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Everything you need to know about Chirakadavu Centre: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

World's oldest blood found in 5,300-year-old body

May 3, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Rome, May 3 (IANS/AKI) Scientists have discovered the world's oldest blood cells in the remains of a 5,300-year-old iceman found in Italy.

'Every third Russian woman suffers domestic violence'

May 2, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Moscow, May 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About a third of Russian women suffer domestic violence but put up with beatings from their partners and husbands in order not to lose them, an NGO said Wednesday.

Passive smoking worsens asthmic children's health

May 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Washington, May 2 (IANS) Children exposed to passive smoking continue to suffer in terms of health, says a new study.

I always need money, says Mike Tyson

May 2, 2012 at 10:34 AM

London, May 2 (ANI): Mike Tyson has said that he is terrible with his expenditures and always needs more money.

I try my best to control my temper, says Mike Tyson

May 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

London, May 1 (ANI): Mike Tyson has said that no matter how hard he tries to control his temper, he loses it once in a while.

Another Naga outfit signs ceasefire pact, but won't surrender its arms

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): The Kitovi-Khole faction of the Naga Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) has signed the ceasefire agreement with the Central Government, but refused give up its arms before a final solution to the decades old Indo-Naga issue is reached.

Life's the greatest gift, says Mike Tyson

April 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): Mike Tyson who is on tour the states as part of his monologue show 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth - Live On Stage', shared his life philosophy with the audience.

Young Oz quickies Pattinson, Cummins in line for ODI tour of England

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

London, Apr 27(ANI): Australia's young fast bowling duo of James Pattinson and Pat Cummins are expected to be fit for the one-day international tour of England.

GPS to signal rapid tsunami warnings

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Using the high-precision analysis of GPS data from the Fukushima earthquake of 11 March 2011, scientists at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ believe the earthquake magnitude and the spatial distribution can be determined in just over three minutes, allowing for a rapid and detailed tsunami early warning.

SC extended time for 2G Spectrum auctioning by Aug 31

April 24, 2012 at 5:52 PM

The Supreme Court of India Tuesday has extended the deadline of 2G Spectrum licence auction from June 02, 2012 to August 31, 2012. However, it has refused to grant 400-days extension to Centre........

Plastics federation plans knowledge centre

April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) The Indian Plastics Federation will set up a Rs.25 crore knowledge centre in West Bengal to run courses on plastic processing, an official said.

Over 130 government Web sites hacked during January-March 2012

April 25, 2012 at 6:13 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Over 130 government websites were hacked during the first three months of 2012, Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot said Wednesday.

'Sexting' putting girls at risk of bullying and sexual abuse

April 25, 2012 at 2:41 PM

London, April 25(ANI): Young school girls who send explicit photographs of themselves by text message are putting themselves in danger of bullying and sexual abuse, child safety experts have warned.

Fertility drugs 'more than double chances of kids developing leukaemia'

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

London, April 24 (ANI): Children born to mothers who took fertility drugs to get pregnant are at increased risk of developing leukaemia, French scientists have revealed.

Sinead O'Connor cancels 2012 tour due to bipolar disorder

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Washington, April 24 (ANI): Sinead O'Connor has cancelled the remainder of her North American tour, citing her bipolar disorder as the reason.

Letting go of old goals can boost quality of life for breast cancer survivors

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

London, April 24 (ANI): Breast cancer survivors who were able to let go of old goals and set new ones showed an improved well-being overall, researchers have found.

Letting go of old goals can boost quality of life for breast cancer survivors

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

London, April 24 (ANI): Breast cancer survivors who were able to let go of old goals and set new ones showed an improved well-being overall, researchers have found.

Egypt refuses to give licenses to eight US-based civil society groups

April 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Cairo, Apr 24 (ANI): Egypt has reportedly rejected a request from eight US-based civil society groups for licenses to operate in the country amid a crackdown on foreign NGOs a month before the presidential polls.

Nineteenth century therapy may help Parkinson's patients

April 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Looking back to the 19th century, researchers in the US are replicating the work of celebrated neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot to help patients of Parkinson's disease.

Millions of French vote to decide Sarkozy's fate (Third Lead)

April 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Paris, April 22 (IANS) Millions of French voted Sunday in the first round of presidential elections bogged down by a weak economy and high unemployment, issues that may spell trouble for incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

Cleopatra and Antony's twin babies rediscovered in Cairo

April 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): An Italian Egyptologist has rediscovered a sculpture of Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, the offspring of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII, at the Egyptian museum in Cairo.

