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WHO seeks more funds to control malaria

April 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Drug resistance, financial constraints and inadequate public awareness threaten to reverse the gains achieved in malaria control in the past decade, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday, seeking more funds to control the disease.

Tamil Nadu woman behind Thursday's microwave satellite project(Lead)

April 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Chennai, April 23 (IANS) When India's heaviest microwave satellite is launched into space Thursday, there will be another reason to cheer as it is a woman who is the director of the key project.

Tamil Nadu woman behind satellite launch Thursday

April 23, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will have special reason to cheer Thursday when an Indian rocket puts Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) into orbit and the remote sensing satellite starts performing, as a local woman is directing the project for India's heaviest microwave satellite.


India's remote sensing satellite set for launch

April 23, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Chennai, April 23 (IANS) The countdown for the Thursday early morning launch of a rocket laden with remote sensing satellite Risat-1 has begun in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, an ISRO official said, a step that will reinforce India's global leadership position in the field.

Gastric cancer cases rise in China

April 23, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Beijing, April 23 (IANS) Deaths from gastric cancer are expected to steadily rise over the next two decades in China as the disease proliferates, said a Chinese cancer expert.

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.

Pamela Anderson promotes ban on seal fur

April 22, 2012 at 9:00 PM

London, April 22 (IANS) Actress-model Pamela Anderson, who is a prominent animal rights activist has jetted off to Berlin to promote a ban on killing seals for their fur.

James Cameron to help in Chinese 3D film

April 22, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Beijing, April 22 (IANS) A team of "Titanic" director James Cameron, also behind the success of sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar", will assist in shooting "The Art of War", a 3D movie about an ancient Chinese strategist and philosopher.

Google celebrates Earth Day with flower-themed Doodle

April 22, 2012 at 2:29 PM

London, Apr 22 (ANI): Internet giant Google has replaced its logo with a time-lapse animation of blooming flowers to commemorate Earth Day and raise ecological awareness.

Make poultry farming in northeast more scientific: Aviation flu experts

April 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Agartala, April 22 (IANS) Timely vaccination of birds and animals, access to standard laboratories and maintaining bio-security are among the measures required to curb the sporadic outbreak of bird flu in India's northeast, says a team of international and Indian experts touring the region.

Vietnam hit by mystery skin disease

April 22, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Hanoi, April 22 (IANS) A province in Vietnam has been hit by a mysterious skin infection that has already killed 19 people and affected more than 170, BBC reported.

UPA not diffident about decisions: Congress

April 21, 2012 at 10:29 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Congress Saturday rubbished opposition parties' allegation of policy paralysis in the party-led United Progressive Alliance and said the launch of nuclear-capable missile Agni-V showed that the government was not diffident about taking decisions.

Bengal to take religious leaders' help for polio vaccination

April 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to make sure that each and every child of the state ias administered polio vaccine, the West Bengal government Saturday said it will take help of religious leaders to persuade the families who are still resisting the vaccine.

PM briefed about Agni-V, India's future missile programme

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was Saturday briefed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief V.K. Saraswat on the launch of India's nuclear capable long-range missile Agni-V that was successfully test fired Thursday.

UN calls for urgent scale-up humanitarian response in Syria

April 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM

United Nations, April 21 (Xinhua-ANI): A call to scale up the humanitarian response in Syria was made on Friday at the end of a humanitarian forum held in Geneva, which included UN officials, regional organizations, international, and non-governmental organizations, a UN spokesman said here.

Russia to ban smoking indoors

April 21, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is due to ban smoking in all enclosed spaces in an effort to stamp out the habit that kills up to 500,000 people every year, the health ministry said.

Intensify immunisation efforts: WHO

April 21, 2012 at 2:13 AM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO), which is observing the year of intensification of routine immunisation in Southeast Asia, has said the region will adopt a more aggressive strategy to address the issue of low immunisation.

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.

No cap on Agni missile project: India

April 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Bouyed by the success of its long-range Agni-V ballistic missile test, India Friday said it will not 'cap' its three-decade-old programme and continue to develop more missiles in the series with modern, latest technologies.

