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Life is like that: An Caricatures by Edua Szucs organized

April 23, 2014 at 12:13 PM

The Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre organised organizing a graphics exhibition titled LIFE IS LIKE THAT, caricatures by Édua Sz?cs from Hungary who is an eminent graphic artist, cartoonist and illustrator.

'No direct evidence of link between mobile radiation and cancer'

April 21, 2014 at 9:37 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The preponderance of evidence shows that there is no link between cell phone radiation and cancer, said oncologist and renowned author Siddhartha Mukherjee.

'No direct evidence of link between mobile radiation and cancer'

April 21, 2014 at 6:41 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The preponderance of evidence shows that there is no link between cell phone radiation and cancer, said oncologist and renowned author Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Shape up for summer season

April 19, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) What better than beating the summer heat in a pair of comfortable shorts and a sleeveless top? But not without having a fit frame, and to achieve that, make sure you eat right and exercise even better, suggests an expert.

Tiny robots to help you perform daily chores

April 18, 2014 at 3:52 PM

London, April 18 (IANS) Soon, tiny robots would be performing tasks such as measuring pollution, extinguishing fire and delivering medicines into the body in a non-invasive way.

Jamaican high jumper receives one year ban

April 17, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Kingston (Jamaica), April 17 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican high jumper Damar Robinson has been banned for a year after testing positive for an illegal substance.

Brad Pitt invites fans to Make It Right fest

April 17, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Fans can join actor Brad Pitt at his second annual Make It Right fest in New Orleans, Louisiana, by making a donation of $10 to his housing charity.

Ancient meteors reveal Red Planet's early atmosphere

April 17, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Washington, April 17 (IANS) In a bid to know whether life exists, or has ever existed, on Mars and and how water flowed there in the past, geologists have successfully analysed 40 meteorites that fell to earth from Mars.

Be agents of change, President tells civil servants

April 16, 2014 at 5:44 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Civil servants should be "agents of the change which they wish to see in their society and country", President Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday.

Search for missing Malaysian jet resumes

April 16, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Perth, April 16 (IANS) Up to 14 aircraft and 11 ships will assist in Wednesday's search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, while the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Bluefin 21 was again deployed Tuesday night from Ocean Shield for underwater searching, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said Wednesday.

An artist paints canvas using trash

April 15, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Thin strips of leather replicate strokes of oil paint in the canvases of artist Anita Ahuja, who has used waste products like seat belts and bottle caps to highlight the usability of such objects.

Search for missing Malaysian plane resumes

April 14, 2014 at 6:36 AM

Perth, April 14 (IANS) Up to 12 aircraft and 15 ships will assist in Monday's search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said in its latest update Monday.

Brunei releases postal stamps on its butterflies

April 13, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Bandar Seri Begawan, April 13 (IANS) Brunei's Postal Services Department issued Sunday butterfly-themed stamps to raise awareness on the types of butterflies found in the country.

Italy to extradite mafia linked suspect from Lebanon

April 13, 2014 at 5:24 AM

Rome, April 13 (IANS) Italy is seeking to extradite ex-senator Marcello Dell'Utri, a mafia linked suspect and Silvio Berlusconi's former political ally, who was arrested in Lebanon, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Saturday.

Neanderthal were good parents: Study

April 11, 2014 at 11:56 AM

London, April 11 (IANS) Learn from our ancestors when it comes to good parenting.

Bengal SSC rubbishes recruitment test irregularity allegations

April 8, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) The West Bengal School Service Commission (SSC) chief Tuesday refuted allegations of "irregularities" in primary Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) examinations and asserted that the panel is "transparent" and "fair" in its discharge of duties.

Kevin Spacey wants to act in Johnny Carson biopic

April 8, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Actor Kevin Spacey is game to play late TV mogul Johnny Carson, but only if the script is edgy.

NASA probe set to meet death on moon!

