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RComm expands Application Aware Network service


March 21st, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Reliance Communications Wednesday announced an expansion of its Application Aware Network service to India, enabling enterprises to upgrade to an intelligent network for increased business efficiency."As ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China drought causes water shortage


January 12th, 2012 - 4:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) A lingering drought in eastern China has caused a severe water shortage and affected over one million people, authorities said Wednesday.The water level in Poyang Lake, ... Read more...

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Israel producing electricity from sludge


November 25th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 25 (IANS) Israel has developed a technology that can generate electricity from sludge.The sludge, which is mud, mire, or ooze covering the ground or forming a deposit, as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gangetic river dolphins on road to recovery?


November 11th, 2011 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 11 (IANS) In great news for environmentalists and nature lovers, the population of the endangered Gangetic river dolphin has grown to 223 from about 175 last year at ... Read more...

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Saffron group goes green for Ganesh Chaturthi


August 30th, 2011 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) A saffron group has borrowed a tinge of green this year to drive home the message of a clean and environment friendly Ganesh Chaturthi in Goa ... Read more...

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Greens fume over bridge across river Hindon


May 24th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 24 (IANS) Environmentalists are up in arms against the proposed third bridge over Hindon river in Ghaziabad, saying it will cause floods and endanger biodiversity. Filling up the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Taj amid sand, this time for real!


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 3 (IANS) Some years back there was a story in a leading daily that the Taj Mahal is being shifted to Rajasthan. It later emerged that it was ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Karachi continues to bleed as target killings claim 30 more lives, death toll rises to 73


October 20th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 20 (ANI): Pakistan's commercial capital, Karachi, continues to bleed as thirty more people from various ethnicities, including one dozen in a single incident, were killed yesterday, taking the death toll ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Indian’s disappearance in Malaysia being probed


September 23rd, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 23 (IANS) An investigation has been launched into the disappearance of an Indian businessman in Malaysia as police suspect he was murdered. A. Muthuraja arrived here in January to conclude ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Two held in Malaysia for trying to extort money from Indian


September 19th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 19 (IANS) Malaysian police have arrested two people who posed as policemen and telephoned a missing Indian millionaire's wife to demand money for his safe return. Selangor state police ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Remains of 20 people found in Malaysian farmhouse


September 17th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 17 (IANS) Malaysian investigators probing the murder of four people have stumbled upon bones that could belong to as many as 20 people. The Malaysian Police have linked a fifth ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ahead of Shraadh, a dried Phalgu river disappoints residents in Gaya


September 12th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Surya Pratap SinghGaya, Sep.12 (ANI): A dried up Phalgu River has turned a major worry and disappointment among local residents and religious minded here, ahead of the upcoming occasion of ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Court seeks environment report on statues in Noida park


April 22nd, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Union government to examine the environmental viability of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati-backed project for converting a Noida park into ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Asaram school death report handed to court


April 7th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 7 (IANS) The state CID department Wednesday handed over its report to the Gujarat High Court on the death of two children who went missing from the Asaram Ashram residential ... Read more...

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Rs.50 mn package for South Asia’s largest river island


April 6th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Majuli (Assam), April 6 (IANS) The central government Tuesday announced a Rs.50- million financial package to save from extinction Assam's Majuli, the largest river island in South Asia, large swathes of which ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nirma proposes to give land to break cement plant deadlock


April 1st, 2010 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 31 (IANS) Nirma Industries Ltd. Wednesday proposed before the Gujarat High Court that it can release 46 hectares of land allotted for its cement plant after petitioners alleged that the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pay tax arrears, Ahmedabad civic body tells Asaram’s ashram


March 10th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 10 (IANS) The Ahmedabad civic body has slapped a notice on spiritual guru Asaram Bapu's ashram here for non-payment of property tax and asked it to pay Rs.3.5 lakh by ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Hirakud dam is failing, farmers are killing themselves’


February 25th, 2010 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) Dozens of farmers have committed suicide in Orissa in the past one year as the Hirakud dam is no longer serving its purpose, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New oil-and-water ’self-assembly’ approach to quickly create electronic devices


