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88 killed in North Korea floods


July 29th, 2012 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Floods triggered by torrential downpour have killed 88 people in North Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported.A total of 134 were reported injured and around ... Read more...

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UAE to launch campaign to raise donations for Yemen


June 21st, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 21 (IANS/WAM) A nationwide campaign to raise donations to counter food shortage in Yemen will be launched in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) June 29.The campaign will ... Read more...

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Three executed for cannibalism in North Korea


May 21st, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Three people have been executed in North Korea for allegedly selling or eating human flesh, according to a South Korean think tank.South Korea's state-run Korean Institute ... Read more...

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North Korea threatens to ‘blow up’ Seoul


April 20th, 2012 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea has reportedly threatened military action against South Korea unless Seoul apologises for "insulting" the centenary celebrations of Pyongyang's late founding leader Kim Il-sung.Pyongyang ... Read more...

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25,000 affected by snowfall in China


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) Over 650 people have been injured and more than 25,000 are facing food shortage and a lack of warm clothing due heavy snowfall in China's southwest ... Read more...

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Dead North Korean leader’s son ‘great successor’: Media


December 19th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea's state news agency KCNA has called the late leader Kim Jong-il's son, Kim Jong-un, a "great successor".The "dear leader", who led the ... Read more...

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Rare sketches of Bengal famine on show in Delhi


September 27th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Sketches from the Bengal famine series by Chittaprasad Bhattacharya will be exhibited at the India International Centre here Thursday by the Delhi Art Gallery during ... Read more...

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Indian engineer turns big farmer in Ghana (With Images)


June 19th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, June 19 (IANS) Perhaps India's agricultural prowess inspired him. Prabhpreet Khinda, an engineer by training, arrived in Ghana in 2009 after he was devastated by the effects of the ... Read more...

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Eating dirt can be good for the gut


June 3rd, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) For many people all over the world, dining on dirt is nothing out of the ordinary. Now an extensive analysis helps explain why.The most probable explanation ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

North Korea seeks food aid from Britain


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea has asked Britain for food aid as it was suffering from an acute food shortage, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.Choe Tae-bok, chairman ... Read more...

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Karnataka seeks Cuban expertise in organic farming


February 1st, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Karnataka plans to use the expertise of Cuba in promoting organic farming across the state to achieve self-sufficiency in food production, the Cuban embassy said here ... Read more...

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RBI may hike key interest rate by 25-50 basis points


January 13th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 13 (IANS) India's central bank is likely to raise key interest rate by 25-50 basis points when it reviews the monetary policy later this month, said the chairman of the ... Read more...

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Ashton Kutcher goes on Master Cleanse diet to survive food shortage


December 29th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Ashton Kutcher has revealed that he has one motivation for keeping fit - surviving a crisis.Kutcher and his wife Demi Moore are committed to tackle the tough Master ... Read more...

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Animals in Aurangabad zoo not fed for two days


December 26th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Abdul HadiAurangabad, Dec.26 (ANI): Animals in the 'Siddharth Garden' zoo were left hungry due to a food shortage occurred following mismanagement by the authorities here on Sunday.The authorities were shifting the ... Read more...

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Landslides leave three thousand tourists stranded in Uttarkashi


September 25th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashish GoelUttarkashi (Uttarakhand), Sep. 25 (ANI): Landslides triggered by flashfloods have left approximately three thousand tourists stranded in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi District.The tourists from various states were on their way to 'Char ... Read more...

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Decoding wheat genome key to tackling global food shortage


August 27th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists at Liverpool, University of Bristol and the John Innes Centre, have sequenced the entire wheat genome that will help crop breeders select key agricultural traits for breeding ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

14, Creek Lane all but forgotten on Mother Teresa’s birthday


August 26th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) As the world saluted Mother Teresa on her birth centenary Thursday, the three-storey house in Kolkata from where the selfless nun's Missionaries of Charity began its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists Warn Of Hungry Bears At Yellowstone


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bad news for all those who planned to go out camping in the Yellowstone area as scientists have revealed that the grizzlies are expected to be ... Read more...

