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Iran test-fires ballistic missiles


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's Revolutionary Guards Tuesday test-fired a number of intermediate range ballistic missiles as part of a large-scale training exercise."Dozens of rockets" of various ranges and ... Read more...

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Rajasthan villagers toil to harvest rainwater (Letter from Rajasthan)


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), July 3 (IANS) Residents of two villages surrounded by deserts in Rajasthan's Barmar district are toiling hard day and night, digging up water storage facilities like ponds and ... Read more...

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Soldier, another arrested for ‘magic mirror’ fraud


April 24th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) Two men, including an army soldier, were arrested in Rajasthan Monday for duping a property dealer of Rs.60 million on the pretext of selling him a ... Read more...

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Clean chit to Tatra trucks after army chief’s allegations


March 26th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) In the backdrop of Indian Army chief Gen V.K. Singh alleging that he was offered a bribe to approve a substandard vehicle order, the defence ... Read more...

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China invests $19 bn in forestry sector


February 27th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) China invested over 120 billion yuan (about $19 billion) in the forestry sector in 2011 after noticing a year-on-year growth of over 27 percent, according to ... Read more...

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New theory explains how fishes grew into amphibians


December 28th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) A small fish crawling out of a drying desert pond underlines a theory that ties up the fishes with the amphibians, reveals a study. "Such a ... Read more...

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Blake Lively designs charity cupcake


December 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively, known for teen drama "Gossip Girl", has designed cupcakes for charity.The 24-year-old was spotted at a Sprinkles Cupcakes store in New York Dec ... Read more...

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India to have 2 GW solar power capacity by 2013


November 9th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 9 (IANS) India plans to have two gigawatts (GW) of solar power generation capacity by March 2013, a top official said Wednesday.The ministry of new and renewable energy ... Read more...

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Radar for Mars study can map Earth’s freshwater reserves: NASA


September 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) A radar primarily designed to explore the subsurface of Mars, is being used to map freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath our deserts, according to NASA.Deserts ... Read more...

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Global meet in China to discuss desertification


June 14th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) More than 500 scholars, entrepreneurs and officials from all over the world are expected to meet in China next month to discuss the prevention of "desertification" ... Read more...

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UAE releases 100 bustards in Uzbekistan


June 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has released 100 captive-bred Houbara Bustards into the wild in Uzbekistan as part of a wildlife programme.The Emirates Centre for ... Read more...

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Bush to go on two-day expedition with wounded US servicemen, servicewomen


April 19th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Former US President George W. Bush has said that he would join 14 severely wounded U.S. servicemen and servicewomen for a mountain bike ride through deserts."It's a ... Read more...

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Capitalism may have killed life on Mars, says Hugo Chavez


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Capitalism may be the reason behind lack of life on the planet Mars, according to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez."I have always said, heard, that it would not be ... Read more...

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China needs 300 years to win battle against desert


January 6th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) Seeking to reclaim land swallowed by deserts, China has launched a massive "go green" campaign but says the country still needs 300 more years to win the battle ... Read more...

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Swiss company creates device ‘that can produce man-made rain’


January 4th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 4 (ANI): A Swiss company claims to have a device that can create rain, hail and even lightning.Metro Systems International said in a video presentation it created more than ... Read more...

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Extremely rare Saharan cheetah spotted


December 27th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) One of the world's most elusive cats has finally been photographed after a year-long search by conservationists. The Saharan cheetah was captured in a series of murky images ... Read more...

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A hotel where 5 kg gold is used yearly for decoration


December 6th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 6 (IANS) The two-day summit of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is being held at a hotel that cost $3 billion to build and where five kg of ... Read more...

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IAF undergoing a major modernization process: Air Chief


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik on Monday said the Indian Air Force (IAF) is undergoing a major modernization process and the Western Air ... Read more...

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Restaurants To Remain Open On Thanksgiving Day


November 17th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Nov 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Food chains have come to announce that the restaurants will remain open throughout Thanksgiving Day. The Thanksgiving Day is observed on the fourth Thursday of November ... Read more...

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Triple amputee completes 3,530-mile run across US


November 13th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Triple amputee Mark Ormrod says he has 'achieved the impossible' - by completing a 3,530-mile run across the US.Mark, 27, led six other former Royal and US Marines ... Read more...

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Brit ‘triple amputee’ marine part of two-month relay run across America


September 11th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 11(ANI): A British marine, who lost both legs and an arm in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan, has set off for a new challenge to run across America.Commando Mark Ormrod ... Read more...

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Urine Powered Car Might Be A Reality In The Future


August 30th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Peeing into the gas tank of your car might just refrain you from going to the gas station in the future. The idea might take a ... Read more...

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Oz female cyclist rides 22,000 kilometres to raise awareness about Africa


August 24th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 24(ANI): An Australian woman from Melbourne has become the first person to cycle continuously from Africa's most westerly to easterly points.Kate Leeming completed her epic 22,000- kilometres journey on August ... Read more...

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British scientists discover an undersea river


August 3rd, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British scientists say that they have discovered a river running under the Black Sea. The scientists say if the river was on land, then it ... Read more...

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Scientists find world’s sixth largest river - at the bottom of Black Sea


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 2 (ANI): British scientists have discovered a 115-feet deep river, more than half a mile wide - at the bottom of Black Sea.The flow - carrying highly salty water and ... Read more...

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Huge river discovered flowing on Black Sea bed


August 1st, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) A massive underwater river flowing along the bottom of the Black Sea has been found by scientists - a discovery that could help explain how life manages to ... Read more...

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Lieutenant General Nayanar takes over as DG Artillery


August 1st, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): Lieutenant General Vinod Nayanar on Sunday took over as the Director General (DG) Artillery from Lieutenant General KR Rao, who superannuated from service on July 31.In his ... Read more...

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s joy at SATC sequel’s Morocco stint


May 20th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): Actress Sarah Jessica Parker says she's glad that the shooting of 'Sex And The City' sequel tool place in Morocco - as none of the locals recognized the ... Read more...

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Sandstorm sweeps across northwest China, three killed (Lead)


April 26th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) A huge sandstorm sweeping across northwest China for the past two days has left three people dead and destroyed property worth 550 million yuan ($80 million), officials said ... Read more...

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Pak intelligence calls for Afghan border to be closed


March 15th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 15 (ANI): Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has called for tighter control of the Afghan border by NATO troops to stop Taliban fighters from escaping its operations in the North ... Read more...

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Memorial service for Granny D would be held at the Dublin Community Church


March 11th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dublin, Mar 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Granny D was a well-known inhabitant of New Hampshire, as she had walked the full length of the country, when she was 89 years old, has ... Read more...

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Two new genes behind spine-fusing arthritis identified


January 11th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have discovered two new genes that are implicated in a spine-fusing type of arthritis, called ankylosing spondylitis (AS).AS, an inflammatory and potentially disabling ... Read more...

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GPS Application May Aid Immigrants To Trespass Border


January 3rd, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Technology has made life a lot more easier for all of us. However, it is not everyday that one comes across technology being used to help ... Read more...

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Dakar Rally gets underway in South America


January 2nd, 2010 - 5:26 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 2 (DPA) The Dakar Rally kicked off Friday in the Argentine capital with a total of 362 drivers taking part in what is considered the toughest road race in ... Read more...

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Habitats will have to keep pace with climate change


December 25th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) From beetles to barnacles, pikas to pine warblers, many species are already responding to shifting climate regimes. But how fast will they -- and their habitats -- have ... Read more...

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