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Thousands pay tribute to 'hero' Osama on first death anniversary in Quetta

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Quetta, May 3 (ANI): Thousands of people rallied in Quetta on Wednesday to pay tribute to Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden on his first death anniversary, witnesses said.

An eye opener on Pakistan's terrorist arm (IANS Book Review)

May 3, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Book: 'The Caliphate's Soldiers: The Laskhar-e-Taiba's Long War'; Author: Wilson John; Publishers: Amaryllis (In association with Observer Research Foundation); Pages: 295; Price: Rs.595

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.

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Long working hours turning many into couch potatoes

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Half of people find it hard to motivate themselves to leave the house to have fun after a hard day at the office, a survey has found.

China launches two navigation satellites

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Sichuan, Apr 30 (Xinhua-ANI): China successfully launched two satellites into space at 4:50 a.m. Beijing Time Monday, the 12th and 13th satellites for its Beidou global navigation and positioning network, the launch center said.

China launches two satellites

April 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Beijing, April 30 (IANS) China Monday successfully launched into space two navigation satellites, authorities said.

David Cameron's heartbroken ex becomes nun named Sister John Mary

April 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): David Cameron's heartbroken former lover, a glamorous blonde who worked in London at Conservative Party HQ with her ambitious young boyfriend, has become a nun called Sister John Mary, it has been revealed.

Washington, Tokyo sign Okinawa deal to move US Marines from Japanese Island

April 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Washington, April 27 (ANI): The United States and Japan have signed a deal to move thousands of US Marines from the Okinawa Island in Japan.

Briton enjoys 50 years' solitude on island

April 27, 2012 at 8:50 AM

London, April 27 (IANS) A Briton from Yorkshire has made an island in the Seychelles his home and been enjoying living there for half a century. He spends his days caring for the island's tortoises and birds that have also made it their abode.

Tobacco companies resorting to slick presentation to lure kids

April 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

London, April 26 (ANI): A new research has revealed that tobacco companies are designing cigarette packs to resemble bottles of perfume or with lids that flip open like a lighter to lure young people into smoking.

South-west monsoons to remain normal this year

April 26, 2012 at 10:04 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that the south-west monsoon season would remain normal this year.

South-west monsoons to remain normal this year

April 26, 2012 at 10:04 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that the south-west monsoon season would remain normal this year.

Chinese army to safeguard national marine rights

April 26, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Beijing, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese armed forces will closely work with fishery and maritime supervision agencies to jointly safeguard national marine rights and interests, a Defense Ministry spokesman said here Thursday.

Beijing rejects Manila's claim over Huangyan Island as 'groundless'

April 25, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Beijing, April 25 (ANI): China has criticized Philippines expanded claim to the Huangyan Island in the South China Sea.

After five-state sweep, Romney readies to battle Obama

April 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Washington, April 25 (IANS) Sweeping five Republican primaries to effectively clinch the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney prepared to challenge President Barack Obama in the November general election.

Oregano can help protect against prostate cancer

April 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

London, April 25 (IANS) Oregano, the common seasoning for pizzas and pastas, could be processed into a drug to protect against prostate cancer with fewer side-effects than existing treatments.

Brit man who bagged 'best job ever' calls his work 'busiest in the world'

April 25, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Melbourne, Apr 25 (ANI): Ben Southall, who was hired by Queensland Tourism for the "best job ever", has revealed that it was more than he anticipated.

Pizza seasoning herb oregano may help combat prostate cancer

April 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Washington, April 25(ANI): An ingredient of oregano, the common pizza and pasta seasoning herb, could potentially be used to treat prostate cancer, researchers including one of an Indian have found.

Eating pizza may help cut prostate cancer risk

April 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Washington, April 25(ANI): An ingredient of Oregano, the common pizza and pasta seasoning herb, could potentially be used to treat prostate cancer, researchers including one of an Indian have found.

Pakistan test-fires n-capable missile

April 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday successfully test-fired an intermediate range nuclear-capable missile, less than a week after India tested a 5,000-km range missile that can reach deep inside China.

Romney 'fully in general election mode' after sweeping primaries in five states

April 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney is in full general election mode, having won primaries in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York.

Yemen confirms 'most wanted' AQAP commander killed in CIA drone strike

April 25, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Sanaa, Apr 25 (ANI): Yemen has confirmed that a top Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) member has been killed in an airstrike, which is believed to have been conducted by the CIA, indicating the US drone campaign in the Islamic nation is gaining momentum.

