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Traders opposes against Food Safety and Standard Act

May 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM

A delegation of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) met senior officials of Food Safety

Exide Q4 net profit dips 12.9 percent

April 30, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Exide Industries, the biggest storage battery producing company in India, Monday reported 12.9 percent slide in its net profit in the quarter ended March 31, 2012 to Rs.1.42 billion (over $26 million) from Rs.1.63 billion during the same period an year ago.

Underwood likes variety in music

April 30, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) Singer Carrie Underwood loves different kind of music and doesn't confine herself to listening to or playing only one type of music.

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Russia destroys over 60 percent of chemical weapons

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Moscow, April 29 (IANS) About 25,000 metric tonnes - or 62 percent - of Russia's chemical weapons haf been destroyed till April 29, RIA Novosti reported Sunday.

'CPI-M, Maoists, teachers trying to stop development'

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Sunday blamed the opposition Left Front and a section of teachers for trying to stop the developmental work in the state by spreading canards against the 11-month-old TMC-Congress government.

West Bengal: Govt. blames opposition for creating troubles

April 29, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Ruling Trinamool Congress has blamed the opposition left front and section of teachers for the creating obstacle in the way of development

CPI-M, Maoists spreading canards against us: Trinamool

April 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Sunday blamed the opposition Left Front and the Maoists for trying to stop developmental work in the state by spreading canards against the 11-month-old TMC-Congress government.

Ban to meet business leaders for UN health agenda

April 28, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will later Saturday meet business and social leaders here to discuss ways and means to achieve the health-related UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), an official said.

Allow resale of commercial land only in rare cases: Himachal panel

April 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Resale of commercial land in Himachal Pradesh, purchased after special permission, should be allowed in rarest of rare cases. And in case the land is not used for which it was meant, the property vests with the government, says a commission appointed by the state government.

It's back to Singapore for IIFA this year

April 25, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Singapore, April 24 (IANS) Eight years after showcasing Bollywood's wonder in Singapore, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) is heading back to the City of Lions for its annual weekend and awards, to be held June 7-9.

Sensex down 1.05 percent at 17,192.02 points

April 23, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading 181.82 points or 1.05 percent down Monday, amidst a choppy session ruled by major selling pressure.

Sensex down 21.31 points in the afternoon trade

April 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading 21.31 points or 0.12 percent down Monday, amidst a choppy session ruled by major selling pressure.

Ecuador expects China to fully finance refinery

April 23, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Quito, April 23 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador expects China to provide all of the financing for the Refineria del Pacifico, a mega-refinery for processing crude and the largest public works project in the Andean country, President Rafael Correa said.

Kerala promises single window clearance to lure investors

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) To bag big ticket investments to propel its economy, the government of Kerala has promised single-window clearance, lucrative returns and durable partnerships to Indian industries and global corporations.

Pole reversal shows asymmetries do exist in sun

April 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): Approximately every 11 years the magnetic field on the sun reverses completely - the north magnetic pole switches to south, and vice versa.

Kanoria Chemicals to acquire Switzerland-based firm

April 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Kanoria Chemicals and Industries Limited (KCI) Friday said it would acquire APAG Holding AG, the Switzerland-based holding company of its wholly owned subsidiary APAG Elektronik AG, Switzerland.

RIL fourth quarter net profit down 21.2 percent

April 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Friday reported a 21.20 percent decline in net profit at Rs.4,236 crore in the fourth quarter of 2011-12, compared to Rs.5,376 crore in the corresponding period of 2010-11.

RIL fourth quarter net profit down 21.2 percent

April 20, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Friday reported a decline of 21.20 percent in its net profit, which stood at Rs.4,236 crore in the fourth quarter of 2011-12 compared to Rs.5,376 crore in the corresponding period of 2010-11.

Kerala expecting huge overseas investment: Chandy

April 20, 2012 at 4:45 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Kerala government is expecting huge overseas investments in about 60 sectors including infrastructure, technology, education and healthcare, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Friday.

We have no hand in selecting Dow: UK minister

April 20, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) A British minister Friday said his country's government had no hand in selecting Dow Chemical Co. as a sponsor of the London Olympic Games.

India's Sensex down after previous rallies

April 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Indian equities were ruling in the red intra-day Friday after a key index opened lower, following a rise of more than 400 points this week largely due to the favourable monetary policy announced by the central bank three days ago.

