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China's non-manufacturing sector slows in April

May 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Beijing, May 3 (IANS) China's non-manufacturing sector continued to expand in April, although at a slower pace, authorities said Thursday.

Russian warships return home after joint exercise with China

May 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Vladivostok (Russia), May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): The second batch of Russia's Pacific Fleet warships returned to Vladivostok on Thursday after participating in a joint naval exercise with China in the Yellow Sea.

Pakistan daily fears UN sanctions over `strategic assets'

May 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Any further attempt on Pakistan's part to preserve its "so-called strategic assets" would further isolate the country and might even invite UN sanctions, warned a Pakistani daily Thursday.


Chavan applies balm to angry realtors

May 2, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) A week after the powerful realty industry's sharp criticism of the Maharashtra government for "inaction and policy paralysis", Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan attempted to soothe their ruffled feathers, a top industry official said here Wednesday.

Government offers assistance to Delhi Milk Scheme

May 2, 2012 at 7:50 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday decided to assist Delhi Milk Scheme (DMS) in extending the reach of its products in the national capital.

Government will facilitate Milk to unreserved localities: Dikshit

May 2, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Delhi Government has decided to offer assistance in extension of Delhi Milk Scheme's products reach in the Capital City.

Garlic compound better controls food-borne bacteria than antibiotics

May 2, 2012 at 4:43 PM

There is good news for those who believe in herbal therapy. Researchers at Washington State University have observed that a compound in garlic is 100 times more powerful than two most commonly used antibiotics at fighting the Campylobacter bacterium, a bacterium that is linked with intestinal illness,

Arrested terror suspects in UK said to be involved in plot to finance Al Qaeda in Somalia

May 2, 2012 at 2:42 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): British law enforcement officials have said that the seven terror suspects arrested on Tuesday, were allegedly involved in a plot to finance an Al Qaeda group using drug money.

Garlic compound kills food-borne bacteria better than antibiotics

May 2, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): A compound in garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting the Campylobacter bacterium, one of the most common causes of intestinal illness, researchers at Washington State University have found.

US war effort being hampered by military equipment for Afghan army stranded in Pak'

May 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Thousands of tons of American military equipment intended for the Afghan army and police forces is stranded in Pakistan, as Islamabad refuses to reopen ground supply routes for NATO convoys despite increasing pressure from Washington, according to a new Pentagon report.

Delhi hospital launches helpline for strokes

May 1, 2012 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) With the number of strokes on the rise, Delhi's Fortis hospital Tuesday launched a toll-free helpline for victims.

Wind turbine produces water out of thin air

May 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM

London, May 1 (IANS) Imagine wind turbines that conjure drinking water out of thin air and how they could help developing countries overcome their water scarcity.

Iran n-plant supplies 940 MW electricity

April 30, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Tehran, April 30 (IANS) Iran's national grid Monday received 940 megawatts of electricity from the country's Bushehr nuclear power plant.

Chinese scientists turn kitchen waste into fuel

April 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Hangzhou, Apr 30 (Xinhua-ANI): Researchers in east China's Zhejiang Province are working on a project that aims to convert kitchen waste into biofuel.

Now, Ekta Kapoor in front of the camera

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) After becoming a successful producer, Ekta Kapoor faces the camera for the first time for her media school.

'Unbridled' Saeed again publicly spews anti-India, US venom

April 30, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Islamabad, Apr 30(ANI): Jamaat-ud- Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has blamed both the United States and India for the recent sectarian unrest in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B).

Bangaru Laxman quits BJP national executive committee

April 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman, who was sentenced to a four-year jail term on charges of corruption, resigned from the party's national executive committee on Monday.

Four-year prison sentence for ex-BJP chief Laxman insufficient: Hazare

April 30, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Ralegan Siddhi, Apr 30 (AN): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare has said the four-year prison sentence given to former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Bangaru Laxman on charges of bribery is to feeble to strike fear in the hearts of all corrupt politicians.

Why men risk their jobs to buy sex

April 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that men visit prostitutes for a variety of reasons, many of which vary by culture.

Pak-US yet to mend even a year after Obama's killing

April 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Washington, Apr 29(ANI): Relations between Pakistan and the United States are yet to mend after one year after the killing of former Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.

Maruti Suzuki's Q4 net profit down three percent

April 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Passenger car major Maruti Suzuki Saturday reported a decline of three percent in its net profit which stood at Rs.639.8 crore for the fourth quarter of 2011-12 and also said its total diesel engine production will reach four lakh this year.

