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India-France Sign MoU to establish a Marine Biology Institute

April 12, 2015 at 4:56 PM

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed in the presence of Prime Ministers of India and France during the visit Shri Narendra Modi to France, for establishing an Institute for frontier Marine Science & Technology Research in the five years.

MNREGA- living example of Congress failure: Modi

February 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM

PM Modi said that the MNREGA is the living example of Congress failure and this program won?t be discontinued.

Nobel laureate seeks reversal of US austerity measures

May 3, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Washington, May 3 (IANS) Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has called for more government spending and an end to US austerity measures in a bid to jolt the sluggish economy back to life.

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Health ministry wary of merging AIDS department with NRHM

May 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Planning Commission's proposal to merge the two-decade-old AIDS control department with the flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has caused a stir in the health ministry, with some officials even saying it could reverse the gains made by India in bringing down HIV infections.

US CEOs paid 231 times more than average workers

May 3, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): Last year, the average U.S. chief executive earned more than 11 million dollars in salary, stock options and other compensation, a new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute has revealed.

Health experts urge hygiene score for tattoo parlours

May 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Health experts are saying that tattoo parlours should be rated according to their hygiene standards in the same way as restaurants and takeaways.

Oldest blood cells found in wounds of iceman

May 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the oldest known blood cells in the wounds of Otzi, the stone age "Iceman" whose body was found on an Alpine mountainside after being preserved in ice 5,300 years ago.

Robotic vision may phase out walking stick to help blind navigate

May 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Researchers are adapting technologies - originally made for robot navigation - to help visually impaired people navigate indoor and outdoor spaces independently.

Vit D blood level for lowering key medical risks in older adults identified

May 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): In testing older patients' blood vitamin D levels, there is ambiguity about where the dividing line falls between enough and not enough.

'Rotating Snakes' may help explain how illusions trick our brains

May 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Researchers have explored the neural bases of illusory motion in Akiyoshi Kitaoka's striking optical illusion, dubbed "Rotating Snakes."

US stocks rise on upbeat manufacturing data

May 1, 2012 at 10:26 PM

New York, May 1 (IANS) US stock jumped Tuesday, with the blue-chip Dow rallying to a fresh four-year high, as market sentiment was boosted by upbeat manufacturing data.

'Brake gene' switched off in pancreatic cancer

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Researchers have explored a new class of drugs, which may bring treatment of aggressive pancreatic tumours closer to reality.

Now, Ekta Kapoor in front of the camera

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) After becoming a successful producer, Ekta Kapoor faces the camera for the first time for her media school.

Habitable planets more abundant than stars: study

April 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Determining the habitability of rocky, earth-like planets will be crucial for us as a species, but the good news is that they are probably more abundant than stars, says a new study.

Financial stress may cause heart attack, back pain and migraines

April 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Washington, April 29 (ANI): Worrying about money can increase risks of several significant health problems - such as heart attack, ulcers, migraines, back pain etc. - a new study has suggested.

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.

'NACO merger with NRHM not insensitive'

April 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The convergence of India's AIDS control mission with the government's flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is not going to be insensitive for the communities and the vulnerable sections involved, Planning Commission member Syeda Hameed said here Friday.

Meteor hunter finds 4 billion years old asteroid fragments

April 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) A meteor hunter has stumbled on two marble-sized nuggets of an asteriod that detonated after colliding with the Earth, worth 10 times as much as gold, according to scientists.

Breakthrough to help drug delivery through skin

April 27, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Stockholm, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the structure and function of the skin's outermost layer, a watertight barrier called the stratum corneum, at a molecular level, opening the way not only for drug delivery but also for a deeper understanding of skin diseases.

Jayalalithaa opposes rate hike on rural infra loans

April 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Friday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to raise the interest rates on loans provided under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).

Why people's bodies react differently to high-fat diet

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A diet rich in greasy foods leads to an imbalance in our gut flora - the bacteria that live in our digestive tract- researchers say.

