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Delhi Lok Adalats settle 67,047 cheque-bounce cases


September 13th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) A total of 67,047 cases related to dishonoured cheques were disposed of at Lok Adalats conducted here by Delhi Legal Services Authority (DLSA), said an ... Read more...

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Consumers owe Rs.232 bn to Pakistan’s power firms


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Public and private sector consumers owe Rs.232 billion to companies supplying electricity across Pakistan, authorities said.The ministry of water and power told the National Assembly Monday ... Read more...

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Mitsubishi to build plant in Mexico


September 7th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 7 (IANS/EFE) Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said it has reached an agreement with Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission, or CFE, to build a 50 MW geothermal power plant ... Read more...

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Falling prices, few buyers make Himachal financially powerless


September 5th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) Falling prices of electricity generated in the state and lack of buyers have left Himachal Pradesh virtually powerless, financially.Besides tourism and horticulture, hydropower is a major ... Read more...

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Italian miner slits wrist during press conference


August 30th, 2012 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 30 (IANS/AKI) An Italian miner, who along with other workers occupied a coal mine on the island of Sardinia, slit his wrist during a press conference Wednesday to ... Read more...

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Travel to Jaipur in double-decker train


August 24th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Now travelling to Jaipur will be easier, with the Indian Railways Friday starting its second double-decker air conditioned train from Delhi to the Rajasthan capital.The ... Read more...

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Kashmir human rights panel summons police officer


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir human rights panel Thursday directed a police officer to appear before it in connection with alleged use of excessive force against a ... Read more...

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Bill Gates is investing in futuristic toilets


August 17th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 17(THAINDIAN NEWS)The computer inventor Bill Gates is thinking about introducing futuristic toilets. It is said the he has invested a lot of money particularly in the technology of coming ... Read more...

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No electricity, no vote: Nitish Kumar


August 15th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) In a piece of good news for the millions of power-starved in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday announced that he will not ask for votes ... Read more...

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Every house will get power in five years: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Electricity will be provided to every household in the country in the next five years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday.Addressing the nation from ... Read more...

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UP to explore unconventional sources to meet power shortage


August 14th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday asked officials to explore non-conventional sources of energy to bridge the demand-supply gap in power.Saying that non-availability of power ... Read more...

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Fox feels destined to be with Green


August 13th, 2012 - 5:56 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Megan Fox feels she was destined to be with actor-husband Brian Austin Green.Fox, 26, met Green when she was just 18 years old, but ... Read more...

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CPI-M slams UPA’s idea of ‘Har Hath Mein Phone’


August 12th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) The Congress-led UPA government's proposal to give mobile phones to every below-poverty line family in the country was a "cruel joke", the CPI-M Sunday said. The ... Read more...

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Solar panels stolen from Meghalaya Raj Bhavan


August 12th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 11 (IANS) A number of solar panels installed in the Meghalaya Raj Bhavan were stolen Saturday, police said.The 43 solar panels, installed in the kitchen garden, were meant ... Read more...

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Industrial output drops by 1.8 percent in June


August 9th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India's industrial output dropped by 1.8 percent in June due to a sharp contraction in manufacturing production, government data showed Thursday.The factory output has ... Read more...

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Typhoon-triggered storms kill 14 in China


August 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) At least 14 people have died after typhoons Damrey and Saola tore through China's eastern coastal region over the weekend, officials said Monday.Five people died and ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Police constable electrocuted


August 3rd, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 2 (IANS) A 34-year old Rajasthan Police constable was electrocuted while his colleague sustained serious burns when they came in contact with overhead electricity wires while chasing ... Read more...

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India’s power grid fails for the second day


July 31st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Energy crisis is a problem that has been a big problem in the past and is still affecting many nations. Experts are on their toes ensuring ... Read more...

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Andhra, south India safe from grid disturbances


July 31st, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) Electricity authorities in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday said the state was safe and secure from grid disturbances in other parts of India.Andhra Pradesh Transmission Corporation (AP Transco) ... Read more...

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‘Use social meida to spread awareness about water conservation’


July 29th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who is making a film on water scarcity with Hrithik Roshan in the lead, feels one awareness about the issue can ... Read more...

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Protests over power cuts in Pakistan


July 29th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Protests erupted in several Pakistani cities over prolonged and unannounced power cuts during Ramzan, a media report said Sunday.People in Peshawar, Faisalabad and Jhelum took to ... Read more...

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Don’t pay arrears of raised power tariffs: Amarinder


July 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, July 24 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister and state Congress president Amarinder Singh Tuesday asked people not to pay the arrears of the recently-hiked power tariff in the state.Addressing ... Read more...

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Tailors held in Pakistani town for refusing orders


July 20th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) A stitch in time would have saved as many as 10 tailors who were detained in a Pakistani town for rejecting Eid orders and overcharging.The ... Read more...

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China launches solar-powered buses


July 18th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Buses that run on electricity generated by solar photovoltaic cells have been launched for the first time in a city in northeast China, a media report ... Read more...

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Tamil Tiger held at Sri Lankan airport


July 18th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan police Wednesday said they have arrested a wanted Tamil Tiger rebel as he attempted to return to the island nation from Qatar, Xinhua reported.Police ... Read more...

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Minor fire at Indian embassy in Myanmar (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon/New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A minor fire broke out Sunday evening at the five-storey building of the Indian embassy in Myanmar's former capital city of Yangon, but it was ... Read more...

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Fire at Indian embassy in Myanmar


July 16th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 16 (IANS) A fire broke out Sunday evening at the five-storey office building of the Indian embassy in Myanmar's former capital city of Yangon, but it was put ... Read more...

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Railway stations to have coin vending machines by August


July 13th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The next time you are short of change while booking a train ticket, help could be nearby.The railways Friday said it has decided to ... Read more...

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Haryana industrial production grows at 6 percent


July 10th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) Industrial production in Haryana in 2011-12 recorded a growth of six percent over 2010-11, a government spokesman said here Tuesday.He said that the growth was higher ... Read more...

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Russia rains: Toll rises to nearly 80 (Lead)


July 7th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 78 people have died after heavy downpour triggered massive floods in Russia's southern Krasnodar region, the emergencies ministry said Saturday.In the worst-hit Gelendzhik ... Read more...

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Journalist, pregnant wife attacked


July 7th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 7 (IANS) A journalist and his pregnant wife were beaten by their landlord here over a dispute over vacating their rented house, police said Saturday.Anand S.T. Das and ... Read more...

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Over five million pilgrims visit Vaishno Devi till June


July 4th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 4 (IANS) Over five million pilgrims from across the country paid visit to the famous Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu in the first six months ... Read more...

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Gurgaon residents protest power cuts


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 3 (IANS) A severe power crisis Tuesday led residents, including municipal councillors, to agitate and block roads in the various parts of Gurgaon, causing extended traffic jams in ... Read more...

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Heli-taxi service planned to Himachal temple


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh plans to start a helicopter taxi service to the Aadi Himani Chamunda temple located in the Dhauladhar mountain range in Kangra district."Efforts will be ... Read more...

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Six dead, millions left without power after US storm


July 1st, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) At least six people have died and up to two million were left without electricity after powerful storms hit the US Atlantic coast.The storms swept across ... Read more...

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