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Last bite decides if you would pick the food again

June 12, 2014 at 12:07 PM

New York, June 12 (IANS) Know why do you want to try that chocolate cake or mouth-watering pizza again? Because of the last bite.

Bad governance worse than diabetes: Modi

June 11, 2014 at 8:47 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Stating that bad governance is worse than diabetes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said India needs a fresh international image.

Experts collect litchi samples in Bihar to identify deadly virus

June 11, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Patna, June 11 (IANS) Experts Wednesday collected samples of litchi to identify the virus strain that has claimed the lives of over 50 children in Bihar.

Instant oatmeal in breakfast manages hunger better

June 11, 2014 at 12:48 PM

New York, June 11 (IANS) Love ready-to-eat oat cereal in breakfast but do not get that feeling of "fullness"? Switch to instant oatmeal.

Can genome editing lower heart attack risk?

June 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Washington, June 11 (IANS) Can you imagine a single shot that can lower cholesterol levels to an extent that the risk of heart attack can be reduced by 40-90 percent?

Eight de-mining personnel killed in eastern Afghanistan

June 10, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Kabul, June 10 (IANS) Eight Afghan de-mining pesonnel were killed in a Taliban attack in the eastern province of Logar Tuesday, the presidential palace said.

Women-centric proposals welcome, but implement them: Activists

June 10, 2014 at 8:07 PM

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) In the recent past, horror tales of rape, sexual assault and molestation have plagued the country. At such a time, women, who have been shaken to the core, "welcome" government proposals like "zero tolerance" for violence against women, a mass campaign for saving the girl child and enabling her education, and a commitment providing 33 percent reservation to them in parliament and state legislatures, albeit with skepticism.

US not worried about safety of Pakistan's nukes

June 10, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Washington, June 10 (IANS) Condemning the deadly militant attack on Karachi airport that left 28 dead, the US has offered Pakistan assistance in investigating the crime, but at this point was not concerned about the safety of Islamabad's nuclear arsenal.

Kerala passes fourth resolution for new Mullaperiyar dam

June 9, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, June 9 (IANS) The Kerala assembly Monday, for a record fourth time, passed a unanimous resolution demanding that the Centre act as a mediator for building a new dam at Mullaperiyar.

Ambitious US plan for BRAIN project unveiled

June 9, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Washington, June 9 (IANS) If the US National Institutes of Health has its way, there would be some extensive research on brain on an unprecedented scale in the next 10 years.

Centre to liberalise FDI in defence: President

June 9, 2014 at 2:07 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The central government Monday announced it would liberalise foreign equity in defence production and would also encourage private investment in defence.

Is dad nagging you again? Find out why

June 8, 2014 at 11:54 AM

New York, June 8 (IANS) If you are an adolescent and have had a terrible verbal spanking from your father, turn to a friendly ear who can explain your dad's behaviour to you.

Big Bang: Indian physicist says he's vindicated

June 7, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Bangalore, June 7 (IANS) Indian astrophysicist Abhas Mitra who rubbished the much publicised claim by a team of US-led astronomers that they had obtained "direct" evidence for the Big Bang origin of the universe now feels vindicated after receiving support from a top theoretical physicist at Princeton University in the US.

Tobacco purchase age may be raised to 25 years: Official

June 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry is considering raising the minimum age for purchase of tobacco products in the country from 18 years to 25 years, an official said here Friday.

Centre to ensure real integration of northeast: Javadekar

June 6, 2014 at 6:34 PM

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The central government will ensure real integration of the northeast region and engage in constant dialogue with the region, union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday.

Short, intense workouts are key to super health

June 6, 2014 at 4:02 PM

New York, June 6 (IANS) Health magazines are full of the benefits of short, intense workouts. Now, it has found a place in a scientific journal too as a new study reveals molecular secrets behind intense workouts.

