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Goa to probe if excessive mining causing cracks in houses


July 26th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) After cracks developed in land and houses of a town in Goa, the state government has suspended mining in the area and ordered a detailed investigation ... Read more...

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Landslide cuts off Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura


July 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 15 (IANS) Road links to the northeastern states of Mizoram, Tripura and parts of Manipur and southern Assam remained cut off from the rest of India Sunday following ... Read more...

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Scientists to probe Nagpur meteorite shower


May 27th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) A team of scientists from Mumbai will leave for Nagpur Monday to investigate and study the impact of last Tuesday's large meteorite shower in the Katol ... Read more...

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Bengal nod to extract groundwater divides experts


May 25th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal has allowed more farmers to use electric pumps to draw groundwater to expand its paddy output. Six months later, like many ... Read more...

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Tripura to launch disaster management project in schools


April 23rd, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 23 (IANS) Tripura will launch a disaster management programme in its schools to enhance the state's preparedness in an event of a natural calamity striking it, an ... Read more...

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NDMA to train MCD to spot unsafe buildings: Reddy


March 11th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Hundreds of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) engineers will be trained by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to spot unsafe buildings in the national ... Read more...

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GSI to increase hiring


January 31st, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) The union cabinet has cleared the proposal of the ministry of mines to increase the highly-skilled manpower of the Geological Survey of India (GSI) for exploration ... Read more...

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Seismicity study was done before selecting Jaitapur: NPCIL


January 17th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) Tuesday asserted that it had conducted comprehensive seismicity study before selecting Jaitapur for a nuclear power plant.Referring to ... Read more...

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Mizoram, Tripura tighten anti-quake measures


September 22nd, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, Sep 22 (IANS) Authorities in Mizoram and Tripura, given the high vulnerability of India's mountainous northeast to earthquakes, are becoming stricter in enforcing official guidelines on the construction of ... Read more...

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Himachal’s geo park to showcase fossils


September 11th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 11 (IANS) Animal and plant fossils and rocks will be showcased at an upcoming geo heritage park in this tourist resort, an official said Sunday.This picturesque ... Read more...

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Rains bring relief to parts of Uttar Pradesh


July 16th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) After days of sultry weather, parts of Uttar Pradesh, including capital Lucknow, Saturday witnessed light to moderate rains accompanied by thunderstorms."A cyclonic circulation over parts of ... Read more...

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Shimla’s historic Ridge portion again caves in


July 13th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 13 (IANS) This erstwhile summer capital of India is in danger of losing its British legacy bit by bit. A small portion of the Ridge, the most famous ... Read more...

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Quake in northeast India, Bangladesh


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 23 (IANS) A 4.2 magnitude earthquake rocked some parts of northeast India and adjoining Bangladesh Thursday evening, officials said. No casualties were reported.According to meteorological department officials, the ... Read more...

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Bhopal tragedy survivors demand probe into nuke plant projects


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 22 (IANS) Paying homage to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the survivors of the Bhopal gas leak tragedy Tuesday demanded a high level independent ... Read more...

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Japan nuclear meltdown raises concerns in India


March 13th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The critical failure in Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant following a devastating earthquake has raised concerns over the safety of Indian atomic power generators - particularly ... Read more...

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Japan’s quake rumble felt in Tripura assembly


March 11th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 11 (IANS) The massive earthquake followed by tsunami in Japan caused concern among lawmakers in the Tripura assembly Friday as the northeastern region of India falls in Zone ... Read more...

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Himachal to re-submit Renuka dam proposal for green clearance


March 11th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 11 (IANS) An environment clearance proposal for Himachal Pradesh's multi-billion-rupee hydropower dam project - which will quench the thirst of Delhi - would be re-submitted to ... Read more...

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Moderate quake hits northeast India, Bangladesh and Myanmar (Second Lead)


February 4th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Guwahati, Feb 4 (IANS) A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the entire northeast India and adjoining Myanmar and Bangladesh Friday evening, but no casualties were reported, officials said.According to meteorological department officials, the ... Read more...

