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Going slow on hurried divorce

May 2, 2012 at 8:06 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Speedy divorce got delayed Wednesday with a proposed amendment to the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, getting stalled in the Rajya Sabha.

Elvis Crespo releases new album

May 2, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Miami, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican singer Elvis Crespo Tuesday has released his 12th album, "Los Monsters".

Mumbai gets a new civic chief

April 30, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) As the current Mumbai civic body chief retired Monday, Sitaram Kunta, an IAS officer of the 1985 batch was named the new municipal commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), an official said.

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Health of urban poor worse than rural poor: Parliamentary panel

April 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Health indicators of the urban poor are worse than their rural counterparts, a parliamentary panel has said slamming the government for its failure to launch a key programme for the health of nine crore people who live in slums in big towns and cities.

Looking for true love? Head over to the countryside

April 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM

London, April 30(ANI): People living in the countryside are far more likely to find true love than city dwellers, according to a new study.

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.

Packaged food industry to touch $30 bn by 2015

April 29, 2012 at 1:14 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The packaged food industry in India is likely to double by 2015 to touch $30 billion from the current $15 billion owing to the rise in income, changing urban lifestyle and modern retail trade, says a study.

India muse to new age 'land art'

April 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Demolished buildings, piles of bricks, an odd tree and colonial style homes arranged in artistic shapes are the symbols of new age 'land art' for a handful of contemporary artists from the West who have made India their muse.

City dwellers face double risk of heart disease

April 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Copenhagen, April 27 (IANS) People residing in city centres are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery calcification (CAC), which can lead to heart disease, than those who live in less polluted urban or rural areas, according to a study.

Airtel Nigeria to help fight AIDS (With Image)

April 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Abuja, April 27 (IANS) Airtel Nigeria, the Nigerian arm of Indian mobile services provider Airtel, and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) have announced a joint initiative to set up a call centre that would provide information on HIV/AIDS and help fight its spread in the West African country.

US to move out 9,000 Marines from Japan

April 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Tokyo, April 27 (IANS) The US will move 9,000 Marines out of Japan's southern Okinawa to Guam, Hawaii and other locations in the Asia-Pacific region, said a joint statement agreed by Tokyo and Washington Friday.

City centre residents 80 pc likelier to develop coronary artery calcification

April 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Washington, April 27 (ANI): People who live in city centres are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery calcification (CAC), which can lead to heart disease, than those living in less polluted urban and rural areas, a new study has found.

Nearly 90 percent babies immunised in Haryana district

April 26, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Rohtak, April 26 (IANS) Nearly 90 percent babies below one year of age in Haryana's Rohtak district have been immunised, much more than the national average, despite illiteracy and people's ignorance hindering government efforts, an official said.

'Urban projects fail to provide basic services'

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The number of projects undertaken by the urban development ministry for transition to quasi-urban society has not been accompanied by a commensurate increase in the supply of basic urban services, a report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development said Wednesday.

New strategies reducing malaria deaths in Odisha (April 25 is World Malaria Day)

April 25, 2012 at 5:23 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India's health ministry is pinning its hopes on new strategies to bring down malaria deaths in Odisha's tribal and urban populations.

China's urban unemployment rate at 4.1 percent in Q1

April 25, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Beijing, April 25 (IANS) China's urban registered unemployment rate stood at 4.1 percent in the first quarter of this year, authorities said Wednesday.

Childcare needs of urban poor ignored: Experts

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Childcare needs of the urban poor continue to remain ignored despite social schemes, experts said Tuesday at the release of a micro study conducted in 28 unauthorised colonies in the national capital.

Cameron to woo ethnic minorities following Tory pollsters warning

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

London, Apr 24(ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron will launch a major campaign to target 'aspirational' ethnic minority voters in the suburbs following Conservative Party warnings that he cannot win the next election without them.

Parliament's budget session resumes tomorrow

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): After a recess of three weeks the second phase of parliament's budget session will resume on Tuesday as the central government is prepares to get important legislations such as the Banking Reforms Bill, Insurance Bill, Pension and Lokpal Bill pass in within this session.

Gastric cancer cases rise in China

April 23, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Beijing, April 23 (IANS) Deaths from gastric cancer are expected to steadily rise over the next two decades in China as the disease proliferates, said a Chinese cancer expert.

Exposure to lead dust from vehicles increases violence rates

April 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Washington, April 22 (ANI): Childhood exposure to lead dust may have lasting physical and behavioural effects, it has been revealed.

