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Man suffering from cancer conscripted into Russian army

May 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Moscow, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian conscript has been diagnosed with an advanced stage bone cancer four months into his military service, rights activists said.

6 killed, 49 injured in clashes near Egyptian Defense Ministry

May 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Cairo, May 2 (Xinhua-ANI): Six people were killed and 49 others injured in clashes in Abbasiya district in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, where the Defense Ministry is located, an official from the Egyptian Health Ministry said Wednesday.

Mixing drugs, herb remedies can damage health

May 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Washington, May 2 (IANS) Herbal, dietary, energy or nutritional supplements may be good for one's well being, but if combined with common drugs they can damage health.


Kerala forests suspected to shelter Maoists: Police

May 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Alappuzha (Kerala), May 2 (IANS) Police suspect the presence of Maoists in the forests across Kerala but is unsure of their activities, a top police officer said here Wednesday.

Arthritis: key discovery can pave way for better treatment

May 2, 2012 at 1:15 PM

A new discovery has raised the hope for better treatment of arthritis. As per this discovery, muscle inflammation outside the joints is equally responsible for discomfort and reduced mobility in arthritis sufferers as swelling of the joint itself. This discovery can lead to the better treatment of the disease.

Discovery opens way to better arthritis treatment

May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Sydney, May 2 (IANS) Muscle inflammation outside the joints is as much to blame for discomfort and poor mobility in arthritis sufferers as inflammation of the joint itself, says a new study. It potentially opens the way to better treatment.

UK-based rights activist and experts condemn Maoist menace in India

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): A London-based human rights activist has accused the Maoists of running an extortion economy under the guise of a popular revolution.

Vitamin D protects against viral infections

May 1, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Madrid, May 1 (IANS) You could protect yourself better against viral infections, especially during autumn and winter, with vitamin D supplementation, says a new study.

Priest sex scandal shocks Poland

May 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Warsaw, May 1 (IANS) A priest in Poland, found guilty of having sex with a disabled 19-year-old girl who was entrusted in his care, has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Judicial custody of Italian marines extended till May 11

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Kollam (Kerala), April 30 (IANS) A Kerala court Monday extended till May 11 the judicial custody of two Italian marines arrested for shooting dead two Indian fishermen Feb 15 off Alappuzha.

Chinese woman kills man by squeezing his testicles over parking space row

April 30, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Melbourne, Apr 30 (ANI): A Chinese female scooter rider killed a man by squeezing his testicles over a parking dispute, in Haikou City, Hainan Province.

TV alcohol ad may trigger underage drinking

April 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Washington, April 29 (ANI): Exposure to alcohol advertisements in television may persuade minors to take up drinking, researchers have suggested.

500-km human chain for Indian fishermen's sake

April 28, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) More than half a million people Saturday formed a 500-km-long human chain running from Kerala to Tamil Nadu to press for the safety and security of Indian fishermen.

Trial to see if electricity can shrink human heart

April 28, 2012 at 5:38 PM

London, April 28 (IANS) British scientists will soon begin a trial to see whether electricity can be used to shrink the heart of patients suffering from heart disease. The procedure will reduce the size of the heart and improve life expectancy.

Top woman Maoist leader surrenders in Orissa

April 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Malkangiri, Apr 28 (ANI): Disillusioned by the Maoist ideology, a top woman rebel commander Nirmala, involved in various incidents of violence, surrendered before the police in Orissa's Malkangiri District.

'Joe the Plumber' believes Obama is 'blessed by God'

April 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Washington, April 27 (ANI): Tea Party favourite and congressional candidate 'Joe the Plumber' has said that his Christian 'brother' US President Barack Obama was 'blessed by God'.

Italians pay Rs.1.7mn in damages, boat owner drops case

April 27, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Kochi, April 27 (IANS) The owner of a damaged fishing boat, on which two Indian fishermen were shot dead allegedly by two Italian Marines from a cargo vessel in February, withdrew his complaint Friday after he was paid compensation of Rs.1.7 million ($32,000) by Italian authorities.

