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After revolutionaries, porn stars fancy Twitter


July 20th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) After having charmed revolutionaries during the Arab spring uprising as an effective tool of communication, Twitter now appears to have caught the fancy of porn stars ... Read more...

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Altruism varies under different conditions


May 1st, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Altruism wears different hats under different circumstances, says a new math model that pinpoints the conditions favouring one form of altruism over another.The model predicts that ... Read more...

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`Initial plans for Mumbai attack involved only two fidayeen’


May 21st, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) had been gathering surveillance material for an attack against the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai since 2006 and the initial plans ... Read more...

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LeT can’t replace Al Qaeda, but can threaten US, says expert


May 4th, 2011 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) While Pakistani terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), blamed for the Mumbai terror attacks, is unlikely to replace Al Qaeda at the forefront of global jihad, it has ... Read more...

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Pakistan exposed, but US will keep up balancing act: Experts


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Even as Islamabad is hard put to explain how the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks was able to stay so deep inside Pakistan, the US ... Read more...

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K. Subrahmanyam: Toasting the Chanakya of our times (Comment)


February 4th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Sunil Adam It was the summer of 1986. I attended a roundtable discussion on United States-India relations hosted by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi, chaired by its ... Read more...

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Dr. Vladimir Mironov wants to grow meat in labs


February 1st, 2011 - 2:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A scientist is determined to come up with something that most US agencies are running away from.Dr. Vladimir Mironov aims to grow meat in the lab. ... Read more...

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Are firstborns smarter than their second-born siblings?


November 25th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study examines whether firstborns really have advantages over their younger siblings.Researchers first examined the status of firstborns among Washington power brokers in 1972."I expected that there ... Read more...

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Pak’s double game on Afghanistan could backfire on it: Experts


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Oct. 22 (ANI): Even as Washington ratchets up pressure on Pakistan to play a positive role in any future peace negotiations, experts are wary of Pakistan playing a double game, ... Read more...

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For first time since 2001, Taliban feels political power within its grasp again


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto/Kabul, Oct. 22 (ANI): Bolstered by summer success on the battlefield, the Taliban, for the first time since they were ousted from power by U.S.-led forces in October 2001, believes that ... Read more...

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Geishas serve beer instead of green tea as recession hits Japan


July 17th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Geishas have turned to serving customers beer instead of the customary green tea because of the economic downturn in Japan.The beautiful kimono-clad women, who serve green tea, recite ... Read more...

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Social status in paper wasps is established early in life


May 20th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): The road to royalty begins early in paper wasps, a new American research has found.While many social insects have distinct social classes that differ in appearance and ... Read more...

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Pakistan still not doing all to clamp down on LeT: US expert


February 22nd, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Due to its India fixation, Pakistan still isn't doing everything in its power to clamp down on Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), blamed for 26/11 Mumbai ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Obama’s `change’ runs up against Washington culture


January 13th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Chris Cermak Washington, Jan 13 (DPA) More than one million people braved bitter cold and long, pre-dawn lines for the inauguration of a US president who promised to change ... Read more...

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Reduced physical activity may not be linked to increased obesity rates among teens


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 3 (ANI): Reduced physical activity may do little in explaining the increase in obesity rates among U.S. adolescents, according to a study.Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public ... Read more...

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Former PIO G.S. Bhargava dead


September 22nd, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.22 (ANI): Former Principal Information Officer (PIO) to the Government of India, G.S. Bhargava, died in the capital on Tuesday. He was 85. He was unwell and undergoing treatment for ... Read more...

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US has attained little success in changing Pak’s attitude towards India: US Expert


July 31st, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): A former American expert believes that the US has attained little success in changing Pakistan's attitude towards India.Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Advice for Obama: Visit India for ‘Jai Ho’ US policy


June 12th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) The head of a Washington think tank has some unusual advice for President Barack Obama: visit India and see why 'Jai Ho' should be the key words ... Read more...

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Self-healing concrete may soon bring futuristic protection to bridges and roads


May 6th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new concrete that can heal its own wounds, which may soon bring futuristic protection to bridges and roads.Traditional concrete is brittle and ... Read more...

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Obamas inaugural ball to balance opulence and common sense amid recession


December 21st, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 21 (ANI): With U.S. President-elect Barack Obamas inaugural ball drawing near, the biggest challenge before the organisers is to establish a balance between the pomp and show and avoidance ... Read more...

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Post-pandemic reforestation in New World helped trigger Little Ice Age


December 19th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): A new analysis has suggested that post-pandemic reforestation in the New World helped trigger the Little Ice Age from 1500 to 1750.The analysis, by Stanford University researchers ... Read more...

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China dismisses report of spying against economist


August 31st, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 31 (Xinhua) Chinese authorities have dismissed as "pure rumour" foreign media reports that one of its internationally known economists, Wu Jing Lian, has been detained on the charge of spying ... Read more...

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Difficult for Pak Govt to come clean on ISI control policy: Expert


August 1st, 2008 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.1 (ANI): An expert on South Asian affairs has said that Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and his government may find it difficult to do business with the Inter-Services ... Read more...

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Experts say US must strategically shift policy on Pak-based extremists


May 12th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Experts and critics of the Bush administration's policies in Pakistan, have called on it to undertake a strategic shift in dealing with extremists in the region. Criticising Deputy ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘ISI agents have ethnic and cultural ties with Taliban’


November 14th, 2007 - 10:22 am ICT by admin
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