This official doesn't want hiked dearness allowance!

April 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) How often do you find a government employee who doesn't want a hike in dearness allowance (DA)? But Kolkata resident Hiralal Burman is an exception - he refuses to accept his increased allowance to protest the poor DA hike for workers under the 100-day rural jobs scheme.

Wage disparity linked to rural jobs to go: Ramesh

April 26, 2012 at 7:42 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government is likely to bring changes in its flagship rural job scheme to remove disparity between wages given under it and the minimum wages fixed in states, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Thursday.

Pistachios help growth of beneficial gut bugs

April 26, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Eating pistachio nuts may help the growth of potentially beneficial gut bugs and promote digestive health, says a new study.

Tiny super computer of 1 atom thickness developed

April 26, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Sydney, Apr 26 (ANI): A physicist from Sydney has created a tiny computer of 300 atoms hovering in space that has the potential to provide insights into how materials behave at the quantum level that none of today's conventional computers would be capable of calculating.

An 'untouchable' sarpanch, she touches many lives (Feature) (With Image)

April 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) She was born into a community once considered untouchable in the Indian caste hierarchy and was married off at the age of nine. But 55-year-old Babai Sathe, now a village head, has touched the lives of hundreds of people in Maharashtra.

'Government to fund health mission for five more years'

April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's flagship health scheme, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is set to get another lease of life with Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad claiming that the government will fund the project for another five years.

Malaria resurgence 'caused by reduction of eradication programs'

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Funding cuts for malaria control are the single most common reason for the resurgence of the deadly disease, a new study has claimed.

Anatomic existence of elusive G-spot confirmed

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A gynaecologist has claimed that he has located G-spot an elusive pleasure zone somewhere in the vagina, which supposedly triggers orgasms.

Funds for building toilets to be hiked: Jairam

April 25, 2012 at 1:13 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Government is mulling increasing the allocation for constructing toilets under the total sanitation programme, from present Rs.3,500 to Rs.9,900 per toilet, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday.

Government mulls course on rural healthcare

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Indian government is considering a course on rural healthcare to create more manpower to serve in the country's hinterland, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Heads of Indian architecture institutions meet in Delhi

April 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Admissions to architecture institutions in the country should be based on entrance tests conforming to the minimum standards prescribed in the Architects Act, heads of leading architecture schools said here Tuesday.

Sikkkim wins top rural development award

April 24, 2012 at 4:52 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Sikkim has won the 'best state' award for strengthening its panchayati raj institutions.

Family dinners help kids stave off obesity

April 24, 2012 at 3:40 PM

London, April 24 (IANS) Eating together as a family induces kids to eat more fruits and vegetables and helps them stave off obesity, according to researchers at Rutgers State University of New Jersey, US, based on analysing results from 68 separate studies.

British government to unveil new measures to limit public spending

April 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

London, April 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Britain is to unveil new rules to further limit public spending as part of the government's efforts to meet its austerity targets.

Faulty gene spikes prostate cancer risk in men

April 22, 2012 at 2:55 PM

London, April 22 (IANS) A faulty gene that increases breast cancer risk in women also quadruples the chances of prostate cancer among men, says a recent study.

Regular soda intake spikes stroke risk

April 22, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Regularly quaffing sugar-sweetened, low-calorie sodas is likely to spike risk of a stroke, but intake of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee seems to lower it, a study reveals.

Stroke risk may be increased by soda consumption

April 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Large Intake of sugar added and low-calorie sodas may result in increased risk of stroke, says a study.

Soda consumption may increase stroke risk

April 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): High consumption of sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas may lead to higher risk of stroke, say researchers.

Tribal belt in central India not shared fruits of growth: Ramesh

April 20, 2012 at 11:25 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The tribal belt in central India has not shared fruits of high economic growth witnessed by the country over the past few years, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Friday and added that the proposed Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation (BRLF) will help take benefits of development to these areas.

