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Himachal Pradesh declared India’s Second Open Defecation Free State

The State of Himachal Pradesh was today declared Open Defecation Free (ODF), making it the second State in the country (after Sikkim) to achieve the feat. The State government made the declaration today at a public event in Shimla, where the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh, felicitated the respective District Administrators and Local Administrators for successfully achieving this ...

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Earthquake Live: Nepal Hit Badly, Buildings, Damage Update

Location 28.131°N 84.649°E depth=15.0 km (9.3 mi) The earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude on Richter scale that jolted Nepal and northern part of India caused major devastation in the old area Kathmandu, the capital of the Himalayan nation. According to information available, there was widespread devastation in Hanmandhoka area in the old area of Kathmandu. Several casualties were feared as buildings collapsed. ...

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7.5 Magnitutde Earthquake Jolts Nepal, HP, Bengal, Assam

An earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude on Richter scale jolted Himachal Pradesh this morning triggering panic among the people and tremors were felt in Assam, Bengal and Meghalaya. “Tremors measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale were felt at 11.41 a.m.,” Meteorological Office Director Manmohan Singh told IANS. The epicentre of the earthquake was located in Nepal. This is an aftershock as ...

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Old sewage disposal threatens Shimla’s environs, Himalayan ecology

By Vishal Gulati Old-style and unscientific disposal of sewage and solid waste is threatening the pristine environment and water sources of Shimla, known as the Queen of Hills during the British colonial period. Shimla also forms part of the Himalayan ecology. Its wooded deodars, Raj-style structures and chuckling peaks on the horizon may lure you, but it’s not an easygoing ...

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Himachal Pradesh Reports First Swine Flu Death

Himachal Pradesh has reported its first swine flu death with six more cases to have been detected so far as a patient, Amit Kumar, belonged to Solan town died on Sunday and his blood sample tested positive a day after his death. The death of the 37-year old man due to swine flu was reported late Monday at the Indira ...

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World Wetlands Day: Over 130,000 birds spotted in Himachal

Over 130,000 birds of 93 species have been spotted in the Pong Dam wetlands in Himachal Pradesh on World Wetlands Day on February 2. Among them, the most prominent was bar-headed geese, a rare winter migrant in other Indian wetlands, the state wildlife wing said. During the two-day census of waterfowl — birds that depend on water bodies for roosting ...

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Elections: Himachal’s oldest voter, wife cast vote

Himachal Pradesh’s oldest voter, Shyam Saran Negi, 97, and his wife Wednesday cast their vote in a picturesque hamlet in Kinnaur district. “This time again I have not missed an opportunity to cast my valuable vote,” Negi told reporters in Kalpa, some 275 km from the state capital. Kinnaur is part of the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency, one of the ...

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