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Will move apex court again on Cauvery water: Jayalalithaa


September 19th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will again approach the Supreme Court to get its due share of Cauvery river water from Karnataka as the award of the Cauvery ... Read more...

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Cuba to invest $450 mn to boost rice production


May 12th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Cuba said it plans to invest up to $450 million over the next few years in a programme to increase domestic rice production, which remains insufficient ... Read more...

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Mexico to invest $250 mn in disaster insurance


March 5th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico, March 5 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican government has announced an investment of 3.15 billion pesos (almost $250 million) in insurance against climatic disasters for the year 2012.The figure "triples" the ... Read more...

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US to lease out Gulf of Mexico chunk for oil drilling


January 27th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) The US government Thursday announced plans to sell leases for 38 million acres in central Gulf of Mexico for oil exploration to increase domestic energy ... Read more...

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2.5 mn Mexicans at risk of going hungry due to drought


January 27th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) Some 2.5 million people are at risk of going hungry due to the severe drought plaguing more than half of Mexico's 32 states, a leading ... Read more...

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Sumatran tiger kills 5-year-old in western Indonesia


November 7th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A young girl was killed during the weekend when she was attacked by a Sumatran tiger while playing outside her house in western Indonesia, local media reported on ... Read more...

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UNICEF seeks $50mn for flood-hit Pakistani kids


October 13th, 2011 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) The UNICEF Wednesday sought $50.3 million from the international community for children affected by the recent floods in Pakistan.The UNICEF said that 2.7 million children in ... Read more...

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Pakistan flood affected 240,000 pregnant women


September 27th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) As many as 240,000 pregnant women and 1.36 million children were affected by the floods in Pakistan's Sindh province, an official said.Floods in Sindh province have ... Read more...

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Eight mn fake tablets detected in Pakistan


September 27th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) Eight million water purification tablets sent to flood-hit Sindh province were counterfeit, a firm has informed Pakistan.Floods in Sindh province have impacted over seven million people ... Read more...

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Karnataka chief minister, governor agree to disagree (Letter from Karnataka)


September 25th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 25 (IANS) Karnataka, hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons for months now, is witnessing a peculiar playout between the new Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s flood fund collection is peanuts: Daily


September 24th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The funds collected in the Pakistani prime minister's fund for flood relief are just peanuts, said a daily Saturday.Floods in Sindh province have impacted over seven ... Read more...

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Land scams snare Karnataka bigwigs (Karnataka Newsletter)


September 23rd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 23 (IANS) Karnataka Lokayukta Shivaraj V. Patil's resignation following a row over acquiring two housing plots in land-scarce Bangalore is likely to give a fresh lease of ... Read more...

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Pakistani president monitors flood work


September 21st, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) An elaborate network of monitoring stations and video conferencing facilities have been set up in all flood affected districts of Pakistan's Sindh province with President Asif ... Read more...

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Wheat, rice cheaper in Pakistan than India


September 20th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The prices of wheat, rice, chicken and garlic are lower in Pakistan than in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, authorities said.The National Price Monitoring Committee said ... Read more...

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Floods to magnify food insecurity: Pakistan daily


September 20th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The devastating floods that have affected over seven million people in Sindh province will magnify food insecurity in the country, said a Pakistani daily.Floods in Sindh ... Read more...

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Over 300 killed, 6 million affected in Pakistan floods


September 18th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Recent floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in southern Pakistan have killed nearly 300 people and affected 6 million more, according to the latest figures ... Read more...

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141 dead, 4 mn homeless in Pakistan floods


September 11th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) At least 141 people have died and four million have been left homeless in floods that have hit southern Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

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1,300 homes destroyed in Texas wildfire


September 9th, 2011 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Over 1,300 houses were destroyed in a wildfire in the US state of Texas, Xinhua reported Thursday.The fire, which have been raging for three days in ... 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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Karnataka fares poorly in protecting public lands (Bangalore Newsletter)


July 8th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) Karnataka may be struggling to acquire land for industry and infrastructure, but ironically it has a poor record in preventing illegal occupation of land.Around 1.2 ... Read more...

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Who owns Pakistan, asks daily


May 15th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) "Who owns Pakistan?", asked a leading daily as it noted that an airbase in Balochistan was operationally controlled by a foreign country since the 1990s, an ... Read more...

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2.57 million Chinese affected by drought


January 31st, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 31 (ANI): Around 2.57 million people and 77.4 million mu (5.16 million acres) of crops have reportedly been affected by the ongoing drought in China.The Xinhua news agency quoted ... Read more...

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2.5 mn Chinese suffering from drought


January 31st, 2011 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Around 2.57 million people in China are facing shortage of drinking water, the national drought control authorities have said.Due to the ongoing drought situation, 5.16 million acres of ... Read more...

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Over four million flood-hit Pakistanis still homeless: Red Cross


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Jan 23(ANI): Over four million Pakistanis still remain without adequate shelter six months after falling victims to unprecedented floods, the Red Cross has revealed."Six months on from the devastating flooding in ... Read more...

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Four million flood-hit Pakistanis still homeless: Red Cross


January 22nd, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Over four million Pakistanis are still homeless, six months after massive floods devastated the country, the Red Cross has said. Many are returning to their homes to discover ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers blame administration as grains rot due to poor storage


October 20th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil SharmaChandigarh, Oct.20 (ANI): Farmers in Punjab have blamed the administration for the rotting of thousands of tonnes of paddy grains, which was left in the open in Khanna Mandi market, ... Read more...

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Kerala to donate Rs.5 crore for Pakistan flood victims


September 13th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 13 (IANS) The Kerala government Monday decided to donate Rs.five crore for the victims of floods in Pakistan. Addressing reporters after a cabinet meeting here, Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan said ... Read more...

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Over 1,750 died in Pakistan floods


September 6th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 6 (IANS) The toll in Pakistan's devastating floods rose to 1,752 Monday, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told a high-level meeting to discuss post-floods situation. The floods have created havoc ... Read more...

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Most new farmland comes from cutting tropical forest


September 4th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that more than 80 percent of the farmlands created in the tropics between 1980 and 2000 came into existence after cutting forests.As a ... Read more...

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UN claims aid for flood-hit Pak has come to standstill


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Thatta, Sept 3 (ANI): The United Nations office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has claimed that worldwide response to the flood disaster in Pakistan has almost come to a standstill. ... Read more...

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Pakistan flood causes crop loss worth $2.35 bn


August 27th, 2010 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has said the devastating floods in the country have affected 2.6 million acres of cultivated land, with the loss of crops worth $2.35 ... Read more...

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Floods destroy crops in Pakistan


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The devastation caused by flash floods in Pakistan is likely to result in severe food shortage across the country in the next couple of months as crops spread ... Read more...

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Millions Of Flood Victims In Pakistan Still Awaiting Help, United Nations Reveals


August 17th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Various parts of Pakistan are still reeling under the onslaught of flooding as relief efforts are being undertaken by the government to bring the catastrophic situation ... Read more...

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Pak tones down 63rd Independence Day celebrations in tribute to flood victims


August 14th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.14 (ANI): Pakistan observed its 63rd Independence Day on Saturday with sobriety and solemnity, in tribute to victims of the worst floods to hit the country in decades.At least ... Read more...

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Ted Turner aces the ‘Forbes List of the World’s Largest Landowners’


July 29th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Forbes has compiled the list of the world's largest landowners.The top five names in the list all own lands in the region of millions of ... Read more...

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