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Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Local body elections in Andhra Pradesh are likely to be held within a month, state Panchayati Raj Minister K. Jana Reddy said Wednesday.
Itanagar, May 21 (ANI): The ruling Congress party swept the maiden elections to the Itanagar and Pasighat municipal elections, whose results were announced after counting today.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Gold hit a 21-month low and silver prices plunged to a two-and-a-half-year level Monday. Experts said this happened because of the strengthening of the dollar.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The government is earmarking 15 percent of the total outlay of all projects in any district for proper sanitation and clean drinking water, officials said Saturday.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Tokyo are in the process of developing a technology to put the mobile phone on the palm of your hand.
Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), May 16 (ANI): Polling for Panchayat elections and the first time municipal elections began across Arunachal Pradesh at 7 a.m. this morning.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Jewellers across the country registered high sales this Akshay Tritiya Monday as customers emptied their wallets to buy the yellow metal that fell 1.2 percent in international market, holding near its weakest level in two weeks.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A month after gold slumped to its lowest in over 15 months, jewellers are expecting a rise of 15 to 30 percent in sales during the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya May 13 - given the plethora of offers to woo customers.
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Women's self help groups in the country would be provided bank loans at an interest rate of seven percent from now on, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Monday.
Washington, May 6 (ANI): You might not need to throw out your tooth brush after recovering from a sore throat after all, according to a new study.
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A group of physicists from Northwestern University have launched an unusual new experiment in an attempt to be the first to directly confirm the existence of dark matter.
Washington, May 3 (ANI): In culmination of more than a decade's work, an insect-sized robot took its first controlled in a Harvard robotics laboratory.
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) Kerala-based Rs.200-crore food products Manjilas Group is targeting a 10 percent market share in Tamil Nadu's rice sevai packet market in couple of years, a company official said.
Shimla, April 24 (IANS) Raw uranium residuals were reportedly recovered from a Himachal Pradesh village during digging, an official said Wednesday. The area from where it was found has a history of uranium deposits.
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) States which hold elections to panchayati raj institutions (PRIs) on time will get benefits from the programme of the central government to fund construction of gram panchayat offices, Panchayati Raj Minister K.C. Deo said Wednesday.
New Delhi, Apr. 23 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will inaugurate a national conference to celebrate the National Panchayati Raj Day at the Vigyan Bhawan here on Wednesday.
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Results of nearly two years' worth of study on biological samples from space shuttle Atlantis, have shed light on how the human immune system responds to stress and assaults while in space - and maybe here on Earth.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Gold prices, which have crashed almost 20 percent from the record high of Rs.32,500 ($602) per 10 gram last September, are likely to stabilise in the range of Rs.25,000 to Rs.26,000 in the medium term, analysts say.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Vedanta's bauxite mining project in Odisha's Niyamgiri Hills got stuck once again as the Supreme Court Thursday asked the state government to go back to the gram sabha to consider the rights of worship of local tribals.
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Activists fighting against the displacement of people for industry and mining in Odisha Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court order on Vedanta's Niyamgiri bauxite project in the state.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Vedanta's bauxite mining project in Odisha's Niyamgiri Hills got stuck once again as the Supreme Court Thursday asked it to go back to the gram sabha for the consideration of the tribals' religious and cultural aspects.
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A recent research from the University of New South Wales has found people given large servings of food eat more than those given smaller servings, even after they have been taught about the impact of portion size on consumption.
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Benchmark indices of Indian stock markets surged more than two percent Tuesday, due to strong buying support in banking, auto and realty stocks on expectations of cut in interest rates as inflation eased to a three-year low.
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) A sharp fall in the price of gold came as a boon for city jewellers this Polila Baisakh as gold jewellery sales jumped about 15 percent in volume terms Monday compared to last year.
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The price of gold slumped to Rs.27,600 per 10 gram Monday, the lowest in more than 15 months due to weakness in global markets on expectations of recovery in the world economy.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Friday signed an agreement with the department of telecommunication and Bharat Broadband Network Ltd. to link village-level civic bodies with broadband connectivity, officials said.
