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Tight security ahead of Gandhi’s visit


June 25th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 25 (IANS) Security has been tightened in Himachal Pradesh ahead of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi's trip to Kullu district Monday. Gandhi, who also heads the Congress party, ... Read more...

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Manali-Leh highway to shut June 28


June 24th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 24 (IANS) The Manali-Leh highway will be closed June 28 when United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi visits Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, an official said Thursday. "Sonia Gandhi is ... Read more...

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Temperature rises in Himachal


June 12th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 12 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced warm weather Saturday, with the state's Una town recording a high of 38.6 degrees Celsius, an official said. "Temperatures soared due to the ... Read more...

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Sonia to lay Rohtang tunnel’s foundation stone June 28


June 3rd, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 3 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi would lay the foundation stone of the Rohtang tunnel in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district June 28, Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh said Thursday. "The stone ... Read more...

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Himachal continues to experience warm weather


June 1st, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh continued to experience warm weather Tuesday with the temperature recorded two to five degrees Celsius above the average, the weatherman said. State capital Shimla saw ... Read more...

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Fire sweeps through Himachal village


May 16th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 15 (IANS) Fire swept through a village in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district Saturday, reducing at least 40 houses to ashes, police said. There was no loss of life. "The fire in ... Read more...

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Hail storm destroys Kullu’s apple crop


May 9th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, May 9 (ANI): A hail storm in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu District has destroyed nearly eighty percent of the area's apple crop."Our production of apple was very good, but 70-80 percent ... Read more...

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Lightning kills 100 sheep


May 6th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 6 (IANS) At least 100 sheep were killed and scores injured by lightning in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district. The sheep died in a remote grazing pasture Wednesday night, Deputy Commissioner B.M. ... Read more...

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Temperature on the higher side in Himachal


May 2nd, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 2 (IANS) Mercury levels remained high across Himachal Pradesh Sunday with the temperature being recorded two to six degrees above the average, the weatherman said, adding that state capital Shimla ... Read more...

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Cherry production lures farmers to Kullu


May 2nd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, May 2 (ANI): Farmers and orchard owners in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu region have taken up growing cherries since the returns are lucrative as compared to other fruits.The primary destination of these ... Read more...

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Tibetans in Kullu hold prayers for the earthquake victims of Tibet


April 25th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, April 25 (ANI): Tibetans living in Himachal's Kullu district on Sunday held prayers for the victims of the recent earthquake in Tibet.They organised the prayer session on the birthday of the ... Read more...

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Summer sun scorches Himachal Pradesh


April 17th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 17 (IANS) The mercury continued to rise across the mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh Saturday, recording temperatures five to 10 degrees higher than average. In some areas, it crossed ... Read more...

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Himachal’s IPL venue sizzles at 35.2 degrees


April 16th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh continued to experience hot weather Friday with the venue of the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches - Dharamsala - recording a high of 35.2 degrees ... Read more...

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Shimla’s temperature six degrees above average


April 4th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 4 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh Sunday remained above average by three to eight degrees, the weatherman said, adding that state capital Shimla saw a high of 23.5 degrees ... Read more...

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Temperatures rise across Himachal


March 21st, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) The mercury rose across Himachal Pradesh Sunday with the maximum temperatures above average by four to 12 degrees Celsius. Shimla, called as the Queen of Hills by ... Read more...

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Mercury dips in Himachal; Keylong coldest at minus 10.4 degrees


January 30th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 30 (IANS) After fresh snow and rain Friday, Himachal Pradesh Saturday recorded a dip in temperatures with Keylong being the coldest at minus 10.4 degrees Celsius. "Temperatures across the state ... Read more...

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Mercury plummets with fresh snowfall in Himachal


January 29th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Fresh snowfall in the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh Friday once again intensified cold wave conditions in the state. "Moderate to heavy snowfall was recorded in the higher ... Read more...

