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Cauvery river panel meets on Tamil Nadu’s call


September 19th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After a wait of nine years, the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) met Wednesday at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence here, following a request from Tamil ... Read more...

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Cauvery River Authority to meet Wednesday after 9 years


September 18th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Cauvery River Authority (CRA) will meet after nine years Wednesday following the demand of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for a meeting over ... Read more...

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How solitary locusts turn maurading bands


August 30th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) Vast locust swarms, spread over many square kilometres, can blot out the sky and destroy standing crops whenever they land. The scourge has been well recorded ... Read more...

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Monsoon revives in Himachal, still 50 percent deficit


July 25th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) After days of lull, the southwest monsoon has once again revived in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, with most of the areas experiencing moderate to ... Read more...

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Dry spell raises temperatures in Himachal hills


July 18th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh were warm again Wednesday as monsoon remained elusive, with the state's Paonta Sahib town recording a high of 39 degrees ... Read more...

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Himachal gets 46 percent less rainfall


July 17th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has received 46 percent less monsoon rains till date, affecting agricultural activities and the standing crops, officials said."The overall monsoon was below average ... Read more...

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Problems follow as floods recede in Assam


July 12th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pajarbhanga (Barpeta), July 12 (IANS) Floods in Assam are almost over but not the problems of the victims.Most people in Pajarbhanga village, 15 km from Barpeta town in lower Assam, ... Read more...

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Three killed in Tripura cyclone


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 3 (IANS) Cyclonic storms accompanied by lightning continue to create havoc in Tripura, killing three more people Wednesday, taking the death toll to 15, an official said here ... Read more...

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BSF women troopers who killed intruder lauded


April 30th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 30 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday lauded the bravery of two women troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) who shot dead a Pakistani intruder ... Read more...

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BSF recovers 23 kg heroin from Punjab border


February 4th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) In a major haul, the Border Security Force (BSF) Saturday recovered 23 kg of heroin from two different places along the India-Pakistan international border, BSF officials ... Read more...

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Tribal families spend nights outside due to wild jumbos


January 3rd, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 3 (IANS) For the last week, about a dozen tribal families in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district have been spending their nights in the open despite the chilly weather after ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane kills 33 in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry (Fourth Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) At least 33 people were killed as cyclone Thane that hit the Tamil Nadu coast, with a wind speed of 140 kmph, Friday morning left a ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane kills 15 in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry (Third Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Fifteen people were killed, thousands left homeless, and properties and crops were damaged when cyclone Thane, packing a wind speed of 140 kmph, hit the coast ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa orders Rs.150 crore for cyclone relief


December 30th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday ordered the release of Rs.150 crore towards relief and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in the state due to cyclone ... Read more...

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Millions of Pakistanis face food insecurity: PM


October 17th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Millions of Pakistanis were facing food insecurity due to high food prices, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said and added that the government was aware ... Read more...

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27 kg heroin seized near India-Pakistan border


October 6th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar/New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) seized 27 kg heroin, valued at Rs.135 crore in the international market, near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab Thursday. Facing fire ... Read more...

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Centre agrees to supply power to Andhra


October 4th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Reeling under a power crisis due to the ongoing strike by coal workers in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh Tuesday received some respite with the central government ... Read more...

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Jumbos’ terror back to haunt Chhattisgarh tribals


September 26th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 26 (IANS) After giving sleepless nights for a week to tribals in forests of Chhattisgarh's Surguja district late last month, a herd of wild jumbos returned Monday to ... Read more...

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Pakistan floods: Toll rises to 412


September 25th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan have left at least 412 people dead besides affecting over 8.2 million, the National Disaster Management Authority ... Read more...

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Over 300 killed, 6 million affected in Pakistan floods


September 18th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Recent floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in southern Pakistan have killed nearly 300 people and affected 6 million more, according to the latest figures ... Read more...

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Jharkhand’s anti-Maoist push drives tuskers wild


September 16th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 16 (IANS) Anti-Maoist operations in Jharkhand have caused a herd of elephants to migrate from Saranda jungle, bordering the districts of West Singhbhum and Simdega, and damage standing ... Read more...

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Crops damaged in two Jharkhand districts


September 12th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 12 (IANS) Standing crops on around 20,000 acres of land were damaged due to floods in two Jharkhand districts, an official said Monday.Around 8 lakh cusec of water ... Read more...

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141 dead, 4 mn homeless in Pakistan floods


September 11th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) At least 141 people have died and four million have been left homeless in floods that have hit southern Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

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7,028 jumbo attacks in Chhattisgarh in 7 months


September 9th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 9 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has witnessed a record 7,028 cases of attacks by wild elephants -- on houses, standing crops and forest residents -- in the first seven months ... Read more...

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Zardari pledges help to flood victims


September 8th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday assured food, shelter and other amenities to the flood victims of the country's Sindh province. Nearly five million people were ... Read more...

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Floods trigger epidemic fears in Meghalaya


August 22nd, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tura (Meghalaya), Aug 22 (IANS) Health authorities in flood-ravaged Garo Hills region of Meghalaya Monday said they feared an epidemic once the floodwaters recede if precautions are not taken."We are ... Read more...

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1.5 million affected in Bihar floods


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) Floods in Bihar have affected nearly 1.5 million people in 12 districts, with thousands struggling to survive under open skies, according to Special Secretary Sunil Kumar ... Read more...

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Floods render thousands homeless in Bihar


August 21st, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by floods in Bihar, with many forced to flee their homes and struggling to survival under the open ... Read more...

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Flood waters enter over 1,000 Bihar villages


August 20th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) Flood waters have entered over 1,000 villages in Bihar, forcing people to abandon their homes, even as rising water levels of most rivers posed a threat ... Read more...

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Raman Singh sees dam built by villagers


April 24th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 23 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Saturday made a surprise visit to a village in Raipur district where the local people recently built a dam to irrigate ... Read more...

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Two killed by jumbos in Jharkhand


January 23rd, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 23 (IANS) A woman and her daughter were trampled to death by a herd of elephants in Jharkhand's Gumla district Sunday, an official said.The herd attacked Karni village under Dumri ... Read more...

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Cold wave damages crop in Uttar Pradesh, worries farmers


January 12th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Jan 12 (ANI): The agricultural belt around Lucknow has been badly affected by the cold wave sweeping across the state.Farmers said they feared heavy losses due to the cold weather that ... Read more...

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Cold and fog hit life in Rajastan


January 7th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) Cold wave conditions affected normal life in Rajasthan Friday as the mercury plummeted further in many parts of the state, officials said.Bikaner was freezing at zero degree, five ... Read more...

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Herd of wild jumbos kill two in Jharkhand


January 4th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 4 (IANS) Two people were trampled upon by a herd of wild elephants in Jharkhand's Gumla district, officials said Tuesday."A herd of elephant trampled two people in Barnanga village of ... Read more...

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Declare Andhra situation ‘national calamity’, says Karat


December 21st, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to declare as a "national calamity" the farm crisis in Andhra ... Read more...

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