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IPPCI honours Public Relation Officers with Media Ratan Award

September 7, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Indraprastha Press Club of India had organised Indraprastha Media Ratan Awards Ceremony 2014 today at the Constitution Club, New Delhi.

1 in 7 think end of the world is near

May 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Johannesburg, May 2 (ANI): Nearly 15 percent of people worldwide believe the world will end during their lifetime and 10 percent think the Mayan calendar could signify it will happen in 2012.

Garbage to be off Goa's beaches by September

May 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Panaji, May 2 (IANS) Plastic, waste and other forms of garbage will be off Goa's beaches by September, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday.

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Twitter chief Dick Costolo says 'IPO still long way off'

May 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has said that the micro blogging site's Initial Public Offering is 'still a long way off' and that the firm does not see any need or urgency to even think about it at this point of time.

Indian American appointed to key Pentagon post

May 2, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Washington, May 2 (IANS) Indian American Vikram J. Singh has been appointed to a key Pentagon position to take care of South and Southeast Asia, it was announced here.

Prenatal exposure to insecticide chlorpyrifos may alter infants' brain structure

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): A new brain imaging study has revealed that even low to moderate levels of exposure to the insecticide chlorpyrifos during pregnancy may lead to long-term, potentially irreversible changes in the brain structure of the child.he changes in brain structure are consistent with cognitive deficits found in children exposed to this chemical.

British aid worker's murder highlights growing risks of running projects in strife-torn areas

May 1, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Islamabad, May 1(ANI): The murder of a kidnapped British humanitarian worker in Pakistan has raised concerns in the aid community about the growing risks of running projects in the most conflict-ridden areas of the country.

Israeli PM's father passes away

April 30, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Tel Aviv, April 30 (IANS) Ben-Zion Netanyahu, father of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Monday passed away at his Jerusalem home at the age of 102.

Thousands protest in Spain to defend health care, education

April 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Madrid, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people turned out Sunday in cities all over Spain to defend health care and education and to express their rejection of the government's plans to cut 10 billion euros ($13.3 billion) in financing for both public services to fulfil its goals for reducing the deficit.

How did British PM's ex-girlfriend become a nun?

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

London, April 29 (IANS) A former girlfriend of British Prime Minister David Cameron, who met her as a Conservative Party worker in the 1990s, left politics and worked in advertising but took to drinking and addiction before finally becoming a nun in the US.

Wedding ring lost down drain found 2 years later

April 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Melbourne, Apr 29 (ANI): A Boston woman who lost her wedding ring nearly two years ago was unexpectedly reunited with her ring on Friday after sewer workers found the bling in a drain and made it their mission to locate its rightful owner.

Rats have best bite of rodent world: Study

April 29, 2012 at 1:14 PM

London, April 29 (IANS) Mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more successfully than rodents that 'specialise' in one or other of these biting mechanisms, a new study reveals.

29 hurt in four bombings in Ukraine

April 27, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 29 people, including nine children, were injured Friday in four successive bomb attacks in Ukraine's Dnepropetrovsk city, the government said.

Medvedev sacks Russian Air Force commander

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has sacked Air Force Commander Colonel-General Alexander Zelin and dismissed him from military service, the Kremlin said Friday.

Oz opposition leader Abbott to push for more overseas skilled workers

April 27, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Sydney, Apr 27 (ANI): Australian Leader of Opposition party in Australia, Tony Abbott will use a speech in Melbourne on Friday to push for attracting more overseas skilled workers.

Prenatal exposure to smoking may up autism risk in kids

April 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Washington, April 27 (ANI): Children born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have high-functioning autism, such as Asperger's Disorder, preliminary findings from a study has revealed.

Mexico probes Wal-Mart bribery allegations

April 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Mexico City, April 27 (IANS/EFE) Investigators are looking into allegations that US retail giant Wal-Mart's unit in Mexico paid bribes to officials to speed the opening of stores during its expansion push in the country in the past decade, the Mexican government said.

WHO's tobacco control policy could save millions of lives

April 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Washington, April 26 (ANI): Immediate application of the World Health Organization smoking reduction policy- increasing cigarette prices- could prevent millions of smoking-related deaths by 2030, say University of Michigan researchers.

