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Brazilians want greater say in World Cup mascot name


September 21st, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS) Brazilian football fans have called for a greater say in the naming of the country's 2014 World Cup mascot.Days after confirming an armadillo as ... Read more...

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China to use chicken army to fight locusts


July 7th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 7 (IANS) An "army of chickens" will be employed by the administration of a Chinese province to fight locusts in its pastureland.Gansu province in northwest China will send ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Men aren’t hard-wired to be unfaithful after all?


June 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) A study has undermined the long-accepted theory that men are hard-wired to be unfaithful while women seek monogamy.University of California researchers examined the fruit fly study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Goa needs balanced growth: Governor


May 4th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 4 (IANS) Goa's progress needs to be in harmony with its environment, new Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo said after taking oath of office Friday."The state is witnessing progress ... Read more...

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Sikhs urged to celebrate March 14 as Environment Day


January 29th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Washington-based Sikh organization EcoSikh is appealing to Sikhs around the world to celebrate Mar 14 as a Sikh Environment Day for the second year. Guru Har ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China spends $150 mn protecting major river sources


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) China injected one billion yuan (around $158 million) in 2011 to protect the Sanjiangyuan nature reserve, where China's three major rivers have their sources.Sanjiangyuan -- with ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kamat sold out to real estate lobby: Goa church


December 1st, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 1 (IANS) The Goa church Thursday rejected a much touted futuristic land use plan formulated by the state government and accused Chief Minister Digambar Kamat of selling out ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mumbai scientist to spearhead green cause


September 25th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) With the UN General Assembly declaring 2011 as the International Year of Forests (IYF 2011), a scientist here has launched a programme to create awareness about ... Read more...

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People more likely to yawn in winters


September 20th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) People are more likely to yawn in winters as opposed to the summer when the heat outdoors exceeds body temperature, which suggests that yawning could be ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mining in Western Ghats may be curbed


July 19th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Capping the extent of mining in the Western Ghats, stretching from Maharashtra to Kerala, is being considered, the head of a panel monitoring the area's ecology ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Shiv Sena warns of beating Jaitapur n-plant supporters


February 28th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) The Shiv Sena Monday warned that the advocates of the multi-billion-rupee Jaitapur nuclear power plant would be beaten up with slippers wherever they travel in the Konkan region ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Five injured in clash ove thermal plant


February 25th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) At least five people were injured when villagers opposed to a thermal power project clashed Friday with police in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district.Police fired rubber bullets and tear ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Earth is twice as dusty as in 19th century


January 14th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) If your house seems dustier than usual, it may have nothing to do with your housekeeping skills. The amount of dust in the atmosphere has doubled over the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Ants wise enough to quit when their teeth wear out


January 9th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Ants have a well-deserved reputation for strength, organisation and teamwork. But a key to their success is the ability to identify the importance of age in the work ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Environment ministry launches portal on biodiversity


December 14th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The environment ministry Tuesday launched a web portal to provide information about the vast biodiversity of the country.The Indian Biodiversity Information System (IBIS) has been developed by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bangladesh, India to protect Sunderbans


September 7th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 7 (IANS) Bangladesh and India will soon sign a protocol to protect the riverine Sunderbans that covers parts of both the South Asian neighbours. Sunderbans is home to famous ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Amazing bird flies 11,000 km nonstop, without food or rest


August 22nd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) How is it possible to fly 11,000 km without a single break? The bar-tailed godwit does it by consuming only 0.41 percent of its body weight each hour ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

BP completes cementing plugged well


August 6th, 2010 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (DPA) Oil giant BP Plc Thursday completed its cementing job on the well that gushed oil for months into the Gulf of Mexico. The cement followed the heavy drilling mud ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

FIFA begins inspection for 2018-2022 World Cups


July 20th, 2010 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 20 (IANS) A FIFA inspection committee has started a visit to the 12 countries vying to host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022. The visit to Japan Monday marks the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Cabinet approves presentation of Nalanda University Bill in Parliament


July 8th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its approval for the presentation of the Nalanda University Bill 2010 in the Monsoon Session of Parliament likely to start on ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Chennai’s 100-year-old Guindy Snake Park in modernization mode


June 30th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, June 30 (ANI): The modernization of the hundred-year-old Guindy National Snake Park in Tamil Nadu's Chennai city has led to an increase in the flow of tourists here.The snake park has ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Foreign consultants invited for saving Ganga


May 19th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The central government has invited global consultants to formulate an action plan to clean river Ganga, a senior environment ministry official said Wednesday. "The government is looking forward ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bodies of Libyan plane crash victims found


May 13th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libyan authorities have found the bodies of 103 passengers killed in a plane crash in Tripoli, an official said Thursday. Afriqiyah Airways' Airbus-A330, which arrived in Tripoli from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tamil Nadu girl sketches 306-meter-long drawing


May 8th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), May 8 (ANI): In an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, a fourteen- year-old girl, Bala Soundarya Lakshmi, hailing from Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore city claims to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Border with China is quiet and tranquil: Shashi Tharoor


April 10th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati (Assam), Apr 10 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor here on Saturday termed the area along the China border as a 'quiet and a tranquil frontier', asserting ... Read more...

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3-year-old tigress found injured in Ranthambore


April 6th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 6 (IANS) In what appears to be one more instance of tigers fighting for territory, a three-year-old tigress was found severely injured in Rajasthan's Ranthambore National Park, a forest official ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Colin Carlson Files Complaint For Age Discrimination


March 26th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan BhaduriConnecticut, Mar 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Being a sophomore can be a real pain. Ask Colin Carlson and he will tell you all about it. Colin Carlson who happens to be ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

RSS chief apprehensive about China’s plans to build a dam on Brahmaputra


February 1st, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Feb 1 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has expressed concern over reports of China's plans to build a dam on the river Brahmaputra.Addressing RSS volunteers here on ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Chennai sea affected by oil leak


January 2nd, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 2 (IANS) A thin film of oil around five nautical miles along the coast and two nautical miles into the sea is being investigated by the Indian Coast Guard here, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China to strengthen its island protection


November 6th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Xiamen (China), Nov 6 (IANS) China is drafting a new law to protect its islands and oceanic resources, Zhang Hongsheng, deputy director of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA), said at the 2009 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

King crabs dive deep to avoid hot water


July 20th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Higher temperatures near the ocean's surface propel king crabs to deeper waters, with the result that they are found near the surface only off the coasts of Japan, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Quiet guys in the corner, not flashy ones, score more with females


June 19th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Being heavily focused on keeping up appearance might serve as a successful "advertisement" for attracting mates, however, in some species, like stickleback fish, it's the caring ones who ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change reduces nutritional value of algae


March 12th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Amsterdam, March 12 (ANI): A new study has determined that due to climate change, the composition of algae is changing, as a result of which their nutritional value for other aquatic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cellphones may soon revolutionize classroom studies


October 7th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 7 (ANI): Schools in New Zealand may soon encourage cellphones in the classroom, courtesy the launch of a hi-tech teaching tool, in which students text answers to teachers.The new ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Concern about environment enters world of home furnishings


May 1st, 2008 - 11:10 am ICT by admin
DPA Milan, May 1 (DPA) The environment and climate change have become current and definitive topics in the design of home furnishings. At Milan's furniture trade show, for example, designers showed several applications ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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