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Drinking water for Delhi: Chief secretaries to meet

June 30th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 30 (IANS) Senior officials of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi are to meet next week over the construction of a multi-billion rupee hydro-power dam project in Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Beijing auto show models denounced over attires

April 29th, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) Authorities in Beijing have issued a "serious reprimand" for an ongoing car exhibition which has stirred controversy for its scantily-clad models, Xinhua reported.According to Beijing's Capital ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Himachal dam meant for parched Delhi in troubled waters

August 4th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 4 (IANS) The much-delayed construction of a multi-billion rupee hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh, which was supposed to provide drinking water to Delhi, has received another setback -- ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

One in four Italians face poverty due to recession

May 24th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 24 (IANS/AKI) One in four Italians currently face poverty as a result of the global financial crisis and their country's chronically low growth, the national statistics institute Isat ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Green lobby opposes opening up forests for mining

March 16th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With over a week left for group of ministers (GoM) on forests to decide on "go, no-go" areas for mining, environmentalists Wednesday appealed to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Twitter co-founder to join news website Huffington Post

March 16th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.16 (ANI): Twitter co-founder Biz Stone will join the American news website Huffington Post, as the firm adds big names to its roster following its 315 million dollars takeover by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lifestyle disorders causing infertility in women

February 6th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Changing lifestyle, smoking, erratic work routines and other lifestyle-related disorders are causing infertility among women, gynaecology experts said at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

China bans foreign words in local media

December 22nd, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 22 (IANS) China has banned the use of foreign words, particularly English ones, in the Chinese media.The ban order, which applies to newspapers, publishers and website-owners, was issued by the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

School violence costs India yearly US$7.42 billion

October 26th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 26: School violence costs India annually US 7.42 billion dollars, according to a research report titled "The Economic Impact of School Violence" by United Kingdom headquartered Plan International and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US embargo has cost us $2 bn in investment: Cuba

October 14th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban government estimates that US firms would have invested more than $2 billion here over the past decade but for Washington's economic embargo against the communist-ruled island, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Friday The 13th: Really Unlucky?

August 12th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Considered one of the unluckiest days in the calendar, Friday the 13th is tomorrow and people all over are debating whether the day brings good luck ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

China to reduce death sentence offence-list

July 24th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) Chinese legislators are considering reducing the list of offences that carry capital punishment under the country's law, media reports said Saturday. A draft revision of criminal law will be ... Read more...

Posted in World |

One in three Brit kids get scared when adults drink

July 5th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 05 (ANI): Around one third of children in Britain feel scared when they see adults drinking, discovered CBBC's Newsround.Half of children said they have seen their parents drunk at some ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

72pc of women with rheumatoid arthritis worldwide suffer pain daily

June 17th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that almost three quarters (72 percent) of women with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) suffer pain daily, despite the fact that three quarters (75 percent) ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rheumatoid arthritis affects womens’ relationships

June 17th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) Rheumatoid arthritis can affect women's personal lives. A study by the University of Leeds finds that 40 percent of single women with the disease encountered hurdles in finding a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Cheap, sweetly flavoured drinks could kill kids: Experts

May 7th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, May 7 (ANI): Two bottles of cheap, sweetly flavoured drinks contain enough alcohol to kill kids, claim health experts.At a conference in Manukau Liquor, licensing Inspectors Institute president Murray Clearwater held ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaysia’s Punjabi party gets woman chief

May 3rd, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (IANS) Malaysia's Parti Punjabi Malaysia (PPM) has for the first time elected a woman president. Susheel Kaur, 59, heads the party that her father Jeswant Singh founded 24 years ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Parti Punjabi Malaysia elects first woman president

May 3rd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (ANI): Dr Susheel Kaur has become the first woman to be elected as president of the 24 year-old Parti Punjabui Malaysia (PPM).She was elected unopposed by more ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Broadcast sector not looking down: Ambika Soni

March 30th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Contending that the broadcasting sector in the country was not looking down, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Tuesday asserted that different fields of broadcasting in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Women judges should increase: Balakrishnan

March 13th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 13 (IANS) Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan Saturday said women's representation in the judiciary was at the minimum and "needs to be enhanced". "Women's representation in the courts is minimum ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India fourth largest illegal downloader

December 15th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) India is the fourth largest illegal downloader of online content, according to two reports released Tuesday by the Motion Picture Distributors Association (MPDA). The reports were prepared on behalf ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rio expects thumbs up from olympic committee

September 24th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 24 (DPA) When Rio de Janeiro announced its third bid to host the Olympic Games, chances of success seemed very slim. Problems like urban violence, chaotic traffic and pollution ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Where have sparrows gone? Time Hero to find out (With Images)

September 17th, 2009 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Wake up in the morning and miss the chirp of the house sparrow? The Indian government wants to know where the little birds have gone and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Psoriasis patients less likely to react to disgusted faces

August 28th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): A new study by University of Manchester scientists has shown that people with psoriasis - an often distressing dermatological condition that causes lesions and red scaly patches on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Many gambling related crimes go unreported

May 28th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 28 (IANS) A substantial percentage of gambling-related crimes goes unreported, because it is 'invisible' to authorities, says a new study. The research project, jointly conducted by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) ... Read more...

Posted in World |

I was offered BCCI president’s post in early 1980s, says Pranab

February 14th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Minister for External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee Saturday disclosed that he was offered the Indian cricket board president's post in the early 1980s but did not take it."It came ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

British prisoners charged exorbitant rates for phone calls

June 24th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) British Telecom (BT) has been accused of charging exorbitant rates for calls made by prisoners, who often have to pay up to eight times the cost of a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India should re-commit to sustainable development: Patil

June 6th, 2008 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Exhorting all Indians to protect the ecology, President Pratibha Patil Thursday said the country must focus on sustainable development of health, education and clean environment. "Today is ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Food crisis a threat to Latin America’s poor’

May 28th, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 28 (IANS) Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced a $550 million line of credit to help the poor sector of Latin American population overcome the economic and social impact of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

ArcelorMittal, Vedanta targeted by global campaigners

May 11th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, May 11 (IANS) After rising to world domination, Indian-owned steel giant ArcelorMittal and mining company Vedanta Resources are being accused of paying scant attention to the environment and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Volcanic eruption in 1600 caused global disruption

April 26th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The eruption of Huaynaputina in Peru in 1600 AD led to global disruption, triggering famines and cold winters in many places, according to a new study of records ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cyprus communist leader celebrates victory in India

April 2nd, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
By Liz Mathew Coimbatore, April 2 (IANS) When his colleagues in the island nation of Cyprus were on the streets to celebrate the communist party AKEL's first electoral victory there, central committee member ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Wipro launches WoW initiative on International Womens Day

March 8th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by admin
By K.G.VasukiBangalore, Mar 8 (ANI): Its time for yet another WoW, from Wipro, through its launch of its Women of Wipro (WoW) initiative, coinciding with the international Womens Day.Wipro honoured its ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Illegal sex-related adverts face the axe in China

January 12th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi , Jan 12 (ANI): China s commerce authorities have cracked down on illegal online sex-related advertisements, by blacklisting102 websites, following a nationwide campaign to clear the media of such information.The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |