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Nuclear technology will aid people, farms and factories: BARC director (Interview)


July 19th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 19 (IANS) The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), India's premier nuclear research organisation, will propagate the societal benefits of nuclear technology in agriculture, health and industry while completing ... Read more...

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8,000 cyber attacks warded off during CWG: NSA


May 16th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) A staggering 8,000 cyber attacks were warded off during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon said Wednesday, pointing to India's capabilities."There were ... Read more...

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‘Tulsi’ to be used for anti-radiation medicine


January 7th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneshwar, Jan 7 (IANS) From grandma's home remedies for cough, cold and other ailments, 'tulsi' (Indian Basil) is now being tested by Indian scientists for treating people exposed to harmful ... Read more...

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British survey on soap usage called off in Kerala


December 10th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10 (IANS) A bathing soap-related survey being conducted for Britain-based organisations in a coastal hamlet near the Thiruvananthapuram international airport in Kerala was called off Saturday after protests ... Read more...

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Four-year-old scandal comes back to haunt NTRO


September 21st, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India's hi-tech spy agency National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) finds itself battling revelations that one of its staffers illegally snooped on his seniors using a ... Read more...

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Indian spy agencies to come under parliament oversight?


August 14th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A serious move is under way to bring the functions and finances of India's domestic and external spy agencies under parliament's oversight.In a clear indication ... Read more...

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Bill on intelligence agencies reforms soon


July 29th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The government will soon decide on the legislation that seeks parliamentary supervision of intelligence agencies for their better and efficient functioning, former home secretary G.K. ... Read more...

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International award for Kerala State IT Mission


July 3rd, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) The Kerala State IT Mission (KSITM) has received this year's Computer World Honors Program Laureate awards for two of its projects in the economic opportunity and ... Read more...

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Goa water unsafe for bathing and fishing


June 30th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 30 (IANS) Here's a note of caution for all those tourists who head to Goa annually for a bit of sun and a splash in the sea - ... Read more...

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Legislators declare election expenses well below limits


June 28th, 2011 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Even as the April-May assembly elections in five states saw a record amount of cash seized, the newly elected legislators have declared their expenses as ... 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...

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Laptop with over eight mn medical records missing


June 15th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) A laptop containing more than eight million medical records of patients has gone missing from a research building in a biggest-ever security breach of its kind ... Read more...

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Plea against intelligence gathering organisation disposed off


April 6th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday disposed off a petition alleging irregularities in the functioning of National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), which monitors external communications, ... Read more...

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Antony asks DRDO brass to curb attrition rate of scientists


March 25th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) With an average of 75 scientists quitting the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) annually, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday asked the agency's top brass ... Read more...

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Budget session spent little time on legislation


March 25th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The budget session of parliament, that ended Friday, saw very little time spent on legislation and several hours lost in interruptions over controversies like ... Read more...

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Curtailed budget session ends for assembly elections (Roundup)


March 25th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Parliament's budget session, the shortest in recent history, ended Friday after witnessing bitter discussions over alleged graft scams but scored low on legislative business.The ... Read more...

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UDF victory predicted in Kerala


March 8th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananathapuram, March 8 (IANS) An opinion survey conducted by Asianet TV and C-FOR, a research organisation, Tuesday night predicted a victory for the Congress-led United Democratic Front in Kerala.Kerala goes ... Read more...

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Home ministry’s plan for umbrella intelligence body finds no favour


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indian home ministry's plan to have an over-arching body for intelligence sifting has found no favour with two security think-tanks that worked separately to promote ... Read more...

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Embraer rolls out plane for India’s airborne radar


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has rolled out the first of the three EMB-145I planes that India has ordered for its indigenous airborne early warning radars. The plane, ... Read more...

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India, Cuba to cooperate on natural medicine usage


February 18th, 2011 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Ties between India and Cuba may soon reach new levels after a top official of a medical research organisation in Havana met Indian scientists to discuss ways ... Read more...

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Advani slams government on illegal wealth in foreign banks


January 17th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday took on the Manmohan Singh-led central government over its inability to crack down on corruption, alleging it was ... Read more...

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Oral Cholera Vaccine trial successfully completed in Kochi


December 18th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Sankha GhoshKolkata, Dec.18 (ANI): The National Institute for Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) has successfully completed the trial of an Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) here on Saturday.In 2006, the NICED reformulated ... Read more...

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Majority Russians don’t believe in Medvedev-Putin rift


November 22nd, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 22 (IANS) A majority of Russian people do not believe that there is any lack of cooperation between the country's president, Dmitry Medvedev, and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.A poll conducted ... Read more...

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‘Telehealth’ monitoring system to send body organs’ updates to your phone


October 9th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): A new type of wireless body area network (BAN) has been unveiled that can keep a check on the function of vital body organs and warn the patients ... Read more...

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Obama era dips US approval in India, Pakistan: Poll


September 20th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) The US leadership has generally gained approval in Asia since the Obama era began but it declined most in Vietnam, Indonesia, and India, where residents are ... Read more...

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Workers quit jobs to get rid of bad bosses, says book


September 17th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 17 (IANS) Workers quit jobs to get rid of bad bosses even though they like their workplaces, says a new book. Workplace management expert Tony Wilson, who wrote the book "Jack ... Read more...

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BlackBerry gives in, India grants two month extension


August 30th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) BlackBerry phone maker Research in Motion (RIM) Monday gave in to the Indian government's pressure and said it would consider setting up a server in India to ... Read more...

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Goa’s fish knocks on Bengal’s doors!


August 15th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) West Bengal could soon begin to relish the same fish delicacies which Goa prides in. According to marine scientists in Goa, sardines and mackerels - popularly eaten fish ... Read more...

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India’s Aug 31 deadline for access to BlackBerry data services (Roundup)


August 12th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India Thursday set Aug 31 as the deadline for telecom operators to allow access to decoded data communications via BlackBerry devices to law enforcement agencies, just ... Read more...

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India defers decision on BlackBerry, meet with operators off (Lead)


August 12th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India Thursday deferred a decision on the action it proposes to address the security concerns arising out of possible misuse of BlackBerry devices, even as a ... Read more...

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Indian rocket to launch five satellites July 12


July 2nd, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) India's advanced, high-resolution remote-sensing satellite Cartosat-2B would be launched July 12 at 9.23 am from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh, giving a boost to the country's ... Read more...

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DRDO reshaped to boost defence research


May 13th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) In a bid to transform and revitalise the DRDO in form and substance and ensure effective participation of India Inc. in the defence technology sector, the government ... Read more...

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India ‘too late’ in artillery modernisation: Army chief


May 10th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India has been "too late" in acquiring modern artillery and needs to accelerate its efforts to modernise its firepower in an era in which advanced nations have ... Read more...

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Government committed to privacy: Chidambaram (Lead)


April 29th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The government is committed to privacy and is prepared to strengthen safeguards regarding phone tapping, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Thursday. He also said the government was ... Read more...

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Centre to bring NTRO under ‘a ministry’: Chidambaram


April 29th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said the Government is considering to bring under the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) under "a ministry."The NTRO is in ... Read more...

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