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Court notice to Delhi government, MCD over poor conditions in schools


September 19th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the city government and the MCD while taking cognizance of the postcards written by students narrating the ... Read more...

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World Bank gives Senegal $55 mn to tackle flood


August 26th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Dakar, Aug 26 (IANS) The World Bank and Senegal have signed an agreement for $55 million which the west African nation will use to address the challenges arising from floods, ... Read more...

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Ramlila Maidan ready for Ramdev campaign (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Ramlila Maidan here is set for yoga guru Baba Ramdev's campaign against corruption and black money from Thursday, with his aides expecting thousands ... Read more...

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Rajasthan villagers toil to harvest rainwater (Letter from Rajasthan)


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), July 3 (IANS) Residents of two villages surrounded by deserts in Rajasthan's Barmar district are toiling hard day and night, digging up water storage facilities like ponds and ... Read more...

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A tale of the last natural spring (Letter from Himachal - June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shogi (Himachal Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) For residents of Shogi, a hamlet tucked away in the hills near Shimla, a natural spring reminds them what havoc ecological degeneration can cause.The ... Read more...

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Italy at risk of drought


March 31st, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 31 (IANS) Italy is at risk of a drought due to scanty rainfall and may have to ration water this summer, experts said.The country has seen very few ... Read more...

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Grow fresh tomatoes, beans on your roof tops


February 10th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) People in cities can grow enough of lettuce, beans and tomatoes for consumption by utilising roof tops of the building they stay in."In our inFarming project ... Read more...

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Singapore to invest $595 mn on drainage system


January 31st, 2012 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 31 (IANS) Singapore has decided to invest 750 million Singapore dollars (US $595 mn) over the next five years to improve its drainage system.Singapore's national water agency ... Read more...

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Japan nuclear fallout has far-reaching effects in San Francisco


September 23rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Sept 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Japanese nuclear disaster had far reaching impact on the planet than many people thought. Scientists in San Francisco Bay have confirmed that radioactive materials from the ... Read more...

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Hurricane Irene toll is 38; 5 mn in US still without power


August 30th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) More than five million homes and businesses are still without power with upstate New York and Vermont flooded in the aftermath of hurricane Irene that claimed ... Read more...

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Heavy monsoon rain kills at least 18 in southeast Pakistan


August 13th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by BNO News
KARACHI, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) – Torrential rains have wrecked havoc in most parts of southeast Pakistan's province of Sindh, leaving at least 18 people dead and many others injured, local media reported ... Read more...

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Rainwater enters Zardari’s home, meetings cancelled


August 9th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Choked pipelines caused rainwater to enter two floors of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's official residence, causing cancellation of at least three meetings.Zardari took serious ... Read more...

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Three rescued in Goa mining accident


July 16th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) Three people were washed away, but later rescued in a mining-related accident in Goa Saturday, officials said.A wall of a large mining dump, operated by the ... Read more...

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Shimla’s historic Ridge portion again caves in


July 13th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 13 (IANS) This erstwhile summer capital of India is in danger of losing its British legacy bit by bit. A small portion of the Ridge, the most famous ... Read more...

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‘Mumbai wasting crores on water management’


July 9th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) Mumbai's plans to spend hundreds of crores on sea water desalinisation projects and pumping excess rainwater into the sea was a sheer waste of money, according ... Read more...

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From sea to springs: A summer ritual in Goa


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 3 (IANS) The sea is not the only solace for summer-weary Goans. When the sun beats down in May-June, with humidity at a high, families move away from ... Read more...

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Fall in love with environment - the Australian way


April 19th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) While nature lovers across the world wish all humans to realise the significance of their natural surroundings, many Australians are turning caring for environment as their ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh farmers benefiting from multi-storied farming


April 4th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Raipur, Apr 4 (ANI): The multi-storied pattern of farming is benefiting farmers of Chhattisgarh.Farmers are planting many crops using this method.The state, known as the 'Rice Bowl of India', is now looking ... Read more...

