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House sparrow is Delhi’s state bird (With Images)

August 14th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The humble house sparrow was Tuesday conferred the status of Delhi's 'state bird'.The decision was announced at a function to inaugurate the "Rise For The ... Read more...

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India’s first common bird monitoring system launched

March 20th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India's first bird monitoring system for common birds was Tuesday launched by Mumbai-based Nature Forever Society (NFS), an organisation working for the protection of common ... Read more...

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Maharashtra man enters Limca Book of Records (With Images)

June 9th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) An environmentalist working to save the common house sparrows has entered the Limca Book of Records while a project coordinated by him, Save Our Sparrows (SOS), ... Read more...

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Bird watchers to revive house sparrow chirping in Shimla (March 20 is World Sparrow Day)

March 20th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 20 (IANS) A forum comprising bird watchers is working to save house sparrows and other small birds from extinction in this Himachal Pradesh capital."On World Sparrow Day (Sunday), ... Read more...

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Where have all the sparrows gone? (With Images) (March 20 is World House Sparrow Day)

March 19th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
For a long, long time, the chubby, chirpy house sparrow lived in our midst aplenty. Now, you can't find them in the urban environment any more. All this has happened in ... Read more...

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Concern for sparrows on spiritual leader’s 100th birthday

January 24th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) The forthcoming 100th birthday of spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra sect Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin in March will be celebrated by paying special attention to the humble sparrow, ... Read more...

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Badge, bill colour of house sparrow signal testosterone levels

June 6th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that the colour of a house sparrow's badge and bill is indicative of its testosterone - and hence - its dominance and ... Read more...

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Jamnagar’s animal activists celebrate World House Sparrow Day

March 20th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
Jamnagar (Gujarat), Mar 20 (ANI): Animal activists and environmentalists of Gujarat's Jamnagar observed World House Sparrow Day on Saturday to create awareness about their declining population.Initiated by a voluntary organization "Nature Club," ... Read more...

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Minimum wages increased to deal with price rise, says Sheila Dixit

March 20th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 20(ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit on Saturday said that to deal with the situation of price rise of essential commodities, the minimum wages of workers have been increased. ... Read more...

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Urbanisation killing sparrows, notes Dikshit

March 20th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Rapid urbanisation and dwindling nesting space has led to a sharp decline in the number of house sparrows in the city, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has ... Read more...

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House sparrows facing extinction in Punjab

November 15th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, Nov. 15 (ANI): Ornithologists and forest officers in Punjab have expressed concern over the dwindling population of some popular birds, including the house sparrow.Disappearance of the common house sparrow from ... Read more...

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Where have sparrows gone? Time Hero to find out (With Images)

September 17th, 2009 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Wake up in the morning and miss the chirp of the house sparrow? The Indian government wants to know where the little birds have gone and ... Read more...

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Oh, where have all the sparrows gone? (Feature)

February 15th, 2009 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 15 (IANS) William Wordsworth's "vision of delight", in his poem "The Sparrow's Nest", has almost gone missing from our lives as sparrows have long since stopped building nests in our ... Read more...

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