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The Shillong Times   10 August 2017   India   Kolkata  
<p>A hammer and compass in hand, India&rsquo;s women geologists are literally rocking it. Notwithstanding the dangers of remote environments, encounters with wild animals, limited access to toilets and the occasional &ldquo;detention&rdquo; by left-wing extremists ...
Filed under: Economic Geology
mid-day.com   22 May 2017   India   Uttarakhand  
<p>The thousands of pilgrims feared stranded due to a major landslide which took place on Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway on Friday near Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand included 179 tourists from Maharashtra and the state government is working to ensure their ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
The Indian Express   19 May 2017   India   Uttarakhand  
<p>At least 15,000 tourists are feared stranded after a landslide near Vishnuprayag on the Badrinath route, according to reports in ANI. District Collector Ashish Joshi said that BRO (Border Roads Organisation) personnel are engaged in clearing the roads and ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
Mathrubhumi   21 February 2017   India   Kuthiran  
<p>The six-lane road from Vadakkancherry to Mannuthi is ready with the first edition of its double tunnel stretch at Kuthiran. The tunnel on the left side which will be carrying vehicles coming from Palakkad to Thrissur has finally been connected from both ...
Filed under: Construction News
The construction index   30 January 2017   India   Asia  
<p>Larsen &amp; Toubro&rsquo;s construction arm has won a contract worth 10.7bn rupees (&pound;124m) for the design and construction of two underground stations and associated tunnels on the Ahmedabad metro project in India.</p> <p>The contract awarded by ...
Filed under: Construction News
The construction index   23 January 2017   India   Asia  
<p>The project involves major infrastructure developments integrating digital technologies and intelligent design to transform the city of Amaravati.</p> <p>The US Department of Commerce's trade promotion arm, the US Commercial Service, CH2M and the Indian ...
Filed under: Construction News
The construction index   09 November 2016   India   Asia  
<p>GMR Airports has signed a concession agreement to develop a new international airport at a greenfield site in Mopa in North Goa, India.</p> <p>he agreement signed with the government of Goa involves building the airport through a design-build-finance-operate-transfer ...
Filed under: Construction News
ABP LIVE   25 July 2016   India   Uttarkashi  
<p>Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand): In a rare video, a landslide at Gangotri Highway near Helgugad here is caught live on camera.</p> <p>The 26-second video shows a small part of mountain falling followed by the big boulders.</p> <p>The incident happened on July ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
osj   20 July 2016   India  
<p>Fugro is to commence a major programme of offshore geotechnical investigations under a contract awarded by Indian oil and gas company ONGC.</p>
Znews   23 May 2016   India   Dehradun  
<p>Dehradun: At least 11 people, including a woman and two children, have been killed and many injured in Uttarakhand in a storm, police said on Monday.</p> <p>The storm struck some parts of the hill state late on Sunday and triggered a landslide that entrapped ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards