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Climate change causing extreme weather conditions: IPCC report


March 29th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 28 (IANS) Evidence suggests that climate change has led to extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation in the ... Read more...

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LOC fencing extensively damaged by heavy snowfall, says commander


February 25th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 25 (IANS) The Indian Army Saturday said the fencing along the Line of Control (LoC) was severely damaged in heavy snowfall this year as it also paid ... Read more...

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Australians experience hottest new year since 1900


January 4th, 2012 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 4 (IANS) Australians have been asked to heed safety advice from authorities as much of the country swelters through what is already shaping up to be a record-breaking ... Read more...

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Israel makes device to monitor troops’ health


June 30th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 30 (IANS) Israeli defence scientists have designed a tiny device that can be attached to the ear and which could monitor the health status of an army personnel ... Read more...

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Simulated polls to test new voting system


June 15th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 15 (IANS) The Election Commission will conduct a mock election in 175 polling booths in five states across India to test the prototype Voter Verifiable Paper Trail (VVPT) ... Read more...

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Heat waves will cause more deaths in future


May 9th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Global climate change may bring on more extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, causing higher fatalities in the coming decades. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

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Disabled British veterans plan to conquer Everest


April 27th, 2011 - 1:40 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Walking with the Wounded charity, whose members recently conquered the North Pole, plans to send a new expedition to Everest, the group's founder Simon ... Read more...

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India plans 558 roads along China, Pakistan border


March 28th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India will build 558 roads totalling 27,986 km by 2030 at a cost of over Rs.500 billion (over $10 billion) in an effort to shore ... Read more...

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At least 475 houses submerged by flooding in Bali


February 24th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by BNO News
BALI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 475 houses on Wednesday were submerged due to the severe flooding that hit the Indonesian Island province of Bali, the Antara news agency reported,Three villages, ... Read more...

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2010 warmest year on record: UN weather agency


January 21st, 2011 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 21 (IANS) The year 2010 is the warmest year on record, the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has said, confirming a long-term trend of global warming."We can indeed report that ... Read more...

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Indo-Israel vegetable centre set up in Haryana


January 13th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Continuing the cooperation between India and Israel in the field of agriculture, the first Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence for vegetables will be inaugurated in Haryana's Gharaunda town ... Read more...

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European Commission VP Kallas calls airport infrastructure the ‘weak link’ in air travel


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas has expressed concern regarding the airport infrastructure in Europe as extreme weather disrupts holiday season air travel.Kallas said the level of disruption ... Read more...

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Visitors See Dead Deer And Stags At Whitworth Hall Country Park


December 21st, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It turned to be a nightmare for the families who had recently gone to visit the Whitworth Hall Country Park, located near County Durham. The families ... Read more...

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Quake-hit Pakistani town still lives in fear


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Quetta, Nov 2 (IANS) People in Sorab, a small town with a population of around 5,000 in Pakistan's Balochistan province, have been living in fear and anguish for almost two ... Read more...

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‘Global warming likely to bring more floods, droughts in Pak’


November 1st, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 1(ANI): The recent floods in Pakistan were due to global warming and a change in extreme weather conditions, which may cause more floods and droughts in the country in future, ... Read more...

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Govt. launches Rs. 350 cr project to set up radar sensors along coastlines


October 18th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.18 (ANI): In a bid to prevent terrorists entering the country from coastal areas, as they did for carrying out Mumbai terror attack, the Government has launched a 350-crore rupees ... Read more...

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New York Rattled By Severe Storm


September 17th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri New York, Sep 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A powerful storm rattled New York City Thursday evening and the residents were caught unaware. The afternoon sky turned black all of a sudden ... Read more...

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Stephen Colbert To Become UFW Farm Worker?


July 11th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Stephen Colbert is going to be a farm worker at least that is what he told Arturo Rodriguez, the UFW President. He is known as the ... Read more...

