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Many Britons don’t mind having kids without marrying


September 20th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) British family life appears to have undergone a major change as for the first time the number of unmarried couples with children has equalled those who ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

New blood test detects deadly calcium deposits


September 7th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, Sep 7 (IANS) A new test could identify individuals who are likely to develop potentially deadly calcium deposits in their tissues and blood vessels, a precursor to chronic kidney ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Murdoch quits as News International director (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as a director of News International, the group that owns The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun, in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Injury prone Jerome Taylor to play in SPL


July 6th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Port of Spain (Trinidad), July 6 (IANS/CMC) Injury prone West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor has been snapped up as one of the overseas signings for the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra pilgrims could be sensors for earthquakes (Science Feature)


June 29th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Pilgrims who trek to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir and the horses that carry them could be used as sensors of an impending earthquake.Geologists foresee a major earthquake ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mills says New Zealand wary of inconsistent Windies


June 27th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, June 27 (IANS/CMC) New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Mills says it is the inconsistency of the West Indies that makes the Caribbean side such a difficult team to play against.Speaking ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Osian film fest returns, starts July 27


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The popular Osian's Cinefan Film Festival is back with a new logo after a two-year hiatus. Bringing the finest films from India, Asia and Arab ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Prague to host 2015 European athletics indoor championships


May 6th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sofia (Prague), May 6 (IANS) Prague will host the 33rd European Athletics Indoor Championships in 2005."We are very pleased to confirm that Prague will be the hosts of the European ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

January troop mobilisation purely for training: Antony


April 26th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government made it clear Thursday that the movements of army units on the night of January 16/17 was "purely for training purposes" and aimed ... Read more...

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What do ratings, outlook downgrades mean?


April 25th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Ratings agency Standard & Poor's Wednesday cut its outlook on India to "negative" from "stable". What does it mean?Outlook indicates potential direction of ratings in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Growth could be lower than anticipated: RBI


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India Monday sounded worried about growth prospects of the economy this fiscal and said gross domestic product expansion could be lower than ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India Inc welcomes 100 percent foreign equity in single-brand retail


January 10th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India Inc Tuesday welcomed the government's move to allow 100 percent foreign equity in single-brand retail."This is a welcome move with a clear potential to ... Read more...

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India allows 100 percent FDI in single brand retail (Roundup)


January 10th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India Tuesday allowed 100 percent foreign equity in single brand retail, notifying the norms that among other things said all wholly-owned international brands will need ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Japan’s core consumer prices rose in September


October 28th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Oct 28 (IANS) Japan's core consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.2 percent in September from a year earlier, marking the third successive month of increase, authorities said Friday. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jaguar C-X16 concept car to debut at Frankfurt motor show


August 17th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Automobile giant Tata Motors Wednesday said its new Jaguar C-X16 production concept car will make its global debut at the Frankfurt motor show on Sep ... Read more...

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Tom Cruise to star in ‘Oblivion’


May 23rd, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise has been roped in for a new science-fiction movie "Oblivion" to be directed by Joseph Kosinski.The film is "set in a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Worm studies shed light on protein associated with human cancers


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists studying a worm have come closer to a protein associated with a number of different human cancers, which may point to a highly targeted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vegetarians at significantly lower heart disease, diabetes and stroke risk


April 16th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A new research from Loma Linda University has suggested that vegetarians experience a 36 percent lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome than non-vegetarians.Metabolic syndrome is a precursor to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Video game’s ‘babe-slapping’ mode upsets women’s rights-groups


March 27th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): A new videogame, set for release this spring, has received harsh criticism for its depiction of women.'Duke Nukem Forever' that requires gamers to abduct women and give ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

After Carnival, Goa goes into Shigmo festivities


March 21st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) While the echoes have not yet died of the Carnival celebrated March 5, Goa is braced for another week-long celebration of the carnival's indigenous variant called ... Read more...

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Direct tax collection up 20 percent so far: Pranab


February 26th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The country's direct tax collection has reported an increase of 20 percent in the current fiscal year and stood at Rs.335,000 crore, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Model to help predict volcanic eruptions


February 24th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A model developed by the researchers at Yale University and the University of British Columbia may help forecast deadly volcanic eruptions.No matter their size or shape, explosive volcanoes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Atopic dermatitis is a strong precursor to food allergies


February 6th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 06 (ANI): Increasing evidence indicates that atopic dermatitis is a precursor to allergic diseases rather than a consequence. And now, dermatologists are advising parents of infants and young children affected ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How to boost broccoli’s cancer-fighting power


January 28th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new research provides convincing evidence that the way you make and consume broccoli matters, and also suggests that teaming broccoli with broccoli sprouts may make the vegetable's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

RBI hints at rate hike, containing inflation main objective


January 24th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) India's central bank Monday said that containing inflation was on top of its agenda and hinted at a possible hike in key interest rates when it conducts a ... Read more...

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New study explains humans’ critical ability to throw long distances


January 24th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed how humans, unlike any other species on Earth, readily learn to throw long distances.The study by Indiana University and the University of Wyoming ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New 230mn-yr-old predator ‘dawn runner’ discovered in South America


January 14th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Experts have announced the discovery of a dinosaur that roamed South America approximately 230 million years ago and have dubbed it the 'dawn runner'."It really is the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nagging partners ‘can give you heartache’


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Nagging from a partner significantly increases the risk of suffering angina, the precursor to coronary artery disease, according to a new study.Dealing with worries from children and other ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tea can prevent weight gain


December 19th, 2010 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Taking tea may prevent weight gain caused by junk food, according to a new study.Researchers found regular consumption of tea also suppressed damaging changes in the blood linked ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Drinking tea may prevent weight gain caused by junk foods


December 18th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): Want to shed those extra pounds but still eat your favourite junk foods? Well, drinking tea could be the solution.Researchers at Kobe University, Japan found that regular consumption ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Protein sheds light on cause and treatment for kidney disease


December 13th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has shed light on causes and treatment of a kidney disease associated with proteinuria-the leakage of protein in the urine.Researchers at the University of Alabama ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nepal to hold beauty contest for elephants


December 9th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 9 (IANS) Nepal has the highest mountain in the world and now, the Himalayan republic is going to win another jumbo distinction when it holds the world's "biggest" beauty pageant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA Likely To Announce Discovery Of ‘Alien’ Bacteria


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Despite widespread rumors and speculations that U.S. space agency NASA is all set to make significant announcement about the presence of life beyond Earth in a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Army raises questions on Kashmir troop thinning


November 30th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 30 (IANS) In the aftermath of Monday's shootout in Srinagar in which a policeman and three terrorists were killed, the Indian Army has raised a series of questions on the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Walking slows Alzheimer’s progress


November 29th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Walking five miles or about eight kilometres a week may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Walking slowed the decline in memory skills in people showing early ... Read more...

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