday following the opposition sponsored nationwide shutdown.State-run transport and private buses and trains were plying but trucks ... Read more...

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Monsoon active again in Himachal


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 3 (IANS) After a few days of lull, the southwest monsoon has once again got activated in Himachal Pradesh with some areas in the state experiencing heavy ... Read more...

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586 killed in Himachal road accidents this year


August 30th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) More than 580 people have died in over 1,600 incidents of road accidents this year in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has said. State ... Read more...

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Sonia rallies in Himachal in September


August 29th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address public rallies in Himachal Pradesh next month in the run-up to the assembly polls, a party leader said Wednesday."Sonia ... Read more...

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Palanquin bearers to ferry patients in Himachal


August 16th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 16 (IANS) Once the mode of transport for royalty and women in purdah nearly a century ago, the palanquin will be resurrected to ferry patients from remote ... Read more...

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Participation low, spirits high at Team Anna fast


July 25th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Numbering far less than last year but exuding zeal, people from across the country Wednesday gathered at Jantar Mantar in the national capital ... Read more...

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Nabard sanctions Rs.70 crore loan to Himachal


July 24th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 24 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has sanctioned Rs.70.24 crore for rural infrastructure development in Himachal Pradesh, an official said here Tuesday.Funds have ... Read more...

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Monsoon finally arrives in Himachal (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) The delayed southwest monsoon finally reached Himachal Pradesh Thursday, bringing respite to the people. Showers lashed capital Shimla, Dharamsala, Manali and other towns, leading to ... Read more...

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Rains bring down temperatures in Himachal


July 5th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) Widespread rains caused a sharp fall in temperatures across Himachal Pradesh Thursday with Gaggal town recording the highest rainfall of 152 mm in the state, ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP seeks explanation from outspoken legislator


June 14th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 14 (IANS) Facing embarrassment over a party legislator going public to demand leadership change in Himachal Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit Thursday issued notice ... Read more...

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Himachal to have 12 more silk producing units


May 10th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 10 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will soon have 12 more silk thread producing units in private sector to boost sericulture, an official said here Thursday.Of these 12 units, six ... Read more...

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Himachal keen to expand airports


April 6th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 6 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is keen to expand its existing airports in Kullu and Kangra districts to strengthen air connectivity, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Friday.For ... Read more...

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Suspended BJP MP on protest fast against Himachal’s Lokayukta act


April 5th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) A suspended parliamentarian of Himachal Pradesh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was on a day-long fast Thursday in the shadow of the statue of Mahatma ... Read more...

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BJP suspends Himachal MP


March 11th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday suspended Himachal Pradesh MP Rajan Sushant for indiscipline, a party leader said here.Sushant was suspended with immediate effect, state ... Read more...

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Foreign tourist arrivals in Himachal doubles in 5 years


March 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The number of foreign tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh has doubled in the past five years, the state govenment said Sunday."The number of the international travelers ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP to take call on errant MP within week


February 29th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) central leadership would within a week take a final call on the "anti-party" activities of its Himachal Pradesh MP Rajan ... Read more...

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Trials on Himachal crops successful, says institute


January 29th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Scientists Sunday claimed that trials on vegetable crops in varied temperatures of Himachal Pradesh have been successful with the use of a newly identified fungus.Field trials ... Read more...

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Faith cuts through cold at Kashmiri saint’s Urs (With Images)


January 21st, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Hundreds of Hindus and Muslims from across the valley are thronging the shrine of Kashmiri saint Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom on his 10-day Urs here, braving sub-zero ... Read more...

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Himachal aims for 7.41 lakh tonne foodgrains


January 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has fixed a target of producing 7.41 lakh tonnes of foodgrains during the current rabi (winter harvest) season, an official statement said here Wednesday.Besides ... Read more...

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Himachal demands night landing facilities at airports


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday asked the central government to provide technically advanced night landing and take-off facilities at airports in the state."We ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks Rs.991 crore rain relief


November 28th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has demanded a compensation of Rs.991 crore from the central government for the losses incurred during the past monsoon, an official said here Monday.The ... Read more...

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Himachal to allow industries to get power from private project


November 19th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will allow private industrial houses in the state to procure electricity from other sources apart from the state-run electricity board, a ... Read more...

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To catch monkeys, Himachal dangles Rs.500 bait


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 3 (IANS) Unable to check its marauding monkeys, Himachal Pradesh has offered Rs.500 each to youths who can catch the animals. The wildlife wing's target is to sterilise ... Read more...

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Prominent Gandhian felicitated


October 22nd, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Prominent Gandhian and Sarvodaya leader Laxmi Dass was felicitated by Sanatan Sanskriti Sansthan, a leading organization engaged in promoting secular values, national integration and brotherhood, ... Read more...

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Lack of syringes hits Himachal’s HIV tests


October 13th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 13 (IANS) After condoms, it is now disposable syringes that are in short supply in Himachal Pradesh, severely hitting the state's AIDS control programme.For over three months, the ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks to rein in monkeys


September 21st, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Wednesday requested the central government to allow it to employ people under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to check monkey ... Read more...

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Raid-de-Himalaya rally set to begin Oct 1


September 18th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Rugged and inhospitable terrains of trans-Himalayas are once again ready to test the nerves of motorists next month in the six-day Raid-de-Himalaya - one of the ... Read more...

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Mend ways, court warns Himachal officer


August 29th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has let off an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer with a warning to mend his ways and recalled its earlier order ... Read more...

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Candlelight marches in Himachal to support Anna


August 28th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) Hundreds of people took out candlelight marches across Himachal Pradesh Sunday in support of Anna Hazare."Annaji is a true Gandhian. He has won 50 percent ... Read more...

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Himachal Annas end fast


August 28th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) Hunger strikes in Himachal Pradesh ended their protests Sunday when Anna Hazare called off his fast in Delhi.Former government employee Lakshmi Chand Thakur, 67, and ... Read more...

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Ire in Himachal over Virbhadra Singh’s remarks


August 25th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) Thirty-five supporters of Anna Hazare courted arrest here Thursday amid strong objections to union minister Virbhadra Singh's comments against the fasting social activist."The supporters of ... Read more...

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Shimla shops shut to support Anna


August 24th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 24 (IANS) More than 6,000 shopkeepers in the Himachal Pradesh capital Wednesday kept their shops closed to express solidarity with fasting social activist Anna Hazare."We have decided to ... Read more...

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Protests in Himachal to support Anna


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) Protests in support of Anna Hazare gained momentum in Himachal Pradesh Monday with thousands of people coming out here and other towns to express solidarity with ... Read more...

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Homestay high: Himachal expects 100,000 weekend tourists (With Image)


August 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) For Indians, there's a long weekend ahead and nearly 100,000 tourists are expected to make their way up to Himachal Pradesh. But while driving away from ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP to act against errant MP within week


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday said it would decide in a week on the action to be taken against party ... Read more...

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