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Delayed rainfall likely to affect Assam tea production

March 16th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 16 (IANS) Delayed rainfall in the northeast is likely to affect the overall tea production in Assam this year.The deficient rainfall in Assam this year has already delayed ... Read more...

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India’s anti-terror intelligence hub to come up March 1

February 6th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Indian government Monday said it would set up on March 1 a powerful anti-terror agency that will integrate and analyse inputs on terror threats ... Read more...

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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...

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Anti-HIV vaginal gel deemed safe for rectal use too

March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a change in the formulation of tenofovir gel, an anti-HIV gel developed for vaginal use, may make it safer for rectal use ... Read more...

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Smartphone application market grows to $2.2 billion in first half of 2010

August 25th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by BNO News
BERLIN, GERMANY (BNO NEWS) -- A report released on Wednesday revealed that the worldwide smartphone applications market grew more than $2.2 billion dollars within the first six months of the year.According to ... Read more...

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Centre may order inquiry into phone tapping allegations

May 1st, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Union Government is likely to order a full-fledged inquiry into recent allegations of phone-tapping of senior politicians.Sources said the National Technical Research Organization (NTRO), alleged ... Read more...

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Top UN official proposed to replace ‘tainted’ Karzai with a US-friendly figure

December 17th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec. 17 (ANI): A top UN official in Afghanistan had proposed a plan to replace President Hamid Karzai with a more Washington-friendly figure three months ago - when the widespread fraud ... Read more...

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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...

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Teen birth rates higher in US than rest developed world

August 13th, 2009 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (DPA) The birth rate among US teenagers is twice the average for all developed nations and has increased in recent years, according to a report released Wednesday. The current US ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton persuades N Korea to free two American reporters

August 5th, 2009 - 4:17 am ICT by John Le Fevre
North Korea’s official government news agency, KCNA, has reported that following a meeting with former US president Bill Clinton, Kim Jong-Il has granted a special pardon to two American reporters jailed ... Read more...

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Carbon deposits in Arctic could worsen climate change

July 6th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 6 (IANS) Vast amounts of carbon, about twice as much as contained in the atmosphere, is stored in the Arctic, according to a new study. The amount of carbon in ... Read more...

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Amnesty blames Israel for collapse of truce with Hamas

May 28th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, May 28 (ANI): In its 2009 annual report, formally released on Thursday, Amnesty International places sole blame on Israel for the breakdown in the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that led ... Read more...

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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...

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Majority of Pakistanis consider US presence in Afghanistan threat to country : Gallup

December 30th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec.30 (ANI): A majority of people in Pakistan consider the presence of US military force in Afghanistan as a threat to their country. According to a poll conducted by a US-based ... Read more...

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DRDO facing exodus of scientists: Antony

October 20th, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Oct 20 (ANI): The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India s premier defence research organization, is facing attrition problems, as 785 defence scientists have resigned in the ... Read more...

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White Americans will be in a minority in US by 2042

August 14th, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): White Americans will no longer make up a majority of US population by 2042, according to new Census Bureau projections, a transformation that is occurring faster than ... Read more...

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Indian scientist elected entomology’s world forum chief

July 29th, 2008 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) A scientist from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hari C. Sharma, has become the first Asian to be elected president of the 102-year-old ... Read more...

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China’’s economy to become world’’s biggest in 2035

July 9th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): China''s economy will overtake that of the United States by 2035 and be twice its size by 2050, a study released Tuesday by a US research organization ... Read more...

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Sluggish work output, over-reliance on oil threats to Gulf economy

June 12th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 12 (IANS) Over-reliance on oil and gas and sluggish productivity are posing a serious threat to the economic expansion of the Gulf, according to a new report. According to the ... Read more...

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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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Robotic snake can push off obstacles for moving forward

March 5th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
London, March 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new snake-like robot that can push off obstacles it encounters to move forwards, which is a trick used by real snakes.According to a report ... Read more...

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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...

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Scientists convert plant waste into valuable fuel

February 5th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, Feb 5 (ANI): Researchers at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization) and Monash University in Australia, have developed a chemical process that turns green waste into a stable bio-crude oil, which ... Read more...

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Giant finger from cosmic clouds pokes through our galaxy

February 5th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Astronomers have found evidence of hydrogen gas that appears as if it is poking through our galaxy in a giant finger like shape from outside.Discovered using CSIRO (Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Fossilized deep-ocean corals might reveal ancient climate secrets

February 2nd, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists aboard the Southern Surveyor, a research vessel, have retrieved live and fossilized deep-ocean corals from a depth of 1,650 meters near the Tasman Fracture Zone, south-east of ... Read more...

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New battery to rev up hybrid electric vehicles

January 20th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, Jan 20 (ANI): A new hybrid car battery called "UltraBattery" has been developed by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization) in Australia, which lasts longer, costs less and is more powerful ... Read more...

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ETS, NIIT Announce Strategic Alliance in India

January 17th, 2008 - 7:52 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan.17: Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world's leading educational measurement and research organization, and NIIT, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia's largest trainer have entered into a strategic ... Read more...

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