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Viral infection hits Himalayan blue sheep in wild


September 20th, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) The Himalayan blue sheep or bharal, an important prey of the endangered snow leopard, is under threat in the wild from a highly contagious viral infection ... Read more...

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Hundreds of tourists stranded in Himachal Pradesh


August 20th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 20 (IANS) Hundreds of people, including foreign tourists, have been stranded in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti subdivision for the past two days after the closure of roads due to ... Read more...

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Chinese intrusion: Dhumal writes to Manmohan Singh


March 25th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing concern over repeated Chinese incursions into Indian territory."Long-range missiles on ... Read more...

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Dhumal warns of Chinese threat after air intrusion (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday hit out at China after two Chinese helicopters reportedly sneaked into Indian airspace.He said he had been ... Read more...

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IUCN to inspect Himachal national park next year


December 17th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 17 (IANS) A team of international wildlife experts will visit Himachal Pradesh next year to evaluate the flora and fauna of the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in ... Read more...

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This Chandigarh - a land of snow, mud-and-stone houses (With Images)


July 31st, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh (Himachal Pradesh), July 31 (IANS) It has not been designed by French architect Le Corbusier nor does it nestle in the foothills of the Shivaliks. It snows here and ... Read more...

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Landslides cut off Kinnaur from Shimla


June 17th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) The picturesque Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh has been cut off from capital Shimla due to massive landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the region over ... Read more...

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Stop slaughtering animals, appeals Himachal monastery


November 24th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 24 (IANS) A prominent, centuries-old Buddhist monastery in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti Valley Wednesday appealed to the people to stop slaughtering animals and be more humane to other species, a spiritual ... Read more...

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Himachal’s 17th century fair falls prey to modernism


November 14th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rampur (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's decades-old Lavi Fair that concluded in this town of Shimla district Sunday seems to have lost its traditional charm.The fair, synonymous with trade in ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force team flagged off to participate in Himalayan Car Rally


October 7th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, October 7 (ANI): 'Team Sky Hawkz', the Indian Air Force (IAF) team of three reconfigured Gypsy vehicles, roared-off from 412 Air Force Station here on Thursday to participate in 'Raid-de-Himalaya' ... Read more...

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Himachal wants to start lilium cultivation


September 26th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh would explore the possibility of cultivating lilium as a cash crop in the cold deserts of Lahaul and Spiti. Speaking at the foundation day of the Council ... Read more...

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Incessant rainfall causes hindrance to Himachal Tourism


September 24th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurManali (Himachal Pradesh), Sep. 24 (ANI): Incessant rainfall over the past two months has resulted in the decline of tourists visiting Manali, which has left an adverse impact on the ... Read more...

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175 motorists to set out in Raid-de-Himalaya


September 8th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 8 (IANS) More than 175 daredevil motorists will set out across the rugged Himalayan ranges during the 12th edition of the world's toughest motor rally, Raid-de-Himalaya, next month, an organiser ... Read more...

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First ATM comes up in Himachal’s Lahaul valley


September 4th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 4 (IANS) The State Bank of India has opened its ATM in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul valley - the first ATM of any bank in the area, a bank official ... Read more...

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Himachal tribals donate funds for Leh victims


August 29th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Tribals of Himachal Pradesh have collected over Rs.3 lakh to rehabilitate people affected by the flashfloods in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said here Sunday. Residents of ... Read more...

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Himachal to relocate Geu village known for mummified monk


August 7th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's Geu village in Lahaul and Spiti district known for a 550-year-old mummified body of a monk is to be relocated to a safer location after it ... Read more...

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A mega tunnel under the ‘pile of dead bodies’


June 27th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Rohtang Pass (Himachal Pradesh), June 27 (IANS) Its beauty notwithstanding, this 13,300 feet high mountainous pass also, because of its treacherous terrain, ominously means "pile of dead bodies". For ... Read more...

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Himachal may get helicopter taxis


June 26th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Saturday launched a programme in Lahaul and Spiti district to boost tourism in remore areas and said a plan to start helicopter-taxi service ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi to lay Rohtang tunnel foundation Monday


June 25th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will Monday lay the foundation stone of the 8.8-km-long horseshoe-shaped Rohtang tunnel, the longest in the world at over 13,000 feet altitude, ... Read more...

