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Chinese firm revives plan for Iceland resort

May 8th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) A Chinese real estate company has revived its ambitious plan to open an idyllic ranch in Iceland since Reykjavik has given the company the green light ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Loss of predators tied with deforestation

April 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The unbridled growth of moose, deer and other herbivore populations is contributing to deforestation thanks to the loss of predators such as wolves.This loss has allowed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Remove TV from kids’ rooms to tackle obesity’

April 7th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) British experts have advised parents to remove televisions from children's bedrooms in a bid to combat record obesity rates being observed among youngsters.According to academics involved ... Read more...

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‘Foodistan’ taught me about Pakistan’s street food: Chef Manish Mehrotra

March 22nd, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Manish Mehrotra has been cooking up delectable dishes for over 15 years, but if there's one learning he has carried back as the winner of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Manish Mehrotra wins ‘Foodistan’

March 22nd, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Delhi-based chef Manish Mehrotra, known for fusion cuisine, was Wednesday declared the winner of NDTV Good Times food reality show "Foodistan".Mehrotra beat Pakistan's chef Poppy ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

French firm to invest $4.2 bn in Norway

February 3rd, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 3 (IANS) French giant energy producer Total said Thursday it is investing $4.2 billion for the development of a new oil field located in the North Sea off ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘India needs to engage Central Asia for 30 years’

January 13th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Eurasia, and specifically resource-rich Central Asia that is witnessing a new version of the Great Game as the interests of various powers converge, should be ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ghorpade shortlisted for place in FIA academy

November 8th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 8 (IANS) India's multiple karting champion Parth Ghorpade has been chosen to compete for a place on the 2012 FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy. The 18-year old ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Movie on migrants Italy’s Oscar candidate

September 28th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 28 (IANS/AKI) Director Emanuele Crialese's film about the plight of migrants landing on Italy's Lampedusa island from Africa will be the country's contender for the 2012 Best Foreign ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Finnair Cargo to launch India service

August 20th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Finnair Cargo Saturday said it will commence operation of cargo flights between Helsinki and Mumbai from Sep 16."The new freighter services offer fast connections between ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

A glass of milk could contain painkillers, antibiotics

July 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Scientists have found that a glass of milk may contain up to 20 painkillers, antibiotics and growth hormones.Through a highly sensitive test, scientists found a host ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists extract protein from ancient bones

June 6th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Researchers have successfully extracted protein from the bones of a 600,000-year-old mammoth, paving the way for the identification of ancient fossils.Using an ultra-high resolution mass spectrometer, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Finnair begins direct flights to Singapore

May 31st, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, May 31 (IANS) Finland's largest airline Finnair Tuesday said that it has started direct flights to Singapore with a timetable devised especially for the needs of business travellers."Finnair's Asian ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Volcano ash shuts down airports in Germany (Lead)

May 25th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Ash from an Icelandic volcano has forced the closure of major airports across northern Germany, BBC reported Wednesday. Traffic was returning to normal in other parts ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iceland’s most active volcano erupts

May 22nd, 2011 - 3:32 am ICT by BNO News
REYKJAVIK (BNO NEWS) -- Iceland's most active volcano, the Grímsvötn, started erupting on late Saturday afternoon, officials said.The Icelandic Meteorlogical Office confirmed the eruption in a brief warning, giving no other details. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

‘Gay caveman’ ‘neither gay nor a caveman’

April 10th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Montreal, April 10 (ANI): The discovery of a 5,000-year-old skeleton that was buried in a peculiar way has researchers suggesting the prehistoric man found outside modern-day Prague could have been gay or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Experts warn of another ash volcano in Iceland

February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Scientists have warned of the eruption of yet another volcano in Iceland, more devastating than last year's eruption which spewed out blanket of dust and ash, disrupting air ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Finnair’s Asian traffic up seven percent in January

