UP panel to deal with village land encroachment

September 12th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Alarmed by widespread encroachment of pastures, reservoirs, ponds and graveyards that are owned by village councils, Uttar Pradesh has constituted a committee the principal secretary of ... Read more...

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Saving Mughal-era ponds in Agra

September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 9 (IANS) With Agra losing its Mughal-era ponds to builders and a court issuing an order to save them, a citizen's group, using Google Maps and land records, ... Read more...

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West UP farmers upbeat after monsoon rains

September 1st, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 1 (IANS) Dispelling fears of a drought, rains in August have lifted the spirits of farmers in western Uttar Pradesh with the region receiving more than the annual ... Read more...

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Heavy showers hit Taj city

August 21st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 21 (IANS) Heavy showers Tuesday disrupted normal life in the Taj city.The worst hit were Indian and foreign tourists visiting the Taj Mahal who had to scurry for ... Read more...

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Over 20,000 ponds dug in Bengal in last one year

June 27th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Altogether 20,608 ponds have been dug in West Bengal over the past one year creating 1.25 crore man days of work under the Mahatma Gandhi National ... Read more...

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Bengal celebrates Pranab’s candidature (Lead)

June 16th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Mirati, June 15 (IANS) Having missed the bus 16 years ago when then chief minister Jyoti Basu could not become the prime minister following objections from his own party, ... Read more...

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Pranab’s village in Bengal celebrates his candidature

June 15th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), June 15 (IANS) Mirati, a sleepy village in West Bengal's Birbhum district, has suddenly woken up to festivities after its famous son, union Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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8 peacocks succumb to heat stroke in Aravalli village

June 11th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 11 (IANS) At least eight peacocks died Monday due to heat stroke in Hasanpur village, 12 km from here in the Aravalli hills, a wildlife official said.Two seriously ... Read more...

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Songs and dances mark Assamese new year

April 14th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 14 (IANS) Traditional songs, dances and merrymaking marked the first day of the Assamese new year and the second of Rongali Bihu across the state of Assam Saturday.In ... Read more...

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Agra-Lucknow Expressway to be eco-friendly

April 4th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 4 (IANS) A new eight-lane Expressway will connect Uttar Pradesh's state capital Lucknow with Agra, and it will be eco-friendly.The government has begun work on the exercise, according ... Read more...

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‘Dead horses’ come alive in Srinagar

March 21st, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) In a glaring example of man's apathy towards animals, two horses given up as dead turned out to be alive after a fortnight in Srinagar Wednesday.People ... Read more...

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Now, an all India guide map on snakes

March 15th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) With 46,900 people in India succumbing to snake bites in a year, an NGO has now come up with the novel 'All India Snake Guide Map' ... Read more...

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Scientists say that “Toads ‘could be used to predict earthquakes’”

December 2nd, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madrid, Dec 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of scientists have concluded that toads could be good warning system for earthquakes. The scientists say certain species of the animal have the capacity to ... Read more...

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Japanese experts help Cuba to develop aqua-farms

September 13th, 2011 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 13 (IANS) Japanese experts are providing technical know-how to Cuba to help develop its aqua-farms.Sakaki Masanosuke, an official of the Rural Development Department, told Prensa Latina that Japanese ... Read more...

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UAE water aid for flood-hit Pakistanis

June 25th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has provided drinking water to 64 Pakistani villages, devastated by floods last year, as part of a $6-million initiative involving digging of water wells, ... Read more...

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Farhan Akhtar serenades ladies!

May 28th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor-singer Farhan Akhtar enthralled his female fan following here Friday evening by belting out some of the popular songs from his 2008 hit film "Rock ... Read more...

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Japanese encephalitis vaccine given to five lakh children in Uttarakhand

February 15th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Udham Singh Nagar, Feb 15 (ANI): The Uttarakhand on Tuesday government organised an immunisation camp to administer Japanese encephalitis vaccine to more than 500,000 children, after a few cases of the disease ... Read more...

