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Aspirin safer than warfarin in preventing stroke: Study

May 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

London, May 3 (IANS) Aspirin and warfarin, a drug also used as rat poison, are equally effective in preventing heart strokes, a new study says.

Pleasure eating may fuel obesity

May 3, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Rome, May 3 (IANS) When pleasure motivates eating, rather than hunger, it activates chemical signals which can cause overeating and fuel obesity, says a new study.

Squid and zebrafish inspired materials could help camouflage

May 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

London, May 3 (ANI): Researchers have come up artificial muscles that mimic the colour-changing ability of squid and zebrafish.

Prince Harry backs cousin-in-law Mike Tindall's rugby charity

May 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

London, May 3 (ANI): Prince Harry has collaborated with cousin-in-law Mike Tindall in a mission to help military men and women through rugby.

Brangelina buy 10 mn pounds house

May 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

London, May 3 (IANS) Celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have bought a 10 million pounds mansion here in Richmond area.

Brangelina buy 10m-pound house in London

May 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

London, May 3 (ANI): Recently engaged celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have bought a 10-million-pound mansion for themselves in Richmond, London.

RIM chief assures 'physical BlackBerry keyboards not going away'

May 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Ottawa, May 3 (ANI): Research in Motion's CEO Thorsten Heins has assured BlackBerry users that they are not killing off the physical keyboard from its upcoming smartphone devices.

Hitler's hand written postcard suggests he was not good at spelling

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

London, May 3 (ANI): A newly discovered postcard from 1916 that had been written by Hitler during World War I shows that the Nazi dictator wasn't great at spelling.

Britain's Prince Andrew visits naval command in Mumbai

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): Britain's Prince Andrew, who is on a week-long visit to India since Sunday, has toured the western naval command headquarters in Mumbai Wednesday, local media reported Thursday.

News Corp board backs 'fit' Rupert Murdoch to continue leading media firm

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

London, May 3 (ANI): The News Corporation's board of directors have announced its full confidence in Rupert Murdoch's 'fitness' and has vowed to support him to continue 'leading the media firm as its chairman and CEO'.

Scientists uncover 'dark side' of beta-carotene

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Washington, May 3 (IANS) Consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that imparts colour to carrots, sweet potatoes and certain greens, could be hazardous for health, says a study.

Hitler's hand written postcard suggests he was not good at spelling

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

London, May 3 (ANI): A newly discovered postcard from 1916 that had been written by Hitler during World War I shows that the Nazi dictator wasn't great at spelling.

Cassava, staple of millions, contaminated by cyanide

May 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Sydney, May 3 (IANS) Cassava, a staple crop found in southeast Africa, contains cyanide toxins above levels considered safe for human consumption, says a new study.

Singapore may beat Las Vegas as gaming destination

May 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Singapore, May 3 (IANS) Singapore's gaming industry may overtake Las Vegas by the end of this year as the biggest gaming destination in the world, a media report said.

'Monster' black hole caught red-handed slaughtering unlucky star

May 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): Astronomers have gathered the most direct evidence yet of a supermassive black hole gobbling up a star that wandered too close.

Britons fined in Australia for stealing penguin

May 3, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Melbourne, May 3 (IANS) Two British tourists have been fined $1,000 each by a court for becoming drunk and stealing a penguin from a marine park in Australia.

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.

Religious blogs pose higher malware threat than porn sites

May 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

New York, May 2 (ANI): Blogs and websites featuring religious or ideological content are three times more likely than pornographic sites to be infected by malware, according to Symantic's latest Internet security threat report.

Bionic eye comes closer to reality

May 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Sydney, May 2 (ANI): Australian researchers say they could be months away from offering hope to people with macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa, the leading causes of sight loss in industrial countries.

Secrets weigh people down

May 2, 2012 at 10:08 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): People who keep secrets end up finding everyday tasks far more strenuous than those who do not harbour undisclosed truths, according to a new study.

New method can make even muddy water safe for drinking

May 2, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): A scientist at Michigan Technological University has developed a simple, cheap way to make water safe to drink, even if it's muddy.

World Super Bike: Rea hopes to make a podium finish in Monza

May 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Monza (Italy), May 2 (IANS) Honda World Superbike Team's Jonathan Rea is geared up to make a podium finish for the first time in Monza during the weekend race.

Snooker world pays tribute to legendary Stephen Hendry after he announces retirement

May 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

London, May 2(ANI): Seven-time snooker world champion Stephen Hendry has announced his retirement, and it has come as a shock to many top snooker figures, who have paid tribute to him.

Elevation in BMI can up heart disease risk

May 2, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Maintaining a lower body mass index (BMI) can help reduce the risk of developing ischemic heart disease (IHD), say researchers.

