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UP to explore unconventional sources to meet power shortage


August 14th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday asked officials to explore non-conventional sources of energy to bridge the demand-supply gap in power.Saying that non-availability of power ... Read more...

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Bhojpuri songs to spread awareness about kala azar


May 9th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Patna, May 9 (IANS) Bhojpuri folk songs that have been entertaining people in Bihar for years will now be used to spread awareness about the kala azar disease, a ... Read more...

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Bihar hikes financial help for kala azar patients


April 24th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 24 (IANS) To ease the financial burden on those suffering from kala azar, most of whom are from impoverished backgrounds, the Bihar government has decided to provide minimum ... Read more...

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Bihar to involve youths to fight kala azar


April 10th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 10 (IANS) Bihar has decided to involve village youths to help fight kala azar, a disease transmitted by the sand fly that killed over 70 people last year."The ... Read more...

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After polio, Bihar targets kala azar


January 30th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 30 (IANS) Bihar, which has not reported a single case of polio since September 2010, is now turning its attention to kala azar, a disease transmitted by the ... Read more...

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Colourful Sankranti celebrations in Andhra


January 15th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Sankranti, the Telugu harvest festival, was Sunday celebrated with gaiety and traditional fervour across Andhra Pradesh with rangoli, kite-flying, decoration of bulls, cock fight, bull ... Read more...

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Deaths, accidents as cold wave grips north India (Roundup)


December 19th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) At least 39 deaths, two blinding accidents, and over 90 trains cancelled or delayed -- life was disrupted as the cold wave gripped north India ... Read more...

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Agra fogged out, records season’s lowest


December 19th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 19 (IANS) The city of Taj Mahal was literally fogged out Monday morning, slowing down traffic to a crawl and causing a couple of minor accidents. It also ... Read more...

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Kala azar now part of Bihar school text book


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) The tiny sand fly that causes the deadly kala azar, a parasitic disease that affects hundreds every year and can cause death, is now to be ... Read more...

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Indoor pollution ups cardio risk among women


July 10th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) The practice of cooking with wood or cow dung inside houses exposes millions of women to fine particles of air pollution in developing countries which can ... Read more...

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Mineral water in hand, Rahul marches in rural India


July 5th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Nangla Bhattauna (Uttar Pradesh), July 5 (IANS) Children and men stood on low walls or climbed trees in villages to snatch a better view of Rahul Gandhi as he ... Read more...

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Now, a telefilm on Ambedkar’s wife


May 22nd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) It is said that behind every successful man there is a woman. Dalit icon Bhim Rao Ambedkar's wife, Ramabai, too played a pivotal role in ... Read more...

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Mayawati rebuts charges of Sonia, Rahul


May 19th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) Stung by the frontal attack launched by Sonia and Rahul Gandhi against her, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Thursday hit out at the Congress ... Read more...

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Congress demands stop to CPI-M violence in Kerala


April 15th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) The Congress Friday demanded immediate stop violence against its members by Kerala's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), unleashed after the April 13 state assembly polls.State ... Read more...

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Protests in Kerala over denial of seat to Achuthanandan


March 17th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) Street protests continued in Kerala Thursday over the denial of a seat to Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan to contest next month's assembly elections.Amid indications that the ... Read more...

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Ntini retires from international cricket


January 10th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Durban, Jan 10(ANI): South African fast bowler Makhaya Ntini retired from international cricket at the end of the Twenty20 match played between India and South Africa in Durban on Sunday.Ntini finished ... Read more...

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Good Samaritans bring warmth to Agra’s shelterless


January 1st, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 1 (IANS) A healthy rivalry among social workers and voluntary agencies has helped set up a dozen night shelters for the poor and the homeless in this city of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stove fumes as big a killer as AIDS


December 17th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Your kitchen stove can do more than cook your meals - it can cook your goose too!Some 400,000 Indians die each year due to the toxic fumes ... Read more...

