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Heavy rains lash Mumbai


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) After a week's lull, heavy rains lashed Mumbai and surrounding areas again since early Tuesday, disrupting normal vehicular movement during the peak hours, officials said.The downpour, ... Read more...

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Thousands of villagers protest against Kudankulam plant


September 9th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) Thousands of villagers, including women and children living near the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Sunday made the Kudankulam beach behind the upcoming power plant their ... Read more...

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Syrian official denies sabotage of drinking water


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 9 (IANS) The governor of Syria's Aleppo province has denied media reports that said drinking water has been cut off in the region nor has it been poisoned, ... Read more...

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Munda for development of Jharkhand’s infrastructure


September 6th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 6 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Thursday appealed to the Planning Commission to give special attention to developing the state's basic infrastructure.Munda speaking on the last day ... Read more...

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17 Delhi schools to get potable water units


September 1st, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Seventeen Delhi government schools would get solar-powered water treatment plants to provide potable water to over 750 students daily in each institution, Chief Minister Sheila ... Read more...

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Chandy announces welfare measures on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on the Independence Day announced a series of welfare measures, among them free treatment for poor women and children in all ... Read more...

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Typhoon-triggered storms kill 14 in China


August 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) At least 14 people have died after typhoons Damrey and Saola tore through China's eastern coastal region over the weekend, officials said Monday.Five people died and ... Read more...

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BSF stops Bangladeshi tribals’ bid to enter India


August 5th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 5 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has foiled an attempt by over 250 Chakma tribals, including women and children, from Bangladesh to enter India after their homes ... Read more...

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Maharashtra faces drought-like situation


August 1st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) With available water storage dipping to barely 31 percent owing to poor rains, a severe drought-like situation could envelop Maharashtra, officials said here Wednesday.Agriculture Minister ... Read more...

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Hazare begins fast, demands passage of Jan Lokpal bill (Evening Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare began his indefinite hunger strike against corruption here Sunday, saying he won't end his protest till the government bowed to ... Read more...

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Pro-dam Uttarakhand minister breaks fast in Delhi


July 10th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Uttarakhand's Drinking Water and Education Minister Mantri Prasad Naithani observed a day-long fast in the national capital Tuesday demanding resumption of work on the ... Read more...

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95 percent schools don’t comply with RTE guidelines: Study


July 9th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Over two years after the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE) was notified by the central government, more than 95 percent ... Read more...

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Heli-taxi service planned to Himachal temple


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh plans to start a helicopter taxi service to the Aadi Himani Chamunda temple located in the Dhauladhar mountain range in Kangra district."Efforts will be ... Read more...

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Clean India Campaign to kick off from Qutab Minar


June 18th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) To provide quality services to visitors in and around tourist destinations, the union tourism ministry will Tuesday launch a pilot project under 'Clean India Campaign' ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Farmer dies during agitation outside BJP office


June 15th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A 75-year-old farmer died Friday when he was holding an agitation along with hundreds of other farmers outside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office ... Read more...

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Ensure adequate drinking water supplies: Dikshit to DJB


June 13th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to ensure adequate supplies of drinking water in the capital, and warned of strict action ... Read more...

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A tale of the last natural spring (Letter from Himachal - June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shogi (Himachal Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) For residents of Shogi, a hamlet tucked away in the hills near Shimla, a natural spring reminds them what havoc ecological degeneration can cause.The ... Read more...

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A biosensor to detect drugs!


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new generation of biosensors that can spot microscopic traces of contaminants in less than an hour.Known as a biochemiresistor, it meets a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Striking government employees held in Srinagar


May 26th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Around 100 Jammu and Kashmir government employees, staging protest demonstrations and raising various demands, were arrested here Saturday as their strike continued for the third ... Read more...

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Over 120 Afghan schoolgirls sick after poison attack


May 24th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Over 120 schoolgirls in Afghanistan fell sick following a suspected poison attack by the Taliban, a media report said.Most were treated and discharged, but 30 ... Read more...

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Tripura’s special package for Muslims


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 23 (IANS) Months ahead of assembly polls, Tripura's Left Front government Wednesday announced a package for Muslims for their all-round development.The elections are due in February next year.Chief ... Read more...

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Coming soon, ‘blue rating’ water standards for industry


May 20th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India is set to become the first country in the world to come up with "blue ratings" - on the lines of green ratings for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

250 Afghan students believed poisoned


May 15th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 15 (IANS) At least 250 children in Afghanistan's Khost province had to be rushed to hospital Tuesday when they showed symptoms of poisoning after drinking contaminated water in ... Read more...

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10,000 solar water systems in Maoist-affected areas: Ramesh


May 14th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The government will install 10,000 solar-based water systems to supply drinking water to the rural communities in 78 Maoist-affected districts in the country, Rural Development ... Read more...

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Rajasthan court orders probe against ex-bureaucrat


May 1st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 1 (IANS) A Rajasthan court here Tuesday ordered a probe against a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and five others for irregularities in tenders for drinking water ... Read more...

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Glass of water key to exam success?


April 18th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Simply a glass of water could be the key to exam success, say British researchers.Students who took a drink into the exam hall did up to ... Read more...

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95 percent schools lack RTE infrastructure


April 8th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Two years after the Right to Education (RTE) Act came into force, more than 95 percent of schools across India still don't comply with RTE ... Read more...

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Machine to make drinking water from toilet waste


April 7th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) A new invention, being funded by billionaire Bill Gates, aims to turn used toilet water into drinking water, a British nanotechnology expert says.According to Manchester ... Read more...

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‘Conditions of MCD schools worst under BJP rule’


April 6th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Congress' Delhi unit Thursday, expressing displeasure at the condition of MCD schools in the capital, blamed the BJP for not providing better infrastructure for ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP leaders use drought for political gain (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 6th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 6 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka continues to sink deeper into the morass over its internal power struggle, with even the severe drought ... Read more...

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West Bengal: only a quarter use tap water


March 27th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The West Bengal census report of 2011 revealed Tuesday that only 25.4 and 54.5 percent of households use tap water and have electricity in their homes.According ... Read more...

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Okram Ibobi Singh prioritises issues in Manipur (Manipur Newsletter)


March 25th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 25 (IANS) If the recent moves of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh are any indication, the veteran Congressman is on the track to ensure another full ... Read more...

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Okram Ibobi Singh prioritises issues in Manipur


March 24th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 24 (IANS) After leading his party to a landslide victory and silencing the opposition, Manipur Chief Minister and veteran Congressman Okram Ibobi Singh has now gotten down to ... Read more...

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Team Anna gears up for Sunday protest at Jantar Mantar


March 23rd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Street plays, pamphlets to drum up support and a series of meetings to form teams of volunteers and take care of logistics -- Team ... Read more...

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Over 21 percent hike in RTE funds


March 16th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday announced a hike of over 21 percent in the budget allocation for providing free and compulsory education to children ... Read more...

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