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Monsoon finally arrives in Himachal (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) The delayed southwest monsoon finally reached Himachal Pradesh Thursday, bringing respite to the people. Showers lashed capital Shimla, Dharamsala, Manali and other towns, leading to ... Read more...

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Vaishno Devi pilgrimage resumes after forest fire (Lead)


June 23rd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 23 (IANS) Pilgrimage to the Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu resumed Saturday morning after it was suspended due to a forest fire.The fire broke out ... Read more...

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Vaishno Devi pilgrimage suspended due to forest fire


June 23rd, 2012 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 23 (IANS): Pilgrimage to the Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu was suspended late Friday due to a forest fire which spread over and reached near ... Read more...

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Three women die in forest fire


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), March 22 (IANS) Three tribal women were killed and two men injured in a forest fire in the Tipeshwar Sanctuary in eastern Maharashtra, an official said here Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Hundreds battle forest fire in China


January 28th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) More than 800 firefighters, policemen and villagers were battling to put out a raging forest fire that broke out in the mountains in southwest China.The inferno ... Read more...

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Plane crashes while fighting Argentina forest fire


January 5th, 2012 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 5 (IANS/EFE) A plane being used to fight a forest fire in Argentina crashed Wednesday but the pilot survived, officials said.The plane was fighting the fire in ... Read more...

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Hundreds evacuated in Chile forest fire


January 3rd, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Jan 3 (IANS) About 500 people were evacuated after a massive forest fire broke out in a preserve in Chile, Xinhua reported.The blaze broke out Monday in the Torres ... Read more...

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Tiger reserve in Jharkhand ravaged by forest fire


March 25th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Palamu (Jharkhand), Mar.25 (ANI): The Palamu Tiger Reserve in Jharkhand has been ravaged by fire for several weeks now and forest officials are desperately trying to douse the fire, day and night.The ... Read more...

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19 die in Tripura refugee camp fire (Lead)


March 19th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 19 (IANS) At least 19 people, including children and women, were Saturday burnt to death when a fire ravaged a refugee camp in Tripura home to Reang tribals ... Read more...

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China battles massive forest fire


March 8th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 8 (IANS) More than 1,000 fire fighters, soldiers and forest officials Tuesday night continued to battle a fire that has engulfed over 26 hectares of forest in southwest ... Read more...

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Brad Penny Tames “The Situation”, Supposedly!


September 27th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez, Sep 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Brad Penny perhaps should be concerned about his girlfriend Karina Smirnoff as rumors of her dating Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is circulating like forest fire. There ... Read more...

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Fire burns down Brazilian national park


September 21st, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) An area equivalent to 10,000 soccer fields has been wiped out in a massive wildfire in a national park here in the Brazilian capital. Close to 42,000 hectares of ... Read more...

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Forest fires give a boost to nitrogen cycle


August 10th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): During forest fire, nitrate levels go up and the effects persist, according to recent research from University of Montana scientists.The researchers found that charcoal deposited during fire events ... Read more...

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China launches new navigation satellite


August 1st, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China successfully launched a fifth orbiter into space Sunday as a part of its indigenous satellite navigation and global positioning network. The satellite was launched at 5.30 a.m. from ... Read more...

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Puppetry spreads mass awareness in protecting Uttarakhand forests


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Barhani (Uttarakhand), May 22 (ANI): The Principal Conservator of Forests in Uttarakhand has directed his department to organise a series of puppet shows to be staged by range forest officers at various ... Read more...

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Frequent forest fires cause serious ecological concerns in Dharamsala


May 21st, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), May 21 (ANI): Frequent forest fires and prolonged dry spells in summers are causing serious concerns about the ecological balance in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala city.Thousands of hectares of forest ... Read more...

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Forest fire disrupts Kalka-Shimla rail traffic


April 19th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) Traffic on the Kalka-Shimla railway line was disrupted for more than an hour Monday due to forest fire near the track, an official said. "The traffic on the Kalka-Shimla ... Read more...

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Navy Plane Crash In Georgia: Three Killed, One Missing


April 14th, 2010 - 12:27 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an area which is about 75 miles east of where a Navy training plane went down four years ago, killing four people, another tragic plane crash ... Read more...

