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Myanmar dolphins work with fishermen


May 28th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) Dolphins in Myanmar's Ayeyawady river are unique -- they help fishermen by herding fishes towards the net.The interactive fishing technique between the dolphins and ... Read more...

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Bad weather hampering efforts to clear Amarnath route


May 27th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 27 (IANS) Bad weather is hampering efforts to clear the route to the sacred Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir even as the annual Amarnath pilgrimage is ... Read more...

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Allow compensation for erosion, Gogoi asks PM


April 20th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to include erosion in the list of calamities admissible for assistance so that ... Read more...

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Himachal may get more snow


April 20th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh are likely to experience more thundershowers and snow in the next two days after a spell of dry weather, the meteorological ... Read more...

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Gogoi meets PM over river water issue


February 7th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) With the Arunachal Pradesh government opposing setting up of a board to tackle riparian issues, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi met Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Himachal may get heavy rain, snow


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 3 (IANS) The cold wave is likely to grip Himachal Pradesh again with heavy rain and snow forecast in the next two days by the Met office here ... Read more...

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Seven foreigners among 10 rescued from Kashmir avalanche


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Seven foreign tourists and three guides were Saturday rescued from an avalanche at the upper reaches of Gulmarg ski resort by police with the assistance of ... Read more...

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Drought hits shipping on two Chinese rivers


December 18th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) Shipping was paralyzed along the drought-stricken Xijiang and Xiangjiang rivers running through south China as authorities preserved drinking water for the region's households.As of Sunday, more ... Read more...

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Gujjars demand steps for protecting Jirga system in Kashmir


September 19th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 19 (IANS) The nomadic Gujjars in Jammu and Kashmir are demanding constitutional validity for their age-old "jirga system" by which they can resolve issues through their "tribal courts" ... Read more...

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Woman dies in Kashmir crossfire


August 22nd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) One woman was killed and her husband wounded in the crossfire between soldiers and guerrillas in a forest area Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, a ... Read more...

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Farm land inundated in Haryana’s Yamunanagar


July 15th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Yamunanagar (Haryana), July 15 (IANS) Several acres of agricultural land and various villages in this Haryana district have been flooded due to incessant rainfall in the upper reaches of Shivalik ... Read more...

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China to have dinosaur museum


June 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) China is building a $1.85 million dinosaur museum in northwest Gansu province.Construction is underway on the dinosaur museum scheduled to open next May, reported Xinhua.Located in ... Read more...

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‘India keeping watch on China’s Brahmaputra plans’


June 14th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 14 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Water Resources Vincent H. Pala Tuesday said India is keeping a watch on China's reported plans to divert the Brahmaputra ... Read more...

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India seeking details on Brahmaputra diversion (Lead)


June 13th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) India Monday said details have been sought from its embassy in Beijing about reports that China was considering a new plan to divert the ... Read more...

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Raise Brahmaputra diversion issue with China: BJP


June 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Amid reports of Beijing considering plans to divert the Brahmaputra river from its upper reaches, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said there ... Read more...

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35 mn affected by drought in China


May 28th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Nearly 35 million people in China have been affected by severe drought conditions due to low rainfall and insufficient flow of water from the upper reaches ... Read more...

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Jammu migrants: A neglected second cousin?


April 1st, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 1 (IANS) Abdul Aziz Khan, 49, and Shanker Dass, 53, have more than one thing in common. As victims of militancy in the Jammu region, they migrated ... Read more...

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Himachal’s bountiful snow raises hopes from hydropower


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 3 (IANS) Tourists aren't the only ones delighted at the bountiful snow in the upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh. It has also excited power officials who now ... Read more...

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World’s first 660 KV power cable in China


February 28th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) A 660-kilovolt direct current power transmission system, said to be the world's first, began to supply energy Monday to a province that is located over 1,300 km away.The ... Read more...

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Yara river bursts banks, Melbourne under purview of intense floods


January 14th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 14 (ANI): Melborne's Yara river has burst its banks, placing the Victoria capital in flood threat mode.The Age quoted Victoria Police as saying that a number of cars had been ... Read more...

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Kashmir Fisheries Department provides employment to youths


December 13th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Bhaderwah (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec.13 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Fisheries Department is generating employment by encouraging youths to practice trout fish farming in Bhadarwah in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda District.The farming ... Read more...

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Two guerrillas killed in Kashmir


November 27th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 27 (IANS) Army troops gunned down two separatist guerrillas in the upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district Saturday after the soldiers came under fire during a search operation, ... Read more...

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ESA’s Venus Express explores planet’s poisonous atmosphere


October 7th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): ESA's Venus Express has flown through the upper reaches of Venus' poisonous atmosphere with an aim of measuring the density of the upper polar atmosphere, an experiment that ... Read more...

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Typhoon leads to blockage in China rivers


October 1st, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) Tonnes of debris - including dead animals, trash and logs - left behind by Typhoon Fanapi are now blocking rivers in a province in China, leading to concerns ... Read more...

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Yamuna flood threat recedes in Haryana


September 25th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Flood threat in Haryana receded as discharge of water from the Hathinikund barrage into the Yamuna river has gone down to 54,452 cusecs Saturday, officials said. "There has been ... Read more...

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Bhakra spillways opened, 12,000 cusecs water released


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) The Bhakra and Beas Management Board (BBMB) Thursday released over 12,000 cusecs of water from the spillways of the Bhakra Dam, constructed over the Satluj river. However, the BBMB ... Read more...

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Haryana calls in army even as floodwater recedes (Lead)


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Authorities in Haryana's flood-affected Yamunanagar district Wednesday called in the army to help stem damage to the Yamuna river embankment near the Hathinikund barrage as the floodwaters continued ... Read more...

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Flood situation ‘under control’ in Haryana


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Flood water has started receding from Haryana's Yamunanagar and Karnal districts and the situation is "under control", an official said Wednesday, even as over one lakh cusecs of ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand deluge: Two army officers killed


September 21st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Sep 21 (IANS) Two army officers, a colonel and a captain, have died in an avalanche in the upper reaches of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district that has been lashed ... Read more...

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Flood waters start receding in Haryana areas


September 21st, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) After breaking the record of the last 32 years, flood waters of the Yamuna river in Haryana receded Tuesday with only 140,000 cusecs of water being discharged from ... Read more...

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Yamuna sees maximum discharge in 32 years (Lead)


September 20th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) Breaking records of the last 32 years, the Yamuna river saw a maximum discharge of 744,507 cusecs of water from the Hathnikund barrage in Haryana Monday. The Yamuna is ... Read more...

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Flood threat again looms over Haryana


September 20th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) The Yamuna continued to flow alarmingly high in Haryana Monday, posing a threat of heavy flooding in villages along the river, officials said. Fresh alerts have been issued ... Read more...

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Yamuna level recedes in Haryana but rains expected


September 12th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) The water level in the Yamuna river has started receding, but the Haryana Met office Sunday predicted moderate to heavy rains for the day - igniting fears that ... Read more...

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Haryana battling floods, releases more water in Yamuna (Lead)


September 10th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 10 (IANS) As fresh breaches emerged in the Yamuna river in Haryana's Panipat district and flooded nearly a dozen villages Friday, the Haryana government released over one lakh cusecs of ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana villages flooded as rivers rise alarmingly


September 10th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 10 (IANS) Close to 75 villages in Punjab and Haryana were flooded and thousands of acres of farm land inundated as the Yamuna, Satluj and other rivers rose to alarming ... Read more...

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