Does practice make you perfect? Meditation does

June 5, 2014 at 4:22 PM

London, June 5 (IANS) Creativity depends on greater brain integration and transcendental meditation could help achieve this, a new study has found.

App that helps tackle stress in parents

June 5, 2014 at 4:14 PM

New York, June 5 (IANS) If you are a parent and have to deal with kids who give you the jitters, this App is designed for you.

Centre urged for proactive agenda on environment

June 4, 2014 at 5:06 PM

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) On the eve of World Environment Day, an environmental think tank Wednesday presented its action plan and urged the central government to initiate proactive and positive agenda for environmental change.

British sailor may have seen missing MH370 on fire

June 4, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Sydney, June 4 (IANS) A British woman on a sailing trip may have seen the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 streaking through the night sky on fire, media reported Wednesday.

Johnson, Carter lift HPC to challenging total

June 3, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Bridgetown (Barbados), June 3 (IANS/CMC) Half-centuries from left-handers Leon Johnson and Jonathan Carter helped West Indies High Performance Centre (HPC) to a challenging total on the opening day of their second four-day Test match against Bangladesh A here.

Soon, software to find people in a crowd

June 2, 2014 at 2:48 PM

London, June 2 (IANS) The image of a criminal merging into a crowd to keep the cops guessing is common in movies as identifying and tracking a person in a group is difficult. Not any more.

Centre to intervene on UP governor's report: Kalraj

June 2, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) Describing the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh as "very grave" where women were not safe even in their homes, union MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra Monday said the central government would step in if UP Governor B.L. Joshi sends a report on the situation in the state.

Badal has lot of expectations from Modi government (News Analysis)

June 2, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) In the last few years, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has accused the Congress-led union government of discriminatory attitude against Punjab on practically all fronts. With the BJP-led NDA government, of which the Shiromani Akali Dal is a part, in power at the centre now, Badal will have to ensure delivery of all the demands his government used to make earlier.

'Too much light in bedroom bad for your waistline'

June 1, 2014 at 1:07 PM

London, June 1 (IANS) Are you gaining weight for no apparent reason? Check if you are exposing yourself to too much light while sleeping.

Thai tanker believed hijacked on way to Indonesia

June 1, 2014 at 5:24 AM

Kuala Lumpur, June 1 (IANS) A Thai tanker, initially believed to have been hijacked, is on its way to Indonesia, the International Maritime Bureau said Saturday.

Too many photos won't sell your product online

May 31, 2014 at 5:23 PM

New York, May 31 (IANS) If you wish to sell your old laptop online before buying a new tablet, restrain the urge to upload several photos as researchers have found that too many photos can confuse consumers and dent your chances of selling.

Soulful sitar recitals at capital music fest

May 31, 2014 at 2:51 PM

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) An annual two-day music festival will begin here Monday to keep alive the soulful melody of the sitar.

Why most health apps don't live long

May 31, 2014 at 2:27 PM

London, May 31 (IANS) Even as people lap up mobile applications for stress management and healthy eating, making these have long-term effect has been a challenge as their appeal tends to be short-lived.

Green tea daily reduces pancreatic cancer risk: Study

May 31, 2014 at 12:03 PM

New York, May 31 (IANS) The cup of your favourite green tea is full of health benefits and now researchers have found that an active compound in green tea also reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer.

43 injured in China quake

May 30, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Beijing, May 30 (IANS) A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted a county in China's Yunnan province Friday, injuring 43 people and forcing the evacuation of 35,000 people.

Syria has suffered $143.8-bn economic loss due to civil war: UN

May 29, 2014 at 4:51 PM

United Nations, May 29 (IANS/WAM) Syria has suffered $143.8 billion in economic losses due to the continuing civil war in the country, according to a new UN report.

One-third of Britons have racist opinions: Study

May 29, 2014 at 1:55 PM

London, May 29 (IANS/EFE) A third of Britons have racist opinions, a study shows.

