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AAI relaxes deadline for Patna airport till Oct 31


September 18th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) In a big relief to the Bihar government, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has allowed operations of large aircraft such as Airbus 320 and Boeing ... Read more...

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Goa temporarily suspends all mining operations


September 10th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) In a major development, the Goa government Monday temporarily suspended operations of all the working mines in the state, pending verification of documents relating to mining ... Read more...

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Bihar to celeberate Dolphin Day


September 4th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) After initiating steps to conserve the Gangetic river dolphin, Bihar will celebrate Oct 5 as Dolphin Day to create awareness to save the endangered species that ... Read more...

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In Delhi, government spends Rs.950 on every plant!


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Believe it or not, Rs.950 is what the Delhi government spends on every plant to make the national capital look green, according to an Right ... Read more...

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Poaching, illness killing peacocks near Delhi


August 25th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Aug 25 (IANS) Poaching and a mysterious disease are killing peacocks, India's national bird, in one of their richest habitats here in Uttar Pradesh.The Bisrakh area in Greater ... Read more...

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Large aircraft allowed from Patna till Aug 31


August 12th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 12 (IANS) Large aircraft such as Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 have been allowed to operate from Patna airport till Aug 31, officials said Sunday.The the Airports Authority ... Read more...

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Goa legislators could get IPads


August 8th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 8 (IANS) Goa assembly may go green and paperless by 2013, with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Wednesday suggesting that IPads could be given away to legislators.In his closing ... Read more...

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Odisha releases captured leopard after protests


August 8th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) After coming under criticism from wild life activists, authorities in Odisha Wednesday released a leopard into the wild, a month after it was captured by officials ... Read more...

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Tiger cub spotted in Sariska


August 8th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) A tigress in Rajasthan's Sariska Tiger Reserve has reportedly delivered a cub.On Tuesday, the tigress and the cub were captured on camera. This is encouraging news, ... Read more...

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Odisha to release captured leopard into wild


August 7th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) A leopard currently lodged at a zoo after being captured about a month ago in Odisha's Subarnapur district could be released into the wild soon, ... Read more...

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Heavy showers lash Taj city


August 6th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 6 (IANS) After several dry days, the Taj city Monday had three spells of heavy showers that flooded low-lying areas and caused traffic jams at busy intersections. The ... Read more...

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No large aircraft from Patna from Aug 16


August 5th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, August 5 (IANS) Large aircraft such as Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 will not operate from Patna airport from Aug 16 after the runway length was re-notified, officials said Sunday.A ... Read more...

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Three more tigers for Sariska


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 2 (IANS) Spread over 866 sq km, the Sariska National Park in Rajasthan was once home to 15 tigers. Poaching reduced the number to zero till re-population began ... Read more...

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Odisha official arrested in US


July 26th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 26 (IANS) An official of the Odisha forest department who is on training in the US was taken into custody by police in Pennsylvania for allegedly wrongfully confining ... Read more...

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Area around Keoladeo National Park declared ’silent zone’


July 20th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has declared the area surrounding the Keoladeo National Park as a 'silent zone' to provide a serene habitat to the park's birds, officials ... Read more...

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Young techie trampled to death by tuskers near Bangalore


July 17th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Satwik Shastry, a 24-year-old techie was found trampled to death by wild elephants in a thick forest near Bannerghatta National Park, about 20 km from Bangalore, ... Read more...

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Foundation laid by Rajiv Gandhi: A bridge on paper


July 15th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 15 (IANS) In September 1989, Rajiv Gandhi, then the prime minister, laid the foundation of a bridge on the Chambal river. Nearly 23 years later, there is ... Read more...

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Leopard captured in Odisha made to ‘entertain’ locals


July 9th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) Odisha officials have drawn flak after a captured male leopard was brought to the residence of a district collector to "entertain" people in the area.The leopard ... Read more...