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Bigg Boss 4: Inmates Experience City Life And Village Life!


November 24th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
 However, after all the screaming and shouting has got over there is a different course of life for the inmates of the house. Bigg Boss has given them a task of ... Read more...

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Bigg Boss 4 Day 50: Housemates have a ball playing the villagers vs. city people game


November 24th, 2010 - 1:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mumbai, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bigg Boss has given a task to the leftover contestants of the house that they have to portray the characters of hardcore villagers and modern city ... Read more...

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Where is the nearest Dalit village? (Part-II)


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
I visit another 'home' of sorts. Here, 18-year-old Chand is making cow dung cakes to be used as fuel for cooking. Chand was pulled out of school when she was in ... Read more...

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All decked up, women celebrate Karva Chauth (Lead)


October 27th, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Wearing colourful clothes, beautiful jewellery and sporting exquisite henna designs on their hands, women in many parts of north India Tuesday celebrated the festival of Karva Chauth ... Read more...

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Women all decked up, keep fast on Karwa Chauth


October 26th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) All decked up in colourful clothes and beautiful jewellery with exquisite henna designs on their hands, women in many parts of north India Tuesday celebrated the festival ... Read more...

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It’s beauty parlours, henna designs for Karva Chauth


October 25th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) It's that time of the year when women in many parts of north India, including the capital, make a beeline for beauty parlours and henna designers to ... Read more...

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Haryana approves setting up of cow commission


September 7th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 7 (IANS) The cow may be an important political and religious issue for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), but the ruling Congress in ... Read more...

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Now hostels for animals in Gujarat


August 5th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 5 (IANS) An innovative concept of 'animal hostels' to house cattle in a common facility in villages is being pursued vigorously in Gujarat, according to agriculture and fisheries minister Dilip ... Read more...

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Black carbon ‘contributes’ to global warming


July 30th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): A researcher has found that black carbon that emanates from diesel engine exhaust and cooking fires contributes towards global warming.Increasing the ratio of black carbon to sulphate in ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh village generates power from human waste


July 19th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, July 19 (ANI): Residents of Kodipura village in Madhya Pradesh state have found out a new way to generate electricity through human waste.A plant established on the outskirts of the village ... Read more...

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‘Desi Girl’ Roshni Chopra now eyes Hollywood


July 5th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) After chasing hens, bathing buffaloes and picking cow dung, TV actress Roshni Chopra, who was crowned India's first "Desi Girl", is riding high on success and says ... Read more...

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Roshni Chopra bags ‘Desi Girl’ title


July 5th, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) After chasing hens, bathing buffalos and picking cow dung, small screen actress Roshni Chopra walked away with the title of India's "Desi Girl" at the finale of the ... Read more...

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Indian government’s efforts to safeguard yoga from fake patents


June 8th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 8 (ANI): To protect India's rich heritage of medicinal and medical philosophy and practice, a government body has started filming hundreds of yoga poses in an attempt to provide evidence ... Read more...

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Cow poo may soon power computers!


May 25th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Cow manure may soon be used as a source of energy to power data centers or Internet in the future.Hewlett-Packard has released a study called "Design of Farm ... Read more...

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Rucha Gujarati Faces Reality on Desi Girl


May 3rd, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 3, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Imagine's latest reality show, Desi Girl, is the one to watch for this season. In keeping with the unique theme of the show, eight 'divas' from the ... Read more...

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Now Indian version of ‘So You Think You Can Dance?’


April 23rd, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani Sialba Majri (Chandigarh), April 23 (IANS) After a slew of internationally popular shows making their way to Indian television, American dance reality show "So You Think You Can Dance?" is ... Read more...

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Imran-Sonam’s onscreen romance gets mucky, literally!


April 22nd, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): It seems that the onscreen romance between the lead pair of the under production movie I Hate Luv Stories, i.e Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor, ... Read more...

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