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Annual Amarnath yatra begins (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 24 (IANS) With a thick layer of snow still covering the Amarnath shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, the first batch of pilgrims set out from here Sunday ... Read more...

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Cold weather kills rare pelicans in Russia


February 21st, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dalmatian pelicans, a threatened species, are dying of cold and hunger amid freezing weather in Russia's usually warm Dagestan region, where the birds migrated for ... Read more...

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More snow in Manali, Kalpa and higher reaches of Himachal


January 26th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) More snowfall in the picturesque tourist resorts of Manali and Kalpa and the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh in the past 24 hours kept the temperatures ... Read more...

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Cold wave grip continues on Himachal (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) The cold wave Thursday continued to grip the entire Himachal Pradesh with Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district, being the coldest with a minimum ... Read more...

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Fresh snow in Shimla, Manali


January 12th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) Fresh snow in Himachal Pradesh's tourist resorts of Shimla and Manali Thursday resulted in cold wave conditions continuing in the state. The Met office said ... Read more...

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Fog affects 47 trains (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) A thick layer of fog enveloping the capital Thursday morning hit hard rail traffic with 32 trains cancelled and 15 delayed. Air traffic, however, remained ... Read more...

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Cold keeps grip on north India, fog affects 51 trains (Roundup)


December 28th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The cold wave persisted in north India Wednesday as many places recorded temperatures below the freezing point and thick fog affected the running of ... Read more...

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Delhi fog delays over 50 trains


December 28th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) A thick layer of fog enveloped the capital Wednesday morning, affecting at least 51 trains. The Met office has forecast a clear and warm day ... Read more...

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Foggy, chilly morning in Delhi


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) A thick layer of fog enveloped the capital early Friday with the minimum temperature settling two notches above average at 6.1 degrees Celsius. The Met ... Read more...

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Deaths, accidents as cold wave grips north India (Roundup)


December 19th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) At least 39 deaths, two blinding accidents, and over 90 trains cancelled or delayed -- life was disrupted as the cold wave gripped north India ... Read more...

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Why Taj city is raising a stink


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 22 (IANS) Tourists coming to Agra these days are not just taking away with them memories of one of the most breathtaking monuments but also the foul smell ... Read more...

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Bridal makeup: Less is more


November 13th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Looking her best on her wedding day is every girl's dream -- but not at the cost of her glowing skin. Less is more this ... Read more...

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Snow freezes hopes of search for crashed MiG-29


October 24th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 24 (IANS) The search resumed Monday for the wreckage of a MiG-29 combat jet that crashed in Himachal Pradesh but officials say it is a touch-and-go affair with ... Read more...

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Heartbreak of search and rescue at Himalayan heights


October 19th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) Retrieving the fuselage of a crashed aircraft in the rugged, cold and inhospitable terrain of Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul and Spiti district is quite challenging, government officials ... Read more...

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22nd June is National Chocolate Eclair Day


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After celebrating Father’s Day last weekend, the 22nd of June is observed as the National Chocolate Eclair Day. The origin of how the day came to ... Read more...

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Thunderstorm leaves trail of destruction in Taj city


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 22 (IANS) A night of thunder, lightning and rain left behind a trail of destruction in the Taj city Sunday, with power disrupted, trees uprooted and rooftops and ... Read more...

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Millions could be protected from worm-related infections


May 6th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Researchers have identified a mucus that protects some people from harmful parasitic worms, opening the way to new therapies for millions of people worldwide.It is a ... Read more...

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34st man vows to lose weight after docs fail to find his heart


March 29th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): A man in the UK has vowed to shed weight after doctors failed to detect his heartbeat - because he was so fat.Alan Belmont, from Worcester, who weighs ... Read more...

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How the Rocky Mountains may have been ‘formed by giant suction’


March 8th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study shows that the Rockies may have been formed when a giant suction created a counter force that thrust the mountains upward.Mountains generally form where continental ... Read more...

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Some Antarctic ice is building up from bottom


March 4th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): New findings by scientists working in the remotest part of Antarctica could reshape our understanding of how the ice sheet expands and moves, and how it might react ... Read more...

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Freezing winter continues in Kashmir Valley


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley continued to freeze Sunday with the minimum temperature dipping three degrees below normal to minus 4.8 degrees Celsius while Leh was biting cold at minus ... Read more...

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Georgians Having A Tough Time As Atlanta Experiences Heavy Snow Storm


January 10th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Residents of Georgia are having a harsh time as several parts of the state have been steeped under a thick layer of snow due to the ... Read more...

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Fog envelopes Agra, trains disrupted


January 7th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 7 (IANS) The city of the Taj Mahal, already frozen in the minimum temperature of 1.6 degrees Celsius, was completely enveloped in a thick layer of fogearly ... Read more...

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Japanese space probe misses Venus


December 8th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): A 190 million-pound Japanese mission to orbit Venus has missed the planet completely but could be more successful when it next passes by in six years' time, scientists ... Read more...

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New process improves solar cell efficiency by 20pc


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new process that improves the efficiency of polymer solar cells by 20 percent by increasing light absorption is the latest feat in solar technology, achieved by researchers ... Read more...

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NASA’s super-Earth characterization could help find life on other planets


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Using a ground-based telescope, a team of astronomers, including two NASA Sagan Fellows, has made the first characterizations of a super-Earth's atmosphere.A super-Earth is a planet up to ... Read more...

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Shimla’s skaters happy as thick ice sheet covers rink


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 2 (IANS) Skaters here are a happy lot as a thick layer of ice enveloped Asia's only natural ice skating rink in this Himachal Pradesh town Thursday, thanks to the ... Read more...

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2,000-yr-old intact female skeleton with gray hair discovered in China


November 25th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): An intact skeleton of an elderly woman has been excavated from an ancient tomb dating back to around 2,200 years ago in central China's Hubei Province.Archaeologists ... Read more...

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Scientists develop nanoscale ‘Etch-a-Sketch’ light sensor


November 15th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have created a nanoscale light sensor that can be combined with near-atomic-size electronic circuitry to produce hybrid optic and electronic devices with ... Read more...

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Indonesia’s Merapi death toll reaches 206


November 12th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by BNO News
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesia's Mount Merapi death toll has increased to 206 after two weeks of constant eruptions, officials said Friday.The National Disaster Management Agency confirmed the number of deaths ... Read more...

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Scientists may have solved mystery of disappearing CO2 on Mars


September 24th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Scientists may have solved the mystery of the carbon dioxide ice disappearance early in the Northern Martian springs followed later by its sudden reappearance, revealing a very active ... Read more...

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Massive amounts of oil at bottom of Gulf of Mexico: Report


September 15th, 2010 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (DPA) There is new evidence that massive amounts of crude oil are sitting at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, a finding that could further undermine the US ... Read more...

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High-speed graphene transistors could mean faster mobiles, computers


September 4th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4(ANI): A group of UCLA researchers has fabricated the fastest graphene transistor to date, which could translate into faster electronic devices such as radios, computers and mobiles.Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer ... Read more...

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Wildfires kill 52 in Russia


August 6th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 52 people have died in wildfires raging throughout Russia, the government said Friday. "A total of 471 people turned for medical help and 72 were hospitalised, ... Read more...

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Kashmir Gujjar clan prefers to stay in wooden huts


July 27th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
By Fayaz AhmadSrinagar, July 27 (ANI):The Gujjar clan of Jammu and Kashmir prefers to stay in their traditional wooden huts instead of a house in the valley.The state government provides all ... Read more...

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