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Bhakra, Pong dams still short of water


September 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) The water levels in Bhakra and Pong dams of Himachal Pradesh have not reached the maximum limit this year owing to the deficit monsoon in ... Read more...

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Scanty rainfall in Himachal, river levels down


September 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) After days of moderate to heavy rains, the hills of Himachal Pradesh saw scanty rainfall Sunday, a weather official said.Most of the rivers that were in ... Read more...

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Andhra seeks 500 MW to tide over power shortage


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Facing severe power shortage, the Andhra Pradesh government has urged the central government to allocate 500 MW from the central pool to tide over the crisis.Chief ... Read more...

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Himachal may see heavy rains, rivers in spate


August 19th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh may experience heavy rainfall in the next two days, while the Chandigarh-Manali National Highway-21 remained disrupted throughout the day Sunday due ... Read more...

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40 missing in Uttarakhand, rescue efforts on


August 5th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Aug 5 (IANS) As many as 40 people, including 19 labourers at a project, are missing after flash floods and cloud bursts ravaged Uttarakhand. The government Sunday asked the ... Read more...

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Mumbai faces serious water shortage


July 19th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Mumbai is likely to see a serious water shortage with poor monsoon rains rapidly bringing down water levels in the six lakes that feed the city.A ... Read more...

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Flood-like situation affects 40,000 in north Bengal


July 15th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 15 (IANS) Nearly 40,000 people were affected due to incessant rains triggering a flood-like situation in the north Bengal region with Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri being the worst hit, ... Read more...

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Floods, landslides kill 130 in Bangladesh


July 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 12 (IANS) About 130 people died in floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in the past three weeks in Bangladesh, the government said Thursday.In the hill districts ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia to visit flood-hit Assam, toll rises to 61


July 1st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi will make an aerial survey of some of the flood-affected areas of Assam Monday, a minister ... Read more...

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Flood situation improves in Assam, Sonia to visit Monday


June 30th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 30 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will visit the flood-affected areas of Assam Monday, a senior party leader said Saturday."Sonia Gandhi will reach the state Monday with ... Read more...

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Maharashtra left with only 13 percent water in reservoirs


June 27th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) A day after authorities warned of water rationing in the state capital, Maharashtra Wednesday said tough times may be ahead with only 13 percent water left ... Read more...

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90 die in Bangladesh floods, landslides


June 27th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 27 (IANS) Nearly 90 people have died in Bangladesh in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials said Wednesday.Rains have wrecked havoc in the three hill ... Read more...

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Floods affect over 30,000 in Assam


June 12th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 12 (IANS) The first wave of floods that hit Assam about a week ago continues to wreak havoc, affecting over 30,000 people in seven districts of the state ... Read more...

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‘European monsoon’ batters Britain


June 8th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Very strong winds, heavy rain and giant waves, have hit the South West of the UK on Thursday. Power lines have come down as a ... Read more...

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Floods hit Assam, over 15,000 affected


June 5th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 5 (IANS) Over 15,000 people across Assam were affected by floods triggered by incessant rains in the last two days, and officials Tuesday said water levels of major ... Read more...

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Yangtze cowfish on verge of extinction


March 12th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) The Yangtze cowfish, an endangered sub-species of the dolphin family in China's Yangtze river, might die out in 15 years if there were no effective preservation ... Read more...

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Britain mulls hosepipe ban


February 20th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Britain may ban use of hosepipes this summer as groundwater levels in several parts of England have dropped to an alarming level, The Telegraph reported.Environment Secretary ... Read more...

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UAE bans groundwater export


February 13th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 12 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday banned the export of groundwater in view of depleting resources and in keeping with a parliamentary recommendation.The decision was ... Read more...

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China drought causes water shortage


January 12th, 2012 - 4:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) A lingering drought in eastern China has caused a severe water shortage and affected over one million people, authorities said Wednesday.The water level in Poyang Lake, ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane makes landfall in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/Puducherry Dec 30 (IANS) Cyclone Thane, packing wind speed of 140 kmph, made landfall on the coast between Cuddalore in Tamil and Puducherry Friday morning, officials of the Indian Meteorological ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane to cross near Cuddalore, Puducherry


December 30th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Cyclone Thane, packing wind speed of 130 kmph, was expected to cross the coast between Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry around 9 a.m. Friday, officials ... 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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1.8-tonne bomb defused in Germany after 65 years


December 5th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Germany has successfully defused a 1.8-tonne World War II bomb in the Rhine river after about 45,000 residents of Koblenz were evacuated from homes, hospitals and ... Read more...

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Stocks run out in Pakistan’s flood-hit areas: UN


October 30th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Saturday that needs of flood-hit Pakistani people are rising as winter approaches and reported outbreaks ... Read more...

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Scientists get down to counting sand grains on beach


October 13th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Scientists have started counting sand grains on a beach in Britain to try and calculate the rate of coastal erosion, a media report said Thursday.Plymouth University ... Read more...

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Four die due to Japanese typhoon Roke


September 21st, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Sept 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Typhoon Roke which struck the Japanese coast on Wednesday is making its way to the disaster zone of the country. Concerns have been raised that the storm ... Read more...

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Thailand’s flood death toll rises to 112


September 19th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result from widespread flooding throughout Thailand in recent months has risen to at least 112 while two people remain missing, authorities said on ... Read more...

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Bhakra, Pong level crosses capacity mark


September 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh Sep 19 (IANS) With the water levels in the reservoirs of the Bhakra and Pong dams crossing the respective maximum capacity marks Monday, authorities in Punjab have alerted downstream ... Read more...

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Eight killed, government office attacked in Meghalaya


August 16th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) At least eight people were killed Tuesday in two separate incidents even as Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels hurled grenades at a government office during ... Read more...

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Five dead after rivers overflow in southern Laos


August 13th, 2011 - 1:56 am ICT by BNO News
VIENTIANE (BNO NEWS) -- Five people have been killed in southern Laos since the Mekong River and its tributaries burst their banks earlier this week, the Vientiane Times reported on Friday.Three boys ... Read more...

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West Bengal on high alert as rivers breach embankments


August 9th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) The West Bengal government Tuesday issued high alert with rising rivers breaching embankments in South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas districts.In the wake of torrential rains, the ... Read more...

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Edgbaston pitch will help spinners


August 8th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Edgbaston, Aug 8 (IANS) The pitch at Edgbaston will help the spinners and will also offer reverse swing to the pacers in the third cricket Test between India and England ... Read more...

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75,000 evacuated as Nock-Ten storm hits China (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Over 75,000 people were Friday evacuated from the southern regions of China as tropical storm Nock-Ten hit the coastal areas, officials said.Nock-Ten hit the southern island ... Read more...

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27,000 evacuated as Nock-Ten storm hits China


July 29th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Over 27,000 people were Friday evacuated from a south China province as tropical storm Nock-Ten hit the coastal region, officials said.Nock-Ten hit the southern island province ... Read more...

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China infuses Yangtze river with one bn fish


July 12th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 12 (IANS) Around 1.3 billion tiny fish were released into the Yangtze river in China Tuesday in a project launched to "repair" fishing resources affected by the recent ... Read more...

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