MCD: 49 newly elected councilors facing criminal charges

April 20, 2012 at 12:22 PM

All the efforts to keep away the criminal charged representative from the house remained on paper only and the fact is that at

Britain for negotiated settlement of aviation tax

April 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Britain Thursday called for negotiated outcome on the issue of a carbon tax imposed by the European Union (EU) on flights landing in the Eurozone following Indian Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan terming it "a deal-breaker" in climate change talks.

Agni-V will adequately meet India's deterrence: Natarajan

April 19, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Former Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief M. Natarajan Thursday hailed the successful Agni-V test, noting that the 5,000-km range missile will 'adequately meet' India's nuclear deterrence needs.

Experts hail Agni-V, want it operational soon

April 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India's strategic affairs experts Thursday hailed the nation's successful test of the Agni-V 5,000-km long range ballistic missile as a 'significant' demonstration of technological proficiency, but urged the defence scientists to get the warhead delivery platform operationalised to put up a 'credible' nuclear deterrent.

India test-fires 5,000 km Agni-V missile, China cautious

April 19, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Launching itself into an elite club of nations with the capability of hitting targets 5,000 km away, India Thursday successfully tested a long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile that can reach Beijing and Shanghai in China, and all of Pakistan.

Sri Lanka to host major international telecom conferences

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Colombo, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lanka is to host Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in October, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

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.

'Inspire a Generation': Lord Coe unveils official slogan of London 2012 Olympics

April 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): London 2012 Olympics Games motto of "Inspire A Generation" was finally unveiled by Lord Coe, Chairman of the Organising Committee, to mark the 100 days until the opening ceremony of Olympics.

Every web page of UK's popular websites has 14 tracking tools to store users' data

April 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Every page of Britain's favourite websites has at least 14 tracking tools or cookies to monitor and store users' data, a new research has revealed.

5,000-km Agni-V missile propels India into elite club

April 19, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday stormed into an elite club of nations with the capability to hit targets 5,000 km away, with the successful test of the much-anticipated Agni-V long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile, described as 'China killer'.

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.

Olympic shooting test event held in London

April 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM

London, April 19 (IANS) The shooting test event for the 2012 London Olympic Games is being held in the Royal Artillery Barracks range here, adding to the festive atmosphere as the capital city celebrates the 100-day countdown to the start of 2012 London Games.

Reasons behind kidney stones found

April 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Washington, April 19 (IANS) Kidney stones afflict millions of people worldwide every year, triggering a crippling pain that is among the worst known to man.

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.

Agni-V test fired successfully, India create history

April 19, 2012 at 12:24 PM

India has created history and achieved another milestone in its defence system when it successfully tested the much-awaited Agni-V

Agni-V: Nato denies India's missile program a threat; PM praises scientists

April 19, 2012 at 11:31 AM

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), an intergovernmental military alliance of 28 countries does not consider India as a missile threat despite the country's advanced missile development programme, as NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said..................

Mystery of kidney stone solved

April 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Washington, April 19 (ANI): A new study has provided evidence to explain why some people are more prone to developing kidney stones than others.

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 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.

Ghana cholera toll rises to 21

April 19, 2012 at 5:09 AM

Accra, April 19 (IANS) The toll in the cholera outbreak here in Ghana's capital has risen to 21. Over 1,500 cases of the disease have been reported, an official said.

'India's full membership in export control regimes, next logical step'

April 18, 2012 at 9:49 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India Wednesday pitched for simultaneous full membership of the four global export control regimes as "the logical conclusion" of its partnership with these regimes and its member-nations.

Centre vigilant over militancy sprouting from foreign soil, says Congress

April 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): Congress Party on Wednesday said the Central Government is vigilant over all militancy related developments from foreign soil.

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.

London Olympics motto 'Inspire a generation' unveiled

April 18, 2012 at 9:01 PM

London, April 18 (IANS) With 100 days to go for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, chairman of the Games organising committee Lord Sebastian Coe unveiled the motto "Inspire a generation" at an impressive ceremony at Kew Gardens here Wednesday.

Agni-V to be test fired off coast of Odisha today

April 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): India is all set to test fire its 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V on Wednesday from a test range in Wheeler island off the coast of Odisha.

CBI court allows Kalmadi to go to Kazakhstan

April 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here has allowed former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi to go to Kazakhstan for attending the Asian Atheletics Association Council meeting to be held April 27.

