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Bhojpuri films needs encouragement: Big B


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is working free of cost in Bhojpuri film "Ganga Devi", says regional films need support and that is why he never ... Read more...

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Big B gets conscious when wife Jaya on the sets


September 1st, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who will be seen with his wife Jaya Bachchan in Bhojpuri film "Ganga Devi", says there is lot of restriction when your ... 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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Bahuguna surveys damage in Uttarakhand, offers more relief


August 16th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Aug 16 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna Thursday announced additional compensation for people whose houses were destroyed by the heavy rains and landslides in the state in the ... Read more...

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40 missing in Uttarakhand, rescue efforts on


August 5th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Aug 5 (IANS) As many as 40 people, including 19 labourers at a project, are missing after flash floods and cloud bursts ravaged Uttarakhand. The government Sunday asked the ... Read more...

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Spiritual group prepares to clean entire Ganges


June 17th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Haridwar, June 17 (IANS) A spiritual group here is conducting a survey on how best to clean the entire 2,525-km Ganges, the holiest of all rivers for Hindus but ... Read more...

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Quake kills four, injures over 100 in north Bengal


September 19th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, Sep 19 (IANS) Four people were killed, over 100 injured and power supply disrupted in parts of northern West Bengal as a powerful quake, epicentred in adjoining Sikkim, ... Read more...

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Hope Mamata destroys Congress too, like other allies: Uma


July 11th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Claiming that Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has a "knack of ruining her allies", Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti Monday "wished and prayed" ... Read more...

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India’s third Antartica research station to open in 2012


January 11th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Bharati, India's third state-of-the-art research station at Antarctica, will be operational by 2012, Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal said Tuesday. Bharati will have all the ... Read more...

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Landslides leave three thousand tourists stranded in Uttarkashi


September 25th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashish GoelUttarkashi (Uttarakhand), Sep. 25 (ANI): Landslides triggered by flashfloods have left approximately three thousand tourists stranded in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi District.The tourists from various states were on their way to 'Char ... Read more...

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Landslides, flash floods damage roads in Uttarakhand


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Sep 23 (IANS) Widespread landslides and flash floods triggered by last week's torrential rains in Uttarakhand have cut off large parts of the Himalayan state and left hundreds of tourists and ... Read more...

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Tourists stranded in Uttarakhand


September 21st, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Sep 21 (IANS) More than 100 tourists, including many from abroad, were stranded in different areas of Uttarakhand where torrential rain and landslides have claimed 66 lives over the past ... Read more...

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Two army officers buried under snow avalanche (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dehradun, Sep 21 (IANS) Two Indian Army officers of a mountaineering team were killed when a snow avalanche hit their camp in Uttarakhand where torrential rains and landslides have left 66 ... Read more...

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Delhi comes alive with ‘kanwariyas’


August 7th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Orange-robed men on the streets, roadside camps for them to rest, high decibel cries of "Har Har Mahadev"... Delhi is witnessing an intoxicating fervour in one of ... Read more...

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Varanasi holy men demand scrapping of dam projects on Ganga


May 9th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, May 9 (ANI): Hundreds of holy men in Varanasi held a rally on Saturday and demanded scrapping of dam projects on the River Ganga to save the livelihood of people. ... Read more...

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After Uma, Govindacharya quits his organisation


April 4th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 4 (IANS) Close on the heels of Uma Bharti's resignation from the president's post of her party, Bharatiya Jan Shakti (BJS), her mentor and former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Students organize Ganga cleaning drive in Varanasi


November 10th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Nov. 10 (ANI): Hundreds of college students in Varanasi participated in a cleaning drive aimed to keep the holy Ganges river pollution-free.Many volunteers cleaned the Ghats of the river with brooms, ... Read more...

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Two toddlers killed, 200 shanties destroyed in West Bengal


October 25th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Oct 25 (IANS) Two children were killed and 200-odd shanties destroyed when a fire broke out in West Bengal's Siliguri town in the wee hours of Sunday, a senior ... Read more...