UK economy plunges into double-dip recession

April 26, 2012 at 1:39 PM

London, Apr 26(ANI): The United Kingdom has slipped into a double-dip recession, a first official estimate of economic growth has shown.

Police deny torturing China's former soccer chief

April 26, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Shengyang (Liaoning Province), April 26 (IANS) Chinese police have denied a claim by the country's former soccer head Xie Yalong that he was tortured into confessing to bribe-taking.

PM congratulates scientists on successful launch of RISAT-1

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday congratulated Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists for the successful launch of the Radar Imaging Satellite-1 (RISAT-1) from Sriharikota island in Andhra Pradesh.

Facebook IPO could be delayed till June due to recent acquisitions

April 26, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Facebook's much anticipated Initial Public Offering, which reportedly had been expected to be completed in mid-May, could be delayed until mid-June due to the additional disclosure required after a recent string of deals.

China to issue more green cards to woo overseas talent

April 25, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Beijing, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): China will issue more green cards and ease restrictions for visa-free entry to encourage more talented individuals from overseas to work in the country, a senior security official said Wednesday.

China probes 20,000 cases of illegal entry, employment in 2011

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Beijing, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): Police last year investigated more than 20,000 incidents in which foreigners illegally entered, lived or worked in China, a senior police officer said Wednesday.

Chinese prison funding no longer relies on enterprises: Official

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Beijing, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): The profits of prison-run enterprises no longer act as the primary financial source for Chinese prisons, Minister of Justice Wu Aiying said Wednesday.

Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile

April 25, 2012 at 11:20 AM

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

Journalist slain in Brazil

April 25, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Rio de Janeiro, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian political reporter and blogger Decio Sa was gunned down at a bar in Sao Luis, capital of the northern state of Maranhao, police said Tuesday.

R and A chief Dawson slams Woods' behavior at Augusta National

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Washington, Apr 24(ANI): Peter Dawson, Chief Executive, Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, has blasted ace golfer Tiger Woods for his disgraceful antics at Augusta National earlier this month.

Facebook claims to have 901 million users

April 24, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Washington, Apr 24(ANI): Facebook has said it has 901 million users and is likely that it pass the one billion user mark well before the end of this year.

Facebook claims to have 901 million users

April 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Washington, Apr 24(ANI): Facebook has said it has 901 million users and is likely that it pass the one billion user mark well before the end of this year.

Volcano erupts in Indonesia

April 24, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Jakarta, April 24 (IANS) Mount Lokon in Indonesia's North Sulawesi province erupted Tuesday, an official said here.

Forget 'likes', engaging Gen Y is key to Facebook success

April 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): The number of fans or "likes" an organisation's Facebook page has may not be a precise indicator of success.

Court order on plea against army chief April 26

April 21, 2012 at 9:49 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday reserved for April 26 its order on a defamation case filed by Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh against army chief Gen V.K. Singh, who has accused him of bribery.

World Heart Federation gets first ever Indian president

April 21, 2012 at 5:09 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Heart Federation (WHF), a global NGO dedicated to prevention of heart diseases in low- and middle-income countries, elected its first ever Indian president, a federation statement said Saturday.

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.

Public Distribution System to be computerised

April 20, 2012 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The food and public distribution department has signed an agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to scale up computerization of the targeted public distribution system (TPDS) in the country.

National Insurance assessing loss in AMRI fire

April 19, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Public sector National Insurance Company (NIC) Thursday said it is in the process of inspecting and assessing the claim for the damage caused due to a massive fire at AMRI Hospital that claimed 94 lives last December.

Thomas calls for updating laws to check misleading advertisements

April 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution K.V. Thomas has said that there is an urgent need to update laws and improve enforcement to protect consumers from misleading advertisements as despite several provisions, false and misleading advertisements continue to exploit consumers and now have a wider canvas.

Flesh eating helped humans spread globally

April 19, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Stockholm, April 19 (IANS) When early humans turned flesh eaters, the diet allowed women to wean babies earlier and have more children, culminating in the species' global spread, a study reveals.

Positive outlook keeps heart healthy

April 18, 2012 at 8:21 PM

London, April 18 (IANS) Optimistic people are up to 50 percent less likely to suffer a coronary or a stroke, American researchers say.

