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Sukhbir Badal asks centre to check drug smuggling


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 3 (IANS) With Punjab facing a huge problem of drug addiction among the people, especially the youth, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Monday asked the central government ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Scientists identify molecule that flicks on immune system


May 21st, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, May 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified the molecular 'switch' that directly triggers the body's first line of defence against pathogens, more accurately known as the body's "innate immunity". They ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Breastfeeding key to keeping infant gut healthy


April 30th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Breast-fed babies have healthier gut than formula-fed infants, thanks to the mother's milk, which encouraged beneficial bugs to grow and protect the infants from illness and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

China may raise interest rate in Q3


July 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) China may raise its benchmark interest rate in the third quarter to contain inflationary pressures, a media report said Saturday.Reserve requirement ratios for large financial institutions ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Women units of BSF to be deployed in Kashmir


May 25th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 25 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) will soon deploy its women troopers along Jammu and Kashmir's border with Pakistan to check the smuggling of arms and narcotics, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

India’s neighbourhood troubled, governments fragile: Chidambaram


May 21st, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Describing India's immediate neighbourhood as "troubled", Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said countries in the region had governments that were "extremely fragile", posing threats ... Read more...

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Air India crisis - a carefully crafted design (Comment)


May 8th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Some six decades ago in August 1953, the Indian air transport industry was nationalised to provide safe, smooth and economic air travel to the people. It involved eight warring airlines with ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Normal healthy breast cells can help kill cancer cells


April 14th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has found that normal healthy cells can be a second line of defence against cancer.Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Most men unaware of blood test for prostate cancer, finds charity


March 1st, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): A charity has found that majority of men are unaware of a blood test described as the "first line of defence" against the disease.The Prostate Cancer Charity is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Defence alert over Pakistan’s air space violation (Lead)


January 19th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 19 (IANS) Two Pakistani aircraft Wednesday flew close to the Indian border in the Jammu region, triggering an air defence alert. The reported air space violation will be taken up ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Pak planes intrude Indian air space


January 19th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 19 (IANS) Two Pakistani aircraft entered the Indian air space in Ranbirsinghpora area along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir in a clear violation of the Indian air space, ... Read more...

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JFK airport guards fired for sleeping on the job


December 28th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Nine private security guards at the John F. Kennedy International Airport have been fired this year for sleeping on the job, a media report said Tuesday. But the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Health camp for municipal school students in Delhi


November 1st, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Spearheading the move to sensitise children on the importance of hygiene, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Global Hygiene Council (GHC) Monday organized a health camp ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

BSF ready to stop cross border infiltration during winter in J-K


October 16th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kathua (J-K), Oct 16 (ANI): Siddharth Chattopadhyay, Inspector General (IG) of the Border Security Force (BSF), has said that strategies are in place to stop cross-border infiltration of militants during the winter ... Read more...

Posted in National |

22pc of drivers don’t wear seatbelts: UK study


June 29th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): A study in the UK has revealed that 22 percent of drivers do not wear seatbelts at all.The poll by insurance company esure also found that almost the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why losing a loved one can be fatal


June 26th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): Ever wondered why the risk of dying increases among widows and widowers following their spouses' death? Well, it seems scientists have found the answer.They believe that the so-called ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

BP bosses purchase Costner equipment to filter oil


June 16th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15(ANI): Technology invented by Kevin Costner's brother will be used to filter the leaked oil in the Gulf of Mexico.British Petroleum bosses have purchased bought 32 filtration machines from the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Ex-Soviet general’s interview reveals that USSR was almost defeated by the Nazis


May 5th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): In a frank revelation, a former general of the Soviet Army has revealed that the Soviet Union was very close to being defeated by Adolf Hitler's Nazis during ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Heavy firing at India-Pakistan border, army on alert (Lead)


January 26th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 26 (IANS) The Indian Army was put on alert following heavy exchange of fire at the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir early Tuesday following a major infiltration bid, defence ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Wear gloves to avoid skin cancer, drivers warned


January 19th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 19 (ANI): Cancer Society has advised motorists to wear gloves in order to reduce their risk of developing skin cancer during summertime.Experts challenged the myth that glass protects against ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists unravel secret of pink tomato


January 15th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Diners in the Far East are quite partial to a variety of sweet, pink-skinned tomatoes. Now, a researcher has revealed the secret behind this pink vegetable. Asaph Aharoni of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Arsenal skipper Fabregas hailed by Vermaelen


December 29th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 29 (ANI): Arsenal FC skipper Cesc Fabregas' vision is so good that he must have eyes in the back of his head, feels defender Thomas Vermaelen.Spaniard Fabregas produced a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

New medicine fights bird flu better


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) A new drug on the threshold of final testing in humans may be more potent and safer for treating the deadly bird flu than the antiviral drug Tamiflu, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chinese leader says fight against Tibetans remains ‘very serious’


October 27th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 27 (ANI): Reacting to comments made by overseas activist groups that Chinese soldiers had executed up to four Tibetans for their role in anti-Chinese riots in the region in March ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Air pollutants lead to age-related muscle decline


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Scientists have come up with new ways to stop by-products from the air we breathe from harming our muscles.Atanu Duttaroy, associate professor of biology at Howard University in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers stress importance of Vitamin D


August 19th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) The ability of vitamin D to regulate anti-bacteria proteins, a key part of the immune system of humans and primates, has survived through 60 million years of evolution. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Vaccination programmes experts’ top priority to fight H1N1 pandemic


August 18th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): Vaccination for the prevention of H1N1 influenza virus should be given top priority just in case disease patterns in the northern hemisphere follow those in the southern hemisphere, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Agriculture situation disturbing, says RBI governor


August 14th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor D. Subbarao Friday said the state of agriculture following poor rainfall was disturbing. Subbarao said that RBI was monitoring the drought-like situation and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UAE unveils plan to tackle swine flu


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 22 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has unveiled a plan to stop the spread of influenza A(H1N1) virus, also called swine flu, in the country, the WAM news ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why we make social gaffes


July 4th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): Always end up making one faux pas or another, even after trying your best not to make any social gaffe? Well, researchers have now found why it happens.Harvard ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oestrogen exposure reduces immunity in fish


June 4th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Lab tests conducted by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey have shown that exposure to oestrogen reduces production of immune-related proteins in fish.The researchers say that this finding ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biology says women may be the tougher sex


May 12th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 12 (IANS) When it comes to equality, men may be lagging far behind women in certain matters. For instance, the latest study by the McGill University Health Centre shows that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Women have better immune systems than men


May 12th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): The whole world must be going gaga over the equality of sexes, but when it comes immunity, women seem to have an upper hand, according to a study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Six killed in Jammu and Kashmir blast (Lead)


April 21st, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) At least six people, including a woman, were killed Tuesday when a powerful bomb blew up the vehicle the victims were travelling in in Jammu and Kashmir, officials ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Sobhraj fires principal lawyer for ‘conflict of interests’


April 14th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 14 (IANS) Fighting a tortuous battle in Nepal's Supreme Court to overturn a murder conviction that sent him behind bars for life, Charles Sobhraj has fired his principal ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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