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Kolkata among most flood vulnerable cities


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Nine coastal cities around the world are most vulnerable to serious flooding with Shanghai at the top of the list and Kolkata and Dhaka standing midway, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Eleven rescued after Hong Kong cargo ship sinks off Japan


April 6th, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by BNO News
OSAKA, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) -- The Japanese Coast Guard on Thursday rescued eleven crew members of a Hong Kong cargo ship which went missing off the coast of southern Japan earlier this ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Mosquito needle ‘hurts far less than regular injection’


March 25th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): Scientists have developed a motorised, harpoon-like needle that hurts far less than a regular injection - because it resembles a mosquito's mouth parts.The needle mimics a mosquito's proboscis, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Robot marathon to take place in Japan


February 25th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Feb 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Everything is going towards the robotic way in Japan. The first ever robot marathon is being held in the tech-loving country.Several robots entered the competition. Robot makers, ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

World’s first android marathon flagged off


February 25th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): It has begun - the world's first pint-sized robos have set off on the world's first robot marathon.The event got under way in Osaka, Japan, today with five ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Trojan asteroids around Neptune could turn into comets that might hit Earth


July 31st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): Material from the Trojan asteroids that exist around the orbit of Neptune could go on to become comets that could strike our planet, according to a new study.Many ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kuala Lumpur to host 7th World Instant Noodles Summit!


April 18th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 18 (ANI): The Seventh World Instant Noodles Summit is to open in Kuala Lumpur on April 20.The website of the World Instant Noodles Association (WINA) says the event, which ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Chandigarh gets sensory park for visually impaired


February 15th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil SharmaChandigarh, Feb 15(ANI): 'Institute for the Blind' has created a sensory park with the help of Chandigarh administration and Municipal Corporation for the use of visually challenged persons.This park ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Chandigarh gets sensory park for visually impaired


December 4th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) This city now has a park aimed at stimulating the five senses of taste, sight, touch, smell and hearing. The needs of the visually impaired have been kept ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sania out of Japan Open


October 17th, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Osaka (Japan), Oct 17 (IANS) Sania Mirza's fine run at the WTA Japan Open tennis came to an end after she lost 2-6, 1-6 to fourth seeded Francesca Schiavone in the semi-finals ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Sania’s Japan open campaign ends


October 17th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Osaka (Japan) Oct 17 (ANI): Indian tennis star Sania Mirza lost in the semifinal of the Japan open at the hands fourth seed Francesca Schiavone, here on Saturday.Sania saved a breakpoint ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ author to be India’s diplomat in Osaka


July 15th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Vikas Swarup, whose book was turned into the Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire", will be India's consul general in Osaka, Japan. On his first visit to India after ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Jetstar emergency landing in Guam


June 11th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by GD
A Japan-Australia flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Guam following the break out of afire. Jetstar airbus A330- 200 is a passenger fight from Japan to Australia. It is ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Self-healing concrete may soon bring futuristic protection to bridges and roads


May 6th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new concrete that can heal its own wounds, which may soon bring futuristic protection to bridges and roads.Traditional concrete is brittle and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

WTA financially strong course economic storm


March 18th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Indian Wells (California), March 18 (DPA) The Women Tennis Association (WTA) is well-placed to withstand the current world economic downturn with major sponsors all healthy, though boss Larry Scott says he expects ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Passenger sues airline for giving him too much booze!


December 18th, 2008 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): A passenger has filed a lawsuit against an airline for serving him so much alcohol that led him to beat up his wife.Yoichi Shimamoto has sued United ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Atwal tied 17th, Gangjee misses cut at Panasonic golf


September 27th, 2008 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Osaka (Japan), Sep 27 (IANS) Three birdies and two bogeys carried Indian golfer Arjun Atwal to the 17th place while Rahil Gangjee missed the cut at the co-sanctioned Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open here ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Olympics to see three fastest men in 100 metres sprint


July 18th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 18 (Xinhua) The Beijing Olympic Games will be unlike any before. No previous Olympics have seen the world's fastest trio who are all close contenders for the men's 100 metres ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Egypts oldest pyramid complex undergoing laser scanning


June 20th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, June 20 (ANI): Scientists are carrying out a laser scanning survey of Djosers Step Pyramid - Egypts oldest pyramid complex, in an attempt to create its virtual three-dimensional model.The Step ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World economy threatened by oil, food prices


June 14th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Osaka (Japan), June 14 (DPA) Rising oil and commodity prices are posing a threat to the global economy, the finance ministers of the Group of Eight (G8) said Saturday. "Elevated commodity prices, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

G8 ministers continue talks on oil, commodity prices


June 14th, 2008 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
DPA Osaka (Japan), June 14 (DPA) Finance ministers of the world's seven richest states and Russia Saturday continued their meeting in Japan, as inflation woes threatened to sideline climate change, development topics. The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dempo’s AFC quarter-final opponents to be decided Saturday


May 23rd, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India's Dempo Sporting Club will know their quarter-final opponents in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup after the draw is held at the headquarters of the Asian ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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