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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.

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.

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.

Modi greets Telangana people, first chief minister

June 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Assuring his full support to India's 29th state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said Telangana was born due to years of struggle and sacrifices and congratulated its first Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Modi will not discriminate against anyone, says head of Muslim institution

May 23, 2014 at 6:04 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The head of a prominent Muslim institution has welcomed Narendra Modi as the next prime minister of India and feels that the BJP leader will provide better administration and government and "take everybody with him".

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.

Rensil D'Silva may turn his novel into mini-TV series

May 16, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Writer-director and now author, Rensil D'Silva says his book "Kohinoor Express" has an "epic scope" and he may consider making either a film or a mini-TV series inspired by it. Work on his new film "Ungli" is also on his mind.

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).

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.

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.

I'll do TV only when I'm sure about it: Kajol

May 10, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Reacting to rumours that she is soon to make her foray onto the small screen, Bollywood actress Kajol said here that nothing but her own confidence in a project will make her join the telly world.

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.

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.

Killing cancer cells: How anti-tumour agent works

May 1, 2014 at 2:54 PM

New York, May 1 (IANS) Shedding light on the disease-fighting properties of Bleomycin, used in medications to treat a variety of cancers, a study by an Indian-origin scientist has revealed that the anti-tumour agent has the ability to cut through double-stranded DNA in cancerous cells, like a pair of scissors.

Olivia Munn, Joel Kinnaman split

April 30, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) Actors Joel Kinnaman and Olivia Munn have reportedly split after two years of dating.

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.

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.

Odisha towns sizzle as mercury rises to 43 degrees

April 25, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) Two towns in Odisha recorded maximum temperatures of 43 degrees Celsius Friday, as the heat condition further intensified in the state, an official said.

Two Odisha towns sizzle at 43 degrees

April 25, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) Two towns in Odisha recorded maximum temperatures of 43 degrees Celsius Friday, as the heat condition further intensified in the state, an official said.

Gunman attacks military helicopter in Ukraine

April 25, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Kiev, April 25 (IANS) A sniper fired a single shot into the fuel tank of a helicopter in eastern Ukraine, causing a massive explosion and severely injuring the commander, authorities said Friday.

This lift to zip you to 95th floor in 43 seconds!

April 25, 2014 at 5:10 PM

London, April 25 (IANS) Forget the world's tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa in Dubai. This elevator in China will take you to the 95th floor in flat 43 seconds!

Underwater search area for MH370 to widen

April 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Canberra, April 25 (IANS) As the 13th-day of the underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 begins Friday, the hunt is all set to widen as the sonar scan of the depths of the Indian Ocean nears completion.

Life is like that: An Caricatures by Edua Szucs organized

April 23, 2014 at 12:13 PM

The Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre organised organizing a graphics exhibition titled LIFE IS LIKE THAT, caricatures by Édua Sz?cs from Hungary who is an eminent graphic artist, cartoonist and illustrator.

'No direct evidence of link between mobile radiation and cancer'

April 21, 2014 at 6:41 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The preponderance of evidence shows that there is no link between cell phone radiation and cancer, said oncologist and renowned author Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Shape up for summer season

April 19, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) What better than beating the summer heat in a pair of comfortable shorts and a sleeveless top? But not without having a fit frame, and to achieve that, make sure you eat right and exercise even better, suggests an expert.

Tiny robots to help you perform daily chores

April 18, 2014 at 3:52 PM

London, April 18 (IANS) Soon, tiny robots would be performing tasks such as measuring pollution, extinguishing fire and delivering medicines into the body in a non-invasive way.

Jamaican high jumper receives one year ban

April 17, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Kingston (Jamaica), April 17 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican high jumper Damar Robinson has been banned for a year after testing positive for an illegal substance.

Team 'Jolly LLB' now excited about 'Guddu Rangeela' (Movie Snippets)

April 17, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The fact that "Jolly LLB" has won two National Film Awards has left its team - Fox Star Studios and director Subhash Kapoor upbeat about treating the audience to their next project "Guddu Rangeela".