Drowsiness linked with learning problems at school

May 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Washington, May 2 (IANS) Children suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) may have learning, attention and behaviour problems even though clinical tests show they are sleeping long enough at night.

News Corp slams UK MPs' report calling Murdoch 'unfit' as 'unjustified, partisan'

May 2, 2012 at 3:30 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): News Corporation has slammed a British lawmaker's key report which said media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is an 'unfit person' to run an international organisation, calling it 'unjustified and highly partisan'.

Radcliffe to play doctor in TV drama

May 2, 2012 at 3:30 PM

London, May 2 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe is set to play a doctor in a yet-to-be-titled TV drama about Russian doctors in World War I.

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.

World champion swimmer Alexander Dale Oen dies at 26 following cardiac arrest

May 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Oslo, May 2 (ANI): World champion swimmer Alexander Dale Oen passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 26.

Differences in brain chemical may determine how hard people work

May 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Whether someone is a "go-getter" or a "slacker" may depend on individual differences in the brain chemical dopamine, say researchers.

'Censorship on journalists a threat to democracy'

May 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Violence and censorship against mediapersons are a "threat" to democracy and also constrains their ability to operate freely, an international body of journalists said Wednesday.

Philosophical differences behind Wright stepping down as New Zealand coach

May 2, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Wellington, May 2 (ANI): New Zealand cricket coach John Wright has cited philosophical differences with Australian John Buchanan as a factor in his decision to step down from his job when his contract expires.

Snooker king Hendry ends 27-year career

May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Sheffield (England), May 2 (IANS) Stephen Hendry, widely recognised as the greatest ever snooker player, has announced his retirement from his glittering professional career.

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.

Murdoch not fit to lead News Corp: British MPs

May 1, 2012 at 7:14 PM

London, May 1 (IANS) Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was not fit to "exercise the stewardship" of a major international company like News Corp, British MPs have said.

John Wright to leave NZ coaching job after Windies tour

May 1, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Wellington, May 1 (IANS) New Zealand coach Joh Wright has decided to step down from his post after the team's tour of the West Indies next month.

UK lawmakers say Rupert Murdoch 'unfit person' to run News Corp

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Rupert Murdoch is not 'a fit person' to run an international company as the media tycoon he showed "wilful blindness" to the extent of phone-hacking at the now defunct tabloid News of the World, a damming report by British lawmakers has concluded.

Britain's Prince Andrew visits northeastern India

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): Britain's Prince Andrew, who is on a week-long tour of India since Sunday, Tuesday visited the northeastern state of Nagaland where he paid homage to martyred soldiers at a World War II cemetery in capital Kohima, sources said.

Atheists, agnostics kinder than religious people

May 1, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Washington, May 1 (IANS) When it comes to kindness or helping a stranger, atheists and agnostics fare much better than their highly religious counterparts.

UK MPs to publish damning report on NOTW phone-hacking allegations

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): British lawmakers will publish a report into allegations of phone-hacking at the now defunct tabloid News of the World.

Compounds to help prevent brain damage in Alzheimer's found

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a natural chemical cocktail that could slow or even prevent the devastating brain damage caused by Alzheimer's disease.

Not all forms of altruism 'provide similar perks'

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): From bees and wasps that die defending their nests, to elephants that cooperate to care for young, a new mathematical model has shed light on the environmental conditions that favour one form of altruism over another.

Honoured to be nominated Rajya Sabha MP, but playing cricket will be my priority: Tendulkar

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Pune, May 1 (ANI): Cricket star Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said that it was an honour to be a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, but his focus would be on playing cricket for the country as long as he could.

Why bigger animals aren't always faster

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Researchers have shed light on why bigger is not always better when it comes to running speed.

India designs its own 'seductive' image as global power

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): India's image has transformed drastically in the last decade from an aid recipient nation to a global power, experts say.

Altruism varies under different conditions

May 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Washington, May 1 (IANS) Altruism wears different hats under different circumstances, says a new math model that pinpoints the conditions favouring one form of altruism over another.

'Light weights just as good for muscle building'

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Lifting less weight more times is just as good at building muscle as doing it with heavy weights, says a new finding.

Sleeping more than 8 hours a night may help you stay slim

May 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Melbourne, May 1 (ANI): Adding a few hours sleep to your night may prevent you from gaining weight.

Gene involved in sperm-to-egg binding could be key to fertility in mammals

May 1, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Researchers have discovered for the first time that the gene, which makes a protein called PDILT, enables sperm to bind to an egg, a process vital to fertilisation.

