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Hyenas innovative in problem solving


August 9th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Problem solving requires trying many different solutions. That's true for humans and now researchers show that it's true for hyenas, too.The study presented steel puzzle boxes ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Big B feels singers play vital role in actors’ lives


July 31st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says playback singers play an important role in building an actor's stature in Indian cinema."Playback singers have always been responsible for the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Study of interest profile better way to chose employee’


July 6th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Matching the profile of interests of a person in various works with skills required for a particular job could be a better way to evaluate a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dads can ground kids in perseverance


June 17th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Fathers can show their adolescent children the way to perseverance and grounding in positive traits, new research says. Brigham Young University professors Laura Padilla-Walker and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

We can still make it, says Portugal’s Pepe


June 10th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 10 (IANS) Portugal's central defender Pepe believes his side can still progress to the last eight as long as they play quality football they showed in the ... Read more...

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Cuba’s ex-world champion boxer dead


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, May 22 (IANS) Cuban former world champion and 1972 Olympic bronze medallist boxer Douglas Rodriguez passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 61.Rodriguez died Sunday at home, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Conficker worm a continuing threat: Microsoft


April 26th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Redmond (Washington State), April 26 (IANS) Software giant Microsoft Thursday said the Conficker worm was detected approximately 220 million times worldwide in the past two-and-a-half years, making it one of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jawed Usmani takes over as UP chief secretary


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 23 (IANS) Senior Indian Administrative Service officer Jawed Usmani Friday took over as chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh.The unassuming, 1978-batch officer returned from a central deputation with ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Corruption will keep India in chaotic poverty trap: Survey


March 15th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Recognising that self-interest drives a market economy, the Economic Survey for 2011-12 tabled Thursday also says India will stagnate and remain in the grips ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US strategy jeopardised by Pakistani havens: Post


February 25th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Persistence of enemy havens in Pakistan was placing the success of the US strategy in Afghanistan in jeopardy, the US ambassador to Afghanistan warned in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Discuss NCTC first in NIC: BJP


February 23rd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should discuss the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) at the upcoming National Integration Council (NIC) before taking it to parliament, Bharatiya ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Fearing something magnifies its hold on you


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) The more you fear a spider, the bigger it insect will seem to be. Simply told, fearing something only magnifies its hold on you and distracts ... Read more...

Posted in World |

East Bengal beat spirited HAL Bangalore in I-League


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) East Bengal overcame a spirited challenge from HAL Bangalore to defeat them 2-0 in the 16th Round of I-League football encounter at the Salt Lake Stadium ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Persistence pays in wooing women’


December 15th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) In the mating game, no matter how many times they're rebuffed, overconfident men never give up and can ultimately be successful, say researchers. The more such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dannii Minogue gets honorary doctorate


November 11th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Australian singer Dannii Minogue has been conferred with an honorary doctorate in recognition of her services to the entertainment industry."I'm honoured to receive this award, it ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Security Council adopts statement on women in peace process


October 29th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 28 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday adopted a presidential statement calling on the full participation of women in all stages of the peace process as they ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India, China will overcome all problems: PM


October 20th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime minister Manmohan Singh said while problems did exist between India and China on a host of issues, he was hopeful ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kerr was reluctant to date Bloom


July 20th, 2011 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Supermodel Miranda Kerr has revealed that she was initially hesistant to get into a relationship with husband Orlando Bloom because she did not like the idea ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Inflation nudges up in June, close to double digits


July 14th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India's annual inflation continued to be on an uptrend, though the pace of increase slowed down, as latest data released Thursday showed that inflation had ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

One in five of HIV-infected develop dementia


June 30th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 30 (IANS) HIV can hide in the brain, concealed from the immune system and antiviral drugs, and cause dementia in the victim.The discovery unravels the link between HIV ... Read more...

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American author writes book to help diabetics


June 10th, 2011 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 10 (IANS/EFE) A 44-year-old American author - who was only seven when she was diagnosed with diabetes - has written a book seeking to bring hope to ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Virtual partner better for workouts


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Can't find anyone to exercise with? Don't despair. A new research reveals that working out with a virtual partner improves motivation while exercising. The study led ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Childhood eczema ups adult allergic asthma risk nine fold


April 16th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new study has found that children who have eczema, particularly when occurring with hay fever, are nine times more likely to develop allergic asthma in their 40s.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gambling problems ‘more common than drinking problems’


March 25th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions have found that after age 21, problem gambling is considerably more common among adults than alcohol dependence, even ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Struggling’ Aussies’ World Cup prospects bleak: Roebuck


March 21st, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 21(ANI): Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck reckons that Australia's prospects at the World Cup are bleak after the Ricky Ponting-led team finished third in its qualifying group.Ponting's men were defeated ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Second opinion helps pinpoint bipolar disorder


March 13th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) Bipolar disorder can often be confused with depression, unless there is a second opinon. Researchers have found that as many as 69 percent of initial diagnoses ... Read more...

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Cannabis use ‘leads to psychotic symptoms in teens, young adults’


March 2nd, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): A new 10-year long study has found that the use of cannabis leads to development of psychotic symptoms in teenagers and young adults.Professor Jim van Os from Maastricht ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Survey gung-ho on growth, but predicts higher inflation (Lead)


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India's Economic Survey for 2010-11 has predicted 8.6 percent growth for the current fiscal and gross domestic product (GDP) touching the 9 percent mark in 2011-12. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Honest toiler Ferrer likes his obscurity, Murray admits to being under pressure


January 28th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.28 (ANI): Australian Open semi-finalist David Ferrer, it seems, enjoys anonymity.A long-standing member of the tennis elite, Ferrer chases neither attention nor publicity or fame.According to the Herald Sun, he is, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

American Idol auditions from Milwaukee was aired on 26th Jan


January 27th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Milwaukee, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 26th day of January 2011 edition of the reality show, American Idol, will go down in history as one of the most memorable.Chris Medina shared a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Highlights of third quarter review of monetary policy


January 25th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India Tuesday hiked its short-term lending and borrowing rates by 25 basis points in its third quarter review of monetary policy 2010-11. Following ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Keeping a poker face at work might take a toll on you


January 12th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): The more you are required to suppress emotions at work, the greater toll it takes on you, says a new study from Rice University, the University of Toronto ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

BJP names Jaswant Singh to build inter-party ties


January 3rd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Monday entrusted senior party leader Jaswant Singh with the task of building relations with other political parties.The announcement comes ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Iraq moves to ban toy guns to protect kids


January 1st, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) The Iraqi health ministry has urged the government to ban the sale of toy guns in the country as "they make it easier for a child to make ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Iraq moves to ban toy weapons over fears of making children violent at early age


January 1st, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Jan 1 (ANI): Iraq Ministry of Public Health has reportedly has urged the government to ban all toy weapons over fears that in a country where guns and military gear are ... Read more...

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