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Iron, steel sector fare poorly on green scale, says study


June 4th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The iron and steel industry in India is struggling to meet environmental norms and the sector's overall environmental performance is poor, says a study released ... Read more...

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Breakthrough promises cheap biosolar energy


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) A bio-solar breakthrough to produce cheap and efficient energy by tapping the plant's photosynthetic process has been achieved, claim scientists.Barry D. Bruce, professor of biochemistry at ... Read more...

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Need effective, not powerful leaders: Chavan


December 3rd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Saturday said "effective leaders" were needed more than "powerful leaders" today as people are "well-informed and demand good governance"."I think ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Villagers take lessons in saving Kashmir’s rare deer


November 27th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 27 (IANS) Alarmed by the dwindling numbers of the red deer sub-species known locally as the 'Hangul' found in the world only in Kashmir, the local agricultural university ... Read more...

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National institute of mountaineering to be set up


October 25th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The government Tuesday cleared a proposal to set up a national institute of mountaineering and allied sports (NIMAS) in Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh at ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chhattisgarh farmers benefiting from multi-storied farming


April 4th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Raipur, Apr 4 (ANI): The multi-storied pattern of farming is benefiting farmers of Chhattisgarh.Farmers are planting many crops using this method.The state, known as the 'Rice Bowl of India', is now looking ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha calls for release of social activist Binayak Sen


January 31st, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Raipur, Jan 31 (ANI): Activists of Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha Labourer's Committee carried out a protest rally here demanding the release of Human Rights activist Binayak Sen who is convicted under sedition charges.Addressing ... Read more...

Posted in National |

BCCL, HEC tie up for modern coal washery


November 23rd, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) The Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a subsidiary of the country's largest miner Coal India, has tied up with a consortium led by the Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Irrigation may offset climate change effects in some regions: Study


September 8th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Expanded irrigation might mitigate the effects of climate change in some areas, a new study has revealed.But some major groundwater aquifers, a source of irrigation water, are projected ... Read more...

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Bhopal verdict a mockery of justice, say victims, activists (Lead)


June 7th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 7 (IANS) Victims and activists were Monday furious that eight officials of Union Carbide had been convicted for the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster only for criminal negligence, which is punishable ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Posco relents, to set up steel plant in Karnataka


June 4th, 2010 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 3 (IANS) Korean steel major Posco has signed an agreement with the Karnataka government to set up a six million tonnes steel plant in the state, Major Industries Minister ... Read more...

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UN official appeals for greater attention to food security sitution in Africa


May 7th, 2010 - 4:42 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The head of the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Thursday appealed for greater attention to be focused on the food security situation in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

JSL signs deal for 1,320 MW power plant in Orissa


May 6th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 6 (IANS) The country's largest stainless steel maker, JSL, Thursday signed an agreement with the Orissa government to set up a super critical 1,320 MW thermal power plant in the ... Read more...

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UN opens conference in Finland on Nordic indigenous people


April 15th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations (UN) announced that a conference of indigenous representatives and State officials from all the European Nordic countries opened in Finland Wednesday.James Anaya, UN Special ... Read more...

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Orissa signs agreements for five thermal power projects


April 9th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 9 (IANS) The Orissa government Friday signed agreements with five independent producers for five coal-fired power projects to generate 4,800 MW at an investment of Rs.23,203.52 crore, energy secretary P.K. ... Read more...

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Coal India to set up 20 new washeries


April 6th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) India's largest coal miner, Coal India, plans to set up 20 new modern washeries with a total capacity of 111 million tonnes over the next four-five years in ... Read more...

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Niche airline operators eye the versatile Twin Otter


April 5th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) India's niche airline operators have shown interest in the Twin Otter small aircraft that has the unique ability to operate from land, water or snow ... 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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CIRDAP call for holistic approach to ensure development of rural poor


January 28th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Jan 28(ANI): The Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) member countries on Thursday echoed their voice for a holistic approach to ensure sustainable livelihood for rural ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fishes’ three-second memory a myth


January 15th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 15 (IANS) The 'fact' about fishes having a three-second memory is after all a myth, research shows. Kevin Warburton, adjunct researcher with Charles Sturt University's Institute for Land, Water and Society, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Fish memory lasts much more than three seconds’


January 15th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 15 (ANI): The belief that fish have a short memory is wrong, say Australian researchers.They say that fish have a memory that lasts much more than three seconds and are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Left Front partner admits drawbacks in West Bengal land reforms


December 11th, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front partner, the All India Forward Bloc (AIFB), Friday conceded that the combine has failed to provide the people an alternative livelihood to agriculture ... Read more...

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Events in Afghanistan, Pakistan pose serious threat to us everyday: Antony


October 28th, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 28 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony said on Wednesday said that the tumultuous situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan poses serious security threat to India everyday."Whatever is happening ... Read more...

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Scientists discover first protein-based amphibian toxin in Chinese tree frog


August 18th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): Scientists in China have discovered the first protein-based toxin in an amphibian -a 60 amino acid neurotoxin found in the skin of a Chinese tree frog, which may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fossils suggest earlier land-water transition of tetrapod


April 18th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 18 (ANI): New evidence has emerged that suggests an earlier land-water transition of a four-limbed animal with backbones, which was known to have moved from fish to landlubber.A Duke graduate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New IIT campus in Orissa to be complete in four years (Lead)


February 11th, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 11 (IANS) The campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Orissa would be complete in four years from now with Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh laying the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Karnataka CM invites Tata to set-up Nano plant


October 6th, 2008 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Oct 6 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa today invited Tata Motors to set up manufacturing plant for world''s cheapest car ''Nano'' in the state.While talking to media persons in ... Read more...

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Bihar farmers to get first community radio station


August 14th, 2008 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Aug 14 (IANS) After Jharkhand, it is now the turn of thousands of farmers in rural Bihar to swing to the tunes of the community radio station. It will ... Read more...

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SAIL unhappy as Jharkhand drags feet over mining lease renewals


July 18th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 18 (IANS) Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) is unhappy about the way the Jharkhand government is dragging its feet over the renewal of iron ore mining leases, says Kiran ... Read more...

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Paswan urges steel industry to support government in managing inflation


July 16th, 2008 - 10:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Union Minister for Steel, Chemicals and Fertilisers Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday urged the steel industry to continue to support the effort of the government in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Legalizing opium production for medical use not viable


May 2nd, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by admin
London, May 2 (ANI): Legalizing opium production in Afghanistan for medical use is neither feasible nor required, the British Minister of State for Africa, Asia, and the United Nations has argued.While ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mistletoe leaf litter may hold key to curing ailing forests


December 25th, 2007 - 2:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 25 (ANI): Mistletoe, a parasitic plant best known as a hanging Christmas decoration under which men and women are obliged to kiss, is a vital member of many types of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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