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Himachal CM launches polythene removal campaign

Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday launched a week-long state-wide polythene removal campaign from the state capital by involving school students, volunteers and Home Guard personnel. Terming pollution caused by plastic is a matter of concern, he said that the situation in developed nations is more alarming as they use more plastic, thereby mak...

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Summers bring Shimla's water woes to a boil

Shimla, May 27 (IANS) As north India's summer heat makes hordes of tourists flock to Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla, the season also brings bucketloads of trouble for its residents -- a majority of localities are facing a water supply crisis, getting potable water only once a week. While the residents are grappling with water woes -- not exactly for the first time -- civic body Mayor Ku...

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Nipah scare pushes several states to issue alerts

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Nipah virus may not have spread beyond Kerala but its scare has spread across the country with several states investigating suspicious cases and issuing advisories on precautions and travel to Kerala. With another death in Kerala on Saturday, the total number of deaths due to Nipah virus has reached 13. The majority of the deaths have been reported from Kozhikode...

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Himachal Pradesh launches three welfare schemes

Shimla, May 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday launched three welfare schemes here to mark completion of four years of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. These schemes are Jan Manch for redressal of public grievances, Mukhya Mantri Swavlamban Yojana aimed at providing assistance to the unemployed youth and Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana for off...

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Himachal sees abnormally high mercury

Shimla, May 26 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday continued to experience abnormally high temperatures with the state's Una town recording a high of 44.2 degrees Celsius, a Met official said here. Temperatures increased due to the ongoing dry spell. Heat wave conditions are prevailing in Una, Sirmaur, Hamirpur and Bilaspur districts and parts of Mandi district and will cont...

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Dead bats in Himachal not infected with Nipah virus: Official

Shimla, May 26 (IANS) Tests in the National Institute of Virology in Pune have ruled out bats, found dead in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district, were carrying the Nipah virus, an official said on Saturday. The institute said the bats died of some other reason. Panic spread as several bats were found dead at Government Senior Secondary School in Barmapapri this week. Samp...

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Himachal continues to sizzle

Shimla, May 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh continued to experience hot weather on Friday, with the day temperature crossing the 40 degrees Celsius mark in many low lying areas, a Met official said. Una was the hottest in the state with a high of 43.4 degrees Celsius. Temperatures remained on the higher side in the state due to lack of rainfall, Manmohan Singh, the Director of the Met...

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HP seeks Rs 4,751 cr for rainwater harvesting projects

Shimla, May 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has sought central funding of Rs 4,751 crore for setting up rainwater harvesting structures, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Friday. Presiding over the review meeting of the Irrigation and Public Health Department here, he said, being a hilly state, rainwater flows downstream unused and the government plans to check the water wastage by constr...

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Low intensity quake in Himachal

Shimla, May 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale was felt in Himachal Pradesh early on Friday, an official said here. There was no loss of life. The low intensity quake was recorded at 2.35 a.m., the Meteorological office told IANS. The epicentre of the quake was in Kinnaur district, bordering China. Earlier, an earthquake of similar intensity was recorded i...

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43 degrees was Delhi's respite, heat wave to return from Friday

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) After two days of a persistent heat wave, the National Capital and surrounding regions on Thursday saw very slight respite, as average maximum temperature stood at 43 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average. The heat wave will return from Friday onwards and will continue till at least Monday, affecting Delhi along with north, central and east In...

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Himachal reels under heat wave

Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Heat wave conditions occurred in some parts of Himachal Pradesh with Una recording a maximum temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius and the state capital Shimla a high of 27.8 degrees Celsius, the weatherman said. Most of the towns in Una, Bilaspur and Kullu district recorded a maximum temperature three to five notches above the average mainly due to prevailing dry wea...

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Two more states, five UTs to roll out intra-state e-way bill

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said that two more states -- Maharashtra and Manipur -- along with five Union Territories will roll out the intra-state e-way bills from Friday. The Union Territories are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep. According to a Finance Ministry statement, with the la...

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Himachal launches self-employment scheme

Shimla, May 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Thursday gave its approval to draft notification of the Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana to promote self-employment opportunities for the youth by encouraging entrepreneurship. It also gave approval to the launch of Himachal Grihni Suvidha Yojna for empowering women and conserving environment. A government spokesperson tol...

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Punjab CM breaks silence, warns against river water pollution

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) After remaining silent for one week on pollution of Beas waters and resultant death of marine life, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday warned against laxity in dumping of molasses into the river or any leniency. He also sought a report on the inquiry into the matter by Thursday. The Chief Minister, who was holidaying in Manali in neighbou...

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No respite for Delhi as heat wave to last till May 29

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The national capital saw another scorching day on Wednesday with maximum temperature reaching 43 degree Celsius, three notches above the season's average, and is, along with north, central and east India, set to face a heat waves all this week. Heat wave conditions are very likely to persist over parts of Northwest India and Central India during May 23 to 27, an...

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Temperature sizzles across Himachal hills

Shimla, May 23 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday continued to experience warm weather with the state's Una town recording a high of 43 degrees Celsius, a Met official said here. Temperatures increased due to the ongoing dry weather. Heat wave conditions are prevailing in Una, Sirmaur, Hamirpur and Bilaspur districts and parts of Mandi district and will continue to prevail...

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At 46 degrees, Delhi gripped by heat wave, scorching week ahead

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A heat wave officially struck the national capital on Tuesday with the city seeing a maximum of 44 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, and some regions sizzling at 46 degrees while an unrelenting summer sun scorched the NCR and north, east and west India. With Tuesday marked as the warmest day of the year in Delhi, heat wave conditions are l...

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Himachal CM prefers public transport for commuting

Shimla, May 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his cabinet colleagues on Monday opted for public transport vehicles for commuting to attend functions here related to President Ram Nath Kovind's events. This initiative helped ease road congestion owing to the movement of many vehicles in his motorcade. Thakur has taken the initiative of using tempo travel...

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President Kovind says no to honorary doctorate from Nauni varsity

Solan, May 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday refused to accept an honorary doctorate that was to be conferred on him by the horticulture and forestry university at its annual convocation in Nauni near here. The Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry planned to confer a Doctorate of Science (D.Sc) degree on President Kovind, who gave away degrees and gold medal...

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Goal of education must not be limited to getting job: Kovind

Solan, May 21 (IANS) The goal of education should not be limited to simply getting a job. Students can start their own enterprises by using their skills and learning, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Monday. Addressing the ninth convocation of Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry in Nauni near here in Himachal Pradesh, Kovind said enhancing the income of farmers and de...

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