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State in northern India

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Himachal Pradesh: State in northern India
Himachal Pradesh is a state in the northern part of India. Situated in the Western Himalayas, it is one of the eleven mountain states and is characterized by an extreme landscape featuring several peaks and extensive river systems. Himachal Pradesh shares borders with the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to the north, and the states of Punjab to the west, Haryana to the southwest, and Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to the south. The state shares a border to the east with the Tibet Autonomous Region in China.

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Apple procurement centres in Shimla give boost to growers [Video]

Apple procurement centres in Shimla give boost to growers

The private procurement and purchase centres for apple in north Indian state, Himachal Pradesh have been seamless and profitable for growers. Centres are not only giving boost to their business but..

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'Do takke ke log' trying to turn Court's arena into political rivalry: Mumbai Mayor hits at Kangana [Video]

'Do takke ke log' trying to turn Court's arena into political rivalry: Mumbai Mayor hits at Kangana

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said on Nov 27 that people like Kangana Ranaut are trying to turn Courts arena into a political rivalry. "Everyone is surprised that an actress who lives in Himachal,..

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Fresh snowfall in Dhauladhar range, temperature dips in Dharamshala [Video]

Fresh snowfall in Dhauladhar range, temperature dips in Dharamshala

People in Dharamshala woke up to a chilly morning after Dhauladhar range received fresh snowfall. Temperature dipped in Dharamshala. Mountain lovers enjoyed bonfire. Minimum temperature will touch 7..

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Himachal's temperature saw dip of nearly 10 digree C after snowfall: IMD Scientist [Video]

Himachal's temperature saw dip of nearly 10 digree C after snowfall: IMD Scientist

India Meteorological Department (IMD) Scientist Manmohan Singh on November 17 informed that Shimla recorded 4.4 degree Celsius temperature and Manali recorded 1.5 degree Celsius today. "Shimla recorded..

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Winter is here! Temperature drop alert amid rising COVID-19 cases [Video]

Winter is here! Temperature drop alert amid rising COVID-19 cases

Temperature in the national capital is set to fall in coming days amid COVID-19 rising cases. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) the western disturbances would cause temperatures in..

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Watch: Shimla covered in thick layer of snow [Video]

Watch: Shimla covered in thick layer of snow

Temperature dropped significantly in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla on November 16. Popular hill station was covered in white layer after fresh snowfall. Roads were being cleared off to welcome visitors at..

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Watch: Shimla, Pir Panjal Range receive fresh spell of snow [Video]

Watch: Shimla, Pir Panjal Range receive fresh spell of snow

A fresh snowfall received in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla on November 16. The entire region was covered with white layer of snow. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir's Pir Panjal Range also received snow spell...

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'Paatal Lok' actor Asif Basra found dead in his Himachal home [Video]

'Paatal Lok' actor Asif Basra found dead in his Himachal home

Asif Basra, who starred in web series Paatal Lok and film Kai Po Che, has died at 53. The actor was found dead in a private complex in Himachal's Dharamshala. Police said that a forensic team is at the..

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Karwa Chauth: Priyanka Chopra, Kajol, others share glimpses of celebrations [Video]

Karwa Chauth: Priyanka Chopra, Kajol, others share glimpses of celebrations

Bollywood celebrities celebrated Karwa Chauth with much zeal and fervor. Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu among others shared glimpes of their celebrations. Shilpa Shetty, Raveena Tandon and Kajol also..

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Schools reopen in parts of nation after months of COVID-19 lockdown [Video]

Schools reopen in parts of nation after months of COVID-19 lockdown

In unlock 5.0, schools have finally reopened in parts of the country on Nov 02. COVID precautionary measures were followed inside school's premises to avoid spread of virus. The students and teachers..

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Snowfall covers Lahaul-Spiti [Video]

Snowfall covers Lahaul-Spiti

Himachal Pradesh's tourist spot Lahaul-Spiti received fresh snowfall on November 02. Keylong area in Lahaul-Spiti was covered with 8 inches of white sheet. A dip in temperature was witnessed in the..

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Himachal Pradesh turns white after fresh snowfall [Video]

Himachal Pradesh turns white after fresh snowfall

Various parts of Himachal Pradesh received fresh snowfall on October 31. Muling village in Lahaul Spiti was covered in white sheet. Meanwhile, Billing village near Keylong witnessed a dip in..

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Shrine of Hazrat Baba in Shimla spreads communal harmony [Video]

Shrine of Hazrat Baba in Shimla spreads communal harmony

India has remained a land of great saints, assimilating in its fold various cultures and faiths from time to time. It is a land where Sufism has not only flourished in its true spirit but has also..

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Himachal Pradesh resumes inter-state bus service [Video]

Himachal Pradesh resumes inter-state bus service

The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to resume inter-state bus service from on October 14. The bus service was suspended for nearly seven months to curb the spread of COVID-19. Inter-state bus..