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Three Indian Army mountaineers die after successful climb


June 9th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Three Indian Army mountaineers, members of an expedition to the Kumaon Himalayas, succumbed to freezing temperatures in an unseasonal heavy snowfall while returning to base after summitting ... Read more...

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Pew Environment Group excited about Obama’s expected suspension of oil-drilling


May 27th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama’s administration is expected to announce on Thursday that any applications for exploratory drilling in the Arctic will be suspended until 2011, the Pew Environment ... Read more...

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New York Experiences Extensive Snowfall


February 26th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Heavy snow and cold conditions would prevail in New York City and the winter storm is expected to continue. Information about the unfavorable weather conditions in ... Read more...

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Better breed of plants may help revive rugged western rangelands in US


February 14th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): In a long term study, scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have been developing a better breed of grasses and forages that could help revive the rugged ... Read more...

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Kashmir avalanche: Rescue operations over (Lead)


February 9th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 9 (IANS) Rescue operations were over by Tuesday morning for people in the Indian Army's high altitude warfare training camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district which had been buried ... Read more...

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Court commissioners indicted Delhi government for neglecting homeless


January 20th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Two Supreme Court commissioners had submitted a report indicting the Delhi government for neglecting its homeless people. On the basis of their report, the apex court Wednesday ... Read more...

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General Motors launches small car ‘Beat’


January 4th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Car major General Motors Monday launched its mini car "Chevrolet Beat" in India, priced between Rs.3.34 lakh and Rs.3.94 lakh ex-showroom in Delhi. The Beat will shortly be ... Read more...

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Panasonic Toughbook 30 Selected By GCN Magazine As Top Product Of 2009


December 20th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec.20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) 2009 is a year that has witnessed the arrival of several breakthrough technological products. This year the netbooks made their presence felt and touchscreen mobiles became the ... Read more...

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Accuweather Experts Issued Weather Alert


December 20th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Staunton, Dec. 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) People in Staunton has experienced a snow filled weekend before Christmas as a snow cover of almost 2 feet covered up the road. According to ... Read more...

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Appalachian State Fails To Secure A Berth At Football Championship Subdivision Final


December 13th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Missoula, Montana, Dec. 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In what ended up as a nail biting finish, Montana whisked past Appalachian State by a score of 24-17 on Saturday. The win marks ... Read more...

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Climate change to drive wedge between rich and poor


December 1st, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, December 1 (ANI): A new report has suggested that climate change is bound to drive a wedge between the rich and the poor if communities didn't act quickly.According to www.news.com.au, the ... Read more...

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350 stranded passengers rescued in Kashmir


November 26th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 26 (IANS) At least 350 passengers stranded at the Zojilla pass in Jammu and Kashmir's Gandherbal district due to heavy snowfall have been rescued, police said Thursday. "More than 150 ... Read more...

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Miranda Kerr has catwalk fears


August 13th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Australian model Miranda Kerr has revealed that she lives in fear of falling off the ramp while attempting a catwalk. The 26-year-old beauty who has starred in advertising campaigns ... Read more...

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Punjab police to replace tents with pre-fab structures


August 2nd, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) Securitymen in Punjab will no longer be required to suffer extreme weather conditions under tarpaulin tents. Punjab police have decided to replace all security tents with pre-fabricated structures ... Read more...

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PETA calls for safety measures for animals, visitors in zoos


July 27th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), July 27 (IANS) People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Monday urged the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) to advise all zoos in the country to take precautionary measures during extreme ... Read more...

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Indian Army bought choppers with technical flaws: Auditor


July 10th, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The 40 indigenously-built advanced light helicopters (ALHs) the Indian Army has bought for Rs.1,747 crore (Rs.356 million) have a technical flaw that prevents them from flying to ... Read more...

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Malayalam superstar Mohanlal joins Territorial Army (Lead) (With Image)


July 9th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, July 9 (IANS) Malayalam actor Mohanlal Thursday donned a new cap - that of a lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army. The actor was piped by the Indian Army chief ... Read more...

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