Haryana university to generate own power

April 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) To meet its requirement of electricity for laboratories and class rooms and ensure uninterrupted supply, a university in Haryana plans to generate 500 KW electricity through solar devices installed on its buildings, its vice chancellor said Saturday.

British hospitals running out of vital drugs: Indian-origin MP

April 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM

London, April 28 (IANS) At least 19 health trusts in Britain have written to the department of health warning it of shortage of vital medicines to treat high blood pressure, asthma and Parkinson's disease, Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz has found.

Bangaru Laxman gets four years' jail for bribery

April 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday awarded four years' rigorous imprisonment to former Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman for accepting a bribe from a fake arms dealer in an 11-year-old graft case. Laxman announced he would appeal his conviction.

Akhilesh's laptop, tablet poll sop to materialise soon

April 28, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) Taking a step towards providing free laptops and tablets to students who have passed class X and XII, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has formed a committee to oversee their purchase and subsequent implementation of his Samajwadi Party's poll promise.

Bangaru Laxman sentenced; Congress asks BJP for introspection

April 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Hours after former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Bangaru Laxman was sentenced on Saturday to four years in jail for taking a bribe of Rs. one lakh in a fictitious arms deal case 11 years ago, the ruling Congress Party on Saturday hit out at the main opposition, saying it is high time for them to rethink about their organization.

Bangaru Laxman sentenced 4-years jail term in fake arm deal case

April 28, 2012 at 3:53 PM

A special CBI court in Delhi on Saturday sentenced former BJP president Bangaru Laxman to four years jail term in the connection of fake arms deal case in which he was found guilty for accepting a bribe of Rs.1 lakh as being BJP president.....................

Bangaru Laxman sentenced to four years in fake arms deal case (Update)

April 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Bangaru Laxman was on Saturday sentenced to four years imprisonment and fined Rs. one lakh in connection with the fictitious arms deal case.

US-Pak patch-up talks fail over refusal by US to apologise for deadly NATO attack

April 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Islamabad, Apr 28 (ANI): The latest talks on ending a diplomatic deadlock between the United States and Pakistan ended in failure on Friday over Pakistan's demands for an unconditional apology from the United States for the deadly airstrike by NATO craft in its territory.

Jenny McCarthy credits Botox for her youthful look

April 27, 2012 at 6:19 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): Jenny McCarthy has revealed that the secret to her youthful looks is a healthy supply of Botox.

Pak reiterates opposition to drone strikes amid US envoy visit

April 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27(ANI): Pakistan has reiterated its opposition to US drone attacks in its territory amid a US special representative's visit to Pakistan to mend bilateral ties.

Bangaru's conviction a vindication for Tehelka: Editor

April 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Coming 11 years after the sting operation, the conviction of former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman Friday by a Delhi court for accepting a bribe from a fake arms dealer is a vindication for Tehelka, its managing editor said.

China busts noodle mafia

April 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Beijing, April 27 (IANS) A gang that controlled supplies to a well-known snack store chain has been broken up in China's Guangzhou city, a media report said Friday.

Former BJP president Bangaru Laxman convicted in bribery case, sent to jail

April 27, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Former BJP president Bangaru Laxman who was accused of taking bribe of Rs. 1 lakh, trapped unknowingly in a sting operation in 2011 has been convicted today...........

Former BJP chief Bangaru Laxman convicted in fake arms deal sting case

April 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (ANI): Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman was convicted on Friday under the Prevention of Corruption Act in connection with a 2001 Tehelka sting related to a fake arms deal.

Former BJP chief Bangaru convicted for taking bribe

April 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman was convicted by a Delhi court and taken into custody for accepting a bribe from a fake arms dealer in a 10-year-old graft case.

British teens allowed to take birth control pills

April 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) Pilot programmes are being launched across Britain where teenaged girls - as young as 13 - are being given contraceptive pills by pharmacies without a doctor's prescription or parental permission.

Now, shock absorber that gets power from bumpy road rides

April 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A mechanical engineering has invented a shock absorber that converts kinetic energy from vibrations into electricity.

Court decision in Bangaru Laxman graft case Friday

April 26, 2012 at 9:30 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A court here will Friday pronounce its verdict in a 10-year-old graft case against former Bharatiya Janata Party president Bangaru Laxman for allegedly accepting a bribe from a fake arms dealer.

