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Chandy writes to Jayalalithaa on smuggling of tobacco products


September 5th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has sought help from his counterpart in Tamil Nadu, J. Jayalalithaa to see that smuggling of tobacco products from either state ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Man jailed for trafficking heroin in Russia


August 28th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS) A court in Russia has sentenced a foreigner to six years in a high security prison for trafficking 14.5 kg of heroin in the country, ... Read more...

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Tata Steel launches branded Silico Manganese


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Tata Steel, the world's seventh largest steel maker, Wednesday launched India's first branded Silico Manganese, widely used in steel making, to dominate the market of ... Read more...

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Study reveals that “Eating egg yolks is as ‘bad as smoking’”


August 16th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Maintenance of ones’ health is very important; you should always make sure that you watch on your diet, do the workout routines and perform any other activity ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nokia launches two new phones in Asha series


August 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Nokia India Thursday announced the launch of two new touch phones in its Asha series -- Asha 305 and Asha 311 in the Indian market."With ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

South Korean economy shows weaker growth momentum


August 9th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 9 (IANS) The South Korean economy has seen a weakening growth momentum due to lacklustre exports and domestic demand, the central bank said Thursday."The domestic economy showed weaker ... Read more...

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Sugar output may drop by 1 mn tonne


August 8th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India's sugar output is likely to drop by one million tonne to 25 million tonnes in the marketing year beginning Oct 1 due to poor ... Read more...

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Toxic mushrooms kill seven, poison 50 in China


August 4th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Consumption of wild mushrooms in China's Shaanxi province has claimed the lives of least seven people and poisoned more than 50, forcing the country's top ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pakistani daily criticises outdated law


July 31st, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) Two men being hauled up for having soft drinks by the police under a Ramzan law has been criticised by a leading Pakistani daily that rued ... Read more...

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‘Use social meida to spread awareness about water conservation’


July 29th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who is making a film on water scarcity with Hrithik Roshan in the lead, feels one awareness about the issue can ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Brazil’s central bank cautious over fresh interest cut


July 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 20 (IANS) Brazil's central bank has said it would remain cautious about "any additional steps toward monetary flexibility" despite extensive market expectations of a fresh rate cut.A report ... Read more...

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Rain eludes Delhi, power demand again peaks (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The rains again eluded Delhi Thursday leaving the residents sweltering in the heat and humidity as the weather department's forecast went awry. Respite is likely ... Read more...

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Delhi power demand reaches new all-time high


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The searing heat in Delhi once again pushed the ever-rising power demand to a new high of 5,454 megawatts (MW) Monday, power officials said adding ... Read more...

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Brazilian central bank lowers growth forecast


June 29th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, June 29 (IANS) Brazil's Central Bank (CB) continued its downward adjustment of projected growth, lowering its forecast for 2012 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expansion from 3.5 percent to 2.5 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Coke and Pepsi contain alcohol: study


June 27th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Coca-Cola and Pepsi contain minute traces of alcohol, a study has revealed.According to tests carried out by the Paris-based National Institute of Consumption, more than half ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bangladesh foodgrain imports fall


June 24th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) Bangladesh's foodgrain imports fell sharply by more than 50 percent year-on-year, an official said Sunday.Rice imports plunged by 56.32 percent year-on-year to $283.8 million during the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

81,000 litres of illicit liquor destroyed in Nepal


June 20th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) Around 81,000 litres of illicit liquor have been seized and destroyed in the Nepali capital in the past three years, police records show.However, despite attempts by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kerala bans gutka, paan masala (Second Lead, superseding earlier story)


May 26th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday imposed a complete ban on the sale and consumption of gutka and paan masala in the state.Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kerala bans gutka, paan masala (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday imposed a complete ban on the sale and consumption of gutka and paan masala in the state.Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Woman jumps from Gurgaon high rise, dies


May 7th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, May 7 (IANS) A 28-year-old woman jumped to her death Monday from the sixth floor of an apartment building, police said.Minakshi, the wife of 34-year-old Amit Kumar, jumped to ... Read more...

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Pleasure eating may fuel obesity


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 3 (IANS) When pleasure motivates eating, rather than hunger, it activates chemical signals which can cause overeating and fuel obesity, says a new study."'Hedonic hunger' refers to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

China’s non-manufacturing sector slows in April (Lead)


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) China's non-manufacturing sector continued to expand in April, although at a slower pace, authorities said Thursday.The non-manufacturing sector's Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a key economic indicator, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China to boost import to balance foreign trade


May 1st, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) China has called for increasing imports and stabilising exports in order to promote a more balanced growth in foreign trade, a media report said Tuesday.China's cabinet, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Beetroot boosts runners’ speed, stamina’


April 26th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) Beetroot seems to boost the speed and stamina of runners because of the presence of high levels of performance-enhancing chemicals called nitrates, says a study at ... Read more...

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Punjab bans use of cancer causing pesticides in Malwa


April 21st, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Punjab has banned the manufacture, import and use of pesticides causing cancer in Malwa region of the state, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said Friday. ... Read more...

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Planning Commission to set up panel to measure poverty


April 7th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Facing criticism over the methodology being adopted to measure poverty, the Planning Commission will soon set up a technical committee comprising experts to look into the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Daily soft drinks could affect cardiac health


April 4th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 4 (IANS) Children who consume soft drinks daily had narrow arteries at the back of their eyes, which could increase their chances of heart disease and high blood ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Power tariff in Tamil Nadu goes up


March 30th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Friday further turned costlier to live in for all sections of the people with an average 37 percent increase power tariff effective Saturday.The revised ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rich get richer in China


March 28th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) The number of Chinese billionaires and millionaires is reaching a new peak, and their mode of consumption is also evolving, China Daily reported Wednesday.The Chinese Luxury ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Smelly food’ can keep you off unwanted pounds


March 25th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) Smelly food can keep you off unwanted pounds as stronger smells led to smaller bite sizes and less consumption, says a new study.Smaller bite sizes are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Entitlements will not be linked to poverty line: Planning Commission


March 20th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Tuesday said food subsidies and other entitlements will not be linked to the new poverty line."Entitlements for food subsidy benefits will not ... Read more...

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Assam to enhancing license fee to check liquor abuse


March 12th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 12 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to enhance the license fees to check the consumption of alcohol and prevent the sale of illicit liquor, if any, across ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Government to lift ban on cotton exports


March 11th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The government Sunday decided to lift the ban on cotton exports following wide-spread opposition to the move.Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma announced the decision ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal that eating fruits and vegetables could make people cuter


March 8th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For years, scientists have outlined the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. The two groups of food are classified as the healthy diets but a new ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Phone scanner detects if leftover food is safe


March 8th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) A mobile phone that can detect whether leftovers in your fridge are safe to eat could be heading to a store near you, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

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