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Jayalalithaa urges PM to raise kerosene quota


June 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to cooperate in mitigating the suffering of the poor and said the meagre ... Read more...

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Call rates can rise 100 percent, warn telecom operators


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Telephone tariffs will go up 100 percent hitting customers hard if the government accepts the sector regulator's proposals on spectrum auction, service providers warned Thursday."Our ... Read more...

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Red wine compound can halt breast cancer


October 2nd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) A compound found in red wine and grape skin, known to stave off heart attacks, also halts breast cancer in its tracks.Lab tests have shown that ... Read more...

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CIA has established spy network in Pakistan, doesn’t need ISI collaboration anymore


April 16th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16(ANI): The Central Investigation Agency (CIA) has established its own spy network in Pakistan, a US newspaper has quoted an official, as saying.According to the US official, the CIA established ... Read more...

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‘Superstreet’ traffic design boosts travel time, safety


January 11th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): North Carolina State University researchers say that the so-called "superstreet" traffic design results in significantly faster travel times, and leads to a drastic reduction in automobile collisions and ... Read more...

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Substantial progress in global efforts to eradicate landmines


November 24th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 24 (IANS) Substantial progress is being made in the global effort to eradicate antipersonnel landmines, but the US remains on the sidelines, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday as a new ... Read more...

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Eat meat, save the planet: Former Brit Vegan


September 20th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.20 (ANI): An eco-warrior who lives on a 'sustainable living' commune and spent six years as a vegetarian has written a book that says Britons should continue to eat some ... Read more...

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Cuba to cut 500,000 state jobs


September 14th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban government has announced that it will immediately initiate changes in its employment policy that will include, among other things, cutting more than 500,000 workers from the ... Read more...

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Hold Kashmir dialogue without preconditions: Karat


September 4th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and asked him to "take a bold initiative for a political ... Read more...

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Swiss made Truxor machines set to clean Dal Lake


July 22nd, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, July 22 (ANI): The magnificent Dal Lake is all set be cleared of weeds, muck and pollutants with the held of special Swiss made Truxor machines here.Procured at ... Read more...

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Mumbai sea link second carriageway opens amid Big B row


March 24th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) The second carriageway of the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link (RGSL) opened here Wednesday with some Congressmen protesting the presence of megastar Amitabh Bachchan at the inauguration. Mumbai ... Read more...

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Mumbai Sea Link’s second carriageway to open tomorrow


March 23rd, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) The much-awaited second carriageway of the Rajiv Gandhi (Bandra-Worli) Sea Link here will be inaugurated Wednesday, an official said. "With the opening of the second carriageway, there will be ... Read more...

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Giant fossils challenge “lilliput effect” in animals after greatest mass extinction


February 12th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): The discovery of large-sized fossils dating back to only 1 million years after the greatest mass extinction of all time, has called into question the existence of a ... Read more...

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Agra schoolkids cycle for a clean city


December 6th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 6 (IANS) Hundreds of school children cycled through streets of this Taj city Sunday morning to spread environmental consciousness and demand drastic reduction in carbon emission to make the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cervical cancer vaccine should be cheaper: Nobel laureate


December 2nd, 2009 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) With cervical cancer the second most common cancer among women worldwide, Nobel laureate in medicine Harald zur Hausen Wednesday said here that the cost of vaccination in India ... Read more...

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Carbon dioxide emissions up by 29 percent: Report


November 21st, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Carbon dioxide emissions are up by 29 percent since 2000, far beyond the capacity of the global "sinks" to absorb such volumes, says a report. The use of ... Read more...

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Goa government for slashing buffer zones around sanctuaries


August 30th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) Contrary to assurances given by the Goa government to crack down on rampant mining in forest areas, its report submitted to the union Ministry of Environment and ... Read more...

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AIDS, alcohol abuse dip in 3 Mumbai slums after awareness drive


June 26th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Awareness campaigns and counselling have led to a dip in incidence of HIV-AIDS, extra-marital sex and alcohol abuse among the 700,000 residents of three Mumbai slums, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Only reducing number of matches can save Test cricket from extinction: Gilchrist


June 25th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
June 25 (ANI): Fomer Australian vice captain Adam Gilchrist has called for a drastic reduction in the number of Test matches in a bid to help preserve the five-day format from the ... Read more...

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Caffeine may prevent risk taking after sleep deprivation


June 12th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) A dose of caffeine may prevent increased risk taking that occurs after several nights of total sleep deprivation, according to the latest research. Results suggest that despite extreme sleep ... Read more...

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Moderately reduced carbohydrate diet ‘increases sense of fullness’


June 11th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Moderately reducing carbohydrates intake, without calorie restriction and weight loss, can help increase a sense of fullness, a preliminary study found.The study has been presented at The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Insurers bank on marketing to beat new pension scheme


May 1st, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 1 (IANS) Life insurers are depending on their strong distribution network to stave off the competition challenge posed by the cheaper National Pension Scheme (NPS) that was launched Friday. Even though ... Read more...

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US unlikely to revise missile defence plans: Russia


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 22 (Xinhua) The US is unlikely to revise its missile defence plans and there are no reasons for a drastic reduction in offensive strategic arms, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei ... Read more...

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Structural changes in brain’’s cortex linked to higher depression risk


March 24th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A structural difference in the brain a thinning of the right hemisphere is linked to a higher risk for depression, according to American researchers.Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., professor ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Watchdog asks mobile operators to curb call drops


February 6th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) India's telecom watchdog has asked mobile telephony operators to prevent network congestion and ensure calls by subscribers do not get disconnected abruptly. Taking note of complaints regarding ... Read more...

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Now, green fridge that runs on solar power


January 13th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 13 (ANI): Australian researchers have developed a device that allows household fridges to run easily on solar or wind power.Such an invention would lead to a drastic reduction in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pak heading towards its major economic crisis: Ex finance minister


December 15th, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.15 (ANI): With Pakistan engulfed by internal political turmoil and international pressure to take action against radical elements operating from its soil, it is headed for a major economic crisis, ... Read more...

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Jampui Hills orange production badly affected


December 5th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki Das Phuljangshai (Jampui Hills), Dec.5 (ANI): Jampui Hills, popularly known as the orange producing valley, has witnessed a drastic reduction in orange production following the spread of a peculiar disease, ... Read more...

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Local modules set off Bangalore serial blasts: Police


July 26th, 2008 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 26 (IANS) Local modules were responsible for setting off the serial bomb blasts here that killed one and left seven injured Friday, Karnataka police chief R. Sri Kumar said Saturday. ... Read more...

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Malaysia to continue with fewer foreign workers policy


March 20th, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, March 20 (IANS) Malaysia will continue with the policy of reducing the number of foreign workers, new Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar has said. Till recently Albar was the foreign ... Read more...

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