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Badal takes up cause of Punjabi farmers in Gujarat


September 4th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday wrote to his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi and BJP president Nitin Gadkari over the grievance of Punjabi farmers of ... Read more...

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Punjabi farmers struggle to save land in Gujarat


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 3 (IANS) Punjabi farmers based in Bhuj and Kutch Monday sought the intervention of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal amid fears of being divested of their land ... Read more...

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The disappearing ponds of Kashmir


March 13th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Shopian (Srinagar), March 13 (IANS) Thirty years ago, Avend village in the south Kashmir district of Shopian was also called "Talaab Gaam" because of dozens of fresh water ponds surrounding ... Read more...

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Poor facilities no constraint for good schools in Jaunpur


January 9th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 9 (IANS) Broken roads and power cuts have failed to deter people in their drive for education in this eastern Uttar Pradesh district. They have set ... Read more...

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IAF Sukhoi jet crashes near Pune, pilots safe (Third Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Dec 13 (IANS) A frontline Sukhoi jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near this Maharashtra town Tuesday but the two pilots bailed out to safety, an ... Read more...

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IAF Sukhoi jet crashes near Pune, pilots safe


December 13th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Dec 13 (IANS) A frontline Sukhoi jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near this Maharashtra city Tuesday but the two pilots bailed out to safety, an ... Read more...

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Israel using saltwater, sewage to grow trees in desert


November 25th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 25 (IANS) Scientists in Israel are growing trees in the barren land of the Arava desert by using recycled sewage and saltwater.This forest planted over the summer is ... Read more...

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Himachal project to get carbon credit in first for India on public land


October 31st, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Ahead of its 17th Conference of Parties in Durban late-November, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has registered for carbon credits the ... Read more...

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Noida farmers say construction has spoilt environment


August 4th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Aug 3 (IANS) Early resolution of the Noida Extension tangle has run into rough weather with farmers raising environmental issues. They allege the unplanned construction has led to ... Read more...

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Himachal afforestation scheme gets UN nod


July 17th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) India's first multi-million public afforestation scheme in Himachal Pradesh has been registered for carbon trading by the UN, an official statement said here Sunday."The United Nations ... Read more...

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Posco’s Karnataka steel plant plans in doldrums


July 14th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 14 (IANS) South Korean giant Posco's plan to set up a six million tonnes per annum steel plant in Karnataka is in doldrums with the state government dropping ... Read more...

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Three people found dead in Delhi


June 15th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Three people were found dead in different places in the capital, police said Wednesday.The body of a 26-year-old man stuffed in a jute bag was ... Read more...

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Mamata’s land bank idea, industry cautious


June 10th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's proposal to create a land bank as part of reforms in the acquisition process has received a cautious to upbeat ... Read more...

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Israel urges India to ease agri-trade norms


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Israel's Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Orit Noked Tuesday urged India to eliminate barriers to ease regulations for trade in agricultural goods."The two countries should ... Read more...

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Green nod for several Goa mines faulty, says ecologist


April 4th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) Several iron and manganese ore mines in Goa are operating after getting clearances on the basis of faulty environment impact assessment (EIA) reports, an ecologist and ... Read more...

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Himachal’s aloe vera crop: In comes money, out goes monkey


January 20th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) Aloe vera, the highly sought after cactus-like plant with multiple medicinal and therapeutic properties, is bringing home good returns for Himachal Pradesh farmers - with an ... Read more...

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Bomb at Jharkhand railway station, Maoists suspected


October 13th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 13 (IANS) A time-bomb was found at a railway station in coal city Dhanbad in Jharkhand Wednesday and the police suspect a Maoist hand in it.The bomb was spotted by ... Read more...

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No forcible land takeover for SEZs: Pawar


August 20th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The government will not approve any Special Economic Zone (SEZ) if state governments acquire or hope to takeover land compulsorily, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said Friday. Pawar told ... Read more...

