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Mexico puts up $1.2 bn to solve kidnappings


May 12th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities said Friday that they are prepared to pay up to 16.5 billion pesos ($1.23 billion) in rewards for information leading to the rescue ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Will split in Taliban ranks bring peace, asks Pakistani daily


June 29th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Though the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has split with one of its commanders forming a splinter group, it remains to be seen whether this will bring ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Palin supports Trump’s ‘birther’ debate on Obama


April 11th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.11 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has said she appreciates Trump using his resources and paying researchers to confirm President Barack Obama's birthplace.Palin approved of Donald Trump's efforts ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Invisibility carpet’ hides ‘large’ objects


December 16th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): For the first time, physicists have built an 'invisibility carpet' that hides objects large enough to be seen with the naked eye.Two independent groups have built transparent 'carpet ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Billion of dollars spent on US mid-term poll campaign


November 8th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) Billions of dollars were spent on television advertisements and firms catering liquor, pizza and other items during the campaign for the Nov 2 mid-term US Congressional election, the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gene discovery supports handedness, language-related disorders link


November 5th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a genetic variant, which influences whether a person with dyslexia is more skilled with either the left or right hand.The finding identifies a novel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sri Lanka Parliamentary elections to be held on April 8


April 5th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr 5 (ANI): Sri Lanka parliamentary elections will be held on Thursday, two months ahead of schedule to select 196 members of the parliament from 22 districts.The other 29 will ... Read more...

Posted in World |

23 candidates to contest Sri Lanka presidential poll


December 17th, 2009 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 16 (IANS) Twenty-three candidates, representing 18 political parties and five independent groups, will contest the Sri Lankan presidential election Jan 26, an official said Wednesday. Incumbent President Mahida Rajapakse of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Meghalaya defers development work around uranium mining


November 5th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 5 (IANS) Following a series of protests by environmentalist and political groups, the Meghalaya government has put on hold the infrastructure development work in the area where uranium is proposed ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Malay Indian group calls for trade boycott of Colombo


June 15th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 15 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Business Association has called for a trade boycott of Sri Lanka in an effort to pressure its government to address humanitarian concerns in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition wins in provincial polls (Lead)


February 15th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 15 (IANS) President Mahinda Rajapaksa's ruling coalition party registered a landslide victory at the poll held Saturday for two provincial councils, refreshing its mandate to conduct its fight-to-finish military campaign ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

We feel sleepy when parts of our brains are actually asleep


November 9th, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
!-- NO IMAGE -- London, November 9 (ANI): Scientists at Washington State University have come up with a new theory suggesting that people feel sleepy when parts of their brains are actually ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Musharraf to reveal future action only after charges


August 9th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, August 9 (ANI): Even as the ruling Pakistan People''s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) coalition prepares to impeach President Pervez Musharraf on August 11, the President has ... Read more...

Posted in National |

A River, A Man: The State Responds to Dr GD Agarwal’s fast to save Ganga


July 30th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by admin
Dr Sanat Mohanty In a response, the likes of which we have not seen in the last few decades, both the Government of Uttarakhand and the Government of India responded to 76 years ... Read more...

Posted in Environment, Feature |

Owning a cat may trigger eczema in some babies


June 24th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Parents, who own a cat, might increase their kids chances of developing Eczema in infancy, for a new study has suggested that cat exposure at birth along ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stun guns might stimulate heart


May 3rd, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on evidence that stun guns might stimulate the heart, overturning current theories that they only affect skeletal muscles. "The frequency and the shape of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stun guns may stimulate the heart, suggests Indian scientist


May 3rd, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new review led by an Indian-origin scientist has revealed that stun guns not only affect skeletal muscles, but may also stimulate the heart.The review of scientific ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Nearly 175 terror groups are active in India


April 13th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Manipur has the highest number of terror outfits, followed by Assam and Jammu and Kashmir, according to a list prepared by the union home ministry in ... Read more...

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Former Tamil militants sweep east Sri Lankan elections


March 11th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
By P.K. Balachandran Colombo, March 11 (IANS) A new political party comprising those who quit the Tamil Tigers has swept the local body elections in the Tamil-speaking eastern Sri Lankan district of Batticaloa ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Peaceful polling in eastern Sri Lanka


March 10th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, March 10 (IANS) Polling in the local body elections in the eastern Sri Lankan Tamil-speaking district of Batticaloa went off peacefully Monday, though there were some allegations of vote rigging, sources ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Security upgraded for Sri Lankan parliamentarians


January 9th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, Jan.9 (ANI): Following Tuesday's assassination of Sri Lanka's Minister for Nation-Building, D.M. Dassanayake, the Government has increased security for Members of Parliament. Dassanayake was killed by a roadside bomb attack on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New molecular target for prevention of obesity identified


November 14th, 2007 - 2:52 am ICT by admin
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Posted in Health |

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