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DNA sequencing tracks details of TB outbreak


September 4th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) DNA sequencing can reconstruct the spread of killer diseases from person to person, besides quickly identifying the origin and movement of pathogens.A team from the British ... Read more...

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Dams the latest culprit in global warming


August 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 8 (IANS) Researchers have documented the role dams play in global warming and the surges of greenhouse gases as water levels go up and down.Bridget Deemer, doctoral student ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Treat dolphins better, say scientists


February 21st, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 21 (IANS) A group of scientists, philosophers and animal lovers have called for treating dolphins as "non human persons" for their sheer sensitivity and intelligence.Known as the Helsinki ... Read more...

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3.3 million killed by wildfire smoke between 1997-2006


February 21st, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Smoke from landscape fires caused the deaths of more than 3.3 million people worldwide between 1997 and 2006, according to a new study.The hardest hit were ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Alzheimer’s drugs may have serious side-effects


February 20th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Drugs for Alzheimer's disease currently undergoing clinical trials may have adverse side-effects, warns a new study.The drugs could act like a bad electrician, causing neurons (nerve ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Indian academician to head Commonwealth of Learning


February 19th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Former pro-vice chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU) Asha Kanwar is to head the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), an internationally renowned educational organisation, the ... Read more...

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Indian government doesn’t support us much: Overseas Indians


January 8th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Overseas Indians want the Indian government and public representatives of Indian origin in several different countries to play a more proactive role in resolving issues ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Beware: Overheated laptop batteries a fire hazard


November 9th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Owning a laptop may have become a necessity for some and fashionable for the rest, but it poses a potential fire threat to thousands of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russia, US naval anti-terror exercises begin


October 13th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Vladivostok, Oct 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian and the US navies began joint anti-terrorism exercises near the Mariana Islands Thursday, a Russian Pacific Fleet spokesman said.The Russian task force is ... Read more...

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Ryan Reynolds recalls teenage coma


August 4th, 2011 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds says he was left in a coma for three days when he was 19 after being hit by a drunk driver.The 34-year-old "Green ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Acquitted Canadian Sikh to sue justice officials over 1985 Air India trial


March 17th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Vancouver (Canada), Mar. 17 (ANI): One of the two men acquitted in the 1985 Air India bombings has decided to sue Canadian federal and provincial justice officials for damages and legal costs, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Future online games would be able to reveal gamers’ personalities


January 26th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a player's behaviour within the game mimics their real-world character traits.Although websites that track your buying and browsing habits have become commonplace, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Reynolds split up after 2 years of marriage


December 15th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson have called it quits after more than two years of marriage.If reports are to be believed, then Scarlett, 26, was the one who ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New studies claim no evidence of time before Big Bang


December 11th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): A recent study had claimed that concentric rings within the cosmic microwave background could provide evidence of black holes that collided in the past, before our Universe existed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Air India Kanishka bomber apologies to victims’ families


November 19th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Vancouver (Canada), Nov 19(ANI): Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only man convicted in the 1985 Air India Kanishka bombing, has offered an apology to the families of the 329 victims of the bombing. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Man Wearing Disguise Boards International Flight


November 5th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On October 29, a young Chinese man who was wearing a latex mask, cap and a cardigan sweater which disguised him as an old Caucasian man was ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Bollywood has hijacked Punjabi pop: Harbhajan Mann


September 29th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Punjabi pop singer Harbhajan Mann believes Bollywood and piracy are the reasons behind Punjabi pop music taking a backseat. He says he is not interested in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Russia’s S7 Airlines to join oneworld alliance in November


September 25th, 2010 - 3:05 am ICT by BNO News
VANCOUVER, CANADA (BNO NEWS) -- Russia's S7 Airlines will become part of oneworld alliance effective Monday, 15 November, offering the alliance's full range of services and benefits from then and expanding its ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Why are mobile phone conversations so distracting?