Early puberty puts girls at risk of psychological problems, early pregnancy

April 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Washington, April 27 (ANI): A new review co-authored by an Indian origin scientist has suggested that girls who start puberty very early are more likely to have psychological problems and be at risk of sexual abuse and early pregnancy.

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.

Sir Ian Botham rushed to be by dying mother's side

April 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

London, Apr 27, (ANI): Former England cricketer Sir Iam Botham hurried to be by the side of his dying mother after ending a 150-mile charity walk.

US court denies images' disclosure of Navy Seals raid killing Bin Laden

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Washington, Apr 27(ANI): A US judge has refused to release photographs and videos of the US NavySeals raid that had killed former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011.

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.

Boat owner ready to let Italian ship sail for Rs.1.7 mn

April 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Kochi, April 26 (IANS) The owner of a damaged fishing boat, on which two Indian fishermen was shot dead by two Italian marines in February, Thursday filed a plea in the Kerala High Court saying that he would not oppose the departure of the Italian vessel from Kochi if he was compensated Rs.1.7 million ($32,000).

U'khand CM asks officials to work sincerely in executing development programmes

April 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Dehradun, Apr 26 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Thursday said he has instructed and advised the officials to work sincerely in executing development programmes, which are being run by the Centre and the state government.

40 dead as newspaper offices bombed in Nigeria

April 26, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Lagos, April 26 (IANS) At least 37 people were killed and 100 others injured Thursday when suicide bombers rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the office of This Day daily, a leading Nigerian newspaper, in the capital city Abuja. A second office was bombed in Kaduna state in which three people died.

BJD MP Jay Panda welcomes release of Jhina Hikaka

April 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Expressing happiness and relief over the release of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka after 32 days of Maoists captivity, Lok Sabha MP from Odisha Jay Panda on Thursday said he was glad that Hikaka was safe and unharmed.

Mexican lawyers promote online divorces

April 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Mexico City, April 26 (IANS/EFE) A group of Mexican attorneys wants to convince people that divorces are not difficult to obtain, rolling out a prepaid card that simplifies the process and can even be purchased at supermarkets.

Maoists release Odisha MLA Jhina Hikaka

April 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Bhubaneshwar, Apr 26 (ANI): After being in Maoist captivity for 32 days, Odisha Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka was released on Thursday morning.

Naked woman's body found in Delhi hospital premises

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) An naked body of an unidentified woman was recovered near the doctors' hostel inside Lok Nayak Hospital in the capital, police said Wednesday.

Goa's director of prosecution booked for corruption

April 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Panaji, April 25 (IANS) The chief of Goa's prosecution department has been booked for alleged corruption and cheating just a week before she was to retire from service.

H1N1 cases in Kerala touches dozen

April 24, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) The number of H1N1 cases in Kerala has touched a dozen, a health official said Tuesday, adding that the authorities were fully prepared to deal with the situation.

Maoists menace tops BJP agenda ahead of parliament session

April 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley has said the increasing Maoist menace would be priority subject of discussion during the second leg of parliament's budget session, starting today.

Norway custody row ends; children arrive in India

April 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Two Indian toddlers caught up in an almost year-long custody battle in Norway, finally arrived in India today along with their paternal uncle.

Development can help combat Maoist activities in India: CRPF

April 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): The Special Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Aniruddh Uppal on Monday said the initiation of development projects in Maoist-hit areas would help combat left wing extremists activities.

Just 15 mins of exercise a day can help smokers kick the butt

April 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

London, April 23 (ANI): Smokers who exercise are likely to find it easier to quit successfully, say researchers.

4 Left legislators willing to cross over: Kerala UDF leader

April 23, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Kochi, April 23 (IANS) Kerala government chief whip and veteran United Democratic Front (UDF) legislator P.C.George Monday alleged that four legislators from the CPI-M-led opposition are ready to cross over to the ruling front.

