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New Zealand central bank leaves interest rate unchanged

September 13th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 13 (IANS) New Zealand's central bank Thursday announced it would leave its interest rate unchanged at its historic low of 2.5 percent in the face of a poor ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Vaishno Devi pilgrimage suspended due to forest fire

June 23rd, 2012 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 23 (IANS): Pilgrimage to the Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu was suspended late Friday due to a forest fire which spread over and reached near ... Read more...

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‘The Darkest Hour’ - cinematically bleak (IANS Movie Review)

January 7th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Darkest Hour"; Cast: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella; Director: Chris Gorak; Rating: *1/2Alien invasion movies, a specialised Hollywood domain, works on few fundamental premises -- characterisation of protagonists ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

China introduces partial sea burial so as to not waste space

March 28th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): China has introduced the idea of a partial sea burial, in which most of a person's ashes are sprinkled at sea while a small amount is put ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No interval in ‘Dhobi Ghat’

January 18th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) It is just 95-minute long, and therefore Aamir Khan's forthcoming film "Dhobi Ghat" will be screened across the country without any interval.Aamir ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

X-rated worm tapes reveal how sex shapes sperm

January 11th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): A series of 'sex videos' of worms have revealed how sex shapes sperm, according to evolutionary biologists Lukas Scharer and his wife Dita Vizoso at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bipasha Basu: Role Slashed In Aakrosh But She Is Not Complaining!

October 22nd, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): It’s never happened to her before. Though once in Phir Hera Pheri her voice had been dubbed without her permission and she was understandably upset, in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bipasha’s role was slashed in ‘Aakrosh’

October 21st, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) It's never happened to her before. In her latest release "Aakrosh", actress Bipasha Basu's role had been cut substantially. But she is not sulking! ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Talks won’t arrest global warming in next decade: UN climate chief

June 7th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 7 (IANS) The ongoing global climate negotiations will not lead to "adequate mitigation targets" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades, but will eventually do so, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Groundhog Day Celebrated Amidst Festivities

February 2nd, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Pennsylvania, Feb 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today is February 2, the Groundhog Day. All are eagerly waiting for Punxsutawney Phil to do the weather prediction. According to a myth, if Punxsutawney ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Why do men and women see things differently?

July 31st, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Differences in how male and female brains process visual information could be a legacy of our hunter-gatherer past, according to a recent study. In a visual task, carried out ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Long hard way to global climate deal: UN

June 8th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 8 (IANS) The world needs clarity on the extent industrialised countries are going to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) that are changing the climate and what ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Boffins one-step closer to prevent bone loss during spaceflight

March 21st, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 21 (ANI): Researchers from University of Washington have found a novel way to prevent bone loss during spaceflight.Studies have shown that the absence of gravity is causing astronauts on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Older MPs outshone the young in parliament, say statistics

February 26th, 2009 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Older MPs were far more active than younger ones in the 14th Lok Sabha that drew to an end Thursday, suggest statistics prepared by an independent research ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BlackBerry shares plunge 15 percent on lower revenue forecast

February 12th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 12 (IANS) Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) plunged by 15 percent on the Toronto Stock Exchange Wednesday after the global wireless communication giant forecast less-than-expected profits for ... Read more...

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