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Living atop a tree, he campaigns for the environment (With Images)


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Brikesh Singh is getting ready to climb another tree, this time inside a tiger reserve, and stay there for a month - not for fun ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Coal mining threatens forests, tigers: Greenpeace


August 1st, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Wednesday sought an immediate moratorium on new coal projects in the country citing evidences that the mining threatened forests and wildlife."From 2007 to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Maharashtra to deploy 500 armed guards against tiger poaching


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Alarmed by the deaths of two tigers in Maharashtra forest reserves, state Forest Minister Patangrao Kadam Tuesday said that over 500 armed guards will be recruited ... Read more...

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Mumbai jail’s women inmates go on hunger strike


December 26th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 26 (IANS) More than two dozen women inmates of the Byculla district jail here have gone on a hunger strike, protesting poor hygiene and improper food served ... Read more...

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Coal mining destroying tiger habitat, says report


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Mines are coming up in critical tiger habitat, resulting in fragmentation of large blocks of contiguous forests needed for tigers to roam in, said a ... Read more...

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Bullets found in Arunachal official’s luggage


November 6th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 6 (IANS) An assistant engineer with the Arunachal Pradesh government was nabbed with 43 live bullets while attempting to board a Delhi-bound flight here Sunday, police said.Kardoriba Ikriba, ... Read more...

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CESC’s Haldia thermal power project by 2013-14


July 29th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) The 600 MW thermal power project at West Bengal's Haldia, being developed by power utility CESC Limited - a RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group company, is scheduled to ... Read more...

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‘Maharashtra has 18 percent of India’s HIV-AIDS population’


July 4th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Maharashtra figures among the AIDS-affected states with around 420,000 HIV-AIDS patients, or 18 percent of the country's total affected population, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to get world’s biggest solar power station


May 21st, 2011 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
Dhule (Maharashtra), May 21 (IANS) A 150-MW solar power plant, said to be the world's largest, will come up in Maharashtra's Dhule district at a cost of Rs.1,987 crore, Chief ... Read more...

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Cop killed in gunfight with Maoists in Maharashtra


May 19th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur (Maharashtra), May 19 (IANS) One policeman was killed and two others were seriously injured Thursday in a gun battle with Maoists in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, police said.According to ... Read more...

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Maoist attack toll rises to six (Lead)


May 5th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, May 5 (IANS) At least six members of a marriage party were killed and four others injured when Maoists exploded a landmine in a forested area in Dhanora region ... Read more...

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Five killed in Maoist attack


May 5th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, May 5 (IANS) At least five members of a marriage party were killed and three others injured when Maoists exploded a landmine in a forested area in Dhanora region ... Read more...

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BJP demands liquor ban in two Vidarbha districts


February 15th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Feb 15 (IANS) The state Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded prohibition in Chandrapur and Yavatmal districts of Vidarbha in eastern Maharashtra as free availability of alcohol in these areas ... Read more...

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Shanghai Electric, Punj Lloyd bag CESC projects


February 10th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) RPG Group company CESC, a power utility firm, Thursday said it will award contracts to Shanghai Electric Corporation and Punj Lloyd Limited for projects at its 600 MW ... Read more...

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Tiger falls into dry well, rescue efforts on


February 7th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Feb 7 (IANS) A rescue operation has been mounted to save a tiger who fell into a dry well near Chameli forest area Monday afternoon, a wildlife official said. The incident ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

CESC to set up its first hydropower unit


December 7th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) Power utility CESC, an RPG Group company, Tuesday said it was diversifying into hydro-electric generation and would set up a 90 MW unit in Arunachal Pradesh.CESC vice chairman ... Read more...

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Police, CRPF set up medical camp in Maoist-affected village in Orissa


October 13th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirChandrapur (Orissa), Oct.13 (ANI): The police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) force set up a medical camp and distributed gifts to local tribals in the Maoist-affected Chandrapur village ... Read more...

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Six drown during Ganpati immersion in Maharashtra


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sep 22 (IANS) Ganpati immersion turned into a tragedy in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district when six people drowned during the ceremonies Wednesday afternoon, police said. "The victims had gone to the Irai ... Read more...

