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Now, cabbies, maids can learn while they earn


March 5th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik/Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) A couple of years down the line, Mumbai residents may be dealing with cabbies and auto-drivers who are full-fledged graduates. Thanks to an open university, deprived ... Read more...

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Grammar, secret of Shakespeare’s appeal


February 1st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Shakespeare's mastery of English is more evident in his grammar than in his words, which ensured his pre-eminence and set him apart from others, says a ... Read more...

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After ‘Harry Potter’, archaeology on Radcliffe’s mind


July 10th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) As the "Harry Potter" franchise has come to an end, actor Daniel Radcliffe now wants to study archaeology because he will have more free time to ... Read more...

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Black plant life could prosper on other planets


April 25th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Scientist says regardless of the type of sunlight that a plant receives, photosynthesis might still be possible. The research was conducted by a PhD student ... Read more...

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Mumbai police uncultured: Asha Bhosle


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), March 1 (IANS) Renowned playback singer Asha Bhosale Tuesday sang a different tune by criticising the Mumbai police and accusing it of being uncultured.Her sharp comments stunned a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Facebook addiction could lower students’ grades by 20pct


September 7th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 7 (ANI): Students who are logged on to Facebook while studying get significantly lower grades than those who do not, according to psychologists.A study has found that the ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs wiped out by meteor shower lasting ages


August 30th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Dinosaurs may have been wiped out from the earth 65 million years ago by a meteor shower which lasted thousands of years, according to new evidences. Scientists had identified ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Double meteorite strike ‘led to dinosaur extinction’


August 28th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): A new study has suggested that dinosaurs were killed 65 million years ago by at least two meteorite impacts, rather than a single strike.Previously, it was thought that ... Read more...

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Is The Black Hole Mystery Solved?


August 19th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Stephen Hawking might argue about the destructive or constructive powers of the black holes but the discovery of a new star has challenged the most established ... Read more...

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Rare Sri Lankan primate Loris found


July 20th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Colombo, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A rare nocturnal primate that was initially thought to be extinct has been captured on film for the first time ever.Since 1937, despite intensive search ... Read more...

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Pak clerics forcing UK parents to make kids skip ‘UnIslamic’ music lessons


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): Pakistani 'Imams' visiting the country are forcing some British Muslim parents to withdraw their children from 'music lessons,' as they claim that it is unIslamic."A number of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Aliens exist on Saturn’s moon: NASA


June 6th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Scientists at US space agency NASA have found vital clues that primitive aliens could be living on Titan, one of Saturn's biggest moons. On the basis of chemical composition ... Read more...

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Unusual Movement Of Frogs Lead To Fears Of Earthquake In Greece


May 31st, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Thessaloniki, Greece, May 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On last Wednesday, hoards of frogs were seen flooding one of the busiest highways of Greece. Though apparently many thought that the frogs were ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Frogs Flood Greece, Precursor To a Major Earthquake?


May 27th, 2010 - 2:08 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A report by the Associated Press describes a horde of frogs which forced officials to close down a major highway in Thessaloniki, Greece. Some readers may remember Thessaloniki ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Infidelity ‘makes relationships stronger’


May 15th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 15 (ANI): Has your relationship with your boyfriend lost its touch? Well, then you should consider cheating on him.That's the claim of a new study.According to Dr Andreas Vossler and ... Read more...

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Toads can sense impending natural disasters


April 1st, 2010 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Toads have a sixth sense about natural disasters and can predict when an earthquake is about to strike, a new study has found. According to the researchers from the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal has 3,352 kids with learning disabilities


March 17th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has 3,352 children who are suffering from learning disabilities, Education Minister I.D. Dhiman said here Wednesday. "There are 3,352 children in the state who are suffering from ... Read more...

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4 Maharashtra universities get new vice chancellors


February 26th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan, in his capacity as the chancellor of the state's universities, Friday appointed new vice chancellors for four varsities, an official said. The appointments to the ... Read more...

