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NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra over farm suicides (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday sought a report from the Maharashtra government on the spate of farmers suicides within six weeks, terming it as ... Read more...

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Four more farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha


September 8th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), Sep 8 (IANS) Even as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was attending a massive 'Janata Darbar' (public hearing) in Yavatmal town of Vidarbha region, four debt-ridden farmers ... Read more...

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10 confirmed dead in China storms


August 12th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) At least 10 people have been confirmed dead while four others still missing in China's Liaoning province following a severe storm that hit the region last ... Read more...

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Typhoon kills four, affects millions in China (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Four people have died and millions have been affected after typhoon Haikui slammed China, authorities said Thursday.The storm made landfall Wednesday in the coastal province of ... Read more...

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Typhoon Haikui affects 1 mn in China


August 9th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) More than one million people in China have been affected by typhoon Haikui, authorities said Thursday.The storm made landfall early Wednesday in the coastal province of ... Read more...

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13 die in China rainstorm


August 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed following a rainstorm that battered the city of Shiyan in central China's Hubei Province from Saturday night to Monday morning, authorities said ... Read more...

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Rainstorms in China leave 18 dead


July 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) Rainstorms have killed 18 people and left another missing in China's Guizhou province in the last 10 days, said authorities.Torrential rains have triggered floods, mudslides and ... Read more...

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50 dead, 42 missing in China floods


June 30th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) At least 50 people have died and 42 others are missing following floods triggered by strong rainfall which has been battering many parts of China for ... Read more...

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UN proposes $200 mn aid for North Korea


June 13th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN proposes to collect $200 million in aid for North Korea this year, UN spokesman Martin Nesirsky said.The reclusive communist state has suffered from ... Read more...

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Hailstorms kill six in China


May 13th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) Hailstorms have killed six people and left one missing in central China's Hunan province, according to statistics released by the ministry of civil affairs Sunday.China's National ... Read more...

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Floods wreak havoc in China (Lead)


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) Floods triggered by heavy rains have wreaked havoc in eastern China, affecting 400,000 people and destroying crops over thousands of hectares of land.Heavy rains have been ... Read more...

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Hailstorms in China leave 29 dead, devastate homes


April 22nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Hailstorms in China caused havoc, killing 29 people from March to April 20 and destroying various houses, said statistics released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs.According ... Read more...

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Moody’s downgrades Greece to lowest rating (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London/New York, March 3 (IANS) The rating agency Moody's has cut the sovereign credit rating of Greece to the lowest level, saying the country's default risk was high.Moody's Friday downgraded ... Read more...

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China allocates $19 mn to fight drought


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) China Wednesday allocated 120 million yuan ($19 million) for drought-hit areas in the southwestern part of the country.The funds will help secure food and drinking water ... Read more...

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Will control foot and mouth disease: Minister


February 13th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India Monday said it was committed to controlling foot and mouth disease (FMD) to increase the productivity of the livestock sector and improve the livelihood ... 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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Pursue dialogue, governor tells Jammu and Kashmir people


January 25th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 25 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra Wednesday urged the people of the state to shed their inhibitions and join hands to seek resolution of issues confronting ... Read more...

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China makes police protect sheep from wolves


January 6th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) In yet another interesting job for policemen in China, armed patrols have been ordered to escort sheep amid increasing numbers of wolf attacks this winter.Police in ... Read more...

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BMW fined for Chinese rocket image in ad


December 24th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 24 (IANS) Luxury carmaker BMW China has been ordered to stop using the image of a Chinese rocket in one of its ads and pay a fine of ... Read more...

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Nine dead, 30 injured in Hong Kong fire


November 30th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Nov 30 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and more than 30 others injured Wednesday in a fire that lasted over seven hours in a Hong Kong ... Read more...

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China prepares to curb fire incidents


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 2 (IANS) China's Ministry of Public Security is launching a special drive to decrease fire risks, with a special focus on major holidays and festivals during the upcoming ... Read more...

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China legally defines terrorist acts, organisations


October 30th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 29 (IANS) China's top legislature Saturday adopted an anti-terror bill which makes clear definitions of terrorist acts and organisations, paving the way for the country to crack down ... 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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58 die in China rains


September 24th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 24 (IANS) Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in a northwest Chinese province left at least 58 people dead, authorities said Saturday.Over 285,800 people in Shaanxi ... Read more...

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Probe launched over fish deaths in China


September 5th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) A probe was launched in eastern China to determine the cause of a large number of fish deaths in a major river early this month, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Rainstorms, floods affect 3.8 mn in China


August 17th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Over 3.8 million people have been affected by a recent wave of rain storms and floods that hit various parts of China and left at least ... Read more...

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China drought impacts 190,000 people


August 4th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) A drought has left 190,000 people and 28,000 livestock short of drinking water in Yunnan province, authorities said Thursday.Zhaotong city suffered a spring drought from January ... Read more...

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17 dead in China floods


July 23rd, 2011 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in China's 11 provinces have left at least 17 people dead, including four children, officials said.The ministry of ... Read more...

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China disasters affected 430 mn people in 2010


July 22nd, 2011 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) Various disasters in China affected over 430 million people last year, according to a government report.A total of 7,844 people were dead or missing, Xinhua reported ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s future bright, says Gilani


July 21st, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan is going through a difficult phase but it has a bright future, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said."Challenges abound, but so are opportunities. ... Read more...

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Denmark keen to partner India in quality health care


June 24th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 24 (IANS) Denmark is keen to partner with India to facilitate quality healthcare in Goa, Danish ambassador Freddy Svane said here Friday."The diabetes registry will aid the government ... Read more...

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China bracing for more geological disasters


June 23rd, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) China, a country hit hard by geological disasters such as earthquakes and landslides, is bracing itself for more in future, the Ministry of Land and Resources ... Read more...

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Four found dead after flooding washes away trucks in northwestern China


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:12 am ICT by BNO News
XINJIANG UYGUR, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of four people who went missing on Sunday when flooding washed away their trucks in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous ... Read more...

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China warns of floods, rains as millions face misery


June 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) The Chinese government has warned of severe floods following heavy rains even as over five million people have already been displaced or affected by floods in ... Read more...

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Global meet in China to discuss desertification


June 14th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) More than 500 scholars, entrepreneurs and officials from all over the world are expected to meet in China next month to discuss the prevention of "desertification" ... Read more...

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