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Underwater vehicle aims to mimic stingrays


July 29th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Engineers are trying to emulate the effortless but powerful swimming motions of stingrays and mantarays by creating their own ray-like machine modelled on nature."They (rays) are ... Read more...

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‘Hunter-gatherers, modern men use same energy levels’


July 26th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Surprisingly, hunter gatherers and their current day counterparts expend the same energy levels, says a new finding, upsetting one of the most entrenched popular notions that ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s welfare scheme for nomadic Gujjars


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 23 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir has formulated a welfare scheme for the nomadic Gujjar community.Social Welfare Minister Sakina Itoo told IANS: "The scheme will take care of ... Read more...

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DNA sections linked to osteoarthritis found


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) British researchers have discovered eight sections of our DNA that cause osteoarthritis, the hopelessly crippling condition affecting tens of millions worldwide. The breakthrough by University of ... Read more...

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Raju was an ideal officer, says Kaarthikeyan


June 21st, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Former NIA chief Radha Vinod Raju, who died Thursday, was an ideal police officer, former CBI chief D.R. Kaarthikeyan said."One feels sad that such a ... Read more...

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Post office with four mail runners opened in Ladakh


June 19th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 19 (IANS) A post office with four mail runners (postmen), who may cover a distance of 60 km daily, was inaugurated Tuesday at Cha-Lungnak in Jammu and Kashmir's ... Read more...

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Jammu shuts down against fuel price hike


May 31st, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 31 (IANS) Vehicles went off the roads and shops and businesses were shut Thursday in this Kashmir city as part of an all-India shutdown to protest the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Give us water, Maharashtra villagers tell Rahul (Second Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi visited drought-hit villages of Maharashtra's Satara district for two and a half hours Saturday but did not any announce any ... Read more...

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Shanghai faces labour crisis


April 26th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) China's Shanghai city is facing a shortfall of migrant labour. The city's human resource watchdog says it is happening mainly due to the rising cost of ... Read more...

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Assam farmers losing interest in rice cultivation


March 15th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 15 (IANS) Farmers of Assam, that recently boasted of having a record rice harvest, are losing interest in paddy cultivation, saying they were facing financial ruin in the ... Read more...

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Airport Metro starts cloak-room service


February 28th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The swanky high-speed Airport Metro Express Line (AMEL), led by Reliance Infrastructure, is going another step forward in customer comfort by providing cloak-room service at ... Read more...

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For Kashmiri Hindus and Muslims, Shivratri bridges a gap


February 20th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) As bells tolled in the temples of Lord Shiva Monday, what emerged was a heartening story of healing wounds between Hindus and Muslims - wounds inflicted ... Read more...

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IAF rushes to evacuate snow-trapped in Jammu


January 27th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 27 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Friday rushed to evacuate as many snow-trapped people as possible from remote areas of the Jammu region before it starts raining ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

SEBI planning more grievance and arbitration centres


December 17th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is planning to set up more investor grievance and arbitration centres to address investors' woes, a top ... Read more...

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Brand new Indian Navy with long legs by 2027: Admiral Verma


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) India will have "a brand new" navy with "long legs" at sea, with force levels of 150-odd warships and 500-odd air fleet, navy chief Admiral ... Read more...

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Scientists home in on seals’ amazing navigation skills


November 20th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 20 (IANS)Some seals can point out on the spot they had been born even after spending five years out at sea, a study reveals. Antarctic fur seals', arguably ... Read more...

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Over two lakh poor women workers to get stoves, lanterns


November 19th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The International Finance Corp (IFC) will provide energy-efficient cooking stoves and solar lanterns to over two lakh women in Rajasthan and Gujarat. A member of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Commuting long distances bad for health


October 31st, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Daily long distance commuting seems worthwhile if it is for a better job or house, but it could be bad for your health.New research shows that ... Read more...

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Perfect right to vote before right to recall: Khurshid


October 18th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Law Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday said the right to vote needed to be perfected before bringing in a "right to recall".Talking to reporters here, ... Read more...

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CAG raps Indian Navy for buying combat planes sans weapons


September 8th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Indian Navy came in for a hard rap from the government auditor Thursday for buying Russian MiG-29K combat planes without their weapons systems, rendering ... Read more...

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Post offices to provide visa services


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Visa related services will soon be available in post offices -- in remote areas.India Post Friday said it has signed an agreement with VFS Global ... Read more...

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UAE medical team reaches out to famine victims


August 20th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) A UAE medical mission has arrived to inspect health condition of thousands of refugees who walked long distances to reach scattered camps at Dadaab area on ... Read more...

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‘Terrorists may have used safe house near blast sites’


July 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Investigators probing the Mumbai blasts believe the terrorists who planted the bombs may have used a "safe house" somewhere near the blast sites to ... Read more...

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‘Terrorists behind bombings may not have been locals’


July 15th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The terrorists who planted bombs at three sites in Mumbai may not have been locals, an examination of the CCTV footage collected from the sites ... Read more...

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Bird inspires aircraft that can fly, hover and glide


July 3rd, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) A new versatile design of micro air vehicle (MAV) is inspired by a particular bird called Swift.This design of MAVs or unmanned aerial vehicles, would enable ... Read more...

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‘No artificial Shivling at Amarnath’


June 26th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 26 (IANS) The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board is against the idea of installing an artificial Shivling at the cave shrine if and when the naturally made stalagmite ... Read more...

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Boeing purchase will sustain 23,000 US jobs: Envoy


June 7th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Hailing India's decision to buy 10 Boeing C-17 aircraft at $4.1 billion, US ambassador Timothy J. Roemer Tuesday said the sale would boost strategic ... Read more...

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India clears biggest deal with US for C-17s at $4.1 bn (Second Lead)


June 6th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) India Monday approved its biggest defence deal with the US for 10 Boeing C-17 strategic heavy-lift planes for $4.1 billion, in a major step ... Read more...

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India approves $4.1 bn deal for 10 C-17 airlifters from US (Lead)


June 6th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) India Monday approved the purchase of 10 Boeing C-17 strategic heavy-lifters at an estimated cost of $4.1 billion from the US in a giant ... Read more...

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Leopard enters Hema Malini’s bungalow, vanishes (Second Lead)


May 27th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) A leopard strayed into Bollywood actress Hema Malini's bungalow here Friday morning and created panic in the area, an official said.The leopard was sighted in the ... Read more...

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Solar power can meet up to 7 percent of India’s energy needs


May 24th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Solar power can meet 5-7 percent of India's total power requirements by 2021-22 compared to its current almost negligible contribution, reducing coal requirements by ... Read more...

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Brains of birds have a dinosaur source: Study


April 13th, 2011 - 9:00 am ICT by ANI
Calgary (Canada), Apr. 13 (ANI): Canadian researchers have opined that the brains of birds can be traced to a dinosaur source.Their new research published in a journal of Britain's Royal Society traced ... Read more...

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Hindu Temple planned for Oxford


April 6th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 6 (ANI): A Hindu Temple and Community Centre is being planned for Oxford (United Kingdom).Besides the temple, the plan also includes building a 500-seat community center for providing meeting ... Read more...

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Researchers find no link between major earthquakes


March 28th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): A new study has found that even though large earthquakes usually trigger a series of severe local aftershocks, they however do not cause major quakes further away.The finding ... Read more...

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Some sharks follow ‘mental map’ to navigate seas


March 10th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): A new study has shown that some shark species are able to navigate to specific locations up to 50km away.Re-analysing tracking data from tagged sharks, ecologists found that ... Read more...

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