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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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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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LFW: Siddharth Mallya in tuxedo, Amy Jackson in sari


August 4th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Siddharth Mallya painted a dapper picture in a black tuxedo, while British model Amy Jackson sizzled in a desi avatar as they walked as showstoppers for ... Read more...

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Selvaraj knocks out Jeong at ITF meet


July 31st, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Local challenger Ajai Selvaraj upset fifth seeded Korean Suk-Young Jeong of South Korea 7-6 (2), 6-3, and joined fellow-Indians Jeevan Nedunchezhyan, Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan and Vijay Sundar ... Read more...

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Ranjith leads way into last 8 of tennis meet


July 25th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) Top seed Ranjith Virali-Murugesan led the singles field into the quarterfinals with a facile 6-1, 6-2 win against Indonesian Elbert Sie in the Indian Oil Servo ... Read more...

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Palande, three others charge-sheeted in Tikku murder case


July 6th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) The Mumbai police Crime Branch Friday filed a charge-sheet against Vijay Palande and three others in the murder of Delhi-based businessman Arun Kumar Tikku, a senior ... Read more...

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Endangered Himachal pheasant species breeds again


July 4th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Wildlife officials in Himachal Pradesh are euphoric over the resumed breeding of a highly endangered pheasant species.They say all the nine pairs of the western tragopan ... Read more...

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Sandisk unveils latest flash drives


June 20th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 20 (IANS) Global major in storage memory, SanDisk Corp Wednesday unveiled in the Indian market four high-capacity flash drives for smart devices such as smart phones, tablets and ... Read more...

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‘No parking’ for Chandigarh freeloaders (Chandigarh Newsletter)


June 2nd, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) Chandigarh's VIP freeloaders, who were unwilling to cough up a paltry sum of Rs.5 for parking their luxury cars in the city, have been grounded ... Read more...

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Congress loses Shimla local polls after 26 years (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
S0himla, May 28 (IANS) In a triangular contest, the Congress was Monday voted out of power from the Shimla Municipal Corporation after 26 years of rule, its candidates for ... Read more...

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Congress loses after 25 years in Shimla municipal polls


May 28th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 28 (IANS) In a major setback to the ruling Congress, the party faced a humiliating defeat in elections to the Shimla Municipal Corporation, its 25-year-old bastion, months ahead ... Read more...

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Polling starts for Shimla Municipal Corporation


May 27th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Polling began Sunday morning for the Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of India's oldest civic bodies, with the mayor and the deputy mayor to get elected directly ... Read more...

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Dharamsala plans ‘home stay’ for IPL fans


May 16th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 16 (IANS) With fewer hotel rooms to accommodate thousands of Indian Premier League (IPL) fans, Himachalis will play good hosts by throwing open their doors for visitors for ... Read more...

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Elite Dalhousie school in trouble over land deal (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dalhousie/Shimla, May 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's famous Dalhousie Public School (DPS) could be shut down with a one-man commission recommending that the entire premises may be acquired as there were ... Read more...

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Shimla’s green belts in peril


April 28th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 28 (IANS) Shimla's last few sprawling green belts are in peril. A political decision to allow construction in the green zones -- the only surviving lungs in the ... Read more...

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Crimes in showbiz: Who’s to blame?


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The spate of recent crimes in showbiz involving Meenakshi Thapa and Simran Sood and the twist involving Anuj Tikku have raised questions over what makes ... Read more...

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Tikku killer accused of other murders along with wife


April 18th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) The murder case of Delhi businessman and senior citizen Arun Kumar Tikku took a curious turn with key suspect, Vijay Palande, being accused by police of ... Read more...

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Tax put off on other states’ vehicles entering Shimla


April 1st, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) Vehicles registered outside Himachal Pradesh would not be slapped with a green tax on entering Shimla as the proposal has been deferred, an official said here ... Read more...

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Worthless ex-teachers have no right to re-employment: Court


April 1st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) "Worthless" school teachers cannot claim a right to re-employment after retirement, the Delhi High Court has said.The court's observation came while rejecting petitions of two ... Read more...

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Signalling defect leaves Metro commuters stranded


March 29th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Tens of hundreds of Metro commuters in the national capital were left stranded Thursday morning due to a signalling defect, an official said."The problem is ... Read more...

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Vodafone India revamps top management, appoints Sunil Sood COO


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) In a revamp exercise of its top management, telecom service provider Vodafone India has appointed Sunil Sood as its new chief operating officer (COO) and ... Read more...

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Shimla to impose Rs.200 entry tax on cars


February 28th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 28 (IANS) If you heading for Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of British India, to enjoy the cool hills coated with cedars, be prepared to pay an entry ... Read more...

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BCCI to scout for bowling talent in Himachal


February 15th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be looking out for raw bowling talent in Himachal Pradesh for domestic matches, an official said ... Read more...

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Indian art collectors’ space getting new look


January 29th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Art collection in India has seen some exponential change in the last 15 years. The fledgling culture of private archives to free art from the ... Read more...

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Dharamsala to host international cricket matches


January 20th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) The picturesque stadium in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala town is all set to host international cricket matches with the International Cricket Council (ICC) giving it clearance, an ... Read more...

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Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar (With image)


January 6th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 6 (IANS) Yasin Malik, chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was arrested here Friday after he tried to take out a march to protest ... Read more...

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Omar says CISF firing ‘inexcusable’, promises justice (Lead, Changing dateline)


January 3rd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 3 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday met the family of the student killed in CISF firing and said he would leave no stone ... Read more...

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Omar in Baramulla to assess fallout of CISF firing


January 3rd, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 3 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah flew to Boniyar village in Baramulla district Tuesday to assess the situation following a student protesting power shortage being ... Read more...

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Congress seeks inquiry in Baramulla firing


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) The Congress' Jammu and Kashmir unit Monday asked the Omar Abdullah government to institute an inquiry into an incident of firing by Central Industrial Security Force ... Read more...

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Glued to earplugs, two students crushed by train


December 1st, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Dec 1 (IANS) The widespread habit of listening to music while walking cost two teenagers their lives here Thursday. The cousins, who were walking on a railway track, could ... Read more...

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FDI in retail: Complete shutdown in Himachal


December 1st, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 1 (IANS) Shops and commercial establishments were closed in almost all towns in Himachal Pradesh Thursday as traders protested the decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in ... Read more...

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Easy wins for seeded players in ITF Futures tennis


November 8th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 8 (IANS) Seeded players, led by No.1 Junn Mitsuhashi from Japan, safely made it to the second round of the singles event in the TNTA-ITF Futures tennis tournament ... Read more...

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Mitsuhashi given top billing in ITF Futures tennis


November 6th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 6 (IANS) Japan's Junn Mitsuhashi (385) has been top seeded ahead of India's V.M. Ranjeet (565) and Rohan Gajjar (602) in the main draw of the ITF Futures ... Read more...

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DLF Pramerica enters Himachal Pradesh


November 2nd, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 2 (IANS) DLF Pramerica Life Insurance (DPLI) Wednesday made a foray into Himachal Pradesh by opening its first branch office here, a company's official said here."After opening offices ... Read more...

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Himachal cricket body officials get jail for match disruption


October 14th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 14 (IANS) Over five and a half years after a domestic cricket match scheduled here was put off, a court here Friday held six people, including two ... Read more...

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