kangra valley

Centre will help revive Kangra tea: Anand Sharma


April 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), April 10 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Tuesday announced a multi-pronged project to boost production and export of tea produced in the Kangra valley that is known ... Read more...

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Himachal rail line reopens after seven months


March 31st, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 31 (IANS) Rail traffic on the Pathankot-Jogindernagar narrow gauge line in Himachal Pradesh was restored Saturday after seven months of closure, a railway official said.The rail traffic had ... 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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Rebuilt 400-year-old Himachal temple opens


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 3 (IANS) A 400-year-old Hindu temple in Himachal Pradesh that was partially damaged in a quake over a century ago was reopened for public Saturday.The Bhadrakali Temple in ... Read more...

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Pong wetlands hosting over 100,000 feathered guests (Feb 2 is World Wetlands Day)


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Pong Dam (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 2 (IANS) Over 100,000 feathered guests of 103 species are holidaying in Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands and among them falcated duck, the silvery ... Read more...

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Himachal to count its feathered guests this month


January 29th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is going to hold a unique event - a race to spot and count feathered guests at the Pong dam wetlands in the Kangra ... Read more...

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105 years after quake, Himachal temple rebuilt


January 6th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 6 (IANS) A 400-year-old Hindu temple in Himachal Pradesh that was partially damaged over a century ago in a devastating earthquake has been reconstructed in its original ... Read more...

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Tagged birds return to Pong wetlands from China


December 27th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Pong Dam (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 27 (IANS) It was an experiment that worked. Four migratory birds in the Kangra Valley's Pong wetland, which were tagged with global positioning system (GPS) ... Read more...

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Why proposed heritage site damaged, asks Himachal court


December 21st, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 21 (IANS) Concerned over the damage to a railway bridge, once proposed to be declared a UNESCO heritage site, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has summoned officials of ... Read more...

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IUCN to inspect Himachal national park next year


December 17th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 17 (IANS) A team of international wildlife experts will visit Himachal Pradesh next year to evaluate the flora and fauna of the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in ... Read more...

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With 40,000 winged visitors, Pong wetlands a tiny paradise


November 29th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Pong Dam (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 29 (IANS) The Pong dam wetlands are playing home to an estimated 40,000 migratory birds right now, once again turning into a paradise for the ... Read more...

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41 bird species found in Himachal wetlands


June 12th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 12 (IANS) Forty-one waterbird species have been found breeding in the Pong Dam wetlands of Himachal Pradesh's Kangra Valley, wildlife officials said here Sunday."Over 8,000 breeding waterbirds, both ... Read more...

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Himachal tea firm gets ISO certification


April 19th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala Tea Company has become the first tea firm in the state to get an ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) certification, the company said ... Read more...

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The flower that paints Himachal red and pink (With Images)


April 1st, 2011 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) The hills have turned a flaming red and pink as spring is in the air. The rhododendrons are busy blooming - the first among the floral ... Read more...

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Signals from a ruddy shelduck in Pong wetlands


March 23rd, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 23 (IANS) It's a very special ruddy shelduck. In the Pong wetlands, it is chirping, flapping its wings and sending out crucial information on its whereabouts to scientists ... Read more...

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Himachal plans major development around Pong wetlands


February 9th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 9 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will launch large scale infrastructure development in the Kangra Valley to promote the Pong Dam wetlands there, an official said Wednesday. The decision comes ... Read more...

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Little grass, bar-headed geese skip Pong wetlands


February 6th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Feb 6 (IANS) The vast spread of water in the Pong wetlands of Himachal Pradesh's picturesque Kangra Valley is keeping the world's highest-altitude migrant, the bar-headed goose, away ... Read more...

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Know the bird and count it too - at Pong wetlands


January 25th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Can you tell a bar-headed goose from a spotbilled duck? Himachal Pradesh will soon launch a unique drive to promote bird watching and count the exact ... Read more...

