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Canada’s competitiveness drops in global ranking


September 6th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Sep 6 (IANS) Canada dropped two positions to 14th place in the Global Competitiveness Index 2012-13, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum said in a report.Canada has dropped five places ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Today is Book Lovers’ Day


August 9th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, August 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reading makes us smarter and happier people. So it has been said. That is why this 9th of August; we will be celebrating Book Lover’s Day. ... Read more...

Posted in Books |

‘US college women gravitate towards hookah’


July 19th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) One out of four college women in the US are gravitating towards the hookah, which originated in India and Persia, and many of them mistakenly believe ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

China, Cuba sign agreements to enhance economic ties


April 10th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 10 (IANS) Entrepreneurs from Cuba and China's Shandong province have signed cooperation agreements in the fields of biotechnology and information.Officials from China's Lukang Pharmaceutical Company and Cuba's ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bugs can help trap underground carbon dioxide


February 24th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) In both the novel and movies versions of "The War of the Worlds", bugs save the earth, while aliens succumb to infections to which humans have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Regular medication can ease severe asthma attacks


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 3 (IANS) A quarter of severe asthma attacks could be averted if only patients took their prescribed medication regularly, according to a new study by the Henry Ford ... Read more...

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Lohan sentenced to 30 days jail


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 3 (IANS) Actress Linday Lohan has again jailed, this time for 30 days, after she pleaded guilty to violating terms of her probation stemming from 2007 charges ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Lohan in legal trouble again


October 15th, 2011 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is reportedly in legal trouble - the bosses at the Downtown Women's Centre in Los Angeles have terminated her community service ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Harpreet Singh wins Elite Race at Hero Delhi Cyclothon


October 9th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Harpreet Singh from the SAI's Center of Excellence, Patiala, won the 64 km Elite Race at the Hero Delhi Cylothon here Sunday.The eight lap race ... Read more...

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China’s government departments flunk transparency test


September 30th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) Thirty-five of China's State Council's 43 departments have failed a test conducted to determine the transparency of government agencies in the country.The institution that did the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Wall Street rises on China hope


September 13th, 2011 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 13 (IANS) The US stocks rose in the last hour Monday as investors were smoothed by Italy's turning to China for help, Xinhua reported.The market opened lower ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mystery Orange goo found in Alaska is actually fungal spores


August 19th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alaska, Aug 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have announced that a mysterious orange goo recently discovered on the shoreline of an Alaskan village ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Generosity is natural to humans


July 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) While rationalists may not agree, acts of generosity come naturally to humans, claims a new research.Commonplace acts of generosity, like tipping the waiter, where no future ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Beijing worries over booming population


July 19th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China's think tanks have called for stricter steps to be taken to control the capital's booming population.The population pressures were likely to become stronger in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Italian PM Berlusconi wins crucial confidence vote in Parliament


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:35 am ICT by BNO News
ROME (BNO NEWS) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday won a crucial confidence vote in Parliament after a series of setbacks in the nationwide referendums and local elections in Milan ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

I support the judge’s decision: Lohan


May 12th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan says she "supports" the sentence that has been imposed on her after pleading no contest in a misdemeanour theft case.Judge Sautner ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Lindsay starts community service


May 7th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan began her community service sentence Friday at a Los Angeles women's shelter.The "Mean Girls" star was handed 120 days in jail ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Contractor who built Osama’s compound detained from Abottabad


May 4th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Abbottabad, May 4(ANI): The contractor who built the huge fortified compound, where Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden was found and killed by US troops on Sunday night, has been detained from ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Braless LiLo arrives for community service in see-through top


May 4th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 04 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan reportedly went braless in a see-through top at the Los Angeles Women's Center as part of her court-ordered community serviceOn the first day of the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Low Vitamin D in kids linked to anaemia


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Paediatricians have discovered a link between low levels of Vitamin D and anaemia in children.Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Center looked at data from the blood ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kids with low vitamin D levels more susceptible to anemia


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that low vitamin D levels in kids may cause anemia, a severe condition of which leads to damage of vital organs by depriving ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Formula-fed preemies at higher risk for dangerous GI condition


May 1st, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A new study has found that premature babies fed with a standard premature infant formula derived from cow's milk are at a greater risk of developing the dangerous ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

LiLo to work in homeless shelter’s theatre workshop?


April 29th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 29 (ANI): Looks like there is more to come in Lindsay Lohan's court-mandated stint at a women's homeless shelter.A source at the Downtown Women's Center said the non-profit ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Lohan to teach acting at homeless shelter


April 29th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is planning to teach acting to people at a homeless shelter as part of her community service.The Los Angeles Downtown Women's ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US Govt ‘to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco’


April 26th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): The U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) has announced its plans to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products.The announcement came after the U.S. Court ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dead bodies at LA morgue await Lindsay Lohan during community service


April 26th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
The 'Mean Girls' actress, who has been sentenced for violation of her probation terms, will bepicking up trash, emptying trash bins, mopping floors and cleaning windows and restrooms overthere."She'll ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

A bionic leg which responds to muscular signals


April 21st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) As Hailey Daniswicz flexes her thigh muscles, electrodes attached to her send messages to a computer avatar to flex its knee and ankle -- parts of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Walking robot HECTOR developed to study animal movements


April 20th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A six-legged robot HECTOR (Hexapod Cognitive autonomously Operating Robot), designed by researchers at the University of Bielefeld's Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology, has been built to study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New computer interface helps students tackle real-world problems


April 12th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new project led by a group of Iowa State University faculty is helping students use what they have learned in the horticulture classroom and apply it to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study suggests another avenue for detecting Alzheimer’s


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 02 (ANI): A well-known chemical process called acetylation has a previously unrecognized association with one of the biological processes associated with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, researchers at the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earliest American residents came at least 15,500 years ago


March 25th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): New findings at a Central Texas archaeological site prove that people lived in the region far earlier - as much as 2,500 years earlier - than previously believed, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria-inspired solar cell devices come closer to reality


March 24th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying nature's most efficient light-harvesting systems that could pave way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain activity is similar for both habits and goals


March 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A team of researchers has found that pursuing carefully planned goals and engaging in more automatic habits show overlapping neurological mechanisms.The finding may offer a pathway for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, ‘pruned’ microchips that are faster, smaller, more energy-efficient


March 17th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technique for doubling the efficiency of computer chips simply by trimming away the portions that are rarely used.Computing experts from the United States, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Some patients with cerebral palsy have asymmetric pelvic bones: Study


March 10th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Most children with severe cerebral palsy have starkly asymmetric pelvic bones, Johns Hopkins Children's Center researchers have discovered.The newly identified misalignment can affect how surgeries of the pelvis, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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