CRPF trooper killed in landslide near Vaishno Devi shrine

Jammu , Aug 24

A paramilitary trooper guarding the Vaishno Devi temple near here was killed on Wednesday when a landslide triggered by heavy rain washed away a portion of the track to the hill shrine and hit a shelter for pilgrims.

Human impact on environment slowed despite economic growth

New York , Aug 24

In an indication that efforts aimed at achieving sustainable development have started showing results, researchers have found that the global impact of human activities on the natural environment are expanding at a slower rate than the rate of economic and population growth.

This app can help you buy furnishings as professionals do

New York , Aug 24

If you want to buy a table just like the one you saw at a friend's place or in a restaurant or wish to choose furnishings the way professionals do, a new app developed by Cornell University researchers, including one of India-origin, can help.

No Indian casualty in Italy earthquake

New Delhi , Aug 24

There has been no Indian casualty in the magnitude 6.2 earthquake that rocked Italy on Wednesday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said citing the Indian embassy in Rome.