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Ansari visits Dachigam National Park

September 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, presently on a five-day visit to Kashmir, Sunday visited the Dachigam National Park which is home to 'Hangul', the world's only ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Guatemala volcano eruption forces mass evacuation

September 14th, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Mexico, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in Guatemala after the Fuego volcano eruption, which the specialists estimate to be the most powerful since ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

How solitary locusts turn maurading bands

August 30th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) Vast locust swarms, spread over many square kilometres, can blot out the sky and destroy standing crops whenever they land. The scourge has been well recorded ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Woman journalist sues US, Italy over Osama bounty

August 4th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 3 (IANS/AKI) An Italian journalist is suing the US government and the Italian interior ministry for $25 million, claiming that she provided information which helped US to reach ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Protein turns harmless grasshoppers into destructive swarms

December 21st, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Locusts devastate swathes of vegetation in swarms that stretch over many square kilometres, blotting the sun and the sky for hours. This is due to a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’s largest medicinal botanic garden in China

December 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 9 (IANS) A medicinal botanical garden in southwest China has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind in the world, a garden official ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Arctic sea ice to melt by 2015: Expert

November 10th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) The Arctic Sea ice could completely melt away by mid 2015, destroying the habitat of polar bears and other endangered animals, says an expert.Peter Wadhams, professor ... Read more...

Posted in World |

With 200 tigers, Corbett turns a proud 75 (With Image)

September 11th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ramnagar (Uttarakhand), Sep 11 (IANS) One of the nurseries of India's tiger conservation movement and Asia's first endeavour to have a national park, the Corbett National Park turns 75 this ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

UAE medical team reaches out to famine victims

August 20th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) A UAE medical mission has arrived to inspect health condition of thousands of refugees who walked long distances to reach scattered camps at Dadaab area on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rainwater enters Zardari’s home, meetings cancelled

August 9th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Choked pipelines caused rainwater to enter two floors of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's official residence, causing cancellation of at least three meetings.Zardari took serious ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Mumbai’s diamond, gold merchants furious at government apathy

July 14th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) The country's diamond and gold jewelery hubs in Mumbai, with a daily turnover of over Rs.10 billion, are angry and aghast at the manner in which ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian lawmaker says strategic Arunachal deserves Delhi sops

March 13th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 13 (ANI): Rebuffing China's repeated claim on Arunachal Pradesh's territory, Indian lawmaker Takam Sanjoy said that the state is integral and inalienable part of the country, and has a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

List of 10 best places to get naked in 2011 revealed

February 11th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 11 (ANI): A list of the ten best places where one can get naked in 2011 has been revealed, and it includes a French city dedicated to naturalism, a naked ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘It will take 300yrs to reclaim land swallowed by deserts in China’

January 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): A senior official has said that despite the Chinese government's efforts to prevent desertification, it will take close to 300 years to reclaim the land that has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Radar images from space shuttle reveal Egypt’s lost great lake

November 27th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): Geologists have found that a huge lake waxed and waned deep in the sandy heart of the Egyptian Sahara.Tushka region of Egypt is covered by a huge sand ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The curious case of twins in a Chinese village

November 17th, 2010 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 17 (IANS) Believe it or not, a remote village in China has set an amazing record of birth of 98 sets of twins in the past half a century.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biodiversity in Amazon ‘over 20mn yrs older than previously thought’

November 15th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new study has found that the incredible biodiversity of the Amazon region is over 20 million years older than thought.An international team of scientists, including a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Some of the key statistics of Asian Games opening ceremony

November 12th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 12 (IANS) The following are some of the key statistics related to the opening ceremony of Guangzhou Asian Games on Friday:175,000: Haixinsha Island, known as the stage of the ceremony, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

China may attack India anytime soon: Mulayam

November 9th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday warned the government he had "specific" inputs that China was preparing to attack India "anytime soon" and was ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

PM, Sonia present 25th Indira Gandhi Award to Rahman, Ramkrishna Ashram

October 31st, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.31 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi presented the 25th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration to Music composer A R Rahman and Ramkrishna Mission ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Marine researchers call for international effort to save coral reefs

October 8th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Leading marine researchers say that there is still time to save the world's ailing coral reefs, if prompt and decisive action can be taken to improve their overall ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Arctic ice could be gone by 2030, warns US researchers

September 16th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): US researchers have warned that with the Arctic sea ice melting during the summer to its third lowest level on record, global warming could leave the region ice ... Read more...

Posted in World |

GPS signals could monitor tsunamis in transit

September 15th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): By measuring the signals of GPS satellites, scientists could monitor tsunamis as they sweep across the ocean.Researchers hope measuring atmospheric waves will improve early warning of big tsunamis ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Floods affect a wildlife sanctuary in northeastern India

September 14th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Sep 14 (ANI): Incessant downpour over the past fortnight has inundated the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam.Consequently, wildlife wardens have moved the animals to safer places.The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is famous ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Islamabad, a capital in search of its identity

July 22nd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS/EFE) Fifty years after its founding, Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, has established itself as a modern city, but it continues to grow with no clear direction or identity, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Huge undersea volcano mapped off Indonesia

July 14th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): A huge undersea volcano has been found off the coast of Indonesian by a US-Indonesia joint expedition.The volcano, which is 3000 metres above the sea floor but remains ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Canada’s Bengal Energy gets Cauvery hycrocarbon block

July 1st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 1 (IANS) Canada-based Bengal Energy has been awarded a contract by India for a hydrocarbon drilling and exploration block in the Cauvery basin, which spans Karnataka and Tamil ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jairam Ramesh announces global auction of seized Red Sanders

June 18th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Tirupati, June 18 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forest (Independent Charge) Jairam Ramesh has announced that 6,000 tonnes of seized Red Sanders wood would be auctioned through the global tender ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Guwahati NGO designs mobile kennel to rehabilitate stray dogs

June 6th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddGuwahati, June 6 (ANI): Just Be Friendly, a voluntary animal lovers' organization, here has deployed a novel eco-friendly mobile kennel to transport mongrels to its animal care center where ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Seychelles to seek India’s help in fighting pirates

May 31st, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Indian Ocean archipelago nation Seychelles during the forthcoming visit of its President James Michel will ask India for help in tackling the piracy issue in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Scientists discover ‘unique’ frog species in India

May 14th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): Scientists claim to have discovered a new species of "brightly coloured frog" in a remote peak in the southern part of India.The team of scientists including Dr S ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Space technology helps understand Maya urban centres better

May 12th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Space technology has greatly revolutionized the archaeological understanding of urban centres built by the Maya.University of Central Florida researchers led a NASA-funded research project in April 2009 that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

1000 ancient hieroglyphic rock paintings found in east-central China

May 7th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Ma Baoguang, a Chinese archaeologist, recently found 1,000 hieroglyphic rock paintings in Yangce Town, Biyang County of east-central China's Henan province.Ma and a group of students were ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Elephant census conducted in Orissa

April 24th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar (Orissa), Apr 24 (ANI): Forest rangers and game wardens of the Wildlife Department conducted a comprehensive elephant census in Orissa.Around 10,000 personnel were deployed in this survey done in the reserve ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Civilization in Malaysia might have been oldest in South-east Asia

March 8th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, March 8 (ANI): The Sungai Batu archeological site in the Bujang Valley in Malaysia has proven that civilization in this country had started much earlier and was the oldest in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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