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http://www.nbtindia.org.in/ Book is an indispensable friend of man. It provides every sort of knowledge to the learners. It is both directly and indirectly attached with all the human emotions and feelings thus having the imaginary power to grasp the anticipations and aspirations of human beings. Each book is a new taste to a learner. In order to bring new and variety of books to the book-lovers, society also needs publishers and good writers. Thus to cater to these necessities of the book lovers and learners, the government of India under the ministry of Human Resource Development established National Book Trust as an offshoot of the efforts of the scion of India-Jawaharlal Nehru in the year 1957 with the objective to bring out a book revolution in India in inspiring the denizens to take unique pleasures from the reading of books. National Book Trust has never been visualized as a mere publishing house of the government of India but it acted as an inspiration for the other publishers to creep in to other areas of publishing books and inspired the authors the unexplored dimensions of life to write on thus giving a new taste to the learners. Children literature, fun and comedy are some of the marked areas advocated by NBT to write on in order to create aspiration in the heart of book lovers to grasp it. As an autonomous body of the government of India NBT laid down certain principles to carry out its goals and perspectives to encourage and enhance the learners to go for other new areas of reading, and to assure the public that the books are available in affordable as well as low prices. India for being the nation of varieties of language NBT took necessary measures to publish the important books in all the major languages recognized by the Indian constitution. Make people book minded is a major aim of NBT so that they will take a real taste in grasping the content of the book. Arranging seminars, workshops on current issues and literature is role of the National Book Trust. For the appropriate function of this nationalized organization government appoints a chairman as the head who is nominated by all the members of NBT and is noted litterateurs with good writing records. In order to bring a special interest and aspiration in the individuals for the book and it?s reading, National Book Trust has commenced a new measure-NBT Book club, the advantages of which is that any resident of India is eligible to be its member by the payment of Rs 50 and can subscribe the book with 20% less price as compared to market prices.

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National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I) 2015

March 31, 2015 at 12:15 PM

The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) 2015 at different venues located in 41 centres throughout the country on Sunday the April 19, 2015.

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National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I) 2015

March 31, 2015 at 12:15 PM

The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) 2015 at different venues located in 41 centres throughout the country on Sunday the April 19, 2015.

Google plan to rank websites based on the facts and not on links

March 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Google is trying hard to release the best user experience while searching the information through Google search engine. Google is now planning to rank the websites based on the accuracy and important facts.

PM Narenda Modi greeted the citizens and EC on the India on National Voters' Day

January 25, 2015 at 9:52 AM

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the fellow citizens and Election Commission of India on National Voters Day. PM has also congratulated all officials and all those, who will be awarded today, for their campaigns towards voter education and awareness.

Multimedia Exhibition on Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee inagurated

December 20, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Union Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs, and Information & Broadcasting Shri Arun Jaitley today inaugurated the Multimedia Exhibition on Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Libyan ban lift paves way for Islamists to run for control of government

May 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Tripoli, May 3 (ANI): Libyan authorities have reportedly dropped a ban against forming political parties based on religion, tribe or ethnicity, paving way for Islamists to run for control of the government.

Bodoland gets more support, strike from May 7

May 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) With other communities backing the demand for a Bodoland in Assam, a 36-hour state-wide strike has been called from May 7.

China, U.S. should manage own affairs well first: Vice premier

May 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Beijing, May 3 (Xinhua-ANI) -- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan said Thursday that China and the United States have to, first and foremost, manage their own affairs well amid a "complex and grim" world economic situation.

Display of LTTE flag at May Day rally sparks outrage in Sri Lanka

May 3, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Colombo, May 3 (ANI): Sri Lanka's main opposition group has come under fire from government supporters for allegedly displaying a flag associated with the banned Tamil Tiger militants at a May Day rally.

Biodiversity loss may be as stressful for Earth as climate change and pollution

May 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM

London, May 3 (ANI): Loss of biodiversity apparently impacts ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, according to a new study.

