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Gutka ban welcome, needs to be effective, say Delhiites


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government's decision to ban gutka, a form of chewing tobacco, and related products has been widely welcomed though there is scepticism over how ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Be cautious, warns Pakistani daily over bullish stock market


August 18th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The Karachi stock market has seen spectacular gains, yet a Pakistani daily warned that there is a good reason to be cautious.The Karachi stock market's recent ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Australian economy recovering slowly


July 18th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) Australia's economic conditions are at their strongest since September 2011, but the growth rate of future economic activity remains below long-term trend, according to a survey ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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 |

India assures US business of a level playing field


June 14th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Assuring US businesses of "a level playing field" and "total transparency", India has invited them to take advantage of enormous business opportunities offered by India's plans ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

British gays not interested in marriage law


June 8th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Homosexuals in Britain are indifferent to Prime Minister David Cameron's campaign for gay marriage, with just over a quarter - 27 percent - saying they ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Dogs yawn hearing master do the same


May 10th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Dogs may yawn after hearing the sound of their masters do the same, suggesting they can empathise with their owners on how tired they are, researchers ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan dangerous for journalists: Daily


May 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Those in Pakistan's high offices pay lip service to the media but "what they desire is a media tuned to a level of sycophancy", said a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bihar has Rs.140 bn unutilized central funds


January 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 27 (IANS) Of the central funds it received, Bihar utilized just 50 percent in the first 10 months of this fiscal, leaving the state -- riding high on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China’s influence declining, India can do a lot: Myanmarese writer


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Is there a Myanmarese spring in the air? Thant Myint-U, a well-known historian, says if there was ever a chance of a real democratic transition in ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Pakistan on cusp of a defining moment: Daily


December 24th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 24 (IANS) Pakistan may be on the "cusp of a defining historic moment", said a daily over the tension between the army and the government.An editorial in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Greece approves 2012 budget amid austerity protests


December 7th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Dec 7 (IANS) The Greek parliament early Wednesday approved the country's 2012 budget designed to tackle a severe debt crisis, amid fresh anti-austerity protests that briefly turned violent Tuesday.With ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

CWG 2010: Scoring high on glory and ignominy (Year after CWG)


October 2nd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Flashback time or looking at the sporting road ahead? No easy answers even one year after the Commonwealth Games with the grand opening ceremony and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Government committed to talks with Team Anna: Khurshid


August 25th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The government was committed to talks with Team Anna but could do little if the civil society activists were not willing, Law Minister Salman Khurshid ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Brits ‘feel monarchy makes them more respected around world’


April 25th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): A poll has revealed that Britain is a nation made up of moderate monarchists and reluctant republicans.According to a Guardian/ICM poll, large majority think the monarchy is still ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Win back trust, send the best to parliament: Ashwani Kumar (Interview)


April 14th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) People have a growing distrust of politics and to regain faith, political parties should choose their best candidates for parliament, Minister of State for Parliamentary ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Hope, scepticism among people over Lokpal Bill


April 10th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A day after social activist Anna Hazare called-off his fast against corruption, many of his admirers Sunday hoped it would bear fruit. Some others were ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Netizens joyful, sceptical after Anna breaks fast


April 9th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) From calling it the fight for real independence to advocating a more cautious mood in the battle against corruption -- there was an outpouring ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Scepticism rising in China, rues daily


March 1st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) A state-run Chinese newspaper said Tuesday that scepticism was on the rise in the country and that it was necessary to be patriotic.An editorial, "Which China do we ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Does astrology boost your chances of a baby?


January 21st, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) After four­ miscarriages and six failed IVF ­treatments, Mandy Parry was so depressed that she wanted to die. But a consultation with a fertility astrologer finally fulfilled her ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Fear mounts over fate of firearms as UN mission ends in Nepal


January 10th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 10 (IANS) As a top UN official confirmed Monday that the world body would pull out of Nepal's floundering peace process Friday midnight, there is mounting uncertainty - ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Vettori calls for consistent use of Umpire Decision Review System


January 10th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Hamilton, Jan 10(ANI): New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has reiterated that he would encourage cricket teams around the world to show a little more willingness to try the controversial Umpire Decision ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

French are the saddest people on the planet: Poll


January 5th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): French people have topped the charts for being the most pessimistic people looking ahead to 2011, reveals a new poll.In contrast, people in developing economies tend to view ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lorgat hopes to encourage Team India to use controversial ‘UDRS’


December 15th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15(ANI): International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has reiterated that he would encourage the Indian team to show a little more willingness to try the controversial Umpire ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Idealism in cynical times? No takers for “Khelein…” in film loving India (Comment)


December 11th, 2010 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain Here's a snap quiz... Who is Surjya Sen? Chances are most have heard the name vaguely mentioned in the context of the freedom struggle but no more. A hidden ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Saudi wanted joint Arab-US-NATO force to destroy Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon


December 8th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh, Dec 8 (ANI): Saudi Arabia had proposed creating an Arab force backed by US and NATO aerial and navy power to intervene in Lebanon two years back and destroy Iranian-backed Hezbollah, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US diplomats doubt Pakistan will ever fight anti-India groups: WikiLeaks


December 1st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) A new set of leaked State Department cables portray US diplomats' "deep scepticism that Pakistan will ever cooperate fully in fighting the full panoply of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Emotionally-charged global warming messages can backfire: Study


November 18th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that dire messages about global warming could backfire and actually increase scepticism about climate change among the general public."Our study indicates that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon: pee-on mobile chip to predict STD


November 9th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 9 (ANI): Doctors and scientists in Britain have claimed that people can soon diagnose sexually-transmitted diseases (STD) by urinating on a computer chip, plugging it into their cell phones or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obama asks India’s youth to join public service, pitches for growth (Lead)


November 7th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) In remarks similar to what Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also often makes, US President Barack Obama Sunday said economic growth cannot be undermined as it was necessary ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama asks Indian youngsters to get into public service


November 7th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Stating that he was aware of the "healthy scepticism" about electoral politics in both US and India, US President Barack Obama Sunday said he nevertheless hoped more ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Frenchman who ‘heard Diana’s dying words’ exposed as a common thief


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 02 (ANI): A Frenchman who allegedly heard Princess Diana's dying words and gave evidence in court as a key witness has been exposed as a career criminal.Abdelatif Redjil, 54, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

No headway on Indo-Japan nuke pact on eve of Manmohan Singh’s visit


October 23rd, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 23 (ANI): India on Friday said that no nuclear agreement will be signed with Japan during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's three-day visit to Tokyo, as more discussions were ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Does a stronger Sun actually cool Earth?


October 7th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) An increase in the Sun's solar activity actually cools the Earth, suggests a new research that will renew the debate over the science behind climate change. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Stronger Sun ‘makes Earth cool, not hot’


October 7th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): Contrary to the belief that an increase in solar activity from the Sun heats up Earth too, scientists have found that it's quite the opposite.Based on a three-year ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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