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Abhay Deol likes getting his hands dirty


June 30th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Abhay Deol is getting a house built for himself in Goa and the actor reveals that he loves to get his hands dirty on the job ... Read more...

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Over 20,000 ponds dug in Bengal in last one year


June 27th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Altogether 20,608 ponds have been dug in West Bengal over the past one year creating 1.25 crore man days of work under the Mahatma Gandhi National ... Read more...

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World Bank to give $37 mn more for Himachal watershed project


May 20th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 20 (IANS) The World Bank has agreed in principle to provide additional funding of $37 million (Rs.231.25 crore) for a watershed project in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches courses in water conservation


April 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started its admission process for two special courses in water harvesting, a statement said Monday. Admissions are ... Read more...

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Food production up in eastern India


February 24th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Production from foodgrain deficit eastern region of the country is estimated to be 1,032 tonnes, an increase of 11.9 percent over last year, due ... Read more...

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Great wine starts with the environment: Sula’s motto (With images)


January 29th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), Jan 29 (IANS) A series of environmental best practices adopted by Sula Vineyards, one of India's largest wine producers, has enabled it do away with diesel gensets for ... Read more...

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Pilgrims not to pay tax at fair: Mamata


October 20th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government has decided to abolish pilgrim tax levied on devotees who assemble at the annual Ganga Sagar Mela, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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Indian parliament goes green


August 9th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Indian parliament made a green beginning Tuesday with Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar inaugurating a solar energy system in parliament. The Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Paani’ to focus on water wars


July 10th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur will begin shooting his new mega production "Paani" (Water) in November."I will begin shooting in November. The movie is about water wars ... Read more...

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President urges 25 years futuristic approach for urban planning


July 8th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Friday said that urban planning should not be limited to catering to the needs of current inhabitants but look at developing cities ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to protect land near Keoladeo National Park


May 29th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bharatpur, May 29 (IANS) The Rajasthan government plans to declare a half-a-kilometre area surrounding the famous Keoladeo National Park, also known as Ghana or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, as an eco-sensitive ... Read more...

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West Bengal to organise Tagore anniversary


May 21st, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday announced that her government would organise Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's 150th birth anniversary celebrations jointly with the Bangladesh ... Read more...

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Meghalaya mulls water policy for groundwater conservation


March 11th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 11 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Friday proposed framing a water policy to tackle the depleting groundwater table in the state.Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who termed the matter as ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches programmes in agriculture


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Tuesday launched diploma and certificate programmes in agriculture and allied sectors, an official said."Diploma programme is of a year's duration, ... Read more...

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Prince Charles dances to tunes of folk music (Lead)


October 5th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Oct 5 (IANS) It was a hectic but fascinating day for British royals Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles who had come to this historic city in Rajasthan ... Read more...

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Prince Charles, wife get royal welcome in Jodhpur


October 5th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Oct 5 (IANS) Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles were accorded a royal welcome by the erstwhile rulers of Jodhpur when they arrived at the Umaid Bhawan ... Read more...

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‘Ghaziabad residents forced to drink hazardous water’


August 19th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The residents of Ghaziabad say they have been forced to drink polluted water due to the discharge of effluents by industrial units and that the problem has been ... Read more...

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Rajwant Sandhu new Himachal chief secretary


July 31st, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 31 (IANS) Rajwant Sandhu will be the new chief secretary of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Asha Swarup, who retired Saturday. "Rajwant Sandhu will take over as state chief secretary Monday," a government ... Read more...

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President Estate gets ISO certification


July 25th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): President's Estate has acquired International Standard Organisation (ISO) certification for adopting and utilising efficient and eco-friendly conservation methods and water harvesting measures.At a function attended by ... Read more...

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NGO commended for its environment conservation programmes in Gujarat


July 19th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): Bharat Vikas Parishad, a forum devoted to national development has given the Vasundhra Trust, a non-governmental organisation of Rajkot in Gujarat a cash award of rupees one ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves Rs.2,873 crore for Mizoram


July 15th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Thursday approved Rs.2,873.13 crore for a new scheme in Mizoram for converting people from jhum, or slash and burn method of ... Read more...

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Mumbai Mahanagar Palika - A Fan Of Taarak Mehta!


June 11th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):SAB TV's "Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah' has come up with the very sensitive topic of saving water and stop wasting water. As the concept was good, ... Read more...

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Centre approves National Mission on Micro Irrigation


June 10th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the implementation of the existing Micro Irrigation Scheme (MIS) as the National Mission on Micro Irrigation (NMMI).The ... Read more...

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Tata Nano plant in Gujarat inaugurated


June 2nd, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sanand (Gujarat), June 2 (IANS) For Tata Motors, the journey from Singur in West Bengal to Sanand in Gujarat, bore fruit Wednesday when Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new ... Read more...

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Now, a regulatory mechanism for wetland conservation


May 23rd, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The central government is planning to set up a legally enforceable regulatory mechanism for conservation of wetlands, a senior official of the environment ministry said Sunday. "There is ... Read more...

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Agra villagers suffer from water contamination


March 12th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Agra, Mar 12 (ANI): Ground water in Dayalbagh, a suburb of Agra, allegedly contains a high level of fluoride and is causing serious health hazards to locals.People of the area suffer ... Read more...

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‘India heading for record wheat production’


February 20th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 20 (IANS) India may have record wheat production in the current Rabi season if rain or hail does not damage the crop that will soon be ready for harvest, says ... Read more...

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Effective implementation of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA needed: Dr.Joshi


February 17th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by ANI
Udaipur (Rajasthan), Feb.17 (ANI): Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Dr. C.P. Joshi on Wednesday emphasized the need for effective implementation of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA with active involvement of Gram Sabhas.Addressing ... Read more...

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Water crisis triggers violent protest in Mumbai


February 14th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Feb 14 (ANI): Activists of an NGO 'Swabhiman' staged a demonstration in Mumbai on Saturday against the water supply cut by the Brihan-Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).The activists gathered at Dadar ... Read more...

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Kashmir to plan for water security


January 18th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir is planning a water security plan in the state to conserve the resource and overcome the present crisis. The state government will mobilise all resources, using ... Read more...

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Himachal to have stringent land development laws


January 15th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government would lay down stringent provisions to ensure that land developers are made more accountable, a minister said here Friday. "The government would ensure that adequate ... Read more...

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Making costs of algae oil production more reasonable


November 4th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): Two Kansas State University engineers are assessing systematic production methods that could make the costs of algae oil production more reasonable, helping move the US from fossil ... Read more...

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India announces $263-mn credit for Congo


October 29th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) India Thursday said it will offer $263 million line of credit for three projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and also set up an IT ... Read more...

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Indian firm seeks to manage water supplies in Africa


October 28th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) India's state-owned water and power consultant, Water and Power Consultancy Services (Wapcos), is looking to expand its reach in Africa by offering to draw ... Read more...

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Seeds Corporation presents dividend cheque of Rs. 1.85 crore to Pawar


October 21st, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): The National Seeds Corporation (NSC) on Wednesday presented a cheque of Rs. 1.85 crore as dividend for the year 2008-09 to Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar.NSC Chairman ... Read more...

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