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Traces of Japanese radiation detected in Cleveland


March 29th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A researcher has detected tiny amounts of Iodine 131 from Japan in rainwater collected from the roof of a campus building in Cleveland.Gerald Matisoff, professor of geology at ... Read more...

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Radiation from Japan detected in US city


March 29th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Tiny amounts of an isotope, Iodine 131, from Japan have been detected in rainwater samples collected from the roof of a campus building in Cleveland, US. ... Read more...

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Prince Charles to build model village in India


January 11th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Britain's Prince Charles is building an eco-friendly model village for around 15,000 poor people in India, inspired by the slums depicted in Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire".The multi-million-pound ... Read more...

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Prince Charles to build ‘green utopia’ for 15,000 poor Indians


January 11th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): The Prince of Wales is planning to build a shantytown for 15000 poor people in India inspired by the one he saw in Slumdog Millionaire.As a part ... Read more...

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Salman Rushdie’s heritage house in Himachal crumbling (With Image)


September 20th, 2010 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Solan (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 20 (IANS) Salman Rushdie's ancestral home, where the acclaimed India-born British novelist spent many summer vacations as a child, is succumbing to the ravages of time ... Read more...

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Cholera cases rise in Orissa’s tribal heartland


September 16th, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 (IANS) Cholera and other water-borne diseases that have claimed 39 lives since August have infected 355 more people in Orissa's Rayagada district, an official said Wednesday. According to the latest ... Read more...

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French woman, 78, survives 6 days after falling down Alpine ravine


September 7th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 7 (ANI): A 78-year-old French woman survived for nearly a week after falling down a ravine on a walk in an Alpine forest before being found.Michele Riotton, suffering from ... Read more...

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Shimla’s historic Ridge again caves in


September 5th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) A portion of the historic Ridge here again caved in Sunday due to heavy rains for the past few days, officials said. Around 40 metres of the Ridge ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Commonwealth Games preparations running behind schedule


September 1st, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 1 (ANI): With just over one month left for the commencement of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the world's third largest sporting event, have turned a major challenge for ... Read more...

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Four kids drown in pit


August 30th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) Four children, including two girls, drowned in a pit filled with rainwater in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district Monday, police said. The kids, aged between 8-11, died in Bhojpura town, ... Read more...

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National Insurance hit hard by Nepal plane crash


August 30th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) India's oldest insurance company, the 103-year-old National Insurance Company Ltd (NIC), has been hit hard by last week's plane crash in Nepal with its sole ... Read more...

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Indonesian ice fields could vanish within the next few years


August 15th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): Ohio State University researchers who drilled through an ice cap perched precariously on the edge of a 16,000-foot-high Indonesian mountain ridge say that the ice field could vanish ... Read more...

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Reddy assures punishment to all guilty in CWG construction work


August 1st, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.1 (ANI): Union Minister for Urban Development S. Jaipal Reddy on Sunday assured punishment for "all concerned" in the alleged discrepancies in the construction of Commonwealth Games stadias and other ... Read more...

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Six drown in western Maharashtra


August 1st, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Six youth, including three employees of a private power company, drowned in western Maharashtra Sunday, police said. The body of a 19-year old youth was found in a pond ... Read more...

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CWG stadia witnesses rainwater seepage on inauguration day


August 1st, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.1 (ANI): Already shrouded in scam controversy, the organisers of the Commonwealth Games had a difficult day to handle on Sunday, as rainwater seeped though the roof of a stadia ... Read more...

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Seepage damages paintings in Ellora caves


July 28th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Abdul HadiAurangabad, July 28 (ANI): The paintings of the Ellora caves in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, are losing their gleam due to rainwater seepage in the caves.Apart from seepage and rock falls, ... Read more...

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Rainwater continues to cause havoc in parts of country


July 27th, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by ANI
Jamnagar (Gujarat)/ Jaipur (Rajasthan), July 27 (ANI): Heavy rains continued their devastation as several regions across the country, were swept by a massive overflow of water bodies and drains on Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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