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Earth has a secret reservoir of water, say scientists

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 02:46

A hundred and fifty years ago, in "Journey to the Centre of the Earth", French science-fiction forerunner Jules Verne pictured a vast sea that lay deep under our planet`s surface.

Notices likely to 75 leases for illegal mining in Odisha

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 12:33

The Centre may issue show cause notices to companies, including SAIL, Tata Steel, Essel Mining, JSPL and OMC, that hold 75 leases where illegal mining of iron and manganese ores was found by the Shah Commission.

Narendra Modi offers prayer for Odisha`s boat tragedy victims

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 15:37

BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday prayed for the victims of the boat tragedy at Hirakud reservoir in Odisha`s Sambalpur district at his public meeting here.

All bodies recovered in Hirakud boat tragedy

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 14:44

The toll in the Hirakud boat tragedy in Odisha`s Sambalpur district on Tuesday went up to 31 with recovery of the bodies of the three remaining missing persons.

Odisha boat toll mounts to 28, three still missing

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 11:44

The toll in Sunday`s capsize of an overloaded motorised boat, carrying mostly picnickers, in Odisha`s Hirakud reservoir rose to 28 on Monday, while three persons were still missing.

11 drown, 9 missing as boat capsizes in Hirakud reservoir

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 23:55

11 persons, including 5 women and 2 children, drowned and 9 others were missing after a boat carrying over 90 persons capsized on the Hirakud reservoir in Odisha`s Sambalpur district, official said.

Greenland ice harbours massive reservoir of melt water

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 14:30

Scientists have suggested that Greenland Ice Sheet stores liquid water all year long, based on the surprising discovery of an aquifer, an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock .

Amur Falcons spotted in Assam

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 18:08

At least 600 Amur Falcons have been spotted this year in some areas of Morigaon district of Assam after more than a decade.

Union Minister releases stamp to mark 50 years of Bhakra Dam

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 19:47

A stamp marking the Golden Jubilee of Bhakra Dam was on Tuesday released by Union Minister Harish Rawat.

Goa to determine tiger presence in the state

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 20:39

Goa will soon initiate a study to ascertain the presence of tiger in the state, forest minister Alina Saldanha said today.

India may set record wheat output this year on good rain: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 15:27

The government on Thursday said the country's wheat production this year may surpass the previous record of 94.88 million tonnes after good rains took water reservoir levels to a 10-year high.

TN to set up 5th reservoir to cater to Chennai`s water needs

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 12:18

As part of its efforts to meet the drinking water requirements of Chennai, the Tamil Nadu government has set in motion works to set up a fifth reservoir that would supply water to the city.