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Japanese Encephalitis claims 3 in Assam


June 28th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) The deadly Japanese Encephalitis has claimed three lives in Assam in the past few weeks, health officials here said Thursday.So far, one person has died in ... Read more...

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Mumbai to host flamingo festival


April 12th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) In order to create awareness about winged visitors and the danger posed to wetlands by encroachments and dumping of debris, the Bombay Natural History Society ... Read more...

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Thirteen percent decline in birds at Orissa’s Chilika Lake


January 22nd, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) Orissa's world-famous Chilika Lake saw a 13 percent decline in the number of domestic and migratory birds this winter as against the previous year, says the latest bird ... Read more...

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Over 4.5 lakh migratory birds wintering at Chilika Lake


January 12th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 (IANS) More than 4.5 lakh migratory birds belonging to 101 species from as far as Siberia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Himalayas have arrived at the Chilika Lake in ... Read more...

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More tourists visiting Orissa’s Chilika Lake


November 30th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 30 (IANS) Inflow of tourists to Orissa's world famous Chilika Lake is on the rise, a tourism official here said Tuesday.In 2009, at least 550,000 domestic and foreign tourists visited ... Read more...

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Migratory birds sighted in Orissa lake


November 4th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 4 (IANS) Thousands of migratory birds have been spotted in Orissa's Chilika lake during the past over one week, an official said.Usually migratory birds start arriving from places as far ... Read more...

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HOLD Migratory birds sighted in Orissa lake


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 2 (IANS) Thousands of migratory birds have been spotted in Orissa's Chilika lake during the past one week, an official said.Usually migratory birds start arriving from places as far as ... Read more...

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Birds in the dino era pecked just like their modern counterparts


October 27th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): 110 million-year-old rock fossils discovered recently by palaeontologists from the University of Kansas in Lawrence indicate that shorebirds from the dinosaur era shuffled and foraged just like today's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bharatpur back in business - with birds


October 19th, 2010 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Oct 19 (IANS) The chirping of birds can be heard again in the world famous Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan. Painted storks, cormorants and grey herons are all back to ... Read more...

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Migratory birds nestle in Kodiyakkarai sanctuary in Tamil Nadu


January 31st, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan 31 (ANI): Thousands of exotic migratory have arrived at the Kodiyakkarai Bird Sanctuary, which is located 400 kilometres from Chennai.These birds arrive in India during the winter season, which is ... Read more...

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Census at Chilika lake counts 9.24 lakh birds


January 14th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 14 (IANS) About 9.24 lakh domestic and migratory birds have been sighted at Orissa's Chilika Lake, officials said Thursday at the conclusion of a bird census. The migratory birds are from ... Read more...

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Six lakh migratory birds arrive at Orissa’s Chilika lake


December 16th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) At least six lakh migratory birds from places as far as Siberia and Ukraine have arrived at Orissa's Chilika lake, officials said Wednesday. "About three lakh of them have ... Read more...

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Two thirds of all species of freshwater crab maybe at risk of going extinct


July 28th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): A new survey has indicated that two thirds of all species of freshwater crab maybe at risk of going extinct, with one in six species particularly vulnerable.According to ... Read more...

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Granny caught while smuggling PS1m worth of cocaine in shopping bags!


September 29th, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 29 (ANI): A septuagenarian woman was caught smuggling a little over one million pounds worth of cocaine in shopping bags hidden in her Motability vehicle.Ambrozine Heron,77, and her daughter ... Read more...

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Countries put Micro UAVs on display in Agra


March 14th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
Agra, Mar 14 (ANI): Over half a dozen countries, including the US, are displaying their latest technology in Micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) at a show in Agra, said to be the ... Read more...

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Dharamshala residents fear migratory birds may cause bird flu


February 17th, 2008 - 11:42 pm ICT by admin
By Akhilesh Bharti Dharamshala, Feb.17 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh's Pong reservoir in Dharamshala is a favourite destination for many species of migratory birds. But these days the area is under bird flu threat, as ... Read more...

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