technology and environment

Agartala to be Northeast India’s first solar city


September 12th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 12 (IANS) To reduce dependency on conventional energy, the Tripura government Wednesday announced ambitious plans to make Agartala a 'solar city', replacing at least 10 percent of usual ... Read more...

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Tripura to build science village


September 10th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 10 (IANS) A science village is set to come up in Tripura to popularise scientific concepts in rural areas of the northeastern region.The project at Nimbark village, 10 ... Read more...

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KSCSTE wants new advanced Raman Spectroscopy centre


August 10th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 10 (IANS) The state-owned Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) Friday said it wants to set up a collaborative advanced research facility for co-ordinating interdisciplinary ... Read more...

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Graft case: Former IGNOU chief denies wrongdoing


July 28th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (IANS) V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, former vice chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University who is facing a CBI probe for alleged graft, Saturday denied wrongdoing in ... Read more...

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Be ready for future challenges, Kalam tells IIT graduates


May 25th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) Former president APJ Abdul Kalam Friday appealed to the graduates of the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) to get themselves ready for future challenges so ... Read more...

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ICTs can help Kerala adapt to climate change


November 19th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (IANS) Kerala is vulnerable to long-term effects of climate change and increased use of ICTs will help in formulating a strategy to monitor, mitigate and adapt climate ... Read more...

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Climate change hitting forests, says Dhumal


April 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) Many trees are dying in Himachal Pradesh forests due to change in climatic conditions, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Friday.Due to climatic, edaphic and ... Read more...

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Dubai Energy Council, CNBC sign pact


March 11th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 10 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy Thursday announced their strategic partnership with international business and financial news channel CNBC and CNBC Arabiya as the ... Read more...

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Himachal to set up climate study centre


March 9th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will set up a centre to study the impact of the changing environment on climate, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Wednesday.The centre will ... Read more...

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Sitaram Jindal Foundation announces India’s biggest cash prize for humanitarian service


February 22nd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Sitaram Jindal Foundation, one of the leading not-for-profit organizations, on Tuesday announced the launch of India's biggest cash prize-Jindal prize, wherein Rs 50 million shall be awarded ... Read more...

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Cuba develops anti-arthritis drug


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) Cuban scientists have developed a "promising" drug for chronic joint diseases to replace a product to which the island does not have access due to an economic embargo ... Read more...

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Himachal’s plastic waste drive may earn it national award


January 12th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) An innovative scheme launched by Himachal Pradesh to remove polythene wastes by using these to surface roads may win the state government a national award, an official said ... Read more...

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Shimla’s snow ritual continues, but no sign of snow!


December 26th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Dec 26 (IANS) The British are long gone. But one of their legacies still remains in this hill town even though its relevance has by and large melted away ... Read more...

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10,000 kids keep guard against littering in Himalayas


October 29th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Oct 29 (IANS) They may be young, but don't get caught littering in front of them. Over 10,000 schoolchildren are virtually on the prowl in the hills of Himachal ... Read more...

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Himachal’s Kinnaur weavers to benefit from trademark


October 20th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 20 (IANS) With the Kinnauri shawls receiving the prestigious Geographical Indications (GI) tag, over 1,000 weavers involved in the creation of the iconic shawls stand to gain the most."The registration ... Read more...

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Rashtrapati Bhavan inspires Agartala to be energy efficient


September 24th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 24 (IANS) Inspired by the Rashtrapati Bhavan's 'Roshni' project in New Delhi, this Tripura capital also aims to turn eco-friendly with ambitious plans afoot to make it an energy-effiecient ... Read more...

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Astronomy workshop for UAE kids during Ramadan


September 2nd, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 2 (IANS/WAM) More than 6,000 children took part in a month-long workshop on astronomy that was organised in Abu Dhabi to encourage youngsters to learn science. The annual "Reach for ... Read more...

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A Vigyan Gram in Tripura to popularise science


August 31st, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, Aug 31 (IANS) A Vigyan Gram, or a science village, is to come up on the outskirts of Tripura's capital, complete with a museum, library, planetarium, botanical garden, bird ... Read more...

