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How animals react to solar eclipse
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Did you know animals and birds often prepare for sleep or behave confusedly during total solar eclipse? Well, here are some other little known facts about solar eclipse.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 6:23:37 PM

This IAF pilot chased the sun's shadow
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) For an Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter pilot chasing a target at Mach 2.5 or more than twice the speed of sound and yet not managing to play catch seems like something out of a sci-fi film. But for Air Marshal S. Mukerji, chasing the sun's shadow during the total solar eclipse on Oct 24, 1995, that's exactly what happened.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 6:23:22 PM

Gangubai ushered in women's power in music: cultural fraternity
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 21 (IANS) The cultural fraternity across the country mourned the death of legendary Hindustani classical singer Gangubai Hangal, saying her demise ended an era of women's power in traditional Indian music which had conventionally been a male bastion.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 6:15:24 PM

NHRC notice to Madhya Pradesh on virginity test for brides
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Nearly a month after the incident and a week after it hit headlines and created a furore in parliament, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday said it has issued notice to Madhya Pradesh on the virginity tests conducted on brides at a mass wedding there.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 6:08:10 PM

Israel to help Haryana farmers increase farm output
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Israel will set up two 'centres of excellence' in Haryana on an outlay of Rs.15.7 crore to help farmers increase production of fruits and vegetables, the country's ambassador to India Mark Sofer said here Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 6:04:49 PM

Mining officer arrested while taking bribe in Jharkhand
Ranchi, July 21 (IANS) Vigilance sleuths Tuesday arrested a district mining officer in Jharkhand's Bokaro district while he was accepting a bribe of Rs.5,000, an official said.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 5:55:10 PM

Child labour rampant in cosmetic industry: NGO
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The sparkle in the make up box that you dab on just before going to a party is the result of the hard labour of a child who, in all probability, had spent hours in the scorching heat looking for shining pieces of mica in the soil. This in turn is used in the cosmetic industry.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 5:51:53 PM

Mumbai airport's traffic control tower design bags award
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) The Mumbai Airport's proposed air traffic control (ATC) tower design has bagged a prestigious international award, an airport spokesman said here Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 5:47:56 PM

Statewide stir in August if arson probe not given to CBI: Joshi
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi Tuesday threatened statewide protests in August if investigation into the arson attack on her house was not handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 5:45:15 PM

For B.K. Handique, his ministry is a literal minefield!
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) For Mines Minister B.K. Handique, his portfolio is turning out to be a literal minefield - as he discovered in the Lok Sabha Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 5:43:42 PM

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