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Poland drought reveals 400-year-old sunken treasure


September 19th, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Thanks to a drought that dried up a Polish river, more than 10 tonnes of marble statues, fountains and palace pillars looted from Polish rulers, believed ... Read more...

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Capello blasts sluggish Russia


September 8th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia failed to live up to coach Fabio Capello's hopes for a high-tempo flowing game when they beat Northern Ireland 2-0 in their opening World ... Read more...

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Heavy rain forecast for Kashmir, farmers worried


September 7th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 7 (IANS) In more worry for farmers, the weather office Friday forecast heavy rainfall at some places in the Kashmir Valley during the next 36 hours."There has been ... Read more...

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Karnataka legislators junket off, told to return at once


September 4th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Sep 4 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Tuesday directed a group of legislators touring South America to cancel the visit and return immediately, following public outrage ... Read more...

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Junketing at a time of drought


September 4th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 4 (IANS) It's the local variation of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Or politicians enjoying themselves while people suffer.At a time when Karnataka has been hit by ... Read more...

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Public sector bank’s non-performing assets not alarming: FM


August 18th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said non-performing assets (NPAs) of public sector banks (PSBs) have risen marginally in the last fiscal and there ... Read more...

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Ugandan parliament honours Olympic gold winner


August 17th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Aug 17 (IANS) The Ugandan parliament has held a special session in honour of Olympics marathon winner Stephen Kiprotich, the country's sole gold medallist in London.During the session Thursday, ... Read more...

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Gehlot highlights welfare schemes on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, August 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Independence Day Wednesday said his government is committed to the welfare of people in every section of the society."My government's ... Read more...

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Cheaper bus travel for over a million students in Karnataka


August 11th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 11 (IANS) Karnataka Saturday reduced annual bus pass rates for students by up to Rs. 200, a step which will benefit nearly 1.5 million students.The rates are being ... Read more...

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BJP to hold protest rallies in Rajasthan on Aug 11


August 9th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajasthan unit would hold protest rallies all over the state Aug 11 highlighting the drawbacks of the state's Congress government, including ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka adds wind power to grid


August 9th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka has added 30 megawatts of wind power to its national grid in a bid to reduce power shortage in nearly 60 cities, including Colombo.The ... Read more...

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Jharkhand wants industrial corridor like Delhi-Mumbai one


August 6th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Ranchi, Aug 6 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Monday urged the Planning Commission to plan an industrial corridor in Jharkhand like the Delhi-Mumbai Corridor.Munda made the request during ... Read more...

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Improve intelligence to thwart blasts: Pawar


August 4th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Saturday called upon the Maharashtra government to improve its intelligence set-up to prevent a repeat of the serial blasts in Pune ... Read more...

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Flood-hit North Korea requests UN food aid


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 3 (IANS) North Korea has urged the UN to provide emergency supplies, including food and fuel, after one of the country's worst floods have left over 100 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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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Badal seeks package for agricultural states


July 29th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) In view of the near drought-like situation in several parts of the country, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged the union government to give ... Read more...

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Quiet, private 52nd birthday for Uddhav


July 27th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, who turned 52 Friday, spent his birthday quietly at his residence with the family, a party official said here.Recuperating ... 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...

Posted in Environment |

Widespread rains in Andhra revive farmers’ hopes


July 21st, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Widespread rains in Andhra Pradesh since Friday have improved the situation, overcoming the deficit rainfall this monsoon and bringing cheers to farmers, officials said.The incessant ... Read more...

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Shock, disgust in Karnataka over BJP power struggle (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 13th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 13 (IANS) The unabashed hankering for power and exploiting caste lines for it in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is evoking shock and disgust in the ... Read more...

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Inadequate rains, scarcity, worry Maharashtra legislators


July 11th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) The ruling Congress-Nationalist Congress Party Democratic Front government Wednesday faced the ire of the combined Opposition and treasury benches on the serious drought-like situation and ... Read more...

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Rains brings hope to Bihar farmers


July 9th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 9 (IANS) Millions of farmers in Bihar can now breathe a sigh of relief as moderate to heavy rains in the last few days have brought a ray ... Read more...

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UAE bakery feeds 5,000 Somali families a day


July 9th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 8 (IANS/WAM) A bakery in Mogadishu run by a charity organisation from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) provides bread for 5,000 families every day at refugee ... Read more...

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Will abide by party decision, says Gowda


July 7th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Reconciled to a change of guard in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda Saturday said that he would abide by the decision ... Read more...

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Fear of drought haunts Bihar again


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 3 (IANS) The spectre of drought is looming large over Bihar, something that state officials have acknowledged."If the monsoon fails the state in the first two weeks of July, ... Read more...

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Experts look at positives of Rio Earth Summit


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Though the Rio Earth Summit held last month did not come up with any major outcomes, but it did provide a wide canvas of concepts ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Goa makes bid to attract investment


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 22 (IANS) Goa's leading trade body and the government are hosting a one-day meet this month seeking investment in sectors like IT, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, tourism and education.Goa Chamber ... Read more...

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UN observes World Refugee Day


June 21st, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 21 (IANS) The UN has observed the World Refugee Day Wednesday."As in past years, landmarks around the world are being illuminated in United Nations blue," UN spokesman ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Paddler Harmeet Desai wins Brazil Open


June 17th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Harmeet Desai defeated Belgian Cedric Nuytin 4-2 to win the under-21 men's final of the Brazil Open table tennis tournament in Santos.The intense final Saturday ... Read more...

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Hazare celebrates 75th birthday with underprivileged kids


June 15th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmednagar, June 15 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Friday celebrated his 75th birthday with hundreds of children at a rehabilitation centre in Ahmednagar, around 40 km from his hometown ... Read more...

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Over 1,200 firefighters battle New Mexico’s largest ever wildfire


June 4th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Mexico, June 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The biggest ever wildfire in New Mexico's history continued to burn last Saturday in the Gila National Forest. The fire, which was generated after lightning strikes ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

BJP has made Karnataka the most corrupt state: Rahul Gandhi


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Hubli (Karnataka), June 3 (IANS) On a day when a ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator was convicted and jailed in a bribery case, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi ... Read more...

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Drought hits south China


May 4th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) Drought has badly affected life in south China, with authorities saying at least 200,000 people and over 70,000 livestock have been hit.According to local officials, there ... Read more...

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Maharashtra plans low-cost houses for Mumbai mill workers


May 1st, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) As Maharashtra turned 52 Tuesday, the government said it would provide low-cost housing to mill workers and free houses to kin of mill workers who died ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi visits drought-hit Maharashtra district (Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived in Satara town Saturday morning for a visit to nearby drought-hit areas of Maharashtra, an official said.Accompanied by Chief ... Read more...

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