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Iran rejects foreign intervention in Syria


August 8th, 2012 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 8 (IANS) Iran has dismissed the idea of foreign intervention in violence-ridden Syria, Xinhua reported.On Tuesday, the visiting secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili, stressed ... Read more...

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Team Anna hardens stand, cops want them hospitalised (Roundup)


August 1st, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The condition of Team Anna members, who are on a fast over the last eight days, deteriorated Wednesday, even as they hardened their ... Read more...

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Iraq shares concern over Syrian issue: Annan (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 11 (IANS) Iraq shares the concern over the Syrian crisis, UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan has said, adding that Baghdad supports his six-point plan and its comprehensive ... Read more...

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Iraq to help in solving Syrian crisis


July 11th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 11 (IANS) Iraq has expressed its willingness to help in solving the Syrian crisis.On Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki mentioned his country's readiness to help in Syrian ... Read more...

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Norway, India extend programme on child, maternal mortality


June 19th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) An India-Norway initiative for reducing child and maternal mortality will be extended till 2017 to coincide with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) plan, an ... Read more...

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Orient policies for women, NAC tells government


May 29th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Orientation of social schemes and policies towards women can help control the declining sex ratio in the country, a member of the National Advisory Council's ... Read more...

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Foreign firms keen to manufacture Aakash 2 in India: Sibal


April 17th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday said many foreign companies have shown interest in manufacturing the second version of the low-cost tablet Aakash 2 in India."We ... Read more...

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Singapore hospital to give online treatment to gamblers


April 4th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, April 4 (IANS) A hospital in Singapore has launched a self-help online interactive guide book to help gamblers reluctant to seek formal treatment despite having problems.The National Addictions Management ... Read more...

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‘Brazil committed to halting currency appreciation’


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 23 (IANS) Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega said Thursday that the government is committed to halting the appreciation of the Brazilian currency real against the US ... Read more...

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Hope for kidney patients


March 13th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A protein linked to kidney failure has been identified which could pave the way for new interventions to treat the disease.The protein plays a crucial role ... Read more...

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Empowering lives, transforming villages - the self-help way (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 7th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), March 7 (IANS) Bimla Devi of Bara village in Bodh Gaya block of Gaya district mobilised over 200 women to block traffic movement on the highway ... Read more...

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Brazil moves to contain rise of real


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 2 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian government announced Thursday that it is expanding the reach of a 6 percent tax on loans from abroad as part of steps to ... Read more...

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‘Military action against Iran, Syria to violate international laws’


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 2 (IANS) Russia views the decision to carry out military operations against Iran and Syria as a step in violation of international laws, Xinhua reported."None denied a key ... Read more...

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Japan intervened 5 times in foreign exchange market in Q4


February 7th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 7 (IANS) The Japanese government carried out five rounds of interventions into the foreign exchange market in the last three months of 2011, spending about 9.09 trillion yen ... Read more...

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Idea Cellular’s third quarter net profit declines


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Telecom firm Idea Cellular Monday reported a decline of 17.3 percent in its consolidated net profit for the third quarter of the current fiscal at Rs.201 ... Read more...

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Kashmir keen to boost tourism, exports


January 18th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) The fall of rupee against the dollar presents a "window of opportunity" for Jammu and Kashmir, which can boost its income from tourism and export ... Read more...

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Mother-baby emotional bonds influence teen-age obesity


December 26th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) How a mother handles her toddler emotionally could determine whether the latter would pile on the pounds during adolescence, says a new US study. The lower ... Read more...

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‘ISI not in Pakistan government control’


December 6th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Mansoor Ijaz, the man who stirred Pakistan's 'memogate', has alleged that Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), especially its 'S' or strategic wing, was ... Read more...

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Ban sought on Addis Ababa gay conference


November 30th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Nov 30 (IANS) The fate of an upcoming gay conference here hangs in balance with religious leaders seeking a ban on it.Religious leaders and government authorities in Ethiopia ... Read more...

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Poachers in Africa use new techniques


November 24th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Maputo (Mozambique), Nov 24 (IANS) Poachers in the southeast African nation of Mozambique are now investing in new techniques for slaughtering wild animals, with officials reporting the sighting of an ... Read more...

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US pastor plans to run for president


October 28th, 2011 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones announced his plans to run for the country's president next year, ABC News reported."Jones says he has begun raising ... Read more...

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US firm dials in healthcare for seven million Indians


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A US-based technology firm will promote access to healthcare among seven million Indians in rural areas over the next three years through mobile phone applications, ... Read more...

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UN to help empower elected women in Karnataka


September 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women Wednesday said it will work with the Karnataka government to ... Read more...

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Intoxication fuels sexual aggression


September 8th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Short tempered men are most likely to commit acts of sexual aggression when intoxicated, says a research."Having a more precise understanding of alcohol's role in sexual ... Read more...

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Music eases anxiety among cancer patients


August 10th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Music may be useful as a complementary treatment for people with cancer as it eases their disease-related anxiety.Researchers analysed evidence from 1,891 patients taking part in ... Read more...

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Babies lying on mom’s tummy can stave off obesity later


August 8th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 8 (IANS) Mothers who let babies lie on their tummies after breastfeeding can help prevent obesity among them in adult years.This helps strengthen the baby's neck and back ... Read more...

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Depressed? Be kind, compassionate


July 31st, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Rather than taking anti-depressants, people suffering from depression have an inexpensive way out - practising acts of kindness and compassion, new research claims.Acts of ... Read more...

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Unicef seeks help for 1.25 mn Somalian kids


July 29th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 29 (IANS) The Unicef Friday asked people to support efforts to help around 1.25 million children in Somalia, who are in need of "life-saving interventions".In a statement issued ... Read more...

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Satisfaction key to keeping heart ailments away


July 6th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) As many individuals remain unhappy no matter how much they achieve in daily life, a study has found people who are satisfied with life are less ... Read more...

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HIV/AIDS project reaches out to vulnerable truck drivers


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) An HIV/AIDS project by a brewery company is reaching out to tens of hundreds of truck drivers - a vulnerable section - referring 859 of ... Read more...

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Exercise helps brain cancer patients live longer: Study


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 22 (IANS) Brain cancer patients who are able to exercise live significantly longer than patients who are not able to do so, says a new study.The study ... Read more...

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Psychologists demystify artful dodging


May 6th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) How can some people skirt a question without answering it, yet satisfy their listeners?A study says that people typically judge a speaker to form an opinion, ... Read more...

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Structured exercise training helps lower diabetics’ blood sugar


May 4th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 04 (ANI): Results of an analysis of previous studies have indicated that implementing structured exercise training, including aerobic, resistance or both, was associated with a greater reduction in hemoglobin A1c ... Read more...

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Parents’ role key in preventing kids from becoming a bully


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): New research has shown that children whose parents are more involved in their lives are less likely to become bullies.Parents who share ideas and talk with their child, ... Read more...

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IGNOU mulls new initiatives to expand reach


April 19th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), the largest open university in the world, has prepared a list of initiatives that could be undertaken in the ... Read more...

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