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Indian wins first Borlaug field research award

August 28th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Aditi Mukherji, a young Indian social scientist, has become the first recipient of the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application given by the ... Read more...

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Have an affair to save your marriage: British author

August 20th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) A secret romance should be a staple of British love lives, and fidelity and long-term exclusivity are like traps that make people "caged animals", a French-educated ... Read more...

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‘Peaceful Anna protest a benchmark’

August 28th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Activist Anna Hazare's "historic and peaceful protest" at Ramlila Maidan can serve as an excellent example of how to mobilise people in a democracy, ... Read more...

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Change of guard at Nehru Memorial Library

July 3rd, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library here will see a change of guard in August when the term of the incumbent Mridula Mukherjee comes ... Read more...

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Your genes help you pick your friends: Study

January 18th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that groups of friends show patterns of genetic similarity.The study was conducted by lead author James Fowler, a social scientist at the ... Read more...

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Chinese becoming arrogant, intolerant of criticism

September 5th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) A rapid increase of wealth in the past three decades has made Chinese people arrogant, they are no longer modest and talk with contempt about others, a social ... Read more...

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Simple tools prompt people to use less energy

January 19th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Simple tools like shower timers, night lights and energy use meters can prompt people to use less energy, research shows. The results of a two-year research project by Charles ... Read more...

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Sexuality among older adults vary with age, gender

December 19th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Sexuality among older adults - between 57 to 85 years - tended to vary with age and gender, says a new study. Men were more likely than women ... Read more...

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Parents’ ‘birds and bees’ talk happening too late: Study

December 9th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 9 (ANI): Parents often wait too long to discuss sex with children, with the result that a significant number of kids become sexually active before the chat, says a ... Read more...

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President Patil leads Gandhi Jayanti prayer meeting at Porbandar

October 2nd, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Oct 2 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Friday led a prayer meeting to mark the 140th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in his hometown Porbandar in Gujarat. A four-volume English translation ... Read more...

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Controversy brews in India’s premier library and museum

July 12th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) A controversy over the functioning of the prestigious Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) in the capital has reached the office of the prime minister and ... Read more...

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Booze linked to sexual assault among women in college

June 28th, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): A new study has revealed that nearly 20 percent of undergraduate American women are sexually assaulted during their time in college and that the majority of incidents occurred ... Read more...

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Social scientist Friedrich Engels dubbed ’sexual predator’ in new book

June 1st, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 1 (ANI): Renowned social scientist Friedrich Engels has been dubbed a 'sexual predator' in a new biography."Marx's General" by Tristram Hunt reveals that Engels loved hookers and hated homosexuals.Hunt ... Read more...

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Indian delegation in Pakistan to promote peace

February 23rd, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 23 (ANI): A 13-member Indian delegation, comprising eminent civil society members, journalists, peace and human rights activists, crossed the Wagah border on Sunday in a bid to promote peace ... Read more...

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Virtual games players generally play with those who stay close to their homes

February 15th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 15 (ANI): A study on people who often visit websites carrying online games has revealed that most of them play with those who stay in their general geographic area. ... Read more...

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‘Gujarat riot victims lost their livelihoods too’

September 25th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) A recent survey of the socio-economic conditions of the victims of the Gujarat riots of 2002 has found that a majority of them had to give ... Read more...

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Gene test that can help prevent heart disease

August 30th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 30 (ANI): A genetic test has been developed which can help take action to prevent heart disease, say experts.Three Australian experts had called for more support to screen families ... Read more...

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Lucknow tops in illegal abortions in Uttar Pradesh

July 14th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) Health officials and members of the national inspection monitoring committee in Uttar Pradesh have launched a crackdown on ultrasound and diagnostic centres, which are allegedly conducting medically terminated ... Read more...

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Supreme Court notice to Gujarat on social scientist’s plea

June 30th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the Gujarat government whether it was ready to pledge before it that it would not arrest social scientist Ashis Nandy for an ... Read more...

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International ads don Indian colours

May 23rd, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by admin
By Madhusree Chatterjee The brands are global, the commercials distinctly Indian. When fast food giant McDonald's entered the Indian market, they not only diversified their product adding the McAloo Tikki Burger, a ... Read more...

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Colombian child fighter’s first toy was a gun

April 18th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by admin
DPA Bogota, April 18 (DPA) A Colombian child fighter turned herself to the authorities after seeing her older brother die in combat and was given a doll as a present, a Colombian military ... Read more...

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‘Think global, act local’ new slogan of Indian advertising

April 3rd, 2008 - 10:44 am ICT by admin
(Business Feature) By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A new Coca-Cola advertisement featuring Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan is pegged on the theme "Jashan Mana Le" or just have fun. It's simple. A ... Read more...

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Agra moving to English via Hinglish

March 11th, 2008 - 9:34 am ICT by admin
(Letter from Agra) By Brij Khandelwal Agra, March 11 (IANS) People are queuing up to enrol their children in English medium schools and Hinglish tabloids are flying off the newsstands in the city of ... Read more...

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Prime Minister to inaugurate Indian Science Congress

January 3rd, 2008 - 10:29 am ICT by admin
Visakhapatnam, Jan 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the 95th Indian Science Congress at the Andhra University here today.The theme of the five-day event is ''Knowledge-Based Society Using Environmentally ... Read more...

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Early Southwestern Indians made beer centuries before Spanish arrived

December 5th, 2007 - 5:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 5 (ANI): The Indians of the American Southwest had been consuming food or beverages made from fermenting corn centuries before the arrival of the Spanish, according to a study.This ... Read more...

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