harsh winters

Kashmir’s ‘Chillai Kalan’ begins, bringing on chill and memories


December 21st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 21 (IANS) Tuesday marked the beginning of "Chillai Kalan", the traditional 40-day period considered the coldest in the Kashmir Valley that ignited fond memories of the winters of yore and ... Read more...

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Russian soldiers fall ill due to thin designer uniform


December 16th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Parents of young Russian soldiers who are down with pneumonia and flu have blamed the army's new 'designer' uniform for the illness and said it was too thin, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Pakistan flood victims move into new homes


December 9th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Fifty families uprooted by devastating floods in Pakistan's northern region of Gilgit-Baltistan have moved into new houses they helped build with UN support.The families are the first among ... Read more...

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Srinagar has coldest night of season so far


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) Jammu an Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar shivered through the night Thursday as the mercury slid to minus 2.2 degrees Celsius, making it teh coldest night of the seson ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chidambaram reviews CII rehabilitation work in Ladakh


October 31st, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct 31 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram handed over to a family in Leh the keys of the first of the 13 houses being built by ... Read more...

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Why some people get sicker than others when exposed to same illness


October 31st, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A new study conducted on a population of wild sheep located on a remote island off the coast of Scotland that gauged the animals' susceptibility to infection may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Floral business witnesses surge ahead of Valentine’s Day in Bangalore


February 11th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaiapl /Ajay KumarBangalore/Patna, Feb.11 (ANI): As the Valentine's Day approaches, flower exports soar in Bangalore city while specially designed Valentine's Day cards for gay and lesbian community are available in Patna ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Delhi’s homeless prefer cold streets to stinking shelters


January 20th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Clad in frayed woollens, draped in thin quilts and huddled around small fires, many of Delhi's homeless say they would rather brave the harsh winter chill on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Struggle for survival: Delhi’s poor fight the cold


January 4th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Wrapping a thin shawl around her bony frame, Amoli sat shivering under a flyover in south Delhi, holding her baby close and trying to light a fire. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

(After 1) India to promote tourism in Ladakh, Kargil


November 22nd, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Indian government is planning to improve infrastructure in the stark but picturesque Ladakh and Kargil regions of Jammu and Kashmir to promote tourism. ... Read more...

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IAF gets new base for aircraft near China border (Evening Lead)


September 18th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 18 (IANS) Coinciding with reports of Chinese intrusions into Indian territory, the Indian Air Force (IAF) Friday said it had converted a landing ground meant for helicopters into an air ... Read more...

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Aircraft start using IAF base in Ladakh near China border (Lead, Changing Dateline)


September 18th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Friday opened a landing ground in the cold desert area of Ladakh near the China border to fixed wing aircraft, and the first ... Read more...

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Aircraft start using IAF base near China border


September 18th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Friday opened a landing ground near the China border to fixed wing aircraft, and the first plane to land was an AN-32 ... Read more...

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India Air Force activates Nyoma airfield close to China border


September 18th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): The Indian Air Force in a significant move today activated its Nyoma Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) to support the Army in carrying out operations in the inhospitable ... Read more...

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Climate change causing wild sheep to shrink


July 3rd, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new study has provided evidence for climate change as the cause of the mysterious decrease in the size of wild sheep on the Scottish island of Hirta.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Changing climate make mockingbirds better singers


May 22nd, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Mockingbirds tend to sing fancier tunes with changing climate, say researchers.The research team from the National Evolutionary Synthesis Centre (NESCent), the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and McGill University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Musical night adds to Kashmir’s idyllic charm, lends fillip to tourism


April 16th, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Suhail AhmadSrinagar, Apr 16 (ANI): The Kashmir Tourism department has come up with a unique way of adding to the idyllic charm of the valley and captivating the tourists.After nearly two ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Shed old woollens on new year, clothe the needy


December 30th, 2008 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Ring in this New Year differently by spreading some warmth among those braving the cold on Delhi's roads, or a shivering family in flood hit Bihar, by ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Himachal Pradesh popularising polyhouse farming


December 24th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government is promoting farming inside modern greenhouses called polyhouses to improve the earning potential of farmers in the state, especially during the harsh winters.The economy ... Read more...

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