The Herb of Tulsi to Treat Cancer and Radioactive Effects

April 18, 2012 at 6:49 PM

The medicinal qualities of the herb of Tulsi to treat cancer and radioactive effects have recently surfaced on the scientific discussion regarding cancer. Tulsi or basil as a Indian herb is well known for its healing properties for a number of diseases and natural therapies like cough and cold, influenza, physical impotence and weakness, purification of blood, etc.

China, Russia to hold joint naval drill

April 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Beijing, April 18 (IANS) China and Russia will hold a joint naval exercise in the Yellow Sea this weekend, the Chinese defence ministry said.

Magnetic fields can send off particles to infinity

April 18, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Particles charged in a magnetic field can escape into infinity without ever stopping, a new study has suggested.

Daimler to shift truck manufacturing to Tamil Nadu

April 18, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Daimler AG, the German heavy vehicle manufacturer, will shift the production of its trucks from Pune in Maharashtra to Oragadam in Tamil Nadu from where it plans to export the vehicles to Africa and Asean countries, a company official said Wednesday.

NCTC meet on May 5 crucial for UPA

April 18, 2012 at 3:41 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): The National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) meet scheduled to take place on May 5 will be a litmus test for the UPA Government at the Centre, as some non-Congress Chief Ministers continue to oppose the provisions in the counter-terror body, contending that it will upset the federal structure and encroach on the powers of the states.

Emotional support from boss is 'best medicine for stressed worker'

April 18, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): If an individual's supervisor offers emotional and instrumental support in case of stress from intense workdays, the employee is more likely to recover without needing to take an extra afternoon or day off, a new study has revealed.

All five 'Star Trek' captains to unite at London event

April 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Washington, April 17 (ANI): Organizers of a Star Trek event in London are boldly going where no event has gone before by bringing together all five TV captains on stage for the first time.

Apex court wants VIP quota for Haj to go

April 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said the "goodwill" delegation that the government sends every year during Haj to Saudi Arabia has become some kind of VIP quota and was not in conformity with religious duty and it should be stopped.

Congress urges political leaders to join hands over national security issues

April 16, 2012 at 9:31 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Congress Party on Monday urged the leaders of various political parties to join hands over national security issues, following opposition by the non-Congress ruled states over setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

India to host WITFOR 2012 tomorrow

April 16, 2012 at 9:31 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): India is all set to host the World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR) 2012 at the Vigyan Bhawan here on Tuesday.

India penalises Israeli defence firm for contract breach

April 16, 2012 at 9:23 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) For the first time in its history, India has imposed a penalty on a foreign defence vendor for breach of contract in the establishment of a plant for manufacturing bi-modular charges for the Indian Army's 155mm howitzers at Nalanda ordnance factory in Bihar.

Tripura CM Sarkar slams proposal to set up NCTC

April 16, 2012 at 8:43 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Monday lashed out at the proposal to set up the NCTC (National Counter Terrorism Centre), saying the Central Government was trying to encroach upon the rights of the states.

'300 mn suffering from asthma globally'

April 16, 2012 at 8:35 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Around 300 million people in the world are suffering from asthma and the figure can rise to 400 million by 2025, says the World Allergy Organisation (WAO).

India penalises Israeli defence firm for contract breach

April 16, 2012 at 7:31 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) For the first time in its history, India has imposed a penalty on a foreign defence vendor for breach of contract in the establishment of ordnance factories for manufacturing bi-modular charges for the Indian Army's 155mm howitzers at Nalanda in Bihar.

Pakistani designers take back bagfuls of business - and memories

April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) They travelled from Pakistan to India with limited stock, and an aim to explore the fashion market. But designers from across the border, who participated in the Lifestyle Pakistan Expo here, packed up their bags with good business and fond memories of the nation.

Four Russian warships set to leave for China

April 15, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Moscow, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four Russian warships from the Pacific Fleet, as well as support vessels, warplanes, helicopters and naval infantry, will leave the country's Vladivostok city Sunday for a joint exercise with Chinese naval forces, said a spokesman for the fleet.

Labour contracted to make Olympic merchandise exploited at Indonesian sweatshops

April 14, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Jakarta, April 14 (ANI): Harassed workers are reportedly making Olympic merchandise in Indonesian sweatshops to be worn by British athletes and volunteers during the Games.

