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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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Heavy rains increase water in Himachal’s Pong dam


August 25th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh has further increased the water level in the Pong dam, which meets the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, dam ... Read more...

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Water rises in Himachal’s Pong dam


August 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) The water level in Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam, which meets the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, rose again due to continuous moderate to heavy ... Read more...

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Record power generation by Bhakra, Pong


September 21st, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) Wednesday said it had achieved a record power generation of over 7,000 million units (MU) in the filling season (April-September) ... Read more...

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Bhakra, Pong level crosses capacity mark


September 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh Sep 19 (IANS) With the water levels in the reservoirs of the Bhakra and Pong dams crossing the respective maximum capacity marks Monday, authorities in Punjab have alerted downstream ... Read more...

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Bhakra, Pong dam water levels near top


September 8th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) Getting closer to its maximum storage capacity of 1,680 feet, the water level in Gobind Sagar reservoir of the 225-metre high Bhakra Dam rose to nearly ... Read more...

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Bhakra Dam reservoir’s water level rises


August 25th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) The water level in the Gobind Sagar reservoir of the Bhakra Dam has risen to 1,670.50 feet, about 10 feet short of the maximum capacity, a ... Read more...

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Dam discharge floods low-lying areas in Punjab


August 21st, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Increased discharge of water from dams on the Beas and Sutlej rivers has led to some flooding in low-lying areas in Punjab, an official spokesman said ... Read more...

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Himachal dam spills over amid reduced rainfall


August 15th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 15 (IANS) The inflow of water into Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam, critical to the irrigation requirements of three states, came down amid reduced rainfall in its catchment areas, ... Read more...

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Record power generation by Bhakra Beas board


July 14th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) has achieved record power generation in the April-June quarter, an official said here Thursday."BBMB has achieved record power generation from ... Read more...

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Using living cells to create ‘biotic’ video games


January 15th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A Stanford researcher has started developing video games using biotechnology.Ingmar Riedel-Kruse has begun developing "biotic games" involving paramecia and other living organisms.In his video games, a player's actions ... Read more...

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Now, odour-trapping undies to stop flatulence in its tracks!


November 26th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 26 (ANI): Underwear designed to stop flatulence in its tracks could be the ultimate solution for embarrassing situations.The odour-trapping men's jocks are infused with nanotechnology designed to prevent less than ... Read more...

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Winged visitors keep date with Pong wetlands


November 17th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 17 (IANS) A cackle of sounds, the flapping of thousands of wings...the Pong wetlands are a sight to behold these days as feathered guests from as ... Read more...

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BBMB records all-time high power generation


October 1st, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 1 (IANS) Hydro-electric projects of the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) generated a record 1575.5 million units (MU) in September, a board official said here Friday."The BBMB has recorded an ... Read more...

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Power struggle between reformists, hardliners raging in North Korea over succession?


September 25th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 25 (ANI): A fierce battle is being reportedly waged in North Korea between Chang Song-taek, the rogue state's second-in-command, and a group of senior reform-minded officials, as Kim Jong-il prepares ... Read more...

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Indian Military Academy soldiers learn water rescue training


September 24th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Akhilesh BharatiKangra (Himachal Pradesh), Sep.24 (ANI): In a five-day long training camp, twenty-three soldiers of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) learnt water rescue techniques in Pong Reservoir in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra ... Read more...

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Water in Himachal’s Pong dam rises, no threat downstream (Lead)


September 23rd, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 23 (IANS) The water level in Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam Thursday rose again marginally due to discharge of excess water from another dam upstream but the excess water would not ... Read more...

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Water in Himachal’s Pong dam to rise again


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 23 (IANS) The water level at Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam would Thursday rise again marginally due to discharge of excess water from another dam located upstream but there is no ... Read more...

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Water inflow into Himachal’s Pong dam rises again


September 20th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) The inflow of water into Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam again increased marginally Monday due to rainfall, but the authorities said there was no need for worry as the ... Read more...