Agartala, April 12 (IANS) India's northeastern state of Tripura will be declared fully literate in September this year, state finance minister Badal Choudhury said here Friday.
iBall has launched a new budget tablet in the Indian market in its Performance series by the name Slide 6309i. The price of iBall Slide 6309i is kept at Rs. 5,199.
Washington, April 9 (ANI): Monarch butterflies fly without a map, and use basic orientation and landmarks to find their way to their wintering sites, thousands of miles away.
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Sunday advocated for qualitative judicial reforms and emphasised that grading of various courts based on standard parameters should be developed for the quality of judgment.
One kilogram. That's what it weighed, the bulky prototype used for a wireless phone call by a Motorola engineer in 1973. For the real milestone 10 years later, a 790-gram Motorola DynaTAC made the first call from a commercial mobile phone, in a Mercedes in 1983. That makes the mobile 30 years old, and not the 40 that's being reported.
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) The controversial lease of over five acres of prime land near Delhi suburb Gurgaon for a super-specialty eye hospital to be set up by the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust (RGCT) continues to haunt Haryana's Bhupinder Singh Hooda government.
New York, Apr 5 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan hotelier friend Vikram Chatwal was arrested at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on eight drug counts on Tuesday.
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As empowerment of rural women remains a major area of concern, a parliamentary panel has asked the government to ensure there are more women in decision-making roles in the flagship rural jobs scheme so that they could devise ways to benefit even the poorest of them.
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Eating more fiber can decrease your risk of first-time stroke, a new study suggests.
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) It's time to smear others with vibrant colours and get smeared, too, with the spring festival of Holi round the corner. Doctors, however, warn that toxic chemicals in colours could cause skin or eye infection.
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Activists of the Right to Food Campaign here Wednesday rejected the National Food Security Bill, which was approved by the union cabinet Tuesday.
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Monday announced a new scheme, under which Below Poverty Line (BPL) families will be supplied nine essential food items at subsidized price through the Public Distribution System (PDS).
Shimla, March 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will review the list of BPL (below poverty line) families in the state next month so that those left-out are included, the state assembly was told Friday.
Patna, March 15 (IANS) The Bihar government has decided to train one million schoolgirls in karate so that they can use the martial art to protect themselves from sexual harassment, an official said Friday.
Washington, March 14 (ANI): Using a handsfree kit or sending text messages while driving is the same as being above the legal alcohol limit.
Patna, March 8 (IANS) The Bihar government Friday announced that it proposed to form one million women's self-help groups (SHGs) in the next five years.
New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): On the occasion of the International Women's Day today, Minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath will preside over a panel discussion on the subject 'Role of Women Panchayati Raj Members and Youths as Ahimsa Messengers for Safety of Women'.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The union budget 2013-14 Thursday earmarked Rs.1,815.47 crore for computerisation, augmentation of the judicial infrastructure, reforms and erasing the backlog of over three crore cases.
Raipur, Feb 23 (IANS) Presenting a Rs.44,169 crore budget for fiscal 2013-14 Saturday ahead of polls later this year, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said he attempted to reach out to all sections of the society.
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday that the government is set to introduce the judicial standards and accountability bill during the budget session of parliament.
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) The heavy unseasonal rains and hailstorm that lashed parts of Andhra Pradesh during last two days claimed 17 lives and damaged crops over more than 252,000 hectares, officials said Sunday.
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Three people were killed and crops over hundreds of acres were damaged in the unseasonal rains that lashed parts of Andhra Pradesh since Friday evening, officials said Saturday.
Washington, February 14 (ANI): Vitamin C is beneficial against common cold particularly for people under heavy physical stress.
Toronto, Feb 13 (IANS) Some people still get past security with explosives on them, but this may no longer be possible with scientists revealing a foolproof method to detect molecules linked to explosive mixtures.
Sydney, Feb 13 (IANS) A 'solar sponge' could be a feasible way of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal fired power stations and then releasing the gas after exposure to sunlight, shows a research.
London , Feb 12 (IANS) You may not be adding just a pinch of salt to pep up your cooked food, but salty processed foods that you munch may just be inching you towards ill health and early death, British health experts warn.
