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Kashmir, Pakistan & history on book shelf (IANS Books this Week)

May 19th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The book case this week is serious and fires reality shots on issues like terror, Kashmir, Pakistan and history. Browse with IANS....1. Book: "The ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Hispanic community important partner for India-US ties: Ambassador

March 22nd, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) India's Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao has described the Hispanic community in the US as an important partner as India's relations with Washington become increasingly ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Castro meets experts to discuss threats to human species

February 12th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has met experts from 22 countries to discuss subjects related to dangers threatening the human species.The meeting was the 85-year-old Cuban ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US deficit at $86 bn in December, 2011

January 13th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) The US has reported a budgetary deficit of nearly $86 billion in December, 2011.This takes the deficit in the first three months of the 2011-12 fiscal ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Defence conference begins in UAE

February 19th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 19 (IANS/WAM) The Gulf Defence Conference began in Abu Dhabi Saturday.Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, national security advisor of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), inaugurated the conference at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

High profile climate change skeptic acknowledges global warming in new book

August 31st, 2010 - 4:18 am ICT by BNO News
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (BNO NEWS) – Bjørn Lomborg, a high-profile global warming skeptic is expected to announce in a new book that will be published next month that global warming is, in fact, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Swede gets world’s highest motoring fine

August 12th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) A Swedish driver, who sped through Switzerland and received the world's highest ever motoring fine of 650,000 euros, said: "I think the speedo on the car, which is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hinduism specialists discuss relevance of Bhagavad-Gita

August 5th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Aug 5 (ANI): Relevance of Bhagavad-Gita in contemporary world was discussed when Radhanath Swami, an International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) guru; and Rajan Zed, noted Hindu statesman; met at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘ProBatter’, the bowling robot that replicates deliveries of any bowler in the world

July 30th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): The English Cricket Board (ECB) has unveiled 'ProBatter', a robot bowler capable of replicating the exact delivery of any of the world's top players, for its team.According ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russian oligarch facing world’s biggest divorce payment

July 3rd, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): A Russian oligarch is facing the world's most expensive divorce after his wife demanded 3.8 billion pounds as settlement from him.Dmitry Rybolovlev, 43, a mining magnate ranked as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Car that uses 10,000 cups of espresso as fuel!

March 11th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11 (ANI): Jem Stansfield, a BBC presenter, will drive from London to Manchester to test an experimental car, which runs on coffee grounds.BBC1's Bang Goes The Theory host will travel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antony inaugurates Def Expo, advocates indigenisation in defence

February 15th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony today inaugurated the Def Expo India 2010, sixth International Land and Naval Defence Systems Exhibition, here today.Inaugurating the exhibition, Antony said: "India ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Doctors seek plan to protect from climate change

October 17th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The World Medical Association (WMA) Saturday proposed a plan here to minimise the risk of increased malnutrition deaths, diseases and injuries due to climate change. The WMA, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India concerned over climate change

October 15th, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.15 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday endorsed the global concern over climate change and termed it as one of the most important challenge that needs to be tackled ... Read more...

Posted in National |

US, allies must create ‘coalition of the relevant’ groups: UK think tank

September 16th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.16 (ANI): A leading British think-tank has said there is an important need for the US and its western allies to create a coalition of a group of countries to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN chief calls for global push to combat climate change

August 10th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 10 (DPA) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for international action to tackle the threats of climate change and nuclear weapons Monday. The former South Korean foreign minister, who ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US strengthening ties with India, others: Clinton

May 21st, 2009 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 20 (IANS) The US Wednesday said it was "strengthening and deepening" its bilateral ties with India and other emerging regional leaders as part of its "smart power" ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Students most informed about environmental science more realistic on future problems

April 23rd, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Students who are well versed about environmental science and the geosciences are the most realistic about the environmental challenges facing the world in the next 20 years, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Protesters want Bush handcuffed on landing in Canada tomorrow

March 16th, 2009 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 16 (IANS) Protests await former US president George W. Bush when he visits Canada's Calgary city Tuesday to deliver a private lecture on his eight years in office. Protesters say they ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Stitching torn socks could help save the planet!

March 9th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, March 9 (ANI): Scotlands new environment minister has said that people should learn to stitch their torn socks, among learning other traditional activities from their elders, in order to lead ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India will emerge as worlds technological leader, say Americans

March 4th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A survey of U.S. public opinion has revealed that half of Americans expect India, China, Japan or Europe to emerge as the worlds technological leader in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bush to embark on a speaking tour next month

February 24th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Former President George W. Bush will embark next month on a series of speeches that will take him to Canada, Europe and Asia, his advisers have said. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bush to speak on his office years in Canada next month

February 13th, 2009 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 13 (IANS) Is George W. Bush set to follow Bill Clinton to make millions by speaking at global forums? The former American president, who left office Jan 20, will visit the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Better global governance needed in 2009: WEF

January 13th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) China will experience a hard landing, rich and poor nations will fight over climate change and gaps will open up in global governance in 2009, the World Economic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Canadian PM congratulates Obama

November 5th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 5 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Wednesday congratulated Barack Obama on his election as the 44th president of the US.In his message, Harper said his country was looking forward ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India-UK economic and financial dialogue held

August 13th, 2008 - 5:06 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): The second meeting of the ministerial-level India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue was held in London.Finance Minister P. Chidambarm led the Indian side, and Chancellor of the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Obama urges US-Europe partnership to face global threats

July 25th, 2008 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
DPA Berlin, July 25 (DPA) Barack Obama called for a revived alliance between the US and Europe in countering the challenges and threats facing the world, whether from terrorism, climate change or nuclear ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Leading researcher rules out short-term vaccine against AIDS

May 29th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): A leading French scientist has ruled out any hope of developing a short-term vaccine against HIV/AIDS in the short term.The development of a preventive or therapeutic ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New TV show gives fresh lease of life to people

May 1st, 2008 - 9:01 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Now people with a prominent birthmark,or victims of acid attack or explosions can breathe a sigh of relief - a new television show will help to completely ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Food, fuels and fertilizers are three challenges facing the world: Nath

April 29th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr.29 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath today identified three challenges facing the world. The challenges were food, fuels and fertilizers. Speaking at the session on "Globalisation the New ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Despite Brazil, RIC to remain: Russian official

March 28th, 2008 - 9:40 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Although Brazil is joining the troika of Russia, India and China (RIC) in May, the three original member countries will continue to maintain a separate identity, a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Projects to tackle agricultural, food security challenges in developing world unveiled

February 22nd, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 22 (ANI): The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) in the UK are launching 12 new projects to address the challenges of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |