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Pharma bigwigs join hands for new TB drug


June 27th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Pharmaceutical companies and research institutions in association with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have stepped up efforts to aid research on a new drug ... Read more...

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Arthur backs Khawaja to come good in Tests


December 17th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 17 (IANS) Australian coach Mickey Arthur feels young batsman Usman Khawaja has the technique and ability to succeed in Test cricket.Khawaja has been seen as a potential to ... Read more...

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AFSPA a means to an end: Sources


November 20th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Removing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from parts of Jammu and Kashmir needs consensus from all stakeholders, informed sources said Sunday while stressing ... Read more...

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Taliban step up attacks ahead of Afghan Loya Jirga


November 4th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 4 (IANS) Amid the Afghan government's efforts to convene Loya Jirga or traditional grand assembly of tribal elders to get national endorsement for inking the possible strategic ... Read more...

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G20 must ensure economic growth: Chinese president


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 2 (IANS) The G20 should give top priority to maintaining economic growth, said Chinese President Hu Jintao Wednesday.Hu made the remarks in an interview with the French newspaper ... Read more...

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Airtel deal with Nokia Siemens for expansion in Africa


September 29th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel Thursday said it has signed an agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks to expand its second generation (2G) network and deploy third ... Read more...

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Strauss hopeful of team’s ’special performance’ against India


July 20th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) England captain Andrew Strauss believes his side can produce "something special" to beat India in the four Test series and become the top-ranked team in ... Read more...

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Kamran’s replacement Salman aims to justify his selection in Pak team for Windies tour


April 8th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 8(ANI): Mohammad Salman, who has replaced Kamran Akmal as the Pakistan wicketkeeper in both Twenty20 and one-day matches during the upcoming West Indies tour, has said that his inclusion in ... Read more...

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New Zealand Cricket wants Vettori to play 2015 World Cup


April 5th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr 5 (ANI): New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan wants outgoing Black Caps skipper Daniel Vettori to play in the 2015 World Cup.Vaughan is convinced Vettori can figure in the ... Read more...

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World Cup winner Dhoni now targets T20 crown


April 4th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): After winning the 2011 World Cup, Indian skipper MS Dhoni is planning to add another feather to his cap by targeting the Twenty20 crown, with the tournament being ... Read more...

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We had started preparing one-and-a-half years ago: Dhoni


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) After leading India to their second World Cup triumph with an unbeaten 91, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said Saturday his team had peaked at ... Read more...

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US returns seized ancient artifacts to China


March 12th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.12 (ANI): The United States has returned over a dozen ancient artifacts to China, after they were seized by law enforcement officers from illegal traffickers as part of Operation Great Wall, ... Read more...

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Climate solution must be based on equity: Economic Survey


February 25th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Any solution to climate change must involve all countries, with reorganisation of "common but differentiated responsibilities" and the principle of "equity", according to the Economic Survey ... Read more...

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Ex-WikiLeaks staff to launch rival site in protest against ‘autocratic’ Assange


December 10th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): A group of former Wikileaks staff who quit the whistleblower website would reportedly launch a new campaigning site next week to protest against Julian Assange, according to Swedish ... Read more...

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England’s ‘long-term goal’ is to attain World No.1 status: Strauss


November 24th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 24(ANI): England skipper Andrew Strauss insists that glory during the upcoming Ashes series would be just a stepping stone to his team's ultimate goal of world domination.Strauss said that he ... Read more...

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Brett Lee planning life beyond playing cricket


November 7th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 7 (ANI): Pacer Brett Lee, who is working hard to make a return to the Australian ODI and T20 squad, is also planning for a life beyond sport and has ... Read more...

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Southwest To Take Over AirTran


September 28th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Southwest Airlines has announced a $1.4 billion plan to buy AirTran airways. The deal pending regulatory approval will allow Southwest Airlines to take over AirTran's ... Read more...