Ex-Oz PM Fraser says US military 'base' in Darwin is 'mistake'

April 24, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Sydney, Apr 24 (ANI): Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Fraser has said that the new American marine 'base' near Darwin is a mistake, and added that his nation's grovelling to the US is affecting relations with Asia.

N.Y. woman fired after donating kidney to help her boss

April 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): A New York Long Island woman claims that she was fired after she donated a kidney to help save the life of her boss.

Chinese province hit by sex crimes

April 24, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Sexual assault accounts for over 75 percent of all crimes committed against teenaged girls in a Chinese province. The perpetrators were often neighbours, friends and relatives, an investigation has revealed.

China denounces Philippines's call for other countries to show stance on South China Sea

April 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Beijing, April 23 (Xinhua-ANI): China on Monday denounced Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario's call for other countries to take a stand regarding the South China Sea, adding that China's stance on safeguarding its territory and sovereignty is "clear" and "firm."

Sports balls swept away by Japanese tsunami found in Alaska

April 23, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Scientists in the United States have said that a volleyball and soccer ball that washed ashore on an American island are likely to be first pieces of debris to arrive in Alaska from the last year's devastating tsunami in Japan.

Leonardo da Vinci's anatomy drawings to be revealed for first time

April 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

London, Apr 22 (ANI): Buckingham Palace is set to exhibit Leonardo da Vinci's Leoni binding - the 16th century leather album which for over 300 years held the most remarkable anatomical drawings ever produced, for the first time.

Asian Badminton: Lin quits semi-final against Chen

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Qingdao (China), April 21 (IANS) Chinese badminton star Lin Dan, ranked second in the world, quit his semi-final clash with teammate Chen Jin due to an old injury at the Asian Badminton Championships here Saturday.

India's missile technology at par with global best: DRDO

April 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): After the successful launch of its Agni-V missile, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday said India was now at par with the most of the developed nations of the world in the domain of missile and defence technology.

Dilshan murder case: Retired Army officer sentenced to life imprisonment

April 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Chennai, Apr 20 (ANI): A court in Chennai on Friday sentenced a retired Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Kandasamy Ramaraj to life imprisonment for murdering 13-year-old Dilshan in July last year.

BJP hails Agni-5 launch as proud milestone

April 19, 2012 at 5:01 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday 'hailed' the successful launch of the Agni-5 missile.

Launch of Agni-V big step towards defence preparedness: Pallam Raju

April 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Hyderabad, Apr 19 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju on Thursday hailed the successful launch of Agni-V, saying this is a big step towards preparedness of the armed forces and a major deterrent.

Scientists express happiness over successful test launch of Agni-V

April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

New Delhi/Chennai/Wheeler Island, Apr 19 (ANI): The Indian scientific community on Thursday basked in the glory of the successful test-firing of the 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V.

Vice President Ansari hails successful launch of Agni-V missile

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Hailing India's successful launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V, Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Thursday said our scientists have done the nation proud with this splendid achievement.

PM hails Agni-V milestone

April 19, 2012 at 11:01 AM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday hailed India's successful Agni-V long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile test as 'another milestone' in the country's 'quest for security, preparedness and to explore the frontiers of science'.

Agni-V will add to India's security credibility: Manmohan Singh

April 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Prime Minsiter Dr. Manmohan Singh congratulated all the scientific and technical personnel of the DRDO and other related organisations for the successful launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V on Thursday morning.

Agni-V successful launch major milestone in India's missile programme: Antony

April 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony congratulated Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists for the successful launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V on Thursday morning.

India creates history, tests 5,000 km Agni-V missile

April 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday created history with the successful testing of the much awaited Agni-V long-range ballistic nuclear-capable missile, described as 'China killer', that can accurately hit targets more than 5,000 km away.

India tests 5,000-km range Agni-V missile

April 19, 2012 at 9:17 AM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday created history with the successful testing of the much awaited Agni-V long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile that can accurately hit targets more than 5,000 km away.

Agni-V missile successfully tested

April 19, 2012 at 9:09 AM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenous long range nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V.

India poses no missile threat: NATO

April 19, 2012 at 5:09 AM

Brussels, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO does not consider India as a missile threat despite the country's advanced missile development programme, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

Agni-V missile test postponed for Thursday

April 18, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) The first test-firing of India's indigenous intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-V has been postponed for Thursday due to adverse weather conditions, a defence ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

Agni-V test fire postponed till Thursday

April 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): The launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V has been postponed till Thursday due to inclement weather.

