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Fight against Somali pirates now a private battle


September 12th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Sep 12 (IANS) The fight against Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean has now become a private battle using private security companies, an Australian study said Wednesday.The research titled ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Massive valley found beneath Antarctica


July 27th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British researchers from CNN say that they have discovered a grand canyon beneath Antarctica. They say that they discovered a massive rift valley that is causing loss ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Dementia, a ’silent tsunami’


April 11th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Nirmal Mehra, was 70, and principal of a well-known school in Delhi when signs of dementia began to show up. Mehra, an army officer's wife ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

China set to overtake US in diamond consumption


February 17th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) China is expected to overtake the US to become the world's largest diamond-consuming country in 2016, Ari Epstein, CEO of Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), said ... Read more...

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Facebook: India is second fastest growing market


February 5th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Why is Facebook becoming more and more popular? Connectivity and accessibility are the biggest drawing cards, say users.Facebook also finds India equally indispensable.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China improves flight punctuality


December 27th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) Flight punctuality has been improving in China this year from a year ago despite the rapid increase of flights, a senior official said.From January to November, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Larger brain size not governed by shrinking gut


November 10th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) It was believed that early humans were able to redirect energy to their brains due to a reduced digestive tract. But primatologists have disproved this, showing ... Read more...

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Smartphone users hit 20 mn mark in South Korea


October 31st, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 31 (IANS) The number of smartphone subscribers in South Korea surpassed 20 million last week, with about 40 percent of South Koreans carrying the mobile device, the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Rich keep getting richer in US


July 6th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS/EFE) The White House proposal to curb tax deductions that benefit firms and high-income individuals as part of the deficit-reduction negotiations that are continuing Tuesday have ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Top Indian executives now to get performance-linked pay


June 27th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Top executives in India will see their pay being increasingly linked to performance due to rapid increase in remuneration levels in recent years and increasing ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Intestinal cells activate defence against salmonella bug


May 29th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) We may only have our own immune system to thank for protecting us silently from ravages of salmonella, a bug behind severe intestinal infections. Generally speaking, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study says that affordable rental homes are hard to find


April 27th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies has come out with a new study that has revealed that more people are spending the greater percentage of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Melting ice in Canadian Arctic bigger player in sea-level rise


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Melting glaciers and ice caps on Canadian Arctic islands play a much greater role in sea-level rise than scientists previously suspected, For instance, the 550,000-square-mile Canadian ... Read more...

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Melting glaciers on Arctic islands play major role in rise of sea level


April 21st, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): A study has found that melting glaciers and ice caps on Canadian Arctic islands play a much greater role in sea level rise than scientists previously thought.The new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Failure in rebalancing China’s economy may jeopardize growth: Paul J. Heytens


April 7th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 7 (ANI): A senior Asian Development Banks (ADB) official has said the country's economy carries very little risk of a hard landing, but any failure in implementing the government's agenda ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mental impact of Japan disaster will be felt ‘for some time to come’


March 18th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 18 (ANI): A psychology expert at Queen Mary, University of London has said that the Japan disaster had a devastating immediate effect on tens of thousands of people but the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gut bacteria can control functions of organs: Study


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new research has found that bacteria in the human gut may not just be helping digest food but also could be exerting some level of control over ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

98 pc terrorists’ acquittal blamed for upsurge in militancy in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa


February 26th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 26(ANI): The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Government has blamed the lower judiciary for a rapid increase in terrorist activities in the northernmost province of Pakistan.According to the government, terrorist activities in the province ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India’s ICT exports rise by 244 percent in 2009


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 3 (IANS) India's exports and imports of information and communications technology (ICT) experienced a rapid rise in 2009 as Asia accounted for two third of global ICT exports, according ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

IMF sees some ‘hot spots’ in Indian equities markets


January 25th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Suggesting that some "hot spots" appear to be emerging in the equities markets in some countries including India, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Tuesday said global ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nutrition ‘may have a role in development of asthma’


January 24th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Asthma affects as many as 300 million people and is one of the world's most common chronic diseases. Researchers estimate that by 2025, there could be an additional ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India’s diaspora conclave concludes with honours, outreach (Roundup)


January 9th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) India's annual convention to connect with its 27-million strong diaspora in over 150 countries concluded Sunday with President Pratibha Patil honouring 14 individuals for their ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

A study of soil as a source of pollutants


November 28th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A new study from University of Southern Maine aims to understand the role of soil as a source of pollutants.Nearly one-fifth of the earth's surface is comprised of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earth witnessed extreme global warming around 40mn yrs ago


November 11th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new research by scientists has found that variations in atmosphere carbon dioxide around 40 million years ago were tightly linked to changes in global temperature.Scientists at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tinnitus common among elderly: Study


October 8th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): A new research has revealed that Tinnitus is common among elderly Nigerians and associated with treatable health conditions like otitis media, rhinosinusitis, head injury and hypertension.Nearly 36 million ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rapid urbanisation leading to shrinking of Kashmir’s agriculture land


September 30th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhatSrinagar, Sep. 30 (ANI): The rapid increase in urbanisation and allied infrastructure development activities are causing a shrinking of agricultural land in the Kashmir Valley.Farmers fear that this growing trend ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Hunger costs poor countries $450 billion a year: ActionAid


September 15th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) As the world leaders prepare for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) review meeting next week, a new report says hunger could be costing poor nations as much ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese becoming arrogant, intolerant of criticism


September 5th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) A rapid increase of wealth in the past three decades has made Chinese people arrogant, they are no longer modest and talk with contempt about others, a social ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Large CO2 release accelerates ice age melting


August 27th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 27 (ANI): Using radiocarbon dating, researchers traced the pathway of carbon dioxide released from the deep ocean to the atmosphere at the end of the last ice age and found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

“Green” energy boom destroys tribes: New report


August 9th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.9 (ANI): To mark the UN Day of Indigenous People, Survival International has released a new report highlighting the devastating impact on tribal people of a massive boom in dam-building for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

32nd San Francisco Marathon Celebrations Today


July 25th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez San Francisco, July 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) This weekend has been a busy one for the city of San Francisco with residents and officials gearing up to participate and cheer contestants ... Read more...

Posted in Events, Sports |

Rapid increase in ‘lonely’ singles as nuclear families fade away


June 9th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 9 (ANI): The number of lonely singles has shot up with 1.7 million more Aussies living by themselves in another two decades, says the Australian Bureau of Statistics.The next ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Icelandic volcano’s ash was electric


May 27th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): The cloud of ash blowing south from an Icelandic volcano last month was electrically charged, claim researchers.The finding could be exploited to build detectors to warn pilots when ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nepali grandfather held for two-year-old’s rape


May 14th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 14 (IANS) A 46-year-old man has been arrested in western Nepal for the alleged rape of his two-year-old granddaughter, police said. Lila Gandharva, a resident of Dorphirdi village in Tanahun district, ... Read more...

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Low-carb beer an “insidious health risk”, says health expert


February 14th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 14 (ANI): An addiction expert has branded a low-carb beer an "insidious health risk", adding that it does little to prevent a beer gut.Beers like Foster's Pure Blonde and Bluetongue's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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