coastal districts

Heavy rains continue in Maharashtra


September 4th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Torrential rain continued to lash Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra for the second day Tuesday, disrupting road and rail traffic.Mumbai's lifeline, the suburban trains, were ... Read more...

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Crackdown continues against errant bus operators in Andhra


June 23rd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) For the sixth day Saturday, transport authorities in Andhra Pradesh continued their drive against privately run commuter and school buses plying in violation of rules following ... Read more...

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Clouds mar venus Venus transit viewing in Karnataka


June 6th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 6 (IANS) With the onset of southwest monsoon in coastal and southern Karnataka, rain-bearing clouds marred a clear view of the Venus transiting across the sun early Wednesday ... Read more...

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Awareness drive to be launched to protect Kerala’s fish


May 21st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) will launch a campaign to protect the fish wealth of the state Tuesday on the occasion of 'International Day for ... 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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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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Centre urged to help develop cyclone hit areas


January 10th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday urged the central government to declare the cyclone affected areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as "calamity hit ... Read more...

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No blind support to corporates, says Andhra police chief


December 30th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Police will not "blindly" support corporates facing opposition from local communities in setting up of thermal power and other industrial projects in the coastal ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane kills 33 in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; spares Andhra (Roundup)


December 30th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) At least 33 people were killed as cyclone Thane, with a wind speed of 140 kmph, hit the Tamil Nadu coast near Cuddalore Friday morning, leaving ... 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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Cyclone Thane kills 15 in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry (Third Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Fifteen people were killed, thousands left homeless, and properties and crops were damaged when cyclone Thane, packing a wind speed of 140 kmph, hit the coast ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa orders Rs.150 crore for cyclone relief


December 30th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday ordered the release of Rs.150 crore towards relief and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in the state due to cyclone ... Read more...

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Kalpakkam nuclear reactors not affected by cyclone Thane


December 30th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) It was business as usual at the Kalpakkam atomic power plants, around 80 km from here, even as cyclone Thane lashed the coastal districts affecting normal ... Read more...

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Heavy rain, gale in south coastal Andhra


December 30th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Heavy rain accompanied by strong gale lashed south coastal Andhra and Chittoor district of Rayalaseema region under the impact of severe cyclone Thane which hit the ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane makes landfall in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/Puducherry Dec 30 (IANS) Cyclone Thane, packing wind speed of 140 kmph, made landfall on the coast between Cuddalore in Tamil and Puducherry Friday morning, officials of the Indian Meteorological ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane to cross near Cuddalore, Puducherry


December 30th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Cyclone Thane, packing wind speed of 130 kmph, was expected to cross the coast between Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry around 9 a.m. Friday, officials ... Read more...

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Navy rescues 11 fishermen, Andhra coast on high alert (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 29 (IANS) An Indian Navy helicopter Thursday rescued 11 fishermen trapped in the Bay of Bengal as the official machinery in the coastal Andhra geared up to face ... Read more...

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Tidal waves continue to slam Andhra coast


December 29th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 29 (IANS) High tidal waves Thursday continued to slam the Andhra Pradesh coast under the influence of severe cyclonic storm 'Thane' in the Bay of Bengal which is ... Read more...

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Andhra on alert as cyclone ‘Thane’ threatens coast (Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 27 (IANS) An alert was sounded along the Andhra coast as a cyclonic storm formation in the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify and hit the coast ... Read more...

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Karnataka yatra exposes Advani’s waning influence (Karnataka Newsletter)


November 6th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 6 (IANS) L.K. Advani, once hailed by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as 'Loh Purush' or iron man, second only to India's formidable first home minister Sardar ... Read more...

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Advani braves Karnataka scandals, thanks to judiciary


October 29th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 29 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani arrives in Karnataka Sunday as part of his anti-corruption tour, ignoring taunts that it is a ludicrous show ... Read more...

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Now, Karnataka governor takes a dig at Advani yatra


October 24th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 24 (IANS) In a rare instance of a non-partisan constitutional authority taking potshots at a political leader, Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj Monday ribbed senior Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Double whammy for Karnataka BJP, from Advani and RSS (Lead)


October 22nd, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 22 (IANS) Mired in scandals, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka Saturday suffered a double blow -- from senior party leader L.K. Advani and the party's ... Read more...

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With Yeddyurappa in jail, Advani roadshow to skip Bangalore


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani has dropped plans to address an anti-graft rally in Bangalore Oct 30 even as several state BJP stalwarts ... Read more...

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Advani yatra: BJP non-committal on Yeddyurappa’s role


October 13th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 13 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday was evasive on whether scam-hit former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa will take part in senior party leader ... Read more...

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Orissa steps up flood relief efforts


September 12th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) The Orissa government Monday stepped up relief efforts in the wake of floods that have left 17 people dead and 11 missing in the last one ... Read more...

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Floods displace thousands in Orissa


September 10th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 (IANS) Floods triggered by a huge discharge of water from the Hirakud dam have displaced about 3,800 people and damaged at least 8,000 houses in 14 of ... Read more...

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Ganesh festival celebrated in Karnataka


September 1st, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 1 (IANS) Millions across Karnataka Thursday celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with traditional gaiety and fervour, undeterred by cloudy weather and heavy rains in many parts. People thronged temples since ... Read more...

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75 fishermen abducted in Bangladesh


August 25th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 25 (IANS) Pirates have looted 85 fishing trawlers and abducted 75 fishermen in two coastal districts of Bangladesh, a media report said Thursday.The incidents took place in the ... Read more...

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Bengal flood toll now 47


August 20th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) The death count in West Bengal floods soared to 47 Saturday with 11 more deaths reported since Friday evening, while several major rivers continued to flow ... Read more...

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Thane fishermen to get help from ISRO devices


June 26th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, June 26 (IANS) Fishermen in Thane's Dahanu coastal area will be given distress alert transmitters, developed by India's space agency, to help them in case of emergency when ... Read more...

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Monsoon reaches Orissa


June 13th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 13 (IANS) The monsoon hit Orissa Monday, bringing rains to parts of its south coastal districts, an official of the meteorological department here said.Conditions are favourable for further ... Read more...

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Monsoon set to hit Maharashtra in next two days


June 7th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Signalling the onset of monsoon over Maharashtra, the weather bureau Tuesday warned of heavy rains in the coastal Konkan belt of the state in the next ... Read more...

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Heavy rain hits Vizag; traffic, flights affected


May 20th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Heavy rain Friday inundated low-lying localities in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam and nearby areas, disrupting normal life and affecting traffic, including several flights.Two flights from Hyderabad to ... Read more...

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Heat wave warning in Orissa as mercury soars


May 9th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 9 (IANS) The weatherman issued a heat wave warning for Orissa as the mercury touched 43.6 degrees Celsius in the district headquarter town of Sonepur and temperatures shot ... Read more...

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