Landslides halt road traffic again in Tibet

May 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Nyalim (Tibet), May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): Rain-triggered landslides and strong winds cut an international highway in southwest China's Tibet autonomous region once again on Thursday just after traffic resumed a day earlier.

Libyan leaders call Sarkozy campaign funding letter 'fake'

May 3, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Tripoli, May 3 (ANI): Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has said that a letter claiming slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime agreed to fund French President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign is 'fake'.

Libyan leaders call Sarkozy campaign funding letter 'fake'

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Tripoli, May 3 (ANI): Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has said that a letter claiming slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime agreed to fund French President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign is 'fake'.

An eye opener on Pakistan's terrorist arm (IANS Book Review)

May 3, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Book: 'The Caliphate's Soldiers: The Laskhar-e-Taiba's Long War'; Author: Wilson John; Publishers: Amaryllis (In association with Observer Research Foundation); Pages: 295; Price: Rs.595

Kate Moss donates topless pic for kids' charity

May 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Kate Moss has donated a topless picture of herself in a bid to raise funds for a children's charity.

Aung San Suu Kyi takes oath of office

May 2, 2012 at 4:34 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has taken oath of office to become a member of the country's parliament.

One arrested for illegal mining in Goa

May 2, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Panaji, May 2 (IANS) One person has been arrested here for illegal mining at a site acquired by the government for building a stadium for the National Games 2014 and the Portuguese Commonwealth Games 2013.

Aung San Suu Kyi takes oath in Myanmar parliament

May 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Nay Pyi Taw, May 2 (IANS) Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party swept last month's by-elections, was sworn in as a member of Myanmar's parliament Wednesday.

Free Fonseka, Sri Lankan opposition says

May 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Colombo, May 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main opposition party has called for the immediate release of the jailed Sarath Fonseka, who led the army when it crushed the Tamil Tigers in 2009.

PCB questions Whatmore's decision to allow veteran Yousuf take fitness test

May 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Islamabad, May 2(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board has demanded an explanation from national team coach Dave Whatmore over his decision to allow veteran batsman Mohammad Yousuf to take a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), which he passed.

Suu Kyi sworn in to Myanmar parliament

May 2, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Nay Pyi Taw, May 2 (IANS) Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD), took oath of office Wednesday.

Sri Lanka against disguising global influence

May 2, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Colombo, May 2 (IANS) International "conspiracies" under the guise of human rights will not be allowed to break Sri Lankans' unity, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.

19 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan over 24 hours

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Kabul, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): Afghan police, backed by army and NATO-led coalition forces, have eliminated 19 Taliban militants during cleanup operations across the country within the past 24 hours, the Afghan Interior Ministry said on Tuesday morning. "Afghan National Police (ANP), Afghan National Army, NDS or Afghan intelligence agency and Coalition Forces launched 11 joint cleanup operations in Kabul, Baghlan, Faryab, Kandahar, Helmand, Wardak, Logar, Khost, and Farah provinces over the past 24 hours," the ministry said in a statement.

Pakistanis plotted to bomb British army base using toy car

May 1, 2012 at 5:30 PM

London, May 1 (IANS) Four Pakistani-Britons have been charged with taking inspiration from Al Qaeda magazine Inspire, and plotting to use a toy car to attack a base of the Territorial Army in Britain's Luton town. The plot was, however, foiled.

Gujarat, Maharashtra celebrate their formation day anniversaries

May 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Ahmedabad/Mumbai, May 1 (ANI): Maharashtra and Gujarat hailed May Day as the day of their formation. On this day in 1960, the erstwhile state of Bombay was divided into the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Editor of Pak daily sees another Muslim state emerging in India

May 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Lahore, May 1 (ANI): The Editor-in-Chief of The Nation and Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) Chairman Majid Nizami has said that another Pakistan will emerge inside India if the latter does not stop atrocities against its Muslim population.

Now, Goa's site for National Games illegally mined

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Panaji, May 1 (IANS) In a shocking incident, an illegal laterite stone mine was found on the site of an upcoming national and an international games events in Goa, prompting government to launch an inquiry into it, officials said. The state has hogged headlines for rampant illegal iron-ore mining.

