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Auction iron ore from Goa, CM told


September 10th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) Iron ore generated from Goa's 90 plus mines should be auctioned and extraction be brought down from over 50 million tonnes to 10 million tonnes, an ... Read more...

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Water cuts to stay in Mumbai till Aug 1


July 16th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) As a fall out of the scanty rainfall season, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Monday announced that the water cuts will be extended till Aug 1, ... Read more...

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Let Kerala give up two taluks to end dam row: Karunanidhi


January 12th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) With Kerala insisting on a new dam in place of the Mullaperiyar Dam, DMK president Thursday revived a over five decade old demand: retrieval of Peeramedu ... Read more...

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Relief efforts intensified as Orissa floods worsen


September 25th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 (IANS) Orissa intensified relief efforts Sunday as a fresh round of floods, triggered by heavy rains, left 17 people dead and inundated more than 3,000 villages in ... Read more...

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Not able to conclude Teesta agreement: Mathai


September 7th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) India and Bangladesh were Tuesday unable to sign an agreement on sharing waters of the Teesta river, Indian Foreign Secretary Rajan Mathai said here."We were ... Read more...

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PM’s Dhaka trip: Teesta pact unlikely


September 6th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are unlikely to sign a pact on sharing the Teesta river waters during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit that began Tuesday, a ... Read more...

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Teesta water agreement hits choppy waters


September 5th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) There will be no agreement on the sharing of the Teesta river waters without the consultation of the West Bengal government, Foreign Secretary Ranjan ... Read more...

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Flood gates opened at Himachal’s Pong Dam


August 18th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) Thursday opened the floodgates of the Pong Dam in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh as the water in the reservoir almost reached ... Read more...

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Punjab cautions against possibility of floods


August 17th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday cautioned against the possibility of floods in some districts following the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) releasing excess water from the reservoir ... Read more...

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Himachal district official’s house flooded


August 13th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Una (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 13 (IANS) A Himachal Pradesh official, who was busy in overseeing flood relief work in Una district, Saturday found that his own house has been inundated ... Read more...

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RAK Airways keen to operate more flights into Kerala


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) RAK Airways, a national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) operating from Ras Al Khaimah, Tuesday evinced interest in operating more flights to Kerala."The airline's ... Read more...

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Goa urged to set up tiger reserve


July 23rd, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 23 (IANS) Even while the Goa government is dithering over the setting up of a tiger reserve in the state, a member of the National Board for Wildlife ... Read more...

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‘Operate more flights between India, Ras Al Khaimah’


July 1st, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) The Indian community in Ras Al Khaimah has asked the Indian government to increase the number of flights between the emirate and India to cut down ... Read more...

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More flights between Ras Al Khaimah, Indian cities demanded


June 28th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 28 (IANS) Eight major associations of the Indian community in Ras Al Khaimah have urged the Indian government to increase the number of flights between Indian cities and ... Read more...

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China dam no cause for immediate concern: India


June 14th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India Tuesday said a Chinese dam on the Bhahmaputra river was not a cause for "immediate alarm", downplaying fears that the project would impact the ... Read more...

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Goa urged to give jobs to 630 dam-affected Maharashtra families


January 17th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare Monday asked the Goa government to honour a 20-year-old agreement to provide jobs to 630 families in Maharashtra, affected by a inter-state ... Read more...

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Senior cricket official armtwisting uncapped players


January 13th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Close on the heels of Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey's travails with his erstwhile team, two other uncapped players are under tremendous pressure to sign for a powerful ... Read more...

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Players will have final say, not franchises: IPL


January 12th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Wednesday clarified that players will have the final say in choosing a franchise, not the team owners. ... Read more...

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Record power generation at Himachal project


November 24th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 24 (IANS) The Nathpa-Jhakri hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh, the largest in the country, achieved its power generation target despite closure of its plant for 22 days due to hostile ... Read more...

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Adarsh society scam: Sonia Gandhi accepts Ashok Chavan’s resignation


November 9th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday accepted Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's resignation offer following the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam.Chavan has been asked to submit ... Read more...

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Navy to submit Adarsh Society scam final report


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov 3 (ANI): The Indian Navy will submit a final report on the Adarsh Housing Society scam based on its internal inquiry on Wednesday.Earlier, the navy had informed the ... Read more...

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Premature to comment on Adarsh Housing scam: Pranab Mukherjee


October 31st, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is expected to meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Tuesday evening, with regard to Mumbai's Adarsh Society scam, has ... Read more...

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Maharashtra CM Chavan to meet Mukherjee


October 31st, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, who has been summoned to New Delhi by the Congress High Command after his name figured in Mumbai's Adarsh Society scam, ... Read more...

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Adarsh Society scam: Maharashtra CM to meet Sonia Gandhi today


October 30th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has been summoned to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi here today in connection with the controversial Adarsh Housing Society project.According ... Read more...

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Adarsh Society scam: ‘I welcome any sort of CBI probe’, says Chavan


October 29th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Oct 29 (ANI): Reacting to the allegations surrounding the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Friday said that he did not abuse his position to help ... Read more...

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Typhoon leads to blockage in China rivers


October 1st, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) Tonnes of debris - including dead animals, trash and logs - left behind by Typhoon Fanapi are now blocking rivers in a province in China, leading to concerns ... Read more...

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Dozen Punjab villages flooded as Satluj breaches bank


September 6th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 6 (IANS) Nearly a dozen villages in Punjab's Ropar district were flooded as the overflowing Satluj river breached its banks near Laudipur village, officials said Monday. More water was released ... Read more...

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Yamuna water receding but still above danger mark


August 26th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Lack of rainfall Thursday brought down the water level of the Yamuna river though it is still flowing above the danger mark. "The water level has come ... Read more...

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Yamuna flows above danger mark, over 900 evacuated (Lead)


August 23rd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Hundreds of people were evacuated from low-lying areas in Delhi Monday as the Yamuna river flowed above the danger mark for the third consecutive day and the ... Read more...

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Yamuna above danger mark, many evacuated in Delhi


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) People were evacuated from low lying areas in Delhi Monday as the Yamuna river flowed over the danger mark for the third consecutive day and the fear ... Read more...

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Haryana has no role in Yamuna’s rising: officials


August 22nd, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) Haryana is not to blame for the Yamuna river's level rising above the danger mark in Delhi, an official said here Sunday. "There is no storage dam on the ... Read more...

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Heavy rain continues to lash parts of Haryana


August 22nd, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Aug. 22 (ANI): Moderate to heavy rains continued to lash different parts of Haryana on Sunday with the water level of the swollen Yamuna river further increasing.In Haryana, heavy downpour ... Read more...

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Yamuna flows above danger mark, people evacuated


August 22nd, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) People were evacuated from low-lying areas along the Yamuna in the capital Sunday as the river continued to flow above the danger mark, an official said. The ... Read more...

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Process to release water from Bhakra Dam starts


August 21st, 2010 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) The Bhakra-Beas Management Board (BBMB) Saturday morning started the process of releasing nearly 55,000 cusecs of water from the Bhakra Dam. The release of water from the 225 metre ... Read more...

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Himachal power plant remains shut for eighth day


August 12th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) The country's biggest hydropower plant in Himachal Pradesh remained shut for the eighth day Thursday due to the high silt level in the Sutlej river, triggering a power ... Read more...

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