Ancient meteors reveal Red Planet's early atmosphere

April 17, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Washington, April 17 (IANS) In a bid to know whether life exists, or has ever existed, on Mars and and how water flowed there in the past, geologists have successfully analysed 40 meteorites that fell to earth from Mars.

Search for missing Malaysian jet resumes

April 16, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Perth, April 16 (IANS) Up to 14 aircraft and 11 ships will assist in Wednesday's search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, while the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Bluefin 21 was again deployed Tuesday night from Ocean Shield for underwater searching, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said Wednesday.

An artist paints canvas using trash

April 15, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Thin strips of leather replicate strokes of oil paint in the canvases of artist Anita Ahuja, who has used waste products like seat belts and bottle caps to highlight the usability of such objects.

Search for missing Malaysian plane to go underwater

April 14, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Kuala Lumpur, April 14 (IANS) The Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield will deploy a mini-sub Monday to join in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the country's Joint Agency Coordination Centre confirmed.

Neanderthal were good parents: Study

April 11, 2014 at 11:56 AM

London, April 11 (IANS) Learn from our ancestors when it comes to good parenting.

Search continues for Malaysian flight MH370

April 8, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Perth, April 8 (IANS) Up to 11 military planes, three civil planes and 14 ships will assist in Tuesday's search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) for the international search efforts said.

The dark side of Asia with Inspector Singh (Column: Bookends)

April 6, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Well-settled around the world, the Indian diaspora has a lively literary tradition but this is somewhat deficient in their depiction of people in a work setting. Overseas Indians write about themselves, but a fictional character in a public role - law enforcement, for example - in the increasingly multi-ethnic societies they inhabit is a rare exception.

No confirmation pulse detected linked to MH370: China (Roundup)

April 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Beijing/Perth, April 5 (IANS) A pulse signal picked up by a Chinese patrol ship Saturday has not been confirmed as related to missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, according to China Maritime Search and Rescue Centre even as the search operation for the lost jet in the southern Indian Ocean made no headway by the end of the day.

Search for missing jet continues

April 5, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Perth, April 5 (IANS) The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continued Saturday in the southern Indian Ocean search area.

5.3-magnitude quake rattles Chinese town

April 5, 2014 at 6:53 AM

Beijing, April 5 (IANS) Authorities in southwest China said they are checking the losses after a 5.3-magnitude quake jolted a town early Saturday, Xinhua reported.

Congress will get only enough MPs to fill train coach: Trinamool

April 4, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Panaji, April 4 (IANS) The Congress will get only enough MPs to fill a railway compartment in the Lok Sabha election, Trinamool Congress spokesperson Derek O'Brien said here Friday.

In sunny Goa, Russia sells icy Sochi as tourism destination

April 3, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Panaji, April 3 (IANS) In sunny Goa, Russians are selling icy Sochi, the Black sea resort that has just hosted the spectacular 2014 Winter Olympics as a possible destination in an Indian tourist's itinerary.

Erectile dysfunction could be reversed sans medicines

March 30, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Washington, March 30 (ANI): Researchers have said that by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication, men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem

'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster 2', 'Go Goa Gone', 'The Lunchbox' and Shahid receive 'Anti-Kela' awards

March 30, 2014 at 9:57 AM

New Delhi, March 30 (ANI): 'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster 2', 'Go Goa Gone', 'The Lunchbox' and 'Shahid' have been awarded the 'Anti-Kela' awards as a special ode to the best films of 2013 at the 6th Annual Golden Kela Awards.

Mercury touches 40.5 degrees in Odisha

March 27, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) Many parts of Odisha Thursday came under the grip of a heat wave condition, with a town recording the highest temperature in the state at 40.5 degrees Celsius, an official said.

