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NHPC to study Lower Subansiri power project in totality


February 16th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) will study the concerns raised by an expert committee over the construction of the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri hydro-electric project ... Read more...

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Heavy rains spark fresh flood fears in Bihar


September 25th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has asked all district authorities to be on high alert after heavy rains across the state Sunday sparked fears of flood ... Read more...

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Amid autumn magic, Kashmiri farmers harvest gold (Feature)


September 14th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 14 (IANS) As grain-laden stalks of golden yellow impart a magical hue to the paddy fields of the Kashmir Valley, for local farmers, the season of plenty is ... Read more...

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Flood alert in nine districts in Bihar


September 11th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 11 (IANS) The Bihar government has sounded a flood alert in nine districts following a rise in the levels of the Ganges and Sone rivers, officials said Sunday.A ... 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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Punjab sanctions Rs.122 crore for flood control projects


June 7th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 7 (IANS) In a bid to complete flood control projects ahead of the monsoon, the Punjab government has sanctioned Rs.122 crore for its drainage department, officials said Tuesday."A ... Read more...

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Pak assures ADB of employing anti-corruption measures for $650mn flood project loan


April 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 30(ANI): Pakistan has assured the Asian Development Bank (ADB) of the implementation of all applicable policies and procedures of the bank- including its anti-corruption measures- for obtaining a 650-million-dollar loan ... Read more...

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ADB approves 650-mn-dollar loan to help Pakistan rebuild flood-hit infrastructure


March 31st, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 31(ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 650-million-dollar emergency assistance loan to help Pakistan rebuild its vital infrastructure that was destroyed during last year's unprecedented floods.The ADB's ... Read more...

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Allegations soar against Pak’s political figures over “man-made” catastrophe


September 11th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Muzaffargarh, Sept 11 (ANI): In the wake of the huge devastation caused by floods in Pakistan, a controversy has surfaced in various parts of the country over whether the political elite intentionally ... Read more...

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Process to release water from Bhakra Dam starts


August 21st, 2010 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) The Bhakra-Beas Management Board (BBMB) Saturday morning started the process of releasing nearly 55,000 cusecs of water from the Bhakra Dam. The release of water from the 225 metre ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Floods affect Punjab villages


July 6th, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by ANI
Samrala village (Punjab), July 6 (ANI): Floods have started to play havoc in Punjab villages.On Tuesday, in Samrala Village of Punjab, the flood situation turned grim while dozens of villages were ... Read more...

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Punjab to assess farmers’ losses following canal breach


July 5th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday ordered "girdawari" (loss assessment) of farmers in certain areas of Ludhiana district where a breach in an irrigation canal has led to flooding of ... Read more...

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BP oil disaster threatens goods and services worth far more than BP’s value - Study


June 10th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) - The BP oil disaster, hurricanes and wetlands loss threaten a net value of $330 billion to $1.3 trillion in natural system goods and services, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Man-made ponds behind arsenic in Bangladesh water


November 16th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): MIT researchers claim to have tracked down the origin of dissolved arsenic in Bangladesh's drinking water.The research team led by Rebecca Neumann and Khandakar Ashfaque have found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tripura launches job scheme for urban poor


July 25th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 25 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura has launched a special employment guarantee scheme for the urban poor, modelled on the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA). The Tripura Urban ... Read more...

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India gives Nepal $1.6m to fight floods


July 14th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 14 (IANS) Within 48 hours of Indian Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal visiting Nepal to inspect the repaired embankment of the Kosi river that had created havoc in both ... Read more...

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Cyclone Aila claims 18 lives in Bangladesh


May 26th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, May26 (ANI): 'Cyclone Aila' has claimed 18 lives in south-western Bangladesh. Over 500 others are reported to be missing.Four people in Bhola, three each in Khulna, Patuakhali, Noakhali, Laxmipur, one ... Read more...

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Expert committee to decide on plugging Kosi breach


September 21st, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) A panel of experts will soon decide on plugging the breach in the Kosi river that triggered one of the worst floods in Bihar, officials said Sunday. The ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh flood toll rises to 785, losses Rs.2.8 bn


August 29th, 2008 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) The toll on account of the ongoing rain and accompanying floods in Uttar Pradesh Friday swelled to 785, an official said. The damage due to the disaster is ... Read more...

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Lalu to brief PM about Bihar floods today


August 25th, 2008 - 9:54 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Railway Minister and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav will brief Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today on Bihar floods and will also ask him ... Read more...

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World should prepare for a global temperature rise of 4 degree Celsius


August 7th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 7 (ANI): A scientist has suggested that the world should be prepared to face an alarming increase of 4 degree Celsius in global temperatures. A report in The Guardian said ... Read more...

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India will adopt a responsible stance on sustainable development: PM


February 7th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said that India will adopt a responsible and forward looking stance on promoting sustainable development. Delivering the inaugural address at the ... Read more...

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