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‘Fertile land won’t be acquired for power plants’


September 5th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 5 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government suffered a major blow on the industrialisation front as the state's high court at Bilaspur annulled the acquisition of farmland for four power ... Read more...

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‘New thermal power plants to escalate Vidarbha farm crisis’


August 8th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Large clusters of coal-fired power plants proposed in Maharashtra's Vidarbha - known for farmers' suicides - may bring down the future availability of water in ... Read more...

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Farming time for Cameron, buys land to grow crops


July 30th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) "Titanic" director James Cameron has purchased land in New Zealand for $16 million and he hopes to grow several crops on it.The area features a freshwater ... Read more...

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Mud embankments help Madhya Pradesh farmers increase crop yield


July 29th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 29 (IANS) A traditional water conservation method using mud embankments on farmland is helping farmers in a drought-prone region of Madhya Pradesh increase grain production.For years, farmers in ... Read more...

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Medvedev calls for land privatisation


July 25th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said the country should be prepared for land privatisation.The land issue has long been a source of heated debate ... Read more...

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As businessmen gobble up farmland, Kashmiri villages lose identity (Feature)


July 15th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Haripora (Ganderbal), July 15 (IANS) Instead of a mud house, Hassan Parray now has a concrete house. His two sons do not go to school barefoot, but wearing branded shoes. ... Read more...

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Man held for human trafficking in Assam, 15 rescued (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) With floods affecting almost all the districts of Assam, human traffickers are on the prowl to lure women and girls out of the state, police said.One ... Read more...

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Man held for human trafficking in Assam, 15 rescued


July 8th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) With floods affecting almost all the districts of Assam, human traffickers are on the prowl to lure women and girls out of the state, police said.One ... Read more...

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China adds 60 million hectares of forest


June 5th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) China, in moves to fight climate change, has increased the total forest area to 195 million hectares from 134 million hectares in 1992 -- a net ... Read more...

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Plant that suck up pollutants from soil


May 31st, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) Chinese experts have successfully used a plant to clean arsenic pollution from the soil.The Chinese fern, whose scientific name is Pteris vittata L, has a "strong ... Read more...

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Singur despairs at promises undone (One year of Mamata Banerjee)


May 13th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Singur (West Bengal), May 13 (IANS) Hope and anticipation have given way to despair and anger in this rural belt where protests against land takeover for industry catapulted Mamata ... Read more...

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40 dead in China storms


May 13th, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) The toll due to hailstorms and torrential rains in a mountainous county in northwest China has risen to 40, officials said late Saturday.At least 18 people ... Read more...

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30 dead in China storm


May 11th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) At least 30 people died and several others were missing Friday after hail and torrential rains battered a mountainous region in northwest China, authorities said.The storm ... Read more...

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16 die in flood in Afghan province


May 11th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 11 (IANS) Sixteen people were killed and 20 went missing after floods ravaged Afghanistan's Takhar province, an official said.Heavy rains and flood took place in Takhar province, 245 ... Read more...

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Over 750,000 hit by storms in China


May 1st, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) Heavy rains and hailstorms have affected over 750,000 people in a central Chinese province, officials said Tuesday.Rain has battered Hunan province since April 28, affecting thousands ... Read more...

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South African government accelerates land reforms


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 23 (IANS) The South African government is speeding up its plan to redistribute land to rightful owners, the official Bua news agency reported Sunday."The government has set a ... Read more...

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Endangered Chinese alligators’ population rising


April 19th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Following efforts to support their survival, the critically endangered Chinese alligators living in the wild have witnessed a rise in population over the past few years.Anhui ... Read more...

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Properties of Madhya Pradesh officials raided


January 17th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 17 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta Tuesday raided the premises of a sub-engineer of the Public Health Engineering Department and an inspector in the labour welfare department and ... Read more...

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China to plant 26 billion trees over next decade


December 14th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 14 (IANS) China will plant around 26 billion trees over the next 10 years -- or two trees annually for every Chinese citizen -- to boost the country's ... Read more...

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Abandoned by children, elderly couple fasts for justice


December 9th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Dec 9 (IANS) Harassed, tortured and abandoned by their children, an ailing elderly couple sat on a hunger strike for four days demanding justice before police intervened and the ... Read more...

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Farming vital for endangered species


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Agriculture is vital for the survival of endangered species in the developing world many of which use farmland to supplement their natural habitat.Many species, rather than ... Read more...

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Over 9 hectares of forests lost per minute: UN report


December 1st, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 1 (IANS) More than nine hectares of forests were lost per minute between 1990 and 2005, a period when the world's deforestation rate accelerated, a UN survey shows.The ... 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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Bangalore’s Karuturi to fence farms half the size of Addis


October 12th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Oct 12 (IANS) Bangalore-based Karuturi Global, the world's largest rose producer, will construct embankments in Ethiopia around 25,000 hectares of farmland, half the size of this capital city, ... Read more...

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Gene tech can bolster global food supply


October 11th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Genetically-modified plants could bolster global food supply which is being challenged by rapid climatic changes and rising population levels.Over 90 percent of the total food supply ... 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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Cyrus joins environmental campaign


September 22nd, 2011 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus has shown her support towards a campaign to block a housing development in Australia which threatens to change the face of a ... 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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The lost art of Tibetan knife-making


August 29th, 2011 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) A 62-year-old man from Tibet's Xigaze prefecture is perhaps one of the last exponents of a lost art - that of making knives the Tibetan way.Tsedan ... Read more...

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Power plants over our dead bodies, say Andhra villagers


August 3rd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srikakulam (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 3 (IANS) Development versus environment and livelihood? The tussle is on in the lush green fields of coastal Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district, bordering Orissa.Replicating protests and ... 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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India moves to make land acquisition transparent, fair (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) With a spate of controversies and clashes over acquisition of farmland for private projects, the government Friday unveiled a draft bill to make the ... Read more...

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India circulates draft land acquisition bill


July 29th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The government Friday released a draft land acquisition bill that seeks to put in place a legal framework to not only protect the interests of ... Read more...

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Thunderstorms impact 275,000 in Chinese city


July 26th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) Thunderstorms over the past five days have battered China's Chongqing city, damaging homes and farmland, cutting power supplies and affecting about 275,000 people.More than 1,500 houses ... Read more...

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