UN chief meets Suu Kyi

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Yangon, May 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday met Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and hailed her efforts for bring democracy in the country.

Study to save Irrawaddy dolphins

April 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Phnom Penh, April 30 (IANS) A study was launched to protect the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia's Mekong river, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Monday.

NHRC summons Kerala's chief secretary

April 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has summoned Kerala's chief secretary over the state's failure to submit the compliance report of compensating people affected from the aerial spray of hazardous pesticide Endosulfan in Kasargod district.

Students take up fight against smuggling, counterfeiting

April 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Thousands of students from almost 100 schools in Delhi and the national capital region are participating in a five-day campaign against smuggling and counterfeiting, organisers said.

Harry Potter screenwriter to direct Jungle Book remake

April 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM

London, Apr 30 (ANI): Steve Kloves, the screenwriter who brought all seven Harry Potter books to the big screen, is reportedly close to signing a deal to direct a live action remake of The Jungle Book.

Suu Kyi to take oath in parliament 'as soon as possible'

April 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Naypyidaw, Apr 30(ANI): Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will swear an oath in parliament "as soon as possible", in a dramatic turnaround to the ongoing political impasse.

Scottish pensioner aged 104 becomes world's oldest paraglider

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

London, April 30 (ANI): A daredevil centenarian from Scotland has set a new record for the oldest person to take part in paragliding after taking to the sky aged 104.

Libya's ruling council decides to keep current cabinet in place

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Tripoli, Apr 30 (ANI): The head of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has said that the interim government would stay in place to ensure the success of the June elections for a constituent assembly.

Coleen Rooney neighed when Wayne tried to name new racehorse after her

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

London, April 30 (ANI): Wayne Rooney wanted to name his new racehorse after wife Coleen, but dropped it after the unimpressed WAG gave him a stern neigh.

China's petrochemical sector growth slows

April 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Beijing, April 30 (IANS) China's petrochemical industry expanded at much slower pace in the first quarter amid the economic slowdown, according to data released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Monday.

Chinese shipbuilders in choppy waters

April 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Beijing, April 30 (IANS) Chinese shipbuilding companies saw sharp declines in output and new orders in the first quarter, as the industry rolled on the choppy seas of global and domestic slowdowns.

Myanmar president meets UN chief

April 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Naypyidaw, April 30 (IANS) Myanmar president U Thein Sein held talks with UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw Monday, a day after his arrival in Yangon.

2 drugs better than 1 to treat type 2 diabetes in youths

April 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Washington, April 30(ANI): Researchers have found that a combination of two diabetes drugs, metformin and rosiglitazone, is more effective in treating youth with recent-onset type 2 diabetes than metformin alone.

Reporter murdered in Mexico

April 30, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Veracruz (Mexico), April 30 (IANS/EFE) The body of Regina Martinez, the Proceso magazine correspondent in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, was found in her house. She had been strangled to death, officials said.

Mental disorder may be blamed for unruly kids

April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Washington, April 29 (ANI): If children behave badly, it may be due to a mental disorder.

Libya's NTC chief urges people to unite for reconciliation

April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Tripoli, Apr 29 (Xinhua-ANI): Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) chief Mustafa Abdul Jalil on Sunday called on all Libyans to united as one with the NTC and the transitional government to bridge the gap for national reconciliation.

'Sarkozy got 50 million euros from Gaddafi'

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

London, April 29 (IANS) A document has been made public in Paris that says French President Nicolas Sarkozy received 50 million euros (around $65 million) from slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that propelled Sarkozy to power in 2007, the Daily Mail reported.

Government to hold national consultation on child marriages

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Taking a serious view of child marriages in the country, the government has decided to hold a national consultation on the issue with the states.

UN chief visits Myanmar in light of significant changes

April 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Yangon, Apr 29 (Xinhua-ANI): Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon arrived here Sunday on a three-day official visit to Myanmar in light of significant changes taking place in the country.

