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Tata Steel launches branded Silico Manganese


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Tata Steel, the world's seventh largest steel maker, Wednesday launched India's first branded Silico Manganese, widely used in steel making, to dominate the market of ... 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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10 detained in raid on Himachal rave party


August 5th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 10 revellers at a rave party, attended mainly by foreigners, were detained in the picturesque Manikaran Valley of Himachal Pradesh, police said Sunday.Superintendent of ... Read more...

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Metro completes first tunnel of Phase III


July 26th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Work on a 909.0-metre tunnel, the first for the Delhi Metro's Phase-III, was Thursday completed at the upcoming Janpath Metro Station on the three-km underground ... 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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Man claims hair growth pills turned him into woman


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) A man who took pills to help cure his baldness has claimed they turned him into a woman, the Daily Mail reported Monday.While William McKee's hair ... 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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Heavy rains cause traffic snarls, power breakdowns in Agra


July 10th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Agra July 9 (IANS) Three spells of heavy showers Monday inundated low-lying areas in the Taj city, leading to traffic snarls and power breakdowns.Residents welcomed the rains but lamented poor ... Read more...

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Delhi to spend Rs.440 crore on roads, afforestation (lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday approved 23 projects worth Rs.440 crore, of which a lion's share of Rs.331 crore will be spent on the public works ... Read more...

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Two held with opium in Delhi


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Two people have been arrested in the national capital and five kg opium seized from them, police said Saturday.Om Prakash, 28, from Rajasthan, and ... Read more...

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Himachal deity gets back role in Dussehra festival


May 19th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) A deity of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh has got justice in the state's high court which told the administration not to bar its participation ... Read more...

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Six hurt in 15 blasts across Pakistan province


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) At least six people were injured in 15 blasts across Pakistan's Sindh province Wednesday, a media report said.Four blasts targeted the ATM machines of National Bank ... Read more...

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Himachal may get more snow


April 20th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh are likely to experience more thundershowers and snow in the next two days after a spell of dry weather, the meteorological ... Read more...

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Signal snag hits thousands of Metro commuters (Lead)


March 29th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) On a day when restrictions were imposed on several roads in Delhi due to the BRICS summit, thousands of Metro commuters in the national capital ... Read more...

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Signalling defect leaves Metro commuters stranded


March 29th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Tens of hundreds of Metro commuters in the national capital were left stranded Thursday morning due to a signalling defect, an official said."The problem is ... Read more...

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Himachal again ignored in rail budget: Prem Dhumal


March 14th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday described the railway budget for 2012-13 as "disappointing", saying the state had again been ignored."Inspite of the strategic ... Read more...

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Five killed in Pakistan road accident


March 9th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 13 injured in Pakistan's Punjab province when a bus carrying guests of a wedding collided with a truck, the ... 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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NTPC Himachal hydro plant to be commissioned next year


February 27th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 27 (IANS) State-owned National Thermal Power Corp's mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh is likely to be commissioned next year. The plant would generate 3,054 million units annually ... Read more...

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Over 200 deities to join Himachal’s Mahashivratri!


February 20th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 20 (IANS) The festival of Mahashivratri Monday is marked in a unique way in this town, popularly known as Chhoti Kashi, as it sees a congregation ... Read more...

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Indian bookscape: New sensibilities emerging in literary translation


February 12th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) In Kerala, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is among the most popular novelists - thanks to his translated works in Malayalam. Translations of popular fictions, non-fictions and ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro chief inspects ongoing work


February 10th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation(DMRC) managing director Mangu Singh Friday inspected the ongoing tunnel and boring work on a 3-km underground corridor between the Central Secretariat ... Read more...

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Pankaj, Shabana team up again after 20 years


February 6th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) The casting of Vishal Bhardwaj's "Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola" (MKBKM) just got more interesting. The film already boasted of an interesting cast comprising Pankaj Kapur, ... Read more...

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Army chief shuns comment on likely successor’s shootout case


January 10th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Tuesday refused to comment on a controversy surrounding his likely successor Lt.Gen. Bikram Singh, accused of staging a ... Read more...

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Sukh Ram in coma, counsel tells court (Second Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shimla, Jan 6 (IANS) Former telecom minister Sukh Ram, who was to surrender in a graft case, has slipped into coma, his counsel told a Delhi court Friday. The ... Read more...

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Sukh Ram in coma, counsel tells court (Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shimla, Jan 6 (IANS) Former telecom minister Sukh Ram, who was to surrender in a graft case, has slipped into coma, his counsel told a Delhi court Friday. ... Read more...

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Bus mows down guard


December 29th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) A private company's security guard was crushed to death by a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus Thursday morning in central Delhi, police said. The bus ... Read more...

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Low import duty hits Himachal silk growers (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 20 (IANS) Reduction in import duty on raw silk has severely hit the domestic industry, impacting the livelihood of over 9,000 farmers engaged in sericulture in Himachal Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Low import duty hits Himachal silk growers


December 20th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 20 (IANS) Reduction in import duty on raw silk has severely hit the domestic industry, impacting the livelihood of over 9,000 farmers engaged in sericulture in Himachal Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Himachal gets Rs.171.22 crore loan for rural projects


December 13th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a Rs.171.22 crore loan to Himachal Pradesh for creation of rural infrastructure, an official statement ... Read more...

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FDI in retail: Complete shutdown in Himachal


December 1st, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 1 (IANS) Shops and commercial establishments were closed in almost all towns in Himachal Pradesh Thursday as traders protested the decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in ... Read more...

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Snow in Manali hills, tourists happy on 11.11.11


November 11th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 11 (IANS) It was 11.11.11 and the thick blanket of snow covering the hills surrounding this picturesque Himalayan town made it all the more perfect for ... Read more...

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President to visit Kashmir


November 5th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will be on a three-day visit to this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir later this month, sources said Saturday.She is scheduled ... Read more...

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Rajasthan doctor booked for female foeticide


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kota (Rajasthan), Nov 1 (IANS) A case has been registered against a doctor of a private nursing home in Rajasthan on charges of infanticide and foeticide and administrating units of ... Read more...

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Delhi firemen get 210 calls on Diwali


October 27th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) It was a busy Diwali for the Delhi Fire Service as it received 210 calls from across the city till early Thursday, but no casualty ... Read more...

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