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Presidential polls: Mamata tightlipped

May 2, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) With Congress looking for support for presidential polls, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was Wednesday tightlipped but said she will try to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi to enquire about her health.

BJP, JD-U to meet on presidential candidate

May 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders were set to meet their Janata Dal-United (JD-U) counterparts Wednesday, a day after the allies differed over the presidential candidate, sources said.

Multi-tasking makes you feel good but hits performance

May 1, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Washington, May 1 (IANS) People multitask not because they are good at it but because it makes them feel good, says a new study, which explains why it is so popular, though unproductive.

Atheists more driven by compassion to help others than religious people

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Highly religious people are less motivated by compassion when helping a stranger than are atheists, agnostics and less religious people, a new research has revealed.

Multitasking can make you feel better

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Media multitasking- like reading a book while watching TV - may hurt your performance, but it will make you feel good, a new study has suggested.

Keeping fruits close and veggies closer may up intake among college students

May 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): When fruits and vegetables are within arm's reach, students are more likely to eat them, according to a new study.

Denied bank loan, Kerala nursing student ends life

April 30, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Kottayam, April 30 (IANS) A Kerala nursing student, who poisoned herself after failing to secure an education loan, died at a medical college here Monday.

Head injury turns college dropout a maths genius!

April 29, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Washington, April 29 (IANS) In an incident which appears be a perfect plot for any reality-based fiction work, an American college dropout after being brutally attacked by a group of street robbers has turned a mathematics genius.

Porn star invited to speak in US college

April 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A college in western Massachusetts has gone one step ahead by inviting a porn star to speak.

Mugging turns college dropout into real-life 'A Beautiful Mind' math genius

April 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A middle-aged man from Washington is the only person in the world known to have the incredible skill of turning complex mathematical formulas everywhere into stunning, intricate diagrams he can draw by hand that was obtained by sheer accident just a decade ago.

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng flees house arrest

April 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Beijing, Apr 27 (ANI): Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has escaped from house arrest and released a video addressed to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

Trinamool leader flung jug at me, says Bengal professor

April 25, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) A woman college professor's allegation that a former Trinamool Congress legislator flung a jug full of water at her following an altercation over teachers' association elections in West Bengal has created a flutter here.

Obama paid off student loans 8 yrs ago

April 25, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): President Obama has revealed that he finished paying off his student loan only about eight years back.

Lack of support at times of stress may trigger anorexia or bulimia

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Washington, April 25(ANI): Eating disorders can be caused by lack of support following traumatic events such as bereavement, relationship problems, abuse and sexual assault, according to a new study.

Kerala film industry's biggest showman Navodaya Appachan dies

April 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Kochi, April 23 (IANS) Navodaya Appachan, known as the biggest showman of the Malayalam film industry, died at a private hospital here Monday night after battling cancer for a long time. He was 81.

Romney reacts to Obama's 'silver spoon' banter

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Reacting to President Barack Obama's statement of 'not being born with a silver spoon', Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney said that 'he would not apologize for his family's success.'

'I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth' says Obama

April 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Recalling his working class roots and the career success that he has enjoyed, US President Barack Obama has said that he wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and firmly reiterated that he will continue to champion the cause of economic fairness in America.

Education must be above political agenda: Sibal

April 18, 2012 at 6:37 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With a slew of critical education bills remaining pending for parliament approval, a visibly irked Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday said "political interests" were overshadowing national interest in parliament.

Brain scans can predict weight gain and sexual activity

April 18, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Washington, April 18 (ANI): Dartmouth scientists have found that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain scans may be able to predict weight gain and sexual desire.

20,000 college graduates to volunteer in rural China

April 13, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Beijing, April 13 (IANS) About 20,000 college graduates will join the annual campaign to volunteer for work in rural China.

'Unsnoozeable' alarm clock allows no excuses for staying in bed

April 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Johannesburg, Apr 11 (ANI): A US researcher has come up with an alarm clock that can only be stopped by getting out of bed as it does not have any snooze button.