Kerala should guard against religious fundamentalism: Ramesh

April 20, 2012 at 10:45 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Describing Kerala as the "fountainhead" of social harmony, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday warned against the danger of the state becoming threatened by religious fundamentalism.

Dhumal wants lower interest rate on NABARD loans

April 20, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Shimla, April 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Friday called for a cut in the interest rate on the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) loans saying high rates would hit rural projects in the state.

Exercise 'reduces death risk from cardiovascular disease in BP patients'

April 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Exercise reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in people suffering from high blood pressure, a new study has revealed.

CEOs 'should embrace Gen Y's technological abilities to retain them'

April 20, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Melbourne, Apr 20 (ANI): Generation Y are to take up the leadership roles of the future but present company heads fret that they won't stick around long enough to get there, researchers say.

India looking for economic reforms, says Narayanasamy

April 20, 2012 at 2:45 PM

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

Stroke risk can be reduced with low-fat dairy foods

April 20, 2012 at 1:11 PM

The risk of a stroke is relatively lower in people who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat curd and cheese in comparison to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, says a new study.

Decision making problems in old age: White matter of brain to be blamed

April 20, 2012 at 12:23 PM

People in the dawn of their life often find it difficult to make decisions in novel situations. The ability to make decision decreases with age and is linked with a reduction in the integrity of two specific white-matter pathways that links a region in the cerebral cortex( medial prefrontal cortex) with two other regions deeper in the brain, says a new study

Consuming low-fat dairy foods 'may help reduce stroke risk'

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): People who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat yogurt and cheese are at a lower risk of stroke as compared to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, a new study has claimed.

Low-fat dairy foods can lower stroke risk

April 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Stockholm, April 20 (IANS) People who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat curd and cheese have a lowered stroke risk compared to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, says a new study.

'Six-legged baby' operated in Karachi

April 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Doctors in a Karachi hospital have successfully removed the extra limbs of a baby boy who was born with six legs.

Transforming scar tissue into beating heart muscle may help repair cardiac damage

April 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Researchers including one of Indian origin have declared a research breakthrough in mice that shows promise to restore hearts damaged by heart attacks-by converting scar-forming cardiac cells into beating heart muscle.

New nanodot-based memory tech sets speed record

April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Washington, April 19 (ANI): By harnessing nanodots researchers have created a new electronic memory technology that can write and erase data 10-100 times faster than today's mainstream charge-storage memory products.

Bihar to launch caste census from April 20

April 19, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Patna, April 19 (IANS) Bihar is all set to begin caste census from April 20 under a central government scheme. It's a gigantic exercise undertaken across the country after a gap of 80 years which will also identify households living below poverty line (BPL) in the state, officials said here Thursday.

PM to inaugurate linear accelerator at Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the state-of-the-art linear accelerator with intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and SRS/SRT facilities at the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati tomorrow.

Photoreceptor transplant may help restore vision in eye disorders

April 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Transplanting photoreceptors - light-sensitive nerve cells that line the back of the eye - could form the basis of a new treatment to restore sight in people suffering from degenerative eye diseases, a new study has suggested.

Rulebook on breast cancer rewritten

April 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists have identified new breast cancer genes that could revolutionise treatment for thousands of women.

Pak has no right to use Kashmir issue as excuse for no action against extremists: McCain

April 19, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Washington, Apr 19(ANI): US Republican Senator John McCain has said that Pakistan has no right to use the Kashmir issue as an excuse for not targeting extremist groups like the Haqqani network.

Anti-diabetic substance discovered in liquorice root

April 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Researchers have found promising anti-diabetic substance in the amorfrutin class of natural substances.

Performance audit of MGNREGA will be placed by end of Winter Session: Jairam

April 16, 2012 at 8:19 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said the performance audit of MGNREGA for all the states will be placed before Parliament by the end of Winter Session of Parliament this year.

How plants compete to get sunlight

April 16, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Washington, April 16 (ANI): Scientists have determined precisely how leaves tell stems to grow when a plant is caught in a shady place.

