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Delhi government to ban plastic bags


September 11th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to impose a blanket ban on the manufacture, storage and usage of plastic bags in the capital."Any kind of plastic ... Read more...

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Taj sparkles in rain, Agra totters (Letter from Agra)


August 29th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 29 (IANS) Is this really a World Heritage city? This was the question most tourists were asking after a massive downpour left the Taj city in shambles, exposing ... Read more...

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Court slams Delhi civic agencies for waterlogging (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday slammed the civic agencies of Delhi for not taking steps to desilt drains and prevent waterlogging during rains, and asked ... Read more...

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Heavy showers hit Taj city


August 21st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 21 (IANS) Heavy showers Tuesday disrupted normal life in the Taj city.The worst hit were Indian and foreign tourists visiting the Taj Mahal who had to scurry for ... Read more...

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Bihar acts to clean the Ganges


August 9th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 9 (IANS) In a bid to check pollution in the Ganges, the Bihar pollution control board has directed 21 urban local bodies to build sewage treatment plants along ... Read more...

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Court seeks report on water-logging in Delhi


August 7th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday asked civic agencies to file a report within a week about steps taken to de-silt drains and prevent water-logging during ... Read more...

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Agra’s shoe industry told to shift


August 7th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 7 (IANS) About 40 shoe industry units here have been again told to move out of the Taj city to the Leather Park on the Jaipur-Agra highway by ... Read more...

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Rain brings cheer to Agra farmers


July 30th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 30 (IANS) Fairly widespread rains in the last three days have delighted farmers in the Agra region as the delayed monsoon had triggered fears of a drought. ... Read more...

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Agra finally gets rains


July 26th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 26 (IANS) Heavy rains have lashed Agra and the neighbouring region, flooding low-lying areas and pushing back the spectre of drought.Agra saw several spells of rain in the ... Read more...

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Ghaziabad school near which child drowned shuts


July 14th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 13 (IANS) The Ghaziabad school outside which a four-year-old boy drowned Thursday in a drain, shut shop and its management was absconding Friday after police registered a case ... Read more...

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Court seeks report from civic agencies on water-logging


July 11th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the capital's civic agencies to file a status report about steps taken to desilt drains and prevent water-logging during ... Read more...

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Are Delhi agencies geared to tackle monsoon?


July 6th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) When the eagerly awaited monsoon showers, bringing respite from the sweltering summer heat, finally arrive in Delhi, the city will once again and as usual ... Read more...

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Civic agency leader moves Delhi court on cleaning drains


June 25th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With monsoon round the corner, Mahender Nagpal, Leader of House in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, has appealed to the Delhi High Court to instruct ... Read more...

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Downpour floods Kiev’s Euro 2012 fan zone


June 7th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Heavy rain flooded the Euro 2012 fan zone in the centre of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, Ukrainian TV channel 1+1 has reported.A heavy storm Wednesday ... Read more...

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Homeless Brangelina!


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:47 am ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been forced to move out of their apartment because of blocked drains in the homes next door.The ... Read more...

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Ganges should be saved: Bansal


May 12th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 12 (IANS) There is an urgent need to save the Ganges, Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said here Saturday after undertaking an aerial survey of the river ... Read more...

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Punjab to plant trees along all highways


April 14th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) As Punjab celebrated the Baisakhi harvest festival Friday, the state government announced it was launching a major sapling plantation drive on vacant land along national ... Read more...

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Intruding wild boars annoy Zardari’s staff


February 19th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Despite stringent security and fortified walls, wild boars are increasingly intruding into the Pakistani presidency much to the annoyance of its staff."Despite foolproof security arrangements ... Read more...

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China detains South Korean ship


February 12th, 2012 - 6:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 12 (IANS) China has detained a South Korean cargo ship over a chemical spill in the Yangtze, the country's longest river and a major source of drinking water.The ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh plans new financial scheme for panchayats


January 9th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 9 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will Tuesday launch a scheme for providing annual funds in one go to over 23,000 panchayats for boosting development ... Read more...

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Green process cleans up hazardous textile chemicals


September 27th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) A green process can clean up the most hazardous chemicals used in textile dyes, which are dumped into rivers and agricultural land, claims new research.Maria Jonstrup, ... Read more...

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Heavy rains hit Delhi again (Lead)


September 16th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A day after torrential downpour crippled the city, heavy rains again lashed the capital Friday, flooding many roads and causing traffic jams.The Met office has ... Read more...

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Most Delhi slums without proper toilets: Study


August 30th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Most slum dwellers in Delhi do not have access to household toilets, while the community toilets are in a pathetic condition, a World Health Organization ... Read more...

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Yamuna above danger mark in Agra


August 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agra/Mathura, Aug 21 (IANS) The Yamuna river here in Uttar Pradesh crossed the danger mark early Sunday, officials said."We are fully prepared and are closely monitoring the situation," said Municipal ... Read more...

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Crores spent on Ganga but pollution levels up: Uma Bharati


June 30th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Brijghat (Uttar Pradesh), June 30 (IANS) The government has spent millions of rupees to clean the Ganga, the life line of northern India, but without any result, Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Rawalpindi on a cleaning mission


June 26th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Rawalpindi, home to the headquarters of Pakistan's armed forces, is on a new mission - to turn itself into a city of greenery and cleanliness.Located in ... Read more...

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Nirmal Gram: Bringing a cleanliness revolution to India’s villages


June 6th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 6 (IANS) It is not uncommon in rural India to find garbage strewn around or people relieving themselves in the open due to the absence of toilets. But ... Read more...

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Rajnath supports Uma Bharti on Ganga river’s cleaning


May 30th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 30 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president and Ghaziabad MP Rajnath Singh Monday said the Ganga Action Plan has failed to clean the holy river even ... Read more...

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Wet weekend for Bangalore after Friday night deluge


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 23 (IANS) A majority of Bangalore residents would be holed up at their homes this weekend as heavy rains are forecast on top on the battering the city ... Read more...

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Rs.300 crore package for Ghaziabad slum cluster


April 19th, 2011 - 2:04 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, April 19 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Monday announced a package of Rs.300 crore for the development of Khoda slum cluster in Ghaziabad district that has a population ... Read more...

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Cleaning Yamuna to miss 2015 target: Jairam


March 27th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Even as Delhi misses one deadline after another for treating sewage entering the Yamuna, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Sunday the treatment of all sewage ... Read more...

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Locals slam Assam Government ahead of polls


March 12th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar 12 (ANI): The people of Assam have voiced displeasure over the government for not doing any development work in the region.Locals said the roads were in great disrepair and major ... Read more...

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Most Aussies failed to lose weight in 2010 due to bad advice


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 23 (ANI): One in two Australians tired to shed some extra kilos in 2010, but failed because of bad advice, suggests a new research.Australia's Healthy Weight Week Report surveyed more ... Read more...

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Condom vending unit for Kerala Technopark


January 11th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 11 (IANS) Over 30,000 employees at the Technopark campus here will have a condom vending unit at their disposal in a week's time, with healthcare firm HLL Lifecare Ltd set ... Read more...

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Agra sustains effort to pull city out of polythene menace


December 31st, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Dec 31 (IANS) When Agra's municipal commissioner resolved to make the city polythene-free in October, few took him seriously. But just 40 days into the campaign, Vinay Shankar Pandey ... Read more...

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