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Olympics badminton: South Korean appeal rejected


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An appeal by four South Korean badminton players against their disqualification from the Olympics for match-fixing has been rejected, the head of the Badminton World ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Carborundum Universal turns acquisitive in South Africa


June 19th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Abrasives major Carborundum Universal Ltd (CUMI) Tuesday announced the signing of a binding agreement with Austrian company RHI to acquire the latter's wholly-owned fused minerals subsidiary ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Campaign launched against animal testing for cosmetics


April 24th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Animal rights group Humane Society International (HSI) has launched a global campaign - 'Be Cruelty-Free' - to end animal testing for cosmetics.The campaign has been ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New iPad to go on sale Friday: Apple


March 15th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, March 15 (IANS) Apple Wednesday made an official announcement that the third-generation iPad will arrive at Apple's retail stores and its online store Friday in the US and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sikhs around the world celebrate Sikh Environment Day


March 15th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) As many as 1007 Sikh institutions and gurdwaras around the world celebrated March 14, the day nature and animal lover Guru Har Rai became the seventh ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Travel advisories not based on intelligence inputs: Krishna


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday said India has taken up with seven countries the issue of travel advisories warning of terror attacks during the ... Read more...

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Amitabh’s prank rings wrong bells in Punjab


September 21st, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Their mobile phones are ringing thanks to "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC), but the calls have nothing to do with millions of rupees. A prank by ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Five years after war, hundreds still missing in Nepal


August 30th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) Five years after a decade of civil war ended in Nepal, hundreds of people are still missing with no one punished for the extrajudicial disappearances and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Two-day global meet of Non-Resident Biharis next year


June 19th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 19 (IANS) Hundreds of Non-Resident Biharis (NRBs) from across the world will gather here early next year to share their views on the state and its development, ... Read more...

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Don’t attend Sri Lanka military conference: rights body


May 24th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 24 (IANS) Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged countries not to attend a Sri Lankan military conference that allegedly seeks to justify the thousands killed during the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Silver’, ‘gold’ and ’slim’ cigarettes misleading many smokers


April 13th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): For decades, experts have warned that all conventional brands of cigarette present the same level of risk to smokers, including 'mild' and 'low-tar' brands.However, despite these warnings, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Religion set for extinction in nine countries, says census data


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): A study using census data has shown that religion is set to become extinct in nine countries, as there is a steady rise in those claiming no religious ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bihar Day to be celebrated in seven countries


March 15th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 15 (IANS) Reflecting Bihar's changing image, the much publicised "Bihar Divas" (Bihar Day) is set to be celebrated March 22 on a grand scale not only in the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

In a first, cricket fans influence design of official Pakistan kit for World Cup 2011


February 9th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 9(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Boom Boom, Pakistan's official cricket kit suppliers, have launched a impressive new kit for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, inspired by designs ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Afridi backs ‘cohesive and contributing’ Pak squad to bag World Cup glory


February 9th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 9(ANI): Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has said his squad is confident of performing well in the forthcoming World Cup as most of the players contributed towards the one-day series ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Around 3600 Kannadigas sing to set world record in Bangalore


December 31st, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaipal SharmaBangalore, Dec.31 (ANI): Around 3600 Kannadigas from different parts of the world sang folk songs in an event to attempt a world record in Bangalore.On Thursday, participants from Dubai, Australia, ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Motivational interviewing for smoking cessation may not be best option


December 26th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Experts have suggested that motivational interviewing, a popular counseling technique for many addictive behaviors, might not be the ideal treatment choice for those who smoke cigarettes.Peter S. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘”Best friends forever” ignored Cuba’s human rights violations for commercial benefits’


December 18th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Havana, Dec 18 (ANI): Secret US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that Australia, Canada, Switzerland and Spain had stopped pressuring Cuba over human rights with the intention ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wikileaks reveals standoff over nuclear fuel in Pakistan


November 29th, 2010 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) The secret US diplomatic communications leaked by Wikileaks have exposed a dangerous standoff over the use of highly enriched uranium in Pakistani reactor as America fears the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Afghanistan tops worldwide asylum seekers list


November 28th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 28 (ANI): Afghanistan has been named as the world's top country for asylum seekers, ahead of Iraq and Somalia, according to statistics compiled by the U.N. High Commissioner for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New ‘WikiLeaks revelations’ could damage allies’ relationships, US tells UK


November 27th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): The US ambassador to London Louis Susman has reportedly briefed the British Prime Minister David Cameron about the potentially embarrassing revelations by the whistleblower website 'WikiLeaks,' which ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nepal crisis worries Western world


November 21st, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 21 (IANS) With the prime ministerial election in Nepal put off till December and the opposition Maoist party preventing the government from tabling the budget and refusing ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Finally, ciggie packs in US to carry gruesome pictures!


November 11th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Taking a stand against smoking, US has also unveiled anti-smoking scare photos on cigarette boxes.Officials have informed that graphic pictures depicting the possible consequences of tobacco use are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangalore’s dogs have hundreds signing up in support


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, Nov 3 (IANS) Many people in Bangalore are up in arms against a plan by the civic authorities to restrict the number of dogs they can keep. They ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breast cancer in young women ‘ups risk of disease in relatives’


September 30th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that close relatives of women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 35 years are at an increased risk of developing other ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Five-star hotel chains assist in cleaning CWG village


September 29th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Bringing heavy duty equipment and expert staff, top five-star hotel chains, including the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, are helping in the last-minute massive clean-up drive at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nigerian chef de mission raises security concerns, praises Village


September 27th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Nigerian chef de mission Elias Usman Gora Monday said there was need for "better coordination" in the respect of security for the Games but praised the rooms ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India gets observer status at ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly


September 24th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): India's approval for observer status at the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) was approved by acclamation on Friday at its 31st General Assembly held in Hanoi, Vietnam."India's flag ... Read more...

Posted in National |

India gets observer status at ASEAN inter-parliamentary assembly


September 24th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India's application for observer status at the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) was approved Friday at its 31st general assembly held in Hanoi, Vietnam. "India's flag was ceremoniously ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Swimmers ready to break CWG medal jinx


September 22nd, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari (Attn Editors: This is the 11th preview discussing India's chances in various disciplines at the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games. This piece is on swimming)New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) They may ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Punjab farmers ready to farm in Brazil: Badal (Lead)


September 10th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 10 (IANS) Farmers from Punjab are ready to go to Brazil to help develop its agriculture, an official Friday quoted Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal as saying. Badal, who ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

What does a 21st century man really want?


July 21st, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 21 (ANI): The modern man is a combination on the one hand, "old-school" values such as homer, loyalty and hard work and, on the other hand, a more contemporary set ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

iPad to go on sale in nine more countries this Friday


July 19th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by BNO News
CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Apple on Monday announced that the popular iPad will be available in nine more countries starting this Friday.Apple fans from Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Pakistan lost $43 bn fighting terrorism: Qureshi


July 17th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Saturday that his country lost $43 billion fighting terrorism in the past nine years and urged the global community to help ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Australia, Canada change immigration rules


June 28th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) Australia and Canada have announced major changes in immigration rules which could favourably affect the prospects of future immigrants from India, especially Punjab, immigration experts feel. Both countries have ... Read more...

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