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World's oldest blood found in 5,300-year-old body

May 3, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Rome, May 3 (IANS/AKI) Scientists have discovered the world's oldest blood cells in the remains of a 5,300-year-old iceman found in Italy.

'Every third Russian woman suffers domestic violence'

May 2, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Moscow, May 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About a third of Russian women suffer domestic violence but put up with beatings from their partners and husbands in order not to lose them, an NGO said Wednesday.

Passive smoking worsens asthmic children's health

May 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Washington, May 2 (IANS) Children exposed to passive smoking continue to suffer in terms of health, says a new study.

I always need money, says Mike Tyson

May 2, 2012 at 10:34 AM

London, May 2 (ANI): Mike Tyson has said that he is terrible with his expenditures and always needs more money.

Subash Joshi appointed new NSG chief

May 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The government on Tuesday announced the appointment of Subash Joshi as Director General of the National Security Guards (NSG).

Subash Joshi appointed new NSG chief

May 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The government on Tuesday announced the appointment of Subash Joshi as Director General of the National Security Guards (NSG).

I try my best to control my temper, says Mike Tyson

May 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

London, May 1 (ANI): Mike Tyson has said that no matter how hard he tries to control his temper, he loses it once in a while.

Another Naga outfit signs ceasefire pact, but won't surrender its arms

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): The Kitovi-Khole faction of the Naga Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) has signed the ceasefire agreement with the Central Government, but refused give up its arms before a final solution to the decades old Indo-Naga issue is reached.

Social Islam biased against freedom of arts: Filmmaker Shama Zaidi

April 29, 2012 at 1:14 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The idea of social Islam - the practised version of the faith - in conservative Muslim countries comes with a bias against the freedom of arts, says Islamic scholar, filmmaker and theatre personality Shama Zaidi.

Mike Tyson say's he'd like to be a missionary

April 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): Mike Tyson has said that he is still in pursuit of his lifelong dream of becoming a missionary but things are harder now since he has a family.

Life's the greatest gift, says Mike Tyson

April 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): Mike Tyson who is on tour the states as part of his monologue show 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth - Live On Stage', shared his life philosophy with the audience.

Maiden flight of Naval Light Combat Aircraft carried out

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Bangalore, Apr 27 (ANI): The maiden flight of the Naval variant of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was carried out successfully at the HAL Airport here on Friday.

Oz drinkers now prefer complex flavours to cheap thirst-quenchers

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Melbourne, April 27 (ANI): Australia's beer culture is changing for the better, with drinkers looking for more complex flavours than a cheap thirst-quencher, according to the "godfather" of craft brewing in the country.

GPS to signal rapid tsunami warnings

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Using the high-precision analysis of GPS data from the Fukushima earthquake of 11 March 2011, scientists at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ believe the earthquake magnitude and the spatial distribution can be determined in just over three minutes, allowing for a rapid and detailed tsunami early warning.

SC extended time for 2G Spectrum auctioning by Aug 31

April 24, 2012 at 5:52 PM

The Supreme Court of India Tuesday has extended the deadline of 2G Spectrum licence auction from June 02, 2012 to August 31, 2012. However, it has refused to grant 400-days extension to Centre........

Russia confirms new crew members for ISS

April 26, 2012 at 5:53 AM

Moscow, April 26 (IANS) Russia confirmed Wednesday the three new crew members scheduled to leave for the International Space Station (ISS) May 15.

Plastics federation plans knowledge centre

April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) The Indian Plastics Federation will set up a Rs.25 crore knowledge centre in West Bengal to run courses on plastic processing, an official said.

Over 130 government Web sites hacked during January-March 2012

April 25, 2012 at 6:13 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Over 130 government websites were hacked during the first three months of 2012, Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot said Wednesday.

'Sexting' putting girls at risk of bullying and sexual abuse

April 25, 2012 at 2:41 PM

London, April 25(ANI): Young school girls who send explicit photographs of themselves by text message are putting themselves in danger of bullying and sexual abuse, child safety experts have warned.

Fertility drugs 'more than double chances of kids developing leukaemia'

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

London, April 24 (ANI): Children born to mothers who took fertility drugs to get pregnant are at increased risk of developing leukaemia, French scientists have revealed.

