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Bhakra, Pong dams still short of water


September 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) The water levels in Bhakra and Pong dams of Himachal Pradesh have not reached the maximum limit this year owing to the deficit monsoon in ... Read more...

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Monsoon active again in Himachal


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 3 (IANS) After a few days of lull, the southwest monsoon has once again got activated in Himachal Pradesh with some areas in the state experiencing heavy ... Read more...

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Monsoon revives in Himachal, still 50 percent deficit


July 25th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) After days of lull, the southwest monsoon has once again revived in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, with most of the areas experiencing moderate to ... Read more...

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Dry spell raises temperatures in Himachal hills


July 18th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh were warm again Wednesday as monsoon remained elusive, with the state's Paonta Sahib town recording a high of 39 degrees ... Read more...

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Himachal gets 46 percent less rainfall


July 17th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has received 46 percent less monsoon rains till date, affecting agricultural activities and the standing crops, officials said."The overall monsoon was below average ... Read more...

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6.3 magnitude quake rocks Kashmir


July 12th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 12 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale rocked the Kashmir Valley Thursday evening, officials said."The epicenter was in the Hindukush mountain range," meteorological office director ... Read more...

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Freak summer worries Kashmir farmers, fruit growers


June 9th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 9 (IANS) The unexpected fall in temperatures Saturday followed by rains in the plains and fresh snowfall in the hills is causing serious concern among farmers and fruit ... Read more...

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Snowfall forecast in Kashmir in early February


January 31st, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 31 (IANS) Moderate to heavy snowfall has been forecast in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region in the first week of February.A western disturbance is approaching Jammu ... Read more...

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Kashmir temperatures fall again


January 20th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) Despite a nightlong overcast sky, the minimum temperatures again dipped Friday in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital and other parts of the valley."The minimum temperature ... Read more...

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Snowfall again closes Srinagar-Jammu highway (With Images)


January 19th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Snowfall Thursday again halted commuting on the Srinagar-Jammu highway but one-way traffic is likely to be restored during the day."Snow has accumulated on the highway in ... Read more...

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North India reels under cold onslaught (Roundup)


January 18th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A dense veil of fog in Delhi and Agra, frozen taps in Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh and renewed chill in Punjab and Haryana -- train, ... Read more...

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Severe cold wave in Kashmir


January 18th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) After three days of snowfall, severe cold wave conditions returned to Kashmir Wednesday with this summer capital reporting a minimum temperature of minus 1.4 degrees ... Read more...

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Kashmir cut off for third day, snowfall stops (With Images)


January 17th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley remained cut off from the rest of the country for the third day Tuesday even as snowfall has stopped here after 60 hours.The ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall lashes Kashmir


January 15th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 15 (IANS) Heavy snowfall lashed the Kashmir Valley Sunday and the Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed for traffic to prevent accidents.Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Srinagar received six inches ... Read more...

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Heavy snow in Himachal, tourists stuck (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's picturesque Dalhousie and Chamba towns remained cut off from the rest of the country for the second day Sunday, police said. Over 100 ... Read more...

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Himachal towns get snow after 35 years (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Dharamsala, Jan 7 (IANS) For the first time in over 35 years, towns in the sub-tropical zone of Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district had snowfall Saturday, a weather ... Read more...

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Himachal braces for rain, snow


January 2nd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 2 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh are likely to experience rain and snowfall this week, the weather office here said Monday."There are chances of rain and ... Read more...

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Snowfall likely in Himachal on New Year’s Day


December 30th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 30 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh may experience rain and snowfall on the first day of 2012, a weather official said here Friday."There are chances of ... Read more...

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Kashmir freezing, Leh at minus 16.6


December 30th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 30 (IANS) The minimum temperatures were below the freezing point in the Kashmir Valley including Srinagar, with Leh shivering at minus 16.6 degrees.The minimum temperature was minus 4.5 ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh weather department goes high-tech


December 30th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 29 (IANS) The meteorological office of Uttar Pradesh has gone high tech with the commissioning of its much awaited Doppler weather radar, an official said Thursday."The new radar ... Read more...

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Cold keeps grip on north India, fog affects 51 trains (Roundup)


December 28th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The cold wave persisted in north India Wednesday as many places recorded temperatures below the freezing point and thick fog affected the running of ... Read more...

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Kashmir freezing, Leh at minus 16


December 28th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 28 (IANS) Severe cold wave conditions continued unabated Wednesday across the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region as night temperatures remained below freezing point with Leh recording a ... Read more...

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16 kids hurt by fireworks in El Salvador


December 26th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Dec 26 (IANS/EFE) At least 16 children were injured by fireworks on Christmas eve in El Salvador, an official said.Nine of the children were hurt in San Salvador, ... Read more...

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Taps freeze in Srinagar’s coldest night, 13.6 at Leh


December 14th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 14 (IANS) This summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed its coldest night of the season so far as the minimum temperature Tuesday fell to minus ... Read more...

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Snowfall in hills sends chilly winds into Valley


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) As the maximum day temperature fell eight degrees Celsius below average in Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Srinagar Saturday, the higher reaches in the Himalayas received ... Read more...

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Monsoon ends in Himachal, rains deficit this year


September 27th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 27 (IANS) The southwest monsoon, deficient in Himachal Pradesh this year, has withdrawn, the weather bureau here said Tuesday.This year the rainfall was eight percent deficient in ... Read more...

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Quake rocks Kashmir


September 24th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) A 4.3 intensity earthquake rocked the Kashmir Valley Saturday night, officials said. No loss of life or damage was reported."A light intensity earthquake, of magnitude 4.3 ... Read more...

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Himachal has deficit monsoon, but more rains expected


September 16th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 16 (IANS) The southwest monsoon is aggressive again in Himachal Pradesh, but overall rainfall in the state this year has so far been six percent deficit against ... Read more...

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Kashmir weather office dispels alarmist forecasts


August 28th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 28 (IANS) The weather office here has forecast pleasant weather in Jammu and Kashmir for the forthcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival and also dispelled alarmist reports that there would be ... Read more...

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Widespread rainfall in store for Uttar Pradesh


August 1st, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) After remaining subdued for the last few days, the monsoon rain is expected to pick up in most parts of Uttar Pradesh from Monday, ... Read more...

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22 percent deficit rainfall in Himachal


August 1st, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) After a year of rain surplus, Himachal Pradesh has received 22 percent less rainfall than the average for this time of the season, a weather ... Read more...

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Rains to slow, flooding rivers will recede


July 30th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) Having left major rivers overflowing, rainfall in most parts of Uttar Pradesh will decline from Saturday, an official said."With the weakening of cyclonic circulations, rainfall activity ... Read more...

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Court questions Himachal on calamity handling readiness


July 27th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Wednesday took a serious note of the lack of preparedness of the state government in handling natural calamities like cloudbursts.The ... Read more...

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A new, safe Egypt woos Indian travellers


July 27th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Want to visit the "new" Egypt? Five months after the uprising in the north African country, its battered tourism sector is looking at Asia, especially ... Read more...

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Himachal to get high-tech weather observatory


July 8th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 8 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department will soon set up its high-tech observatory in the Himachal Pradesh capital to forewarn of natural calamities, an official said Friday."The ... Read more...

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