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Fish die in Srinagar’s Nigeen Lake


August 6th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 5 (IANS) A large number of fish have died in the Nigeen Lake in Srinagar and the Jammu and Kashmir's fisheries department Sunday attributed the mortality to depletion ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Force India draw blank in Canadian GP


June 11th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Montreal, June 11 (IANS) High-tyre degradation marred Force India's chances of a top-10 finish in the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix here Sunday, with Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg ... Read more...

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Today is World Environment Day 2012


June 5th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) World Environment Day (WED) will be observed today all over the world. Run by the UNEP (UN’s Environment Programme), the aim of this event is to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Biopolymer manufacturers demand control of oxo-plastic


March 5th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Indian biopolymer manufacturers Monday urged certifying agencies to control the production of the so-called "oxo-plastic" products like packaging films and shopping bags saying these pose ... Read more...

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Central African rainforests disappearred from climate change


February 12th, 2012 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Climate change combined with human activity caused the disappearance of tropical rainforests in central Africa 3,000 years ago, a study has found.According to the Prensa Latina ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fight child sexual exploitation: Banderas


February 5th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Spanish actor and producer Antonio Banderas wants everyone to join the fight against child sexual exploitation, something that, he said, affects not only underdeveloped ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jay Z drops word ‘bitch’ from his songs


January 17th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Rappers Jay-Z has vowed not to use slangs in the lyrics of his songs. He dropped the word "bitch" from his song following the birth ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Man jailed in Britain for raping drunk women


September 24th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) A 21-year-old man of Asian origin has been jailed for raping drunk women students, a media report said Saturday.Dubbed the "Night Rapist", Asim Javed preyed on ... Read more...

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Russia needs fair elections: Gorbachev


September 22nd, 2011 - 6:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia needs to make urgent changes to its political system if it is to avoid instability, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has warned."For Russia, honest ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Franco to direct ‘Child Of God’


September 20th, 2011 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor James Franco is all set to direct "Child of God", a film based on Cormac McCarthy's novel."Child of God" follows a recently-released convict who lives ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Sleep apnea is linked to dementia


August 10th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Francisco, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found that sleep apnea is linked to memory degradation and dementia. The study was conducted by a group of researchers led by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New Delhi conducts Cyclothon rally to spread awareness on energy conservation


March 13th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.13 (ANI): Scores of people took part in a 'cyclothon rally' organized here on Sunday as a curtain raiser to the Earth Hour 2011 to be observed on march 26.The ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Bengal violence threat to internal security: Narayanan


January 21st, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K.Narayanan Friday termed political violence in the state a threat to internal security."Yes, of course," said Narayanan to questions if he thought the current political ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jairam moots changes in forest act


January 5th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said the government will amend the Indian Forests Act to give more rights to local communities on forest resources. "The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Entrepreneurs can benefit from using Indian soft-power’


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Renowned Australian investment banker and philanthropist Philip Wollen Wednesday said that Indian entrepreneurs can cash in on the soft power of the country to reach out to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pak needs to continue cooperation for US’ Afghan war policy: White House


December 16th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16(ANI): The Obama administration expects continued help from Pakistan to meet its challenges in Afghanistan, the White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has said.Gibbs, however, made it clear that ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mum jailed for prostituting teenage daughter in Sydney


October 19th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 19 (ANI): An Australian mother has landed in jail after she prostituted her teenage daughter.A judge has described the case as 'an extreme breach of trust'.The girl says she ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New porn laws Down Under confuse travellers


October 19th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 19 (ANI): Travellers to Australia are in bewilderment over what sort of porn they're allowed to bring into Australia, which has prompted a reworking of incoming passenger cards.Home Affairs Minister ... Read more...

Posted in World |

“I Spit On Your Grave” Coming Soon


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Here's some good news for the horror fans out there. A movie would soon be released that has the ultimate gory and offensive themes possible.Anchor ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New plant-mimicking photovoltaic cells that self-repair sun damage


September 6th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 6 (ANI): MIT scientists have developed new self-assembling photovoltaic technology that can not only mimic a plant's ability to convert sunlight into energy but also repair itself from damage that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Most new farmland comes from cutting tropical forest


September 4th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that more than 80 percent of the farmlands created in the tropics between 1980 and 2000 came into existence after cutting forests.As a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Confining egg-laying hens in cages cruel: Dalai Lama


September 1st, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 1 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has decried the practice of egg-laying hens being confined in cages and has urged the industry to be more humane to the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Is new species of microbe consuming Gulf oil plume?


August 25th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A new species of microbe may be consuming the oil spilled in the Gulf, says a new study.Depending on how fast microbes consume oil, the results could be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brazil pledges $113 mn to fight climate change


August 20th, 2010 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 20 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will allocate $113 million next year to fight climate change, an official said. Branca Americano, environment ministry's secretary for climate change, Thursday said a part of the money ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Perth man’s one-night stand to become subject of photographic exhibition


August 18th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 18 (ANI): A Perth man is set to become the subject of a photographic exhibition this month when he documents his one night stand.Photographer Jackson Eaton will invite a stranger ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Simon Cowell Sued for Public Humiliation By Distraught Contestant


July 26th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When Emma Czikai auditioned for the television show Britain’s Got Talent in May of 2009, Simon was not at all impressed and told the contestant so ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Simon Cowell sued for $3.8 million


July 26th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Music mogul Simon Cowell has been sued for $3.8 million by a British contestant. Cowell was allegedly sued for “injured feelings, exploitation, humiliation, degradation, and barbarism”Emma ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rajneeti trapped in a lawsuit


May 14th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The film Rajneeti has already become the talk of the town with such a controversial topic and its ensemble star cast. The role played by Katrina ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Cabinet okays law against torture (Lead)


April 8th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Thirteen years after India signed an international treaty against torture, the union cabinet Thursday approved a proposal to introduce a legislation against torture. "It is an ... Read more...

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Cabinet’s nod for law against torture


April 8th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved a proposal to introduce a legislation on prevention of torture. The Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010, will be a step towards ... Read more...

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Lufthansa pilots announce four-day strike next month


March 22nd, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Frankfurt, March 22 (DPA) Pilots at Lufthansa announced Monday plans for a four-day strike next month, continuing a labour battle over job outsourcing that badly disrupted Europe's airways in February. The Cockpit Association, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pak starlet Meera’s ‘doublespeak’ on IPL snub and Bollywood future


January 27th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan.27 (ANI): Jumping into the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction controversy, Pakistani actress Meera has said that not selecting Pakistani cricketers was 'insulting' and a 'degradation' of the national heroes.Interacting with ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

11 goals for India in International Year of Biodiversity


January 4th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) India has 2.4 percent of the world's land area but 7-8 percent of its plant and animal species, making it one of the 16 "megadiverse" countries. In ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cells must get rid of ‘garbage’ to keep up muscle strength


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study has found that cells must shed the 'garbage' that piles up in them if muscle strength is to be maintained with age.Researchers arrived at their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smell of old books can tell you about their condition


November 11th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) There is something lovable about the faint yet familiar smell of old books, which could also tell you about their condition, says a new study. Scientists have developed a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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