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River interlinking will reduce impact of floods: Uma Bharti

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday reviewed the flood situation in different parts of the country and said that long-term solution to mitigate impact of floods and drought lies in interlinking rivers besides building large storages. In a meeting, she was briefed about steps taken by various organisations under the ministry to deal with floods in diff...

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'Over 30 lakh LED street lights installed, 50k of roads illuminated'

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government on Saturday said that the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) has achieved installation of over 30 lakh LED street lights across the country to illuminate 50,000 km of road. According to the Ministry of Power, state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has emerged as the world's largest street light management company after the succe...

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'Democracy under threat from pseudo-nationalism, right-wing fanaticism'

Panaji, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian democracy is under threat from pseudo-nationalism and right-wing fanaticism masquerading as nationalism, a column published in Renovacao, a Goa Church periodical, has said. Quo Vadis India? by Father Savio Fernandes in the latest edition of the pastoral bulletin of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman, also bemoans efforts to make India a Hindu Rashtra by 2020 a...

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Church article is 'hyperbole', will quit NDA if fascism crops up: Goa Minister

Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) Dismissing as hyperbole an article published in a Church-run magazine which claimed a Nazi-like atmosphere had emerged in contemporary India, Goa Minister Vijai Sardesai on Friday said that there was no Swastika-like spectre looming over Goa. He also said that if a fascism-like situation arises in the coastal state and India, he would part ways with the BJP. ...

1 day ago
Goa Church magazine likens contemporary India to Nazi Germany

Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) An article published in a magazine run by the Goa Church has likened the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) rule in India to Nazi Germany and claimed that a state of constitutional holocaust prevails in the country. The article, written by a city lawyer Dr. F.E. Noronha, which appeared in Renovacao -- a pastoral bulletin of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman -- urged ...

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Miniscule Parsi community celebrates 'Navroz'

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The miniscule Parsi community, accounting to about 68,000 worldwide, on Thursday celebrated the Parsi New Year or 'Navroz' here with religious fervor, traditional pomp and feasting. The day started with an early morning bath and prayers, purifying the homes by burning incense, and donning traditional outfits specially prepared for the occasion. Then we had t...

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There is an undeclared Emergency on media: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said there is an undeclared Emergency on radio, television and newspapers in the country, after reports that public broadcaster Prasar Bharati had censored the Independence Day speech of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. I was listening to radio news bulletin last night (Tuesday) to test how much independent the government-run media a...

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Kenya's javelin thrower Yego vows to return from injury

Nairobi, Aug 15 (IANS) Olympic javelin silver medallist Julius Yego of Kenya has vowed he will be back in his best form after a recurrent ankle injury blighted his performance at the London World Athletics Championships. Yego failed to score in his first attempt but returned to throw 76.29 metres and 75.31 metres to bow out of the championship in last position, reports Xinhua news agency...

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India home to 60% of Asian elephants, says census report

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With 60 per cent of the Asian elephant population, India is home to a total of 27,312 free-ranging megaherbivores, an official said here on Saturday on the occasion of the release of a census report to mark the World Elephant Day. According to the report released by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan here, elephants -- India's heritage animal -- are present...

6 days ago
India home to 60% of Asian elephants, says census report

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With 60 per cent of the Asian elephant population, India is home to a total of 27,312 free-ranging megaherbivores, an official said here on Saturday on the occasion of the release of a census report to mark the World Elephant Day. According to the report released by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan here, elephants -- India's heritage animal -- are present...

6 days ago
India home to 60% of Asian elephants, says census report

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With 60 per cent of the Asian elephant population, India is home to a total of 27,312 free-ranging megaherbivores, an official said here on Saturday on the occasion of the release of a census report to mark the World Elephant Day. According to the report released by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan here, elephants -- India's heritage animal -- are present...

6 days ago
India home to 60% of Asian elephants, says census report

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With 60 per cent of the Asian elephant population, India is home to a total of 27,312 free-ranging megaherbivores, an official said here on Saturday on the occasion of the release of a census report to mark the World Elephant Day. According to the report released by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan here, elephants -- India's heritage animal -- are present...

6 days ago
India home to 60% of Asian elephants, says census report

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With 60 per cent of the Asian elephant population, India is home to a total of 27,312 free-ranging megaherbivores, an official said here on Saturday on the occasion of the release of a census report to mark the World Elephant Day. According to the report released by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan here, elephants -- India's heritage animal -- are present...

6 days ago
India home to 60% of Asian elephants, says census report

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With 60 per cent of the Asian elephant population, India is home to a total of 27,312 free-ranging megaherbivores, an official said here on Saturday on the occasion of the release of a census report to mark the World Elephant Day. According to the report released by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan here, elephants -- India's heritage animal -- are present...

6 days ago
India home to 60% of Asian elephants, says census report

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With 60 per cent of the Asian elephant population, India is home to a total of 27,312 free-ranging megaherbivores, an official said here on Saturday on the occasion of the release of a census report to mark the World Elephant Day. According to the report released by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan here, elephants -- India's heritage animal -- are present...

6 days ago
India home to 60% of Asian elephants, says census report

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With 60 per cent of the Asian elephant population, India is home to a total of 27,312 free-ranging megaherbivores, an official said here on Saturday on the occasion of the release of a census report to mark the World Elephant Day. According to the report released by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan here, elephants -- India's heritage animal -- are present...

6 days ago
India home to 60% of Asian elephants, says census report

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With 60 per cent of the Asian elephant population, India is home to a total of 27,312 free-ranging megaherbivores, an official said here on Saturday on the occasion of the release of a census report to mark the World Elephant Day. According to the report released by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan here, elephants -- India's heritage animal -- are present...

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Increasing trespassing, poaching in Andaman's tribal reserves may wipe out the natives (August 9 is International Day

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) With increasing incidents of poaching, trespassing and negligible patrolling around the habitats of recently contacted and un-contacted tribal groups of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, experts fear that this can lead to the extinction of the natives. According to the officials, one habitual poacher, earlier also accused of sexually assaulting members of Jarawa tr...

9 days ago
Increasing trespassing, poaching in Andaman's tribal reserves may wipe out the natives (August 9 is International Day

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) With increasing incidents of poaching, trespassing and negligible patrolling around the habitats of recently contacted and un-contacted tribal groups of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, experts fear that this can lead to the extinction of the natives. According to the officials, one habitual poacher, earlier also accused of sexually assaulting members of Jarawa tr...

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Sharif ignores warnings, takes road to Lahore

Lahore, Aug 9 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for Lahore via the historic Grand Trunk Road on Wednesday morning, despite security concerns following a bombing here, the media reported. According to Dawn online, the disqualified premier's younger brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and his predecessor Chaudhry Nisar...

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