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Pine needles fuel business for Himachal villagers


July 5th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Bhoraj, July 5 (IANS) Pine needles, a major cause of forest fires in Himachal Pradesh, are now helping villagers earn money.The inflammable needles, which fall on the ground in summer ... Read more...

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‘Gandhigiri’ to protect tigers in Maharashtra (With Images)


July 1st, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandrapur (Maharashtra), July 1 (IANS) Alarmed at the rise in tiger poaching, wildlife lover Bandu Dhotre will start a fast unto death in Nagpur from Monday to seek protection for ... Read more...

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Three tiger cubs spotted in Ranthambore


June 29th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 29 (IANS) Three new tiger cubs have been spotted at the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, bringing cheer to wildlife enthusiasts.The cubs of tigress T-17, also known as ... Read more...

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Elephant pair knocked down by tanker in Noida, one dies


June 29th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, June 29 (IANS) An elephant was rammed to death and another critically injured when a tanker hit them from behind while they were moving on the Mahamaya flyover here ... Read more...

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Fires ravage 20,000 hectares of Himachal forests in two months (With Images)


June 28th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) Unusually hot and dry conditions this summer have turned the green hills of Himachal Pradesh into a tinderbox - literally. Forest wealth estimated at well over ... Read more...

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Delhi government to allot plots to physically challenged


June 19th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday announced that industrial plots would be allotted to physically challenged people.Labour and Industry Minister Ramakant Goswami said the physically challenged would ... Read more...

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Eight Assam districts affected by floods


June 18th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) The overall flood situation in Assam has worsened since Sunday with flood waters now affecting eight districts, officials said. No casualties, however, have been reported ... Read more...

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From wasteland, Taj Corridor to become Agra’s green lung (With image)


June 18th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 18 (IANS) At last, the controversial Taj Heritage Corridor, sandwiched between the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, will be transformed from a wasteland into the city's green lung.The ... Read more...

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Woman power: Tribals stall eco-tourism project in Odisha


June 3rd, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Baripada (Odisha), June 3 (IANS) A group of tribal women in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district have taken authorities head on and stopped an eco-tourism project that was coming up in ... Read more...

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Patna airport told to cut trees for safety


May 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 28 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry has threatened to declare the Patna airport unfit for Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 aircraft unless trees near the airport are cut ... Read more...

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Summer heat killing bats?


May 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 27 (IANS) More than 50 bats have died in this Jharkhand capital, possibly due to the summer heat, officials said Sunday.Ranchi's temperature is hovering between 40 and 42 ... Read more...

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220 turtles found on Mumbai-bound train


May 21st, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) A huge cache of rare turtles stuffed in two bags was discovered by Government Railway Police (GRP) on board the Mumbai-bound Pushpak Express.The turtles, aged between ... Read more...

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Human-elephant conflict on the rise in Assam


May 17th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 17 (IANS) The death of a female elephant undergoing treatment for paralysis in Assam's Karbi Anglong district Wednesday has again brought to light the human-elephant conflict in the ... Read more...

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Sariska villagers protest relocation


May 16th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 15 (IANS) Hundreds of people Tuesday blocked the main entrance of the Sariska tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan's Alwar district, protesting relocation of their villages falling within the reserve, ... Read more...

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Camel safari, night viewing, cycle track and boating around Taj Mahal soon


May 4th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 4 (IANS) The Taj Mahal may soon be opened up for night viewing, from a safe distance though. The Uttar Pradesh government is working on a roadmap to ... Read more...

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Mongoose hair brushes seized in Agra


May 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 1 (IANS) Hundreds of paint-brushes allegedly made from the hair of mongoose were seized from a shop here Monday evening."We are trying to find out about ... Read more...

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Assam’s Guinness bid: 40,885 saplings planted in an hour


April 29th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) In a bid to enter the Guinness World Records, 100 people Sunday planted 40,885 saplings within an hour near the Chirang Reserve Forest in lower ... Read more...

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