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Urban bodies must mend financial reporting to access funds: CAG


September 5th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Concerned over crumbling urban infrastructure, Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai Wednesday said it was vital for local bodies to access funds to tackle the ... Read more...

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Olympic spectators treated to Cathedral of Sewage


August 13th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Greenway, is a renovated pathway was where the Olympic fans were after watching Usain Bolt sprint to glory and also Michael Phelps take his record breaking bow ... Read more...

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It’ll be a rainy June in Britain


June 10th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Britain will see a rainy weather through June as incessant rains continue to plague several areas in the country.The Met Office issued a grim forecast that ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea on Jaipur lake


May 24th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court will Friday hear a petition challenging the Rajasthan High Court's order declaring as "illegal and void" a 99-year lease agreement for ... Read more...

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Goa trade body demands Rs.1,000 crore grant for state


March 24th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) With an eye to tourism, Goa's apex trade body has demanded a special grant of Rs.1,000 crore from union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in his ... Read more...

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Algae-eating fish to clean up Chinese lake


January 5th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) China plans to release tens of thousands of algae-eating fish into the country's third-largest freshwater lake to get rid of pollution.Authorities plan to release over the ... Read more...

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China gets $800 mn loan to clean up lake


December 20th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved loans worth $800 million to China's east Anhui province to improve the water and surrounding environment of a major ... Read more...

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Japan helping India clean Yamuna: Natarajan


December 19th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) India is getting assistance from Japan for a programme to cleanse the Yamuna river, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said Monday.In a written reply to a ... Read more...

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Bugs can convert drugs into deadly toxins


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Bugs can convert traces of drugs, present in sewage, into deadly toxins, especially during the water treatment process. The process mimics a similar transformation in the ... Read more...

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Washing machines polluting sea shores


October 21st, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Washing machines are becoming a major source of harmful microplastic pollution - bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than a pinhead - which is littering sea ... Read more...

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Delhi government meeting on superbug Friday


October 5th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia would Friday meet all stakeholders and discuss issues related to the alleged prevalence of antibiotic-resistant superbug in the city."We will ... Read more...

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Four mn Pakistan children face risk of hunger


September 30th, 2011 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) Up to four million children in Pakistan's flood-hit Sindh province are at risk of hunger and disease, an NGO said.Only three percent of the $357 million ... Read more...

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Delhi Jal Board gets notice over contaminated supply


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday issued notice to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) over reported supply of contaminated water in some parts of ... Read more...

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India’s youngest ministry tasked to end open defecation


July 20th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India's youngest ministry has the enormous task of ridding rural areas of open defecation and unsafe drinking water with about 245 million people in the ... Read more...

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World Bank approves $1 bn loan to clean Ganga river


June 1st, 2011 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $1-billion loan to India to help clean its river Ganga that accounts for one fourth of the country's water resources.The ... Read more...

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Antibiotics can control superbug: Expert


May 4th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 4 (IANS) Disciplined use of antibiotics can control the multi-drug resistant Delhi superbug, which created widespread controversy last month, a top microbiologist said here Wednesday."A superbug in a ... Read more...

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Wet weekend for Bangalore after Friday night deluge


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 23 (IANS) A majority of Bangalore residents would be holed up at their homes this weekend as heavy rains are forecast on top on the battering the city ... Read more...

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Two died of poisonous gas from manhole


April 19th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Two labourers died after inhaling poisonous gas when they went inside a sewage manhole for cleaning, police said Monday. "Harinder, 25, and Anil, 26, died ... Read more...

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WHO to help India probe superbug’s threat (Lead)


April 14th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday said it will assist India in studying whether a multi-drug resistant superbug alleged to be present in Delhi's water, ... Read more...

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WHO to assist India in superbug research


April 14th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday said it will assist India in studying whether the multi-drug resistant superbug alleged to be present in Delhi's water ... Read more...

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Goa’s offshore casinos running without mandatory NOCs


March 16th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) Three offshore casinos, including India's biggest one, have been operating on the Mandovi river in Goa without a mandatory no objection certificate (NOC) for nearly two ... Read more...

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Kate Moss’ London mansion on sale for $11m


March 9th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 9 (ANI): Supermodel Kate Moss has put her luxury London mansion on sale for 11 million dollars.According to the Daily Mail, the 37-year-old is reportedly struggling to sell the massive ... Read more...

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Kate Moss’ ‘jinxed’ London home finds no buyers


March 6th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): Kate Moss is convinced that her sprawling London mansion, which she is finding impossible to sell - is jinxed.Almost a year ago, the cursed property was flooded with ... Read more...

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65 killed as quake shakes up New Zealand city (Second Lead)


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Christchurch (New Zealand), Feb 22 (IANS) At least 65 people were killed, buildings were flattened, falling debris crushed vehicles and panic-stricken people shrieked in fear as an earthquake of 6.3 ... Read more...

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Bodies lying around Christchurch after huge quake


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Christchurch (New Zealand), Feb 22 (IANS) "There are just bodies lying around," said a stunned resident of this New Zealand city after a massive earthquake Tuesday flattened buildings and falling debris crushed ... Read more...

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Brisbane floods: Oz Foreign Minister Rudd treated for foot injury


January 16th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Jan.16 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has been treated in hospital for a foot infection after he spent hours helping Brisbane residents during the ongoing flood crisis. Rudd, ... Read more...

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Woman held for killing live-in partner


January 8th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) A woman and her brother have been arrested for allegedly killing her live-in partner and dumping his body in a sewage tank in north Delhi, police said ... Read more...

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Agra sustains effort to pull city out of polythene menace


December 31st, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Dec 31 (IANS) When Agra's municipal commissioner resolved to make the city polythene-free in October, few took him seriously. But just 40 days into the campaign, Vinay Shankar Pandey ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sewer leak causes stink at UN headquarters


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 22 (IANS) Offices at the UN Security Council and General Assembly had to be evacuated because of a "suspicious odour" caused by the likely burst of a basement sewer ... Read more...

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Fire Hit Carnival Splendor Being Rescued By Tug Boats


November 10th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The carnival Splendor which was hit by a fire that led to the power outage and a stalemate situation is about to be rescued. The ... Read more...

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Brit woman finds diamond ring flushed down the toilet two yrs ago!


November 9th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 9 (ANI): A British woman has got back a diamond ring two years after it was accidentally flushed down a hotel toilet after hiring a waste firm to sift through ... Read more...

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Woman gets back her diamond ring that she had flushed down the toilet


November 7th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Gatwick, Nov 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some things cannot just be left missing. 67 years old Cllr Spiers gave up on looking for her antique diamond ring, which had gone missing two years ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Services resume at Kashmere Gate bus terminus


September 25th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The usually busy Kashmere Gate Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) resumed its services Saturday after these were hit owing to waterlogging in the complex. The terminus was ... Read more...

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Massive quake damages New Zealand’s Christchurch city


September 4th, 2010 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 4 (DPA) The New Zealand city of Christchurch was extensively damaged early Saturday when it was hit by a massive 7.4-magnitude earthquake which flattened buildings, ripped up roads and cut ... Read more...

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‘Magical’ process turns one kiwifruit into 100 bioplastic utensils!


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sept 3 (ANI): New Zealand researchers have performed a feat nothing less than magic, by converting one kiwifruit into 100 plastic spoons and sewage into electricity.Scion, a Crown research institute in ... Read more...

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