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Nearly 300 die of cholera in Sierra Leone: WHO


September 21st, 2012 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 21 (IANS) Over 18,000 cases of cholera have been reported in west Africa's Sierra Leone, and at least 273 people have died in the biggest outbreak since the ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to bid for UN recognition to six wetlands (With Images)


September 7th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Maharashtra will identify and categorise its more than 200 large or small wetlands and make a bid for UN recognition in order to get ... Read more...

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Bengal to up vigil to stop fishing of small Hilsa


August 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) With the marine delicacy Hilsa, without which the Bengali platter is incomplete, being sold at Rs.1,000-Rs.1,500 per kg due to short supply, the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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Goa to spend Rs.36 crore to battle sea erosion


July 25th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) The Goa government will spend Rs.36 crore to save the popular Sinquerim-Baga beach stretch in north Goa from sea erosion.The beach stretch, located a short distance ... Read more...

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Menus, signages in Russian could be removed in Goa


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 23 (IANS) Menus written only in the Russian Cyrillic script could be off restaurant tables along with foreign language signages if Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has his ... Read more...

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China bans sale of mud snails after vomiting cases


July 20th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) China's health ministry Friday banned the sale of Nassariidae, a small mud snail species, that have reportedly caused people to faint and vomit after eating them.The ... Read more...

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Karnataka seeks Rs.2,000 crore central aid for drought relief


July 17th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and sought Rs. 2,000 crore to tackle severe drought in the state."The ... Read more...

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Goans, under 21s, may be banned from Goa’s casinos


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 4 (IANS) Goans and people below 21 years could soon be banned from casinos in Goa under a bill to be tabled in the forthcoming session of the ... Read more...

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Please save Goa from drugs and garbage: German Goaphile (Letter from Goa)


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Anjuna/Panaji, June 23 (IANS) A German Goaphile has appealed to the state's chief minister to cleane Goa's coastline of drugs and garbage which he said was giving the state a ... Read more...

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Heatwave continues in Odisha, claims 32 lives


June 10th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 10 (IANS) Severe heatwave conditions continued in several parts of Odisha Sunday with the death toll due to sunstroke this summer rising to 32, an official said."The death ... Read more...

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Awareness campaign on marine biodiversity in Kerala May 22


May 8th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) will organise an awareness campaign on marine life in the nine coastal districts of the state May 22, on the ... Read more...

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Garbage to be off Goa’s beaches by September


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 2 (IANS) Plastic, waste and other forms of garbage will be off Goa's beaches by September, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday."By September you won't see garbage on ... Read more...

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Tsunami scare: Tourists ordered off Goa beaches


April 11th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 11 (IANS) Fearing a tsunami, the Goa government ordered tourists off the beaches here after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia.Speaking to reporters at the secretariat Wednesday, Chief ... Read more...

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Strong tremors in Chennai


April 11th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Strong tremors were felt in several places in Tamil Nadu Wednesday following the massive earthquake in Indonesia, with people coming out of their homes and some ... Read more...

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7.2 quake hits Chile, no tsunami threat (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 8:10 am ICT by IANS
New York/Santiago, March 26 (IANS) An undersea quake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale Sunday struck off the coast of Chile but there was no risk of a tsunami, officials ... Read more...

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Goa government urged to rectify land use plan


March 15th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 15 (IANS) Civil society groups in Goa have petitioned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government to rectify the controversial Regional Plan 2021 notified by the previous ... Read more...

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6.8 magnitude quake jolts Japan (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 14 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale Wednesday hit Japan off the east coast of Honshu island, triggering a tsunami alert.The temblor came three days ... Read more...

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Beijing water shortage: residents to get desalinised seawater


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) In a bid to ease the pressure on water supply in the Chinese capital, residents will soon get access to desalinised seawater made safe for consumption. ... Read more...

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Japan to make lifeboat for tsunami


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 23 (IANS) Japan has initiated a project to develop a lifeboat which is able to float on rising tsunami waves as one of the evacuation measures, a media ... Read more...

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Of sleazegate ministers and their conflicting answers (Karnataka Newsletter)


February 11th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 11 (IANS) Will the three Karnataka sleazegate ministers corroborate or contradict one another in their replies to the assembly speaker's notice seeking their version on porn viewing ... Read more...

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Microchip to help track Shanghai’s endangered animals


February 11th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Feb 11 (IANS) Over 700 endangered animals kept in parks, zoos and by acrobatic groups here will soon get a microchip planted to track their numbers and living conditions.Data ... Read more...

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No differences on Aadhar: Chidambaram


January 24th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram Monday sought to refute the existence of any differences between his ministry and the Unique Identification Authority of India on the issue ... Read more...

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Indonesia issues tsunami alert after 7.6 quake


January 11th, 2012 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Jan 11 (IANS) Indonesia early Wednesday issued a tsunami warning after an undersea quake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale rocked the country's northern Aceh province.The tremor hit the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Coast Guard regional headquarters for northeast


December 9th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India will set up a regional headquarters of its Coast Guard for the northeastern states having coastal areas along the Bay of Bengal by March ... Read more...

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Bangladesh fishermen to get identity cards


November 4th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 4 (IANS) Bangladesh will soon issue identity cards to local fishermen in a bid to check piracy in the Sundarbans and the Bay of Bengal.Without the identity cards ... Read more...

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Thematic Sea World to come up in Sindhudurg


October 18th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) India's first-ever thematic water park, Sea World, will come up near the sea in Sindhudurg in south-coastal Maharashtra, a top official announced Tuesday.The Sea World will ... Read more...

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Sea levels will rise by 60 cm by 2100


October 18th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Sea levels will rise by 60 cm by the end of the century and by another 180 cm over the next four centuries, submerging many low-lying ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

100 mn Chinese farmers to migrate to urban areas


October 10th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) Over 100 million Chinese farmers are likely to migrate to urban areas over the next decade, Xinhua reported.According to the report titled "2011 Report on the ... Read more...

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Mamata expresses concern over flood-hit areas


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) Describing the situation in parts of West Bengal as alarming following heavy release of water from the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) dam and the incessant ... Read more...

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India, China record world’s highest urbanisation


September 16th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Cities in India, China and Africa are recording the world's highest rates of urbanisation, according to a new study.Population growth is driving urbanisation, especially in developing ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake prompts brief tsunami warning in Alaska


September 2nd, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake in the Pacific Ocean on early Friday morning prompted a brief tsunami warning for Alaska's Aleutian Islands, officials said. There were no reports of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Insured losses in the Carolinas estimated between $200-$400 million


August 28th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Hurricane Irene is estimated to have caused between $200 million and $400 million in insured losses in the Carolinas, catastrophe modeling company EQECAT reported on Sunday. More ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

One couple on a drive - along India’s border


August 12th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) Even before stepping on the gas, they are describing their journey as insanely long, incredibly extensive and a never done before thing. But when Chennai-based couple ... Read more...

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1.3 mn evacuated as Muifa brushes past China (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) More than 1.3 million people were evacuated as the tropical storm Muifa brushed past China's eastern coast, Xinhua reported Monday.Muifa, after crossing China, made a landfall ... Read more...

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Over 360,000 people evacuated in east China as storm nears (Lead)


August 8th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) More than 360,000 people were evacuated in China's Shandong province Monday as a tropical storm continued to move along the country's eastern coast. More than 20,000 ... Read more...

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