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Twitterati target Mamata regime for professor's arrest

April 13, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) "Extreme violation of freedom of expression" and reminiscent of the Emergency days were among the barrage of angry comments made on Twitter, including by exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, following the West Bengal government arresting a Jadavpur University professor for circulating cartoons of some ruling Trinamool Congress leaders, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Sri Lanka to catch man-eating crocodiles

April 13, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Colombo, April 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka's wildlife department has launched an operation to catch man-eating crocodiles in rivers close to villages.

Shree Ganesh jewellery aims to generate 500 MW solar power

April 12, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Kolkata-based jewellery maker Shree Ganesh Jewellery House Ltd (SGJHL), which recently forayed into solar power business, Thursday said it is aiming to scale up its generation to about 500 MW in the next three years.

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India calls for dialogue between Sudan, South Sudan

April 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) As the conflict intensified amid reports of Sudanese warplanes launching their first attack on a key South Sudanese town, India, which has around $2.5 billion oil investments across undivided Sudan, voiced concern and urged both sides to restart negotiations.

Puttaparthi readies for Sai Baba's death anniversary

April 12, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) Puttaparthi town in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district is gearing up for the first anniversary of the passing away of Sathya Sai Baba, who had millions of devotees around the world.

Achilles heel of dengue virus identified

April 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Washington, April 12 (ANI): Scientists have identified the region on dengue virus that is neutralized in people who overcome infection with the deadly pathogen.

Top rally drivers to take part in Dakshin Dare

April 8, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Mysore, April 8 (IANS) Some of country's best-known rally drivers, including national champion Gaurav Gill, Lohitt Urs and Bangalore's "Gypsy King" Sanjay Agarwal, headline a strong field of contenders in the Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare Rally that is scheduled for a ceremonial start at the Palace here Monday.

India to host Pakistani lifestyle expo

April 8, 2012 at 9:29 AM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In a major step towards normalising business relations, India will host an exhibition in which over 100 Pakistani lifestyle companies will showcase their products and services this week.

'Indian oil investments in both Sudans safe'

April 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Both Sudan and South Sudan have assured India that its $2.5 billion investment in the oil industry spanning the trans-national border are safe and will not be affected by the simmering dispute over oil revenues between the two countries.

Delhi to host Pakistani lifestyle expo

April 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) From clothing lines to home furnishings to accessories - more than 100 Pakistani companies are set to showcase their exquisite collections at a four-day Lifestyle Pakistan exhibition, the first such to be held here from April 12. Participants hope it will boost trade between the two nations.

Bastos double lifts Vasco to top of group

April 4, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Rio de Janeiro, April 4 (IANS) Fellipe Bastos scored two goals to take Vasco de Gama to the top of their group as they defeated Alianza Lima 2-1 in Copa Libertadores football in Lima's Alejandro Villanueva stadium.

India's first field marshal Sam Manekshaw remembered

April 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Udhagamandalam (Tamil Nadu), April 3 (IANS) One of India's most celebrated soldiers, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, was remembered on his 98th birth anniversary Tuesday, with Defence Minister A.K. Antony and army chief Gen. V.K. Singh paying rich tributes to the 1971 war hero at a special prayer and commemoration event near here.

Vaccines for heart attacks may be available within 5 years

April 2, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Vaccines to check the deposition of fats in the (plaques) which is the major cause of heart attack will now possibly be available within five years to prevent heart attacks.

Nasal spray that could combat heart disease coming in 5 years

April 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM

London, April 2 (ANI): A nasal spray that could remove fat in arteries which dramatically raises the risk of heart attacks could be on the market in five years, according to researchers.

Vaccines for heart attacks to be ready within 5 years

April 1, 2012 at 7:57 PM

London, April 1 (IANS) Vaccines targeting the build-up of fatty deposits in arteries (plaques) could be available within five years to prevent heart attacks.

Five stabbed by unidentified assailants in Lucknow

March 31, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Unidentified bike borne assailants early Saturday stabbed five people in the Uttar Pradesh state capital, police said.

Cradle of humanity found to be 25 mln yrs older than thought

March 28, 2012 at 2:51 PM

London, Mar 28 (ANI): Scientists have suggested new age for 'The Great Rift Valley of East Africa'-the birthplace of the human species- asserting that it may have taken much longer to develop than earlier believed.

