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No alternative to political solution in Syria: Russia


September 21st, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS) Russia sees no alternative to a political solution towards ending the crisis in Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has said.During a meeting with Syrian ... Read more...

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Two days to cross 15 km in Chennai: Steel traders


September 18th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Steel wholesalers here complained Tuesday of nearly a 50 percent drop in business because of traffic congestion on the roads leading to the Chennai Port Trust ... Read more...

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Goa’s mining prowess a matter of pride: Parrikar


September 18th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as the shockwaves of an estimated Rs.35,000-crore illegal mining scam continue to rock Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has claimed that the state "occupies a ... Read more...

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Reliance Infra launches cement brand


September 17th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 17 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure, a part of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group, Monday entered the cement market, launching its "Reliance Cement" brand through subsidiary Reliance Cement Company."We will ... Read more...

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Massive amounts of drugs seized in Afghanistan


September 13th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS) Around 6,000 kg of various narcotics were seized and six drug manufacturing labs were destroyed in Afghanistan in a joint operation by Russian, US and Afghan ... Read more...

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Kerala a friendly place for manufacturing units: Apollo Tyres


September 13th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Contrary to general perception, Kerala is a friendly place to locate manufacturing units, Apollo Tyres Chairman Onkar S. Kanwar said Thursday.He said labour unions in the ... Read more...

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Coal India to invest Rs.40,000 crore in 12th Plan


September 12th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) State miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) said Wednesday the company was committed to investing Rs.40,000 crore in the 12th Plan period (2012-17)."Capital investment plan for ... Read more...

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Efforts on to douse fire in cargo ship off Mumbai, no casualties


September 10th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Efforts were underway Monday to extinguish a fire which broke out in a cargo ship, MV Amsterdam Bride, anchored eight km south of Mumbai harbour, said ... Read more...

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FIR against Kamat, Rane within 15 days: Parrikar


September 8th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Former Goa chief ministers Digambar Kamat and Pratapsing Rane and other government officials will be booked within 15 days in connection with the Rs. 35,000 ... Read more...

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Apex court slams Karnataka on iron ore mining, orders CBI probe (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) In blistering criticism of the Karnataka government for overlooking the illegal mining, transport and export of iron ore, the Supreme Court Friday ordered a CBI ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Apex court slams Karnataka government on iron ore mining


September 7th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) In blistering criticism of the Karnataka government for looking the other way when iron ore in the state was being illegally mined, transported and exported, ... Read more...

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Surprise in store for Natarajan: Parrikar


September 6th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) There is a big surprise in store for union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan when she arrives in Goa Sep 11, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Coal India achieves near-target performance


September 5th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) With coal dominating the political discourse, Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil Wednesday said Coal India Ltd (CIL) had achieved over 97 percent ... Read more...

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Russia to build new intercontinental missile by 2018


September 4th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will build a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by 2018, a senior military official has revealed."Construction of the missile is ongoing," Strategic Missile Forces ... Read more...

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Coal India to get assets abroad


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, September 3 (IANS) Coal India Ltd (CIL) will spend Rs.5,000 crore this fiscal to acquire assets abroad, Pratik Prakashbapu Patil, minister of state in the coal ministry, said ... Read more...

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Probe against officials for illegal mining in Goa


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the central government, Goa's BJP Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said officials from the union ministry for environment and forests would ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Reliance Power starts production at Sasan mines


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Reliance Power has begun mining coal from Sasan blocks in Madhya Pradesh six months ahead of schedule, the company said Monday. It targets raising the output ... Read more...

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Six Odisha coal mines closed


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 2 (IANS) Six coal mines were ordered closed in Odisha as they were operating without forest clearances, an official said Sunday.One open cast mine and five underground mines ... Read more...

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UAE delivers aid for Libyan schools


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 1 (IANS/WAM) About 20 tonnes of stationery, school bags, and clothes for displaced students have been delivered by the UAE's Red Crescent Authority (RCA) to the Libyan ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pirates free Russian tanker crew after stealing petrol


August 31st, 2012 - 4:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of pirates who hijacked an oil tanker with a Russian crew in the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa left the vessel after ... Read more...

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China plans further steps on weather modification


August 30th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China said Thursday it will take more active steps to enhance weather modification, in a bid to better serve agricultural production and disaster relief work.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Two tonnes of uranium seized in Bolivia


August 29th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian police have confiscated two tonnes of uranium that was being stored at a building in central La Paz located near the US and Spanish ... Read more...

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BJP to take coal blocks issue to people


August 28th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) After blocking parliament functioning for entire week, the BJP Tuesday said it will take the coal blocks allocation issue to the people and will ... Read more...

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Village downs shutters protesting pollution from Goa plant


August 27th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) Navelim village in Goa's mining belt shut down Monday in protest against what they called "heavy pollution" emitted from an iron processing plant operated by the ... Read more...

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Giant Persian rug sets Guinness record


August 26th, 2012 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A gigantic Persian carpet woven in the Iranian city of Nishapur has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's largest handmade rug.Iran's Press ... Read more...

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Russian firefighting plane to help Serbia


August 26th, 2012 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
Belgrade, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian firefighting aircraft has reached Serbia to help the Balkan nation put out a number of forest fires.The multipurpose, amphibious Beriev Be-200 aircraft landed ... Read more...

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Bihar faces urea shortage, seeks help


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 23 (IANS) Bihar has urged the central government to provide urea to overcome a serious shortage, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Thursday.The chief minister said he had written ... Read more...

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Tata Steel launches branded Silico Manganese


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Tata Steel, the world's seventh largest steel maker, Wednesday launched India's first branded Silico Manganese, widely used in steel making, to dominate the market of ... Read more...

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Brighton beach left with 23 tonnes’ of rubbish


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Brighton, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The level of litter that has been found around the area of Brighton Beach was just way too much. The litter has been said to make the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Odisha expects to achieve Kharif paddy production target


August 20th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 (IANS) Odisha is hopeful of achieving its target of about nine million tonnes of paddy production for the Kharif season despite low sowing due to erratic rainfall ... Read more...

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New oxide can help slash diesel pollution


August 19th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified a material that can slash pollution levels caused by diesel-powered vehicles by up to 45 percent.The material, from a family of minerals called ... Read more...

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Human urine can be used to reduce pollution


August 19th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) Apart from oceans, soil, rocks and trees, human and animal urine can also absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and help reduce pollution, says a Spanish researcher.Absorbing CO2 ... Read more...

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Process of awarding coal blocks caused $37 bn loss: Auditor


August 17th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The lack of transparency in the allocation of coal blocks to private players resulted in a loss of a whopping Rs.1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion) ... Read more...

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Nalco puts Indonesia smelter project on hold


August 15th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) The state-run National Aluminium Company Ltd. (Nalco) Wednesday said it has put on hold its proposed alumina smelter project in Indonesia due to uncertainty over the ... Read more...

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Vietnam among top pepper exporters


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Aug 14 (IANS) Vietnam remains among the world's top pepper exporting nations, with 77,000 tonnes of spice exported in the first seven months of this year.The country earned $532 ... Read more...

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