rapid urbanisation

‘Travel, urbanisation have led to 50-fold rise in dengue cases’


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Constant travelling and rapid urbanisation of rural areas have contributed to a nearly 50-fold increase in dengue cases over the last 50 years, say experts."Aedes aegypti ... Read more...

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‘India focus for allergy research’


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) India will be under more focus for treatment and research on allergic disorders over the next two years, president of World Allergy Organisation (WAO) Ruby ... Read more...

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Indo-German urban fair in Bangalore from Friday


June 19th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 19 (IANS) A 10-day Indo-German Urban Mela (fair) will unfold from here Friday to commemorate 60 years of both the countries establishing diplomatic relations and showcase a blend ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Nests for birds distributed in Taj City (With Image)


June 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 11 (IANS) A bird lover in the Taj city, businessman Rajeev Gupta, is on a mission to save sparrows from extinction.In a bid to increase their numbers, Gupta ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

A tale of the last natural spring (Letter from Himachal - June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shogi (Himachal Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) For residents of Shogi, a hamlet tucked away in the hills near Shimla, a natural spring reminds them what havoc ecological degeneration can cause.The ... Read more...

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India can learn water management from Israel: Minister


May 9th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The availability of per capita water resources is declining steadily in India which has a lot to learn from Israel in the field of water ... Read more...

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“Bengal needs to check children’s deaths, malnutrition”


February 29th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Wednesday said West Bengal needs to improve its infant mortality rate, primary education and malnutrition of poor children, and should ... Read more...

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German artists connect to India with hip-hop graffiti


December 9th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) A 50-yard stretch of a boundary wall behind the German Embassy overlooking the Nehru Park in the posh diplomatic enclave in the capital has become ... Read more...

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Germany second major science research partner of India: Study


November 4th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) After the US, Germany is the second most productive partner in collaborative research with India in Science and Technology research, a report released Friday said.'Analysis ... Read more...

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Germany to help India overcome urbanisation challenges


September 23rd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Germany has offered its high technology to India to overcome the challenges of rapid urbanisation and said for this it will organise a series of ... Read more...

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A new hotel opens every four days in China


August 15th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) A new international hotel comes up in China every four days, making it one of the fastest growing hotel markets in the world, says a survey.The ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader flays Mamata for land return announcement


June 25th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata June 25 (IANS) A Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Saturday criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's decision not to allow any further land acquisition in Rajarhat ... Read more...

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Bangalore gets Rs.4,770 crore for better infrastructure


February 24th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) The Karnataka budget for fiscal 2011-12 Thursday earmarked Rs.4,470 crore for various infrastructure projects in this tech hub to mitigate hardships faced by its nearly eight million denizens ... Read more...

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Demand for homes to drive real estate sector in 2011: Fitch Ratings


January 10th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings Monday said the demand for residential units, driven by high growth rate in the Indian economy and rapid urbanisation, are the main drivers ... Read more...

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China’s female students eat roundworm eggs to look thin for job interviews


January 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): Female students in China are said to be eating roundworm eggs in a desperate bid to lose weight and look thin when appearing for job interviews.The eggs hatch ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Chinese students eat roundworm eggs to look thin


January 1st, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Female students in China have been eating roundworm eggs to lose weight for job interviews - because employment is so hard to come by, a media report said.They ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

95 million Indians will be living in urban slums by 2012


October 28th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) As many as 95 million Indians, or approximately 8 percent of the population, will be living in urban slums in the country by 2012, Housing and Poverty ... Read more...

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India has 20-70 million housing shortage


October 8th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) India has an estimated housing shortage ranging from 20 million to 70 million, yet as much as half of this excess demand can be profitably serviced ... Read more...

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Rapid urbanisation leading to shrinking of Kashmir’s agriculture land


September 30th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhatSrinagar, Sep. 30 (ANI): The rapid increase in urbanisation and allied infrastructure development activities are causing a shrinking of agricultural land in the Kashmir Valley.Farmers fear that this growing trend ... Read more...

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Urbanisation killing sparrows, notes Dikshit


March 20th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Rapid urbanisation and dwindling nesting space has led to a sharp decline in the number of house sparrows in the city, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘India heading for record wheat production’


February 20th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 20 (IANS) India may have record wheat production in the current Rabi season if rain or hail does not damage the crop that will soon be ready for harvest, says ... Read more...

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Migrant labour contributing to Punjab’s prosperity


December 15th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, Dec 14(ANI): Rapid urbanisation and industrialization in the 21st century has propelled a massive rural urban migration and labour mobility, and Punjab, which is among the fastest growing economies, has become ... Read more...

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JnNURM enters fourth year, PM stresses on urban modernisation


December 3rd, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 3 (ANI): Placing emphasis on the need for continuing with urban reforms, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Thursday that cities and towns are not an acceptable ... Read more...

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Naga musician reviving dying folk music


October 4th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Jodhpur, Oct 4 (IANS) Meet guru Rewben Mashangva, the Imphal-based musician, who has brought workday folk music from the villages bordering Nagaland and Manipur to the Rajasthan International Folk Festival ... Read more...

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Workshop on use of textiles in agriculture to begin today


September 18th, 2009 - 10:45 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 18 (ANI): The Ministry of Textiles and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will jointly organise a workshop on use of textiles in agriculture here ... Read more...

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Workshop in Delhi on use of textiles in agriculture


September 17th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 17 (ANI): The Ministry of Textiles and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will jointly organise a workshop on use of textiles in agriculture here ... Read more...

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Kashmiri girls take to martial arts for self-defence (Feature)


May 27th, 2009 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Rubina, a Class 11 student in the old quarter of the Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, is among 50 odd girls who regularly attend martial arts ... Read more...

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Urban services are lax in major Indian cities: survey


March 31st, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The condition of urban infrastructure in India is abysmal and services to the urban poor are pathetic, according to a survey released Tuesday. The Society for Participatory Research ... Read more...

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Jackals are disappearing from Nilgiri forests (With Image)


January 25th, 2009 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Jackals, a protected species, are fast disappearing from Karnataka's southwestern Kodagu region in the Nilgiris. Alarmed conservationists are now starting a study to find out what is ... Read more...

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Cities change, art reflects, artists experiment (Rainbow Palette: Weekly Art Column - With Images)


December 26th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India's green acres are now concrete jungles. Rapid urbanisation has changed cityscapes and skylines, most of which have morphed beyond recognition.An art exhibition in the capital, "Nature ... Read more...

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A megalopolis in making on India’s southwest coast (Letter from Kerala)


August 15th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
By B.R.P. Bhaskar Propelled largely by funds sent home by people working abroad, mostly in the Gulf countries, Kerala's coastal belt is undergoing rapid urbanisation of a kind not witnessed elsewhere. Kerala has ... Read more...

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Giving back to India - the Indian American experience


June 11th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Ashok Easwaran Darien (Illinois), June 11 (IANS) Students, academics, executives and physicians came together in Darien, a Chicago suburb, to consider action to uplift the millions in India who have been ... Read more...

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