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A dry Bharatpur won't be much of a bird sanctuary
Bharatpur (Rajasthan), July 22 (IANS) There is an air of despair among bird watchers and officials at the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary here. The rains have played truant so far and the swamps are dry. Without aquatic life, that is food for the migratory birds, many of the winged visitors may not show up this winter, which is bad news for tourism.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:59:02 AM

Highway blocked, thousands hit as heavy rains lash Chhattisgarh
Raipur, July 22 (IANS) Traffic was blocked on the Kolkata-Mumbai National Highway-6 in Chhattisgarh early Wednesday and thousands of people of low-lying areas were hit as heavy rains continued to lash the state.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:57:32 AM

Bangaloreans upset as clouds play spoilsport during eclipse
Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) Compromising on their daily dose of sleep, hundreds of Bangaloreans woke up early morning to witness the century's longest solar eclipse Wednesday, but clouds played spoilsport during their much awaited adventure.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:48:53 AM

Two die as people swarm river banks during eclipse
Varanasi, July 22 (IANS) Two people died and four were injured when thousands swarmed the banks of the Ganga here Wednesday morning to take a dip in the holy water, believed to be further blessed by the total solar eclipse.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:27:54 AM

Separated in city - divorce cases on rise in Bangalore
Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) Marriage to a successful techie, beginning a new life in a new city -- it seemed like a beautiful dream for Poonam Nath. But within a year, everything turned bitter and the couple separated. Poonam is not alone. The city sees an average of 25 divorce cases filed every day.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:25:33 AM

One killed at metro site, DMRC says nothing major
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A 22-year-old labourer was crushed to death when a steel beam fell on him at a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) site in west Delhi Wednesday, just 10 days after six people were killed at another metro construction site. However, the corporation said the latest accident was not 'major'.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:17:40 AM

What does the Sun mean to your heart?
Lucknow, July 22 (IANS) Your stars could have a bearing on your heart condition, says a study by astrologers.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:06:40 AM

Rationalists munch breakfast during eclipse to fight superstition
Hyderabad, July 22 (IANS) A group of rationalists gathered here Wednesday morning to not just watch the longest solar eclipse of the century but also tuck into breakfast in an attempt to remove superstitious beliefs from the minds of people.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 10:59:57 AM

Tata Power to raise $335 mn from global investors
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Leading private power major Tata Power Wednesday announced plans to raise $335 million through the global depository receipt (GDR) route to fund capital expenditures of its existing power plants.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 10:56:46 AM

Crush of people kills two eclipse watchers in Varanasi
Varanasi, July 22 (IANS) Two people were killed here Wednesday morning when thousands of people gathered at the banks of the Ganges to watch the solar eclipse.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 10:50:43 AM

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