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Court notice to Delhi government, MCD over poor conditions in schools


September 19th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the city government and the MCD while taking cognizance of the postcards written by students narrating the ... Read more...

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South Delhi residents battle lethargy, danger


September 13th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) A cluster of about 250 families in a government colony in south Delhi are battling official lethargy and the haphazard road laying that has almost ... Read more...

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Heavy drinking negates recovery from trauma


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Heavy drinkers not only face a higher risk of car accidents and domestic violence, but alcohol also actually rewires the brain, negating recovery from a traumatic ... Read more...

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Russian flood toll rises to 144


July 9th, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 9 (IANS) The toll in the devastating floods in southern Russia reached 144 Sunday, as the country continued to grapple with one of its worst floods in decades.In ... Read more...

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Son arrested for killing father over property dispute


June 26th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moga (Punjab), June 26 (IANS) A man arrested for killing his father over a property dispute was produced in court here Tuesday and was remanded to police custody for ... Read more...

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Police deny torturing China’s former soccer chief


April 26th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shengyang (Liaoning Province), April 26 (IANS) Chinese police have denied a claim by the country's former soccer head Xie Yalong that he was tortured into confessing to bribe-taking.The 56-year-old ... Read more...

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Falsely tainted with Mecca Masjid blast, compensation eludes these victims


January 9th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 9 (IANS) They are the worst victims of physical and mental torture by police in the Mecca Masjid blast case. But like justice, compensation too seems to elude ... Read more...

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Tortured for Mecca Masjid blast, money can’t heal their wounds


January 8th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 8 (IANS) From a bank executive to a medical student to the imam of a mosque to an embroidery worker, everyone arrested on false charges of involvement in ... Read more...

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Football players trained with electric shocks in Norway


December 20th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Seattle, Dec 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As if playing football is not hard enough, a group of soccer players in Norway were given something to worry about. In an experiment that was carried ... Read more...

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Giving benefits both giver and receiver


November 11th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Giving support to a loved one does not only benefit the receiver -- but also the giver."When people talk about the ways in which social support ... Read more...

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Gaddafi guards raped kids: Amnesty


August 27th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Prison guards loyal to Muammar Gaddafi raped child detainees, human rights group Amnesty International has said.Amnesty also accused some Libyan rebels of attacking children and imprisoning ... Read more...

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Distraction could help you deal with strong emotions


July 6th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) The intensity of emotions at any particular time could drive our responses to life's ups and downs. For instance, emotions are useful - for example, fear ... Read more...

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Patient being revived with electric shocks suffers burns (Second Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) A patient, who was being revived with electric shocks at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here, suffered burns after a short ... Read more...

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Nepal sees growing custodial torture of women


June 26th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 26 (IANS) While a 10-year civil war saw women suffer atrocities like gangrape and torture in Nepal, both by the state and the Maoist guerrillas, their ordeal continues ... Read more...

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Women protesters made to undergo ‘virginity checks’: Egyptian general


May 31st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) A senior military general of Egypt has admitted that "virginity checks" were carried out on women arrested during a demonstration. It is the first such admission ... Read more...

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Amnesty International demands justice for victims of Egypt’s January revolution


May 20th, 2011 - 3:18 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- At least 840 people were killed and over 6,000 people were injured in the violent repression that took place during the Egyptian revolution earlier this year, Amnesty International ... Read more...

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Scientists find structures that help keep memories precise


May 4th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): A group of scientists has revealed structural "traces" in the brain that help to keep memories precise.Neuroscientist Pico Caroni at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel, Switzerland, led ... Read more...

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Ex-Bahrain official accused of torture to attend royal wedding


April 29th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 29 (ANI): The former head of an agency accused of torture and human rights abuses in Bahrain is expected to be a guest at Friday's royal wedding of Prince ... Read more...

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Egyptian women protesters forced to take ‘virginity tests’


March 24th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Mar.24 (ANI): Women arrested by Egyptian military personnel during protests at Cairo's Tahrir Square were subjected to "virginity tests" and other forms of humiliation, claims an Amnesty International report.Eighteen demonstrators were ... Read more...

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Pak spy agencies involved in over one thousand murder cases in Balochistan: Report


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 22(ANI): Pakistan intelligence agencies, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and its sister organisations have been involved in over one thousand murder cases in Balochistan, according to a report.The Baloch National ... Read more...

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Nepal teenager’s murder goes unpunished even after 7 years


February 17th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 17 (IANS) Rights organisations in Nepal and abroad Thursday urged the new government of Nepal to bring to justice the army officers and soldiers responsible for the torture ... Read more...

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Maliki controlled security forces abusing detainees at secret sites: HR Watch


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Feb 2 (ANI): Security forces under the control of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki are reportedly running secret detention sites in Baghdad where prisoners are being abused, the Human Rights Watch ... Read more...

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Memory storage process ‘more complex than previously thought’


February 1st, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 01 (ANI): New York University neuroscientists have found that the process we use to store memories is more complex than previously thought.Their research underscores the challenges in addressing memory-related ailments, ... Read more...

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Brain chemical boosts memory, could treat Alzheimer’s


January 27th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key chemical that boosts memory, potentially opening the way to newer treatments for Alzheimer's.In a series of experiments, Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers ... Read more...

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UK linked to Bangladeshi secret torture centres


January 18th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): UK authorities passed on information about British nationals to Bangladeshi intelligence agencies and police units before pressing for information while some of the men even died after being ... Read more...

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Widows will be protected, given justice: Supreme Court


January 17th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) "The widows will be protected and given justice," said the Supreme Court Monday while setting aside an Allahabad High Court order transferring the trial in a ... Read more...

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Electric shocks soften up cancer cells for treatment


December 7th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) A device that 'softens up' tumours with electric shocks before chemotherapy could transform cancer treatment.It makes cancer cells porous so that more of the toxic drugs attack the ... Read more...

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Acupuncture no placebo, does relieve pain


December 1st, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Scans show that sticking needles into a body calms brain cells that process and perceive pain.The finding will vindicate those who have spent hundreds of pounds on ... Read more...

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Cambodia Mourns For Stampede Victims Of The Water Festival


November 24th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Like every year, Cambodia was celebrating its annual Water Festival in Phnom Penh on Monday. However, the city faced tragedy when a stampede was triggered which ... Read more...

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UK’s “Abu Ghraib” in dock over ‘brutal mistreatment’ of Iraqi prisoners


November 6th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): Evidence of the alleged brutal mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at a secret British military interrogation center, known as "the UK's Abu Ghraib", has emerged during high court proceedings ... Read more...

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Weak at maths? Try zapping your brain!


November 5th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) Jolting the brain with an electric current can make it good or bad with numbers, depending on the spot where it is applied, study shows.Oxford University and University ... Read more...

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Electrical brain stimulation may boost math skills


November 5th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Researchers have shown that by applying electrical current to the brain they could enhance a person's mathematical performance for up to 6 months without influencing their other cognitive ... Read more...

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Mild electric shocks could help ease your blues


October 12th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) A device that emits a mild electric shock to your forehead nerves during sleep could help cure blues.The mobile phone sized gadget is wired up to two ... Read more...

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British troops suspected of murdering Iraqis, escape trial


September 13th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) British defence officials have admitted that many soldiers are suspected of manslaughtering civilians in Iraq, but have not been put on trial, a media report said Monday. Despite military ... Read more...

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30,000 prisoners in Iraq without trial: Amnesty


September 13th, 2010 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 13 (DPA) Iraqi authorities are holding some 30,000 people without trial and denying them access to lawyers, leaving them at risk of torture, the leading human rights organisation Amnesty International ... Read more...

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