BJP declares the List of BJP candidates for the Delhi Municipal Corporation

March 26, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday declared the list of the candidates for different wards for the Municipal Corporation Elections-2012. The Municipal Corporation of Elections for this year is to be held on April 15 for different wards.

After ousting Congress, BJP has to deliver on promises (Goa Newsletter)

March 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Panaji, March 24 (IANS) The March polls marked a tectonic alteration in Goa's political topography, which for nearly three decades has been dominated by the Congress.

Drugs for diabetes and cancer may be used to treat dengue

March 23, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Washington, March 23 (ANI): Scientists have identified enzymes and biochemical compounds called lipids that are targeted and modified by the dengue virus during infection.

Autistic people 'have greater ability to process information'

March 23, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): People with autism have a greater than normal capacity for processing information even from rapid presentations and are better able to detect information defined as "critical", a new study has claimed.

Giant squids' basketball-sized eyes help them escape hungry whales in dark

March 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Giant and colossal squids have super-sized eyes - with diameters measuring two or three times that of any other animal - which allows them to spot predatory whales from a distance in the pitch darkness of their deep-sea home, a new study has revealed.

Union Budget 2012-13: Unviable, ineffective subsidies may be revisited

March 16, 2012 at 9:38 PM

New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today announced the government's commitment to fully provide for subsidies relating to the Food Security Act, but cautioned that some other subsidies which were incompatible with macroeconomic fundamentals of the economy, and were not reaching the intended beneficiaries, could be revisited.

Union Budget 2012 pays Special attention to implement Aadhaar

March 16, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced the use of Aadhaar, the unique identification number concept recommended by the Former Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani's for fertilizer management system.

Giant squids' basketball-sized eyes help them escape hungry whales in dark

March 16, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Giant and colossal squids have super-sized eyes - with diameters measuring two or three times that of any other animal - which allows them to spot predatory whales from a distance in the pitch darkness of their deep-sea home, a new study has revealed.

Union Budget 2012-13: Unviable, ineffective subsidies may be revisited

March 16, 2012 at 2:24 PM

New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today announced the government's commitment to fully provide for subsidies relating to the Food Security Act, but cautioned that some other subsidies which were incompatible with macroeconomic fundamentals of the economy, and were not reaching the intended beneficiaries, could be revisited.

Highlights of Union Budget 2012-13 (Part-I)

March 16, 2012 at 12:16 PM

New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday presented the Union Budget 2012-13 in Lok Sabha.

John Lennon's 'eating disorder and food fetish' revealed in new book

March 7, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): John Lennon was 'bulimic' and 'confused, shamed and tormented by his eating disorder', according to a new book.

John Lennon's 'eating disorder and food fetish' revealed in new book

March 7, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): John Lennon was 'bulimic' and 'confused, shamed and tormented by his eating disorder', according to a new book.

Macheda, Ranger, and Smith charged for homophobic comments on Twitter

February 28, 2012 at 3:43 PM

London, Feb 28 (ANI): The Football Association has charged three Premier League stars for making alleged homophobic comments on Twitter.

Nitish Katara murder case: Delhi court to hear mother's complaint against Yadav brothers

February 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM

New Delhi, Feb.24 (ANI): A Delhi court is to hear a complaint by the mother of Nitish Katara, who was murdered in 2002 by cousin brothers Vikas and Vishal Yadav for allegedly having an affair with Vikas's sister Bharti Yadav.

Nitish Katara murder case: Delhi court to hear mother's complaint against Yadav brothers

February 24, 2012 at 12:23 PM

New Delhi, Feb.24 (ANI): A Delhi court is to hear a complaint by the mother of Nitish Katara, who was murdered in 2002 by cousin brothers Vikas and Vishal Yadav for allegedly having an affair with Vikas's sister Bharti Yadav.

Aaadhar-Enabled Unified Payment Infrastructure report presented to Mukherjee

February 23, 2012 at 8:31 PM

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that Aadhaar-Enabled E-payment system would help not only in ensuring the timely payments directly to the intended beneficiaries, but would also help in reducing the time taken, transaction costs and the leakages among others.

