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Decide soon on woman’s liver transplant plea, court asks government


June 15th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday directed the central government to decide, within one week, the plea of 62-year-old woman, awaiting a liver transplant, challenging the ... Read more...

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Meat-loving predator survived 35 million years


December 7th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) An ancient predator with serrated teeth, streamlined body and a ravenous appetite for meat outlived a major extinction at a time when the distant relatives of ... Read more...

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MNS exam plan makes civic candidates jittery


November 29th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Cynicism marks Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's decision to make all aspirants for the upcoming Mumbai civic elections sit for an examination here ... Read more...

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Minor set afire for resisting rape, one held


September 1st, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 1 (IANS) A teenaged girl in Uttar Pradesh?s Bahraich district was set afire and injured by three youths for resisting rape, police said Thursday. One accused has been ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s disease linked to increased risk of prostate cancer, melanoma


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): University of Utah School of Medicine researchers have found strong evidence that Parkinson's disease is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer and melanoma.They also discovered that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Thieving bugs more drug resistant


March 17th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Bugs that steal genes from others tend to become more drug resistant than some of their peers.This ability to 'steal' snippets of DNA from other species ... Read more...

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Bacteria more likely to adopt ‘loner’ genes than well-connected ones


March 17th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have finally found why bacteria are more likely to steal some genes than others after a study of more than three dozen bacteria species- including the microbes ... Read more...

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Adarsh society scam: Sonia Gandhi accepts Ashok Chavan’s resignation


November 9th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday accepted Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's resignation offer following the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam.Chavan has been asked to submit ... Read more...

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Navy to submit Adarsh Society scam final report


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov 3 (ANI): The Indian Navy will submit a final report on the Adarsh Housing Society scam based on its internal inquiry on Wednesday.Earlier, the navy had informed the ... Read more...

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All corruption, nepotism charges would be dealt after due investigation: Digvijay Singh


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Even as top Congress leaders chose to remain silent on the graft charges related to Mumbai's Adarsh Housing Society scam and the XIXth Commonwealth Games projects, ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi silent on Maharashtra housing scam, CWG


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday steered clear of two raging controversies- the financial irregularities in the Commonwealth Games and the alleged involvement of Maharashtra Chief ... Read more...

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Premature to comment on Adarsh Housing scam: Pranab Mukherjee


October 31st, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is expected to meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Tuesday evening, with regard to Mumbai's Adarsh Society scam, has ... Read more...

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Maharashtra CM Chavan to meet Mukherjee


October 31st, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, who has been summoned to New Delhi by the Congress High Command after his name figured in Mumbai's Adarsh Society scam, ... Read more...

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Chavan denies Adarsh link, summoned to New Delhi (Roundup)


October 30th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Oct 29 (IANS) Even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan Friday denied any of his immediate family members were involved in the controversial Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society, built on ... Read more...

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No family member involved in Adarsh Society: Ashok Chavan


October 29th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 29 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan Friday said that none of his immediate family members was involved in the controversial Adarsh CoOperative Housing Society and rejected opposition demands ... Read more...

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Adarsh Society scam: ‘I welcome any sort of CBI probe’, says Chavan


October 29th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Oct 29 (ANI): Reacting to the allegations surrounding the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Friday said that he did not abuse his position to help ... Read more...

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Activity of gene in the brain depends on genetic background


October 20th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that same genes have different activity patterns in the brain in individuals with different genetic backgrounds.These findings from researchers at the Allen ... Read more...

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‘Aryan’ Hitler had ‘black and Jewish’ ancestors: DNA research


August 24th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug.24 (ANI): Nazi dictator and so-called champion of the "Aryan race" Adolf Hitler could have had black and Jewish ancestors, the "sub-human" groups he earmarked for extermination during his 12-year reign ... Read more...

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Scientists ‘to virtually raise Titanic using 3D technology’


August 21st, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Scientists are hoping to virtually raise the doomed ship Titanic sitting on the floor of the North Atlantic by using 3D technology to map the wreckage site for ... Read more...

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School manager shot dead over property dispute


August 7th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Aug 7 (IANS) A school manager was shot dead over a property dispute in the Loni area of Uttar Pradesh' Ghaziabad district, police said Saturday. Five people have been arrested. According ... Read more...

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All life forms share single genetic inheritance?


May 17th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) More than 150 years ago, Darwin proposed the theory of universal common ancestry (UCA), linking all forms of life by a shared genetic heritage from single-celled micro-organisms to ... Read more...

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‘Start/stop switch’ for retroviruses found


April 8th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): A previously unknown mechanism for silencing retroviruses, segments of genetic material that can lead to fatal mutations in a cell's DNA, has been discovered by a University of ... Read more...

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Foreign adoption last resort for Haiti quake orphans: Unicef


January 20th, 2010 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 20 (IANS/EFE) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said Tuesday that international adoption should be the "last resort" for children orphaned by last week's catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. "Unicef's position has ... Read more...

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CBI help to be sought to probe assets of Jharkhand ex-ministers


September 16th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 16 (IANS) The vigilance department of Jharkhand will seek help from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the assets of a former chief minister as well as other ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Emma Watson is related to a real witch!


August 1st, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Magic was always in Emma Watson's blood - the British stunner can trace her roots back to one of Britain's most magical ladies, say boffins.According to researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Japanese company thrives on renting out ‘fake friends’ to attend weddings


June 10th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 10 (ANI): Japan is witnessing the emergence of a new trend-hiring of "fake friends" or "work colleagues" or even "fake relatives" to attend ones wedding.Japanese company, Office Agents, which is ... Read more...

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47-mln-yr-old fossil “missing link” between humans and lemurs


May 20th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): The analysis of a 47-million-year-old fossil, dubbed "Ida", has led paleontologists to suggest that it is a critical "missing link" species in primate evolution, which connects humans ... Read more...

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Giant trilobites mated in groups and used their numbers for protection


May 9th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): The discovery of giant trilobites in northern Portugal reveals the once ubiquitous marine creature mated in groups and used its numbers for protection.Trilobites once roamed the sea floor, ... Read more...

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Bat’s ability to locate by echo evolved more than once


September 6th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Bats' ability to locate by echo may have evolved more than once, according to the latest research by Queen Mary University of London scientists.Bat species with the ability ... Read more...

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Nearly 70pc of Brit kids hate family outings


August 2nd, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): Nearly seven in ten Brit kids hate family days out and wish that their parents had left them to themselves, suggests a new poll which has complied ... Read more...

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Ancient graves being dragged out to sea


May 4th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
London, May 4 (ANI): As climate change is accelerating soil erosion in the Alaskan Arctic, ancient graveyards are being dragged out to sea. Archaeologists are trying to preserve the remains of the ... Read more...

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Barnacles can drastically change penis size to have sex


February 7th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Barnacles can totally change the size and shape of their penises to battle the waves and have sex, a new study has found.Graduate student Christopher Neufeld and Dr. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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