Sinead O'Connor cancels 2012 tour due to bipolar disorder

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Washington, April 24 (ANI): Sinead O'Connor has cancelled the remainder of her North American tour, citing her bipolar disorder as the reason.

Letting go of old goals can boost quality of life for breast cancer survivors

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

London, April 24 (ANI): Breast cancer survivors who were able to let go of old goals and set new ones showed an improved well-being overall, researchers have found.

Letting go of old goals can boost quality of life for breast cancer survivors

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

London, April 24 (ANI): Breast cancer survivors who were able to let go of old goals and set new ones showed an improved well-being overall, researchers have found.

Egypt refuses to give licenses to eight US-based civil society groups

April 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Cairo, Apr 24 (ANI): Egypt has reportedly rejected a request from eight US-based civil society groups for licenses to operate in the country amid a crackdown on foreign NGOs a month before the presidential polls.

Nineteenth century therapy may help Parkinson's patients

April 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Looking back to the 19th century, researchers in the US are replicating the work of celebrated neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot to help patients of Parkinson's disease.

Cleopatra and Antony's twin babies rediscovered in Cairo

April 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): An Italian Egyptologist has rediscovered a sculpture of Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, the offspring of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII, at the Egyptian museum in Cairo.

UAE, UN hold training on human rights

April 20, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Abu Dhabi, April 20 (IANS/WAM) The Unitd Arab Emirates (UAE) and UN held a training programme to introduce Arab diplomats to the international human rights systems.

Supreme Court stays trial of Sanjiv Bhatt

April 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday stayed the trial of Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who is facing charges of pressurising his subordinate to make a false statement before the SIT on the alleged inaction of the state government during the 2002 riots.

Court begins trial against Jaya Jaitley in defence deal

April 20, 2012 at 7:57 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday began the trial against former Samata Party president Jaya Jaitley and two others in a graft case for a purported defence deal.

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.

Colombia escort caught in Obama security sex scandal identified

April 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): First pictures of the bikini-clad working girl allegedly involved in the Secret Service prostitution scandal have emerged on a social network site.

Karakoram glaciers bucking global warming trend and 'putting on mass'

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): Some glaciers on Asia's Karakoram mountains, which is home to K2, are defying the global trend and getting thicker, a new study has claimed.

151 Bihar primary teachers fail test, sacked

April 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Patna, April 19 (IANS) The Bihar government has sacked 151 primary school teachers after they failed to clear two consecutive eligibility tests, officials Thursday said.

SC issues notice to Odisha Govt, Centre on freeing Naxals

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Bhubaneshwar, Apr 19 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to the Odisha Government and the Centre on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking to restrain the state from releasing 27 Naxals in exchange for abducted Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka.

SC sends notice to Centre and Odisha government over releasing Naxals

April 19, 2012 at 12:33 PM

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to the Odisha government and the Centre on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filled by a retired army officer, Major General (retd) Gangurdep Bakshi seeking to confine the state from releasing Naxals in exchange of safely freeing the captive BJD MLA..........

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.

Centre vigilant over militancy sprouting from foreign soil, says Congress

April 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): Congress Party on Wednesday said the Central Government is vigilant over all militancy related developments from foreign soil.

Isinbayeva targets last Olympic gold before retirement

April 18, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Paris, April 18 (IANS) Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva has said the only thing that can stop her winning a third straight Olympic gold medal in London this summer is herself.

NCTC meet on May 5 crucial for UPA

April 18, 2012 at 3:41 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): The National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) meet scheduled to take place on May 5 will be a litmus test for the UPA Government at the Centre, as some non-Congress Chief Ministers continue to oppose the provisions in the counter-terror body, contending that it will upset the federal structure and encroach on the powers of the states.

Only some states harbor mistrust against Central Government: Chidambaram

April 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that only some states harbor mistrust against the Central Government.

Ethics training needed for civil servants: Chinese official

April 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Beijing, April 17 (IANS) Professional ethics training for civil servants is a "pressing and long-term strategic task" that could have a profound influence on the government's work efficiency as well as the image of the Communist Party of China (CPC), a senior official has said.

