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  • 11 drown as boat capsizes in Bisalpur dam 21-03-2014 01:09 PM

    11 persons on Friday drowned when the boat they were in capsized in Bisalpur Dam in Tonk district, police said. Around 15 persons, mostly labourers, were going in the boat from Kasira to Nagadia village in the Deoli police station area when the tragedy occurred at 10 A.M., they said....
  • Centre is serious about cleaning Ganga, says Sushil Kumar Shinde 03-03-2014 07:47 AM

    The Centre has established National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) and also halted work at Lohri Nagpal dam near Uttarkashi as it is serious about cleaning the Ganga river, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Sunday said in Rishikesh. "Several saints and seers are working to clean the Ganga river...
  • Centre politicising gate installation at Narmada dam, says Narendra Modi 17-02-2014 06:04 PM

    Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday alleged that the Centre was ignoring the state's repeated demand to install gates at the Sardar Sarovar dam. "Forty years after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone of the project, the state is still fighting for the...
  • Odisha boat tragedy toll reaches 28, probe ordered 11-02-2014 12:04 AM

    The toll in Sunday's boat tragedy in Odisha rose to 28 Monday, with rescuers retrieving more bodies, officials said. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered an inquiry into the tragedy and announced an ex-gratia grant of Rs 1.5 lakh to the kin of the dead. "Seventeen bodies were retrieved today (Monday)....
  • Odisha boat tragedy: Death toll rises to 26, five still missing 10-02-2014 03:10 PM

    Sambalpur: Rescue operations continue in Sambalpur in Odisha after 26 people lost their lives in a boat tragedy on Sunday evening. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will visit the families of the victims on Monday. On Sunday evening, a boat carrying people on a picnic, capsized in the Hirakud dam...
  • Odisha: Rahul Gandhi to visit families of boat capsize victims 10-02-2014 10:18 AM

    Bhubaneswar: After 12 people lost their lives in a boat tragedy in Odisha, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will visit Sambalpur on Monday to meet families of the victims. On Sunday evening, a boat carrying people on a picnic, capsized in the Hirakud dam reservoir in Sambhalpur. Even as 12...
  • Modi raps PM for delaying approval of installation of gates on Sardar Sarovar dam 21-01-2014 06:58 PM

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for delaying the approval for installation of gates at Sardar Sarovar dam, and requested him to at least heed the demand of state Congress leaders on the same. "I congratulate Gujarat Congress leaders, who met Prime Minister on...
  • J&K: India gets green signal for construction of Kishanganga dam 22-12-2013 12:55 PM

    The International Court of Arbitration has allowed India to go ahead with construction of the Kishanganga dam in Jammu and Kashmir, over which Pakistan has raised objections. The court delivered its "final award" on Friday night after India requested clarification of an order issued by it in February. In its...
  • In patriarchal Bollywood, is the 'heroine' a liability? 03-12-2013 12:53 PM

    New Delhi: Few weeks prior to the release of 'Rajjo', the film's leading lady Kangana Ranaut had very candidly talked about how women in the industry are still not given their due credit. The actress, in a no-holds-barred conversation, had mentioned that women actors aren't treated at par with their...
  • 'Lambi Judai' singer Reshma passes away 03-11-2013 09:35 AM

    Islamabad: Renowned Pakistani folk singer Reshma, who was suffering from throat cancer for a long time, died in Lahore Sunday morning, hospital sources said. Reshma was in coma for a month, Geo TV quoted hospital sources as saying. Born in Bikaner in India's Rajasthan state to a Banjara family around...
  • Bhakra Dam turns 50, staff gets two months' salary as bonus 22-10-2013 08:34 PM

    The iconic Bhakra Dam, which made a major contribution to the Green Revolution to make the country self-sufficient in food grains, completed 50 years of its existence on Tuesday. A function was organized at Nangal township in Punjab, 110 km from Chandigarh, to mark the occasion. A commemorative stamp on...
  • Chhatisgarh issues alert as heavy rains expected due to Phailin 12-10-2013 07:24 PM

    Chhattisgarh government has issued an alert to all its departments in view of the cyclone Phailin which is likely to trigger heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in the area between south Bastar and the capital Raipur. The meteorological department said that state may receive a heavy rainfall in the next 48...
  • Paoli Dam to do item number in Satish Kaushik's next 24-09-2013 02:47 PM

    Mumbai: After her sensational debut in Bollywood with 'Hate Story', actress Paoli Dam is all set to do an item number in Satish Kaushik's 'Gang of Ghost'. The film is Hindi remake of hit Bengali horror comedy 'Bhooter Bhabishyat'. "Paoli is doing an rocking song in 'Gang of Ghost'.. She...
  • Kerala: Water level in Idukki dam close to brim, likely to be opened 22-09-2013 01:19 PM

    With the water level in Kerala's largest hydro electric reservoir Idukki rising close to the Full Reservoir Level due to incessant rains, the authorities on Saturday sounded the possibility of draining excess water down the Periyar river. In Kochi, an emergency cell was constituted at the international airport at nearby...
  • Zimbabwe: 40-year-old man finds 8-ft crocodile hiding under his bed 18-09-2013 08:43 AM

