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As businessmen gobble up farmland, Kashmiri villages lose identity (Feature)


July 15th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Haripora (Ganderbal), July 15 (IANS) Instead of a mud house, Hassan Parray now has a concrete house. His two sons do not go to school barefoot, but wearing branded shoes. ... Read more...

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Two killed in Kashmir bus accident


July 11th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) Two people, including a student, were killed on the spot and 30 others injured Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir when a school bus skidded off the ... Read more...

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Cloud burst kills one in Chamoli, Badrinath route blocked


July 5th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chamoli, July 5 (IANS) A cloud burst in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district Thursday morning killed a woman and injured four people, and blocked roads to Badrinath, an official said.Talking to IANS, ... Read more...

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Himachal court allows Ford to construct ski resort


June 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 29 (IANS) In a major relief to Alfred Ford of the Ford Motor Company, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has given clearance to his upcoming multi-billion dollar ... Read more...

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Drizzle, mild snow in Himachal hills


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Manali, June 2 (IANS) The mercury continued to remain abnormally high across Himachal Pradesh Saturday, recording temperatures two to six degrees above normal, despite drizzle and mild snowfall in some ... Read more...

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Mufti’s call for government change in J&K;


May 26th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 26 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron and former chief minister Mufti Mohamamd Sayeed Saturday sought public support for changing "the present inept and corrupt system" to improve ... Read more...

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Shimla sizzles at 27.9 degrees Celsius


May 26th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 26 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to sizzle Saturday with Una recording a maximum temperature of 39.8 degrees Celsius and the state capital Shimla a high ... Read more...

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India’s first oceanarium to come up in Greater Noida


May 5th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) In another first for the National Capital Region (NCR), the country's first oceanarium is all set to open in Greater Noida by the year-end.Developed as ... Read more...

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Through mountain of snow, they open road to Lahaul (Feature with image)


April 27th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, April 27 (IANS) In a rigorous four-month effort, they chipped away a mountain of snow to once again link this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort with the picturesque ... Read more...

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2,500-year-old tomb found in China


April 24th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) A tomb of an ancient Chinese warlord, dating back more than 2,500 years, has been discovered near a tourist resort.The tomb was found in Yishui county ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s Sonamarg reopens after winter


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) After remaining closed for nearly three winter months, the Srinagar-Sonamarg road connecting the picturesque north Kashmir tourist destination with the rest of the country was re-opened ... Read more...

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Strong quake jolts Mexico


March 21st, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 21 (IANS) Strong tremors were felt in Mexico City and prompted residents to flee in panic from swaying buildings Tuesday as a powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake jolted Mexico.The ... Read more...

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Greenpeace launches campaign against Mexican resort project


March 15th, 2012 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 15 (IANS/EFE) Greenpeace has launched a campaign to drum up opposition to a tourist project in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur that opponents say ... Read more...

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British soldier jailed for rape


March 10th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) A British soldier has been sentenced to prison for four years in Cyprus for raping a British university student at a popular tourist resort.Private Sam Trussler, ... Read more...

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Eleven army soldiers killed in Kashmir avalanche (Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Eleven Indian Army troopers were killed in two north Kashmir avalanches overnight in Bandipora and Ganderbal districts, an army official said Thursday.Lt. Col. J.S. Brar, spokesman ... Read more...

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Nine army troopers killed in Kashmir avalanche


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Nine army troopers were killed in two avalanche tragedies in north Kashmir's Bandipora and Ganderbal districts."A massive avalanche struck the brigade headquarters of the army in ... Read more...

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Flash flood threat averted in Kashmir


February 19th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) An impending flash flood threat due to a glacial lake formation has been averted in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities said Sunday."Water has ... Read more...

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Kashmir to blast stream’s way blocked by avalanche


February 18th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) The state government Saturday decided to seek the army's help to survey and subsequently blast through a Kashmir stream blocked by an avalanche that resulted in ... Read more...

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Snow, rain continue in Himachal


February 14th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Heavy snowfall in the higher reaches and intermittent rain in low and mid hills of Himachal Pradesh continued for the third day Tuesday, forcing authorities to ... Read more...

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Himachal braves cold, marks Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) Braving bone-biting cold, people Thursday celebrated Republic Day across Himachal Pradesh, where temperatures dipped to minus in many places.Governor Urmila Singh unfurled the national flag at ... Read more...

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Mercury up in Himachal, more snow in store


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) The minimum temperature in Himachal Pradesh rose marginally Sunday as there was no major snow or rain in the past 24 hours, the Met office said.Due ... Read more...

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More snow in Dalai Lama’s abode (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) McLeodganj, the abode of the Dalai Lama in Himachal Pradesh, was covered in white again Thursday, with more than one foot of snow. Lower areas like ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama’s abode gets more snow


January 19th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) McLeodganj, the abode of the Dalai Lama in Himachal Pradesh, was covered in white again Thursday, with more than one feet of snow.The Dhauladhar ranges of ... Read more...

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Manali freezes at minus 7 degrees


January 10th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) A day after moderate snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, the state saw a bright, sunny Tuesday morning. But it followed a bone-chilling night.The picturesque tourist resort of ... Read more...

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Avalanche warning issued in Kashmir


January 7th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 7 (IANS) An avalanche warning has been issued in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and people have been told not to leave their homes, an official ... 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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Himachal shivers, Shimla has season’s coldest night


January 6th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 6 (IANS) Intense cold conditions saw most parts of Himachal Pradesh shivering Friday, a day after rains and snowfall across the state.Shimla, which saw 4.4 cm of snow ... Read more...

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Manali wrapped in white again


January 5th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 5 (IANS) The picturesque tourist resort of Manali in Himachal Pradesh Thursday witnessed moderate snowfall, cheering up the hospitality sector with tourists beginning to pour in.The hills overlooking ... Read more...

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Tourists rescued from Himachal hills


January 5th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 5 (IANS) All 300 tourists stranded in the hills overlooking the tourist resort of Manali due to heavy snow have been rescued, a Himachal Pradesh official said Thursday."All ... Read more...

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Over 200 tourists rescued in Himachal


January 4th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 4 (IANS) More than 200 tourists who were stranded in hills overlooking the tourist resort Manali in Himachal Pradesh due to snow were rescued Wednesday evening.Efforts are still ... Read more...

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Rain but no snow in Himachal on New Year’s Day


January 1st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 1 (IANS) The hill stations of Himachal Pradesh experienced rain but no snowfall on the first day of 2012, a weather official said here Sunday. Temperatures rose marginally ... Read more...

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Snowfall likely in Himachal on New Year’s Day


December 30th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 30 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh may experience rain and snowfall on the first day of 2012, a weather official said here Friday."There are chances of ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka vows to punish Briton’s killers


December 30th, 2011 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 30 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has vowed to punish the killers of a British national at a tourist resort on the Christmas Day.Seven people were detained in ... Read more...

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Fresh snow brings relief in Kashmir


December 20th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 20 (IANS) The fortnight-long cold wave across the Kashmir Valley broke Tuesday as mountains received fresh snowfall, making locals heave a sigh of relief.The Sonamarg tourist resort received ... Read more...

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Manali wrapped up in white blanket


December 10th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 10 (IANS) Snowfall continued to elude this Himachal Pradesh capital Saturday, but another tourist resort, Manali, had moderate snow again.The minimum temperature recorded at Manali that saw ... Read more...

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