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Bengal to up vigil to stop fishing of small Hilsa


August 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) With the marine delicacy Hilsa, without which the Bengali platter is incomplete, being sold at Rs.1,000-Rs.1,500 per kg due to short supply, the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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New species of blind snake found in Brazil


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Scientists in Brazil have discovered a new species of a blind snake that is closely related to salamanders and frogs, it was reported here.The atretochoana eiselti ... Read more...

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Indian-American Snigdha Nandipati is Spelling Bee champ (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Snigdha Nandipati, a 14-year-old Indian American girl spelled the French for ambush, "guetapens", right to be crowned the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion."It's a miracle," ... Read more...

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Three Indian-American kids in Spelling Bee finals


June 1st, 2012 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Three Indian-American children were the only spellers left in the final championship round of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee at a convention centre outside Washington ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Raw hand-to-hand action USP of ‘The Raid - Redemption’ (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***)


May 11th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Raid - Redemption"; Cast: Iko Uwais, Ananda George and Ray Sahetapy; Director: Gareth Evans; Rating: 3/5Simplistically speaking, there are two basic types of action films - super technological ... Read more...

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From peons to clerks, raids unveil Madhya Pradesh’s millionaires


January 20th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 20 (IANS) "MP gajab hai'...You've heard that touristy catchphrase saying Madhya Pradesh is truly amazing! But the slogan acquires a new meaning in the light of startling revelations ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kashmir arranges free lunches for migratory birds (With Images)


January 13th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hokarsar Wetland Reserve (Srinagar), Jan 13 (IANS) The water surface in this wetland reserve in Jammu and Kashmir has frozen, but thousands of migratory birds flocking it will not find ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New theory explains how fishes grew into amphibians


December 28th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) A small fish crawling out of a drying desert pond underlines a theory that ties up the fishes with the amphibians, reveals a study. "Such a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, meet the shrimp that makes more noise than a jumbo jet!


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Smokey the cat, whose purr was said to be louder than a lawnmower, might get stiff competition from a saltwater shrimp just 4cm long.By snapping its large claw ... Read more...

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Shark deaths pack oceans with small fish


February 20th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) The oceans are increasingly becoming over-crowded with sardines thanks to the huge decline of big predators like sharks, as also tuna and cod due to overfishing, scientists say. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Adolescent great white sharks can’t handle big bites


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study by an international team of scientists has revealed that the jaws of adolescent great white sharks may be too weak to capture and kill large ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How some fish can stay on land up to 2 months!


November 9th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): Some species of fish can stay alive for up to two months on land - it's because of their skin, a new study has suggested.Mangrove killifish are small ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Piranha 3D’ throws killer fish at audience face: Director


October 23rd, 2010 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) If the audiences missed objects popping out of the screen in James Cameron's Oscar-winning 3D flick "Avatar", they should watch Alexandre Aja's horror movie "Piranha ... Read more...

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Killer Shrimp Found in UK Waters, Scientist Devastated


September 15th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A report issued on Monday has upset many researchers, since a killer shrimp with the scientific name Dikerogammarus villosus has been discovered in the UK water reservoir, ... Read more...

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Scientists find culprit behind dying ‘doughnut’ of Michigan Lake


September 4th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): The 'doughnut' of Lake Michigan, a roughly circular river of phytoplankton-algae and other tiny plants, is 'dying' and scientists believe that quagga mussel are the culprits.When Michigan Technological ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

It’s a Congres-BJP trade-off, claims opposition (Lead)


August 18th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Left and other opposition parties Wednesday alleged that the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have struck a give and take deal over the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Global warming could lead small fish to engage in ‘risky’ behaviour


July 7th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 7 (ANI): A study has suggested that global warming could have an unexpected effect on small fish, like the clownfish, by making them indulge in risky behaviour.A previous study had ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Court denies bail to accused


February 25th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) A city court Thursday denied bail to an accused in an anti-Sikh riot case stating that the allegations levelled against him are serious. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh ... Read more...

