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'US spends more on pizza than on space missions'

May 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) With the US government cutting the budget for space missions, former NASA astronaut Marsha S. Ivins Thursday said her country loved to spend more on pizza than on space exploration.

Hitler's hand written postcard suggests he was not good at spelling

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

London, May 3 (ANI): A newly discovered postcard from 1916 that had been written by Hitler during World War I shows that the Nazi dictator wasn't great at spelling.

Hitler's hand written postcard suggests he was not good at spelling

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

London, May 3 (ANI): A newly discovered postcard from 1916 that had been written by Hitler during World War I shows that the Nazi dictator wasn't great at spelling.

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Obama's ex-girlfriends recall his 'sexual warmth' in new biography

May 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

London, May 3 (ANI): Former girlfriends of President Barack Obama have opened up for the first time of his "sexual warmth" and disclosed the contents of love letters that he sent to them during his 20s, in a new biography.

'Vibrating' suit may help Olympic athletes perform with inch-perfect precision

May 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Researchers have come up with a new electric training suit, which can tell the wearer when they are positioning themselves correctly and may prove especially useful for lympic athletes.

Secrets weigh people down

May 2, 2012 at 10:08 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): People who keep secrets end up finding everyday tasks far more strenuous than those who do not harbour undisclosed truths, according to a new study.

Asking for interest moratorium is Bengal's right: Mamata

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) It is West Bengal's right to seek a three-year moratorium on interest payments on central loans, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday, adding: "We are not beggars."

Prince Andrew to visit destitute home in Kolkata

May 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Prince Andrew, son of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is Thursday scheduled to visit a home for rescued, trafficked and orphaned girls and children of AIDS victims in Madhyamgram near here.

Giant screens across Kolkata for IPL's top draw

May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) With all tickets for Saturday's game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors India sold out, plans are afoot to install 12 giant screens across the city so that enthusiasts can watch the action live even when on the move.

Long working hours turning many into couch potatoes

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Half of people find it hard to motivate themselves to leave the house to have fun after a hard day at the office, a survey has found.

Huawei to manage Bharti Airtel's 4G network in Karnataka

May 1, 2012 at 6:26 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Tuesday said it will deploy and manage Bharti Airtel's 4G network in Karnataka.

Rats have the best bite of the rodent world: Liverpool Varsity study

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Liverpool (UK), May 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more successfully than rodents that 'specialise' in one or other of these biting mechanisms. Research has already shown that rats and mice can both chew and gnaw, whereas other rodents, such as squirrels, specialise in gnawing, and some, like guinea pigs, specialise in chewing.

14-year-old girl foils marriage attempt in Bengal

May 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) She is 14 years old and a school dropout, but West Bengal resident Seema still mustered up the courage to stand up to her family and foiled an attempt to get her married by calling a helpline.

Remarkable outburst from old black hole captured

May 1, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Astronomers have observed an extraordinary outburst produced by a black hole in a nearby galaxy, which offers direct evidence for a population of old, volatile stellar black holes. The discovery, made using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, provides new insight into the nature of a mysterious class of black holes that can produce as much energy in X-rays as a million suns radiate at all wavelengths.

CSK vs KKR: Gambhir helps KKR for their fifth consecutive win in IPL

May 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM

n the 41st match of IPL played yesterday in M.A Chidambaram stadium of Chennai, Kolkata Knight Riders marked a 5-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings.

'Powerful Hillary, influential Mamata's meet significant'

April 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's proposed meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, coming soon after the latter was named one of the world's most influential people by the prestigious Time magazine, may help in removing the adverse feelings that exist in the state about American policies, say analysts. It may also result in increased American investment.

Exide Q4 net profit dips 12.9 percent

April 30, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Exide Industries, the biggest storage battery producing company in India, Monday reported 12.9 percent slide in its net profit in the quarter ended March 31, 2012 to Rs.1.42 billion (over $26 million) from Rs.1.63 billion during the same period an year ago.

Ahead of Clinton's visit, US ambassador calls on Mamata

April 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell Monday had a 30-minute meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, apparently to prepare the ground for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the city next week.

'New Kolkata airport to be ready in three-four months'

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The modernisation of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport here is nearing completion and it may become operational in the next three-four months, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said here Monday.

