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Hundreds of fossils found outside Argentina’s capital


April 20th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 20 (IANS/EFE) Paleontologists found about 300 well-preserved fossils of pre-historic animals at two quarries outside Buenos Aires, Argentine officials said.The fossils were found by specialists from the ... Read more...

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Punjab’s new mining policy to encourage online auctions


April 27th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) To make the auctioning process for mining in the state more transparent, the Punjab government Tuesday announced its new mining policy that will also include online ... Read more...

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Researchers 1 step closer to solving mystery of famous bluestones of Stonehenge


February 24th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Researchers are one step closer to solving the puzzle of how the famous bluestones of the Stonehenge originated.New findings from geologists at the National Museum museum in Cardiff ... Read more...

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Neolithic engineers ‘used ball bearings in Stonehenge construction’


November 19th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Experts from the University of Exeter have claimed that Neolithic engineers might have used ball bearings in the construction of Stonehenge.They showed how balls placed in grooved wooden ... Read more...

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Secret behind Easter Island’s fallen idols uncovered


May 24th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): British archaeologists claim to have uncovered the secret behind Easter Island's fallen idols.Polynesian legend has it that the stone monoliths of Easter Island were installed by a king ... Read more...

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Blast at Malayalam film shoot sparks fresh row


May 10th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Idukki (Kerala), May 10 (IANS) An explosion occurred early Monday at a film shoot near here damaging two vehicles, police said, triggering a war of words within the faction-ridden Malayalam film industry. ... Read more...

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Lafarge denies mining in Meghalaya despite court ban


March 20th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 20 (IANS) Lafarge Umiam Mining Private Limited (LUMPL), a subsidiary of French firm Lafarge, Saturday dismissed a civil society group's allegations that the company was ignoring the Supreme Court's stay ... Read more...

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Crorepatis and the paupers: Jharkhand polls lay open state’s disparities


November 23rd, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Ranchi/Jamshedpur, Nov 23 (IANS) The gulf between the haves and the have-nots in Jharkhand has never been wider and more apparent as during this election.On one side of the ... Read more...

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16,000 arrested in Tamil Nadu on poll eve


May 12th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Over 16,000 people were arrested in Tamil Nadu on the eve of the final phase of Lok Sabha polls to ensure peaceful voting in the state, police said ... Read more...

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Assisted colonization can help wildlife survive in a warming world


February 18th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): In a new research, biologists have suggested that assisted colonization can play a vital role in helping wildlife to survive in a warming world.The research, led by ... Read more...

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Water barrier used to protect Karnak temples from Nile flood found in Egypt


February 4th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 4 (ANI): In excavations at the Karnak temple complex in Egypt, archaeologists have discovered a 250-metre-long embankment used to protect Karnak from the Nile flood, along with a quay, ... Read more...

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Pair of tombs dating back to 4,300 years discovered in Egypt


December 24th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a pair of 4,300-year-old tombs that indicate a burial site south of Cairo is bigger than expected.The tombs, found at the ... Read more...

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Prince Harry visits the cell Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in


August 4th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 4 (ANI): Prince Harry, 23, and his Army colleagues made a trip to the cell where Nelson Mandela had been imprisoned for 18 years.Harry made the humbling trip to ... Read more...

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NMDC gets nod to mine limestone in Himachal


July 30th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) India's public sector National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) has got permission to mine steel-grade limestone in Himachal Pradesh, a state government official said Wednesday. The firm will invest ... Read more...

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Scientists explain evolutionary mystery behind bizarre eyed flatfish


July 10th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Scientists have explained the evolutionary mystery behind the asymmetrical arrangement of eyes on one side of the head of the flatfish. All adult flatfishes, including the gastronomically familiar ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu shelves plan to privatise sand quarrying


May 26th, 2008 - 9:57 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's DMK government Monday shelved a proposal of privatising sand quarrying following criticism from its allies as well as the opposition. At an 'all-party' meeting attended only ... Read more...

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Michelangelos last sketch discovered in Vatican archives


December 8th, 2007 - 8:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 8 (ANI): A team of researchers has found a rare Michelangelo sketch, probably his last work, in the Vatican archives.The sketch is said to have been drawn in blood-red ... Read more...

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