Vitamin D supplements 'as good as' drugs at reducing BP

April 26, 2012 at 3:14 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Vitamin D supplements could be as effective as some of the prescribed pill, when it comes to lowering blood pressure in patients diagnosed with hypertension, researchers say.

Myanmar to buy electricity from China

April 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Yangon, April 26 (IANS) Myanmar will buy back 100 megawatts of electricity from China, a major investor in the country's hydro-power projects and receives bulk of the power generated from these plants.

JuD Chief Saeed rejects Pak gov. appeal to maintain low profile

April 24, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Co-founder of banned terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Chief of Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has reportedly rejected the Pakistan government's appeal to limit his public appearances and activities, as United State has announced a bounty of US$10-million upon India's most wanted militant........

UNICEF to distribute 25,000 solar lamps

April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Ranchi, April 25 (IANS) Unicef will distribute around 25,000 portable solar lamps in Jharkhand's schools, a move that will help around 75,000 students during their studies.

'Urban projects fail to provide basic services'

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The number of projects undertaken by the urban development ministry for transition to quasi-urban society has not been accompanied by a commensurate increase in the supply of basic urban services, a report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development said Wednesday.

Foreign plane forced to land in Pakistan

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Air Force Wednesday forced a Russian-made cargo plane belonging to a foreign military to land at the Karachi airport after it violated Pakistani airspace, media reports said.

'We lived with humiliation for 25 years', says Big B on Bofors clean-chit

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Mumbai, Apr 25 (ANI): Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday said he was delighted over his exoneration in the Bofors Gun case, but added that his family lived with humiliation for the past 25 years.

Dream of affordable homes gathers dust in Maharashtra

April 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) An ambitious plan to construct 500,000 affordable homes in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra is gathering dust due to "inaction and policy paralysis" on the part of the state government, a top realtors' body alleged here Wednesday.

Jaya Bachchan delighted over Big B's exoneration in Bofors scam

April 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Expressing delight over the final exoneration of Amitabh Bachchan's name in the Bofors Gun case, his wife and Samajwadi Party (SP) lawmaker Jaya Bachchan on Wednesday said the truth had finally come out in the open.

Swamy favours fresh probe in Bofors case

April 25, 2012 at 5:24 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said that a new case should be filed in court in connection with the 1985-86 Bofors scam following fresh revelations by Swedish whistleblower in this case.

U.S. in no mood to 'apologise' to Pak for deadly NATO air raid

April 25, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Islamabad, Apr 25 (ANI): Pakistan and the U.S. have ended up in a deadlock over the issue of a public apology for last year's deadly NATO airstrike, resulting in an indefinite delay in the much-anticipated re-engagement process between the two allies.

Russia, China complete first stage of naval drills

April 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China have completed the first stage of naval exercises in the Yellow Sea, off the coast of Qingdao in eastern China.

Mad cow case detected in US

April 25, 2012 at 3:04 AM

Washington, April 25 (IANS) The US authorities have detected a case of mad cow disease, the nation's fourth, in a dairy cow in the state of California.

Over 3.56 lakh lose power connections in Haryana

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) In a major drive, the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam(UHBVN) has disconnected power supply to more than 3.56 lakh consumers for non-payment of dues and recovered Rs.151.94 crore from defaulters during 2011-12, an official said Tuesday.

Saeed rejects Pak govt's request to maintain low profile

April 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Islamabad, Apr 24(ANI): Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has rejected the Pakistan government's 'request' to limit his public appearances and activities.

Brazilian actor dies after accidentally hanging himself while playing Judas

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

London, April 24 (ANI): An actor in Brazil has died 17 days after he accidentally hanged himself while re-enacting the death of Judas Iscariot for an Easter Passion play.

'More private participation needed in power distribution'

April 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Pitching for more private sector participation in power distribution, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has said it would help improve efficiency and bring down aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses.

India asks Qatar for additional 3 mn tonnes of gas

April 23, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Doha, April 23 (IANS) India Monday urged Qatar to increase the supply of natural gas by 3 million tonnes to meet immediate requirements.

Russian warships mark Chinese navy's founding anniversary

April 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Beijing, April 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Russian warships participating in a Chinese-Russian joint naval drill raised China's national flag on Monday to mark the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy.

India concerned about oil price volatility: Mukherjee

April 22, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) India is concerned about the volatility in the prices of oil, gas and other commodities as they were not aligned to economic fundamentals, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Sunday.

