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Oil jumps on Iran tension


July 4th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 4 (IANS) Crude oil prices rose Tuesday as rising Iran tension caused supply fears, Xinhua reported.Iran has again threatened to block a critical shipping route in response ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

IFC invests $2.7 million in ATM maker Vortex Engineering


June 25th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, Monday announced it is investing $2.7 million as equity in the city-based low-cost ATM ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Greenland ice most vulnerable to global warming


March 12th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 12 (IANS) The Greenland ice sheet seems to be the most vulnerable to global warming at this stage than previously estimated.The temperature threshold for melting the ice sheet ... Read more...

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EU accepts Iran talks offer


March 6th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has accepted Tehran's offer to resume negotiations with the Iran Six amid growing international concerns over the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eco-friendly tyres that save fuel (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Environmentally conscious car owners will now have a new choice when it comes to their four wheels: eco-friendly tyres.Concern over greenhouse gas emissions and global warming ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly tires that save fuel


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Environmentally conscious car owners will now have a new choice when it comes to their four wheels: eco-friendly tires.Concern over greenhouse gas emissions and global warming ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Moscow urges Iran to respond to IAEA concerns


February 27th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia wants Iran to answer all existing questions from the UN nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over its controversial nuclear programme.Russia believes such ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India to step up oil, gas imports from Africa


December 9th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) With its energy needs growing to fuel a $1.8 trillion economy and Africa emerging as an alternative hydrocarbons hub, India Friday said it will ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Young Brits prefer Facebook for staying in touch


September 17th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) One-fifth of the British population aged 25 to 34 today prefers keeping in touch with friends and family online than via telephone, a study has ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Advani all praise for Modi, backs Congressional report


September 17th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) All praise for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Friday backed a US Congressional report that termed ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Greenland ice loss can fill world’s 11th largest lake


May 25th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Two of the three largest glaciers draining a frozen Greenland have lost so much ice that, if melted, could have filled Lake Erie, the world's 11th ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China’s smoking ban likely to go up in smoke


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 3 (ANI): China's pledge to ban smoking indoors seems to have failed to ignite action against cigarettes.According to Jiang Yuan, deputy director of the National Office of Tobacco Control, no ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Healthy lifestyles could halve cases of atrial fibrillation


March 29th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study suggests that reducing cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and being overweight could potentially reduce more than half of all cases of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cole most talked about celebrity


February 17th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole has topped the list of the most talked about celebrity.A survey carried out by the officebroker.com reveals that the 27-year-old "X Factor" beauty has beaten ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Water softeners ‘do not bring relief for kids with eczema’


February 17th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists have shown that installing a water softener for three months brings no additional relief for eczema sufferers.The study involving 336 children aged between six months and 16 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More than two-thirds of girls under the age of 10 bullied: Oz study


February 10th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 10 (ANI): A new Australian survey has shown that more than two-thirds of girls under the age of 10 have been bullied.The survey, conducted over the last year, revealed that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Being tired behind the wheel as bad as being drunk


January 20th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Driving for more than three hours without a break at night is like being drunk behind the steering. Researchers found that tiredness after a few hours has the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over one-fifth of young Italians neither study nor work


January 20th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 20 (IANS/AKI) Over one-fifth of Italians aged between 15 and 29 are not enrolled for education and do not have a job - the highest rate in Europe - according ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Diabetic women with depression at higher risk of dying from heart disease


January 4th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that older women who suffer from both diabetes and depression are at a higher risk of dying from all causes, including heart disease, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Use of morning after pill worries pharmacists (Lead)


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) British pharmacists fear that many women are risking their health by using the morning after pill after unprotected sex.A poll in Britain has found that one-fifth of women ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Use of morning after pill concerns pharmacists


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) Pharmacists fear that many women are risking their health by using the morning after pill as a poll in Britain found that one-fifth of women used the emergency ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

34 minutes - the time it takes for a new pair of shoes to pinch!


November 27th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Many women have been victims of painful footwear, but persevere with them in the name of fashion, and now a new study has revealed that it takes just ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Astronomers spot merging star systems that might explode


November 17th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Astronomers who found the first hypervelocity stars escaping the Milky Way have announced that their search also turned up a dozen double-star systems.Half of those are merging ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Underfunding for Pak flood emergency jeopardizing life-saving operations: UNICEF


November 6th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Nov 6 (ANI): A 'serious' shortfall in international aid for the UNICEF's emergency operation in Pakistan is jeopardizing life-saving programs for Pakistani flood victims including children and families, the organisation has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

20 million Britons don’t speak to family members after quarrel


November 1st, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Nearly 20 million Britons are not speaking to members of their family after bitter arguments, a survey has showed.Experts said mothers are the relatives we are most likely ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nadine Coyle insists Girls Aloud work was difficult


October 29th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Nadine Coyle has revealed that Girls Aloud's studio work was a difficult job, insisting she spent "hours and hours" recording vocals without her bandmates.The Northern Irish singer shot ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

The ‘7-year-itch’ is actually 10 years and 11 months long


October 28th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): The seven-year-itch theory may well be a myth, for a new survey suggests that marriages go stale after ten years and 11 months.A quarter of those questioned said ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Scientists warn that one-fifth of the species are going to slide to extinction


October 27th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent stocktaking has revealed that up to a fifth of the world’s mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles species are under threat of extinction.Not surprisingly ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Sleep disturbances increase work disability risk


October 26th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study, conducted by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in collaboration with the universities of Turku and London, has revealed that sleep disturbances increase the risk ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Love map of the brain’ shows how heart rules the head


October 16th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 16 (ANI): Being in love can spread electricity through your brain, literally, as a new study suggests.A US scientist has shown that being in love can spark a torrent of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prisoners in Britain will be forced to work


October 5th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) Prisoners in Britain will be forced to work full-time to pay compensation to their victims, a media report said Tuesday.The veteran Tory cabinet minister, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Dikshit to Delhi citizens: Treat XIXth Commonwealth Games as a national festival


September 18th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.18 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said that the city will sport a festive look during the upcoming Commonwealth Games, and asked people not to panic over the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Muscle wasting in cancer also damages the heart: Study


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): New research in mice suggests that the wasting disease associated with some cancers that is typically seen affecting skeletal muscles can also cause significant damage to the heart.Before ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson appeals for international help for flood-ravaged Pak


September 4th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Sept 4 (ANI): Professor Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi has pitched in for international help for the flood-victims in Pakistan.Financial and material aid need to be increased, as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

IMF offers $450 mn flood aid to Pakistan


September 2nd, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (DPA) The International Monetary Fund Thursday pledged $450 million in emergency loans to Pakistan to help the country cope with a massive flood disaster. The IMF is also in talks ... Read more...

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