UAE, UN hold training on human rights

April 20, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Abu Dhabi, April 20 (IANS/WAM) The Unitd Arab Emirates (UAE) and UN held a training programme to introduce Arab diplomats to the international human rights systems.

Being near the sea is good for you

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

London, April 20 (IANS) Exercise in the open air is good for you, but you can only reap its full benefits if you head for the coast or the countryside rather than an urban park.

Polar bears 450,000 years older than believed

April 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): New genetic evidence has shown that the polar bear is much older than it had been previously thought.ccording to DNA studies, the Arctic predator split from its ancestor, the brown bear, about 600,000 years ago.

Karakoram glaciers bucking global warming trend and 'putting on mass'

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): Some glaciers on Asia's Karakoram mountains, which is home to K2, are defying the global trend and getting thicker, a new study has claimed.

Breakthrough to boost solar cell output by 40 percent

April 19, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Sydney, April 19 (IANS) A breakthrough could boost the output of low cost solar cells in rooftop panels by a whopping 40 percent, making them much more viable as an alternative energy source.

NCTC meet on May 5 crucial for UPA

April 18, 2012 at 3:41 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): The National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) meet scheduled to take place on May 5 will be a litmus test for the UPA Government at the Centre, as some non-Congress Chief Ministers continue to oppose the provisions in the counter-terror body, contending that it will upset the federal structure and encroach on the powers of the states.

Only some states harbor mistrust against Central Government: Chidambaram

April 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that only some states harbor mistrust against the Central Government.

Coral reefs will survive ravages of warming: Scientists

April 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Marine scientists in Australia undertaking the world's first large-scale investigation of the impact of climate change on coral reefs suggest that many of them would survive the ravages of warming.

Madhya Pradesh CM warns against unilateral decisions on security

April 16, 2012 at 10:11 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Monday said coordinated action between state and central governments was needed to tackle internal security challenges and warned that any unilateral decision could prove to be dangerous.

Congress urges political leaders to join hands over national security issues

April 16, 2012 at 9:31 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Congress Party on Monday urged the leaders of various political parties to join hands over national security issues, following opposition by the non-Congress ruled states over setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

NCTC row: Centre should take states into confidence, says Patnaik

April 16, 2012 at 8:43 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Orissa Chief Minister on Monday said the Centre should take the various state governments into confidence as they decide to set up the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

Jaitley slams government for 'attack on federalism'

April 16, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) Slamming the Congress-led central government for encroaching on the rights of the states, BJP leader Arun Jaitley Monday said Congress chief ministers should also protest the "attack on federalism".

BJP finds Centre and State Governments divided

April 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday alleged that the relationship between Centre and the various state governments has deteriorated.

Modi accuses Centre for creating an atmosphere of distrust

April 16, 2012 at 6:28 PM

The Centre government is creating an atmosphere of distrust between the Centre and states by providing police power to Central paramilitary forces and investigating agencies, as according to proposed provisions, the central investigating agencies including National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) can directly raid, arrest or take any kind of action without informing to states government........

Narendra Modi takes on Centre at internal security meet

April 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Slamming the Central Government in the recent controversies with the army, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that tensions between the civil and military wings are bound to adversely impact the internal security of the country.

PM to discuss NCTC with chief ministers May 5

April 16, 2012 at 1:47 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday assured the chief ministers that he would hold a separate meeting with them May 5 to discuss the controversial proposal to set up a National Counter Terrorism Centre.

'States being reduced to glorified municipalities'

April 16, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday accused the central government of bringing the states down to the level of glorified municipal corporations by restricting their operational magnitude, tightening finances and encroaching upon states' powers.

Security threats in India must be tackled firmly but with sensitivity: PM

April 16, 2012 at 1:22 PM

India's internal security threat comprising terrorism, extremism, Naxalism and communal violence is the biggest security challenge of India, which must be handed firmly but with sensitivity, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today at New Delhi while addressing in Chief Ministers' conference........

Karakoram glaciers bucking global warming trend and 'putting on mass'

April 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

London, Apr 16 (ANI): Some glaciers on Asia's Karakoram mountains, which is home to K2, are defying the global trend and getting thicker, a new study has claimed.

Centre, states must work hand in hand to ensure internal security: PM

April 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday said internal security is a matter where the Centre and the state governments must work hand in hand.

