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Virbhadra case: Court asks ED to file status report

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A court here on Thursday asked the ED to file a status report in a case against Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) agent Anand Chauhan accused of investing Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's tainted money in LIC policies. Special Judge Santosh Snehi Mann asked the Enforcement Directorate to file status report in the case by January 22 and a supplemen...

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TN for increase in Centre's contribution to Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu on Thursday urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to increase the central government's contribution in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) from Rs 1.5 lakh per beneficiary to Rs 5.4 lakh. Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam made the plea in a pre-budget consultation meeting on Thursday Jaitley had with 14 finance ministers, the Chief Mini...

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Himachal sees high temperatures, but snow in line

Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday saw slightly high temperatures due to prevailing dry weather, but the Met Office forecast rain and more snowfall next week. There are chances of rainfall and snowfall across the state from January 23, a meteorological office statement said. It said the western disturbances -- storm systems originating from Caspian Se...

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'Padmaavat' protests: Highway blocked in Rajasthan

Jaipur/Chittorgarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Shri Rajput Karni Sena members on Wednesday blocked the highway connecting Udaipur, Kota and Bhilwara with Chittorgarh to protest against the proposed screening of controversial movie Padmaavat from January 25. According to information received at the state capital, the highway stretch near Rithala Square in Chittorgarh is extremely crowded. Around 200 p...

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UP CM to host states' meet to review minority welfare schemes

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is going to host a coordination meeting between the Centre and various states and union territories to review the implementation on the ground of various central schemes for minorities welfare. Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday that the meeting will be held in Lucknow on Thursday (Janu...

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43 artists to receive Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards on Wednesday

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2016 will be given away to 43 eminent musicians, dancers, and theatre artists at Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday. Artists who will receive the Akademi's Awards this year in the field of music are Padma Talwalkar and Prabhakar Karekar for Hindustani vocal music, Kala Ramnath for violin, Arvind Mulga...

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Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam gives Rs 1 cr to Himachal CM's Relief Fund

Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) The public sector power generator Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), a company that owns and operates India's largest hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh, on Tuesday contributed Rs 1 crore to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was presented a cheque of Rs 1 crore by SJVN Chairman-cum-Chief Managing Director Nand Lal Sharma here. ...

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Snowless slopes kill skiing in Himachal this year

Manali, Jan 16 (IANS) The ski slopes are deserted as scores of skiers in picturesque Solang Valley of Himachal Pradesh have been literally left high and dry with snow failing to cover its steep slopes. Their hopes of skiing down the precarious slopes are fast thawing as snow is playing truant with the region even in January after several years. The ski slopes, located just 13 km uphill f...

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Dry weather spikes Himachal mercury abnormally

Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Large parts of Himachal Pradesh saw abnormal rise in mercury on Tuesday, with no chance of rain and snow largely this week too, the weather department said. State capital Shimla saw the rise in the night temperature at 9.3 degrees Celsius, which was 6.4 degrees above the season's average. It saw a low of 5.7 degrees a day earlier, while the maximum stayed at 17.4 de...

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Himachal to restore hot springs at Tattapani: CM

Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government is committed to promote religious tourism in Tattapani village on the Sutlej river bank in Mandi district and restore the natural hot springs there, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Sunday. The issue of restoration of hot springs at Tattapani, 52 km from the state capital, and hot baths would soon be taken up both with the Nation...

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Pant ton helps Delhi crush Himachal in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tourney

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Opener Rishabh Pant slammed 116 as Delhi outplayed Himachal Pradesh by 10 wickets in a North Zone match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament here on Sunday. Chasing 145, Pant started assaulting the Himachal bowlers right from the start. He reached the 50-run mark in just 18 balls and then completed his ton in another 14 balls to become the second batsmen to score t...

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Gere in Bodh Gaya for Dalai Lama's discourse

Patna, Jan 14 (IANS) Hollywood star Richard Gere on Sunday joined a three-day course on Buddhism by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Bihar's Bodh Gaya, the holiest Buddhist site. Gere was spotted along with several foreigners and monks at the Mahabodhi temple when the Dalai Lama offered prayers on Saturday. Gere met the Dalai Lama on Saturday, an official at the Tibetan...

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Thousands take dip in Himachal rivers to mark Makar Sankranti

Shimla/Manali, Jan 14 (IANS) Tens of thousands of devotees across Himachal Pradesh on Sunday took a dip in rivers braving cold weather to mark the auspicious Makar Sankranti festival. A huge gathering was seen at Tattapani, around 52 km from the state capital, and Manikaran, home to a Sikh shrine in Kullu district, for a holy dip in the Sutlej and Parvati rivers respectively. Bot...

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J&K, Services win in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tourney

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir rode on opener Jatin Wadhwan's 61-ball 70 to a four-wicket win over Haryana in a North Zone T20 match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament here on Saturday. Umar Nazir (3/16) and M. Gupta (3/26) picked up three wickets each as J&K dished out a disciplined bowling performance to dismiss Haryana for 116 in 19.2 overs after skipper Parvez Rasool ...

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Himachal sees another sunny but cold day

Shimla, Jan 13 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh saw another sunny but cold day on Saturday with most of the tourist destinations at freezing point. It was a bright sunny day almost across the whole state and such conditions would continue till Monday, an official at the meteorological office here told IANS. He said the higher reaches were freezing with Keylong, headquarters o...

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The Supreme Court judges who 'rebelled' against the system: Brief profiles

The Supreme Court judges who 'rebelled against the system: Brief profiles Justice Jasti Chelameswar -- Justice Chelameswar was elevated to the Supreme Court on October 10, 2011 and is currently number 2 in the judges' hierarchy. He has been the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court between May 2007 to March 2010 when he was transferred to Kerala High Court as the Chief Jus...

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Himachal gives Rs 3 lakh compensation for Nepalese's custodial death

Dharamsala, Jan 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday announced a compensation of Rs 300,000 to the kin of a Nepalese who died in custody after his arrest in a sensational gang rape-murder case of a schoolgirl. Accused Suraj Singh, allegedly murdered by a co-accused in police lock-up on July 19 last year, is survived by wife and two minor children. Th...

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Himachal health worker figures on WHO calendar

Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) In probably the first instance of its kind in the country, a woman health worker from Himachal Pradesh has figured on a World Health Organisation's calendar. Geeta Verma's picture while riding a motorcycle and carrying a box of vaccines against measles and rubella has been put on the front page of the 2018 WHO calendar, for which she earned praise from Himachal Prad...

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Karni Sena protests outside CBFC office in Mumbai

Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Activists of the Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Friday gathered outside the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) office here on Friday to protest against the coming release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat. Security was beefed up outside the CBFC office. A few protestors were taken away by the police, but released after a few hours. Members of the Rajp...

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New faces ready to take over Bollywood in 2018

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) From star children like Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor to television stars like Ankita Lokhande and Mouni Roy and newcomers like Banita Sandhu -- there are a lot of fresh faces who are going to begin their Bollywood innings this year. IANS has compiled a list of names that are all set to make their Bollywood foray: * Janhvi Kapoor: Daughter of veteran ac...

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