Child obesity 'not prevented by parent's knowledge of diet choice'

April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Although parents of healthy and overweight preschoolers are generally well aware of dietary risk factors that fuel childhood obesity, it is not enough to effect meaningful weight change, a new study has claimed.

Indian scientists identify risk factors of cardiovascular disease epidemic

April 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): A study in India has identified key risk factors that are driving the country's growing cardiovascular disease (CVD) epidemic.

Syria on brink of civil war: Russia

April 21, 2012 at 4:13 AM

Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria faces a catastrophic civil war if both sides in the crisis fail to take advantage of the current ceasefire there, Russia's foreign ministry said.

Being near the sea is good for you

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

London, April 20 (IANS) Exercise in the open air is good for you, but you can only reap its full benefits if you head for the coast or the countryside rather than an urban park.

India looking for economic reforms, says Narayanasamy

April 20, 2012 at 2:45 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), V. Narayanasamy, on Friday played down Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu's remark that reforms are unlikely before the 2014 elections, saying India is looking forward in spite of the economic breakdown in the whole world.

Poor literacy major problem for Indian youths, says report

April 19, 2012 at 1:33 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Poor literacy remains a major hurdle for Indian youths in terms of employment opportunities and levels of education in India are greatly influenced by gender, caste and class differences, says a new report.

People really do prefer to be beside the seaside

April 19, 2012 at 11:17 AM

London, April 19 (ANI): People of all age groups find the seaside more refreshing than the countryside or an urban park, researchers have discovered.

Government has taken steps to control food inflation: K V Thomas

April 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution K V Thomas on Wednesday said the government had taken adequate steps to control spiralling food inflation.

Consumer price inflation rises to 9.47 percent

April 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Inflation based on consumer prices rose to 9.47 percent in March as compared to 8.83 percent in the previous month, led by sharp increase in food prices, government data showed Wednesday.

Food insecurity looms over Pakistan, says daily

April 17, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) A lot of Pakistanis are going to be hungry for years to come, warned a daily while describing the situation as "desperate".

China to conserve homes of famous people

April 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Beijing, April 15 (IANS) China will be draw up a plan to identify and protect the former residences of the country's notable figures, a media report said Sunday.

Air pollution and tuberculosis susceptibility 'may be connected'

April 15, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined a possible link between exposure to a common component of urban air pollution and a change in the function of important immune cells that protect against the bacteria that cause tuberculosis.

Chinese city to sell off 1,400 cars

April 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Beijing, April 14 (IANS) The local government of a city in eastern China will auction 1,400 cars used by government officials as part of a reform measure.

Indecisive BJP leaves its Karnataka unit exasperated (Karnataka Newsletter)

April 14, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Bangalore, April 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's claim to be a party with a difference has, for long, become the butt of ridicule. It may soon be dubbed as a party that is scared to take tough decisions. At least that is what party's Karnataka unit seems to be thinking going by the exasperated comments over the lingering leadership tussle in the state.

'China requires better family planning over migration'

April 14, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Beijing, April 14 (IANS) Chinese authorities believe their country requires a better family planning due to a consistent rise in migrants' population.

China's Q1 retail sales up

April 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Beijing, April 13 (IANS) China's retail sales grew 14.8 percent year-on-year to 4.93 trillion yuan ($770 billion) in the first quarter of this year, according to figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Friday.

Kate Moss unveils new Spring-Summer collection for Mango

April 12, 2012 at 6:19 PM

London, Apr 12 (ANI): Kate Moss oozed natural beauty as she posed in a yellow dress, sporting minimal makeup and tousled hair, for Mango's Spring-Summer campaign.

ABB to power Jaipur metro rail project

April 12, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Bangalore, April 12 (IANS) Global power and automation major ABB has bagged a Rs.75 crore ($15 million) order from state-run Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) to provide power solutions for the metro rail network at Jaipur in Rajasthan.

BJP relases vision document for Delhi

April 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Ahead of the civic polls in the capital, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday released its "Vision Delhi-2025" document which envisages urban renewal and world class civic amenities in Delhi by 2025.

Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley slam wedding bribe claims

April 10, 2012 at 8:11 PM

London, Apr 10 (ANI): Christine Bleakley has angrily denied claims that she and footballer fiance Frank Lampard tried to bribe other couples to give up their wedding venues.