Urban sanitation hopelessly inadequate: Parliament panel

April 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed "distress" over an overwhelming number of sanitation and drainage projects remaining incomplete, noting that 4,861 cities in the country do not have even a partial sewerage network.

Bangladesh -India bilateral ties excellent, says Foreign Minister Moni

April 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Kolkata, Apr 30 (ANI): Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni has described bilateral ties between India and Bangladesh as excellent.

Kolkata Slum dwellers' eviction a crime: Binayak Sen

April 29, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Describing the eviction of people from slums in Nonadanga in the eastern part of the city as a "tragedy and great crime", human rights activist Binayak Sen Sunday accused the West Bengal government of being inhuman.

From Dipu Moni to Clinton, Kolkata geared up for VVIP visits

April 29, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) The West Bengal capital is all geared up for according a warm welcome to a host of international VVIPs who are slated to visit it in a short span of time, beginning with Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, and including US Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell, Britain's Prince Andrew and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Majority of Kolkatans to root for Dada, not KKR on May 5

April 29, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Eden Gardens may be the official home venue for the Kolkata Knight Riders, but come May 5 a majority of Kolkatans - from celebrities to the man on the street - seem to be gearing up emotionally to back their eternal favourite "Dada" Sourav Ganguly, who will lead the Pune Warriors out on the historic ground.

Gambhir hopes Kolkata will root for KKR in Ganguly game

April 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) In spite of the city's favourite son Sourav Ganguly leading the Pune Warriors India against them, Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir hopes Kolkatans will root for his team in the crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) game to be played at the Eden Gardens May 5.

Man's remotest relative found in Norway lake slucge

April 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

London, April 29 (ANI): Norwegian scientists have claimed that they have found one of the world's oldest living organisms and man's remotest relative - after spending two decades examining a microscopic algae-eater that lives in a lake in Norway.

Gambhir leads from the front as KKR trounce RCB (Intro Roundup)

April 29, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Powered by skipper Gautam Gambhir's stroke-filled 93, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) trounced Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 47 runs in their Indian Premier league match here at the Eden Gardens Saturday.

Gambhir leads from the front as KKR trounce RCB (Roundup)

April 28, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Powered by skipper Gautam Gambhir's stroke-filled 93, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) trounced Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 47 runs in their Indian Premier league match here at the Eden Gardens Saturday.

Knight Riders thrash Royal Challengers by 47 runs

April 28, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 47 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Eden Gardens here Saturday.

KKR score 190/4 against RCB

April 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Riding on a stroke filled 93 by captain Gautam Gambhir Kolkata, Kolkata Knight Riders posted 190/4 in their Indian Premier League match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens Saturday.

Knight Riders elect to bat against Royal Challengers

April 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and opted to bat in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens Saturday.

Alexandra Burke unfazed by beau Jermain Defoe's 'sex romps with model'

April 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): Alexandra Burke danced in the arms of some hunky companions, despite reports emerged that her footballer boyfriend Jermain Defoe had cheated on her with a Geordie model.

New pill 'may have life-changing effects on those suffering from obesity'

April 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have defined the structure of a key part of the human obesity receptor that is an essential factor in the regulation of body fat and could help provide new treatments for the complications of obesity and anorexia.

Slum dwellers, police clash in Kolkata again

April 28, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Fresh clashes broke out between evicted slum dwellers of Nonadanga and police personnel here Saturday, leaving several people injured.

Bengal tea workers may come under MGNREGA

April 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to bring the state's impoverished tea gardens workers under the ambit of the 100-days' employment guarantee scheme, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here Friday.

NRI children: Abhigyan suffering from attachment disorder

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The Bhattacharya family may have won the legal battle against the Norwegian authorities over Abhigyan and Aishwarya's custody but the young boy faces another challenge -- his attachment disorder, an ailment which has rendered him with behavioural problems requiring immediate medical attention.

We can't change our anti-SEZ stand: Mamata

April 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday reiterated her government's policy of not granting special economic zone (SEZ) status to Infosys -- all at a time when the central government is mulling revival of SEZs, especially those held up for years, reducing the minimum area requirement and dishing out tax concession.

Migrants introduced farming in Europe 5,000 years ago: Study

April 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) Migrants from the Mediterranean region brought agriculture to northern Europe some 5,000 years ago when its original inhabitants were nomadic hunter-gatherers living off plants and animals, says a new research.

