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Heavy rains in Arunachal cause floods in two Assam districts


September 14th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) Lakhs of people have been affected in two Upper Assam districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh - Dhemaji and Lakhimpur - after flash floods hit the area Thursday ... Read more...

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16 dead, 38 injured in Vietnam floods


September 10th, 2012 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 10 (IANS) Heavy rains and floods have left at least 16 people as dead while injuring 38 others in Vietnam's northern and central provinces, said the country's National ... Read more...

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Mumbai pins hopes on ‘artificial’ rains


August 16th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Worried by the deficient rains this year, Mumbai's civic body has decided to resort to 'artificial rains' at a cost of Rs.65 million, an official said ... Read more...

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China builds replicas of British towns (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Real estate developers in China are now copying Tudor buildings, cobbled streets and even red telephone boxes and artificial rivers in an attempt to recreate the ... Read more...

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China builds replicas of British towns


August 9th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Real estat streets and even red telephone boxes and artificial rivers in an attempt to recreate the British way of life.e developers in China are now ... Read more...

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Seven killed due to rains in Jammu


August 6th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 6 (IANS) At least seven people, including two women, have been killed and scores injured in heavy rains that led to many houses collapsing in the remote mountainous ... Read more...

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Saeed wants Pakistan, India talks over water issue


July 31st, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) Warning the government about an alleged Indian plan to turn Pakistan barren by impeding the water flow in the rivers feeding the country, Jamaat-ud Daawa (JuD) ... Read more...

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Rivers near danger mark in Uttar Pradesh


July 16th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) With heavy rains lashing many parts of Uttar Pradesh, some rivers are rising menacingly, officials said Monday.In many places, the embankment of the rivers have eroded, ... Read more...

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‘Rains will bring doom as Pakistan ill-prepared’


July 16th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) There are little signs that the rains this year will not leave behind a watery trail of doom in Pakistan, a daily said Monday while demanding ... Read more...

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Flood-like situation affects 40,000 in north Bengal


July 15th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 15 (IANS) Nearly 40,000 people were affected due to incessant rains triggering a flood-like situation in the north Bengal region with Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri being the worst hit, ... Read more...

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Floods, landslides kill 130 in Bangladesh


July 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 12 (IANS) About 130 people died in floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in the past three weeks in Bangladesh, the government said Thursday.In the hill districts ... Read more...

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15 miners killed in Meghalaya


July 11th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 10 (IANS) Fifteen coal miners drowned after they accidentally punctured the wall of an abandoned mine full of water in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills, an official said Tuesday."Fifteen ... Read more...

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Four kids among 171 dead in Russian floods


July 10th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS) While floods in Russia's Krasnodar region have killed at least 171 people, the toll includes four children aged between one to 12 in the Krymsk town, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to fund Padma bridge project


July 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) Bangladesh Monday decided to construct a $3 billion bridge over the Padma river with its own funds after the World Bank cancelled its loan to ... Read more...

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Floods render 75,000 homeless in Meghalaya


July 1st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 1 (IANS) Over 75,000 people became homeless in Meghalaya Sunday after flood swollen Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers submerged whole villages, an official said.The Jinjiram, one the major rivers ... Read more...

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90 die in Bangladesh floods, landslides


June 27th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 27 (IANS) Nearly 90 people have died in Bangladesh in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials said Wednesday.Rains have wrecked havoc in the three hill ... Read more...

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Aquatic ecosystems release more carbon than land


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Aquatic ecosystems have the potential to release more carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere in a warmer climate than their land counterparts, says a study. In ... Read more...

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DMDK to boycott presidential polls


June 19th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) DMDK leader A.Vijayakant Tuesday announced his party's decision to boycott the ensuing presidential poll due to the central government's "refusal" to solve any of the issues ... Read more...

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Banks honoured at Hawaii Film Festival


June 19th, 2012 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) Actress Elizabeth Banks received one of the top honours at the Maui Film Festival in Hawaii.The 38-year-old was handed the Navigator Award by festival director Barry ... Read more...

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New roads, bridges for Maharashtra’s Maoist-hit Gadchiroli


June 11th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Aiming to spur progress and development in the worst Maoist-affected Gadchiroli district, the Maharashtra government has taken up construction of strategic inter-state river bridges and expanding ... Read more...

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Mamata to write to PM on Indo-Bhutan joint river panel


June 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee will write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, calling for making the Indo-Bhutan Joint River Commission effective."The Indo-Bhutan Joint River ... Read more...

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Gogoi for harnessing hydropower in Assam


May 31st, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Assam government will soon constitute a global level expert committee to look into the various aspects of using Piano-key Weir technology to harness the ... Read more...

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No sign of China diverting Brahmaputra water, says India


May 21st, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Monday said there was "nothing to suggest" that China was building dams to divert the waters of the ... Read more...

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Dhaka approves $7 bn for development projects


May 20th, 2012 - 3:44 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh government Saturday approved 550 billion taka ($7 billion) for undertaking developmental projects during the fiscal year 2012-13.The decision was taken at a meeting ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to catch man-eating crocodiles


April 13th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka's wildlife department has launched an operation to catch man-eating crocodiles in rivers close to villages.The wildlife department is searching river banks in parts of ... Read more...

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Anupam’s Marathi debut a tribute to the blind


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Essaying the role of a visually challenged person in his Marathi debut "Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein" wasn't easy for Anupam Kher, but the veteran actor ... Read more...

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Supreme Court gives nod to interlinking rivers (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave its nod for implementing the ambitious project to interlink India's rivers, saying it was in the national interest. It also ... Read more...

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Supreme Court nod on river interlinking


February 27th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave the green signal for implementing the ambitious project to interlink India's rivers, saying it was in national interest.An apex court ... Read more...

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Deadly Lassa virus kills 40 in Nigeria


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Feb 22 (IANS) A deadly haemorrhagic virus Lassa has killed at least 40 people in Nigeria, Xinhua reported.A total of 397 cases have been reported in the last six ... Read more...

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Britain mulls hosepipe ban


February 20th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Britain may ban use of hosepipes this summer as groundwater levels in several parts of England have dropped to an alarming level, The Telegraph reported.Environment Secretary ... Read more...

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World Bank help for Bengal irrigation projects: Pranab


February 17th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
East Midnapore, Feb 17 (IANS) Small irrigation projects worth Rs.1,250 crores will be implemented in West Bengal with the World Bank's help, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here ... Read more...

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Wild animals cause havoc in Mozambique province


February 16th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Maputo (Mozambique), Feb 16 (IANS) Wild animals are creating havoc in a province in the southern African nation of Mozambique. At least 16 people have been killed in animal attacks, ... Read more...

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Number of tourists doubles in Madhya Pradesh


February 15th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 15 (IANS) The number of tourists visiting Madhya Pradesh has doubled in the last four years, claims the state government. However, it is the domestic tourists who formed ... Read more...

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14 dead in Peru floods


February 10th, 2012 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Feb 10 (IANS) At least 14 people died in floods triggered by torrential rains in Peru, authorities said.Heavy rains battered the country for the past two days.Thousands of ... Read more...

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China spends $158 mn on nature reserve


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) China has spent one billion yuan (about $158 million) in 2011 to protect the Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve, the source of the country's three major rivers, the ... Read more...

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