Asian badminton: Ajay Jayaram goes down fighting

April 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Qingdao (China), April 18 (IANS) India's top shuttler Ajay Jayaram went down fighting to Wei Nan of Hong Kong over three games in the second round of the men's singles event in the Asian badminton championships here Wednesday. He lost 22-24, 21-11, 15-21.

Agni-V missile test postponed for Thursday

April 18, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) The first test-firing of India's indigenous intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-V has been postponed for Thursday due to adverse weather conditions, a defence ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

World No.1 table tennis star Ma Long feels the Olympic atmosphere

April 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Hong Kong, April 18 (Xinhua-ANI)): World No.1 men's table tennis player Ma Long of China thinks it is a good opportunity for feel the Olympic atmosphere in the Asian Zone qualifying tournament.

Stage set for Agni-V missile test

April 18, 2012 at 5:34 PM

The stage is set at Wheelar Island, off the Odisha coast for testing India's long range missile Agni - V scheduled in evening today, sources said.......

Opium use may double death risk

April 18, 2012 at 2:45 PM

London, April 18 (ANI): Long term opium use, even in relatively low doses, may almost double the risk of death from many causes, particularly circulatory diseases, respiratory conditions and cancer, a new study has suggested.

Long-term exposure to air pollution may up risk of lung and heart disease

April 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Washington, April 18 (ANI): Older adults who are exposed to fine-particle air pollution for longer period may be at increased risk of being hospitalized for lung and heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Jayaram in second round of Asian Badminton Championship

April 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Qingdao (China), April 17 (IANS) India's top men's shuttler Ajay Jayaram notched up a straight-set victory at the Asian Badminton Championships here Tuesday on a day best forgotten when three Indians -- Parupalli Kashyap, H.S. Prannoy and Sameer Verma -- were knocked out in the first round.

Armaan finishes 12th in Indy Lights

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Long Beach (California), April 17 (IANS) India's Armaan Ebrahim survived a difficult weekend to finish 12th after starting 13th in the third round of the Firestone Indy Lights championship, here.

In UAE island, rent a house to own it

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Abu Dhabi, April 17 (IANS/WAM) An island resort in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has come up with a residential complex where people will be able to rent an apartment for three years, and at the end of the lease period choose an option to own it.

Promiscuous queen bees produce healthy colonies

April 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Washington, April 17 (ANI): Queen bees on isolated islands avoid inbreeding by mating with nearly 100 males and keep colonies healthy.

DiCaprio in 'Live By Night'

April 17, 2012 at 6:47 AM

London, April 17 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in and produce movie "Live By Night" based on Dennis Lehane's new novel of the same name.

Indian paddlers upbeat as they leave for Olympic qualifiers

April 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A lot will depend on how well the the six-member Indian table tennis squad, led by the experienced Achanta Sharath Kamal, uses the opportunity at the Asian Olympic qualification tournament at Hong Kong to book its ticket for the London Olympics later this year.

Agni-V missile test likely to take place on Wednesday

April 16, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Balasore (Orissa), April 16 (ANI): The maiden test of India's indigenously developed nuclear capable 'Agni-V' ballistic missile is likely to be held on Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast on Wednesday.

Parenting moving towards mutual growth, freedom

April 15, 2012 at 10:35 AM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Do your homework, eat whatever is on the table and don't ever try to be naughty. Parenting has moved beyond the reprimands and stern etiquette codes to become an art of mindfulness, analysis and complex psychological healing.

Maldives opposition hopes fair, free by-elections will lead to early presidential poll

April 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Male, April 14 (ANI): The Maldives opposition has expressed confidence of a free and fair poll, as voting got underway today for by-elections.

Norwegian mass killer Breivik to say shooting spree carried out in 'preventative self-defense'

April 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Oslo, Apr 14 (ANI): Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who confessed to killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage, will argue during a trial on Monday that his shooting spree was carried out in self-defense.

Racism against rugby players rife in New Zealand, claims Samoan ace

April 12, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Wellington, Apr 12(ANI): Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu, who played for Samoa at the Rugby World Cup, has slammed the racist tirade directed at Auckland Blues coach Pat Lam after a series of poor performances by the team.

Tamara Ecclestone 'wants own wedding to rival sis Petra's ?12m nuptials'

April 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

London, Apr 11 (ANI): Tamara Ecclestone, who is not even engaged to marry yet, is already planning to outdo her sister Petra's extravagant wedding last year.

