China’s Wen Xia Yu wins Miss World 2012 title, Vanya Mishra loses (Lead)

August 18th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Ordos (China), Aug 18 (IANS) China's Wen Xia Yu was crowned the Miss World 2012 at a gala ceremony here Saturday.Wales' Sophie Moulds was adjudged the first runner-up, while Australia's ... Read more...

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Mummy found abandoned in Peru’s capital

September 21st, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) A mummy, apparently of a young woman, was abandoned on a Lima street along with ancient ceramic artifacts, a forensic expert told Peruvian media.The mummified remains ... Read more...

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Illusion of control bolsters a sense of luck

September 12th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) We often delude ourselves into believing that we can control circumstances and events to our advantage. This "illusion of control" can bolster our luck.For instance, when ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alternatives to antibiotics in sight

June 9th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) With more and more pathogens becoming immune to antibiotics, researchers are identifying alternatives to treat many frequently occurring infections. Figures released by the World Health Organisation ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sniffiing led to smarter mammals

May 22nd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) An improved sense of smell jump-started brain evolution in the ancestral cousins of present-day mammals, according to paleontologists. The findings may help explain why mammals evolved ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Is your child’s musical hobby making him sick?

March 15th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Playing a musical instrument can help nourish, cultivate and increase intelligence in children, but playing a used instrument also can pose a potentially dangerous health risk. ... Read more...

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Patil urges Indian students in UAE to perform duties without fear or favour

November 23rd, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghAbu Dhabi, Nov. 23 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Tuesday asked expatriate Indian students to learn from the experiences of Mahatma Gandhi, and added that the quest for ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

World record for longest chocolate bar set in Ashburton

September 11th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sep 11 (ANI): A new world-record for a giant chocolate bar has been set in Ashburton.From midnight on Friday to this afternoon, almost 24 hours, BullRush Handmade Chocolates, of Ashburton, made ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Get ready for ‘bling’ iPads, Nintendo Wii gadgets ‘covered in gold and diamonds’

May 17th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): Want to add a little bling to the most coolest of gadgets? Well, then contact luxury goods designer, Stuart Hughes, who has created a gold Apple iPad with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

“Actors are Basically insecure and need the nod of approval from their Directors” - Shabana Azmi

April 3rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 3, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Shabana Azmi is of the opinion that acting is something that can be taught, though talent is something which is inborn. "Training is definitely helpful for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sands come alive with Gandhi’s thoughts

January 30th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Shweta Srinivasan Porbandar (Gujarat), Jan 30 (IANS) The vast Chowpatty beach here came alive with around 50 magnificent sand sculptures of Mahatma Gandhi surfacing from the golden sands, giving out various ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

50 child labourers rescued from ornament industry units

December 9th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Fifty child labourers, all aged between eight and 11, were rescued from shellac ornament manufacturing units in the capital, members of an NGO who accompanied labour department ... Read more...

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Eva Mendes has the hots for Kate Winslet

December 4th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Eva Mendes has a girl crush on Kate Winslet.The Hitch actress says: "I adore Kate Winslet - I completely idolise her and she is so beautiful."She never allows ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Scientists discover what triggers liver cancer

October 22nd, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Aflatoxin which is produced by mould on nuts and grains can trigger liver cancer if consumed in large quantities, besides endangering 4.5 billion of the world's poor with ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

World’s top five germ-laden tourists attractions revealed

August 4th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 4 (ANI): A poll of more than 4600 travellers has revealed world's top five germ-laden tourists attractions.The list, compiled by travel website TripAdvisor, includes locations in the US and Europe, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Samsung India targets $2 bn turnover this year

July 15th, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 15 (IANS) The Indian arm of Korean consumer durable major Samsung India is targeting a turnover of $2 billion (about Rs.10,000 crore) this calendar year, said a senior company official ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

“I would like to sit on the director’s chair someday” -Hiten Tejwani

May 26th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Leaving the short stint on "Kitni Mohabbat Hai' recently, you are back on Television after quite some time. How does it feel? Hiten: Well, I would say it was a well-deserved ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mites living on hissing cockroach may harbour allergy cure

April 30th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): A new research has revealed how tiny mites living on the surface of cockroaches may prove to be advantageous to humans with allergies.Mites, who thrive on the surface ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tendulkar has date with ‘himself’ - courtesy Madame Tussauds

April 13th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) It was another record but of a different kind for master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Madame Tussauds flew the cricketer's wax figure some 7,000 km to meet the ... Read more...

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Engineers revolutionise nano-device fabrication

February 12th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Engineers have created a process that may revolutionise the manufacture of nano-devices from computer memory to biomedical sensors by exploiting a novel type of metal. The material can ... Read more...

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Samsung India targets 25 percent turnover growth

February 5th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) Consumer durables major Samsung India Electronics Ltd, which reported a turnover of $1.7 billion in 2008, is targeting 25 percent growth this year, a top official said here ... Read more...

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Smart contact lens could help monitor glaucoma

July 10th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, Davis, US, have developed a contact lens with a built-in pressure sensor that could help monitor conditions such as glaucoma. The device ... Read more...

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Artisans make enchanting artefacts from waste paper in Puri

May 27th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by admin
Puri, May 27 (ANI): Artisans of Puri in Orissa have mastered the art of turning waste into wealth as is evident from the papers that they transform into enchanting and eye ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Bread mould may harbour secrets of eliminating disease-causing genes

May 9th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (ANI): A new study from University of Missouri has shed light on how bread mould can play a vital role in eliminating disease-causing genes, by identifying a mechanism ... Read more...

Posted in National |

And now an old age home for elephants in Kerala

April 3rd, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) In a few months the Kerala forest department will open the first old age home for captive elephants in the country at Kottoor, 70 km from ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Punjabi Culture through resin statues

February 24th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by admin
Amritsar, Feb. 24 (ANI): While music is believed to be a major carrier of Punjabs culture, ethos, and folklore beyond borders, the same are also being popularized through resin products in Amritsar, ... Read more...

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Robust manufacturing spurs Indian machine tool industry growth

February 16th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Feb 16 (IANS) Burgeoning growth in the manufacturing sector over the last four years has pitchforked the Indian machine tool industry into the global market. According to a study ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Oldest human footprints restored, opened to the public in Italy

November 14th, 2007 - 2:19 am ICT by admin

Posted in Sci-Tech |