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36 killed in heavy rains in eastern Uttar Pradesh


September 26th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 26 (IANS) As many as 36 people died and about 25 others were injured in heavy rains that lashed parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh Sunday, officials said Monday.Most ... Read more...

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Three dead, Bengal rivers breach danger mark


August 10th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) Three people died and several rain-swollen rivers were flowing above the danger mark Wednesday in large parts of West Bengal.With the level rising in its reservoirs, ... Read more...

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Moderate earthquake rattles southwest Pakistan, destroys homes


August 10th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake struck southwest Pakistan on early Wednesday morning, seismologists said, reportedly destroying a number of homes in the region.The 5.7-magnitude earthquake at 5.53 a.m. local time ... Read more...

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Afghans in Kabul abhor struggle for water


August 7th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 7 (IANS) Besides the raging war against the Taliban, residents of the Afghan capital loathe one more aspect of their life -- their appalling daily struggle for ... Read more...

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Jumbo herd moves in, families flee in Chhattisgarh


July 18th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 18 (IANS) For about a week now, a herd of 16 wild elephants has made a forested hamlet of Chhattisgarh its home, running amok in the area and ... Read more...

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Pakistani man to donate money quake-hit families


January 23rd, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) A Pakistani philanthropist has said he would provide Rs. 10,000 in cash to every family affected by the Jan 19 earthquake in Balochistan.Abdul Sattar Edhi, founder of the ... Read more...

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Quake damaged 200 houses in Pakistan town


January 20th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Quetta, Jan 20 (IANS) The 7.2 Richter Scale earthquake, which rocked large parts of Balochistan early Wednesday night, damaged 200 mud-houses in Dalbandin town of Pakistan. However, it didn't cause any ... Read more...

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7.3 magnitutde quake jolts Pakistan, Delhi rocked (Second Lead)


January 19th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Panic-stricken people rushed out of their homes - some of them reciting verses from the Quran - as a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook Pakistan early Wednesday. Two women ... Read more...

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A university to teach how to laugh your way through life!


December 18th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S Karnic Bangalore, Dec 18 (IANS) Imagine a campus where you learn how to laugh instead of mugging up textbooks, where you are trained to accumulate health instead of wealth, where you ... Read more...

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Floods force evacuation in Sindh, Balochistan


August 15th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Raging waters of the Indus river have flooded Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces, forcing evacuation of 90 percent of the villages. People were forced to shelter under the ... Read more...

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Cloudbursts in Leh, kill over 50, many declared missing


August 6th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Aug 6 (ANI): Over fifty people have been reported killed and many more still trapped or missing following cloudbursts in parts of Leh on Thursday night.According to sources, the cloudbursts ... Read more...

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Gujarat ravaged by floods after incessant rains


August 5th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Hanif KhokharIndrana (Gujarat), Aug 5 (ANI): Incessant rains have inundated Indrana village in Gujarat's Junagadh district, affecting normal life."All mud houses in our village have broken ... Read more...

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Floods kill over 100 in Pakistan


July 29th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (DPA) Flash floods triggered by torrential rains have killed over 100 people and injured dozens more in Pakistan's north-western province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, local media reported Thursday. Thousands more were left ... Read more...

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100,000 displaced by floods in Assam, 100 villages hit


April 23rd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Assam have displaced more than 100,000 people in an estimated 100 villages in Lakhimpur district, officials said Friday. "The situation is ... Read more...

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87 killed as powerful storm hits West Bengal, Bihar (Intro Roundup)


April 14th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Patna, April 14 (IANS) A ferocious storm ravaged parts of West Bengal and Bihar, leaving 87 people dead, destroying thousands of houses and snapping power and communication lines overnight, officials said Wednesday. At ... Read more...

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38 dead, over 100 injured in West Bengal storm (Second Lead)


April 14th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) At least 38 people were killed, over 100 injured and more than one lakh houses destroyed when a heavy cyclone hit West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, disrupting power ... Read more...

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77 killed as powerful storm hits West Bengal, Bihar (Roundup)


April 14th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Patna, April 14 (IANS) A ferocious storm ravaged parts of West Bengal and Bihar, leaving 77 people dead, destroying thousands of houses and snapping power and communication lines overnight, officials said Wednesday. At ... Read more...