April 7, 2014 at 2:06 PM

New York, April 7 (IANS) A NASA spacecraft that was launched last September to collect scientific data from the lunar surface is set for a natural death on the moon later this month.

Mercury remains high in Odisha

April 5, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) Heat wave conditions continued in several parts of Odisha Saturday with a town recording a maximum temperature of 41.5 degrees Celsius, the day's highest in the state.

No confirmation pulse detected linked to MH370: China (Roundup)

April 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Beijing/Perth, April 5 (IANS) A pulse signal picked up by a Chinese patrol ship Saturday has not been confirmed as related to missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, according to China Maritime Search and Rescue Centre even as the search operation for the lost jet in the southern Indian Ocean made no headway by the end of the day.

Jennifer Aniston to bring 'Friends' to Broadway?

April 5, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston is reportedly thinking of turning "Friends" into a "billion dollar" Broadway musical.

5.3-magnitude quake rattles Chinese town

April 5, 2014 at 6:53 AM

Beijing, April 5 (IANS) Authorities in southwest China said they are checking the losses after a 5.3-magnitude quake jolted a town early Saturday, Xinhua reported.

India puts second navigation satellite into orbit

April 4, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 4 (IANS) India Friday moved a step closer to setting up its own satellite navigation system when in a copy-book style it successfully placed into orbit a satellite using its own rocket.

Congress will get only enough MPs to fill train coach: Trinamool

April 4, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Panaji, April 4 (IANS) The Congress will get only enough MPs to fill a railway compartment in the Lok Sabha election, Trinamool Congress spokesperson Derek O'Brien said here Friday.

In sunny Goa, Russia sells icy Sochi as tourism destination

April 3, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Panaji, April 3 (IANS) In sunny Goa, Russians are selling icy Sochi, the Black sea resort that has just hosted the spectacular 2014 Winter Olympics as a possible destination in an Indian tourist's itinerary.

Can't remove government leaders from ads: Centre to SC

April 2, 2014 at 9:12 PM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court that government leaders could not be blacked out of official advertisements just before the Lok Sabha election.

Magnitude 8.0 earthquake jolts Chile

April 2, 2014 at 7:25 AM

Santiago, April 2 (IANS) A magnitude-8.0 earthquake struck off Chile's coast, Wednesday, triggering warnings of Tsunami for all of Latin America's Pacific coast, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. There was no immediate report of any damage.

Himachal Police officer killed in accident

April 1, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Shimla, April 1 (IANS) A Himachal Police officer was killed in a road accident here Tuesday evening, an official said.

Programme for women to go green in Rajasthan

April 1, 2014 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Recognizing the importance of women's participation in governance, a non-governmental organisation has decided to develop a programme to encourage environmental initiatives in rural areas of Rajasthan.

Salary row hits Botafogo's Libertadores campaign

April 1, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Rio de Janeiro, April 1 (IANS) Botafogo's preparations for Wednesday's Copa Libertadores clash against Union Espanola were interrupted by a player protest against late salary payments.

Trinamool will control Delhi: Mamata

March 31, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Claiming that her Trinamool Congress will control the new government at the centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday asserted that her regime would leverage the strength to ensure the state was not deprived of central funds.

Apple files app patent for making phones transparent for 'clumsy' iPhone users

March 31, 2014 at 4:38 PM

London, Mar. 31 (ANI): Tech giant Apple has reportedly filed a patent to create transparent phones, which would help clumsy iPhone users to see where they are going while working on their phones.

Emma Watson slams 'dangerously unhealthy' pressure on young women

March 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM

London, March 31 (ANI): Emma Watson has raised her concern for the projection of young women in the fashion industry, saying the pressure to look perfect is "dangerously unhealthy".

Katrina Kaif and Big B invited to literary and cultural conference in Lahore

March 31, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Karachi, Mar.31 (ANI): Katrina Kaif and Amitabh Bachchan have been reportedly invited as foreign dignitaries to attend the annual Literary and Cultural Conference being organized by the Lahore Arts Council in May.