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Displaced persons from India- Bangladesh border stages a protest rally in Agartala

February 15th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Feb 15 (ANI): Hundreds of displaced persons from the India-Bangladesh border region in northeastern state of Tripura staged a rally at Agartala, the capital of Tripura to pressurise the state government ... Read more...

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New mosquito type presents challenge in fighting malaria

February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists in France have identified a new type of mosquito in Africa and say it could further complicate the fight to control malaria.It is a subgroup of Anopheles ... Read more...

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Agra ponds lost to land sharks, Officials get court notice

January 24th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 24 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has issued contempt of court notice to top officials of Agra administration, civic agencies and police over a petition alleging that several ponds in ... Read more...

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Aishwarya wins special jury award at Zee event

January 16th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai walked away with the special jury award for her performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Guzaarish" at the Ponds Gold Radiance Zee Cine Awards 2011 ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh plans ponds for animals along highway

January 2nd, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 2 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh forest department has suggested developing 33 ponds along the Delhi-Agra national highway to provide water to wild animals, an official said."These new water holes will ... Read more...

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Haryana extends job guarantee scheme to farmers

December 7th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) The Haryana government has decided to extend the benefit of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to small and marginal farmers in the state, an ... Read more...

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Forest officials rescue crocodile in Bijnor

October 9th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
By SarafarazBijnor (Uttar Pradesh), Oct.9 (ANI): Forest officials in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor city conducted a rescue operation to rescue a crocodile that had entered a local police station.A police inspector Raja Mohan ... Read more...

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Soon, 155mph high speed “Superbus” with ambience of business class cabin of aircraft

September 22nd, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Sept 22 (ANI): Delft University of Technology is all set to unveil the prototype of a 155mph "Superbus" in Germany with a carrying capacity of 23 passengers.Billed as a "future vision ... Read more...

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Mumbai police on high alert after Delhi shooting

September 19th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Mumbai police Sunday went on high alert in the wake of the shooting near New Delhi's Jama Masjid as well as the ongoing 11-day Ganeshotsava festival in the ... Read more...

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Surviving on contaminated water, Orissa villagers hit by cholera

September 11th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirRayagada (Orissa), Sep.11 (ANI): Villagers in Orissa's Rayagada district have come under the grip of cholera, as their region lacks a safe and hygienic source of drinking water.These villagers are ... Read more...

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West Africa Plagued By Cholera Epidemic

September 11th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Reports have stated the outbreak of a serious cholera epidemic in West Africa. The situation has worsened after heavy rains with the reports ... Read more...

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Rosh Hashanah: Wish you all a very happy Jewish New Year

September 8th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jews all over the world will celebrate the Jewish New Year called Rosh Hashanah on Wednesday, with some traditional ceremonies.

During the celebration, Jews will gather around ...

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Punjab to revive village ponds in Rs.336 mn project

August 20th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) The Punjab government has approved a pilot project to rejuvenate 512 village ponds in all the 20 districts of the state at a cost of Rs.336.6 million (Rs.33.66 ... Read more...

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Tiny fish evolved to survive colder temperatures in 3yrs: Study

August 5th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): University of British Columbia researchers have observed that in just three years, stickleback fish developed tolerance for water temperature 2.5 degrees Celsius lower than their ancestors.This find proves ... Read more...

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Sidney the snail is the new world snail racing champion

July 19th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): A snail, called Sidney, has won the 'world snail racing championships' by defeating 200 competitors in Britain's Norfolk.The gastropod won the final at the village fete in ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh bans fishing to promote breeding

June 16th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 16 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Wednesday imposed a two-month ban on fishing in all rivers, water reservoirs and major ponds. "The state government has declared the period from June 16 to ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to go for water conservation

May 12th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 12 (IANS) Chhattisgarh will go for a "massive water conservation" drive from May 16 to overcome a severe scarcity of drinking water, it was announced Wednesday. The decision was taken at ... Read more...

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Iceland Animals Threatened By Volcanic Ash Fluoride Poisoning

May 12th, 2010 - 2:52 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Since the eruption of the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano, areas which lie south of the source of the lava spewing from the earth have become caked with a ... Read more...

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