India's Sensex down after previous rallies

April 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Indian equities were ruling in the red intra-day Friday after a key index opened lower, after rising more than 400 points this week due largely to the favourable monetary policy announced by the central bank three days ago.

Nature's billion-year-old battery brings us one step closer to clean energy

April 19, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Researchers including one of Indian origin have been working with an enzyme found in bacteria that is crucial for capturing solar energy.

Pakistani FM leaves for Turkmenistan to discuss gas line, trade ties

April 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Islamabad, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has left for Turkmenistan to discuss the multibillion gas pipeline, import of 1000-MW electricity and other issues to boost trade, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

Adi Godrej is new CII president

April 18, 2012 at 8:21 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej has been elected as the president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2012-13.

Ultra-sensitive electrical biosensor unlocks potential for instant diagnostic tools

April 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Indian researchers have come up with a new quantum mechanical-based biosensor that offers tremendous potential for detecting biomolecules at ultra-low concentrations, from instant point-of-care disease diagnostics, to detection of trace substances for forensics and security.

'Greenest ever' London Olympics claims trashed over 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow type sponsors

April 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

London, Apr 17 (ANI): Human rights groups have dismissed London Olympic chief Sebastian Coe's claims that the upcoming sport event 'will be the greenest ever Games' as 'corporate spin', and will stage a protest against the Olympic committee for picking up sponsors responsible for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, and causing other environmental damage.

Tilaknagar Industries' plants get 'mega project' status

April 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Liqour maker Tilaknagar Industries' new facility has been accorded "mega project" status by the Maharashtra government.

'Greenest ever' London Olympics claims trashed over 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow type sponsors

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

London, Apr 17 (ANI): Human rights groups have dismissed London Olympic chief Sebastian Coe's claims that the upcoming sport event 'will be the greenest ever Games' as 'corporate spin', and will stage a protest against the Olympic committee for picking up sponsors responsible for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, and causing other environmental damage.

Pakistan fashion fraternity eyes franchises, collaborations in India

April 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Pakistan's fashion fraternity has welcomed India and Pakistan's decision to open more trade routes and hope to expand their reach by collaborating with Indian wholesalers, brands and opening retail outlets here.

'Invest in research, technology for future of IITs'

April 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Increased investment in research, higher monetary assistance and development of technology for industries are the three steps that will ensure a bright future for the Indian Institutes of Technology, says deputy director of IIT-Delhi M. Balakrishnan.

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.

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).

Iraq to help Libya in chemical weapons' disposal

April 13, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Baghdad, April 13 (IANS) Iraq has agreed to help Libya in getting rid of its stockpiles of chemical weapons following a request from Tripoli, Xinhua reported.

First electrified snail to 'operate in natural environment'

April 12, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): The world's first "electrified snail" has joined the menagerie of cockroaches, rats, rabbits and other animals previously implanted with biofuel cells that generate electricity from natural sugar in their bodies.

Tweaking copper to recycle CO2 into fuel

April 12, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Washington, April 12 (IANS) Copper is one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbon fuels with little energy and also cut down on emissions. Such a self-energizing system could vastly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired and natural-gas-powered plants.

Advanced dinosaurs 'might rule other planets'

April 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new study has raised the possibility that advanced versions of T. rex and other dinosaurs, monstrous creatures with the intelligence and cunning of humans, may be the life forms that evolved on other planets in the universe.

Sensex closes 44 points down

April 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets closed 44 points down in lackluster trading Wednesday, largely due to heavy selling pressure in metal stocks.

Sensex slips 100 points; metal, telecom stocks slump

April 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets fell nearly 100 points in the afternoon session Wednesday due to selling pressure in metal, telecom and oil and gas stocks.

Pak to table draft law to counter increasing militant use of IEDs under US pressure

April 9, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Islamabad, Apr 9(ANI): Pakistan is likely to table a draft legislation to counter the increasing use of Improvised Explosive Devises (IEDs) by militants on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghan border following constant pressure by the United Sates on the issue.

Chemical present in smokeless tobacco can cause oral cancer

April 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Washington, April 3 (ANI): Scientists say the chemical (S)-N'-nitrosonornicotine, or (S)-NNN, which is present in smokeless tobacco products, is a strong oral carcinogen.

BHEL FPO on hold, profit rises 14.3 percent in 2011-12

April 3, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) Tuesday said its follow on offer (FPO) for which the draft prospectus was filed with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) last year has been put off.