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UN appeals for 460 million dollar emergency aid for Pak flood victims


August 12th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 12(ANI): UN humanitarian chief John Holmes has appealed for 460 million dollars in emergency aid for the flood-affected people in Pakistan.Holmes called for help saying that the disaster was ... Read more...

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No forced family planning drive in the country: Azad


August 4th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday said there is an urgent need to check the increasing population of the country but there will be no forced family ... Read more...

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Shrinking Glaciers Might Lead To Severe Food And Water Shortage


June 13th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dubai, June 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dutch scientists have concluded that a total number of 60 million people who dwell around the Himalayan belt shall witness severe food shortages in the ... Read more...

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China gives $30,000 to drought-hit Ethiopia


April 22nd, 2010 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, April 22 (IANS) China Wednesday gave $30,000 in aid to drought-hit Ethiopia, Xinhua reported. This is the second time the Chinese government has offered financial aid to the country to fight ... Read more...

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Pyongyang warns it could build nuclear plant


March 30th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 30 (DPA) North Korea Tuesday said it could build a light-water nuclear plant and produce its own fuel as a reaction to Washington and Seoul allegedly adopting a strategy of ... Read more...

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One-ninth of Nepal faces starvation, UN warns


March 10th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 10 (IANS) One-ninth of Nepal's nearly 27 million population face starvation, the UN warned Wednesday. Nearly half of Nepal's 75 districts, mainly in the west and mountain regions, are ... Read more...

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Mukherjee says inflation not due to food shortage


March 7th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 7 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said inflation is not due to food shortage.Mukherjee said the price rise was mainly due to the demand pressure of edible ... Read more...

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Revisiting traditional irrigation system may solve Bihar’s agricultural problems


February 2nd, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Rajeev KumarPatna, Feb.2 (ANI): Bihar once used to be the famed kingdom of Magadh. The agriculture yields were primarily good because of the prevalent traditional system of irrigation that contributed to ... Read more...

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Possible key to fight obesity


January 6th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have discovered a molecular mechanism that controls energy expenditure in muscles and helps determine body weight - a finding that could lead to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hundreds take part in food security rally in capital


November 26th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers, NGO members and activists took part in a rally here Thursday to demand a change in the government's policy so that every individual in ... Read more...

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Rally for food security in Delhi Thursday


November 24th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Hundreds of people are expected for a rally in Delhi Thursday to demand change of government policies to ensure food security for all. Announcing the initiative at a ... Read more...

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Scientists reconstruct the evolution of bat migration


November 24th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, November 24 (ANI): A team of scientists, with the aid of a mathematical model, has reconstructed the evolution of bat migration.The migratory behaviour of the largest extant family of bats, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Farm sector growth will be below 4 percent: Ahluwalia (Lead)


November 4th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India's farm sector growth will be less than 4 percent this fiscal on account of floods and deficient monsoon in some parts of the country, the Planning ... Read more...

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Farm sector growth will be below 4 percent: Plan panel chief


November 4th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India's farm sector growth will be less than 4 percent this fiscal on account of floods and deficient monsoon in some parts of the country, the Planning ... Read more...

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Cuban to be jailed for complaining about food shortage


September 11th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 11 (EFE) A court of appeals in Havana has upheld the two-year sentence handed down to a man who had protested before television cameras about hunger in Cuba, a dissident ... Read more...

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Kowtowing to imperialists unacceptable to Left: Basu


August 31st, 2009 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Claiming that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is "surrendering to the imperialists" and framing policies adversely hitting the poor, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) patriarch Jyoti Basu ... Read more...

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BJP expresses concern over drought, climate change


August 30th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Voicing concern over climate change, food shortage and poor monsoons, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that measures ... Read more...

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