Aaadhar-Enabled Unified Payment Infrastructure report presented to Mukherjee

February 23, 2012 at 7:40 PM

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that Aadhaar-Enabled E-payment system would help not only in ensuring the timely payments directly to the intended beneficiaries, but would also help in reducing the time taken, transaction costs and the leakages among others.

Sumo wrestling in Guwahati

February 21, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Guwahati, Feb 21 (ANI): People of Guwahati got a chance to witness five champion sumo wrestlers in action during the 19th International Guwahati Trade Fair 2012 held here recently.

Paul McCartney glad that Beatles didn't reunite

February 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Sydney, Feb 17 (ANI): Paul McCartney is relieved that the Beatles scrapped reunion plans in the 1970s when all the members of the Fab Four were still alive because the get together could have wrecked the band's legacy.

Paul McCartney glad that Beatles didn't reunite

February 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Sydney, Feb 17 (ANI): Paul McCartney is relieved that the Beatles scrapped reunion plans in the 1970s when all the members of the Fab Four were still alive because the get together could have wrecked the band's legacy.

Venus could be shifting gears

February 11, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A spacecraft orbiting Venus has revealed that Earth's cloud-covered neighbour is rotating a little slower than previously measured.

CPI (M), Maneka Gandhi want Chidambaram's role in 2G scam probed

February 5, 2012 at 8:58 PM

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): The Communist Party of India-Marxist and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Maneka Gandhi on Sunday demanded that the alleged "dereliction" of duty by former finance minister P Chidambaram in not preventing the 2G spectrum scam be probed.

CPI (M), Maneka Gandhi want Chidambaram's role in 2G scam probed

February 5, 2012 at 6:49 PM

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): The Communist Party of India-Marxist and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Maneka Gandhi on Sunday demanded that the alleged "dereliction" of duty by former finance minister P Chidambaram in not preventing the 2G spectrum scam be probed.

'Everybody Hurts' named most depressing song of all time

February 1, 2012 at 8:44 PM

London, Feb 1 (ANI): 'Everybody Hurts' by American band REM was voted as the saddest song ever, beating Elton John's 'Candle in the Wind', in a poll.

'Everybody Hurts' named most depressing song of all time

February 1, 2012 at 4:04 PM

London, Feb 1 (ANI): 'Everybody Hurts' by American band REM was voted as the saddest song ever, beating Elton John's 'Candle in the Wind', in a poll.

Nilekani-Chidambaram tussle truce; both projects to go on simultaneously

January 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM

The ongoing tussle between home ministry and planning commission has been resolved on Friday in a joint meeting of Home Minister P Chidambaram, Planning Commission...

Cabinet clears UIDAI to issue 40 crore more UID cards

January 27, 2012 at 10:12 PM

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Cabinet committee today cleared the Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) proposal to enroll an extra 40 crore people in 16 states. The biometrics in other states will be collected under the National Population Register, NPR project.

Indian Railway Finance Corporation offers tax-free bonds

January 26, 2012 at 9:48 PM

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Indian Railway Finance Corporation Limited (IRFC), the financing arm of Indian Railways, is proposing to issue tax free, secured, redeemable, non-convertible bonds of face value of Rs. 1,000 each in the nature of debentures, having benefits under Section 10(15)(iv)(h) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Manmohan Singh to consult cabinet on Friday to resolve UID Project

January 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today held discussions with his senior cabinet colleagues in an endeavor to resolve the issue of continuation of UID Project.

Egypt's new parliament elects Muslim Brotherhood's Saad Al-Katatni as speaker

January 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Cairo, Jan 24 (ANI): Egypt's new parliament has elected Mohammed Saad Al-Katatni, a leading member of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood, as speaker.

Chidambaram, Ahluwalia deny clash over UID cards

January 24, 2012 at 2:02 PM

The halted UIDAI project is likely to catch its speed since now, as Home Minister P Chidambaram and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Egypt's new parliament elects Muslim Brotherhood's Saad Al-Katatni as speaker

January 24, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Cairo, Jan 24 (ANI): Egypt's new parliament has elected Mohammed Saad Al-Katatni, a leading member of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood, as speaker.

CO2 turns clownfish into drunken daredevils

January 16, 2012 at 7:57 PM

London, Jan 16 (ANI): Carbon dioxide in the ocean acts like alcohol on fish and leaves them less able to judge risks, making them prone to losing their senses, a new study has claimed.