Cats do eat more in winter

May 29, 2014 at 11:47 AM

London, May 29 (IANS) Know why your kitten asks for more food as the mercury drops and chill settles in? They too, like humans, need comfort food in the winter.

Shun DVDs as video streaming can save environment better

May 29, 2014 at 11:15 AM

New York, May 29 (IANS) When you stream your favourite music video or even a movie clip on computer, ipad or tablet, you are actually helping our environment.

Hike tax on tobacco products to curb consumption: WHO

May 28, 2014 at 6:19 PM

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday asked governments to raise taxes on tobacco products to curb their consumption.

Bringing tribals to mainstream top priority: Jual Oram

May 27, 2014 at 11:33 PM

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram Tuesday said that bringing over 10 crore tribals to social mainstream and strengthening institutions for their upliftment would be his top priority.

Eating less may slow down breast cancer: Study

May 27, 2014 at 2:06 PM

New York, May 27 (IANS) Calorie restriction could be a non-toxic way of slowing down spread of breast cancer, a study said.

Self-help group to advocate rights of people with spinal injury

May 26, 2014 at 6:25 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Advocating and facilitating the right to rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injuries, a pan-India self-help group was launched here Monday.

Insulin signals identified to better fight diabetes

May 26, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Toronto, May 26 (IANS) Inhibition of a novel enzyme could enhance a signal that promotes insulin secretion and reduces blood sugar levels, a study showed - raising hope of developing better therapeutics against diabetes.

High-tech cage to fly rats to ISS

May 25, 2014 at 2:21 PM

New York, May 25 (IANS) Good news for astro-rats. They will now have a new high-tech cage to fly them to the International Space Station (ISS), courtesy NASA.

Biofuel production from oilseed is the future

May 24, 2014 at 4:36 PM

London, May 24 (IANS) Straw from crops such as wheat, barley, and oats is seen as a potential source of biomass for second generation biofuel production. With new findings, scientists have now come closer to making the production more efficient.

Drug screening reveals new anti-cancer compound

May 24, 2014 at 3:56 PM

London, May 24 (IANS) Using an accelerated drug screening process, researchers have discovered a previously unknown molecule that kills cancer cells.

Now, an app to spot autism signs in kids

May 23, 2014 at 2:28 PM

New York, May 23 (IANS) Spotting the early warning signs of autism has just become a bit easier for parents and physicians with a software that tracks and records infants' activity during videotaped autism screening tests.

'A third of Burundi people suffering food insecurity'

May 23, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Bujumbura, May 23 (IANS) At least one-third of the Burundian population suffers from food insecurity, a study conducted by the UN World Food Programme has found.

Now, post-operative nursing at home for heart patients

May 22, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Ensuring continued healthcare delivery for heart patients after surgery, a leading private hospital here will roll out nursing services at home - a first for east India.

Self-control can not be outsourced

May 22, 2014 at 2:17 PM

New York, May 22 (IANS) If you thought opening a joint account with your thrifty wife would restrain you from frittering away money on luxuries, you may be building castles in the air.

Preparations on for commercial rocket launch

May 22, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Preparations are on at the rocket port in Sriharikota for the launch of a commercial rocket that would carry five satellites -- two from Canada, and one each from France, Germany and Singapore, an official said Thursday.

Watch you weight if contesting elections

May 20, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Washington, May 20 (IANS) This may come as an astonishing news for the Indian voters but if you are planning to contest elections in the US, better watch your weight.

Air-conditioned helmets to help soldiers beat the heat

May 20, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Washington, May 20 (IANS) Soldiers may soon get a breath of cool air, literally.

Veteran nuclear scientist N.Srinivasan dead

May 18, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Chennai, May 18 (IANS) N.Srinivasan, one of the pioneers of the Indian atomic energy programme and the first project director of Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), passed away here Sunday due to cardiac arrest, the IGCAR said. He was 84.