5.5 magnitude quake hits Tibet

March 31, 2014 at 2:37 AM

Beijing, March 31 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Tibet early Monday, the China Earthquake Networks Centre said.

Mavs edge Kings for home win

March 30, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Washington, March 30 (IANS) The Dallas Mavericks edged the Sacramento Kings 103-100 at home in the NBA.

Erectile dysfunction could be reversed sans medicines

March 30, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Washington, March 30 (ANI): Researchers have said that by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication, men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem

Astronauts' hearts become more spherical in outer space

March 30, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Washington, March 30 (ANI): A new study has found that astronauts' hearts become more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space in space.

Autism, an individual disorder (Health Feature)

March 30, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Havana, March 30 (IANS/Prensa Latina) The International Centre for Neurological Restoration (CIREN) here is developing a project aimed at validating and measuring the effectiveness of interventions in patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Water between rocks builds massive earthquakes?

March 28, 2014 at 6:05 PM

London, March 28 (IANS) Water pressure in the pores of the rocks making up the oceanic plates boundary zone takes the dominant role in determining how big an earthquake is, new research has found.

Meeting on US handing over internet control inconclusive

March 27, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Singapore, March 27 (IANS) A meeting to seek initial feedback on how the US government may hand over its stewardship of technical functions essential to the operation of internet domain system ended Thursday without concrete outcome.

Mercury touches 40.5 degrees in Odisha

March 27, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) Many parts of Odisha Thursday came under the grip of a heat wave condition, with a town recording the highest temperature in the state at 40.5 degrees Celsius, an official said.

Centre admits delay in Bhullar's mercy petition

March 27, 2014 at 8:21 PM

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The central government Thursday said that there was delay in the deciding death row convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar's mercy petition and the court could decide on his wife's plea for commutation of death sentence into life imprisonment.

Centre admits delay in Bhullar's mercy petition

March 27, 2014 at 3:25 PM

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The central government Thursday admitted there was delay in the deciding death row convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar's mercy petition and the court could decide on his wife's plea for commutation of death sentence into life imprisonment.

How a cyclone looks from space in 3D!

March 26, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Washington, March 26 (IANS) The first spacecraft designed to detect light rain and snowfall from space has now captured the first 3D images of precipitation on earth.

Those who can't govern, must not mislead nation and its youth: Modi

March 26, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Hiranagar (Jammu), Mar.26 (ANI): Training his guns on the UPA-II regime at the Centre, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that those who can't govern, must not and should not mislead the nation or its youth.

'Fast & Furious 7' will be most significant: Vin Diesel

March 25, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Los Angeles, March 25 (IANS) Actor Vin Diesel has thanked fans for support towards the news that the makers of "Fast & Furious" franchise are resuming work on the seventh instalment. He says it's his "most significant" project ever.

India girls beat Bhutan 9-0

March 24, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Colombo, March 24 (IANS) The Under-14 India girls scored an emphatic 9-0 victory over Bhutan in the 2014 AFC Regional Championship for South and Central Asia at the Baddegana Football Training Centre here Monday.

Bulgaria hosts 12-nation military drill

March 22, 2014 at 12:43 AM

Sofia, March 22 (IANS) A multinational computer-assisted exercise kicked off Friday at Novo Selo Training Range -- one of the four US military bases in Bulgaria, witnessing a gathering of nearly 700 officers from 12 nations.

Award for Indian journalist-activist

March 21, 2014 at 7:23 PM

London, March 21 (IANS) Indian journalist-activist Shubhranshu Choudhary, who founded a hyper local mobile news platform in Chhattisgarh state, has been honoured with the prestigious Digital Activism Award at this year's edition of Freedom of Expression Awards in Barbican Centre in London.