Coral reefs will survive ravages of warming: Scientists

April 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Marine scientists in Australia undertaking the world's first large-scale investigation of the impact of climate change on coral reefs suggest that many of them would survive the ravages of warming.

Madhya Pradesh CM warns against unilateral decisions on security

April 16, 2012 at 10:11 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Monday said coordinated action between state and central governments was needed to tackle internal security challenges and warned that any unilateral decision could prove to be dangerous.

Congress urges political leaders to join hands over national security issues

April 16, 2012 at 9:31 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Congress Party on Monday urged the leaders of various political parties to join hands over national security issues, following opposition by the non-Congress ruled states over setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

NCTC row: Centre should take states into confidence, says Patnaik

April 16, 2012 at 8:43 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Orissa Chief Minister on Monday said the Centre should take the various state governments into confidence as they decide to set up the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

US, China engaging in cyber war games: Report

April 16, 2012 at 8:35 PM

London, April 16 (IANS) US and Chinese officials have been "discreetly engaging" in cyber war games in a bid to prevent military escalation between the two countries if either felt they were being targeted, a media report said Monday.

Jaitley slams government for 'attack on federalism'

April 16, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) Slamming the Congress-led central government for encroaching on the rights of the states, BJP leader Arun Jaitley Monday said Congress chief ministers should also protest the "attack on federalism".

Anti-NCTC chief ministers meet separately

April 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Odisha met on the sidelines of the chief ministers meet on internal security Monday, leading to speculation that they were firming up opposition to the central government's policies, particularly the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

BJP finds Centre and State Governments divided

April 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday alleged that the relationship between Centre and the various state governments has deteriorated.

Modi accuses Centre for creating an atmosphere of distrust

April 16, 2012 at 6:28 PM

The Centre government is creating an atmosphere of distrust between the Centre and states by providing police power to Central paramilitary forces and investigating agencies, as according to proposed provisions, the central investigating agencies including National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) can directly raid, arrest or take any kind of action without informing to states government........

Opposition attacks government on NCTC, PM reaches out (Afternoon Lead)

April 16, 2012 at 4:51 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Opposition chief ministers Monday used the annual meet on security to attack the government over the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre, claiming it was against federalism even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reached out to them saying the issue will be discussed separately May 5.

Maoist movement growing in Assam: Gogoi

April 16, 2012 at 4:27 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Concerned about the growing Maoist movement in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Monday that the central government should include the state in the framework of development and security schemes that constitute the strategy against left-wing extremism.

Narendra Modi takes on Centre at internal security meet

April 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Slamming the Central Government in the recent controversies with the army, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that tensions between the civil and military wings are bound to adversely impact the internal security of the country.

PM to discuss NCTC with chief ministers May 5

April 16, 2012 at 1:47 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday assured the chief ministers that he would hold a separate meeting with them May 5 to discuss the controversial proposal to set up a National Counter Terrorism Centre.

'States being reduced to glorified municipalities'

April 16, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday accused the central government of bringing the states down to the level of glorified municipal corporations by restricting their operational magnitude, tightening finances and encroaching upon states' powers.

Security threats in India must be tackled firmly but with sensitivity: PM

April 16, 2012 at 1:22 PM

India's internal security threat comprising terrorism, extremism, Naxalism and communal violence is the biggest security challenge of India, which must be handed firmly but with sensitivity, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today at New Delhi while addressing in Chief Ministers' conference........

Karakoram glaciers bucking global warming trend and 'putting on mass'

April 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

London, Apr 16 (ANI): Some glaciers on Asia's Karakoram mountains, which is home to K2, are defying the global trend and getting thicker, a new study has claimed.

Centre, states must work hand in hand to ensure internal security: PM

April 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday said internal security is a matter where the Centre and the state governments must work hand in hand.

Heavy rains lash China

April 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Beijing, April 15 (IANS) Heavy rains will continue to lash southern China over the next three days, the National Meteorological Centre said Sunday.

Mamata Banerjee to skip CM meet on internal security tomorrow

April 15, 2012 at 2:59 PM

New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will not attend the Chief Ministers' conference convened at New Delhi by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday to discuss matters relating to internal security.

Gel soon to perk up male fertility

April 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM

London, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have discovered chemical compounds that boost the swimming ability of sperm cells, opening the way for a new gel to help couples conceive naturally.

