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Karnataka asks PM to rescind Cauvery water decision


September 21st, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Two days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu daily, the state government Friday petitioned him ... Read more...

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Cauvery water dispute adds to Karnataka Congress’ woes (Karnataka Newsletter)


September 21st, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) The flare-up in the dispute over sharing the water of the Cauvery river with Tamil Nadu is pushing the Congress in Karnataka on the backfoot as ... Read more...

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Rains batter Andhra Pradesh


September 4th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Heavy rains continued to batter Andhra Pradesh and throwing road and rail traffic out of gear, officials said.Several rivulets, tanks and other water bodies were ... Read more...

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Torrential rains, floods hit life in Chhattisgarh


August 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 20 (IANS) Torrential rains for the past 50 hours affected life in Chhattisgarh, specially in Bastar division, as water from the swollen Doodh river entered shops and houses ... Read more...

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Odisha fishermen warned against going into sea


August 18th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) Authorities in Odisha Saturday alerted fishermen against venturing out into the sea as a low pressure area has been formed over the Bay Bengal.The low pressure ... Read more...

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Odisha residents return home after flood water recedes


August 6th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 6 (IANS) About 2,000 people who were taken to safer places a day ago due to overflowing of Hati river in Odisha's Kalahandi district returned home Monday as ... Read more...

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2,000 flood-hit people rescued in Odisha


August 5th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 2,000 people were taken to safer places after the Hati river in Odisha's Kalahandi district overflowed Sunday due to heavy rainfall during the ... Read more...

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India gets hawk eye over Strait of Malacca


July 30th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India will Tuesday formally open a key naval station, aptly named INS Baaz (Hawk), in the southern part of Andaman and Nicobar Islands that ... Read more...

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Myanmar invites foreign firms to explore oil, gas


July 19th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 19 (IANS) Myanmar, which has vast reserves of oil and gas, is inviting foreign firms to explore them in 23 offshore blocks.US and European companies may accept the ... Read more...

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Indian astronomy satellite to study universe at multi-wavelengths


July 16th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore (Karnataka), July 16 (IANS) Astrosat, the $50 million astronomy satellite India will put in polar circular orbit in 2013, will study the universe at multi-wavelengths for the first ... Read more...

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India to keep an eye on Malacca Straits with new naval base


July 10th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) To keep an eye on maritime security around the Malacca Straits and to gain strategic supremacy in the area, India will in about a fortnight ... Read more...

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Rains lash Lucknow, parts of UP


July 5th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 5 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Lucknow and other parts of Uttar Pradesh early Thursday, bringing respite from the hot and muggy weather. The downpour is likely to continue ... Read more...

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Fear of drought haunts Bihar again


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 3 (IANS) The spectre of drought is looming large over Bihar, something that state officials have acknowledged."If the monsoon fails the state in the first two weeks of July, ... Read more...

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‘China has no strategy to strangle India’ (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) Even as India is keenly pushing ahead with its economic ties with energy-rich Myanmar, where China already has a marked presence, a Chinese expert reflecting the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘China has no strategy to strangle India’


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) Even as Indian is keenly pushing ahead with its economic ties with energy-rich Myanmar, where China already has a marked presence, Beijing has said it ... Read more...

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Devotees converge on Puri for Jagannath festival


June 29th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 29 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees converged on Odisha's temple town of Puri Friday to witness the homecoming festival of Lord Jagannath and two other deities in the Bahuda ... Read more...

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Lakhs witness Rath Yatra in Puri (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) More than five lakh devotees witnessed the annual Rath Yatra (chariot festival) of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra in Odisha's temple town of ... Read more...

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Lakhs converge on Puri for Rath Yatra


June 21st, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees thronged Odisha's temple town of Puri Thursday for the annual Rath Yatra (chariot festival) of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, ... Read more...

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Monsoon finally hits Bihar, widespread rains expected


June 20th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 20 (IANS) The much-awaited monsoon has entered Bihar, rains lashing several parts of the state Wednesday and bringing much-needed relief to people, particularly farmers, an official here ... Read more...

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Spiritual group prepares to clean entire Ganges


June 17th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Haridwar, June 17 (IANS) A spiritual group here is conducting a survey on how best to clean the entire 2,525-km Ganges, the holiest of all rivers for Hindus but ... Read more...

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Monsoon arrives in Kerala (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The south-west monsoon, crucial for agricultural operations in the country, hit Kerala Tuesday after a four-day delay from the usual arrival date of June 1, ... Read more...

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Monsoon hits Kerala Tuesday (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, June 5 (IANS) The annual southwest monsoon, crucial for agriculture, Tuesday hit Kerala, four days behind schedule, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said."The monsoon has hit Kerala and ... Read more...

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Parts of Maharashtra sizzle at 47 degrees


May 26th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur/Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) While monsoon is set to enter Maharashtra by early next month, heat wave continued to burn parts of the state with mercury levels going as high ... 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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India poses no missile threat: NATO


April 19th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO does not consider India as a missile threat despite the country's advanced missile development programme, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.India is all ... Read more...

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Indian, US navies to conduct joint exercise


April 6th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Indian and the US navies will conduct a joint training drill, "Exercise Malabar 2012", April 9-16 in the Bay of Bengal and west of the Andaman ... Read more...

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Kissinger denies secret deal with India during 1971 war


March 17th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Veteran diplomat Henry Kissinger, the architect of the US' historic opening to China, has denied that that the US struck a secret pact with India ... Read more...

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50,000 endangered turtles nest in Odisha’s Rushikulya beach


March 1st, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 1 (IANS) The much-awaited mass nesting of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles have commenced in Odisha, with at least 50,000 of them laying their eggs at the Rushikulya ... Read more...

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Andhra villagers continue protest against power plant


February 29th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 29 (IANS) A year after three villagers died in police firing on a group opposing an upcoming thermal power project, the struggle by people of Kakrapalli in Andhra ... Read more...

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India-US defence dialogue held ahead of naval drill


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of their navies holding a massive war game in the Bay of Bengal, India and the US held their annual Defence Policy Group ... Read more...

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Indian Navy’s UAV crashes (Lead)


February 16th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Navy crashed near Visakhapatnam Thursday while returning from a maritime exercise in the Bay of Bengal, an ... Read more...

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Indian Navy’s UAV crashes


February 16th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Navy crashed near Visakhapatnam Thursday while returning from a maritime exercise in the Bay of Bengal, an ... Read more...

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Citizens for change: These Mumbaikars take political plunge


February 10th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Tired of a self-serving political class repeatedly letting down their beloved city and not content with just griping about it, a group of Mumbaikars is contesting ... Read more...

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Antony witnesses Indian Navy’s battle readiness exercise


February 8th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Visakhapatnam, Feb 8 (IANS) India's lone aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, may be over 50 years old, but the latest refit that it went through in 2009-10 has made it a ... Read more...

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Ahead of naval war game, Antony reviews national security


February 6th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Ahead of his visit to Visakhapatnam to witness a major naval war game in the Bay of Bengal beginning Tuesday, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday ... Read more...

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