Australia eases visa laws for Indian, Chinese students

March 21, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Melbourne, March 21 (IANS) In a significant reform of the immigration laws affecting international students, Australia has eased the financial requirements for the visa applicants from "high risk" countries like India, China and Pakistan.

Big Bang! New-wave discovery backs Einstein's relativity theory

March 20, 2014 at 7:07 PM

New York, March 20 (IANS) In a significant development that may have profound implications on understanding the origin of the universe, astronomers have identified an echo of so-called gravitational waves - reinforcing Albert Einstein's theory of relativity.

Channing Tatum set to make directorial debut with movie adaptation of 'The Son'

March 20, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Channing Tatum is in talks to make his directorial debut with a movie adaptation of Jo Nesbo's novel 'The Son', according to reports.

Scientists find evidence of double space impact on ancient Earth

March 19, 2014 at 5:31 PM

London, March 19 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that they have found evidence of a double space impact, where an asteroid and its moon struck ancient Earth in tandem.

Scientists find evidence of double space impact on ancient Earth

March 19, 2014 at 4:59 PM

London, March 19 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that they have found evidence of a double space impact, where an asteroid and its moon struck ancient Earth in tandem.

Robbie Williams to collaborate with his dad

March 19, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) Singer Robbie Williams will collaborate with his father on a new music project after performing a duet with him at London's Palladium.

Thailand revokes emergency decree

March 18, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Bangkok, March 18 (IANS) Thailand's caretaker cabinet Tuesday decided to revoke an almost two-month-old emergency decree imposed in Bangkok and adjacent provinces.

Next Holi will see NDA at the helm of affairs in Centre: Paswan

March 17, 2014 at 1:31 PM

New Delhi, Mar 17, (ANI): Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday expressed hope yet again that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA will form the next government in Delhi.

Madonna dresses up as Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen for Purim

March 17, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Washington, March 17 (ANI): Madonna dressed up as Game of Thrones heroine Daenerys Targaryen to celebrate Purim.

Paralympics: Switzerland wins first gold, Russia on podium

March 16, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Sochi, March 16 (IANS) Swiss skier Christoph Kunz won the first gold medal for his country while Russia joined the United States and Canada on the sledge hockey podium at the Winter Paralympics here.

Sarah Palin set to go 'rogue on TV'

March 16, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Washington, Mar.16 (ANI): Sarah Palin will apparently launch her own digital video show, 'Rogue TV', in early April or May.

We'll all soon know why babies laugh

March 16, 2014 at 12:11 PM

London, March 16 (ANI): Scientists have recently launched a huge study to find out what makes a baby laugh and why.

Vocational training programmes gaining popularity in Kashmir

March 14, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Baramulla, (Jammu and Kashmir) Mar.14 (ANI): Exemplifying the growing popularity of vocational education over academic courses in recent decades, more and more students from remote areas in Jammu and Kashmir have enrolled for short term technical courses at the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Rohama in Baramulla.

AAP shields Kejriwal, says 'paid media' sin for democracy

March 14, 2014 at 1:31 PM

New Delhi, Mar.14 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday defended party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is at the centre of another controversy over his remark that he would send every compromised media person to jail if his party comes to power at the Centre.

A 9,000-year-old magic wand!

March 13, 2014 at 4:35 PM

London, March 13 (IANS) A 'magic wand' that is believed to be part of an ancient burial ritual 9,000 years ago in Syria has been unearthed by archaeologists.

India among world's 'worst online spies' in democratic countries

March 13, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Johannesburg, Mar. 13 (ANI): Shady agencies working in democratically elected governments are among the worst online spies in the world, a media watchdog has said.

Study suggests female stars 'dramatically under-represented' in films

March 12, 2014 at 5:07 PM

London, March 12 (ANI): A new study has found that female characters were "dramatically under-represented" in the biggest films of 2013.

70 per cent Czechs favour NATO membership: poll

March 12, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Prague, March 12 (IANS) About 70 per cent of the Czech people support their country's NATO membership, results of a poll released by the Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations Tuesday have shown, Xinhua reported.

