towns and cities

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...

Posted in Business |

China to ensure security at every school by 2013


August 18th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) With a number of murder incidents taking place in Chinese schools in recent years, the country has decided to beef up security measures at schools ... Read more...

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UP comes to a grinding halt due to power failure


July 31st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 31 (IANS) Life came to a standstill in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday as the Northen Grid tripped again around 1:30 p.m.,leading to a power blackout in most towns and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘India’s Got Talent’ created job for participants: Cyrus Sahukar


July 10th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Anchor-actor Cyrus Sahukar, who will host the fourth season of "India's Got Talent", says the reality show has "created job opportunities for participants" and given ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Counting of votes in UP municipal corporation polls begin


July 7th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) Amidst strong police presence and heavy rainfall, counting of votes for the municipal corporation and local bodies began in 71 districts of Uttar Pradesh Saturday.According ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Street lighting changing insect ecosystems: Study


May 24th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Street lighting is changing insect ecosystems in towns and cities, The Independent reported.Groups of invertebrates living near artificial lights include more predators and scavengers, a study ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Big market for budget hotels in small towns and cities: Experts


March 25th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Growth of hospitality sector in the country's tier 2 and tier 3 cities is set to become the next big trend, but the market is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Vodafone Group’s quarterly India revenue grows 6.3 percent


February 9th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Britain-based telecom firm Vodafone Group Thursday reported a 6.3 percent rise in its India revenue at 1.02 billion pounds ($1.62 billion) for the quarter ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sulabh to launch sanitation project in Uganda


January 16th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Sulabh Shauchalaya, the low-cost Indian toilet system, will soon be launched in Uganda to provide affordable sanitation facilities in the east African country, Sulabh founder ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Poll panel rejects Punjab’s octroi abolition, more cash seized


December 27th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has rejected the Punjab government's decision abolishing octroi on petrol and diesel sales in towns and cities across the state, officials said ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Severe cold persists in Himachal towns and cities


December 27th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 27 (IANS) Severe cold conditions Tuesday continued to prevail in the hills of Himachal Pradesh despite dry weather, the weather bureau here said.The minimum temperature at many places ... Read more...

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Five African countries’ handicrafts coming to Dilli Haat (With Images)


December 18th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Eighteen African craftswomen from five African countries will participate in Dastkari Haat Samiti's annual crafts bazaar, starting at Dilli Haat Jan 1. They are expected ... Read more...

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Spanish prostitutes to wear fluorescent vests for safety


December 4th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Highway prostitutes working outside a town in northern Spain have been ordered to wear reflective vests to make them visible to passing traffic and reduce the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

2012 London Olympics torch relay to pass through 1,000 places


November 7th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed Monday that 1,018 villages, towns and cities in Britain will be on the route ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

3,000 more jobs for Kashmiri Pandits soon


September 13th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir will advertise 3,000 more jobs for displaced Kashmiri Pandits as part of a package announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in which ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Gujarat celebrates Anna victory


August 28th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 28 (IANS) Celebrations and victory processions in Gujarat Sunday marked the end of Anna Hazare's agitation in New Delhi for a strong Lokpal bill.In Ahmedabad, a car ... Read more...

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Fasting Anna won’t budge on anti-graft law (Roundup)


August 19th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Engergised by swelling support, social activist Anna Hazare Friday vowed to remain on a fast till a strong anti-graft law was enacted as he resumed ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

I can still walk 5 km on foot: Hazare (Lead)


August 18th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Gandhian activist Anna Hazare, who has been in Tihar Jail since Tuesday, says he felt healthy and energetic even after three days of fasting for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

I am hale and hearty, says Hazare


August 18th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Gandhian activist Anna Hazare, who has been in Tihar Jail since Tuesday, Thursday said he felt healthy and energetic even after three days of fasting ... Read more...

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Anna logjam has PM fuming, mass protests continue (Night Lead)


August 17th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Tens of thousands rallied here and across India for a second day Wednesday as Gandhian activist Anna Hazare refused to leave Tihar Jail until ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Amid Anna storm, PM chides an adamant Hazare (Evening Lead)


August 17th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Tens of thousands gathered in the heart of the national capital Wednesday in support of the jailed Anna Hazare even as Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Haryana releases water into Yamuna river, no flood threat


August 16th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Over 600,000 cusecs of water has been released by Haryana into the Yamuna river from the Hathnikund barrage in Yamunanagar district, officials said Tuesday, adding that ... Read more...

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Pakistanis gear up for Independence Day


August 13th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Notwithstanding the unending terror attacks and sectarian violence across their country, Pakistanis are eagerly waiting to celebrate independence day Sunday.Shops and marketplaces were Saturday bustling ... Read more...

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Police got tactics wrong, says Cameron as 1,300 held for riots (Lead)


August 11th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday said police had admitted to getting their riot tactics wrong as over 1,300 people were arrested for the violence in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cameron vows to end ‘climate of fear’


August 11th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) In the wake of arson and rioting which rocked parts of England earlier this week, British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday vowed to end the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Indian IT to be worth $300 bn in decade


July 18th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, July 18 (IANS) India's IT sector will grow to $300 billion in a decade if its expansion covers tier-I and II towns and cities in India, N.R. Narayana Murthy, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Six killed in firing on protesters in Syria


June 25th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 25 (IANS) At least six people were killed Friday in Syria as thousands of anti-government protesters took to streets in cities demanding freedom and reforms, Xinhua reported.Armed groups ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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...

Posted in Business |

‘Realty boom coming in smaller cities’


May 13th, 2011 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The population in India's big cities is exploding and in the next five years, the housing boom will reach the smaller urban centres to target ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Chhattisgarh farmers adopt “Madagascar” method to enhance their crop yield


April 20th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh), Apr. 20 (ANI): With food security emerging as a major challenge, India can ill-afford the rising cost of agriculture inputs, declining productivity, non-availability of basic infrastructure and core facilities ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Madagascar’ method retains the ‘organic’ prove Bilaspur farmers


April 20th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Baba Mayaram Hoshangabad, Apr 20 (ANI): The movie 'Peepli Live' exposed the underbelly of the television media and indeed the entire social political spectrum that feeds it while at the same ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Japan’s tsunami debris all set to reach the US coast


April 11th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Apr 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A month after the devastating quake hit Japan, massive debris that have been floating across the Pacific are expected to reach U.S coasts. These include everything that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tribals in Orissa village demanding construction of roads to nearby towns


April 3rd, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneshwar, Apr 3(ANI): Tribals residing in Kaneda village of Maoist-affected Gajapati district in Orissa are demanding construction of a road to connect them to the nearby towns and cities.Jaganath, a local, said ... Read more...

Posted in National |

US stopped ‘Gaddafi’s deadly advance’: Obama (Lead)


March 29th, 2011 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has said his country is helping those looking for freedom in Libya, "stopped [Muammar] Gaddafi's deadly advance" and would continue ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Robots to help in earthquake relief in Japan


March 15th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Japan is looking up to its trusted friend-the robot- for relief. Two types of robots would be brought on board to help in the rescue efforts in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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