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Now GPS to monitor winged visitors to Himachal


January 22nd, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) The bar-headed goose, the ruddy shell duck and the mallard, all winter visitors to Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands, are about to find themselves tailed - ... Read more...

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Himachal gets new feathery guest


January 17th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) The Pong Dam wetlands in the Kangra Valley have got a migratory guest - the pied avocet - a wading bird species that forest ... Read more...

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Nurpur oranges face bad weather


December 4th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Akhilesh BharatiNurpur (Himachal Pradesh), Dec.4 (ANI): Orange production has been hit due to the bad weather conditions in Himachal Pradesh's Nurpur District.Farmers are not expecting a good crop and they are ... Read more...

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Game for trout! Anglers ready for Manali contest


September 9th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) More than 30 sport anglers from across the country will converge in the picturesque hill town of Manali next month to pit their wits against the ... Read more...

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India leads China in fundamental values: Dalai Lama


August 14th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayank Chhaya McLeod Ganj (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 14 (IANS) China might be more economically advanced than India but lacks in fundamental values like freedom, transparency and rule of law, much required ... Read more...

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Kangra Tea is set for another bloom (With Images)


June 18th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) The aroma of tea is going to waft across the picturesque Kangra valley once again, with fresh stimulus from the central and state governments ... Read more...

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Tourists enjoy fresh snowfall in Dharamsala


May 8th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), May 8 (ANI): Tourists turned up in large numbers in Dharamsala to experience fresh snowfall.Rain across the valley and snow on the Dhauladhar mountains range brought down temperatures in ... Read more...

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Mild quake hits Himachal Pradesh


April 11th, 2010 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 11 (IANS) An earthquake of light intensity has struck areas of Himachal Pradesh adjoining Jammu and Kashmir, an official said here Sunday. "An earthquake of light intensity hit Himachal Pradesh's ... Read more...

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Pit wits against game fish in Himachal


March 7th, 2010 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, March 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is organising a unique contest for anglers who wish to pit their wits against the golden mahseer - a game fish.The state Fisheries Department, ... Read more...

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Himachal to promote bird spotting


January 10th, 2010 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) If you are a bird watcher and want to chase flapping beauties in the wilderness, welcome to Himachal Pradesh, which is organising a unique bird spotting ... Read more...

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M.F. Husain out of Himachal school syllabus


January 7th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 7 (IANS) Renowned painters Sobha Singh and Nicholas Roerich have replaced artist M.F. Husain in Himachal Pradesh text books, an official said Thursday. "We have decided to replace the chapter on ... Read more...

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Missing paraglider traced in Himachal (Lead)


November 11th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 11 (IANS) Rescue teams Wednesday traced Ukrainian paraglider Igor, who had gone missing in the Kangra valley here six days ago, police said. "This (Wednesday) morning Ukrainian paraglider Igor ... Read more...

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Search on to trace missing paraglider in Himachal


November 11th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 11 (IANS) Authorities in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday resumed a search for Ukrainian paraglider Igor, who went missing here in the Kangra valley six days ago, police said. "This (Wednesday) ... Read more...

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Migratory birds start descending on Himachal’s Pong Dam wetlands (With Images)


October 28th, 2009 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Pong Dam (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 28 (IANS) With the onset of winter, thousands of migratory birds from central and northern Asia have started descending on the Pong Dam wetlands in ... Read more...

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Bad roads in Dharamsala hit tourism industry


August 16th, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 16(ANI): The deteriorating condition of roads in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamasala city is badly affecting the tourism industry.Poor road conditions in Dharamsala are a common sight, which leaves ... Read more...

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Murdered Briton’s family dissatisfied with pace of investigation


July 24th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 24 (IANS) The family and friends of British charity worker Michael Blakey, who was murdered in this northern Indian hill station in November 2006, are not satisfied with pace at ... Read more...

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More women are taking to Buddhism: First woman master


April 20th, 2009 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A growing number of women are taking to Buddhism in India like in the West where two-thirds of the practitioners of the faith are women, ... Read more...

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