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Seven UP rivers in spate


August 8th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) Seven rivers in Uttar Pradesh are in spate as rains continued in most parts of the state.The Burrhi Rapti river in Kakrahi, Sharda river in Palia ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Central team to assess damage, toll 88


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 4 (IANS) A central team is arriving in Assam to assess the damage from the recent floods that have killed 88 persons besides rendering lakhs homeless, a ... Read more...

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Heli-taxi service planned to Himachal temple


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh plans to start a helicopter taxi service to the Aadi Himani Chamunda temple located in the Dhauladhar mountain range in Kangra district."Efforts will be ... Read more...

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PM recognises Assam soil erosion as natural disaster


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said Assam's erosion problem will be included in the list of the country's natural disasters, a move that will enable ... Read more...

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PM announces Rs.500 crore for flood-hit Assam (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday announced an aid package of Rs.500 crore for Assam, which has been severely hit by floods, causing an estimated ... Read more...

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PM announces Rs.500 crore aid for flood-hit Assam


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday announced an aid package of Rs.500 crore for Assam, which has been severely hit by floods.The announcement came after the ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia to visit flood-hit Assam, toll rises to 61


July 1st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi will make an aerial survey of some of the flood-affected areas of Assam Monday, a minister ... Read more...

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Amarnath Yatra: 300 Hindu activists detained in Jammu


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 3 (IANS) Nearly 300 Hindu activists were detained here Sunday when they attempted to begin the Amarnath pilgrimage in defiance of the June 25 date fixed by ... Read more...

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Andhra orders probe into ‘misuse’ of official chopper


May 13th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Sunday ordered a probe into the alleged misuse of his official helicopter by a pilot and a technician.The ... Read more...

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Ganges should be saved: Bansal


May 12th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 12 (IANS) There is an urgent need to save the Ganges, Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said here Saturday after undertaking an aerial survey of the river ... Read more...

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Move to erect Shivaji statue in Arabian Sea rejected


March 15th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) The central government has rejected a Maharashtra government proposal to erect an imposing statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji in the Arabian Sea, one km off the ... Read more...

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Flash flood threat averted in Kashmir


February 19th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) An impending flash flood threat due to a glacial lake formation has been averted in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities said Sunday."Water has ... Read more...

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Kashmir to blast stream’s way blocked by avalanche


February 18th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) The state government Saturday decided to seek the army's help to survey and subsequently blast through a Kashmir stream blocked by an avalanche that resulted in ... Read more...

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Laser tool maps quake-related devastation in 3D


February 12th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) A new laser guided tool is helping geologists map in 3D exactly how earthquakes wreck landscapes, down to a few square inches of the devasted zone.Scientists ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa visits cyclone-hit Cuddalore


January 4th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday visited the cyclone devastated Cuddalore district and distributed relief materials among the affected people."We have activated the ... Read more...

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Missing nurse case: CBI quizzes Maderna in jail


January 3rd, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Jan 3 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday quizzed sacked Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna in a jail here in the case of missing nurse Bhanwari Devi, sources ... Read more...

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Protests, shutdown in Visakhapatnam against bauxite mining


December 20th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 20 (IANS) The union environment ministry's experts committee arrived in Visakhaptanam Tuesday for public hearing on bauxite mining amid protests and a two-day shutdown in tribal areas of ... Read more...

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Search for MiG-29 wreckage, pilot on: IAF


October 20th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) said Thursday it was still searching for the pilot and the wreckage of a MiG-29 jet that crashed in the inhospitable ... Read more...

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Manmohan announces Rs.1,000 crore for quake-hit Sikkim (Lead)


September 29th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Sep 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday announced a Rs.1,000 crore grant to Sikkim to tide over the devastation caused by the Sep 18 earthquake that killed ... Read more...

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PM in Sikkim to review quake situation


September 29th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Sep 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday arrived in Sikkim on a daylong visit to assess and review the damage caused by the Sep 18 earthquake.Singh made ... Read more...

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Sikkim quake toll 78, Chidambaram promises all help (Lead)


September 22nd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Sep 22 (IANS) The death toll in the earthquake in Sikkim mounted to 78 even as Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday announced Rs.500 million central assistance for the ... Read more...

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Sikkim quake toll reaches 78


September 22nd, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Sep 22 (IANS) The death toll in the killer earthquake in Sikkim Thursday mounted to 78 even as landslides in several places cut off road links between the ... Read more...

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Rahul visits quake injured in Sikkim


September 21st, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Sep 21 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi visited Sikkim Wednesday and met in a Gangtok hospital people injured in Sunday's quake. Congress sources said Gandhi, who arrived here ... Read more...

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Rahul to visit quake-hit Sikkim (Lead)


September 20th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit the quake-hit Sikkim Wednesday to take stock of the rescue and relief efforts, a party leader said.Gandhi ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Meghalaya


September 20th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shillong, Sep 20 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit Meghalaya Wednesday as part of efforts to boost Youth Congress membership in the state, party leaders said.Gandhi ... Read more...

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Orissa steps up flood relief efforts


September 12th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) The Orissa government Monday stepped up relief efforts in the wake of floods that have left 17 people dead and 11 missing in the last one ... Read more...

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16 killed in Orissa floods


September 11th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) Floods triggered by heavy rains over the past week and huge discharge of water from Hirakud dam have killed at least 16 people in Orissa and ... Read more...

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Peaceful Ganesh processions on amid tight security in Hyderabad


September 11th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Ganesh idol immersion processions were progressing smoothly here Sunday amid unprecedented security.The city wore a festive look amid drum beats and chants of 'Ganapati ... Read more...

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Orissa flouted rules in hiring choppers: Anti-graft group


September 5th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) The hiring of choppers for Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other ministers a number of times during the past six years was done in violation ... Read more...

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1.5 million affected in Bihar floods


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) Floods in Bihar have affected nearly 1.5 million people in 12 districts, with thousands struggling to survive under open skies, according to Special Secretary Sunil Kumar ... Read more...

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Floods render thousands homeless in Bihar


August 21st, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by floods in Bihar, with many forced to flee their homes and struggling to survival under the open ... Read more...

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Chidambaram steps out to interact with Kashmiris, tourists (Roundup)


June 21st, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday stepped out of protocol to interact with locals and tourists as he flew into Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir.Taking many ... Read more...

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Villagers found Khandu chopper wreckage: ITBP official


May 4th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 4 (IANS) While the aerial survey and satellite imagery data failed to pinpoint the exact location, it was a team of local people, untrained and with no ... Read more...

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Five bodies, wreckage of Dorjee Khandu’s chopper found (Second Lead)


May 4th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, May 4 (IANS) Five mutilated bodies and the wreckage of the helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu were found Wednesday near the Jang waterfalls in Tawang district, ... Read more...

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Wreckage of Arunachal chief minister’s chopper found (Lead)


May 4th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, May 4 (IANS) The wreckage of the chopper carrying Arunachal Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others was found in Lobotang area of the state's Tawang district Wednesday morning, ... Read more...

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