    A 40-year-old man in Zimbabwe got the shock of his life when he woke up in the morning to discover a massive 8-foot-long crocodile hiding under his bed. The crocodile sneaked into the Humani lodge, Zimbabwe and spent the entire night lying quietly, just centimetres beneath an oblivious Guy Whittall....
  • About 17,000 people from Bharuch moved to safer places after release of Narmada water 27-08-2013 09:18 AM

    Around 17,000 people from the low-lying areas of 30 villages of Bharuch district and old Bharuch city have so far been shifted to safer places, as the release of water from Narmada dam due to heavy rains have increased the water level. "Close to 17,000 people from the low lying...
  • Gujarat rains: Narmada dam flows above danger mark; 100 villages on high alert 25-08-2013 06:26 PM

    Ahmedabad: With water in Narmada dam flowing above danger mark following heavy rains in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, the administrations in south Gujarat districts of Bharuch and Narmada have shifted around 6,000 people to safer places. Officials say Narmada is now flowing ten feet above the danger mark. On Saturday, the...
  • More than 5,000 people shifted to safer places in Gujarat as Narmada flows above danger mark 24-08-2013 05:08 PM

    With water in Narmada dam flowing at 130.64 metre level following heavy rains in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, the administrations in south Gujarat districts of Bharuch and Narmada have shifted more than 5,000 people to safer places. The present height of under-construction Narmada dam is 121.92 meters, while the water is...
  • Jayalalitha directs releasing of water for irrigation 24-08-2013 12:10 PM

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday directed releasing of water from different reservoirs, benefiting irrigation of over 1.40 lakh acres of land in three districts of the state. Following representation from farmers, water will be released from Thirumurthy Dam in Tirupur district, which will benefit 96,854 acres of...
  • Monsoon begins to recede in MP 06-08-2013 02:57 PM

    After witnessing excess downpour, monsoons have now slowed down in Madhya Pradesh with only 2.6 mm of rainfall registered in the state . So far, 807.3 mm rainfall has been recorded across MP, which is 498 mm or 62 percent more than normal. Over 1000 mm rainfall has been registered...
  • Pune: People look on as pregnant woman gets stranded in flood waters 01-08-2013 02:18 PM

    Pune: As incessant rains continued to lash Pune, a pregnant woman was stuck in flood waters for several hours before being rescued. The woman was stranded because of the sudden flooding caused by water overflowing from the Bhatghar dam. The woman was rescued by her husband after being stranded for...
  • Authorities on alert as 90 dams reach full capacity 29-07-2013 10:21 PM

    With the state receiving good monsoon rains this season, 90 out of the 724 dams in Rajasthan have reached their full capacity and authorities are making arrangements to ensure that none of them collapses. According to the water resources department, 363 dams in the state are partially filled, and the...
  • Mamata attacks Jharkhand government for releasing water from dam 28-07-2013 01:36 AM

    Hitting out at the new JMM-Congress Jharkhand government for releasing 1.75 lakh cusec dam water which threatens to submerge several areas in West Bengal's Midnapore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her government would not "spare" the neighbouring regime if there were losses due to inundation. Banerjee said many...
  • Gujarat: Heavy rains lash Junagarh; Willingdon dam overflowing 26-07-2013 11:59 AM

    Junagarh: Heavy rains continue to lash Junagarh in Gujarat bringing relief to the farmers in the area. Drought-hit Junagrah has received around 25 inches of rain in the last one month. Junagarh was reeling under a drought for a year but now the Willingdon dam is overflowing as a result...
  • Excess water in Bhakra Dam could be released 11-07-2013 11:30 AM

    Chandigarh: A flood warning has been issued for parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan as excess water could be released from the Bhakra Nangal Dam. The water level in Bhakra reservoir has risen to an all-time high due to heavy snow-melting and pre-monsoon rains. The Bhakra management has expressed concern...
  • Narmada Bachao Andolan: Villagers to hold sit-in protest in Bhopal 29-06-2013 08:42 AM

    Bhopal: Thousands of villagers from areas affected by the Narmada dam will hold a sit-in protest in Bhopal on Thursday. The protesters will launch a five-day protest under the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) banner. The protesters are demanding to implement the order passed by the Supreme Court that has asked...
  • Uttarakhand: Did green norm violations lead to massive destruction? 28-06-2013 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: After the Uttarakhand disaster, questions are now being asked about the repeated violations of environmental norms. In fact the Ministry of Environment and Forest has made adverse observations about several projects in the state. Experts say in some cases every rule in the book was ignored. Chief Minister...
  • Paoli Dam: I don't have a godfather 17-06-2013 09:36 AM

    Mumbai: Benagli actress Paoli Dam made her Bollywood debut with erotic thriller 'Hate Story' last year, but she is happy that she is not getting typecast in Hindi filmdom. "The industry has been very kind to me. I am happy that I debuted with 'Hate Story' and despite that I...
  • I don't want to restrict myself to specific movie genres: Paoli Dam 13-06-2013 06:12 PM

    Vikram Bhatt's 'Ankur Arora Murder Case' is a medical thriller and is said to be based on a real-life incident where a boy dies on the operation table due to medical negligence. Actress Paoli Dam plays the role of a lawyer. The movie, starring KK Menon, Tisca Chopra, Paoli Dam...
  • Ankur Arora Murder Case: Will it be a trend setting film? 13-06-2013 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, who is ready with his next production venture 'Ankur Arora Murder Case', says he doesn't resort to item number to get box office success. "It's a commercial film and I don't think we need item numbers for commercial success. In the past, some good films...