thatched huts

Fire claims lives of pregnant woman, daughter

May 4th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 4 (IANS) A paralysed pregnant woman and her two-year-old daughter were burnt alive when their thatched hut accidentally caught fire here Friday, police said.Manju Devi, 25, was preparing ... Read more...

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Hopping from Germany to galaxy to Kashmir at Puja pandals

September 18th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Hopping around Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata this year could take you on a tour of Germany, Kashmir and even planets and asteroids! With budgets ... Read more...

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Migrant bunkers in the heart of Delhi (Feature, With Images)

March 10th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Tucked above the 1,200-odd shops in old Delhi's Bhagirath Place, Asia's largest electrical goods market, are matchbox-size hutments that house hundreds of workers, mostly migrants ... Read more...

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Ban on colour television distribution in Tamil Nadu

March 2nd, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) A day after the announcement of the date for the state assembly election, Tamil Nadu's chief electoral officer Wednesday ordered district collectors and heads of various ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu housing scheme challenged in court

February 9th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 9 (IANS) The Madras High Court Wednesday issued notices to the central and Tamil Nadu governments, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and the accountant general of Tamil Nadu on ... Read more...

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Bihar’s landless march for land reforms

December 24th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Dec 24 (IANS) Ignoring the freezing winter winds and away from whatever warmth their thatched huts provide, hundreds of poor and marginalised men and women in Bihar are ... Read more...

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Ensure poor benefit from welfare schemes: Karunanidhi

August 27th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Friday asked district collectors to ensure that the government's various welfare schemes reach the intended beneficiaries and to complete the free distribution ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi takes umbrage at Congress leader’s comments

August 5th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) A day after Congress leader E.V.K.S. Elangovan hit out at the Tamil Nadu government over the naming of a housing society, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Thursday termed his ... Read more...

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Coastal Andhra Battered By Rains as Cyclone Laila Approaches

May 20th, 2010 - 4:01 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) At least eight people have been killed in the heavy rains and fierce winds which battered the coastal districts of Hyderabad as Cyclone Laila made her way toward ... Read more...

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Security forces continue to reside in appalling conditions in Dantewada

April 11th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by ANI
Dantewada (Chhattisgarh)m April 11 (ANI): Even as questions are being raised over the circumstances that led to the Maoist ambush on the Security personnel, security forces continue to live in difficult conditions.At ... Read more...

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Five injured in police firing in Uttar Pradesh

April 2nd, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) At least five people were injured Friday when police resorted to firing to disperse the locals who took to streets in Uttar Pradesh's Sant Kabirnagar district to protest ... Read more...

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Villagers pool in funds, build police post

February 22nd, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Ashamed of the thatched hut where they had their police post, residents of a Bihar village pooled in money and built a two-storey building instead, officials said Monday. People ... Read more...

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Organic vegetables the new taste of Sekhawati tourism (IANS Travel)

February 20th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Nawalgarh (Rajasthan), Feb 20 (IANS) The platter is turning pure in Sekhawati - the historic land of Sekhawat Rajputs known for its palatial family homes or havelis of the country's ... Read more...

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DMK has led Tamil Nadu into a debt trap: Jayalalithaa

January 11th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Monday accused the DMK government of having led the state into a debt trap, and ... Read more...

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400-year-old Jharkhand drummakers struggle to keep trade alive (Feature with image)

December 17th, 2009 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Adharjhor (Jharkhand), Dec 17 (IANS) In the heart of a dense forest in the Patamda block, this ramshackle village of 100 thatched huts is fighting a tough battle to keep ... Read more...

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Orissa raises cyclone warning

May 25th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Orissa Monday raised the storm warning levels along its ports and alerted coastal residents as a cyclone formed in the Bay of Bengal. Fishermen have been asked not ... Read more...

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Orissa sounds cyclone alert

May 25th, 2009 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Orissa Sunday alerted its ports and coastal residents after a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclone and could result in heavy rain in ... Read more...

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Handicraft fair draws hordes of visitors to Bhubaneswar

December 23rd, 2008 - 8:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Sharada Lahangir Bhubaneswar, Dec.23 (ANI): Artisans from different parts of the country and abroad are exhibiting their works at an ongoing 13-day handicraft fair here. The fair is a major draw ... Read more...

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Cyclone warning for coastal Andhra Pradesh

November 15th, 2008 - 11:13 pm ICT by ANI
Vishakapatnam, Nov 15 (ANI): The cyclonic storm, Khai Muk over west central Bay of Bengal moved westwards and lay centered at 0830 a.m. today near latitude 14.50 N and longitude 82.50 ... Read more...

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Mandela calls for action on poverty on 90th birthday (Roundup)

July 18th, 2008 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Johannesburg, July 18 (DPA) From his ancestral home in South Africa's impoverished Eastern Cape province, former president Nelson Mandela used the occasion of his 90th birthday Friday to call for renewed action ... Read more...

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No development, no polio drops: Bihar villagers

April 2nd, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by admin
Patna, April 2 (IANS) Protesting lack of development in their village, nearly 100 'poorest of the poor' families have boycotted the ongoing pulse polio drive in Bihar refusing administration of the vaccine ... Read more...

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