Moscow: Scientists from the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh have said that judging by the chemical composition of stars in the Milky Way, our galaxy could contain anywhere between 300 and 38,000 highly developed extraterrestrial civilizations potentially capable of contacting planet earth. And that future fuel could come from some distant star.

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Traditional hookah and chillum are more injurious to health than cigarette, a study has said.

The study underlines that the old mode of smoking is much more toxic than cigarette smoke as carbon monoxide (CO) level is higher in it, the study conducted by a group of pulmonary doctors of the SMS Hospital Medical College and the Asthma Bhawan here said.

Mumbai: The beleaguered Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC), which has seen its scrip fall sharply in September, is facing the dark shadow of Lehman Brothers over its power project in Chattisgarh. GMDC has a joint venture with KSK Energy to set up a 1800 MW coal-based power project at Korba. Almost 30% of equity in the Hyderabadbased KSK is held by the fallen US financial giant.

The payoff in the Krishna-Godavari basin can change the country

Washington: Aspirin is among the most popular remedies used by people. Turns out some plants like it, too. Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research were surprised to discover that stressed plants produce an aspirin-like chemical that can be detected in the air above the plants. The chemical may be a sort of immune response that helps protect the plants, the scientists said.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called a meeting of the full Planning Commission on Saturday to discuss the integrated energy policy and deliberate on the country

At a time when oil is the most precious commodity in our planet, fuel worth Rs 1,000crore is wasted every year in Delhi by vehicles idling at its 600 traffic signals. If all drivers were to switch off their engines wherever the stoppage time exceeds 14 seconds

Tata Power acquires 26% in Bhutan hydro project

Mumbai: Tata Power on Monday said it has acquired 26% stake in 114 MW hydro-power project and will deliver the generated power at the India-Bhutan border. The company has bought 26% stake in the project, while Tata Power trading has negotiated to purchase all the power generated from the project, the private sector power utility said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.
"Tata Power Trading will off-take power from the project for a period of 25 years and the power will be delivered at India-Bhutan border,' it added.

DIVERSIFICATION PLAN Law Kumar Mishra | TNN Dhanbad: The public sector company Coal India Ltd has decided to enter into power production and has signed three MoUs with different electricty boards in Uttar Pradesh, Chatisgarh and Tamil Nadu for setting up 1000 megawatt capacity plants in the three states. However, the implementation of the power projects would be taken up after three years as CIL has resolved to concentrate on increasing coal production, CIL chairman, Partho S Bhattacharya told the TOI on Monday.

Food A Bigger Culprit In India Than In The West, Says Study Madhavi Rajadhyaksha | TNN If you've been blaming your allergic cough, running nose and itchy skin on flowering trees or neighbourhood pets, it's time to do a rethink. Insects, particularly mosquitoes, cockroaches and dust mites, are to blame for nearly 50% of the allergies in India. And food