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Tombs bear secrets of 2,000-year old Tibetan kingdom


August 24th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, Aug 24 (IANS) Four tombs unearthed in Tibet are believed to contain relics from an ancient Tibetan kingdom that thrived more than 2,000 years ago. The tombs, found in ... Read more...

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Russian steals gunpowder to fuel stove


August 14th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man in Russia has been detained while stealing gunpowder from a military test site which he wanted to use as "firewood" for his ... Read more...

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Mobiles ring more than toilets in Himachal


April 1st, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) In Himachal Pradesh, connectivity through mobile phones came twice as fast than basic facilities like toilets and latrines.This fact has come to light in the new ... Read more...

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90 percent of Kerala homes have telephone


March 30th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 30 (IANS) Almost 90 percent of households in Kerala have telephone connections (land line or mobile) in 2011, a staggering rise over the 19.1 percent in 2001, according ... Read more...

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Three women die in forest fire


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), March 22 (IANS) Three tribal women were killed and two men injured in a forest fire in the Tipeshwar Sanctuary in eastern Maharashtra, an official said here Thursday.The ... Read more...

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When keeping a room warm left four Pakistanis dead


December 28th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) A woman kept a coal stove burning in her room in this Pakistani capital, causing noxious fumes to claim her as well as her three children's ... Read more...

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Girl injured in Kashmir landmine blast


December 2nd, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) A girl was injured Friday when an explosive device went off while she was collecting firewood in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said."A girl named Masrat ... Read more...

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Nobel laureate Maathai’s death mourned


September 26th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi (Nigeria), Sep 26 (IANS) The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Monday mourned the death of Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai, who died of cancer here Sunday night.Maathai was awarded the ... Read more...

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In Jharkhand, the forest is like a mother to Adivasis


May 4th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Aloka Kujur Ranchi, May 4 (ANI): For Adivasis, the forest is their provider, taking care of food, medicine, firewood and herbs. Forest produce like lac and mahua are sold in the ... Read more...

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Ovens warm up, pans begin to sizzle in India’s Christmas capital (With Recipes)


December 20th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Dec 20 (IANS) Pots and pans have begun rattling furiously in Goa's Christian homes. With Christmas around the corner, a soft, sweet-smelling haze has begun wafting around ovens and ... Read more...

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Curfew imposed across entire Valley, stray violence reported (Lead)


September 14th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 14 (IANS) Stray incidents of stone-pelting were reported in some parts of the Kashmir Valley Tuesday as indefinite curfew -- imposed after 18 people were killed Monday in the worst-ever ... Read more...

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Famous Hyderabadi Haleem set to get GI tag


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Hyderabad is famous for the Charminar, Salarjung Museum, Biryani and IT companies -- and the Hyderabadi Haleem is now all set to join the vaunted list.The ... Read more...

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International Red Cross warns of landmine risk due to floods in Pak


September 1st, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 1 (ANI): The International Red Cross has warned that floodwaters in Pakistan have dislodged and carried landmines to places previously deemed safe, increasing risks to the population."Since the beginning ... Read more...

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Headmistress jailed for torturing youth


August 11th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 11 (IANS) A court in Andhra Pradesh's Warangal district Wednesday sent the headmistress of a government-run primary school to 14 days judicial custody for torturing students with a burning log. Police ... Read more...

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Man-eater strikes in Pilibhit again


August 11th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) A man-eater, which has been on the prowl in and around the jungles of Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh, made its sixth kill in a village of the district. Redawati ... Read more...

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Tiger kills man in Uttar Pradesh


July 28th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 28 (IANS) A tiger killed a man near a forest area in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district. His partially eaten body was found in the fields, an official said Wednesday. The body ... Read more...

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Power shortage in Jammu and Kashmir villages


May 18th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Doda (Jammu and Kashmir), May 18 (ANI): The non-availability of electricity has created problems for the people residing in over 35 villages of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda District.The villagers are forced to ... Read more...

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Newly appointed UN Special Represenative on Sexual Violence promised more coherent plan


February 10th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s newly appointed Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict on Tuesday promised a more coherent and effective battle against sexual violence.Citing recent ... Read more...

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Ancient Mayans destroyed themselves by deforesting their landscape


October 8th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): In a new research, NASA funded scientists have determined that the ancient Mayans were themselves responsible for the demise of their civilization, by deforesting and destroying their landscape ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir to buy land to protect forests


August 20th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 20 (IANS) To reduce human interference in forests, the Jammu and Kashmir government is thinking of buying private plots located between protected forests. A proposal has been moved by the forest ... Read more...

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Putin sings patriotic duet with nervous schoolgirl during Victory Day celebrations


May 9th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 9 (ANI): Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin took a step further into the hearts of people after he mixed his vocals with those of a schoolgirl to sing a patriotic ... Read more...

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NREGA brings a new dawn for tribals in rural Tripura


December 23rd, 2008 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki Das Agartala, Dec.23 (ANI): The implementation of various schemes under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) has given a reason to smile to the people in Tripura, especially the ... Read more...

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Ancient Americans loved to gorge on Stone Age tortillas!


December 23rd, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Two new studies have revealed that ancient rock piles were used by early Native Americans in the Stone Age as earth ovens for cooking their own version ... Read more...

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Devotees causing deforestation in Gujarat


November 24th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Sharada Maheta Junagarh (Gujarat), Nov.24 (ANI): Every year hundreds of thousands of devotees walk around the Girnar Parvat. They walk around for 37-kilometre on-foot to perform the Parikrama or circumambulation of ... Read more...

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Harvesting natural gas from rotting manure can help rural families in India


May 13th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by admin
London, May 13 (ANI): A new study by a scientist of Indian origin, has determined that by harvesting natural gas from rotting manure, rural families can slash their energy costs, improve ... Read more...

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Aar-em Electronics lights up rural India


March 24th, 2008 - 6:44 pm ICT by admin
Pune, Mar 24 (ANI/Business Wire India): Aar-em Electronics Pvt. Ltd. a Pune based firm known for its champion brand of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) now has entered the field of providing ... Read more...

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Trees cut all over Bihar for bonfires on Holi eve


March 21st, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by admin
Patna, March 21 (IANS) Green trees are being chopped and pruned in Bihar to collect firewood for bonfires on Holi eve. Bonfires will be lit to burn the demon Holika Friday night ... Read more...

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Ladakh reels under severe cold wave


February 1st, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by admin
Leh, Feb 1 (ANI): Residents of Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir, countrys cold desert, are reeling undersub-zero temperatures with natural springs and lakes freezing. Residents of Ladakh are witnessing one of the ... Read more...

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