North Korea to punish ‘non-mourners’

January 11th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Koreans who did not mourn the death of "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il can face at least six months in prison, a South Korean media ... Read more...

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Kangris and Kashmiris…one can’t be separated from the other (With Image)

December 30th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Khrew (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec 30 (IANS) For 40-year-old Bashir Ahmad Sheikh, it doesn't matter whether the art of weaving the traditional Kashmiri firepot, the kangri, was introduced here during ... Read more...

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Baa! Sheep can memorise 50 other sheep faces

October 3rd, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 3 (IANS) Sheep may have a reputation for being dumb, but when it involves recognising their own or their friends and foes, they have excellent memories.Graeme Martin, professor ... Read more...

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‘Blood-sucking beast’ attacking animals worldwide

July 29th, 2011 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) A "supernatural, blood-sucking beast" is out in the wild and is attacking livestock in many countries, farmers across the world claim.Disturbed farmers in Russia's third ... Read more...

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Nomadic goatherds keep date with Kashmir meadows

June 2nd, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 2 (IANS) The annual tryst of the hardy, nomadic Bakarwals with the lofty Kashmir meadows has begun with thousands of sheep and goats being herded across the Pir ... Read more...

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Bird watchers to revive house sparrow chirping in Shimla (March 20 is World Sparrow Day)

March 20th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 20 (IANS) A forum comprising bird watchers is working to save house sparrows and other small birds from extinction in this Himachal Pradesh capital."On World Sparrow Day (Sunday), ... Read more...

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Freeze continues in Kashmir, Leh minus 20.2

January 4th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 4 (IANS) An intense cold wave continued to grip the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region Tuesday with Srinagar residents shivering at minus 4.1 degrees Celsius while Leh froze at ... Read more...

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Migratory birds in Jammu and Kashmir need protection

December 24th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Fayaz AhmadSrinagar, Dec.24 (ANI): Authorities of Hokersar Wetlands Sanctuary in Jammu and Kashmir initiate remedial steps to protect thousands of migratory birds, which are affected by the severe cold wave prevailing ... Read more...

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Leh, Kargil freeze, cold wave on in Srinagar

December 20th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 20 (IANS) No respite from the harsh weather was in sight Monday for millions of residents in Kashmir Valley as an unusually long dry and cold spell continued, forcing temperatures ... Read more...

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Kashmir Gujjar clan prefers to stay in wooden huts

July 27th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
By Fayaz AhmadSrinagar, July 27 (ANI):The Gujjar clan of Jammu and Kashmir prefers to stay in their traditional wooden huts instead of a house in the valley.The state government provides all ... Read more...

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Here’s how birds of a feather ‘manage’ to flock together

April 8th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 8 (ANI): Pigeons rapidly shift direction during flight in response to cues from the leading members of their group, a new study has found.Scientists made the discovery with the help ... Read more...

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Bird flu still a threat to human health: WHO

March 24th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, March 24 (DPA) Avian influenza remains a threat to human health despite a decline in cases since a peak in 2006, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Wednesday. WHO noted that so ... Read more...

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Development of Kaziranga National Park attracts flocks of tourists

March 1st, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Petre Alex TodddGuwahati, March 1(ANI): If you were to visit Kaziranga National Park in Assam some 20 years ago, chances are, you would probably stay at the 'Wild Grass', the park's ... Read more...

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Eminem Death Rumor Flocks Internet

December 26th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by GD
By Meena KarDec.26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The rumor doing the rounds about the death of the singer Eminem seems to be another phony news about the death of a celebrity. According to ... Read more...

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Colour and cackle in Kashmir skies, courtesy winter birds (Feature)

December 10th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) Large flocks of cackling geese and ducks dot the evening sky in Kashmir these days. They herald the arrival of avian visitors from far off Siberia, ... Read more...

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Australians try to stop sheep burping to reduce methane emissions

November 30th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 30 (ANI): Reports indicate that Australian scientists are trying to breed a sheep that belches less, as they look for ways to reduce harmful methane emissions from the country's flocks. ... Read more...

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Sheep, goats get pricey as Kashmiris shop for Eid

November 26th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Nov 26 (IANS) Shops selling sacrificial sheep and goats have sprouted up throughout the Kashmir valley ahead of the festival of Eid-ul-Azha Saturday, but buyers say they are ... Read more...

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The fighting fit journey of Kashmir’s Bakerwal goatherds (Feature)

October 11th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Oct 11 (IANS) The seasonal migration of the Bakerwals from the highland pastures of Kashmir Valley to their homes in the warmer Jammu region has begun and will see ... Read more...

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British sheep sells for Rs.1.83 crores

August 29th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A sheep has sold for a staggering 231,000 pounds (over Rs.1.83 crores) - the price of a small family home in Britain. The sheep, named Deveronvale Perfection, broke the ... Read more...

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Barber finds Christ-like face on church wall

March 23rd, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): A Scot barber has found what he says to be an exact likeness to Jesus Christs face on a church wall.Crimper Alan Stocks, 40, had been taking ... Read more...

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Vicar bans singing of O Little Town of Bethlehem

December 12th, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): A vicar has banned his congregation from singing the Christmas carol O Little Town of Bethlehem, as he says it no longer reflects the present condition of ... Read more...

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Aniston has no idea why media flocks her private life

September 10th, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 10 (ANI): Although Jennifer Aniston and ex-husband Brad Pitt hogged all the limelight at this year''s Toronto Film Festival, the Friends actress fails to understand why the media is ... Read more...

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‘Birds flock together while migrating at night’

July 8th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) In a first, a new study has corroborated statistically what many ornithologists have long suspected -- that most birds fly in flocks even at night. Researchers have spent ... Read more...

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Birds migrate together at night in dispersed flocks

July 8th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A new study has indicated that some birds keep together at night on their migratory journeys, flying in dispersed flocks, even when they are 200 meters or ... Read more...

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MIT students develop solar cooker fit for Tibetans

June 23rd, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A team of students from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the US has made a portable solar cooker, designed especially for use in Tibet.Solar cookers have ... Read more...

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Migratory birds might disappear because of climate change

May 19th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by admin
London, May 19 (ANI): A new study has expressed concern about migrating birds disappearing in the future, if they fail to adapt to changing weather patterns, which are a result of ... Read more...

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New technique developed to ‘milk’ ostrich semen

May 15th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 15 (IANS) Australian researchers have developed what is being touted as the first "animal- and human-friendly" technique of masturbating an ostrich. The new technique being used by researchers tasked with ... Read more...

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