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Volcanic eruptions serve to sustain reefs


July 24th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Could the pumice, a light and porous volcanic rock, that surges into the ocean once a volcano erupts in Tonga or elsewhere in the south-west Pacific ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Spiritual group prepares to clean entire Ganges


June 17th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Haridwar, June 17 (IANS) A spiritual group here is conducting a survey on how best to clean the entire 2,525-km Ganges, the holiest of all rivers for Hindus but ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Seagrass can help mitigate climate change


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) Seagrasses can hold as much carbon as the world's temperate and tropical forests and play an important role in mitigating in climate change, says a first ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Courting Bollywood and selling Wales in India


April 15th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Sounds like gobbledygook! Well, not exactly. It's a village in Wales which sports the longest place name in Europe, says a smiling Carwyn ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Census 2011: Kashmir’s population touches 1.25 crore


April 7th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 7 (IANS) The population of Jammu and Kashmir has grown to 1.25 crore from 1.1 crore recorded in 2001, according to the provisional census figures released here Thursday."The ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Recycled Island to be built from Pacific’s floating plastic debris


April 1st, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): A Dutch architect has announced plans to build a Recycled Island that is sustainable and floats using the plastic debris collected from the Pacific.Ramon Knoester went public ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi - the most densely populated city in India


March 31st, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The national capital is the most densely populated city in the country with 11,297 people living in its every square kilometre, according to latest ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gujarat coral reefs a virtual gold mine


March 27th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 27 (IANS) Every square kilometre of Gujarat's coral reefs in the Gulf of Kutch is helping the state generate or notionally gain Rs.7.95 million ($177,158) annually in various ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Big B, John in Madhya Pradesh to save tigers (Lead)


December 12th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 12 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has taken time out of his busy schedule to visit the Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh to participate in the Save Our ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Even Aussies find Oprah Winfrey’s Australia quiz difficult!


December 9th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 9 (ANI): Oprah Winfrey wanted to test her fans' knowledge about Australia by setting up a quiz for them, but the problem is, her questions are so difficult that ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Obama, Michelle start Day 2 in Mumbai school (Lead)


November 7th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov. 7 (IANS) After a hectic first day in India's financial capital, US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle kicked off their second day at the Holy Name School ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

NATO forces set to target Taliban birthplace Zhari


September 11th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.11 (ANI): NATO-led coalition forces in Afghanistan look set to focus on Afghanistan Zhari District, the birthplace of the Taliban, which they see as a major southern nest of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New York’s Central Park could accommodate almost 100 dinosaurs


August 14th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): As many as 100 dinosaurs could have crowded into New York's Central Park, estimated a palaeontologist.James Farlow of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and colleagues have worked out ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chunk of Greenland glacier breaks up overnight


July 13th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) A seven square kilometre section of a Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier broke up July 6 and 7. The chunk of lost ice is roughly one-eighth the size of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Soon, a Hawaii-sized eco island made entirely from plastic bottles


June 30th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): A team of Dutch scientists are planning to make an island the size of Hawaii entirely from 44million kg of plastic waste.Recycled island, which is part of an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientist reveals changing biodiversity trends over space and time


June 1st, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): The distribution of species in space and time changes continually across the globe, according to a new study.Janne Soininen of the University of Helsinki explores a number of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Australia’s Victoria sitting on $20 billion-worth of gold?


May 9th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 9 (ANI): Up to 20 billion-dollar-worth of undiscovered gold could be lying underground in the Australian state of Victoria, say scientists.In 1851, Victoria experienced its first gold rush - a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How Orangutans communicate through dense jungle


March 10th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): By delving deeper into the long calls of male Orangutans in Borneo, scientists have got new insight into how these solitary apes communicate through dense jungle.The researchers conducted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kerala counts loss after factory attack


January 6th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 6 (IANS) Kerala's industry Wednesday counted its losses after a mob attack that gutted two rubber factories forced a business executive to warn that the state's image had taken another ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dhaka plans expressway to ease traffic congestion


November 18th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 18 (IANS) Bangladesh has floated a $2 billion tender for building an elevated expressway of over 32 km to ease national capital Dhaka's increasing traffic congestion, a newspaper said Wednesday. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Swiss man survives 300 days on remote Pacific island with knives, pig


July 15th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 15 (ANI): A Swiss man has successfully survived 300 days with just two knives for cutting, and a baby pig for company on an uninhabited Pacific island.Adventurer Xavier Rosset decided ... Read more...

Posted in World |

LTTE chief Prabhakaran reportedly shot dead


May 18th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 18 (ANI): Liberation of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief Velupillai Prabhakaran has reportedly been shot dead along with his son Charles Antony and other Tiger commanders.Unofficial reports said Prabhakaran was ambushed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prabhakaran surrounded by government troops, claims Lankan army


May 18th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 18 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Army on Monday claimed that Liberation of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, is alive and surrounded by government troops.A BBC report quoted a military ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Civilians flee last LTTE-held area in Sri Lanka (Third Lead)


May 16th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 16 (DPA) Civilians continued Saturday to pour out of the last rebel-held area in northeastern Sri Lanka after security forces Saturday took the final strip of coast held by Tamil ... Read more...

Posted in World |

35 killed as troops break through LTTE defence line: Sri Lanka


May 9th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 9 (IANS) At least 35 Tamil Tigers were killed when Sri Lankan troops successfully smashed through an earth bund built by the rebels in their last stronghold after days of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Meteor hunting begins in Ontario


April 30th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, April 30 (ANI): Researchers have issued a call for meteorite-hunters and interested locals to start searching for a meteorite that landed on rural land north of Newmarket, Ontario, in Canada.The space ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

It is impossible for Prabhakaran to flee now: Military (Lead, Changing dateline)


April 24th, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Puthumathalan (Mullaitivu), April 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka's military strongly believes that Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is still holed up in a small coastal strip in the north and has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prime Minister calls on emergency meet over Sri Lanka crisis


April 23rd, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 23 (ANI): An emergency meet is taking place at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's residence in the wake of latest developments in the neighbourhood countrySri Lanka.Besides PM ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Over 81,000 civilians flee Sri Lanka war-zone (Lead)


April 22nd, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Over 81,000 civilians have fled Sri Lanka's war-zone since Monday with the advancing troops cornering the Tamil Tigers into a 14 square kilometre coastal land strip ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tamils to march on Canada’s parliament, stage candlelight vigils


February 4th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 4 (IANS) Tamils in Canada will march on the nation's parliament and take out candlelight vigils across cities to mark Sri Lanka's Independence Day Wednesday in protest against ``genocide'' in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Evidence of early human existence in Malaysia rewrites Out of Africa theory


January 30th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 30 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence of early human existence in Malaysia that dates back to 1.83 million years, which is proof of human mobility coming from Asia ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

JI lists demands to mediate between Pak government and Swat, FATA militants


January 22nd, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan.22 (ANI): Jumping into the politics being played in the country over the terror hit Swat and FATA region, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has offered to play the role of mediator ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

CESC to spend Rs.20 bn to upgrade distribution network


November 10th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Power utility CESC Ltd plans to spend Rs.20 billion over the next three to five years to strengthen its distribution network, a top company official said here Monday."We ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Extreme flood events hardly affect vegetation


September 25th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): A study by biologists has indicated that extreme flood events in floodplain grasslands affect carabid beetles and molluscs more than plants. The study was conducted by biologists from ... Read more...

Posted in National |

England is Europes most crowded country


September 16th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.16 (ANI): England has become the most crowded nation in Europe, with 395 people per square kilometer. England has overtaken the population density of Holland, which traditionally has been the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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