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Crackers caused Tamil Nadu Express fire: Probe report (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Accidental igniting of crackers on board the Tamil Nadu Express caused the fire that claimed 32 lives and injured 28 people in July this year, ... Read more...

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People fib when pressed for time


September 6th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 6 (IANS) People are more likely to fib when they are pressed for time, says a study that set out to determine whaat factors tend to influence dishonest ... Read more...

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What’s your risk of developing kidney failure?


August 17th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 17 (IANS) New research has thrown up some startling insights about the likelihood of middle-aged adults developing kidney failure during their lifetime. About one in 40 men and ... Read more...

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Ready to fight Bengal panchayat polls alone: Congress


August 11th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Announcing the likelihood of Congress going all alone in the West Bengal panchayat polls, state Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharjee Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee government ... Read more...

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JD(U) says Nitish eligible for PM, lauds Advani for blog


August 7th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Praising BJP leader L.K. Advani for predicting that the next prime minister could be from neither the Congress nor his own party, the Janata ... Read more...

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Iran to manufacture passenger planes


August 6th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 6 (IANS) Iran will manufacture passenger planes, as the country requires 600 such planes in about a decade, an Iranian official has said.According to President of Tehran's Amir ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into leakage of UP order on graveyards to media


August 4th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's minorities welfare minister Friday ordered a probe into the leakage of an order on construction of walls around graveyards to the media.Mohd Azam Khan, ... Read more...

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Worrying about office politics can trip you


August 1st, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 1 (IANS) Worrying a too much about office politics can really trip you, says a new finding from Canada.A study by University of British Columbia (UBC) Sauder School ... Read more...

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Premature babies survive better in neonatal ICUs


July 24th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Premature babies have greater chances of surviving in high-level neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) than in general hospitals, and this benefit is considerably larger than previously ... Read more...

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Muggy Wednesday, no rain likely till Friday (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) It was a muggy Wednesday in Delhi, as the maximum temperature was recorded six notches above average at 40.3 degrees Celsius. The Met office has ... Read more...

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Sultry Tuesday, no rain likely till July 19 (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Delhi residents' hopes for cooling monsoon showers were dashed on a sultry Tuesday and the Met. office said the city can expect two more days ... Read more...

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Breast fed kids to develop nut allergies


July 13th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) Children breast fed for the first six months of their birth are 1.5 times more likely to develop a nut allergy than those exposed to ... Read more...

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Diabetics face four times greater TB risk


July 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, July 10 (IANS) A third of the world's population, living in developing countries, carry a dormant tuberculosis (TB) bug, which remains a lifelong risk. But the risk of TB ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Man puts himself up for sale on eBay!


June 24th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) In a desperate attempt to do something instead of cribbing over his likelihood of losing the job within a month, a father in Britain has decided ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rajat Gupta’s alleged tips were publicly known: Defence


June 9th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 9 (IANS) Lawyers of Rajat Gupta, former Indian American director of Goldman Sachs Group, have questioned the prosecution charge that he leaked secret tips to convicted hedge ... Read more...

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Long commutes could damage your health


May 8th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Overall health of people who spend long hours behind the steering wheel commuting to and from office is likely to be affected, says a study.A report ... Read more...

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‘Obese women receive lower starting salaries’


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 2 (IANS) Obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for jobs and also receive lower starting salaries than their slim colleagues, an Australian study ... Read more...

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S&P; lowers India’s outlook to negative


April 25th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Ratings agency Standard & Poor's Wednesday lowered its outlook on India to negative from stable, and warned of a ratings downgrade citing deteriorating economic indicators and ... Read more...

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Business bankruptcies in Spain rise


April 10th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 10 (IANS/EFE) More than 1,600 Spanish firms declared insolvency in the first quarter, a rise of 21 percent over the same period in 2011, PricewaterhouseCoopers said Monday in ... Read more...

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Millionaire’s daughter to be jailed for London riots


April 5th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Laura Johnson, the daughter of a British millionaire, was Thursday convicted of having participated in an "orgy of looting" during last year's London riots. She now ... Read more...

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Depression linked to sleep apnea


April 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its other symptoms are tied to depression, regardless of factors like weight, age, sex or race."Snorting, gasping or stopping breathing while ... Read more...

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China develops coal mine early-warning system


March 29th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China has developed its first coal mine early-warning system that will enable getting advance warning about potential dangers in coal mines.According to the National Science and ... Read more...

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Railway employees seek PM’s help


March 28th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Thousands of railway employees Wednesday marched to the heart of the capital to urge Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to increase the budgetary support to ... Read more...

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Britain’s problem drinkers are middle-aged professionals


March 9th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) It is the middle-aged professionals, who are Britain's problem drinkers instead of the turbulent teenagers, according to the country's Office for National Statistics.Twenty-two percent of the ... Read more...

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‘The Trevor Project’ sees spike in traffic after Glee episode


March 1st, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Trevor Project has seen increased interest from the public following the airing of the mid winter finale of the show Glee. The episode tackled gay ... Read more...

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I didn’t kill Jackson, stress did: Conrad Murray


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Michael Jackson's personal doctor Conrad Murray has filed legal documents claiming that MJ was so stressed out over his financial woes that he recklessly ... Read more...

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Pakistan dam develops cracks


February 21st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A committee will probe the cause behind cracks that have appeared in a dam in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region.Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly Speaker Wazir Baig Monday constituted ... Read more...

Posted in World |

People wide off the mark in decisions involving risks


February 14th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Even when we know the likelihood of certain outcomes based on our own experiences, we still make decisions at odds with the probability of their occurrence.Simply ... Read more...

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Oil rises on positive US jobs data


February 4th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 4 (IANS) Crude oil prices rose as the US jobs data for January came in better than expected, Xinhua reported.The Labor Department reported that US non-farm jobs ... Read more...

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Deep freeze threatens Britain


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Temperatures in Britain were expected to plunge to as low as minus 10 degrees celsius this weekend as the Arctic freeze tightens its grip, Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Spanish economy expected to shrink in 2012


January 24th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 24 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish economy will contract 1.5 percent and unemployment will climb to 23.4 percent, the country's central bank said Monday.While predicting a "modest recovery" in 2013, ... Read more...

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World’s smallest frog discovered


January 12th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Papua New Guinea, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are convinced that a 7mm frog found on the island of Papua New Guinea could be the world’s tiniest frog. The amphibian is smaller ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Judicial custody of AMRI directors extended till Jan 19


January 5th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 5 (IANS) A West Bengal court Thursday denied bail and extended till Jan 19 the judicial custody of six directors and two officials of the city's AMRI hospital, ... Read more...

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Having a friend helps stick to resolutions


January 5th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) People begin New Year resolutions seriously enough -- only to abandon them midway. But having a friend can boost the likelihood of sticking to them, suggests ... Read more...

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AMRI Hospital moves court on relief for fire victims (Lead)


January 4th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 4 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Wednesday admitted a petition by the city's AMRI Hospital, seeking the West Bengal government's intervention in paying compensation to the families of ... Read more...

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