Kashmir's ruling coalition panel fails to agree on urban bodies poll

April 9, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Jammu, April 9 (IANS) A meeting of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling alliance's coordination committee Monday focused on ways to step up development works across the state and strengthen democracy at the grassroots, but failed to agree on whether to contest the upcoming local bodies polls jointly or separately.

Pranab lays foundation for financial city near Bangalore

April 8, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Bangalore, April 8 (IANS) Finance Minister Prarnab Mukherjee Sunday laid the foundation stone for the country's first financial city, being built by the state-run IFCI Infrastructure Development Ltd (IIDL) at the Hardware Park near the international airport at Bagalur, about 30 km from Bangalore.

Friday the 13th - 'irrational fear of date'

April 8, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Friday the 13th is the only day people suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, which is the morbid, irrational fear of the date, according to a new study.

Planning Commission to set up panel to measure poverty

April 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Facing criticism over the methodology being adopted to measure poverty, the Planning Commission will soon set up a technical committee comprising experts to look into the whole issue.

Socio-economic differences affect mortality gap between blacks and whites

April 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Washington, April 7 (ANI): Differences in factors such as income, education and marital status could contribute overwhelmingly to the gap in life expectancy between blacks and whites in the United States, say researchers.

'Love Lies and Seeta' to release May 4

April 6, 2012 at 6:41 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) "Love Lies and Seeta", a low budget, urban romantic comedy, is set to hit theatres May 4.

Urban populations expected to grow in Asia, Africa: UN

April 6, 2012 at 1:21 PM

United Nations, April 6 (IANS) The 2011 version of a UN report on urbanization has projected that there will be significant increases in population in cities on the Asian and African continents by the year 2050, an official said here.

Good design can slash energy consumption

April 5, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Clever, inexpensive design can slash energy consumption in new homes by up to 80 percent, says a new study.

Burger King under fire for 'racist' Mary J Blige fried chicken ad

April 5, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Melbourne, Apr 5 (ANI): A Burger King ad which shows Mary J Blige singing about fried chicken has been pulled out for pushing racial stereotypes.

Need to improve dignity of labour: Ramesh

April 4, 2012 at 6:24 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday gave away awards to the winners of the "innovation challenge" of the National Innovation Council (NIC) and said there was need to improve the dignity of labour and reduce drudgery.

Israel building rocket battalion

April 3, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Tel Aviv, April 3 (IANS) The Israeli military is setting up a rocket battalion to help minimize civilian casualties in future combat operations in the Gaza Strip.

Pearson, Micromax launch e-learning toy for kids

April 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) An digital education and entertainment device, "Funbook on Ice Cream Sandwhich", combining learning and fun was launched here Tuesday by eucational publisher Pearson, Micromax Informatics and education company Everonn.

Three million urban poor to get shelters

April 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Focussing on the lack of a policy for around three million urban homeless, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has asked the government to build shelters for them in all cities and towns in the 12th Five Year Plan period from 2012-13 to 2016-17.

Mobiles ring more than toilets in Himachal

April 1, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Shimla, April 1 (IANS) In Himachal Pradesh, connectivity through mobile phones came twice as fast than basic facilities like toilets and latrines.

Ex-basketball star Magic Johnson acquires part ownership of the Dodgers

March 29, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Los Angeles, Mar.29 (ANI): Former star Lakers guard Magic Johnson has acquired of part ownership of the baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Cervical cancer leading cancer-killer among Indian women

March 28, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Mumbai/New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in India with mortality being three times higher in rural areas than in urban areas, a study by the medical journal Lancet said Wednesday.

Create IT friendly climate in UP, Akhilesh tells officials

March 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Lucknow, March 26 (IANS) Keeping up with his promise to promote Information Technology (IT) in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday directed his officials to make a long term policy for introduction of IT in education.

China needs quality improvement in urban life

March 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Beijing, March 26 (IANS) While China's rate of urbanisation has rocketed over the last three decades, the country is facing a challenge in improving the quality of urban life, according to officials.

About 70 percent of India is poor: Top adviser

March 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Debunking the government's claim that the number of poor in India has come down, a top adviser has claimed that around 70 percent of the country's 1.2 billion population is poor, and stressed the need for a multi-dimensional assessment of poverty.

Delhi Lokayukta should answer on report: Sheila Dikshit

March 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday downplayed the Lokayukta report to Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna, which sought a review of recommendations about censuring Dikshit for allegedly misrepresenting facts about construction of residential flats ahead of the 2008 state elections, saying that only the Lokayukta could answer about the matter.

