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Punjab seeks Rs.5,112 crore package for drought


August 10th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) The Punjab government Friday sought a relief package of Rs.5,112.09 crore from the central government to tackle the drought-like conditions caused by a deficit monsoon this ... Read more...

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Andhra court stays release of water to Krishna delta


July 16th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 11 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Monday directed the state government not to release water from Nagarjuna Sagar to Krishna delta if the water level in ... Read more...

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US court absolves Union Carbide in Bhopal gas tragedy (Second Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 1:40 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 29 (IANS) A US federal court has ruled that neither Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) nor its former chairman Warren Anderson were liable for any environmental remediation or ... 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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Employees’ strike cripples work in J&K; offices


May 24th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Work in most government offices across Jammu and Kashmir was crippled by the employees' three-day strike that started here Thursday, an official said."Work in all ... Read more...

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‘Advise Karnataka to stop construction of check dams’


May 20th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to advise the Karnataka government to stop construction of check dams across the ... Read more...

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Tarun Vijay seeks better water supply for Andaman residents


May 18th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of parliament Tarun Vijay Friday said that the residents of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands were facing a shortage ... Read more...

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Vote for the ‘other’ candidate: Eunuchs tell Delhi


April 8th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Chandni, 27, braces for an early start to the day at 9 a.m. After a quick breakfast of tea and snacks, the eunuch from ... Read more...

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West Bengal celebrates Republic Day (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) The West Bengal government is bringing the state's farmers under 500 agri-credit societies to ensure they get proper prices for their produce, Governor M.K. Narayanan ... Read more...

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ADB to be tapped for funding Jammu water scheme


January 4th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, January 4 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government will approach the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to seek monetary assistance for the launch of a major water supply scheme.Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Himachal gets Rs.171.22 crore loan for rural projects


December 13th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a Rs.171.22 crore loan to Himachal Pradesh for creation of rural infrastructure, an official statement ... Read more...

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Wanted: Women to drive development in Maoist areas


November 20th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) In an effort to bridge the development deficit in areas seen as Maoist hotbeds, the government is encouraging young women to take up the challenge ... Read more...

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Idol immersion may have contaminated Delhi water


October 11th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) There is a strong possibility that Delhi's potable water has got contaminated with toxic dyes after the immersion of idols on Durga Puja last week ... Read more...

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Use up funds for drinking water, Jairam tells Orissa


October 6th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 6 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday asked Orissa to speed up spending of funds released to it under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP).Ramesh ... Read more...

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Only one in four Indian villages has drinking water


August 30th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Only about 400,000 villages of a total of 1.6 million -- or just about one in four -- in India have partial drinking water facility, ... Read more...

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World Bank offers $200 million loan to Kerala (With Images)


July 5th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The World Bank has offered a $200 million interest-free loan to Kerala to help strengthen its local government system, a statement said here Tuesday.Some 978 ... Read more...

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Devotees oppose government taking over Sathya Sai trust


April 21st, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) A section of devotees of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba has opposed any move by the government to take over the Sathya Sai Central Trust, ... Read more...

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How to remove radioactive materials from drinking water


April 14th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has found that a combination of forest by-products and crustacean shells may be the key to removing radioactive materials from drinking water.Researchers from North Carolina State ... Read more...

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Small amount of radiation found in Massachusetts’ rain water


March 28th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Massachusetts, Mar 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Japanese nuclear crisis is being monitored closely around the globe. Several countries are worried that the leaked radiation could find itself on their shores.Japan and the ... Read more...

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President Patil to felicitate Nirmal Gram Puraskar awardees


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will felicitate over 2808 Nirmal Gram Puraskar awardees from 21 states at a function in Vigyan Bhawan here on Wednesday.Union Minister of Rural ... Read more...

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We feel helpless, say Japanese nationals in Delhi


March 12th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Noriko Nasukawa has not slept a wink since Friday afternoon when news started trickling in of the devastation caused by the tsunami and 8.9 ... Read more...

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Rs 1,550 crore proposed for Northeast infrastructure development


March 4th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar 4 (ANI): The northeast has come in for special attention in the budget proposals for 2011-12 with special budgetary provisions being made for development of infrastructure in the region.To ... Read more...

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Allocation for northeast doubled to Rs.8,000 crore


February 28th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The allocation for the development of the northeast region has been doubled to Rs.8,000 crore (Rs.80 billion/$1.7 billion), Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced Monday while presenting ... Read more...

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Bangalore gets Rs.4,770 crore for better infrastructure


February 24th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) The Karnataka budget for fiscal 2011-12 Thursday earmarked Rs.4,470 crore for various infrastructure projects in this tech hub to mitigate hardships faced by its nearly eight million denizens ... Read more...

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Millions affected in drought hit China


January 29th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 29 (IANS) Millions of people have been affected due to the continuing drought in north China that has caused an economic loss of 1.04 billion yuan ($158 million), a media ... Read more...

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Shimla’s snow ritual continues, but no sign of snow!


December 26th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Dec 26 (IANS) The British are long gone. But one of their legacies still remains in this hill town even though its relevance has by and large melted away ... Read more...

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Bangladesh takes sanitation lessons from Tripura


December 18th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 18 (IANS) The Bangladesh government is learning from the Indian state of Tripura how to maintain sanitation and supply drinking water in mountainous regions.A 12-member team, led by local government ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists train guns on yet another Indian firm


December 11th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 11 (IANS) Continuing their policy of obstructing Indian investors, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas Saturday trained their guns on yet another Indo-Nepal joint venture, threatening to bring it to a halt.The ... Read more...

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Japan to help India launch 24 green cities


November 25th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Buoyed by a landmark free trade pact and the launch of nuclear negotiations, India and Japan are set to scale a new frontier in bilateral ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll rises to 500


November 7th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Nov 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 500 people have died of cholera in Haiti, the health ministry said.Over 7,300 people are believed to have been infected with Vibrio Cholerae, which ... Read more...

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Nepal orders probe into Maoist attack on Indian envoy


October 26th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 26 (IANS) Fearing a diplomatic cold war with India and its fallout, Nepal's caretaker government finally extended an olive branch to the southern neighbour, ordering an investigation ... Read more...

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Chennai to become ‘drought-proof’


October 19th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government is working to make its state capital Chennai drought-proof, Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said here Tuesday.Inaugurating a seminar 'Chennai 2020' organised by the ... Read more...

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Nepal’s former princesses turn over a new leaf


October 8th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 8 (IANS) Two years after Nepal's parliament officially declared the world's only Hindu kingdom a secular republic, Nepal's former princesses will Friday embrace their new status as law-abiding ... Read more...

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Landslides, flash floods damage roads in Uttarakhand


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Sep 23 (IANS) Widespread landslides and flash floods triggered by last week's torrential rains in Uttarakhand have cut off large parts of the Himalayan state and left hundreds of tourists and ... Read more...

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Water that looks and smells bad may be toxic


September 14th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): If water present in a lake or reservoir has earthy or musty odours and has blue-green algae, then it is not fit for use, a new study has ... Read more...

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