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Greenery will keep dust away from Indian GP at BIC


September 20th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Sep 20 (IANS) After the thundering success of the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix, the teething troubles notwithstanding, the organisers at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) are making ... Read more...

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Rain brings cheer to Agra farmers


July 30th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 30 (IANS) Fairly widespread rains in the last three days have delighted farmers in the Agra region as the delayed monsoon had triggered fears of a drought. ... Read more...

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Visually-challenged students plant saplings in Kolkata


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jun 5 (IANS) To protect the greenery, a group of visually-challenged students observed the World Environment Day by planting medicinal trees here Tuesday.The 50 students, who took out a ... Read more...

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Zardari wants a greener Pakistan


June 5th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for concerted efforts to turn the country green by planting the maximum number of saplings.He also wants active engagement ... Read more...

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Raghuvir shines in heart-warming tale ‘Yeh Khula Aasmaan’, (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***)


May 25th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Yeh Khula Aasmaan"; Cast: Raghuvir Yadav, Raj Tandon, Anya Anand, Yashpal Sharma and Manjusha Godse; Director: Gitanjali Sinha; Rating: ***It was that great poet-thinker Harindranath Chattopadhyay who said: "It's very ... Read more...

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Shimla’s green belts in peril


April 28th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 28 (IANS) Shimla's last few sprawling green belts are in peril. A political decision to allow construction in the green zones -- the only surviving lungs in the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Varun Badola in love with Delhi (With Images)


April 26th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Actor Varun Badola, popular for his roles in television shows "Koshish Ek Aashaa" and "Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani", says he loves the feel of the capital ... Read more...

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Raja Bhaiya inspects Lucknow jail, pulls up staff


March 24th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 24 (IANS) Facing as many as three incidents of jail riots in different parts of Uttar Pradesh in the last fortnight, state Jails Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh aka ... Read more...

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Green spaces help people cope better with stress


February 16th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) The greater the greenery, the calmer a person staying in the area is likely to be, particularly those coping with job losses or suffering from chronic ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

In Sabarimala, a season of crowds, snakes and pickpockets


January 9th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sabarimala, Jan 9 (IANS) Last year, this place suffered a terrible tragedy when 102 people died in a stampede. But pilgrims are still thronging the Sabarimala temple, the revered Hindu ... Read more...

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Three men, one Puja Gupta - and she’s loving it! (With Images)


January 7th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) There will be Saif Ali Khan, Vir Das and Kunal Khemu, and one Puja Gupta! The one-film-old actress says she is not at all insecure ... Read more...

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Kukunoor’s ‘Mod’ like a gentle sonnet (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***1/2)


October 14th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Mod"; Cast: Ayesha Takia Azmi, Rannvijay Singh, Raghuvir Yadav and Tanve Azmi; Director: Nagesh Kukunoor; Rating: ***1/2Ahhhhhhh! It's been a while since one felt that stab in the heart ... Read more...

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School spreads greenery on students’ birthdays


September 14th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 14 (IANS) In a unique initiative to spread greenery, a government school in Uttar Pradesh has begun carrying out a plantation drive on the birthday of each of ... Read more...

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Delhi gets 7 lakh saplings in 3 weeks: Dikshit


August 14th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) More than 700,000 saplings have been planted in various parts of the capital in the last three weeks, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar ties rakhi to a tree


August 13th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 13 (IANS) In a rare move to promote environmental awareness on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Saturday tied rakhi to a tree ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Uttar Pradesh doctor spreads smiles, and greenery


August 4th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Aug 4 (IANS) Having successfully treated thousands of cleft-lip patients, including the little waif Pinki Sonkar -- the lead character of Oscar-winning documentary "Smile Pinki" -- a doctor here ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro to plant 10,000 saplings


July 22nd, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Delhi Metro will plant 10,000 saplings over three weeks, beginning Saturday, and distribute free saplings to passengers at 52 Metro stations across the city as ... Read more...