Heavy rains lash China

April 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Beijing, April 15 (IANS) Heavy rains will continue to lash southern China over the next three days, the National Meteorological Centre said Sunday.

Warming threatens Southeast Asia's cassava industry

April 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Bangkok, April 15 (IANS) Rising temperatures are triggering severe outbreaks of new, invasive pests that could threaten Southeast Asia's multi-billion dollar cassava industry and the livelihoods of thousands of small farmers, a study reveals.

Mamata Banerjee to skip CM meet on internal security tomorrow

April 15, 2012 at 2:59 PM

New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will not attend the Chief Ministers' conference convened at New Delhi by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday to discuss matters relating to internal security.

Gel soon to perk up male fertility

April 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM

London, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have discovered chemical compounds that boost the swimming ability of sperm cells, opening the way for a new gel to help couples conceive naturally.

Strong earthquake hits Vanuatu

April 15, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Beijing, April 15 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted Vanuatu Sunday morning, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre.

Jayalalithaa to attend security conference in Delhi

April 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa will attend the conference of chief ministers on internal security to be chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi Monday.

PM to open chief ministers' meet on security April 16

April 14, 2012 at 5:47 PM

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Police reforms, upgrading intelligence gathering system and strengthening the counter-terrorism mechanism in the country will top the agenda of the annual chief ministers' conference to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday.

British kids call police after bullying on Facebook

April 13, 2012 at 7:15 PM

London, April 13 (IANS) Hundreds of British children, often on the verge of committing suicide, call the police every day after becoming victims of vicious bullying on social network Facebook.

India has vast win-win commercial potential, says US

April 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Washington, April 13 (IANS) US Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who recently led his first trade mission to India, wants America to "deepen and broaden its commercial engagement with India where the win-win potential is vast."

Homing pigeons' magnetic beak navigating skills myth debunked

April 12, 2012 at 12:19 PM

London, Apr 12 (ANI): A new study has quashed the theory that explains the famous navigation skills of homing pigeons.

Yuvraj to pen down his fight against cancer

April 11, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Gurgaon, Apr 11 (ANI): Cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday said that he is planning to pen down the experience and a change in his thought process during the treatment for cancer in the United States.

Tendulkar inspired me, was always in touch during treatment: Yuvraj

April 11, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Gurgaon, Apr 11 (ANI): Cricketer Yuvraj Singh today said that he has developed a 'cherished friendship' with Sachin Tendulkar over the years, and added that the batting maestro was in continuous touch with him during his treatment in the United States.

New treatment may help OCD patients overcome fears and doubts

April 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): Concordia researchers have come out with a novel approach to treat compulsive checking in obsessive-compulsive disorder sufferers.

Lance Armstrong inspired me to fight cancer: Yuvraj

April 11, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Gurgaon, Apr 11 (ANI): Cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday said he was inspired by tour de France winner Lance Armstrong during his treatment for a rare germ cell cancer between his lungs.

India, US to boost health cooperation

April 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Washington, April 11 (IANS) India and the US will strengthen cooperation in the area of public health by sharing information and best practices, identify and address policy concerns and establish new technologies.

Polar bears losing fur from mystery illness

April 11, 2012 at 8:42 AM

London, April 11 (IANS) Polar bears in Alaska have been seen with missing patches of fur, and reports say it may be due to a "mystery illness" related to the nuclear accident at the Fukushima power plant in Japan.

China launches space drug laboratory

April 11, 2012 at 4:18 AM

Beijing, April 11 (IANS) China has set up a laboratory to conduct research on medicines for astronauts during space missions, the science and technology ministry said.

Soft drinks may instigate heart disease in kids

April 10, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Sydney, April 10 (ANI): Children who consume soft drinks regularly may be at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease, researchers including one of an Indian origin have warned.

US marks warmest March on record

April 10, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Washington, April 10 (IANS) The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday that last March was the warmest in recorded history, creating thunderstorms and tornadoes across the country.

BJP keen to see Yuvraj back in action

April 9, 2012 at 6:27 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday congratulated cricketer Yuvraj Singh on his return back home after undergoing treatment for germ cell cancer in the USA, and expressed hope that he recovers fully and plays for the country again.

Yuvraj returns home, to address media on Wednesday

April 9, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Gurgaon, Apr 9 (ANI): Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who returned home after undergoing treatment for germ cell cancer in the USA, on Monday said he would be addressing the media on Wednesday.

