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‘Green’ pesticide effective against citrus pests


January 18th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how a key amino acid, methionine, vital for human nutrition, can also knock out caterpillars threatening the citrus industry. The Lime Swallowtail, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US kids get measles after travelling abroad


May 6th, 2011 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 6 (IANS) A growing number of US kids have been infected with measles after travelling abroad, health officials said.Up to 39 percent of measles cases in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A second Arab revolution - for a new social order (Comment)


February 21st, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Harold A. Gould The uprising in Egypt, and in Tunisia before it, and the current ferment in the Middle East, is much more than just a random eruption or two of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

New study suggests earliest humans were not very different from us


February 15th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A study from Stony Brook University has suggested that earliest humans were not very different from us.Archaeologist John Shea believes that experts have been focusing on the wrong ... Read more...

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100mn-yr-old ancestor of carnivorous insect fossil reveals evolution stasis


February 4th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois have found a 100 million-year-old fossil of the ancestor of a carnivorous, cricket-like insect that still live today in southern Asia, northern ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll rises to 1,721


November 30th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Nov 30 (IANS/EFE) The number of deaths from the cholera epidemic afflicting Haiti since mid-October has risen to 1,721, health officials said.In all, 75,888 people have been attended for the disease, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India tops list of nations lacking toilets


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): India has topped the list of top ten nations that lacks sanitary facilities.In an initiative to bring awareness to the need for adequate sanitary facilities, the "big squat" ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Pakistani leadership lives in self-delusion’


November 19th, 2010 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
By Meenakshi Iyer New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Pakistan is a victim of many delusions - a country where the army and civilian leadership "live in perpetual self-delusion" and take on "jihadist ... Read more...

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Canada monitoring second shipload of Sri Lankan migrants to country


October 18th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Oct 18 (ANI): The Canadian government is reportedly monitoring a second ship full of Sri Lankan migrants preparing to head towards the country, and has stepped up its co-operation with other ... Read more...

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Child mortality rate drops by a third since 1990: Unicef


September 17th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) More and more children are now living to see their fifth birthday as the child mortality rates have dropped by a third since 1990, the latest under-five ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists suggest solutions for poisonous well water crisis in South Asia


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Over 100 million people in rural southern Asia drink water contaminated with unsafe levels of arsenic - sourced by well water.These people face double the risk of cancer, ... Read more...

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India, China become leading nations to move urban population out of slums


March 19th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar. 19 (ANI): With India and China lifting more and more of their urban population out of slum-like conditions every year, 227 million people across the world have moved out of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

2009 one of world’s hottest years since 1850


December 8th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 8 (DPA) This year is likely to rank as one of the "10 warmest" since 1850, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said Tuesday in a report providing further evidence that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Climate change may kill 400,000 children every year


November 30th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 30 (ANI): In a new report, a leading charity has warned that climate change could kill more than 400,000 children every year in the future because of floods and droughts.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Leonid Meteor Shower Lits Up The Sky


November 14th, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov. 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The annual Leonid meteor shower of November has started from the 10th and is expected to peak on the 17th, with 400 shooting stars an hour. ... Read more...

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Seven Asian countries discuss water cooperation in UAE


October 23rd, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 23 (IANS) Officals of seven South Asian countries met here Oct 22-23 to promote water cooperation on the rivers of greater Himalayan region, WAM news agency reported. Government officials, politicians ... Read more...

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Scientist rediscovers long feared extinct bird


October 14th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): Thanks in part to a Michigan State University (MSU) scientist, a critically endangered crow has been rediscovered on a remote, mountainous Indonesian island.The Banggai Crow was believed by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global crises threaten progress on MDGs


July 7th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Progress made in earlier years to achieve the millennium development goals (MDGs) in the fields of health, education, sanitation and women empowerment in India and South Asia ... Read more...

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India to fight terrorism jointly with SAARC nations, says Krishna


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has asserted that India is determined to fight terrorism jointly with other countries.After meeting with representatives of SAARC nations here ... Read more...

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‘Vaccine programmes should target HPV, cervical cancer’


June 1st, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Medical experts have stressed on developing solutions for expansion of vaccine programmes to fight the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes several diseases, including cervical cancer. As many as ... Read more...

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Researcher develops vaccine for lethal E. coli bug


April 15th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) A researcher has developed a working vaccine for a strain of E. coli that kills up to three million children worldwide every year. Enterotoxigenic E. Coli (ETEC), which accounts ... Read more...

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World must reassess Pakistan policy after Mumbai attacks: US experts


January 29th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) The international community needs to reassess its policy toward Pakistan with the Mumbai terrorist attacks underscoring the imperative of addressing "transnational sources of Islamist terrorism in India", leading ... Read more...

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Stone Age artifacts prove primitive man roamed Persian Plateau


November 28th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Nov 28 (ANI): Archeological discoveries, in the form of Stone Age artifacts on the Iranian Plateau, have proven that primitive man once passed through the region millions of years ago. ... Read more...

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Rampant use of illicit alcohol adding to global disease burden, says report


November 20th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 20 (ANI): A staggering amount of illicit alcohol is being produced, sold, and consumed across the globe and this, in turn, is significantly adding to the worldwide disease burden, ... Read more...

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Global warming and cleaner skies are making it rain more


September 22nd, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 22 (ANI): After analyzing global measurements of solar radiation and rainfall taken between 1986 and 2000, scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, have determined that ... Read more...

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Lack of sanitation killing 5,000 children every day from diarrhoea: UN


July 18th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): The United Nations has said that nearly 5,000 children die each day from diarrhoea-related illness and the number of people around the world without clean drinking water ... Read more...

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Single oral dose of vitamin A may help reduce infant mortality by 15pc


July 7th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A new study by researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that infant mortality in the developing world can reduced by 15 per ... Read more...

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Snow leopard in Kufri awaits a partner


April 12th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by admin
By Hemant Chauhan Kufri, Apr 12 (ANI): The forest department in Himachal Pradesh is making efforts to find a mate for the only snow leopard they are left with in Kufri zoo. ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil reasons behind Asian birds migration to Europe


April 11th, 2008 - 5:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Ornithologists and ecologists studying migratory birds in Europe have found that birds make mistakes in terms of direction but not distance.The research teamcomprising experts from the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Muslim Lac Bangle craftsmen adorn Hindu wrists


January 21st, 2008 - 7:07 pm ICT by admin
By Lokendra SinghJaipur, Jan 21 (ANI): The colourful mirrored bangles that Hindu women wear as symbol of marital status, it also tells the story of communal amity in India.From time immemorial, the ... Read more...

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Deer gone astray in Ludhiana factory rescued


January 13th, 2008 - 8:38 pm ICT by admin
Ludhiana, Jan 13 (ANI): Forest officials have rescued a Sambar Deer which had accidentally entered into the premises of a metal fabricating factory in Ludhiana during early hours on Saturday. Sambar is a ... Read more...

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Tiny deer-like mammals were whales ancestors


December 20th, 2007 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 20 (ANI): Whales have evolved from tiny deer-like mammals that jumped into rivers to flee prehistoric predators, according to a new study.Lead researcher Hans Thewissen, a palaeontologist at North-eastern ... Read more...

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