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Britain’s watchdog to probe petrol prices


September 6th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) The British Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced it will launch an investigation into the prices of petrol and diesel to see whether a fall ... Read more...

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Chinese people protest female foeticide


July 13th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) Many people in China are concerned over people's preference for baby boys than girls and inclination for gender tests and abortions.In one such display of growing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Japan to restart two nuclear reactors


June 16th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan announced Saturday it will resume operations at two nuclear reactors, the first to come back online since all the country's plants were shut down ... Read more...

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Myanmar to introduce new 10,000 kyat banknotes


June 8th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 8 (IANS) The Central Bank of Myanmar has announced it will put currency notes of 10,000 kyat denomination into circulation June 15. The new 10,000 kyat banknote is ... Read more...

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China to punish obstruction of school bus


April 11th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) Drivers in China refusing to give way to school buses will be penalised.In the latest accident, three children were killed and 14 were injured Monday when ... Read more...

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To curb pollution, China reverts to bicycles


February 9th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Feb 9 (IANS) China, once a nation of bicycles, is reverting to it as a means of movement once again in a measure to push government vehicles off the ... Read more...

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Two students hurt in China knife attack


February 8th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 8 (IANS) A knife-wielding man broke into a school in China, stabbed two students and fled, authorities said Wednesday.The man entered the No.1 Middle School of Nanchang in ... Read more...

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China to curb online phishing


December 30th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 30 (IANS) China's ten major search engines have agreed to put banks' official homepages at the top of search results in a bid to curb cyber scams, authorities ... Read more...

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Make Lokpal independent but accountable, say former officials


December 18th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) As India awaits the Lokpal, prominent former bureaucrats and police officials say an independent and efficient anti-graft ombudsman will be a step forward in efforts ... Read more...

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Shanghai launches official microblog


November 28th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) The local government of Shanghai Monday launched its first official microblog where the public will be informed about new regulations, upcoming cultural activities as well as ... Read more...

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Anti-graft crusade is like bursting of pressure cooker: CEC


April 9th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi has compared the massive outpouring of public support for Anna Hazare's anti-graft crusade to the bursting of a ... Read more...

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Hazare thanks Sonia Gandhi, to continue fast


April 7th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) As Congress president Sonia Gandhi appealed to Anna Hazare to end his fast, the veteran Gandhian thanked her and urged her to get the ... Read more...

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Sonia appeals to Hazare to end fast


April 7th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday appealed to social activist Anna Hazare to end his fast-unto-death and said his views on combating corruption will receive ... Read more...

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Climate change talk does not concern many people


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): A new research has revealed that explaining climate change risk to non-scientists - citizens and politicians - has not been as effective as it should be.Despite much research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US workers fired over email comparing Obama to ‘tar ball’ sues company


February 10th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Two workers in the US, who were fired from their jobs after they forwarded an email that compared US president Barack Obama to a "tar ball", have ... Read more...

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Obama’s ratings climb as public support surges


January 20th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) With more Americans approving of US President Barack Obama's performance and more seeing him as a political moderate, he is riding a surge of public ... Read more...

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Illegal urban construction posing natural disaster threat to Darjeeling


November 27th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling (West Bengal), Nov.27 (ANI): The massive construction of high-rise buildings, a majority of them illegal, has led to a degradation of the soil texture in the Darjeeling Hills area of West ... Read more...

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US teachers claim they were fired for complaining about on-campus sex toys


October 13th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
San Antonio, Oct 13 (ANI): Three former teachers at a school in the US are suing their employer, claiming that they were fired because they complained about on-campus sex toy parties.The three ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks repatriation of terror suspect Aafia


September 19th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 19 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has sent a letter to the US Attorney general's office requesting repatriation of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, who is currently under detention in America ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity rated biggest health problem for kids


August 22nd, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the problem of childhood obesity is getting worse in the United States.The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital conducted a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

PM urges all shades of political opinion to come forward for talks in J&K


August 10th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.10 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday said that addressing the alienation and emotional needs is the key for a political solution in the Kashmir valley.Dr. ... Read more...

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BJP stages protest march over corruption in 2010 Commonweatlh Games preparations


August 2nd, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.2 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a protest march here on Monday to highlight public concern and outrage at the widespread corruption being exposed almost every other ... Read more...

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Rising food prices biggest concern for Indians: Survey


July 25th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Rising food prices is the biggest concern for people in the country, says a survey released Sunday. The Nielsen Company survey found that the concern over increasing ... Read more...

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‘Princess Diana was murdered’


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): A leading barrister, who played a key role in the inquest into Princess Diana's death, has insisted that she was murdered, adding that many questions over the ... Read more...

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Chinese environment reviews on polluting industries are of ‘low quality’


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): A document published on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), have revealed that 48 of the 282 construction projects were of 'relatively low ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles in sunscreens could be toxic if accidentally eaten


June 24th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Nanoparticles in sunscreens could be toxic if accidentally eaten, according to scientists.Philip Moos and colleagues have said that particle size affects the toxicity of zinc oxide, a material ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

No link between child cancers and mobile phone towers


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) There is no link between risk of early childhood cancers and a mother's exposure to mobile phone towers during pregnancy, concludes a study. Use of mobile phones has increased ... Read more...

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Facebook in discussions to install ‘panic button’ link


May 28th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 28 (ANI): Social networking site Facebook has confirmed that it is in discussion to install a "panic button" on its pages that would link users directly to the Child ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles in sunscreen toxic if ingested


April 9th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Scientists have reported that particle size affects the toxicity of zinc oxide, a material widely used in sunscreens. They have also found that nanoparticles in sunscreen can be ... Read more...

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Sunscreen nanoparticles could be toxic if accidentally eaten


April 8th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Nanoparticles of zinc oxide present in sunscreens could prove toxic if consumed accidentally, according to a study.Particles smaller than 100 nanometers are slightly more toxic to colon cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Supreme Court: Hustler can be sued for Nancy Benoit’s pics


March 2nd, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Supreme Court has ruled that the Hustler magazine can be sued for the nude Nancy Benoit’s pics. Earlier the court had said that the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Government gives apex court roadmap on deemed university issue


February 25th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The central government has told the Supreme Court that while it proposes to divest sub-standard colleges of the deemed university tag after giving each of them a ... Read more...

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Public concern about global warming drops sharply in US


January 28th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): A national survey has revealed that public concern about global warming has dropped sharply since the fall of 2008 in the US.Researchers at Yale and George Mason universities ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Osama’worth more alive than dead’ to the US, says his son


January 22nd, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.22 (ANI): Al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden's fourth son, Omar, has told the Rolling Stones magazine in an interview that his father is worth more to the United States ... Read more...

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Budget hotels in Malaysia being turned into sex dens


December 16th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 16 (ANI): The Alor Star City Council has found that 90 per cent of the city's budget lodgings are fire traps.Many such places have also become dens for immoral ... Read more...

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