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US retailer launches tablet for kids


September 11th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 11 (IANS) Toys "R" Us, a leading toy retailer in the US, has unveiled its own tablet computer specifically designed for kids, intensifying the competition to win ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Polar bear dies from zebra virus


August 18th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Scientists have warned equine herpes might have developed the ability to jump species in the same way as influenza, after a polar bear died in a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Action against cheating emu farm owners, says Jayalalithaa


August 17th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday directed the police to arrest the promoters of emu farms who are absconding after failing to honour commitments to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cheryl Cole ‘Dating Dancer from the X Factor’


August 17th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Confirmations about rumors of Cheryl Cole dating a dancer from the X factor were recently made by The Sun publishers. They two love birds were recently ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Parrots are lot smarter


August 8th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Parrots are a lot smarter than previously thought. In a test that puzzled monkeys and defeated dogs, parrots passed with flying colours.The test was taken by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

30 peacocks die in Greater Noida


August 7th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 7 (IANS) As many as 30 peacocks have died here in the last 15 days due to unknown reasons, say villagers and veterinarians.Ten peacocks died ... Read more...

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Ukrainian city ponders using wine to deport pigeons


July 24th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Ukranian city is contemplating a plan to get the local pigeons drunk and then deport them so that a popular poet's statue could be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dita Von Teese collects dead animals


July 18th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) American actress Dita Von Teese has revealed her fascination for vintage taxidermy and her unusual collection of stuffed animals."I collect vintage taxidermy. I have two big ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Dinosaur-bird ‘missing link’ could be egg


July 13th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) A fossilised dinosaur egg found in Spain shares the same characteristics as that of birds' eggs and could be the "missing link" to prove their "common ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mexico declares bird flu emergency


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 3 (IANS) Mexico has activated a national emergency plan to contain a bird flu epidemic that has affected nearly 1.7 million poultry, the agriculture ministry said.The plan ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nests for birds distributed in Taj City (With Image)


June 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 11 (IANS) A bird lover in the Taj city, businessman Rajeev Gupta, is on a mission to save sparrows from extinction.In a bid to increase their numbers, Gupta ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Latin America’s largest garbage dump closes (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's gigantic trash dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, considered Latin America's largest, has finally closed.The last truck to bring a load ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Man becomes surrogate mother to eight ducklings


May 26th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) A 50-year-old man in Britain has become a surrogate mother to eight ducklings after watching them hatch. The birds now think he is their mother and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Street lighting changing insect ecosystems: Study


May 24th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Street lighting is changing insect ecosystems in towns and cities, The Independent reported.Groups of invertebrates living near artificial lights include more predators and scavengers, a study ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Withdraw undergarment ad featuring roosters: ASCI


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Advertisers of Euro Fashion Innerwear were Wednesday asked by the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) to withdraw an advertisement featuring roosters, saying it depicted the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Ravens can recall faces, sounds years later


April 20th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, April 20 (IANS) Just as we remember faces and voices of several individuals, certain birds too can recall faces and sounds after a number of years, says a study. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Britons held for cramming 69 animals in one house


March 31st, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) A British couple has been charged with animal cruelty after they crammed 56 large dogs and 13 other animals in a dirty four-room house.Inspectors from the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Guide for bird-watching in UAE launched


March 29th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 29 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) launched the "Birds of the United Arab Emirates" guide Thursday.The 256-page illustrated guide includes an ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Noida to host first digital games carnival


March 28th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, March 28 (IANS) Here's some good news for gamers. This suburb of the national capital is set to host first-of-its-kind digital games carnival from April 6. The three-day event ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Cow farm poses threat to Russian airport


March 6th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Transport authorities of Russia's Siberian Tomsk region have filed a lawsuit demanding closure of a cow farm, saying it poses a threat to a nearby ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Angry Birds game now on Facebook


February 15th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 15 (IANS) The Angry Birds game that has been downloaded 500 million times has been launched as a free version on social network Facebook.In the game, players ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bird flu: 7,000 fowls culled in Bhubaneswar


February 5th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 5 (IANS) About 7,000 fowls were culled Sunday in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case was detected in a government-run institution, an official said."The culling operation ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

More poultry birds culled in Odisha


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) Thousands of more poultry birds were Wednesday culled in Odisha after bird flu hit a new area, an official said.Officials and veterinarians launched the culling operation ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kite-chasing boy electrocuted


January 15th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 15 (IANS) An 11-year old boy was electrocuted here Sunday when he came in contact with a high-tension electricity wire while chasing kites, police said.The overhead wire was ... Read more...

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Stephanie Noble moves her horse into her house


January 12th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Stockholm, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Scottish island is engulfed in controversy after a woman brought in a horse into her house. Stephanie Noble caused quite an outrage in her neighborhood when ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

ASBOs given to pensioners over pigeons


January 11th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two pensioners have been slapped with anti-social behavior orders (ASBOs) in Trowbridge. The order prevents them from feeding pigeons in the town for the next five years. ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Dog scare at Pakistani Kashmir airport!


January 11th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane due to land at Gilgit airport in Pakistan-administered Kashmir was told to abort the landing as there was a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mass blackbird deaths in US on New Year’s eve


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A mass death of blackbirds was registered in the US state of Arkansas for the second time on New Year's eve, CNN reported Tuesday.A year ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangladesh culls 14,000 birds


December 20th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 20 (IANS) Nearly 14,000 chickens were culled and about 50,000 eggs were destroyed since an outbreak of bird flu was detected in Bangladesh last month.Officials told Xinhua Tuesday ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Birds scare Scarlett


December 16th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson has admitted she is terrified of birds and says it runs in the family."I'm only scared of birds. Something about wings and beaks ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Miller to play Tippi Hedren


December 5th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Sienna Miller has reportedly been signed up to play movie legend Tippi Hedren in a new film.Based on biographer Donald Spoto's book, "Spellbound By ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bird flu detected on Bangladesh farm


November 15th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) Over 11,000 poultry birds were culled and 43,000 eggs destroyed after the bird flu virus was detected at a poultry farm in Bangladesh.The culling operations began ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hic! Tipsy parrots nursing hangover


November 4th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Dozens of parrots in Australia had to be hospitalised as they had got drunk. Now, vets are curing their hangover.Sixty drunk birds were taken to an ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Punjab, Pakistan to exchange wildlife


September 25th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) The Punjab government has decided to start an exchange programme with wildlife sanctuaries in Pakistan, a minister said here Sunday."Under this unique friendship promotion programme, birds ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Orissa alert after West Bengal bird flu


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 (IANS) Orissa has increased surveillance in two border districts as a precaution in view of bird flu cases in neighbouring West Bengal, an official said Thursday.All ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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