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New Delhi: India's latest tiger census shows a sharp increase in the number of endangered cats in the wild, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working.The census conducted in 2014 counted at least 2,226 tigers in forests across the country, around 500 more than were counted four years ago.Environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday described the figures as a huge success story and said ...
New Delhi: India's latest tiger census shows a sharp increase in the number of endangered cats in the wild, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working.The census conducted in 2014 counted at least 2,226 tigers in forests across the country, around 500 more than were counted four years ago.Environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday described the figures as a huge success story and said ...

Maxwell powers Australia to 278/8

2015-02-01 13:20:00

Perth, Feb 1 (IANS) All-rounder Glenn Maxwell's highest One-Day International (ODI) score of 95 propelled Australia to 278 for eight in the ODI tri-series final against England at the WACA here Sunday. The all-rounder's first half-century since October bettered his 93-run effort against Zimbabwe last Ausgust, helping Australia recover from a poor start with the help of Mitch Marsh (60 off 67). The ...
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: India Saturday successfully conducted the first canister-based trial of its nuclear-capable Agni-V missile, which is capable of hitting targets over 5,000 km away. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it "a prized asset". The surface-to-surface missile, which has the ability to hit targets deep inside China, was fired from a mobile vehicle at the Inner Wheeler Island launch ...
New Delhi: India's latest tiger census shows a sharp increase in the number of endangered cats in the wild, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working.The census conducted in 2014 counted at least 2,226 tigers in forests across the country, around 500 more than were counted four years ago.Environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday described the figures as a huge success story and said ...
New Delhi: India's latest tiger census shows a sharp increase in the number of endangered cats in the wild, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working.The census conducted in 2014 counted at least 2,226 tigers in forests across the country, around 500 more than were counted four years ago.Environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday described the figures as a huge success story and said ...
Mumbai: Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested a member of Dawood Ibrahim's gang in Mumbai, an official said Tuesday.In a joint operation carried out by a team of Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and Lucknow police, the Dawood gang member, Tariq Parveen, was arrested from Mumbai late Monday after a tip-off.Lucknow Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Yashashwi Yadav said the Special Task Force (STF) had arrested ...
PARIS (Reuters) - Greece has no future outside the euro but it is legitimate for the country to want to discuss ways to reduce the weight of its debt, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said ahead of a meeting with his Greek counterpart Yanis Varoufakis on Sunday. "If a government says 'we want to stay in the euro', that is right. There is no future for Greece outside the euro," Sapin said on ...
Ganderbal (Jammu and Kashmir): It is difficult to believe such an audience would ever be granted. It is even more difficult to believe it would provoke prompt administrative action.Over a dozen children - none of them above the age of seven - carrying cricket bats, wickets and crooked willow sticks they use for hockey sticks started marching towards the office of the district magistrate (DM), the top ...
Scientists are perceived as absent-minded geniuses on some exalted plane of existence, oblivious to their appearance or ordinary matters in their quest to understand and explain the mysteries of nature. Perhaps that is why their lives are more recounted in a biography than autobiography - which most never got around to writing or wouldn't have been very intelligible to laymen. But exceptions always ...
By Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Bangladesh aims to quadruple its earnings from information, communication and technology (ICT) exports to $1 billion by 2019, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, the country's junior minister for ICT, said on Sunday. "Our export earnings from this sector was only $20 million in 2009 which is now more than $250 million," Zunaid said in a training programme related to the ...
By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's upgraded view that growth in the world's biggest economy is "solid", and so capable of withstanding an interest rate rise this year, will be put to the test by U.S. jobs data this week. Ructions over Greece's new anti-austerity government will also continue to grip markets, and could overshadow economic data in the coming days. The ...
A new study has revealed that new fat-fighting tactics may help combat global obesity epidemic. From nutritious foods that fill you up faster to new weight-loss medications to government food taxes, obesity experts predict maintaining a healthy weight may get much easier during the next few decades, according to the latest series of interviews from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), FutureFood ...
National Youth Day is celebrated in India to mark the birthday of Swami Vivekananda every year and is also commemorated to highlight the youth related problems and needs. Mental health issues or stress among youth are more pervasive than one may think; affecting one in five young people, of which fewer than 25% receive treatment.Ayurvedic physicians highlights the availability of natural remedies to ...
Beijing: A restaurant in Zhengzhou, capital of China's Henan province, is offering a special deal in which women who achieve the highest scores in terms of beauty get a free meal. The offer, called "Pay by Beauty", was launched by a restaurant specialising in "huoguo" -- traditional dishes -- where a group of plastic surgeons selects the lucky ladies for a free lunch, the Xinhua news agency reported ...
Washington: Facebook is the leader of social media, says a new survey, adding that the social networking site has also made inroads into becoming the popular choice among the elderly. The findings of a survey by a US-based global thinktank Pew Research Centre that involved 1,597 internet users revealed that 71 percent of US adults were hooked to Facebook in 2014 - up significantly from 63 percent ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, Jan 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. President Barack Obama raised the issue of women's rights as he ended a visit to India on Tuesday, saying that if countries wanted to develop effectively, they must educate and empower their daughters as much as their sons. "We know from experience that nations are more successful when their women are successful," said Obama, ...
By Krista Mahr NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the blight of India's dwindling number of girls on Thursday, launching a campaign to address the problem the United Nations has said amounts to a national emergency. "In our neighbourhood, girls are commonly killed in their mothers' wombs and we don't feel the pain," Modi said in a speech in the northern state of ...
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