Indorama to invest Rs.1,000 crore in Himachal project

April 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Indorama Industries, which claims to be the largest producer of polyester in the world, Tuesday said that it is investing Rs.1,000 crore at its new plant in Himachal Pradesh's industrial town of Baddi.

Tendulkar hands over Mumbai Indians captaincy to Harbhajan

April 2, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Mumbai, Apr. 2 (ANI): Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Monday handed over the captaincy of Mumbai Indians in the fifth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament to off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.

Globalisation is a double-edged sword for India, says RBI governor

March 31, 2012 at 12:43 PM

The increasing alliance of India with the global economy is a big challenge as well as opportunity for the country as globalization is a double-edged sword, said D. Subbarao, Governer, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday while addressing the...

Globalisation double-edged sword for India: Subbarao

March 30, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Bangalore, March 30 (IANS) The increasing integration of India with the global economy poses a challenge and opportunity for the country as globalisation is a double-edged sword, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor D. Subbarao said late Friday.

Soon, oscillating gel may give robots ability to 'feel'

March 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Researchers have shown that a nonoscillating gel can be resuscitated in a fashion similar to a medical cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Direct tax code to be made operational by next year: Pranab Mukherjee

March 24, 2012 at 4:48 PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the Direct Tax Code (DTC) would be made operational by next year.

Gas policy reforms will incentivise production, draw investors: PM

March 23, 2012 at 8:01 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The government is looking at reforming its gas pricing policy to attract investors, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday, adding that remunerative prices were necessary to draw private players with expertise in the sector.

India providing industrial training to Afghan students to open up new employment avenues for them b

March 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM

New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): A group of Afghan students are learning entrepreneurial skills in an Entrepreneurship Development Programme at the Technical Service Center of the government-run National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) Limited here.

Excise duty on 'demerit' goods hiked as a measure for additional resource mobilization

March 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): The Union Budget 2012-13 proposes to increase excise duty on 'demerit' goods such as certain cigarettes, hand rolled bidis, pan masala, gutka, chewing tobacco, unmanufactured tobacco and zarda scented tobacco.

Mars would have been better host for life to originate than Earth

March 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): The conditions required for life to start may have been much better on Mars than early Earth, a new study has suggested.

Mars would have been better host for life to originate than Earth

March 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): The conditions required for life to start may have been much better on Mars than early Earth, a new study has suggested.

Excise duty on 'demerit' goods hiked as a measure for additional resource mobilization

March 16, 2012 at 3:52 PM

New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): The Union Budget 2012-13 proposes to increase excise duty on 'demerit' goods such as certain cigarettes, hand rolled bidis, pan masala, gutka, chewing tobacco, unmanufactured tobacco and zarda scented tobacco.

Nancy Dell'Olio set to meet Prince Harry again

March 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

London, Mar 14 (ANI): Nancy Dell'Olio revealed that she will meet Prince Harry once more but didn't disclose where and when.

Confederation of Industries calls the railway budget as balanced

March 14, 2012 at 9:32 PM

New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) on Wednesday called the Rail Budget presented by Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi as balanced.

Nancy Dell'Olio set to meet Prince Harry again

March 14, 2012 at 5:56 PM

London, Mar 14 (ANI): Nancy Dell'Olio revealed that she will meet Prince Harry once more but didn't disclose where and when.

ANAND SHARMA INAUGURATES AAHAR 2012

March 13, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Inaugurating the 27th edition of AAHAR: the International Food and Hospitality Fair, Shri Anand Sharma emphasized on creating an integrated value chain in the food processing and hospitality sectors to enhance India's shares in global exports....

Mukesh Ambani tops Forbes' Indian rich list again

March 9, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Mumbai, Mar 9(ANI): Indian business tycoon and Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the Forbes' Indian richest billionaires' list again.

Mukesh Ambani tops Forbes' Indian rich list again

March 9, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Mumbai, Mar 9(ANI): Indian business tycoon and Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the Forbes' Indian richest billionaires' list again.

'Refrigerator Mothers' could help untangle genetic roots of autism

March 8, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Washington, March 8 (ANI): The "Refrigerator Mother" theory suggests that autistic behaviours in children stems from lack of maternal warmth and emotional attachment.

'Refrigerator Mothers' could help untangle genetic roots of autism

March 8, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Washington, March 8 (ANI): The "Refrigerator Mother" theory suggests that autistic behaviours in children stems from lack of maternal warmth and emotional attachment.

