mountainous regions

Rainstorms in China leave 18 dead


July 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) Rainstorms have killed 18 people and left another missing in China's Guizhou province in the last 10 days, said authorities.Torrential rains have triggered floods, mudslides and ... Read more...

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Myanmarese nationals get jail for entering India illegally


March 24th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 24 (IANS) Two poverty-stricken Myanmar nationals were Saturday sentenced to two years in jail by a local court here for illegally entering India, a police official said.A sub-divisional ... Read more...

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12 more Myanmarese held in Tripura


March 8th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 8 (IANS) The influx of Myanmarese into India through Bangladesh continues, with 12 more, including a woman, being held for illegally entering Tripura, police said Thursday.With this, 95 ... Read more...

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Avalanches in northeastern Afghanistan kill 44


March 7th, 2012 - 4:48 am ICT by BNO News
FAYZABAD, Afghanistan (BNO NEWS) -- More than 40 people have been killed and others are missing after heavy snowfall caused two avalanches in a remote region in northeastern Afghanistan on late Monday, ... Read more...

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IAF to rescue people stranded in Jammu region


January 25th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 25 (IANS) As the weather cleared in mountainous regions of Jammu Wednesday, the Indian Air Force (IAF) began preparations to evacuate some 300 snow-trapped people in Kishtwar district, ... Read more...

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Snowstorms affect 256,000 people in central China


January 25th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) About 256,000 people have been affected in the remote mountainous regions of China's Hunan province due to snow and freezing weather since last week, the authorities ... Read more...

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More than 800,000 without power as Hurricane Irene slams Puerto Rico


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by BNO News
SAN JUAN (BNO NEWS) -- Irene strengthened into a hurricane on early Monday morning after it made landfall in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, forecasters said, causing widespread damage and leaving ... Read more...

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Oldest remains of Caspian Horse unearthed in Iran


May 1st, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has discovered the oldest remains of Caspian horse, also known as the Mazandaran horse, during their eighth season of archaeological research in Gohar Tappeh, ... Read more...

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Chakmas urge Dhaka to protect tribals in Bangladesh


April 19th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Indian Chakma tribals have urged Dhaka to protect the rights of their fellow tribals in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh, tribal leaders said ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bangladesh takes sanitation lessons from Tripura


December 18th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 18 (IANS) The Bangladesh government is learning from the Indian state of Tripura how to maintain sanitation and supply drinking water in mountainous regions.A 12-member team, led by local government ... Read more...

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‘Cloud seeding’ to encourage rainfall ‘not as effective as thought’


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): New research from Tel Aviv University has revealed that the practice of cloud seeding with materials such as silver iodide and frozen carbon dioxide may not be as ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia present 25th Indira Gandhi Award to Rahman, Ramkrishna Ashram


October 31st, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.31 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi presented the 25th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration to Music composer A R Rahman and Ramkrishna Mission ... Read more...

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China launches new satellite


September 5th, 2010 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) China successfully launched a new satellite into space Sunday, which will improve television and radio broadcasting signals in the country. The "SinoSat-6" was launched at 12:14 a.m. from the ... Read more...

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Nine killed in plane crash in New Zealand


September 4th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sept 4 (ANI): Nine people were killed when a skydive plane crashed at Fox Glacier airport in New Zealand.The Fletcher Fixed Wing plane burst into flames after taking off, just ... Read more...

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Bagging ‘far buried’ bin Laden in Pak-Afghan border still top US priority: Petraeus


August 16th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16(ANI): Commander of United States-led NATO forces in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, has said that Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden is "far buried" in the remote mountains between Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Climate change ‘dangerous for alpine regions’


June 16th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): A new study has suggested that climate change can cause increasing and unpredictable hazard risks in mountainous regions.Researchers from University of Exeter and Austria said that the Alpine ... Read more...

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Lightning Kills Woman Before Boyfriend Could Propose For Marriage


June 10th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri North Carolina, June 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an unfortunate development in North Carolina a lady was killed by lightning strike just when his boyfriend was about to propose marriage to ... Read more...

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Climate change, mountain building behind mammal diversity patterns


May 6th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new study suggests patterns of mammal diversity caused by biodiversity gradients arise from interactions between climate change and mountain building.University of Michigan Assistant Professors John Finarelli and ... Read more...

