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Mumbai gets a new civic chief


April 30th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) As the current Mumbai civic body chief retired Monday, Sitaram Kunta, an IAS officer of the 1985 batch was named the new municipal commissioner of Brihanmumbai ... Read more...

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Mysore-born Indian to groom Muslims for public service (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) A Mysore-born Indian public affairs specialist has been charged with revitalising the Muslim Public Service Network (MPSN) that grooms young American Muslims for public service ... Read more...

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Indian American to groom US Muslims for public service


February 6th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) A Mysore-born Indian American public affairs specialist has been charged with revitalising the Muslim Public Service Network that grooms young American Muslims for public service ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Powerful expose on culture of international aid (IANS Book Review)


August 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "International Organizations and Civilian Protection"; Author: Sreeram Chaulia;Pages 263; Publisher: I.B. TaurisThis is a devastatingly powerful book. Wherever there are wars, conflicts and other disasters, international organisations, some well known ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

How hot was earth 50 million years ago?


July 6th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A much clearer picture of the Earth's temperature nearly 50 million years ago, when Carbon Dioxide (CO2) concentrations were higher than current levels, has emerged. A ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Has the ‘Big Bang’ machine detected the elusive ‘God particle’?


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): It is making rounds among the physics community that the world's largest atom smasher may have detected a long-sought subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, also known ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New exotic particle pops up during LHC experiments


March 29th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): The question of why the universe started out with more matter than antimatter has haunted physicists for years.Now, a new study using data from experiments performed at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘India presents fantastic opportunities for US firms’


January 26th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) With India presenting "fantastic opportunities" for American companies in infrastructure development, the US is making it a priority to help private sector help meet India's ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jack LaLanne Leaves For The Heavenly Abode


January 24th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Long back, he used to say, that he does not want to die as that would ruin his image of "Fitness Guru", but at the age ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Strength and stealth, not good looks, rule in evolutionary mating game


December 24th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): One might consider physical appearances to be the top priority for getting a mate, but that's not true, according to a new study.Certain species of South American fish ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Making wind-turbines more efficient


November 22nd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): New air-flow technology is being tested as engineers feel that the overall design of wind-turbines is still far from optimal as the costs of producing power with turbines ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Love at first sight happens in fifth of a second


October 26th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) It takes a mere fifth of a second for the brain to fill with sheer rapture and fall in love with a total stranger, say scientists.Love's lightning ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Falling in love ‘only takes about a fifth of a second’


October 26th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Remember the expression 'losing your heart to someone'? Well you might have lost your brain instead, according to a new study that claims it's your brain and not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Our brains, not hearts, make us fall in love: Scientists


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Remember the expression 'losing your heart to someone'? Well you might have lost your brain instead, according to a new study that claims it's your brain and not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dark matter hunt to go deeper


July 26th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Scientists are considering relocating an underground experiment searching for dark matter to an even deeper site.Cosmic rays striking the Earth could completely mask the rare dark matter events ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Top US school looks at India as Asian hub


May 2nd, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 2 (IANS) A top American school of public administration associated with training India's future administrators is now looking at making the country a hub for its activities in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ruby’s And Sonic Reinstate Carhops On Roller Skates


April 13th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 13, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Carhops, especially the skating ones, are enacting a mini-comeback in the ultra cutthroat globe of snack food dining.As summer looms, two chains, Sonic Drive-In and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Carhops On Roller Skates Enter The World Of Food Chains Again This Summer


April 13th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oklahoma, Apr 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In this fast forward world where everything has to keep up the pace, it seems that carhops on roller skates are not a bad comeback ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Jesse James Classified As ‘The Most Hated Man In America’


April 10th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 10, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Jesse James has been labeled ‘The Most Hated Man in America’, in keeping with Entertainment Weekly.The 41-year-old husband of actress Sandra Bullock has endured an ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Tiger Woods: Return To Golf, Fixing Marriage, Spot On South Park


March 17th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tiger Woods and his wife, Elin Nordegren have been photographed together for the first time since Tiger crashed his SUV into the fire hydrant, and crashed his ... Read more...

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How the brain tells you if he or she is sexy


February 13th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): When judging who's hot or not, brain regions associated with higher functions, such as understanding the intentions of others and self-awareness, light up, scans show.The study implies ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Some fish can develop lopsided jaw to have distinct feeding advantage


January 26th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): A new research has shown that members of the Perissodinus genus of fish have developed a hugely lopsided jaw that provides a distinct feeding advantage, which means that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ten college journalist teams advance to next round of voting for Oscars


January 21st, 2010 - 5:42 am ICT by BNO News
BEVERLEY HILLS (BNO NEWS) – Ten teams of college journalists were selected as semifinalists in the Oscar Correspondents Contest, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and mtvU announced on Wednesday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Female conformists likely to have negative body image


January 15th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 15 (IANS) Young women who conform are more likely than non-conformists to have a negative image of their bodies and show signs of eating disorders, says a new study. Being ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Novel drugs more lethal against fungal infections


December 26th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) Some 10,000 Americans die every year, out of the 25,000 who develop severe fungal infections, despite use of drugs. Now, scientists have developed novel drugs that exhibit powerful ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How to improve mammogram accuracy in detecting breast cancer


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Using an obscure phenomenon called stochastic resonance (SR) could improve the clarity of signals in systems such as radar, sonar and even radiography, which are used in medical ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New, improved anti-fungal compounds developed


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists from Syracuse University have created new brominated furanones that may help to check deadly fungal infections.The drugs may also be effective against the most dangerous fungus Candida ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oprah Winfrey set to end her talk show in 2011


November 20th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chicago, Nov 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After reigning as the Talk Show Queen for 25 years Oprah Winfrey is all set to end the legendary show in 2011, after 25 seasons on ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Indian civil servants at US school to get global perspective


November 11th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) A group of 18 civil servants from India have joined a US school to get a broader, international perspective on public policy matters by learning how ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mary Karr reflects on her life & third memoir ‘Lit’


November 8th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mary Karr has come out with her third memoir ‘Lit’ in which Karr’s publisher claims that, “Mary Karr’s best-selling 1995 memoir, The Liars' Club, about ... Read more...

Posted in Books |

The five rules for great sex


October 18th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, October 18 (ANI): Want to spice things up in the bedroom? Well, then turn your attention to a new book that provides tips on how to turn on your partner.Barbara and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Happy National Grouch Day 2009


October 15th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, Oct 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) You can whine and complain all you want today without any guilt and misgivings. As today, October 15th is the National Grouch Day.Today is the National ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

How small ‘guys’ can get the ‘gals’ just as their bigger counterparts


June 25th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): In the world of yellow dung flies, it's the small guys who get the girl, but only if they are hanging out on apple pomace instead of cow ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Twitter eyes reality TV show


May 26th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 26 (ANI): Popular micro-blogging website Twitter is set to put the small screen on fire with a new reality show in line.Twitter, which boasts of more than 7 million ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Americans ambivalent toward single-parent families


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Although single-parent families have come to stay, little is known about the evolution of attitudes towards them. Results of the study show that the matter ceased to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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