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Himachal seeks adequate funding for central projects

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Complaining of drastic reduction in funds for various centrally-sponsored schemes, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday urged the Centre to ensure adequate allocation to ensure their completion within set time frame. He said allocations for schemes like Flood Management Programme, Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme, which is now part ...

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I'm work in progress: Prateik on battle with drug addiction

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prateik Babbar has come to terms with all the complications of his life, and says he has fought the demons of substance abuse. But the actor says he is still work in progress, and wants to write a book about his struggle to inspire people who are going through the same. The actor said that his fans were under the impression that he was leading a happy life, and...

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Grand reception awaits Modi in 'Queen of Hills'

Shimla, April 23 (IANS) A grand reception awaits Prime Minister Narendra Modi's day-long visit to the Queen of Hills -- as Shimla was fondly called by the British colonial rulers -- this week to launch an air connectivity scheme and sound the poll bugle in the state, a BJP leader said on Sunday. This will be Modi's second visit to Himachal Pradesh since he became the Prime Minister in Ma...

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Himachal prohibits use of red beacons

Shimla, April 21 (IANS) The Congress government in Himachal Pradesh on Friday issued a notification prohibiting the use of red beacons on all vehicles, except those of the High Court judges. The notification, issued by the Transport Department under Rule 108 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules of 1989, supersedes all previous notifications on the use of red and other coloured beacons, an...

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'Water level of 91 major reservoirs drops 2%'

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The water level of 91 major reservoirs in the country has gone down by two per cent, the Ministry of Water Resources said on Friday. The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on April 20, 2017 was 46.02 billion cubic metres (BCM) which is 29 per cent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This percentage was a...

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44 Nepalis imprisoned in India

Kathmandu, April 21 (IANS) The relatives of 44 Nepali workers, who have been languishing in a prison in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, have requested the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to take the initiative for their release, a media report said on Friday. Our relatives are innocent. The country should take the initiative for their immediate release, Dhana Bhandari of Sh...

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Government may extend central aid to spur private investments in housing: Naidu

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that to promote private investments in affordable housing on a large scale, his ministry is considering to extend central assistance. The assistance would be to the tune of Rs 1.50 lakh per eligible beneficiary belonging to the economically weaker section under the projects tak...

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ED questions Virbhadra for eight hours in money laundering case

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday questioned Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in connection with a money laundering case, an official said. The senior Congress leader arrived at the agency's office here in the afternoon and was questioned for over eight hours. The Chief Minister appeared before the Investigating Officer on Thursday...

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Amarinder seeks Centre's nod to sell surplus power to Pakistan

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modis support to the state government for selling its surplus power to Pakistan or Nepal in the economic interest of the cash-crunched state. In a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, Singh also sought the central government's support to make agriculture more sustainable...

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Eight women's panels seek stringent law on sham marriages by NRIs

Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Showing solidarity against sham marriages by NRI bridegrooms with Indian girls through fraud, the Women's Commissions of eight states on Thursday urged the Centre to frame a new stringent law to protect young women trapped in such cases. The Women's Commissions took the stand on the issue at a national seminar organised jointly by the Punjab State Commission f...

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Himachal bus accident: 7 bodies yet to be identified

Shimla, April 20 (IANS) Seven of the 45 passengers who were killed when a private bus fell into a Himachal Pradesh river are yet to be identified even after 24 hours of the accident, an official said on Thursday. Two people, including the conductor, managed to escape by jumping off the bus belonging to an Uttarakhand operator as it skidded off the road and fell into the Tons river, a tri...

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President condoles loss of lives in Himachal bus accident

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the loss of lives in a bus accident in Shimla district, said an official release. Condoling the loss of lives in a message to Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat, President Mukherjee said: I understand a number of persons have lost their lives and others are injured. Rescue as well as relief and search opera...

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Himachal Governor shuns red beacon

Shimla, April 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Thursday removed the red beacon from his official vehicle. His move came a day after the Narendra Modi government put a countrywide ban on it from May 1. Devvrat directed the removal of the red beacons from his official vehicles along with other vehicles attached with him, an official statement said. Before leav...

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Virbhadra Singh appears before ED

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, accused in a money laundering case, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here on Thursday. Singh appeared before the investigating officer at the ED Headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday afternoon, ED spokesperson Anil Rawal told IANS. The ED had summoned Singh in the money laundering case on ...

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Himachal accident: 10 bodies yet to be identified

Shimla, April 20 (IANS) Ten of the 45 passengers who were killed when a private bus fell into a Himachal Pradesh river are yet to be identified even after 24 hours of the accident, an official said on Thursday. Two people, including the conductor, managed to escape by jumping off the bus belonging to Uttarakhand as it skidded off the road and fell into the Tons river, a tributary of the ...

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Virbhadra Singh to appear before ED

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, accused in a money laundering case, is likely to present himself before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday, an official said. Singh will appear before the investigating officer at the ED Headquarters in New Delhi. We hope that he (Singh) will be present at the ED Headquarters here as we haven't ...

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BJP to 'carpet bomb' Delhi with rallies ahead of MCD polls

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With two days left for campaigning to end for MCD polls, the BJP is set to carpet bomb Delhi with rallies by its senior leaders including party chief Amit Shah and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Apart from Shah and Rajnath Singh, Union Ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Smriti Irani, Uma Bharti, Santosh Gangwar, Krishna Pal Gurjar and Sanjeev...

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Modi announces ex-gratia for Himachal accident victims

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced ex-gratia of Rs two lakh for the next of kin of each of those killed in a bus accident in Himachal Pradesh from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF). The Prime Minister has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the next of kin of those killed and Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured in the bus ...

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44 killed as bus falls off road in Himachal

Shimla, April 19 (IANS) In a major accident, 44 people were killed when a private bus fell into a river in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Wednesday, police said. Two people, including the conductor, managed to escape by jumping off the bus as it skidded off the road. The lone surviving passenger claimed mechanical failure was the cause of the accident. The bus, with at lea...

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44 killed in Himachal bus accident

Shimla, April 19 (IANS) At least 44 passengers were killed when a private bus fell into a river in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Wednesday, police said. Two people, including the bus conductor, managed to escape by jumping off the bus even as it skidded off the road. The bus, with 46 people on board, was on its way to Tuini from Vikas Nagar town (both in Uttarakhand), via the sta...

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