neighbouring villages

Eco lessons for India from Himachal Pradesh (Postcard from Kinnaur)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 21 (IANS) Your journey to the picturesque and remote district of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh will be an object lesson in preserving the environment and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sweet water dreams come true for parched Barmer


August 30th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), Aug 30 (IANS) Dreams of tasting sweet water have finally come true for residents of the parched Thar region, along the India-Pakistan border, in Rajasthan.The area's residents ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Where Jesus’ language Aramaic lives on in Syrian village


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Malula (Syria), April 22 (IANS) Far from the sounds of gunfire and civil conflict that embroil Syria lurks an oasis of faith and miracles in this tiny village perched ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

‘Narsimha’ - must watch for Ravichandran fans (Kannada Movie Review)


March 24th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Narasimha"; Cast: Ravichandran, Nikisha Patel, Sanjjana, Ramakrishna Ramesh Prasad, Shobharaj, Neenasam Aswath; Dialogues-Screenplay-Direction: Mohan; Producer: N. Kumar; Camera: Suresh Byrasandra; Music: Hamsalekha; Rating: **1/2"Narasimha" is the remake of Tamil ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Tripura begins culling to contain bird flu


January 27th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 27 (IANS) With a fresh outbreak of bird flu at a government-run farm in western Tripura, authorities Friday started culling more than 1,600 poultry birds to contain spread ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kudankulam: Aide hopeful Kalam plan will bring peace


November 11th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 11 (IANS) With the centre remaining silent over the 10 point plan suggested by former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for the development of Kudankulam and surrounding areas ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kalam suggests 10-point development programme for Kudankulam


November 7th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 7 (IANS) Four-lane highways, a mega desalination plant, construction of houses, schools, hospitals as well as cold storages are amongst the suggestions to the central government made by ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Atomic energy officials hold talks on Kudankulam n-plant


November 4th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 4 (IANS) The two top officials of the Indian nuclear establishment Friday met Tamil Nadu's Chief Secretary Debendranath Sarangi and discussed ways to allay the fears of people ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protesters to resume struggle Tuesday


October 17th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) The anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) agitators are gearing up to resume from Tuesday their struggle to demand the scrapping of the Rs.13,000 crore project ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fearing Maoists, Bihar villagers flee homes


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) Hundreds of residents of at least six villages in Bihar's Rohtas district fled for their safety as Maoists threatened to eliminate them for not supporting them, ... Read more...

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From Bhatta Parsaul, Rahul takes forward campaign against Mayawati (Intro Roundup)


July 5th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Nangla Bhattauna (Uttar Pradesh), July 5 (IANS) Smartly side-stepping the Mayawati government's refusal for a farmers rally, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi landed unannounced at Bhatta-Parsaul in Greater Noida early ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bird flu: Culling begins in Tripura


March 8th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 8 (IANS) With fresh cases of avian influenza or bird flu being detected at a government-run farm in western Tripura, the authorities Tuesday started culling more than 7,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Ee Sanje’ best avoided (Kannada movie review, Rating: *)


January 29th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Rajapur Film: "Ee Sanje"; Cast: Arya, Sanjjana, Rangayana Raghu, Kishor, Sathyajith and others; Director: Sree; Producer: Balaji Singh; Music: Jai Shivu; Camera: Shankar; Rating: *The first thing that comes to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mirchpur violence: Jats continue to block rail tracks (Second lead)


January 17th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Jind (Haryana), Jan 16 (IANS) Tension prevailed in Jind district Sunday as hundreds of Jat community members continued to block the railway tracks near here for the second day, disrupting trains ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Proud Jorhat village showcases its young entrepreneurial talent


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Jorhat (Assam), Dec.2 (ANI): The Naobishi village in Assam's Jorhat District has acquired fame in the northeast region for its young entrepreneurial talent.Here, the safety of government jobs is looked down upon, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Nagaland’s Ao tribe celebrates Tsungremong festival


August 22nd, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter ChacheiLongsa Village (Mokochung), Aug.22 (ANI): Of the 14 tribes in Nagaland, each has its unique culture and tradition. Ao Nagas happens to be one of them that has successfully preserved ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

U P Govt. orders judicial probe into violence during farmers’ agitation


August 16th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow/Aligarh/Mathura, Aug 16 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to conduct a judicial investigation into the violence that erupted during the 18-day long farmers' protests in Aligarh and Mathura Districts over ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Violent protest by farmers continues on second day in Mathura


August 15th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Nitin GautamMathura, Aug.15 (ANI): Farmers continued to hold a violent protest in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district on Sunday, demanding higher compensation for land taken away for a highway project.Violence was reported ... Read more...

