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Mice also foIlowed migrating humans: Study


March 19th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Unlike dogs, house mice may not be man's best friend, but they accompanied the two-legged specimen on their colonising drives.Study co-author Eleanor Jones (affiliated with the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No Putin portraits on campaign posters


February 7th, 2012 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There will be no portraits of Russian Prime Minister and presidential frontrunner Vladimir Putin on campaign posters ahead of the March 4 polls, as he ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Anti-crisis measures cost Russia about $100 bn : Putin


January 18th, 2012 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian authorities have spent 3 trillion rubles ($95 billion) on anti-crisis measures, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said."Overall, we have spent 3 trillion rubles on anti-crisis ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Four generations a facet of contemporary Indian art: Gulammohammed Sheikh (Interview)


October 18th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) An interesting aspect of contemporary Indian art is the presence of four generations of artists-like a large family, says renowned painter and scholar Gulammohammed Sheikh, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Let’s get back to the business of growth: Chidambaram


July 27th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The government's drive to improve its image amid various corruption scams continued Wednesday with Home Minister P. Chidambaram saying that growth and the reforms ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brain molecule found to protect against epileptic seizures


March 7th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): A new Brown University study has found that molecule putrescine present in the brain an epileptic seizure actually protect against them hours later.The scientists have found that putrescine ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

BMW to expand Indian operations


November 24th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) German luxury car maker BMW will increase its investment in India to Rs.1.8 billion ($40 million) by the end of 2012 and start rolling out the X1-model from ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tsunami death toll surpasses 300 as rescuers arrive at remote islands


October 28th, 2010 - 2:01 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll following a tsunami that wrecked villages on Indonesian islands off the western coast of Sumatra on late Monday has risen to more than 300, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

1.3 mn Haitians still in camps months after quake: UN


September 3rd, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 2 (DPA) Nearly nine months after a devastating earthquake, an estimated 1.3 million Haitians are still living in temporary shelters while the country struggles with reconstruction and rebuilding a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Flooding spreads to south Pakistan, hundreds of thousands evacuating villages


August 24th, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of thousands of people are evacuating their inundated villages, as the massive floods in Pakistan spread to the southern province of Sindh, the United Nations (UN) ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak deluge to have lasting effect on battered country


August 17th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.17 (ANI): The devastating deluge in Pakistan has not only inundated acres of land and left millions homeless, but it has also added to the complexities facing the troubled country.With ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UN warns 3.5 million children at water-borne disease risk in flood-hit Pakistan


August 17th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.17 (ANI): As millions of people struggle to wade through country's worst floods in the last 80 years, the United Nations (UN) has warned that nearly 3.5 million children in Pakistan ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Thousands flee as floods threaten major Pakistani city


August 13th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jacobabad (Pakistan), Aug 13 (DPA) Thousands of people were fleeing a major city in southern Pakistan after authorities issued a flood warning Friday as rescue workers attempted to get relief to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UN appeals for 460 million dollar emergency aid for Pak flood victims


August 12th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 12(ANI): UN humanitarian chief John Holmes has appealed for 460 million dollars in emergency aid for the flood-affected people in Pakistan.Holmes called for help saying that the disaster was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Serbia tops list of European nations with most refugees-*


June 21st, 2010 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Belgrade, June 21 (IANS) Serbia, with over 86,000 refugees, has topped an "unfortunate list" of European countries with the highest refugee and internally-displaced population, a top Serbian official has said. According to government ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obama calls for clarification of ‘facts’ after Gaza flotilla clashes


June 1st, 2010 - 5:45 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday told Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu that "he deeply regretted the loss of life" and called for clarification of the "facts" after ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Abbas orders three days of mourning after ’slaughter’ at sea


May 31st, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday ordered three days of mourning after the deadly clashes between pro-Palestinian campaigners and the Israeli Navy, Israeli media reported.President Abbas condemned ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Kids respond better to recommended swine flu vaccine


May 28th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): In the first head to head study of the two H1N1 vaccines used in the UK during the recent pandemic has found that the adjuvanted split virus vaccine ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two drown, 150,000 people hit in Assam floods


April 24th, 2010 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) At least two people drowned overnight as flash floods triggered by heavy rains inundated more areas in Assam, displacing over 150,000 people. A thunderstorm also swept parts ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

100,000 displaced by floods in Assam, 100 villages hit


April 23rd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Assam have displaced more than 100,000 people in an estimated 100 villages in Lakhimpur district, officials said Friday. "The situation is ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Assam floods displace 50,000 people


April 22nd, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) Heavy rains triggered flash floods in Assam Thursday displacing at least 50,000 people in the state's Lakhimpur district, officials said. No casualties have been reported. A government spokesman ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Microscopic escape artists can live long by ‘going away with the wind’


January 29th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 29 (ANI): A new research has discovered that the secret to the evolutionary longevity of very small invertebrates called bdelloid rotifers is that they are microscopic escape artists that dry ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Botham revisits site of Tsunami devastation in Sri Lanka


December 26th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 26 (ANI): Former England cricket captain Sir Ian Botham recently revisited Seenigama, near Galle in Sri Lanka, which faced the brunt of the December 26, 2004 Asian Tsunami that claimed ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India’s swine flu toll touches 666 (Lead)


December 9th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) At least 13 more swine flu patients died in India, taking the toll due to the contagious virus to 666, health authorities said Wednesday. Of these latest ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Delhi records 246 swine flu cases Wednesday


December 9th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) At least 246 cases of swine flu - the highest for a single day - were recorded Wednesday in Delhi taking the number of people affected with ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Benefits of science should reach masses: Patil to scientists (Lead)


December 7th, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday told Indian scientists that the fruits of science should reach the masses as the importance of nations in the 21st century would be ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

One swine flu death takes Delhi toll to 30


December 7th, 2009 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) One person died Sunday of swine flu in the capital, taking the toll of deaths due to the influenza A (H1N1) virus in Delhi to 30, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Two swine flu deaths take Delhi’s toll to 28


December 4th, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Two women died of swine flu in city hospitals Friday, taking the toll due to influenza A (H1N1) in the national capital to 28, a health department ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

176 cases of swine flu reported in Delhi Thursday


December 3rd, 2009 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) At least 176 cases of swine flu were reported in the national capital Thursday - the highest for a single day - taking the number of people ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

60 test positive for H1N1 in northeast


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 2 (IANS) A young man died and as many as 60 people, including an army soldier, tested positive for swine flu in the northeast, an official report said here Wednesday. "At ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India’s swine flu death toll jumps to 580 (Lead)


December 1st, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Five swine flu deaths were reported in the country Tuesday, taking the toll to 580, health authorities said here. A record 198 new cases were also recorded. This ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pregnant woman dies of swine flu in Delhi


December 1st, 2009 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) A 30-year-old pregnant woman died of swine flu in a city hospital Tuesday, taking the toll due to influenza A(H1N1) to 23 in the national capital, health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Delhi plans more awareness ads as swine flu increases


November 29th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) As the number of swine flu cases escalate in the national capital, the Delhi government plans to spread more awareness about the H1N1 virus with a slew ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pune bustles with life, lives with swine flu (Letter from Pune)


November 10th, 2009 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
By Astha Pune, Nov 10 (IANS) Vaishnavi Bala, 22, is happy to be back at her favourite eating joint on M.G. Road with her usual college gang. A few months ago she had ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Karnataka prepares for possible second wave of swine flu


October 24th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 24 (IANS) With winter approaching and experts fearing a second wave of swine flu attacks, Karnataka health authorities say they are well prepared to prevent the spread of the disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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