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Kolkata among most flood vulnerable cities


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Nine coastal cities around the world are most vulnerable to serious flooding with Shanghai at the top of the list and Kolkata and Dhaka standing midway, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Madonna holidays with boyfriend’s mom, cousins


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Singer Madonna has invited her boyfriend, French dancer Brahim Zaibat's mother to join them on a holiday and even sponsored it.The couple are holidaying at ... Read more...

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UAE to participate in 6th World Water Forum


March 9th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 9 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will take part in the 6th World Water Forum to held in Marseille, France, next week.The event, expected to draw over ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China offers to share water management experience


March 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) China is willing to share with other nations its unique experiences in water management and conservation, according to Chen Lei, minister of water resources.China is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Believe in free will for better performance


March 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) We are likely to succeed if we persist to believe that we are the masters of our fates -- unless someone jolts our belief."Folk psychology tells ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Europe-India Gateway submarine cable launched


February 25th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 24 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates leading telecom company, du, Thursday announced partial activation of the new Europe-India Gateway (EIG) submarine cable, which will enhance capacity and diversity between Europe ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

How babies draw their first breath


July 24th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Scientists may have found the answer to the long-standing mystery - how newborn mammals draw their first breath after life in a fluid-filled womb.The find could help them ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jabulani ball just too round to fly straight, say experts, critics


June 30th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have said the controversial World Cup Jabulani football is far from perfect, 20 days after the tournament's start.Puzzled experts have concluded that the Jabulani ball may simply ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ex Garuda: Indian fighter jets excel in asset protection mission in France


June 24th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Marseille (France), June 24 (ANI): Indian fighter jet SU-30MKIs have excelled in high value air borne asset protection and busting missions in the Exercise Garuda 2010 being held at the Istres ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Domenech drops Benzema, but includes out-of-form Henry


May 12th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 12 (DPA) France coach Raymond Domenech dropped popular Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema from his 30-man World Cup squad, but has remained loyal to the side's out-of-form captain Thierry ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Madonna’s tour stage in France collapses, kills one


July 17th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Queen of Pop Madonna had to cancel her Marseille, France concert after a stage being built for her performance collapsed killing one and injuring six.The stage at ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

One killed, six injured in Madonna stage collapse


July 17th, 2009 - 1:45 am ICT by John Le Fevre
One person was killed and two others critically injured when a stage being erected for a Madonna concert in Marseille, France collapsed earlier today.The accident occurred as more than 50 technicians ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Earthquake cloaks’ may one day make buildings invisible to devastating tremors


June 27th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): Let alone hiding persons or objects from prying eyes, future invisibility cloaks may even conceal buildings from the devastating effects of earthquakes, if physicists in France and the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mathematical theory of elliptic curves may help strengthen IT security


May 12th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): An approach based on the mathematical theory of elliptic curves may pave the way much more efficient cryptography - which underpins privacy, confidentiality, and identity to provide the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Neanderthals constituted three separate sub-groups, confirm scientists


April 15th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have confirmed that the Neanderthals constituted three separate sub-groups, between which slight differences could be observed.Paleoanthropological studies based on morphological skeletal evidence have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India, EU sign joint declaration to promote multilingualism


March 7th, 2009 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 6 (IANS) The European Union (EU) and India Friday signed a joint declaration to strengthen cooperation and dialogue on linguistic diversity and inter-cultural dialogue, EuAsiaNews reported. D. Purandeswari, India's minister ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New military engagement rules needed for Congo: Kouchner


November 4th, 2008 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Marseille (France), Nov 3 (DPA) New rules of military engagement are necessary for the 17,000 UN peacekeeping troops stationed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said here ... Read more...

Posted in World |

European Blue Card visa gets green light


October 26th, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 26 (IANS) A Blue Card that will make it easier for high-earning and skilled Indians to live and work in Europe is all set to be approved by leaders of ... Read more...

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Soon, a tsunami invisibility cloak to protect ocean structures from destruction


September 30th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 30 (ANI): Scientists have shown that its possible to make oil rigs or other ocean structures invisible to tsunami waves, with the help of an invisibility cloak.Invisibility cloaks ... Read more...

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Chandhok topples time sheets at test session in Paul Ricard Circuit


March 14th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) India's Karun Chandhok started his warm-up session for the next weekend's GP2 races in Kuala Lumpur on a perfect note by topping time sheets at the Paul Ricard ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Carnivorous plants use slimy secretions to catch their prey


November 21st, 2007 - 4:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Carnivorous plants were thought to supplement their diet by capturing prey with a simple passive trap, but a new study has found that they employ slimy secretions to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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