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Moderate quake hits northeast India, Bangladesh and Myanmar (Lead, Changing dateline)


February 4th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 4 (IANS) A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the entire northeast India and adjoining Myanmar and Bangladesh Friday evening, but no casualties were reported, officials here said.According to meteorological department officials, ... Read more...

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48th Central Geological Programming Board meeting begins review in Delhi


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.3 (ANI): The Geological Survey of India (GSI) will soon procure modern equipments that will uplift the pace and quantity output of all the exploration programmes of the GSI.Revealing ... Read more...

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Coal reserves found in Tripura


November 29th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 29 (IANS) The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has found huge coal reserves in the northeastern state of Tripura, officials said here Monday."We have found coal reserves of sub-bitumen grade ... Read more...

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New system to monitor seismic activity in northeast


September 17th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 17 (IANS) An ambitious project to modernise the seismic monitoring system in India's northeast -- said to be the sixth most quake-prone belt in the world -- has been taken ... Read more...

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Meghalaya refuses to renew mining lease to Coal India


September 7th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Meghalaya has refused to renew a mining lease to the Coal India Limited, leaving the government-run mining enterprise without any work in the state, the coal ministry ... Read more...

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Government approves panel to check illegal mining


August 16th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government Monday cleared a proposal to set up a commission to check illegal mining, following reports of large-scale illegal mining in Karnataka. According to sources, the ... Read more...

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Afghan mineral wealth opens possibilities for investment: Krishna


July 20th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 20 (ANI): Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Tuesday said recent reports of Afghanistan's great mineral wealth opens up possibilities for both mining and investment by other countries.Addressing ... Read more...

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Teacher’s thrashing leaves Class 10 student with fracture


July 18th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) A 15-year-old Class 10 student's left arm was fractured following a beating by a teacher in a private school here for poor performance in a test, the teenager's ... Read more...

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Indian mines minister to visit Canada


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 2 (IANS) Close on the heels of India and Canada signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in mining last week, India's mines minister Bijoy Krishna Handique will visit ... Read more...

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MOU for platinum exploration in Tamil Nadu signed


July 1st, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) The Geological Survey of India (GSI) and Tamil Nadu Minerals Ltd (Tamin) will jointly explore the commercial viability of mining platinum group of minerals present in the Mettupalayalam ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi lays foundation stone for Rohtang tunnel


June 28th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravi ShankarDhundi (Himachal Pradesh), June 28 (ANI): United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chief Sonia Gandhi laid foundation stone for the much-awaited 8.8 kilometres Rohtang tunnel in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu District ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi to lay foundation stone for Rohtang tunnel


June 28th, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Dhundi (Himachal Pradesh), June 28 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi will lay the foundation stone for the Rohtang tunnel project in Manali today.The Rs. 1493 crore tunnel has been designed to ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi to lay foundation stone for Rohtang tunnel on Monday


June 27th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
Dhundi (Himachal Pradesh), June 27(ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi will lay the foundation stone for the Rohtang tunnel project in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, on Monday.The Rs. 1493 crore tunnel has ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists intensify anti-dam protest


June 18th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Work on a controversial high dam by India and Nepal in collaboration continued under tight security in eastern Nepal even as the opposition Maoist party intensified its protests ... Read more...

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Mineral wealth could remain elusive and a curse for Afghans


June 17th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Though American military experts and geologists working with the Pentagon have pointed to Afghanistan having a trillion dollars worth of unearthed mineral deposits, there is a view ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists to launch anti-dam stir


June 10th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 10 (IANS) Fifteen regional organisations affiliated to the opposition Maoist party have warned the Nepal government that they would start a "strong" protest movement against a mega power project to ... Read more...

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GSI team to survey in Nepal for Sapta Kosi project


June 9th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 9 (IANS) A three-member team from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) will arrive in Nepal Saturday to begin a survey amidst tight security for the controversial Sapta Kosi multipurpose ... Read more...

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