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Give freedom to states in use of rural funds: Ramesh


February 26th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has made a strong pitch for flexibility in use of funds under his ministry and suggested to Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Coal mining destroying tiger habitat, says report


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Mines are coming up in critical tiger habitat, resulting in fragmentation of large blocks of contiguous forests needed for tigers to roam in, said a ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh backs real-time monitoring of forests


March 26th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday called for real-time monitoring of forests in order to increase the quality of green cover in the country."I ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

For terminally ill, quality of life more important than length of time left


March 24th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): A new study has found that more people would want to improve the quality of their life if they were terminally ill rather than lengthen it.The majority surveyed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Lucy’ walked on two feet with human ancestors 3.2 mn-yrs ago


February 11th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study has found that 'Lucy' or Australopithecus afarensis, a species that lived more than three million years ago, walked on two feets just like Homo Sapiens.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Symantec to unveil strategies against cyber attacks (Lead)


December 1st, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) Global security solutions provider Symantec Corporation will Thursday unveil strategies to enable enterprises to secure their data from cyber attacks.Symantec worldwide sales executive Bill Robbins will unfold the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Green India Mission document submitted to PM council


October 12th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The environment ministry has submitted the final draft of the National Mission for a Green India (GIM), part of the country's plan to fight climate change, to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Change in attitude must to achieve good death for all, say experts


September 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): In order to achieve good death for all, society's attitude towards dying, death and bereavement needs to change, experts have suggested.By 2030 the annual number of deaths around ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Security think tank says west’s Afghan counter-insurgency strategy ‘ballooning out of proportion’


September 8th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has claimed that the west's counter-insurgency strategy has "ballooned" out of proportion to the original aim of preventing al-Qaeda from mounting ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Current CO2 emissions could lead to ‘climate tipping point’ by 2200


June 29th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): If carbon dioxide emissions continue on their present course, there will be a fundamental shift in the global climate system- a tipping point-by 2200, according to a survey ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over 50 pct Facebook users could delete accounts over privacy worries


May 20th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): A security firm has suggested that more than half of Facebook users are considering deleting their profile from the site because of privacy concerns.According to Sophos, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US incapable of protecting Australia anymore, says Rudd


May 2nd, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 2 (ANI): Acknowledging that the supremacy of the United States has begun to fade, Australia's new defense plan prepares the country's forces to be less reliant on America.In a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama reads the riot act to Pak to perform against terror safe havens


March 27th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): President Barack Obama's new Afghanistan and Pakistan policy will not only step up the military offensive against the Taliban and al-Qaida in both Afghanistan and the tribal ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Online gaming communities mirror traditional societies


February 28th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Online, interactive gaming communities are now so massive that they mirror traditional communities, says a new study.The findings by a University of Minnesota computer scientist and colleagues ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ten technologies which MIT sees as impacting lives


February 24th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Technology Review, the magazine of innovation brought out by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tuesday announced its annual list of 10 top emerging technologies, seen to ... Read more...

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2012 Olympic CCTV Plan is illegal, says rights group


January 14th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.14 (ANI): A human rights group has warned an advanced CCTV surveillance system being developed for the London 2012 Olympics is illegal. According to a Sky News report, the DYVINE system ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Chances of surviving cardiac arrest better in bigger hospitals


January 10th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) People who go through cardiac arrest have better chances of survival in large, urban and teaching hospitals, according to a recent study.Chances of survival are better still if ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘India has new generation that can take on the world’


September 21st, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Author Sanjeev Sanyal, whose new book "The Indian Renaissance: India's Rise After a Thousand Years of Decline" has just hit the stores, feels that India is at ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

US now using high-tech Predators to counter Pak militants


September 13th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Sep 13 (ANI): The United States is deploying Predator aircraft equipped with sophisticated new surveillance systems to counter terrorism in Pakistan , US military and intelligence officials have said. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

BRIC nations urge for U.N. reforms to make it more efficient


May 16th, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by admin
By Naveen Kapoor Yekatarinburg (Russia), May 16 (ANI): Foreign Ministers of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC), the world's emerging and rapidly growing economies, have urged for reforming the United Nations to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Immigration changes bad for Canada: opposition


April 5th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by admin
Toronto, April 5 (IANS) Criticising the Canadian government for introducing a bill that gives it sweeping powers on immigration, the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has proposed amendments in it before the ... Read more...

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