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India eases $1 bn credit line to Bangladesh


August 29th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) India will convert $200 million of a $1 billion line of credit to Bangladesh to a grant, it was announced here Wednesday.The announcement came after ... Read more...

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Australian construction industry in doldrums


August 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 7 (IANS) Construction activity in Australia fell in July for the 26th straight month because of ongoing poor demand for work and subdued workloads, a survey released Tuesday ... Read more...

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Drinking water for Delhi: Himachal project clears legal hurdle


July 11th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 11 (IANS) With the National Green Tribunal (NGT) giving its clearance for awarding compensations, Himachal Pradesh will speed up the construction of a multi-billion-rupee dam project that ... Read more...

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Mundra Port SEZ gets halt order on green clearance


May 9th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 9 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Wednesday ordered the promoters of Mundra Port Special Economic Zone and Alstom Bharat Forge Power Ltd to stop construction activity till green ... Read more...

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Mother, daughter killed in Maoist attack


April 11th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 11 (IANS) A woman and her daughter were killed Wednesday in Chhattisgarh's restive Sukma district when Maoists opened fire at a police camp, an official said.Maoists, estimated to ... Read more...

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Buying dream cottage in Himachal may get tougher


April 11th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 11 (IANS) Buying an ultra-luxury cottage or a flat in the idyllic settings of Himachal Pradesh will get tougher and costlier if the state government accepts a commission's ... Read more...

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Andhra court declares prime land allotted to MNCs Wakf property


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) In a landmark judgment, the Andhra Pradesh High Court Tuesday ruled that 1,654 acres of prime land allotted to several multinational companies on the outskirts of ... Read more...

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Andhra villagers continue protest against power plant


February 29th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 29 (IANS) A year after three villagers died in police firing on a group opposing an upcoming thermal power project, the struggle by people of Kakrapalli in Andhra ... Read more...

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UP health scam: CBI launches massive search operation


February 24th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 24 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday conducted searches at some 30 locations across five cities in Uttar Pradesh in a fresh crackdown on the multi-crore-rupee ... Read more...

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HPPCL hydro projects quake resistant, says minister


December 20th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) State-run Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) has said its ongoing hydropower projects are quake resistant, not affecting the fragile hill ecology, according to Minister ... Read more...

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High court takes serious note of grabbing army land


December 8th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 8 (IANS) In what is being described as an unprecendented step, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Thursday summoned Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Anoop Misra to ... Read more...

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‘Rohtang’s ecology needs preservation’


November 27th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 27 (IANS) Human interference disturbing the fragile ecology of a high Himalayan mountain pass overlooking this tourist resort has caught the attention of the Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Green panels protest construction in Greater Noida wetlands


November 15th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Nov 15 (IANS) Acting on the directions of the environment ministry, a joint team of Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Tuesday inspected the ... Read more...

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Lack of funds hits work on Pakistan tunnel


August 8th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Funds shortage has hit work on a nearly 2-km-long tunnel, which is on a road that will link Pakistan with Tajikistan.The Lowari tunnel project has got ... Read more...

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Greater Noida builders in red over green violations?


August 7th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Aug 7 (IANS) Even as the face-off between farmers and the Greater Noida authority over land compensation persists, the latter has once again come in the line of ... Read more...

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Court stays land allotment for Andhra power project (Lead, superseding earlier story)


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) In a setback to Andhra Pradesh government, the state high court Thursday stayed a government order allotting land to a thermal power project in Srikakulam district ... Read more...

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Court asks Jagson to stop work on Shimla ropeway


April 29th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 29 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has restrained Jagson Ropeways Company from carrying out any further construction activity of the ropeway tower, taking a serious view of ... Read more...

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Does Development justify Degradation?


April 8th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Mohd Iqbal Leh, Apr 8 (ANI): A Ladakhi proverb says, "Ame oma nat met, gukh pe chhwa gal met" which means " As mother's milk is free of disease, running water ... Read more...

