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Sweet water dreams come true for parched Barmer


August 30th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), Aug 30 (IANS) Dreams of tasting sweet water have finally come true for residents of the parched Thar region, along the India-Pakistan border, in Rajasthan.The area's residents ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jamaica defends its anti-doping programme


August 18th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 18 (IANS/CMC) The Jamaica Anti Doping Commission (JADCO) has rejected claims by the former chief of the world anti doping agency (WADA), Dick Pound who suggested that the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Strict action ordered against Pakistani chief justice’s son, realtor


June 15th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered strict action in a bribery case involving Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry's son and a real estate tycoon.Wrapping up the case, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

School with Indian kids named Britain’s best


December 16th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) A primary school in Britain where the majority of students are of Indian and Asian origin has achieved the best exam results in the country.Students at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Adults ‘not losing any sleep’ over computers


December 13th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) The pervasive belief that computers and mobile phones are eating into our sleep has been challenged by researchers.Nicholas Glozier, associate professor of psychological medicine, University of ... Read more...

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Business, sports, tarot on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


October 6th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The books on the shelf this week are serious, informative and fun.1. "Uncommon Ground: Dialogues With Business and Social Leaders"; Written by Rohini Nilekani; ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

NID wins global sustainable auto-design contest


October 5th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) A team of Indian design institutes led by the Ahmedabad-based National Institute of Design (NID) has won an award at the PACE Forum 2011, a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Surge in Satanism sparks rise in demand for exorcists: Catholic Church


March 31st, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): The Roman Catholic Church has warned that a surge in Satanism fuelled by the Internet has led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcists.Exorcism is the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Three-cheese pizza with Jesus’ face up for grabs on eBay in Oz


March 30th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 30 (ANI): The face of Jesus Christ is said to have appeared on a three-cheese pizza that was made at an eatery in Brisbane, Australia.The shop, Posh Pizza in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ric Charlesworth, the best man to coach Aussie cricketers: Roebuck


January 21st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.21 (ANI): Dr Richard Charlesworth is the best candidate to coach the Australian cricket team, feels cricket columnist Peter Roebuck.Describing as a man of many parts, sporting and otherwise, Roebuck ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Australian cricket, a product of rampant self-indulgence: Roebuck


December 8th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec.8 (ANI): As Australia limps off to lick its wounds after its innings and 71 run defeat to England in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Berlusconi under pressure after Fini’s ultimatum


November 8th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 08 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has come under pressure to form a new administration with new policies after former neo-fascist leader and long-standing ally Gianfranco Fini issued him ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Plagiarism plagues India’s genetically modified crops: Experts


September 30th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.30 (ANI): A landmark report by six science academies has revealed that plagiarism plagues India's genetically modified crops.Indian scientists now fear that the episode has undermined the country's international scientific ... Read more...

Posted in World |

ICC launches investigations into Oval ODI


September 18th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London/Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Saturday launched fresh investigations after British daily The Sun raised doubts on the scoring pattern of Pakistan in Friday's one-day international against England ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Watchdog says websites pose biggest terror threat to UK


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): The official reviewer of the British Government's anti-terrorism laws, Lord Carlile, has warned Prime Minister David Cameron to his attention instead to websites that openly advocate violence.A ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Climategate’ review clears scientists of dishonesty over data presentation


July 8th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Climate scientists, who were earlier accused of fudging their results on man-made global warming, have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and thus, have silenced their critics.Sir Muir Russell, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Future managers asked to address planet earth’s problems


March 14th, 2010 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 13 (IANS) Graduating students of the Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow (IIM-L) were Sunday asked to use the skills and traits they had learnt not only in the corporate world, but ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN Secretary-General asks IPCC to go under the scanner


March 11th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11(ANI): Reports indicate that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked the world's science academies to review work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which had made a major ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Editors Guild asks news channels to abide by ethics of journalism


January 8th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): The Editors Guild of India on Friday has urged the news organizations to follow ethics of journalism and uphold its principles while reporting about events.On Friday, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Editors Guild condemns Andhra channels for ‘malicious’ broadcasts


January 8th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Editors Guild of India Friday expressed concern at some news channels' unsubstantiated reports about the circumstances leading to the death of the then Andhra Pradesh chief ... Read more...

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Climate change far worse than thought before


January 3rd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Global alarm over climate change and its effects has risen manifold after the 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Since ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Organic food has ‘no health benefits’


July 30th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Organically produced foods are not nutritionally superior to conventionally produced foodstuffs, according to researchers.Consumers appear willing to pay higher prices for organic foods based on their perceived health ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Illegal immigrants get into UK through ‘bogus college’ route


July 21st, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): The British Home Affairs Committee has said that tens of thousands of illegal immigrants get into the UK because they claim to attend colleges, which turn out to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Beauty queen spills tales of rigour in Hindi translation (With Image)


March 7th, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) When done well, a translation can open a new world both to the author and the reader, as was seen in the recently released "Is Taaj Ke ... Read more...

Posted in Books |

Head hunting firm to consult Botham, 37 others before finalizing England coach


February 24th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Odgers Ray and Berndtson, an executive search company more used to filling positions in boardrooms than cricket dressing rooms, will consult 38 advisers including captain Andrew Strauss ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Teenagers trained into terrorists near Peshawar for fighting NATO troops in Afghanistan


July 29th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Khyber Agency, July 29 (ANI): A remote mountaineous region in Pakistan that has almost turned into a dry riverbed, houses a terrorists training camp where about two dozen young men, most ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Terror camps in Pakistan undermine war in Aghanistan: WSJ


July 28th, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 28 (IANS) The existence of dozens of terror camps Pakistan mountains neighbouring Afghanistan is a major reason why the US-led war just across the border is foundering, the Wall ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Homeopathy putting lives at risk through baseless claims


June 17th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): It has been practiced for decades, but now homeopathy has been accused of putting lives at risk through unfounded claims that convince people they do not need ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Carla Bruni reignites Cecilia text message row


March 20th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar.20 (ANI): Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has re-ignited a row over a text message her husband, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, allegedly sent his ex-wife Cecilia begging her to return a week before ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Infosys to provide IT solution to US diesel engine maker


February 27th, 2008 - 9:08 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian IT major Infosys Technologies Ltd will provide IT solutions to US-based diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. Cummins, which serves customers in more than 160 countries, has selected ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Baroness Nicholson MEP calls on Pak to address profound democratic deficits


February 23rd, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne MEP has called on the incoming government in Pakistan to address the imperatives of the profound democratic deficits with rigour and determination so that ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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