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Polish minister expects Euro 2012 to generate jobs


April 6th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, April 6 (IANS) Polish Labour Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz feels unemployment will fall due to the Euro 2012 as the football championships will stimulate the economy and provide work for ... Read more...

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Wild animals cause havoc in Mozambique province


February 16th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Maputo (Mozambique), Feb 16 (IANS) Wild animals are creating havoc in a province in the southern African nation of Mozambique. At least 16 people have been killed in animal attacks, ... Read more...

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Myanmar foreign trade to grow by 30 percent


February 13th, 2012 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 13 (IANS) Myanmar's foreign trade will grow by more than 30 percent to $16.1 billion in the 2011-12 fiscal year, the commerce ministry said. It was $12 billion ... Read more...

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Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya celebrate 41st statehood day


January 21st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Imphal, Jan 21 (IANS) Three northeastern states -- Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya -- celebrated their 41st statehood day Saturday with colourful functions and numerous programmes."Under the North Eastern Region (reorganisation) ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Over 9 hectares of forests lost per minute: UN report


December 1st, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 1 (IANS) More than nine hectares of forests were lost per minute between 1990 and 2005, a period when the world's deforestation rate accelerated, a UN survey shows.The ... Read more...

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Gujarat to kick off forestry campaign


July 28th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 27 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will launch the annual forestry campaign, christened 'Vave Gujarat' (Gujarat sows), Sunday with an aim of planting over nine crore ... Read more...

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Plant hormone could boost crop output


July 11th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) In an important breakthrough, biologists have identified a hormone that plays a key role in determining the size and shape of plants. The discovery of the ... Read more...

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Punjab to create ‘green wall’ around industrial hubs


June 15th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 14 (IANS) The Punjab government has decided to create a 'green wall' of forests around industrial cities of Ludhiana, Mandi Gobindgarh, Jalandhar and Batala to reduce pollution levels ... Read more...

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Tshwane to become largest city in South Africa


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, May 2 (IANS) The city of Tshwane will become the largest in South Africa and the third largest in the world when a new municipality is incorporated into it, ... Read more...

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Jharkhand economy growing, but agriculture declines: Report


March 7th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 7 (IANS) Jharkhand's per capita gross state domestic product (GSDP), that is the total value of goods and services produced in the state divided by its population, increased ... Read more...

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Using sound to diagnose ecological health


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Scientists are employing sound to diagnose ecological health of a landscape and to reconnect people. Soundscape ecology, as it is being called, focuses on what sounds ... Read more...

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UN climate change conference to begin in Cancun Monday


November 29th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), Nov 29 (IANS) The UN Climate Change Conference begins in Cancun Monday, where leaders of 194 countries would discuss their future commitments to reduce emissions and take action against climate ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal to market rotten-apple manure


October 7th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, known for producing apples, would soon market across the country manure prepared from rotten apples, a minister said here Thursday."Soon apple growers will start marketing of ... Read more...

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India to launch forestry satellite in 2013


August 9th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A satellite for monitoring the country's forest cover will be launched in 2013, the Rajya Sabha was informed Monday. "A forestry satellite will be launched in 2013 ... Read more...

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Plants effective way of tackling global warming


April 30th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Plant leaves account for less than one per cent of the Earth's emissions of methane -which is considered to be about 25 times more effective than carbon dioxide ... Read more...

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Plants can effectively tackle global warming


April 30th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Plants remain an effective way of tackling global warming, despite emitting small amounts of methane, an important greenhouse gas, says a new study. Research led by the University ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dhumal visiting Costa Rica to study environment management


February 9th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is visiting Costa Rica to get lessons in environment management, an official said here Tuesday. "A high-level delegation, comprising Dhumal and Forest ... Read more...

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Canadian delegation meets Punjab, Haryana ministers


January 22nd, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) A Canadian delegation Friday met Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and discussed investment opportunities in the state. The delegation was led by Michael De Jong, attorney general (minister) ... Read more...

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India follows China’s footsteps, to announce emission cuts today


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 3 (ANI): Following in China's footsteps, India has also decided to slow down the growth of greenhouse gas emissions.Last week, China had claimed that it would cut carbon emissions ... Read more...

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Diversion of forest land upto one hectare for developmental works approved


December 2nd, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 2 (ANI): The Union Government on Wednesday accorded a general approval for diversion of forest land for undertaking developmental activities by the state government departments for the welfare of ... Read more...

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Gilani drops forestry park inauguration plan fearing backlash from PPP senator


November 10th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov. 10 (ANI): An influential PPP senator reportedly told Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani not to inaugurate a model forestry park in Islamabad, and the latter did just that. ... Read more...

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Bhilai Steel gets iron ore mining rights in Chhattisgarh


October 28th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 28 (IANS) Bhilai Steel Plant, the most profitable unit of the state-owned Steel Authority of India, has got the mining rights lease for over 2,028 hectares of iron ore reserves ... Read more...

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Himachal professor held for making advances at student


September 24th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 24 (IANS) A senior professor in Himachal Pradesh has been arrested on charges of making advances towards a woman student, an official said Thursday. V.S. Varwal of the Y.S. Parmar University ... Read more...

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Central government to develop solar cities in Himachal


August 24th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 24 (IANS) The central government has decided to develop two Himachal Pradesh towns as solar cities and two educational institutes as energy parks, an official said Monday. Union Minister for Renewable ... Read more...

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Steel authority set to bag Chhattisgarh iron ore reserve


August 12th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Aug 12 (IANS) Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) is set to bag a 2,028-hectare block in the Rowghat iron ore mine deposits in Chhattisgarh to feed its flagship unit, ... Read more...

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Tracking birds through feathers may help save them from injuries


July 7th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists is studying birds by using DNA in their feathers to track their movements and habits, a technique that may help ... Read more...

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Haryana to create eco-sensitive zones near sanctuaries


July 4th, 2009 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) Giving a boost to its forestry and wildlife, Haryana is all set to declare the distance of up to 5,000 metres surrounding its major national parks and wildlife ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Seven people killed in Himachal accident


May 1st, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 1 (IANS) Seven people were killed and 20 injured Friday when a privately-owned bus rolled down a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district as the bus driver was talking on ... Read more...

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Climate change will cost US billions of dollars: study


July 24th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Washington, July 24 (Xinhua) Climate change will carry a price tag of billions of dollars for some US states, researchers have said. Combining existing data with new analyses, researchers at the University ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Central Govt. officials to study J and K reconstruction projects today


April 11th, 2008 - 10:35 am ICT by admin
Jammu, Apr 11 (ANI): A Central team comprising 22 secretaries and joint secretaries will arrive here to assess the progress of implementation of the Central projects under the Prime Minister's Reconstruction ... Read more...

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Australians world’s biggest greenhouse polluters


November 14th, 2007 - 8:16 am ICT by admin
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