CO2 turns clownfish into drunken daredevils

January 16, 2012 at 11:24 AM

London, Jan 16 (ANI): Carbon dioxide in the ocean acts like alcohol on fish and leaves them less able to judge risks, making them prone to losing their senses, a new study has claimed.

Montek Singh raises 'technical questions' on Universal Identity Card

January 7, 2012 at 9:54 PM

New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): Planning Commission, Deputy Chairman, Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said that there is a need to address and resolve certain technicalities in the Universal Identification Card (UID) programme.

New wild 'hairy' ginger discovered in India

January 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Botanists have discovered a new wild ginger from the evergreen forest of Western Ghats of South India.

Leh is lacking in Bandwidth, needs better connectivity

January 2, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Leh, Jan 2 (ANI): Imagine a day, when you wake up to find that all your mobile phones, internet connectivity, landlines, fax lines - have stopped working. Panic? This would be akin to a comma placed in your lifeline as we have become so addicted to our tech-stuff that all our daily chores will be seriously affected in their absence.

Humans may have originated along banks of rivers

December 25, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists have found new evidences that suggest humans may have originated on riversides.

Snake handling training for Tamil Nadu forest officials

December 23, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Dharmapuri, Dec 23 (ANI): Forest authorities in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri District conducted a training programme to educate and train staff on how to handle snakes and to make them aware about importance of maintaining the ecological balance.

Frankincense trees could decline by 90pc in next 50 years!

December 21, 2011 at 1:53 PM

London, Dec 21 (ANI): Ecologists have warned that the production of frankincense- used in incense and perfumes across the world and a key part of the Christmas story - could be reduced by half over the next 15 years as trees that produce the fragrant resin are declining dramatically.

MDMK chief Vaiko detained over Mullaperiyar row

December 21, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Chennai/Theni (Tamil Nadu), Dec.21 (ANI): The standoff between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the Mullaperiyar dam dispute intensified on Wednesday with cadres of MDMK blocking all roads leading to Kerala from Tamil Nadu.

Muslim Brotherhood plans to turn Egypt's holiday resorts 'sin-free'

December 14, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Cairo (Egypt), Dec 14(ANI): The Muslim Brotherhood, which won success in the first round of parliamentary elections in Egypt last month, is reportedly set on turning the country's holiday resort 'sin-free'.

Conference on "Economic Policies for Emerging Economies" in Delhi

December 13, 2011 at 9:21 PM

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the International Conference on "Economic Policies for Emerging Economies" here on Wednesday.

Conference on "Economic Policies for Emerging Economies" in Delhi

December 13, 2011 at 7:37 PM

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the International Conference on "Economic Policies for Emerging Economies" here on Wednesday.

Doomsday predictions on sea level rises are 'false alarm': Experts

December 3, 2011 at 12:53 PM

London, Dec. 3 (ANI): Predictions that rising sea levels will swallow up low lying islands like those existing in the Maldives are a 'false alarm', an expert has claimed.

PM condoles demise of noted litterateur Indira Goswami

November 29, 2011 at 4:28 PM

New Delhi, Nov. 29 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condoled the passing away of acclaimed Assamese litterateur Indira Goswami.

'Flickering Flames', a fun novel of unspoken love, journalistic buzz

November 29, 2011 at 3:08 PM

New Delhi, Nov.29 (ANI): Rajnish Sharma's debut novel Flickering Flames, with Lucknow as its backdrop, reflects what it is - easy on the eyes and mind, unhurried in presentation, humorous in parts, at times intense, not a romantic potboiler in the sense that we normally understand it to be, but leaving the reader with a feeling that romance can also be understated, blooming at one point, ebbing away the next and suggestions of pulsating again at the end.

BJP protests against latest petrol price hike in Rajkot

November 5, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Rajkot, Nov 5(ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today protested against the recent petrol price hike by the state-run oil companies in Rajkot, Gujarat.

Madonna inspired Nile Rodgers to quit drugs 17 yrs ago

October 21, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Music producer Nile Rodgers has revealed that it was Madonna who encouraged him to quit drugs after embarrassing himself at the singer's birthday party 17 years ago.