Cartelisation blamed for rise in global commodity prices

April 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Cartelisation is leading to volatility in global commodity markets and keeping the prices high, causing damage to countries like India which is heavily dependent on imports to meet energy requirements, a report said.

Former BBC chief slams UK Culture Secretary over ties to Murdoch empire

April 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): A former chairman of the BBC Trust, Sir Michael Lyons, has slammed UK Cultural Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his relationship with the Murdoch empire.

Ban arrives in Myanmar

April 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Yangon, April 29 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived here Sunday on a three-day official visit to Myanmar.

Prince Charles' trust funds burlesque dancer's nipple tassels and corsets

April 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): Felicia Noir, a saucy burlesque dancer, is said to have splashed out on nipple tassels courtesy Prince Charles' charity.

NHS trying to save money by sending patient files to India for processing

April 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): Britain's National Health Services (NHS) is being accused of sending patient to India for processing to save money.

Pak chief selector denies reports of rift between Whatmore, selectors

April 29, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Karachi, Apr 29(ANI): Pakistan's chief selector Iqbal Qasim has rubbished reports of a rift between the national selection committee and coach Dav Whatmore.

Pak chief selector denies reports of rift between Whatmore, selectors

April 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Karachi, Apr 29(ANI): Pakistan's chief selector Iqbal Qasim has rubbished reports of a rift between the national selection committee and coach Dav Whatmore.

Gaddafi gave Sarkozy 42 mln to fund 2007 election campaign: Report

April 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): Nicolas Sarkozy's hopes of being re-elected as the French President have rocked by new reports suggesting he accepted a 42 million pound funding from slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi for his 2077 election campaign.

Masters champ Watson's 'hooked drive' to fan's head helps him back on fairway!

April 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Washington, Apr 28(ANI): Augusta National winner Bubba Watson hit one of his fans in the head with a hooked drive, causing Radd Leonard's head to bleed.

On cart: Economy, sports, food & drama (IANS books this week)

April 28, 2012 at 4:02 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Exercise the intellect with an inspiring cache of books this weekend. Browse with IANS...

Clinton visit to India to focus on non-proliferation

April 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (Xinhua-ANI): The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will focus her India visit early next month on the issue of non-proliferation, reported the Press Trust of India on Saturday.

Louis Armstrong's rare last trumpet recording released

April 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): A rare recording of one of the last live performances by jazz legend Louis Armstrong has been made public for the first time.

Zohra Sehgal celebrates her century with 'official biography'

April 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) 'Abhi na jaana chhod kar... ki cake abhi kata nahin... ki pet abhi bhara nahin (Don't leave the party, the cake hasn't been cut yet, tummy isn't filled yet), recited the blue-eyed 'baby' of entertainment Zohra Segal on her 100th birthday, punning on her favourite sonnet 'Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon' by poet Hafeez Jullundhri as she cut a large chocolate cake.

30 pc US workers 'get less than 6 hours of sleep'

April 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Nearly a third of workers in the U.S. are not getting enough sleep, a new study has revealed.

Kashmir's Barelvi, Ahle Hadith leaders deny sectarian tension

April 28, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Srinagar, April 28 (IANS) Amid talk of tension between Kashmir Valley's predominant Barelvi Muslims and the fast spreading Ahle Hadith school of thought, their leaders have dismissed it as 'false propaganda' and say Kashmiris can ill afford sectarian strife after two decades of bloodbath.

Rhonda Byrne, Jeffrey Archer top authors this week (IANS Books)

April 28, 2012 at 9:38 AM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Rhonda Byrne's 'The Magic' dominates the non-fiction category in the bestseller list this week, while Jeffrey Archer's 'The Sins of the Father' is at the top spot in the fiction section.

Media should highlight rights violations: NHRC

April 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday sought the media's help in highlighting rights violations in India.

Justice Balakrishnan urges media to highlight rights violations

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Justice K.G. Balakrishnan on Friday urged media to highlight issues of human right violations in the country.

