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SC gives more time to centre on Palk Strait channel


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave the government six more weeks to spell out its stand on building the Sethusamudram ship channel in the Palk Strait ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Complete Sethusamudram project at earliest: DMK


March 29th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Union ministers and MPs belonging to the DMK Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to implement the Sethusamudram project at ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Indian Navy to induct 24 long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft


December 5th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The Indian Navy will acquire 12 more long range maritime reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft in addition to the 12 Boeing P-8I aircraft already ordered or ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New Book Gives Revealing Insights Into British Writer Roald Dahl’s Life


August 9th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new memoir that has come to light recently gives revealing insights into life of renowned British writer Roald Dahl. According to the book, the highly-regarded ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Roald Dahl ‘was a real-life James Bond style spy’


August 8th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 8 (ANI): A new biography of British novelist Roald Dahl has revealed that the children's author led an extraordinary life in the US during the Second World War as a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Quickly build Sethusamudram canal, says CPI-M (Lead)


February 12th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Hundreds of youth activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) observed a hunger strike here Friday to demand the early building of a controversial shipping ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

CPI-M youth wing strikes for implementation of Sethusamudram canal


February 12th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Hundreds of activists from the youth wing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday began a 24-hour hunger strike to demand implementation of the Sethusamudram ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Government plans environmental study of Sethusamudram channel


January 14th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) will carry out an environment impact assessment of the Sethusamudram channel, which aims to dredge a navigable link through the Palk ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India to create 5 mn tonne strategic petroleum reserve


December 15th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) India will create a five million tonne strategic petroleum reserve by 2012, raising the country's total storage capacity to 8.5 million tonnes - enough to meet 90-days ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Winter yet to arrive in capital, says weatherman


November 12th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The drop in temperature in the capital has been the result of a western disturbance and not because of the onset of winter, which is yet to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

North and South Korean warships exchange fire (Lead)


November 10th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 10 (DPA) Warships belonging to North and South Korea clashed off their west coasts Tuesday, a spokesman for the defence ministry in Seoul said, adding that it remained unclear whether ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korea appears to be preparing new missile tests: Report


October 13th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 13 (DPA) North Korea appears to be preparing to conduct new missile tests, a South Korean news agency reported Tuesday. After five rocket tests on Monday on North Korea's east coast, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korea tests five short-range missiles (Lead)


October 12th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 12 (Xinhua) North Korea Monday test-fired five short-range missiles off its eastern coast, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing government sources. The missiles were launched from the bases between North ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Life under threat as more ultraviolet radiation to hit earth


September 7th, 2009 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 7 (IANS) Rapid climate changes are set to redistribute the already shrinking ozone layer, exposing earth's southern parts up to 20 percent more ultraviolet radiation, warns a Canadian study. Concentrated ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Geologists map rocks to soak CO2 from air


March 6th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): In a new report, geologists have mapped large rock formations in the United States that can also absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), which they say might be artificially ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Underground rocks may turn carbon dioxide into harmless chemical


March 6th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Geologists have mapped large rock formations in the US that can absorb carbon dioxide and potentially be harnessed to vastly accelerate the process. The report, by scientists at ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Global warming would lead to expansion of dead zones in oceans


January 26th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A team of Danish researchers has shown that unchecked global warming would lead to a dramatic expansion of low-oxygen areas zones, or dead zones, in the global ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low oxygen areas in oceans threatening survival of fish


January 26th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Unchecked global warming is causing dead zones or low-oxygen areas in oceans, threatening the very survival of fish, crabs and clams, according to a Danish study. In shallow ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US Congress approves auto-industry loans, offshore drilling


September 28th, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 28 (DPA) The troubled automakers General Motors, Ford and Chrysler got a lift Saturday from the US Congress, which gave the final green light for $25 billion in loans to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bigfoot spotted in remote Canadian forest


July 30th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): An 8ft ape-like creature that bears a striking resemblance to the legendary Bigfoot has been sighted in Canada. The unidentified animal had an upright, human-like walk and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

BJP protests government’’s recent deposition in court on Ram Setu


July 26th, 2008 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , July 26 (ANI): Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took to streets here on Saturday against the Central government''s recent deposition on Controversial Ram Setu in Tamil ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Tiff in apex court over Ram Sethu


April 15th, 2008 - 8:52 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) A minor tiff took place Tuesday between Supreme Court judges on one hand and on the other a petitioner opposed to the Sethusamudram project. The tiff took ... Read more...

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Government seeks apex court’s nod to Sethusamundram project


February 29th, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The Union government Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking its permission to expeditiously complete a shorter navigational sea route around India's southern tip. In an affidavit filed ... Read more...

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Indian medicinal plant Acanthus may harbour liver cancer cure


January 17th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 17(ANI): Indian researchers at Jadavpur University in Kolkata have discovered that the Indian medicinal plant Acanthus or Harkach Kanta can effectively combat liver cancer.Liver cancer is the fifth most common ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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