Centre admits delay in Bhullar's mercy petition

March 27, 2014 at 8:21 PM

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The central government Thursday said that there was delay in the deciding death row convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar's mercy petition and the court could decide on his wife's plea for commutation of death sentence into life imprisonment.

Genetic regulators in blood cells located

March 27, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Washington, March 27 (IANS) In order to provide scientists a tool to determine how a healthy blood cell can turn cancerous, researchers have located the regions which determine if a particular gene would be active or silent in a blood cell.

How a cyclone looks from space in 3D!

March 26, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Washington, March 26 (IANS) The first spacecraft designed to detect light rain and snowfall from space has now captured the first 3D images of precipitation on earth.

Windows into Pakistan: Four debut novels (Column: Bookends)

March 23, 2014 at 10:19 AM

It is frequently described as the most dangerous place in the world. With suicide bombings and shootings, terrorists camping on its territory, high and entrenched levels of fundamentalism and anti-Western sentiment, rampant social, ethnic and sectarian tensions, a government seemingly with no authority over its powerful military and intelligence organs, Pakistan could well deserve the label.

Big Bang! New-wave discovery backs Einstein's relativity theory

March 20, 2014 at 7:07 PM

New York, March 20 (IANS) In a significant development that may have profound implications on understanding the origin of the universe, astronomers have identified an echo of so-called gravitational waves - reinforcing Albert Einstein's theory of relativity.

Scientists find evidence of double space impact on ancient Earth

March 19, 2014 at 5:31 PM

London, March 19 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that they have found evidence of a double space impact, where an asteroid and its moon struck ancient Earth in tandem.

Scientists find evidence of double space impact on ancient Earth

March 19, 2014 at 4:59 PM

London, March 19 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that they have found evidence of a double space impact, where an asteroid and its moon struck ancient Earth in tandem.

Thailand revokes emergency decree

March 18, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Bangkok, March 18 (IANS) Thailand's caretaker cabinet Tuesday decided to revoke an almost two-month-old emergency decree imposed in Bangkok and adjacent provinces.

Madonna dresses up as Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen for Purim

March 17, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Washington, March 17 (ANI): Madonna dressed up as Game of Thrones heroine Daenerys Targaryen to celebrate Purim.

Paralympics: Switzerland wins first gold, Russia on podium

March 16, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Sochi, March 16 (IANS) Swiss skier Christoph Kunz won the first gold medal for his country while Russia joined the United States and Canada on the sledge hockey podium at the Winter Paralympics here.

We'll all soon know why babies laugh

March 16, 2014 at 12:11 PM

London, March 16 (ANI): Scientists have recently launched a huge study to find out what makes a baby laugh and why.

A 9,000-year-old magic wand!

March 13, 2014 at 4:35 PM

London, March 13 (IANS) A 'magic wand' that is believed to be part of an ancient burial ritual 9,000 years ago in Syria has been unearthed by archaeologists.

Study suggests female stars 'dramatically under-represented' in films

March 12, 2014 at 5:07 PM

London, March 12 (ANI): A new study has found that female characters were "dramatically under-represented" in the biggest films of 2013.

70 per cent Czechs favour NATO membership: poll

March 12, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Prague, March 12 (IANS) About 70 per cent of the Czech people support their country's NATO membership, results of a poll released by the Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations Tuesday have shown, Xinhua reported.

Suggestion on spousal rape opposed in Bahrain

March 10, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Manama, March 10 (IANS) Bahrain's top legal authority's suggestion that spousal rape should not be treated as crime has been opposed, local media reported.

Fed Cup: Australia play Germany in Brisbane

March 10, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Brisbane, March 10 (IANS) The Fed Cup semi-final between Australia and Germany will be held at the Pat Rafter Arena, Queensland Tennis Centre, here in April, Tennis Australia said Monday.