Tamara Ecclestone 'wants own wedding to rival sis Petra's ?12m nuptials'

April 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

London, Apr 11 (ANI): Tamara Ecclestone, who is not even engaged to marry yet, is already planning to outdo her sister Petra's extravagant wedding last year.

Alec Baldwin slams alleged stalker on Twitter

April 11, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Alec Baldwin has taken to twitter to lash out at his alleged stalker, Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin.

Martin Scorsese setting sights on Sinatra biopic

April 10, 2012 at 8:26 PM

London, April 10 (ANI): Director Martin Scorsese is planning to make a biopic about American singer and actor Frank Sinatra.

Meet Oz man who auctioned his life on eBay

April 10, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Melbourne, Apr 10 (ANI): A Perth man, who made international headlines for putting up his life for sale during a midlife crisis, is now living on his very own Caribbean island and has found love again.

Oz TV show 'Neighbours' airs first-ever male gay kiss in its 27-yr history

April 10, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Melbourne, Apr 10 (ANI): Long-running Australian television soap opera 'Neighbours' has won accolades from viewers for finally featuring its first male gay kiss in an episode on Monday.

Mugabe fighting for life in Singapore hospital?

April 10, 2012 at 6:18 PM

London, April 10 (IANS) Long-time Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe - affected by a mystery illness - is fighting for life in a hospital in Singapore, a British media report said.

Canadian actress arrested for 'harassing' Alec Baldwin

April 9, 2012 at 6:03 PM

New York, Apr 9 (ANI): A Canadian actress was arrested on Sunday night for allegedly stalking newly engaged actor Alec Baldwin after she showed up at his Manhattan apartment building.

Titanic explorer to deploy deep water robots to save "decaying" wreck

April 9, 2012 at 4:19 PM

London, Apr 9 (ANI): The ocean explorer who led the team that discovered the remains of the Titanic is afraid that the shipwreck is disintegrating and is seeking to dispatch deep-water robots to the ocean floor to conserve it.

Yuvi returns in blaze of flashlights - and good wishes

April 9, 2012 at 2:51 PM

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The doors stayed closed as the anticipation mounted. In what was the equivalent of curtains rising on a grand theatrical performance, camera crews waited expectantly - and patiently - at the airport here Monday for ace cricketer Yuvraj Singh to walk out after three months of battling cancer in the US.

Catherine to gift her portrait to Price William

April 9, 2012 at 7:46 AM

London, April 9 (IANS) Duchess of Cambridge Catherine will present a 25,000-pound portrait of her to Prince William on his 30th birthday in June.

Ecosystems dependent on snow and ice 'most threatened' by global warming

April 7, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Washington, April 7 (ANI): With increasing global warming, the most threatened ecosystems are those that depend on a season of snow and ice, scientists say.

Russian yacht goes missing in Antarctic

April 7, 2012 at 7:13 AM

Moscow, April 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A world-record breaking yacht with a crew of four Russians and four Ukrainians on board has gone missing off the Antarctic coast while performing a polar circumnavigation voyage, an expedition spokesperson said.

I'm not a good worker: Hemsworth

April 7, 2012 at 4:41 AM

Melbourne, April 7 (IANS) Actor Liam Hemsworth has done several odd jobs but says he is not a good worker and that he hates waking up early.

Long way to go: Ganguly

April 6, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Pune Warriors captain Sourav Ganguly Friday commended his bowlers for an impressive 28-run win over Mumbai Indians but stayed grounded, saying it was good to start with a win but there was still a long way to go season five of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Antarctic ice shelf may be disintegrating rapidly

April 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): ESA's Envisat satellite, which marks ten years in orbit, is continuing to observe the rapid retreat of one of Antarctica's ice shelves because of climate warming.

'Superdog' takes bullet to save owner during home invasion

April 5, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Melbourne, Apr 5 (ANI): A dog in New York saved his master's life by taking a bullet to the head and survived to "bark" about it.

Lionel Richie performs with daughter

April 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Los Angeles, April 4 (IANS) Singer Lionel Richie teamed up with daughter Nicole on stage at a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas and described the moment as 'surreal'.

Lionel Richie performs with daughter

April 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Los Angeles, April 4 (IANS) Singer Lionel Richie teamed up with daughter Nicole on stage at a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas and described the moment as "surreal".