It's a feeling of winning World Cup again, says Yuvraj's mother

April 9, 2012 at 2:27 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): As Indian cricket superstar Yuvraj Singh returned home after undergoing treatment for germ cell cancer in the USA, his mother Shabnam Singh expressed happiness, saying the feelings were analogous to that of winning the world cup.

Clint Eastwood sues furniture company for selling products named after him

April 9, 2012 at 2:27 PM

London, Apr 9 (ANI): Clint Eastwood is taking legal action against a furniture company for allegedly using his "name, image and persona" to sell their products.

Court verdict delay violates constitutional mandate: Jurists

April 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Jurists have voiced concern on judges allegedly sitting over verdicts long after the conclusion of the arguments and said the practice violated the right to speedy justice guaranteed by the constitution.

Yoga and Massage booths popular at Star Health Fair in Kuala Lumpur

April 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Kuala Lumpur, April 8 (ANI): The yoga and massage booths have attracted a number of visitors at the Star Health Fair organized at the MidValley Exhibition Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

Emirates Korean Film Festival begins

April 6, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Abu Dhabi, April 6 (IANS/WAM) The second Emirates Korean Film Festival got underway in Abu Dhabi Thursday.

Soon, detect breast cancer's fingerprint in droplet of blood

April 6, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Researchers have come up with a new microfluidics-based microarray technology that could one day radically change how and when cancer is diagnosed.

Terrorists continue to operate from Bangladesh, says former diplomat

April 5, 2012 at 7:13 PM

New Delhi, Apr.5 (ANI): The Prime Minister's Special Envoy, Mr. Satinder K Lamba, today said terrorists and insurgents continue to operate from Bangladesh despite the government's efforts to contain them.

Facial movements can betray liars

April 5, 2012 at 6:00 PM

London, April 5 (ANI): Facial ticks that cause raised eyebrows and hints of a smile can give the game away when you lie, researchers say.

2G: Apex court to hear government's plea April 13

April 4, 2012 at 11:04 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear April 13 the government's plea seeking a review of its Feb 2 verdict cancelling 122 2G licences granted in 2008, holding that the first come, first served policy was flawed and that natural resources should only be auctioned.

Centre alerts Assam ahead of ULFA Raising Day

April 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Centre Wednesday alerted Assam and its neighbouring states ahead of the ULFA Raising Day April 7.

Jamia launches new courses in nanoscience, nanotechnology

April 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will be offering a Ph.D. programme in nanoscience and nanotechnology and an M.Tech. in nanotechnology from July, an official said Wednesday.

Bio-energy crops can be dangerous to wildlife

April 4, 2012 at 1:35 PM

A recent study has revealed that the practice of converting farmland to produce bio-energy crops can be harmful to the wildlife.

Bio-energy crops could be ruinous to wildlife

April 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Berlin, April 4 (IANS) Converting farmland to grow bio-energy crops could be ruinous to wildlife, says a study.

Corals 'could cope with ocean acidification'

April 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

London, April 3 (ANI): Scientists have identified a powerful internal mechanism that could enable some corals and their symbiotic algae to counter the adverse impact of a more acidic ocean.

Black holes gobble up stars to grow bigger

April 3, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Washington, April 3 (IANS) Supermassive black holes can grow still bigger by ripping apart double-star systems and swallowing one of the stars, says a new astrophysics study.

Testing time for Sushil's new technique: Coach

April 2, 2012 at 7:20 PM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Top Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar's coach Yashvir Singh feels it is still too early ring alarm bells over the grappler's form and hoped the 2008 Beijing Games bronze medallist's newly adopted technique will come good in the remaining two qualifying events for the London Olympics.

Tobacco major cause of cancer deaths: Study

April 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 2 (IANS) Health experts in Kerala are hoping that a nationwide cancer mortality study which underscores the massive health burden of tobacco will galvanise the state and central governments into action and prevent hundreds of thousands of avoidable deaths every year.

Could corals survive more acidic oceans?

April 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Corals may yet be able to survive the acidification of the world's oceans, escaping the effects of climatic devastation.

Jayalalithaa tells PM she wants NCTC put on hold

April 2, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Chennai, Apr.2 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has reportedly written a second letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, asking him to put his government's plans for establishing a National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) on hold.