February 9th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Finish airline Finnair Wednesday reported an over seven percent increase in passenger traffic growth for its Asian operations for the month of January as compared to the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India, Finland to expand cooperation in energy: Farooq Abdullah

February 4th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Friday met Environment Minister of Finland Paula Lehtomaki and stressed on potential cooperation between both countries in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

2010 warmest year on record: UN weather agency

January 21st, 2011 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 21 (IANS) The year 2010 is the warmest year on record, the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has said, confirming a long-term trend of global warming."We can indeed report that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Four solar, two lunar eclipses in 2011

January 3rd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four solar and two total moon eclipses will be observed in different parts of the world, including in India, in 2011.The first solar eclipse will take place ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

European Commission VP Kallas calls airport infrastructure the ‘weak link’ in air travel

December 23rd, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas has expressed concern regarding the airport infrastructure in Europe as extreme weather disrupts holiday season air travel.Kallas said the level of disruption ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Heavy snowfall disrupts northern Europe’s airports and roads

December 1st, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1(ANI): Heavy snowfall has caused disruption across northern Europe, closing airports and bringing traffic to a standstill on Wednesday.According to the BBC, airports were closed in the United Kingdom, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

First Americans ‘reached Europe 500 years before Columbus voyages’

November 17th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists, who studied the genetic origins of an Icelandic family, have claimed that the first Americans reached Europe a full five centuries before Christopher Columbus set off on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, inflatable collar to replace helmet

October 22nd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 22 (IANS) The 'Hvvding' helmet is an airbag 'collar' that springs into action in an eye blink -- covering the skull and neck of a cyclist in the event of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Swiss engineers close to creating world’s longest railway tunnel

October 13th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Engineers in Switzerland are close to making a breakthrough with a tunnel they have been drilling for 14 years beneath the Swiss Alps, which would be the world's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

American Airlines to begin Chicago-Helsinki route

October 7th, 2010 - 2:54 am ICT by BNO News
HELSINKI, FINLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Helsinki Airport in Finland on Wednesday announced that American Airlines will start operating at the airport through a daily Chicago flight starting from April 2011.The route, which ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Long distance migratory birds ‘more vulnerable to climate shifts’

September 26th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that birds embarking on long distance migrations are more susceptible to shifts in the climate than ones making shorter journeys.Scientists have said that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mammoths, reindeers already lived on Iberian Peninsula 150,000 yrs ago

September 8th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Oviedo (UO) and the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have revealed that although in small numbers, the woolly mammoth, the woolly rhinoceros and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Men’s genes make them more vulnerable to heart diseases and strokes

August 31st, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): A new study indicates that men's genes make them more prone to heart diseases and strokes.Significant genetic variations called l-haplogroup make them 55 per cent more likely to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Finnair plans cargo freighter service to India

August 25th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair plans to launch a full-fledged freighter service between Helsinki and Mumbai next year after seeing its cargo volumes grow quite impressively from India in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Air-traffic control problems disrupts flights over Europe

August 21st, 2010 - 1:26 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) – An equipment malfunction at Eurocontrol, the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation, disrupted flights over northern Europe on Friday, the agency said.The malfunction occurred at Eurocontrol's ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Air-traffic malfunction disrupts Europe flights

August 21st, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Frankfurt, Aug 20 (DPA) A malfunction at Europe's joint air traffic control agency, Eurocontrol, disrupted flights over northern Europe Friday. Brussels-based Eurocontrol said around 700 flights were affected, most of which experienced delays ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russian wildfires reach nuclear disaster zone

August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (IANS) Wildfires in Russia have reached areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, raising concern among people that radioactive material could be released into the air. Russia's Federal Forestry ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Humans ‘arrived in Britain 250,000 years earlier than thought’

July 8th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Archaeologists have uncovered stone tools that indicate that first humans arrived in Britain much earlier than previously thought.A discovery of 78 pieces of razor-sharp primitive cutting and piercing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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