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By 2030, nearly a third of Cubans will be over 60


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) People over 60 will make up 31 percent of Cuba's population by 2030, the official weekly Trabajadores said days before the start of the island's 2012 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why are athletes beating world records?


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) What is the key to athletes beating their own records, consistently. A "performance improvement index", based on a comparision of the relative improvement of top athletes ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘India to work for removal of taboos around family planning’


June 9th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) In its bid to check population growth, India is willing to engage with communities on removing cultural taboos associated with family planning, the head of ... Read more...

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Su-30 fighter crashes in Russia, crew safe


February 28th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Su-30 fighter jet crashed during a test flight in Russia Tuesday, but both the crew members ejected safely, officials said.The crash occurred around 10.20 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Is nature being edged out of children’s books?


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Our growing isolation from nature is edging out forests and wild animals from award-winning children's picture books. A team led by University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociology professor ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Russian military plans to buy foreign choppers


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian defence ministry is planning to buy at least 45 light multipurpose helicopters from a foreign manufacturer, the Vedomosti daily reported.A contract worth over ... Read more...

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Meghalaya waives aviation fuel tax to encourage flights


February 13th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 13 (IANS) Meghalaya has waived off tax on aviation fuel to encourage airlines to operate from Shillong airport, increasing connectivity and getting more tourists to the northeastern state, ... Read more...

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Julio Iglesias says his voice improving with age


November 8th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Nov 8 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, who has sold more than 350 million discs around the world, said that "I can't create a new hit tune anymore but ... Read more...

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Hinduism spreads in Ghana, reaches Togo


November 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Nov 6 (IANS) From just two dozen people in the mid 1970s to 3,000 families now, Hinduism is spreading in Ghana and has also made its way into neighbouring ... Read more...

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US jazz band sways to Indian beats


October 26th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Music has once again transcended borders with a top American jazz fusion band including a Hindi track by composer Sandeep Chowta in its new album.Contemporary ... Read more...

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Stiller to play Brand’s role in ‘Rentaghost’


October 15th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) Comedian Ben Stiller will feature in the big screen adaptation of "Rentaghost" in a role which was earlier reportedly being essayed by Russell Brand.The actor will ... Read more...

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Hisar turnout over 70 percent, all by-polls peaceful (Roundup)


October 13th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Over 70 percent ballots were believed cast in the Hisar Lok Sabha by-poll, where Team Anna had campaigned against the Congress candidate, while turnouts ... Read more...

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Trinidad envoy ‘jams’ with Kashmiri Sufi band


September 15th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) In a rare fusion, the Sufi Kinship, a Sufi music ensemble from Kashmir led by santoor maestro Bhajan Sopori and his son Abhay Rustum Sopori, ... Read more...

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‘Annalogy’ of protest turns new chapter (Comment)


August 24th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
A veritable wave of 'Annamania' has swept an angst-ridden, urban, middle India, specially in 'Annapolis' (read Delhi), giving the illusion of a new era christened 'Anna Domini,' marked by 'Annalia', mixing ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

New York’s Copacabana reopens its doors in new location


July 12th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 12 (IANS/EFE) The Big Apple's legendary Copacabana night club, which opened its doors for the first time in 1940, this week is beginning operations in a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

PM condoles demise of CPI’s Chaturanan Mishra


July 4th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday condoled the demise of former union minister and Communist Party of India leader Chaturanan Mishra, describing him as ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

ABVP slams Chidambaram for defending Ramdev crackdown


June 9th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) Thursday slammed Home Minister P. Chidambaram's defence of the police crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and said ... Read more...

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Pak capable of beating Windies in their backyard: Intikhab Alam


April 13th, 2011 - 6:39 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr. 13 (ANI): Pakistan cricket team manager Intikahab Alam has said that if the team plays to its full potential, it can beat the West Indies in their own backyard.Leaving behind ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Global temperatures ‘on the increase’


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 22 (ANI): A new study on global temperatures has found a trend towards a rise of about half a degree Celsius in worldwide temperatures since 1850, with a steeper increase ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lung cancer rates double in older women


March 7th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Lung cancer rates for older women have more than doubled since the mid-1970s because of an increase in the number of female smokers, says new research. ... Read more...

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Dhaka court hears petition challenging Yunus’ ouster


March 6th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 6 (IANS) The Dhaka High Court will Monday continue the hearing on a petition of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus challenging his ouster by the government as managing ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

If a lovers’ tiff leaves you fuming, blame your parents


February 22nd, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) If a lovers' tiff leaves you fuming, blame your parents, not your partner. The better your relationship with your parents in childhood, the better you are ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Infantood influences how couples bounce back after row


February 20th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) The ability of couples to bounce back from a row may depend on what both partners were like as infants. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Couples who marry at a young age ‘are most likely to divorce’


February 19th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Couples who marry in their twenties are most likely to divorce, according to official figures.Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 10.5 people out of every ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

How couples recover after argument depends on their infant relationships


February 19th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A University of Minnesota research has suggested that couples' ability to bounce back from a fight may depend on what both partners were like as infants.The researchers have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Charges against Muhammad Yunus politically motivated’


February 18th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 18 (IANS) Eminent people from across the world have formed "Friends of Grameen", vowing to protect the micro-credit pioneer and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus from "politically orchestrated" attacks. Over ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India must look outward to reap demographic dividend (Comment)


February 7th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Shiv Muttoo Recent reports indicate India may not meet its objective of a stable population base by 2045. Instead, this goal is likely to be met only by 2060 when the country's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oz no longer nation of beer drinkers as most prefer wine


January 19th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 19 (ANI): A survey on alcohol consumption in Australia has revealed that it no longer is a nation of beer drinkers, with more and more people preferring to drink wine.New ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Editor’s arrest questioned in Bihar legislator murder case


January 8th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 8 (IANS) Journalists in Bihar Saturday termed the arrest of Navlesh Pathak, editor of Purnia-based English weekly 'Quisling', in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Raj Kishore Kesri's stabbing case ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Former Kerala CM Karunakaran dies after prolonged illness


December 23rd, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 23 (ANI): Veteran Congress leader and former Kerala Chief Minister K Karunakaran breathed his last on Thursday after suffering a stroke and acute breathing problems at a hospital here.He was ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Delhi-Agra highway choked with devotees


December 17th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura, Dec 17 (IANS) The Delhi-Agra national highway has been choked for the last three days as devotees of a local spiritual leader make their way on foot and in packed buses ... Read more...

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Oz bowling attack is the worst in 30 years: Thomson


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Dec.2 (ANI): Forme Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson has described the current Australian bowling attack as the worst he has seen in 30 years."It's a worry for the selectors. With Mitch ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Eating five fruits, veggies daily won’t keep cancer at bay


December 1st, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Fruit and vegetables do little or nothing to protect us against breast, prostate, bowel, lung and other tumours, says a new study.Instead, the cancer-conscious would be better off ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Souza’s tribute to Tagore highlight of Indian auction


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Encouraged by the recovery of the art market after a slowdown of 30 months, a leading Bangalore-based auction house has lined up rare art works of Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Elvis Presley’s will put on sale


November 13th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 12 (IANS) Late singer Elvis Presley's will found in a garbage bin in 1987 is expected to fetch up to $1,500 at an auction this weekend.A law firm ... Read more...

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