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  • Why Lake George, the 'Queen of American Lakes', is also the 'world's smartest lake 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Who would have thought a glacially sculpted basin filled by clear waters could be turned into a 'smart' water body to study Big Data! IBM and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute along with a local non-profit organization-The Fund for Lake George, have turned New York's Lake George into the...
  • A peek into the future of health care April 7, 2015

    Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, Medical Director & Chairman - Medical Advisory Board, Manipal Health Enterprises I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Lake Nona Impact Forum held at Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida, USA. Lake Nona is being developed into a state of the art, futuristic health city; a residential...
  • India's Polar vehicle 'PROVe' in North Antarctica operationalised March 25, 2015

    Chennai: After two months of successful trials, India's Polar Remotely Operated Vehicle (PROVe), indigenously built by National Institute of Ocean Technology, was operationalised for research on Wednesday in North Antarctica. PROVe had been undergoing trial in Antarctica for the past two months since its deployment by the NIOT in "Priyadarshini lake"...
  • Rajasthan Lakes Authority bill passed in Assembly March 21, 2015

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on Saturday passed the Rajasthan Lakes (Protection and Development) Authority Bill, 2015 for the protection and conservation of lakes in the state. Urban Development and Housing Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat moved the bill which was passed by voice vote. He said that aim of the government was...
  • Government sanctions Rs 100 crore to clean up and rejuvenate Hussain Sagar lake March 10, 2015

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government's plans of cleaning Hussain Sagar lake by emptying it and subsequently re-filling it with fresh water, has left activists fuming. This ambitious project of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao aimed to restore the lake to its former glory, but the activists has claimed that the procedure...
  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago March 2, 2015

    Chicago: Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn plunged into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Special Olympics Chicago President Casey Hogan said Sunday that Lady Gaga made the plunge with more than 4,500 other participants. Hogan says the singer's appearance was "a very nice...
  • Ladakh: Zanskar river blocked after landslide creates an artificial lake in the mountains February 4, 2015

    Ladakh: The famous Zanskar river in Ladakh has been blocked for three weeks after a landslide created an artificial lake in the mountains. Locals fear flash floods if the ice melts, threatening the lives of 4000 people living in the low-lying areas. The landslide blocked a tributary near the Kargil headquarters...
  • In pics: Shikaras struggle to move in frozen Dal lake in Srinagar January 2, 2015

    It was the season's coldest night in the Kashmir valley on Thursday. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 5.6 degrees Celsius, down from the previous night's minus 4.8 degrees Celsius. Kargil, also in Ladakh region, too recorded the season's low of minus 16.1 degrees Celsius compared to the previous night's...
  • Snapshot: Dal lake freezes as temperature dips in Srinagar December 30, 2014

    The intense cold continued across Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar saw a minimum temperature of 4.1 degrees Celsius below the freezing point forcing the Dal lake in the city to freeze. Temperature in Gulmarg was recorded at minus 3.4 and minus 7 degrees was recorded in Pahalgam in the state. Leh town...
  • Snapshot: Migratory birds spotted at Srinagar's Dal Lake December 22, 2014

    As Srinagar freezes at minus 1.8 degree Celsius, a flock of migratory birds was spotted at Dal Lake on Monday morning. ...
  • Swine flu kills 8 in Andhra, Telangana; bird flu alert in Chandigarh December 22, 2014

    Hyderabad/Chandigarh: The deadly Swine flu has struck once again, three people in Telangana and five people in Andhra Pradesh have succumbed to the deadly virus. In Punjab, birds have been tested positive for Avian flu at the Sukhna lake and reports of over 300 crows dying under mysterious circumstances are...
  • ISL 2014: Depleted Atletico de Kolkata hold visiting FC Goa goalless December 14, 2014

    Kolkata: A depleted Atletico de Kolkata held FC Goa goalless in the first leg of their semi-final encounter of the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Salt Lake stadium on Sunday. Plagued by injuries, Atletico coach Antonio lopez Habas was forced to fall back on his bench strength with his war...
  • Great Lakes: 10 years of shaping future leaders December 7, 2014

    On the 10th anniversary celebration of Great Lakes - Institute of Management, eminent leaders share their thoughts on business education. ...
  • Actress Demi Lovato's house on sale for the third time December 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Demi Lovato has put her house for sale after three failed attempts. The 22-year-old, whose best friend Miley Cyrus resides just next to the house, has put her home in Toluca Lake on the market for a fourth time, with a price tag of $2.225 million, reports tmz.com. Lovato...
  • Need time to resolve border disputes with India: China November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Border disputes between India and China can be resolved through dialogue but it will require time, Chinese Ambassador to India Le Yucheng said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, Le also mentioned China's plan to invest $20 billion in various infrastructure and development projects in India in next five...
  • Chinese Army entered Indian waters at Pangong Lake November 2, 2014

