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Kerala to take ayurveda tourism to next level (With Images)


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) Kerala has now set its eyes on pushing tourism centred around ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine and well-being, to the next level by promoting ... Read more...

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Sena men shut down ‘pollution tax’ post at Lonavala


June 25th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, June 25 (IANS) An illegal 'pollution tax' collection centre at the popular hill resort of Lonavala in Maharashtra was shut down Monday by angry activists of the Shiv ... Read more...

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Heat grips Shimla too (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 29 (IANS) The searing summer heat has not even spared Shimla, the popular hill resort people normally flock to in this season.The hills of Himachal Pradesh were unusually ... Read more...

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Ranchi, Dharmasala to host ODIs against England


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's hometown Ranchi and the popular hill station of Dharmasala will be hosting ODIs for their first time during the series against ... 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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Snowfall drapes Dharamsala, Shimla in white


January 7th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Dharamsala, Jan 7 (IANS) If snowfall played truant with you in Himachal Pradesh on Christmas and New Year's Eve, then head to Dharamsala this weekend. The hill resort has got ... Read more...

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HAL director Baldev Singh’s body found hanging from tree


October 11th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 11 (IANS) The body of Squadron Leader (Retd.) Baldev Singh, director of corporate planning and marketing of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), was found hanging from a ... Read more...

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Monkeys are back, Shimla takes cover


September 30th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 30 (IANS) Your spectacles could be taken away, food packets snatched or you might even be slapped. The monkey menace is again rearing its head in this ever ... Read more...

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Gujarat’s Saputara, a getaway among verdant hills (With Images)


August 1st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Saputara (Gujarat), Aug 1 (IANS) A hill station in Gujarat? It is true. The western coastal state boasts of a pretty little hill station Saputara, or the abode of ... Read more...

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Shimla’s Wildflower Hall hotel to face special audit


June 29th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 29 (IANS) Oberoi Group's Wildflower Hall, a landmark luxury hotel on the outskirts of this popular hill resort that is the preferred choice of high-value tourists, is ... Read more...

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North India gets brief relief on a less hot day (Roundup)


May 20th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Heat wave conditions abated a bit in some places in the northern region Friday. The weather office has forecast fairly widespread rainfall in some states ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army chief’s brother bats for India-Pakistan ties


April 14th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 14 (IANS) Pakistani fans celebrated Indian cricket team's victory in the World Cup final, Pakistan Army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's brother said here Thursday as he sought ... Read more...

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Himachal may experience heavy snow, rain


March 1st, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh may experience heavy rain and snowfall in the next two days, a weather official said here Tuesday."There are chances of heavy snowfall and rainfall at ... Read more...

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Himachal’s popular tourist destinations get more snow (Lead)


January 30th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 30 (IANS) Popular hill resorts of Himachal Pradesh got more snowfall Sunday and the night temperature was expected to fall further, weather officials said.A fresh spell of snow greeted the ... Read more...

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Himachal records 16 percent increase in tourists


January 10th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) As many as 13 million tourists visited the hills of Himachal Pradesh last year as compared to 11 million in 2009, registering an increase of over 16 percent ... Read more...

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Hills near Shimla get season’s first snowfall


December 29th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 29 (IANS) The hills near Shimla experienced the season's first snowfall Wednesday, making them even more picturesque, while many popular hill station saw intermittent rain."The Kufri hill slopes near ... Read more...

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Snow to add to Himachal’s New Year’s Eve festivities


December 26th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 26 (IANS) There is good news for winter revellers. The Met department Sunday predicted that Shimla and other popular hill destinations of Himachal Pradesh are likely to witness mild ... Read more...

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Landslides, flash floods damage roads in Uttarakhand


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Sep 23 (IANS) Widespread landslides and flash floods triggered by last week's torrential rains in Uttarakhand have cut off large parts of the Himalayan state and left hundreds of tourists and ... Read more...

