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Six Odisha coal mines closed


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 2 (IANS) Six coal mines were ordered closed in Odisha as they were operating without forest clearances, an official said Sunday.One open cast mine and five underground mines ... Read more...

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Odisha expects to achieve Kharif paddy production target


August 20th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 (IANS) Odisha is hopeful of achieving its target of about nine million tonnes of paddy production for the Kharif season despite low sowing due to erratic rainfall ... Read more...

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Himachal apple price tumbles


August 19th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) The price of crisp, crunchy and juicy apples of Himachal Pradesh, India's main apple basket, has crashed due to oversupply of the fruit, traders said Sunday.They ... Read more...

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Early Himachal apple varieties fetch high prices


July 16th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 16 (IANS) The apple season in Himachal Pradesh, considered the country's apple bowl, has opened with the fruit fetching handsome prices, bringing smiles on the faces of growers.Trade ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rains to lash Pakistan from Tuesday


June 24th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) Scattered rains are expected in Pakistan from Tuesday to Thursday, according to the meteorological department."Southwest monsoonal currents are likely to penetrate southern and eastern parts of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

GAIL to invest Rs.11,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh


June 14th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) Wednesday informed the Uttar Pradesh government that it proposes to invest around Rs.11,000 crore in the state which would lead ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China ordered crystal casket for Mao Zedong’s body


June 10th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 10 (IANS) The Chinese government asked a glass manufacturer from Shanghai to build a crystal casket for the body of China's founding father Mao Zedong, government archive documents ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

South-West monsoon advances into Karnataka


June 6th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 6 (IANS) Rains hit coastal and interior areas of southern Karnataka early Wednesday as the south-west monsoon advanced into the state from neighbouring Kerala late Tuesday, though delayed ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cheers for cherry lovers with bountiful Himachal crop


May 27th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Cherry lovers can expect a good supply of the luscious fruit this season. Good production of red cherries has once again brought cheers on the faces ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hot Thursday in Delhi, similar weather Friday (Second lead)


May 17th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) It was a hot day in the capital Thursday with partly cloudy skies and the maximum temperature settling a notch above average at 38.2 degrees ... Read more...

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Dust storm hits Delhi, delays flights


May 17th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A layer of dust covered the capital Thursday bringing down visibility and delaying the landing of flights."A 60 km per hour wind between 4.30-7.30 a.m. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nevada approves nation’s first license for Google’s self-driving car


May 8th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by BNO News
CARSON CITY, NEVADA (BNO NEWS) -- Nevada on Monday approved a license application from internet search giant Google to test its driverless cars on public streets and highways, the state's Department of ... Read more...

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Akhilesh government to roll out ‘red carpet’ for scribes


April 29th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) How to create a media-friendly environment in government offices and make maximum information available to journalists? This is a key task for the Akhilesh Yadav ... Read more...

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Goa cancels 450 iron ore trading licenses


April 4th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) The Goa government Tuesday cancelled the licenses of nearly 450 iron ore traders registered here in a bid to check extraction and export of iron ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh says no to cheerleaders at WSH matches


March 5th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 5 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh sports department Monday said it will not allow cheerleaders at World Series Hockey (WSH) matches to be held here as it is "against ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Night temperatures rise in Punjab and Haryana


February 10th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 10 (IANS) Night temperatures across Haryana and Punjab rose marginally Friday affording some relief to the people. In Chandigarh though, the minimum temperature was still two degrees below ... Read more...

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Cold continues in Punjab, Haryana


February 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 9 (IANS) With night temperatures plummetting across Punjab and Haryana, cold wave conditions Thursday prevailed in the two north Indian states and the Chandigarh union territory.The minimum temperature ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bird flu case surfaces in Bhubaneswar


February 4th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (IANS) Odisha has banned the movement of poultry and related products from an area in the capital Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case surfaced in the city, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Over 6,200 poultry culled after fresh flu in Tripura


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 2 (IANS) Over 6,200 poultry birds and ducks were culled in Tripura after reports of a fresh outbreak of bird flu, officials said here Thursday.The culling was done ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Don’t dare to ignore poll panel’s directives, Goa warned


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 1 (IANS) In a stern warning to the Goa administration, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi Wednesday said that state government officials "dare not defy directives" on poll-related ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tripura begins culling to contain bird flu


January 27th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 27 (IANS) With a fresh outbreak of bird flu at a government-run farm in western Tripura, authorities Friday started culling more than 1,600 poultry birds to contain spread ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

More poultry birds culled in Odisha


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) Thousands of more poultry birds were Wednesday culled in Odisha after bird flu hit a new area, an official said.Officials and veterinarians launched the culling operation ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Snowless but bone-chilling Christmas in north India (Roundup)


December 25th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Snowfall eluded north India this Christmas despite bone-chilling cold, with sub-zero temperatures in several places. It was the coldest Christmas in Delhi in the ... Read more...

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Nepal okays Trans-Asia Railway Network pact


December 21st, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 21 (IANS) Nepal has endorsed a pact that will enable it connect the railway lines it is planning to develop with Asian and European networks to facilitate the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Freezing cold, fog claim 65 lives in Uttar Pradesh


December 20th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 20 (IANS) The cold wave sweeping large parts of Uttar Pradesh over the past three days has claimed the lives of 65 people so far.According to an official ... Read more...

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Dead crows in Jharkhand raise fears of avian virus


November 29th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 29 (IANS) Crows are dropping dead in cities and towns across Jharkhand since the last fortnight due to a mysterious disease. The state authorities have warned people not ... Read more...

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Thai flood death toll reaches 244


October 7th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy monsoon rains across the Asian country of Thailand have left at least 244 people killed in recent months, according to the latest reports released on Friday.Disaster Prevention ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

India lacks quake preparedness: Experts


September 21st, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Pointing to an increase in tectonic activities that escalate the chances of more earthquakes in India, experts say the country's preparedness to deal with the ... Read more...

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An academy to revive Pakistani province’s culture


August 24th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) An academy is being set up to promote the culture and traditions of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.The Gibran Adeel Cultural Academy will impart training in singing, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Scanty rainfall hits paddy sowing in Orissa


August 1st, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Deficient rainfall during the past two months has hit kharif paddy sowing in Orissa, the state's agriculture department Director R. Santhagopalan said Monday.The cumulative rainfall during ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Assam, Tripura awarded for record food production


July 17th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 17 (IANS) Assam and Tripura are the two northeastern states among the 10 Indian states receiving national awards for record foodgrain production, an official said here Sunday."Assam ... Read more...

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Monsoon hits Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh


June 26th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) The monsoon has hit Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, at least four days before its expected arrival, a Met official said Sunday.There were heavy rainfall and thunderstorms ... Read more...

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Tripura bans endosulfan pesticide


June 24th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 24 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura has banned the distribution and use of pesticide endosulfan for three months, officials said Friday.The pesticide is widely used in ... Read more...

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Quake in northeast India, Bangladesh


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 23 (IANS) A 4.2 magnitude earthquake rocked some parts of northeast India and adjoining Bangladesh Thursday evening, officials said. No casualties were reported.According to meteorological department officials, the ... Read more...

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Delhi government health scheme left 775 kids dead


June 20th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) As many as 775 children and eight pregnant women, enrolled in the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme of the Delhi government under which nutritious ... Read more...

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