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31 dead, thousands homeless as storm lashes West Bengal (Lead)


April 14th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) At least 31 people were killed and over 50,000 houses destroyed when a massive storm swept through West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, snapping power and communication lines and ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi hopeful of diesel price rollback


March 3rd, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tiruchirappalli (Tamil Nadu), March 3 (IANS) Citing revenue shortfall in the Union budget as justification for increase in excise duty on petroleum products, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi is nevertheless confident ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi rebuts Jayalalithaa’s ‘debt trap’ charges


January 13th, 2010 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Tuesday sought to refute J. Jayalalithaa's accusations that his party had led the state into a debt trap, and said the AIADMK ... Read more...

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People are poor as they spend on liquor: PMK’s Ramadoss


January 10th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S. Ramadoss Sunday said more than 50 percent of the population is living below the poverty line (BPL) waiting for doles from the ... Read more...

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From rat-eaters to flag bearers of Bihar’s anti-polio drive (With Images)


December 7th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Saharsa (Bihar), Dec 7 (IANS) For years the Musahars have been looked down upon for being rat-eaters. Deprived, illiterate and often completely untouched by health initiatives, this very community is ... Read more...

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Oxygen content in Ladakh up 50 percent: Scientists


October 11th, 2009 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct 11 (IANS) Anyone visiting Ladakh for the first time can be left gasping for breath due to low oxygen levels in the high altitude region. ... Read more...

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80,000 people affected, 450 houses destroyed in Swabi flood: OCHA


August 18th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 18(ANI): The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said that at least 70,000 to 80,000 people have been affected in Swabi by the floods and ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s historic mud-houses proving to be popular tourist attraction


August 12th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Aug. 12 (ANI): Historical mud huts and tent houses are fast becoming hub of tourist attraction in the Kashmir valley.With the restoration of peace in the valley, the ethnic mud-huts and ... Read more...

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Holiday declared in schools as more rains to hit Orissa (Second lead)


July 20th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) Flood battered Orissa Monday declared holidays for two days starting Tuesday in all schools in Orissa's Balasore district anticipating massive rains in the region due to a depression ... Read more...

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Orissa flash floods toll 36, hundreds rescued


July 20th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) The flash floods that were triggered by heavy monsoon rains continued to play havoc in Orissa with the death toll climbing to 36 on Monday and officials rescuing ... Read more...

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Death toll in Orissa flash floods rises to 27


July 20th, 2009 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) The death toll in the Orissa flash floods, triggered by heavy monsoon rains over the past week, rose to 27 Sunday after two more people died in Ganjam ... Read more...

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Moderate earthquake hits Himachal Pradesh


July 17th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted the hills of Himachal Pradesh Friday, officials said. "An earthquake of moderate intensity hit some parts of the hill state at 4.37 p.m. ... Read more...

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Wild jumbos kill one, demolish houses in Chhattisgarh


June 16th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 16 (IANS) A herd of wild tuskers trampled an elderly person to death and demolished about a dozen houses in a forested stretch of Chhattisgarh, forest officials said Tuesday. The wild ... Read more...

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Supplementary Nutrition Programme benefits women in Faizabad


May 8th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
Faizabad, May 8 (ANI): Union Government's Supplementary Nutrition Programme has greatly benefited women and children in Faizabad by curbing malnutrition among the poor families.Government started the scheme with focus on improving ... Read more...

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Superstition stops villagers to build concrete houses in Madhya Pradesh


December 27th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok Pal Bhind (MP), Dec 27 (ANI): If you want a comfortable house, build it with concrete and which will guard you against rain, sun and extremes of weather. But you ... Read more...

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Jammu’s border villages vote for peace


December 24th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Suchetgarh (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec 24 (IANS) It was a heartfelt vote for peace for people living in the border villages of Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu region who Wednesday turned up in ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake hits northwest China (Lead)


November 10th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Xining (China), Nov 10 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit northwest China's Qinghai province Monday morning. There was no immediate report of casualties.The epicentre of the quake was ... Read more...

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Strong quake hits northwestern Chinese province, no casualties


November 10th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 10 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit the Qinghai Province, in northwest China, at 9:22 today, though no casualties was reported.According to news agency Xinhua, ... Read more...

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