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‘Wind power can meet global energy demands’


September 10th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) With oil, gas and coal depleting fast, US scientists say that available wind power is enough to fuel all of the world's energy demands. The atmospheric ... Read more...

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Rohtang Pass reopens for traffic


August 6th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Aug 6 (IANS) Rohtang Pass, the crucial high altitude road link between Manali and Keylong in Himachal Pradesh, has been re-opened for traffic after remaining closed for two days ... Read more...

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16 Amarnath pilgrims killed as truck falls into gorge (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 27 (IANS) At least 16 people on their way back from the Amarnath pilgrimage were killed and 20 injured when the truck in which they were travelling rolled ... Read more...

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India is world’s capital for open defecation, says Ramesh


July 27th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Terming India as world's capital for open defecation, Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said that 100,000 "bio-toilets" will be installed in ... Read more...

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Improve medical aid for Amarnath pilgrims: Apex court (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court was Monday shocked over the death of another 10 pilgrims in the past three days on way to the Amarnath cave shrine ... Read more...

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Provide more medical aid to Amarnath pilgrims, centre told


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday expressed shock over the death of ten people in past three days during their pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath ... Read more...

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SC sets up panel to study Amarnath deaths (Second Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday set up a high-powered committee, headed by the Jammu and Kashmir governor, to study reasons for the growing number of ... Read more...

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SC sets up panel to study Amarnath deaths (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday set up a high-powered committee, headed by the Jammu and Kashmir governor, to study reasons for the growing number of ... Read more...

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Performers flaunt centuries old costumes at Hemis Festival (With Images)


June 29th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Leh, June 29 (IANS) Monks dressed in bright yellows, reds, blues and greens traditional silk outfits, huge black hats, masks and cream Tibetan shoes Friday kick-started the two-day Hemis Festival ... Read more...

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Greek PM to miss EU summit for eye surgery


June 24th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 24 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will not attend the June 28 EU summit in Brussels as doctors have advised him to rest following eye surgery.Samaras underwent ... Read more...

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Jeevan survives close match in Bangalore ITF event


June 12th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 12 (IANS) Fourth seed Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan survived a tough two-setter to beat a defiant Sidharth Rawat 7-6 (6), 7-5 and moved into the pre-quarter-finals of the $10,000 Toyota ... Read more...

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Scientists discover microbes that survive extreme environment


June 10th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Researchers have discovered organisms that eke out a living in some of the most inhospitable soils on Earth and appear to have a different way of ... Read more...

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Depleting water sources in Himachal worry locals


June 5th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) Fearing drying up of traditional water sources and depletion of flora and fauna due to massive construction of hydropower projects, people of over two ... Read more...

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Bad weather hampering efforts to clear Amarnath route


May 27th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 27 (IANS) Bad weather is hampering efforts to clear the route to the sacred Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir even as the annual Amarnath pilgrimage is ... Read more...

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Neymar struck by missile in Santos defeat


April 26th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS) Brazilian star Neymar was struck by an object thrown from the crowd in Santos' 1-2 loss at Bolivar in Libertadores Cup last-16 first leg ... Read more...

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Defending champion Santos lose in Copa Libertadores


April 26th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS) Defending Copa Libertadores champion Santos suffered a 1-2 defeat to Bolivar in the first leg of their round of 16 battle in La Paz.Midfielder ... Read more...

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I-League: Lajong all set to host Sporting Clube


March 30th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 30 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC will look to pocket all three points when they host Sporting Clube de Goa in a 22nd round I-League match Saturday.Sporting Clube de ... Read more...

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NASA to launch five rockets


March 20th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) NASA is scheduled to launch five rockets in just over five minutes Wednesday night as part of a study of the high-altitude jet stream, the US ... Read more...

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Clouds to cool the earth


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Analysis of lower cloud levels over the past decade has thrown up hints of a cooling mechanism that may be key to the planet's climate, a ... Read more...

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Indian Army regiment completes arduous trek to Ladakh’s Zanskar


February 12th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 12 (IANS) A group of Indian Army personnel have completed an arduous trek to the snowbound and cut-off Zanskar Valley in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region through an ... Read more...

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Skydiver Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break the sound barrier


February 6th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It can be regarded as one of the most daring adventures in the world but what Felix Baumgartner is planning to do will take skydiving to ... Read more...

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Foreign skiers crowd Manali slopes


February 6th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 6 (IANS) "What a nice ski slope," remarked Canadian skier John Lee. Lee and his friends are skiing on the Solang slopes near this picturesque tourist ... Read more...

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Protect Chenab river from onslaught, say Himachal villagers


January 30th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 30 (IANS) Residents of Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley Monday knocked on the doors of the union environment and forests ministry, protesting against an upcoming hydropower projects on the ... Read more...

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Tears as Navdeep Singh gets posthumous Ashok Chakra (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) A mother wept, a greatful nation acknowledged one of its heroes. Lt Navdeep Singh, a young army commando who died battling terrorists in Jammu ... Read more...

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Lt. Navdeep Singh wins Ashok Chakra posthumously


January 26th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Lieutenant Navdeep Singh, a young army commando who died battling terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, was Thursday posthumously conferred Ashok Chakra, India's highest peacetime ... Read more...

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Young Lieutenant wins Ashok Chakra posthumously


January 26th, 2012 - 2:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Lieutenant Navdeep Singh, a young army commando who died fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, will be conferred Ashok Chakra, the country's highest peacetime ... Read more...

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Now, a diet chart for Amarnath pilgrims


January 7th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 7 (IANS) Free kitchens set up by voluntary organizations to feed pilgrims undertaking the Amarnath Yatra will now prepare food as per a specific diet chart, suiting ... Read more...

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Army chief visits Ladakh


November 5th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Saturday completed a three-day visit to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir to review the security situation and preparedness of ... Read more...

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Massive combing operation on to locate crashed MiG-29


November 4th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 4 (IANS) A massive combing operation is on to retrieve the main wreckage of an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-29 combat jet and to locate its other parts, ... Read more...

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China gives solar-powered TVs to herdsmen


November 1st, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) A total of 2,730 solar-powered TV sets have been given to herdsmen in northwest China.The TV sets were donated to those without access to electricity due ... Read more...

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Lt. Gen. S.K. Singh is new army vice chief


November 1st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Lt. Gen. Shri Krishna Singh, the Indian Army's second senior-most officer, Tuesday took over as the new vice chief, heralding a generational change in the ... Read more...

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Indian Army ramps up joint exercises with foreign militaries


September 29th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Indian Army has ramped up its bilateral military engagements with foreign armies, with the year 2011-12 witnessing as many as 16 joint war games, ... Read more...

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Bhutan joins regional campaign to save Himalayas


September 28th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Bhutan has joined a regional campaign which aims to raise awareness about the vulnerability of the Himalayan ecosystem and encourage responsible tourism, an NGO said.The ... Read more...

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Poor yield makes Himachal apple business fruitful


September 9th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The poor apple yield in Himachal Pradesh this season has been a blessing in disguise for cultivators who say the fruit's prices have remained at a ... Read more...

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Did Ice Age giants’ ancestors originate in Tibet?


September 5th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) A new fossil assemblage found in China's Tibet Autonomous Region has suggested ancestors of some giant Ice Age mammals may have evolved in Tibet before the ... Read more...

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