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Chavan asks PM for national fund for drought relief (Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday to demand setting up of a national fund for mitigation of drought to ... Read more...

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Chavan asks PM for national fund for drought relief


August 25th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday to demand setting up of a national fund for mitigation of drought to ... Read more...

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Two dead, 10 missing in China storm


August 19th, 2012 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Two people died and 10 others were missing Saturday in China following a rain storm, authorities said.The storm triggered landslides, flash floods and mud and rock ... Read more...

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Typhoon Kai-Tak causes havoc in China (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports in China Friday with transport services being suspended as Typhoon Kai-Tak battered southern regions of the country.Kai-Tak, the 13th ... Read more...

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Karnataka draws action plan for drought-hit (Second Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) With the state reeling under severe drought for the second consecutive year, the Karnataka government has drawn an action plan for providing succour to the affected ... Read more...

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Haryana seeks Rs.4,050 crore from centre for drought relief


August 10th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) The Haryana government Friday sought financial assistance of Rs.4,050 crore from the central government to compensate farmers in view of the drought-like conditions in the state.Chief ... Read more...

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Shettar passes first hurdle, bigger battles ahead (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's third chief minister in four years in Karnataka, Jagadish Shettar, has succeeded in rallying his faction-ridden party behind him to get ... Read more...

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BJP announces stir for farmers


July 26th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Charging the Congress-led central government with apathy towards farmers, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday announced a nationwide stir from Aug 3 to 8."The ... Read more...

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Huge Chinese dam experiences big flood


July 24th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) The Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydropower project, witnessed its biggest flood this year Tuesday when water from the Yangtze river gushed at 69,000 cubic ... Read more...

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Karnataka seeks Rs.2,000 crore central aid for drought relief


July 17th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and sought Rs. 2,000 crore to tackle severe drought in the state."The ... Read more...

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Still ‘chasing the monsoon’ to lift India’s fortune


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) No other weather phenomenon, perhaps, captures the attention of Indians as does monsoon, a shortfall of which can not just send the economy reeling, ... Read more...

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China may witness heavy floods this year


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) China's national flood and drought prevention office has warned of heavy floods occurring this year in the country following increased rainfall.According to the office of the ... Read more...

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Karnataka urges PM for massive drought relief package


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) An all-party team from Karnataka led by Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought immediate release of Rs.1,500 ... Read more...

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China mulls disaster relief teams


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) China will create specialized teams for flood control and drought relief operations in the next five years, the government said Thursday.Water Resources Minister Chen Lei said ... Read more...

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2.5 mn Mexicans at risk of going hungry due to drought


January 27th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) Some 2.5 million people are at risk of going hungry due to the severe drought plaguing more than half of Mexico's 32 states, a leading ... Read more...

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China drought causes water shortage


January 12th, 2012 - 4:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) A lingering drought in eastern China has caused a severe water shortage and affected over one million people, authorities said Wednesday.The water level in Poyang Lake, ... Read more...

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More than a third of Karnataka declared drought-hit


October 4th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 4 (IANS) The Karnataka government Tuesday declared 70 taluks (revenue subdivisions) out of the state's 176 taluks drought-hit and will approach the central government soon for financial help.The ... Read more...

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300,000 evacuated as typhoon lands in south China


September 29th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) About 300,000 people were evacuated in south China in preparation for typhoon Nesat's expected assault on the island province of Hainan Thursday.Packing winds of 42 metres ... Read more...

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Drought-hit 14 mn Chinese lack drinking water


September 8th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) Over 14 million people in southwest China are short of drinking water due to a lingering drought, a media report said Thursday.Over six million hectares of ... Read more...

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Drought hits 672,000 people in Chinese metropolis


September 2nd, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) A lingering drought has left 672,000 people and 317,000 livestock short of drinking water in a major Chinese metropolis, Xinhua reported.High temperatures and scarce rainfall in ... Read more...

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1.3 mn evacuated as Muifa brushes past China (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) More than 1.3 million people were evacuated as the tropical storm Muifa brushed past China's eastern coast, Xinhua reported Monday.Muifa, after crossing China, made a landfall ... Read more...

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China lost $6.65 bn due to floods in 2011


June 30th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) Floods in China have cost the economy a total of 43.2 billion yuan (around $6.65 billion) so far this year, the government said Thursday.The State Flood ... Read more...

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Floods kill 50 in China


June 11th, 2011 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) After droughts, it is now turn for floods in China, wreaking havoc in major agricultural provinces that left at least 50 people dead and 40 missing.The ... Read more...

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Drought affects 35 million in China


May 30th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) A severe drought in China's central, eastern and southern provinces has affected nearly 35 million people and caused an economic loss of almost 15 billion yuan ... Read more...

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China’s longest river faces worst drought since 1961


May 23rd, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) China's longest river Yangtze has been plagued by a severe drought, as this year it received the lowest rainfall since 1961, said an official with the ... Read more...

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China sets seven percent growth target


February 28th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) China has set an annual growth target of seven percent to ensure sustainable development during its 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015), Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said."We must not any ... Read more...

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Snowfall brings respite to wheat crops in China (Lead)


February 11th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) Light to moderate snowfall has brought relief to the winter wheat crops in drought-hit areas of China, where more than seven million hectares of farmland have been ... Read more...

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Snowfall eases drought in China


February 11th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) Widespread snowfall in the past two days has helped ease a severe drought gripping China's winter wheat producing regions, said officials.The snowfall occurred in the areas along ... Read more...

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2.57 million Chinese affected by drought


January 31st, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 31 (ANI): Around 2.57 million people and 77.4 million mu (5.16 million acres) of crops have reportedly been affected by the ongoing drought in China.The Xinhua news agency quoted ... Read more...

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2.5 mn Chinese suffering from drought


January 31st, 2011 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Around 2.57 million people in China are facing shortage of drinking water, the national drought control authorities have said.Due to the ongoing drought situation, 5.16 million acres of ... 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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Millions facing water shortage in China


January 29th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Jinan (China), Jan.29 (ANI): Over 2.2 million people and 2.7 million livestock are facing a water shortage in many parts of China.According to the China Daily, some of the wheat-growing regions, ... Read more...

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Nearly 2.2 million Chinese population hit by drought


January 18th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 18 (ANI): About 2.2 million Chinese are facing a drought-like situation, the country's drought relief authorities have claimed.The Xinhua news agency quoted Chen Lei, Deputy Director of the ... Read more...

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Millions short of water as drought hits eastern China


December 30th, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 30 (IANS) A severe drought in China's eastern Shandong province has left tens of thousands of people short of drinking water and dried up vast swathes of farmland.The drought, worst ... Read more...

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Over 150,000 Chinese evacuated as Typhoon Megi approaches


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:32 am ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- The Fujian Provincial Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters on Thursday informed that more than 150,000 people have been evacuated as Typhoon Megi approaches southeast China.According to ... Read more...

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