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Democrats to continue long-term strategic partnership with India


September 5th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Indicating the bipartisan support that US-India ties enjoy, Democrats have now vowed to "continue to invest in a long-term strategic partnership with India to support ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China launches rare earth trading platform


August 8th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) China Wednesday launched a trading platform for rare earth metals as part of its efforts to regulate the sector and strengthen its pricing power for the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Now a portable tool to detect dengue mosquitoes!


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) A new portable tool will now help doctors detect dengue virus-carrying mosquitoes and help reduce the likelihood of human infections around the world. Every year, almost ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Common parasite linked to severe birth defects


April 15th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have identified specific strains of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, which may account for premature births and severe birth defects in the US. Pregnant women can ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kerala teachers to get opportunity to teach in Brazil


March 24th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) Around 500 teachers from Kerala might get an opportunity to teach in Brazilian schools in the near future, say officials.The teachers, who need not necessarily know ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Migration worse for urban children: UNICEF report


February 29th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) With more than 50 percent of the world's population now living in urban areas, urban migration has worsened the reach of social schemes on health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India to support global polio eradication: Azad


February 26th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) After registering a zero-polio period in the last one year, India said Sunday it will extend full support and cooperation to help Pakistan, Afghanistan and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Over 17 crore kids get polio vaccine


February 19th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Seventeeen crore children aged under five were immunised Sunday in a natiowide polio vaccination campaign in India, which did not report even a single ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

24 percent Indian kids go hungry: Survey (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India may be an economic success story. But a Save the Children study says around a quarter of Indian kids in the 0-6 age group ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

24 percent Indian kids go hungry daily: Survey


February 15th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Nearly 30 percent of Indian families have been forced to cut back on food due to rising prices, while around a quarter of kids go ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hopeful yet vigilant India marks a year without polio


January 13th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) With a 'zero-polio' record in the last one year, India Friday carried its fight against the disease to hospitals and health care centres across the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

A year of no polio: India triumphs, but risks remains (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India has reason to smile on the polio front, especially on Jan 13. Not only will it achieve a big milestone of no new case ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

A year of no polio: India triumphs, but risks remains


January 11th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India has a reason to smile on the polio front, especially on Jan 13. Not only will it achieve a major milestone of no new ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mini-laptop market to shrink by 40 mn in 2012


December 8th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Dec 8 (IANS) Tablet computers will eat into the miniature laptop market by 40 million units in 2012, the head of a Taiwanese research institute has said.Tablets and Ultrabooks ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

CHOGM call for removal of trade barriers on food exports


October 29th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) The Commonwealth has called for elimination of trade barriers on food exports and for coordinated emergency relief efforts to deal with immediate food crises.Adopting the "Perth ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN chief praises women’s role in advancing peace


October 8th, 2011 - 3:01 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 8 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday praised women's role in advancing peace after this year's Nobel Peace Prize were awarded to three women."With this decision, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Growth in Asia at high environmental cost: UN


September 19th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific region has seen dynamic growth in the past few decades but this development has affected the environment, leading to pollution, increased emissions and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mineral-rich rice to ease world’s nutritional disorder


September 12th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) White rice is unable to meet daily nutritional requirements because it has lower levels of iron, zinc and pro-vitamin A. Scientists have now engineered iron-rich rice ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Healthy lifestyle can help cut Alzheimer risk


July 19th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Simple lifestyle changes and more exercises can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, which over the time affects memory, thinking and behaviour.According to a study, over ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

International Mathematical Olympiad opens in Amsterdam


July 18th, 2011 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 18 (IANS) The 52nd edition of the International Mathematical Olympiad for high school students opened here Sunday, Xinhua reported.More than 560 contestants from 101 countries and regions are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

CPI-M pulls up former minister for criticising Buddhadeb


May 18th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday publicly censured its legislator and former West Bengal minister Abdur Rezzak Mollah for his open criticism of top party ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Coming soon, sugar-based jab against stomach bug


April 19th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 19 (IANS) Researchers are developing a sugar-based shot against a deadly bug that triggers serious gastric disorders, including stomach cancer, and is so widespread that about half of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’s coral reefs ‘at risk due to overfishing, climate change’


February 24th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A major new assessment says that three-quarters of the world's coral reefs are at risk due to overfishing, pollution, climate change and other factors.Researchers say that the biggest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mental health neglected, multinational partnerships needed: Azad


February 17th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday pointed out that over six percent of Indians suffer from mental disorders and said there was a need to develop multinational ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why is a billion-strong democracy silent on Egypt? (Comment)


February 4th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
By A. Vinod Kumar The parliament sat numbed, in an otherwise engaging November evening, when President Barack Obama, head of one of the two largest democracies, reminded the other that it had ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India’s leadership unknown to much of world: Gallup poll


December 1st, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) As India seeks to cement its place as a world leader with its bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, Gallup surveys ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China stakes claim to have the world’s fastest supercomputer


October 29th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Oct 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tianhe-1 has been named in China as the fastest computer in the country. The machine is capable of making an estimated 4,700 trillion calculations or more appropriately ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

India a huge market for Taiwanese LCD TV makers


October 1st, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) India will soon see a surge in demand for flat-screen televisions from next year, providing a huge market to companies from Taiwan, as consumers with more disposable ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hindus ask urgent steps to eliminate global hunger


September 25th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 25 (ANI): World should take immediate steps to tackle global hunger and poverty, eminent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada (USA) today.Zed, who is President of Universal Society ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN wants broadband for half the world by 2015


September 20th, 2010 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 20 (DPA) Half of the world's population should have access to high-speed internet within five years, the UN said Sunday. The world's governments should put internet access at the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Irrigation may offset climate change effects in some regions: Study


September 8th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Expanded irrigation might mitigate the effects of climate change in some areas, a new study has revealed.But some major groundwater aquifers, a source of irrigation water, are projected ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More than 50pc people globally get insufficient Vitamin D


July 16th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A health expert has said that more than half of the world's population gets insufficient vitamin D.Anthony Norman, a distinguished professor emeritus of biochemistry and biomedical sciences and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brazil: Where football is a passion, religion and unifier (Comment)


July 3rd, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajendra K. Aneja "You are not a Brazilian. So, you do not know what football means to us," admonished my friend Elaisa. Brazil had conceded a goal to France in the first ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Here’s why washing hands is such a great idea


July 1st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have revealed why it is a good idea to wash your hands regularly.The study has proved that hand washing can prevent the spread ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Carbon dioxide dictated global climate patterns of the past


June 18th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Carbon dioxide has played a predominant role in dictating global climate patterns, according to a new study.The research, led by Brown University, appears in the journal Science.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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