long winter

The chill returns to Agra


February 18th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 18 (IANS) The sudden return of intense cold continued unabated across north India, as temperatures dipped across the region. Bright sunshine in most places could not provide any ... Read more...

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Rights commission begins internship programme


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) A total of 50 students Tuesday began a month-long winter internship programme conducted by the National Human Rights Commission. The students were shortlisted from 32 ... Read more...

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2G case: Raja ex-aide’s cross-examination resumes Monday


January 1st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Jailed former communications minister A. Raja will Monday resume the cross-examination of his former aide Aseevatham Achary in the 2G case in a CBI ... Read more...

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Government plan to extend parliament session opposed (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The government's plan to extend the winter session of parliament by three days for the anti-graft Lokpal bill would be reviewed Wednesday in the ... Read more...

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Back to square one: Anti-Chidambaram protests disrupt parliament


December 8th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) After only a day of peace and normal business in parliament, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were back to no work Thursday ... Read more...

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Nearly half of parliament session lost to protests


December 3rd, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Nearly half of parliament's 21-day long winter session has been lost to protests mainly over foreign equity in retailing, leaving the government's elaborate legislative ... Read more...

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Opposition plans adjournment motion on price rise Tuesday


November 21st, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The combined opposition is all set to press for an adjournment motion on price rise when the month-long winter session of parliament begins Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Wrong to put timelines for Lokpal panel: Singhvi (Lead)


November 8th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) With the winter session of parliament two weeks away, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice examining the ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel plans report during winter session


November 8th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The parliamentary standing committee on law and justice examining the Lokpal issue plans to submit its recommendations to parliament during the month-long winter session ... Read more...

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Team Anna wants conduct of MPs in Lokpal Bill


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Members of Team Anna Thursday met a parliamentary committee examining the Lokpal bill to seek constitutional changes to include conduct of MPs too in ... Read more...

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Winter knocking at Kashmir’s door


October 22nd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 22 (IANS) As autumn comes to a close, the harsh four-month-long winter already seems to be knocking at Kashmir's door with snowfall in higher reaches bringing down the ... Read more...

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Taking education to the next level of human reformation


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Stanzin AngmoLadakh, Mar 23 (ANI): "Educational refugees" is a term, which aptly describes scores of Ladakhi students pursuing higher education, far away from home in places and cities unfamiliar to them. ... Read more...

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It’s about winning four games in a row: Swann


March 14th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) England off-spinner Graeme Swann sees "light at the end of the tunnel" for his inconsistent team and says it is all about winning four games in ... Read more...

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‘Dark horses’ England can rule world: Strauss


February 6th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Perth (Australia), Feb.6 (ANI): Having lost the one-day series to Australia 6-1, England captain Andrew Strauss does not feel that it takes the sheen off winning the Ashes series 3-1 Down Under ... Read more...

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Sunny day in plains as hill towns still shiver (Roundup)


January 17th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The plains of north India greeted another warm and sunny day Monday with schools across the region reopening after an extended winter vacation. However, the Himalayan towns ... Read more...

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All warring parties should sit for talks, says Meira Kumar


December 24th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Friday appealed to all parties to come together and sit for discussion to prevent any recurrence of the logjam witnessed in the ... Read more...

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Parliament ruckus a sad experience, says Meira Kumar


December 13th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Monday said it was a "sad experience" for her to witness parliament being disrupted for such a long time during ... Read more...

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Industry chamber observes UN anti-graft day


December 13th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) American Chamber of Commerce in India (Amcham) observed the UN global anti-corruption day Monday to create awareness on business ethics and integrity issues."Radical changes without accompanying enforcement ... Read more...

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NDA stages sit-in outside parliament over JPC (Lead)


December 13th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) National Democratic Alliance (NDA) MPs Monday staged a protest outside parliament building to press for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum scam and ... Read more...

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Army raises questions on Kashmir troop thinning


November 30th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 30 (IANS) In the aftermath of Monday's shootout in Srinagar in which a policeman and three terrorists were killed, the Indian Army has raised a series of questions on the ... Read more...

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Orissa is now Odisha, Oriya is Odia


November 9th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Tuesday cleared legislation seeking to rename Orissa as Odisha and the language spoken in the state as Odia from Oriya.The bill to ... Read more...

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Opposition disrupts Tripura assembly over rape by police official


November 1st, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 1 (IANS) The alleged rape of a minor girl by a police official saw the Tripura assembly again plunge into bedlam Monday as opposition Congress members disrupted proceedings demanding severe ... Read more...

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Daylight Saving Starts In New Zealand, UV Radiation Goes Up


September 25th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sep 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the Daylight Saving time goes into effect the residents of New Zealand have been asked to take appropriate measures since they will be spending more ... Read more...

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Scientists Warn Of Hungry Bears At Yellowstone


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bad news for all those who planned to go out camping in the Yellowstone area as scientists have revealed that the grizzlies are expected to be ... Read more...

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Scientists making last attempt to call Mars rover


July 31st, 2010 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (DPA) Scientists were making efforts to contact the non-responsive Spirit Mars rover, which has lost contact with Earth during the Martian winter prompting fears that it might be permanently ... Read more...

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Crouch tips Rooney to pick up WC winner’s medal and Player of the Year award


June 7th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Rustenburg (South Africa), June 7(ANI): England striker Peter Crouch insists that Wayne Rooney can pick up a World Cup winner's medal before being named FIFA's World Player of the Year.Rooney was England's ... Read more...

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Collingwood rested for Bangladesh Test series, Broad left out of Lord’s Test


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22(ANI): England Twenty20 skipper Paul Collingwood will be rested for the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh after a tough winter and a successful Twenty20 World Cup campaign.The 33-year-old had ... Read more...

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Moscow’s graffiti artists come out in summer


April 17th, 2010 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) After a long winter, Russian graffiti artists have come out to change Moscow's eternally grey urban landscape into something brighter even, if it is illegal. Winter in Russia ... Read more...

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Canada not to change national anthem after protests


March 6th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 6 (IANS) After intense public opposition, the Canadian government has backed out from the idea of altering its national anthem 'O Canada...' to make it more gender-neutral. During her speech two ... Read more...

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Vitamin D lifts mood during winters


March 4th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Taking a dose of Vitamin D everyday could help people to better combat the long winter, according to researchers at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing ... Read more...

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Warm Holi for Delhiites as temperature rises


March 1st, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The national capital was awash in the colours of Holi Monday with the pleasant weather adding warmth to the celebrations, even as the weatherman predicted some rain ... Read more...

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Tourists stranded in Manali due to landslides


February 8th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 8 (IANS) Tourists were held up Monday in the picturesque resort of Manali due massive landslides on the main road linking the town to Kullu, an official said. "Around 200 ... Read more...

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Himachal cancels allotment of 14 hydropower projects


December 18th, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dharmsala, Dec 18 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has cancelled the allotment of nine hydropower companies, including those of Jindal Power, in the past one year, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said ... Read more...

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Migrating elephant from India kills 11 in Nepal


December 9th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 9 (IANS) An enraged male elephant, which began its long winter odyssey in northeast India, has killed 11 people as well as two animals in Nepal in a ... Read more...

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Orissa sets up commission to help farmers


November 19th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) After coming under severe criticism from the opposition parties for "neglecting" the farm sector, Orissa government Thursday set up a four-member commission to deal with problems of ... Read more...

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