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Haunted by guns and poverty, right next to where Maoists died


June 17th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Duli (West Bengal), June 17 (IANS) Branching off from a metalled road, a five kilometre trek on a potholed pathway leads to this village, close to the spot where eight ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

J-K Police training people in combat tactics


May 21st, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Vijay Kumar SharmaR.S. Pura (Jammu and Kashmir), May 21 (ANI): Residents of R.S. Pura District of Jammu and Kashmir are being given training in combating militants in the region by ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

No Holi for superstitious Chhattisgarh villagers


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Raigarh (Chhattisgarh), March 2 (IANS) They haven't played Holi for over a century and blame an age old rumour. Dozens of families of seven villages in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district stayed away from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Good god! villagers worship pumpkins in Orissa


February 16th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 (IANS) God is everywhere. Why, according to farmers in an Orissa village He's present even in a pumpkin. The villagers of Gadabadaput village in Khurdha district, about 45 km ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Samaritan Buddhist monks render social service in Gaya


December 15th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Saidpur (Gaya), Dec 15 (ANI): Mahabodhi Society, the apex body of Buddhists in India with the aid of a couple of like-minded voluntary organisations has set up a tailoring centre and also ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Jackals bite over 50 villagers in Bihar


November 6th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 6 (IANS) More than 50 people have been bitten by jackals during the last one week in Bihar's Samastipur district, police said Friday. Jackals attacked nearly a dozen villagers Thursday in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Haryana couple ousted from village for marrying within clan


November 1st, 2009 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak, Nov 1 (IANS) Soon after a young couple was ousted from its village in Haryana's Jhajjar district for "violating" social norms by marrying within the same clan, another couple in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Yet another couple upsets clan council in Haryana


October 19th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak, Oct 19 (IANS) Haryana, which has of late recorded various cases of village councils high-handedly deciding against same clan marriages, is seeing the fate of another young couple being decided by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two boys held for throwing stones at Rahul’s train (Lead)


September 17th, 2009 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Gharaunda (Haryana), Sep 17 (IANS) Two teenagers from poor families were arrested here Thursday evening for allegedly throwing stones at a train in which Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was travelling, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Police detain 3 teenagers for throwing stones at Rahul’s train


September 17th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Gharaunda (Haryana), Sep 17 (IANS) Three teenagers were detained Thursday for allegedly throwing stones at a train in which Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was travelling Tuesday evening, police said. "Based on ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Punjab cop flees with kids after murdering wife


August 23rd, 2009 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Aug 23 (IANS) A Punjab police cop Sunday evening brutally stabbed his wife to death in this Punjab town and then fled with his sons, police said. According to police ... Read more...

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Caparisoned elephants steel the show at Kerala’s temple festival


April 5th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelPalakkad (Kerala), April 5 (ANI): Nenmara Vallangi Vela, is one of the grandest temple festivals of Kerala, which also described as being second only to the famous annual temple festival ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Work on GMR’s Chhattisgarh project to begin by September


January 29th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 29 (IANS) GMR Energy will begin construction work on its ambitious, albeit contentious, 1,200 MW Chhattisgarh power project by September, a top company official said Thursday."The company will begin construction ... Read more...

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Villager sets world record by teaching continuously for five days


January 22nd, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Dilip Kumar Chandel, a 23-year-old mathematics teacher, has set a new world record by teaching continuously for 125 hours in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh. Chetan Upadhyay, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Hindus in Gujarat village renovate a Sufi saints Dargah


November 5th, 2008 - 9:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Ami Sharma Aloda (Gujarat), Nov.5 (ANI): Hindus in a Gujarat village have renovated a shrine dedicated to Sufi saint Sayyed Badru Rehmat-ulla Alai, popularly known as Fakir Baba here. Around 5,000 villagers ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Gujarat village offers mantra of communal harmony


November 3rd, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Palanpur (Gujarat), Nov 3 (IANS) Amid communal tension and regional strife in different parts of the country, a village in Gujarat has a happy story to tell. Around 5,000 people got together ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Flood situation remains grim in UP


September 26th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Basti (Uttar Pradesh), Sept 26 (ANI): The release of more water from barrages in Nepal coupled with continuous downpour has compounded the already grim flood-situation in Basti in Gorakhpur District of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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