We'll be happy if Hillary visits Kolkata: Mamata

April 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) With US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton scheduled to visit Kolkata May 7, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said she was happy that Hillary was visiting the city.

Women have 'larger pupils than men'

April 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Women's eyes may actually be different from men's as a new study has revealed that healthy emmetropic women have a bigger pupil diameter than men.

This official doesn't want hiked dearness allowance!

April 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) How often do you find a government employee who doesn't want a hike in dearness allowance (DA)? But Kolkata resident Hiralal Burman is an exception - he refuses to accept his increased allowance to protest the poor DA hike for workers under the 100-day rural jobs scheme.

Vengsarkar, Shiny Wilson presented lifetime achievement awards

April 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar and ace middle distance runner Shiny Wilson were Friday presented the lifetime achievements award by the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club (CSJC) at a glittering function in the city's Town Hall.

Bata's Q1 net slips 67 percent

April 26, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Bata India, the country's leading footwear manufacturer, Thursday reported a 67 percent slide in its net profit to Rs.36 crore for the quarter ending March 31, 2012, from Rs.109 crore in the same period last year.

GAAR adding to investors' anxiety: ICRA

April 26, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Credit rating agency ICRA Thursday said the provisions of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) prescribed in this year's budget has added to investors' anxiety.

Vice chancellor, officials confined in office overnight in Bengal

April 26, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The vice-chancellor of the Aliah University and other officials had to spend the whole of Wednesday night confined in an office of the university's Salt lake campus as hundreds of students demanding upgradation of the existing infrastructure forcibly prevented their exit.

India returns Bangladeshi Air Force cadet to Dhaka

April 26, 2012 at 7:45 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A Bangladeshi Air Force cadet, who force-landed his trainer plane on the Indian side of the border in West Bengal due to bad weather, was Thursday returned to Dhaka, an official said here.

Geet Sethi, Pankaj Advani for inaugural Kolkata Open snooker

April 26, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) City cueists will vie with the likes of former multiple world champions Geet Sethi and Pankaj Advani in the inaugural Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship to be played here May 4-9.

ICRA cautious about rating updates on India

April 26, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Credit rating company ICRA Thursday said it is cautious on rating updates on Indian economy and companies but would not give a "panic reaction".

Plastic waste in ocean may affect environment, says study

April 26, 2012 at 3:31 PM

A recent study says that tonnes of plastic waste that are jostled into the ocean can have adverse effect on the environment. Working on a research sailboat sailing over the Pacific Ocean, oceanographer Giora Proskurowski noticed that the water of the ocean was scattered with numerous small-size pieces of plastic debris, when wind picked up and most of the particles disappeared from the sight.

Plastic waste in ocean can harm environment, says study

April 26, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Tonnes of plastic waste that are shoved into the ocean could impact the environment, says a case study.

Male spiders look for 'hotter talent' even after their penises snap off

April 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Male orb web spiders, who only have two chances to mate in their lives that is made even more complex by the fact that females often eat them, still look around for heavier and more fertile females if they've mated with a small one the first time round.

Chemicals released by baked beetroot 'help boost athletes' performance'

April 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Athletes who eat baked beetroot before a race run faster than their rivals, a new study has claimed.

Tearful mother greets kids back from Norway

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) After nearly a year's wait, a tearful Sagarika Bhattacharya Wednesday got her two children back in her lap. The children had returned to India from Norway the day before.

Sony expects to earn 10 percent of global business from India

April 25, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Japanese electronic goods maker Sony is expecting to garner 10 percent of its total global business from India after five years.

Sony to roll out four new DSLR cameras

April 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Sony will roll out four new digital still cameras in the next couple of months in a bid to increase its market share in the segment, a top company executive said Wednesday.

NRI children return home from Norway

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

New Delhi/Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The two NRI children, who were in foster care in Norway after they were separated from their parents on grounds of alleged negligence, returned to India Tuesday.

KKR vs Deccan Chargers match at Kolkata washed out

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Deccan Chargers (DC) was called off without even a ball being bowled after a thunderstorm accompanied with heavy rain lashed the Eden Gardens Tuesday.

Two spectators injured as box collapses at Eden Gardens

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Two spectators were injured Tuesday after a bamboo-built box collapsed when a thunderstorm accompanied by heavy showers hit the Eden Gardens, where an Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers was scheduled, police said.

