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2011-06-14 08:48:48

The low pressure system called System 98A was renamed tropical depression 1A over the weekend, and its strengthening was short-lived, just as it appears on NASA satellite imagery. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Depression 1A on June 11 at 21:29 UTC (5:29 p.m. EDT) as it still sat off of India's west-central coast. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument did see some strong thunderstorms in the depression at that time, that brought heavy rainfall to region near the Gir...

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2009-02-09 06:28:06

What was once a proud symbol of the French navy is now the biggest ship-recycling project ever undertaken in Europe. The asbestos-contaminated French aircraft carrier Clemenceau will be broken up at a "ghost fleet" shipyard in northeastern England. The ship is now known simply as "Hull Q790." It was guided Sunday by five tugboats into its docking position at a shipbreaking yard in the port of Hartlepool. The rotting ship's name was still visible when it arrived at the yard, owned by Able UK,...

2008-08-24 22:57:41

AHMEDABAD: The state government and GE Healthcare signed an MoU for a public-private partnership model for the advancement of the medical technology in all teaching hospitals and medical colleges in the state. As part of the partnership, advanced diagnostic equipment like brightspeed computed tomography (CT) and high-definition MRI will be installed in medical colleges located in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar. The new facilities will be operational in five to seven...

2008-07-08 00:00:13

Hitarth Pandya & Melvyn Thomas SURAT/BHAVNAGAR: Has global warming started wreaking havoc on Gujarat's winding coastline? A high tide in the Arabian Sea doesn't normally create panic. But on Friday its rising waters threatened to drown Saifee Villa where Mahatma Gandhi had taken on the British by picking up a pinch of salt at Dandi. Besides, waters were not too far away from Iran Shah, where the Parsis have kept the Holy Fire at Udwada. Seawater also entered some coastal villages...

2006-08-12 03:53:53

By Rupam Jain Nair SURAT, India (Reuters) - Rescuers and residents used bulldozers and plastic buckets to clear debris and hunt for bodies on Saturday in a major commercial center in western India, one of the country's worst-hit areas during week-long floods. At least 350 people have been killed in the floods and millions homeless. While waters have eased in many areas, the respite could be brief with more monsoon rains forecast for some areas. The flooding, mainly in India's south...

2006-08-11 04:11:22

By S. Radha Kumar HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was due to visit flood-affected areas in southern and western India on Friday, and tens of thousands were evacuated as another river threatened to burst its banks, officials said. Week-long flooding triggered by annual monsoon rains has killed more than 350 people and made more than 4 million homeless across at least five Indian states. The floods, caused by overflowing rivers and the sudden release of vast...

2006-08-11 00:25:00

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI -- The sudden release of large quantities of water from several large dams has contributed to devastating floods in India which have killed over 350 people, and authorities must take some of the blame, critics said on Friday. Over four million people have been left homeless across western, central and southern parts of the country. The flooding has been caused by the annual June-September monsoon rains -- key for the country's agriculture-driven economy -- but were...

2006-08-09 09:30:00

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Swollen rivers swamped thousands of villages and towns across India's south and west on Wednesday, forcing 4.5 million from their homes as rescuers struggled to bring them food and drinking water, officials said. India's annual monsoon rains -- vital for the country's agriculture-driven economy -- have triggered floods across at least five states since the weekend, killing at least 311 people, submerging villages and causing widespread damage to crops. Most deaths...

2006-08-03 08:07:39

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian panel has violated guidelines for ship-breaking laid down by India's Supreme Court by approving the scrapping of a controversial Norwegian cruise liner this week, an environmental alliance said on Thursday. The panel said the 46,000-metirc ton cruise ship Blue Lady, which environmentalists say contains hundreds of metric tons of asbestos and other toxic materials, could be broken down safely in the western Indian shipyard of Alang in Gujarat state....

2006-05-16 03:15:00

By Rupam Jain Nair SIYANI, India - With a big house, cattle and a healthy cotton crop, Indian farmer Praveen Jhala is considered the most eligible bachelor in the village, but with no water in his well he can't get a bride for love nor money. It has been 15 years since Jhala's only nearby source of drinking water ran dry, leaving him and his patch of land in the western state of Gujarat an unattractive prospect. Even though Jhala manages to harvest a regular cotton crop, a dozen families have...


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