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Malaysian engineer declared missing for a month after India visit


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Dehradun, Oct.22 (ANI): A Malaysian engineer, who trekked to hilly Tapovan in Uttarkasi district in India to meet his spiritual master, has been missing for the last month.Vicknesvaren Murugesu, who works in ... Read more...

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A clean Ganga could enhance dolphins’ presence in the river, says expert


October 11th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajay KumarPatna, Oct.11 (ANI): Gangetic dolphins were once found in abundance in the river Ganges. But over the years a steady increase in pollution in the river has dwindled the population ... Read more...

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West Bengal official dies in accident in Uttrakhand


October 10th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 10 (IANS) A senior West Bengal health department official died in an accident Saturday morning while travelling from Gangotri to Gomukh in Uttarakhand, a fellow tourist said. "(State health department assistant ... Read more...

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Alliance with CPM in Silguri Council is a local issue: Congress


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Oct 2 (ANI): Congress Working Committee Member, Keshav Rao on Friday said that the alliance between the Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) in Silguri Municipal Council is ... Read more...

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Swiss adventurer, crew to highlight condition of Ganges


September 10th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Ganga river, often called India's cultural and spiritual lifeline, will open up its thousand-year-old channel to a 2,500-km Ganga expedition led by renowned Swiss adventurer Andy ... Read more...

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Novel campaign by self-help group to create awareness on Ganges river pollution


May 23rd, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, May 23 (ANI): A self-help group from Varanasi on Friday sent 543 utensils filled with water of river Ganges to the national capital to raise awareness on river pollution.Ganga, which ... Read more...

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Former IIT professor ends fast, wins a battle for Ganga (with image)


February 20th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A 77-year-old former Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) professor ended his fast-unto-death here Friday after the central government accepted his demand to suspend work on a hydroelectric ... Read more...

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IIT alumni form action group to save the Ganges


February 18th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Former students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Wednesday came together to form an action group to save the ecosystem around river Ganges. The group 'IITians for ... Read more...

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Sunderlal Bahuguna frets for Himalayas, bats for Western Ghats


February 15th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS) Legendary green activist Sunderlal Bahuguna, who salvaged the greenery of the Himalayas with the radically novel Chipko movement in the early 1970s, now swears by the Sahyradri mountain ... Read more...

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Azamgarh hotel faces police action for hosting French scribes


October 6th, 2008 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 6 (IANS) The Azamgarh district administration Monday lodged a police complaint against the owner of a hotel for letting out rooms to two foreign journalists who interviewed the families of ... Read more...

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250 religious heads flag off save Ganga campaign in Delhi


August 17th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A group of 250 spiritual heads representing most of the religious sects and Hindu organisations across India Sunday launched the “Save the Ganga campaign” in the capital. ... Read more...

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Septugenarian’s fast forces Uttaranchal to scrap 2 dams


June 20th, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, June 20 (IANS) Yielding to pressure from septugenarian environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who is on hunger strike against the damming of the Ganga, the Uttaranchal government said it would not construct two ... Read more...

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Khanduri meets agitators against Bhagirathi project


June 17th, 2008 - 12:12 am ICT by ANI
Dehradun, June 16 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri said here today that he is ready to stop construction of hydel projects in Uttarakhand provided its power needs are fulfilled ... Read more...

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Hindus to protest outside RSPCA headquarters over cow’s slaughter


December 26th, 2007 - 7:26 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec.26 (ANI): Hundreds of Hindus have decided to protest outside the RSPCA headquarters here at the slaughter of a sick sacred cow at their temple while they were at worship. According to ... Read more...

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Badrinath shrine closes for winter break (Re-issue)


November 19th, 2007 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
Badrinath (Uttrakhand), Nov 19 (ANI): The Badrinath temple situated in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas has been closed for winter, as a part of its tradition of remaining open for six-months. Scores of ... Read more...

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Badrinath shrine closes for winter break


November 18th, 2007 - 11:15 pm ICT by admin
Badrinath (Uttrakhand), Nov 18 (ANI): The Badrinath temple situated in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas has been closed for winter, as a part of its tradition of remaining open for six-months. Scores of ... Read more...

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Foreigners embark on pilgrimage to Buddhist sites on foot


November 14th, 2007 - 8:13 am ICT by admin
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