northern states

Rising silt keeps Himachal hydropower plants shut


August 21st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) Three mega hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh remained shut for the second day Tuesday due to high silt level in rivers, triggering a power shortage in ... Read more...

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Centre and states agree to avert grid failure


August 6th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Power Ministry at a meeting with eight northern states Monday resolved to put in place necessary defence plans and protection systems to ensure integrated ... Read more...

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Emu farming spreads wings in Himachal


August 6th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 6 (IANS) It is a poultry bird that does not fly but ensures a steady income. Now a second emu-rearing farm has come up in Himachal ... Read more...

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Himachal hydro projects resume power generation


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) The mega hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh Friday resumed power generation after remaining closed for over 24 hours, an official said.The closure had hit the electricity ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower projects shut, north India hit


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) Hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh remained shut Thursday due to high silt level in the Sutlej river, triggering a power crisis in northern states.The country's biggest ... Read more...

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Haryana asks centre to probe grid failure


August 1st, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 1 (IANS) A day after it was named as one of the four states which had overdrawn power from the national grid leading to a major failure, the ... Read more...

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Punjab contests grid failure blame, Haryana on defensive


July 31st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday vehemently contested the blame on the state for being among those responsible for over-drawing power from the northern grid which led to ... Read more...

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Delhi blames neighbouring states for power crisis (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) After hours of blackout due to a breakdown of the Northern Grid early Monday, power supply was restored to almost 80 percent areas of Delhi ... Read more...

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80 percent power restored in Delhi


July 30th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) After a near-complete blackout following a breakdown of the National Grid in the early hours of Monday, power supply was restored to almost 80 percent ... Read more...

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Change mindset to curb female foeticide: Experts


July 13th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The patriarchal Indian society has a deep-rooted bias against the girl child and changing this mindset is essential to curb female foeticide, experts said here ... Read more...

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Rains lash Lucknow, parts of UP


July 5th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 5 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Lucknow and other parts of Uttar Pradesh early Thursday, bringing respite from the hot and muggy weather. The downpour is likely to continue ... Read more...

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India to express concern to Pakistan on minorities’ plight


May 17th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India will convey its concern to Pakistan over the plight of its Hindu minorities when External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna visits the neighbouring country ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure record 200 lakh tonnes of wheat


May 11th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) For the first time in decades, Punjab and Haryana have together recorded the highest-ever procurement figures for wheat. The neighbouring states have procured over 200 lakh ... Read more...

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Rising temperature to hit wheat production in India, says report


May 9th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The annual mean temperature in India is expected to rise by 3.5-4.3 degrees Celsius by 2098, badly impacting production of wheat - a major grain ... Read more...

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44 die due to cold weather in Mexico


February 20th, 2012 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) The winter season and low temperatures in Mexico have led to the death of at least 44 people, the government said.The health secretariat said the ... Read more...

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Renting a cot and quilt as winter chill continues (Feature)


February 9th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Behind the 17th century Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, an auto-parts market thrives by day, but on winter nights, the area is thronged by thousands ... Read more...

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2.5 mn Mexicans at risk of going hungry due to drought


January 27th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) Some 2.5 million people are at risk of going hungry due to the severe drought plaguing more than half of Mexico's 32 states, a leading ... Read more...

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Declining sex ratio attributed to misuse of medical technology


December 18th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) Demographers and development specialists Sunday identified the misuse of advanced medical technology as a major factor responsible for the decline in the sex ratio in Rajasthan ... Read more...

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Cream of Maoist movement hails from Andhra


November 25th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Maoists may no longer be active in Andhra Pradesh but the cream of their leadership comes from this southern state.The killing of Mallojula Koteshwara Rao ... Read more...

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69 die in Nigeria attacks, UN condemns it (Lead)


November 6th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Accra/United Nations, Nov 6 (IANS) At least 69 people have been killed in bomb and gun attacks, blamed on an Islamist militant group, in two towns in Nigeria, the Red ... Read more...

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High fuel prices scorch firecracker business, says survey


October 20th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Spiralling fuel prices have considerably affected the firecracker business this Diwali, a survey released Thursday said.The study was conducted by Associated Chambers of Commerce and ... Read more...

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SJVNL achieves record power generation


October 9th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 9 (IANS) Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) Sunday said the country's biggest hydropower plant, located in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, has achieved a record power generation ... Read more...

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Dam water to recede, Kullu deities coming


October 4th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 4 (IANS) The water level in a reservoir near here will be brought down this week for the "safe passage" of over 250 deities in a ... Read more...

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Invited to Kullu Dussehra: 250 deities!


September 29th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 29 (IANS) Barring two deities, whose devotees have been at war, over 250 gods and goddesses have a special 'invitation' next week - to grace the ... Read more...

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Nostalgia, homeopathy, advertising on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


September 8th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Narratives, dramas and the good life -- the book cart this week is a delight for those with a dreamy side.1. Books: "An Autumn Melody"; ... Read more...

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4.2 intensity quake shakes Delhi out of its sleep


September 8th, 2011 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale shook the Indian capital for 5-6 seconds at around 11.30 p.m. Wednesday, the Met department said, scaling ... Read more...

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Only 13 doctors punished under PNDT Act last year


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Only 13 doctors, with the majority from north India, were punished in 2010 under the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act that bans revealing the sex ... Read more...

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Punjab government to discuss Bhakra security


July 18th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) In the wake of reports of a terror threat to the 225-metre high Bhakra Dam, the Punjab government has called an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss ... Read more...

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North India’s population growth rising steeply: NGO


July 11th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India's four largest so-called BIMARU states -- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh -- have been showing a steep rise in population despite effective methods ... Read more...

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Record hydropower generation by Himachal plant


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 2 (IANS) The country's biggest hydropower plant in Himachal Pradesh has marked a record in power generation in the last fiscal, an official statement said here Saturday.The 1,500 ... Read more...

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Fungal disease hits Himachal wheat crop


March 30th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 30 (IANS) A fungal disease called 'yellow rust' has severely affected the wheat crop in the lower hills of Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal admitted here ... Read more...

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A congregation of deities in Himachal


February 27th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 27 (IANS) It will be a divine gathering! More than 200 gods and goddesses will 'congregate' here next week to participate in the centuries-old Mahashivratri ... Read more...

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Northern states to have nodal officers to tackle crime


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) Police departments of northern states Tuesday decided to appoint nodal officers and response teams in each state to counter organised crime and for greater coordination. The move is ... Read more...

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Police officers of northern states to meet in Shimla


February 21st, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 21 (IANS) Police officials of seven northern states and a union territory will meet in this Himachal Pradesh capital Tuesday to strengthen intelligence networking and improve coordination in settling ... Read more...

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Nod for 66 MW hydropower project in Himachal


February 11th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 11 (IANS) A 66 MW hydropower project being developed by the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL) in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district has got the nod from the central government, ... Read more...

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