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Bandh against ban on rat-hole mining passes off peacefully in Meghalaya

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 20:56

The 24-hour shutdown sponsored by the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) in the Khasi?Jaintia Hills region of Meghalaya to protest against the recent National Green Tribunal (NGT) ruling on banning of rat-hole mining passed off peacefully with no untoward incident, officials said.

Naked Mole Rat crowned `Vertebrate of the Year`

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 10:32

The naked mole has been named the Vertebrate of the Year by Science Magazine, owing to the research done by University of Rochester biologists Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov.

Now Bihar school serves dead rat in mid-day meal

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 20:16

A dead rat was among the things served up as part of the children`s mid-day meal Friday at a government school in the Bihar capital, police said Friday.

Goa to regulate rat poison sale

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 14:28

A sitting legislator, Francisco Pacheco, also faces charges of abetment to suicide after his alleged girlfriend committed suicide by consuming Ratol some years back.

Six dead in Philippine epidemic caused by rat urine

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 15:16

A bacterial epidemic caused by water contaminated with rat urine has hit a flood-ravaged region in the northern Philippines, killing six people and overwhelming local hospitals, a health official said today.

New rat species discovered in birthplace of `theory of evolution`

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 16:20

One hundred years after the death of Sir Alfred Russel Wallace, an international team of zoologists has discovered a new genus of mammal in the Halmahera Island in Indonesia.

Chinese super-rat roamed Earth 160 million years ago

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 09:52

A fossil of the oldest known ancestor of modern rats -- an agile creature that could climb, burrow and eat just about anything -- has been unearthed in China, scientists said yesterday.

Rat found in mid-day meal in govt school near Mangalore

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 20:37

A rat was found in the sambar kept ready for midday-meal at a government primary school at Krishnapur near here, causing anxiety among authorities in the backdrop of the recent tragedy in Bihar.

NASA`s Curiosity rover finds `rat on Mars`

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 12:10

The Mast Camera on NASA`s Mars Curiosity rover has captured a dusty orange rodent among the stones on the rock-strewn surface of the Red Planet, starry-eyed enthusiasts have claimed.

Rat may have caused this week`s Fukushima outage

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 21:40

This week`s power outage at Japan`s tsunami-crippled nuclear plant may have been caused by a rat.

Shrew like rat species lives off earthworms

Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 09:21

A new shrew like rat species, unearthed in a remote rainforest, cannot chew or gnaw but lives exclusively on earthworms.

Hope fades for Meghalaya`s trapped `rat-hole` miners

Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012, 14:28

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team Friday called off the operation to rescue 15 miners trapped in a flooded coal pit in Meghalaya since July 6, an official said.