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Japan to help in Yangon city upgrade plan


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 23 (IANS) The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is drafting a 40-year Yangon City upgrading plan aimed at helping imoprove Myamnar's backward former capital city, media reports said ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Court notice to Delhi government on bus corridor


August 1st, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought replies from the city government on a plea seeking contempt action against it for allegedly not allowing cars to ... Read more...

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Centre urged to contribute to Road Safety Fund


August 1st, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) The central government should match the Tamail Nadu government's contribution to the road safety fund while the National Highways Authority of India should ensure safety ... Read more...

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Mamata, CAB felicitate golden boy Sachin (Lead)


May 12th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) With the crowd roaring "Sachin, Sachin", and leaflets and cut-outs saluting him, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was Saturday felicitated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Mamata, CAB felicitate golden boy Sachin


May 12th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) With the crowd roaring "Sachin, Sachin", and leaflets and cut-outs saluting him, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was Saturday felicitated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Northeast India should go for traditional housing’


April 9th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 9 (IANS) Quake-prone northeastern India should switch to traditional forms of house-building, including houses made of bamboo and cane, that are flexible and able to withstand tremors, said ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Kolkata autorickshaw drivers disrupt normal life


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Kolkata's autorickshaw drivers stoned buses, forced children to alight from public transport and blocked roads to protest the increase in auto LPG prices, inconveniencing ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fire at Howrah station


February 26th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Howrah, Feb 26 (IANS) A fire broke out at the Howrah railway station - the second-oldest and the country's largest railway complex - Sunday but it was quickly doused. No ... Read more...

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Fire at Howrah station


February 26th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Howrah, Feb 26 (IANS) A fire broke out at the Howrah railway station - the second-oldest and the country's largest railway complex - Sunday but it was quickly doused. No ... Read more...

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Fasting develops smarter brain, shapelier you


February 20th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) If you want a smarter brain and a shapelier profile, fasting on alternate days might not be such a bad idea after all.Fasting has been seen ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lawyers’ protest clogs central Bangalore


January 17th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 17 (IANS) Hundreds of lawyers protesting police assault on one of their colleagues caused massive traffic jams in the heart of the city for over six hours Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Drug reverses damage caused by seizures: US study


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Researchers at Boston's Children's Hospital have detailed how early-life seizures disrupt normal brain development. They have also showed in a rat model that it might be ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Women drivers more accident prone


July 8th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Women drivers are accident prone even though they spend less time at the wheel than males. Researchers looked at 6.5 million car crashes and found a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New discovery explains link between epilepsy and fragile X syndrome


April 13th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): The discovery of a potential mechanism may now help explain how individuals with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability, often develop epilepsy.Scientists at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

11 killed, 126 injured in metro station blast in Belarus


April 12th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Minsk, Apr 12 (ANI): At least eleven people were killed and 126 others were wounded in an explosion which tore through a metro station in the Belarus capital Minsk on Monday evening.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Senior Egyptian officials call for Mubarak’s resignation


January 31st, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Jan 31 (ANI): Two senior Egyptian officials-Vice President Omar Suleiman and Defence Minister Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi have reportedly asked President Hosni Mubarak to resign.The New York Post quoted ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Egyptians form vigilante groups to protect properties from looters


January 30th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Jan 30 (ANI): A huge number of Egyptians have reportedly joined local vigilante groups to protect their neighbourhoods from robbers amid claims that rich elites are fleeing to Dubai.Gangs of looters ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Men’s parking skills impress women


December 13th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): How male drivers park their cars in tight spaces impress women, a new survey has revealed.Car accessories retailer Halfords carried the survey on the driving habits of the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Shannon Brown Stars In Los Angeles Lakers Win


October 27th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Shannon Brown proved his mettle in the opening game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. In spite of the game being preceded by the feel good ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Maoist strike disrupts train services in West Bengal


September 28th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Midnapore (WB), Sep 28 (ANI): The indefinite strike called by the People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA), a forum sympathising with the Maoist movement, has hit train services here on Monday.Several express ... Read more...

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Long Island Rail Road Fire Maroons Thousands Of Commuters


August 24th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New York, Aug 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A relatively small electrical fire that broke out in a control tower on Monday resulted in the complete paralysis of the Long Island Rail ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Trinamool rally chokes large parts of Kolkata


July 21st, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Commuters had a harrowing time Wednesday as large parts of Kolkata remained choked with Trinamool Congress's grand rally in the heart of Kolkata drawing more than a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Erring driver or faulty signal - what caused train tragedy?


July 19th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Sainthia (West Bengal), July 19 (IANS) Monday's train collision in West Bengal that killed 61 people and injured over 150 could have been caused by an erring driver or ... Read more...

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Look up and know the air Delhi breathes


May 16th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Delhiites can now literally know the air they breathe. Come July and LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) boards across the capital will flash hourly data about ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

A warm sensor maintains skin barrier to prevent dehydration


May 15th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): The TRPV4 ion channel in skin keratinocytes is important for formation and maintenance of barrier function to prevent dehydration, a new research has said.Japanese research group led by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Maoist strike paralyses normal life across Nepal


May 2nd, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 2 (ANI): Normal life crippled across Nepal on Sunday following an indefinite general strike call given by the opposition Unified Communist Party of Nepal (UCPN) Maoist.The Maoists have enforced ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Maoists trying to create anarchy in Nepal: PM


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 2 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Madhav Kumar has described the UCPN (Maoist)'s street protests as meaningless and accused them of trying to create anarchy in the country.Addressing the nation on ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

A nano ’stealth’ probe created to eavesdrop on cells


April 2nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Researchers have created a nano-sized probe that can be slipped stealthily into a cell wall and help it 'eavesdrop' on cellular activity. Everything from signals generated as cells communicate ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Hyderabad police start removing religious flags


March 31st, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) As a dispute over religious flags triggered the communal riots in Hyderabad, the city police have decided to remove all religious flags and banners from public places. Police Commissioner ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Soon, wearable solar cells to charge gadgets while on the move


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Charging gadgets while on the move may soon be possible, as scientists have developed a flexible solar cell that can be built into clothing.Harry Atwater and his ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Single-step technique spells hope for grapheme-based electronic devices


February 14th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a simple one-step process that produces both n-type and p-type doping of large-area graphene surfaces could facilitate use of the promising material for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

I was not informed in time about Tuesday’s meeting: Nitish Kumar


February 9th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Feb 9 (ANI): Clarifying his stand on skipping Tuesday's meeting convened by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to help the four Naxal-affected states of West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar and Jharkhand counter ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Lifelong memories linked to stable nerves


December 4th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): The ability to learn new information and retain lifelong memories seems to lie in the minute junctions where nerve cells communicate, says a new study by NYU Langone ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stable nerves preserve memories lifelong


December 4th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Our ability to absorb new information or to retain lifelong memories seems to lie in the minute junctions where nerve cells communicate, says a new study. New York ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

GPS enabled services to help Chandigarh become a hi-tech city


October 6th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil SharmaChandigarh, Oct 5(ANI): Chandigarh is undergoing a transformation with the up gradation of services and with the introduction of GPS navigation system in its police and local transport services, it ... Read more...

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