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“Mamatadidi MBBS” tackles dengue (West Bengal newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) As dengue cases get more widely reported across West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has earned a fresh nickname - "Mamatadidi MBBS". She has taken ... Read more...

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Mamata raps civic bodies for negligence in preventing dengue


September 7th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Criticising civic bodies run by both her Trinamool Congress as also the opposition Left Front for negligence in combating dengue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Kolkata civic body on overdrive to contain dengue


September 6th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called for cleaning up the city due to a dengue outbreak, Kolkata Municipal Corporation has intensified vigil to ... Read more...

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Plans to circulate coolant in Kudankulam reactor


November 19th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Officials are mulling circulating coolant water in the first reactor of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) as the stagnant water in the reactor vessel and ... Read more...

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Kudankulam reactor faces corrosion risk


November 9th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) The stagnant coolant water in the reactor vessel and pipes in the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is giving sleepless nights ... Read more...

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Stocks run out in Pakistan’s flood-hit areas: UN


October 30th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Saturday that needs of flood-hit Pakistani people are rising as winter approaches and reported outbreaks ... Read more...

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Japanese encephalitis cases reported in Delhi


September 27th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Incidence of Japanese encephalitis (JE), a mosquito-borne viral infection, was reported from Delhi for the first time with four confirmed cases in the city, the ... Read more...

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Radio Pakistan to spread awareness about dengue


September 11th, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Pakistan's state-run radio service, the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) or Radio Pakistan, will broadcast special programmes to help people affected by floods and diseases, especially raising ... Read more...

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10 dead, over 2,000 hit by dengue in Pakistan


September 9th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) A recent outbreak of dengue fever in Pakistan's eastern province of Punjab has led to the death of at least 10 people and affected 2,256 others, ... Read more...

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Complications arise in radioactive water removal at Japan’s Fukushima nuke plant


March 31st, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar. 31 (ANI): The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency in Japan has said that complications have risen in efforts taken to remove radiation contaminated water from a reactor building at the ... Read more...

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Japanese Government criticizes nuke plant operator for lacking transparency


March 27th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar. 27 (ANI): The Japanese Government has criticized the operator of radiation-leaking nuclear plant for lack of transparency and also for failure to protect the workers.Government has revealed a series of ... Read more...

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Trees cocooned with spider webs could cut malaria risk


March 25th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): Remember the floods that devastated Pakistan in 2010? Well, that has now resulted in a blessing for the people of Sindh.It has been reported that mosquitoes are ... Read more...

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Delhi reports year’s first dengue case


March 21st, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The national capital's first case of dengue of the year has been reported from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), and the country's ... Read more...

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Lotus Temple to celebrate 25th anniversary Sunday


March 19th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The capital's iconic Bahai House of Worship, popularly known as the Lotus Temple, will celebrate its 25th anniversary Sunday, the eve of the Bahá'i New ... Read more...

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Over 200 dead in Tamil Nadu as rains abate


December 7th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu counted its losses Tuesday and life limped back to normal as heavy rains abated after claiming over 200 lives and damaging thousands of homes and roads, ... Read more...

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Delhi minister denies building owner’s claim


November 17th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi Finance Minister A.K. Walia Wednesday denied an allegation that the owner of a building which collapsed in east Delhi, killing 67 people earlier this week, had ... Read more...

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1100 athletes arrive in Delhi: Canada set to welcome boxers, lawn bowlers in Village


September 30th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.30 (ANI): Nearly 1100 athletes, team officials, technical officials and media personnel from overseas arrived in the Capital on Sunday, with close to 100 more arrivals from Norfolk Islands and ... Read more...

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Tibetan market opens after flooding, but still deserted


September 15th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Sugandha Pathak New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The normally busy Tibetan market in northeast Delhi bustling with college students looking to buy things at dirt cheap prices was deserted Wednesday. After a ... Read more...

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Dengue scare adds to CWG woes


September 2nd, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 2 (ANI): With over 1,000 suspected dengue cases being reported in New Delhi, the outbreak of the disease has added to the woes of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, ... Read more...

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Clegg says flood-hit Pak will need long-term aid


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said Pakistan will require long-term aid in the wake of it being devastated by floods. Clegg was visiting one of the ... Read more...

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International Red Cross warns of landmine risk due to floods in Pak


September 1st, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 1 (ANI): The International Red Cross has warned that floodwaters in Pakistan have dislodged and carried landmines to places previously deemed safe, increasing risks to the population."Since the beginning ... Read more...

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CWG construction workers denied basic rights: Report


August 31st, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Construction workers at Commonwealth Games (CWG) sites get paid much lower than the minimum stipulated by law and there is no provision for safety gear for them ... Read more...

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Four kids drown in pit


August 30th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) Four children, including two girls, drowned in a pit filled with rainwater in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district Monday, police said. The kids, aged between 8-11, died in Bhojpura town, ... Read more...

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Whither urban development? Bleak future stares at India’s cities (Comment)


August 28th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli A New Delhi newspaper reported last Thursday that local authorities received 117 complaints of waterlogging, five of falling trees and six of building collapses, in one of which a ... Read more...

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In Games host city, one rainfall stalls trains


August 25th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) 'Experience Our Service' - the Indian Railways slogan became a nightmare for hundreds of passengers coming here from Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday ... Read more...

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Municipal Corporation of Delhi launches sanitation drive


August 19th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0 New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) launched an extensive sanitation drive here on Thursday to control the outbreak of water-borne diseases. ... Read more...

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Forget Kashmiri politics: Natural disasters need prompt attention


August 12th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.12 (ANI): While the separatists and political leaders of Kashmir are busy deciphering the statements made by the Prime Minister following his meeting with the All Party Delegation and finding ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes breeding at 7 CWG sites, notices issued


August 10th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) In what could probably be a cause of worry for the Delhi government, the local civic body has found mosquitoes breeding at seven Commonwealth Games sites. It ... Read more...

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Dengue arrives in Delhi, before season


July 4th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Dengue has arrived in the capital, and well before its time. With two cases confirmed and some others being reported, the dengue virus-carrying mosquitoe's bite is giving ... Read more...

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Virginia Schools Declare Closing For Flood


November 13th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Virginia, Nov.13, (THAINDIAN NEWS)Hurricane Ida, which earlier hit different parts of Central America, approached United States and hit different regions of the Atlantic Coast causing much damage to Virginia. Severe ... Read more...

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42 new dengue cases in Delhi, minister says problem ‘massive’ (Second Lead)


November 10th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Indian capital reported 42 new dengue cases Tuesday, taking the number of patients to 627 on a day when the union health ministry admitted that the ... Read more...

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29 new dengue cases take Delhi’s total to 527 (Lead)


November 7th, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) At least 29 fresh cases of dengue were reported here Saturday, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease in the capital to 527, ... Read more...

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489 dengue cases recorded in Delhi (Lead)


November 6th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Twenty five new dengue cases were recorded in Delhi Friday, taking the number of people affected by the vector-borne disease to 489, health officials said. The Delhi government ... Read more...

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25 new dengue cases take total to 489 in Delhi


November 6th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The national capital Friday recorded 25 fresh dengue cases taking the number of people affected by the vector-borne disease to 489, officials said. "There were 25 fresh cases ... Read more...

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Though rising, fewer dengue cases in Delhi than last year


October 21st, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Delhi recorded 130 cases of dengue until late Tuesday. While officials say that this is the time of the year when an increasing number of people fall ... Read more...

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