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Seven killed in South Africa road accident


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 22 (IANS) At least seven people were killed, including six pupils, and 13 others injured after the truck they were travelling in crashed in a South African ... Read more...

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Remove debris from Hindon river bed: Tribunal


July 29th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 29 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) and the irrigation department of Uttar Pradesh to clear the debris dumped on Hindon river ... Read more...

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88 killed in North Korea floods


July 29th, 2012 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Floods triggered by torrential downpour have killed 88 people in North Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported.A total of 134 were reported injured and around ... Read more...

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40,000 affected as north Bengal rivers in spate


July 17th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) As many as 40,000 people were affected as large parts of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts of north Bengal remain submerged with all the rivers overflowing in ... Read more...

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Rivers near danger mark in Uttar Pradesh


July 16th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) With heavy rains lashing many parts of Uttar Pradesh, some rivers are rising menacingly, officials said Monday.In many places, the embankment of the rivers have eroded, ... Read more...

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Problems follow as floods recede in Assam


July 12th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pajarbhanga (Barpeta), July 12 (IANS) Floods in Assam are almost over but not the problems of the victims.Most people in Pajarbhanga village, 15 km from Barpeta town in lower Assam, ... Read more...

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Assam’s boat clinics deliver health services - and hope (With images)


July 11th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Nalbari (Assam), July 11 (IANS) Amid pouring monsoon rain, men, women and children run alongside the torrential Brahmaputra, waving at people in white coats on a boat. This is their ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Death toll reaches 100, 16 missing


July 5th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 5 (IANS) The death toll in the Assam floods Thursday rose to 100 even as the waters started to recede in most of the 27 affected districts except ... Read more...

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Floods render 75,000 homeless in Meghalaya


July 1st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 1 (IANS) Over 75,000 people became homeless in Meghalaya Sunday after flood swollen Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers submerged whole villages, an official said.The Jinjiram, one the major rivers ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake hits rock bottom (Letter from Chandigarh) (With Images)


June 11th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) Chandigarh's famous Sukhna Lake, the most-visited tourist spot in the 'City Beautiful', is gasping for breath and attention.Built in 1958, huge areas of the lake's ... Read more...

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River erosion upsets BSF at India-Bangladesh border


May 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, May 8 (IANS) River erosion has made the job of Border Security Force (BSF) guards increasingly difficult and dangerous along the India-Bangladesh border, says a senior BSF official."The erosion ... Read more...

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Don’t dump debris on Hindon river bed: Tribunal


April 22nd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, April 22 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal has banned the dumping of debris and waste material on the Hindon river bed resulting in hindrance to the natural flow of ... Read more...

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UP mulls metro, mono rail in big cities


March 24th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 24 (IANS) In a major bid to haul up the state's infrastructure, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday ordered his officials to prepare feasibility reports for running ... Read more...

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Propelled by shutdowns, Kashmiris ‘fish’ for pastime at Dal (Feature)(With Images)


March 7th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 7 (IANS) Their eyes are fixed on the fishing line bobber, watching for the slightest hint of movement. Sitting on the pillar-studded embankment of the world famous Dal ... Read more...

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Land acquisition hampering embankment building in Sunderbans


February 29th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) The building of embankments in the Sunderbans areas devastated by the 2009 cyclone Aila has been hampered due to land acquisition problems, a West Bengal ... Read more...

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Green tribunal to hear plea against new Hindon river bridge


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court has told a petitioner to move the National Green Tribunal over his allegation of an environmental threat from a proposed bridge over the ... Read more...

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Pilgrims not to pay tax at fair: Mamata


October 20th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government has decided to abolish pilgrim tax levied on devotees who assemble at the annual Ganga Sagar Mela, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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Two dead in small plane crash in Austria


August 22nd, 2011 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Aug 22 (IANS) Two people - both pilots - were killed when a single-engine plane crashed at an airport in Austria Sunday, officials said.The plane suddenly crashed from an ... Read more...

