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Chinese observe Japan invasion anniversary


September 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) People stood in silence and cars pulled to roadside to honk in China's Shenyang city at 9.18 a.m. Tuesday as wailing air defence sirens kicked off ... Read more...

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Environmental group complains against pro-nuclear power ads


March 13th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 13 (IANS) Even as the Indian nuclear establishment is going flat out to convince the people through advertisements about the safety of atomic power, an environmental group here ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Maldives: for us climate change is a matter of survival


February 10th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Maldives, the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago that underwent a tumultuous regime change, says the "mistrust" between rich and poor nations on climate change ... Read more...

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Maldives: a nation of 1,190 coral islands (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Maldives is located in the Laccadive Sea in the Indian Ocean, 400 km southwest of India's southern coast.It is an archipelago of 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of ... Read more...

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‘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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Increase land bank for projects to 500 acres: FICCI


September 3rd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Industry lobby FICCI Sunday said it has suggested to the government to increase the land mass of 100 acres for projects in the draft Land ... Read more...

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Indian origin artist goes to Venice Biennale (With Image)


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India-born London-based artist Nandita Chaudhuri has captured the horrors of the Japan tsunami and the psychological drift it has triggered among the millions of survivors ... Read more...

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Tshwane to become largest city in South Africa


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, May 2 (IANS) The city of Tshwane will become the largest in South Africa and the third largest in the world when a new municipality is incorporated into it, ... Read more...

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Japan quake moved coast by 13 feet


March 14th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Mar 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Geological Survey Institute has announced that the massive earthquake that triggered the devastating tsunami moved the Japanese coast by as much as 13 feet.The quake which ... Read more...

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Japan earthquake moves its coastline by 13 feet


March 14th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.14 (ANI): Massive 8.9 quake in Japan has moved its coastline as much as 13 feet, averaging eight feet along a stretch measuring 300 miles, according to the Geographical Survey Institute.According ... Read more...

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Japan quake shifted Earth 4 inches on its axis


March 12th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) The massive earthquake that shook Japan and triggered a huge tsunami appears to have shifted the Earth on its axis and moved an island of Japan, ... Read more...

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Massive volcanic eruptions wiped out life on sea, land


January 24th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) Massive volcanic eruptions that produced ash clouds wiped out nearly 95 percent of life on sea and 70 percent on land. "This could literally be the smoking ... Read more...

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Vibrant Gujarat 2011 aims to provide investment to every state: Modi


November 17th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Vibrant Gujarat 2011 summit is aimed at providing every Indian state an opportunity to seek investment, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said here Wednesday."The previous four ... Read more...

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Cartoonist maps world of social networking


October 20th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) A cartoonist has created a map which imagines websites as countries and shows their size based on how popular they are. Randall Munroe, a university graduate ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China overtakes Japan as world’s second-largest economy


August 16th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): China has overtaken Japan in the second quarter, after three decades of spectacular growth, to become the world's second-largest economy behind the United States.The milestone, though anticipated ... Read more...

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Gondwana supercontinent underwent 60-degree rotation during Cambrian explosion


August 11th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): New evidence uncovered by a team of Yale University geologists has revealed that the Gondwana supercontinent underwent a 60-degree rotation across Earth's surface during the Early Cambrian period. ... Read more...

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Aussie marsupials descended from common South American ancestor


July 29th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 29 (ANI): The kangaroo and all other Aussie marsupials, such as wombats and Tassie devils, have a common South American ancestor, suggests new research.According to previous research, the marsupial family ... Read more...

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Isha Foundation wins Indira Gandhi Award for green project


May 28th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Coimbatore-based Isha Foundation - a spiritual organisation - led by seer Jaggi Vasudev has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Award for its unique Project Green ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bangladesh’s landmass increased due to sedimentation in rivers


April 23rd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) Bangladesh's landmass has increased in recent years, thanks to sedimentation in its southern rivers, a study has revealed. The study shows that the country has actually grown in landmass ... Read more...

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Leech in girl’s nose


April 16th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 16, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A fresh type of leech, which plagues human beings, has been unearthed by the investigators. It has been named Tyrannobdella rex, which means tyrant ... Read more...

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J-K Government deploys ‘Finnish machines’ to clean Dal Lake


March 6th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar 6 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government has deployed two state-of-the-art 'Finnish machines' to clean the over polluted Dal Lake.Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) officials along with engineers from ... Read more...

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“Citizen scientists” to find missing pieces of Australia’s biodiversity


February 15th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 15 (ANI): Reports indicate that scientists and volunteers will spend the next three years surveying the far-flung corners of the continent to find the missing pieces of Australia's animal and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Plant evolution permanently changed the way rivers looked and behaved


January 30th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 30 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that plant evolution led to permanent changes to the way rivers looked and behaved about 420 million years ago.During the period, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sethusamundram alignment: How long more, asks apex court


December 14th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the central government how much more time it needed to examine the feasibility of having an alternate alignment for a shorter navigational ... Read more...

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Marginal increase in India’s forest cover: Report


November 30th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Forests covered 21.02 percent of India's area, the latest state of the forest report showed here Monday. This is a marginal increase from the last report released ... Read more...

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LTTE vanquished, tourism to open up in Sri Lanka’s north


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Das Colombo, July 22 (IANS) The pristine beaches in Sri Lanka's north, where a 25-year ethnic conflict came to an end two months ago following the crushing defeat of the Tamil ... Read more...

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Short of space - Goa law panel recommends common crematorium


July 16th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) With real estate prices shooting up and increasing incidents of inter-community bickering over disposal of the dead, the Goa Law Commission Thursday recommended setting up of a public ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Reptiles fossil helps rules out ancient flood in New Zealand


January 21st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): The discovery of the fossil of a reptile on New Zealands South Island has helped to rebuff the theory that an ancient flood had submerged the countrys ... Read more...

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Indian spy agencies failed due to their overwhelming focus on Pak terror groups


November 28th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 28 (ANI): Indian intelligence agencies completely failed in preventing the Mumbai terror strikes because of their overwhelming focus on Pakistan-based militant groups all these years. And, the focus has ... Read more...

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Earliest settlers in the Caribbean preferred to live on smaller islands


November 25th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): New evidence has suggested that the earliest settlers in the Caribbean preferred to live on smaller islands, which challenges the assumption that large islands are more important ... Read more...

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UKs dino connection to the US established by researchers


November 24th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new research has suggested that footprints found on Skye in Scotland, and in Wyoming, in the US, were left by the same dinosaurs or a similar ... Read more...

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Biofuel-powered aircraft will take to the skies in three years


October 27th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): The Boeing Company, which is a major aerospace and defense corporation, has said that biofuel-powered aircraft could be carrying millions of passengers around the world within three ... Read more...

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Emirates unveils new environment programme


July 25th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 25 (IANS) Emirates Airline has announced a series of initiatives as part of its efforts to ensure environmentally clean flight operation by reducing emissions and waste, WAM reported Friday. The ... Read more...

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Supercontinent Pangea may have eaten itself to pieces 300 million years ago


July 7th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a plausible explanation for the splitting up of the supercontinent Pangea, attributing the break-up to a mechanism which caused the massive land ... Read more...

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Fishermen protest Sri Lankan Navy’s ‘atrocities’


July 5th, 2008 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), July 5 (IANS) This fishing town on the east coast of Tamil Nadu wore a deserted look Saturday as hundreds of fishermen went on an indefinite strike to protest ... Read more...

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