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Garbage to be off Goa’s beaches by September

May 2nd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 2 (IANS) Plastic, waste and other forms of garbage will be off Goa's beaches by September, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday."By September you won't see garbage on ... Read more...

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Israel embassy security beefed up

February 15th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Security of the Israel embassy and its employees was beefed up Wednesday, two days after a bomb blast gutted an embassy car, police said Wednesday.Dharmendra ... Read more...

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State-run ECIL made huge profit in CWG: CAG

August 6th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) A government-run firm has come under sharp criticism of the top auditor for inflating budget estimates and making huge profits in providing security equipment for ... Read more...

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Weed-eating fish ‘vital to coral reefs’ survival’

March 11th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): A new study has found that a weed-eating fish could be the key to saving the world's coral reefs.Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘fear’ area doesn’t increase anxiety but counters it: Study

March 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): In a surprising find, a study from Stanford discovered that an area in the brain linked to fear doesn't increase anxiety but counters it.The study could help lead ... Read more...

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‘Lucy’ walked on two feet with human ancestors 3.2 mn-yrs ago

February 11th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study has found that 'Lucy' or Australopithecus afarensis, a species that lived more than three million years ago, walked on two feets just like Homo Sapiens.The ... Read more...

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Shanghai residents ill-prepared for fire, shows survey

November 18th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Nov 18 (IANS) Around half of Shanghai residents couldn't locate fire-fighting equipment in buildings where they work or live, revealed a survey that was undertaken after a fire in a high-rise ... Read more...

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India to raise grain storage capacity 25 percent to curb rotting

September 23rd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Stung by the Supreme Court's rap on rotting grain in the warehouses of state-run agencies, with some estimates pegging the losses at Rs.58,000 crore ... Read more...

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Pak Interior Minister for curbs on mourning processions

September 3rd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad. Sept 3 (ANI): The recent suicide attacks by militants in Pakistan has prompted Interior Minister Rehman Malik to ask the Shia community to curb mourning processions in open areas."I request the ... Read more...

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Smoking in open areas ups breathing problems in non-smokers: Study

August 4th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 4 (ANI): Smoking in alfresco areas puts non-smokers at risk of developing respiratory problems, Perth researchers have found.Curtin University Professor of Health Policy Mike Daube said that even in ... Read more...

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Overfilled Moradabad FCI godowns lack basic facilities

May 25th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
By Vibhav PoravMoradabad (Uttar Pradesh), May 25 (ANI): Grain godowns of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad District are overfilled, but lack basic facilities for detecting or ... Read more...

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Goa asks mining industry to pitch in Rs.500 crore

March 25th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 25 (IANS) After failing to implement a green cess on mining rejects proposed in the last budget, the Goa government Thursday proposed a mineral development fund (MDF), underwritten and developed ... Read more...

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150,000 Haiti quake victims buried, says government

January 25th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Port au Prince (Haiti), Jan.25 (ANI): Over 150,000 quake victims have been buried by the Haitian government, the country's Communications Minister, Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue, has said.According to The Mirror, the buried total ... Read more...

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Why antidepressants often fail

January 14th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center has explained why antidepressants fail to relieve symptoms of depression for 50 percent of patients.The study in a ... Read more...

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Coffee makes drunk people think they are sober

December 8th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A cup of coffee may make it harder for people to realise they're drunk, according to new lab research. Besides, popular caffeinated "alcohol-energy" drinks don't neutralise alcohol intoxication, findings ... Read more...

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India plans to bring back the cheetah

September 21st, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 21 (ANI): Reports indicate that India is planning a serious initiative to bring the cheetah back to India and make it the "flagship species" of the country's grasslands, which do ... Read more...

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California ordered to release 40,000 prisoners

August 5th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 5 (DPA) A federal appeals court Tuesday ordered California to release some 40,000 inmates from its state prisons over the next two years, in a finding that ongoing ... Read more...

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Radio telemetry used to track movement of the roadrunner

August 2nd, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 2 (ANI): A team of scientists, using radio telemetry, has tracked the movement of the roadrunner and studied its ecology and habitat.The study was lead by Dr. Dean Ransom, AgriLife ... Read more...

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First international success for Indian racer Lohit Urs

July 7th, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tampin (Malaysia), July 7 (IANS) India's Lohit V. Urs claimed his maiden international title when he won the second round of the AAM Malaysian Rally Championship here over the weekend driving an ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of `deliberate and reckless’ white phosphorus use in Gaza

March 26th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Mar.26 (ANI): Human Rights Watch has accused Israel of "deliberately and recklessly" firing white phosphorus shells into densely populated areas of Gaza, that killed and wounded civilians earlier this year.In a ... Read more...

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Israeli jet strikes Hamas weapons factory

January 29th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan 29 (ANI): Israeli Air Force jet has struck a Hamas weapons manufacturing facility in the Rafah area in response to a Kassam rocket being fired from the Gaza Strip ... Read more...

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Israel Army probing phosphorus shell use against civilians in Gaza Strip

January 20th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan.20 (ANI): The Judge Advocate General of the Israel Defence Force (IDF) is investigating the alleged use of phosphorous shells during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip. According to the ... Read more...

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Orissa flood situation worsens

September 25th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Sept 25 (ANI): In the wake of 43 new breaches on embankments in Mahanadi delta region in Orissa, flood situation worsened on Thursday with more areas submerged in floodwaters. The Flood ... Read more...

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India divides coast into zones to conserve biodiversity

May 22nd, 2008 - 12:24 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) India Wednesday finalised a draft to divide its over 7,000-km long coastal belt into four zones to conserve the biodiversity and manage disasters better. The ministry of ... Read more...

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Fake concrete bat roosts will help in reclaiming tropical forests

April 21st, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
London, April 21 (ANI): Ecologists have placed fake concrete bat roosts in deforested areas in Costa Rica, in an effort to reclaim tropical forests.According to a report in New Scientist, Detlev ... Read more...

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Animal gas mixed with dust poses health hazards for humans

March 3rd, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A new research has determined that gaseous ammonia and other odorous gases resulting from animal manure can attach to dust particles, leaving behind matter that is both unpleasant ... Read more...

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