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UP wants better railway platforms


September 21st, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is seeking better and improved railway platforms in the state.The state government Friday said it would ask the railway ministry to improve the condition ... Read more...

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Himachal links snow-clearing with rural jobs scheme


March 18th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has linked snow-clearing with the central government's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), a minister said here Sunday."This year, for the first ... Read more...

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Agitating farmers lift Haryana highway blockade


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kurukshetra (Haryana), March 1 (IANS) Agitating farmers affiliated to the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) lifted their blockade of the busy National Highway No.1 (NH-1) near Haryana's Pipli town Thursday following ... Read more...

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West Bengal to start golden highway project


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) In a bid to attract private sector investment in improvement and maintenance of state highways and major roads, the West Bengal cabinet Friday decided to implement ... Read more...

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Omar visits snow-hit Jammu region


January 9th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 9 (IANS) After spending three days monitoring restoration of electricity in the Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday visited the mountainous areas of Jammu ... Read more...

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Rains, floods kill 115 in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand


August 19th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/Dehradun, Aug 19 (IANS) Floods and heavy rains in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have left as many as 115 people dead over the last two months, official reports ... Read more...

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National Highway No:1: India’s melancholy road


July 1st, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Pipli (Haryana), July 1 (IANS) Harkirat Singh has driven on the Ambala-New Delhi section of the busy National Highway No. 1 (NH-1) many times. What used to be a leisurely ... Read more...

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Declining insurgency fosters development in rural areas of Nagaland


September 16th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter ChacheiSeithekema village (Nagaland), Sep.16 (ANI): With decline in insurgency, infrastructural development is taking place once again in Nagaland, especially in its rural areas.The change can be witnessed, particularly in ... Read more...

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Apples pile up in Uttarakhand due to bad roads


August 26th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant ChauhanShimla, Aug 26 (ANI): Apple growers of Himachal Pradesh have suffered severe losses, as their harvest is not getting transported to markets in time due to the poor state of ... Read more...

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Floods eclipse Pakistan’s Independence Day (Lead)


August 14th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) One of the worst floods in the history of Pakistan eclipsed the Independence Day celebrations Saturday, even as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani appealed to the world ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM appeals for help to flood-hit millions


August 14th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday expressed profound grief over the loss of thousands of lives in one of the country's worst ever floods and appealed ... Read more...

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Delhi gets India’s first remote controlled street lights (Lead)


March 9th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) In a bid to conserve energy, the capital's main civic agency Tuesday launched the country's first remote-controlled street lights that can be switched on and off using ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall disrupts normal life in Kashmir Valley


January 10th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Jan 10 (ANI): Heavy snowfall in the Kashmir Valley has disrupted normal life and made transportation precarious.One of the worst affected areas is the Shopian district. As on Sunday this area ... Read more...

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Pak Army kick starts ‘mother of all battles’ against Taliban in South Waziristan


October 18th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.18 (ANI): The Pakistan Army has kick started, what is being seen as the 'mother of all battles', against the Taliban in South Warisitan, the region believed to be the ... Read more...

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Himachal gets relief from heavy rains


September 13th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh got relief from heavy rains Sunday after it had poured continuously for more than four days. "The hill state this (Sunday) morning got relief from heavy ... Read more...

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Punjab authorities launch drive to uproot “Congress Grass”


September 5th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Nag Khurd (Amritsar), Sep.5 (ANI): Farmers in Punjab are confronted with an unusual problem these days. A weed described as "Congress Grass" has covered all soil-bunds in ... Read more...

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Punjab wants railways to gate all unmanned crossings


June 12th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) With rising number of accidents at unmanned railway crossings in Punjab claiming scores of lives every year, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has written to Union Railways ... Read more...

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Strategic junction ahead of last LTTE stronghold captured: Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 17th, 2009 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 17 (IANS) Advancing Sri Lankan troops captured a strategically important junction lying ahead of the last stronghold of the Tamil Tiger rebels, the defence ministry said Tuesday. Troops engaged "in ... Read more...

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Two districts in Jammu and Kashmir still cut off


February 12th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 12 (IANS) Over 600,000 people living in the mountainous Doda and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir remain cut off since the past week with more than 200 metres of ... Read more...

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46 combatants killed as Tiger territory captured: Sri Lankan military


September 2nd, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 2 (IANS) The Sri Lankan military has captured fresh territory from the Tamil Tiger rebels in the north amid fierce fighting that has left at least 46 combatants killed, defence ... Read more...

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Pakistan to scrap over 10,000 poverty alleviation schemes


July 8th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) The Pakistani government is to scrap over 10,000 community-based poverty reduction and employment generation schemes launched by the previous regime. The bulk of these are under the Rs.25 ... Read more...

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Engineers in Kashmir design a snow-clearing machine


June 3rd, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, June 3 (ANI): Engineers in Kashmir have indigenously designed a low cost machine to clear the snow in narrow lanes and link roads in the region. Made in one-and-a-half-months by the ... Read more...

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Torch leads to traffic troubles


April 17th, 2008 - 8:41 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Beijing Olympic torch run Thursday passed off uneventfully, but left in its wake barricaded roads, massive traffic jams and grumbling commuters trying their best to get ... Read more...

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