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Heavy rains in Himachal, more in store


September 18th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell Tuesday due to widespread rain with Hamirpur town recording the highest amount - 164 mm - in the state, the met ... 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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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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Himachal gives Rs.one crore, plot to shooter Vijay


August 15th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kullu, Aug 15 (IANS) Pistol shooter Vijay Kumar was Wednesday honoured by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal for winning an Olympic silver medal.At the state-level Independence Day function ... Read more...

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Himachal to promote handicrafts in Karnataka


July 28th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka have signed a deal for the sale of Himachali handicrafts and handlooms in the southern state, an official said Saturday.According to the ... 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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Early Himachal apple varieties fetch high prices


July 16th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 16 (IANS) The apple season in Himachal Pradesh, considered the country's apple bowl, has opened with the fruit fetching handsome prices, bringing smiles on the faces of growers.Trade ... 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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In the name of Atal: Dhumal ’signs’ in praise (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


May 12th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 12 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee may have been out of active politics for almost eight years, but that has not dented ... Read more...

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Hail punctures hopes of Himachal apple growers


May 1st, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 1 (IANS) The apple of Himachal Pradesh's eye is turning sour. Attacked by hailstorms, the state's apple crop, worth more than Rs.200 crore, is lying unattended in the ... Read more...

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Shimla’s museum to showcase miniature paintings


April 20th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The state museum in this Himachal Pradesh capital, a repository of the state's rich cultural, artistic and archaeological heritage, Friday got a new block to showcase ... 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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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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WSH: Punjab outplay Lions to enter final


April 1st, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) An aggressive Sher-E-Punjab punished an errant Karnataka Lions 4-1 en route to the final of the inaugural Bridgestone World Series Hockey competition here Sunday.The score-line was ... 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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WSH: Lions pull off thrilling win over Cheetahs


March 11th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 10 (IANS) Karnataka Lions survived a late surge by Chennai Cheetahs to post a 5-3 win, their second only in six matches of the World Series Hockey tournament ... Read more...

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Himachal’s Keylong sees season’s heaviest snow


March 5th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 5 (IANS) The remote Keylong town in Himachal Pradesh Monday experienced the season's heaviest snowfall, a weatherman here said.The headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district, Keylong experienced 43 ... Read more...

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Cabs, private buses remain off road in Himachal


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 1 (IANS) Private taxis and buses remained off the road in Himachal Pradesh Thursday as public transport operators observed a day's strike to protest a recent hike in ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits commercial life in Himachal (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 28 (IANS) Banks and commercial establishments were closed in almost all towns of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday and trade unions of central government employees also joined the nationwide strike ... Read more...

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Roerich Trust official has valid visa, says police now


February 28th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 28 (IANS) Police Tuesday admitted that a foreign national associated for over a decade with Russian painter and philosopher Nicholas Roerich's multi-crore estate near Himachal Pradesh's Kullu has ... Read more...

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Snow, rain continue in Himachal


February 14th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Heavy snowfall in the higher reaches and intermittent rain in low and mid hills of Himachal Pradesh continued for the third day Tuesday, forcing authorities to ... 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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Nippy Thursday across north India (Roundup)


February 9th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The cold wave continued unabated across north India Thursday as temperatures dipped across the region. Bright sunshine in most places could not provide respite from ... Read more...

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Shimla, Manali shiver


February 9th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 9 (IANS) Popular tourist destinations Shimla and Manali saw the season's lowest temperatures Thursday at minus 3.8 degrees Celsius and minus 7.4 degrees respectively.Shimla recorded 5.4 cm of ... 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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Himachal may get heavy rain, snow


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 3 (IANS) The cold wave is likely to grip Himachal Pradesh again with heavy rain and snow forecast in the next two days by the Met office here ... Read more...

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Ace forward Rajpal axed from hockey squad for Olympic qualifiers


January 30th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) As expected former captain Rajpal Singh was Monday dropped from the 18-member India squad for the 2012 London Olympic qualifiers to be held at the ... 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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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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Rajpal retained among 32 hockey probables for Olympic qualifiers


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Despite raising doubts on striker Rajpal Singh's availability for the Olympic qualifiers, India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs Monday decided to retain the former ... Read more...

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Mercury up in Himachal, more snow in store


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) The minimum temperature in Himachal Pradesh rose marginally Sunday as there was no major snow or rain in the past 24 hours, the Met office said.Due ... 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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Cold wave grip continues on Himachal (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) The cold wave Thursday continued to grip the entire Himachal Pradesh with Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district, being the coldest with a minimum ... Read more...

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