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Thousands protest against chemical plant in China


August 14th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) Thousands of residents staged a protest and scuffled with police Sunday morning in the northwestern port city of Dalian seeking relocation of a chemical plant over ... Read more...

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Hubdreds of Uttar Pradesh villages flooded


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) Hundreds of villages and towns along the India-Nepal border in Uttar Pradesh were flooded by waters gushing down the Himalayan rivers, the government said Tuesday.Incessant rain ... Read more...

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Flood alert in Assam, 75,000 displaced


July 19th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 19 (IANS) The Assam government Tuesday sounded an alert as 75,000 people were displaced following heavy overnight rains that triggered flash floods, breaching roads and embankments at several ... Read more...

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Monsoon rains kill 17 more in Nepal


July 15th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 15 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed in Nepal as monsoon rains lashed villages, triggering landslides and causing rivers to flood their surroundings.In the worst incident, 10 ... Read more...

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Delhi prepared to combat floods this year (Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) With the onset of the monsoon, the Delhi government is determined to control floods in the capital this year, Minister for Revenue, Irrigation and Flood ... Read more...

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Hooda criticises Punjab for canal controversy


July 12th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Tuesday criticised the Punjab government for raking up the controversy over the construction of an embankment along the Hansi-Butana canal ... Read more...

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Over half a million hit by Bihar floods


July 6th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 6 (IANS) Over half a million people have been affected by floods in Bihar, with thousands forced to flee their homes, reviving fears of the 2008 devastation, officials ... Read more...

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More embankments to control floods in Bihar


July 5th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 5 (IANS) Bihar plans to construct more embankments to control floods and protect millions of people from being uprooted, a minister said Tuesday."Construction of embankments is the only ... Read more...

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Nepal on vigil as rains lash ‘Bihar’s sorrow’ Kosi


June 30th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 30 (IANS) As torrential monsoon rains swelled Saptakosi, the river known as neighbouring Indian state Bihar's sorrow, Nepal's government rushed a high-level team to the southern plains adjoining ... Read more...

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Punjab politics behind plea against canal work: Haryana


June 16th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday was told that Punjab's application seeking to restrain Haryana from constructing a four-km wall along a canal was the fallout of ... Read more...

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Bengal to acquire land for building river embankments


June 4th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said land will be acquired under a special project for building embankments along rivers in Sunderbans areas devestated ... Read more...

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Save the Hindon river, say activists (With image)


June 3rd, 2011 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 2 (IANS) Environmentalists, social activists and members of various organisations took out a march here Thursday to oppose the construction of a bridge over an artificial embankment on ... Read more...

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Bridge on Hindon river a disaster, say activists


June 1st, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 1 (IANS) Calling the proposed third bridge over Hindon river here an "environmental disaster", activists have pointed out that the artificial embankment erected for it could be damaged ... Read more...

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KEC International bags Rs.31 crore order in water business


April 8th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Power transmission major KEC International Friday said it has forayed into the water business and secured a Rs.31 crore order from the Madhya Pradesh water ... Read more...

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Salman Khurshid to assess Ganga flood control measures in UP


March 25th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): Minister of Water Resources Salman Khurshid will embark on a two-day tour of Gangatic banks in Uttar Pradesh from tomorrow to assess the status of flood control ... Read more...

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IVRCL Infra bags Rs.564.62 crore construction orders


March 16th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Infrastructure and construction firm IVRCL Infrastructure Wednesday said its power, buildings and transport division had bagged orders worth Rs.564.62 crore.The aggregate order for the ... Read more...

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Local response to fury of Bahraich floods


February 5th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by admin
By Anjali Singh – CNSJust a short stroll through Rewali, Adampur, the mud embankment in Kaiserganj, Bahraich, a small district in the flood prone area of Uttar Pradesh, gives you ... Read more...

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