Key protein players in hard-to-treat breast cancers identified

April 2, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Washington, April 2 (ANI): Scientists have identified a pair of proteins that could play a crucial role in treating drug- resistant breast cancers.

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan takes on Centre over Army scam

April 2, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 2 (ANI): Senior lawyer and social activist Prashant Bhushan has criticized the Centre over the alleged truck procurement scam in the Indian Army.

Big Food brands mislead consumers: CSE

April 1, 2012 at 7:58 PM

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a Delhi based NGO in its latest study has claimed that mostly big food brands in India do not print the real information over the package regarding 'ingredients' used in popular food.......

Diet experts warn Indians to stop increased consumption of junk food

April 1, 2012 at 1:33 PM

New Delhi, Apr.1 (ANI): Diet experts have said Indians are consuming junk foods more often than in the past, and have warned that this poses a major risk to their health.

Indian man extradited to Sydney over 'intent to murder' charges

April 1, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Sydney, Apr 1 (ANI): A 24-year-old Indian man has reportedly been extradited to the Australian city of Sydney to face allegations that he planned to murder a woman who endured a string of attacks over a two-year period.

Social media content creators need protection: Experts

March 29, 2012 at 7:21 PM

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Calling the country's IT rules as "flawed", experts at a seminar Thursday said the right to freedom of expression should also provide protection to the content creators.

Kerala doubles allowances for diaspora

March 28, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) The Kerala government Wednesday doubled the financial assistance extended to the weaker and poorer sections of the state's diaspora, which includes assistance to bring back the bodies of those who pass away abroad and medical assistance.

Kerala to be tough on banks not providing 'edu loans'

March 28, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said the state government will act tough on commercial banks that do not provide educational loans to students.

Nelson Mandela's vast digital personal archives posted online

March 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM

London, Mar 28 (ANI): Thousands of documents, photographs and videos of South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela have been placed online in a mass digital archive.

WHO praises Cuba's health care system

March 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Havana, March 28 (IANS) Cuba's health care system has a lot to teach the world, the deputy head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

India reassures world leaders about security, safety of its nuke programme at Seoul summit

March 27, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Seoul, Mar.27 (ANI): India, which has been a strong votary and supporter of the nuclear security summit (NSS), and has hosted a meeting of Sherpas in Januaryhis year, has reassured summit participants about the safety and security of its nuclear installations.

Global Centre for n-energy coming up near Delhi: PM

March 27, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Seoul, March 27 (IANS) India is making "good progress" in establishing a Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership with off-campus courses being conducted even as the physical infrastructure is being put in place, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday.

Knee surgery makes return to sports difficult

March 26, 2012 at 1:23 PM

A study has revealed that knee reconstruction surgery does not help much as around 40 percent of people fail to return to their previous level of activity or take part in sports.

Centre will bring Lokpal bill: Farooq Abdullah

March 24, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Jammu, March 24 (IANS) Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Saturday said that while the central government is keen to bring the Lokpal bill at the earliest, the matter to set up the Lokayukta should be left to the states.

Goa trade body demands Rs.1,000 crore grant for state

March 24, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Panaji, March 24 (IANS) With an eye to tourism, Goa's apex trade body has demanded a special grant of Rs.1,000 crore from union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in his budget for the next fiscal to develop a sewage and garbage treatment plant in the state.

Scientists identified biomarkers for autism

March 24, 2012 at 5:04 PM

A rapid and less expensive diagnostic method for autism is likely to be developed by the researchers very soon. There are no acknowledged biomarkers for autism till date.

Southampton varsity research could significantly reduce the need for clinical animal testing

March 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

London, Mar.22 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Southampton will start a new study in June to develop a laboratory-based system, known as assays, which will accurately predict immune responses to these drugs. These assays would be used to pre-screen candidate drugs and reduce the need for testing on animals.

Southampton varsity research could significantly reduce the need for clinical animal testing

March 22, 2012 at 4:00 PM

London, Mar.22 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Southampton will start a new study in June to develop a laboratory-based system, known as assays, which will accurately predict immune responses to these drugs. These assays would be used to pre-screen candidate drugs and reduce the need for testing on animals.

BJD lawmakers tell centre to stop blame game, provide assistance in Italian hostage crisis

March 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM

New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Showing their support for Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) lawmakers on Wednesday told the Centre to stop the blame game and provide all kinds of assistance to the state in resolving the Italian hostage crisis in Odisha.