Chinese 'Queen of Ivory' jailed in Tanzania for 15 years(13 minutes ago) Dodoma, Feb 20 (IANS) A Chinese woman, nicknamed the "Queen of Ivory" and thought to be one of Africa's most notorious traffickers, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in Tanzania, authorities told CNN.
Rain, snow likely in Himachal(19 minutes ago) Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is likely to receive moderate to heavy rain and snowfall in the next two days, a weather official said on Wednesday.
Mexico urges US to do more to discourage drug use(03:00) Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday said he plans to ask the US to promote a campaign against drug use among young people, insisting that demand from Americans enriches the cartels in the Aztec nation.
Cabinet approves new solar energy scheme for farmers(23:30) New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved the launch of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan with the objective of providing financial and water security to farmers.
Drug addiction helps anti-national forces: Modi(22:42) Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged youth to stay away from drug addiction, saying that it not only adversely affected the mind and body but also helps anti-national forces.
UGC asks varsities to use recycled paper(22:04) New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a move towards inculcation of eco-friendly practices, the University Grants Commission (UGC) here on Tuesday asked the higher education institutions to promote use of recycled paper and not to make demand of certain kinds of papers in their tenders.
Smoking over 20 cigarettes a day can cause blindness(19:38) New York, Feb 19 (IANS) While excessive smoking has been linked to various health issues, including heart disease and cancer, a new study has warned that smoking over 20 cigarettes a day can cause blindness.
Kerala expects 5-10% increase in tourist footfall in 2019(17:22) Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) After recovering from devastating floods last year, Kerala is expecting 5-10 per cent increase in tourists' arrival in 2019 and its revenue from the sector is expected to grow by about 3-6 per cent in the current year, an official said here on Tuesday.
IIT-H researchers identify Antarctic fungi to treat childhood cancer(17:12) Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) In a first, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) have isolated a strain of a fungi, found in the Antarctic region, which could lead to development of new cheaper treatment with fewer side effects for a common childhood cancer.
Rare Red Coral Kukri snake rediscovered in Dudhwa(16:18) Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 19 (IANS) A Red Coral Kukri snake was sighted in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) confirming the presence of the rare species in the forest after a gap of over 82 years, a senior official said on Tuesday.
Obesity causing genes identified(15:54) New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified genetic variants associated with obesity that is central to developing targeted interventions to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses like hypertension, Type-2 diabetes and heart disease.
Tourists flock to Shimla, enjoy snowfall(13:08) Shimla, Feb 19 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh capital on Tuesday received snowfall, leading to a surge in tourist footfalls as the visitors flocked to enjoy the snow-covered landscape.