    Leh/New Delhi: Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently made a two-pronged simultaneous incursion by sending its troops into Indian waters in the Pangong lake as well as five kms deep into Indian territory through the land route in the same area, according to reports. Official sources said on Sunday that according...
  • Over 10,000 migratory birds arrive in Odisha October 24, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Over 10,000 migratory birds from Siberia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and across the Himalayas have arrived at Odisha's Chilika Lake for their winter sojourn, an official said on Friday. The first batch of birds arrived earlier this month. The numbers are gradually going up, divisional forest officer B.R. Das said. About 3,000...
  • ISL 2014: Delhi Dynamos, Atletico de Kolkata share points after Elias stunner October 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Czech midfielder Pavel Elias struck a stunner to help Delhi Dynamos halt Atletico de Kolkata's two-match winning run as both the teams settled for a point each after an intense 1-1 draw in their Indian Super League fixture on Sunday. Barcelona's youth system product, Jofre Mateu, gave the home franchise...
  • As it happened: Atletico de Kolkata vs Delhi Dynamos, ISL 2014, Match 7 October 19, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) High on confidence after an ideal start to their campaign with back-to-back victories, Atletico de Kolkata will look to keep the momentum going when they take on a star-studded Delhi Dynamos FC. Luis Garcia's men have played some quality football since...
  • ISL Tour Diary: Kolkata, a city that offers something new every time October 14, 2014

    Being a Probashi Bengali (a non-resident Bengali), my affair with Kolkata is a long-standing one. Born to parents who were originally from Kolkata, I have been brought up in Delhi all my life. I always had a strange feeling whenever I visited the city, predominately because of the culture difference....
  • ISL: Franchise owners excited after a great start to tournamant October 13, 2014

    The much-awaited Indian Super League got off to a great start on Sunday with a glittering opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium. ...
  • Indian Super League: India's biggest football event kicks off with a glittering ceremony October 12, 2014

    The inaugural season of the Indian Super League got off to a grand opening on Sunday at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium with a blend of music, dance, entertainment, Bollywood and cricket. It was an evening to remember for the people of Kolkata as the much awaited Indian Super League did everything...
  • J&K: Ban on construction around Dal Lake became bane during floods, say residents October 12, 2014

    Srinagar: The ban imposed by Jammu and Kashmir High Court on any construction in the Green Belt area around Dal Lake became a bane for the residents of several localities in the area as floods destroyed many decaying houses. In view of the ban on construction activities by the High...
  • As it happened: Indian Super League 2014 opening glittering ceremony October 12, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) With an amalgamation of Bollywood, cricket, slick promotion and branding and big sponsors, the Indian Super League (ISL) will kick off at the Mecca of Indian football, the Salt Lake Stadium, here on Sunday, aiming to revolutionise football in the...
  • ISL: Tendulkar, Ranbir, Hrithik star attraction at opening ceremony October 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Legendary Sachin Tendulkar along with his one-time opening partner Sourav Ganguly will be once again seen together along with Bollywood A Listers like Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and some of the other prominent actors like John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan at the opening ceremony of the cash-rich Indian Super...
  • Divided Kolkata football united through Indian Super League October 11, 2014

    Kolkata: "Khela, Football Khela..." Iconic Bengali singer and Padma Bhushan awardee Manna Dey sang this song in the aftermath of a tragedy that shook Indian football. On the fateful day of August 16, 1980, sixteen spectators were killed in a stampede during a Kolkata derby between East Bengal and Mohun...
  • Tehri lake to be renamed after freedom fighter Shri Dev Suman October 10, 2014

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat announced to rename the Tehri lake after famous freedom fighter from the state, Shri Dev Suman, and tourism projects located close to it after the villages that submerged in the Tehri dam. Making the announcement at the concluding ceremony of the two-day Tehri Adventure...
  • Bangalore: Girl falls into open drain and dies, municipal commissioner calls it 'small accident' October 8, 2014

    The body of a nine-year-old girl who fell into a drain in Bangalore was fished out of Madiwala Lake on Wednesday. The girl had fallen through an opening in the drain cover on Monday night. ...
  • Bangalore: Body of the nine-year-old girl who slipped into drain found October 8, 2014

    Bangalore: The search for the nine-year-old girl who slipped into an uncovered drain in Bangalore ended on Wednesday with the body of the girl being found at a drain near the Madiwala lake where the storm water drain ultimately culminates. The body has been uncovered from the drain in a bad...