Glendora fire – Colby fire above Glendora burns homes, spews smoke over LA Basin

A wildfire burns in the hills just north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, Calif. on Thursday, Jan 16. Southern California authorities have ordered the evacuation of homes at the edge of a fast-moving wildfire burning in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. A fast-moving wildfire in the hills above … Read more

Public Service Broadcasting Day today

The Public Service Broadcasting Day is being observed today Nov. 12. The day is marked to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s visit to All India Radio studio In New Delhi in 1947. Mahatma Gandhi spoke on radio to the refugees from Pakistan, stationed in the camp at Kurukshetra. All India Radio Delhi will organize various programmes to … Read more

Violent crackdown on protesters in Egypt – 14 August 2013

Egypt declares a state of emergency as security forces kill hundreds of demonstrators supporting former president Mohamed Morsi. On 14 August 2013, Egyptian security forces launched an assault against two groups of sit-in protesters supporting former president Mohamed Morsi. The largest protest camp was located at Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, which was destroyed during the … Read more

Diplomacy has failed to resolve crisis in Egypt

Egypt’s military-backed interim leadership proclaimed that crackdown against the two protest sites is inevitable, saying that nearly two weeks of foreign diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve its standoff with the Muslim Brotherhood have failed. The statements strongly suggested that Egypt’s sharp polarization may spiral into even more bloodshed as thousands of supporters of ousted President … Read more

DRDO’s Contributions for Flood Victims in Uttarakhand

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is extending all possible help to the flood affected victims in Uttarakhand. DRDO being the centre for technological and medical expertise, as soon as it was learnt that Uttarakhand has been hit severely by heavy floods and landslides, it started to assist in the disaster relief in the … Read more

Kedarnath, Uttarakhand – 2013 flash floods

The Kedarnath valley, along with and other parts of the state of Uttarakhand, was hit with unprecedented flash floods on 16 and 17June 2013 almost after 80 years. The temple itself suffered some damage but was still standing. However a portion of the temple complex was washed away, and the Kedarnath town was nearly destroyed … Read more

Preservation of traditional art forms of North East India

The Minister of Culture Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch has said that the Ministry of Culture through various Schemes and through its attached, subordinate and autonomous Organizations is making efforts, inter-alia, to preserve the traditional art forms throughout the country, including the North-Eastern States. The steps taken in this direction particularly for Assam are as follows: … Read more

Health :: UCSD study reveals the regulatory mechanism of key enzyme

Research conducted at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has shed new light on the structure and function of one of the key proteins in all mammalian cells, protein kinase A, an enzyme which plays an essential role in memory formation, communication between nerve cells, and cardiac function.

West Nile Virus :: Mosquito samples test positive for West Nile Virus in six counties, US

US State officials reported mosquito pools testing positive for West Nile Virus in the following locations: Camp Hill Borough, Cumberland County; Concord Township, Delaware County (3 samples); Thornbury Township, Delaware County; Washington Township, Franklin County; Allentown City, Lehigh County; Bethlehem City, Lehigh County; Philadelphia City; Conewago Township, York County.

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