Airbus forms new subsidiary for India operation

March 11, 2014 at 7:23 PM

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Commercial aircraft manufacturer Airbus Tuesday announced forming a new subsidiary - Airbus India - which will manage its activities in India.

ICFOSS releases Indic language keyboards for Android

March 11, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 11 (IANS) The International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) released its Indic language keyboards for Android at the inaugural session of a two-day workshop on Free Mobile Platforms held here Tuesday.

Marginalised find a voice through performing arts

March 10, 2014 at 7:55 PM

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Myriad complexities of a long distance relationship, personal struggles where one loses sense of self or stifled voices of the marginalised -- a three-day festival in the capital that began Monday will narrate various tales of displacement in a modern Indian society.

Government provides skill development training to male weavers in Manipur

March 10, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Imphal, Mar. 10 (ANI): Weaving, an age-old practice in Manipur, is now being used as a tool to provide sustainable employment in the rural areas. While it has till now mostly been practiced by women folk, the government has now started giving training to male weavers to provide them employment, and to boost the state's economy.

Fed Cup: Australia play Germany in Brisbane

March 10, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Brisbane, March 10 (IANS) The Fed Cup semi-final between Australia and Germany will be held at the Pat Rafter Arena, Queensland Tennis Centre, here in April, Tennis Australia said Monday.

Healthy cells may be harbingers of lung cancer: Study

March 10, 2014 at 12:27 PM

New York, March 10 (IANS) Seemingly healthy cells may, in fact, hide clues that lung cancer would later develop, an alarming study shows.

Winona Ryder desperate to work with David Simon

March 10, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Los Angeles, March 10 (IANS) Actress Winona Ryder is so desperate to work with "The Wire" creator David Simon that she is planning to send a letter of admiration in a bid to land a role in his future project.

Malala urges teens not to use Facebook to get likes but to highlight women's issues

March 9, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Islamabad, March 9 (ANI): Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai has reportedly asked teenagers to stop using social media to post pictures and get 'likes', instead the 16 year old has advised them to start using it to highlight women's issues.

No real sex for 'Nymphomaniac' actors

March 9, 2014 at 2:09 AM

Los Angeles, March 9 (IANS) Actors Shia LaBeouf and Stacy Martin carefully used prosthetics and porn doubles for intimate scenes in the movie "Nymphomaniac", about a self confessed sex addict recounting her life story.

Pinterest unveils first transparency report

March 8, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Washington, March 8 (ANI): Pinterest has reportedly revealed its first ever transparency report, giving out information on the number of requests the company received in the past six months from state and federal government agencies.

China logs on to its first internet-themed museum

March 7, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China will build its first internet museum to chronicle the development of the net in the increasingly wired country, China's internet network watchdog said Friday.

Trilateral Indian Ocean security grouping set to expand

March 6, 2014 at 6:57 PM

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) A trilateral Indian Ocean Region (IOR) security grouping has "achieved a great deal" in practical cooperation and is set to expand with the addition of two more island nations, it was announced here Thursday.

Beer brewing leaves can help fix gum disease

March 6, 2014 at 3:30 PM

London, March 6 (IANS) Those who love beer would know that hops are what give the drink its bitterness and aroma.

Indian, Nepali armies hold joint military exercise

March 6, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Kathmandu, March 6 (IANS) The armies of Nepal and India are holding a joint military exercise named 'Surya Kiran VI' at the Integrated Army Training Centre (IATC) at Saljhandi in Rupanddehi district of southern Nepal.

Deaths from flu rise to 79 in Greece

March 6, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Athens, March 6 (IANS) The outbreak of the flu in Greece has reached alarming levels with fatalities rising to 79 this winter, according to the latest data released Wednesday.

