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Heavy monsoon rains in northern Pakistan kill 26


August 25th, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy monsoon rains that triggered flooding in northern Pakistan has killed at least 26 people and destroyed more than 100 houses, according to a preliminary assessment released ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Scientists find new ways of choking tumours


August 24th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Scientists can now choke tumours by cutting off the supply of a specific sugar known as GlcNAc (glick-nack), which they have identified for the first time.Tumours ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nineteen prisoners attempt group suicide in Russia


August 14th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nineteen inmates of a correctional facility in Russia's eastern Siberian republic of Yakutia have attempted to commit suicide by cutting their veins, the regional prosecutor's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tree lobster thought to be extinct found alive


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) The tree lobster insect that was thought to be extinct for 80 years was found alive on a rock in the South Pacific Ocean.Scientists have discovered ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russian scientists finally reach Lake Vostok


February 9th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Feb 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After 20 years of trying, Russian scientists have announced a major breakthrough in the quest to get to Lake Vostok. The scientists believe that the lake which ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Plant found with built-in drought alarm


January 13th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) A signal found in plants could act as a drought alarm, allowing them to adapt to such extreme conditions.Scientists stumbled on the signal while trying to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pitcher plant inspires liquid repelling coating


September 23rd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) After rainfall, the cupped leaf of the sweet smelling pitcher plant becomes a frictionless surface, enticing ants, spiders and even frogs to their doom. Now it ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Japani Phal’ harvest picks up, Himachal traders upbeat


September 19th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) The harvesting of Japani Phal, or the exotic, deep orange-red coloured and luscious persimmon, has picked up in the Rs.2,000 crore (Rs.20 billion) fruit industry of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Antony asks troops to be ready to tackle any misadventure


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI
Jaisalmer, May 2 (ANI): Defence Minister A. K. Antony, who reviewed the operational preparedness of the Army along the desert borders today, asked them to be prepared to tackle any 'misadventure by ... Read more...

Posted in National |

European tourists found alive in Chilean volcano


April 25th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Rescue teams found alive two European tourists who had gone missing on the slopes of the Quetrupillan volcano in Chile's southeastern La Araucania region, officials said.Italian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Nano-bricks’ could help improve food packaging


March 28th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Scientists have said that a new material containing an ingredient used to make bricks shows promise as a transparent coating for improving the strength and performance of plastic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Assange calls US soldier accused in Wikileaks case an “unparalleled hero”


March 4th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said that Bradley Manning, the US Army Private accused of sharing classified documents with the whistleblower website, is an "unparalleled hero"."For him ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Don’t give Aussies even an inch, Donald tells Kiwi bowlers


February 24th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Nagpur, Feb 24 (IANS) Ahead of their much awaited World Cup clash with arch-rivals Australia, bowling coach Allan Donald has a simple advice for New Zealand bowlers: "Keep it narrow."The ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Situation Not Too Well Even At “Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills” Reunion


January 28th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Even though audience eagerly awaited for the re-union show of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" where they hoped to see some patch up between the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Australian robot sent to New Zealand mine


November 24th, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by BNO News
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND (BNO NEWS) -- An Australian robot on Tuesday was sent into the Pike River mine to help with the search of 29 people that are missing since an explosion ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Would-be German jihadists found fighting jihad to be hell in Afghanistan


October 19th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin (Germany), Oct. 19 (ANI): German intelligence sources have revealed how some Islamist radicals discovered that the path of Holy War was more difficult than they had originally thought.The nine would-be terrorists ... Read more...

