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A Finnish solution to arsenic water in India


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 9 (IANS) A Finnish water chemistry company has been roped in to solve the chronic problem of arsenic water in India."We have been asked by India's ministry of ... Read more...

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A Finnish solution to arsenic water in India (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 9 (IANS) A Finnish water chemistry company has been roped in for a pilot project aiming to solve the chronic problem of arsenic water in India."We have been ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks Rs.5,112 crore package for drought


August 10th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) The Punjab government Friday sought a relief package of Rs.5,112.09 crore from the central government to tackle the drought-like conditions caused by a deficit monsoon this ... Read more...

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Islamabad battles water crisis


June 16th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) Pakistani capital Islamabad seems to be headed for a hard time following no rains. The city is left with water barely enough to sustain its requirements ... Read more...

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Bengal nod to extract groundwater divides experts


May 25th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal has allowed more farmers to use electric pumps to draw groundwater to expand its paddy output. Six months later, like many ... Read more...

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One-fourth of Gurgaon, Faridabad to get 24-hour power


May 14th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) One-fourths of Gurgaon and Faridabad towns in Haryana, adjoining national capital New Delhi, will get 24-hours power supply, a senior officer of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli ... Read more...

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Will follow Sachar’s advice on minority welfare: Mamata


July 30th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday met Justice (retd) Rajinder Sachar and said her government will follow the suggestions of the former judge who ... Read more...

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Punjab expects bumper paddy crop due to heavy rains


June 17th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) The Punjab government is expecting a bumper paddy crop this season, owing to intermittent and heavy rainfall these days in various parts of the state."The rainfall ... Read more...

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Estranged Badal kin quits as legislator, to launch party (Lead)


March 26th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) Former Punjab minister Manpreet Singh Badal, a nephew of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Saturday resigned from the state assembly and said he will launch a ... Read more...

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Manpreet Badal to launch his party Sunday


March 26th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) Former Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal is all set to launch his political party Sunday at a rally in Khatkar Kalan, the village of freedom ... Read more...

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Maoists hindering development in Bankura


March 11th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Bankura, Mar 10(ANI): Villagers in West Bengal's Bankura district have blamed poor development and non-availability of facilities on Maoists.These include poor roads, lack of water supply, medical services and education ... Read more...

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17 anicuts to be built in Sariska Tiger Reserve


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 23 (IANS) Rajasthan's Sariska Tiger Reserve is likely to get about 17 new anicuts at a cost of Rs.80 million to store rain water and help animals brave the harsh ... Read more...

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To tackle rising cancer cases, Punjab to test tubewell water


February 14th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) Acting after many cases of cancer and kidney-related disorders were reported due to drinking uranium-contaminated water, the Punjab government Monday gave the nod to test water samples of ... Read more...

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Yamuna continues to flow above danger mark in Agra


September 28th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 28 (IANS) Yamuna continued to flow over the danger mark in this Taj city Tuesday morning, but authorities are hopeful that it would soon start to recede. The impact of the ... Read more...

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Yamuna flood waters receding in Haryana


September 24th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) The flood waters of the Yamuna river in Haryana, which was flowing at an alarming level for the past few days, started receding Friday, an official said. Around ... Read more...

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Bharatpur bird sanctuary to get water - finally


August 28th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, Aug 28 (IANS) The famous Bharatpur bird sanctuary, which has been losing its winged visitors due to an acute shortage of water, is set to get a new lease ... Read more...

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Jaipur district encounters water shortage


July 15th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, July 15 (ANI): Due to lack of rain in Rajashthan locals in Jaipur and nearby villages are complaining about the shortage of water and the hardships they have to bear to ... Read more...

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Floods damage crops in Punjab


July 14th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, July 14 (ANI): Floodwaters are receding in Punjab, but large areas were inundated causing damage to crops.Seven districts in the state of Punjab have been worst affected, out of which ... Read more...

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Haryana farmers get 8-hour power supply for rice sowing


June 16th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) Keeping in view the start of rice sowing season, the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN), a public sector power distribution agency, Wednesday began supplying electricity to agricultural ... Read more...