Soon, 3.2billion-pixel camera to give 'deepest view of night sky ever seen'

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): Scientists are building a telescope that they say "will transform our understanding of the universe", and will take the equivalent of 800,000 images by an eight-mega pixel camera every night but of a vastly superior quality.

World's glaciers 'losing 40pc of their volume'

April 27, 2012 at 4:50 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): The Earth's glaciers are seriously out of balance with the global climate and are already on their way to losing almost 40 percent of their volume, a new study has revealed.

GenX men shop and cook much more often than their fathers did

April 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Washington, April 27 (ANI): Generation X men are surprisingly involved in shopping for food and cooking, according to a University of Michigan report.

Uzoh records Raptors' first triple double in 11 years

April 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Toronto, April 27 (IANS) Toronto Raptors guard Ben Uzoh recorded 12 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists to lead the Raptors to a 98-67 victory over the New Jersey Nets in National Basketball Association (NBA) action.

Obama's order to get Osama was 'go in and get Bin Laden'

April 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): President Barack Obama's order to "go in and get Bain Laden", as recorded in a memo scribbled by then-CIA chief Leon Panetta shortly after the decision was made, was made public on Thursday.

Media should highlight rights violations: NHRC

April 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday sought the media's help in highlighting the issue of human rights violation in the country.

Memo documents Obama's order to get Osama

April 27, 2012 at 10:42 AM

New York, April 27 (IANS/EFE) Time magazine Thursday published the memorandum written in April 2011 by then-CIA Director Leon Panetta after receiving the green light from President Barack Obama to launch a secret military operation that ended with the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Empowering rural women to fight for their rights (Feature)

April 27, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) Seema Saroj, a resident of Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh, was denied payment under the rural jobs scheme for months. She then joined Nari Sangh, a women's group working for the rights of people, and took on the authorities to get her pending dues.

Church asks British schools to oppose gay marriages

April 27, 2012 at 9:14 AM

London, April 27 (IANS) The Roman Catholic Church has contacted its schools in England and Wales and asked them to encourage pupils to oppose gay marriages and promote traditional heterosexual relationships.

US stocks rally on housing data

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 AM

New York, April 27 (IANS) US stocks extended rally Thursday as the housing data came in better than expected, offsetting a weak jobs report and some disappointing earnings.

Cabinet nod for defence varsity in Gurgaon

April 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved acquisition of 205 acres land in Haryana's Gurgaon district, at a cost of Rs.162 crore, for setting up the Indian National Defence University (INDU).

Top 10 reasons behind bedroom wars revealed

April 26, 2012 at 10:07 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Researchers have shed light on a host of annoyances British couples face when they're between the sheets, with nabbing the duvet emerging as the biggest bone of contention.

Amartya Sen denies recommending impersonator for government job

April 26, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen Thursday denied recommending Anjan Bhattacharya, who is facing prosecution for allegedly impersonating a relative of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, for a job in a state government company.

Five books published in India on Commonwealth shortlist

April 26, 2012 at 8:26 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Indian publishing is carving a formidable space for itself on the Commonwealth Book Prize list for 2012 with five titles published in the country on the shortlist.

Marathon runner proposes ahead of finish line

April 26, 2012 at 7:35 PM

London, April 26 (IANS) A marathon runner in London stopped 800 yards from the finish line, and got down on one knee in front of his girlfriend and proposed.

Newspaper offices bombed in Nigeria

April 26, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Lagos, April 26 (IANS) Two offices of a leading national newspaper in Nigeria were bombed by unidentified attackers Thursday, Xinhua reported.

Libyan Islamists challenge ruling council's ban on religious, tribal and ethnic parties

April 26, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Tripoli, Apr 26 (ANI): An Islamist party in Libya plans to challenge the country's ruling council's decision to ban political groups based on religion, tribe or ethnicity from taking part in upcoming elections.