Women dominated workplaces turn 'pink ghettos' with less male presence

March 7, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Melbourne, Mar 7 (ANI): Industries like public relations and human resources are becoming highly feminised industries dominated by women and are branded 'pink ghettos', according to a new report.

Women dominated workplaces turn 'pink ghettos' with less male presence

March 7, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Melbourne, Mar 7 (ANI): Industries like public relations and human resources are becoming highly feminised industries dominated by women and are branded 'pink ghettos', according to a new report.

75 pc Oz kids believe cotton comes from animals

March 5, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Melbourne, Mar 5 (ANI): Three-quarters of Australian children in their final year of primary school believe that cotton socks are derived from animals and 27 percent are convinced yoghurt comes from plants, a new survey has revealed.

75 pc Oz kids believe cotton comes from animals

March 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Melbourne, Mar 5 (ANI): Three-quarters of Australian children in their final year of primary school believe that cotton socks are derived from animals and 27 percent are convinced yoghurt comes from plants, a new survey has revealed.

'Miracle tree' could produce clean drinking water inexpensively

March 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Washington, March1 (ANI): Scientists have turned to Moringa oleifera, also called the "miracle tree" - a plant grown in equatorial regions for food, traditional medicine and biofuel - to economically produce clean drinking water in developing countries.

Nearly 50 pc of young women prefer larger boobs than high IQ

March 1, 2012 at 9:28 PM

London, Mar 1 (ANI): Almost half of young women aged 18 to 25 would rather have larger breasts than high intelligence and a third would readily swap IQ for bigger boobs, a new study has revealed.

'Miracle tree' could produce clean drinking water inexpensively

March 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Washington, March1 (ANI): Scientists have turned to Moringa oleifera, also called the "miracle tree" - a plant grown in equatorial regions for food, traditional medicine and biofuel - to economically produce clean drinking water in developing countries.

Nearly 50 pc of young women prefer larger boobs than high IQ

March 1, 2012 at 12:40 PM

London, Mar 1 (ANI): Almost half of young women aged 18 to 25 would rather have larger breasts than high intelligence and a third would readily swap IQ for bigger boobs, a new study has revealed.

Maintaining brain's sugar levels may help cure Alzheimer's

February 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM

London, Feb 29 (ANI): Slowing or preventing the development of Alzheimer's disease could be as simple as ensuring that the supply of brain protein's sugar levels are maintained, a new study has suggested.

Roses smell better with open eyes

February 29, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Washington, Feb 290 (ANI): Next time you smell roses, try doing it with your eyes open to get the best aroma.

Maintaining brain's sugar levels may help cure Alzheimer's

February 29, 2012 at 4:40 PM

London, Feb 29 (ANI): Slowing or preventing the development of Alzheimer's disease could be as simple as ensuring that the supply of brain protein's sugar levels are maintained, a new study has suggested.

Roses smell better with open eyes

February 29, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Washington, Feb 290 (ANI): Next time you smell roses, try doing it with your eyes open to get the best aroma.

WikiLeaks to publish 'Global Intelligence Files'

February 27, 2012 at 8:57 PM

London, Feb 27(ANI): WikiLeaks, a whistle-blowing organization has declared that it is publishing a series of documents known as 'The Global Intelligence Files, which includes over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered global intelligence company Stratfor.

WikiLeaks to publish 'Global Intelligence Files'

February 27, 2012 at 8:07 PM

London, Feb 27(ANI): WikiLeaks, a whistle-blowing organization has declared that it is publishing a series of documents known as 'The Global Intelligence Files, which includes over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered global intelligence company Stratfor.

Novel compounds for treating muscular dystrophy created

February 23, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scripps Research Scientists have for the first time designed a series of small molecules that act against an RNA defect directly responsible for the most common form of adult-onset muscular dystrophy.

Soon, light activated 'off-switch' for pain

February 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Chemists have demonstrated that it is possible to stall the activity of pain-sensitive neurons using an agent that acts as a photosensitive switch.

Soon, light activated 'off-switch' for pain

February 23, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Chemists have demonstrated that it is possible to stall the activity of pain-sensitive neurons using an agent that acts as a photosensitive switch.

Novel compounds for treating muscular dystrophy created

February 23, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scripps Research Scientists have for the first time designed a series of small molecules that act against an RNA defect directly responsible for the most common form of adult-onset muscular dystrophy.

Electricity-generating superbugs from space offer new source of power

February 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Bacteria usually found 30km above the earth have been identified as extremely efficient generators of electricity.