Have cordial relations with Centre, BJP's Babul Supriyo urges Mamata

May 18, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Bollywood singer and BJP's MP-elect Babul Supriyo Sunday urged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to maintain a cordial relationship with the central government for the sake of the people of her state.

75 percent of newly elected MPs are graduates

May 17, 2014 at 6:34 PM

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Seventy-five percent of the people elected in the general election have at least a graduation degree, whereas 10 percent are matriculates, according to a report.

Parrikar praises Chanakya opinion poll

May 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Panaji, May 16 (IANS) Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar Friday had a word of praise for the 'Today's Chanakya' poll, which upstaged five other exit poll surveys, by coming closest to the final outcome of the 2014 general elections.

SC declines Centre's plea on revisiting order on black money

May 16, 2014 at 5:46 PM

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court (SC) Friday declined to entertain the Centre's plea seeking recall of its order for setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the stashing away of black money in foreign banks and bringing it back to India.

India Islamic centre condemns Boko Haram terror activities

May 15, 2014 at 7:38 PM

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC) Thursday "strongly condemned the terror activities" of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram which has been holding more than 200 schoolgirls hostage for over a month.

Low representation doesn't deter Indian women from voting

May 15, 2014 at 6:43 PM

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) They might not be getting their due when it comes to representation in parliament, but women have increased their participation in the voting process by nearly 10 percent in this general election, even surpassing men in eight states.

Mercedes launches SUV ML 63 AMG at Rs.1.5 crore

May 15, 2014 at 3:14 PM

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz India Thursday launched its high-performance sports utility vehicle (SUV) ML 63 AMG priced at Rs.1.49 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Superfast solar winds trigger lightning bolts on earth: Study

May 15, 2014 at 12:34 PM

London, May 15 (IANS) Lightning on earth is triggered not only by cosmic rays from space but also by energetic particles from the Sun, scientists have discovered.

Tibet Plateau older than the Himalayas?

May 13, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Beijing, May 13 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief, the Tibetan Plateau, or the roof of the world, could be there even before the Himalayas, a study of fossils and oxygen isotopes of rocks in the southern parts of Tibet has said.

'Antioxidant in red wine, chocolate fails to reduce cancer'

May 13, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Washington, May 13 (IANS) This may come as a rude shock to those who consume red wine, dark chocolate and berries for anti-cancer benefits. Research reveals that diets rich in antioxidant "resveratrol" fail to reduce deaths, heart disease or cancer.

First Indian cultural festival to be held in Nepal

May 13, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Nepalis will get a taste of the huge cultural diversity of their neighbours at the first Indian cultural fest here from May 17.

Genes decide if medicine will work for you or not

May 12, 2014 at 6:10 PM

London, May 12 (IANS) Ever wondered why a particular medicine is effective for certain people but not for others? That is largely decided by genes, research reveals.

Music to ears: Books that you can listen

May 12, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Toronto, May 12 (IANS) What if you can listen to the emotions of your favourite characters in a novel in the form of a soothing music?

Be aware, watching porn may lead to divorce: Research

May 11, 2014 at 5:28 PM

It may be a bizarre for someone, but study shows that watching porn may be detrimental for your married life as this leads to people accepting extra-marital affairs as

NASA recreates cosmic dust in lab

May 11, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Washington, May 11 (IANS) NASA scientists have for the first time reproduced tiny particles of dust that are known to accumulate around red giant stars.

Myanmar urges Asean leaders to address climate change

May 11, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Nay Pyi Taw, May 11 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein urged Asean leaders to address the impact of climate change along with other relevant issues as the 24th summit of the group began in the country Sunday.

China offers 'most fun job' in panda base

May 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Beijing, May 10 (IANS) The Bifengxia Base of China Giant Panda Protection and Research Centre has offered the "most fun job" in China with an annual pay of 200,000 yuan ($32,576), an SUV for transport for a year, and free working meals and accommodation.