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‘Jhum’ fire claims two more lives in Mizoram


March 12th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 12 (IANS) At least two young people were killed while burning their 'jhum' forest in Mizoram, officials said here Friday. The tribal people in the hilly terrain of northeastern states ... Read more...

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“Station Fire” Turns More Fearsome


August 28th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez The wild fire that had broken out above La Canada Flintridge is proving to be every bit unpredictable and threatening as its goes on making its advance. On Thursday, to ... Read more...

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Greece declares emergency as forest fire burns out of control


August 22nd, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Aug 22 (DPA) The Greek government declared a state of emergency Saturday as a large forest fire burned out of control on the northeastern outskirts of Athens, sending thick black smoke ... Read more...

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Kendra and Hank expecting a boy


August 14th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 14 (IBNS) Kendra Wilkinson and NFL player Hank Baskett are harbouring high hopes of having a boy child.This was revealed by proud parents-to-be on the reality star's website published late Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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4,000 evacuated as forest fire rages in Spanish Canary Isles


August 1st, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 1 (DPA) At least 4,000 people had to abandon their homes on La Palma in the Spanish Canary Isles overnight Saturday as a forest fire swept down from the island's ... Read more...

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Fire breaks out at Poonch checkpost


July 9th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Poonch, July 9 (ANI): A fire broke out at the Tetrinote and Chakkan-Da-Bagh checkposts on the India-Pakistan border in Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday evening.Fanned by winds and dry grass, ... Read more...

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Rain douses forest fires in Himachal


June 11th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 11 (IANS) Rain in Shimla and other parts of Himachal Pradesh Thursday doused numerous forest fires raging in the state, Forest Minister J.P. Nadda said. "Widespread light to moderate rain ... Read more...

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Nepal Army rejects coup reports


April 24th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 24 (IANS) Warily watching the dogged duel between its chief and the ruling Maoist party and grieving for the death of 13 soldiers in a forest fire, Nepal's ... Read more...

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13 Nepal Army soldiers feared dead in forest fire


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 23 (IANS) As the fate of Nepal's beleaguered army chief Gen Rookmangud Katawal hung in limbo with the Maoist government unable to fire him summarily due to growing pressure at ... Read more...

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China launches navigation satellite


April 15th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 15 (Xinhua) China successfully launched its second navigation satellite Wednesday. The carrier rocket, Long March 3C, blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.An official ... Read more...

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Raging forest fire in Jharkhand a cause of concern


March 11th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Mar 11 (ANI): A raging forest fire in the Saranda forest of Jharkhand has become a cause of concern for locals as well as the authorities. Locals say that frequent fires ... Read more...

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Forest fire sends temperature above 40 degrees in Orissa (Lead)


February 26th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) A major forest fire that broke out near the Orissa capital has increased maximum temperature to above 40 degrees in some parts of the coastal state, forcing the ... Read more...

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Another arson suspect charged in Australia


February 18th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 18 (DPA) A second Australian was charged Wednesday with arson following forest fires north of Melbourne that claimed over 201 lives, razed 1,830 homes and left 7,500 homeless. Police allege the ... Read more...

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14 killed in Chile helicopter crash (Lead)


February 16th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Feb 16 (IANS) Fourteen firefighters and other emergency personnel died when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed in Chile's Chanco area, the local media reported Monday.The accident occurred about 5 ... Read more...

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Australia’s most wanted arson suspect was volunteer firefighter


February 16th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 16 (DPA) A court Monday identified Brendan Sokaluk as the 39-year-old man facing arson charges over a forest fire in his hometown of Churchill north of Melbourne that killed 21 ... Read more...

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Helicopter crash kills 14 in Chile


February 16th, 2009 - 8:12 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Feb 16 (Xinhua) A helicopter carrying firefighters crashed in southern Chile Sunday, killing all 14 people on board, media reported.The helicopter, which was transporting 12 firefighters from a forest fire site, ... Read more...

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Forest fire has big carbon footprint


February 15th, 2009 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 15 (DPA) Australians are already doing more than their share of heating up the world, with average greenhouse gas emissions near the top of the table. Now the continent's worst ... Read more...

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