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Santosh Sivan to make documentary on a farmer


July 21st, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Santosh Sivan is all set to make a 52-minute documentary film on the life of a 70-year-old farmer in the picturesque Kuttanad area of ... Read more...

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Through ponds, Agra to clean up Yamuna river


June 27th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Agra, June 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh officials have devised a novel method to clean up the highly-polluted Yamuna river: excavate 10 ponds to store waste water that was hitheto flowing ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rawalpindi on a cleaning mission


June 26th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Rawalpindi, home to the headquarters of Pakistan's armed forces, is on a new mission - to turn itself into a city of greenery and cleanliness.Located in ... Read more...

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Planting trees to celebrate girls, a village keeps count


June 17th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 17 (IANS) There's a village in Bihar that is greener than many others. For, it celebrates the birth of girl children by planting saplings. And now Dharhara is ... Read more...

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Off season? No, off to Goa for ‘raindrop tourism’ (With Image)


June 16th, 2011 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) The shacks are missing, there is no water sporting activity and the beaches are much less crowded. Yet a growing number of people, especially domestic tourists, ... Read more...

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Kolkata Metro’s route may be changed to save greenery


May 29th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) The route of the east-west Kolkata Metro project could be changed to save the city's greenery, Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandopadhyay said Saturday.Speaking after a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

A fitting gift for Bihar’s ‘green’ daughters


May 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 8 (IANS) For the daughters of Bihar's Dharhara village, whose pledge to mother nature has made the place a green haven, a fitting gift is on the way ... Read more...

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US golfer shoots world record 16 on par-four 9th hole at Valero Texas Open


April 16th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): American golfer Kevin Na has said that he does not have any idea about how many shots he had taken as he shot a record 16 at the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Yash Raj Films’ shoot briefly halted in Agra


April 7th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 7 (IANS) The shooting for Yash Raj Films' "Mere Brother Ki Dulhan", which is being filmed behind the Taj Mahal, was briefly halted Thursday after reports of extensive ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Horticultural interventions could bring kids closer to nature


April 5th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Researchers in Finland think that horticultural interventions can bring children closer to nature.The study compares urban and rural children's relationships with plants and recommends horticultural interventions, especially for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi Govt. to respond with a point-by-point rebuttal over Shunglu report


March 29th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): Commenting on the severe indictment by V. K. Shunglu-led high-level committee probing delays and irregularities in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) projects, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Over 4,000 cities to turn off lights during Earth Hour


March 25th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 4,000 cities - including New Delhi and Mumbai - from 131 countries will turn off their lights during the global Earth Hour event Saturday, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra helps science by playing to plants


March 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): British Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for once had a deathly audience, reason being they were performing for plants, with the sole purpose of helping science prove a theory.The 33-member ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘We must finish de-greening before starting greening projects’: Jairam Ramesh


March 21st, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Monday said that we must finish de-greening before we start greening projects.Speaking on the occasion of World ... Read more...

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Delhi to increase its green cover: Dikshit


March 21st, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday said the government is making efforts to further increase the national capital city's green cover.The chief minister planted a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

All eyes on Raj Bhavan as Karnataka awaits storm (Letter from Bangalore)


January 21st, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, Jan 21 (IANS) Karnataka stares at a political storm in the coming days as Governor H.R. Bhardwaj sits in his sprawling 170-year-old bungalow mulling prosecution of Chief Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sand sculpture of Santa Claus spreads ‘Go Green’ message in Puri


December 25th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
Puri (Orissa), Dec.25 (ANI): Renowned sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik created the world's biggest green coloured Santa Claus at the Golden beach of Puri to spread the message of 'Go Green'.Patnaik on Friday ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Severe winter forces Himachal’s tribal shepherds to migrate


December 16th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant ChauhanMashobra (Himachal Pradesh), Dec.16 (ANI): With the arrival of the winter season, the tribal shepherds of the Gaddi community have begun to migrate from the hills to the plain areas ... Read more...

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