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Consumption of synthetic Marijuana can lead to dangerous effects on Kidneys, according to a new study.
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Amid the ongoing debate over delay in green clearances hampering key development projects, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Tuesday said her ministry is not a "bottleneck" for economic development but "partner in development".
Kathmandu, Jan 31 (IANS) Yarsagumba, commonly known as the "Himalayan Viagra", is declining in Nepal, biological conservationists warned.
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) In a scientific breakthrough that promises improved grain yields, greater drought tolerance and disease resistance, a global research team, including Indian scientists, has completed sequencing of chickpea (black gram).
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) An engineered peptide could kill an entire category of highly resistant bugs that are behind potentially lethal infections such as pneumonia and sepsis.
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Maharashtra will soon get 180 more judges to help set up more fast-track courts and speed up the process of justice delivery, Union Law and Justice Minister Ashwani Kumar said here Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Kerala has sanctioned 1,854 new posts to expedite development in 990 'gram panchayats' of the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday.
Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) Green activists in Himachal Pradesh have strongly opposed the union environment ministry's decision to wave off approval from the locals for diverting forests to projects under the Forest Conservation Act.
Patna, Jan 14 (IANS) This year's harsh winter has badly hit production of the famous tussar silk in Bihar's Bhagalpur and adjoining districts.
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu celebrated the harvest festival Pongal Monday with thanks being offered to the sun, rain and farm animals on the first day of Tamil month Thai.
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The government Tuesday announced reduction in tariff on import of gold and silver that may provide some relief to the buyers of the precious metals as prices remain volatile in the international markets.
Washington, December 18 (ANI): In a new video, the American Chemical Society (ACS) has revealed the story of how scientists first determined the calorie content of food in the 1800s, and how scientists determine fat, protein and carbohydrate levels in foods today.
Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 10 (IANS) It may hit you like a hard drink, but women brigades in the interiors of Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district are busy propagating its consumption. They would rather like the menfolk had home-made stuff than 'English' liquor.
Washington, December 4 (ANI): The value that an expectant mother places on family-regardless of the reality of her own family situation-can determine the birthweight of her baby and whether the child will develop asthma symptoms three years later, according to a new research from USC.
Ahmedabad, Dec 4 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday released the Congress' poll manifesto for the upcoming assembly polls in Gujarat.
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The value an expectant mother places on her family can tell how healthy a baby is going to be three years later.
London, Nov 30 (IANS) High salt levels in cheese may be fuelling an epidemic of high blood pressure (BP) linked to strokes, heart attacks and thousands of premature deaths, claims a group that works towards greater awareness of the effects of salt on health.
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) Researchers have identified non-toxic nanoparticles that can make radiotherapy more affordable and also minimise its side-effects in cancer treatment.
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Known for offering dresses, bags and footwear at reasonable prices, the Thailand pavilion at the trade fair here this year is witnessing an increased demand for herbal oils, balms, incense sticks and room fresheners.
Samana (Odisha), Nov.18 (ANI): A huge cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered by security forces from a Maoist camp in Samana village in Odisha.
Ramallah (Palestine), Nov 17 (IANS) The excavation has started at the tomb of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for the exhumation of his remains, Palestinian sources said Saturday.
Giving a big relief to government who is becoming fail to check the skyrocketing inflation, the official Wholesale Price Index (WPI) provisional data reports that in the month of October the pace of continuously soaring inflation has slightly came down....................
Surat (Gujarat), Nov.6 (ANI): Gold jewellers are expecting a surge in sale of gold as people throng shops ahead of the festivals of Dhanteras and Diwali.
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 3 (IANS) It's a year since the Kerala government first started talk of setting up the most modern facilities to treat garbage. Despite frequent statements of intention, however, mounds of garbage continue to grow.
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The government Thursday deferred hiking the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of wheat, the main winter crop, for 2012-13 due to differences between food and agriculture ministries over the issue.
Panaji, Oct 24 (IANS) A Goa beach village now wants tourists to carry back the garbage they generate while having a ball on the beach.