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Punjab Congress demands adequate water for paddy farmers


June 9th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 9 (IANS) Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Wednesday asked the Akali Dali-led government to arrange adequate water and power supply for paddy growers in the state. "Earlier the wheat production declined ... Read more...

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Andhra district’s ancient temple gate collapses


May 27th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Srikalahasti, (Andhra Pradesh) May 27 (ANI): The 'Rajagopuram' or main gate of the 500-year-old Srikalahasti Temple in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor District collapsed late on Wednesday night.Srikalahasti is popularly known as "Dakshina ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to dig ponds in water-starved sanctuaries


May 25th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, May 25 (IANS) Rajasthan will construct small dams and ponds in its water-starved wildlife sanctuaries - a move that could also stop animals from straying into nearby villages in ... Read more...

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Water pond built under NREGA, a relief for Marna villagers


April 24th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
Marna (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 24 (ANI): The building up of a water pond under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) in Uttar Pradesh's Marna village has come as a ... Read more...

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Rajasthan’s cattle facing water shortage


April 24th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur (Rajasthan), Apr 24 (ANI): The cattle owners in Rajasthan are facing acute shortage of water, as the water bodies have dried up here.The problem has been aggravated because of a drought ... Read more...

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No rain or water causes distress to Jammu farmers


April 20th, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
By Binoo Joshi Samba (Jammu and Kashmir), April 20 (IANS) Rajinder Singh Sambyal was a happy farmer till a year ago, but life is no longer good. Vast stretches of his wheat crop ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand villages facing acute water shortage


April 13th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital, Apr 13 (ANI): Residents of several villages near the tourist town of Nainital are facing an acute water shortage, and are travelling to travel about two kilometres to fetch drinking water. ... Read more...

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Court asks DJB to consider giving water to Sainik Farms


March 17th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the city government and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to consider providing basic amenities like water to original allottees of land ... Read more...

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Orissa villagers join hands with security forces to fight Maoists


December 24th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sundargarh, Dec 24 (ANI): The villagers in the Maoist hit K. Balan region in Orissa's Sundargarh district have for the first time joined hands with the security forces to counter and flush ... Read more...

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Punjab gets first commercial solar power plant


December 16th, 2009 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) India's first 2 MW commercial solar power plant was Tuesday inaugurated in Punjab's Amritsar district by Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah. The capacity of plant in ... Read more...

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India’s first 2-mega watt solar power plant inaugurated in Amritsar


December 15th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Dec.14 (ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday inaugurated country's first commercial 2 mega watt Solar Power Plant in Punjab's Amritsar District. ... Read more...

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Punjab reeling under financial crunch: Amarinder Singh


October 1st, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 1 (IANS) Punjab's former chief minister Amarinder Singh Thursday accused the Akali-government of various corrupt practices and for leading the state into extreme financial crunch. "The financial situation of Punjab is ... Read more...

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Musharraf power theft scandal case: Low level workers punished


September 17th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 17 (ANI): The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco) has only punished 64 junior officers for their involvement in the power theft scandal involving former President Pervez Musharraf, Shaukat Aziz ... Read more...

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Pak Govt following Musharraf’s corporate agriculture farming policy


September 14th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep. 14 (ANI): The Pakistan Government is virtually threatening the country's sovereignty by allowing Arab conglomerates to lease millions of acres of agricultural land and repatriate all produce and profits, ... Read more...

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Haryana seeks central aid to tackle drought-like conditions


August 16th, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Haryana Sunday urged the central government to provide it Rs. 3,168.75 crore to tackle drought-like conditions. "Haryana has been adversely affected due to the weak and erratic monsoon. ... Read more...

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Waterborne diseases rise in West Bengal


July 18th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, July 18 (ANI): Residents of several districts in West Bengal, after having endured the aftermath of cyclone Aila in May, now grapple with an outbreak of diarrhoeaWaterborne diseases are spreading amongst ... Read more...

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