climatic conditions

ISRO to launch met satellite by 2013


September 6th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is planning to launch a meteorological satellite by 2013 to monitor atmospheric characteristics, parliament was informed Thursday."ISRO is ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Nobbs looks at positives from dismal Euro tour


July 21st, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs said Saturday that the team's poor performance during its European tour was just a learning process ahead of the 2012 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Assam hopes for record rice, jute production


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 22 IANS) Despite floods affecting about 10,000 hectares of cropland, Assam hopes to register a record paddy and jute production this year.Assam Agriculture Minister Nilamoni Sen Deka made the ... Read more...

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African countries invite Indian investment in agriculture


June 21st, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) African nations like Zambia, Ethiopia and Mozambique invited Indian investors to invest in various sectors, especially in agriculture, saying this has the potential to provide food ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

British hockey coach amused at Indians’ discomfiture


May 4th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Great Britain coach Jason Lee seems to be getting vicarious pleasure seeing the Indians, who are here to play in the four-nation hockey tournament to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India’s first guidelines for physiotherapists by 2014


March 18th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India's first clinical guidelines for physiotherapists dealing with ailments like low back pain, hemiplehia (brain stroke) and Parkinson's Disease will be ready by 2014, the ... Read more...

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Himachal’s Keylong sees season’s heaviest snow


March 5th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 5 (IANS) The remote Keylong town in Himachal Pradesh Monday experienced the season's heaviest snowfall, a weatherman here said.The headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district, Keylong experienced 43 ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Mexican oil firm ends 2011 with net loss of $6.5 bn


March 1st, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 1 (IANS/EFE) State oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, Mexico's largest company, said it posted a net loss of $6.5 billion in 2011, a 103 percent increase over 2010.Pemex ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

After years, icicles delight people in Shimla


January 11th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Icicles have finally appeared in this Himachal Pradesh capital after many years, bringing alive good old memories for the locals and conjuring up a delightful spectacle ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Now, a diet chart for Amarnath pilgrims


January 7th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 7 (IANS) Free kitchens set up by voluntary organizations to feed pilgrims undertaking the Amarnath Yatra will now prepare food as per a specific diet chart, suiting ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

TVS to roll out scooters, bikes with common engine


December 28th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 28 (IANS) Two-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company will roll out new gearless scooters, motorcycles and other variants with new and common fuel-efficient engines in 2013 and gain from ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Shimla’s white Christmas a thing of the past (Postcard from Shimla)


December 19th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 19 (IANS) Oh, for a white Christmas and New Year! That is now the feeling in Shimla where snow on Christmas has become a thing of the ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

SAFF Cup: India coach rejects favourites tag


December 1st, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) India football coach Savio Medeira said Thursday that five-time champions are not the favourites to retain the SAFF Cup that starts here Friday.India were thrashed ... Read more...

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Climatic conditions on early earth similar to current ones


December 1st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The atmosphere on our planet just 500 million years after its creation was not a methane-filled wasteland as believed, but surprisingly much closer to the current ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Turkey to produce rifles at home


July 5th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 5 (IANS) Turkey will domestically produce assault rifles for its armed forces that will eventually replace foreign-made ones currently in use, a media report said.A prototype of a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Father-daughter duo complete Trans-Greenland Ski Expedition


June 9th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) A father-daughter duo of explorers from Delhi have completed the gruelling 600 km Trans-Greenland Ski Expedition as part of a 19-day adventure tour, their sponsor ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sunshine gives cover to kids against asthma


May 19th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) Vitamin D, which is abundantly provided by sunshine, plays a vital role in protecting kids from asthma.Children in colder, wetter cities are at greater risk of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mango farmers rejoice over bumper crop in Uttarakhand


April 16th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Haldwani, Apr 16 (ANI): Mango farmers in Uttarakhand's Haldwani district are happy as bumper crop this year will yield them good profit.Farmers said if the climatic conditions remain favourable throughout the season ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Himachal violated norms in importing fruit trees: CAG


April 12th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 12 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has violated financial rules by placing an order with a US-based supplier of fruit trees without inviting global bids, the Comptroller and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Himachal tribal district has best child sex ratio


April 1st, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) While the overall child sex ratio has declined in India, Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul and Spiti district has set an example with 1,013 females per 1,000 males ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bob Barker Helps 25 Bolivian Lions


February 17th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bob Barker played a crucial role in the rescue of about 25 Bolivian lions that were saved from deplorable conditions.The animals were rescued from several ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Like smoke, Shimla’s chimneys fade from skyline (Letter from Shimla)


February 16th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Feb 16 (IANS) They once reminded homesick sahibs of their beloved England. But the European style masonry chimney, a legacy of the British colonial era, is fast disappearing from ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Earth’s rotation, not human activity caused ‘methane level increase’


February 7th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that it's not human activity but the Earth's rotation patterns that caused an increase in methane levels 5000 years ago.Dr Joy Singarayer of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Himachal’s Keylong freezes at minus 16.7 degrees Celsius


January 24th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 24 (IANS) Large parts of Himachal Pradesh reeled under severe cold conditions Monday, with the minimum temperature staying below or near freezing point in many areas, the weather office here ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ghana wants duty free access to Indian market


January 13th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Francis Kokutse Accra, Jan 13 (IANS) The west African nation of Ghana is concerned about the imbalance in its trade with India and is hoping to gain duty-free access to the Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Snow struck? Check before you travel to high hills of Himachal


January 5th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 5 (IANS) For those of you itching to travel to Himachal Pradesh to enjoy the winter snow, here's some advice - think again!Chances are that your travel agent ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Winter showers intensify cold in Punjab


December 31st, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil SharmaChandigarh, Dec.31 (ANI): Winter showers since Thursday made many regions of Punjab endure biting cold.The Meteorological Observatory at Chandigarh has predicted that the rainfall will continue for some more days."From ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Aurangabad tigress gifted to Jamshedpur’s Tata Zoological Park


December 11th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Anup SinhaJamshedpur (Jharkhand), Dec.11 (ANI): The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation Zoo located in Maharashtra gifted a tigress to the Tata Zoological Park in Jamshedpur.Rita, a beautiful striped feline beauty, arrived at Jamshedpur ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Haryana university to help Nepal in agriculture development


December 8th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 8 (IANS) Scientists from the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University (HAU) in Haryana will provide their assistance for faster agriculture development in Nepal, a university official said Wednesday.An eight-member ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pupils sleep in their school after heavy snow traps them


December 8th, 2010 - 12:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
South Lanarkshire, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Heavy snow forced school pupils to spend the night at the premises of their school itself. The inclement weather stranded the students, the school personnel ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Bad weather affects honey production in Kashmir Valley


December 6th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Zakura (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec.6 (ANI): Honey production in Jammu and Kashmir's Zakura town witnessed a decline due to bad weather conditions in the region.Honeybee keepers are an unhappy lot, as an ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Nurpur oranges face bad weather


December 4th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Akhilesh BharatiNurpur (Himachal Pradesh), Dec.4 (ANI): Orange production has been hit due to the bad weather conditions in Himachal Pradesh's Nurpur District.Farmers are not expecting a good crop and they are ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Dhumal’s chopper to serve snowbound areas


November 28th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will travel by road for most of his official engagements as his chopper will be deployed for people living in snowbound ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Himachal now insures wheat, barley crops


November 14th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has now brought wheat and barley crops under an insurance scheme to protect them from adverse climatic conditions, an official statement said Sunday.The National Agricultural Insurance ... Read more...

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