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Drought-hit state plagued by tour politics, blame-games (Karnataka Newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 8 (IANS) Drought-hit Karnataka has become somewhat of an enigmatic place - hardly any discourse on relief measures but a surfeit of tours, at home and abroad, ... Read more...

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Karnataka draws action plan for drought-hit (Second Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) With the state reeling under severe drought for the second consecutive year, the Karnataka government has drawn an action plan for providing succour to the affected ... Read more...

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PM condoles deaths in Tamil Nadu train fire (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday expressed "shock and grief" over the death of 32 people who were burnt alive in the New Delhi-Chennai Tamil ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to visit Assam Monday


July 29th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will visit the violence-affected areas of Assam Monday to review the situation, an official said Sunday.During his two-day visit ... Read more...

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Inadequate rains, scarcity, worry Maharashtra legislators


July 11th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) The ruling Congress-Nationalist Congress Party Democratic Front government Wednesday faced the ire of the combined Opposition and treasury benches on the serious drought-like situation and ... Read more...

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3 more farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Amravati (Maharashtra), May 22 (IANS) Three more farmers have committed suicide since Sunday, one of them Tuesday afternoon, taking this year's toll so far to 334 in western ... Read more...

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Farmers’ suicides: Parliamentary panel to visit Vidarbha Friday


March 1st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 1 (IANS) A parliamentary panel will visit Vidarbha Friday to review the situation in the wake of farmers' suicides in the region, an activist said here Thursday."The ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa visits cyclone-hit Cuddalore


January 4th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday visited the cyclone devastated Cuddalore district and distributed relief materials among the affected people."We have activated the ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane kills 33 in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; spares Andhra (Roundup)


December 30th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) At least 33 people were killed as cyclone Thane, with a wind speed of 140 kmph, hit the Tamil Nadu coast near Cuddalore Friday morning, leaving ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane kills 33 in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry (Fourth Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) At least 33 people were killed as cyclone Thane that hit the Tamil Nadu coast, with a wind speed of 140 kmph, Friday morning left a ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane kills 15 in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry (Third Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Fifteen people were killed, thousands left homeless, and properties and crops were damaged when cyclone Thane, packing a wind speed of 140 kmph, hit the coast ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa orders Rs.150 crore for cyclone relief


December 30th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday ordered the release of Rs.150 crore towards relief and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in the state due to cyclone ... Read more...

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Report: Thai floods to downgrade country’s economic growth by 1.2 percent


November 26th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- The devastating rainfall and subsequent flooding in Thailand this year is expected to decrease the country's economic growth to 2.4 percent, the Bangkok Post reported on Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Pakistani president monitors flood work


September 21st, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) An elaborate network of monitoring stations and video conferencing facilities have been set up in all flood affected districts of Pakistan's Sindh province with President Asif ... Read more...

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Thailand’s flood death toll rises to 112


September 19th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result from widespread flooding throughout Thailand in recent months has risen to at least 112 while two people remain missing, authorities said on ... Read more...

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Panic stalks Nepal as quake kills at least 5


September 18th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 18 (IANS) Panic spread through Nepal Sunday as a major quake hit the tremor-prone Himalayan nation, killing at least five people - three of them in capital city ... Read more...

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Himachal district official’s house flooded


August 13th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Una (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 13 (IANS) A Himachal Pradesh official, who was busy in overseeing flood relief work in Una district, Saturday found that his own house has been inundated ... Read more...

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‘Will consult all stakeholders on land acquisition bill’


May 20th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) With an amended land acquisition bill likely to be tabled in the monsoon session of parliament, the government said Friday it will consult all ... Read more...

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Brazil donates $500,000 to quake-hit Japan


March 22nd, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 22 (IANS) Brazil has said it would donate $500,000 to help in relief measures in Japan that has been hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami.The ... Read more...

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Bengal’s political parties give mixed reaction to budget


February 28th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) West Bengal's political parties Monday gave a mixed reaction on the budget with the state's ruling Left Front denouncing it as "anti-people" and favouring the "cream of the ... Read more...

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India asks Haiti politicos to exercise restraint


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 22 (IANS) India has called upon all political actors in earthquake-hit Haiti to exercise restraint and avoid actions that cause violence and distract focus from the urgently needed reconstruction ... Read more...

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13 more die as freezing winter marches on (Roundup)


January 9th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Winter continued its relentless onslaught in the north Sunday, claiming 13 more lives in Uttar Pradesh and taking the toll in the state to 82. People shivered ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu officials to estimate rain damages


December 4th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has asked eight senior officials to survey nine districts affected by heavy rains, estimate the extent of damage and also take relief measures if ... Read more...

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Over Rs.10 bn distributed to Pakistan flood-hit


November 4th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) Over Rs.10 billion have been distributed to flood-affected families in Pakistan through a government scheme called watan card, a minister said Thursday.The "watan card", launched by the National ... Read more...

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Wildfires Spread In Boulder, Large Scale Evacuations Takes Place


October 30th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Boulder, Oct 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two wildfires near the city of Boulder in Colorado has triggered large scale evacuations in the region as well as the neighboring foothills. Authorities have ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee visits drought-hit areas in West Bengal


August 24th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 24 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee visited drought-hit districts and outlined steps taken by his government to save agricultural lands and produce.Talking to reporters here, he said ... Read more...

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Yamuna crosses danger mark, leaves Delhi’s poor homeless


August 23rd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 23 (ANI): Residents staying close to the River Yamuna were rendered homeless after its waters submerged their houses.People living in low-lying areas were evacuated to safer places, as ... Read more...

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Millions Of Flood Victims In Pakistan Still Awaiting Help, United Nations Reveals


August 17th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Various parts of Pakistan are still reeling under the onslaught of flooding as relief efforts are being undertaken by the government to bring the catastrophic situation ... Read more...

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IAF transports bridging equipment to Leh


August 13th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF), from its Chandigarh base, has started transporting bridging equipment to install temporary bridges in Jammu and Kashmir's Leh town. Leh town was destroyed ... Read more...

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80 districts countrywide hit by floods


July 28th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The government Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that 80 districts in the country have been adversely affected by floods. The government also told the house that flood management ... Read more...

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Vessels Evacuated From Gulf Oil Spill Site For Tropical Storm Bonnie


July 24th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Parts of northern Gulf coast are all set to experience heavy winds and hostile weather conditions as the Tropical Storm Bonnie gradually moves towards the Gulf ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana floods man made disasters: BJP


July 15th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Emphasising that preventive measures could have saved Punjab and Haryana regions from the ravage of floods, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged Thursday that the floods ... Read more...

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Elections unlikely till end of the year as Thailand limps back to normalcy


May 30th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 30 (ANI): After days of political unrest that ended recently and saw Bangkok under siege by Opposition Red Shirt protestors, Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has said the country ... Read more...

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President Obama reacts to passage of the American Jobs and Closing Loopholes Act


May 29th, 2010 - 5:36 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama expressed his remarks on the House passage of the American Jobs and Closing Loopholes Act which will bring a needed relief to families and ... Read more...

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The Oprah Winfrey Show To go Off Air In 2011


May 28th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Oprah Winfrey's famous television talk show "The Oprah Winfrey Show" will go off air in 2011 after a successful running of twenty five years as she ... Read more...

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