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33 people rescued from flash floods in Kashmir


September 9th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 9 (IANS) Thirty-three people caught in flash floods were rescued after a seven-hour operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district Sunday, an official said.Aamir Ali, incharge of the ... Read more...

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48 killed in Kenya ethnic clashes


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 48 people, including 11 children, were killed in a clash involving two communities in Kenya, police said Wednesday.The clash between the Pokomo and Orma ... Read more...

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12 dead, three mn hit by China storms


July 14th, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) At least 12 people have died and more than three million affected in storms that hit China over the past few days, officials said.In eastern province ... Read more...

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Haryana to set up 200 hi-tech mini-dairies


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 2 (IANS) To propel the milk revolution in Haryana, the state government has decided to set up 200 hi-tech mini-dairy units across the state this year (2012-13), an ... Read more...

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Villagers kill six lions in Kenya


June 21st, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 21 (IANS) As many as six lions have been killed by residents of a village on the outskirts of Kenyan capital Nairobi as human-wildlife conflict escalates in the ... Read more...

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8,000 agro jobs at risk due to Italy quakes


June 6th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 6 (IANS/AKI) Around 8,000 jobs in Italy's agriculture sector may be lost following two deadly earthquakes in the northern part of the country last month, an agriculture trade ... Read more...

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Drought hits south China


May 4th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) Drought has badly affected life in south China, with authorities saying at least 200,000 people and over 70,000 livestock have been hit.According to local officials, there ... Read more...

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Unemployed Italians become shepherds


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 3 (IANS/AKI) Thousands of young Italians are becoming shepherds as a way to make a living after facing the worst employment opportunities in more than a decade, according ... Read more...

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One killed, 175 injured as tornado hits Tripura


May 1st, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 1 (IANS) A farmer was killed and 175 injured in Tripura when a tornado, accompanied by rain and hailstorm, hit the state, destroying more than 1,000 houses, uprooting ... Read more...

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Three killed in Tripura rainstorm


April 29th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 29 (IANS) At least three people, including a boy, have been killed in rainstorms ravaging parts of Tripura since Saturday, an official said here Sunday."A 76-year-old farmer in ... Read more...

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Thriving wolf population threatens northern Russia


April 20th, 2012 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A growing population of gray wolves in northern Russia has put people's livelihood in danger after the predators killed over 1,700 domestic reindeer, more than ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP leaders use drought for political gain (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 6th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 6 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka continues to sink deeper into the morass over its internal power struggle, with even the severe drought ... Read more...

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UAE bans Egyptian livestock import


April 4th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 3 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has temporarily banned import of animals with cloven hooves from Egypt, following reports of foot and mouth disease there.Environment and Water Minister Rashid Ahmad ... Read more...

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Himachal to get $200 mn green loan


March 29th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 29 (IANS) The World Bank will give Himachal Pradesh a $200 million loan to enable it become the country's first carbon neutral state by 2020, Chief Minister Prem ... Read more...

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Egyptian camel handlers threaten ’siege’


March 28th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian camel handlers have threatened to bring thousands of camels to the capital city and block the buildings housing the cabinet and the agriculture ministry ... Read more...

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25,000 affected by snowfall in China


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) Over 650 people have been injured and more than 25,000 are facing food shortage and a lack of warm clothing due heavy snowfall in China's southwest ... Read more...

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Wild animals kill 22 in Himachal


March 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) Twenty-two people were killed by wild animals in Himachal Pradesh in the past three years, a minister said Wednesday.The deaths took place from Jan 1, 2009 ... Read more...

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Avoid meat before Olympics, China tells its athletes


March 15th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China has advised its athletes against eating meat before the 2012 London Olympics as it may contain the banned substance clenbuterol, Russian anti-doping agency Rusada ... Read more...

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Russia to suspend livestock import from EU


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 2 (IANS) Russia has decided to ban livestock import from the European Union starting March 20, the agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said Friday.According to Rosselkhoznadzor, the temporary ban is ... Read more...

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Schmallenberg virus manages to kill thousands of lambs in UK


February 27th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thousands of lambs have been killed in England following an outbreak of the deadly schmallenberg virus. The virus has been confirmed in about 74 farms in the ... Read more...

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Deadly virus killing livestock in Britain


February 26th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Schmallenberg, a deadly virus for which there is no cure, is spreading across Britain and causing stillbirths and birth defects in sheep, goats and cattle.The government ... Read more...

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China allocates $19 mn to fight drought


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) China Wednesday allocated 120 million yuan ($19 million) for drought-hit areas in the southwestern part of the country.The funds will help secure food and drinking water ... Read more...

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China makes police protect sheep from wolves


January 6th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) In yet another interesting job for policemen in China, armed patrols have been ordered to escort sheep amid increasing numbers of wolf attacks this winter.Police in ... Read more...

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Dutch scientist to make cultured meat in lab


November 17th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) A scientist from the Netherlands is hoping to grow "cultured meat" in his laboratory as an alternative to livestock farming to satisfy the world's growing hunger ... Read more...

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Karnataka geared to meet drought, says Gowda


October 8th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, whose administration has declared nearly half of Karnataka drought-hit, acknowledged Saturday that providing relief was the primary responsibility of ... Read more...

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Zardari pledges help to flood victims


September 8th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday assured food, shelter and other amenities to the flood victims of the country's Sindh province. Nearly five million people were ... Read more...

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Drought hits 672,000 people in Chinese metropolis


September 2nd, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) A lingering drought has left 672,000 people and 317,000 livestock short of drinking water in a major Chinese metropolis, Xinhua reported.High temperatures and scarce rainfall in ... Read more...

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50 dead in Uganda landslides


August 30th, 2011 - 4:57 am ICT by IANS
Kampala, Aug 30 (IANS) More than 50 people were killed in landslides in eastern Uganda Monday, Xinhua reported.Three villages in Bulambuli district were hit by landslides. Twenty-nine bodies were retrieved ... Read more...

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Kashmir nomads want access to pastures close to LoC


August 28th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 28 (IANS) An organisation of nomads in Jammu and Kashmir has sought access for them and their livestock to pastures along the Line of Control (LoC) between Indian ... Read more...

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Huge toxic waste killing animals in China


August 15th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) Over 5,000 tonnes of highly toxic industrial waste have been dumped in a Chinese rural area, causing death to livestock and polluting soil and water, authorities ... Read more...

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Two million Chinese hit by drought


August 12th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) A lingering drought in southwest China has left over two million people short of drinking water, the government said Friday.Guizhou province has been under the grip ... Read more...

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Rabies kills 5,000 in Pakistan every year


July 29th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) As many as 5,000 people die of rabies in Pakistan every year, experts say.The incidents of rabies' are increasing in Pakistan, said speakers at a national ... Read more...

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Scientists working on ‘test-tube’ beef


June 27th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) The first "test tube" hamburger is only a year away. Beef mince is now being grown from stem cells that would eliminate the necessity of slaughtering ... Read more...

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China diverts river water to ease drought


May 19th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) Water from China's Yangtze river was diverted to central China's Hunan and Hubei provinces Wednesday to ease drought in the region, an official said.About 300,000 people ... Read more...

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Epilepsy causing parasite found in eels


May 18th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 18 (IANS) A parasite that can cause epilepsy and or lead to paralysis has been detected in eels imported from Indonesia and the Philippines, officials said here.This was ... Read more...

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