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Malin tragedy: GSI team faults land development

PUNE: Heavy rainfall, flattening of the ground around the halfway mark of the hill for cultivation and excessive deforestation are the three causes for the landslide in Malin village of Ambegaon taluka, a preliminary report by a team of experts … Continue reading

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Sania Mirza’s Indianness beyond doubt

The Sania controversy, with its malicious emphasis on her being Pakistan’s daughter-in-law, also drags our attention to the dark irony residing in one of India’s most haloed portals — the world of Hindi cinema or Bollywood as it is so … Continue reading

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Simon Cowell Plots Global Domination With Launch of Got Talent World Stage …

Simon Cowell’s shows have dominated Saturday night TV in countries across the world for over a decade, but it looks like he is ready to take things to the next level. The Daily Mirror reports that the music mogul is preparing … Continue reading

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Pune landslide tragedy: Blame it on government projects, say experts

The Pune landslide that has so far claimed at least 50 people was also a fallout, it has come to light, of short-sighted government policies and poor implementation of schemes though it was torrential rains that appear to be the … Continue reading

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Govt projects are to blame for Pune landslide tragedy: Experts

PUNE/ MUMBAI: Torrential rains may have triggered the landslide on Wednesday that buried Pune’s Malin village, but experts say short-sighted government policy and shoddy implementation of its schemes are the major underlying factors for the tragedy. Sahas Manch, an NGO … Continue reading

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Waqf Board to probe real estate advertisement

HYDERABAD: Alarmed at a real estate advertisement selling what seemed to be wakf land in Maheswaram, the AP State Waqf Board (APSWB) on Thursday ordered an inquiry into the matter. The advertisement was placed in regional language newspapers reportedly by … Continue reading

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Amazon plots $2 billion expansion in India to counter Flipkart

MUMBAI, India — The world’s largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees. Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it will invest $2 billion to expand its Indian business, … Continue reading

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Two Words Obama Won’t Say

President Obama and his officials will use a lot of words at next week’s U.S.-African Leaders summit and the parallel U.S. Commerce department-Bloomberg Bloomberg Foundation meeting. All of the Obama administration headliners will speak at one of these two events: … Continue reading

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Levelling of hill slopes for farming to blame: Experts

PUNE: Torrential rains are not the only cause for the landslide that buried Malin village in Ambegaon on Wednesday. A sloppily implemented government scheme to provide employment to the tribal people of the area is also to blame. Abject carelessness … Continue reading

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Is India’s construction boom behind Pune village landslide?

31 July 2014 Last updated at 22:19 By Jay Mazoomdaar Delhi Environmental experts are blaming the flattening of hilly slopes for agriculture and a construction boom for Wednesday morning’s landslide that has claimed at least 30 lives and buried up … Continue reading

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