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Pro-dam Uttarakhand minister breaks fast in Delhi


July 10th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Uttarakhand's Drinking Water and Education Minister Mantri Prasad Naithani observed a day-long fast in the national capital Tuesday demanding resumption of work on the ... Read more...

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A clean, clutter-free BSF, courtesy intranet


June 19th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Piles of official files and unnecessary bundles of paperwork are a thing of the past for the paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) which, courtesy a ... Read more...

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Depleting water sources in Himachal worry locals


June 5th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) Fearing drying up of traditional water sources and depletion of flora and fauna due to massive construction of hydropower projects, people of over two ... Read more...

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Assam’s anti-dam activist starts protest fast


May 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) Assam's farmer leader and anti-dam activist Akhil Gogoi Saturday started an indefinite hunger-strike near Dighalipukhuri in Guwahati.Hundreds of people from various walks of life joined the ... Read more...

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Low intensity quake shakes Kashmir


May 10th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 10 (IANS) A light intensity tremor shook the Kashmir Valley late on Wednesday night, jolting many locals out of their sleep, the met office here said Thursday.Sonam Lotus, ... Read more...

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Dhumal raises Shimla ground row in Delhi; Army says no conflict


April 16th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shimla, April 16 (IANS) The controversy over ownership of the Annadale Ground in Shimla Monday reached New Delhi with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal raising it during ... Read more...

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Tripura’s increases readiness for disasters


March 20th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 20 (IANS) Tripura has readied five helipads in each district to deal with an emergency arising out of a possible natural disaster, including a quake, a minister said ... Read more...

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NDMA to train MCD to spot unsafe buildings: Reddy


March 11th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Hundreds of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) engineers will be trained by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to spot unsafe buildings in the national ... Read more...

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Mild tremors in Uttarakhand (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dehradun, Feb 10 (IANS) A moderate earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter Scale jolted parts of Uttarakhand and neighbouring Himachal Pradesh shortly after midnight, an official from the Met ... Read more...

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Protect Chenab river from onslaught, say Himachal villagers


January 30th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 30 (IANS) Residents of Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley Monday knocked on the doors of the union environment and forests ministry, protesting against an upcoming hydropower projects on the ... Read more...

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HPPCL hydro projects quake resistant, says minister


December 20th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) State-run Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) has said its ongoing hydropower projects are quake resistant, not affecting the fragile hill ecology, according to Minister ... Read more...

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Atomic panel seeks to ‘win hearts’ of Kudankulam people


November 24th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 24 (IANS) Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman S. Banerjee Thursday exuded confidence that by allaying fears over the Kudankulam nuclear power project, they would win the "hearts of ... Read more...

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No need for fear on Kudankulam n-plant: Kalam


November 7th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 7 (IANS) Asking people not to nurture even a nano sized particle fear about the safety of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has ... Read more...

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Shimla’s 98 percent buildings unsafe: Minister


September 19th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) Not even two percent of buildings in this Himachal Pradesh town are safe and can withstand earthquakes of high intensity, a minister said.The fact came to ... Read more...

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Quake-prone Delhi lacks safety measures: Expert


September 8th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) With Wednesday night's earthquake still haunting many in north India, a National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) official said the temblor was just a reminder ... Read more...

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‘Indian nuclear facilities safe’


June 30th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) has initiated a safety review of India's nuclear power stations in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in Japan and all ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6 quake jolts Kashmir


May 15th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 15 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck Jammu and Kashmir early Sunday, just 24 hours after a 4.9 quake rocked the state."A moderate intensity ... Read more...

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Earthquake rocks Jammu and Kashmir


April 25th, 2011 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale struck Jammu and Kashmir Monday morning. The epicentre of the quake was located in Pakistan, the local disaster ... Read more...

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UPA stubbornly refusing to learn lessons from Fukushima: Advani


April 24th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday accused the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of stubbornly refusing to draw lessons from the ... Read more...

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Indians need be more prepared for natural calamities: Experts


April 19th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Within a month after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck Japan, India experienced two moderate tremors. Were these warnings for something bigger? If experts are to ... Read more...

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6.7-magnitude quake hits Mexico


April 8th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 7 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale Thursday jolted the port city of Veracruz in Mexico but there was no report of damage or ... Read more...

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India cannot abandon nuclear power programme: Ramesh


March 19th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) India needs to learn appropriate lessons from the nuclear disaster in Japan and take additional safeguards, but the country cannot abandon its nuclear energy programme, said ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to go ahead with Jaitapur with more safety steps


March 18th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Friday announced its intention to go ahead with the 9900 MW Jaitapur nuclear power project (JNPP) by incorporating additional safety and security ... Read more...

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Greenpeace hails China’s move on nuclear plants


March 18th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Environmental NGO Greenpeace Friday welcomed the Chinese state council's decision to suspend the approval process of its upcoming nuclear plants until their safety standards are ... Read more...

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Greenpeace welcomes China’s move to suspend nuke plant approval


March 17th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.17 (ANI): Greenpeace has welcome an announcement by the State Council in China to temporarily suspend approval for nuclear plants.It said China's recent announcement goes to show that nations are ... Read more...

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Expert allays fears on nuclear plants


March 14th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Leading nuclear expert Anil Kakodkar Monday asserted that Indian nuclear installations were safe and that seismic activity in the country was very different from that of ... Read more...

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30th edition of science exhibition concludes in Agartala


January 2nd, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Jan.2 (ANI): The 30th edition of ongoing five-day science exhibition concluded on Saturday in Agartala.This exhibition was organised under the aegis of provincial Science and Technology of the State ... Read more...

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BJP slams construction of big dams in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh


November 18th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Dhemaji (Assam), Nov.18 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh has slammed the construction of the Lower Subansiri power project in Assam, which is expected to generate 7421 of ... Read more...

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Disaster training for Mizoram teachers


October 20th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Oct 20 (IANS) The Mizoram government is training teachers in disaster management to cope with natural tragedies.According to a senior official, the scheme was undertaken under a central government- UNDP Disaster ... Read more...

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Assam protests ‘reckless’ construction of dams in Arunachal


August 12th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 12 (IANS) Voicing its concern over the "reckless" construction of mega dams in Arunachal Pradesh, the Assam government Thursday demanded that the inter-ministerial group studying the water resources of the ... Read more...

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China to help Cuba detect earthquakes


May 12th, 2010 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (IANS/EFE) China wants to help Cuba detect earthquakes and has sent sophisticated equipment and a team of experts to install as well as tutor Cuban officials on how to ... Read more...

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Delhi prone to chemical and industrial fires: Minister


April 20th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) At a time when Delhi is witnessing several fire incidents, Urban Development Minister A.K. Walia Tuesday admitted that the national capital is prone to chemical and ... Read more...

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Experts suggest measures to make structures earthquake resistant


October 12th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 12 (IANS) The Indian Building Congress (IBC), an apex body of the construction professionals and institutions, has asked the governments in the northeastern region to undertake massive retro-fitting and other ... Read more...

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Big earthquake might rock Assam shortly, fear experts


August 27th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Aug 27 (ANI): Experts have claimed that a big earthquake might hit Assam shortly."There is no accurate method of prediction of earthquake. It is difficult to say whether a big ... Read more...

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Villagers oppose hydroelectric power project in Rudraprayag


January 25th, 2009 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
Rudraprayag (Uttarakhand), Jan 25, (ANI): Many villagers of Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand have protested against the setting up of a mega hydroelectric power project in their region. These villagers have been skeptical ... Read more...

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