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UP panel to deal with village land encroachment


September 12th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Alarmed by widespread encroachment of pastures, reservoirs, ponds and graveyards that are owned by village councils, Uttar Pradesh has constituted a committee the principal secretary of ... Read more...

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Brazil says offshore find holds high-grade oil


August 15th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Preliminary drilling has confirmed that an offshore deposit discovered in March contains significant reserves of light crude, Brazilian state oil giant Petrobras said."New oil ... Read more...

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Widespread rains in Andhra revive farmers’ hopes


July 21st, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Widespread rains in Andhra Pradesh since Friday have improved the situation, overcoming the deficit rainfall this monsoon and bringing cheers to farmers, officials said.The incessant ... Read more...

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`Cuba’s water treatment system needs to be fixed’


July 21st, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 21 (IANS/EFE) Cuba's aging, inadequate water treatment system needs to be fixed, state television quoted an official as saying.National Hydraulic Resources Institute, or INRH president Ines Maria Chapman ... Read more...

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Power cuts likely to continue in Odisha


July 7th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) Authorities in Odisha Saturday said power cuts in the state are likely to continue for some more days as hydro power stations were generating less power.The ... Read more...

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Still ‘chasing the monsoon’ to lift India’s fortune


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) No other weather phenomenon, perhaps, captures the attention of Indians as does monsoon, a shortfall of which can not just send the economy reeling, ... Read more...

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China braces for floods


June 4th, 2012 - 2:24 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) China may face huge flooding this year due to increased rainfall, an official said.Floods have already occurred in areas along the Yangtze river tributaries this year.The ... Read more...

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China sacks official over breach in dam


May 30th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) A Chinese official has been sacked following a breach in a dam.Liu Xiaoyang, the Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of Majitang township, in central China's ... Read more...

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Convene meeting of Cauvery River Authority: Jayalalithaa


May 19th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately convene a meeting of the Cauvery River Authority to decide on ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks Indian help in water infrastructure


April 24th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With long years of conflict reducing the area under irrigation, Afghanistan is looking for assistance from India and other "friendly countries" in building its ... Read more...

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Scientists say earth makeup differs from sun


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Scientists are rejecting a century-old assumption that the earth has the same chemical makeup as the sun."This theory is based on the idea that everything in ... 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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How E. coli triggers urinary infections


January 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the process by which an E. coli strain triggers urinary tract infections and also induces the bladder to shed cells. A-hemolysin (HlyA), a ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu gears up for cyclone Thane (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu is gearing up for severe cyclone Thane expected to cross the coast between Nagapattinam and Chennai, close to Puducherry, early Friday morning.According to India ... Read more...

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China’s agriculture-related fiscal spending surges


December 26th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) China is stepping up fiscal spending on the development of agriculture as well as on the improvement of farmers' livelihoods, in an effort to bridge gaps ... Read more...

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Peruvian president declares state of emergency


December 5th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Dec 5 (IANS) Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared a state of emergency following massive rallies against a multi-billion-dollar mining project in the north of the country.Humala announced late ... Read more...

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Global carbon emissions up 50 percent


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have gone up by 49 percent over the last two decades to reach a staggering 10 billion tonnes ... Read more...

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China to hike investment in water conservation projects


October 12th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 12 (IANS) China will continue to increase its investment in water conservation infrastructure, an official said Wednesday.This year China had invested nearly 260 billion yuan ($40.63 billion) in ... Read more...

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TRS chief threatens attacks on Congress leaders’ houses


September 26th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao Monday threatened to attack houses of public representatives of the Congress if they remain silent over power-cut ... Read more...

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Bhakra, Pong level crosses capacity mark


September 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh Sep 19 (IANS) With the water levels in the reservoirs of the Bhakra and Pong dams crossing the respective maximum capacity marks Monday, authorities in Punjab have alerted downstream ... Read more...

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Food production may surpass target: Pawar


September 14th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Food production in India in 2011-12 is expected to surpass the target of 245 million tonnes, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said Wednesday. India had a ... 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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Beijing to invest $1.25 bn to halt march of sand


August 29th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) The Beijing municipality will spend eight billion yuan ($1.25 billion) on planting forests in its neighbouring Hebei province to block the sand blown by wind and ... Read more...

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75,000 evacuated as Nock-Ten storm hits China (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Over 75,000 people were Friday evacuated from the southern regions of China as tropical storm Nock-Ten hit the coastal areas, officials said.Nock-Ten hit the southern island ... Read more...

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27,000 evacuated as Nock-Ten storm hits China


July 29th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Over 27,000 people were Friday evacuated from a south China province as tropical storm Nock-Ten hit the coastal region, officials said.Nock-Ten hit the southern island province ... Read more...

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China braces for tropical storm Nock-Ten


July 29th, 2011 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Thousands of fishing boats have been ordered to return to the coast as southern China braces for tropical storm Nock-Ten that killed at least 31 people ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh bans fishing, one-year jail for violators


June 17th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Friday announced a two-month ban on fishing to protect fish during their breeding period in monsoon.Violators would be booked under a law that provides for ... Read more...

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55,000 evacuated as fresh floods hit China


June 15th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Fresh floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in southern China forced the evacuation of more than 55,000 people from their homes, a media report said ... Read more...

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Exercise protects heart via nitric oxide


May 5th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Exercise both reduces the risk of a heart attack and protects it from injury if a heart attack has occurred, researchers say. For years, doctors have ... Read more...

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Japanese protest against country’s nuclear industry


April 10th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 10 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Thousands of Japanese took to the streets Sunday to protest against the country's nuclear power industry after a devastating earthquake caused a meltdown at the Fukushima ... Read more...

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Trace amounts of radioactive material found in US


March 30th, 2011 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 30 (IANS) Trace amounts of radiation from Japan have been detected in New York State, State health officials were quoted as saying in a media report Tuesday."There ... Read more...

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Drug-carrying microbot roams through eye


March 11th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): A new system that effectively delivers drugs to the eyes, using a microbot, could offer hope to thousands of patients who suffer from conditions like age-related macular degeneration, ... Read more...

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Drought-hit China to spend $9 bn on reservoirs


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) China will spend nearly 63 billion yuan ($9.3 billion) on more than 45,000 small reservoirs across the country as part of its efforts to tackle drought and flooding.By ... Read more...

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New study applies existing theory to predict floods


January 29th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study shows how Shannon's Information Theory can also be applied to studying high water and flooding.Information theory, first devised in 1948 by Claude Shannon, sees information ... Read more...

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Security stepped up in Karnataka following terror alert


December 27th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Dec 27 (ANI): Security has been beefed up in Karnataka, particularly in the coastal areas, following a high alert that some suspected terror outfits might target places of worship and crowded ... Read more...

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