Texting in class may hamper college students' learning

April 8, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): College students who often text message during class find it difficult to pay attention to classroom lectures and consequently risk having poor learning outcomes, according to a new study.

Vanessa Williams says she was molested at age 10

April 7, 2012 at 7:06 PM

New York, Apr 7 (ANI): Vanessa Williams has opened up about her traumatic past and evealed that she was sexually molested as a child by a family friend.

US unemployment level falls to 8.2 percent in March

April 7, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Washington, April 7 (ANI): The United States Labor Department has said that the country's mployers have added 120,000 jobs in March, leading to the unemployment rate to fall to 8.2 ercent.

Homophobia may result from repressed same-sex desires

April 7, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Washington, April 7 (ANI): A series of psychology studies has demonstrated that homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires.

Misperception of weight is 'key barrier to weight loss'

April 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Misconception about one's weight is an important barrier to weight loss in obese people, a new study has revealed.

Katy wants to raid Priyanka's closet (Movie Snippets)

April 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) International pop star Katy Perry, who performed at the opening ceremony of Indian Premier League season five, is very happy after meeting Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and wants to "raid her closet".

Online boycott just as bad as real one

April 4, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Washington, April 4 (IANS) People who are ignored by others online may feel just as bad as if they had been excluded in person, according to a new study.

Seven die in US college shooting

April 3, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Washington, April 3 (IANS) Seven people were killed and three wounded in a shooting spree at a college in northern California, CNN reported Monday citing police.

Apple's Chinese factories accused of 'forcefully employing student interns'

April 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM

London, Apr 2 (ANI): Tech giant Apple's factories in China are reportedly employing tens of thousands of students, some of them on forced internships, to manufacture its iPads, iPhones and other products.

Meet teen girl who's been surviving on cheese and tomato pizza for 8 years

March 30, 2012 at 11:54 AM

London, Mar 30 (ANI): A teenage girl, who as a child was hit by a stomach bug which left her with an extreme fear of food, has been eating only cheese and tomato pizza for the last eight years.

Pakistani girl raped by cops, attempts suicide

March 27, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Islamabad, March 27 (IANS) A college girl attempted suicide after she was allegedly raped by five policemen when she was returning home from tuition in Pakistan's Punjab province, a media report said.

DMK lawmakers boycott Tamil Nadu Assembly budget session

March 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Chennai, Mar.26 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lawmakers boycotted the budget session of the Tamil Nadu state assembly on Monday over the issue of fund mismanagement by the AIADMK Government.

Apex court's nod to e-counselling for PG medical courses

March 23, 2012 at 8:56 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (INAS) The Supreme Court Friday permitted the online counselling for allotment of 50 percent seats of all-India quota for admission in post graduate medical courses in the country.

Ayushmann turns composer, singer for 'Vicky Donor'

March 23, 2012 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) VJ-turned-actor Ayushmann Khurrana has not just acted in "Vicky Donor", he has also composed and sung a song for the film.

I hardly went to college: Minissha

March 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Actress Minissha Lamba, who started her acting career with "Yahaan" in 2005, says she hardly attended classes during her college days.

Cheerleading 'was once considered too masculine for women'

March 23, 2012 at 1:20 PM

London, Mar 23 (ANI): Cheerleading, which is centred around a group of scantily clad women writhing and waving their toned arm in the air to the beats of the latest number one hit these days, was once a strictly male-only arena.

Young adults focus more on fame and money than community issues

March 18, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): The times are changing, and not essentially for the better when it comes to giving back to society, a new study has revealed.

I love sex and I love men, says John McCain's daughter

March 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

London, Mar 16 (ANI): Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain's daughter Meghan told Playboy in an interview that she is straight, single and comes 'from a family of whiskey drinkers'.

I love sex and I love men, says John McCain's daughter

March 16, 2012 at 2:25 PM

London, Mar 16 (ANI): Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain's daughter Meghan told Playboy in an interview that she is straight, single and comes 'from a family of whiskey drinkers'.