Shauna Magunda reveals joy over fiance Fabrice Muamba's 1-in-mln 2nd chance

April 23, 2012 at 1:25 PM

London, Apr 23 (ANI): Fabrice Muamba's fiancee Shauna Magunda took to Twitter to express her happiness when her lover got his life back after his heart stopped during an FA Cup quarter final for 78 minutes.

No gender bias in science: Missile scientist Tessy Thomas (Interview)

April 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) She sees no paradox in a woman working to develop Agni-V, the indigenously developed, 5,000-km range, nuclear-capable ballistic missile that some would call a weapon of mass destruction. Scientist Tessy Thomas, who guided the team behind it, calls it a 'weapon of peace' and says there is no gender discrimination in science.

BJP expresses concern over rise in Maoist abduction cases

April 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM

New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday expressed concern over the rising number of abduction by the Maoists, calling for concrete action to be taken against them.

Oz travellers flock to Thailand for new boobs and flat stomachs for $6500

April 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Melbourne, Apr 22 (ANI): Holidaymakers booking in for cut-price cosmetic surgery in Asia in large numbers are being greeted with centres ranging from the five-star to street stall.

Naxals abduct District Collector in Chhattisgarh

April 21, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Sukma (Chhattisgarh), Apr 21 (ANI): The Maoists have abducted the District Collector of newly formed Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

Kerala CM seeks ASG Rawal's removal from Italian Marine's case

April 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Irked with Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Harin Raval's Friday remark in the case of Italian Vessel confinement case, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday sought his removal from the case and asked to replace him by another senior government counsel......

Chandy seeks removal of Raval in Italian Marines case

April 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday sought Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval's removal from the Italian Marines' case for remarking that the state government had no jurisdiction to detain the Italian ship as firing from it took place outside India's territorial waters.

Chinese patient jailed for hospital stabbing

April 21, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Beijing, April 21 (IANS) A cancer patient who stabbed a doctor in a Beijing hospital has been sentenced to 15 years in jail.

Kerala lashes out at Rawal remarks on firing from ship

April 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Kochi, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday lashed out at Additional Solicitor General Harin Rawal for his mark that the state government had no jurisdiction to detain the Italian ship as firing from it took place outside India's territorial waters.

Americans have more confidence in Obama than Romney on economy: Survey

April 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Washington, April 21 (Xinhua-ANI): Americans have more confidence in President Barack Obama than his top Republican challenger Mitt Romney to do or to recommend the right thing for the country's economy, according to a Gallup survey released on Friday.

Obese and underweight mums-to-be 'at risk of problems during pregnancy'

April 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Obese women run the risk of problems during pregnancy, labour and complications for the baby's health, a new study has claimed.

Lok Adalat asked to settle compensation for killed fishermen

April 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Kochi, April 20 (IANS) A vacation bench of the Kerala High Court Friday referred the compensation claim, filed by families of the two Indian fishermen killed by two Italian Marines in February, to the Lok Adalat.

Kerala fishermen's relatives feel cheated

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Relatives of the two Indian fishermen shot dead by Italian marines in February and Kerala's fishing community Friday assailed the central government for letting them down, after a government lawyer told the apex court that the state government had no jurisdiction in the matter.

Italy moves apex court for custody of its Marines

April 20, 2012 at 4:29 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Italy Friday moved the Supreme Court to secure custody of its two Marines arrested in Kerala for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen. The Marines were posted on cargo ship M.V. Enrica Lexie when they killed the two fishermen, mistaking them to be pirates.

Raped maid rescued in Gurgaon

April 19, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Gurgaon, April 19 (IANS) A minor girl working as a domestic help raped by two men on several occasions was rescued Thursday from Sushant Lok area in Gurgaon by activists of NGO Shakti Vahini, police said. One of the accused, a driver, was arrested.

Abducted MLA Hikaka produced in Maoists' people court

April 19, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 19 (ANI): Abducted Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka was produced by the Maoists in their people's court on Thursday, a day after the deadline to release him had ended.