Doubts cast over white potato consumption link to obesity and diabetes

April 26, 2012 at 3:14 PM

London, April 26 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated that habitual consumption of white potatoes (baked, boiled and mashed) is not associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes or levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of systemic inflammation once potential confounding factors are controlled for (e.g., age, gender, and education).

Brain responses 'help predict ad campaign success'

April 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Accessing hidden wisdom in the brain may help advertisers and public health officials to more effectively sell their products and promote health and safety, a new study has suggested.

Brain responses 'help predict ad campaign success'

April 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Accessing hidden wisdom in the brain may help advertisers and public health officials to more effectively sell their products and promote health and safety, a new study has suggested.

Roerich row: Himachal counters Russian embassy remarks

April 25, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Shimla, April 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday objected to the Russian embassy's allegation that it was trying to take over the trust managing late Russian artist Nicholas Roerich's estate in Kullu.

Robbie Savage's hip-thrusting dance given all-clear by watchdog

April 25, 2012 at 5:23 PM

London, Apr 25 (ANI): Robbie Savage's pelvic thrusts on 'Strictly Come Dancing' did not breach guidelines, according to the BBC Trust.

Historic ship 'Cutty Sark' to reopen after 50m-pound restoration

April 25, 2012 at 3:45 PM

London, April 25(ANI): The Queen is set to relaunch Cutty Sark, the world's last surviving tea clipper, five years after a major fire nearly destroyed the vessel.

Funds for building toilets to be hiked: Jairam

April 25, 2012 at 1:13 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Government is mulling increasing the allocation for constructing toilets under the total sanitation programme, from present Rs.3,500 to Rs.9,900 per toilet, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday.

UN disaster reduction chief ends visit in Cambodia

April 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Phnom Penh, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): Margareta Wahlstrom, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, on Wednesday concluded her 6-day study visit in Cambodia on the country's flood disaster in last year.

China's tax revenue growth hits three-year low

April 25, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Beijing, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): Growth of China's tax revenues logged the slowest pace in three years in the first quarter of 2012 as a result of the country's cooling economy, official data showed Tuesday.

Story of an unsung hero from Uttarakhand (IANS Book Review)

April 25, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Book: 'Johaar Kinkar: Babu Ram Singh'; Author: Gajendra Singh Pangti; Publisher: Dolka Innovations, New Delhi; Pages: 128; Price: Rs.150

Eagle tries to snatch woman's dog in Spain

April 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Malaga (Spain), April 25 (IANS/EFE) An eagle attacked a British woman who was walking her two dogs in a field outside Benalmadena, a city in southern Spain, and tried to snatch one of the canines.

India has spent Rs.55.22 crores on athletes for 2012 Olympics

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The sports ministry said Tuesday that it has spent Rs.55.22 crore so far on the 46 medal prospects for this year's London Olympics.

PrivacyChoice releases service to rate Facebook's apps on privacy protection

April 24, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Sydney, April 24 (ANI): Research firm PrivacyChoice has released a new service that rates how each of Facebook's top third-party apps respected consumer's privacy.

Bir Khalsa Dal sets cocunut cracked on heads Guinness record

April 24, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Tarn Taran, April 24 (ANI): Breaking coconuts on the head is not for the faint hearted, but a seven-members of the Tarn Taran based Bir Khalsa Dal (BKD) amazed authorities by smashing 59 coconuts in one minute on their forehead during a competition held in Rome for the world record on April 18.

China may add new visa category to attract professionals

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Beijing, April 24 (Xinhua-ANI): A new visa category titled "talent introduction" has been added to a draft law on China's exit and entry administration as part of the country's efforts to attract talented individuals from overseas.

R and A chief Dawson slams Woods' behavior at Augusta National

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Washington, Apr 24(ANI): Peter Dawson, Chief Executive, Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, has blasted ace golfer Tiger Woods for his disgraceful antics at Augusta National earlier this month.

Pornography linked to mentally illness among kids

April 24, 2012 at 12:20 PM

London, April 24 (IANS) Online porn is linked to a quarter of mental illnesses among kids, British researchers have claimed.

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