Healthy cells may be harbingers of lung cancer: Study

March 10, 2014 at 12:27 PM

New York, March 10 (IANS) Seemingly healthy cells may, in fact, hide clues that lung cancer would later develop, an alarming study shows.

Malala urges teens not to use Facebook to get likes but to highlight women's issues

March 9, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Islamabad, March 9 (ANI): Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai has reportedly asked teenagers to stop using social media to post pictures and get 'likes', instead the 16 year old has advised them to start using it to highlight women's issues.

2014 World Cup ball to be less unpredictable than predecessors: Research

March 7, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Washington, Mar. 07 (ANI): A research has reportedly revealed that the 2014 World Cup ball will be less unpredictable than its predecessors.

Deaths from flu rise to 79 in Greece

March 6, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Athens, March 6 (IANS) The outbreak of the flu in Greece has reached alarming levels with fatalities rising to 79 this winter, according to the latest data released Wednesday.

Chouhan threatens to call strike if centre fails to give relief package to MP

March 4, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Bhopal, March 4 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on Tuesday threatened a state-wide strike if the Central Government failed to accede to his demand for a relief package for farmers, who suffered massive loss of rabi crop due to unseasonal rain and hailstorm.

Daily yoga reduces stress in breast cancer patients: Study

March 4, 2014 at 1:45 PM

New York, March 4 (IANS) For breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, yoga exercises can help regulate stress hormones and improve the overall quality of life.

Abu Dhabi to host world Islamic peace forum

March 3, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Abu Dhabi, March 3 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi will March 9-10 host a 'Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies' with the participation of more than 250 of the world's most influential Islamic scholars and academics.

Meteorite on earth another proof of water on Mars

March 2, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Washington, March 2 (IANS) After finding clinching evidence of the presence of water on Mars last month, NASA scientists have now unearthed a Martian meteorite in the Yamato glacier in Antarctica that features curved micro-tunnels consistent with moving water.

Importance of nutrients for coral reef survival revealed

February 28, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton have highlighted the importance of nutrients for coral reef survival.

New superpowered black hole discovered in nearby galaxy

February 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A team of astronomers from Australia and America have found a new superpowered small black hole, named MQ1, in nearby galaxy M83.

Powell to know his doping fate in April

February 28, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Kingston (Jamaica), Feb 28 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell will know his fate in early April when the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel announces its decision on his consuming banned substance.

Physicians' stethoscopes are teeming with bacteria

February 28, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Washington, Feb. 28 (ANI): Researchers have found that although it's believed that healthcare workers' hands are the main source of bacterial transmission in hospitals it may be physicians' stethoscopes who are culprit.

19 movies lined up for European Union film fest in India

February 27, 2014 at 7:37 PM

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) As many as 19 award-winning films, each from a different European Union Member State, will be showcased in 10 cities in India as part of the 19th European Union Film Festival.

World's most spectacular university buildings revealed

February 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM

New Delhi, Feb. 26 (ANI): A list of the world's most spectacular university buildings have been compiled by Emporis.

Cell division secret holds key to cancer cure

February 25, 2014 at 3:28 PM

London, Feb 25 (IANS) While the cells in our body are constantly dividing to maintain our body functions, how do they keep their functional memory intact after division?

Centre withdraws anti-piracy charges against Italian marines from Supreme Court

February 24, 2014 at 2:56 PM

New Delhi, Feb. 24 (ANI): The Centre withdrew anti-piracy charges in the Supreme Court against the two Italian marines, charged with the killing of fishermen on Monday, an incident that soured diplomatic relations between both the countries.

Zubkov wins Russia's second bobsleigh gold

February 23, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Sochi, Feb 23 (IANS) Russia's Alexander Zubkov sped to a gold medal in four-man bobsleigh Sunday, to give the hosts their second gold medal in this discipline.

Team sport helps post-menopausal women compensate for oestrogen loss

February 23, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Washington, Feb. 23 (ANI): Researchers have showed that interval-based team sport can make up for this oestrogen loss as it improves their conditions, reduces BP and thereby protects the cardiovascular system.