Promising new compound for treating stroke produced

February 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new chemical compound that has great potential for the possible treatment of brain damage caused by stroke has been designed and produced by researchers at the University of Copenhagen.

Electricity-generating superbugs from space offer new source of power

February 22, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Bacteria usually found 30km above the earth have been identified as extremely efficient generators of electricity.

How protein helps 'good' cholesterol to turn into 'bad'

February 22, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A recent study has provided new evidence to explain how cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) mediates the transfer of cholesterol from "good" high density lipoproteins (HDLs) to "bad" low density lipoproteins (LDLs).

Video games provide new targets for cancer drugs

February 19, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists have turned to video games to find the cure for cancer.

Video games provide new targets for cancer drugs

February 19, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists have turned to video games to find the cure for cancer.

Nanoparticles in food, vitamins unhealthy for humans

February 17, 2012 at 7:39 PM

London, Feb 17 (ANI): Billions of engineered nanoparticles in foods and pharmaceuticals, which are ingested by humans daily, could be more detrimental to health than previously thought, a new study has warned.

Mother of pearl may tell tale of ancient environments

February 17, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Nacre, which is also known as mother of pearl, is one of nature's amazing utilitarian materials.

Nanoparticles in food, vitamins could be detrimental for humans

February 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM

A recent study has found that billions of engineered nanoparticles commonly found in foods and pharmaceuticals, which are consumed by humans, can be more dangerous to health than what was presumed previously.

Nanoparticles in food, vitamins unhealthy for humans

February 17, 2012 at 10:18 AM

London, Feb 17 (ANI): Billions of engineered nanoparticles in foods and pharmaceuticals, which are ingested by humans daily, could be more detrimental to health than previously thought, a new study has warned.

Mother of pearl may tell tale of ancient environments

February 17, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Nacre, which is also known as mother of pearl, is one of nature's amazing utilitarian materials.

Goat kids can also develop accents like humans

February 16, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Washington, Feb 16 (ANI)): Researchers have found that like human beings, goat kids have the ability to change vocal sounds (vocal plasticity) and develop an accent.

Soon, tool that radically boosts solar cells' performance

February 14, 2012 at 3:01 PM

London, Feb 14 (ANI): Researchers have significantly enhanced polymer solar cells' performance by building a device with a new "tandem" structure that combines multiple cells with different absorption bands.

Now, look inside a battery without destroying it!

February 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM

London, Feb 13 (ANI): Researchers including one of Indian origin have come up with a new methodology, based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to examine batteries from inside without destroying them.

Dow 'with blood of Bhopal' traded via 'web of intermediaries' to avoid product ban in India

February 13, 2012 at 10:53 AM

London, Feb 13 (ANI): Controversial London 2012 Olympics sponsors Dow Chemical Company secretly traded through a web of intermediaries to avoid a legal ban imposed on selling products in India after the Bhopal gas tragedy that killed nearly 25,000 people, it has emerged.

Olympic watchdog member says was misrepresented for quitting over 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow deal

February 12, 2012 at 9:59 PM

London, Feb 12 (ANI): Meredith Alexander, a former member of the London Olympic watchdog, who resigned in protest over naming controversial Dow Chemical Company 'with the blood of Bhopal on its hands' as a sponsor of the sporting extravaganza, has reignited the row, accusing a senior Olympic official of misrepresenting her.

Olympic watchdog member says was misrepresented for quitting over 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow deal

February 12, 2012 at 11:25 AM

London, Feb 12 (ANI): Meredith Alexander, a former member of the London Olympic watchdog, who resigned in protest over naming controversial Dow Chemical Company 'with the blood of Bhopal on its hands' as a sponsor of the sporting extravaganza, has reignited the row, accusing a senior Olympic official of misrepresenting her.

Apple supplier Foxconn hacked in factory protest

February 10, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Washington, Feb.10 (ANI): Apple's controversial Chinese supplier Foxconn was battling on Thursday to contain a security breach after hackers joined the mounting protest over iPhone factory conditions by leaking the login details of its entire staff.

How bacterial systems export disease-causing toxins into humans, plants

February 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the mechanisms behind some of the bacteria that kill hundreds of thousands every year, possibly paving the way for more effective antibiotics against infections.

Turkey delivers three modernized F-16 aircrafts to Pakistan

February 9, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Ankara, Feb 9 (ANI): Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TUSAS) has delivered three modernized F-16 aircraft to Pakistani Air Forces.

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