Norway custody case: Grandparents thank government

April 24, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Kolkata/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The grandparents of Abhigyan and Aishwarya, the two Indian NRI children who were taken into foster care by the Norwegian Childcare Services, Tuesday expressed happiness at the return of the children to India and lauded the government's efforts in bringing the toddlers back home.

US wants better India-Bangladesh economic ties

April 24, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Agartala, April 24 (IANS) The US wants better trade and economic relations between India and Bangladesh through the northeastern region which has "huge scope of progress in future", an American official said here Tuesday.

Mamata backtracks; says it was an appeal, not ultimatum

April 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Kolkata, Apr 23 (IANS) Three days after issuing a 15-day ultimatum to the central government for accepting the state's demand for a moratorium on interest re-payment, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed a section of media for distorting the facts and clarified that it was not an ultimatum but an appeal.

Norway court hands over Indian children to uncle

April 23, 2012 at 8:20 PM

New Delhi/Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) In a major breather for the Bhattacharya family, a Norwegian court Monday decided to hand over the custody of two children, put under foster care due to troubles between their parents, to their uncle.

Chargers hope for better luck against Knight Riders

April 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Deccan Chargers who are still looking for their first win in the current edition of the Indian Premier League, Monday exuded confidence of reversing their fortunes and hope to qualify for the play-offs.

Missed chances again cost us the game: Sangakkara

April 23, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Cuttack, April 23 (IANS) Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara blamed another bad fielding show for the five-wicket loss against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Barabati Stadium.

Government recognition a silver lining for Bengal's madrassas?

April 23, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The announcement of recognition to a large number of madrassas by the West Bengal government has brought a glimmer of hope to thousands of Muslim students, including a growing number of girls, who were deprived of proper educational opportunities and teachers.

KKR vs DC: Deccan still probing for their victory

April 23, 2012 at 11:47 AM

In the 29th match of IPL and first IPL match that was played in Barbati stadium of Cuttack, Kolkata Knight Riders marked an easy 5 wicket win over Deccan Chargers.

Hand shadowgrapher Amar Sen holds infinity in his palm

April 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Amar Sen knows literally how to create the world with his fingers. With a swish and a flick of his fingers, grains of sand transform into pictures and, in silhouette, his fingers imitate a tiger, a peepul tree, a bird, a house... almost anything.

Gold traders on Akshaya Tritiya high

April 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Jewellery makers and gold traders are expecting good business this Akshaya Tritiya compared to last year as sales have picked up before the auspicious day despite high gold prices.

Knight Riders cruise to five-wicket win over Chargers

April 23, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Cuttack, April 23 (IANS) Deccan Chargers slumped to their fifth consecutive loss in

Knight Riders beat Deccan Chargers by five wickets

April 23, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Cuttack, April 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Deccan Chargers by five

KKR restrict Deccan Chargers to 126/7

April 22, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Cuttack, April 22 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders restricted Deccan Chargers to 126 for seven in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Barabati Stadium here Sunday.

Knight Riders opt to bowl against Deccan Chargers

April 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Cuttack, April 22 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to bowl against Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Barabati Stadium here Sunday.

Nisha Kothari wants to work with Bengali directors

April 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Aiming to return to her roots, Kolkata-born Bollywood actress Nisha Kothari Sunday expressed her desire to work in Bengali films with directors like Rituparno Ghosh.

Kolkata Metro gets automatic signalling system

April 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Kolkata Metro's automatic signalling system became operational Sunday, enhancing the transit system's safety and paving way for increased frequency of trains.

'Face's left side more appealing'

April 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Left side images of the face are rated as more aesthetically pleasing than that of its right side, possibly because the left cheek reflects greater emotional intensity, says a study conducted by the Wake Forest University in the US.

Oz women 'give more priority to family over baby'

April 22, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Melbourne, Apr 22 (ANI): Merely 4 percent of Australian women view having a baby as a top priority, with family, friends and relationships topping the list as most important, a new survey has found.

Bengal to take religious leaders' help for polio vaccination

April 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to make sure that each and every child of the state ias administered polio vaccine, the West Bengal government Saturday said it will take help of religious leaders to persuade the families who are still resisting the vaccine.

Mamata mulls state-owned news channel, magazine

April 21, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said the government is thinking about launching a state-owned news channel and bringing out a magazine to highlight achievements of the officials.

