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Hundreds of eco-activists clean up Yamuna


March 18th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 18 (IANS) Hundreds of young and old eco-activists turned up at the Yamuna ghats in this Taj city Sunday morning to pick up trash, mostly polythene bags, ... Read more...

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Cranes, storks thriving in Uttar Pradesh wetlands


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 22 (IANS) The wetlands of Uttar Pradesh are helping sarus cranes and black-necked storks thrive and agricultural practices in these areas have gone hand in hand with their ... Read more...

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Endangered Garuda takes wing in Bihar


November 16th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 16 (IANS) The mythical Garuda is staging a comeback - only this time in reality. Four years after these endangered birds of the stork family started nesting and ... Read more...

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Plea to raze Games village filed in apex court


November 8th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday adjourned by two weeks the hearing on a plea seeking directions to the central and Delhi governments to raze buildings constructed ... Read more...

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How thousands of fire ants stay afloat despite piling on top of one another


April 26th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found out how thousands of fire ants stay afloat on water despite piling up one on top of another.Research has shown that a single ant ... Read more...

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Darjeeling gearing up for assembly polls


March 26th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, March 26 (IANS) Darjeeling, which has witnessed violent agitations for the past two years for separate Gorkhaland state, is gearing up for the first phase of West Bengal assembly ... Read more...

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Day 3 of shutdown in Darjeeling, tension continues


February 11th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, Feb 11 (IANS) The situation in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills continued to be tense but no fresh trouble was reported Friday, day three of an indefinite shutdown called by pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha ... Read more...

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Delhi court defers Yamuna embankment petition


January 21st, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday declined to stay the construction of an embankment on the Yamuna flood plain where Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC)'s Millennium Park Bus Depot ... Read more...

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200 mn years old skeleton of giant dinosaur discovered


October 31st, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Scientists claim to have discovered the first intact skeleton of a dinosaur that is an ancestor to the sauropod, the largest creature ever to walk the planet. ... Read more...

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First complete remains of dinosaur’s ancestor found in China


October 29th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have discovered the complete remains of a pivotal ancestor of Earth's largest land animals - the sauropod dinosaurs, in China.The new species, tentatively ... Read more...

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Flood situation in Agra worsens


September 27th, 2010 - 1:39 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS)The flood situation in the Agra region took an alarming turn as the water level in Yamuna crossed the medium flood level of 152.09 metres Sunday evening, submerging most ... Read more...

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Swollen Yamuna poses flood threat to Agra


September 12th, 2010 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 11 (IANS) Hundreds of families living in low-lying areas near the Yamuna river in Agra and Mathura districts of Uttar Pradesh were shifted to safe areas Saturday as the river ... Read more...

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Scientists Discover River Under Black Sea


August 7th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 7, (THAIDIAN NEWS) There lies a deep channel equivalent to a terrestrial river under the Black Sea whose water current is 350 times greater than the River Thames. The ... 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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Undersea River Discovered By British Researchers


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A river which flows underneath the Black Sea has been uncovered by the researchers. The gushing water flow has all the characteristics of ... 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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Explorer finds evidence of ancient waterway linking Atlantic to Pacific


February 13th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): An explorer claims to have found evidence of an ancient water route between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, which existed hundreds of years before the Panama Canal was ... Read more...

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Allowing flood-plains to be submerged during storms may cut future flood risks


December 29th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 29 (ANI): In a new study, scientists in the US have suggested that allowing flood-plains to be submerged during storms would reduce the risk of flood damage in nearby urban ... Read more...

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Planting forests across Britain will reduce CO2 emissions, say scientists


November 25th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, November 25 (ANI): A scientific study for the Forestry Commission, UK, has suggested that the creation of new forests and woodlands across Britain will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 ... Read more...

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Explain encroachment on Yamuna plains: apex court


February 10th, 2009 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Agra, Feb 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh government and the Agra Development Authority to explain within three weeks how builders and colonisers were permitted ... Read more...

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Only 1,500 tigers left in India: official booklet


December 12th, 2008 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) India has around 1,500 tigers left in the wild, says an official survey. The figure might come as a shock to wildlife lovers as a census conducted six ... Read more...

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Better water management contains flood threats in Agra


September 27th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS) Then district authorities Saturday heaved a sigh of relief and called it a success in better water management as the rising water level of the Yamuna river stabilised ... Read more...

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‘Trying to tame Kosi recipe for more disaster’


September 7th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The Kosi has this year lived up to its name of Bihar's 'river of sorrow' by changing its course and rendering nearly three million people homeless, but ... Read more...

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‘Delhi not doing enough to revive dead Yamuna’


February 21st, 2008 - 10:58 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Environmentalists and activists Thursday said the Yamuna river is almost "dead" and called upon Delhi's civil society to come together to save the 55-million-year-old river. "Yamuna is ... Read more...

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