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Dalai Lama asks people to live healthy


September 13th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) With obesity turning out to be a growing concern, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Thursday urged people to lead a healthy life."Common man sacrifices ... Read more...

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Smartphone users reject apps over privacy issues


September 6th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sept 6 (IANS) Smartphone users are rejecting or uninstalling some apps because of concerns over intrusive nature of collecting personal information, according to a US survey.The Pew Internet Project ... Read more...

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Social rejection can spur inventiveness


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Social rejection can spur inventiveness, rather than a feeling of hurt, particularly among those with a strong sense of independence or self esteem, suggests a Johns ... Read more...

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India willing to grant Pakistani Hindus long-term visa


August 16th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) With growing concern over the plight of several hundred Pakistani Hindus coming to India, the government Thursday said it was willing to grant long-term ... Read more...

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Russia condemns attacks on journalists in Syria


August 15th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has strongly condemned attacks on journalists in Syria and has called on countries that have influence on Syrian rebels to take steps to ensure ... Read more...

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‘Loss of biodiversity rivals climate change impact’


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Loss of biodiversity seems to affect ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, says a new study.The study is ... Read more...

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Something fishy about the food, says Pakistani daily


April 30th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has questioned the quality and safety of the food in the country after fish in Karachi were "said to be heavily tainted with ... Read more...

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Inactive life style leading to rise in unhealthy Fijians


January 21st, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Suva, Jan 21 (IANS) As many as three in four individuals in Fiji are physically inactive, a situation which is causing rise in health risks for them, the government has ... Read more...

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Russia needs fair elections: Gorbachev


September 22nd, 2011 - 6:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia needs to make urgent changes to its political system if it is to avoid instability, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has warned."For Russia, honest ... Read more...

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Disordered eating behaviours continue into adulthood


June 27th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Adolescents who develop disordered eating behaviours carry these unhealthy practices into young adulthood and beyond, a study said. Disordered eating comprises unhealthy and extreme weight control ... Read more...

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British minister jeered for not banning circus animals acts


May 20th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) While people are showing growing concern for animal acts in circus shows, Britain's junior environment minister has drawn flak for saying these cannot be banned ... Read more...

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Osama wanted Obama killed


May 14th, 2011 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Captured files from the US raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan include recent references to targeting the US president although they do not ... Read more...

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Mixture of energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than alcohol alone


April 16th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): Energy drinks mixed with alcohol, such as Red Bull and vodka, have become trendy, but a new laboratory study has found that the mixture is riskier than drinking ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Japan raises Fukushima accident level to worst


April 12th, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Japanese government has assigned the maximum severity level to nuclear accident at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, the Kyodo news agency said Tuesday ... Read more...

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Japan quake victims’ bodies could be radioactive


April 1st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Fear of radiation is preventing the authorities from collecting the bodies of about 1,000 victims of the March 11 Japan earthquake and ensuing tsunami.There is a ... Read more...

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India supports UN sanctions against Cote d’Ivoire


March 31st, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) India Thursday supported the United Nation Security Council's (UNSC) resolution imposing targeted sanctions on Cote d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo and his close aides for refusing ... Read more...

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Obama’s war cabinet girding up for battle over pace of Afghanistan draw down


March 31st, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 31 (ANI): Military leaders and President Obama's civilian advisers are girding for battle over the size and pace of the planned pullout of U.S. troops from Afghanistan this summer.According to ... Read more...

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Congress in Gujarat: Lost in the shadows (Gujarat Newsletter)


March 24th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 24 (IANS) There is growing concern in some Congress quarters in Gujarat whether the party high command has given up on the state unit after the ... Read more...

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‘Suicide squad’ mans Japan’s n-plant (Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) Personnel attempting to cool down Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have been dubbed a "suicide squad" with their families accepting their fate like a "death sentence".The ... Read more...

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More peacocks found dead in Rajasthan


February 26th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 26 (IANS) Adding to the growing concern over peacock poaching in Rajasthan, at least seven more of the birds were found dead in Ajmer district's Bhaghera town. The dead peacocks ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Australia to call blanket ban on all mobile phone in vehicles


February 7th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 7 (ANI): Australian transport ministers have considered imposing new laws to ban all mobile phone use while driving.The decision emerged after a landmark report found that even hands-free devices dramatically ... Read more...

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Growing concern over vernacular, classical literature at Jaipur fest


January 22nd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) A growing concern to preserve vernacular and classical literature and to popularise it through translations is gradually occupying centre-stage at the sixth DSC Jaipur Literature Festival ... Read more...

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Terrorists focusing on islands as safe havens: Experts


January 8th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Global terrorists are turning their attention towards islands as safe havens and may join pirates to form relationships of convenience, experts said, stressing that India needs to ... Read more...

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Simon Cowell, David Beckham snubbed for knighthood


December 25th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): The three lions of UK entertainment and sport, Simon Cowell, Bruce Forsyth and David Beckham, have been snubbed for a knighthood - despite huge achievements this year.The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rising greenhouse gases could have significant impacts on ocean life


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the prolonged, extensive emission of greenhouse gases over the next few decades could have major impacts on ocean life.UC Merced marine biologist ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India worried over Pakistan support to terror modules


December 18th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) India is worried about Pakistani support for "terrorist modules" in Indian territory, according to fresh US embassy cables leaked by WikiLeaks.Writing about the "extra-territorial dimensions of terrorism ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Rahul Gandhi’s Hindu terror comment creates row


December 17th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) A WikiLeaks cable quoting Rahul Gandhi as saying that "radicalised Hindu groups" may be a bigger danger than Islamist terrorists fetched a quick clarification from the ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi’s statement vote-bank politics: VHP


December 17th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 17 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Friday condemned Rahul Gandhi's alleged comments, according to US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks, that radicalised Hindu groups posed a threat to ... Read more...

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Hindu extremists “bigger threat” to India than Muslim militants: Rahul Gandhi to US


December 17th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): Hindu extremist groups could pose a greater threat to India than Muslim militants, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi told the US ambassador to India, Timothy Roemer, at ... Read more...

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Hindu radical groups big threat to India: WikiLeaks quotes Rahul


December 17th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi last year told US Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer that "the growth of radicalised Hindu groups" may be a "bigger threat" to ... Read more...

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Nepal finally feels WikiLeaks heat


December 6th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 6 (IANS) More than a week after whistleblower website WikiLeaks started to publish confidential US embassy cables, Nepal began to feel the heat Monday after a media report indicated that ... Read more...

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Being to clean could make you prone to more allergies


November 29th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): A new study has indicated that young people may suffer more allergies if they are overexposed to anti­bacterial soaps containing triclosan.Researchers from the University of Michigan School ... Read more...

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Drug, cosmetics firms back plan to end animal testing


November 28th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Major drug and cosmetics companies have backed a plan to eliminate animal testing in favour of more humane approaches. Experts from companies like drug giants AstraZeneca, Procter ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoist chief urges war on India


November 24th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 24 (IANS) Amidst the Indian government's growing concern about the crisis in Nepal and a renewed war on its own Maoist guerrillas, Nepal's Maoist supremo Pushpa Kamal Dahal ... Read more...

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Serb pilots blame ‘pressures’ of working in India for Dubai-Mangalore AI plane crash


November 20th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Belgrade, Nov 20 (ANI): Denying media reports that a sleepy captain was responsible for an Air India plane crash in May that killed 158 passengers, the Serbian Pilots Association has said that ... Read more...

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