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Obama bans Somalia charcoal import


July 21st, 2012 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday ordered a ban on charcoal imports from Somalia.The president said the trade generates "significant revenue" for al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based cell ... Read more...

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Pine needles fuel business for Himachal villagers


July 5th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Bhoraj, July 5 (IANS) Pine needles, a major cause of forest fires in Himachal Pradesh, are now helping villagers earn money.The inflammable needles, which fall on the ground in summer ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cancer-causing salt used to preserve eggs in China


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) Over 100,000 salted duck eggs and two tonnes of an industrial salt used to preserve them have been seized in China after it was found the ... Read more...

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Da Vinci’s to-do list to be displayed


April 6th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) A list of Leonardo da Vinci's "things to do", including reminders for works like "observe a brain", is all set to be publicly displayed at Buckingham ... Read more...

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New snake species discovered in Tanzania


January 10th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced the discovery of a spectacularly coloured snake from a remote area of Tanzania in East Africa. The striking black-and-yellow ... Read more...

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Thousand quintals of wood used in Himachal winters


December 30th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 30 (IANS) Thousands of quintals of fuel wood is going into flames every year in Himachal Pradesh households and working places to keep the winter chill away. This ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga’s nude portrait up for auction on eBay


December 15th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Tony Bennett has placed a charcoal portrait of nude Lady Gaga for sale on the Internet auction site eBay. The image which is signed by ... Read more...

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‘Desi Boyz’ go from chic to distressed look


November 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) From picking up stylish clothes from designer stores in London to stitching some customised garments, designers Shymali Arora and Kunal Rawal have handpicked garments ... Read more...

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Aniston splashes $450,000 on painting


September 25th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 25 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston has spent a whopping $450,000 to buy an oil painting at the Artists for Haiti auction.Aniston was at the auction with ... Read more...

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Contemporary masters on paper in Saffronart auction


July 5th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A 24-hour online sale of art July 20-21 by Saffronart will offer an opportunity to acquire a range of 99 important works on paper by ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Remains of woolly mammoth found in Russia


May 27th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The remains of a woolly mammoth have been discovered by a group of students in the remote northeast Russian region of Yakutia, an official said ... Read more...

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Kalki learns charcoal painting for ‘Shaitan’ (With Images)


May 9th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin's character in "Shaitan" required her to do a lot of charcoal painting and, instead of just posing in the act, she actually ... Read more...

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Roberts named global ambassador for UN campaign


May 7th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Actress Julia Roberts has been appointed as the global ambassador for a United Nations Foundation campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of smoke from ... Read more...

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Sensor ‘could protect first responders against chemical hazards’


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A team of researchers have suggested that a new kind of sensor could warn emergency workers when carbon filters in the respirators they wear to avoid inhaling toxic ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama’s claim of retirement a ‘farce’: Living Buddha


March 29th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lhasa, Mar.29 (ANI): The Dalai Lama's plan to step down as the political head of the "exiled Tibetan government" is "a self-directed and played out farce", said Shingtsa Tenzinchodrak, the vice chairman ... Read more...

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Liz Hurley steps out in sexy leopard print dress with dapper pal on her arm


March 11th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): Elizabeth Hurley, who is 45 years old, has proved she's still got it after she left for a party in a very sexy satin leopard-print dress.The beauty stepped ... Read more...

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Former UK MP jailed for role in expenses scandal


February 11th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb.11 (ANI): Disgraced former Labour Member of Parliament Eric Illsley has been jailed for a year for fiddling with his parliamentary expenses. Illsley, 55, is the first sitting Member of Parliament ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir schools to remain open during winters


December 23rd, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhatSrinagar, Dec.23 (ANI): Authorities of Jammu and Kashmir have decided to keep the schools open during the winter season.This step has been taken to cover up the academic days lost ... Read more...

Posted in National |

44 houses destroyed in Kashmir fires


December 18th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) A total of 44 houses and a mosque were reduced to ashes in two separate fires in north Kashmir Saturday, police said.A fire broke out in Khotran (Tulail) ... Read more...

