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Heavy rains in Arunachal cause floods in two Assam districts


September 14th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) Lakhs of people have been affected in two Upper Assam districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh - Dhemaji and Lakhimpur - after flash floods hit the area Thursday ... Read more...

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10 detained in raid on Himachal rave party


August 5th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 10 revellers at a rave party, attended mainly by foreigners, were detained in the picturesque Manikaran Valley of Himachal Pradesh, police said Sunday.Superintendent of ... Read more...

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Medvedev calls for land privatisation


July 25th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said the country should be prepared for land privatisation.The land issue has long been a source of heated debate ... Read more...

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Assam flood situation improves, but toll rises


July 6th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 6 (IANS) The toll in floods and landslides in Assam has risen to 117 but the overall situation across the state has improved, officials said Friday.The Brahmaputra river ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Assam floods


June 21st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 21 (IANS) Eight persons have been killed in the floods in Assam that have affected at least 15 districts, a minister said Thursday, adding that large tracts ... Read more...

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Work with us for Siliguri’s development: Mamata to Railways


February 11th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday urged Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi to look into the possibilities of working together with the state government for ... Read more...

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Singur vegetable vendor’s daughter shines as athlete


September 12th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 11 (IANS) Asha Roy, daughter of a small-time vegetable vendor in West Bengal's Singur, stole the show by taking the women's 100 metres gold at the National ... Read more...

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‘Set up land corporation to acquire land for industries’


July 4th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) A land corporation - in the public-private partnership mode - should be set up to acquire land and develop it for industrial use, a head of ... Read more...

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Tshwane to become largest city in South Africa


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, May 2 (IANS) The city of Tshwane will become the largest in South Africa and the third largest in the world when a new municipality is incorporated into it, ... Read more...

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Hearing of plea against Yeddyurappa to resume Feb 14


February 4th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 4 (IANS) A Bangalore court Friday decided to resume Feb 14 hearing of five complaints against Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, his two sons, son-in-law and others over their alleged corruption ... Read more...

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Still seeking governor’s recall, Yeddyurappa quotes him to pat self


January 31st, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 31 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Monday relied on Governor H.R. Bhardwaj's Republic Day speech for some self-praise, though still seeking his recall for allegedly calling him a ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa offer: Spot lands in fake names, get reward


January 25th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 25 (IANS) Karnataka Chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who is battling nepotism charges in land allotment, Tuesday offered cash rewards for people informing the government about 'benami' lands (lands held under ... Read more...

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India names new envoy to Uganda


January 6th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Amid burgeoning economic cooperation between India and Uganda, East Africa's growing economy, the Indian government has appointed S.N. Ray as New Delhi's envoy in Kampala. Ray, who ... Read more...

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IT sleuths raid Goa cabinet minister’s office, factory


January 6th, 2011 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 6 (IANS) Income Tax sleuths raided a factory and office premises owned by Goa Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane Wednesday evening. The team of IT sleuths from Bangalore circle conducted the ... Read more...

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Goa offers market rate, annuity for land acquired


December 8th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) Facing public ire over its ad hoc policy for land acquisition for mining and hospitality-related projects, the Goa government has announced it would pay the landowner a market ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee slams Left Front over forcible land acquisition


November 14th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Nov 14 (ANI): Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has slammed the Left front Government over the forcible acquisition of land in West Bengal.Addressing a rally near Rajarhat, ... Read more...

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Crops reflecting sunlight could offset global warming


November 9th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Planting 'climate friendly' crops that reflect sunlight could help offset the effects of global warming, researchers say.Crops such as wheat have significantly different levels of reflectivity, or ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda ’shopping for arms’ in Africa


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers, Nov 2 (IANS/AKI) Al Qaeda militants are now shopping for arms in Chad in Africa, Algerian intelligence agents have said.Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is using an estimated $100 ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh calls for harmony between corporate houses, displaced locals


October 29th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Union Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday called for a harmonious relationship between corporate houses and displaced locals in setting up of mega projects like the POSCO ... Read more...

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Agra, Mathura badly hit as Yamuna water rises


September 25th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 25 (IANS) The water level in the Yamuna river continued to rise in Uttar Pradesh's Agra and Mathura districts, cutting off dozens of villages and inundating agricultural fields. Water also ... Read more...

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Conservationists say keeping tigers alive in the wild costs 80 m dollars per year


September 15th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.15 (ANI): The cost of keeping tigers alive in the wild is about 80 million dollars per year, say conservationists, but only about 50 million dollars per year is being pledged.According ... Read more...

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Protect environment for sustainable development: Sonia (Lead)


September 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Farmers should get adequate compensation for their land, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said Thursday and stressed that the environment should be protected to ensure sustainable development. "New ... Read more...

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I welcome changes being seen in Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan


September 1st, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Stating that he is proud to be a Mumbaikar, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has written to the media clarifying his stand on the proposed Metro and stressing ... Read more...

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Floods affect major parts of India


July 7th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh/Dispur/Thiruvananthapuram, July 7 (ANI): Army help das been sought in Ambala and Kurukshetra districts of Haryana following heavy rains in the state. In neighbouring Punjab, vast tracts agriculture land have been inundated.Rains ... Read more...

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Maoists set fire to road construction vehicles in Chhattisgarh


May 26th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kanker (Chhattisgarh), May 26 (ANI): A frustrated Maoist group targeted a road construction project near Barabsapur village in Chhattisgarh's Kanker District late on Tuesday evening.Several trucks and earthmoving machinery were set o ... Read more...

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VDC, Army launch joint operations to flush out militants in J-K


May 16th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir), May 16 (ANI): Eyeing upon flushing out militants from the region, the member-volunteers of civil Village Defence Committee (VDC) have joined hands with the Army personnel in launching ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh bargains with Delhi on land


April 23rd, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has staked claim to over 285 acres of land virtually in the heart of the national capital in lieu of 21 acres of its land ... Read more...

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Justice Dinakaran yet to get transfer order


April 10th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 10 (IANS) Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran, battling land grab allegations, has not received any communication so far that he has been transferred to another high court, the ... Read more...

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India did not lose any part of land to China, says Army Chief


January 14th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor on Thursday rubbished recent reports of India losing any part of land to China.Addressing the media in the national capital General Kapoor ... Read more...

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At agri fair, flood-hit Karnataka farmers seek jobs


November 20th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 20 (IANS) Frail and wrinkled Shivaswamy goes around the agri fair here - not to learn about the latest trends in farming but to tap people for a job. The ... Read more...

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Land acquisition for roads not a problem: Construction major


November 8th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Acquisition of land for capacity addition to India's road network was not a problem but project financing and certain official requirements were, one of the country's major ... Read more...

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No plans for new law favouring sharecroppers: Nitish


October 19th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 19 (IANS) In a move to placate upper castes, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday assured them that their lands were safe and his government has no plans to enact ... Read more...

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Dinakaran attends court, advocates to decide on boycott move Wednesday


October 5th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 5 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran, facing allegations of excess land acquisition in his home state Tamil Nadu, Monday attended the court, ignoring the call of Bangalore advocates to ... Read more...

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‘Mining eating into Goa’s cashew yield’


September 9th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 9 (IANS) Mining in Goa's hinterland is eating into the state's cashew production, growers of the nut say. "Some of the best plantations in north and south Goa are being ... Read more...

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West Bengal government maligning railways: Mamata


August 29th, 2009 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday accused West Bengal's Left Front government of maligning her department by raising allegations of acquiring large tracts of land for railway projects. Banerjee, ... Read more...

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