January 13th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): Using a simple property that oil and water-based liquids do not mix, researchers have demonstrated a simple, cheap way to create self-assembling electronic devices.Crucially, the approach could allow ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India to dredge river in Bangladesh


January 6th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 6 (IANS) Beginning next month, India will dredge Ichhamati river in Bangladesh and the south Asian neighbours will for the first time cooperate to protect the banks of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Thousands of volunteers pitch in to clean Yamuna


December 6th, 2009 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Clad in yellow body suits and masks and armed with spades, thousands of students, executives and even government officials Saturday descended onto the banks of river Yamuna ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bust of Julius Caesar recovered from Rhone River on display at exhibition in France


November 7th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 7 (ANI): A bust of Julius Caesar, recovered from the Rhone riverbed, is now on display as part of an exhibition of artefacts discovered in the bed of the Rhone ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dhaka to spend $1.6 bn to dredge 53 rivers


October 6th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's Planning Commission has approved a $1.69 billion mega plan to dredge 53 of its major waterways over the next eight years and has invited investment proposals to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Thousands of people displaced by floods in Andhra Pradesh


October 3rd, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Vijaywada, Oct 3 (ANI): Floods have displaced hundreds of people in Andhra Pradesh.Over 100 villages in Krishna District are facing the threat of being submerged by the floodwater.The Prakasam Barrage built across ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Supreme Court panel inspects Mayawati’s park project in Noida


August 6th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Noida, Aug 6 (ANI): The Supreme Court panel on Thursday inspected Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's Noida park project.A high-level committee constituted by the apex court visited the Ambedkar Park to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Mayawati demands Rs 27 crore for new statues


August 3rd, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Aug 3 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday demanded for a budget of Rs 27 crore for statues at the Kashiram memorial and for other structures in the state. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

SC gives green signal for Commonwealth Games Village


July 30th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 30(ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday gave the green signal for the construction of the Commonwealth Games Village in Delhi, stating that it did not violate environmental norms.The ... Read more...

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Ex CJI surprised at Supreme Court’s reluctance to intervene in Mayawati’s statue row


July 25th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): Former Chief Justice of India JS Verma has expressed surprise at Supreme Court's decision of not intervening into the statue issue involving Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati."If ... Read more...

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Lawyers urge poll panel to act against Mayawati


July 17th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A group of lawyers Friday urged the Election Commission to freeze the election symbol of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and disqualify its chief, Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Centre seeks explanation from Mayawati on Noida park project


July 11th, 2009 - 8:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Ministry of Environment and Forest has sought an explanation from Uttar Pradesh government over alleged violation of environmental laws in construction of a park in NOIDAUttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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SC refuses to intervene in Mayawati statue installation case


July 10th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): A two Judge bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice P Sathasivam, today, refused to stop the installation of statues of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Bangladesh launches campaign to save rivers


June 2nd, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 2 (IANS) Bangladesh's lawmakers, media and industry leaders have launched a campaign to 'save' the rivers around the national capital by evicting encroachers and improving the environment. Called "Save rivers, Save ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Balbir Singh Seechewal dedicated to anti-river pollution cause


April 22nd, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil SharmaChandigarh, April 22 (ANI): Balbir Singh Seechewal, a college dropout till yesterday, has today become Punjab's most recognized eco-activist, spearheading an anti-river pollution campaign. Today, he is an inspiration to ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Oldest stone blades dating back to more than a half-million years found in Africa


April 4th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): Paleoanthropologists, working in Africa, have discovered stone blades more than a half-million years old, which pushes the date of the earliest known blades back a remarkable 150,000 years.Not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Illegal quarrying threatens 13th century Bajinath temple


February 21st, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
By Akhilesh Bharti Dharamshala, Feb 21 (ANI): Despite a federal ban, illegal mining on a riverbed in Dharamsala is posing serious threat to a 13th century temple. The ''Baijnath'' temple, dedicated to Lord ... Read more...

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