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Why Lahaul Lamas pray for Minister M.S. Gill (IANS Book Review, With Images)


March 8th, 2010 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Book: "Himalayan Wonderland, Travels in Lahaul and Spiti"; Publisher: Penguin/Viking; Author: Manohar Singh Gill (union sports minister); Price: Rs.599In the summer of 1962, a restless young Indian administrator, Manohar ... Read more...

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Himachal official arrested for accepting bribe


February 26th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 26 (IANS) A government official was arrested Friday allegedly for accepting a bribe of Rs.100,000 from a contractor, police said. "A junior engineer of the Public Works Department was caught red-handed ... Read more...

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Centre evaluating technical, commercial bids for Rohtang tunnel: Antony


December 14th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony said here on Monday that technical and commercial bids for the construction of the Rohtang tunnel are being evaluated.The construction is being ... Read more...

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Himachal’s Lavi trade fair begins Nov 11


October 17th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's centuries-old Lavi fair, synonymous with trade in traditional items like woollens and dry fruits, will start Nov 11 in Rampur town, an official said. "The four-day Lavi ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh despatches 74 lakh boxes of apples


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 23 (IANS) The apple season in Himachal Pradesh has finally picked up with 7,400,000 boxes having been transported out of the state. "The apple season is in full swing and 74 ... Read more...

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Nearly 150 stranded tourists rescued in Himachal


September 18th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Nearly 150 tourists, including foreigners, stranded in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti Valley since early last week due to snowfall and landslides, were rescued Friday, police said. Superintendent of Police S.R. ... Read more...

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Nearly 150 tourists stranded in Himachal


September 17th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) Nearly 150 tourists, including foreigners, are stranded in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti Valley since early last week due to snowfall and land slides. The rescue efforts by the administration ... Read more...

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Himachal yet to evacuate stranded tourists (Lead)


September 15th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 15 (IANS) Around 150 tourists, including 96 foreigners, remained stranded in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti Valley following the closure of roads due to snowfall and landslides. The tourists, including a large number ... Read more...

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75 tourists in Himachal stranded by landslides


September 15th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 15 (IANS) Around 75 tourists, including 50 foreigners, are still stranded in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti Valley after the closure of roads due to landslides triggered by rains and snowfall last ... Read more...

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19 Indian Army trekkers rescued in Himachal


September 14th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 14 (IANS) Nineteen trekkers from the Indian Army have been rescued from Himachal Pradesh's tribal Lahaul and Spiti district after being stranded in high altitude slopes due to untimely snowfall ... Read more...

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Mysterious explosion scares people in Himachal


August 2nd, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) Residents of a few villages in Himachal Pradesh's tribal Lahaul and Spiti district are panicked over a mysterious explosion on top of a mountain. District administration authorities, however, ... Read more...

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Gung-ho about voting at Himachal’s highest polling station


May 12th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Hikkam (Himachal Pradesh), May 12 (IANS) Residents of tribal villages in Himachal Pradesh's picturesque Spiti valley are enthusiastic about casting their vote at one of the country's highest polling ... Read more...

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BRO begins snow clearance on Leh-Manali Highway


March 2nd, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Manali, Mar 2 (ANI): The Border Road Organization (BRO) on Monday has begun to clear the snow on the Leh-Manali Highway.The 475-kilometer highway connecting Manali to Leh, was closed during the ... Read more...

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Sculptor Atul Sinha’s new work “Space Beyond Innovation”


October 26th, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Sculptor Atul Sinha, who has been using wood as a medium for his artistic expression since 1993, has experimented with the three-dimensional aspect of the medium and ... Read more...

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Over 100 people rescued in Himachal Pradesh, 100 still stranded


September 24th, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Sep 24 (IANS) More than 100 marooned people, including foreigners, were rescued in the snow bound areas in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday, an official said. In other areas of the state, however, ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh’s highest village hails State polls before snow


November 14th, 2007 - 10:39 am ICT by admin
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