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Research reveals that ‘Early birds are happier’


June 13th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, June 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a new research, early risers are the happiest. Scientists have concluded that individuals who get up earlier in the morning were generally healthier and happier ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Once ‘criminal tribes’ might finally get integrated


May 28th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Branded "criminal tribes" by the British, about 200 so-called Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes (DNT), who are among the most poor and destitute and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Amanda Seyfried loves taxidermy


March 11th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 11 (IANS) Actress Amanda Seyfried finds taxidermy an amazing way to look after animals after they are dead.The 26-year-old is a huge fan of taxidermy and ... Read more...

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Smiling owl caught on camera in Washington Olympic National Park


March 1st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
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Posted in Odd news |

BJP minister complains to Sonia over Bhuria’s remarks


November 19th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 19 (IANS) A woman minister in Madhya Pradesh's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has written to Congress president Sonia Gandhi seeking action against the Congress' state chief for ... Read more...

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Jonathan McGowan lives off roadkill for the last 30 years


October 18th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A British man believes it is “wicked” to let roadkills go waste. 44-year-old Jonathan McGowan says he has lived on animals found dead along the road and ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Early to bed, early to rise makes you fit


September 30th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) "Early to bed and early to rise" could be the key to staying lean and more active than night-owls during one's youth, even though both groups ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rare honour for Britain’s vanishing owls


September 11th, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Two of Britain's most secretive owls -- shadowy long-eared owl and its short-eared cousin -- will be classified as "rare" to find out if they are ... Read more...

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Blame not wife, but her sleep clock


May 6th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Women who say they are just too tired for sex may be stating the truth, not just fibbing. They run on a different biological sleep clock ... Read more...

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Sonam Kapoor donates ‘kind kites’ to school kids


January 13th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor has donated special kites with regulation strings to school children and urged them never to use glass powder-coated manja (string) to fly kites.The actress ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Use glass-free manja this Makar Sankranti, urges PETA


January 7th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 7 (IANS) As Makar Sankranti approaches, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is urging people to forgo glass-coated manja in favour of what kite fliers have used throughout ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Harry Potter owl owners in legal soup


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): The couple who supplied owls for a Harry Potter flick have landed in a legal trouble.Veronica Mepham, 70, and husband Reinhard, 64, who run an animal sanctuary, have ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Owls gain popularity as pets, courtesy Harry Potter


November 3rd, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Fascinated by Harry Potter's lead protagonist's pet owl Hedwig, urban India has taken a fancy for the nocturnal bird and wants to pet it, wildlife experts ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Harry Potter blamed for dwindling number of wild owls in India


November 3rd, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 03 (ANI): Indian Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh, has blamed Hollywood's famous flick 'Harry Potter' for the dwindling number of wild owls in the country.Ramesh said the craze for 'Harry Potter' ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Black magic behind illegal owl trade, says report


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Use of owls in black magic and sorcery driven by superstition, is one of the prime drivers of the covert owl trade in India and cases of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Jairam Ramesh gives a call for public awareness on owls in country


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.2 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh has given a call to launch a massive public awareness campaign to protect and save birds.Releasing TRAFFIC India's ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Nida Mahmood creates sparks with ‘Machis’ line


October 27th, 2010 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Young and quirky designer Nida Mahmood set the ramp on fire with her collection 'Machis" at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Tuesday. Her show, though ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Paranormal Activity sequel tops weekend box office with $41.5m


October 25th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): A look at the list of top-grossing films this weekend has revealed that 'Paranormal Activity 2' made an estimated 41.5 million dollars.According to Box Office Mojo, the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Jackass 3-D’ tops weekend’s box-office with $50 million


October 18th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): 'Jackass 3D,'-third in the series of 'Jackass' movies-is Hollywood's top-grossing films with 50 million dollars.It is also ahead blockbuster 'Inception,' reports E! Online.Bruce Willis' 'Red' was a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Animal sanctuary that supplied owls for Potter film lands in trouble


October 14th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): An animal sanctuary which supplied owls for a Harry Potter film is in trouble.The sanctuary is being prosecuted for alleged animal cruelty, reports the Daily Star.Pensioners Veronica ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘The Social Network’ tops box office for the second week in a row


October 11th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): 'The Social Network' has topped the box office for the second weekend in a row.According to studio estimates, the Facebook movie remained on top after raking ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Michael Douglas’ ‘Wall Street 2′ tops weekend box-office with $19m


September 27th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 27 (ANI): Michael Douglas' return as the formerly "greed is good"-hyping Gekko in 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' topped the weekend box office with an estimated 19 million dollars.And the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ tops US box office


September 27th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" has topped the North American box office with an estimated $19 million earnings on its first weekend. The film starring ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pammie cleans out poop in birdcages at wildlife refuge in California!


July 13th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Pamela Anderson has revealed that she cleans out cages at a wildlife refuge in California.The former Baywatch beauty is working as a volunteer at the California Wildlife ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Anderson cleans cages at wildlife centre


July 13th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson has taken her animal welfare work to a new level and has begun cleaning out cages at a wildlife refuge in California. Anderson has ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Over 190 endangered animals seized in Mexico


July 7th, 2010 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 7 (IANS/EFE) More than 190 endangered birds and turtles were seized in the Mexican capital, officials said Tuesday. A Cooper's hawk, yellow-headed parrots, blue jays, sparrows, owls and turtles were ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Matt Damon to play Devon zookeeper in upcoming flick


June 25th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): American actor Matt Damon will be playing the role of an amateur Devon zookeeper in an upcoming film.The 39-year-old actor will portray the role of Benjamin Mee, whose ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Tiger in freezer might land Brit man in jail for endangered species-trade


June 14th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): A British man has been charged with trading in endangered species after a tiger was allegedly found in his freezer.When police raided Alan Dudley's home, they are said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Meet Alby, the barn owl who skateboards!


March 19th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 19 (ANI): A barn owl that rides a skateboard has caught the attention of shoppers in Folkestone, Kent.Alby, a 13-year-old owl, apparently knows how to do a few tricks ... Read more...

Posted in World |

PETA urges Madhya Pradesh to ban use of kite flying string


December 25th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 25 (IANS) People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has asked a senior Madhya Pradesh police officer to ban the manufacturing and use of glass-coated 'manja', a string used for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Animal rights group seeks curbs on kite-flying


December 24th, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Thursday urged the Delhi Police Commissioner to emulate his Mumbai counterpart and prohibit the production and sale of glass-coated ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Colonising Indian birds in Britain to be culled


December 20th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Once considered exotic, Indian-origin parakeets in Britain are to be culled because they have colonised large parts of suburbia and are now threatening "native species". The ring-necked parakeet was ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Watch computers spread horror in ‘www.bhaya.com’(Kannada Film Review)


December 12th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Rajapur Film: "www.bhaya.com"; Director: Vemagal Jagannatha Rao; Cast: Santhosh, Shankar Aswath and Sundar Raj; Music: Rajesh Ramanath; Rating:**1/2Veteran Kannada director Vemagal Jagannatha Rao has been making horror films for long ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Exploring the gruesome world of raptors


November 25th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): In a new study, three students from Montana State University, US, have explored the gruesome world of raptors.Normally focused on dinosaurs, the students compared the claws and killing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How brain decides where to look in an emergency


October 24th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 24 (ANI): Any kind of a sudden movement or sound can trigger a battle between neurons in the brain, and the cells which win are the ones who get to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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