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Major wetlands in India (To go with: Maharashtra to bid for UN recognition to six wetlands)


September 7th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
India has 25 major wetlands, including four in Jammu and Kashmir, which have been accorded global recognition under the Ramsar Convention. They are:JAMMU AND KASHMIR:Surinsar-Mansar Lakes - 350 hectares,... Read more...

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Jammu, Kashmir lock horns over Amarnath infrastructure


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 23 (IANS) The question of improved amenities for pilgrims to the Amarnath cave shrine has again divided the people of Jammu and those of the Kashmir Valley, ... Read more...

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Seven UP rivers in spate


August 8th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) Seven rivers in Uttar Pradesh are in spate as rains continued in most parts of the state.The Burrhi Rapti river in Kakrahi, Sharda river in Palia ... Read more...

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Pilgrim killed in Gurgaon


July 17th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 17 (IANS) A Hindu pilgrim was killed and a dozen others were injured when a mini-truck in which they were travelling came in contact with a high-voltage wire ... Read more...

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18 killed in Uttar Pradesh bus-mini truck crash


May 31st, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed when a Tata 407 mini truck they were travelling on collided head-on with a bus in Bulandshahr Thursday, police said.According ... Read more...

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Capacity of hydropower plants on Ganga to be reduced: Natarajan (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) To ensure free flow and clean water in the Ganga, the union environment ministry is formulating a plan to cut down the capacity of major ... Read more...

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Capacity of hydropower plants on Ganga to be reduced: Natarajan


May 29th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) To ensure free flow and clean water in the Ganga, the union environment ministry is formulating a plan to cut down the capacity of major ... Read more...

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Patna’s own Marine Drive project set to take off


May 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 20 (IANS) Eight construction companies, including Gammon, Nagarjun and Reliance, have shown keenness to construct the proposed 40-km driveway along the banks of the Ganga river in Patna ... Read more...

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Ganga activists threaten to re-launch campaign


May 14th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Activists working for the Ganga river conservation Monday threatened to launch a massive campaign from Varanasi May 21 if the government failed to ... Read more...

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Holy Ganga receives 2,900 million litres sewage daily: PM


April 17th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Describing the performance of states in operating and maintaining existing sewage treatment plants as "tardy", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said every day 2,900 ... Read more...

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Act quickly to restore glory of Ganga: PM


April 17th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said there is need to "act quickly" to restore the glory of the Ganga river, which provides water to ... Read more...

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Is government serious about saving the Ganga?


March 25th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Ganga, deified by Hindus and intrinsic to its literature and lore while providing water to over 40 percent of India's population in 11 ... Read more...

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NGRBA officials’ resignation not accepted: Narayanasamy


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The resignation of the three National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) officials has not been accepted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who chairs the ... Read more...

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Green activist ends fast after government accepts demands (Lead)


March 23rd, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, 80, who was on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, Friday ended his fast after the government agreed ... Read more...

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Octogenarian green activist agrees to end fast (Lead)


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, 80, who is on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, Friday agreed to end his fast after ... Read more...

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Anna writes to PM on fasting green activist, saving the Ganga


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Anna Hazare Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and urged him to immediately call a meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority ... Read more...

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PM appeals to environmentalist to end indefinite fast


March 20th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday appealed to environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who has been on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, ... Read more...

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80-year-old green activist continues indefinite fast from AIIMS (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Noted environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who -- despite his advancing years -- has been on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, ... Read more...

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Environmentalist on indefinite fast to be hospitalised


March 19th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Noted environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who has been on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, is being shifted to the All India ... Read more...

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Trees cut for Holi, green activists despair


March 7th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 7 (IANS) Hundreds of trees have been pruned or cut down across Bihar in the last four-five days for Holi bonfires, green activists said Wednesday.The Holika bonfire, symbolising ... Read more...

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UP polls: Round 3 ends peacefully, 57-58 percent turnout (Fourth Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 15 (IANS) The third round of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections ended on a peaceful note Wednesday with an estimated 57-58 percent of the 1.77 crore electorate ... Read more...

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Polling steady, peaceful in round three of UP polls (Third Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 15 (IANS) The third round of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections Wednesday saw long queues at polling booths from early morning, with 34.7 percent of 1.77 crore ... Read more...

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UP polls: 20 percent turnout in four hours (Second Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 15 (IANS) Balloting proceeded briskly and steadily Wednesday with more than 20 percent of the 1.77 crore voters exercising their franchise in the first four hours of ... Read more...

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Brisk polling on in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 15 (IANS) Polling began on a brisk note Wednesday morning in 56 assembly constituencies in the third round of Uttar Pradesh's seven-phased election with more than eight ... Read more...

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56 Uttar Pradesh assembly seats to go to polls Wednesday


February 14th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 14 (IANS) Fifty-six seats spread across 10 districts will Wednesday go to polls in the third leg of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.The most high-profile of ... Read more...

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Two persons drown in Ichamati river


October 7th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 7 (IANS) Two middle-aged persons drowned in the Ichamati river in North 24 Paraganas district Friday during the Durga idol immersion ceremony, police said."Two persons have drowned in ... Read more...

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Bengal bids farewell to Durga


October 6th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 6 (IANS) Five days of frenzied puja festivities came to an end in West Bengal as idols of Goddess Durga and her children were immersed in the Ganga ... Read more...

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Mahalaya invokes Goddess Durga, puja countdown begins


September 27th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Many Bengalis woke up before the crack of dawn Tuesday for their annual tryst with Mahalaya, an auspicious occasion invoking mother Goddess Durga to descend on ... Read more...

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Flood situation remains grim in Bihar


September 13th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) The flood situation in Bihar continued to be grim Tuesday and the state government sounded a fresh alert, asking people to shift to safe places, after ... Read more...

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Rs.896 crore spent on cleaning Ganga


August 30th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The government has spent Rs.896.05 crore so far under the Ganga Action Plan for cleaning the river, parliament was told Tuesday.Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told ... Read more...

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New body for environmental clearances: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government will set up an environmental assessment and monitoring authority to streamline the process of environmental clearances, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday."Preserving ... Read more...

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Shanker Raman, Alka Raghuram win Grant Open Doors award at Locarno


August 9th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Locarno (Switzerland), Aug 9 (IANS) Mumbai-based Shanker Raman and San Francisco-based Alka Raghuram were Tuesday night named the winners of the Grant Open Doors prize at the award ceremony at ... Read more...

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Mamata kick-starts Kolkata’s ‘London makeover’ (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) In a step towards fulfilling her poll pledge of sprucing up Kolkata to match London, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday kick-started an ambitious ... Read more...

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Only under-35s allowed at Rahul’s Youth Congress meet


July 22nd, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, July 22 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi may be over 40 years of age, but his party activists Friday insisted on barring anybody above 35 from entering ... Read more...

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Bihar task force report on Ganga dolphins soon


July 20th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 20 (IANS) A task force for conservation of the endangered Ganga river dolphins is expected to submit its report in the next five-six months, officials said ... Read more...

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