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Why some people easily fall into hypnotic trance


January 21st, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Researchers have speculated that people who find it easier to fall into a trance are more likely to have an imbalance in the efficiency of their brain's two ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tagore’s chair, teapot found in Bangladesh


December 24th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 24 (IANS) A chair and a teapot that Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore used have been found in Bangladesh, over six decades after the poet's death. Tagore enthusiasts, the department of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Talking, playing a `balanced method’ to have child prodigies


November 2nd, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 2 (IANS) Just talking and playing with her children is the "balanced method" followed by a Malaysian woman whose five kids have entered universities when they were only 12 ... Read more...

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How life survives in a post-apocalypse blackout


August 26th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 26 (ANI): A team of scientists has examined how life can survive in a post-apocalypse blackout.Natural catastrophes such as asteroid impacts, massive volcanic eruptions or large-scale wildfires would have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Martian climate was life-friendly more recently than thought


July 1st, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found evidence that indicates the Martian climate was life-friendly more recently than thought.Matthew Balme, a research scientist with the Tucson-based Planetary Science ... Read more...

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Mars had warmer weather in its recent past than previously thought


June 30th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): A new research led by a UK scientist has indicated that Mars had significantly warmer weather in its recent past than previously thought.Dr. Matthew Balme, from The ... Read more...

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Liverpool star Torres marries childhood sweetheart in front of two guests


May 29th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Madrid (Spain), May 29 (ANI): Footballers' weddings are usually star-studded showy affairs with mega-bucks magazine deals to match.Therefore, it came as a surprise when Liverpool soccer star Fernando Torres married his ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Killing older mosquitoes could help control malaria better


April 7th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS) Scientists have suggested that killing older mosquitoes would be a more sustainable way of controlling malaria, opening the way to insecticides that could never become obsolete. Every year malaria ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Water near Mars surface may be painting dark streaks on it every spring


February 15th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 15 (ANI): Scientists believe that the dark streaks that appear on Mars polar dunes every spring may be caused by liquid water near the surface, a fillip for the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bullying at school could be good for kids


January 31st, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): Being a victim of bullies at school can actually be good for children, according to an academician.Helene Guldberg, associate lecturer in child development at the Open University ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Charles Darwin facing accusations of plagiarism


December 28th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Experts have criticised Charles Darwin for plagiarism and unjustly claiming credit as the father of evolutionary theory.As the scientific world prepares to mark bicentenary of the author ... Read more...

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Pakistanis declare war on Bushs war-on-terror in public loos!


September 19th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi , Sept 19 (ANI): The inside walls of toilets in Rawalpindi , be they in the universities, government offices, bus stands or airports, have become a platform for venting anti-US ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chinas thickening smogs reduces methane emissions


August 8th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 8 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the fallout from Chinese industrial pollution could actually be reducing the countrys contribution to climate change from at least one greenhouse ... Read more...

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Mission to Mars could bring back rocks and life between 2018 and 2033


July 15th, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): An international team of scientists is planning a 4 billion pounds mission to bring back rocks and possibly even life from Mars, which might take place between ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Distance education institutions must play a vital role to reach rural areas: President Patil


June 29th, 2008 - 9:08 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal , June 29 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Sunday called upon the distance education institutions to ensure that they reach the doorstep of those who are unable to continue ... Read more...

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President Patil to arrive in Indore today


June 27th, 2008 - 9:46 am ICT by ANI
Indore, June 27 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will arrive here on a two-day visit today to participate in several functions.During her visit, President Patil will dedicate the Choithran Netralaya to ... Read more...

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President to inaugurate international conference in Mumbai today


June 26th, 2008 - 9:17 am ICT by ANI
Mumbai, June 26 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate the "International Conference on Responsibility to the Future: Business, Peace, Sustainability" here today.During her five-day tour to Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh, ... Read more...

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