Saudi Arabia bans import of Indian chili peppers

May 9, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Riyadh, May 9 (IANS) Saudi Arabia, the fifth-largest importer of fresh vegetables from India, has banned the import of Indian chili due to the presence of high pesticide residues in it, media reported Friday.

BARC to showcase achievements in chemical sciences

May 9, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Chennai, May 9 (IANS) India's premier Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) will showcase its recent achievements in chemical sciences on National Technology Day on Monday, a statement said.

IIT Delhi graduate develops tools to counter cyber attacks

May 9, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Washington, May 9 (IANS) Sanjam Garg, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has won the 2013 Doctoral Dissertation Award for developing a technique to protect against cyber attacks.

Scientists rewrite code of life with 'alien' DNA

May 8, 2014 at 4:42 PM

New York, May 8 (IANS) In a major breakthrough that could re-write the history of life on earth, scientists have successfully added an alien pair of DNA "letters" (or bases) to create the first "semi-synthetic" bacterium.

Growing number of Hispanics in US leaving Catholicism

May 8, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Washington, May 8 (IANS/EFE) The majority of Hispanics in the US continue to practice Catholicism, but the number describing themselves as Protestants or unaffiliated is rising, says a study.

India, a pioneer in space programmes: PM's envoy

May 7, 2014 at 8:11 PM

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) India had established the Space Commission and the Indian Space Research Organisation "very early", and the country was a "pioneer in space programmes in Asia" much ahead of China, the prime minister's special envoy for disarmament and non-proliferation, Rakesh Sood, said here Wednesday.

'Ice' drug directly linked to violence: Study

May 7, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Canberra, May 7 (IANS) Australian researchers have found a six-fold increase in violent behaviour among chronic users of the drug methamphetamine, commonly known as "ice", the Australian National University (ANU) reported Wednesday.

Sip coffee daily to prevent eye damage

May 7, 2014 at 11:06 AM

New York, May 7 (IANS) Your daily cup of coffee is brewing some soothing news for your eyes.

Rwanda plans to eliminate malaria deaths by 2018

May 7, 2014 at 6:58 AM

Kigali, May 7 (IANS) The Rwandan government Tuesday launched a $329 million plan to stop malaria deaths in the country by 2018.

`Exposure to media violence may turn kids aggressive'

May 6, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Washington, May 6 (IANS) Along with limiting screen time, monitoring the content of what your kids watch on television or what video games they play may be equally important as exposure to media violence may turn them them aggressive, a study indicated.

Lifestyle affects baby in womb more than genes

May 6, 2014 at 4:35 PM

London, May 6 (IANS) Your nutrition, mental health and lifestyle could affect the baby in your womb even more than the genes, a study showed.

Remove restrictions on n-equipment transfer: Iran

May 6, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Tehran, May 6 (IANS) Iran has called for the removal of all restrictions on the transfer of nuclear material and equipment meant only for commercial purposes, a media report said Tuesday.

Allocate more gas for Bawana plant, Delhi to Centre

May 5, 2014 at 11:06 PM

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Delhi government will ask the Centre to allocate more gas to its Bawana power plant which can help it reduce power tariff in the national capital.

Obese kids must avoid fast food to stay sharp

May 4, 2014 at 1:10 PM

New York, May 4 (IANS) Is obesity of your kid weighing down his/her academic performance? Then, persuade them to eat natural, unprocessed, raw food instead of chips, sodas and fast foods, move whenever possible, and restrict media exposure, said a study.

Soon, a device to help restore lost memories

May 4, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Washington, May 4 (IANS) Those soldiers who cannot remember their families as a result of an injury in line of duty may soon get their memories back.

US university honours to Indian engineer

May 4, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Bangalore, May 4 (IANS) Anil Rajvanshi, a renewable energy pioneer of India, Saturday was honoured by the University of Florida, one of the leading universities in the US, for his "groundbreaking" work in rural development.

