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Virbhadra graft case: Recording of evidence in November


September 21st, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh may not succeed in coming out clean in the corruption case pending against him since 2009 before the Himachal Pradesh assembly ... Read more...

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Commercial establishments shut in Himachal


September 20th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) Commercial establishments were closed in parts of Himachal Pradesh Thursday following the opposition sponsored nationwide shutdown.State-run transport and private buses and trains were plying but trucks ... Read more...

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Disease claims two lives in Himachal


September 4th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 4 (IANS) Two people have died in Himachal Pradesh of scrub typhus, a disease caused by the bite of an infected mite, an official said here Tuesday. With ... 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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Five-time Himachal minister dead


September 1st, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) Congress leader and five-time Himachal Pradesh minister Sat Mahajan died early Saturday in New Delhi after a brief illness, family members said. He was 85.Survived by ... Read more...

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Dhumal pleads for Himachal sailor’s release by Somali pirates


August 30th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday pleaded with the central government to secure freedom for sailor Aman Kumar, who is held captive by Somali ... Read more...

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On average, five walkouts a year by Congress in Himachal


August 30th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) Miffed by the policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh, the opposition Congress has staged walkouts at least five times a ... Read more...

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Rain, cloudburst killed 26 in Himachal


August 30th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) At least 26 people have died in heavy rains and cloudbursts in Himachal Pradesh triggered by the southwest monsoon, which reached the state July 5, ... Read more...

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No cause for alarm on uranium in water: Himachal minister


August 29th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) The uranium content in the groundwater of Himachal Pradesh is not at alarming levels, a minister said here Wednesday.The maximum concentration of uranium in the state ... Read more...

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Sonia rallies in Himachal in September


August 29th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address public rallies in Himachal Pradesh next month in the run-up to the assembly polls, a party leader said Wednesday."Sonia ... Read more...

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Himachal’s loan liability is Rs.26,651 crore


August 29th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's loan liability is Rs.26,651 crore and it has paid Rs.2,146 crore as interest on borrowings in the past one year, the state government ... Read more...

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Shimla’s Ridge caves in again


August 27th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 27 (IANS) A portion of the historic Ridge in front of the Gaiety Theatre caved in again Monday due to heavy rains, an official said.However, there is no ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh is Himachal Congress chief


August 26th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) Ahead of assembly elections, former union minister and five-time chief minister Virbhadra Singh has been appointed Himachal Pradesh Congress president, replacing Kaul Singh, party leaders ... Read more...

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Heavy rain to continue in Himachal


August 26th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) Heavy rainfall will continue across Himachal Pradesh in the next 24 hours, a weather official said Sunday evening."There will be no respite from the incessant rain ... Read more...

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Himachal monsoon session set to be stormy


August 26th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) With assembly elections only months away, the four-day monsoon session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly starting Monday is likely to be stormy.While the opposition Congress ... Read more...

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RBI to float global tender on polymer bank notes


August 24th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would soon float global tender for introducing polymer currency notes, Deputy Governor K.C. Chakrabarty said Friday."We have already submitted our ... Read more...

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Kachroo ragging case: Convicts may return to college


August 23rd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) The four medical college students convicted of ragging to death their junior, Aman Kachroo, in Himachal Pradesh may soon return to the classroom.The state government freed the ... Read more...

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Convicts freed early, ragging victim’s father slams system


August 18th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Four medical students who were convicted of ragging Aman Kachroo to death in a Himachal Pradesh college, are out of jail before completing the four-year rigorous ... Read more...

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Palanquin bearers to ferry patients in Himachal


August 16th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 16 (IANS) Once the mode of transport for royalty and women in purdah nearly a century ago, the palanquin will be resurrected to ferry patients from remote ... Read more...

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Himachal court frames charges against Congress leader


August 14th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) A court in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday framed charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy and forgery against Congress leader and former minister Asha Kumari, accused of grabbing government ... Read more...

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‘Bring Shimla’s last heritage train back on track’ (Letter from Shimla) (With Image)


August 12th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Heritage lovers hope the railways will keep its promise of bringing Shimla's last heritage train - a deluxe rail motor car that has been stabled as ... Read more...

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Shooter Vijay deserves topmost award: Dhumal


August 8th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 8 (IANS) Olympic silver medalist pistol shooter Vijay Kumar deserved the country's topmost award for a sportsperson, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Wednesday.In a missive ... Read more...

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Students from West Indies to visit India


August 8th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The University of West Indies (UWI) has started a new course on global cultures to enable its students explore India, an IGNOU official said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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He promised me a medal: Vijay’s father


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) Father of India's Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar said his son had promised him a medal before he went into the finals of the 25-metre rapid ... Read more...

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No question of quitting Congress: Virbhadra


August 1st, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh Wednesday said there was no question of him quitting the Congress, but expressed unhappiness over party affairs in Himachal Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Power supply restored in Himachal


July 31st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 31 (IANS) Power supply was restored in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday evening after a more than five-hour disruption owing to the failure of the Northern Grid, an official said."Now ... Read more...

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Hydropower generation resumes in Himachal


July 30th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) Hydro-power generation in Himachal Pradesh resumed Monday morning more than seven hours after the Northern Grid collapsed and stopped electricity production, an official of the state ... Read more...

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Himachal to promote handicrafts in Karnataka


July 28th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka have signed a deal for the sale of Himachali handicrafts and handlooms in the southern state, an official said Saturday.According to the ... Read more...

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Centre violating federal spirit: Badal


July 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday accused the central government of violating the federal spirit of the constitution.He demanded setting up of a 'genuine' federal ... Read more...

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SJVNL’s second plant to start power generation in December


July 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam's second plant in Himachal Pradesh will start generating power from December this year, a company official said here Wednesday.The generation in the ... Read more...

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Dry spell may upset Himachal’s applecart


July 25th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) The long dry spell during the monsoon season may see apple production in Himachal Pradesh falling by 20 percent from the projected 25 million boxes ... Read more...

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What Pranab Mukherjee will earn


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) As president, Pranab Mukherjee will draw a salary of Rs.1.5 lakh a month.He will get to stay in the imposing Rashtrapati Bhavan, and have ... Read more...

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Devotees throng Himachal temples with onset of Shravan


July 20th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Large numbers of devotees Friday assembled at prominent Hindu temples in Himachal Pradesh with the onset of the 10-day Shravan Ashtami Navratras, considered by Hindus a ... Read more...

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Threat to heritage hotel stops construction work in Shimla


July 20th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) The ongoing construction of lawyers' chambers, which triggered landslides and threatened the foundation of the Oberoi Group's prime British-era hotel here has been stopped, an official ... 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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