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India economy to expand 8.6 percent this fiscal (Roundup)


February 7th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Indian economy is expected to grow 8.6 percent this fiscal against 8 percent in the previous year, led by 11 percent growth in services, 5.4 ... Read more...

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Lavasa can’t build, has caused green damage: Environment ministry (Lead)


January 18th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Lavasa city project near Pune has violated green laws and caused environmental degradation, and no further construction activity can be carried out, the environment ministry Tuesday ... Read more...

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Lavasa can’t do any construction, says environment ministry


January 18th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Lavasa Lake City project near Pune has violated the green laws and no construction activity can be carried out at the project site, the environment ministry ... Read more...

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Reports of alleged Chinese intrusion in Demchok baseless: Govt.


January 10th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.10 (ANI): The government has termed media reports alleging the intrusion of Chinese troops in the Demchok area of Jammu and Kashmir's Leh District as baseless."Government has seen media reports ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief plays down Chinese incursion


January 10th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Monday played down reports of a Chinese incursion in Jammu and Kashmir's frontier area of Ladakh saying it was due the ... Read more...

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Army chief plays down Chinese troop incursion in Ladakh


January 10th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.10 (ANI): Chuief of Army Staff, General V K Singh on Monday played down reports of Chinese troops enterring Indian territory in Ladakh and warning contractors to stop construction work.General ... Read more...

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Coastal Regulation Zone 2011 provides special relaxations: Jairam


January 8th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) Keeping in view the diverse problems faced by fishermen and local communities living in slums, special relaxations have been provided in the Coastal Regulation Zone 2011 notification, Union ... Read more...

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L&T’s subsidiary bags Rs.2,503 crore-worth orders


December 31st, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Construction and engineering major Larsen & Toubro's (L&T) subsidiary Electrical and Gulf Projects Operating Company has bagged orders worth Rs.2,503 crore for transmission, substation and railway construction ... Read more...

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Shortage of masons, labourers hit real estate developers in Pune


December 24th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
By Shivaji SalunkePune, Dec.24 (ANI): A shortage of masons and skilled labourers is affecting construction industries in Pune.All these years, a majority of this labour force used to come from the Orissa, ... Read more...

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Jindal steel’s reply to environment notice by Dec 22


December 15th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The environment ministry Wednesday granted an extension of two weeks to Jindal Steel and Power Limited for replying to its show cause notice for revoking environment clearance ... Read more...

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Human onslaught weighs heavy on Himalayan town (Letter from Himachal)


November 28th, 2010 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 28 (IANS) It is a picturesque town located at a height of 2,670 metres with the Kinner Kailash range of the Himalayas as its ... Read more...

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Jindal steel plant in Orissa gets green notice


November 26th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The environment ministry Friday issued a show cause notice for revoking environment clearance to Jindal steel and power plant in Angul in Orissa for violating green laws.The ... Read more...

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Environment ministry stops Vedanta’s refinery expansion in Orissa


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The environment ministry Thursday decided to stall the six-fold expansion of London-based Vedanta's aluminium refinery and captive power plant in Orissa citing violation of environment laws and ... Read more...

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30 days to Games, Delhi races against time for spectacular show


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Dwivedi New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The clock is ticking fast and furious to the 19th Commonwealth Games here Oct 3-14. As Delhi works away at a feverish pitch ... Read more...

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Tikait addresses agitating farmers


August 21st, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Aug 20 (IANS) Thousands of farmers converged at Tappal, the epicentre of their agitation against inadequate compensation for the Yamuna Expressway land, to listen to Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Mahendra ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes breeding at 7 CWG sites, notices issued


August 10th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) In what could probably be a cause of worry for the Delhi government, the local civic body has found mosquitoes breeding at seven Commonwealth Games sites. It ... Read more...

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MCD seeks help to check dengue ahead of CWG


August 9th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Monday sought coordination between various civic agencies to check the spread of dengue in the Commonwealth Games host city. At least 121 ... Read more...

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