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Shimla, July 4 (IANS): As life in most of the plains of northern India is still hot and sweaty - and sizzling - owing to delay in the onset of the monsoon, the rain-soaked peaks of Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist resorts are luring visitors to the state Hospitality industry representatives say the onset of monsoon in the hills and delay in the plains would definitely draw more holiday-makers from the plains.
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Puran Habeli (Tripura), July 3 (IANS) Colourful marquees, illuminations, religious rites and the chanting of 'mantras' amid the beating of drums will turn Puran Habeli, the erstwhile capital of Tripura around 12 km east of present capital Agartala, into a divine dreamland during the centuries-old Kharchi festival that begins Saturday - a spectacle that will be witnessed by hundreds of thousands of devotees from India and abroad.
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Washington, 30th June (IANS): Emperor penguins are in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change, says a study, suggesting the iconic animal "fully deserving of endangered status due to climate change".
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New Delhi, 26th June (IANS): Amit Shah, a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, may be named the next BJP president by the end of this week, a party leader said Thursday.
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Jhadol (Rajasthan), 25th June (IANS): How do you help your backward community living in remote, virtually inaccessible villages to progress if most of them are uneducated? Simple, finish your own studies, train as teachers and then use your knowledge to spread the cause in your home - as these nearly three dozen women are doing.
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