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Ex-servicemen on mission to green Himachal hills


August 6th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Aug 6 (IANS) Around 200 ex-servicemen have come together for a serious mission - greening the denuded hills of Himachal Pradesh by carrying out plantation drives and spreading awareness ... Read more...

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Army launches afforestation operation to re-green border areas of Jammu and Kashmir


August 5th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by ANI
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 5 (ANI): In view of the widespread deforestation, the Indian Army has launched an operation to re-green vast areas of barren land in border areas of Jammu ... Read more...

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Army veterans launch ecological operation in Kullu


July 27th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurKullu, July 27 (ANI): A group of ex-Army men have launched an operation to re-green the hills and are converting a large area of barren land along the Sutlej River ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand farmer’s Herculean effort turns barren land into green forest


June 19th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
Gholtir, (Uttarakhand), June 19 (ANI): A farmer in Uttarakhand has converted five hectares of barren land into a lush green forest.Ramesh Chand Gairola of Gholtir planted diverse species of trees like rosewood, ... Read more...

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Hafeez Saeed hobnobs with mainline Pak religious leaders again


June 14th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jun.14 (ANI): It seems that Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed continues to enjoy the patronage of the Pakistani leadership inspite of India naming him as one of the prime accused ... Read more...

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Ex-serivcemen re-green Himachal hills (June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) A huge chunk of barren land along the Sutlej river in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh has been converted into a dense forest thanks to the efforts of ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh starts land takeover for mega power project


June 3rd, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 3 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Thursday said it has begun moves to acquire 2,500 acres in Surguja district for a 4,000 MW ultra mega power project. "Some 2,500 acres are needed ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to ban use of agriculture land for industries


April 12th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 12 (IANS) The Jharkhand government will soon formulate a law banning transfer of agriculture land for industrial use, Agriculture Minister Mathura Mahto said here Monday. "We will soon formulate a ... Read more...

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Land compensation for Chhattisgarh farmers upped 10-fold


March 10th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 10 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's farmers will now get at least 10 times higher compensation if they sell their land for industrial and commercial projects, a minister said Wednesday. "The state government will ... Read more...

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Movie Review: Road, Movie(2010)


March 8th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 8 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Road, Movie: A boring journeyRating: 1.5 out of 5*Starring: Abhay Deol, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Mohammed Faizal and Satish KaushikDirector: Dev BenegalRoad, Movie is about the journey of Vishnu ... Read more...

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‘Road, Movie’ about journey of cinema (IANS Preview)


March 1st, 2010 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) After playing a spoilt brat in "Dev D" and a thief in "Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!", Abhay Deol is back to entertain viewers with his next "Road, ... Read more...

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States should leave land acquisition to investors: Scindia


October 15th, 2009 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 14 (IANS) The state governments should leave it to industrialists to acquire land for their projects, especially for special economic zones (SEZs), Minister of state for Commerce and Industry Jyotiraditya ... Read more...

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Book on UAE founder published in Malayalam


September 13th, 2009 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Indian community in United Arab Emirates has paid a tribute to the founder of the nation, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, by publishing a book ... Read more...

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China denies any violation of Indian air space


September 1st, 2009 - 11:05 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep.1 (ANI): Chinese government on Tuesday said that there has been no violation of Indian air space and reports about such an occurrence by India media were baseless."Chinese military never ... Read more...

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China intruded into Indian airspace: Army chief


August 31st, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IBNS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IBNS) Two helicopters from China have violated Indian airspace in Leh area of north Jammu and Kashmir two months ago, said Army Chief General, Deepak Kapoor, on Monday."There ... Read more...

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General Kapoor confirms Chinese intrusion in Ladakh, but says same as last year


August 31st, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor on Monday admitted that there has been Chinese incursion in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir."There has been one intrusion of the ... Read more...

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Army confirms violation of Indian air space by Chinese copters


August 31st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): The Indian Army on Monday said that China violated the Indian air space in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir.Army Spokesperson Northern Command, Colonel Kachari said, "It ... Read more...

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