Planning Commission aims nine percent growth rate from 2012

October 20, 2011 at 8:48 PM

New Delhi, Oct 20(ANI): The Planning Commission is hopeful of attaining growth rate of nine percent from fiscal year 2012 onwards.

Brit Indian Anni Dewani's mum says cannot rest till she finds out who killed her daughter

October 9, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Mariestad (Sweden), Oct.9 (ANI): The mother of Brit-Indian Anni Dewani, who was shot dead while on her honeymoon with husband Shrien Dewani last November, has said that she can't rest until she finds out who was responsible for her daughter's murder and ensure that theguilty are punished.

Now, development the watchword in Assam's Kakotiya village

September 20, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Sivasagar (Assam), Sep 20 (ANI): As militancy declines in the northeast, people living in rural areas have been the biggest beneficiaries of speeded up development in states such as Assam.

Galapagos Island's iconic wildlife facing threat from West Nile virus

September 17, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): The iconic wildlife in the Gal pagos Islands is under threat from the West Nile virus, researchers say.

Rushing into hair transplants can be disastrous for young men, warns top surgeon

September 3, 2011 at 6:18 PM

London, Sept 3 (ANI): Men should avoid having hair transplants until they are closer to the age of 30, a leading surgeon has warned.

Djokovic, Nadal through to second round of US Open

August 31, 2011 at 1:14 PM

New York, Aug 31(ANI): World No.1 Novak Djokovic and reigning champion Rafael Nadal were opening-round winners at the US Open on Tuesday.

New Castle striker arrested for assualting man outside pub

August 28, 2011 at 12:19 PM

London, August 28 (ANI): New Castle United striker Nile Ranger has been arrested for allegedly assualting and injuring a man outside a pub.

Could saltwater make microbial life on Mars possible?

August 21, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Washington, August 21 (ANI): Scientists in the United States are set to create Mars conditions in lab chambers to see if microbial life exists in droplets of saltwater on the red planet.

Hindus laud California city on amending code for Swaminarayan Mandir

August 13, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Nevada (US), August 13 (ANI): Hindus have applauded Chino Hills City Council (California, USA) for reportedly accepting the long-standing request of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir by raising the allowable height limit to 80 feet.

Scientists on trail of West Nile Virus

July 25, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Washington, July 25 (ANI): Scientists are now one step closer in solving the the mystery of how the West Nile Virus - which causes fever or severe neurological symptoms and is transmitted from birds to humans by blood-sucking mosquitoes - migrates.

'I want to know what her last words were', says Anni Dewani's mother

July 24, 2011 at 12:07 PM

London, July 24(ANI): The mother of Indian-origin bride Anni Dewani, who was murdered during her honeymoon in Cape Town last year, says she is desperate to know her daughter's final words.

Officials still preparing inventory at Satya Sai Baba's Whitefield hermitage

July 20, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Bangalore, July 20 (ANI): Trustees of the late Sathya Sai Baba along with a team sent by the Urban District Deputy Commissioner, continue to prepare an inventory of the wealth and assets in the 'Brindavanam' hermitage at Whitefield on the outskirts of Bangalore.

Unveiling of Sai Baba's memorial in Puttaparthi raises hopes of many

July 16, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Puttaparthi (AP), July 16 (ANI): Unveiling of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba's memorial in Puttaparthi has raised optimism in the commerce sector, including vendors of religious items, hoteliers and travel agents, as they expect numerous devotees to visit his hermitage.

Finance Ministry extends terms of subsidies task force

July 13, 2011 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): The Finance Ministry has decided to extend the terms of reference of the task force, which was constituted under the chairmanship of Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), to recommend and implement a solution for direct transfer of subsidies on kerosene, LPG and fertilizer to the intended beneficiaries.

Soon, a software to protect people from malaria, dengue!

July 10, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Washington, July 10 (ANI): Computer scientists at South Dakota State University are developing a new software that can protect people from mosquito-borne illnesses like malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever and viral encephalitis.

Direct subsidy transfer on fuel would curb pilferage and leakages: Mukherjee

July 5, 2011 at 7:36 PM

New Delhi, July 5 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the direct subsidy transfer on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), fertiliser and kerosene is meant to curb pilferage and leakages.

Hindus laud re-opening of Cambodia's ancient Shiva temple after 50 yrs renovation

July 4, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Nevada (US), July 04 (ANI): Hindus have applauded the re-opening of renowned 11th-century Baphoun Shiva temple in Angkor Thom complex of Cambodia after decades of reconstruction work.