September 22nd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Overhearing mobile phone conversations is very annoying. And now, a new study has discovered why: Hearing just one side of a conversation is much more distracting than hearing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Air India bomb-maker convicted of perjury


September 19th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Vancouver (Canada), Sept.19 (ANI): Indian Canadian Interjit Singh Reyat, the only man to have served time for the deaths of 331 people in the June 1985 Air India bombings has been found ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jurors seek clarity from Air India perjury trial judge


September 18th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Vancouver (Canada), Sept.18 (ANI): Jurors taking part in the perjury trial of Indian Canadian Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only person convicted in the 1985 bombing of an Air India jet that claimed ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Indian filmmaker Vijay Kumar leaves US (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 15th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Indian documentary filmmaker Vijay Kumar, who was arrested and jailed in the US for carrying brass knuckles and "jehadi literature" in his baggage, has finally made ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Indian filmmaker Vijay Kumar released on bail in US


September 15th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 15 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Vijay Kumar, arrested in the US for allegedly carrying jehadi literature and brass knuckles at the Houston airport in Texas, has been released on a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Perjury trial of 1985 Air India terrorist bombing starts in Vancouver


September 10th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Vancouver (Canada), Sept.10 (ANI): The perjury trial for the only person convicted in the 1985 Air India bombing that killed 329 people off the coast of Ireland has begun in Vancouver, Canada.Canadian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian filmmaker set to return home after pleading guilty


September 9th, 2010 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) An Mumbai-based documentary filmmaker is finally set to be released from a Texas jail after pleading "no contest" to charges of illegally carrying brass knuckles in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

At least 1 in 10 athletes injured, 1 in 14 fell ill during Vancouver Winter Olympics


September 8th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): A research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has claimed that at least one in ten athletes sustained an injury and a further one in 14 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

SeaWorld fined with $75,000 after death of whale trainer


August 24th, 2010 - 1:50 am ICT by BNO News
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – SeaWorld was fined on Monday with $75,000 for three safety violation after the death of a whale trainer in February, the Occupational Safety and Health ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Get ready to see planet triangle, Moon, asteroid sky show


August 12th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Thursday's night sky would not only showcase the famed Perseid meteor shower but would also give skygazers an opportunity to see four planets, an asteroid, and the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vancouver jails vigilant as Tamils set to enter British Columbia


August 11th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Vancouver (Canada), Aug 11 (ANI): Two provincial jails located east of Vancouver have been put on high alert in anticipation of the arrival of Tamil migrants in British Columbia this week.That disclosure ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson to work on whale docu


August 5th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 5 (ANI): Hollywood couple Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson are all set to join hands professionally for an upcoming documentary about killer whales.The blonde beauty is a co-executive producer ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Vessel carrying Lankan Tamil refugees heading for Canada


July 31st, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Vancouver (Canada), July 31 (ANI): A vessel believed to be carrying over 200 suspected Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers could arrive in British Columbia in the next three weeks.CTV News and the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Botox inventor lost out on fame, fortune after failing to patent it


July 26th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 26 (ANI): Botox inventor failed to make a fortune out of her wrinkle-reducing miracle because she and her husband could not patent the anti-ageing procedure they discovered in Canada, revealed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

When Zac Efron’s bungee jump angered movie bosses


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Zac Efron has revealed that he angered the movie bosses last year when he bungee jumped off a bridge in Vancouver, Canada.The former High School Musical star turned ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Progesterone could replace estrogen to treat hot flashes in


June 22nd, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): For postmenopausal women, who experience bothersome hot flashes or night sweats, oral micronized progesterone could be an alternative treatment to estrogen.Available only by prescription and sold under the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vancouver G-20 protesters head for Toronto


June 21st, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Vancouver (Canada), June 21 (ANI): The Vancouver Peoples' Summit is sending a busload of protesters to Ontario to take part in G-8 and G-20 demonstrations next week.The 15-person bus with the words, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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