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Strike estimated to cause economic loss of over $2 billion


September 20th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The nation-wide strike against the government decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and hike diesel prices is estimated to cause losses ... Read more...

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President stresses universal healthcare system (Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday stressed the need to evolve a universal healthcare system for the nation, calling it important for economic growth. He pitched ... Read more...

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CPI-M wants cancellation of coal allocation, demand probe (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday asked the government to cancel all the coal block allocations found faulty by the official auditor and ... Read more...

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Cancel coal allocation, says CPI-M


August 27th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday asked the government to cancel all the coal blocks allocation found faulty by the official auditor and said they may be ... Read more...

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28 ‘punished’ for China building collapse


August 27th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) A total of 28 people were found responsible for a building collapse that killed six people in China last year, and have been "punished", officials said.Seven ... Read more...

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Typhoon Kai-Tak affects one mn people in China


August 19th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Typhoon Kai-Tak has affected more than one million people in south China's Guangxi Zhuang region, authorities said Saturday.At least one person was dead and two were ... Read more...

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12 dead, three mn hit by China storms


July 14th, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) At least 12 people have died and more than three million affected in storms that hit China over the past few days, officials said.In eastern province ... Read more...

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Nine dead in China rains


July 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 5 (IANS) At least nine people have died and more than one million affected due to heavy rains in east China's Anhui province, Xinhua reported Thursday.Torrential downpour over ... Read more...

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Nine jailed in China for mine flood that killed 38


June 18th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Nine people have been sentenced to varied terms in jail for a deadly flood in a Chinese coal mine that killed 38 people two years ago.A ... Read more...

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Newspaper society opposes fresh norms on court reporting


April 18th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Indian Newspapers Society (INS) Wednesday told the Supreme Court that there was no need for any "further or fresh guidelines" on regulating media reporting ... Read more...

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Tax exemption sought for road safety


March 5th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The International Road Federation (IRF) has asked the government to encourage private effort at promoting road safety by giving tax benefits to companies and ... Read more...

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‘EU ban to cause hefty economic loss to Europeans’


January 31st, 2012 - 5:51 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 31 (IANS) The European Union (EU) ban on importing oil from Iran will be a "hefty economic loss" for the Europeans, the state-run Press TV quoted a senior ... Read more...

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Snowstorms affect 256,000 people in central China


January 25th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) About 256,000 people have been affected in the remote mountainous regions of China's Hunan province due to snow and freezing weather since last week, the authorities ... Read more...

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Over 120 shops gutted in Pakistan


November 19th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) A massive fire gutted at least 127 shops in a market in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city, a media report said Saturday. The blaze, which began Friday night ... Read more...

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1,000 huts gutted in Dhaka


November 17th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 17 (IANS) A massive fire gutted around 1,000 huts in a slum in Dhaka Thursday, an official said.The blaze destroyed two under-construction buildings adjacent to the tin-shed slum ... Read more...

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Storms bring down 1,500 houses in China


November 8th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 8 (IANS) Gales and hailstorms have brought down around 1,500 houses in a Chinese province, affecting over 33,000 people, officials said.Though there was no report of casualties, residents ... Read more...

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China to release list of terrorist groups


October 29th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 29 (IANS) China Saturday passed a resolution that defines terrorist groups for the first time and will soon release its first formal list of terrorists and groups, a ... Read more...

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Flood may cost Thai economy nearly $2 bn


October 10th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 10 (IANS) The Bank of Thailand (BOT) estimated that economic damages from nationwide flood could amount to 60 billion baht ($1.94 billion).However, the Office of the National Economic ... Read more...

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470,000 evacuated as typhoon Nesat lashes China


October 1st, 2011 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) At least 470,000 people have been evacuated as typhoon Nesat wrecked havoc in southern China's Hainan and Guangxi provinces, Xinhua reported.On Friday, the storm hit the ... Read more...

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14 dead in China floods


September 20th, 2011 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) At least 14 people have died and more than three million people affected in rain-triggered floods in a southwestern Chinese province, authorities said.At least 11 people ... Read more...

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Nine die as torrential rains batter China


September 17th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) Torrential rains have left nine people dead and forced 47,200 to leave their homes in the northwestern province of Shaanxi during the past two weeks, ... Read more...

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Two million Chinese hit by drought


August 12th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) A lingering drought in southwest China has left over two million people short of drinking water, the government said Friday.Guizhou province has been under the grip ... 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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Natural disasters in China killed over 200 in July


August 7th, 2011 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Natural disasters left at least 204 people dead in China in July, according to a latest government report.Around 25 people went missing in the disasters, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Flooding in China’s Inner Mongolia region kills at least 22


August 1st, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by BNO News
PESHAWAR, MONGOLIA (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy rainfall and flooding in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in recent weeks has left at least 22 people killed and nearly 2 million others affected, ... Read more...

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Drought hits two mn people in China


August 1st, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) Over 1.8 million people are facing an acute shortage of drinking water due to a severe drought in a Chinese province, authorities said.The drought in the ... Read more...

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54 killed in China storms


July 27th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) At least 54 people have been killed in storms that hit China since the weekend, the government announced Wednesday.The National Disaster Reduction Committee said thunderstorms accompanied ... Read more...

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Geological disasters killed 97 in China this year


July 20th, 2011 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) A total of 97 people died while 13 went missing in geological disasters that occurred in China in the first half of this year, a government ... Read more...

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Over 1.5 mn people affected in China floods


July 15th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in south China have affected 1.57 million people, officials said Friday.The National Commission for Disaster Reduction said heavy ... Read more...

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160,000 people affected due to China storm


June 27th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) Tropical storm Meari has caused floods in three provinces in east China and affected the lives of 164,000 people, the government said Monday.Gales and downpours generated ... Read more...

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175 killed in China floods


June 20th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Floods in southern China triggered by heavy rains have left 175 people dead and 86 missing during June, the civil affairs ministry said Monday.Four rounds of ... 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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35 mn affected by drought in China


May 28th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Nearly 35 million people in China have been affected by severe drought conditions due to low rainfall and insufficient flow of water from the upper reaches ... Read more...

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Japan earthquake, tsunami disaster could cost up to 235 million dollars: World Bank


March 21st, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Singapore, Mar.21 (ANI): The World Bank has said in its latest East Asia and Pacific Economic Update report that the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, could result in ... Read more...

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