Union Budget 2012-13 Lead-1

March 16, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Foreign Minister on Friday presented the Union budget 2012-13 in Lok Sabha Today. Here is the highlights of budgets:

Visual illusions may help boost sports performance

March 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): One of the ways in which a player might be able to improve his chances at making a free throw during a basketball tournament could be by tricking himself into thinking that the basket is bigger than it really is, a new study has suggested.

Visual illusions may help boost sports performance

March 14, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): One of the ways in which a player might be able to improve his chances at making a free throw during a basketball tournament could be by tricking himself into thinking that the basket is bigger than it really is, a new study has suggested.

Couples look 'highly involved' when nibbling same food

March 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Sharing germs with one's mate when dining out makes them look like a close couple, a new study has found.

Couples look 'highly involved' when nibbling same food

March 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Sharing germs with one's mate when dining out makes them look like a close couple, a new study has found.

Europe's 'youngest app designer' expelled from school for hacking IT system

March 9, 2012 at 9:25 PM

London, Mar 9(ANI): A "computer whizzkid", who was crowned Europe's youngest application designer, has been expelled for hacking into his school's computer system.

Nearly two-thirds of US college presidents want to re-elect Obama

March 9, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Nearly two-thirds of college presidents in the United States want President Barack Obama re-elected, making him the overwhelming favorite, according to a new survey.

British PM Cameron to accompany Obama for college basketball game

March 9, 2012 at 9:22 PM

London, Mar 9(ANI): The White House has announced that British Prime Minister David Cameron will accompany President Barack Obama to a college basketball game during his official visit next week.

Europe's 'youngest app designer' expelled from school for hacking IT system

March 9, 2012 at 1:35 PM

London, Mar 9(ANI): A "computer whizzkid", who was crowned Europe's youngest application designer, has been expelled for hacking into his school's computer system.

Nearly two-thirds of US college presidents want to re-elect Obama

March 9, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Nearly two-thirds of college presidents in the United States want President Barack Obama re-elected, making him the overwhelming favorite, according to a new survey.

Onscreen bullying may prime the brain for aggression

March 8, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Washington, March 8 (ANI): Past research has shown that viewing physical violence in the media can increase aggression in adults and children.

Onscreen bullying may prime the brain for aggression

March 8, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Washington, March 8 (ANI): Past research has shown that viewing physical violence in the media can increase aggression in adults and children.

Most people pay 'lot more attention to Facebook profile photo than text'

March 7, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): In most cases, it is profile photo on Facebook that tells viewers what they need to know to form an opinion about an individual and not the text, new research suggests.

Most people pay 'lot more attention to Facebook profile photo than text'

March 7, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): In most cases, it is profile photo on Facebook that tells viewers what they need to know to form an opinion about an individual and not the text, new research suggests.

Ambitious people have shorter lives

March 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Washington, March 6 (ANI): People who are considered ambitious attend the best colleges and universities, have prestigious careers and earn high salaries, but they don't necessarily lead more successful lives, say researchers.

Ambitious people have shorter lives

March 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Washington, March 6 (ANI): People who are considered ambitious attend the best colleges and universities, have prestigious careers and earn high salaries, but they don't necessarily lead more successful lives, say researchers.

Attaining college degree can lead to better health

March 4, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Washington, March 4 (ANI): People with college degrees not only have advantages in finding good jobs, but it may also help them stay healthy, according to a new study.

Caffeine could leave 'morning people' toss and turn at night

March 4, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Washington, March 4 (ANI): Caffeine consumption can disrupt sleep for morning people but has little or no effect on those who are literally "night owls", researchers suggest.

Loneliness 'could be deadly'

March 4, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Loneliness can cause all kinds of ill health effects and it even begets more intense isolation, a new study has shown.

Caffeine could leave 'morning people' toss and turn at night

March 4, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Washington, March 4 (ANI): Caffeine consumption can disrupt sleep for morning people but has little or no effect on those who are literally "night owls", researchers suggest.

Loneliness 'could be deadly'

March 4, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Loneliness can cause all kinds of ill health effects and it even begets more intense isolation, a new study has shown.

