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Educating European leaders on India’s low-cost toilets


September 12th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Acknowledging his pioneering work in the field of low cost sanitation and social uplift, a French economic forum has invited Sulabh Sanitation movement chief mentor ... Read more...

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Street lighting changing insect ecosystems: Study


May 24th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Street lighting is changing insect ecosystems in towns and cities, The Independent reported.Groups of invertebrates living near artificial lights include more predators and scavengers, a study ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tom Cruise to star in ‘Oblivion’


May 23rd, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise has been roped in for a new science-fiction movie "Oblivion" to be directed by Joseph Kosinski.The film is "set in a ... Read more...

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Diclofenac ban to slow down vulture decline: Study


May 12th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The ban on veterinary drug diclofenac, which was administered to cattle in India, is expected to slow down the decline in the number of vultures ... Read more...

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Ancient fish that eats inside cavity of dead animal with its skin, gills


March 6th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): University of British Columbia researchers have found that an ancient species of fish called Hagfish burrows into the body cavity of the dead or dying animal to eat ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

After tigers, tuskers, it’s time to save vultures: Ramesh


February 17th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After nationwide campaigns to save tigers and elephants in the country, the emphasis now needs to be on the conservation of endangered vultures, Environment and Forest minister ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ancient 8-foot sea scorpions not as frightening as previously thought


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Huge ancient sea scorpions, believed to be terrors of the seas 470 million to 370 million years ago, long before the dinosaurs appeared, might actually have been timid ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fearsome T.rex was a cannibal


October 16th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): In a surprising find, palaeontologists from the United States and Canada revealed that Tyrannosaurus rex, the most feared carnivore amongst dinosaurs, hunted its own species too sometimes.Yale researcher ... Read more...

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Fossil discovery of new strong-handed dinosaur to change past notions


October 8th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered fossils of an intriguing new species of dinosaur that had a powerful hand- a feat that could reveal an edgier side of some supposedly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Internet scavenger hunt leads to a bomb scare


September 14th, 2010 - 2:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Police were called in when confused witnesses misconstrued a box of geotags to be a bomb.Police evacuated a parking lot and a Menards store on Saturday when they ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Growing number of Cambodia vultures offer hope for endangered scavengers


September 6th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 6 (ANI): While vultures across Asia are on the verge of extinction, the vultures of Cambodia are apparently increasing in number, providing a beacon of hope for these threatened scavengers, ... Read more...

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Sacked scavenger tries self-immolation in Coimbatore


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Jehovah GCoimbatore, Sep 2 (ANI): A scavenger has tried to commit self-immolation to protest against the local administration of Vadavalli town near Coimbatore.The local administration had terminated his and 19 ... Read more...

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Emancipated scavengers visit parliament


August 18th, 2010 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Some 300 emancipated women scavengers, who used to manually clean human excreta in Alwar and Tonk districts of Rajsthan, Tuesday visited parliament to get a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Largest bed of dinosaur bones discovered


June 18th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, June 18 (ANI): Alberta scientists have discovered the largest bed of dinosaur bones near Hilda, 50 km north of Medicine Hat.The discovery also indicates that the beasts were routinely wiped ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New species of monitor lizard discovered in Indonesia


April 27th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new species of monitor lizard, a close relative of the Komodo dragon.Sam Sweet, a professor in the department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology ... Read more...

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‘Rigorous efforts to abolish manual scavenging by March 2010′


January 18th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik Monday said that India was making "rigorous efforts" to keep the March 2010 deadline for abolishing manual scavenging. "India had ... Read more...