60% Wikipedia entries have factual errors, latest research says

April 18, 2012 at 7:53 PM

If you are extremely internet savvy and always believe on web for accessing information regarding any business or company, may face chagrin any time especially in group discussion and interviews as 60% of data entries in World's biggest online encyclopedia have factual errors, a latest study on the this topic has warned it.........

Hillary Clinton wins 57 pct votes for 2016 presidential poll

April 18, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Washington, April 18 (ANI): United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has received 57 percent against Vice President Joe Biden 14 percent for the 2016 elections, according to a new survey.

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.

Consumer price inflation rises to 9.47 percent

April 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Inflation based on consumer prices rose to 9.47 percent in March as compared to 8.83 percent in the previous month, led by sharp increase in food prices, government data showed Wednesday.

Wikipedia entries full of factual errors, says researcher

April 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Washington, April 18 (IANS) Sixty percent of Wikipedia articles about companies contain factual errors, according to a new research, which warned people not to rely on the website for accurate and balanced information.

Many Wikipedia entries contain factual errors

April 18, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Washington, April 18 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that sixty percent of Wikipedia articles about companies contain factual errors.

Positive feelings may help keep your heart healthy

April 18, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Washington, April 18 (ANI): Positive psychological characteristics such as optimism, life satisfaction, and happiness appear to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events, a new study has found.

Kurt Cobain worked on full solo album before suicide, says Eric Erlandson

April 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Wellington, Apr 17 (ANI): Former 'Hole' guitarist Eric Erlandson has claimed that 'Nirvana' frontman Kurt Cobain was working towards recording a solo album before he killed himself in 1994.

Women in red a real turn off for men

April 17, 2012 at 4:38 PM

London, April 17 (IANS) Popular perception equates red with women's sexual allure, but the colour may actually act as a turn-off for most males, says a study.

British mothers are now compelled to work

April 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM

London, April 17 (IANS) As their families struggle to make ends meet, several British mothers are being forced to return to work, according to Britain's employment minister Chris Grayling.

Coal India to ink fuel supply pact before April 20

April 16, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Bringing relief to the country's power sector, Public sector Coal India Limited (CIL) Monday said it would sign a Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA) with power companies before April 20.

Coal India to ink fuel supply pact April 20

April 16, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Public sector Coal India Limited (CIL) will sign a fuel supply agreement (FSA) with power companies by April 20, a top official said Monday.

Traditional Chinese medicines carry toxic compounds

April 16, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Sydney, April 16 (IANS) Traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) also carry potentially lethal plant ingredients, allergens and traces of endangered species, according to a new research, which warned the consumers to be aware of health safety issues before adopting these as a treatment option.

Air pollution and tuberculosis susceptibility 'may be connected'

April 15, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined a possible link between exposure to a common component of urban air pollution and a change in the function of important immune cells that protect against the bacteria that cause tuberculosis.

Pak rules out foul play by India regarding Siachen avanlanche

April 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Rawalpindi, Apr 15(ANI): The Pakistan's military has rejected reports of a foul play by India regarding the last week's deadly avalanche.

Anonymous plans to hack UK intelligence agency's website

April 15, 2012 at 11:31 AM

London, Apr 15 (ANI): Notorious Internet hacking group Anonymous issued a warning that they had planned to take down the website of the UK intelligence agency, Government Communications Headquarters (GHCQ).

Obama's Secret Service agents accused of misconduct

April 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Washington, April 14 (IANS) A dozen US Secret Service agents accompanying President Barack Obama on a visit to Colombia's Cartagena city for a summit were sent home for alleged misconduct that involved prostitutes, media reports said.

Chinese city to sell off 1,400 cars

April 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Beijing, April 14 (IANS) The local government of a city in eastern China will auction 1,400 cars used by government officials as part of a reform measure.

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.

2G: Supreme Court issues notice on review petition

April 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to petitioners Centre for Public Interest Litigation and Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on the government's plea seeking a review of its verdict cancelling 122 2G licences and holding that an auction was the only route for disposing of natural resources.

Public and private sectors must work together for sustainable nation: President Patil

April 13, 2012 at 4:04 PM

New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today called for public sector and the private sector to work together for a truly sustainable and inclusive nation.

Salmonella bugs could prevent food poisoning

April 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Washington, April 13 (IANS) The discovery of a "hypervirulent" Salmonella strain could help potentially prevent food poisoning outbreaks, a study reveals.