Mamata to launch TV channel for West Bengal

April 21, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Kolkata, Apr 21 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she would start a television channel and a newspaper to cater to the needs of the state government.

Social media a reality: Khurshid

April 21, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As the West Bengal police booked a university professor for forwarding a cartoon mail on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the state CID asked Facebook to delete some morphed images of her, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said social media had become a reality and there were very restricted opportunities to impose constraints on that.

AMRI authorities plan to reopen fire-hit hospital

April 21, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) The AMRI Hospital authorities are planning to reopen a portion of their complex in Dhakuria, sealed off by Kolkata Police after a major fire choked 94 people to death in one hospital building last December.

Infant mortality in Bengal has come down: Mamata

April 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Amid regular reports of crib deaths in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday claimed there has been a fall in the number of infant deaths in the state.

World Book and Copyright Day celebrated by National Book Trust in India

April 20, 2012 at 7:14 PM

National Book Trust of India is organizing several programs on April 23 to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day.

Women 'prefer wimps during tough times'

April 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): Women tend to favour wimpier, gentler men when the economy is in trouble, a new study has revealed.

Can bat at No.3 if Knight Riders need: Gambhir

April 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir Friday said he was ready to bat at No.3 if the team needed any time during the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Cellular 'glue' may help suppress breast cancer

April 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): The protein Perp, associated with desmosomes (the glue that sticks cells together), is involved in suppressing breast cancer and offers a potential new target for future treatment, a new study has revealed.

Some owners 'not just look like their dogs but act like them too'

April 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): Usually, it is said that dog owners bear a striking resemblance to their pets but now researchers have asserted that they even act like them.

We have no hand in selecting Dow: UK minister

April 20, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) A British minister Friday said his country's government had no hand in selecting Dow Chemical Co. as a sponsor of the London Olympic Games.

Obese women face higher risk of vein clots

April 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Wellington, April 20 (IANS) Overweight and obese middle-aged women are more likely to develop potentially fatal blood clots within leg veins than their normal weight counterparts, says a study.

US ambassador-designate Nancy Powell arrives in India

April 19, 2012 at 11:41 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) US ambassador-designate Nancy J. Powell arrived here Thursday, following her March 29 confirmation by the American Senate as the first woman head of the US mission in India.

Qualcomm to get BWA spectrum shortly: DoT

April 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) US-based chipmaker Qualcomm would soon be able to roll out high-speed Internet services with the government willing to provide the firm broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum shortly.

Palsy patient still feels scared when boarding plane

April 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Forty-two-year-old Jeeja Ghosh, who was offloaded from a Spicejet flight a few months back for being a patient of cerebral palsy, Thursday said she still feels scared whenever she boards a plane and added that she has now learnt to overcome the incident.

Transforming scar tissue into beating heart muscle may help repair cardiac damage

April 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Researchers including one of Indian origin have declared a research breakthrough in mice that shows promise to restore hearts damaged by heart attacks-by converting scar-forming cardiac cells into beating heart muscle.

'Mystifying' Stonehenge may have been designed for sound

April 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that Stonehenge could have been built with acoustics in mind like a Greek or Roman theatre.

Ammonia leak: Disaster averted in Agartala

April 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Agartala, April 19 (IANS) A prompt response from fire service personnel averted a major disaster here after they successfully contained an Ammonia gas leak from a local cold storage, officials said here Thursday.

Meat eating enabled earlier weaning, helped humans spread across globe

April 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Washington, April 19 (ANI): When early humans became carnivores and started eating meat, their higher-quality diet allowed mothers to wean babies earlier and have more children, with potentially profound effects on population dynamics and the course of human evolution, a new study has revealed.

Now, a flourescent fish to track pollution

April 19, 2012 at 3:17 PM

London, April 19 (IANS) Scientists have created a green-glowing zebrafish to monitor ecological damage caused by pollution in real time.

Paedophiles now take 'merely 2 mins to start sexualised chat with victims'

April 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Online paedophiles are abandoning known grooming practices and striking up highly sexualised conversations with their prey within just two minutes, a new study has warned.

In Sports, India has not dearth of talents: Verma

April 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Today sports significantly contribute to economic and social development and improve health and personal growth of the people of ages

Gambhir made sure that KKR wins this time

April 19, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Kolkata Knight Rider marked an 8 wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in yesterday match played in PCA stadium of Mohali.

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