China, Russia hold joint naval exercise

April 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China and Russia Sunday began a joint naval exercise that will focus on maritime defence.

Regular soda intake spikes stroke risk

April 22, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Regularly quaffing sugar-sweetened, low-calorie sodas is likely to spike risk of a stroke, but intake of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee seems to lower it, a study reveals.

'Pak, US to hold talks on re-opening NATO supply routes, stopping drone strikes'

April 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Washington, Apr 22(ANI): The United States and Pakistan will begin high-level talks in Islamabad next week and Afghanistan will join them later for a key meeting of the trilateral core group on April 26, official sources have said.

Russian warships in China for joint exercise

April 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Beijing, April 21 (IANS) A Russian naval fleet has arrived in China Saturday for a joint exercise with the Chinese Navy in the Yellow Sea next week.

'Dry' Africa has huge water resource hidden under its surface

April 21, 2012 at 3:49 PM

London, April 21 (ANI): The notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater, say scientists.

'Defiant' JuD backed DPC openly protests against re-opening NATO supply routes

April 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Karachi, Apr 21(ANI): The Jamaat-ud- Dawa backed Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) has once again openly staged a protest demonstration outside the press club against the re-opening of NATO supply routes.

Real culprit of coronary artery diseases identified

April 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): Fat surrounding the outside of arteries in humans-particularly the left coronary artery-may influence the onset of coronary artery disease, or atherosclerosis, researchers at UC have revealed.

Tourism working group proposes focus on skill development

April 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As proposed by the working group on tourism constituted by the Planning Commission for the 12th Five-Year Plan, more focus will be placed on skill development and capacity building to bridge the gap in demand and supply in manpower in the hospitality sector, the Tourism ministry said Friday.

Maharashtra drought: Governor's help sought

April 20, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Drought is affecting supply of potable water and cattle fodder in western Maharashtra and is hitting irrigation schemes, Governor K. Sankaranarayanan was told Friday.

Maini firm to supply components to Airbus

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Bangalore, April 20 (IANS) Maini Precision Products has bagged an order from global aerospace major Airbus to supply components to its aircraft platforms, the city-based company said Friday.

KEC International bags new orders worth Rs.1,416 crore

April 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Infrastructure major KEC International Friday said it has bagged orders worth Rs.1,416 crore across all its divisions.

NATO trucks caused Rs.100 bn damage to roads: Pakistan

April 20, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Heavy NATO containers, trundling through Pakistan to Afghanistan, caused Rs.100 billion worth of damage to the country's roads, said a minister.

No arms to Syria opposition: France

April 20, 2012 at 6:21 AM

Paris, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France has no intention to supply arms to the Syrian opposition and is ready to discuss the UN and Arab League's peace plan, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has said.

Rivers flowing into the sea offer great potential as electricity source

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Washington, April 19 (ANI): Researchers say a new genre of electric power-generating stations could supply electricity for more than a half billion people by tapping just one-tenth of the global river water flow into the oceans.

Decision to re-open NATO supply line should be practical not emotional one: Editorial

April 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Islamabad, Apr 19 (ANI): A final decision to re-open NATO supply routes that have been shut since the deadly November 26 airstrike, should be a practical and not an emotional one, an editorial in a Pakistan daily has said.

'Pak's double game on tackling terror outfits on its soil bodes ill for ties with US'

April 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Washington, Apr 19(ANI): The recent attacks in Afghanistan signals a connection to terrorist groups who have benefited from the shelter that has been provided to them by Pakistan, according to Lisa Curtis, a South Asia senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.

Pak Taliban planning terror attacks if govt re- opens NATO supply lines

April 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Lahore, Apr 19(ANI): Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakeemullah Mehsud has reportedly convened a meeting in North Waziristan to plan targeted attacks if the government re-opens the NATO supply routes.

First Chinese herbal drug to enter EU market

April 19, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Beijing, April 19 (IANS) A Chinese herbal medicine used for treating a heart disease has been licensed for sale in the Netherlands, making it the first Chinese therapeutic drug to receive marketing authorization in a western market.

Microsoft, Google win Indian developer awards

April 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Bangalore, April 18 (IANS) Global software major Microsoft and global search engine Google bagged the Great Indian Developer Awards 2012 for innovative products and applications at the IT developers' fifth annual summit here Wednesday.