Soon, vending machine that asks for hugs in return for a can of Coke

April 13, 2012 at 1:40 PM

London, Apr 13 (ANI): Coca-Cola has come up with a very innovative and attention-grabbing publicity stunt in Singapore - a vending machine which gives out free cans of Coke in return for hugs.

Spanish government to set up stolen babies database

April 13, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Madrid, April 13 (IANS/EFE) Following a wave of allegations of illegal adoptions, Spain's government pledged Thursday to set up a database of infants who may have been stolen during the 1939-1975 Franco dictatorship and beyond.

NDA gets an Army Public School

April 12, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Pune, April 12 (IANS) India's premier military training establishment, the National Defence Academy (NDA) here, Thursday announced that it has upgraded its NDA English School into an Army Public School, an officer said.

Government purchases to be made more transparent

April 12, 2012 at 4:43 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved a bill to ensure greater transparency and accountability in government purchases.

India's industrial output grows by 4.1 percent in February

April 12, 2012 at 3:31 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by lower than expected 4.1 percent in February, led by 8 percent expansion in electricity production, official data showed Thursday.

Dozens of youths under age 20 die from work-related injuries each year

April 12, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Washington, April 12 (ANI): Researchers have called for better safety standards for young workers, who are vulnerable to work-related injuries.

23 die in China accident

April 12, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Beijing, April 12 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck in central China's Anhui province Thursday, police said.

Stop fungal disease in crops, feed 600 million

April 12, 2012 at 10:43 AM

London, April 12 (IANS) Stemming fungal diseases in the world's five most important crops could feed more than 600 million people, according to a new study.

Mexican government expects economy to grow in 2013

April 12, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Mexico City, April 12 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow 3.8 percent in 2013, with inflation running at 3 percent, the budget deficit at 2 percent and a negative balance of payments, authorities said, citing a report from the Finance and Public Credit Secretariat.

Tunnels dug to reach Pakistan avalanche victims

April 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) Rescuers are digging two tunnels to reach the 139 Pakistani soldiers and civilians who are stuck in thick ice following an avalanche that swept through their camp in Siachen glacier.

Dental X-rays up brain tumour risk 5-fold

April 10, 2012 at 8:13 PM

London, April 10 (ANI): Dental patients who received frequent X-rays were up to five times more likely to be diagnosed with meningioma, the most common type of brain tumour, a major study has found.

Rs.4.75 lakh course for aspiring women politicians

April 10, 2012 at 6:02 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) An NGO Tuesday launched a certificate course in political leadership for women, aiming to create a pool of confident and successful law makers. The 10-week programme would cost Rs.4.75 lakh.

Britain's Olympic athletes warned over 'deceptive' advertising on Twitter

April 10, 2012 at 5:32 PM

London, April 10 (ANI): Britain's Olympic athletes have been warned to stop advertising products by various sponsors on social networks like Twitter.

Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela

April 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Caracas, April 10 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan authorities confirmed Monday that they are investigating the abduction of a Costa Rican diplomat in Caracas.

Philippine population reaches 92.34 million

April 10, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Manila, April 10 (IANS) The Philippine population grew at a slower pace to reach 92.34 million, according to the country's latest census report.

Pilot killed as Bangladesh Air Force trainer crashes

April 8, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Dhaka, April 8 (IANS) A pilot was killed and his colleague suffered minor injuries after a training aircraft of the Bangladesh Air Force crashed in the country's Tangail district Sunday afternoon.

Women may not hesitate marrying low income men

April 8, 2012 at 8:57 PM

London, April 8 (IANS) A British study has found men with low incomes are likely to be preferred by many present-day women following their changing aspirations in life.

Pilot hurt as Bangladesh Air Force trainer crashes

April 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Dhaka, April 8 (IANS) A trainer aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force crashed Sunday in the country's central Tangail district, injuring one of the two pilots on board.

Skipping breakfast could cause diabetes in men

April 7, 2012 at 9:45 PM

London, April 7 (IANS) If you happen to be one of those who doesn't mind avoiding breakfast, watch out. For scientists have found that men regularly skipping their morning meal are more likely to develop diabetes.

