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Pakistan arrests 23 Indian fishermen


April 4th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) Pakistani authorities have arrested 23 Indian fishermen and seized four boats for violating the country's maritime boundary, officials said Tuesday.The fishermen were detained by the Maritime ... 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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Gangetic river dolphins on road to recovery?


November 11th, 2011 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 11 (IANS) In great news for environmentalists and nature lovers, the population of the endangered Gangetic river dolphin has grown to 223 from about 175 last year at ... Read more...

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Bihar task force report on Ganga dolphins soon


July 20th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 20 (IANS) A task force for conservation of the endangered Ganga river dolphins is expected to submit its report in the next five-six months, officials said ... Read more...

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Bengal to acquire land for building river embankments


June 4th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said land will be acquired under a special project for building embankments along rivers in Sunderbans areas devestated ... Read more...

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Bihar to set up dolphin conservation task force


April 21st, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 21 (IANS) Bihar has decided to set up a task force for conservation of the endangered Gangetic river dolphins, an official said Thursday.Mithilesh Kumar, member secretary ... Read more...

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Off they go to hills and marshes - on poll duty


April 1st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) From bullock carts to helicopters, everything is being used to ferry more than 300,000 poll officials across the topographically diverse state of West Bengal - a ... Read more...

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Study says that fish oils curb diseases


March 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers announced on Friday that fish oil or omega-3 oil could potentially protect against diabetes and heart diseases.Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Center ... Read more...

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High consumption of omega-3s ‘cuts obesity-related disease risk’


March 25th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a high intake of omega-3 fats found in fish helps prevent obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.The scientists come ... Read more...

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26 Indian fishermen held in Pakistan


March 11th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 11 (IANS) Twentysix Indian fishermen have been detained for fishing in Pakistani waters, authorities said.Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency (MSA) Wednesday night detained six Indian fishing boats ... Read more...

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West Bengal seeks fund for Sundarbans


February 18th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government has sought funds for the development and restructuring of the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, from the World Bank, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi fooling people over Cauvery water: Jayalalithaa


October 28th, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa Thursday charged Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi of "hoodwinking" the people of Tamil Nadu over getting the state's share of Cauvery river waters from ... Read more...

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No traditional Janmashtami festivities for 250,000 Pak Hindus at flood-relief camps


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep 2(ANI): About 250,000 Pakistani Hindus, who have been displaced by the worst floods in the country's history, had at best modest Janmashtami celebrations on Thursday.Fate forced them to celebrate ... Read more...

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Free pumps scheme to hoodwink farmers: Jayalalithaa


August 21st, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa has ridiculed the Tamil Nadu government's proposal to give free pump sets for small and marginal farmers, saying it was aimed at hoodwinking ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to give free pump sets to farmers over five years


August 17th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Tuesday said it will run for five years the scheme to give water pump-sets for free to small and marginal farmers. ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa urges people to vote DMK out


August 14th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tiruchirappalli (Tamil Nadhu), Aug 14 (IANS) AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa Saturday came down heavily on the central and Tamil Nadu governments over price rise, power cuts and the law and order ... Read more...

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Draft action plan readied to conserve Ganges dolphins


June 5th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 5 (IANS) In the wake of several Ganges River Dolphins being killed, a committee set up by the environment ministry has submitted to the central government a draft action plan ... Read more...

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Dolphin found dead in Patna


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 3 (IANS) A Ganges river dolphin, an endangered species, was killed by suspected poachers on the banks of Ganga river here, forest officials said Thursday. The dolphin's body was found floating ... Read more...

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Three Ganga dolphins found dead in Patna


April 29th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 29 (IANS) Suspected poachers killed three Ganga dolphins, an endangered species, on the banks of the Ganga river here, police said Thursday. The dolphins were found dead near Keshavrai Ghat here. ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to build new check dams


April 19th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) In order to preserve scarce water resources in the state, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to spend around Rs.100 crore to build check dams this fiscal, Chief ... Read more...

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Gangetic dolphin killed in Bihar


April 11th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 11 (IANS) Suspected poachers killed a dolphin on the banks of river Ganga in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, an official said Sunday. A 1.5 metre long dolphin was found dead in Vikramshila ... Read more...

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Pesticides poisoning Ganges river dolphins


March 31st, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Patna, March 31 (IANS) River pollution due to extensive use of pesticides is dangerous for the critically endangered Ganges river dolphin, India's national aquatic animal, says an expert. There are only about ... Read more...

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Carbon and oxygen isotopes in tree rings may shed new light on past climate events


December 4th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): Scientists have determined that the analysis of carbon and oxygen isotopes embedded in tree rings may shed new light on past climate events.Scientists have long looked at the ... Read more...

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UN secretary general plans to meet Aung San Suu Kyi: Official


July 1st, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 1 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is likely to meet Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during his visit to the country later this week, an official said ... Read more...

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UN secretary general to visit Myanmar


June 30th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 30 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit Myanmar this week to discuss the issue of political prisoners, including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the UN said ... Read more...

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Central team surveys cyclone-hit Sundarbans


June 9th, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) The 11-member central team, which visited West Bengal to take stock of the post Cyclone Aila situation, will submit a detailed report to the central government Wednesday. The ... Read more...

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Sundarbans tigers unlikely victims of cyclone Aila


May 28th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Port Canning (West Bengal), May 28 (ANI): Cyclone Aila that originated over the Bay of Bengal on Monday and caused havoc in many parts of West Bengal and Bangladesh might not have ... Read more...

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Cyclone Aila - a grim reminder of climate change


May 26th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Cyclone Aila, that hit the east coast of India Monday devastating over 100,000 people in the Sundarbans delta region of crops and lifestock, was a grim consequence of ... Read more...

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Shrinking of West Bengal island is a serious threat: governor


February 25th, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sunderbans (West Bengal), Feb 25 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi Wednesday said the shrinking of the Ghoramara Island due to rising sea levels posed a threat not just to India, ... Read more...

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Retired Brazilian footballers play for Cyclone Nargis victims


October 29th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Oct 29 (DPA) A team of retired Brazilian footballers left Yangon Wednesday after raising $10,000 for victims of Cyclone Nargis via charity games in the country, the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) ... Read more...

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Orissa flood situation worsens


September 25th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Sept 25 (ANI): In the wake of 43 new breaches on embankments in Mahanadi delta region in Orissa, flood situation worsened on Thursday with more areas submerged in floodwaters. The Flood ... Read more...

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Flood situation continues to be grim in Orissa


September 24th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Pipli (Orissa)/Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Sept 25 (ANI): Flood-situation in Orissa remained grim with hundreds of thousands of people still stranded in villages with no food and water. Despite falling water level in ... Read more...

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Orissa reeling under floods, death toll rises to 12


September 19th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Sept 19 (ANI): The death toll in the current rain and flood has gone up to twelve in Orissa. Three children were washed away in Tel river in Subarnapur district. ... Read more...

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