Now, an iPhone app that alerts homeowners how to manage power usage!

July 3, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Washington, July 3 (ANI): A team at the University of Arkansas and the University of San Francisco, led by an Indian-origin computer science researcher, has developed an iPhone automated energy-management system that monitors energy generation and consumption in off-grid and grid-tied homes that use solar energy or wind power.

Gibbs to join Perth for Twenty20 Big Bash

July 2, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Perth, July 2 (ANI): Perth Scorchers have signed former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs for the Twenty20 Big Bash league this summer.

Now, pine tree powder can cure hay fever

June 30, 2011 at 1:52 PM

London, June 30 (ANI): Researchers have found a possible cure of hay fever that is plagued by itchy eyes and a runny nose in summer. The sufferers may find relief in a powder produced from pine trees.

Trustees offer to pay tax on cash, gold discovered from Sathya Sai's chambers

June 28, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Puttaparthi, Jun 28 (ANI): Trustees of Sathya Sai Baba on Tuesday offered to pay tax on the enormous piles of cash and gold discovered in his private chambers in Andhra Pradesh.

Chhota Rajan gang behind J Dey's murder: Mumbai police

June 27, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Mumbai, June 27 (ANI): The Mumbai police on Monday claimed that notorious Chhota Rajan gang was behind the killing of Mid-Day crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey.

Giant Roman palace discovered in Egypt

June 23, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Cairo, June 23 (ANI): A giant palace from the Roman ages (31-395 BC) has been discovered in Egypt, the Ministry of Antiquities has announced.

American devotee says he will reveal Sathya Sai Baba secret in six weeks

June 22, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), June 22 (ANI): An American devotee of the late Sathya Sai Baba has said that he will reveal a closely kept secret of the Godman in six weeks.

US 'slaps UK in the face' by siding with Argentina over Falkland sovereignty issue

June 11, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Washington, June 11 (ANI): The Obama administration appears to have stabbed Britain in its back by supporting Argentina in the ongoing dispute over the highly sensitive Falkland Islands sovereignty issue.

Mukherjee urges CBEC officers to make strategic efforts to achieve revenue targets

June 8, 2011 at 8:05 PM

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today urged the officers of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) to make sustained and strategic efforts throughout the year for the realisation of the challenging revenue target of Rs. 3,92, 908 crore for indirect taxes for 2011-12.

Indian-origin scientist identifies chemicals to fool blood-thirsty mosquitoes

June 2, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Washington, June 2 (ANI): Female mosquitoes hunt their human blood meals by detecting organic substances such as carbon dioxide exhaled by the host.

Colossal statue of King Tut's grandfather unearthed on banks of Nile

June 1, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Washington, June 1 (ANI): A unique statue of King Amenhotep III, who is believed to be the grandfather of King Tutankhamun, has been unearthed at his funerary temple on the west bank of the Nile near Luxor.

Concentration can make you deaf!

May 28, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Washington, May 28 (ANI): We may have all been through or heard of incidents when people get so engrossed in a page-turning novel or challenging crossword that they may fail to hear the train driver's announcement and miss their stop.

Reading and solving crosswords can make you deaf

May 27, 2011 at 10:28 AM

London, May 27 (ANI): A study has found that becoming engrossed in a good book or a crossword really can block the ability to hear.

Fibre optic cables to be installed in villages in two years: Sibal

May 26, 2011 at 5:16 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal today said the government would make as many as 5,00,000 villages broadband-enabled in two years, as part of an ambitious fibre-to-home plan.

Nubian-era mummies shed light on 'modern' plague

May 24, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Washington, May 24 (ANI): A study of about 25 percent of mummies from along the Nile have revealed that how age-old irrigation techniques might have boosted the plague of schistosomiasis, a water-borne parasitic disease that infects an estimated 200 million people today.

Egyptian princess was 1st person in human history to have heart disease

May 18, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Washington, May 18 (ANI): An Egyptian princess is known to be first person in human history with diagnosed coronary artery disease.

BLACK BEAUTIES STEAM TO LIFE IN INDIA'S HERITAGE SHED

May 17, 2011 at 9:33 PM

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