Men who regularly skip breakfast likelier to develop diabetes

April 7, 2012 at 3:21 PM

London, April 7 (ANI): Missing out on breakfast increases a man's chances of getting diabetes by more than 20 per cent, compared with men who routinely eat when they get up, scientists have warned.

ONGC hopes for early help from government over crude oil cess hike

April 7, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Vadodara, Apr 7 (ANI): Chairman and Managing Director of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Sudhir Vasudeva is hoping for an early bail out by the Central Government in the wake of a hike in cess on the domestic production of crude oil.

Facebook selects Nasdaq over NYSE for listing Initial Public Offering shares

April 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Washington, Apr 6(ANI): Facebook plans to list its shares on the tech-heavy Nasdaq stock market that can be regarded as a setback to the rival New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which had fought hard for the listing.

China publishes names of six terrorists

April 6, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Beijing, April 6 (IANS) The Chinese police have published a list of six terrorists and decided to freeze their funds and assets in the first move of its kind since an anti-terror law legally defining terrorists was adopted last year.

70 percent Russians never left ex-Soviet Union

April 6, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than two-thirds of the Russian population -- 70 percent -- has never been to countries outside the former Soviet Union, independent pollster Levada has found.

Turkish club's chairman arrested for fraud

April 5, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Ankara, April 5 (IANS) A Turkish court Thursday ordered the arrest of 15 officials from the football club Gaziantepspor, including the club's chairman, on charges of fraud.

Lalu Yadav demands CBI probe into CAG report on Bihar

April 5, 2012 at 3:37 PM

New Delhi, Apr 5 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe over findings of a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report that claims that huge sums of money have been misused in Bihar.

Gun smuggling in China via express delivery, internet

April 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Beijing, April 5 (IANS) Authorities in China say arms traffickers are opting for internet and express delivery networks to smuggle contraband into the country following stricter police vigilance at border checkpoints.

Chandy announces sops for the physically challenged

April 4, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 4 (IANS) More government jobs, free three-wheelers and easy accessibility for physically challenged people in Kerala are the latest sops that the Kerala government under Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced Wednesday.

World's quietest room absorbs all sound

April 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Washington, April 4 (IANS) The Anechoic Chamber in the US is the world's quietest room where sound doesn't bounce off the walls the way it does in a regular room.

2G case: SC begins hearing for both petitions

April 4, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Today Supreme Court started hearing the two petitions filed against investigation of involvement of Home Minister P. Chidambaram

Russian charged with selling classified maps to US

April 4, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Moscow, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A former Russian serviceman has been charged with selling classified maps of Russia to the US Defense Department.

Three million urban poor to get shelters

April 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Focussing on the lack of a policy for around three million urban homeless, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has asked the government to build shelters for them in all cities and towns in the 12th Five Year Plan period from 2012-13 to 2016-17.

China arrests over 100 suspects for making new-type 'gutter oil'

April 3, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Beijing, Apr 3 (ANI): Chinese police has reportedly arrested over 100 suspects for making a new type of 'gutter oil' by mixing dumped animal fat into edible oil.

Connecting global youth to support change

April 2, 2012 at 11:17 AM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Two of the largest networks from emerging nations with socialist tilts - the Youth Time and the World Public Forum - have forged a link with India's youth. With help from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), they have set up an "India Youth Forum".

Pak beauty queen Hasnain may not face trial in US in alleged mortgage scam

April 1, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Washington, Apr 1(ANI): Former Mrs. Pakistan Saman Hasnain, who has been charged with scamming dozens of California families, is likely to stay in the United States with her husband, without facing a trial because Pakistan has no extradition treaty with the US.

Facebook valued at $102.8 bln in last stock auction before IPO

March 31, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Facebook has been valued at 102.8 billion dollars in the last auction of its stock before the social-networking company's Initial Public Offering (IPO).

16 Chinese websites closed, six detained for spreading rumours

March 30, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Beijing, March 30 (IANS) Chinese authorities closed 16 websites and detained six people responsible for "fabricating or disseminating online rumors," the State Internet Information Office (SIIO) and Beijing police said Friday.

Swine flu shot may increase sleeping disorder

March 29, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Children administered with vaccine for the pandemic H1N1 swine flu shot were 13 times more susceptible to develop narcolepsy with symptoms like excessive sleepiness - even in the day.

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