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Mexico confident tourism sector will grow


September 20th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's comprehensive tourism plan has laid the basis for spurring the growth of a sector that is increasing by about 4 percent each year, the country's ... Read more...

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Armyworm outbreak threatens China grain output


August 14th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) The armyworm outbreak in China's key grain producing areas has posed a major threat to the corn and rice crops this year, authorities said Tuesday.The agriculture ... Read more...

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Mexico slaughters 3.8 mn chickens to stem bird-flu outbreak


July 19th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), July 19 (IANS/EFE) Around 3.8 million chickens have been slaughtered as part of the effort to contain a bird-flu outbreak in the western state of Jalisco, Mexico's food ... Read more...

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Odisha to increase quota for women in urban bodies


July 14th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 13 (IANS) Odisha will increase the quota for women in the state's urban local bodies to 50 percent from the existing 33 percent, an official said Friday.The urban ... Read more...

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Mexico to vaccinate 1 mn chickens against bird flu


July 11th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), July 11 (IANS/EFE) A shipment of 1 million doses of vaccine from China will be used to inoculate chickens over the next few days to contain a bird-flu ... Read more...

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West Bengal report sought on Ghishing petition


June 19th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Tuesday admitted a petition by GNLF chief Subhas Ghishing challenging the constitutional validity of the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and asked ... Read more...

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Law Commission can’t define an ‘influential person’!


June 10th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Amid growing demand that influential people involved in criminal cases should be investigated and tried quickly, the Law Commission has said it is not feasible ... Read more...

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Kerala EC wants photo-ID cards for local polls too


May 14th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) The Kerala State Election Commission (SEC) Monday decided to request the state government to amend the laws and make photo-ID cards mandatory for the electorate in ... Read more...

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Forest fire in western Mexico burns over 8,000 acres


April 24th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by BNO News
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Fast-moving wildfires in Mexico's western state of Jalisco have burned over 8,000 acres (3,237 hectares) in less than three days, officials said on early Tuesday. There have ... Read more...

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Brazil to launch satellite for military purposes


April 4th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will launch a satellite for military purposes and to expand broadband Internet service throughout the country, Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo Silva said, adding ... Read more...

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Larsen and Toubro bags Rs.1,454 crore orders


March 7th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Infrasstructure major Larsen and Toubro (L&T;) said Wednesday it has bagged orders worth Rs.1,454 crore across various business segments in February-March."Water and effluents ... Read more...

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Four die in Brazil plane crash


February 17th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) Four people were killed when their small aircraft crashed Thursday in the northern state of Para, authorities said.The plane, a Beechcraft Baron operated by Norte ... Read more...

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Mamata has betrayed Muslims on Urdu: Rights group


February 13th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has betrayed the Muslims by not keeping her election promise of introducing Urdu as the second official language in ... Read more...

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Three Chinese on trial for selling toxic salt


January 31st, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Three men who allegedly manufactured and sold fake salt made from pesticide residue have appeared in a court in eastern China, a media report said Tuesday.Xu ... Read more...

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Growth slows in Shanghai


January 21st, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) Shanghai's economy grew 8.2 percent last year, among the slowest of China's provinces and municipalities, but it remains China's richest city.The growth pace moderated from 9.9 ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to upgrade urban infrastructure


January 16th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) With 67 percent of Tamil Nadu's population set to live in urban areas by 2030, the state government Monday decided to implement an Integrated Urban Development ... Read more...

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China added 12 mn new jobs in 2011


December 29th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) China created more than 12 million new jobs this year and kept the registered urban unemployment rate below 4.6 percent, a minister said Thursday.Speaking at a ... Read more...

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Inflation affecting living standards in China


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 22 (IANS) Inflation appears to have hit the lifestyle of people in China with a survey finding that about 70 percent of the Chinese had their standard of ... Read more...

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52 held in China over ‘gutter oil’


December 20th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) Fifty-two people were arrested in China for selling cooking oil made from the leftovers collected from restaurant gutters, a media report said Tuesday.They were held in ... Read more...

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Five cities hold 25 percent of Brazil’s national wealth


December 15th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) A quarter of Brazil's wealth is concentrated in five cities that together represent less than 13 percent of the giant South American country's population, ... Read more...

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Toxic fumes kill six in China tunnel


December 10th, 2011 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 10 (IANS) Six workers suffocated to death after inhaling toxic smoke in an under-construction railway tunnel in China's Chongqing city, authorities said.The incident took place Friday when welders ... Read more...

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MCD split: Special session Nov 30 to pass bill


November 25th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) With the home ministry approving the trifurcation of Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the state government Thursday called a special assembly session on Nov 30 to ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu’s new civic body heads sworn in


October 25th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) The 10 newly-elected mayors in Tamil Nadu, all from the ruling AIADMK, and other heads of local bodies were sworn in Tuesday across the state.In the ... Read more...

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Employees’ strike cripples work in Kashmir civic bodies


October 18th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) Over 4,000 municipal employees of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday continued with their strike for the twelfth day, demanding payment of wages as per the revised rules."All ... Read more...

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Heavy rains, flooding batter Mexico


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Villahermosa (Mexico), Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) Roughly 75,000 people have been affected by torrential rains and swollen rivers in recent days in the Mexican state of Tabasco, officials said Thursday.Ten of ... Read more...

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Waste managers shove for elbow room in Kerala


October 5th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 5 (IANS) With Kerala turning into a dumping yard for waste, amid a visible absence of a proper disposal system, waste management companies are busy shoving for elbow ... Read more...

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29 injured in China restaurant blast


September 17th, 2011 - 3:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 29 people were injured when a blast ripped through a restaurant in China, authorities said.The blast occurred Friday afternoon at the restaurant called "007" ... Read more...

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Alappuzha to get Rs.400 crore central assistance


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 2 (IANS) The centre will provide Rs.400 crore to boost tourism in Alappuzha district of Kerala, state Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar said Friday.The first Rs.50 crore would ... 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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Bengal flood toll now 47


August 20th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) The death count in West Bengal floods soared to 47 Saturday with 11 more deaths reported since Friday evening, while several major rivers continued to flow ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mamata announces compensation for Bengal flood deaths


August 17th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs.2 lakh to the families of each of those who have died in the ... Read more...

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Islamabad residents say no to posters


August 16th, 2011 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Posters and flyers displaying information about upcoming events continue to be put up in the Pakistani capital. This has led to growing resentment among its citizens ... Read more...

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West Bengal floods toll 21


August 15th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) The death count in floods in West Bengal rose to 21 with six more people perishing in the last 24 hours, an official said Monday.About 1.9 ... Read more...

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Russia calls on EU, NATO over military actions in Kosovo north


August 10th, 2011 - 7:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 10 (IANS) Russia has called on the European Union, NATO and the UN to prevent a possible attempt by Pristina to regain control over Serb-populated regions in ... Read more...

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199 mn Chinese join rural pension programme


July 26th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) As many as 199 million Chinese joined the country's rural pension insurance programme by the end of June, an official said.Ministry of Human Resource and Social ... Read more...

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