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Sunny Sunday in Shimla


January 17th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) This Himachal Pradesh capital remained sunny on Sunday with a minimum temperature of 7.7 degrees Celsius. The weatherman has forecast no fresh rain or snow in the ... Read more...

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Sunny day in Himachal (Lead)


January 16th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Sunny weather across Himachal Pradesh helped the temperature rise to a pleasant 16.9 degrees Celsius Saturday in state capital Shimla. "Shimla recorded a high of 16.9 degrees ... Read more...

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Temperature rises in Himachal Pradesh


January 15th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) The mercury rose across Himachal Pradesh Friday, even as the higher reaches reeled under sub-zero temperature, with Keylong being the coldest at minus 11.5 degrees Celsius. "Temperatures across ... Read more...

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Himachal to set up 10 more forest police stations


January 14th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government is setting up 10 more forest police stations or 'van thanas' to combat organised forest crimes in the state. "We (the government) are going to ... Read more...

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Temperature rises in low reaches of Himachal


January 10th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) Cold conditions abated in the low lying areas of Himachal Pradesh Sunday with night temperatures rising by a few notches, even as the higher reaches continued to ... Read more...

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Coldest December in Himachal in 15 years


December 31st, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 31 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh experienced the coldest December in over 15 years this winter with the minimum temperature recording two to three degrees Celsius below normal across the state, ... Read more...

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Swiss national found dead in Himachal


December 22nd, 2009 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 22 (IANS) The body of a Swiss national was found from a house in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, police said Tuesday. The body of Martin Karl, a Swiss national, was found ... Read more...

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Rohtang Pass re-opened for traffic


December 3rd, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Dec 3 (IANS) The Rohtang Pass, at an altitude of 13,050 feet in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, was Thursday re-opened for vehicular traffic after it remained closed for 24 days after ... Read more...

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Four more bodies retrieved from snow-bound Rohtang Pass


November 25th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Nov 25 (IANS) Rescue workers Wednesday recovered the bodies of four more people buried in snow near the Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, taking to 14 the number of ... Read more...

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Himachal to promote grass skiing


November 24th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will become the first state in the country to start grass skiing in a bid to promote adventure-related activities, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here ... Read more...

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Rohtang tragedy: Retrieved bodies reach Manali


November 22nd, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Nov 22 (IANS) Nine bodies that were retrieved from the snow near the Rohtang Pass were brought to this town in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district Sunday evening, an official said. Rescue workers ... Read more...

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Himachal-born child detected with polio in Uttar Pradesh


November 22nd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 22 (IANS) A two-year-old child of a migrant family from Uttar Pradesh, staying in Himachal Pradesh, has tested positive for polio, an official said Sunday. Health director Nagesh Sharma told IANS ... Read more...

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Rohtang tragedy: Nine bodies brought to base camp (Second Lead)


November 21st, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Nov 21 (IANS) All the nine retrieved bodies that were buried in the snow near the Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district were brought to the base camp Saturday evening, ... Read more...

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Nine bodies recovered from snow-bound Rohtang Pass (Lead)


November 21st, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Nov 21 (IANS) Rescue workers Saturday recovered the bodies of nine people who were buried in the snow near the Rohtang Pass as strong icy winds lashed Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, ... Read more...

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Search underway for bodies buried in snow in Himachal


November 21st, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Nov 21 (IANS) Rescue workers Saturday started search operations to retrieve the bodies of eight people who were buried in the snow near the Rohtang Pass as strong icy winds lashed ... Read more...

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Icy winds kill eight in Himachal


November 20th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Nov 20 (IANS) At least eight people were killed Friday as high velocity icy winds lashed Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, an official said. Over 75 people were caught in strong icy winds ... Read more...

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Rescue post set up at Rohtang Pass base


November 16th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) A rescue post has been set up temporarily at the base of Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district to provide help to the stranded motorists ... Read more...

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Snow-bound Rohtang Pass may re-open soon


November 14th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 14 (IANS) The snow-bound Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, closed since Nov 9, could be reopened in a day or two, said engineers Saturday busy clearing ... Read more...

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