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More Indians falling pray to Alzheimer’s disease (Sep 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day)


September 20th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With an increasing elderly population falling prey to it, Alzheimer's disease, a kind of dementia, stands as one of the biggest health threats in India, ... Read more...

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Kerala may have over 2 lakh dementia patients by 2021


September 20th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) Kerala is estimated to have over two lakh dementia patients by 2021, said a report on the eve of World Alzheimer's Day, which is observed ... Read more...

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Dikshit launches plantation drive


August 6th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday launched the annual plantation drive during which one million saplings will be planted in the capital.Dikshit was joined by ... Read more...

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Dharun Ravi not be deported to India: report


June 19th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
North Brunswick (New Jersey), June 19 (IANS) Indian-American Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers University student, would not be deported to India on completion of his sentence for spying on his gay ... Read more...

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Pakistan boasted of n-strike on India: Report


June 15th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan could launch a nuclear strike on India within eight seconds, an army general boasted in 2001 in Islamabad, the Guardian reported Friday.The warning is ... Read more...

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Jaiswal refutes charges on coal block allocations


June 1st, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Friday strongly refuted the charges that there was a scam in the allocation of coal blocks.Speaking to reporters here, ... Read more...

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Dementia, a ’silent tsunami’


April 11th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Nirmal Mehra, was 70, and principal of a well-known school in Delhi when signs of dementia began to show up. Mehra, an army officer's wife ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Congress attacks BJP over CAG report indicting Modi government


March 30th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) With a Comptroller and Auditor General of India report alleging financial irregularities worth thousands of crores of rupees by the Narendra Modi government in ... Read more...

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Average salary hike of firm heads to slow down in 2012


March 26th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Heads of Indian companies will have an average salary hike of 8.3 percent in 2012 against that of 8.4 percent in 2011, a study said ... Read more...

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Yahoo! offers Malayalam content to internet users


March 1st, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Yahoo! India and Malayala Manorama, the leading Malayalam language daily, Thursday announced a partnership to deliver premium digital content in Malayalam."The co-branded property malayalam.yahoo.com offers ... Read more...

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Central government schools to become tobacco free


February 28th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) All Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) across India have been directed to ensure they are tobacco-free to prevent youth access to tobacco, officials said Tuesday.The Kendriya Vidyalya ... Read more...

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Maoists caused major damage to India’s forests, says survey


February 7th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) While India has set an ambitious goal of increasing its forest cover to 33 percent by 2020, a Forest Survey of India report Tuesday found ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

A lookback at CWG bungling


January 19th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) From the original estimate of Rs.296 crore, the 2010 Commonwealth Games finally worked out to Rs.28,054 crore, nearly 100 times more, according to the Comptroller ... Read more...

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Lack of judges, adjournments delaying justice: Experts


December 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court's desire to know how a railway minister's assassination case has dragged on for 37 years has again brought into sharp focus delays ... Read more...

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US caught by surprise by India’s 1974 nuke test


December 6th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) India's "peaceful nuclear explosion" on May 18, 1974, caught the US by surprise in part because the intelligence community had not been looking for signs that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Alzheimer’s patients require love, care, medicines’


September 20th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) 'Pick laundry', 'Pay maid' and notes relating to other daily chores greet you as you enter Padma Narsimhan's room, where she sits in a corner ... Read more...

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Economic census planned to assess reforms


August 4th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The government Thursday said it plans to carry out an economic census next year to assess the impact of economic reforms on various industries and ... Read more...

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Delhi to host national consultation on smokeless tobacco


March 29th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A two-day national consultation will be held here April 4-5 by the ministry of health and family welfare in association with the World Health Organisation ... Read more...

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Bhopal tragedy survivors demand probe into nuke plant projects


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 22 (IANS) Paying homage to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the survivors of the Bhopal gas leak tragedy Tuesday demanded a high level independent ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel denies inflating subscriber numbers


February 11th, 2011 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel Thursday denied claims of some of its competitors that it had inflated its subscriber numbers to get spectrum."The latest TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority ... Read more...

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Fake currency from Pakistan causing a headache to India: Report


February 8th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) Counterfeit currency is becoming a cause for concern in India with fake rupees believed to be printed in Pakistan and then channelled through Dhaka, Bangladesh, and ... Read more...

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BlackBerry stock slips on India report


February 1st, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 1 (IANS) Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) slipped about two percent Monday after India rejected its offer for partial access to its encrypted corporate emails.Since ... Read more...

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Pakistan has 100 n-weapons; edges ahead of India: Report


January 31st, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Edging ahead of India, Pakistan has doubled its nuclear arsenal over the last several years and now has more than 100 deployed weapons, according ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Most international students in New Zealand are from India: Report


January 31st, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 31 (ANI): India has reportedly become the largest source of new international students in New Zealand.Nearly 9000 student permits have reportedly been issued to Indian students. First-time students accounted ... Read more...

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Opposition to raise graft issues during winter session


November 8th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The winter session of parliament beginning Tuesday is expected to be stormy with the opposition deciding to pin the government down on the issue of corruption ... Read more...

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Opposition to raise corruption issues in parliament


November 7th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Opposition parties have decided to raise the issue of corruption during parliament's winter session beginning Tuesday and will try to pin down the government on controversies ... Read more...

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More women respected in Pakistan than India: report


November 5th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Compared to India, a higher percentage of women in Pakistan feel they are treated with respect, says a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report.According to the report, ... Read more...

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Govt. launches Rs. 350 cr project to set up radar sensors along coastlines


October 18th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.18 (ANI): In a bid to prevent terrorists entering the country from coastal areas, as they did for carrying out Mumbai terror attack, the Government has launched a 350-crore rupees ... Read more...

Posted in National |

CWG medal winners being gifted angavastrams instead of flowers


October 8th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 8 (ANI): Commonwealth Games medal winners are being gifted with an `angavastram' instead of the traditional bouquet of flowers. The angavastram, complete with the CWG colours, woven logo and ... Read more...

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Three US travellers bring superbugs’ from India: report


September 14th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Chicago, Sep 14 (IANS) Three people returned to the US from India earlier this year infected with the newly described "superbugs" that are highly resistant to antibiotics, according to media ... Read more...

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‘Collective responsibility of Kalmadi-led executive board cannot be ignored’


August 12th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.12 (ANI): Director General of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) V K Verma contended on Thursday that the collective responsibilities of the Suresh Kalmadi-led Executive Board could not be brushed ... Read more...

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Pakistan has bigger nuke arsenal than India: Report


August 2nd, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Racing to beat India in the nuclear race, Pakistan has already stockpiled more nuclear warheads than India and has produced enough fissile material to double its ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Indian art market has consolidated since 2010: Neville Tuli


June 10th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Indian art market has witnessed a period of consolidation in 2010 and the coming months will see further strengthening, predicts Neville Tuli, founder-chairman of ... Read more...

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Sariska to get two more tigers


May 10th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, May 10 (IANS) The Sariska tiger reserve in Rajasthan is all set to get a tiger and a tigress from the Ranthambore national park, to add to the three ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Apex court reserves order on Reddy brothers’ plea (Lead)


May 4th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved orders on the plea of the Reddy brothers, two of whom are ministers in Karnataka, to permit mining in a forested area ... Read more...

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