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  • severe storm lashes parts of himachal one killed in shimla

    Severe storm lashes parts of Himachal, one killed in Shimla

    India | Sep 17, 2013, 08:45 AM IST

    Shimla: A storm yesterday lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh, killing one person in Shimla, uprooting trees and snapping overhead electricity and telephone cables. The storm which lasted for about two hours, caused immense damage

  • centre to release funds for flood hit himachal

    Centre to release funds for flood-hit Himachal

    India | Sep 09, 2013, 04:21 PM IST

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the centre would release adequate funds to Himachal Pradesh from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for relief and restoration in flood-affected areas, an official statement said.A

  • himachal to initiate action against dutch power firm

    Himachal to initiate action against Dutch power firm

    India | Sep 04, 2013, 08:39 PM IST

    Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to initiate proceedings against Netherlands-based Brakel Corp. for causing loss to the state exchequer by delaying the execution of a hydropower project.The cabinet, presided over by Chief

  • himachal s free ambulances saved 6 708 lives in two years

    Himachal's free ambulances saved 6,708 lives in two years

    India | Aug 18, 2013, 06:43 PM IST

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh's free ambulance service, which can be availed by dialling phone number 108, has saved 6,708 lives in 325,178 emergencies handled since its launch in December 2010, a statement said here on Sunday.The

  • nine shops washed away in himachal cloudburst

    Nine shops washed away in Himachal cloudburst

    India | Aug 17, 2013, 09:01 PM IST

    Shimla: Nine shops were washed away in flash floods triggered by a cloudburst in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, officials said here on Saturday. However, no loss of human life has been reported.The cloudburst occurred at

  • himachal to host pre world cup paragliding meet

    Himachal to host pre-World Cup paragliding meet

    Other Sports | Aug 17, 2013, 05:08 PM IST

    Shimla: More than 100 pilots from across the globe are expected to take part in the seven-day Pre-World Cup Paragliding Championship to held in October in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said here on

  • heavy rain forecast shrikhand mahadev pilgrims in himachal

    Heavy rain forecast, Shrikhand Mahadev pilgrims in Himachal warned

    India | Jul 15, 2013, 06:13 PM IST

    Shimla, July 15: Moderate to heavy rain may occur across Himachal Pradesh this week and authorities Monday advised devotees to avoid the Shrikhand Mahadev pilgrimage, considered a tougher journey than the climb to the Amarnath

  • himachal promises relief to rain hit farmers

    Himachal promises relief to rain-hit farmers

    India | Jul 02, 2013, 06:46 PM IST

    Shimla, July 2: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Tuesday said compensation would be provided to farmers of the rain-ravaged Kinnaur district."Apple, peas and rajma (kidney beans) crops were severely damaged in the natural calamity

  • himachal rains 14 americans airlifted from kinnaur valley

    Himachal rains: 14 Americans airlifted from Kinnaur valley

    India | Jun 24, 2013, 04:23 PM IST

    Shimla, June 24 :  Airlifting of stranded tourists and locals from high altitude areas of rain-ravaged Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh began on Monday after some delay owing to bad weather in the morning, officials

  • list of missing persons in uttarkhand and himachal

    List of missing persons in Uttarkhand and Himachal

    India | Jun 21, 2013, 02:08 PM IST

    New Delhi: Following is the list of 231 people missing after the flash floods in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The list has been released by National Disaster Response Force or NDRF.Army have rescued 14,000 people

  • rescue operation picks up pace in landslide hit himachal

    Rescue operation picks up pace in landslide-hit Himachal

    India | Jun 20, 2013, 12:26 PM IST

    Shimla, June 20: The Himachal Pradesh government and the Indian Air Force today paced up its operations to airlift tourists stranded for the past five days in Kinnaur district, which has been cut off following

  • 163 people rescued from flooded areas in uttarakhand

    163 people rescued from flooded areas in Uttarakhand, Himachal

    India | Jun 19, 2013, 09:15 AM IST

    New Delhi, June 19: A total of 163 people were rescued yesterday from flood-affected areas caused by torrential rains in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, disaster management officials said.While 71 people were rescued in Uttarakhand, National

  • five of family buried in himachal landslide

    Five of family buried in Himachal landslide

    India | Jun 17, 2013, 02:24 PM IST

    Shimla, June 17: Five members of a family, including three children, were buried early Monday when boulders fell on their house in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, police said."Rescue work by the locals has begun but

  • himachal s apple basket bountiful this season

    Himachal's apple basket bountiful this season

    India | Jun 12, 2013, 12:15 PM IST

    Shimla, June 12: There is good news for apple lovers this year as they can soon expect a good supply of the deep, crunchy crimson apples from Himachal Pradesh, the country's largest apple basket.The state

  • eighteen die as bus rolls into gorge in himachal

    Eighteen die as bus rolls into gorge in Himachal

    India | Jun 07, 2013, 12:08 PM IST

    Shimla, June 7: At least 18 people were killed Friday and an equal number injured when a private bus carrying passengers skidded off the road and fell into a 500-foot deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's

  • walmart allowed to open stores in himachal minister

    Walmart allowed to open stores in Himachal: Minister

    India | May 11, 2013, 07:40 AM IST

    Shimla, May 11: Himachal Pradesh has allowed the entry of private retail outlets, including Bharti-Walmart, to open stores so that consumers could get quality products at cheaper rates, state Food and Civil Supplies Minister G.S.

  • himachal allows reliance to set up cement unit

    Himachal allows Reliance to set up cement unit

    India | May 09, 2013, 06:41 AM IST

    Shimla, May 9: The Himachal Pradesh government yesterday issued show cause notice to four cement makers for delaying commissioning of five plants but gave permission to Reliance to set up a new unit, an official

  • 10 killed as jeep falls into himachal gorge

    10 killed as jeep falls into Himachal gorge

    India | May 01, 2013, 11:38 AM IST

    Shimla, May 1: Seven women and three children, all from Rajasthan, were killed in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district when their overcrowded jeep skidded off the road and fell into a 500-metre-deep gorge, police said Wednesday.The

  • himachal readies for a cherry boom

    Himachal readies for a cherry boom

    India | Apr 25, 2013, 10:31 AM IST

    Shimla, Apr 25: With cherry orchards turning crimson and production likely to be 250 tonnes more than last year's 412 tonnes, the luscious fruit is literally on everyone's mouth in Himachal Pradesh."We are expecting a

  • bjp leading in gujarat himachal

    BJP leading in Gujarat, Himachal

    Politics | Dec 20, 2012, 11:25 AM IST

    Ahmedabad/Shimla, Dec 20 : The ruling BJP was leading in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh over Congress in the assembly elections for which the counting of votes began today.TV channels put BJP well ahead of

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