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Private firm directors in CBI net over coal blocks


September 18th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sent summons to Manoj Jayaswal Tuesday in connection with coal block allocations and questioned his brother Arvind Jayaswal for ... Read more...

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Long work hours raise risk of heart disease


September 12th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Working more than eight hours a day raises the risk of heart disease by 80 percent, researchers say.The warning follows analysis of 12 studies dating back ... Read more...

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British family holidaying in France shot dead


September 7th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A hunt is on for the killer of three members of a British family and an cyclist at an Alpine beauty spot, a media report said ... Read more...

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Lufthansa to cancel 1,200 flights Friday


September 7th, 2012 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany's largest air carrier Lufthansa has cancelled 1,200 flights planned for Friday, when its flights attendants are staging a walkout, The Local news portal reported.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

$3 toothbrush saves day for $100 billion space station (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 6th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) A $3 toothbrush, 'designed' by astronauts Sunita Williams and Akihido Hoshide, saved the day for a $100 billion International Space Station, becoming instrumental in the installation ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Delhi gets first woman e-rickshaw driver (With Image)


September 6th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) A single mother of two Thursday become the national capital's first woman electric rickshaw driver."I couldn't have been happier," 33-year-old Kohinoor said after receiving the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

ISS astronauts take second spacewalk


September 6th, 2012 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS) Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams and Japanese Akihiko Hoshide began a spacewalk Wednesday in another attempt to install a power unit on the International Space Station, RIA ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sunita Williams completes spacewalk outside ISS


August 31st, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide completed almost a record long spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS), reported NASA.NASA Flight Engineer ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iran’s talk with IAEA constructive: Iranian envoy


August 25th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 25 (IANS) Iranian permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh said the new round of negotiations between the Islamic republic and the IAEA ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russian firm to make electric car with Chinese parts


August 25th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS) Russia's largest car manufacturer, AutoVAZ, has revealed plans to produce its first electromotive car using Chinese parts.Named EL LADA, the new car will be based on ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New approach for treating urinary tract infections


August 17th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists have worked out an effective new approach to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) by dumping antibiotics.It involves so-called FimH antagonists, which are non-antibiotic compounds and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sleeping pills harmful in long run


August 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 10 (IANS) Sleeping spills are "counter-productive" and offer no real benefit in treating insomnia, says a sleep expert."Most people who take hypnotic (sleep inducing) drugs still have ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

BJP to hold protest rallies in Rajasthan on Aug 11


August 9th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajasthan unit would hold protest rallies all over the state Aug 11 highlighting the drawbacks of the state's Congress government, including ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

No exercise making Renner happy


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Actor Jeremy Renner is glad about not working out anymore to stay in shape.The 41-year-old was made to hit the gym and follow a strict ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

50 percent power restored in UP, many trains stranded


July 30th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) Power in the state capital and major towns of Uttar Pradesh limped back to normalcy Monday, eight hours after the Northern Grid tripped, while many ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

50 percent power restored in UP, many trains stranded


July 30th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) Power in the state capital and major towns of Uttar Pradesh limped back to normalcy Monday, eight hours after the Northern Grid tripped, while many ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lack of sleep can slow you down


July 29th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) If you sleep only for five to six hours, it is bound to affect your work negatively. Experts recommend eight hours of sleep for ideal health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Two earthquakes hit northeastern states (Second Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 1 (IANS) Two earthquakes of moderate intensity hit northeastern India Sunday.The first measured 4.8 on the Richter scale, with its epicentre located at the Arunachal Pradesh-Tibet border, and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pawar lauds rescue operations during Mantralaya fire


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) NCP chief and union minister Sharad Pawar Friday praised the city disaster management, rescue teams and fire brigade for their efficient handling of Thursday's Mantralaya fire ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Last chance for archers to qualify for Olympics


June 12th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's three-man archery recurve team is leaving for Ogden in the US in the wee hours of Wednesday in a last-ditch effort to qualify for ... Read more...

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CBI summons BCCI chief in Jagan case


June 8th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 8 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief and managing director of India Cements N. Srinivasan in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Power, water shortages bring misery to Ghaziabad


June 6th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 6 (IANS) At the height of summer, life in Ghaziabad has become miserable, with unscheduled power cuts up to 14 hours a day causing water shortages too.Both ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shahi Imam lashes out at Uttar Pradesh government


June 4th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, has come down heavily on the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh for its "inability ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Two officials transferred after Mathura riots


June 4th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred two senior officials in Mathura following communal riots that left four people dead, an official said.Mathura District Magistrate (DM) Sanjay ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UP to set up control rooms for road accident victims


May 25th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will set up control rooms on national and state highways to provide emergency services to accident victims in district-level hospitals across the state, officials ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Man decapitated ex-lover’s pet to scare her


May 15th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) In a bid to terrify his ex-girlfriend, a furious man in Britain decapitated her pet rodent with a machete, a court heard.The jurors at the Snaresbrook ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Childcare needs of urban poor ignored: Experts


April 24th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Childcare needs of the urban poor continue to remain ignored despite social schemes, experts said Tuesday at the release of a micro study conducted in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

CBI questions Andhra minister in Jagan case


April 14th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday questioned a cabinet minister in Andhra Pradesh for eight hours in a case involving alleged illegal assets of YSR ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Economist Kelkar to meet Vidarbha farmers


April 5th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 5 (IANS) Economist Vijay Kelkar will Friday visit Yavatmal in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and speak to farmers and widows of debt-burdened peasants for a review on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Solar jacket’ lets Kindle last forever


April 4th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) A solar Kindle case lets readers "top up" their gadget simply by leaving it in the sun.The case has a built-in solar panel and battery, which ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Smartphones speed up data gathering in health surveys


March 13th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 13 (IANS) Smartphones have not only placed huge computing power at our finger tips, but are also providing faster, cheaper and more accurate surveillance of diseases.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Metro starts check-in for international flyers


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Delhi Metro's Airport Express Line Thursday began checking in baggage of passengers headed to the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport at two key stations.In a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Delhi Traffic Police Facebook page has over a lakh followers


February 21st, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Pivotal in providing traffic information and redressing related complaints, the Delhi Traffic Police's page on social networking site Facebook Tuesday crossed the one lakh ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China’s high-speed rail to surpass 10,000 km


February 16th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) China's high-speed rail network is set to exceed 10,000 km in length as the government is planning to add 3,500 km more during 2012.The railway ministry ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kosi gets a bridge - after 78 years


February 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 8 (IANS) A 1.8 km bridge that will be a lifeline to millions was opened over the flood-prone Kosi in Bihar Wednesday, 78 years after an earthquake destroyed ... Read more...

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