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  1. Portuguese cyclist Luis Leao Pinto crowned 'King of Himalayas'Read the original story

    Sunday Oct 4 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    Shimla: Top Portuguese cyclist Luis Leao Pinto comprehensively won each and every stage of the eight-day MTB Himalaya, in its 11th edition, to clinch the Men's Solo as well as the Overall titles of the cross country, endurance race at The Ridge here on Sunday. The 36-year-old Pinto, who won the race in 2013 as well, clocked 24 hours, 16 minutes and 29 seconds to complete the eight-day, seven-stage race, which had a day's break in between.


  2. MTB Himalaya: One of the world's toughest racesRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 3 |

    With a total elevation gain of more than 15,000 metres and a full ride of approximately 650 km, the $16,000 MTB Himalaya is definitely one of the toughest mountain bicycle races in the world. The cross-country endurance race, in its 11th edition and being held from September 27 to October 4, is a seven-stage event which sees cyclists run through off-road tracks, broken tarmac, gravel, rocks, mud, sand, silt, water streams and moving traffic among many other obstacles.


  3. Rains bring down mercury in HimachalRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 20 |

    The entire Himachal Pradesh on Sunday saw light to moderate intermittent showers, leading to the maximum temperature dipping by four to five degrees. Precipitation occurred at many places, but there was no appreciable change in the minimum temperatures, a meteorological centre official told IANS.


  4. These women mountain bikers are on a rollRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 16 |

    These women bikers are literally on a role as they prepare for the world's toughest off-road cycling event - the Hero MTB Himalaya - a seven-day, 630-km journey through the hills of Himachal Pradesh. For the first time, the rally, the 11th in the series, which will be flagged off from here on September 27, will see six women bikers from abroad and one from India.


  5. Himachal train accident: British envoy meets the injuredRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 13 |

    British High Commissioner James Bevan on Sunday said he was satisfied with the response of the Indian railway authorities following a derailment of the Kalka-Shimla toy train on Saturday in Himachal Pradesh which left two British women dead and seven other Britons injured. Bevan, who arrived here on Sunday, met the injured Britons at a private hospital in Mohali, adjoining Chandigarh, around 30 km from the accident spot near Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh.


  6. International bikers all set to tackle Himachal's off-road tracksRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 8 |

    Top-ranking foreign and domestic mountain bikers will test their endurance and skill in one of the world's toughest terrains when the MTB Himalaya gets rolling from here on the off-road tracks of Himachal Pradesh on September 27. This year's edition - the 11th - will see the highest number of foreign participants so far. The highest number of riders are from Portugal, Spain and Germany, apart from India.


  7. Why some Indian cities won't get smartRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2015 |

    The reasons for important cities remaining out of the ambitious project vary from their low level of utilisation of existing urban renewal funds to scoring low on several factors hen Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced a list of 98 contenders last week to be part of the smart city project, exclusion of some prominent names such as Bengaluru, Kolkata, Shimla and Patna had come as a surprise. Selection of only New Delhi Municipal Council, leaving out rest of the capital city, was among the other announcements that made many sit up.


  8. Himachal, UK to join hands to preserve British-era buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2015 | Hindustan Times

    Himachal Pradesh is set to join hands with United Kingdom to preserve the British-era structures and boost high-end tourism in the state. Deputy British high commissioner David Elliot will arrive in the state capital on September 1 and hold consultations with chief minister Virbhadra Singh and chief secretary P Mitra to discuss areas of mutual interest.


  9. Golf carts not feasible on Shimla roads: Himachal CMRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2015 |

    Plying of battery-operated golf carts on the restricted roads of Shimla was not feasible, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Wednesday. "Plying of golf carts as public transport couldn't be permitted due to legal implications over their plying," the chief minister informed the state assembly.


  10. Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra reach Shimla for inspecting cottageRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2015 |

    Shimla, Aug 22: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka Vadra on Saturday reached a tourist resort near here for holidaying and inspecting the latter's upcoming cottage, an official said. Gandhi and her daughter reached Oberoi Group's Wildflower Hall, a landmark luxury hotel on the outskirts of this city, by road from Chandigarh, the official told IANS.


  11. Visit these places to make your weekend more romanticRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2015 | Merinews

    After a hectic week, we all want to refresh ourselves during weekends. In fact this is the best time to accumulate some energy back and give yourself and your partner a refreshing weekend trip with fresh air, nature all around, mountains, lakes, exotic places and symbolic monuments.


  12. Uproar in India's 'Valley of Gods' over green rulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2015 | The China Post

    Its ski slopes are considered among the best in India while its stunning views are a magnet for hikers, horse riders and paragliders in the summer. But a new ruling by India's environmental court designed to protect the Kullu Valley from its hordes of visitors now threatens to devastate the tourist industry, according to furious local businesses.


  13. NGT ban on taking vehicles to Rohtang relaxed till Nov 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2015 | Hindustan Times

    The National Green Tribunal ban on taking vehicles to the environmentally sensitive Rohtang pass tourist snow point in Himachal Pradesh is relaxed till November 30. Suryanarayan Singh, Himachal Pradesh senior additional advocate general in Delhi, said the tribunal had relaxed the ban on Tuesday and, on Wednesday, directed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and Indraprastha Gas Limited to provide the hill state with CNG buses and fuelling facility, respectively, to deal with air pollution because of vehicular emissions. The case was listed before the NGT in New Delhi.


  14. Incredible Value to Incredible IndiaRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2015 | Pressat

    INDIA SPECIALIST COX & KINGS LAUNCHES NEW LOOK 2016 BROCHURE FEATURING NEW ESCORTED TOURS TO RAJASTHAN AND ADDITIONAL TAILOR-MADE IDEAS Cox & Kings has launched its expanded 2016 brochure for India & Beyond featuring a new collection of excellent value, high-quality escorted tours and tailor-made ideas. The new-look 2016 brochure range has been redesigned to include additional pages about each region, giving more inspiration for clients to include in their own holidays.


  15. Moderate rainfall in HimachalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2015 | Big News

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  16. HP set to be first state to scientifically analyze road accidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2015 | Hindustan Times

    In a move that could help lower the number of road accidents, Himachal Pradesh is poised to become the first state in the country to launch a road accident data management system that will enable the government to analyze vehicular mishaps and draw up plans to reduce them. The latest system that uses mobile tablets to transfer data will help cops to study the common causes of road accidents.


  17. Heavy rains lash Himachal Pradesh, high alert issuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | Hindustan Times

    High alert was issued in Himachal Pradesh after heavy rains lashed several parts of the state Tuesday night as monsoon further intensified in the region. Thick fog engulfed Shimla and its adjoining areas and vehicular traffic was disrupted as rainfall caused traffic jams.


  18. India & Shimla Extension TourRead the original story

    Jul 2, 2015 |

    India is not only an incredible, unique country and civilisation, it's also a mind-boggling potpourri of sights, sounds, colours and experiences, as well as a culture-shock of astonishing contrasts. From the flawless grandeur of the Taj Mahal, to the mighty fortresses of Rajasthan and from the reminders of past glories of the Raj in Delhi to the teeming markets of Jaipur, and a five-star stay in the hill station of Shimla, our India tour encompasses the very best that Northern India has to offer and you will return home with some truly amazing memories.


  19. Water scarcity, traffic chaos plague 'Queen of Hills'Read the original story

    Jun 28, 2015 | Big News

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  20. In the land of the demigodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2015 |

    With Tibet to the east and home to three stunning Himalayan ranges, Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh boasts of a colourful culture and beautiful people, says Geetanjali Krishna. t's a bumpy ride to Kalpa.