Leaves guide plant's battle for sunlight

April 16, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Washington, April 16 (IANS) A plant's primary weapon for survival is the ability to grow towards the light, getting just the amount it needs and shadowing its competition, says a study.

Pelvic bone stem cells could help preserve heart function

April 15, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Scientists, including an Indian-origin, have revealed that stem cells from the pelvic bone may help the heart beat stronger.

India won't be able to store another bumper crop

April 15, 2012 at 3:31 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The problem of plenty is once again troubling the Indian government as it does not know where to store the bumper grains to be harvested for the third year in a row. Fears are rising that the grains would be out in the open, rot and be eaten by rodents even as millions go hungry in the country which is planning to enact a right to food law.

Finetune policies to promote community tourism: Study

April 15, 2012 at 12:19 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The government should reinforce policies and focus on effective marketing to promote domestic tourism which has a huge potential to contribute to the social and economic inclusive growth, a study said Sunday.

Nabard's Rs.15 bn fund to help women's self-help groups

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (Nabard) will create a Rs.15 billion fund to cater to women's Self-Help Groups in economically weaker districts in the country, Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said Saturday.

Jairam Ramesh invites corporates to work for tribal welfare

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) In a first major initiative, the government has reached out to India Inc to involve itself in rural developmental works involving the tribals in central and eastern India.

Excess growth hormone can cause liver cancer

April 14, 2012 at 1:32 PM

In an important discovery, Austrian scientists have concluded that the overproduction of growth hormone can be a cause liver cancer.

US, India joins hands for clean energy centre

April 14, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Now India and US have joins hands and come forward that will help promote clean energy.

Liver cancer can be caused by excess growth hormone

April 14, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Vienna, April 14 (IANS) In a major discovery, Austrian scientists have found that the overproduction of a growth hormone can cause liver cancer.

Turkmenistan president fires minister over poor parenting

April 14, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Ashgabat, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has fired the country's energy and industry minister at a general ministerial meeting over poor parenting skills, Turkmen television reported.

US, India setting up $125 mn clean energy centre

April 14, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Washington, April 14 (IANS) In a significant development in the quest for clean energy, three top research institutions each in India and the United States have joined hands to form three consortia that will make up the $125 million US-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Centre (JCERDC).

Excessive worrying may have co-evolved with intelligence in humans

April 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Washington, April 13 (ANI): Worrying may have evolved along with intelligence as a beneficial trait, a new study has revealed.

Fear of threats linked to social circle size

April 12, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Washington, April 12 (ANI): Humans' fear level toward threats may be determined by the typical size of our social circles, a new study has revealed.

New drug 'reverses Fragile X syndrome symptoms'

April 12, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new compound reverses many of the major symptoms associated with Fragile X syndrome (FXS), which is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability and a leading cause of autism, a new study has claimed.

'EU aviation tax deal breaker in climate change talks'

April 11, 2012 at 8:51 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A carbon tax imposed by the European Union (EU) on flights landing in the Eurozone is unacceptable and is a deal breaker in climate change talks, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said Wednesday.

China isn't second strongest country: Le Yucheng

April 11, 2012 at 6:53 PM

China is not the second strongest country but the second largest economy, said Assistant Foreign Minister Le Yucheng while speaking it in a form in Beijing........

'China isn't second strongest country'

April 11, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Beijing, April 11 (IANS) China is not the second strongest country but the second largest economy, a foreign ministry official has said, adding that for all its remarkable progress the country still has many weak links.

'No mutation of swine flu virus'

April 11, 2012 at 5:31 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The health ministry Wednesday denied reports of swine flu virus H1N1 having mutated and said the situation was under control.

Zip code as vital as genetic code in childhood obesity

April 11, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Where a child lives, comprising factors like the neighbourhood's walk ability, proximity to higher quality parks and access to healthy food, has an important impact on obesity rates, a new study has revealed.

Botanical formula shows promise to fight prostate cancer

April 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Researchers have shed light on the effectiveness of a non-toxic, botanical formula in treating human prostate cancer in an animal model.