Strong earthquake hits Vanuatu

April 15, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Beijing, April 15 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted Vanuatu Sunday morning, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre.

Jayalalithaa to attend security conference in Delhi

April 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa will attend the conference of chief ministers on internal security to be chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi Monday.

PM to open chief ministers' meet on security April 16

April 14, 2012 at 5:47 PM

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Police reforms, upgrading intelligence gathering system and strengthening the counter-terrorism mechanism in the country will top the agenda of the annual chief ministers' conference to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday.

British kids call police after bullying on Facebook

April 13, 2012 at 7:15 PM

London, April 13 (IANS) Hundreds of British children, often on the verge of committing suicide, call the police every day after becoming victims of vicious bullying on social network Facebook.

India has vast win-win commercial potential, says US

April 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Washington, April 13 (IANS) US Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who recently led his first trade mission to India, wants America to "deepen and broaden its commercial engagement with India where the win-win potential is vast."

360 graduates join Afghan National Police

April 13, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Kabul, April 13 (IANS) A total of 360 newly-graduating policemen have joined the Afghan National Police after completion of their training.

Homing pigeons' magnetic beak navigating skills myth debunked

April 12, 2012 at 12:19 PM

London, Apr 12 (ANI): A new study has quashed the theory that explains the famous navigation skills of homing pigeons.

Yuvraj to pen down his fight against cancer

April 11, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Gurgaon, Apr 11 (ANI): Cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday said that he is planning to pen down the experience and a change in his thought process during the treatment for cancer in the United States.

NCC to redefine training philosophy

April 11, 2012 at 5:31 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC) will soon redefine its training philosophy to equip its cadets with the skills needed to face challenges of the new millennium.

Tendulkar inspired me, was always in touch during treatment: Yuvraj

April 11, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Gurgaon, Apr 11 (ANI): Cricketer Yuvraj Singh today said that he has developed a 'cherished friendship' with Sachin Tendulkar over the years, and added that the batting maestro was in continuous touch with him during his treatment in the United States.

New treatment may help OCD patients overcome fears and doubts

April 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): Concordia researchers have come out with a novel approach to treat compulsive checking in obsessive-compulsive disorder sufferers.

Lance Armstrong inspired me to fight cancer: Yuvraj

April 11, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Gurgaon, Apr 11 (ANI): Cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday said he was inspired by tour de France winner Lance Armstrong during his treatment for a rare germ cell cancer between his lungs.

India, US to boost health cooperation

April 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Washington, April 11 (IANS) India and the US will strengthen cooperation in the area of public health by sharing information and best practices, identify and address policy concerns and establish new technologies.

China launches space drug laboratory

April 11, 2012 at 4:18 AM

Beijing, April 11 (IANS) China has set up a laboratory to conduct research on medicines for astronauts during space missions, the science and technology ministry said.

Soft drinks may instigate heart disease in kids

April 10, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Sydney, April 10 (ANI): Children who consume soft drinks regularly may be at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease, researchers including one of an Indian origin have warned.

BJP keen to see Yuvraj back in action

April 9, 2012 at 6:27 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday congratulated cricketer Yuvraj Singh on his return back home after undergoing treatment for germ cell cancer in the USA, and expressed hope that he recovers fully and plays for the country again.

Yuvraj returns home, to address media on Wednesday

April 9, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Gurgaon, Apr 9 (ANI): Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who returned home after undergoing treatment for germ cell cancer in the USA, on Monday said he would be addressing the media on Wednesday.

It's a feeling of winning World Cup again, says Yuvraj's mother

April 9, 2012 at 2:27 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): As Indian cricket superstar Yuvraj Singh returned home after undergoing treatment for germ cell cancer in the USA, his mother Shabnam Singh expressed happiness, saying the feelings were analogous to that of winning the world cup.

Clint Eastwood sues furniture company for selling products named after him

April 9, 2012 at 2:27 PM

London, Apr 9 (ANI): Clint Eastwood is taking legal action against a furniture company for allegedly using his "name, image and persona" to sell their products.

Plug loopholes to boost tax revenue: Pranab

April 8, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Bangalore, April 8 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday advised experts to plug loopholes in the taxation laws to ensure that the government got its due share of revenue and to curb avoidance.