Chouhan threatens to call strike if centre fails to give relief package to MP

March 4, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Bhopal, March 4 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on Tuesday threatened a state-wide strike if the Central Government failed to accede to his demand for a relief package for farmers, who suffered massive loss of rabi crop due to unseasonal rain and hailstorm.

Daily yoga reduces stress in breast cancer patients: Study

March 4, 2014 at 1:45 PM

New York, March 4 (IANS) For breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, yoga exercises can help regulate stress hormones and improve the overall quality of life.

Thomas declines to head Lokpal search panel

March 3, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Kottayam/New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Retired apex court judge K.T. Thomas, who was named the head of the Lokpal search committee, Monday said he has declined to accept the appointment.

I quit after studying my role, says Lok Pal search committee head: K.T Thomas

March 3, 2014 at 9:45 PM

New Delhi, Mar. 3 (ANI): Justice K.T. Thomas who quit as the head of the Lokpal Search Committee panel on Monday said that he withdrew from his post after he studied his role and said that there was no need to set up another committee.

Justice KT Thomas quits as Lokpal Search Committee head

March 3, 2014 at 8:17 PM

New Delhi, March 3 (ANI): Following the footsteps of eminent jurist Fali Nariman, former Supreme Court judge Justice K.T. Thomas on Monday quit as the head of the Lokpal Search Committee panel.

Meteorite on earth another proof of water on Mars

March 2, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Washington, March 2 (IANS) After finding clinching evidence of the presence of water on Mars last month, NASA scientists have now unearthed a Martian meteorite in the Yamato glacier in Antarctica that features curved micro-tunnels consistent with moving water.

Now, gesture control your appliances with wearable ring

March 2, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Washington, Mar. 02 (ANI): A new hi-tech ring reportedly allows wearer to control devices and give input by gesture of fingers.

Centre seeks recall of SC verdict on commuting death sentence

March 1, 2014 at 8:41 PM

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The central government Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking recall of its verdict holding that inordinate, unexplained and unreasonable delay in deciding a mercy petition by the president was a ground for commuting a death sentence to life imprisonment.

Five militants killed Afghanistan operation

March 1, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Kabul, March 1 (IANS) At least five militants were killed while eight others were wounded in a military operation in Afghanistan's western province of Herat, a police chief said on Saturday.

Importance of nutrients for coral reef survival revealed

February 28, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton have highlighted the importance of nutrients for coral reef survival.

Obama spills beans about military building 'Iron Man'-like armour

February 28, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Washington, Feb. 28 (ANI): US President Barack Obama jokingly said at a press conference that he was there to announce the building of Iron Man, however, the statement should be taken in all its seriousness as the US military has already been working on such a project.

New superpowered black hole discovered in nearby galaxy

February 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A team of astronomers from Australia and America have found a new superpowered small black hole, named MQ1, in nearby galaxy M83.

Armstrong facing 12 mln-pound bill from insurance company for 'lying about doping'

February 28, 2014 at 11:05 AM

London, Feb 28 (ANI): Disgraced former American cyclist Lance Armstrong is reportedly facing a 12 million-pound bill for lying under oath about his use of performance-enhancing drugs when securing prize money from insurance company SCA Promotions.

Powell to know his doping fate in April

February 28, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Kingston (Jamaica), Feb 28 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell will know his fate in early April when the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel announces its decision on his consuming banned substance.

Why some spiral galaxies are fat and bulging while others are flat discs

February 28, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Washington, Feb. 28 (ANI): Astronomers have found the reason behind some spiral galaxies being fat and bulging while others being just are flat discs, claiming that it's all about how fast they spin.

Physicians' stethoscopes are teeming with bacteria

February 28, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Washington, Feb. 28 (ANI): Researchers have found that although it's believed that healthcare workers' hands are the main source of bacterial transmission in hospitals it may be physicians' stethoscopes who are culprit.

Statham, McCarthy join 'Susan Cooper'

February 28, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor Jason Statham will feature alongside actress Melissa McCarthy in forthcoming film "Susan Cooper".