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Trapped ice reveals changing trends of biomass burning over 650 yrs


December 4th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study has shown that carbon monoxide trapped in a column of Antarctic ice spanning 650 years reveals fluctuations in biomass burning --the consumption of wood, peat ... Read more...

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Ancient town found in Myanmar


November 28th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Nov 28 (IANS) Archaeologists in Myanmar have discovered parts of a religious building and a wall that circled an ancient town dating back to 100 B.C. during the Pyu era, a ... Read more...

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Sundarbans faces threat from charcoal smugglers


October 31st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 31 (IANS) The endangered ecology of the Sundarbans that straddle Bangladesh and India is facing a new challenge from poachers who chop down and burn the trees to sell charcoal ... Read more...

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Hendrix, Dylan’s paintings to go under hammer


August 4th, 2010 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Paintings by iconic musicians Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan are set to go under the hammer at an auction here. A psychedelic image of a snake, painted by Hendrix ... Read more...

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Relic of 2000-yr-old Egyptian deity found at Silchester


July 19th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): The remains of an Egyptian deity have been found in an archaeological dig at abandoned Roman city in Hampshire.The thumb-sized piece of bronze, which was discovered after almost ... Read more...

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18-month-old girl in China excretes nails


June 11th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) An 18-month-old girl in China has been excreting nails for the past one month but shows no signs of uneasiness, leaving doctors clueless. Doctors at the Children's Hospital ... Read more...

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Karnataka Police seizes huge quantity explosives


April 16th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by ANI
Mangalore (Karnataka), Apr 16 (ANI): The Karnataka Police seized explosives in a pre-dawn raid conducted on Friday at Artadka in Bantwal Taluk of Mangalore District.Briefing media about the seizure, Mangalore's Deputy Superintendent ... Read more...

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Somalian pirates release another vessel


April 7th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 7 (IANS) Somalian pirates Wednesday released 'Nar-narayan', the fourth of the eight Gujarat registered cargo vessels hijacked by them last fortnight, a shipping association official said. Haji Kasim Bholim, president of ... Read more...

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33 firms fined for deforestation in Brazil


April 7th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 7 (IANS/EFE) Thirty-three companies in Brazil have been fined for deforestation and irregularities in managing their industrial activities, the Brazilian Environmental Institute (Ibama) has said. The violators, most of them operating ... Read more...

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Hidden Michaelangelo, Raphael sketches to be displayed


April 6th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Rare sketches of Michaelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael discovered by experts at the British Museum will be put on display here later this month. The exhibition, "Fra ... Read more...

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Giant Lemur Spotted In Forests Of Madagascar


April 2nd, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Madagascar, Apr 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a latest development that has taken animal scientists and researchers by surprise, a new species of giant lemur has been discovered in faraway forest ... Read more...

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Models promote Rohit Gandhi, Rahul Khanna outfits at Wills Fashion Week


March 27th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 27 (ANI): Models promoted designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna outfits on the second day of the 15th edition of the on-going Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WLIFW) Autumn-Winter ... Read more...

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Fake Viagra made of bird droppings, warns scientist


March 6th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 6 (DPA) The main ingredient in fake Viagra seized by New Zealand customs officers was guano - bat and bird droppings - a newspaper reported Saturday. Other medicines intercepted contained whole ... Read more...

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For sale: Nude sketch by Adolf Hitler


February 27th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Two previously unseen sketches by Adolf Hitler of a young nude woman and the face of an elderly lady are expected to raise 20,000 pounds between them at ... Read more...

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Black-faced Muthalik demands justice


February 12th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 12 (ANI): Pramod Muthalik, the leader of the right-wing Sri Ram Sene, who was left black-faced by alleged activists of the Youth Congress in the middle of a debate on ... Read more...

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Charcoal fumes asphyxiate four of family


January 22nd, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 21 (IANS) Four members of a family died due to asphyxiation from a charcoal oven (angithi) in the Taj Ganj area of Agra early Thursday, police said. The Taj Ganj thana ... Read more...

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