Nod for low-income housing credit risk fund

March 23, 2012 at 8:56 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved the establishment of the Credit Risk Guarantee Fund Trust (CRGFT) for low income housing to ensure affordable housing stock.

Prenatal exposure to pollutants 'may cause behavioural problems in kids'

March 23, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Mothers' exposure to a class of air pollutants called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) during pregnancy can lead to behavioural problems in their children, a new study has found.

Exposing kids to germs could make them healthier

March 23, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Researchers have provided evidence supporting the concept of exposing people to germs at an early age (i.e., childhood) to build immunity - dubbed as hygiene hypothesis.

Opposition accuses Planning Commission for fudging poverty data

March 21, 2012 at 1:28 PM

A day after releasing a fresh poverty figure, Planning Commission has come under severe criticism as the opposition is targeting the commission and the government for fudging the data.....

Tiger Woods bragged he could kill ex swing coach in '2 seconds'

March 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

London, Mar 20 (ANI): Tiger Woods was so fascinated with the Navy SEALs training that he once put his swing coach Hank Haney in a special hold and told him he could kill him in about two seconds.

BJP pulls up PM over revising poverty line

March 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh after the Central Government reduced the controversial poverty line in rural and urban areas of the country.

BJP pulls up PM over revising poverty line

March 20, 2012 at 7:57 PM

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh after the Central Government reduced the controversial poverty line in rural and urban areas of the country.

Tiger Woods bragged he could kill ex swing coach in '2 seconds'

March 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

London, Mar 20 (ANI): Tiger Woods was so fascinated with the Navy SEALs training that he once put his swing coach Hank Haney in a special hold and told him he could kill him in about two seconds.

Govt. report says poverty declines in India by 7.3%

March 19, 2012 at 7:56 PM

The overall poverty has declined in India by 7.3% points to 29.8% of the total population, said Planning Commission today in its released report of "Poverty estimation for 2009-10."....

'50 percent Pak urban women get beaten by their husbands'

March 17, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Islamabad, Mar 17 (ANI): Fifty percent of women in Pakistan's urban areas admit that their husbands beat them, a 2009 US State Department report on Pakistan has revealed.

Past changes in monsoon linked to major shifts in Indian civilizations

March 17, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Washington, March 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a fundamental shift in the Indian monsoon has occurred over the last few millennia, from a steady humid monsoon that favoured lush vegetation to extended periods of drought.

Union Budget 2012-13: NRHM gets 15% higher allocation

March 17, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Despite several scams in National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has allocated a higher budget outlay for United Progressive Alliance.............

'50 percent Pak urban women get beaten by their husbands'

March 17, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Islamabad, Mar 17 (ANI): Fifty percent of women in Pakistan's urban areas admit that their husbands beat them, a 2009 US State Department report on Pakistan has revealed.

Past changes in monsoon linked to major shifts in Indian civilizations

March 17, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Washington, March 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a fundamental shift in the Indian monsoon has occurred over the last few millennia, from a steady humid monsoon that favoured lush vegetation to extended periods of drought.

Union Budget 2012-13 Lead-1

March 16, 2012 at 12:19 PM

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

Study highlights pitiful state of uneducated, sexually harassed Pak minority women

March 15, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Lahore, Mar 15(ANI): Minority women in Pakistan are facing severe problems, including threat of forced conversion, lack of access to education in Pakistan and need a policy response, a study has said.

Home ministry releases House census, no. of houses goes up to 33 crore

March 13, 2012 at 9:08 PM

New Delhi, Mar 13 (ANI): Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh on Tuesday released the final figures of the first phase of Census 2011 known as Houselisting and Housing Census which has recorded an increase in the number of houses to 33 crores from 25 crores.

Naidu demands special session of Parliament to discuss agrarian crisis

March 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM

New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday demanded a special session of Parliament to discuss the agrarian crisis and to evolve a new agriculture policy based on the recommendations made by the Swaminathan Commission.

Naidu demands special session of Parliament to discuss agrarian crisis

March 11, 2012 at 3:54 PM

New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday demanded a special session of Parliament to discuss the agrarian crisis and to evolve a new agriculture policy based on the recommendations made by the Swaminathan Commission.

'Penny thrown from skyscraper could kill you' myth busted

March 8, 2012 at 8:31 PM

London, Mar 8 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have debunked the urban myth that a penny thrown from a skyscraper could kill someone if it hits them on the head.