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Adult fish bully juveniles and push them into predators’ mouths


November 4th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, November 4 (ANI): A new study has found that small fish sheltering in bleached coral, are being bullied by bigger fish, who push them out into the open water, into the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Robofish’ take to the water to monitor environmental contaminants


August 31st, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 31 (ANI): MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) scientists in the US have developed a school of small robotic fish, which are equipped with sensors to monitor oil spills or other ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bollywood rejoices after settling dispute with multiplexes (Lead)


June 5th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5(IANS) Heaving a sigh of relief after a 14-hour meeting that Friday resolved a crippling four-month dispute between Bollywood producers-distributors and multiplexes, United Producers and Distributors Forum (UPDF) chairman ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Siberian cranes flock to Bihar’s Danapur catonement area


May 24th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Danapur (Bihar), May 24 (ANI): The bird sanctuary in the Danapur cantonment area of Bihar state has some welcome visitors -- Siberian cranes - who have flown in from far off regions.Informed ... Read more...

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Lindsay now sets sights on DiCaprio


April 18th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18 (ANI): Looks like Lindsay Lohan has had enough of women, for she is now turning her attention to men, and the latest guy she's eyeing is none other ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Modi’s anti-Rahul diatribe shows his desperation: Congress


February 23rd, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Congress party Monday said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was getting "nightmares" due to the sustained campaigning by Rahul Gandhi in his state, and his ... Read more...

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Modi likens Rahul to ‘aquarium fish’, Congress calls him ‘piranha’


February 22nd, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The war of words between Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress grew shriller Sunday, with Modi likening Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to "small fish" in ... Read more...

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Sick zooplanktons affecting whole food chain in the Ganga: Scientist


February 21st, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) All along the stretch of India's holiest river Ganga, the zooplanktons that play a critical role in its food chain are developing tumours, says a biologist. M. Omair from ... Read more...

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Brit defence chiefs under the scanner over submarine collision


February 17th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.17 (ANI): Britains defence chiefs are facing an inquiry into the safety of the United Kingdom''s nuclear deterrent after British and French submarines, each laden with missiles powerful enough for ... Read more...

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Penguins are marching into steep decline


February 14th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): A long-term research has determined that a combination of changing weather patterns, overfishing, pollution, and other factors have conspired to drive penguin populations into a precipitous decline.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New deep-sea denizens found in Australia


January 18th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 18 (DPA) Marine biologists working off Australia's south coast were astounded when the cameras on their submersible spotted millions of anemones and sea spiders living in a trench 4 kilometres ... Read more...

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Slowing coral growth may spell disaster for Great Barrier Reef


January 2nd, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): Researchers in Australia have discovered that growth rates among corals on the Great Barrier Reef have slumped to their slowest in at least four centuries and growth ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Archaeologists uncover 1,000 yr-old burial site in England


December 31st, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): Archaeologists have found more than a dozen skeletons thought to be thousands of years old, at an ancient burial site in Dorset, England.According to a report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ramayana a fight between animal and divine: Devdutt Pattanaik


October 23rd, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) What is the essence of the epic "Ramayana"? The fight between the animal and divine in man, said author Devdutt Pattanaik, the author of "The Book of ... Read more...

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Inland fish farming, becoming a major source of livelihood in Tamil Nadu


July 8th, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaya Kumar Dharmapuri (Tamil Nadu), July 8 (ANI): Inland fish farming is becoming a major source of livelihood for farmers in the districts of Dharampuri and Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu. Over 5, ... Read more...

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Chinese petrol far below global levels even after price hike


June 21st, 2008 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
By Andreas Landwehr Beijing, June 21 (DPA) "Did you fill up before midnight?" one Beijing taxi driver called out to another Thursday night, making sure they all hit the Chinese capital's petrol stations ... Read more...

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Thousands Asthma patients throng to have wonder cure in Hyderabad


June 8th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, June 8 (ANI): Thousands of people jostled in Hyderabad to swallow medicine stuffed inside a live fish - a treatment believed to cure asthma and other respiratory ailments.The Asthma ... Read more...

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