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Eight Chinese nationals arrested in Himachal


June 13th, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) Eight Chinese nationals working illegally in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district have been arrested, police said Wednesday.The Chinese nationals, who were on tourist visa were ... Read more...

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Himachal to have 12 more silk producing units


May 10th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 10 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will soon have 12 more silk thread producing units in private sector to boost sericulture, an official said here Thursday.Of these 12 units, six ... Read more...

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Seven people killed in Himachal accidents


May 9th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), May 9 (IANS) Seven people were killed Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district in two separate road accidents involving public transport vehicles, a police official here said.Five ... Read more...

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Hindustan Salts keen on mining in Himachal


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Salts Ltd has again shown interest in mining rock salt in north India's only mines located in Himachal Pradesh, state Industries Minister Kishan Kapoor ... Read more...

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Typhoid outbreak in Himachal village


February 10th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 10 (IANS) A village in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district has reported more than 15 typhoid patients, a health official said Friday.According to the official, contamination in the drinking ... Read more...

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Himachal people object to ministry team’s visit without notice


October 13th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 13 (IANS) People facing displacement with the upcoming greenfield plant of cement maker Lafarge India in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district Thursday objected to the visit of the ministry ... Read more...

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Ire in Himachal over Virbhadra Singh’s remarks


August 25th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) Thirty-five supporters of Anna Hazare courted arrest here Thursday amid strong objections to union minister Virbhadra Singh's comments against the fasting social activist."The supporters of ... Read more...

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Lafarge gets reprieve from Himachal court


August 12th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) In a reprieve to cement maker Lafarge India, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday set aside the decision of the National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) that ... Read more...

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Dhumal for probe into student’s obscene pictures case


December 28th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 28 (IANS) About a fortnight after a female college student in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district complained of being blackmailed with her nude pictures, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here ... Read more...

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Himachal hills may experience more snow


November 22nd, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 22 (IANS) The higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh may experience more spells of snow, the weather office said here Monday."The high hills of Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur and Kullu ... Read more...

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Mercury below freezing point in Himachal after snowfall


October 23rd, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 23 (IANS) Widespread rain and snowfall in Himachal Pradesh brought down the mercury Saturday with Kalpa village in Kinnaur district recording a minimum temperature below freezing point, a weather ... Read more...

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Green team visits Himachal hydro plant


October 2nd, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 2 (IANS) A team of the National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) Saturday visited Kinnaur district where the Kashang hydro-power project is coming up and heard grievances of the local people ... Read more...

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Himachal gets relief from heavy rainfall (Lead)


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 23 (IANS) After two days of moderate to heavy showers which led to snapping of road links following landslides, the hills of Himachal Pradesh saw subdued rainfall activity Thursday, ... Read more...

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Some Himachal places may get heavy rains again


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 23 (IANS) Heavy rainfall is expected again at some places in the hilly Himachal Pradesh though there was some respite from the continuous downpour across the state. "There ... Read more...

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Incessant rains in Himachal, rivers in spate (Lead)


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 22 (IANS) Most of the rivers in Himachal Pradesh are in spate following continuous moderate to heavy rainfall Wednesday, while at least 80 tourists are still stranded in Sangla ... Read more...

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Himachal rivers in spate, may spell trouble for Punjab, Haryana


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 22 (IANS) Moderate to heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh since early Wednesday may aggravate the flood-like situation in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana as most rivers running downstream from the ... Read more...

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Environmental clearance for Lafarge’s Himachal plant revoked


September 13th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 13 (IANS) The National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) has revoked the environment clearance granted to cement maker Lafarge India for its greenfield project in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district. The NEAA judgment ... Read more...

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19 killed as bus falls into gorge in Himachal (Lead)


August 19th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) Nineteen people were killed and 12 injured near this Himachal Pradesh capital when a private bus skidded off the road and fell into a gorge Thursday, police said. It ... Read more...

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Toll in Himachal accident rises to 40


August 19th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) The death toll in the accident, in which an overcrowded truck skidded off the road and fell into a 200-foot deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, rose ... Read more...

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37 killed as truck falls into Himachal gorge (Night Lead)


August 19th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 37 people, including 21 women and seven children, were killed and an equal number were injured in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district when an overcrowded truck skidded ... Read more...

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Truck falls into Himachal gorge, 34 killed (Lead)


August 18th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 34 people, mostly women, were killed and around 25 injured in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district when the truck they were travelling in fell into a 200-metre ... Read more...

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22 killed in Himachal road accident


August 18th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 22 people were killed in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district when the truck they were travelling in fell into a gorge Wednesday evening, police said. The victims were ... Read more...

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Himachal gives eight percent DA to its employees


August 15th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Sunday announced eight percent dearness allowance for state government employees and pensioners in his Independence Day speech at Karsog town in ... Read more...

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Another hot day in Himachal Pradesh


June 27th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 27 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced another hot day Sunday with the state capital Shimla recording a maximum temperature of 26.5 degrees Celsius, a met official said. The ... Read more...

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Green team visits Lafarge’s Himachal plant site


June 23rd, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) A team of the National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) Wednesday visited Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district where French cement giant Lafarge's plant is coming up and heard grievances of ... Read more...

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Hot weather to continue in Himachal hills, rain unlikely


June 20th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 20 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh will continue experiencing unusually high temperatures as there are no chances of rain in the next few days, a met official said ... Read more...

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Himachal hills get warmer with rising temperatures


June 19th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) The mercury continued to rise across the hills of Himachal Pradesh Saturday, recording temperatures two to six degrees above normal. In some areas it crossed 42 degrees ... Read more...

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Six pilgrims killed in Himachal accident (Lead)


June 16th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 16 (IANS) Six pilgrims were killed and eight seriously injured when an overcrowded vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, police said ... Read more...

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Six killed in Himachal accident


June 16th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 16 (IANS) Six people were killed when an overcrowded vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, police said Wednesday. "Fourteen people were travelling ... Read more...

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Rains help Himachal’s apple crop, record output likely


June 9th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, June 9 (IANS) Regular spells of rain in recent weeks have helped the apple crop in Himachal Pradesh and field reports indicate that production will touch a record high ... Read more...

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Illegal opium cultivation on rise in Himachal Pradesh


May 16th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), May 16 (ANI): Illegal opium cultivation has reportedly increased in Himachal Pradesh, as the towns of Kullu and Mandi have become centres of opium traders in the region.The illegal ... Read more...

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CBI to probe evidence tampering by Himachal cop (Lead)


May 16th, 2010 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 15 (IANS) Taking cognizance of allegations of evidence tampering by a police officer in a woman's suicide case, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Saturday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation ... Read more...

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CBI to probe abetment-to-suicide case against Himachal cop


May 15th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 15 (IANS) Taking cognizance of allegations of evidence tampering by a police officer in an unmarried woman's suicide, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Saturday referred the case to the Central ... Read more...

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Suicide victim’s family not cooperating: Himachal government


April 27th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) The family of a woman, who hanged herself allegedly after her bid to marry Himachal Pradesh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pradeep Kumar Sarpal's son was rebuffed, is ... 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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