Obese women likelier to face job discrimination

May 1, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Women who are obese are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for jobs and receive lower starting salaries than their non-overweight colleagues, according to a new study.

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.

'Freedom Tower' One World Trade Center becomes New York's tallest building

May 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM

New York, May 1 (ANI): One World Trade Center, the monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 terror attacks, has become New York's tallest building, overtaking the Empire State Building.

Study to save Irrawaddy dolphins

April 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

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

New test to certify whether you're a workaholic

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

London, April 30 (IANS) Psychologists have devised a new test that would let you know once and for all whether you are addicted to work.

Sun's twin may be home to 9 alien planets

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): A sun-like star, which is already known to host five alien planets, may actually have nine full-fledged worlds, according to a new study.

Scottish pensioner aged 104 becomes world's oldest paraglider

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

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

Doubts cast over theory on how tigers get their stripes

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Researchers have challenged a decades-old explanation for how tigers get their stripes.

Florida pastor holds Koran burning ceremony over Iranian clergyman's imprisonment

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Washington, Apr 30(ANI): A controversial Florida pastor has held another Koran-burning ceremony outside his church to protest against the imprisonment of a Christian clergyman in Iran.

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.

Loeb wins Argentina rally title

April 30, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Buenos Aires, April 30 (IANS) Citroen's French racer Sebastien Loeb won the Rally Argentina for the seventh time, coming in 15.2 seconds ahead of teammate Mikko Hirvonen of Finland in the fifth stop of the 2012 World Rally Championship.

24 newly discovered lizard species face extinction

April 30, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Washington, April 30 (IANS) Half of the 24 new lizard species known as skinks, all discovered on the Caribbean islands, may be close to extinction and the other half are also under threat.

Nadal wins his seventh Barcelona Open title

April 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Madrid, April 30 (IANS) Rafael Nadal defeated Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6(1), 7-5 to win his seventh Barcelona Open men's tennis title.

Sharapova beats Azarenka to win Stuttgart WTA title

April 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Berlin, April 30 (IANS) Second-ranked Maria Sharapova made short work of World No.1 Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-4 to win the Stuttgart WTA title for her first crown of the year.

Silicene may steal spotlight from graphene to become new 'star' material

April 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM

London, Apr 30 (ANI): Researchers have come up with the first sheet of single-atom thick silicon - dubbed silicene - which shows promise to replace wonder material graphene.

ILO warns of new global jobs crisis

April 30, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Geneva, April 30 (IANS) The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Monday warned of the emergence of a global jobs crisis, noting that around 50 million jobs that were lost during the financial crisis are still missing today.

Breastfeeding key to keeping infant gut healthy

April 30, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Washington, April 30 (IANS) Breast-fed babies have healthier gut than formula-fed infants, thanks to the mother's milk, which encouraged beneficial bugs to grow and protect the infants from illness and pathogens, says a study.

Brain networks explain why some teenagers smoke

April 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Washington, April 30 (IANS) Scientists have been intrigued by why some teenagers start smoking or experimenting with drugs while others do not.

WHO calls for early treatment to stop HIV from spreading

April 30, 2012 at 11:22 AM

London, April 30(ANI): Any HIV infected person should be given immediate treatment to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus to his/her partner, suggests World Health Organization.

Bangladeshi computer wiz kid eyes Guinness records

April 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Dhaka, April 30 (IANS) A six-year-old boy from Bangladesh who began typing as a three year-old and knew how to programme and download games at the age of four, is hoping to become the world's youngest computer expert and get recognition from the Guinness World Records.

Why some teens begin smoking and experiment with drugs

April 30, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a number of previously unknown networks in the brain, which go a long way towards explaining why some teenagers are more vulnerable to start trying out drugs and alcohol -while others don't.

New Zealand mayor sets longest interview record

April 30, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Auckland, April 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A mayor in New Zealand has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest non-stop televised interview.

Murray says losing Australian Open last year was his low point

April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

London, Apr 29(ANI): British tennis star Andy Murray has revealed that losing the Australian Open last year was the low point of his tennis career.

15 dead in Nigeria attack

April 29, 2012 at 7:38 PM

London, April 29 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed Sunday in a gun and bomb attack at a university in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, BBC reported.

Dubai now sole owner of luxury resort Atlantis The Palm: Report

April 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Dubai, Apr 29 (Xinhua-ANI) Kerzner International Holdings, the founder and part-owner of one of Dubai's largest luxury hotels Atlantis The Palm sold his remaining 50 percent stake in the resort for 250 million U. S. dollars to co-owner Istithmar World, an investment vehicle owned by the government of Dubai, Khaleej Times reported Sunday.