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Combating Covid-19: Centre rushes high-level teams to UP, Punjab and Himachal

The Government of India has decided to depute high-level Central teams to Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to support these States in Covid-19 response and management, according to a release..
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Himachal Pradesh: Entire vllage in Lahaul tests COVID-19 positive except for one man

Reportedly, a religious programme which was held in the village a few days ago is being considered as the superspreader. Furthermore, people from surr
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Entire village in Lahaul tests Covid positive

All residents of Thorang village of Lahaul valley in Himachal Pradesh, barring a 52-year-old man, have tested positive for Covid-19. The administration has restricted tourist movement to Teling nullah..
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Mercury dips in most parts of northern India; rain, snowfall likely in parts of J&K on Thursday

The mercury dipped in most parts of north India on Wednesday a day after snowfall was recorded at a few high-altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, while moderate to dense fog was..
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Modi expresses grief over death of 7 people in Himachal accident


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Covid-19: India performed better than any big developed country: Harsh Vardhan

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan held a virtual meeting with Health Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, and West Bengal to review..
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Centre approves Rs 1,810-crore hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh, Amit Shah calls it gift from PM Modi

The 210-megawatt Luhri stage-I hydropower project will be constructed on river Satluj.
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NGT widens ambit of firecracker pollution cases beyond NCR, notices to 18 states, UTs

The green panel sought response from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya,..
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Modi govt's focus on building border roads to secure boundaries shaken China: Nadda

Laying the foundation stone of the BJP's six offices in Himachal Pradesh, virtually from Delhi, he said under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, the government has built 4,700-km four-lane..
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Kalka-Shimla toy train 'Himalayan Queen' back on tracks

Finally some good news for tourists who want to visit the beautiful city of Shimla situated in the foothills of Himachal Pradesh. Indian Railways have announced that Kalka Shimla toy train will resume..
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'It has no locus standi to comment on India's internal matters: MEA rejects China's claim on Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh

The remark came a day after Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated 44 strategic bridges in Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Jammu and Kashmir.
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Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur tests positive for Covid-19

Thakur, in a tweet, said he had quarantined himself at his residence last week after coming in contact with someone who had coronavirus. β€œOn doctor's advice, I have isolated myself at my official..
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Rajnath Singh dedicates 44 bridges constructed by BRO to nation

Amid the border row with China, India is expediting work on several key projects including on a strategic road linking Darcha in Himachal Pradesh with Ladakh that will criss-cross a number of..
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Ex-CBI director Ashwani Kumar cremated in Shimla

A number of people, including Himachal Pradesh Power Minister Sukhram Chaudhary, Congress Legislative Party leader Mukesh Agnihotri and former state Congress chief Sukhvinder Sukhi, and Kumar's..
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Previous govts lacked courage to effect farm reforms due to poll-focused mindset: PM Modi

Addressing his second public meeting after inaugurating Atal Tunnel in Rohtang in Himachal Pradesh, Modi said those protesting against the laws wanted farmers to live in the previous century, and are..
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'Himachal ka chhokra': PM's affectionate reference to Anurag Thakur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday referred to Union minister Anurag Thakur as "Himachal ka Chhokra", an apparent show of his support to the young Himachal Pradesh leader after Congress leader..
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'Nothing more important than interests of those protecting India': PM Modi after inauguration of Atal Tunnel

The Atal tunnel will act as a lifeline for not just a big part of Himachal Pradesh but also for Ladakh, Modi said.
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Atal Tunnel to become new lifeline for Ladakh: PM Modi

"Atal Tunnel, apart from a big region in Himachal Pradesh, will also become a lifeline for the new union territory Ladakh. With this, Leh-Ladakh, and this big region of Himachal Pradesh will always..
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Atal Tunnel: PM Modi to inaugurate world's longest highway tunnel in Himachal Pradesh today

The tunnel reduces the road distance by 46 kilometres between Manali and Leh and the time by about four to five hours.
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PM to inaugurate strategic Atal Tunnel at Rohtang on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the strategically important all-weather Atal Tunnel, which reduces the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 km and the travel time by four to five hours,..
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State, area and gender key to life expectancy, shows data

How long can an Indian expect to live on average? The answer varies very widely depending on where you live β€” which state and rural or urban area β€” and what your gender is. The average rural male..
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Statue of Unity's sculptor to work on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's statue in Shimla

The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday decided to hire the sculptor behind the Statue of Unity for installing the statue of BJP stalwart and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the historic..
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India deaths down, but up in many states on rising population

The estimated number of deaths each year in India has come down significantly between 2010 and 2018. However, in states like Haryana, Punjab, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, deaths are..
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PM Modi to inaugurate the Atal Rohtang Tunnel on October 3; know all about it

Atal Rohtang Tunnel is the first tunnel in the world in terms of altitude near Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh. Atal tunnel is also important because it will increase India's strength on the..
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Sushant Singh Rajput death case: A political wrangle among 4 parties in 4 states