UN launches anti-human trafficking drive in Portugal

April 14, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Lisbon, April 14 (IANS) A United Nations' public awareness campaign against human trafficking has been launched in Portugal.

India's Pradeep Mehta on WTO panel

April 13, 2012 at 7:31 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation (WTO) said Friday it has appointed Pradeep S. Mehta, secretary general of Jaipur-based Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS), on a high-level panel set up to identify 21st century trade challenges.

India, China, Russia pitch for Afghan stability; back dialogue on Syria

April 13, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Moscow, April 13 (IANS) Building upon an understanding at the BRICS summit in New Delhi nearly a fortnight ago, India, Russia and China Friday called for continued international engagement to prevent Afghanistan from sliding back into becoming a safe haven for terrorists. They also underlined the need for resolving the Iranian nuclear issue and the Syrian crisis through dialogue.

'Inspire Awards' attract scientific talent in Manipur

April 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Imphal, Apr 13 (ANI): The first phase of exhibition for the central government run Inspire Awards program to promote the scientific talent of the youth saw the participation of over 150 students here in Imphal.

Rapid climate change putting Asia's rice production at risk

April 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Washington, April 13 (ANI): Rapid climate change and its potential to intensify droughts and floods could threaten Asia's rice production and pose a significant threat to millions of people across the region, leading climate specialists and agricultural scientists have warned.

Power doesn't always magnify personality

April 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Washington, April 13 (ANI): Abraham Lincoln had said, "If you want to test a man's character, give him power."

This time, Rongali Bihu to spread AIDS awareness

April 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Guwahati, April 13 (IANS) Rongali Bihu, the most popular festival of Assam that will be celebrated this weekend, will see some leading singers and performers help generate awareness about HIV/AIDS which has affected 14,000 people in the state.

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.

10 Russians found guilty of terrorism

April 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Moscow, April 12 (IANS) A group of 10 Russian teenagers were Thursday found guilty of terrorism, illegally making bombs, damaging property and humiliating people on the basis of race or nationality.

Odisha Govt. makes fresh appeal to Maoists for MLA's release

April 12, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 12 (ANI): Hours after the Maoists released Italian national Paolo Bosusco, the Odisha Government on Thursday evening made a fresh appeal to the ultras to release BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka from their captivity immediately unhurt and in good condition.

FIEO ties up with eBay, PayPal to boost exports

April 12, 2012 at 8:19 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) Thursday signed an agreement with e-commerce portal eBay and online payment provider PayPal to boost exports, said a top official.

Antony asks DPSUs to maintain transparency

April 12, 2012 at 7:07 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Stung by criticism that he had prior knowledge of complaints over irregularities in the army ordering Tatra trucks, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday issued a "stern warning" to defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs) and asked them to keep their dealings with clients and stake-holders "transparent."

'Punish Thane man for illegally possessing snakes'

April 11, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Thane, April 11 (IANS) An animal protection group Wednesday demanded action against a snake rescuer and trainer in Maharashtra's Thane district for what it called illegal possession of reptiles, one of whom bit a woman causing her death last week.

Pak to attend NATO summit focused on discussing 'Afghan endgame'

April 11, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): Pakistan has planned to attend a meeting convened by the North-Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in the US where world leaders will discuss the endgame in war-torn Afghanistan.

Feared Zimbabwean minister dubbed 'Crocodile' set to rule after Mugabe

April 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Harare, Apr 11 (ANI): Zimbabwean Defence Minister, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is nick named 'The Crocodile' for his ruthless reputation, is expected to take power in the country, even as officials denied reports that President Robert Mugabe was fighting for death in Singapore hospital.

Lord Coe pleads to 'self-indulgent' protestors not to wreck Olympic games

April 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM

London, Apr 11(ANI): Lord Coe, the chairman of the London Olympic's Organising Committee (LOCOG), has appealed to protestors not to mess up the London Olympics by unwisely protesting, as a university Boat Race demonstrator did to great effect on Saturday.

India, US to boost health cooperation

April 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Washington, April 11 (IANS) India and the US will strengthen cooperation in the area of public health by sharing information and best practices, identify and address policy concerns and establish new technologies.

