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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.

Chinese authorities close over 500 microblog accounts in anti-porn campaign

May 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Beijing, May 2 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese authorities shut down 535 microblog accounts over the past week due to the alleged dissemination of pornographic and lewd content, the State Internet Information Office (SIIO) said Wednesday.

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110 criminal cases against IAS officers

May 2, 2012 at 8:38 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) As many as 110 cases against 122 officers of the rank of joint secretary and above have been registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the last five years, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

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.

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.

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.

PM announces Rs.2 lakh for Assam boat accident victims

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday announced compensation of Rs.200,000 each for the next of kin of deceased in the Assam boat accident that has left nearly 70 people dead and 150 missing.

UN chief meets Aung San Suu Kyi for first time

May 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Yangon (Myanmar), May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's National League for Democrcy (NLD), for the first time at her lakeside residence here Tuesday, the last day of Ban's three-day offical visit to the country.

Heat wave leaves Hyderabad residents distressed

May 1, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Hyderabad, May 1 (ANI): Residents of Andhra Pradesh capital Hyderabad are in the grip of a heat wave, and many of them have said that they are forced to stay indoors to avoid the scorching sun.

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.

Pakistan needs $840 mn for rehabilitation: UN

April 29, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan needs around $840 million to meet the requirements of 7.2 million people affected by floods and insecurity, the UN said Sunday.

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.

Beijing auto show models denounced over attires

April 29, 2012 at 6:50 AM

Beijing, April 29 (IANS) Authorities in Beijing have issued a "serious reprimand" for an ongoing car exhibition which has stirred controversy for its scantily-clad models, Xinhua reported.

Russian prosecutors find 3,000 poll violations

April 28, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 3,000 violations were committed during the recent parliamentary and presidential polls in Russia, the Prosecutor General's Office said in a report issued Saturday.

42 Chinese websites shut for blackmail

April 28, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Beijing, April 28 (IANS) As many as 42 websites in China have been closed down for their involvement in cases of blackmail that saw them pose as accredited journalists capable of disclosing their victims' "negative information", said authorities.

Almost half of Cuba's foreign visitors are Canadians

April 28, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Havana, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Just over 48 percent of foreign tourists who visited Cuba in the first quarter of 2012 came from Canada, according to figures released Friday by the National Statistics Office, or ONE.

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.

Having kids 'may not make us happier but gives more meaning to our lives'

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): Having children brings an increased sense of meaning into people's lives, a new survey has revealed.

UK Metropolitan Police officer arrested for racial abuse

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

London, April 27 (ANI): A Metropolitan Police officer in Britain has been arrested on alleged charges of racial abuse.

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.

Chronic cocaine use may accelerate aging of brain

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Washington, April 25(ANI): Brains of chronic users age dramatically faster than their non-drug-using peers, say scientists.

India to launch satellite to monitor border

April 25, 2012 at 6:21 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India proposes to launch Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) with cloud penetrating capability for imaging various parts of the country, including border areas, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

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.

Facebook, Twitter should be monitored: ex-British spy

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

London, April 25 (IANS) Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter should be monitored to prevent their misuse by paedophiles and terrorists, a former British spy chief has said.

'Fear of internet surveillance may have "chilling effect" on use of social media'

April 24, 2012 at 4:04 PM

London, Apr 24(ANI): Fear of the state surveillance of the Internet can have a "chilling effect" on the use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, a former Whitehall intelligence chief has warned.

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.

Crime is one of world's top 20 economies: UN official

April 24, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Washington, April 24 (ANI): The criminal business is one of the top 20 economies in the world, a senior United Nations official has said.

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.

Crime is one of world's top 20 economies: UN official

April 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Washington, April 24 (ANI): The criminal business is one of the top 20 economies in the world, a senior United Nations official has said.

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.

Britain's consumer spending slows in March

April 24, 2012 at 6:44 AM

London, April 24 (IANS) British consumer spending power continued to slow in March, dropping by 1.1 percent compared to a year earlier reaching the lowest level since February 2011, Lloyds TSB bank said in a report Monday.

Differences on Lokpal bill narrowed down: Government

April 23, 2012 at 4:36 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Stating that differences on the Lokpal bill have been narrowed down, the government Monday said it is trying to build consensus on major issues ahead of bringing the bill before parliament again.

