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Less than 12 percent of Shimla’s sewage treated: CAG


April 10th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 10 (IANS) Less than 12 percent of the total sewage generated in Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla is treated, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said.Home ... Read more...

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Olive Ridleys may delay mass nesting at Odisha beach


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 3 (IANS) Endangered Olive Ridley turtles may delay their mass nesting at Odisha's Gahirmatha beach, one of the world's largest turtle nesting sites. The reason: climatic changes.Over half ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

77,000 kg narcotics seized in Pakistan


January 8th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) Pakistan's Anti Narcotics Forces (ANF) said it seized a total of 77,865 kg of narcotics from different parts of the country last year.Of the contraband items ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gurgaon firm develops plastic alternative


November 1st, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) A sustainable bio-degradable alternative to plastic packaging has been developed by Gurgaon-based Roidec India Chemicals Pvt Ltd, the company said Tuesday."The Apra Group, through its ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Killer stress? Study on insects could help research


October 28th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 28 (IANS) A fish predator's mere presence can trigger enough stress to kill a dragonfly. Scientists suggest that the finding could be used as a model for studies ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India climbs 10 spots, on global IT industry index


October 14th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) India has climbed 10 spots to reach the 34th ranking on the global IT industry competitive index owing to its strong human capital and research ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Orissa town observes shutdown to support Anna


August 23rd, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 (IANS) Normal life was hit in Orissa's Balangir town as schools and colleges were closed and shops downed shutters due to a shutdown called by residents Tuesday ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Now watch licensed movies on Yahoo!


August 16th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) It is said that over 30 million internet users download and watch 1.7 billion videos every month across India and to tap that online portal Yahoo! ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bhopal gas victim’s children protest in New Delhi


June 28th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal/New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) About a hundred children of the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy demonstrated in front of the Prime Minister's Office Monday demanding medical care, ... Read more...

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Dip in FDI temporary: Anand Sharma


April 26th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The recent decline in the flow of foreign direct investment to India is temporary and it would pick up in the coming months given the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bhopal sets model for polythene waste management


March 22nd, 2011 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 22 (IANS) Despite the negative image about Bhopal created by the Union Carbide gas leak tragedy, the position is different when it comes to the city's concerns for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Green guidelines for Bengal polls


March 5th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Political parties in West Bengal have been urged to keep the environment clean while campaigning for the assembly elections, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) ... Read more...

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Mukul Wasnik opens sports meet of students with disabilities at Delhi University


February 5th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik today inaugurated the Second Inter College Sports meet for the students with disabilities which began here today.The ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Narendra Modi invites entrepreneurs to invest in Gujarat


November 14th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Nov 14 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has urged leading industrialists to invest in his state and participate in the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit, to be held in Gandhinagar ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Twitter to introduce in-stream ads for users’ timelines


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 02 (ANI): Twitter is all set to team up with a host of marketers, such as Starbucks, Virgin and Best Buy, to introduce in-stream ads to its users' ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Task force set up for barrier-free public buildings


October 29th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) A task force has been set up to work out details for a national centre to facilitate and support development of a barrier-free environment in public buildings, ... Read more...

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Ronnie Wood takes up cricket to stay sober


October 28th, 2010 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood is eyeing a more sedate lifestyle - he wants to sign up for his local village cricket team.The guitarist quit drinking alcohol earlier ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Smoking Baby Ardi Rizal Kicks The Habit, Thanks To Rehab


September 3rd, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ardi Rizal, the Indonesian kid who had managed to arouse the world in a fit of indignation and horror a few months back, has ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Dialogue with Pakistan only in terror-free environment: India


July 30th, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India Thursday reasserted that a "meaningful dialogue" with Pakistan is only possible in an environment "free of terror or threat of terror", two weeks after their ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Gut-residing bacteria can trigger arthritis


June 18th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) A single species of bacteria that lives in the gut can result in the development of arthritis, says new research. The gut is filled with thousands of species of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

World Environment Day (WED 2010): Smoke-free environment is a right


June 5th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
(CNS) -- Second-hand tobacco smoke is dangerous to health. It causes cancer, heart disease and many other serious life-threatening diseases in adults. "Almost half of the world's children breathe air polluted by ... Read more...

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US Congress clears C-17 sale for India


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Gulshan R. Luthra Los Angeles/New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The US Congress has cleared the sale of C-17 Globemaster III strategic lift aircraft for India.The Obama administration had notified the Congress April ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Solar lights for rural development in Gorkhpur houses


May 23rd, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
By Pawan KumarGorakhpur, May 23 (ANI): Under the Central Government schemes meant to provide electricity and encourage rural development, solar panels are being set up across villages of Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district. ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Mayawati lauds, opposition flays her three years of rule (Lead)


May 14th, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 13 (IANS) Not more than one percent of the state's budget has been spent on memorials to Dalit icons, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Thursday said, extolling three years ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Three years on, Mayawati counts virtues of BSP rule


May 13th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 13 (IANS) Not more than one percent of the state's budget had been spent on memorials to Dalit icons, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati said Thursday, adding that three ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

J-K Govt launches drive to enforce ban on smoking


May 4th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, May 4 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government has launched a drive in Srinagar to enforce a ban on smoking.The drive was to ensure that smoking does not take place at ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Soren urges Maoists to release abducted Jharkhand BDO


February 15th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Feb 15 (ANI): Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren on Monday urged the Maoists for safe release of abducted Block Development Officer (BDO) Prashant Kumar Leyak.In a signed statement, Soren also offered ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Now, mobile phone that runs on Coca-Cola!


January 15th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, January 15 (ANI): A Chinese inventor has devised a way to charge her mobile phone batteries with a can of Coca-Cola.Daizi Zheng said that her invention could curb the financial and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China told no guardianship role will be appreciated


November 22nd, 2009 - 2:56 am ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashGeneva, Nov.21 (ANI): With India raising strong objection to the U.S. suggesting a role for China in South Asia, Beijing seems to be backing away from mediating between India ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bollywood’s Ranbir Kapoor rides cycle to promote pollution free environment


October 27th, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Oct 27 (ANI): Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor rode a cycle here on Tuesday to spread awareness about the benefits of a pollution free environment.The 'Green Planet Bicycle Riders Association', ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

UAE firm launches eco-friendly engine oils


September 18th, 2009 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 17 (IANS) An oil company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched two new engine oils to ensure higher fuel efficiency and less pollution, WAM news agency reported. The Protect ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Street vendors to get space in Lucknow shopping centres


August 19th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Vegetable and fruit sellers, barbers and cobblers, who set up make-shift stalls on roadsides, will soon get their own space in shopping centres in this Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kashmir’s historic mud-houses proving to be popular tourist attraction


August 12th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Aug. 12 (ANI): Historical mud huts and tent houses are fast becoming hub of tourist attraction in the Kashmir valley.With the restoration of peace in the valley, the ethnic mud-huts and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Cycle rally promotes healthy lifestyle in Patna


August 9th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Aug 9 (ANI): Hundreds of enthusiastic residents in Patna participated in a cycle rally on Sunday to promote a healthy lifestyle among the masses and spread awareness about rising pollution levels.Despite ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Joshi to take over as Uttar Pradesh governor Tuesday


July 27th, 2009 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 27 (IANS) B.L.Joshi will reach the Uttar Pradesh capital Tuesday morning to take over as the state's governor, succeeding T.V.Rajeshwar, who left Monday evening after completing his five-year term. Joshi, earlier ... Read more...

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