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First vaccine against kala azar ready for trial


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 22 (IANS) The first ever vaccine to prevent kala azar, or visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the world's second largest parasitic killer after malaria, is entering dual clinical trials in ... Read more...

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‘Delhi Belly’ back on Nepal screens, minus some expletives (Lead)


July 6th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 6 (IANS) After being put on hold for two days following censors' objections to the expletives peppering its dialogues, Aamir Khan's home production "Delhi Belly" finally reappeared ... Read more...

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‘Delhi Belly’ finally gets clean chit in Nepal


July 6th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 6 (IANS) After being put on hold for 48 hours following censors' objections to the expletives peppering its dialogues, Aamir Khan's home production "Delhi Belly" finally reappeared ... Read more...

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Lab-grown meat would cut emissions: Study


June 20th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Meat grown artificially in labs would generate a tiny fraction of emissions associated with conventional livestock production, a study says.Lab-grown meat will be a greener alternative ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Link between breast implants and rare form of cancer confirmed


April 20th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A study has confirmed that breast implants are associated with a rare form of lymphoma, though there is no evidence yet to show that they cause cancer.The study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India lost 462 bln dollars through tax evasion, crime and corruption since 1948: Report


November 19th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19(ANI): A new report has said that India has lost 462 billion dollars in illegal capital flows between 1948 and 2008.According to the report from Washington-based group Global Financial ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Want a political internship? Become an MP’s research assistant


July 4th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood and Lakshmi Krishnakumar New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Like in most other fields, Indian politics is discovering the benefits of interns or legislative assistants, who while learning about governance, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Regular bedtime makes children smarter


June 7th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): Children in households with bedtime rules turn out to be more intelligent, according to new study.The study, conducted by scientists at SRI International, an independent, non-profit research institute ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US to take H-1B applications from April 1


March 9th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) The United States will start accepting applications for 65,000 H-1B visas for skilled professionals coveted by Indian techies for fiscal 2011 from April 1. "Cases will be considered accepted ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kids from military families have more stress: Study


December 7th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study suggests that children from military families have to cope up with more emotional and behavioural difficulties compared to other American youngsters, with older children and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bitter melon can help battle malnutrition and disease


April 14th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 14 (ANI): Bitter melon may not seem a very appetising name, but experts say that this vegetable may help protect the world's population from malnutrition and disease.Dr. Dyno Keatinge, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, Taliban, other extremist web sites cropping up in the US


April 9th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.9 (ANI): Of late it has emerged that American-owned firms are playing host to extemist web sites.The latest case involves a Taliban Web site claiming to be the voice of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Agriculture land for SEZ okay: Plan panel member


July 9th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) In what could raise eyebrows in the corridors of power, Planning Commission member Anwarul Hoda Wednesday said agricultural land could be used for developing special economic zones ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Katrina victims who lost homes 5 times more likely to have psychological distress


April 20th, 2008 - 11:44 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 20 (ANI): An American researcher of Indian origin and his colleagues have found New Orleans who lost their homes in Hurricane Katrina were over five times more likely to ... Read more...

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Women play important role in nation-building: Study


February 28th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Contrary to the opinions of policymakers, womens participation in nation-building plays an important role in achieving an equitable, peaceful and more prosperous society, says a new study.Most of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Canadian envoy to India appointed International Development Research Centre President


February 21st, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb.21 (ANI): Canada's High Commissioner to India, David Malone, was today appointed the President of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Announcing Malone's appointment, Canadian Foreign Minister Maxime Bernier said the ... Read more...

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Seaweed-derived anti-HIV vaginal gel proves ineffective in phase-3 trials


February 20th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
London, February 20 (ANI): A seaweed-derived vaginal gel microbicide called Carraguard, which happens to be the first anti-HIV microbicide to make it to the end of phase III clinical trials, has failed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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