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Russia to spend $21 bn on space industry


September 11th, 2012 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will spend 670 billion rubles ($21 billion) to develop its space industry in the coming years, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday."This is big ... Read more...

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Brazil company recalls 620,000 condoms


August 25th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian condom manufacturer Olla is recalling 620,000 condoms from the market because of a possible defect in quality control that could compromise their security."The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Maharashtra bans Bt cotton seeds


August 9th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has banned the sale and distribution of Bt cotton seeds by a US multinational giant in the state, a top official here said ... Read more...

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Downey. Jr won’t quit ‘Iron Man’ role


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Actor Robert Downey Jr isn't ready to quit "Iron Man" movies as he would hate seeing another actor playing his iconic role.The actor's dwindling Hollywood career ... Read more...

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Hallmarking of gold made mandatory


January 4th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The union cabinet Wednesday made hallmarking of gold mandatory for greater quality control in the trade of the precious metal, official sources said.It also decided ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Conform to standards to boost exports: Gilani


October 15th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has urged businesses to focus on conforming to international standards to achieve high exports and economic growth."We are living ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

60 percent of Islamabad water samples test unsafe: Report


September 9th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Nearly 60 percent of water samples collected from Islamabad have tested unsafe for drinking, a media report said Thursday.The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources ... Read more...

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German firm to support Maharashtra photovoltaic project


June 17th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) TÜV SÜD, a German multinational, will provide quality assurance services during the realisation of Maharashtra government's a major photovoltaic (PV) power project in Dhule district, an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pringles inventor Fredric J. Baur buried in Pringles can


June 11th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cincinnati, June 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The inventor of the Pringles can Fredric J. Baur, of Cincinnati has been buried in one of the cans. The body of Baur was cremated and part ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

1,500 Jaguar cars to be recalled in China


May 21st, 2011 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) Jaguar Cars Ltd., a British luxury car manufacturer, would recall 1,552 cars sold in China due to steering flaws, quality control authorities said.The recall - starting ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Food safety awareness programme held in Manipur


April 12th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Apr 12 (ANI): A two-day food safety and quality awareness programme was recently held here to make people aware about food safety and the changes in Indian cuisine regulations.The event was ... Read more...

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Jodhpur pregnancy deaths: IV fluids firm manager detained


February 27th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Feb 27 (IANS) A manager of a firm which allegedly manufactured the contaminated IV fluids responsible for the deaths of at least 12 pregnant women at a government hospital here was ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why girls just love bad boys


January 1st, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): Why is it that a bad boy is so appealing to a girl?Narcissistic, thrill-seeking and deceitful men are the kinds that sweep women off their feet because ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Experts call for ban on e-ciggies until safety concerns are addressed


December 7th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Electronic cigarettes should be banned unless the safety concerns have been addressed, say researchers.Electronic nicotine delivery systems or ENDS are not tobacco products, but are designed to look ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How to prevent cell phone malfunctions


December 5th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): With cases of cell phone batteries overheating increasing, it is vital to keep the phones safe and an expert has revealed how.CNET technology contributor Katie Linendoll explained the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

e-cigarettes are potentially harmful


December 5th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Electronic or e-cigarettes, that vapourize nicotine, are being increasingly used all over the world even though information about their effects is very sketchy.Researchers from University of California, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Electronic ciggies pose health risks: Study


December 4th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Electronic cigarettes, which are increasingly used worldwide, are unsafe and pose health risks, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of California, Riverside evaluated five e-cigarette brands ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Central procurement agency for health goods proposed


November 10th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The government is considering a proposal for setting up a central agency for procuring, storing and distributing health sector goods for various national programmes, Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pak to inspect sugar imports from India before marketing


October 6th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 6 (ANI): Pakistan Minister for Labour and Manpower Syed Khurshid Shah has told the National Assembly that imported sugar from India would be first inspected and certified by the Pakistan ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Indian sugar not substandard, asserts Pakistani minister (Lead)


October 6th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Sugar imported from India is not of poor quality, said a Pakistani minister, but he added that it will be tested before being sold in the country.Minister for ... Read more...

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Indian sugar isn’t substandard: Pakistani minister


October 6th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Sugar imported from India will be tested before its sale in Pakistan, said a minister who rejected the impression that Indian sugar was substandard.Minister for Labour and Manpower ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Online sex shops booming in China


July 10th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): More and more Chinese are going online to buy sex toys and products these days."Many Chinese want to buy sex toys but cringe at the thought of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Popularity of Lady Gaga’s “doe-eyed” look raises safety concerns


July 8th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Lady Gaga's 'big-eyed effect', made popular by the singer in her Bad Romance video, is increasingly gaining popularity among teens who are using "circle lenses" to change ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Beer tasting while keeping sane not the ‘best job in the world’


June 20th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): Jon Elks, a Brit beer taster with Carlsberg, says there is a more serious side to his calling even though he believes it is the 'world's best job'. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

FDA widens the Tylenol probe


May 18th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Food and Drugs Administration has widened its Tylenol probe to include all the McNeil's manufacturing plants. The FDA announced this on Monday. McNeil is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bill to regulate DNA profiling in the offing


April 27th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The government is preparing a bill to establish a DNA data bank and set standards for DNA profiling, parliament was informed Tuesday."The department of biotechnology ... Read more...

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‘Indian youth not educated enough for employment’


February 20th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Youth from several Indian states are "not educated enough for employment" as per the market demand, a study released Saturday said. The findings also indicated that "most youth ... Read more...

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Rs.9.2 bn to promote Indian systems of medicine


November 20th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The health ministry will spend Rs.9.2 billion this financial year for promoting Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) - the Indian systems of medicine ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Do we need deemed universities, asks Supreme Court


July 31st, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the government if the country needs any deemed universities, which have mushroomed amid complaints that instead of imparting quality education many of ... Read more...

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Government approves reconstruction of NHAI


February 25th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The government on Wednesday approved the reconstruction of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the constitution of a search committee for the appointment of ... Read more...

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New mechanism behind cell damage in Huntington’’s disease uncovered


November 17th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a mechanism triggered by the misfolded proteins that could be one early trigger for cell death in Huntington''s disease. It''s long been known that Huntington''s ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Cabinet paves way for Afghanistan’’s entry into SAFTA


October 3rd, 2008 - 9:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today paved the way for the formal entry of Afghanistan into the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA). The Union Cabinet has approved the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Flood toll rises to 13 in Andhra Pradesh


August 6th, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 6 (IANS) The death toll due to heavy rains and flash floods in Andhra Pradesh rose to 13 WEdnesday while several villages remained inundated and the Godavari River in spate. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Now, an electronic tongue that can assess wines quality


August 5th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Forget wine connoisseurs, now even you can become an expert on the drink, all thanks to a group of European researchers who have devised a handheld electronic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

National highways in Kerala to be widened


July 25th, 2008 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, July 25 (IANS) The Kerala government said Friday that 837 km of national highways in the state will be widened to four-lane roads. "The project report on this is being prepared ... Read more...

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