Attaining college degree can lead to better health

March 4, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Washington, March 4 (ANI): People with college degrees not only have advantages in finding good jobs, but it may also help them stay healthy, according to a new study.

Winners act more aggressively than losers

March 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Washington, March1 (ANI): One may think that people who lose any game or competition will turn aggressive while the winner will be more friendly toward the defeated, but a new study has revealed just the opposite.

LiLo and I have more in common than people think, says Anna Hathaway

March 1, 2012 at 9:29 PM

New York, Mar 1 (ANI): Anne Hathaway recently divulged that she has a lot in common with troubled actress Lindsay Lohan than people are aware of.

LiLo and I have more in common than people think, says Anna Hathaway

March 1, 2012 at 5:52 PM

New York, Mar 1 (ANI): Anne Hathaway recently divulged that she has a lot in common with troubled actress Lindsay Lohan than people are aware of.

Winners act more aggressively than losers

March 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Washington, March1 (ANI): One may think that people who lose any game or competition will turn aggressive while the winner will be more friendly toward the defeated, but a new study has revealed just the opposite.

Madonna strips to her bra on cover of new single

February 28, 2012 at 1:11 PM

London, Feb 28 (ANI): Madonna wears little more than lingerie on the cover of 'Girl Gone Wild', the second single off her forthcoming studio album MDNA.

People who trust their feelings can predict future more accurately

February 25, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A higher trust in feelings may result in more accurate predictions about a variety of future events, according to researchers.

Amanda Knox signs $4m book deal to tell all about trial and arrest

February 17, 2012 at 7:42 PM

London, Feb 17 (ANI): Amanda Knox, the American student who had been convicted and then cleared of murdering her British room-mate, has reportedly signed a 4 million dollars (2.5 million pounds) book deal for a "full and unflinching" account of the events surrounding her arrest and trial.

Fish as good as college students at evaluating numerical ratios

February 16, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Washington, Feb 16 (ANI)): In a study, researchers have found surprising similarities between fish and college students in numerical approximation.

Fluctuation in motivation can destroy our weight loss resolutions

February 14, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Motivation to exercise fluctuates from week to week for many people, and these changes predict whether they will be physically active, researchers say.

Miley Cyrus not heading to college

February 11, 2012 at 2:53 PM

London, Feb 11 (ANI): Miley Cyrus hasn't enrolled herself at the California's Chapman University, a representative of the institute has confirmed.

Emergency contraceptive sold in Shippensburg University's vending machine

February 8, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): The morning-after pills, which are otherwise not available on drug store shelves, can easily be bought by college students at Shippensburg University through a vending machine at the student health centre.

Digital romance clicking with lonely-hearts

February 6, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Online dating has not only shed its stigma but has surpassed all forms of matchmaking in the United States apart from meeting through friends, a new study has revealed.

Many young Japanese men 'turned off by sex'

February 5, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Young Japanese males are apathetic about dating and are disinterested in sex, a new study has said.

Many young Japanese men 'turned off by sex'

February 5, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Young Japanese males are apathetic about dating and are disinterested in sex, a new study has said.

Hearing metaphors triggers brain region sensing texture through touch

February 4, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Hearing metaphors activates the regions of the brain involved in sensory experiences, a new study has claimed.

Quitting cigarettes reduces respiratory problems 'within weeks'

February 4, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Young adults aged 18 to 24 years who stop smoking for at least two weeks report substantially fewer respiratory symptoms, especially coughing, a new study has said.

Black CEOs comprise just 1% of leaders of largest companies in US

February 4, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Washington, Feb 4(ANI): African -American CEOs account for a mere one percent of the chiefs of the 500 largest companies in the US, a new study has revealed.

Black CEOs comprise just 1% of leaders of largest companies in US

February 4, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Washington, Feb 4(ANI): African -American CEOs account for a mere one percent of the chiefs of the 500 largest companies in the US, a new study has revealed.

Hearing metaphors triggers brain region sensing texture through touch

February 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Hearing metaphors activates the regions of the brain involved in sensory experiences, a new study has claimed.

