perceptions

US consumer confidence slips


July 28th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) The US consumer confidence continued to decline in July after hitting a 4.5-year high in May, as the job growth is slowing and food prices are ... Read more...

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Indian comedian makes Pakistanis laugh (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 18th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 18 (IANS) Indian stand-up comedian Sanjay Rajoura had Pakistanis in splits as he cracked jokes on India's obsession with Sachin Tendulkar and how to win friendship of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Indian comedian makes Pakistanis laugh


July 18th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Indian stand-up comedian Sanjay Rajoura's performance was well-received in Karachi where he discussed striking a friendship with female students to India's obsession with Sachin Tendulkar.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India-EU free trade deal by end 2012: German envoy


July 14th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Germany expects India to conclude its free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union by the end of 2012, despite the economic gloom the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Norms for registering pension fund managers revised


July 12th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The government Thursday issued revised guidelines for registering pension fund managers to manage the national pension system for the non-government and private sector.Under the guidelines ... Read more...

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FDI into South Africa soars


July 9th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 9 (IANS) South Africa led the sub-region as foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into sub-Saharan Africa jumped by 25 percent in 2011, according to the 2012 World Investment ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Be responsive to expat’s needs, Krishna tells Indian missions


June 27th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Ahead of his outreach visit to Central Asia in the first week of July, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday said he had asked ... Read more...

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Prachi happy to play her age in ‘I, Me Aur Main’


June 24th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) " 'I, Me Aur Main' is a perfect opportunity for me to change people's perceptions about me," says Prachi Desai who will be seen playing ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Delhiites feel their environment has deteriorated


June 5th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) A majority of respondents to a survey on the capital's enviroment feel that its quality has worsened, while nearly half of them perceive a reduction in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Indians start to see less corruption: Gallup poll


May 8th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Indians continue to see corruption as widespread in their country's government and business, but are less likely to feel that way this year, according to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Regular jogging may increase longevity


May 4th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, May 4 (IANS) Regular jogging can add up more than six years to male life expectancy and 5.6 years to women's longevity, reveals the latest data from the Copenhagen ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Russian lawmaker held for $1.3 mn scam


April 29th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The speaker of a legislative assembly in Russia's far eastern region has been placed under house arrest on charges of embezzling 38 million rubles (around ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tech, SMS dividing generations at workplace: Body language guru


April 9th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The psychological gap between the Facebook generation of young employees and their baby booming boss is widening in the age of electronics, says Australian ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Online boycott just as bad as real one


April 4th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) People who are ignored by others online may feel just as bad as if they had been excluded in person, according to a new study."If ... Read more...

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Government will address concerns on NCTC: Congress


February 19th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Amid opposition from various chief ministers over the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), the Congress Saturday said the government will address the concerns of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Temple not on people’s agenda in Ayodhya


February 9th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ayodhya, Feb 9 (IANS) The Ram temple was clearly not on the agenda of those who voted in this Hindu pilgrim town in the first phase of the Uttar ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Patients’ perceptions of illness affects outcome


January 30th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) What you think about your illness matters just as much, if not more, than the factors and conditions that determine your health condition.Keith Petrie of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Imagining positive co-workers improves performance


January 13th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) People who conjure positive imaginary co-workers turn in better performance at workplace, above and beyond the call of duty, suggests a study. The results showed that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Racism not ruled out in Indian student’s killing


December 30th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) The killing of 23-year-old Indian student Anuj Bidve in Britain is being treated by police as a "hate crime", after a woman who reportedly held the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sonia ready to fight for Lokpal, women’s quota bills (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said she was ready to fight for the anti-graft Lokpal and women's reservation bills in the Lok Sabha and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Lokpal bill is pathbreaking legislation: Sonia


December 21st, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Describing the Lokpal bill as a pathbreaking legislation, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday urged Anna Hazare to accept it.Addressing the Congress Parliamentary Party, Gandhi ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China won’t attack India: PM


December 14th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Dismissing perceptions of threat following reports that Beijing was building a military base in the Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said his ... Read more...

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Bald and beautiful: Women take the bold cut (Feature)


November 14th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) It has been called the richest ornament of women. In some Indian cultures, it still is a decisive factor while pinning down on a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Hinduism spreads in Ghana, reaches Togo


November 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Nov 6 (IANS) From just two dozen people in the mid 1970s to 3,000 families now, Hinduism is spreading in Ghana and has also made its way into neighbouring ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Identifying with car prompts aggressive driving


October 18th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Those who view their car as an extension of themselves seem to develop more aggressive driving tendencies, says a new study.The study, conducted by Ayalla Ruvio ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chennai transgender model to compete in international pageant


October 13th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 13 (IANS) City-based transgender model Malaika, 28, will represent India in the Miss International Queen 2011, a beauty contest for members of the community to be held ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Los Angeles to host 2015 Special Olympics


September 15th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 15 (IANS) Los Angeles will host the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.The announcement was made Wednesday by the Special Olympics International Board of Directors. The board ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Subtle ads have stoked sales of anti-depressants


September 12th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Subtle advertising by drug companies has persuaded doctors to prescribe three times more anti-depressants than they did in the 1970s. Their methods were exposed by a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

NATO woos India, says ties important


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 2 (IANS) Stepping up its efforts to woo India as a partner nation in a post-Cold War world, NATO says its fledgling relations with New Delhi are "important" ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Our bonds outweigh differences: Clinton


July 20th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) With the strategic dialogue bringing out divergent perceptions on some aspects of the civilian nuclear deal and Afghanistan, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday underlined ... Read more...

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Men shouldn’t retire before their wives: Study


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Married men should not retire before their wives because there will be no one at home to look after them, a study has said.While wives report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Seniors tend to overestimate driving skills


May 26th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 26 (IANS) Older drivers, especially those aged over 65 years, tend to overestimate their driving skills.Prof Karen Sullivan, neuropsychologist at the Queensland University of Technology, based her study ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Himachal-educated girl to marry Bhutan king


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sanawar (Himachal Pradesh), May 22 (IANS) For two years, Jetsun Pema was a student of the prestigious Lawrence School here. No one knew that the tall, slim girl belonged ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why we don’t really know ourselves


May 6th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) We often presume that we know ourselves best, but psychologists beg to differ. They believe there are certain aspects in our personality that others know ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India has a strategic relationship with Russia: Krishna


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Emphasizing that strategic ties help to build on common perceptions on major issues of international relations, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said that India has a strategic ... Read more...

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