Judgment in case involving Indian children expected on April 23

April 18, 2012 at 6:05 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (ANI): The hearing in the child welfare case involving two Indian children was held in Stavanger District Court on 17 April. A judgment is expected on Monday afternoon (April 23).

Robotic prostitutes may make sex tourism industry 'guilt free'

April 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

London, Apr 18 (ANI): Two Kiwi researchers have envisioned what the sex industry would be like in the year 2050, when the prostitutes would be replaced by robots.

US Marine faces 'other than honorable discharge' over criticizing Obama on Facebook

April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A US Marine, who was accused of criticising President Barack Obama on Facebook, is facing an 'other than honorable discharge,' a move, which according to his lawyer is an infringement on his right to free speech.

Judicial custody of Italian marines extended

April 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) A Kerala court Monday extended till April 30 the judicial custody of the two Italian security officials arrested for gunning down two Indian fishermen.

Former Brazilian striker Adriano released from hospital

April 15, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Rio de Janeiro, April 15 (IANS) Former Brazil striker Adriano has been released from hospital and is ready to begin rehabilitation after a second operation on his left Achilles tendon.

Pakistani gets 2 years jail for helping LeT

April 14, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Washington, April 14 (IANS) A Pakistani man living in Virginia has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for providing material support to Pakistan based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taeba (LeT), blamed for the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

MCD councillor who instigated murder gets interim bail

April 13, 2012 at 7:31 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday granted interim bail till April 17 to Madhav Prasad, a Bharatiya Janata Party councillor arrested for allegedly instigating his supporters to knife a party worker to death.

Extremist infiltration in Pak security set-up must be nipped before it's too late: Editorial

April 13, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Islamabad, Apr 13(ANI): An editorial in a Pakistan daily has highlighted the extent of the Taliban's infiltration into the country's security infrastructure and risks posed by it.

Romney no frontrunner among conservative Republicans, young voters

April 13, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Washington, April 13 (ANI): Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has to work hard to woo the Republican voter base among Midwesterners, young voters, the highly religious and conservative Republicans, according to the results of a Gallup Poll.

Muamba's heart fitted with electrical device to save him from another cardiac arrest

April 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

London, Apr 13(ANI): Bolton Wanderers' midfielder Fabrice Muamba's heart has been fitted with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibri (ICD) to protect his life in the event of another cardiac arrest.

US agent accused of buying guns for Mexican cartels

April 13, 2012 at 10:03 AM

El Paso (Texas), April 13 (IANS/EFE) A US Border Patrol agent and his girlfriend are in custody on charges of conspiring to buy firearms and ammunition and smuggle them to criminal gangs in Mexico, according to court documents.

Woman delivers on road in Odisha, NHRC issues notice

April 12, 2012 at 9:55 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the chief secretary of Odisha taking suo motu cognizance of a media report saying that a woman delivered a baby on the road after being forcibly driven away from the maternity ward of a hospital.

Less sleep, disrupted internal 24-hour clock may up diabetes and obesity risk

April 12, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): Researchers have reinforced the finding that too little sleep or sleep patterns that are conflicting with our body's 'internal biological clock' may cause increased risk of diabetes and obesity.

'Born again' Muamba expresses gratitude towards hospital staff with thank-you cake

April 12, 2012 at 12:19 PM

London, Apr 12(ANI): Bolton Wanderer's midfielder Fabrice Muamba has expressed his gratitude towards the hospital staff who helped him recover from the near fatal cardiac arrest he suffered on the football field by giving them a huge thank-you cake.

US sues Apple, publishers over e-book pricing

April 12, 2012 at 4:43 AM

New York, April 12 (IANS) The US government Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five major book publishers, saying they conspired to limit market competition in electronic book pricing.

'Sane' Norwegian mass killer Breivik will tell court he 'regrets not going further'

April 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Oslo, Apr 11 (ANI): Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who confessed to killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage, will tell the court in his upcoming trial that he regrets he 'didn't go further,' according to his lawyer.