Men `to outlive women` as better habits boost health

April 23, 2012 at 11:16 AM

London, Apr 23 (ANI): Men ditching unhealthy lifestyles may soon be able to live longer than women or have the same life expectancy as females for the first time since records began, a new study has revealed.

Office boredom drives men to flirt

April 22, 2012 at 3:32 PM

London, April 22 (IANS) Office boredom rather than sparks of passion drives men to flirt with female colleagues, says a Surrey University study based on a survey of 200 people.

China jails 24 for copyright infringement

April 22, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Beijing, April 22 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese authorities have jailed 24 persons in eight newly concluded cases involving copyright tort, among which seven were related to production and selling of pirated disks, according to a statement from the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publication (NOAPIP)on Saturday.

Scientists locate malaria parasites' Achilles heal

April 22, 2012 at 1:33 PM

London, April 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key protein common to malaria parasites, opening the way to more effective vaccines or drugs against the life-threatening infections caused by the micro-organisms.

Another 'Al Qaeda linked' hate cleric uses human rights act to avoid deportation from UK

April 22, 2012 at 1:09 PM

London, Apr 22 (ANI): An Iraqi Muslim cleric suspected of being linked to Al Qaeda and radicalising young Britons is the second hate preacher who has used the Human Rights Act to continue to live in the UK, despite government efforts to deport him.

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.

Taliban still controls major part of territory manned by Oz troops

April 22, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Sydney, Apr 22 (ANI): The Taliban still controls nearly half of Afghanistan's 34 provinces where some Australian troops are present, and remains an 'ever present threat' for these forces, a government report has claimed.

13 shot dead inside bar in Mexico

April 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), April 22 (IANS/EFE) At least 13 people were gunned down and four wounded in an attack by suspected cartel gunmen at a bar in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua, authorities said.

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.

Basketball Wives' Jennifer Williams sues Nia Crooks for slapping her

April 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): 'Basketball Wives' star Nia Crooks has been charged with misdemeanour battery for slapping Jennifer Williams in the face.

Al-Qaeda linked terror group threatens to attack UK if hate cleric Abu Qatada is deported

April 21, 2012 at 12:21 PM

London, Apr 21 (ANI): An Al-Qaeda linked Islamist terror group has threatened to launch a wave of attacks against Britain if it deports radical cleric Abu Qatada.

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.

Microsoft quarterly profits beat expectations as Windows sales rise by four percent

April 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20(ANI): Microsoft's profits in the three months till the end of March have dropped slightly but the results still beat analysts' expectations after a surprise rise in sales of its Windows operating system.

Microsoft quarterly earnings top estimates

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Microsoft Thursday reported a modest revenue increase and profit decline in its quarterly earnings with numbers still topping analysts' estimates.

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.

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.

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.........

Chinese expert calls Internet 'biggest killer' of copyright protection

April 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Beijing, Apr 18 (ANI): The Internet has now become the greatest 'killer' of copyright protection, an official working with a firm formed to safeguard Chinese writers' copyrights online, has said.

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.

Microsoft unveils three Windows 8 versions

April 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Software giant Microsoft has announced three different editions of its upcoming operating system Windows 8.

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.

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.

Salman Bashir is new Pakistani envoy to India

April 14, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday formally announced the appointment of Salman Bashir as its new high commissioner to India.

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.

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.

ISB signs MoU to offer executive education in Pakistan

April 13, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Hyderabad, April 13 (IANS) In the first such tie-up, the Indian School of Business (ISB), one of the top business schools in the world, Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, to provide executive education in Pakistan.

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.

Britain makes it tough for Pakistani students

April 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM

London, April 13 (IANS) Britain has decided to make it tough for Pakistani students to step on the English soil, following a pilot scheme finding as many as four in ten applicants may be bogus.

Pak students face tough Brit visa tests as 40 percent applicants could be bogus

April 13, 2012 at 10:59 AM

London, Apr 13 (ANI): Britain will have tough visa tests for Pakistani students wanting to come to the country after a pilot scheme found that as many as four in ten applicants may be bogus.

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.

Rs.8,000 crore earmarked for ports expansion

April 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government Thursday said it had awarded contracts worth Rs.8,000 crore for expansion of three ports -- Mumbai, Kandla and Visakhapatnam.

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.

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