London, October 22 (ANI): Biochemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have revealed that they have discovered a genetic sequence that can alter its host gene's activity in response to cellular energy levels.
New Delhi Oct 21 (IANS) From electronics to jewelry, home decorations to apparel, people high on festive fervor are logging onto various e-commerce websites to shop as they decorate their houses or pamper themselves with ethnic wear, jewelry and a host of other items.
Koraput (Odisha), Oct.20 (ANI): Officials in Odisha's Koraput District have revealed that Maoists are preventing meetings of gram sabhas.
Hyderabad, Oct 16 (IANS) India's economic policies are destroying biodiversity and livelihoods on an unprecedented scale, civil society groups warned Tuesday.
Washington, October 12 (ANI): A new study has found evidence that Vesta, the second-most-massive asteroid in the solar system, once harboured a dynamo-a molten, swirling mass of conducting fluid generating a magnetic field-resembling that in much larger planets like Earth.
Ghaziabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Unidentified armed robbers looted cash, jewellery and other valuables worth about Rs.35 lakh from the house of a retired official of the external affairs ministry Monday, police said.
Chandrapur (Maharashtra), Oct 7 (IANS) Tribal women from Maharashtra's Chandrapur have sent 80,000 postcards to Chief Miniter Prithviraj Chavan asking to make the district liquor-free, a social activist said Sunday.
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved amendments to the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, including provision for the gram sabha or village body to be consulted in the event of the area being declared as part of a wildlife sanctuary.
London, Oct 3 (ANI): UK's hottest commercially grown chilli pepper - the Bedfordshire Super Naga, can now be found on supermarket shelves, complete with a warning not to handle with bare hands.
London, Oct 2 (ANI): Cadbury is launching a chocolate bar aimed just at women, in an attempt to win back lost sales among the diet-conscious, it has been revealed.
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) When children suffer from allergies and asthma induced by dust mites, finding relief seems an uphill task. Researchers now claim that three years of allergy shots would offer long-term control of allergic asthma.
Lucknow, Sep 26 (IANS) More than a dozen people were injured outside the Vidhan Sabha building here Wednesday when police baton-charged a protest rally of 'gram pradhans' (village heads), who were blocking traffic to press for their demands.
London, Sept. 23 (ANI): A staggering array of illegal goods, from child pornography or Class-A drugs, to guns and British passports, is being openly sold online on the deep web, a vast anonymous network hidden from normal web users.
Bangalore, S Sep 17 (IANS) A minor snag has delayed by five days to Sep 29 the launch of India's heaviest communication satellite (GSAT-10) on board the European Ariane-5 rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, a top space official said Monday.
New Delhi, Sep 1 (ANI): India will be among the select few countries in the world to have stringent EMF (Electromagnetic Frequency) Radiation Standards, established in the interest of public health, for mobile towers and mobile handsets, beginning today.
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Stringent new radiation norms for mobile phone towers and mobile handsets will come into effect Sep 1 across the country, the government announced Friday, keeping in view their possible adverse impact on human health.
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) Navelim village in Goa's mining belt shut down Monday in protest against what they called "heavy pollution" emitted from an iron processing plant operated by the Sesa Goa Limited (SGL).
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday proposed a grant of Rs.990 crore to the women and child development ministry for hiring women village coordinators for creating awareness on issues like child sex ratio and malnutrition.
Jaipur, Aug 13 (IANS) The Rajasthan government is executing a major social uplift scheme covering both rural and urban areas to create at least 400,000 new jobs this fiscal, with a focus on youths, skill development, self-employment and even an unemployment allowance, officials said.
New Delhi, Aug.11 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said that he would make his "big" announcement on the next course of his agitation on black money and Lokpal Bill on Sunday.
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Team Anna has been disbanded and the work that had started in its name has ended, its leader Anna Hazare announced Monday, three days after the group announced that it would join the political mainstream to further its fight against corruption.
Jaipur, Aug 5 (IANS) After being the first state to implement the Right to Information Act, Rajasthan has taken the lead in executing another far-reaching legislation, which entitles citizens swift legal remedy to their grievances over government services.