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New approach brings robot pets closer to reality


September 18th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): The day is not far when you would be able to keep a robot pet that can mimic the behaviour of real ones, for researchers in Taiwan have ... Read more...

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Hudson excited to flaunt trim figure


September 17th, 2010 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is excited to flaunt her trim figure with a comeback performance on stage to promote her new album. "I can't wait to perform again - with ... Read more...

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New CEO For Zillow Plans For Growth


September 16th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 16, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Tech Flash reports that the co-founder of Zillow, Rich Barton will be stepping down as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Barton will, ... Read more...

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Conservationists say keeping tigers alive in the wild costs 80 m dollars per year


September 15th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.15 (ANI): The cost of keeping tigers alive in the wild is about 80 million dollars per year, say conservationists, but only about 50 million dollars per year is being pledged.According ... Read more...

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Astronomy workshop for UAE kids during Ramadan


September 2nd, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 2 (IANS/WAM) More than 6,000 children took part in a month-long workshop on astronomy that was organised in Abu Dhabi to encourage youngsters to learn science. The annual "Reach for ... Read more...

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Not easy to adopt basketball in Youth Olympics: Rogge


August 24th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 24 (DPA) Jacques Rogge announced himself as a fan of the new three-on-three basketball format featured in the current Singapore inaugural Youth Olympic Games. However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president ... Read more...

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Karzai threatens to shut down private security firms within four months


August 17th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug 17 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has threatened to close down all private security firms within the country in four months."Within four months, all private security companies will be disbanded," ... Read more...

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Gene cocktail could help rejuvenate failing hearts


August 6th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) A revolutionary technique developed by scientists could help cardiac patients rejuvenate their failing hearts. The new technique could also cut the need for transplants, with diseased and worn out ... Read more...

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Scientists observe one of the most distant objects in solar system


June 19th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Scientists have revealed the character of one of the most distant objects in the solar system.The scientists, including Jay Pasachoff, Bryce Babcock, and Steven Souza at Williams College, ... Read more...

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Self-driven cars come closer to reality


June 1st, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Advancing towards cars that drive on their own, Volvo Car Corp. has tested its new S60 model, which has the first in-car system that can sense an imminent ... Read more...

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Ultrasound could be used as a male contraceptive


May 12th, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): University of North Carolina experts believe a blast of ultrasound to the testes can safely stop sperm production for six months.The boffins, in fact, are beginning to conduct ... Read more...

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U.S. and Russia sign new START Treaty


April 8th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by BNO News
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (BNO NEWS) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dimitry Medvedev signed the new START treaty on Thursday at a ceremony in the Prague Castle.The New START Treaty ... Read more...

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All schools in India to have an IT teacher, says Sibal


March 18th, 2010 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) All secondary schools in India will have a computer teacher each and the central government will bear the related expenses, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal ... Read more...

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Scientists develop most potent homogeneous catalyst known for water oxidation


March 12th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Reports indicate that Emory University chemists in US have developed the most potent homogeneous catalyst known for water oxidation, considered a crucial component for generating clean hydrogen fuel ... Read more...

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Obama seeks $30 bn hike in war spending in $3.8 trillion budget


February 1st, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) President Obama Monday proposed to boost funding for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq while trimming domestic spending in a record $3.8 trillion budget for 2011 with ... Read more...

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Freddie rules out Test return, but England ODI, 20-20 call-up still a done deal


January 29th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.29 (ANI): Former Test all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has hit out at suggestions he would not be welcomed back by the England dressing room.The 32-year-old all-rounder is currently recovering from knee ... Read more...

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Leaders discuss new climate draft


December 19th, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 18 (DPA) World leaders were Friday discussing a new compromise climate change text that would commit them to a joint target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 ... Read more...

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Key to resist sweet temptation - exaggerate the threat


December 15th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Can't resist those tempting cookies? Well, that means you don't consider those sweet temptations as big a threat as you should be, according to a new study.Researchers ... Read more...

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