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Salt-affected soils can absorb carbon dioxide: Scientists

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 19:27

Salt-affected soils are estimated to absorb 1.26 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide annually which may solve the mystery of the "missing carbon sink", Chinese scientists believe.

Chhattisgarh: Over 60 percent voting in re-polling at two booths

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 18:34

Over sixty per cent voting was registered in the re-polling at two polling stations in Antagarh constituency of Chhattisgarh`s Naxal-affected Bastar division on Saturday.

Security beefed up ahead of second phase of Chhattisgarh polls

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 17:34

The police have beefed up security ahead of the second phase of polls, after recovery of huge explosives from Maoist-affected Gariyaband district of Chhattisgarh.

MP polls: NGOs for Gas-affected launch campaign on NOTA option

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 20:26

Various organisations working for the cause of gas-affected persons in the city on Wednesday said they have launched a campaign to educate victims of the world`s worst industrial disaster about using "NOTA" option in the upcoming elections as successive Congress and BJP governments at state and Centre have done "injustice" to them.

I opposed Army deployment in anti-naxal ops: Gen VK Singh

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 18:08

Former Army Chief Gen VK Singh has claimed that the then Home Minister P Chidambaram had not liked his opposition to the deployment of army in the Naxal-affected areas.

Cyclone-hit Ganjam facing dark Diwali

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 13:53

The cyclone and flood-affected people of the worst-hit Ganjam district are likely to have a dark Diwali, as power supply in most of the areas is yet to be restored.

Govt asks states to intensify operations against Maoists

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 20:56

The Centre asked all Naxal-affected states to intensify operations against ultras especially along inter-state borders.

`U`khand flood-affected areas should have been handed over to Army`

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 12:26

Uttar Pradesh Minority Welfare Minister Azam Khan said that all flood-affected areas in the hill state should have been handed over to the Indian Army.

AAI to rebuild some worst-affected villages in Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 19:56

With over 2,300 Uttarakhand villages being affected by the massive floods, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will undertake rebuilding and rehabilitation work in the some of the worst-hit villages.

J&K planning to hike assistance to militancy-affected families

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 22:16

Jammu and Kashmir government is planning to enhance financial assistance to militancy-affected families of the state from the existing Rs 750 per month to Rs 1,000 per month.

Development plan for Naxal-hit area extended to 4 more years

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 21:07

The government has decided to extend the Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for four more years with annual allocation of Rs 1,000 crore.

17 districts in Gujarat declared drought-hit: Nathwani

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 16:10

The Union Government has declared 17 districts in Gujarat as drought-affected, Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani has said.