alarm bells

Swine flu patients swell to 56 in Lucknow


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 3 (IANS) The number of people confirmed positive with the deadly swine flu virus has risen to 56 in the Uttar Pradesh capital, officials said, as they stepped ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India and Cameroon will be on a recce before Nehru Cup final (Preview)


August 30th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) By beating the Maldives, Cameroon reduced the last round-robin game in the Nehru Cup football tournament against India Friday to an exercise in probing and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dry spell may upset Himachal’s applecart


July 25th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) The long dry spell during the monsoon season may see apple production in Himachal Pradesh falling by 20 percent from the projected 25 million boxes ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

1936 Olympics: Dhyan Chand’s last hurrah (Sports Special)


July 8th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
As destiny would have it, the Berlin Games was to be Dhyan Chand's third and last Olympics at the age of 31, for he had decided to retire. Undoubtedly at the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Mumbai, Maharashtra face grave water crisis


June 25th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) As the monsoon continues to play truant, Maharashtra stands on the threshold of a grave water crisis, a top official indicated here Monday.Ringing alarm bells, Deputy ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Banking on YSR legacy, Jagan emerges a key force (Andhra Pradesh Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Feeling sidelined in the Congress, the late Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy had once toyed with the idea of floating a regional party. But his son Y.S. Jaganmohan ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Campaigning ends for Andhra by-elections


June 10th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 10 (IANS) A bitter campaign came to an end Sunday in the Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly constituencies for Tuesday's by-poll, which are ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Is there any hope for the Yamuna? (Comment - June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
The present state of the Yamuna river from Delhi to Agra, a distance of roughly 250 km, is alarming. Described now as a huge sewage canal, Yamuna water is unfit for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Governments need to regain citizens’ trust: OECD chief


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 22 (IANS) The biggest challenge for governments today is to regain the trust of their citizens in the wake of the global financial crisis, Organisation of Economic Cooperation ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hail punctures hopes of Himachal apple growers


May 1st, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 1 (IANS) The apple of Himachal Pradesh's eye is turning sour. Attacked by hailstorms, the state's apple crop, worth more than Rs.200 crore, is lying unattended in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rain worries farmers in western UP


April 12th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 12 (IANS) The spell of rain earlier this week has got farmers in western Uttar Pradesh worried with many saying that it would damage the standing wheat crop.Wednesday ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Resistance to malaria drug rings alarm bells


April 8th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Resistance to anti-malarial drug artemisinin in western Thailand is sending alarm bells ringing among global experts involved in controlling and eliminating the scrouge worldwide, a new ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oil poisoning? Alarming sea animal deaths on India’s west coast (With Images)


April 7th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Ratnagiri, April 7 (IANS) Two giant Baleen's humpback whale sharks washed up dead on the Mumbai and Thane beaches in separate incidents last week. This was preceded by a Bryde's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Foodgrain pile up scare in Punjab


April 4th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) With huge stocks of wheat and rice occupying foodgrain storage facilities across Punjab, the government has set the alarm bells ringing of its "problem of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Testing time for Sushil’s new technique: Coach


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Top Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar's coach Yashvir Singh feels it is still too early ring alarm bells over the grappler's form and hoped the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Helium wasted on party balloons: Experts


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Scientists have warned their experiments are at risk from a shortage of Helium because the gas is being wasted on party balloons.The gas is crucial ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Kashmir officials start radio collaring of leopards


March 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) Wildlife protection officials at the Dachigam National Park near Srinagar Monday started radio collaring of leopards to understand the home range and behavioural patterns of leopards ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Spurs’ Bale likely to be out for three weeks


March 2nd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Tottneham Hotspurs football star Gareth Bale has torn a hamstring and is likely to be out for three weeks which means he will miss Spurs' ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

25 must-know words for every child revealed


February 20th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Scientists have prepared a list of 25 words that every toddler should be able to use, as these words are among the most common and the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Poachers kill 200 elephants in Cameroon


February 18th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 18 (IANS) At least 200 elephants were slaughtered for their tusks by poachers in Cameroon since mid-January, an NGO said.The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India signs pacts with Seychelles to combat piracy


February 15th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Amid China's bid to step up ties with the Indian Ocean archipelago nation, India and Seychelles Tuesday signed three pacts for the supply of coastal ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

With China watching, India, Seychelles to up anti-piracy efforts


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Amid China's increased foray into the picturesque Indian Ocean archipelago nation, Seychelles has assured India that it remains its key developmental partner and sought ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

On poll-eve, ex-MP and Hingoli Congress chief joins NCP


January 28th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sangli (Maharashtra), Jan 28 (IANS) In a jolt to the Maharashtra Congress ahead of crucial civic and Zilla Parishad polls, Hingoli district party chief Shivaji Mane Saturday joined the Nationalist ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

MP from leading party joining us Saturday: NCP


January 27th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sangli (Maharashtra), Jan 27 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Friday created a buzz in Maharashtra by claiming to have netted into its fold a top political leader, who ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tackling the ‘graduate but unemployable’ syndrome in India


January 25th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 25 (IANS) Low employability, particularly in the IT sector, of thousands of engineering graduates hitting the Indian job market every year is prompting academia and industry leaders to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fish deaths in Yamuna shock pilgrims


January 15th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 14 (IANS) Scores of devotees who had gone to worship river Yamuna here early Saturday morning were shocked at the sight of thousands of dead fish near the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistan on cusp of a defining moment: Daily


December 24th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 24 (IANS) Pakistan may be on the "cusp of a defining historic moment", said a daily over the tension between the army and the government.An editorial in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Civic polls: Congress-NCP win in Hazare’s home district (Lead)


December 15th, 2011 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) People in Anna Hazare's home district voted largely in favour of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party in the civic body elections, the final results ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Swann: Prison sentences to Pak trio a ‘wake-up call’


November 14th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) England spinner Graeme Swann feels the punishment handed out to the three guilty Pakistani players will serve as a "massive wake-up call" for cricket.The Pakistani trio ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Alarm bells over Greenland ice melt


October 26th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Greenland ice sheet can experience extreme melting even when temperatures don?t hit record highs, say scientists. A new analysis by Marco Tedesco, assistant professor in earth ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wish you a very happy Rosh Hashana 2011


September 28th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jerusalem, Sept 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Jewish world observes Rosh Hashana on Wednesday to mark the Hebrew New Year. The Jewish people have set the day aside as the first day of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Money, money… how moolah gets around in Tamil Nadu polls


April 12th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) Colour coded tokens, Speed Post and even impromptu blackouts to facilitate distribution... officials in Tamil Nadu say they are surprised at the myriad ruses being used ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BJP bails out government on pension bill (Lead)


March 24th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The government would have been left red-faced in the Lok Sabha Thursday but for support from the most unexpected quarter - the main opposition ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Brit kids as young as 5 ‘being rushed to hospital after binge drinking’


February 22nd, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Experts have blamed parents after a recent survey revealed that Brit children aged just five are being treated in hospital for drinking dangerous levels of alcohol.Brighton and Sussex ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Egyptian military’s role in detention and torture cases raise concerns’


February 18th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 18(ANI): Human rights groups have said that the Egyptian military's continuing role in detention and torture of anti-government protestors raise new questions about its ability to midwife the country's democracy.According ... Read more...

Posted in World |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe