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Empowering villagers through turtle conservation (Feature) (With Images)


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), July 2 (IANS) Turtle conservation, mainly of the endangered Olive Ridley species, in Maharashtra's coastal regions has moved to a new level - of empowering village communities to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bangladesh’s toxic waters captured in photo-essay (With Images, Feature)


June 10th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink... A cluster of striking images by leading South Asian documentary photographer Munem Wasif turns the spotlight ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan reconciliation facing external pressure


June 7th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka Thursday said its post-war reconciliation process is facing serious challenges, partly due to external intervention.The defence ministry accused some unnnamed countries of launching "a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indefinite fast withdrawn against Kudankulam plant


March 27th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) The nine-day fast against the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) was called off Tuesday but protests against the plant will continue, an activist said.M. Pushparayan, convenor ... Read more...

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Russians, Israelis have ‘occupied’ Goa’s coastal villages: Congress


February 21st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) Russians and Israelis have 'occupied' certain coastal villages in Goa and the trend needs to be resisted, Congress Rajya Sabha member Shantaram Naik said Tuesday."Russians and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Book launched on coastal Maharashtrian cuisine


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) A mouth-watering ensemble of dishes from the coastal villages of Maharashtra, exquisite wines, and a winter evening - it was the perfect ambience for the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

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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Andhra escapes cyclone fury (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 30 (IANS) The severe Cyclone Thane that crossed the coast between Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Friday morning did not have much impact on Andhra Pradesh, officials ... 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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Cyclone threat along Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu coasts


December 27th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 27 (IANS) The south Andhra and north Tamil Nadu coast is facing the threat of a cyclone later in the week with a cyclonic storm formation in the ... Read more...

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Goa’s child rapist nabbed, police fear more victims


November 1st, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 1 (IANS) Goa Police Tuesday asked parents to report the sexual abuse of their wards after the arrest of an alleged child rapist, known to have molested at ... Read more...

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190,000 evacuated as storm hits China


July 30th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 30 (IANS) Nearly 190,000 people had been evacuated till Saturday morning from China's southern island province of Hainan after a tropical storm hit the area, the authorities said. ... Read more...

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Gujarat villagers vow to oppose Bhavnagar nuclear plant


May 28th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Jaspara (Gujarat), May 27 (IANS) Village council members of over 50 coastal villages in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district Friday took a pledge to oppose the proposed 6,000 MW nuclear power ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Coastal villagers marching to Maharashtra assembly over demands


April 18th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Over 2,000 residents of 35 coastal villages in Maharashtra's Thane district Monday reached the outskirts of Mumbai on the first day of their 100-km march to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Earthquake, tsunami death toll estimates rise in Japan


March 14th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.14 (ANI): Japan is facing mounting humanitarian and nuclear emergencies as the death toll from the earthquake and subsequent tsunami on Friday is rising rapidly as relief efforts intensify.The disaster ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lashkar module may strike during ICC World Cup, warns Home Ministry


March 10th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): The Home Ministry has sounded a nationwide alert in the wake of inputs that the terror groups Al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba are looking for opportunities to target the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Containers at ports pose security threat: Navy official


January 21st, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) A large number of containers handled daily at ports pose a great security threat to the country, a naval officer said Friday."About 96 percent of the country's trade ... Read more...

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Indonesian women trafficked to Goa spa, massage parlours


December 3rd, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) Indonesian women are being trafficked into Goa's dozens of shady massage and spa parlours that dot the tourism-oriented coastline of the state, according to a letter to the ... Read more...

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Census 2011 and National Population Register (NPR) almost complete: Chidambaram


November 30th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.30 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that data collection for house listing and housing census and for the National Population Register (NPR) was completed in ... Read more...

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Ban sale of agricultural land to non-Goans: Congress


November 27th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 27 (IANS) A special legislation is necessary in Goa to ban sale of agricultural land to foreigners and non-Goans considering the land resource crunch here, state Congress president Subhash Shirodkar ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Alerts on terror attacks in Goa rigged: minister


October 7th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 7 (IANS) Repeated alerts on television, quoting "intelligence inputs", about possible terror attacks in Goa are rigged to derail the tourism industry in the coastal state, Home Minister Ravi Naik ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Data Collection for Census 2011 and NPR over except in J-K


September 1st, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.1 (ANI): The Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram, on Wednesday said the data collection for house listing and housing census and for the National Population Register has been completed ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Cyclone Phet’s intensity reduces but Pak still under threat


June 5th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jun.5 (ANI): Despite its intensity being reduced after hitting the coast of Oman on Friday, cyclone 'Phet' continues to threaten Pakistan with heavy rains accompanied with high speed winds expected to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Over 60, 000 people evacuated in Pak as ‘Phet’ approaches


June 4th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jun.4 (ANI): With the cyclone 'Phet' threatening to hit Pakistan's coastline during the next 24 to 36 hours, emergency services in the country have been pressed into service.Over 60,000 people have ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Andhra hastens to protect coastal villages from Cyclone Laila


May 19th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/New Delhi/Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Over 50,000 people were evacuated in coastal Andhra Pradesh by late Wednesday as hundreds of villages face threat of inundation with cyclonic storm Laila, which is ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Fishermen to be eyes and ears for coastal security’


May 5th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The union government plans to utilize fishermen as its eyes and ears for breach-proof coastal security of the country, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday. Enumerating various steps ... Read more...

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Goa may ban nudity, but unclear about topless bathing


March 12th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 12 (IANS) Nudity might be prohibited on Goan beaches, but the state tourism department is ambiguous about "topless bathing" on the beaches of Goa. "If in doubt, take local advice, especially ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Britain advises tourists to adopt local dress in Goa


March 9th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 9 (IANS) Britain has begun advising its nationals to "observe and respect local dress and customs" while visiting Goa. In a travel advisory uploaded on the foreign Commonwealth office ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Work on national population register in progress: Chidambaram


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:24 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 2(ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that the work of direct data collection for the National Population Register (NPR) in the coastal villages of eight ... Read more...

Posted in National |

To prevent another 26/11, all coastal villages visited by maritime agencies: Admiral Verma


February 5th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Port Blair, Feb 5 (ANI): Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma said on Friday that India's 7,516 km long coastline has been visited by security forces in order to plug loopholes to prevent ... Read more...

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All coastal villages tapped after 26/11, says navy chief


February 5th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Port Blair, Feb 5 (IANS) There is no village or landing site along India's 7,516 km shoreline that has not been visited by either the Indian Navy, the coast guard or the ... Read more...

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Goa yet to respond to New Delhi’s security questionnaire


January 13th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 13 (IANS) The Goa government, which has warned of "spectacular acts of violence" in the state, hasn't responded to a questionnaire on the security scenario sent by New Delhi ... Read more...

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We have no inputs on Headley’s Goa visit, say cops


January 5th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 5 (IANS) There were no specific intelligence inputs that Mumbai terror suspect David Coleman Headley had visited Goa last year, a senior police official has said. "We do not know. We ... Read more...

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Planting trees along coastline no protection against Tsunami


January 4th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 4 (IANS) Coastal vegetation can slow down wind waves but it cannot stop a Tsunami, warns a team of international scientists. The team also warns against planting alien tree species along ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Work on Census 2011, National Population Register (NPR) in progress: Chidambaram


December 1st, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.1 (ANI): Work is in progress on the National Population Register (NPR) and Census 2011.Revealing this on Tuesday, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said direct data collection for ... Read more...

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