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Agartala to be northeast’s first ’solar city’


June 4th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 4 (IANS) The Tripura government Friday announced ambitious plans to make its capital Agartala a 'solar city' replacing at least 10 percent of conventional energy use by solar energy. "Agartala city ... Read more...

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‘Separate time zone for northeast not feasible’


April 27th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 27 (IANS) India's legal timekeeper Tuesday rejected the idea of a separate time zone for the northeast, saying it was not feasible to advance the clock as it could inconvenience ... Read more...

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Hindustan Motors launches greener CNG mini truck


April 26th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Hindustan Motors Monday launched a CNG (compressed natural gas) version of its its mini truck "Winner" which meets the BS-IV emission norms. The CK Birla Group company, known ... Read more...

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Solar energy tapping to be mandatory in Agartala


March 29th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 29 (IANS) In a bid to make Agartala a solar city, the Tripura government has decided to make solar energy tapping provision mandatory in buildings. "The existing building rules would be ... Read more...

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Scientists, farmers fast to protest Bt Brinjal


January 30th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) A group of scientists, academicians and farmers observed a day's protest fast at the Kolkata Book Fair Saturday against the possible release of genetically modified crop Bt Brinjal ... Read more...

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Shimla is bereft of snow cover this year


January 26th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) Call it the effect of global warming, deforestation or rise in pollution, the Queen of Hills, as Shimla was fondly called by the British, is ... Read more...

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Sky gazers gather in Shimla to see solar eclipse


January 15th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) A large number of skygazers gathered in this Himachal Pradesh capital Friday for a glimpse of the rare celestial spectacle - the annular solar eclipse, officials said. Kamraj ... Read more...

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Himachal to hold wildlife film fest


September 29th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will organise a weeklong film festival on wildlife here next month and screen the documentaries of three-time Green Oscar winner Mike H. Pandey, state Forest ... Read more...

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Forest ponds in Himachal to harvest rainwater


August 23rd, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) Forest ponds will be constructed to check the depleting groundwater and to harvest rainwater in Himachal Pradesh, state Forest Minister J.P. Nadda said Sunday. He said the 'van sarovars' ... Read more...

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Total ban on plastic bags in Himachal from Oct 2


August 16th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is set to impose a total ban on the use of plastic bags from Oct 2, state Environment Minister J.P. Nadda said Sunday. "From Oct 2, ... Read more...

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Partial eclipse seen through clouds in Himachal (Lead)


July 22nd, 2009 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 22 (IANS) A partial solar eclipse was witnessed amidst partly cloudy skies across Himachal Pradesh Wednesday, officials here said. "The partial solar eclipse began at 6.24 a.m. and was seen through ... Read more...

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India to prepare new rules to save its coastline


July 5th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) India is set to prepare new rules to save its 7,517 km coastline after deciding to let a controversial notification under attack from the fishing ... Read more...

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Government to set up heritage sites commission


January 29th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The central government will soon set up a commission to frame guidelines for conserving heritage monuments and sites that are on the verge of decay.This was decided ... Read more...

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‘No’ to plastic bags restores Himachal’s pristine beauty


January 19th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) The hills are looking clean again. Once an eyesore, littering the verdant mountain slopes, choking drains and scarring the environment, plastic pollution has come down dramatically in Shimla ... Read more...

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Zardari urges India to resume composite dialogue process


January 14th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 14 (ANI): President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the resolution of all outstanding issues between India and Pakistan is vital for durable peace in the region, and called ... Read more...

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Punjab Govt., ISB and 4 Business leaders come together for a new ISB campus at Mohali


November 12th, 2008 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh/New Delhi/Hyderabad, Nov 12 (ANI/Business Wire India): The Government of Punjab today, signed a tripartite agreement with Indian School of Business (ISB) and four Indian Business Leaders to set up a ... Read more...

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Thousands of fish found dead in Himachal wetlands


June 18th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, June 18 (IANS) Thousands of fish have died in the past two days in Himachal Pradesh's Rewalsar wetlands. Experts say they were either poisoned or did not have enough ... Read more...

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