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2008-08-14 00:00:23

By Neha Lalchandani NEW DELHI: After recent protests over vanishing water bodies in the city, residents of Vasant Kunj met L-G Tejinder Khanna on Friday, where he assured them that Neela Hauz lake in their area, which is being filled up at present for construction of a flyover, would be restored once work is complete. He also told them that a bio-diversity park would be created in the forest land around the lake, under a similar project for all lakes and ponds in the city. Residents had...

2008-07-11 09:00:59

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9835f3/3rd_thermal_power) has announced the addition of the "3rd Thermal Power India 2009" conference to their offering. February 19 - 20, 2009 - New Delhi, INDIA India Core and Council of Power Utilities are pleased to announce the third edition of 'Thermal Power India'- a conference & exhibition series focussing on issues in the power generation industry covering coal, gas & oil power generation. The Thermal...

2008-06-27 00:02:33

By Sanjay Dutta NEW DELHI: At a time when the Left is thwarting the nuclear pact with US, its ideological beacon, China, is raising the bar for another energy deal India is trying to work out in Central Asia. Reports from Turkmenistan - from where India is looking at piping gas through Afghanistan and Pakistan - have alerted New Delhi of a big Chinese push to grab up to 100 billion cubic metres of gas annually at a price higher than what New Delhi is offering. Sources in Ashgabat said...

2008-06-21 00:00:22

By Sanjay Dutta NEW DELHI: The petroleum ministry is planning a conclave of top energy officials and honchos of oil companies from Central Asian countries and Russia, the biggest crude producer outside the Opec cartel, in November. The move forms part of a policy to use oil as a diplomatic tool for building energy security by developing supply sources away from volatile West Asian markets. Key countries from the Caspian and Central Asian regions such as Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan,...

2008-06-21 00:00:10

NEW DELHI: The riverbed has finally got some breathing space, or so one would like to believe, with the DDA decreeing that it would be classified under the 'O' zone, the objective of which is to augment water supply, contain pollution and have eco-friendly "green" development. However, the order also mentions that, after the first phase, further implementation of the project would be dependent on studies in the area. Although thrilled with the order initially, environmentalists and activists...

2008-06-16 12:00:56

Text of report headlined "45-Day Deadline on Gas Pipeline Ends" published by Indian newspaper The Hindu website on 16 June; sub- heading as published New Delhi: With India, Pakistan and Iran failing to resolve their differences, the 45-day deadline to sort out the "safety and security issues" concerning the $ 7.4-billion gas pipeline project has expired. During his one-day visit to India on April 29, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad set the deadline to sort out all issues pertaining...

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2008-04-09 09:00:00

A baby with two faces was born in a northern Indian village, where she is doing well and is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess, her father said Tuesday. The baby, Lali, apparently has an extremely rare condition known as craniofacial duplication, where a single head has two faces. Except for her ears, all of Lali's facial features are duplicated - she has two noses, two pairs of lips and two pairs of eyes. "My daughter is fine - like any other child," said Vinod Singh,...

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2008-02-21 09:00:00

NEW DELHI -- For the past seven years, Rajesh Gupta has spent 12 hours a week in a hospital bed, hooked up to a hemodialysis machine. He would prefer to undergo a transplant to replace his failed kidneys. But India has no national organ waiting list, few registered organ donors and a legal system that bars transplants from most living donors except for close family members. That means Gupta, with no donor matches in his family, must pay about $900 a month for dialysis treatments for life....

2008-02-09 09:00:25

Text of report by Zahedul Islam headlined "Kolkata-Agartala bus service via Dhaka: Government to send New Delhi proposal to core group for scrutiny" published by Bangladeshi newspaper New Age website on 9 February The government has decided to send an Indian proposal for a direct Kolkata-Agartala bus service via Dhaka to a core group of the representatives of government departments concerned for scrutiny before sending a reply to India. Sources in the communications ministry said the...

2006-08-31 06:23:49

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India on Thursday named its outgoing foreign secretary as special envoy for negotiations with the United States over a controversial civilian nuclear cooperation deal that is yet to be approved by U.S. Congress. Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran, a career diplomat who heads the foreign ministry and has led talks with Washington over the deal, will take over as special envoy after his retirement from his current post on September 30, a government statement said. The...