75pc workers feel they can be better bosses

February 22, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Sydney, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study shows that most workers feel they should be boss, as 75 percent of employees believe their workplace suffers from poor leadership and needs better management.

Chronic illnesses haunt developing nations: Study

February 21, 2014 at 11:37 AM

New York, Feb 21 (IANS) With changing diets, alcohol consumption, smoking and less physical activity, the developing countries are now facing the burden of chronic illnesses - already a major and expensive problem in developed countries.

Russians seek to make peace with Goa

February 21, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) After accusing the Goa government of virtually abdicating responsibility and the police of ignoring crimes against foreigners, Russians in Goa have now offered an olive branch of peace.

Can Venus be swallowed by space weather explosion!

February 21, 2014 at 11:28 AM

New York, Feb 21 (IANS) When you pray to God for giving us life, include the earth's magnetic field too!

UN Security Council condemns Beirut attacks

February 20, 2014 at 1:50 PM

United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS/WAM) The UN Security Council has condemned Wednesday's terrorist attacks in the Bir El Hassan neighbourhood in Lebanon's capital Beirut, which killed at least eight people and wounded more than 100.

6.7 quake strikes off Barbados

February 18, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale struck off the Caribbean island nation of Barbados at 9.27 a.m. Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Grapes to do away with acne, skin dryness

February 17, 2014 at 6:39 PM

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) With time, skin begins to lose its elasticity and moisture. Prepare packs made of grapes to combat skin problems, says an expert.

Jamaica's bobsledders struggle at Olympics

February 17, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Sochi, Feb 17 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica's two-man bobsleigh team finished bottom of the standings after the first day of competitions at the Winter Olympics being held at the Sanki Sliding Centre here.

BAFTA 2014: Ejiofor, Blanchett win best actors

February 17, 2014 at 4:06 PM

London, Feb 17 (IANS) Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Cate Blanchett took home the leading actor and actress award, respectively, at the 2014 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards held here Sunday.

'Gravity' leads winners list at BAFTA 2014

February 17, 2014 at 9:58 AM

London, Feb 17 (ANI): Sandra Bullock and George Clooney starrer space drama 'Gravity' won six awards, including Best Visual Effects and Best Director, at BAFTA 2014.

More baby hatches for China despite criticism

February 16, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) At least 25 baby hatches have been established in 10 provincial regions in China and more will be set up in another 18 regions, said the China Centre for Children's Welfare and Adoption.

Italian PM Letta resigns amd bickering

February 14, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Rome, Feb 14 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta officially submitted his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano Friday.

Rajasthan Governor seeks Centre's support in countering security threats

February 14, 2014 at 7:10 PM

New Delhi, Feb.14 (ANI): The Governor of Rajasthan, Margaret Alva, has underscored the need for co-ordinated action by the Centre and the States on security threats, and sought the Centre's support to address some of the challenges before Rajasthan.

'RoboCop' lacks momentum (IANS Movie Review)

February 14, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Film: "RoboCop"; Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Samuel L. Jackson; Director: Jose Padilha; Rating: **

Shopping bags make a fine fuel: Indian-origin scientist

February 13, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Plastic shopping bags - an abundant source of litter on land and at sea - can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products, shows a promising research led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Norway's Hattestad wins Olympic men's sprint gold

February 11, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Laura Centre (Russia), Feb 11 (IANS) Norway's Ola Vigen Hattestad timed 3:38.39 to win the nordic skiing men's sprint final at the Sochi Winter Olympics here Tuesday.

After deadly cold, now brace up for global warming

February 10, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) There may be an abrupt rise in global average temperatures in about a decade, scientists have warned.

Smoking may increase breast cancer risk

February 10, 2014 at 5:58 PM

New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Young women who smoke have a significantly higher risk of developing most common type of breast cancer, a study shows.