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Himachal tribals tone down festival after Leh disaster


August 15th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 15 (IANS) Expressing solidarity with the victims of flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir's Leh town, tribals in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul district have decided to celebrate their annual ... Read more...

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Crime cloud over Shimla worries government, tourists


June 26th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, June 26 (IANS) Is the popular hill resort of Shimla, crowded at this time of the year, turning into a crime zone for tourists? There have been two suicides ... Read more...

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Freezing winter brings on the dancing in Lahaul (IANS Travel, With Images)


February 22nd, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 22 (IANS) It's icy cold here. The temperature hovers around minus 15 degrees Celsius and the valley is covered in snow, cutting it off from the ... Read more...

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Delhiwalas plan R-Day getaways, Maha Kumbh a big draw (Lead)


January 22nd, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) It may not be the perfect "extended weekend", but Republic Day which falls on a Tuesday has nevertheless enthused Delhi residents to draw up short ... Read more...

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Delhi residents plan R-Day getaways, Maha Kumbh a big draw


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) It may not be the perfect "extended weekend", but Republic Day which falls on a Tuesday has nevertheless enthused Delhi residents to draw up short ... Read more...

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Tourists throng Himachal on New Year’s Eve


December 31st, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 31 (IANS) Thousands of tourists are making a beeline for popular hill destinations in Himachal Pradesh to ring in the New Year, bringing cheer to the hospitality industry. Most hotels were ... Read more...

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Mercury in Himachal dips below zero


December 27th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 27 (IANS) Higher reaches in Himachal Pradesh recorded sub-zero temperature Sunday with Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district being the coldest, the Met department here said. Keylong recorded a minimum of ... Read more...

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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha calls for four-day shutdown, demands Gorkhaland


December 14th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Dec 14 (ANI): The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has called for a four-day shutdown in Darjeeling this morning.The members of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha are leading an agitation demanding for ... Read more...

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Inspired by Telangana cause, Gorkhaland presses for statehood


December 11th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Dec 11 (ANI): The Central Government's decision to give its nod for initiating the process for the formation of the Telangana State has stirred up a hornet's nest, with the ... Read more...

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Did Rana facilitate terrorist entry into US and Canada?(Lead)


November 19th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 19 (IANS) Pakistan-born Canadian citizen Tahawwur Hussain Rana, suspected of having had a role in the Mumbai terror attacks, may have used his immigration consultancy service to help ... Read more...

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Rana’s Canadian connections traced, journalist brother devastated by arrest


November 19th, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 19 (IANS) Pakistan-born Canadian citizen Tahawwur Hussain Rana, who is suspected of having had a role in the Mumbai terror attacks, may have used his immigration consultancy service ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Beas and Parvati turning into sewage flowing drains


February 1st, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, Feb 1 (ANI): Effluents discharged by heavy industries into rivers Beas and Parvati in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh has degraded them into sewage flowing drains. Rivers Beas and Parvati, which ... Read more...

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Tourists enjoying New Year at Patnitop near Jammu


January 1st, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Anil DubeyPatnitop (Jammu), Jan.1 (ANI): Hordes of tourists from different parts of the country started arriving at Patnitop, a popular hill station near Jammu to enjoy New Year.Located at ... Read more...

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‘Heritage status will give fresh life to Kalka-Shimla railway’


November 11th, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Kalka (Haryana), Nov 11 (IANS) With Unesco declaring the Kalka-Shimla railway line as a World Heritage Site, people here hope the narrow-gauge line that is over a century old will ... Read more...

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Rains lash Maharashtra, may ease water, power deficit


August 11th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Barely a fortnight after a worried Maharashtra government declared a drought-like situation in the state, heavy rain lashed the state, wiping out the rainfall deficit in most districts ... Read more...

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Doctors struggle with rush of Himachal stampede victims


August 4th, 2008 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma and Vishal Gulati Naina Devi/Anandpur Sahib, Aug 4 (IANS) Doctors struggled through the night in an Anandpur Sahib hospital to complete 130 post-mortem examinations of the 145 Naina Devi stampede ... Read more...

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