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Be sensitive to public concerns: President to police brass


September 8th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Saying that the constable is the face of the government in rural India, President Pranab Mukherjee has urged police to be sensitive to public ... Read more...

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Raju was an ideal officer, says Kaarthikeyan


June 21st, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Former NIA chief Radha Vinod Raju, who died Thursday, was an ideal police officer, former CBI chief D.R. Kaarthikeyan said."One feels sad that such a ... Read more...

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Oxytocin activates brain function in autistic kids


May 20th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Oxytocin, often referred to as a love hormone, boosts activity in brain areas of autistic children involving sight, hearing and understanding other people. These are the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dogs yawn hearing master do the same


May 10th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Dogs may yawn after hearing the sound of their masters do the same, suggesting they can empathise with their owners on how tired they are, researchers ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Norway killer says he learned from Al Qaeda


April 21st, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Oslo, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian killer Anders Breivik has told a court in Oslo that he picked up strategies from the Al Qaeda and said it could serve as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kanye West angers PETA with song


April 7th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Rapper-turned-fashion designer Kanye West has taunted animal rights organisation People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in a new song "Theraflu".The song's lyrics, "Someone ... Read more...

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Awareness and empathy can embolden Autistic people (April 2 is World Autism Day)


April 1st, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Whether an unreasonable airline denies them a seat or an inconsiderate doctor refuses to examine them, autistic people have for long faced unnecessary discrimination for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lawrence’s obsession with reality TV


March 17th, 2012 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence loves watching reality TV but admits she worries the programmes could be damaging to society.The 21-year-old actress worries about people losing their empathy ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

All Indian police communalised, says Bhushan


February 27th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Team Anna member and Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan Monday claimed that police across the country were "communalised"."Police throughout the country are clearly ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Jodi Breakers’ is fun all the way


February 25th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Jodi Breakers"; Cast: R. Madhavan, Bipasha Basu, Dipannati Sharma, Milind Soman, Helen; Director: Ashwini Chowdhary; Rating: ***Just when you think you've seen them all, from the hit jodis ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rushdie was lied to, but I won’t face trouble: Deepa Mehta (Interview)


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, who is making a film on Salman Rushdie's bestseller "Midnight's Children", says the author was lied to and discouraged from attending ... Read more...

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Rahman shoots promotional video for film


January 25th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R.Rahman rarely indulges in promotional activities. However, he agreed to shoot one for Gautham Menon's "Ek Deewana Tha".Rahman will appear in a promotional video ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Martial arts exponents mask fear to show confidence


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 3 (IANS) Competitors of mixed martial arts have unique ways of masking fear that actually allow them to project a confident face, says a US study. "Successful management ... Read more...

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Humble people more helpful


January 3rd, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 3 (IANS) Humble people rather than egotistical individuals are likely to be more forthcoming with helping others. A person's decision to help the needy is influenced by temporary ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Building character skills key to improved education


January 2nd, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) A programme aimed at building social, emotional and character skills also significantly improves quality of education as it leaves more time for teachers to teach and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Animal ‘empathy’ to shed light on human feelings


December 9th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The mechanism behind emotions in rats promises to shed light on the nature of human emotions like empathy and nurturing.Jaak Panksepp, professor of veterinary and comparative ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Vikram Bhatt’s ‘Lanka’ to release Dec 9


October 18th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Vikram Bhatt's action drama "Lanka", which he terms "modern day folklore", will release worldwide Dec 9."'Lanka' is an emotional journey of a man torn between ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Watching another being caressed acts as turn-on


October 18th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Humans love and enjoy sensual caresses but the brain reacts just as powerfully to seeing another person being caressed, new research says.Being gently caressed by another ... Read more...

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How does brain feel another’s pain?


July 17th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Empathy for someone with whom you can directly relate is mostly generated by the intuitive, sensory-motor parts of the brain, while empathy for someone with whom ... Read more...

Posted in World |

We know the importance of peace, say Kashmiris


July 14th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 14 (IANS) For once, it was not in the news. The Kashmir Valley was quiet Thursday but for people who have seen strife for so many years, the ... Read more...

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Kind hearted mums motivate kids to act similarly


July 14th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 14 (IANS) Children whose mothers have a compassionate outlook are more likely to act in a similar way.New research from the Telethon Institute and the University of Western ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

This year most peaceful in a decade: Chidambaram


July 6th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, July 6 (IANS) So far this year, India has witnessed the lowest levels of violence in a decade thanks to the paramilitary forces, Home Minister P. Chidambaram ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Elephants flirt, argue and have tiffs like humans


June 6th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Elephants flirt and argue like humans, and their family outings too have their share of tiffs over directions. Conservationists have discovered such rows are common among ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Bandit Queen’ would have not been possible without Mala: Shekhar Kapur


May 24th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Shekhar Kapur remembers Mala Sen, writer of his finest cinematic work "Bandit Queen", and says he couldn't have made the film without her and that her ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Breastfeeding linked to stronger maternal response to infant’s cry


April 21st, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A new study has found that mothers who feed their babies breast milk exclusively, as opposed to formula, are more likely to bond emotionally with their child during ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi CWG organisers ask Oz company to give back ‘overpaid’ amount


April 18th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 17 (ANI): An Australian company that was dudded out of millions by Delhi Commonwealth Games organisers has been asked to pay back some of the minimal money they have received.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lokpal panel: Round 1 goes to civil society (Second Lead)


April 16th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The first meeting to lay out a Lokpal Bill ended here Saturday on a "cordial note" with the government agreeing to audio-record the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kirsten’s successor will have a tough act to follow: Pybus


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 13(ANI): India's retiring coach Gary Kirsten's empathy, kindness and inspiration have left an indelible mark on the Indian cricket team, and his successor will have a tough act to follow, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Chimps’ contagious yawning a sign of empathy, not just sleepiness


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): In chimpanzees, contagious yawning is not just a marker of sleepiness or boredom; it may actually be a sign of a social connection between individuals.New research at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Autism demands world’s collective attention: UN chief


April 7th, 2011 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has said autism demands the collective attention of the international community.The statement came as Ban addressed a UN panel discussion on ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

An age suit that transforms wearer into a 74-year-old!


March 27th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): Researchers at MIT's Age Lab have designed a suit to transform someone into a 74-year-old to understand the effects ageing has on the body.While many companies focus their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists say that chickens are capable of empathy


March 9th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists claim that chickens have the ability to feel the pains of others.The correct term for such feeling is empathy and for a very long time ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Women forgive more readily than men


February 20th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Parents forgive more than children, while women forgive more readily than men, says a new study. "This study . . . shows us what reasons people have for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dogs’ human-like social skills make them man’s best friend


February 19th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has found out that dogs possess certain human-like social skills that even chimpanzees, our closest relatives, do not, and maybe that's why they are termed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How things get complicated when a friend is a service provider


February 15th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that when a friend is a service provider, things can get complicated as it can lead to feelings of betrayal or empathy.How consumers ... Read more...

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