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Destroyed coastal habitats may release tonnes of carbon


September 7th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Destruction of coastal habitats may saddle the atmosphere with an additional billion tonnes of carbon every year, 10 times higher than previously reported, according to a ... Read more...

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Bihar’s potatoes to be exported to Russia


August 31st, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 31 (IANS) Farmers in Bihar's Nalanda district are happy that potatoes grown by them through organic farming will be exported to Russia, an official said Friday.R.K. Sohane, director, ... Read more...

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Vietnam among top pepper exporters


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Aug 14 (IANS) Vietnam remains among the world's top pepper exporting nations, with 77,000 tonnes of spice exported in the first seven months of this year.The country earned $532 ... Read more...

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Cannabis field found in Moscow


August 11th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A big city may not be a prime location for marijuana plantations, but machete-wielding drug police have discovered and hacked down a two-hectare cannabis field ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Coal mining threatens forests, tigers: Greenpeace


August 1st, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Wednesday sought an immediate moratorium on new coal projects in the country citing evidences that the mining threatened forests and wildlife."From 2007 to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

States declare drought, not centre: Pawar


August 1st, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Tuesday noted that 400 out of the 627 districts in India had received deficient rainfall but said it was for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Assam township upbeat over 200 years of banyan tree


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Pathsala (Assam), May 2 (IANS) People from all walks of life of Bajali area in this Assam township are gearing up to celebrate 200 years of a banyan tree that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India sees reduction in wastlelands


April 25th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Wastelands in the country have come down by half a million hectares between 2005-06 and 2008-09, with Karnataka leading in their use for industry and ... Read more...

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Allow resale of commercial land only in rare cases: Himachal panel


April 25th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Resale of commercial land in Himachal Pradesh, purchased after special permission, should be allowed in rarest of rare cases. And in case the land is not ... Read more...

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Food insecurity looms over Pakistan, says daily


April 17th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) A lot of Pakistanis are going to be hungry for years to come, warned a daily while describing the situation as "desperate".An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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Bihar’s Srividhi campaign arouses interest in other states


April 16th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 16 (IANS) The SRI (System of Rice Intensification) organic method of paddy cultivation that has been successfully employed in Bihar has aroused interest in other states as well, ... Read more...

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Vidarbha farmers, widows ‘mourn’ decade of BT cotton (With Image)


March 26th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 26 (IANS) Thousands of farmers and farm widows across Vidarbha Monday 'mourned' the tenth anniversary of the introduction of US-based GM Seed's revolutionary "BT Cotton" in India, an activist ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tata Steel to pay Rs.27 crore to villagers


March 21st, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 21 (IANS) Tata Steel, India's largest private sector steel major, has still to pay over Rs.27 crore compensation amount to villagers in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district to take over ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Australia boasts of an urine powered restaurant


March 16th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Melbourne, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A restaurant in Australia uses the pee of customers to generate energy for the facility’s use. The owners’ eco-consciousness moved them to use 100 recyclable materials to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

A sheep farm vs Kashmir’s dwindling Hanguls (With Images)


February 28th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Dachigam National Park (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 28 (IANS) It is Kashmir's pride, but its numbers have been dwindling rapidly over the years and stands at just over 200. Besides ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bihar’s economy registers over 11 percent annual growth


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Bihar's economy has registered an annual growth rate of 11.36 percent from 2004-05 to 2010-11, says Bihar's economic survey for 2011-12, tabled in the state ... Read more...

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Maoists caused major damage to India’s forests, says survey


February 7th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) While India has set an ambitious goal of increasing its forest cover to 33 percent by 2020, a Forest Survey of India report Tuesday found ... Read more...

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Hitler’s base up for rent


January 19th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Poland has put up for rent Hitler's Wolf's Lair, the massive fortified base where the Nazi leader spent much of the war time and the scene ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘India needs to hike yield of pulses’


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Stating that yield per hectare of pulses in India is low compared to the world average, the country's apex body of pulses and grains industry and ... Read more...

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Unesco to help Italy preserve Pompeii


December 1st, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 1 (IANS/AKI) The Unesco will advise Italy on how to best protect one of the world's biggest archaeological sites, Pompeii, where a massive volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cotton farmers protest against proposed bailout package


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 23 (IANS) Terming as peanuts the proposed bailout package for cotton farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, over 2,000 farmers blocked a state highway Wednesday as part of a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Green rules diluted to approve projects: NGO


September 22nd, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) An unprecedented number of infrastructure projects were cleared by the environment and forests ministry in the last five years and regulations were diluted for giving ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chinese hybrid rice sets new world record


September 19th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) The yield of China's newly-developed hybrid rice breed, known as super rice, has set a new world record, authorities said.The rice breed, DH2525, produced a harvest ... Read more...

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Government pulls up 20 percent mines


September 18th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) The central government has issued notices to nearly a fifth of operative mines in Goa.The Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), a wing of the ministry of ... Read more...

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US to invest $510 mn in advanced biofuels


August 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) US will invest up to $510 million over three years to promote the production of biofuels for marine and aerial transportation."Biofuels are an important part ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

London Olympic Village sold for 557 mn


August 14th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) The 27-hectare Olympic village in London has been sold to a developer for an astounding 557 million pounds. The site will become a new neighbourhood for ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro to set up amusement park


July 26th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In a bid to widen its resource base, Delhi Metro will build an amusement park, an official said Tuesday."Delhi Metro will set up a 15 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Why can’t India feed its people, asks Canadian media


July 18th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 18 (IANS) In this Year of India in Canada, India is making news in the media here - not for the second highest growth rate in the world ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Noida farmers seek CBI probe in land acquisition


July 16th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, July 16 (IANS) The farmers of villages in Noida Extension have moved the Allahabad High Court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the acquisition of ... Read more...

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‘Organic farming sector to touch Rs.100 billion’


July 10th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Indian organic farming sector is likely to be worth Rs.100 billion by 2015 and will create millions of jobs, a leading industry lobby said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

More embankments to control floods in Bihar


July 5th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 5 (IANS) Bihar plans to construct more embankments to control floods and protect millions of people from being uprooted, a minister said Tuesday."Construction of embankments is the only ... Read more...

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Haryana to get wheat award


July 4th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) Haryana, where wheat production was highest in the country during 2010-11, has been selected for the best performing state award for wheat for the year, ... Read more...

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Himachal earns over Rs.130 crore from cement firms


April 6th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 6 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has earned a revenue of more than Rs.130 crore in the past three years from eight cement companies, a minister said here Wednesday."A sum ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh assembly stalled over ‘dam sell-out’ (Lead)


March 4th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 3 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh assembly was repeatedly disrupted and finally adjourned for the day Thursday after the opposition Congress charged that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

4 injured as police open fire on agitating farmers


February 21st, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Feb 21 (IANS) Four people, including a woman, were injured as police opened fire Monday after a clash with agitating farmers here, an official said.The farmers were staging a sit-in ... Read more...

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