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Cuban packages biogas in plastic bags for domestic use


September 13th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 13 (IANS/EFE) A Cuban farmer has devised a method for packaging biogas in plastic bags to facilitate domestic use of the fuel, the Communist Party daily Granma reported."Although ... Read more...

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Delhi government to ban plastic bags


September 11th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to impose a blanket ban on the manufacture, storage and usage of plastic bags in the capital."Any kind of plastic ... Read more...

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Kiwi rescuers free baby seal entangled in a thong


September 6th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) A seal pup in New Zealand had a lucky escape after getting entangled in a thong which rescuers found wrapped around its neck.The creature was swimming ... Read more...

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Man hid aunt’s corpse to collect her pension


June 16th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 16 (IANS) A 43-year-old Italian man hid the body of his 87-year-old aunt in her apartment, and collected her monthly pension of 2,000 euros, AKI news agency reported.Fireman ... Read more...

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17-years-old teen makes graduation dress from old math homework


June 13th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, June 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kara Koskowich, a 17-year-old Canadian student, has made her own graduation dress out of our old Maths homework. Koskowich, who is a Lethbridge Collegiate Institute senior, used ... Read more...

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UAE film ‘The Turtle’ released on YouTube


June 6th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 5 (IANS/WAM) "The Turtle", an environmental film made in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been released on YouTube."The Turtle" stars young Emirati schoolboy Ahmed Al Dahoouri, ... Read more...

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Abducted Mexican journalist found dead (Lead)


May 19th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 19 (IANS) The body of a 39-year-old crime reporter, abducted in Mexico's Sonora state, has been found inside a plastic bag, CNN reported.Marco Antonio Avila Garcia's body ... Read more...

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49 dismembered bodies found in Mexico


May 14th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forty-nine dismembered bodies packed in plastic bags were found on a highway near Monterrey in northern Mexico, officials said.Prosecutors in Nuevo Leon state said ... Read more...

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Apex court mulling total ban on plastic (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said it will consider whether to completely ban the use of plastic in the interests of animals and the environment.A bench ... Read more...

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Britons admit stealing at self-service checkouts


April 26th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) Around one third of shoppers in Britain have admitted they steal from supermarkets at the unmanned self-service checkout points, according to a study.The survey of 5,000 ... Read more...

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Two Pakistanis killed four women, sliced their bodies (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) A rickshaw driver in Pakistan's Karachi city and his aide have been arrested for killing four women and a six-year-old child and then slicing their bodies ... Read more...

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Two Pakistanis held for killing women, cutting up bodies


April 24th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) Two men have been arrested for killing four women and then slicing their bodies into pieces in Pakistan's Karachi city, police said.The serial killer and his ... Read more...

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Maharashtra celebrates Mahavir Jayanti


April 5th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Thousands of devotees across Maharashtra Thursday celebrated Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Mahavir, the last Tirthankar.Members belonging to Jain community held special programmes at various ... Read more...

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Court rejects plastic bag makers’ plea


January 24th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday refused to stay the state government's draft notification aimed at putting a blanket ban on the manufacture, sale and ... Read more...

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Russian ‘genius’ lived with 26 female bodies


November 4th, 2011 - 3:08 am ICT by BNO News
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Police in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod have discovered the remains of more than two dozen women who were dug up from their graves by ... Read more...

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Himachal bans plastic products from Oct 2


September 26th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has banned disposable plastic products from Oct 2, an official statement said here Monday. Packaged drinking water will, however, not be affected by the ... Read more...

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Image of Goa minister with Lord Ganesh irks BJP


August 31st, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) The image of a Goa minister next to Lord Ganesh on plastic bags meant for festival goodies and other free stuff has irked the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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One couple on a drive - along India’s border


August 12th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) Even before stepping on the gas, they are describing their journey as insanely long, incredibly extensive and a never done before thing. But when Chennai-based couple ... Read more...

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Indian parliament goes green


August 9th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Indian parliament made a green beginning Tuesday with Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar inaugurating a solar energy system in parliament. The Lok Sabha ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UAE launches sustainable lifestyle kit


July 12th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 12 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched an innovative reusable kit to help raise awareness about the region's unique biodiversity as well as reduce carbon ... Read more...

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Maria Susairaj’s ‘Bigg Boss’ rumour draws flak


July 4th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Kannada actress Maria Susairaj's rumoured participation in the fifth season of reality show "Bigg Boss" has drawn extreme reactions from celebrities like anchor Mini ... Read more...

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Ex-navy man, actress jailed for killing TV executive (Second Lead)


July 1st, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Ex-naval officer Jerome Mathew was Friday sentenced to 10 years in jail for the 2008 murder of TV producer Neeraj Grover for having an affair with ... Read more...

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Ex-navy man, starlet sentenced for TV executive’s murder (Lead)


July 1st, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Ex-naval officer Jerome Mathew was sentenced to 10 years in jail for the 2008 murder of TV executive Neeraj Grover for allegedly having an affair with ... Read more...

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Abandoned suitcases trigger panic in Kathmandu


June 9th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 9 (IANS) Five years after a civil war ended in Nepal, terror still continues to stalk the uneasy republic, as the panic triggered by the discovery of two ... Read more...

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Chinese male nurse forced patients to drink urine?


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) A 62-year-old male nurse at a seniors' home in central China has been detained on suspicions of beating up patients and forcing them to drink urine, ... Read more...

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Priyanka Chopra Vs Rahul Bose on World Environment Day


June 1st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Bollywood actors Priyanka Chopra and Rahul Bose are to compete on the World Environment Day June 5 to motivate people to do their bit ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

One dead in Kanpur poisonous gas leak


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI
Kanpur (UP), May 2 (ANI): A worker was killed after he inhaled some poisonous gas, while working in an illegal plastic recycling unit here on Monday.The incident took place at a plastic-making ... Read more...

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New York braces for an attack of bedbugs


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 2 (IANS) New Yorkers beware! The warm weather this summer could bring a massive outbreak of stinky bed bugs across the city, says a pest control expert.The ... Read more...

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Say no to plastic and grow more trees: Dikshit (April 22 is Earth Day)


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday exhorted school children and city residents to abandon the use of plastic and asked them to plant more trees.Addressing ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Two held, 35 kg marijuana seized


April 21st, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 20 (IANS) Two people were arrested Wednesday in Chhattisgarh and more than 35 kg marijuana was seized from them, police said.The arrests were made from Ambikapur town, headquarters ... Read more...

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Flouting Punjab’s polythene law could land you in jail


April 16th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) The manufacture, disposal and usage of polythene bags made of virgin plastic in Punjab will get tougher from May 1. Rigorous imprisonment up to three months ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

This Trinamool candidate cashes in on Obama factor


April 14th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress candidate here is hogging the limelight by distributing leaflets that boast of a pat on the back from US President Barack Obama ... Read more...

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Plastic bags help pollination in apple gardens in Kullu


April 9th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, Apr 9 (ANI): Despite a strict ban imposed by the Provincial Government on the use of plastic and polythene products like bags in a bid to reduce pollution levels, apple growers ... Read more...

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Green activists welcome Delhi ban on plastic bags


April 5th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Environmentalists Tuesday welcomed the Delhi government's decision to impose a blanket ban on manufacture, sale, storage and usage of plastic bags in the capital city.In ... Read more...

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Cash for votes rains in Tamil Nadu, Rs.3.82 mn seized


April 3rd, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) It is not only freebies that are raining in Tamil Nadu ahead of the April 13 assembly elections, but also cash for votes - and a ... Read more...

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