natural calamities

Assam riots could be prevented: Rights body


September 11th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 11 (IANS) The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) Tuesday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to order an inquiry into why the army was not deployed in ... Read more...

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Declare a calamity severe in three days, says panel


August 14th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A devastating natural disaster should be declared "severe" within three days, a parliamentary panel has said.The Committee on MPs Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) also ... Read more...

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Delhi to auction fancy vehicle registration numbers


July 31st, 2012 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday said that the state cabinet has approved allotment of fancy registration numbers for four wheeled private vehicles through auction. ... Read more...

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SC to examine high court’s powers under Article 226 (Second Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court said Monday it will examine whether a high court, in exercising its powers under Article 226 of the constitution, can direct a ... Read more...

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SC to examine high court’s powers under Article 226 (Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court said Monday it will examine whether a high court, in exercising its powers under Article 226 of the constitution, can direct a ... Read more...

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UP orders digitization of government records


July 4th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 4 (IANS) In the aftermath of the terrible fire that swept through the Mantralaya in Mumbai, the Uttar Pradesh government has ordered the digitization of all important official ... Read more...

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Stick to Gujarat please, Nitish tells Modi


June 11th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 11 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday politely told his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi to mind his own business and not to comment about Bihar.After Modi said ... Read more...

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Pakistan hopes to end polio in two years


June 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Alhough natural calamities and militancy have hit the war against polio, Pakistan hopes to eradicate it from most parts of the country in two years.But ... Read more...

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BJP wing to hold Kisan parliament in Delhi Saturday


May 11th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Kisan Morcha will hold a two-day farmers' parliament Saturday and Sunday in New Delhi to discuss the issues faced by ... Read more...

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Army alert over Sino-Indian border (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) The Indian Army is alert to security issues on the Sino-Indian border, a top commander said Wednesday.Referring to China as a "competitor", Lt. Gen. Anil Chait, ... Read more...

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Army alert over security issues on Sino-Indian border


May 2nd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) The Indian Army is alert to security issues on the Sino-Indian border and is prepared for the security and defence of the nation, a top commander ... Read more...

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Allow compensation for erosion, Gogoi asks PM


April 20th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to include erosion in the list of calamities admissible for assistance so that ... Read more...

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BJP plans farmers’ parliament in Delhi May 12-13


April 14th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) The Kisan Morcha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a farmers' parliament in New Delhi May 12-13 to highlight the plight of peasants.Kisan ... Read more...

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Tsunami fears stress need for greater ties with ASEAN: India


April 12th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A day after a massive earthquake close to Indonesia triggered fears of another tsunami, India Thursday called for greater cooperation with nations of the Southeast ... Read more...

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Environmental group complains against pro-nuclear power ads


March 13th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 13 (IANS) Even as the Indian nuclear establishment is going flat out to convince the people through advertisements about the safety of atomic power, an environmental group here ... Read more...

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Kashmir approves disaster management policy


February 1st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 1 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) Wednesday approved a three-tier draft disaster management policy for the state "which is vulnerable to natural calamities".Chief ... Read more...

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Court allows Tamil Nadu’s bull taming sport with riders (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu's traditional bull taming sport held as part of the Pongal festival, can be organised subject to certain safety conditions, the Madras High Court ... Read more...

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BSF contingent leaving for UN mission in Haiti


December 21st, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) A contingent of the Border Security Force (BSF) is leaving for Haiti in the Caribbean on a United Nations stabilisation mission there.The 160-member paramilitary unit ... Read more...

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Nuclear plants need to be hardened: Scientist


December 16th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Post-Fukushima, nuclear plants across the globe need to be hardened and re-evaluated beyond the design basis to withstand natural calamities and hazards, an energy scientist said ... Read more...

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Empowering children to tackle natural disasters


December 6th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Fourteen-year-old, Rehmath and her friend Sabina, a Class 9 student, were in school in Ahmedabad in Gujarat when the massive earthquake hit the state in ... Read more...

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TRAI to float consultation paper on priority call routing


November 8th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) With emergencies like natural calamities or terror attacks in mind, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Tuesday said that it plans a consultation paper ... Read more...

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Karnataka’ irony: politics offsets achievements (Karnataka Newsletter)


October 30th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 30 (IANS) Karnataka seems to have become a jinxed state - its reputation as IT hub, an attractive destination for investment and an excellent launching pad for ... Read more...

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World population will be 7 billion Oct 31


October 27th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Oct 27 (IANS) The world population is about to reach seven billion in the next few days, a UN agency's report has revealed.The UN Population Fund (UNFPA), whose work ... Read more...

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Nepal launches 24-hour ‘Hello Government’ programme


October 16th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 16 (IANS) The Nepalese government, in a bid to directly connect with the ordinary people, launched a "Hello Government" programme Sunday.Now, the general people in Nepal can directly ... Read more...

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Kashmir: Nostalgically frozen in time


October 16th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) The salubrious heights of Kashmir stand frozen -- somewhat early in the year perhaps -- but with a difference. An exhibition of photographs, dated between 1857 and ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks global help to cope with disasters


October 8th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Pakistan has urged the international community, particularly the nations having advanced technology and expertise for disaster management, to help it in capacity building to handle eventualities ... Read more...

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Media-police ties key for better policing: Expert


September 28th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 28 (IANS) Close media-police relations are vital for better policing, a communications expert said here Wednesday."Media today cannot be 'managed' and that is why it has become even ... Read more...

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Increasing farm productivity key to food security: Thomas


September 15th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Increasing agricultural productivity is a "key challenge for ensuring national food security," according to Minister of State for Food and Agriculture K.V. Thomas.Suggesting a programme ... Read more...

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Government needs to pull up its socks: John Abraham


September 10th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) In the wake of the Delhi High Court blast, Bollywood actor John Abraham feels the government needs to pull up its socks and find ... Read more...

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Zardari asks traders to help overcome economic crisis


August 27th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has urged the business community to suggest ways for overcoming the country's economic crisis.Zardari Friday told a delegation of the Federation ... Read more...

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Improve people’s condition for peace: Gilani


August 19th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that terrorism cannot be eradicated unless people's living conditions are improved.Gilani said the world cannot enjoy enduring peace ... Read more...

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Highlights of the draft land acquisition bill


July 29th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The following are the highlights of the draft land acquisition bill that was released Friday to replace a 125-year legislation and bring make such transactions ... Read more...

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Pakistan won’t allow regional hegemony: Gilani


July 29th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Pakistan rejects efforts by any country to establish regional hegemony, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani comment was in reference to that of ... Read more...

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Court questions Himachal on calamity handling readiness


July 27th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Wednesday took a serious note of the lack of preparedness of the state government in handling natural calamities like cloudbursts.The ... Read more...

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Himachal to get high-tech weather observatory


July 8th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 8 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department will soon set up its high-tech observatory in the Himachal Pradesh capital to forewarn of natural calamities, an official said Friday."The ... Read more...

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