Bush fears being beaten on mountain bike ride by a one legged veteran

April 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Former US President George Bush has said that he hosts mountain biking and golf outings for veterans because he likes to keep in contact with troops.

Women riding bicycles with low handlebars may suffer sexual dysfunction

April 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

New York, April 11 (ANI): Riding a bicycle regularly can take a serious toll on women's sexual health, if it has low handlebars, researchers have warned.

High socio-economic level improves health

April 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): People with a high socio-economic level have better health than others, a new study has found.

Better off people have sounder health

April 11, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Madrid, April 11 (IANS) People who are doing well financially and socially have better health than others. Higher education and a good job also protect against chronic diseases.

EU tax unacceptable in climate change talks: India

April 11, 2012 at 2:19 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India Wednesday said the EU decision to collect billions of dollars every year by unilaterally imposing a carbon tax on flights landing in the Eurozone is a deal breaker for climate change talks.

Battered baby Afreen dies due to cardiac arrest: Media reports

April 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Three-month-old baby Afreen, who was allegedly beaten and abused by her father, died today in the hospital due to reportedly cardiac arrest, media reports say. Baby Afreen was admitted to Bangalore's Vani Vilas hospital on Sunday when she had multiple injury on her body and head and there were several spots of cigarette burns on her head.......

Defence report says Israeli 'air strike won't be able to destroy Iran nuke programme'

April 9, 2012 at 3:15 PM

London, Apr 9 (ANI): An Israeli air strike would not be able to destroy Iran's nuclear programme with its current airforce, an influential defence report has concluded.

Maternal obesity and diabetes may lead to autism in kids

April 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Washington, April 9 (ANI): Diabetic and obese mothers are likely to give birth to a child with autism or another developmental disability, says researchers.

Genes that cause stomach cancer identified

April 9, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Washington, April 9 (ANI): Hundreds of novel genes that are mutated in stomach cancer, the second-most lethal cancer worldwide, have been identified.

Be sensitive to women's requirements: Jairam Ramesh

April 8, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday called upon the bureaucracy to be more gender sensitive while constructing low cost toilet blocks in villages as it is linked to the empowerment of women.

Yuvraj to return home Monday

April 8, 2012 at 3:05 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Star batsman Yuvraj Singh is set to return home Monday following his treatment of a rare germ cell cancer in the United States.

Scientists discover T. Rex's feathered kin

April 8, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Beijing, April 8 (IANS) Paleontologists have known that small dinosaurs had bird-like feathers, but now three specimens of new tyrannosauroid (T. Rex family) show that at least one much larger dinosaur had a feathery coat as well.

PMRDF programme for Maoist-affected districts launched

April 7, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellows (PMRDF) programme was formally launched here Saturday with the induction of 156 fellows, who will work in 78 Maoist-affected districts in nine states.

Planning Commission to set up panel to measure poverty

April 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

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

Planning Commission to set up panel to measure poverty

April 7, 2012 at 4:25 PM

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

'Chocolate printer' to hit shelves post Easter

April 7, 2012 at 2:50 PM

London, Apr 7 (ANI): A chocolate printer whose prototype was developed by scientists last year is set to go on sale towards the end of April.

Doubts cast over 'no cancer risk for kids using cell phones'

April 6, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Scientists have raised doubts over a study published last year that did not succeed in finding a link between mobile phone use and brain tumours in children and teens.

Birth defect causes 'unlocked'

April 6, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Melbourne, Apr 6 (ANI): Researchers have long suspected that genes or environmental factors play a role in causing birth defects.

Molecule regrowing damaged cartilage 'may be new hope for arthritis cure'

April 6, 2012 at 1:54 PM

London. Apr 6 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have discovered a molecule that can "regrow" damaged cartilage, which has offered hope to millions of people crippled by arthritis.

Big B to be honoured for polio work

April 6, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is Unicef's brand ambassador against polio, says he will be honoured for his contribution to the cause.

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