Baby Afreen dies of cardiac arrest

April 11, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Bengaluru, Apr 11 (ANI): Three-month-old baby Afreen - who was battling for life at a government hospital here after being allegedly battered by her father - passed away on Wednesday.

Baby declared dead wakes up in Argentine morgue

April 11, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Buenos Aires, April 11 (IANS/EFE) A baby born prematurely woke up in the morgue of a hospital in northern Argentina 12 hours after having been declared dead, authorities in Chaco province said Tuesday.

Two more get bail in ship hit-and-run case

April 10, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Alappuzha (Kerala), April 10 (IANS) A court here Tuesday granted bail to two officials on board the Singapore-based vessel Prabhu Daya which hit a fishing boat off the coast here March 1 leading to the death of five fishermen.

Dead woman's body found in Russian hospital trash

April 10, 2012 at 2:35 PM

St. Petersburg, April 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The body of an elderly woman was found in a hospital garbage bin in St. Petersburg two days before she was to be discharged after treatment for a stroke, website said.

Genes identified for childhood obesity

April 10, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Washington, April 10 (IANS) Two gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity have been identified by researchers.

Threat of Japanese encephalitis looms over Gorakhpur

April 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Gorakhpur, Apr 9 (ANI): The threat of Japanese encephalitis loomed large over Uttar Pradesh Gorakhpur District, claiming at least 45 lives, even though the administration has upgraded healthcare centres to ensure rehabilitation and cure for the affected.

Chinese man accused of killing wife and 'eating' her flesh

April 7, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Melbourne, Apr 7 (ANI): A man ate parts of his wife's arm after killing her in their apartment, police allege.

Forest officials rescue a python in Gujarat's Narmada District

April 7, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Narmada District (Gujarat), Apr.7 (ANI): Forest officials have rescued a python, which was entangled on a tree, in Gujarat's Narmada District.

'Dirty' Asian shops? Former Washington mayor under fire

April 7, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Washington, April 7 (IANS) A former Washington mayor's controversial remarks about Asian businesses running "dirty shops" in the US capital city have drawn fire from 35 local and national organisations, including South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT).

Burglar to get his 83,000 pounds from police

April 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM

London, April 6 (IANS) A burglar in Britain has been allowed to keep 83,000 pounds (about $132,000) found at his home after he convinced the judge that it was the proceeds of car boot sales.

Bolton's Muamba starts walking again

April 6, 2012 at 5:29 PM

London, April 6 (IANS) Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle confirmed that midfielder Fabrice Muamba was walking again and continues to recover after an on-field collapse last month.

Now, Italian priests visit home of slain Kerala fisherman

April 5, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Kollam (Kerala), April 5 (IANS) After the visit of three Italian ministers to try and get two Italian marines released from prison, Kerala witnessed a round of Church diplomacy when two Italian priests arrived at the home of one of the fishermen shot dead by the marines.

Bolton manager Coyle describes Muamba's recovery progress as 'remarkable'

April 5, 2012 at 3:37 PM

London, Apr 5(ANI): Bolton Wanderer's manager Owen Coyle has revealed that he had visited Fabrice Muamba in the hospital, and he is recovering remarkably well.

Ohio's gay teen sues school for banning 'Jesus Is Not a Homophobe' tee

April 4, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Washington, Apr 4(ANI): A gay Ohio teenager has sued his high school for not allowing him to wear a t-shirt bearing the slogan 'Jesus Is Not a Homophobe'.

Claims in wage suit in US without merit: TCS

April 3, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Tuesday said the claims made in a class action suit for violating rights of its non-US citizen workers in the US were "without merit".

Miracle 'ghost white' baby born with 'no blood'

April 3, 2012 at 5:53 PM

London, Apr 3 (ANI): Little Olivia Norton, now six months, was born totally white as she had such a negligible count of haemoglobin that it could not officially be classified as 'blood'.