Quitting cigarettes reduces respiratory problems 'within weeks'

February 4, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Young adults aged 18 to 24 years who stop smoking for at least two weeks report substantially fewer respiratory symptoms, especially coughing, a new study has said.

Bruce Willis advised ex wife Demi Moore to seek treatment

February 3, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Bruce Willis had reportedly gone to his ex wife Demi Moore's house shortly before she split with Ashton Kutcher, to ask her to get help for her worsening health.

Bruce Willis advised ex wife Demi Moore to seek treatment

February 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Bruce Willis had reportedly gone to his ex wife Demi Moore's house shortly before she split with Ashton Kutcher, to ask her to get help for her worsening health.

Lady Gaga's private teacher credits practicing Bikram Yoga to her success

February 2, 2012 at 8:45 PM

London, Feb 2 (ANI): Lady Gaga's private teacher has attributed her achievement to practicing Bikram Yoga.

Romney attracts flak for "not concerned about the very poor" comment

February 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Florida, Feb.2 (ANI): Republican presidential front-runnner Mitt Romney has been criticized by conservatives for remarking that he's "not concerned about the very poor".

Romney attracts flak for "not concerned about the very poor" comment

February 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Florida, Feb.2 (ANI): Republican presidential front-runnner Mitt Romney has been criticized by conservatives for remarking that he's "not concerned about the very poor".

Lady Gaga's private teacher credits practicing Bikram Yoga to her success

February 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM

London, Feb 2 (ANI): Lady Gaga's private teacher has attributed her achievement to practicing Bikram Yoga.

Beyonce now subject of college course at Rutgers University

January 28, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): After Jay-Z was honoured with a Georgetown University sociology course named after him, wife Beyonce has become the subject of a university course of her own.

Beyonce now subject of college course at Rutgers University

January 28, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): After Jay-Z was honoured with a Georgetown University sociology course named after him, wife Beyonce has become the subject of a university course of her own.

Eli Manning beats Tom Brady as top adultery choice among women

January 27, 2012 at 9:17 PM

New York, Jan 27 (ANI): When it comes to having an affair, married women would prefer New York Giant quarterback Eli Manning over Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, a survey found.

Biden adopts 'Indian' accent' during call centre job verbal gaffe in New Hampshire

January 27, 2012 at 9:16 PM

New Hampshire (US), Jan.27 (ANI): U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden has been known in the past to commit to verbal gaffes and for upsetting the Indian American community.

Eli Manning beats Tom Brady as top adultery choice among women

January 27, 2012 at 4:12 PM

New York, Jan 27 (ANI): When it comes to having an affair, married women would prefer New York Giant quarterback Eli Manning over Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, a survey found.

Biden adopts 'Indian' accent' during call centre job verbal gaffe in New Hampshire

January 27, 2012 at 12:44 PM

New Hampshire (US), Jan.27 (ANI): U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden has been known in the past to commit to verbal gaffes and for upsetting the Indian American community.

Parents must let their children go out and play in the field: Maken

January 25, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Parents must let their children go out and play in the field, said Ajay Maken, the Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs on Tuesday while speaking....

Jason Segel named Harvard's 'Hasty Pudding Man of the Year'

January 25, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Actor Jason Segel has been named Harvard University's 'Hasty Pudding Man of the Year' following the lead of Justin Timberlake, Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro and Jay Leno.

Why sexually coercive men don't stop abusing

January 22, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): There are several factors like personality differences, belief in stereotypes about women and the man's own experience of being an abuse victim, which leads to sexually coercive behaviour, researchers say.

Social logic behind hipster trend revealed

January 19, 2012 at 7:19 PM

London, Jan 19 (ANI): Youth inspired by the latest trends generally tend to set themselves apart from their peers by doing something no-one else does in their urge to become a true hipster, researchers say.

Elizabeth Olsen not advised by sisters about career

January 17, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Elizabeth Olsen has revealed that she has learned a lot from her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley, but insists that they don't give her advice.