Healthy elderly ageing is a global challenge

April 4, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Making life for the productive and healthy ageing is a global challenge, said the top officials of World Health Organisation (WHO) just few days before the World Health Day that is observed across the world on April 7.

Healthy ageing a global challenge: WHO

April 3, 2012 at 9:52 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Making life for the elderly healthy and productive is a global challenge, top World Health Organisation (WHO) officials said here Tuesday ahead of World Health Day April 7.

POLICE BATON CHARGE PROTESTERS IN NORTH INDIAN STATE

April 2, 2012 at 9:20 PM

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Defence panel nod for military modernisation plans

April 2, 2012 at 8:16 PM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The defence ministry Monday approved the crucial five-year and 15-year modernisation plans of the armed forces beginning 2012, after almost a year-long delay.

Armaan finishes 12th after shunt

April 2, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Birmingham (Alamaba), April 2 (IANS) India's Armaan Ebrahim of Fan Force United team finished the second round of the Indy Lights series in 12th position after suffering a first corner shunt at the Barber Race Track here Sunday.

'Norwegian gunman plotted to kill Obama'

April 2, 2012 at 8:08 PM

London, April 2 (IANS) Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik had planned to assassinate US President Barack Obama with a car bomb when he went to collect his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo in 2009, the Daily Mail reported.

Clipper ship Cutty Sark to welcome visitors after 50m pounds restoration

April 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

London, Apr 2 (ANI): After five years and a 50-million-pound restoration project, Cutty Sark is almost ready to greet the public again.

First divorce expo in U.S. aims to help newly singles start over with expert advice

April 2, 2012 at 4:24 PM

New York, Apr 2 (ANI): A mother-daughter duo has brought New York's first-ever "Divorce Expo" for seminars to Chelsea.

China reign supreme at World TT

April 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Dortmund (Germany), April 2 (IANS) The Chinese teams lived up to expectations by winning the men's and women's title at the World Team Table Tennis Championships here.

Indian-origin people close to being in 100 Americans

April 2, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Washington, April 2 (IANS) People of Indian origin are close to making one percent of America's population of 308.7 million with their numbers shooting up by a whopping 69.37 percent over the last decade.

Army chief meets Antony, discusses pending procurement projects

April 2, 2012 at 2:32 PM

New Delhi, Apr.2 (ANI): Chief of Army Staff General V.K. Singh met Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday and reportedly discussed procurement projects for the army.

Nearly 700 fishermen rescued from floating ice

April 1, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Moscow, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 675 fishermen stranded on a block of floating ice off Russia's far eastern region were rescued Sunday.

Google Maps Goes 8-Bit For April Fools'

April 1, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Google has launched a new version of google map for Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) with beautiful low-res graphics.

The dangerous implications of India's nuclear romance

April 1, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Efforts are on to squelch the months-long peaceful movement by villagers living in the neighbourhood of the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu which has delayed its commissioning. What brought the people out of their homes is the fear that the plant is a threat to their lives and livelihood. Repeated assertions by spokesmen of the national science and technology establishment, from former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam downwards, have not convinced them that the plant is accident-proof. Instead of talking to the people and addressing their concerns, the Government of India appears set to crush their movement using crude force.

US resident wins world's biggest 640m dollars jackpot

March 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

London, Mar 31 (ANI): A ticket holder in Maryland, US has won the lottery of 640 million dollars, which is said to be the biggest jackpot in world history.

Dolphins form close knit ties with kin

March 29, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Sydney, March 29 (IANS) Male dolphins are not only gregarious, they also form complex alliances with their close kin and friends, says a study.

Average salary hike of firm heads to slow down in 2012

March 26, 2012 at 4:56 PM

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Heads of Indian companies will have an average salary hike of 8.3 percent in 2012 against that of 8.4 percent in 2011, a study said Monday.

What Manmohan would get to eat at Seoul

March 26, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, US President Barack Obama and 51 other world leaders can expect to enjoy a sumptuous spread of Western and Korean delicacies at official banquets during the two-day nuclear summit.

'Avatar 2' not delayed as no release date fixed: Producer

March 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Oscar-winning producer Jon Landau has rejected rumours about delay of "Avatar 2", saying there is no question of delay as a date for its release was never set.

Mammoths' extinction cause by human activity, not inbreeding

March 24, 2012 at 8:43 PM

London, March 24 (ANI): The last known population of woolly mammoths did not "inevitably" die out because of inbreeding and lack of genetic diversity, but it was more likely that human activity or environmental factors killed off the healthy creatures, a new study has suggested.

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