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Mob torches man for minor’s rape, murder


September 16th, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 15 (IANS) In a case of vigilante justice, a group of enraged villagers beat up and torched a man suspected of raping and killing a three-year-old girl in Maharashtra's Chandrapur ... Read more...

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Rain gods smile on Maharashtra - 116 percent rainfall so far


August 25th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) The rain gods have smiled over Maharashtra this year with the state notching excess rainfall all over, as per official figures. The state has already notched 116.1 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Maharashtra to procure helicopters for Mumbai, Naxal-infested areas


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 22 (ANI): Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil on Thursday said the State Government is in the process of procuring two helicopters to carry out monitoring and reach sites of ... Read more...

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Maoists issue call for shutdown in five states


June 30th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Raipur, June 30 (ANI): A day after 26 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and seven were injured in a Maoist ambushed in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur District, the rebels have called ... Read more...

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Two MPs honoured for performance in Lok Sabha


May 1st, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 1 (IANS) S.S. Ramasubbu of the Congress and Hansraj Gangaram Ahir of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were honoured here Saturday for their active participation in various debates in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Maoists derail Rajdhani, train services hit hard (Afternoon Lead)


March 23rd, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Bhubaneswar/Patna, March 23 (IANS) Maoists targeted railways - the nation's lifeline - blasting tracks to derail the Rajdhani Express and throw train services haywire in vast parts of eastern India on the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Maoists blow up track, kill CPI-M leader


March 23rd, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas killed a Marxist leader and blew up a rail track in West Bengal, disrupting train services for several hours on the second day of a shutdown ... Read more...

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Maoists blow up road bridge, blast railway tracks (Roundup)


March 23rd, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Raipur/Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas blew up a road bridge, disrupted train services by triggering a blast alongside railway tracks, and fought gun battles with the security forces on day one ... Read more...

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Bus services hit in Orissa due to Maoist stir


March 22nd, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) Buses were off the road Monday in several districts of Orissa on the first day of the 48-hour shutdown call given by Maoists in six states, an official ... Read more...

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Maoists trigger blast on rail tracks


March 22nd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Train movement in West Bengal's West Midnapore district was disrupted when Maoists triggered a blast Monday, the first day of their 48-hour shutdown in six states. The shutdown has ... Read more...

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Mamata gives several projects to Maharashtra


February 24th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's railway budget for 2010-11 has provided several rail and related infrastructure projects for Maharashtra. These include three new line surveys which will be commissioned to examine ... Read more...

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CESC posts Rs.102 crore net profit in third quarter


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) City-based power utility CESC, the flagship company of the diversified RPG group, posted a net profit of Rs.102 crore (Rs.1.02 billion/$22 million) for the quarter ended Dec 31, ... Read more...

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Pro-Vidarbha group terms Rs.10,000 crore package ‘eyewash’


December 24th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 24 (IANS) Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS), which is lobbying for a separate state of Vidarbha to be carved out of Maharashtra, Thursday dismissed the government's Rs.10,000 crore economic package ... Read more...

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CESC posts Rs.126 crore net profit in quarter two


October 29th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) Energy major CESC posted a marginal increase in net profit at Rs.126 crore for the quarter ended Sep 30 against Rs.124 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ... Read more...

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Carrying widowed mother, he is modern day Shravan Kumar


October 21st, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 21 (IANS) Balancing his mother and his few worldly possessions, a youth in Uttar Pradesh has set out on a pilgrimage just like Shravan Kumar of Indian epic Ramayana who ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Maoists fire at polling station in Maharashtra district


October 15th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Oct 15 (ANI): Maoists attempted to disrupt the polling process in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli District on Thursday morning by firing at a polling booth.The Naxals reportedly opened fire on the polling ... Read more...

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Maoists blow up school, rail tracks, phone towers in Jharkhand


October 13th, 2009 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 13 (IANS) Maoist rebels Tuesday blew up a government-run school, rail tracks and four mobile phone towers at various places in Jharkhand to enforce the two-day strike they had called, ... Read more...

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