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Sunny Friday in Delhi, rains expected Saturday (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Two days after Delhi recorded its wettest day this year, the capital Friday saw a sunny day, with maximum temperature going a notch above average. ... Read more...

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Three killed in lightning strike in Agra, Yamuna flooded


August 30th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 30 (IANS) One family took the brunt of the heavy downpour here Thursday morning as three adults of the family were killed in a lightning strike and two ... Read more...

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More rain, more chaos in Delhi (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) It was a rained-out morning in the capital Wednesday with the season's heaviest showers resulting in several areas being waterlogged and the inevitable traffic snarls ... Read more...

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UP restores prime land near Delhi to irrigation department


August 28th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday announced that the 895.63 acres of prime land adjacent to New Delhi, transferred to the Noida authority during the Mayawati ... Read more...

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Set up committee to prevent waterlogging, says high court


August 28th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the state government to constitute a committee of senior officers from various authorities to evolve a mechanism to desilt ... Read more...

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Portfolio reshuffle in Delhi cabinet


August 28th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday reshuffled the portfolios of her ministers, sources in the government said.Health Minister A.K. Walia, who held several portfolios, has ... Read more...

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Rainy Sunday in Taj city


August 27th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 26 (IANS) Normal life was affected due to heavy rains in Agra Sunday, even as tourists continued to pour into the city through the newly-opened Yamuna Expressway, an ... Read more...

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Yamuna, Chambal rivers in spate


August 25th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 25 (IANS) The Yamuna and Chambal rivers in Uttar Pradesh are in spate following heavy discharge of water from several barrages and are threatening to flood low-lying areas, ... Read more...

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Akhilesh not serious on scam probe: BJP


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday launched a broadside against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, accusing him of giving conflicting statements on an alleged ... Read more...

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Deficit rain hits agriculture in Jammu region


July 31st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has, in view of the deficit monsoon this year, asked farmers in Jammu region to sow alternate crops that need less ... Read more...

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Remove debris from Hindon river bed: Tribunal


July 29th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 29 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) and the irrigation department of Uttar Pradesh to clear the debris dumped on Hindon river ... Read more...

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Civic agency leader moves Delhi court on cleaning drains


June 25th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With monsoon round the corner, Mahender Nagpal, Leader of House in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, has appealed to the Delhi High Court to instruct ... Read more...

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Mayawati plotted land scam in Noida: Minister


June 15th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav Thursday accused the previous Mayawati government of plotting a multi-crore rupee scam involving irrigation department land in Noida ... Read more...

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GAIL to invest Rs.11,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh


June 14th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) Wednesday informed the Uttar Pradesh government that it proposes to invest around Rs.11,000 crore in the state which would lead ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to deploy 500 armed guards against tiger poaching


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Alarmed by the deaths of two tigers in Maharashtra forest reserves, state Forest Minister Patangrao Kadam Tuesday said that over 500 armed guards will be recruited ... Read more...

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With Rs.669 crore, UP speeds up Kumbh Mela work


April 27th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has taken up Kumbh Mela 2013 on a priority basis and asked various agencies to speed up work on a war footing, ... Read more...

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Punjab to plant trees along all highways


April 14th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) As Punjab celebrated the Baisakhi harvest festival Friday, the state government announced it was launching a major sapling plantation drive on vacant land along national ... Read more...

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CPI veteran Promod Gogoi dies


April 6th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) Promod Gogoi, 82, a Communist Party of India (CPI) leader from Assam, passed away at a hospital here Friday, days after being re-elected to the party's ... Read more...

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Punjab to amend canal law to prevent water theft


April 5th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) The Punjab government is likely to amend the Northern India Canal and Drainage Act of 1873 to check the growing malpractice of water theft in the ... Read more...

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Cultivated area in Odisha declining, says NGO


March 31st, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) Increase in allocation of water to industries in Odisha has hit agriculture with the total cultivated area declining, a group working on water-related issues in the ... Read more...

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Lokayukta raids continue in Madhya Pradesh


January 19th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 19 (IANS) Continuing with its raids, the Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta Thursday unearthed Rs.44 lakh cash from one government official and Rs.50 lakh worth ornaments from another official. The ... Read more...

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Bhakra, Pong level crosses capacity mark


September 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh Sep 19 (IANS) With the water levels in the reservoirs of the Bhakra and Pong dams crossing the respective maximum capacity marks Monday, authorities in Punjab have alerted downstream ... Read more...

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Bhakra, Pong dam water levels near top


September 8th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) Getting closer to its maximum storage capacity of 1,680 feet, the water level in Gobind Sagar reservoir of the 225-metre high Bhakra Dam rose to nearly ... Read more...

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Rs.50 mn assets seized from Chhattisgarh government employee


August 25th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 25 (IANS) A Chhattisgarh government employee has amassed Rs.50 million assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, an official said Thursday.Superintending Engineer J.P. Agarwal was posted ... Read more...

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Yamuna above danger mark in Agra


August 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agra/Mathura, Aug 21 (IANS) The Yamuna river here in Uttar Pradesh crossed the danger mark early Sunday, officials said."We are fully prepared and are closely monitoring the situation," said Municipal ... Read more...

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Flood gates opened at Himachal’s Pong Dam


August 18th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) Thursday opened the floodgates of the Pong Dam in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh as the water in the reservoir almost reached ... Read more...

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Yamuna crosses danger mark


August 17th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The swollen Yamuna river Wednesday crossed the danger mark after water was released upstream from Haryana's Hathini Kund dam. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said ... Read more...

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Punjab cautions against possibility of floods


August 17th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday cautioned against the possibility of floods in some districts following the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) releasing excess water from the reservoir ... Read more...

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Haryana releases water into Yamuna river, no flood threat


August 16th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Over 600,000 cusecs of water has been released by Haryana into the Yamuna river from the Hathnikund barrage in Yamunanagar district, officials said Tuesday, adding that ... Read more...

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West Bengal on high alert as rivers breach embankments


August 9th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) The West Bengal government Tuesday issued high alert with rising rivers breaching embankments in South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas districts.In the wake of torrential rains, the ... Read more...

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Haryana upset over Punjab minister’s ‘threat’ to official


July 21st, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday took strong exception to the alleged threat by Punjab Irrigation Minister Janmeja Singh Sekhon to officers of the Haryana irrigation department at ... Read more...

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Delhi prepared to combat floods this year (Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) With the onset of the monsoon, the Delhi government is determined to control floods in the capital this year, Minister for Revenue, Irrigation and Flood ... Read more...

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Agricultural land flooded in Punjab


July 9th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Fazilka (Punjab), July 9 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in parts of Punjab has resulted in breaching of river embankments at various places and an alarming rise in the water level of ... Read more...

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Nepal on vigil as rains lash ‘Bihar’s sorrow’ Kosi


June 30th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 30 (IANS) As torrential monsoon rains swelled Saptakosi, the river known as neighbouring Indian state Bihar's sorrow, Nepal's government rushed a high-level team to the southern plains adjoining ... Read more...

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Heavy rains hit West Bengal, six killed (Roundup)


June 17th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, June 17 (IANS) Landslide and electrocution claimed six lives as incessant overnight rains disrupted normal life in West Bengal Friday, inundating several areas and crippling road and rail traffic.A ... Read more...

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