Rugby player who 'woke up gay' after stroke says he's happier than ever

April 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM

London, Apr 18 (ANI): When 19-stone rugby player Chris Birch suffered a stroke during a freak accident, his life was transformed in a way that no one could have ever predicted.

World on the verge of chocolate crisis, warns expert

April 18, 2012 at 12:21 PM

London, Apr 18 (ANI): The world is on the brink of a chocolate supply crisis owing to the instability in cacao growing areas and soaring demand in developing countries, an expert has warned.

Tatra deal: CBI search operation of former army officers

April 18, 2012 at 11:53 AM

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted search operations at the homes of two former army officer's in connection of irregularities in the Tatra trucks deal. Raids were conducted at their residence in Delhi and Noida...........

Tatra trucks case: CBI conducts raids in Delhi, Noida

April 18, 2012 at 11:41 AM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday carried out searches in Delhi and Noida as part of its ongoing probe over the deal to supply all-terrain Tatra trucks to the Army.

Pakistan gives go-ahead for reopening NATO supply routes

April 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Islamabad, Apr 18 (ANI): Pakistan's decision-making body on national security has reportedly given the green signal for reopening of vital supply lines to NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Iran making progress on indigenous missile

April 18, 2012 at 5:25 AM

Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said the country was making progress in the development and manufacture of an indigenous version of the Russian S-300 air defence missile system.

CBI questions BEML director in Tatra trucks case

April 17, 2012 at 7:49 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday questioned three people, including former Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. (BEML) director V. Mohan, the company's present chief V.R.S. Natarajan and Britain-based Vectra group's chief Ravinder Rishi, in connection with alleged lapses in the supply of heavy-duty Tatra trucks to the Indian Army.

Pakistan, US to hold talks on new terms of engagement

April 17, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Pakistan will hold talks with the US on "new terms of engagements", the foreign ministry said Tuesday.

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.

Joint parliamentary panel begins goodwill visit to Lanka

April 16, 2012 at 9:07 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Amid continuing concern in India about the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka, a joint parliamentary delegation Monday began a six-day visit to the island nation, that includes visits to camps of displaced Tamils and areas affected by Colombo's war with the LTTE that ended in 2009.

Inflation slips to 6.89 percent in March

April 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the annual rate of inflation for the month of March has moderated to 6.89 percent as against 6.95 percent in February.

Hyundai enhances supply of its diesel powered i20 and Verna

April 16, 2012 at 4:27 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Monday said it is enhancing the supply of its hatchback i20 diesel and sedan Verna diesel models.

Turmeric lowers heart attack risk post surgery

April 16, 2012 at 3:55 PM

London, April 16 (IANS) Turmeric may help lower heart attack risk in people post bypass surgery, thanks to curcumin, the yellow pigment present in the spice which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

OZ to import Asian workers as aged farmers set to retire in next decade

April 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Canberra, April 16 (ANI): Australia will have to import Asian workers, as the nation's farmers are about to retire in the next decade. The import of workers could lead to the draining of knowledge from Asian countries.

JuD backed Difa-e-Pakistan Council to resist re-opening of NATO supply lines

April 16, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Peshawar, Apr 16(ANI): The Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) has vowed to stand firm against re-opening of NATO supplies to Afghanistan.

Cuba upgrades power plant with Chinese technology

April 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Havana, April 16 (IANS) Cuba was renovating its oldest hydroelectric plant with Chinese parts and technology, media reports said.

Beware! Baby food very low in micro-nutrients

April 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

London, April 16 (IANS) Micro-nutrients in readymade baby meals contain less than a fifth of the recommended daily supply of calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron and other minerals, says a new study.

Akhilesh accuses Mayawati of political gimmicks

April 15, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Faizabad, Apr 15 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday accused his predecessor, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, of playing political gimmicks over the parks and monuments built by her in the state.

Warming threatens Southeast Asia's cassava industry

April 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Bangkok, April 15 (IANS) Rising temperatures are triggering severe outbreaks of new, invasive pests that could threaten Southeast Asia's multi-billion dollar cassava industry and the livelihoods of thousands of small farmers, a study reveals.

Slimming before pregnancy ensures healthier births

April 15, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Washington, April 15 (IANS) Even if obese women eat healthy during pregnancy, their babies may suffer future health problems. So it is advisable to lose body weight before going in for pregnancy, says a news study.

Imran fears suicide attacks if NATO supply resumes

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan Saturday said he feared suicide attacks across the country following the reopening of the NATO supply routes to Afghanistan through Pakistani territory.

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