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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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K.P.S. Gill: Larger than life

K.P.S. Gill: Larger than life

By Rahul Dass Book: “KPS Gill: The Paramount Cop”; Author: Rahul Chandan; Publisher: Maple Press; Pages:244; Price: Rs.295. K.P.S. Gill, the supercop who crushed terrorism in! Punjab,... read more »

Jhumpa Lahiri loses out on US National Book AwardJhumpa Lahiri loses out on US National Book Award

Jhumpa Lahiri loses out on US National Book Award

By Arun Kumar Washington – Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, “The Lowland” failed to... read more »

Documentary on George Orwell being shot in Bihar

Documentary on George Orwell being shot in Bihar

Patna – Shooting of the first documentary film on legendary British ! author George Orwell began at his birthplace in Motihari town of Bihar !... read more »

Sachin’s Bharat Ratna gladdens and saddens, say P...

Sachin's Bharat Ratna gladdens and saddens, say Phalke kin

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai – Descendents of Dadasaheb Phalke, the ‘Father of Indian Cinema’, were thrilled when master blaster Sachin Tendulkar... read more »

Nobel laureate author Doris Lessing dies at 94

Nobel laureate author Doris Lessing dies at 94

London – British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing died Sunday here at her home. She was 94. She “passed away peacefully at her London home... read more »

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'India can help stop persecution of Baha'is'

‘India can help stop persecution of Baha’is’

By Gaurav Sharma New Delhi – India can play a very important role in stopping the persecution of Baha’is in Iran, says international human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan. Akhavan, 46, who... read more »

On 125th birth anniversary, Maulana Azad lies a forgotten man

On 125th birth anniversary, Maulana Azad lies a fo...

By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi – Its red sandstone boundary walls are defaced with posters and betel juice marks. Shopkeepers hang cases full of... read more »

Animals are people too, or so they tell me

Bees, wasps and hornets

By Nury Vittachi DOGS IN ASIA CAN BE MULTILINGUAL, an animal welfare activist claims. Parisian poodles speak French, chow-chow dogs should be spoken to in... read more »

Riot of colour, fragrance in Kashmir’s saffron fi...

Riot of colour, fragrance in Kashmir's saffron fields

By Sheikh Qayoom Pampore Highlands (Kashmir Valley) – As saffron flowers bloom and farmers begin harvesting the royal spice, the fields in this south... read more »

South Asia needs more bold voices like Malala, says Fat...

South Asia needs more bold voices like Malala, says Fatima Bhutto

By Shilpa Raina New Delhi – Not just Pakistan, but the entire subcontinent, needs independent and bold voices like that of Malala Yousufzai, the... read more »

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Bees, wasps and hornets

Bees, wasps and hornets

A long time ago, I was bitten by a bee on the nape of my neck. My husband immediately ran inside, cut a potato in half and applied it to the sting. It worked to extract the sting and some of the... read more »

China's richest man pays $28 mn for a Picasso

China’s richest man pays $28 mn for a Picass...

Beijing – Billionaire Wang Jianlin, who is China’s richest man and chairman of real estate developer Dalian Wanda Group, paid $28.16... read more »

Rich-poor gap threat to South Africa’s progress: ...

Rich-poor gap threat to South Africa's progress: Desmond Tutu

New Delhi – South Africa’s Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said that the progress being made by South Africa would be halted if... read more »

China’s Hao Ping to head UNESCO’s 37th Gene...

China's Hao Ping to head UNESCO's 37th General Conference

Paris – Hao Ping, China’s vice minister for education, was Tuesday elected president of the 37th General Conference of UNESCO for the next two... read more »

Discover magic of storytelling with Kahaani festival

Discover magic of storytelling with Kahaani festival

New Delhi – Create, share your stories and explore various tools of story-telling with the second edition of Kahaani Festival which begins this month in... read more »

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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... read more »

Let's talk about food

Let’s talk about food

Other than music, food is something we all love to talk about. Sensing that food leads to conversations and sharing of recipes and memories, this week IANS brings to you an assortment of traditional... read more »