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Rain, cloudburst killed 26 in Himachal


August 30th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) At least 26 people have died in heavy rains and cloudbursts in Himachal Pradesh triggered by the southwest monsoon, which reached the state July 5, ... Read more...

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Heavy rain to continue in Himachal


August 26th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) Heavy rainfall will continue across Himachal Pradesh in the next 24 hours, a weather official said Sunday evening."There will be no respite from the incessant rain ... Read more...

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Incessant rains in Himachal, rivers in spate


August 21st, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) Rivers and their tributaries in Himachal Pradesh have been in spate as the state has witnessed moderate to heavy rainfall for almost a week, while two ... Read more...

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Himachal gets 46 percent less rainfall


July 17th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has received 46 percent less monsoon rains till date, affecting agricultural activities and the standing crops, officials said."The overall monsoon was below average ... Read more...

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Cheers for cherry lovers with bountiful Himachal crop


May 27th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Cherry lovers can expect a good supply of the luscious fruit this season. Good production of red cherries has once again brought cheers on the faces ... Read more...

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Snow, rain bring down mercury in Himachal


May 12th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 12 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell slightly Saturday after snow and rains in some parts. More showers have been forecast.Shimla recorded a maximum of 24 degrees Celsius, ... Read more...

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Fresh snow in Himachal


April 11th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's higher reaches Wednesday got a fresh spell of snow, plummeting temperatures by several notches."The high hills in Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu and Chamba ... Read more...

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It’s snowing Valentine’s fun in Himachal


February 13th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 13 (IANS) Moderate to heavy snowfall occurred at many places in Himachal Pradesh Monday, giving that extra nip to Valentine's Day celebrations.Shimla and its nearby popular destinations like ... Read more...

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Sunny, but chilly day in Himachal


February 6th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 6 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh witnessed a sunny but chilly day Monday after days of widespread snow and rain."It was a bright, sunny day across the ... Read more...

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Fresh snow in Himachal, cold wave unabated


February 4th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) The continuing cold wave again tightened its grip over Himachal Pradesh Saturday as the state's higher reaches had a fresh spell of snow.The weather office here ... 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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More snow in Manali, Kalpa and higher reaches of Himachal


January 26th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) More snowfall in the picturesque tourist resorts of Manali and Kalpa and the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh in the past 24 hours kept the temperatures ... Read more...

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Himachal apple yield looks ruddy again


January 25th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Bountiful snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, the country's prominent apple basket, has brought cheer to growers after a season of dismal production. Good snow at this ... Read more...

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Himachal gets relief from snow, rain


January 17th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) After two consecutive days of moderate to heavy snowfall and rain, Himachal Pradesh Tuesday got some relief, but the cold wave continued to grip the hills.The ... Read more...

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Avalanche threat in Himachal


January 16th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) A threat of avalanche loomed over the hills of Himachal Pradesh with higher reaches experiencing heavy snowfall for the second consecutive day Monday.The defence ministry warned ... Read more...

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Hills near Shimla, Manali get more snow


January 15th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) Hills near the popular tourist destinations of Shimla and Manali Sunday saw moderate snowfall, a weather official said here predicting more snow in the region."The Kufri ... Read more...

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Himachal towns get snow after 35 years (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Dharamsala, Jan 7 (IANS) For the first time in over 35 years, towns in the sub-tropical zone of Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district had snowfall Saturday, a weather ... Read more...

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Tourists rescued from Himachal hills


January 5th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 5 (IANS) All 300 tourists stranded in the hills overlooking the tourist resort of Manali due to heavy snow have been rescued, a Himachal Pradesh official said Thursday."All ... Read more...

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Shimla gets season’s first snowfall


January 4th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla witnessed the season's first snowfall Wednesday evening, pushing down the mercury by several notches."Shimla and its nearby areas received snowfall that ... Read more...

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Over 200 tourists rescued in Himachal


January 4th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 4 (IANS) More than 200 tourists who were stranded in hills overlooking the tourist resort Manali in Himachal Pradesh due to snow were rescued Wednesday evening.Efforts are still ... Read more...

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Severe cold persists in Himachal towns and cities


December 27th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 27 (IANS) Severe cold conditions Tuesday continued to prevail in the hills of Himachal Pradesh despite dry weather, the weather bureau here said.The minimum temperature at many places ... Read more...

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Poor marketing hinders trout farming


December 20th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 20 (IANS) Smoked, baked, grilled or fried, the trout never disappoints the tongue, say fish eaters. But the lack of a proper market and transportation are hampering private ... Read more...

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Manali wrapped up in white blanket


December 10th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 10 (IANS) Snowfall continued to elude this Himachal Pradesh capital Saturday, but another tourist resort, Manali, had moderate snow again.The minimum temperature recorded at Manali that saw ... Read more...

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Chill freezes Himachal hills


December 6th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 6 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh saw chilly conditions Tuesday after days of balmy weather due to cloudy conditions. The Met Office forecast rain and snowfall in ... Read more...

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Fighting traditions and laws, tribal women seek property rights


November 28th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 28 (IANS) It's 8 in the morning and a group of women is ready to trudge miles of rugged, cold and inhospitable Himalayan terrain ... Read more...

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Himachal’s apples - 70 percent less yield


November 1st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 1 (IANS) With the apple season almost over in Himachal Pradesh, the overall apple production was just 30 percent of last year's bumper harvest, officials said here Tuesday."The ... Read more...

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Retail chain to sell Brand Himachal


September 16th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Retail chain Future Group Friday announced its intention to sell Himachal Pradesh's famed apples and other agriculture produce in its retail outlets across the country.A ... Read more...

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Poor yield makes Himachal apple business fruitful


September 9th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The poor apple yield in Himachal Pradesh this season has been a blessing in disguise for cultivators who say the fruit's prices have remained at a ... Read more...

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Floods affect Himachal’s trout breeding


September 5th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 5 (IANS) Trout breeding in Himachal Pradesh will take a Rs.1.5 crore hit, estimates say, as a large number of private farms, known for rearing high-quality ... Read more...

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Retail chain offers to sell Himachal apples


August 19th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) Retail chain Future Group is aiming to offer Himachal Pradesh's delicious apples from Kinnaur district in its retail outlets across the country.Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal ... Read more...

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Adani procures apples from Himachal growers


August 14th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Agro commodities trading house Adani Agrifresh, has entered the market to procure apples directly from growers in Himachal Pradesh, a company official said here."This year the ... Read more...

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Himachal gets season’s first snow amid rains (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh got the season's first snowfall early Saturday, the weather bureau here said. Keylong town and nearby hills experienced snow while elsewhere in the state ... Read more...

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22 percent deficit rainfall in Himachal


August 1st, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) After a year of rain surplus, Himachal Pradesh has received 22 percent less rainfall than the average for this time of the season, a weather ... Read more...

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Court questions Himachal on calamity handling readiness


July 27th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Wednesday took a serious note of the lack of preparedness of the state government in handling natural calamities like cloudbursts.The ... Read more...

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Protect interests of tribals, panel tells Himachal


July 15th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 15 (IANS) The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Friday took a serious view of acquisition of private lands of people settled in tribal areas for upcoming projects and ... Read more...

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