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  • IITians create solar-powered cold storage with no running cost Yesterday

    Kolkata: Young IIT engineers have come up with an affordable solution to the wastage of agricultural produce by developing a unique solar-powered cold storage system which works at almost zero running cost. Developed at the Science and Technology entrepreneurship Park (STEP) of IIT-Kharagpur by mechanical engineering student Vivek Pandey and his...
  • Centre aims for a healthier India, asks PepsiCo to cut down sugar content in drinks August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government is doing its bit to make the nation healthier. After levying an additional 5 per cent excise duty on carbonated beverages, the Processed Food Industries Minister has urged fast food giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content in their carbonated drinks. After a meeting between PepsiCo...
  • Barack Obama says strains over Ukraine not leading to new Cold War with Russia July 30, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama escalated US economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in US-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War. The United States and the European Union, in a carefully coordinated action, announced targeted new sanctions against...
  • Gujarat: Mother-daughter die after consuming local cold drink July 14, 2014

    Rajkot: A woman and her three-year-old daughter died after allegedly consuming a locally-made cold drink at their residence in Laxmivadi area on Sunday, police said. Forty-year-old Rekha Dhana and her minor daughter Hemangi started vomiting after consuming a local brand of cold drinks, LR Gohil, Police Sub-Inspector of Bhaktinagar police station...
  • Jaitley's 'healthy measures' in Budget 2014: Cigarettes, gutka, aerated drinks get costlier July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In what he called 'healthy measures', Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday increased excise duties on tobacco, gutka and aerated drinks. Making cigarettes expensive, Jaitley raised the excise duties on cigarettes and other tobacco products from 11 per cent and 72 per cent. Jaitley has also hiked excise duty...
  • Six fall ill after consuming cold drink July 8, 2014

    Six villagers fell ill after consuming cold drinks in Sonta village in the district, police said on Tuesday. The victims complained of headache and vomiting soon after consuming the drinks on Monday and were taken to a hospital immediately, they said. Police are probing the matter. ...
  • Russia's Putin tells Obama he wants better ties July 4, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin called for better relations with the United States on Friday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking US Independence Day. Relations are at their lowest ebb in years, soured by disagreements over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria and by differences on human rights...
  • Ukraine President offers cease-fire to allow pro-Russian separatists June 18, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine's president on Wednesday said that government forces will unilaterally cease fire to allow pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country a chance to lay down weapons or leave the country, a potential major development to bring peace to the country. Petro Poroshenko's plan, announced following conversations...
  • Eyewitness: Tiananmen, the night dreams became nightmares June 4, 2014

    Beijing: "They're shooting!" The cry spreads through the Beijing crowd at 11:30 pm, as the first clicks from the army's AK-47s ring out into the darkness. On the Avenue of Eternal Peace, the wide street running north of Tiananmen Square, one protester refuses to believe it. "No, no, they wouldn't shoot," he...
  • Russia urges Ukrainian president to launch talks May 27, 2014

    Moscow: Russia promised on Tuesday to assist efforts by Ukraine's president-elect if he moves to negotiate a peaceful end to the unrest in eastern Ukraine, but strongly warned him against trying to score a quick military victory against the rebels. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov urged an end to fighting in eastern...
  • Ukraine's new leader to talk with the East, Russia May 26, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine's new president-elect wasted no time on Monday immediately focusing on the top issues at hand - promising to negotiate an end to a pro-Russia insurgency in the east and saying he was willing to begin talks with Moscow. Russia quickly welcomed the offer from 48-year-old chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko,...
  • Salman Khurshid's cold storage surveyed by power department May 24, 2014

    The vigilance cell of Uttar Pradesh's power department  on Saturday surveyed the cold storage of former Union Minister Salman Khurshid but no irregularity was detected. Executive engineer Ramesh Prasad said Khurshid's cold storage at Kayamganj was surveyed to check actual power load. However, no irregularity was detected, he said. Khurshid had rented...
  • Ukraine launches operation to retake eastern town: Pro-Russian rebels May 2, 2014

    Moscow: Ukrainian forces launched a "large-scale operation" to retake the eastern town of Slaviansk, pro-Russian separatists holding the town said on Friday, as security deteriorated in a crisis that has provoked the biggest confrontation between Russia and the West since the Cold War. A Reuters photographer said he saw a military...
  • Barack Obama announces new US sanctions on Russia over Ukraine April 28, 2014

    Manila/Slaviansk: US President Barack Obama announced new sanctions against some Russians on Monday in an attempt to stop President Vladimir Putin from fomenting the rebellion in eastern Ukraine, but held off from broad measures that would hit Russia's economy. The new sanctions, to be outlined in detail later on Monday, will...
  • Obama poised for new sanctions on Russia if no progress on Ukraine April 24, 2014

    Tokyo/Donetsk: US President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was poised to impose new sanctions on Moscow if it does not act fast to end an armed stand-off in Ukraine, but there was a first, tentative sign that pro-Russian separatists were ceding ground. Under an international accord signed in Geneva last...
  • Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked April 23, 2014

