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Protesters demand clean Ganga, Yamuna


June 18th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Hundreds of protesters gathered at the capital's protest hotspot Jantar Mantar Monday, demanding the government initiate quick action to clean up the Ganga and Yamuna ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Awareness drive to be launched to protect Kerala’s fish


May 21st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) will launch a campaign to protect the fish wealth of the state Tuesday on the occasion of 'International Day for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Migration worse for urban children: UNICEF report


February 29th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) With more than 50 percent of the world's population now living in urban areas, urban migration has worsened the reach of social schemes on health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mumbai tops list of homes to slum dwellers: Unicef report


February 29th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The city of dreams, Mumbai has topped the list of cities that are home to a maximum number of slum dwellers in India, Unicef's annual ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Munda reaches out to people in Maoist areas


February 27th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 27 (IANS) Development must reach the remotest part of the state, Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda said Monday, a day after he began the fourth phase of ... Read more...

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500 dwellings gutted in Delhi slum fire


January 31st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Nearly 500 dwellings were gutted Tuesday morning in a fire broke that out in a densely populated slum at Ghazipur in east Delhi. However, no ... Read more...

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‘25 percent urban population of India is poor’


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A quarter of India's urban population lives below the poverty line and are poor, the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja said ... Read more...

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Mexico: Almost 50 percent of population lives in poverty


July 30th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Mexico's poverty rate jumped from 44.5 percent to 48.8 percent from 2008 to 2010, according to a report released on Friday by the National Political and Social ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mexico launches kiosks for music, video downloads


June 17th, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 17 (IANS/EFE) Mexico City has launched kiosks and special centres for citizens to download music, e-books and videos.A total of 25 kiosks will be placed at shopping ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Dhoni, Deepika Kumari feature in Jharkhand day ad


November 15th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 15 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Delhi Commonwealth Games archery gold medallist Deepika Kumari seem to be the only two achievements of the Jharkhand government, going by ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Patil calls for farm-corporate tie-up for Green Revolution


October 28th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday stressed the need to explore a partnership between agriculture and corporate sectors from the grassroots level to usher in a second Green Revolution ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Commonwealth is home to 64 percent malnourished kids


October 13th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Commonwealth countries, which came together for their Oct 3-14 Games here, are home to 64 percent of the world's underweight children with India toting up ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Development, modernisation of rural India a must: President


September 22nd, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday said development and modernisation of rural India is a must to ensure the country's rapid yet inclusive growth and stressed on the integration ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Floods destroy crops in Pakistan


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The devastation caused by flash floods in Pakistan is likely to result in severe food shortage across the country in the next couple of months as crops spread ... Read more...

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Railways run ‘Mosquito Terminator’ to fight dengue


August 19th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) in coordination with the Indian Railways Thursday flagged off an engine that sprays 'Mosquito Terminator' larvicides in water bodies around ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Wonder grain to drive next agricultural revolution


June 25th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Eco-friendly perennial grain crops, which grow with less fertiliser, herbicide, fuel, and erosion than grains planted annually, could be available within decades, says a study. "Perennial grains would ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Punjab migrants welfare board chief appointed


March 30th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) Migrant labour leader Ram Charan Yadav Monday took over as chairman of the newly established Punjab Migrants Welfare Board. "Punjab is the first state in the country which constituted ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ahmedabad wins Sustainable Transport Award 2010 (Lead)


January 15th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) The historic Indian city of Ahmedabad has won the prestigious 'Sustainable Transport Award 2010' for the successful implementation of Janmarg, India's first full bus rapid transit (BRT) system. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

52 percent of Delhi lives in slums, kids malnourished (Lead)


December 17th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) More than half of Delhi's population lives in urban slums with inadequate provision of basic services, a study released here said. Further, 66 percent of children under ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

52 percent of Delhi lives in slums without basic services


December 17th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) More than half of Delhi's population lives in urban slums with inadequate provision of basic services, a study released here Thursday said. According to the study, titled "A ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UAE holds Israel accountable over failure of peace talks


December 2nd, 2009 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has held Israel accountable for the failure of the Middle East peace process, WAM news agency reported Wednesday. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists find tropical butterflies that may soon split into two species


November 6th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found a population of tropical butterflies that may be on its way to a split into two distinct species.The researchers describe the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over half of Mumbaikars are migrants, Uttar Pradesh tops list


October 30th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) Over 50 percent of those ,living in Mumbai are migrants, the largest numbers coming from Uttar Pradesh, a report released by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

80 percent of Aussies threatened by rising sea levels


October 28th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 28 (ANI): A new report has said that Australians may have to leave coastal areas as rising sea levels threaten homes, with the situation seeming more worrisome as 80 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Poverty-stricken Purulia grittily awaits another election


April 27th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Purulia (West Bengal), April 27 (IANS) For 57-year-old Sheikh Babua, a rickshaw-puller in West Bengal's Purulia district, the Lok Sabha polls hardly hold any importance. He believes there will ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Militants bring war to heart of Pakistan


March 30th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Nadeem Sarwar Islamabad, March 30 (DPA) Pakistan's historic eastern city of Lahore has long been known as the country's cultural capital, with dozens of theatres, film studios, fashion houses, historical sites ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Water Water Everywhere, But Not A Drop To Drink


March 23rd, 2009 - 1:02 am ICT by admin
By Shobha ShuklaWater constitutes about three fourths of the earth’s surface, but only less than one percent of it can be used by its inhabitants. Most of it is salt water oceans ... Read more...

Posted in Environment, Feature |

Scientists predict weakened monsoon for India by century end


February 28th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new climate modeling study has indicated that the South Asian summer monsoon, which is critical to agriculture in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, could be weakened ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Just 30 percent of poor got work under NREGS in Bihar: Minister


February 25th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 25 (IANS) Just about 30 percent of the registered 9.8 million unemployed poor in Bihar were able to get work under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), a state ... Read more...

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90 child workers rescued in Jharkhand


February 17th, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 17 (IANS) Authorities in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand Tuesday rescued around 90 child workers from hotels, eateries, business houses and other places of the district, an official said. "We ... Read more...

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PBD sessions call for greater diaspora role in India’’s social development


January 9th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan 9 (ANI): Continuing on its objective to deepen engagement with the Indian diaspora, three concurrent sessions at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2009 addressed opportunities presented for participating in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Infrared technology can predict when and how violently volcanoes will erupt


November 21st, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A geologist is using thermal infrared technology and data from NASA and weather satellites to determine when and how violently volcanoes will erupt, a research that will ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Earth headed for an ecological “credit crunch”


October 29th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): A report issued by conservation groups has determined that the planet is headed for an ecological "credit crunch". According to a report by BBC News, the document contends ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

President Patil says strong medical system is must for country’’s health


October 21st, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Oct 21 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today said that there is an urgent need for augmenting medical institutions in the country. Laying the foundation stone of the Tezpur Medical College in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Out of the box thinking needed to promote tourism: Shekhar Kapur


September 6th, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Khajuraho, Sep 6 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur electrified tourism industry honchos at a conclave here Saturday, stating home truths about the state of the sector and urging them to think ... Read more...

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