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Global warming increasing flood risk in mountain areas


January 25th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 25 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has determined that global warming is increasing the risk of flood in mountain areas.The world's mountainous regions are home to ... Read more...

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‘Brothers’ Scheduled To Release On December 4


November 9th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov. 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The new trailer for the upcoming movie 'Brothers', that will be releasing in the month of December 4, is now out and making the rounds of ... Read more...

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Europe’s largest bat inhabited northeastern Spain more than 10,000 years ago


October 30th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): A team of scientists has confirmed that the largest bat in Europe, Nyctalus lasiopterus, had a greater geographical presence in northeastern Spain more than 10,000 years ago than ... Read more...

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Mountains may be cradles of evolution


September 26th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 26 (ANI): American scientists have suggested that growing mountains may give rise to new species, thus making them cradles of evolution."The major times of (species) diversification directly coincide with ... Read more...

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Former Montana Freemen Member and Child Molester, Edward Eugene Harper Arrested


July 24th, 2009 - 11:16 pm ICT by GD
63 years old fugitive Edward Eugene Harper has been arrested from Wyoming by the FBI. Harper was accused in a child molestation case back in the 1990s for molesting two little girls, ... Read more...

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Pak Army does not require foreign training: General Kayani


May 17th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 17 (ANI): Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Kayani, has said that the Army has a full range of counter-insurgency training facilities,and added and that it does not ... Read more...

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Earth’s earliest ice age may have been caused by rise in oxygen


May 8th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): In a new research by an international team of geologists, it has been suggested that Earth's earliest ice age may have been due to the rise of oxygen ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

To protest Chinese rule Tibetan farmers refuse to sow spring crops


April 11th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Tibetan farmers discontented with the Chinese rule have refused to sow their fields in a show of passive resistance against Beijing.Chinese officials are so anxious at the latest ... Read more...

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Root out safe havens for terrorists, Obama tells Pakistan


February 10th, 2009 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Warning Pakistan that US would not tolerate terrorist safe havens in its tribal belt along the border with Afghanistan, President Barack Obama has advocated a regional approach to ... Read more...

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India Meteorological Department Foundation Day today


January 15th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is celebrating its 134th Foundation Day today. The day is being celebrated to commemorate taking over of H. F. Blanford as ... Read more...

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Typhoon Kalmaegi leaves at least five dead in Taiwan


July 18th, 2008 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Taipei, July 18 (DPA) Typhoon Kalmaegi caused severe destruction in Taiwan, leaving at least five people dead and several missing as it moved towards China Friday. An army officer slipped into a ... Read more...

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India’s river island, hill trains vie for World Heritage List


June 23rd, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) River island Majuli, in the Brahmaputra in Assam, and the Mountain Railways of India are part of 34 cultural properties, which will be considered for inclusion into ... Read more...

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Miracle leaves to help prevent liver damage


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (IANS) While sea buckthorn berries are known for cholesterol-busting properties, their leaves, rich in anti-oxidants, may help ward off liver disease, according to a new study. Native to mountainous ... Read more...

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Sea buckthorn leaves may help ward off liver disease


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Indian scientists have found that leaves of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) berries can help protect against liver disease.Sea buckthorn is well known for its cholesterol busting properties, ... Read more...

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Jammu-Kathgodam ‘Garib Rath’ will provide better connectivity: Lalu Prasad


April 6th, 2008 - 7:54 pm ICT by admin
Jammu, April 6 (ANI): After flagging off Garib Rath train between Jammu and Kathgodam, Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday said that the launch of the train will enable ... Read more...

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Several killed as winter storm rages across Europe


March 1st, 2008 - 11:24 pm ICT by admin
DPA Berlin, March 1 (DPA) A late winter storm raged across much of western Europe overnight Friday and through much of Saturday, with winds measuring over 220 km per hour in places, leaving ... Read more...

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India might benefit from excess nitrogen that boosts plant growth


February 7th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study by ecologists has determined that excess nitrogen in tropical forests boosts plant growth by an average of 20 percent, with the most dramatic increases happening ... Read more...

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