    Kiev: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack. Lavrov's comments came a day after US Vice President Joe Biden was in the Ukrainian capital with promises of support for the...
  • How jet stowaways can survive cold, lack of oxygen April 22, 2014

    Despite the subzero temperatures and lack of oxygen, people can survive even a long journey in the wheel well of a jetliner. The latest example is a teenager who, according to authorities, stowed away on a 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose, California, to Hawaii. While the number of known stowaway...
  • NATO suspends cooperation with Russia over Ukraine crisis April 2, 2014

    Brussels: NATO suspended all practical cooperation with Russia on Tuesday in protest at its annexation of Crimea, and ordered military planners to draft measures to strengthen its defences and reassure nervous Eastern European countries. Foreign ministers from the 28-nation, US-led alliance were meeting for the first time since the Russian...
  • Putin formally gets Crimea; Ukraine, EU sign deal March 21, 2014

    President Vladimir Putin completed his annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing the Black Sea peninsula into Russia just as Ukraine itself sealed a deal pulling the country closer into Europe's orbit. Putin said he saw no need to further retaliate against US sanctions, a newly conciliatory tone apparently aiming to contain...
  • Hope there isn't another Cold War: Hillary Clinton on Crimean tension March 19, 2014

    Russia annexed Crimea on Tuesday despite warnings from the United States and western allies. Hillary Clinton weighed in on the conflict between Russia and the West saying that it all boils down to a 'clash of values'. ...
  • EU's $15 billion aid to Ukraine, outlines ways to escape global rift March 5, 2014

    Paris: The building blocks of a possible diplomatic solution in Ukraine emerged on Wednesday as top Russian and Western officials tried to defuse one of Europe's worst crises since the Cold War. The European Union prepared a $15 billion aid package for Ukraine, and European and Ukrainian diplomats outlined ways...
  • Ukraine mobilizes after Putin's 'declaration of war' March 2, 2014

    Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday, after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade, creating the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. "This is not a threat: this is actually the declaration of war to my country," said Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny...
  • Mercury dips in Rajasthan, Mount Abu shivers at 3 degree Celsius March 2, 2014

    After continuous rains and hailstorm in some parts of the state in last three days, mercury again dipped by three to four degree Celsius as Mount Abu shivered at 3 degree Celsius, MeT department said on Sunday. Mercury plummeted by three to four degree Celsius at many places in north west...
  • Ukraine mobilizes for war, calls up reserves March 2, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine mobilized on Sunday for war and called up its reserves, after Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to invade in the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. Ukraine's security council ordered the general staff to immediately put all armed forces on highest alert, the council's...
  • Ukraine cites Russian troop movements as Crimea sliding from its grasp March 1, 2014

    Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of sending thousands of extra troops to Crimea and placed its military in the area on high alert as the Black Sea peninsula appeared to slip beyond Kiev's control. Russia's RIA news agency said pro-Russian authorities in the region, which has an ethnic Russian majority, and...
  • Heavy rains bring down the mercury by 3 degrees Celsius February 22, 2014

    Residents of the Uttar Pradesh capital woke up to heavy rains on Saturday that brought down the temperature. The maximum temperature tumbled by three degrees to settle at 23.9 degrees Celsius. Regional Met Office director J.P. Gupta told IANS that the city and some parts of eastern and western Uttar Pradesh...
  • Mercury dips in several parts of Rajasthan, Mount Abu freezes at 2.4 degree Celsius February 16, 2014

    Night temperatures fell markedly in several districts in Rajasthan as biting cold waves gave no respite to residents. Mount Abu was recorded as the coldest place with registering a minimum of 2.4 degrees Celsius, 2 degrees down from the previous night, according to MeT office in Jaipur. SriGanganagar, Pilani, Churu, Dabok, Jaisalmer...
  • Snowfall, rain bring down temperatures in Uttarakhand February 15, 2014

    Icy winds swept Uttarakhand on Saturday intensifying cold conditions as snowfall continued in hill districts and moderate showers lashed most parts of Uttarakhand with Tehri and Mukteshwar recording sub-zero temperatures. The higher reaches of hill districts of Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Tehri and Nainital received snowfall for the second consecutive day with the...
  • No respite from cold in North India, heavy snowfall in Shimla February 15, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no respite from the cold in North India. After heavy snowfall in Shimla, highways and roads in many parts of Himachal Pradesh were blocked on Friday. The minimum temperature in Shimla was 1 degree Celsius and in Manali was minus 1 degree Celsius. Met officials said...
  • Muzaffarnagar shivers at 1.9 degrees C as mercury dips in UP February 13, 2014

    The minimum temperatures dropped across Uttar Pradesh on Thursday with Muzaffarnagar being the coldest at 1.9 degrees Celsius. MeT office said that night temperature appreciably fell in Gorakhpur division; fell in Varanasi, Faizabad, Kanpur, Meerut and changed little in the remaining divisions of the state.  They were markedly below normal in Faizabad, Kanpur...