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Lobster-like creature feasts on wood to survive in deep sea


January 4th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 4 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that food in the deep sea has become sop scarce that a lobster-like creature has to eat wood to survive.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Giant eagle filled the role of a predator on Kiwi island 750 years ago


September 12th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that the role of a predator, before humans colonized New Zealand about 750 years ago, was filled by a giant, extinct ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Clever dogs find food by sniffing other dogs’ breath


July 8th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Dogs can find food by sniffing the snouts of fellow canines, finds a new study."They're scavengers," New Scientist magazine quoted Clive Wynne, a psychologist at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jacko’s family stripped his possessions from mansion before bailiffs’ entry


June 30th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Michael Jackson's family has stripped the King of Pop's belongings from his rented home before bailiffs could swoop.According to reports, at the weekend the family ordered removal ... Read more...

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Neanderthals were intelligent and fearless Hunters, not dimwits


May 15th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): A new analysis has indicated that Neanderthals, which are generally considered as the 'stupid' cousins of modern humans, were sophisticated, intelligent, and fearless hunters, capable of capturing the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

200,000-year-old human hair found in dung in South Africa


May 10th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London. May 10 (ANI): Palaeontologists have discovered strands of hair belonging to a human who lived 200,000 years ago in fossilised hyena dung from a cave in South Africa.Dr Lucinda Backwell, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bill Clinton’s solution to ‘Slumdog’ woes


April 20th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 20 (ANI): Former US President Bill Clinton has said that it is necessary to confront and resolve 'Slumdog' realities in India.The 62-year-old had been reacting to drastic conditions ... Read more...

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Kashmir issue is constantly highlighted in UK: Pak envoy


February 2nd, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Pakistani High Commissioner to UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan has said the Kashmir issue is constantly highlighted in the UK, and British parliamentarians are voicing their concerns over ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

A ‘fine dining’ experience for former scavengers


January 5th, 2009 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) There was a time when their families were looked down upon - their presence considered impure. But all past anguish was forgotten, as 44 scavenger families dined ... Read more...

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Sulabh to expand sanitation campaign


October 16th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Sulabh International, an Indian NGO working in the field of sanitation, Thursday announced that it will expand the campaign for hand-washing to cover mothers, doctors and others ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bone fragment may not be enough to identify Steve Fossett


October 6th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 5 (ANI): A bone fragment possibly belonging to missing air-adventurer Steve Fossett may not identify the aviator.The two-and-a-half-inch long fragment, allegedly human, was found amidst the wreckage of Fossetts ... Read more...

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Sulabh to give Rs.300,000 to Kalawati in August (Lead)


July 28th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Kalawati Bandurkar, the Maharashtra-based widow with nine children whose grim plight was narrated by Congress MP Rahul Gandhi in parliament, will get Rs.300,000 from a leading non-government ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Spotted hyenas hunt alone to up survival rates


July 17th, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): New research from a Michigan State University doctoral student suggests that spotted hyenas, animals that live together in large societies, hunt for food alone because it increases ... Read more...

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Women scavengers make new beginning, join mainstream


July 15th, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) For Usha Chaumar, a former woman scavenger who now lives a life of respect and sells home-made pickles for a living rather than carry human excreta, the ... Read more...

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Sulabh to launch sanitation university for health, hygiene studies


July 15th, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Taking his initiative to promote environmental sanitation, non-conventional sources of energy and human rights a step ahead, Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International, is planning to set ... Read more...

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Liberated Indian women scavengers walk the ramp at UN


July 3rd, 2008 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 3 (IANS) It was a proud and unthinkable moment for about two score women scavengers from remote parts of India who staged a catwalk with prominent fashion models in ... Read more...

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Sulabh liberates 60,000 scavengers, tots up $32 mn revenue: UNDP


July 1st, 2008 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Sulabh International, a 38-year-old movement promoting low-cost safe sanitation in the country, has liberated over 60,000 scavengers, a report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released ... Read more...

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President meets UN-bound former women scavengers


June 25th, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil has met 30 women from Rajasthan who have been liberated from the age-old inhuman practice of manual scavenging and are all set to walk ... Read more...

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Landslide kills eight in Guatemala rubbish dump


June 21st, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, June 21 (IANS) At least eight people, including two children, were killed in a mudslide at a garbage dump here, Spain's EFE news agency reported. Authorities said that between 50 ... Read more...

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