Almost half of Brazilians overweight

April 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Rio de Janeiro, April 11 (IANS/EFE) More than 48 percent of Brazilians are overweight and 15.8 percent are obese, according to a study based on 2011 data that was released Tuesday by the health ministry.

Strategic bridge in Arunachal opened

April 10, 2012 at 8:19 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh has got its longest bridge - 720 meters long. It is strategically important for the Indian Army to move troops and equipment to the difficult terrain along the China border.

New automated tool could allow better and rapid diagnosis of TB

April 10, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): Up to 30 percent of the world's population is suffering from Tuberculosis (TB), but in several parts of the world, TB diagnosis still relies on insensitive, poorly standardized, and time-consuming methods.

Pallam Raju inaugurates BRO'S longest bridge in Arunachal

April 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Lohit, Apr 10 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju inaugurated the Border Roads Organisation's 720-meters-long bridge at a function in Arunachal Pradesh's Lohit District on Monday.

Lifestyle Pakistan aims at direct India-Pakistan trade

April 10, 2012 at 6:18 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) From clothing and home furnishings to delicious Pakistani delicacies - the capital will get to enjoy all this and more at the first Lifestyle Pakistan exhibition which starts at the Pragati Maidan here Thursday. It aims to open up direct trade between the two nations.

China should show kindness to neighbours: Daily

April 10, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Beijing, April 10 (IANS) Arguing that China's economic rise is good for the world, a Chinese commentary said Tuesday that Beijing must "show more kindness" to neighbouring countries worried about its strength.

India, Qatar joins hands in oil and gas field

April 10, 2012 at 1:49 PM

India and Qatar signed up many important agreements in various areas including an overarching pact on cooperation in oil and gas exploration.

China back to trade surplus

April 10, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Beijing, April 10 (IANS) China swung back to trade surplus in March from February's deficit of $31.48 billion, posting a $670 million trade surplus in the first quarter, authorities said Tuesday.

Castro pokes fun at Obama's summit outfit

April 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Havana, April 10 (IANS/EFE) Fidel Castro poked fun at US President Barack Obama's plans to sport a guayabera - a tropical shirt that is Cuba's official garment - during this week's Summit of the Americas in Colombia where the Communist-ruled island will not be represented.

Tech groups ask India to revisit market access rules

April 9, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Washington, April 9 (IANS) A number of global technology and business groups want India to reconsider its new rules on government-purchased technology, suggesting they would be at odds with New Delhi's World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations.

Assam's one-horned rhino population rises by 250

April 9, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) A census of one-horned rhinos at the renowned Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam recorded an increase of almost 250 animals over a three-year period.

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.

More than 100 Pak exhibitors to showcase their talent in Delhi

April 9, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Karachi, Apr 9 (ANI): The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) held a press conference in Karachi on Friday to announce the country's first mega lifestyle exhibition, Lifestyle Pakistan, in New Delhi, India.

New ISRO centre to control spy satellite launch

April 9, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Chennai, April 9 (IANS) The Indian rocket that will carry the 1,850 kg indigenous surveillance satellite - Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) - to the skies this month will be controlled by the new mission control centre at Sriharikota, said a senior official of Indian space agency ISRO.

China sets up rare earth association to streamline sector's development

April 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Beijing, April 9 (ANI): China has reportedly set up a rare earth association in order to streamline the sector's development.

'Iran will not stop high-grade uranium enrichment'

April 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Tehran, April 8 (IANS) Iran will not stop high-grade uranium enrichment and it will also not close down the Fordo nuclear site, the country's nuclear chief told ISNA news agency Sunday.

Post 26/11, a chronicle of India-Pakistan meetings

April 8, 2012 at 4:10 PM

A chronology of key meetings between Indian and Pakistani leaders after the Nov 26, 2008 Mumbai terror carnage that caused a nearly two-year long deep freeze in the ties between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

After talks with Zardari, Manmohan says 'very happy to visit Pakistan' (Afternoon Lead)

April 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) India and Pakistan moved a step closer to their "common desire" of normalising relations after a businesslike lunch and talks between visiting Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Sunday. The two leaders discussed the entire gamut of bilateral issues before Manmohan Singh announced he would be "very happy" to visit Pakistan.

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