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Bhakra, Pong dams still short of water


September 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) The water levels in Bhakra and Pong dams of Himachal Pradesh have not reached the maximum limit this year owing to the deficit monsoon in ... Read more...

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Legislator beats up engineers over water issue


August 16th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Aug 16 (IANS) Two engineers were Thursday beaten by a legislator who held them responsible for wrongfully using water for a town which is not part of his ... Read more...

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Incessant rains hit life in parts of Rajasthan


August 14th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, August 14 (IANS) Incessant rains since the past three days have hit life in several districts of Rajasthan including Banswara, Chittorgarh, Kota and Baran, with some bridges being damaged ... Read more...

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10 confirmed dead in China storms


August 12th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) At least 10 people have been confirmed dead while four others still missing in China's Liaoning province following a severe storm that hit the region last ... Read more...

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Chinese scientists research largest freshwater lake


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) Chinese scientists have started a research programme on the country's largest freshwater lake in a bid to strengthen economic development in the region, Xinhua reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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`Cuba’s water treatment system needs to be fixed’


July 21st, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 21 (IANS/EFE) Cuba's aging, inadequate water treatment system needs to be fixed, state television quoted an official as saying.National Hydraulic Resources Institute, or INRH president Ines Maria Chapman ... Read more...

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Assam’s problems on agenda for Aug 9 Ramdev rally


July 12th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) The burning issues in Assam like corruption and the problems caused by big dams will be highlighted at the proposed anti-graft rally to be taken out ... Read more...

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Mumbai, Maharashtra face grave water crisis


June 25th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) As the monsoon continues to play truant, Maharashtra stands on the threshold of a grave water crisis, a top official indicated here Monday.Ringing alarm bells, Deputy ... Read more...

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No sign of China diverting Brahmaputra water, says India


May 21st, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Monday said there was "nothing to suggest" that China was building dams to divert the waters of the ... Read more...

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Pumping groundwater may cause rise in sea level: Study


May 9th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, May 9 (IANS) A new study calculates that by 2050, groundwater pumping will cause a global sea level rise of about 0.8 mm per year.Pumping groundwater for irrigation, drinking ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants China to help build dams


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) Pakistan wants the Export-Import Bank of China to help in the construction of small and medium dams.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday urged the EXIM ... Read more...

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India should be careful in dealing with China: Dolma


March 26th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 26 (IANS) Home minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Gyari Dolma Monday warned the Indian government to be very careful while dealing with China."The Chinese deceive. So we want ... Read more...

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‘Delete objectionable clauses from Dam Safety bill’


March 17th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to order the deletion of objectionable clauses in the Dam Safety Bill 2010 ... Read more...

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China to lift 100,000 people out of poverty


March 11th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) China will lift more than 100,000 people out of poverty in the next five years in the country's Tibetan region, according to a government plan.In 2011, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pakistanis to witness increased power outages


March 10th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) People across Pakistan are likely to witness increased electricity outages as the country's Tarbela and Mangla water reservoirs have touched dead level, affecting hydel power generation, ... Read more...

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Engage China in water dialogue: Experts


February 13th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) China's move to extensively dam the Yarlung-Brahmaputra as it flows through Tibet and its intention to also divert the river came into sharp focus at ... Read more...

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Stiglitz against foreign investment


January 10th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 10 (IANS) Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz Tuesday said opening doors to foreign investment would have disastrous consequences and would lead to serious economic instability."Insufficiently regulated capital market and ... Read more...

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China’s largest desert lake may vanish in 10 years


December 23rd, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 23 (IANS) China's largest desert lake is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities and it could vanish in just a decade, officials estimate.Hongjiannao ... Read more...

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Freezing wetlands force migratory birds to move out


December 20th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 20 (IANS) Part of world famous Hokesar wetland in Kashmir has frozen due to sub-zero temperature, forcing thousands of migratory birds to move out to the wetlands in ... Read more...

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Development is answer to left-wing extremism: Sonia (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday said development was the answer to left-wing extremism that was posing a major challenge to public order and governance ... Read more...

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‘Dam 999′ director moves Supreme Court against ban


November 30th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The director of the film "Dam 999", which has been banned in Tamil Nadu for supposedly taking a pro-Kerala stand in the Mullaperiyar dam row, ... Read more...

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5,300 jobless after Thai floods hit 20,000 firms


November 6th, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 6 (IANS) Over 5,300 people have lost their jobs after operations in 20,000 companies in Thailand were affected by floods, officials said.Athit Ismo, director-general of the labour ministry's ... Read more...

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Thai flood toll rises to 446


November 5th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 5 (IANS) A total of 446 people were killed in the floods that have inundated the upper part of the country for almost three months, authorities said Saturday.Central ... Read more...

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Arctic ice shelf might have broken up before


October 26th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Researchers think a Canadian ice shelf had broken up 1,400 years ago, long before industrialisation impacted the planet.A study of sedimentary material on the bottom of ... Read more...

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Thai flood worst in decades, says PM; toll 252


October 7th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 7 (IANS) Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Friday called the flood, which has been ravaging the country's north for more than two months, as the worst in decades.... Read more...

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US agency trains Pakistani women in IT skills


September 27th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) A US agency that extends assistance to countries recovering from disaster and trying to escape poverty is helping Pakistani women learn skills in information technology.Twenty Pakisani ... Read more...

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March on land livelihood issues


September 27th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) A group of 20 activists will travel 80,000 km across the country covering 350 districts to spread awareness on land livelihood issues, a statement from ... Read more...

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Bhakra, Pong level crosses capacity mark


September 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh Sep 19 (IANS) With the water levels in the reservoirs of the Bhakra and Pong dams crossing the respective maximum capacity marks Monday, authorities in Punjab have alerted downstream ... Read more...

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Arunachal goes ahead with hydro project, despite Assam protests


September 16th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Gerukamukh (Arunachal Pradesh), Sep 16 (IANS) The 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Power Project in Arunachal Pradesh will be commissioned by 2014 despite strident protests in Assam over environmental concerns, ... Read more...

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Hathaway felt pressure while filming ‘One Day’


September 11th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway says she was under a lot of pressure while filming for Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig's "One Day".Hathway stars along Jim Sturgess in the ... Read more...

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Bhakra, Pong dam water levels near top


September 8th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) Getting closer to its maximum storage capacity of 1,680 feet, the water level in Gobind Sagar reservoir of the 225-metre high Bhakra Dam rose to nearly ... Read more...

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Three Al Qaeda leaders arrested in Pakistan


September 6th, 2011 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 6 (IANS/AKI) Three Al Qaeda leaders have been arrested near Pakistan's Quetta city, the Pakistani military said in a statement.Younis Al Mauritania was apprehended together with Abdul Ghaffar ... Read more...

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Four fishing boats sink off Maharashtra town, 18 missing


September 3rd, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raigad (Maharashtra), Sep 3 (IANS) At least 18 fishermen are reported missing and 16 were rescued after four fishing boats overturned and sank in the stormy Arabian Sea off Alibaug ... Read more...

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Bhakra Dam reservoir’s water level rises


August 25th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) The water level in the Gobind Sagar reservoir of the Bhakra Dam has risen to 1,670.50 feet, about 10 feet short of the maximum capacity, a ... Read more...

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‘In Bihar, floods are a man-made menace’


August 25th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) In Bihar, two and a half days of floods have been turned into a two-and-a-half-month-long affair so that the politics over relief continues, says one ... Read more...

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