The death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) in mysterious circumstances has triggered political fights among different parties and states. Four political parties - the BJP, JD(U), Shiv Sena..
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CM Jai Ram Thakur defends 'daughter' of Himachal Pradesh Kangana Ranaut, says Maha govt committed act of 'vendetta'

A team of the BMC H-West Ward officers accompanied by a police posse reached Kangana's office with bulldozers, JCBs, and other heavy equipment and took up the demolition work from the outside.
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ITBP launches 7-day trekking expedition to spread awareness on Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh

The 19th Battalion of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has launched a 7-day trekking expedition in Sarahan in Kinnaur district in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the ITBP, the..
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Govt to build 12.7 km tunnel at Shinkhun La pass on Himachal-Ladakh border


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India laying new road between Ladakh and Darcha in Himachal Pradesh

Amid the border row with China, India is expediting work on a strategic road linking Darcha in Himachal Pradesh with Ladakh that will criss cross a number of high-altitude snow-bound passes, official..
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Central Water Commission issues flood advisory for states, warns of landslides and flash floods

As monsoon rains continue to batter parts of India, the Central Water Commission issued a flood advisory for several states Tuesday, including Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, warning some hill..
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Himachal Pradesh university defers UG final year exams; matter rests on Supreme Court order

Earlier on Monday. the Himachal Pradesh High Court stayed the final term exams in the state, mandated by the University Grants Commission (UGC) until the orders of the Supreme Court is pronounced in..
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IMD predicts rain in parts of Haryana, UP, Uttarakhand today

IMD also informed that in the latest satellite imagery, moderate to intense convective clouds were seen over the western part of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat State, North..
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Army jawan killed in firing by Pak along LoC

In the incident, Sepoy Rohin Kumar was critically injured and he later succumbed to his injuries, a defence spokesperson added. Kumar, a resident of Himachal Pradesh, was a brave, highly motivated and..
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'Copying Gujarat's initiatives doesn't show your smartness': Vijay Rupani hits out at Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi had shared a news article, from his official Twitter handle, regarding the 'One District, One Product' scheme in Himachal Pradesh, and added that this was a good idea and he had suggested..
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US thanks India for hosting Dalai Lama since 1959

The US has thanked India for hosting the Dalai Lama since 1959 as the world commemorated the 85th birthday of the Tibetan spiritual leader. The Dalai Lama has been living in India ever since he fled..
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Large projects on to augment India's border infra: Gadkari

To augment India's border infrastructure, a large number of highway projects are underway including in Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, both by the BRO..
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Army commanders deliberate on eastern Ladakh situation

The apex leadership of the Indian Army on Monday held detailed deliberations on the eastern Ladakh standoff and the situation along the Line of Actual Control with China after the Galwan Valley clashes..
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Ladakh face-off: Alert in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur border districts

All state intelligence units have also been alerted in this regard, State police spokesperson Khushal Sharma said.
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Covid-19: 5 states manage to keep positivity rate below 3%

Five states β€” MP, Rajasthan, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab β€” and the Union territory of Chandigarh have managed to slow the incidence of Covid-19 cases with the positivity rate (confirmed..
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After elephant in Kerala, cow given explosive-mixed eatables in Himachal Pradesh, one arrested

The shocking incident took place in the Dahad village Bilaspur district, news agency PTI reported.
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Coronavirus cases cross 300-mark in Himachal as 18 more test positive; 24 recover

The number of coronavirus cases has crossed the 300-mark in Himachal Pradesh as 18 more cases were reported in the state on Saturday.
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Delhi, West Bengal not yet distributed May month quota of free foodgrains under PMGAY: Ram Vilas Paswan

Many beneficiaries are still waiting for the May month quota of free foodgrains in states such as Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala and Manipur where up to 80 per..
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Himachal Pradesh BJP chief Rajeev Bindal quits on 'moral grounds', denies involvement in health scam

In his resignation letter sent to BJP president JP Nadda, Bindal said he was resigning to ensure a proper investigation into an alleged corruption case.
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ITBP retrieves body of missing villager in Himachal Pradesh

"After a month-long search operation, ITBP Jawans have retrieved the body of a villager who went missing from Bargul Village (11,000 feet)," ITBP said in a release.
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Western disturbance likely to cause thunderstorm in Himachal, Haryana, Delhi tomorrow: IMD

"Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and gusty winds (speed reaching 40-50 kmph) likely at isolated places over Jharkhand, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Rajasthan, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and West..
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ICMR study finds presence of 'bat coronavirus' in two Indian bat species

As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, researchers have found the presence of a different kind of coronavirus β€” bat coronavirus (BtCoV) β€” in two bat species from Kerala, Himachal..
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COVID-19: Health workers in Himachal Pradesh are putting their lives at risk with no masks, gloves, PPE kit at disposal

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17 from Himachal attended Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Delhi's Nizamuddin: Police

The statement came after the Telangana government said on Monday that six people who attended the religious congregation between March 13 and 15 died due to coronavirus.
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