Foreign tourist ban extended across Maoists-affected districts in Orissa

April 3, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Rayagada, Apr 3 (ANI): Local authorities in Orissa have extended a ban on foreign tourists from visiting Maoist-affected areas across the state following the abduction of two Italian nationals.

Kerala court grants bail to captain of Prabhu Daya vessel

April 3, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Alappuzha (Kerala), April 3 (IANS) A court here Tuesday granted conditional bail to Gordon Charles Pereira, captain of Singapore-registered Prabhu Daya vessel that was seized after it hit a fishing boat off the Kerala coast on March 1, killing five fishermen.

Control of caloric intake can reverse link between low birth weight and obesity

April 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Washington, April 3 (ANI): A dietary intervention during early life can reverse the tendency of low birth weight babies becoming obese in later life, researchers including one of an Indian origin have suggested.

US court sentences Mexican drug lord to 25 years

April 3, 2012 at 10:32 AM

San Diego, April 3 (IANS/EFE) Mexican drug kingpin Benjamin Arellano Felix was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison by a federal court in San Diego after reaching a plea bargain with prosecutors.

US seeks 30-year term for Russian arms dealer

April 3, 2012 at 6:48 AM

New York, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US justice department has called for a sentence of 30 years in jail for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, his lawyer said ahead of sentencing April 5.

Judicial custody of Italian Marines extended

April 2, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 2 (IANS) A court in Kerala Monday extended till April 16 the judicial custody of two Italian Marines arrested for allegedly shooting dead two Indian fishermen in February.

Rosa performs with Blades, Guerra

April 2, 2012 at 10:05 AM

San Juan, April 2 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Draco Rosa appeared for the first time onstage since he was diagnosed with cancer in April 2011, performing alongside Latin music giants Ruben Blades and Juan Luis Guerra.

16 die in Russian plane crash

April 2, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Moscow, April 2 (IANS) Sixteen people were killed and 12 injured in a plane crash near a city in Siberia, authorities said.

Police baton charge locals attempting to trespass government land in Gaya

April 1, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Gaya, Apr 1 (ANI): Police officials baton charged locals in Bihar's Gaya District on Sunday, who attempted to erect an idol on a government land without taking due permission from the concerned authorities.

More Shanghai women hit by lung cancer

April 1, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Beijing, April 1 (IANS) Lung cancer is affecting more women than men in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai, a media report said.

Oxygen in tumours may foretell prostate cancer relapse

April 1, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): Low oxygen levels in tumours can predict prostate cancer recurrence in men with intermediate-risk disease even before they undergo radiation therapy, a new study has revealed.

Jammu and Kashmir state authorities organize employment fair in Anantnag

March 31, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Anantnag, Mar 31 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir's state authorities organised an employment fair for the Valley's youth in Anantnag District.

Muamba's first picture after cardiac arrest shared on Twitter

March 31, 2012 at 3:20 PM

London, Mar 31(ANI): A photograph of Bolton Wanderers star Fabrice Muamba smiling from his hospital bed has been posted on Twitter, as he continues to recover from a cardiac arrest, which he suffered during an FA Cup quarterfinal clash against Tottenham Hotspurs at White Hart Lane.

'Italian vessel can't sail till Monday'

March 30, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Kochi, March 30 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Friday stayed an order by a single bench permitting the Italian cargo ship Enrica Lexie, from which two marines had opened fire killing two Indian fishermen, to sail after its owners furnished a bond of Rs.3 crores and met other conditions.

Italian vessel can sail after furnishing bond

March 29, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Kochi, March 29 (IANS) The Italian cargo ship Enrica Lexie, from which two marines had opened fire killing two Indian fishermen, will be permitted to sail after its owners furnish a bond of Rs.3 crore and meet other conditions, the Kerala High Court ruled Thursday.

Sleep disturbances may affect memory

March 29, 2012 at 12:48 PM

There is a new addition to the adverse effect of sleep disturbance. A new study has found that disturbed sleep adversely affects the memory consolidation and enhancement that usually happens with a good night?s sleep.

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