SC refers plea challenging SIMI ban renewal to larger bench

May 2, 2014 at 8:22 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday referred to a larger bench a petition challenging the latest renewal of the ban on the Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).

Asthma may lead to bone loss: Study

May 2, 2014 at 3:02 PM

New York, May 2 (IANS) People suffering from asthma may be more prone to bone loss as researchers have now discovered links between asthma and a decrease in bone mineral density.

58 arrested in Philippines for sextortion racket

May 2, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Manila, May 2 (IANS) As many as 58 people have been arrested in Philippines over involvement in a global sextortion network, the local police and the Interpol said Friday.

Teeth stem cells can help treat brain stroke

May 1, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Sydney, May 1 (IANS) The humble teeth can come to rescue your brain. Researchers at University of Adelaide have discovered that stem cells taken from teeth can grow to resemble brain cells and can be used in the brain as a therapy for stroke.

'Gesture' keyboard lets you swipe words in air!

April 30, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Toronto, April 30 (IANS) In what could bring about some sweeping changes to the information technology, scientists are now on their way to present "gesture-swipe" keyboards that lets you type messages simply by waving your hands in the air.

Using luxury items you do not own dampens mood

April 30, 2014 at 1:58 PM

London, April 30 (IANS) What makes you feel more happy: Your affluent buddy allows you to take that box of foreign-brand chocolates home or just lets you taste one when you visit his/her place?

Storms leave 35 dead in US, thousands without power

April 30, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Washington, April 30 (IANS) As severe storms swept across South and Central America, at least 35 people were left dead and tens of thousands remained without power even as forecasters downgraded the threat to the eastern half of US.

'Agriculture project helped farmers' income reach Rs.200,000'

April 29, 2014 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) has led to an increase in the annual income of farmers in 500 villages in India from Rs.15,000 to Rs.200,000, an official said here Tuesday.

Can't sleep? Drink sour cherry juice twice a day

April 29, 2014 at 2:22 PM

New York, April 29 (IANS) Forget the sleeping pills, drinking a glass of tart or sour cherry juice in the morning and the evening can help older insomniacs sleep better and also stay safe, a study suggests.

3D-printed loudspeaker that can take any shape!

April 29, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Toronto, April 29 (IANS) Forget ordinary loudspeakers in your vicinity. Here comes an interactive loudspeaker that can take the shape of anything, from a rubber ducky to an abstract spiral!

Insulin-producing cells derived from cloned human embryo

April 29, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Washington, April 29 (IANS) In a pioneering research involving stem cells, researchers in the US have successfully used a cloning technique to make insulin-producing cells with the DNA of a diabetic woman.

Killer tornadoes in US leave 20 dead

April 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Washington, April 29 (IANS) A new round of twister tornadoes ripped through South US killing five people in Mississippi and Alabama a day after another storm left a trail of destruction in Arkansas.

EU ban on Indian mango hits Maharashtra farmers hard

April 28, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) The sudden ban on import of Indian mangos by the European Union has hit hard the farmers of Maharashtra, renowned for the luscious Alphonso and other varieties which are in great demand worldwide.

120 dancers to perform on International Dance Day in Delhi

April 28, 2014 at 8:06 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) At least 120 dancers from India and abroad will perform classical and contemporary dances here Tuesday to celebrate the International Dance Day and make people aware about various dance forms, organisers said.

Lymphoma among fastest growing cancers worldwide (Health Feature)

April 27, 2014 at 1:58 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Fever, breathlessness and lack of energy could be much more than just fatigue, warn health experts. Such symptoms are synonymous with lymphoma or a type of blood cancer, which is one of the fastest-growing cancers in the world. However, experts said the cure rate is high if detected early.

Bluefin to search adjacent areas to focused underwater area: JACC

April 27, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Perth, April 27 (IANS) The planned air and surface search for the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 has been suspended for Sunday due to deteriorating weather conditions in the search area, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said.