Cartelisation blamed for rise in global commodity prices

April 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM

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

Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt sets world record for TV interview

April 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Wellington, Apr 29 (ANI): Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt smashed the record for the world's longest television interview on Sunday, that had to be cut off at the end.

Parents' poor math linked to medication errors

April 29, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Washington, April 29 (IANS) Parents with poor math skills are more likely than others to give wrong doses of medicines to their children, according to a study.

World snooker: Cao Yupeng loses, Hendry thrashes holder

April 29, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Sheffield (England), April 29 (IANS) China's Cao Yupeng lost 7-13 to Ryan Day of Wales in the last 16 clash while Stephen Hendry shut out the defending champion John Higgins 13-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the World Snooker Championship.

Portuguese Duarte appointed as Gabon coach

April 29, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Libreville (Gabon), April 29 (IANS) The Gabonese Football Federation confirmed that Portuguese Paulo Duarte will replace Gernot Rohr as head coach of Gabon.

Violent teens may be emulating parents' example

April 29, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Washington, April 29 (IANS) Teens who fight may be emulating adult relatives or have parents with aggressive attitudes, according to a new study led by an Indian origin researcher.

Staying active key to youthful brain: Study

April 29, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Stockholm, April 29 (IANS) Aging may be inevitable, but staying physically and mentally active is the key to maintaining a youthful brain, says a new study.

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.

Being positive can help you get a job

April 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Washington, April 29 (ANI): Keeping your spirits up is very important if you are searching for a job after a layoff, a new study has suggested.

Serena Williams adopts 'healthy diet' of Venus as show of solidarity for ailing sis

April 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

New York, Apr 29 (ANI): Tennis ace Serena Williams has changed her diet and adopted the eating habits of sister Venus, who is trying to cope with Sjogren's syndrome.

Over 1,000 Cambodians dance for world record

April 29, 2012 at 4:10 AM

Phnom Penh, April 29 (IANS) Over a thousand young Cambodians performed "the Madison", a popular dance carried out during weddings and the Cambodian New Year, in a bid to create a world record, said an organiser.

Advani, Mehta enter semis of Asian Snooker

April 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Doha, April 28 (IANS) India's Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta continued to make steady progress as both the Indian top seeds reached the semi-finals of the Asian snooker championship here Saturday.

China to host World Snooker later this year

April 28, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Sheffield (England), April 28 (IANS) The newly-launched World Snooker International Championship will be staged for the first time later this year in China, with the tournament offering the highest top prize ever for a competitive event in Asia.

We have to adapt to changing styles of wrestling: Sushil Kumar (Interview)

April 28, 2012 at 5:22 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India's Beijing Games bronze medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar, who Friday booked his London berth, feels every fighter is on the lookout for an "element of surprise" in the fighting style as every wrestler is studying every other potential rival going through the tapes of bouts.

Germany not to bid for Euro 2020

April 28, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Berlin, April 28 (IANS) The German Football Federation (DFB) will not bid for the 2020 European Championships, ruling out the speculation of a bid.

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.

Louis Armstrong's rare last trumpet recording released

April 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

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

Rats may have 'best bite of rodent world'

April 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more effectively than rodents that 'specialise' in one or other of these biting mechanisms, according to a new study.

'Adult film' star Koo Stark to sue Murdoch's US-based News Corp over phone-hacking

April 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): Duke of York Prince Andrew's former girlfriend Koo Stark is set to launch legal action in the US against Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, saying she was a victim of phone hacking at the News of the World.

'Egg-shaped' globule could be 'evidence of life on Mars'

April 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): An 'egg-shaped' object, which was found inside a Martian meteorite that fell to Earth last year, could be final proof of life on the Red Planet.

Obese drivers 'more likely to die in crash'

April 28, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Obese drivers are more vulnerable to severe injury or death during car crashes as they are far less likely to wear seatbelts than drivers of normal weight, a new study has revealed.

Wrinkles and twists 'may up solar panels' power output'

April 28, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Taking their cue from the humble leaf, researchers have used microscopic folds on the surface of photovoltaic material to considerably increase the power output of flexible, low-cost solar cells.

New graphene-based material shows promise to 'revolutionize electronics industry'

April 28, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Researchers have come up with the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material ever for conducting electricity.

India's Dalveer Bhandari elected as World Court judge

April 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM

New York/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India's nominee, Justice Dalveer Bhandari, a sitting judge of the Supreme Court, has been elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the first time an Indian has managed to get this key international post in over two decades.

Wrestler Sushil Kumar qualifies for London Games

April 27, 2012 at 8:18 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India's Olympic bronze medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar qualified Friday for the 2012 London Olympics by taking the gold medal in the 66kg event of the World Qualifying Tournament in Taiyuan, China.

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.