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Nepalese government evacuates hundreds of squatters from Kathmandu


May 8th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 8 (IANS) The Nepalese government Tuesday ordered the evacuation of hundreds of squatters from the Bagmati riverside of capital Kathmandu.More than 500 police personnel from Nepal Police, ... Read more...

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Mamata enjoys relaxing day at Sundarbans


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sonakhali (West Bengal), Feb 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee enjoyed a rare relaxing day on cruise, piloting a launch in the tranquil of Sundarbans, the home ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mario was to inaugurate fort on Goa liberation day


December 11th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 11 (IANS) Legendary cartoonist Mario Miranda, who died Sunday, was due to inaugurate a newly-renovated fort of Reis Magos near here on the 50th anniversary of the liberation ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

He seeks salvation for faceless hundreds


September 25th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) It is not uncommon for this man in Bihar to offer 'pindadan' -- a Hindu service seeking salvation for the dead -- for hundreds of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Four drown in Andhra river


September 8th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Four people drowned Thursday after being caught in flood waters in a river in Andhra Pradesh, police said.The accident happened in Kinnerasani river, a tributary of ... Read more...

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Mamata kick-starts Ganga beautification project


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) In a step to fulfilling her pledge to spruce up Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday kick-started an ambitious project to beautify a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bihar task force report on Ganga dolphins soon


July 20th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 20 (IANS) A task force for conservation of the endangered Ganga river dolphins is expected to submit its report in the next five-six months, officials said ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh rivers in spate


July 1st, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 1 (IANS) Heavy rains lashing most parts of Uttar Pradesh have led to several major rivers swelling, raising the threat of floods in various districts, officials said Friday.Water ... Read more...

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Crores spent on Ganga but pollution levels up: Uma Bharati


June 30th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Brijghat (Uttar Pradesh), June 30 (IANS) The government has spent millions of rupees to clean the Ganga, the life line of northern India, but without any result, Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Taj city’s daily struggle for water


May 25th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Agra, May 25 (IANS) The city of the Taj Mahal is becoming infamous for its dirty and scarce drinking water. Despite being situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, ... Read more...

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Bihar to set up dolphin conservation task force


April 21st, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 21 (IANS) Bihar has decided to set up a task force for conservation of the endangered Gangetic river dolphins, an official said Thursday.Mithilesh Kumar, member secretary ... Read more...

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UP devotees celebrate beginning of Hindu New Year


April 4th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Apr 4 (ANI): Devotees in Uttar Pradesh organised cultural events and celebrated Vikram Samwat, the day of new year according to the Hindu calendar today.Hundreds of devotees gathered in the wee ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Michael Jackson to be immortalized at Fulham


March 17th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17(ANI): Fulham Chairman and Egyptian businessman Mohamed Fayed is set to unveil a commemorative statue of Michael Jackson at Craven Cottage to honour the friendship he shared with the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Congress workers protest outside BJP office


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Tear gas shells and water cannons were used to disperse around 300 Youth Congress activists protesting outside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office here ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Maramon convention begins in Kerala


February 13th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Maramon (Kerala), Feb 13 (IANS) The Maramon Convention, considered to be the largest Christian congregation in Asia, opened its 116th session Sunday in the central Kerala town of Maramon. Joseph Marthoma Metropolitan, ... Read more...

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Controversial ‘Kumbh’ focusing on conversion begins in Madhya Pradesh


February 10th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 10 (IANS) A different kind of Mahakumbh began in Mandla in Madhya Pradesh Thursday. Unlike the rituals of bathing, devotional singing, and mass feeding of holy men and the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Catching crabs with shark fins and chicken guts in rural Goa


January 5th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Varca (Goa), Jan 5 (IANS) Away from Goa's sun-kissed beaches, trance parties and neon lit coastal streets, young boys dressed in shorts are still happy wading shin-deep in muddy, smelly ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Security beefed up in Varanasi ahead of New Year Eve


December 30th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Girish DubeyVaranasi, Dec.30 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Police has beefed up security measures ahead of New Year Eve in Varanasi as policemen and commandos were patrolling public places and along the banks ... Read more...

