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First ever proof of star devouring planet


August 21st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Astronomers have come by the first ever evidence of an ageing star devouring its own planet especially after it expanded into a "red giant", the equivalent ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists map global trade endangering wildlife


June 11th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 11 (IANS) Your coffee and cocoa drinking and use of wood products every day puts 30 percent of world's under-threat species at still greater risk because of loss ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

18th century tower crumbles in Italy


June 4th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 4 (IANS/AKI) An 18th century clock-tower that withstood the devastating earthquakes in northern Italy last month, has crumbled under the force of strong aftershocks.The Novi di Modena tower ... Read more...

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Ferrari to auction F1 items to help Italian quake victims


June 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 1 (IANS/AKI) Automobile giant Ferrari will auction a luxury sports car and Formula 1 memorabilia to help in relief efforts in Italy where two earthquakes killed at least ... Read more...

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Indian’s ‘Smart Rickshaw’ mobile app wins innovation prize


May 18th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) India's Aadhar Bhalinge has won "m2Work", a World Bank-sponsored online challenge seeking the best ideas for spurring the job-creation potential of mobile phones. Bhalinge convinced the ... Read more...

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Meteor hunter finds 4 billion years old asteroid fragments


April 27th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A meteor hunter has stumbled on two marble-sized nuggets of an asteriod that detonated after colliding with the Earth, worth 10 times as much as gold, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Black holes gobble up stars to grow bigger


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Supermassive black holes can grow still bigger by ripping apart double-star systems and swallowing one of the stars, says a new astrophysics study."Black holes are very ... Read more...

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Phone scanner detects if leftover food is safe


March 8th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) A mobile phone that can detect whether leftovers in your fridge are safe to eat could be heading to a store near you, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Russia to sell silver, diamonds worth over $300 mn


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia plans to sell silver worth about six billion rubles (around $201 million) and diamonds worth 5.4 billion rubles (around $181 million) in 2012, a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Italy’s wine tourism generates $6.5 bn a year


February 3rd, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 3 (IANS) Wine tourism in Italy generates five billion euros ($6.5 billion) a year, just-released data shows.According to data released at the International Wine Tourism Conference that was ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia plans new Mars probe in 2018


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS) Russia would make another attempt to send a Phobos-Grunt probe to Mars' satellite in 2018, a leading space expert has said.According to Lev Zeleny, director of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New British jets can’t land on aircraft carriers


January 16th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Fifty new fighter jets bought by Britain from US at a cost of five billion pounds (over $7 billion) cannot land on aircraft carriers because of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Old stars reveal sun’s future


December 14th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 14 (IANS) Old stars, called red giants, have offered insight into what our sun will look like after five billion years -- its outer layer will expand and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

More floor area for a premium in suburban Mumbai


October 20th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) In a pre-Diwali gesture, the Maharashtra government said Thursday it would offer for a premium additional floor area for construction in suburban Mumbai. "The government will give ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Inflation pinching Britain’s shoplifters?


October 18th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) In Britain, it seems even shoplifters are feeling the inflationary squeeze, as figures have revealed that over the past year, thieves have increasingly opted to steal ... Read more...

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Iran frees two US hikers


September 21st, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 21 (IANS) Two US hikers jailed for allegedly spying in Iran were Wednesday released on bail, the state media reported. Joshua Fattal and Shane Bauer were sentenced to eight ... Read more...

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Twitter now has 100 mn users worldwide


September 9th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Micro-blogging website Twitter has announced it has reached a major landmark of 100 million users across the world.Dick Costolo, the social networking website's chief executive, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Russia to spend $170 mn on modernising space centre


September 7th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow will spend over five billion rubles ($170 million) on the development and expansion of the Plesetsk space centre in northern Russia this year, Space ... Read more...

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Italy may unfreeze $3.6 bn of Libyan assets


September 4th, 2011 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy plans to release 2.5 billion euros ($3.6 billion) of Libya's assets and transfer it to the rebel-led government, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said.Italy, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

New moon found orbiting Pluto


July 21st, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered a fourth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto, the NASA has announced.The tiny, new satellite - temporarily designated P4 - was uncovered ... Read more...

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China’s state liquor to open offices abroad


May 28th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) The producer of China's official state liquor is planning to set up five offices overseas to promote the beverage and introduce a part of Chinese culture ... Read more...

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India will continue to assist Vietnam in armed forces modernization: Mukherjee


May 4th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
Hanoi, May 4 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said India will continue to assist Vietnam in the modernization of its armed forces, particularly the Navy and Air Force.During his ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Cricket left with huge 23 m dollar debt after World Cup


April 12th, 2011 - 7:52 am ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr. 12 (ANI): Being a finalist in the cricket World Cup for a second consecutive time has not helped Sri Lanka financially, it seems.Sri Lanka Cricket today said it has to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Allahabad farmers take out rally to spread river pollution awareness


April 2nd, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
Agra, Apr 2(ANI): Farmers of Allahabad, who are carrying out a rally to spread awareness about increasing pollution in River Yamuna, reached Agra on Saturday.The rally will culminate in the national capital."We ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Need for early conclusion of investment promotion issue with Nigeria: Anand Sharma


March 16th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI) Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma today expressed for an early conclusion of Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA) with Nigeria.During the bilateral meeting with Henry Odien ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Beijing airport ranked second busiest in the world


March 16th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.16 (ANI): The Beijing International Airport has been ranked the second busiest airport next only to Atlanta's Hartsfield airport, after reporting a 13 percent growth in passenger travel compared to 2009, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

I feel betrayed by Europe, especially Berlusconi: Gaddafi


March 16th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 16 (IANS/AKI) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says he feels betrayed by Europe but is especially dismayed by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with whom he has the closest ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Proposed UK visa restrictions would be ‘hostile act against Britain’s universities’: Report


February 18th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): The implementation of Britain's proposed new restrictions on student visas would be a 'hostile act against the country's universities' as it would cut the number of foreign students ... Read more...

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Amazon droughts alarm scientists


February 4th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) The 2010 Amazon drought may have been even more devastating to the region's rainforests than the unusual 2005 drought that was previously billed as a one-in-100 year event.Analyses ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hot Jupiter exoplanet discovery sheds light on evolution of planetary systems


January 16th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): New findings suggest that the discovery of a hot Jupiter exoplanet that transfers orbital momentum to its host star may hold the key to a clearer understanding of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Argentina facing scarcity of paper money


January 13th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) Argentina is facing a huge scarcity of paper money as a result of which the country has outsourced a printing order for five billion pesos ($1.25 billion) ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tanning beds still popular despite skin cancer risk


December 21st, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21(ANI): A new study has revealed that few tanners-male or female-mention avoiding tanning beds when asked about ways to reduce skin cancer risk.The study also suggested that women are more ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pakistan, China ink 20-bn-dollar deals in various fields


December 18th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 18 (ANI): Pakistan and China have signed around 20-billion-dollar worth of deals to boost trade and investment, as Wen Jiabao became the first Chinese premier in five years to visit ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Did the universe exist before the Big Bang?


November 30th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Scientists may have uncovered evidence that the universe existed before the Big Bang.Concentric circles discovered in cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) - the after-effects of the Big Bang ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Universe to end in 5 billion years, predict scientists


October 30th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Right around the time when Sun is slated to die, the universe too would come to an end-in just five billion years-a new study has predicted.The prediction ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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