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A night safari soon in Greater Noida


August 29th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) Preliminary work on the first night safari in India is likely to begin soon in Greater Noida, a growing suburban town of Delhi.The Greater Noida ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indian dances in New York dance festival


July 20th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 20 (IANS) The fifth edition of "Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance", bringing Indian and India-inspired dance to the New York City, will be presented Aug 17 ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Connecting Roma gypsies to their Indian roots, via screen (With Image)


July 8th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Barring alternative sexuality and love, cross-cultural Indian cinema rarely explores taboos in international politics like the rampant persecution and denial of rights to the gypsy ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Kerala leads in head and neck cancers


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) Kerala has one of the highest reported incidences of head and neck cancers, which constitute over 30 per cent of all cancers in the Indian subcontinent, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pakistan boasted of n-strike on India: Report


June 15th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan could launch a nuclear strike on India within eight seconds, an army general boasted in 2001 in Islamabad, the Guardian reported Friday.The warning is ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

iStream.com to bring Euro 2012 live on the internet in India


June 8th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Euro 2012 European football championship will be streamed live on the internet in India thanks to a tie-up between Neo Sports, the official broadcast ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Rising temperature to hit wheat production in India, says report


May 9th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The annual mean temperature in India is expected to rise by 3.5-4.3 degrees Celsius by 2098, badly impacting production of wheat - a major grain ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Coolest April in Delhi comes to end Monday (Second lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Monday saw a fitting end to the coolest April in past few years in Delhi with the maximum temperature staying two notches below the normal ... Read more...

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Showers lash Delhi, good weather to continue (Third Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Heavy showers lashed Delhi Thursday, continuing the spell of good weather and making April this year an unusually pleasant month, according to the Met office. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

It’s coolest April in Delhi, good weather to continue (Second Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhiites Thursday again experienced a soft, cool breeze and light drizzle as the Met Office said April this year has been an unusually pleasant month. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

It’s coolest April in Delhi (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The national capital Thursday again had a soft, cool breeze and light drizzle, and the Met Office said April this year has been an unusually ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Comic book to tell story of India’s Birdman Salim Ali


April 24th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) The life and times of India's legendary Birdman, the late Salim Ali, have been immortalised in a comic book to be released here Thursday.Amar Chitra Katha ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US wants better India-Bangladesh economic ties


April 24th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 24 (IANS) The US wants better trade and economic relations between India and Bangladesh through the northeastern region which has "huge scope of progress in future", an American ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Essar Oil completes expansion of Vadinar refinery


March 29th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Energy major Essar Oil Thursday said it has completed expansion of its Vadinar oil refinery in Gujarat that would boost turnover by about a third and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

On World Sparrow Day, move to monitor common birds


March 19th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) A unique public participation initiative to monitor common birds in the country will be launched Tuesday, to coincide with "World Sparrow Day", an official said here ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Book banning helps fundamentalists: Taslima Nasreen (Interview)


February 28th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Robbed of a home and a peaceful life, Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen feels that religious fundamentalists apart, the responsibility for her sufferings lies on the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Delhi court asks police to investigate Islamist website


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought a status report from the Delhi Police commissioner on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a ban on a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Finnair advance bookings surge by 25 percent


February 18th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair, whose cabin crew performed an inflight dance, as a treat for Indian guests on Jan 26 (Indian Republic Day), reported a surge ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Customs officer pens book on sound recordings


February 8th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Sound is 50 percent partner in a film, Commissioner of Customs and Excise A.N. Sharma said during the release of his book "Baajanama" here Wednesday.The book ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Wish Rushdie was in Jaipur fest: Lebanese writer


January 22nd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) The shadow of Salman Rushdie lingered over the self-styled "greatest literary show on earth" on day three Sunday, with Lebanese writer Hanan Al-Shaykh saying she wished ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Delhi’s migratory birds take hit as wetlands shrink


January 17th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The declining number of migratory birds in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) has been perturbing bird watching circles who blame it on loss ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Air Arabia bags Indian award


December 28th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Dec 28 (IANS/WAM) Air Arabia, the low-cost airline from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has bagged the award for best low-cost international carrier at the Travel Agents ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Africans replacing Indian workers in Gulf?


December 25th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) In a trend that may work adversely on remittances to India and the region, Gulf nations are now increasingly hiring Africans over Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nepal’s Social Development Bank goes live with core banking software


December 9th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Nepal based Social Development Bank, a national level development bank, Thursday went live with the core banking solution Intellect vended by city based Polaris Financial Technology ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Wildlife conservationists honoured


December 1st, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Scientists, researchers and photographers working in the field of wildlife conservation to defend the wildernesses and the food and water security of the Indian subcontinent ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Migratory birds declining, government monitoring habitat


November 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The population of endangered migratory bird species is either decreasing or stable, but the central government is working to protect them during their sojourn, says ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

15 south Asian bands to rock Delhi


November 29th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Contemporary south Asian music will rock Purana Qila, a 16th century fort in the heart of the capital, for three days beginning Friday during the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

140 tremors rocked India so far this year


November 28th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) About 140 earthquakes, in and around the Indian subcontinent, have been felt since January this year, parliament was informed Monday.Replying to a question in the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

A fit Samit Patel raring to go


October 6th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Having overcome fitness problems which kept him out of England team for two-and-a-half years, Samit Rohit Patel is raring to go in the five-match One-day series ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Finnish sauna for jet lag! This one’s right inside an airport


September 18th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 18 (IANS) Steam sauna, mineral water pool, ice therapy, aromatic massages and pebble walk. These are common therapies at spas.But when these are for the asking inside an ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Delhi’s ex-street kid in top US photography show (With Image)


August 3rd, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Vicky Roy, a street child-turned ace art photographer, will be India's sole representative at the prestigious 'The Art of Photography Show 2011' to be held ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Why packing on pounds is riskier for Indians


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 2 (IANS) Packing on pounds is riskier for Indians and other South Asians than white people, says a study.While white Caucasian people store their extra body fat in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dusseldorf is Etihad’s 71st destination


July 23rd, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 23 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways will launch flights to the German city of Dusseldorf from Dec 16, making it its 71st destination, the airline ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kashmir, Bengal, love and loss in the pile (IANS Books This Week)


July 21st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The book shelf this week is a blend of drama and realisations - facts mingled with fictions.1. "A Tangled Web: Jammu & Kashmir"; Edited by ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Bank of Baroda, UAE trade hub sign agreement


July 11th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 10 (IANS/WAM) India's Bank of Baroda has signed an agreement with Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) to provide a range of commercial banking services, it was ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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