Posted in World |

AT&T introduces the Motorola ES400, a durable device designed for business


October 6th, 2010 - 2:45 am ICT by BNO News
DALLAS, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) – AT&T on Tuesday introduced the Motorola ES400, an enterprise mobile computer created to stand up to harsh conditions on all kinds of job sites.The Motorola ES400 looks ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Eco-friendly sprays bring drought-resistant plants closer to reality


September 29th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Latest study from Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists could lead to eco-friendly sprays that help plants survive drought."I think that the work established the methodologies and feasibilities ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drukpa lineage chief kicks-off ‘Planting on the World’s Rooftop’ campaign before CWG 2010


September 12th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Ladakh, Sept.12 (ANI): The Gyalwang Drukpa, the head of the Drukpa Lineage (proponent of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy and founder of Live to Love humanitarian initiatives) today announced a plantation drive across Ladakh ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Former Saddam Hussein’s confidant says that he is going to die in prison


September 6th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Baghdad, Sep 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Saddam Hussein’s former international ambassador stated on Sunday that he believes he won’t leave jail alive because he’s too old to serve his entire sentence.Tariq Aziz talked ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Ultimo’s ultimate bra test checks endurance on a roller coaster


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 3 (ANI): In what could be called as the ultimate bra test, Ultimo launched a promotional stunt, which saw lingerie-clad ladies ride a roller coaster.The company boasts that their ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘Swamp People’ Shows The Struggle In The Swamps


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Sunday's episode of History Channel's reality series 'Swamp People', the show focused on the descendants of the French Canadian refugees who settled in the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Key to unlock mysterious red glow in space revealed


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): NASA scientists created a unique collection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) spectra to interpret mysterious emission from space.PAHs are a major product of combustion, remain in the environment, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Taiwan’s Foxconn shuts Chennai plant after workers fall ill from alleged pesticide spray


July 28th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): Taiwan's electronics component manufacturer Foxconn, has temporarily shut down a mobile phone components manufacturing factory in Chennai after about 250 workers fell sick, possibly from a pesticide sprayed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lindsay Lohan In Prison Lock Down After Hysterical Fit


July 25th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Herbie: Fully Loaded" actress Lindsay Lohan reportedly had a hysterical "fit" and was in lock down at the Century Detention Facility in Lynwood, California. The troubled ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Peek into deep ocean floor reveals large bio-reserve


June 14th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) A peek by a group of microbiologists is revealing how marine microbes live in a mysterious area -- just beneath the deep ocean floor. The ocean crust may ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Study provides insights into how marine microbes live


June 14th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): A new study by a team of microbiologists is proving insights into how marine microbes live in the region just beneath the deep ocean floor.Beth Orcutt, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA declares Phoenix Mars lander dead


May 25th, 2010 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (DPA) A robotic lander that confirmed the presence of ice on Mars was confirmed dead by NASA scientists Monday. The Phoenix Mars lander was damaged by harsh conditions during the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Cigarette butts may prevent corrosion of steel


May 13th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Cigarette butts, which are usually thrown in the garbage bin and harm the environment, may find practical use in preventing steel corrosion. A new study suggests that community recycling ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Recycling: cigarette butts may help prevent steel corrosion


May 13th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Cigarette butts, termed as "one of the most widespread forms of garbage in the world, " may find practical use as a new way to prevent steel corrosion, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Territorial integrity, security paramount: Army chief


April 25th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaibans SinghSrinagar, Apr.25 (ANI): The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Vijay Kumar Singh, has said territorial integrity and security is paramount for the country's armed forces.Undertaking a maiden three-day visit ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Lunar mirror mystery solved by scientists


March 12th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 12 (ANI): Scientists have determined that the degradation of the performance of the Apollo reflector arrays on the Moon is because they are covered by lunar dust.The reflectors were ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tracing the shattered dreams of many Dubai Indians


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Kul Bhushan New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) It's a novel that looks at the hard lives of poor Indian migrants in search of their pot of gold in Dubai - a work ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Airbus reports all-time record plane sales


January 5th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 4 (DPA) Airplane manufacturer Airbus sold more planes in 2009 than in its entire history, despite the harsh conditions surrounding the economic crisis, reported the La Tribune business newspaper Monday. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Student, faculty researchers capturing history of Tibetans in exile


December 5th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Fayetteville (Arkansas, US), Dec. 5 (ANI): Geshe Thupten Dorjee, a Tibetan monk who teaches at the University of Arkansas, Sidney Burris and 15 students from the university, are working on a text ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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