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Maharashtra Force One conducts mock drill in Mumbai


May 13th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Formed post-26/11 to combat terror strikes, the Maharashtra Force One conducted a mock drill at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in the wee hours of Sunday, ... Read more...

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Liver’s role vital in regulating body clock


May 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) Jet setters, shift workers and even obese people stand to gain from a key discovery about the liver playing a vital role in managing the body's ... Read more...

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Power is as addictive as cocaine, says expert


April 29th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) More than a hundred years after noted British historian Baron John Acton coined the phrase "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely", a scientist ... Read more...

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Kashmir begins dredging of Jhelum river after 26 years


March 24th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 24 (IANS) After 26 years, the Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday re-started the dredging of the Jhelum river to address the annual flood threat in the Valley.Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Anxiety helps people sniff out danger


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Anxiety heightens the sense of smell in people when it comes to sniffing out a threat or danger, a study says.The sense of smell is an ... Read more...

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Raveena takes on hosting, feels nervous


March 5th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon, who has started hosting "Isi Ka Naam Zindagi", a chat show that highlights lesser known facts of a celebrity's life, says trying ... Read more...

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Ritalin boon for people who commit mistakes


February 28th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 28 (IANS) Psychostimulant drug Ritalin could be a boon for people who commit mistakes habitually, even without being aware of them, says an Australian study.A single dose of ... Read more...

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Stroke leaves victims exposed to malnutrition risk


February 17th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Feb 17 (IANS) A stroke could leave you with eating problems, with more than half risking malnutrition even three months after the attack.Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, studied ... Read more...

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Watching situation in Manipur: Poll panel


January 27th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Election Commission has said it was keeping a watch on "violent" and "extremist activities" in Manipur, where militants triggered another bomb blast Friday, and ... Read more...

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Salgaocar thrash Churchill Brothers 3-0 in I-League


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Fatorda (Goa), Jan 22 (IANS) Salgaocar Sports Club scored two quick goals midway into the first session as the defending champions thrashed Churchill Brothers 3-0 in a 16th round I-League ... Read more...

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Teens, stay away from energy drinks


January 19th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Teenagers hooked on energy drinks or mixing them with alcohol might be subjecting themselves to toxic effects like palpitations and even seizures, says a seven-year study.There ... Read more...

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Brain re-routes traffic for maximum alertness


January 16th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The brain re-routes traffic within itself to maximise alertness and make the best of our knowledge of situations."In order to behave efficiently, you want to process ... Read more...

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‘Kashmir counter-insurgency operations in more difficult phase’


January 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 10 (IANS) Counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir have entered a "more difficult phase" with the rank and leadership of insurgents decimated but not entirely wiped out, the ... Read more...

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A community effort to curb suicides in Mumbai


December 19th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) Kumbharwada, a hamlet of potters in Mumbai's Dharavi slums, suffered from a very high rate of suicides some three decades ago. Men, women, young boys ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh on high alert after Kishanji’s killing


November 25th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 25 (IANS) Thousands of police and paramilitary troopers were put on high alert Friday in Chhattisgarh for fear of possible retaliation by Maoists, a day after the killing ... Read more...

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Intake of sleeping pills can be fatal


November 24th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) A recent study found those who took sleeping tablets were 36 percent more likely to die at any given time than others.In the study American researchers ... Read more...

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Goa steps up security after Delhi blast


September 8th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Goa has beefed up security at vital areas, especially religious places, after the terror attack outside the Delhi High Court that has claimed 12 lives, state ... Read more...

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Kerala tourism authority blamed for 2009 boat tragedy


August 25th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25 (IANS) A commission that probed the 2009 Thekkady boat tragedy that left 45 people dead has indicted the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) for grave lapses which ... Read more...

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Four infiltration bids foiled in eight days in Kashmir


August 6th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 6 (IANS) Search operations are on along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district where the army has repelled four infiltration attempts during the ... Read more...

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Rs.50,000 reward each for boys who spotted plane’s fire


July 26th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The five youngsters who noticed fire from an Air India jetliner's engine and helped save lives of over 350 passengers Sunday would be ... Read more...

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Andhra Pradesh remains on high alert


July 14th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 14 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh continues to be on high alert following Wednesday's serial bomb blasts in Mumbai.State police chief Dinesh Reddy, after reviewing the security situation at a ... Read more...

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RJD MP attacked in Bihar


July 10th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 10 (IANS) A Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP was fired at by unidentified assailants in Bihar's Munger district, police Sunday said.Raneeti Prasad alleged that he was fired at ... Read more...

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Delhi safe, but avoid late nights: Police chief (Lead)


July 9th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Delhi is as safe as any other city but to avoid any untoward incident one must avoid venturing out late at night, Delhi Police Commissioner ... Read more...

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Delhi school children get tips on community policing


June 15th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Delhi Police Tuesday launched a programme on community policing in the southern parts of the city, roping in school children as part of an awareness ... Read more...

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CRPF learning yoga to bust enemy within (With Images)


May 15th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Stretch your arms, wiggle your toes, extend your legs, breath deep and easy...and the troopers lined up at their camp premises in the capital do ... Read more...

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Tiny parts of brain take short naps to recharge


April 28th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Losing your keys or misplacing your spectacles could be the result of tiny parts of the brain taking 'naps' to recharge. Researchers discovered the brain is ... Read more...

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Brain regions can briefly go ‘off-line’ even while awake, causing errors


April 28th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that some nerve cells in a sleep-deprived yet awake brain can briefly go 'off-line' into a sleep-like state, while the ... Read more...

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Elevated heartbeat during exams allows students to get better results


April 25th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): A new research has suggested that students who have a much more drastic increase in heartbeat during exams are more likely to achieve better results.It found that ... Read more...

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Want to sleep better? Switch off laptops, TVs an hour before bed


March 7th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Experts suggest switching off the TV, computer and mobile phone an hour before going to bed to get a good night's sleep.Nine in ten people admit using electronics ... Read more...

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A cup of tea boosts brain power


February 27th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) New research suggests that tea does bolster brain power, keeps fatigue at bay while helping you to solve crosswords faster. Researchers looked at the effect of key chemicals ... Read more...

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A cup of tea can improve brain power


February 27th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that drinking tea not only improves brain power, but also reduces tiredness and increases alertness, thereby improving the performance.For the study, Dutch researchers ... Read more...

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New ‘healthy’ flavoured water has as much sugar as 3 doughnuts


February 21st, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): A drink that has been parading as healthy flavoured water actually contains as much sugar as a plate of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.The most popular brand, Volvic's Touch ... Read more...

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Should iPods, phones be banned for pedestrians crossing roads?


January 31st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 31 (ANI): People in NSW may soon be required to stop using their iPods and phones while crossing the road.The call to pass this law has been backed by ... Read more...

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First cross metal detectors, then enter Goa churches


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) The next time you want to walk down the solemn church pews in Goa, you might just have to duck under door frame metal detectors first. ... Read more...

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Being tired behind the wheel as dangerous as being drunk: Study


January 20th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study has claimed that driving for more than three hours without a break at night is the equivalent of being drunk behind the wheel.To assess the ... Read more...

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