Posted in National |

No more aartis please, says blast victim’s father


December 9th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Dec 9 (IANS) An inconsolable Santosh Kumar Sharma, who lost his daughter Swastika in the blast two days ago, says the traditional 'aarti' ritual on the banks of the Ganga should ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

After blast, prayers as usual at Ganga in Varanasi


December 8th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Dec 8 (IANS) Faith emerged victorious over terror as devotees converged along the banks of the Ganga to perform prayers amid heavy security arrangements Wednesday morning, a day after a blast ... Read more...

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Mayawati opens Ambedkar statues


December 6th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) Buoyed by the Supreme Court's green signal to her dream project, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Monday inaugurated her dream parks here - dedicated to B.R. Ambedkar.On ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Allahabad women celebrate ‘Sunder Dooj’ on banks of River Yamuna


November 23rd, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad, Nov.23 (ANI): Scores of women gathered on the banks of the River Yamuna here on Tuesday to celebrate the festival of 'Sunder Dooj'.During this festival they apply traditional traditional cleansing stuff ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Students come to aid of Varanasi’s riverside poor (Letter from Varanasi)


November 21st, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Varanasi, Nov 21 (IANS) A walk by the river to take the mind away from the hard grind of studies led a group of college students to become caretakers of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diving for diamonds - and life - in Yamuna waters (Feature With Image)


November 19th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Subuhi Parvez New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Moinuddin and Krishna, though as different as chalk and cheese, have one thing in common. They follow a unique profession that both chanced upon many ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

British Hero ‘The Elephant Man’ Rescue Seen on Film


November 1st, 2010 - 11:47 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New footage has been released of the unsung British hero of World War II known as the ‘Elephant Man’, with photos which are being seen for the first ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

68 sand sculptures to mark Big B’s birthday in Allahabad


October 11th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, Oct 11 (IANS) An artist Monday celebrated megastar Amitabh Bachchan's birthday in a unique way by creating 68 sand sculptures of the superstar around another 11 feet sand sculpture of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Three women perform father’s ‘pinda daan’ in Gaya


September 26th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 26 (IANS) Three Hindu women from Tamil Nadu Sunday broke age-old Hindu traditions by offering 'pinda daan' (salvation rituals) for their father in Bihar's Gaya town. Raj Lakshmi, Guni Sundari and ... Read more...

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Yamuna water rising, flood situation grim in Agra


September 24th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 24 (IANS) With the water level of the river Yamuna rising ominously, the flood situation Friday here was described as grim by the district authorities who were shifting people along ... Read more...

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Flood fears abate in Taj city


September 17th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 16 (IANS) With no further rise in the water level in the Yamuna, people living along the banks of the river in Agra heaved a sigh of relief Thursday. The water ... Read more...

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Yamuna in full-flow along Taj, providing a rare spectacle (Lead) (With Image)


September 15th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 15 (IANS) The Yamuna river in spate touching the foundation of the Taj Mahal is providing thousands of visitors a rare spectacle in Agra, "just the way the Mughal ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Yamuna flowing along Taj, providing a rare spectacle (With Images)


September 15th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 15 (IANS) The Yamuna river in spate touching the foundation of the Taj Mahal is providing thousands of visitors a rare spectacle in Agra, "just the way the Mughal ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Yamuna floods parts of Delhi


September 11th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Yamuna continued to rise Saturday, flooding low-lying areas in the capital as a spell of heavy rain in the morning added to the concerns of people. According ... Read more...

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Yamuna rises a meter above danger mark, but Delhi Government says no need to panic


September 10th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.10 (ANI): The Yamuna River, which flows on the outskirts of Delhi, rose a meter above the danger mark of 204.83 meters on Friday, after Haryana released over 800,000 cusecs ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Angry Rahul Gandhi asks Amethi police reasons for poor handling of murder case


September 3rd, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
By Rajul NigamAmethi, Sep 3 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi who is on a three-day visit to his Amethi constituency, expressed his anger with the local police for not investigating ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Yamuna receding but still above danger mark


August 29th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A respite from the rains brought down the water level of the Yamuna river Sunday, though it is still flowing above the danger mark. "The water level ... Read more...

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