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Can We Save Our Coral Reefs?

Can We Save Our Coral Reefs?

The worlds coral reefs, vital to much of our ocean’s ecology, are under double threat from rising water temperatures and carbon dioxide absorption acidifying the oceans waters. Both threats are very real and are on the front lines of what scientists have been calling a threat to mankind’s... read more »

Want to know how to get on in business. Follow some dog rules to succeed
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Want to know how to get on in business. Follow some dog rules to succeed

Dogs are very smart. They came out of the wild and allowed themselves to be tamed so they’d have a warm place to live and a steady supply of food. That showed more foresight and intelligence than a lot of people. The dog in the house knows whose boss and attaches himself to him. It... read more »

Highlights of Delhi's power economy
Highlights of Delhi’s power econom...

Highlights of Delhi’s power economy

-Discoms say 80 percent of capital’s electricity tariff pertains to cost of bulk power purchased from state-run generating firms -Discoms say bulk purchases are long term contracts over which they have little control -In the past 10 years, the bulk power cost increased 300 percent from... read more »

Neil Gaiman`s `The Ocean At The End Of The Lane` wins book of the year title
Neil Gaiman`s `The Ocean At The End Of T...

Neil Gaiman`s `The Ocean At The End Of The Lane` wins book of the year titl...

London – Neil Gaiman’s book ‘The Ocean At The End Of The Lane’ has been voted as the Book of the Year by the Specsavers National Book Awards. The bestseller is a modern-day fairy tale about a man returning to his childhood home for a funeral, the Guardian reported. The 53-year-old... read more »

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Exhibiting 25 years of audio-visual journey

Exhibiting 25 years of audio-visual journey

New Delhi – Celebrating its silver jubilee, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) has mounted an exhibition of all the audio-visual equipment it has been using and the... read more »

Crossword presents 12th edition of book awards

Crossword presents 12th edition of book awards

Mumbai – Crossword, the leading bookstore chain, presented the 12th edition of its popular books award here this weekend, with Ravi... read more »

New book about Mandela unveiled in South Africa

New book about Mandela unveiled in South Africa

Johannesburg – A new book detailing the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela’s life was released here Tuesday. “His spirit is very, very... read more »

Taj Literature Festival in Agra from Dec 12

Taj Literature Festival in Agra from Dec 12

New Delhi – The second edition of the Taj Literature Fe! stival will be held in Agra Dec 12-14. The three-day extravaganza aims to reach out to the... read more »

Mohsin Hamid, Cyrus Mistry shortlisted for literature p...

Mohsin Hamid, Cyrus Mistry shortlisted for literature prize

New Delhi – Cyrus Mistry’s ‘Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer’, Mohsin Hamid’s ‘How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia’... read more »

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Anti-Modi resolution loses traction in US House

Anti-Modi resolution loses traction in US House

By Arun Kumar Washington – With the victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in assembly elections in four Indian states, a contro! versial resolution critical of the party’s prime ministerial... read more »

Boosting green habits through art

Boosting green habits through art

Kolkata – Youngsters here will be encouraged to use art to campaign for the environment, courtesy a new venture launched Monday. Initiated by... read more »

Agra’s homeless get new night shelters

Agra's homeless get new night shelters

By Brij Khandelwal Agra – Good Samaritans in the Taj city have got together to open night shelters free of cost for the poor and the homeless, as the... read more »

Furore over images of Hindu deities on beer bottles

Furore over images of Hindu deities on beer bottles

Sydney – An Australian brewery has c! ome under severe criticism from Hindu groups for depicting religious deities on the labels of its alcoholic ginger... read more »

Kashmiris next after Nigerians on Goa’s hate list...

Kashmiris next after Nigerians on Goa's hate list?

Majorda (Goa) – After last week’s backlash against Nigerians in Goa, are Kashmiris next in line? The gram sabha of south Goa’s Majorda... read more »

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Why can't Sikhs with beards join US forces?

Why can’t Sikhs with beards join US forces?

By Arun Kumar Washington – An independent, bipartisan federal agency has asked the US defence leadership to explain why Sikh Americans wearing beards and turbans are not allowed to serve in... read more »

New legislation for disabled to be finalised soon: Selja

New legislation for disabled to be finalised soon:...

New Delhi – The new draft legislation for people with disability is in the last stage of finalisation, Minister for Social Justice and... read more »

An exhibition documents making of Barahadisvara temple

An exhibition documents making of Barahadisvara temple

New Delhi – Selected architectural drawings, paper impressions of the inscriptions of 1000-year-old Barahadisvara Temple at Tanjore of the Chola... read more »

Jhumpa Lahiri’s “The Lowland” among T...

Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Lowl! and" among Time's top 10

By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec (IANS) Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, “The Lowland”, set in Kolkata... read more »

Poverty the key trigger of violence, say Indian kids

Poverty the key trigger of violence, say Indian kids

By Prantick Majumder New Delhi – Children across the world are aware of the causes of violence in their countries and 50 percent of children in India... read more »

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Books and videos commemorate Mao

Books and videos commemorate Mao

Beijing – A number of books and videos on former Chinese leader Mao Zedong – founder of the People’s Republic of China – were released to commemorate his 120th... read more »

Transition year for Indian telecom's growth story

Transition year for Indian telecom’s growth story

By Aparajita Gupta New Delhi – With over 900 million telephone connections, India remained the world’s second largest telecommunications market in 2013, recovering from the... read more »

British-era Town Hall to relive history, become tourist attraction

British-era Town Hall to relive history, become tourist attraction

New Delhi – The capital’s British-era Town Hall in old Delhi is to be converted into an international tourist destination, complete with a museum, food court, souvenir shops,... read more »

Tea growers in Assam face threats from militant outfits

Tea growers in Assam face threats from militant outfits

Guwahati –  Militant outfits regularly harass people through illegal practices like extortion, taxation and abduction. Workers and small tea garden owners at Assam-Nagaland border... read more »

If injected into the bloodstream Pederin is fatal

If injected into the bloodstream Pederin is fatal

India has been so unsuccessful in producing its own weapons of war that I am surprised that we do not start looking for innovative ways to keep our neighbours at bay. We have Pakistan and China’s... read more »