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Two killed in Andhra fire mishap


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) At least two people were killed and nine others injured in a huge fire at a firecrackers manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district Monday, ... Read more...

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Record discharge of cargo at Odisha’s Dhamra Port


March 29th, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) Odisha's Dhamra port Wednesday achieved a record discharge of 98,119 tonnes of non coking coal in 24 hours from a South Africa vessel, a senior company ... Read more...

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Odisha’s health workers fight maternal deaths (Feature)


March 12th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Balasore (Odisha), March 12 (IANS) The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) may have made a dent in many backward regions of India, but here in this coastal district of Odisha ... Read more...

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Migratory birds are flying back home from Odisha


February 17th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) More than a million migratory birds that thronged various lakes and marshlands of Odisha, flying in from as far places as Siberia and Iraq, have started ... Read more...

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Karnataka minister V.S. Acharya dead


February 14th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 14 (IANS) Karnataka Higher Education Minister V.S. Acharya died here Tuesday following massive heart attack. He was 71."Acharya is no more. It is big shock to us ... Read more...

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15 die due to severe cold in Andhra (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh is in the grip of the most severe cold wave in its recorded history which has claimed 15 lives during the last two ... Read more...

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Cold wave claims 15 lives in Andhra Pradesh


January 17th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh is in the grip of the most severe cold wave in its recorded history which during the last two days has claimed 15 ... Read more...

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Toll in Andhra hooch tragedy rises to 18


January 2nd, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 2 (IANS) The death toll in the hooch tragedy in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district rose to 18 Monday with another person succumbing at a hospital. The condition of ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane kills 33 in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry (Fourth Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) At least 33 people were killed as cyclone Thane that hit the Tamil Nadu coast, with a wind speed of 140 kmph, Friday morning left a ... Read more...

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Karnataka may ban bizarre tradition at temples


December 6th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Karnataka may ban a bizarre tradition of people rolling over plantain leaves with leftovers of meals, eaten by Brahmins, ... Read more...

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Orissa seeks help for workers stranded in Uganda


October 25th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 25 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked the centre to ensure the safe return of 11 workers from the state who are stranded in Uganda since ... Read more...

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Dissident BJD leader’s forum a parallel platform?


October 12th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 12 (IANS) There is discomfort in Orissa's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) over the launch of a forum by a prominent party leader, with some saying it is ... Read more...

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Maoists kill policeman in Karnataka


October 9th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore, Oct 9 (IANS) A policeman of Karnataka's anti-Maoist force was killed in a shootout in the forests in the coastal district of Dakshina Kannada early Sunday, police said.The Maoists ... Read more...

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India test-fires n-capable ‘Shourya’ missile


September 24th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 (IANS) India Saturday successfully test-fired its surface-to-surface ballistic missile 'Shourya' from a test range in Orissa, defence ministry sources said. The 600-km-range supersonic missile was launched at 2.30 ... Read more...

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Orissa flood toll 20


September 14th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS) The death toll from floods that have so far affected more than two million people in Orissa over the past week rose to 20 Tuesday, officials ... Read more...

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Orissa lightning strikes leave 32 dead


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 3 (IANS) Lightning strikes in two days in Orissa have caused 32 deaths, the government said Wednesday.Authorities Wednesday confirmed eight more deaths.While 15 people died Tuesday, 17 others ... Read more...

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Toll in Orissa lightning strikes rises to 24 (Lead)


August 3rd, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (IANS) The death toll due to lightning strikes increased to 24 in Orissa with the state government confirming seven more deaths Tuesday.While the seven people died across ... Read more...

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Lightning strikes kill 17 in Orissa


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (IANS) At least 17 people, including six women, were killed in lightning strikes across Orissa with the coastal district of Ganjam accounting for four casualties, officials said ... Read more...

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New Orissa port receives first ultra-large vessel


July 25th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 25 (IANS) Orissa's Dhamra port, which became commercially operational on May 7, has received its first ultra-large vessel carrying 150,000 tonnes of coal from Australia, an official said ... Read more...

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Orissa to resume work at Posco site


July 1st, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) The Orissa government said Friday it is likely to resume work at the site of the $12 billion Posco project as a group of protesting villagers ... Read more...

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‘Southern Maharashtra transit point for Goa drugs’


June 27th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 27 (IANS) Southern coastal Maharashtra has emerged as a major transit point for drugs from Himachal Pradesh and other parts of north India to be smuggled into Goa, ... Read more...

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Deadlock over Posco land acquisition continues


June 25th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 25 (IANS) The deadlock over land acquisition for the Posco steel project in Orissa continued Saturday with the administration yet to find a resolution to the crisis, ... Read more...

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Orissa villagers observe ‘Black Day’ to protest Posco pact


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 22 (IANS) Thousands of villagers, including women and children, Wednesday observed 'Black Day' in Orissa to protest South Korean steel major Posco's proposed $12 billion project in the ... Read more...

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Medha Patkar joins anti-Posco protest (Lead)


June 20th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) The anti-Posco agitation in Orissa got a boost Monday with social activist Medha Patkar joining the villagers in their protest against the proposed $12 billion project ... Read more...

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Medha Patkar joins Anti-Posco protest


June 20th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) The anti-Posco agitation in Orissa got a boost Monday with social activist Medha Patkar joining the villagers in their protest.Patkar visited the site of the proposed ... Read more...

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Anti-Posco stir hots up in Orissa


June 11th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 11 (IANS) The stir against South Korean steel major Posco's proposed $12 billion steel project intensified with thousands continuing their sit-in demonstration Saturday at the project site, official ... Read more...

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Dog bite kills two in Andhra Pradesh


May 26th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) Stray dogs continue to terrify people in coastal Andhra Pradesh, killing a child and injuring scores of others, while one more death was reported Thursday due ... Read more...

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Vijayawada police stops shooting of Varma’s movie


May 25th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) Vijayawada police Wednesday cancelled the permission for the shooting of eminent filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's Telugu movie "Bezwada Rowdeelu" following an appeal by a group ... Read more...

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Land acquisition for Posco resumes, despite protest


May 18th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) Despite opposition from the locals, the Orissa government Wednesday resumed the land acquisition process for South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in the state ... Read more...

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Land acquisition for Posco to resume despite protest


May 8th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 7 (IANS) The Orissa government Saturday said it will resume the land acquisition process for South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in the state on May ... Read more...

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Anti-Posco group to launch protest campaign


May 6th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 6 (IANS) An anti-displacement group Friday alleged that the Orissa government and the union environment ministry had "deliberately chosen to overlook" the issues raised by it regarding the ... Read more...

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Orissa submitted fake documents for Posco nod: Activists


May 4th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The final clearance given to South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Orissa, the largest foreign investment in India, was based on "fake ... Read more...

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South Korea’s Posco gets green nod for $12-bn steel plant (Roundup)


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Six years after receiving a proposal for India's largest foreign investment project, a final green clearance was Monday given for using 1,253 hectares of forest ... Read more...

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Orissa gets final nod for Posco project (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The union environment ministry Monday granted final approval to the Orissa government for diversion of 1,253 hectares of forest land for setting up the ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh questions Orissa’s intention on Posco


May 1st, 2011 - 3:44 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 30 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday questioned the Orissa's government intention on the proposed steel project by South Korean steel major Posco, saying it has not ... Read more...

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