Court verdict delay violates constitutional mandate: Jurists

April 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Jurists have voiced concern on judges allegedly sitting over verdicts long after the conclusion of the arguments and said the practice violated the right to speedy justice guaranteed by the constitution.

Yoga and Massage booths popular at Star Health Fair in Kuala Lumpur

April 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Kuala Lumpur, April 8 (ANI): The yoga and massage booths have attracted a number of visitors at the Star Health Fair organized at the MidValley Exhibition Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

Emirates Korean Film Festival begins

April 6, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Abu Dhabi, April 6 (IANS/WAM) The second Emirates Korean Film Festival got underway in Abu Dhabi Thursday.

Man steals to spend 400,000 pounds on prostitutes, jailed

April 6, 2012 at 10:49 PM

London, April 6 (IANS) An elderly Briton who spent over 400,000 pounds (about $635,000) on prostitutes has been jailed as he resorted to stealing to support his sex-addiction.

Soon, detect breast cancer's fingerprint in droplet of blood

April 6, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Researchers have come up with a new microfluidics-based microarray technology that could one day radically change how and when cancer is diagnosed.

India successfully tests second indigenous airborne radar flight

April 5, 2012 at 6:57 PM

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) India's second indigenous airborne warning radar, formidable eyes in the sky, built aboard a Brazilian Embraer plane has been successfully flight tested, an official said Thursday.

Second indigenous airborne radar flight tested

April 5, 2012 at 5:12 PM

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) India's second indigenous airborne warning radar built on board a Brazilian Embraer plane has been successfully flight tested, an official said Thursday.

9/11 attack accused sent for trial; may face death sentence if convicted

April 5, 2012 at 1:12 PM

The five accused of September 11, 2001 have been sent for facing the trial, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense Pentagon said to media.......

2G: Apex court to hear government's plea April 13

April 4, 2012 at 11:04 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear April 13 the government's plea seeking a review of its Feb 2 verdict cancelling 122 2G licences granted in 2008, holding that the first come, first served policy was flawed and that natural resources should only be auctioned.

Centre alerts Assam ahead of ULFA Raising Day

April 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Centre Wednesday alerted Assam and its neighbouring states ahead of the ULFA Raising Day April 7.

Jamia launches new courses in nanoscience, nanotechnology

April 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will be offering a Ph.D. programme in nanoscience and nanotechnology and an M.Tech. in nanotechnology from July, an official said Wednesday.

Bio-energy crops can be dangerous to wildlife

April 4, 2012 at 1:35 PM

A recent study has revealed that the practice of converting farmland to produce bio-energy crops can be harmful to the wildlife.

Bio-energy crops could be ruinous to wildlife

April 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Berlin, April 4 (IANS) Converting farmland to grow bio-energy crops could be ruinous to wildlife, says a study.

Corals 'could cope with ocean acidification'

April 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

London, April 3 (ANI): Scientists have identified a powerful internal mechanism that could enable some corals and their symbiotic algae to counter the adverse impact of a more acidic ocean.

Google found guilty of 'false, misleading advertising' in Australia

April 3, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Sydney, Apr 3 (ANI): Google has suffered a major blow after an Australian consumer watchdog won its appeal against the search giant over a case of false and misleading advertising.

Black holes gobble up stars to grow bigger

April 3, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Washington, April 3 (IANS) Supermassive black holes can grow still bigger by ripping apart double-star systems and swallowing one of the stars, says a new astrophysics study.

Testing time for Sushil's new technique: Coach

April 2, 2012 at 7:20 PM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Top Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar's coach Yashvir Singh feels it is still too early ring alarm bells over the grappler's form and hoped the 2008 Beijing Games bronze medallist's newly adopted technique will come good in the remaining two qualifying events for the London Olympics.

Tobacco major cause of cancer deaths: Study

April 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 2 (IANS) Health experts in Kerala are hoping that a nationwide cancer mortality study which underscores the massive health burden of tobacco will galvanise the state and central governments into action and prevent hundreds of thousands of avoidable deaths every year.

Could corals survive more acidic oceans?

April 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Corals may yet be able to survive the acidification of the world's oceans, escaping the effects of climatic devastation.