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Shutdown gets partial response in Himachal (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) The shutdown called by the opposition against the central government's economic measures Thursday got a partial response in the BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh with buses and trains ... 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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Delay in flat transfer hits Himachal real estate


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has spiked plans of over 60 builders and developers to sell flats and cottages in the hill state.The developers include DLF, Janta Land Promoter ... Read more...

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Himachal apple price tumbles


August 19th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) The price of crisp, crunchy and juicy apples of Himachal Pradesh, India's main apple basket, has crashed due to oversupply of the fruit, traders said Sunday.They ... Read more...

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Himachal gives Rs.one crore, plot to shooter Vijay


August 15th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kullu, Aug 15 (IANS) Pistol shooter Vijay Kumar was Wednesday honoured by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal for winning an Olympic silver medal.At the state-level Independence Day function ... Read more...

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Nabard sanctions Rs.70 crore loan to Himachal


July 24th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 24 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has sanctioned Rs.70.24 crore for rural infrastructure development in Himachal Pradesh, an official said here Tuesday.Funds have ... Read more...

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Rains bring down temperatures in Himachal


July 5th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) Widespread rains caused a sharp fall in temperatures across Himachal Pradesh Thursday with Gaggal town recording the highest rainfall of 152 mm in the state, ... Read more...

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Tainted godman Nityananda freed on bail (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Tainted godman Swami Nityananda, who has been accused by at least five former women devotees of sexually abusing them in his ashram, walked free out of ... Read more...

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Arrest Nityananda, seal ashram, orders Karnataka (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 11 (IANS) The Karnataka government Monday ordered arrest of controversial Hindu religious guru Nityananada Swami and sealing of his ashram complex near here following allegations of sexual exploitation ... Read more...

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CM orders Nityananda’s ashram to be kept ‘under lock’


June 11th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 11 (IANS) The Karnataka government Monday ordered locking up the ashram near here of controversial Hindu religious guru Nityananda Swami following fresh allegations of sexual exploitation of women ... Read more...

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Congress extended favours to Jaiprakash Associates: Dhumal


May 7th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday charged the previous Congress government in the state with extending favours to Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. (JAL), which has ... Read more...

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Firm fined Rs.100 crore for violating environmental laws


May 4th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) In a landmark judgment, the green bench of the Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday imposed Rs.100 crore in damages on Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. (JAL), a subsidiary ... Read more...

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Himachal may get more snow


April 20th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh are likely to experience more thundershowers and snow in the next two days after a spell of dry weather, the meteorological ... Read more...

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Mobiles ring more than toilets in Himachal


April 1st, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) In Himachal Pradesh, connectivity through mobile phones came twice as fast than basic facilities like toilets and latrines.This fact has come to light in the new ... Read more...

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Himachal apple yield looks ruddy again


January 25th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Bountiful snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, the country's prominent apple basket, has brought cheer to growers after a season of dismal production. Good snow at this ... Read more...

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Icy winds sweep Himachal towns


December 26th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 26 (IANS) Icy winds enveloped the snow-covered hills and swept down across most of Himachal Pradesh Monday, with most parts recording sub-zero temperatures.Shimla saw a some decline in ... Read more...

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Chills spreads, but it’s snowless Christmas in north India (Roundup)


December 24th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Season's lowest of 3.3 degrees Celsius in Delhi, a stinging minus 3.3 in Srinagar, a freezing Amritsar, sub-zero level in Rohtak - north India ... Read more...

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BJP wrests Congress bastion in Himachal, loses another


December 4th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 4 (IANS) In the Himachal Pradesh bypolls for two assembly seats, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday won one seat that was the stronghold of opposition ... Read more...

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Eunuch among five arrested for murder


December 3rd, 2011 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A eunuch and her four friends were arrested for murdering and robbing her "godfathers" in Himachal Pradesh two years ago, police said Friday.Asha, a 26-year-old ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks Rs.991 crore rain relief


November 28th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has demanded a compensation of Rs.991 crore from the central government for the losses incurred during the past monsoon, an official said here Monday.The ... Read more...

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Safety aspects of Shimla, Kullu airports enhanced


November 26th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 26 (IANS) The safety aspects of two Himachal Pradesh airports - at Shimla, a table-top airport located 2,196 metres above sea level, and at Kullu have been enhanced, ... Read more...

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Himachal to allow industries to get power from private project


November 19th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will allow private industrial houses in the state to procure electricity from other sources apart from the state-run electricity board, a ... Read more...

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Snow in Manali hills, tourists happy on 11.11.11


November 11th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 11 (IANS) It was 11.11.11 and the thick blanket of snow covering the hills surrounding this picturesque Himalayan town made it all the more perfect for ... Read more...

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11.11.11.11.11.11.11 - a unique alumni reunion!


November 10th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 10 (IANS) They are coming from far and wide - from Singapore, Dubai and even Canada - to fulfil a promise made years ago. As over 35 students ... Read more...

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Ozone Ayurvedics plans to double turnover


November 3rd, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 3 (IANS) Ozone Ayurvedics, an FMCG divison of the Ozone group of companies, is planing to double turnover to Rs.120 crore in 2011-12, a company official said here ... Read more...

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Cancel land allotment to Baba Ramdev: Himachal Congress


November 3rd, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 3 (IANS) The opposition Congress Thursday demanded that land allotted to yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district by the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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To catch monkeys, Himachal dangles Rs.500 bait


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 3 (IANS) Unable to check its marauding monkeys, Himachal Pradesh has offered Rs.500 each to youths who can catch the animals. The wildlife wing's target is to sterilise ... Read more...

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Court denies bail to two held in Himachal land racket


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 2 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has denied bail to two men, arrested for allegedly duping people of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of helping them ... Read more...

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Put end to drunken driving: Himachal high court


October 19th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has asked the state government to put an end to the menace of drunken driving in the state, especially on highways.A ... Read more...

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21 die of mite disease in Himachal


October 8th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 8 (IANS) At least 21 people have died of scrub typhus, a disease caused by the bite of an infected mite, in Himachal Pradesh this year, an official ... Read more...

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China threatens Himachal’s rosin business


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 2 (IANS) Cheap Chinese rosin, a solid form of resin obtained from pines and conifers, has flooded the Indian market and is threatening the profit margins of Himachal ... 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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Himachal seeks to rein in monkeys


September 21st, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Wednesday requested the central government to allow it to employ people under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to check monkey ... Read more...

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‘Japani Phal’ harvest picks up, Himachal traders upbeat


September 19th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) The harvesting of Japani Phal, or the exotic, deep orange-red coloured and luscious persimmon, has picked up in the Rs.2,000 crore (Rs.20 billion) fruit industry of ... Read more...

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