'Penny thrown from skyscraper could kill you' myth busted

March 8, 2012 at 2:23 PM

London, Mar 8 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have debunked the urban myth that a penny thrown from a skyscraper could kill someone if it hits them on the head.

Discovery of most distant galaxy cluster may shed light on early universe

March 7, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Washington, March 7 (ANI): Scientists has discovered the most distant galaxy cluster found to date, located billions of light-years away from our own Milky Way.

Discovery of most distant galaxy cluster may shed light on early universe

March 7, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Washington, March 7 (ANI): Scientists has discovered the most distant galaxy cluster found to date, located billions of light-years away from our own Milky Way.

Women happier in relationships 'when men try to understand their pain'

March 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Men like to know when their wife or girlfriend is happy but women really want their partner to know when they are upset or angry, a new study has suggested.

Women happier in relationships 'when men try to understand their pain'

March 6, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Men like to know when their wife or girlfriend is happy but women really want their partner to know when they are upset or angry, a new study has suggested.

75 pc Oz kids believe cotton comes from animals

March 5, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Melbourne, Mar 5 (ANI): Three-quarters of Australian children in their final year of primary school believe that cotton socks are derived from animals and 27 percent are convinced yoghurt comes from plants, a new survey has revealed.

China's GDP up by over 9 pct in fiscal 2011-12

March 5, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Beijing, Mar 5(ANI): China's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 9.2 percent in fiscal 2011-12, as compared to figures released in 2010-11.

China's GDP up by over 9 pct in fiscal 2011-12

March 5, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Beijing, Mar 5(ANI): China's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 9.2 percent in fiscal 2011-12, as compared to figures released in 2010-11.

75 pc Oz kids believe cotton comes from animals

March 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Melbourne, Mar 5 (ANI): Three-quarters of Australian children in their final year of primary school believe that cotton socks are derived from animals and 27 percent are convinced yoghurt comes from plants, a new survey has revealed.

Exposure to diesel exhaust 'may increase death risk from lung cancer'

March 3, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Heavy diesel exhaust (DE) exposure in humans may increase the risk of dying from lung cancer, two new papers have revealed.

Gasoline emissions may be 'worse air pollutant than diesel'

March 3, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): The exhaust fumes from vehicles that run on gasoline contribute more to the production of a particular type of air pollution-secondary organic aerosols (SOA)-than those from diesel automobiles, a new study has revealed.

Exposure to diesel exhaust 'may increase death risk from lung cancer'

March 3, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Heavy diesel exhaust (DE) exposure in humans may increase the risk of dying from lung cancer, two new papers have revealed.

Gasoline emissions may be 'worse air pollutant than diesel'

March 3, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): The exhaust fumes from vehicles that run on gasoline contribute more to the production of a particular type of air pollution-secondary organic aerosols (SOA)-than those from diesel automobiles, a new study has revealed.

Gasoline emissions may be 'worse air pollutant than diesel'

March 3, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): The exhaust fumes from vehicles that run on gasoline contribute more to the production of a particular type of air pollution-secondary organic aerosols (SOA)-than those from diesel automobiles, a new study has revealed.

Women in rural Kashmir are forced to quit education early

March 2, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Kupwara, Mar 2 (ANI): Holding my graduation degree firmly, I felt proud that I have become more than just "being educated". Becoming the first educated women in the family to make it to graduation was indeed a cause for me to celebrate and rejoice the promises of a bright future.

Pakistan to go ahead with Iran gas pipeline project against US wishes

March 2, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Islamabad, Mar 2 (ANI): Pakistan has decided to go ahead with the Iran gas pipeline project against the wishes of the US, which had been pressurising Islamabad to abandon it.

DNA sequencing sheds light on Otzi's past

March 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): The first complete genome-sequencing of 'Otzi', Italy's prehistoric iceman, has revealed a wealth of details about the man who roamed the Alps 5300 years ago.

DNA sequencing sheds light on Otzi's past

March 2, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): The first complete genome-sequencing of 'Otzi', Italy's prehistoric iceman, has revealed a wealth of details about the man who roamed the Alps 5300 years ago.

Women in rural Kashmir are forced to quit education early

March 2, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Kupwara, Mar 2 (ANI): Holding my graduation degree firmly, I felt proud that I have become more than just "being educated". Becoming the first educated women in the family to make it to graduation was indeed a cause for me to celebrate and rejoice the promises of a bright future.

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