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Water released from Himachal’s Pong dam into Beas (Lead)


September 14th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 14 (IANS) An additional 15,000 cusecs of water was released from Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam into the Beas river as the reservoir-level neared the danger mark. This is the first ... Read more...

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No threat to food security: Punjab agriculture officials


July 15th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, July 15 (IANS) Agriculture officials in Punjab say there will be no threat to the country's food security despite the loss of crops worth lakhs of rupees in the ... Read more...

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Receding Bhakra waters no cause for worry?


April 9th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) The water level in the reservoir of the Bhakra dam is receding. But the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) officials are not losing sleep over it ... Read more...

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MRSA superbug spread by patients moving between hospitals


January 12th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Researchers have found that potentially deadly hospital superbug MRSA is mainly spread by patients moving between hospitals.They have called for more screening of people who are repeatedly admitted ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks 12 percent free power in Bhakra-Beas projects


December 15th, 2009 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will approach the central government to seek an amendment to the affidavit filed by it in the Supreme Court regarding the state's claim ... Read more...

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Security in Himachal Pradesh intensified after militant threats


March 21st, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, Mar 21 (ANI): The government of Himachal Pradesh has intensified the security measures at six hydel project sites in the state, including the Bhakra Dam, after receiving several threats from ... Read more...

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Himachal protector turns poacher, then absconds


February 10th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 10 (IANS) The hunt is on for a forest department official who is accused of hunting two migratory bar-headed geese near the famous Pong dam wetlands in Himachal Pradesh, officials ... Read more...

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Bar-headed geese shot dead in Himachal Pradesh


February 8th, 2009 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 8 (IANS) Two migratory birds have been shot dead near a world-famous wetlands in Himachal Pradesh, wildlife officials said here Sunday. "This evening our staff noticed somebody moving under suspicious circumstances ... Read more...

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Robbie Williams girlfriend worried over his PS8.5m country pad


February 8th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 08 (ANI): Robbie Williams girlfriend Ayda Field is deeply worried that the couple will be besieged by fans and ramblers when they will move into their new 8.5 million ... Read more...

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20 migratory birds found dead in Himachal Pradesh


January 23rd, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 23 (IANS) Twenty migratory birds were found dead near Himachal Pradesh's internationally recognised Pong Dam wetlands Friday but the authorities ruled out any symptom of bird flu in them."This morning, ... Read more...

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Dharamsala residents fear bird flu outbreak


January 13th, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Jan 13 (ANI) With hundreds of migratory birds flocking to the region, the residents of Dharamsala fear an outbreak of deadly H5N1 virus. The area around the Pong Dam in Himachal ... Read more...

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Fishermen in troubled waters in Himachal Pradesh


January 10th, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kangra Valley (Himachal Pradesh), Jan.10 (ANI): Fishermen in Himachal Pradesh''s Kangra Valley are searching for fish in the Pong reservoir. About five tons of fish have disappeared from the water reservoir ... Read more...

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Obamas poll campaign enters video games too


October 15th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington , Oct 15 (ANI): Democratic candidate in the ensuing US presidential poll, Barack Obamas high-tech campaign has entered into the popular racing video game Burnout Paradise.Game-maker Electronic Arts confirmed that ... Read more...

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Army asked to rescue marooned people in Punjab


August 16th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Saturday sought army help to rescue people marooned in villages in the flood-affected border district of Ferozepur, an official said. Several districts of the state ... Read more...

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Himachal, Rajasthan to discuss Pong Dam oustees’ problems


June 25th, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh and the Rajasthan governments will hold discussions here July 7 to discuss the long-pending demands of Pong Dam oustees, a minister said Wednesday. Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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DiCaprio signs on for ‘Atari’


June 7th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to star in Paramount Pictures Atari.The movie is a biopic about entrepreneur Nolan Bushnell, the creator of Atari and one of the ... Read more...

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