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Everything you need to know about P.g.reach: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

'US spends more on pizza than on space missions'

May 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) With the US government cutting the budget for space missions, former NASA astronaut Marsha S. Ivins Thursday said her country loved to spend more on pizza than on space exploration.

Mourinho's Real Madrid win Spanish League title

May 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

London, May 3 (IANS) Real Madrid won the Spanish soccer league title for the 32nd time, their first time in four years. It was also coach Jose Mourinho's first here and seventh in four different countries.

NATO Summit offers opportunity to work for "common purpose": Albright

May 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Chicago (United States), May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): The upcoming NATO summit will be an opportunity for member states to discuss their common purpose and motivate the alliance for the future, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Wednesday.


Nepali major parties reach deal on power sharing

May 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Kathmandu, May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): In a dramatic and positive development in Nepali politics, the major political parties have reached a deal on power sharing and are formalizing the agreement on Thursday.

Obama's ex-girlfriends recall his 'sexual warmth' in new biography

May 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

London, May 3 (ANI): Former girlfriends of President Barack Obama have opened up for the first time of his "sexual warmth" and disclosed the contents of love letters that he sent to them during his 20s, in a new biography.

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.

'Giant flea fed on dinosaur blood like mosquitoes'

May 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Washington, May 2 (IANS) A giant "flea-like" insect, possibly the oldest of its kind, sneaked up on a sleeping dinosaur and bit it on its soft underbelly to feed on its blood, much like a mosquito, says a researcher.

'Indian defence procurement system still not perfect'

May 2, 2012 at 3:30 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) With time and cost escalations plaguing military acquisitions, Financial Advisor (Defence Services) A.K. Chopra admitted Wednesday that the procurement systems are still far from being perfect and are still evolving.

Kabul pact: Pakistan's India discomfort makes it hard, says US

May 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Washington, May 2 (IANS) Terrorist safe havens in Pakistan pose a tough challenge, a Pentagon report said as an American official admitted that a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan may be "hard" to work due to Pakistan's discomfort with a Kabul government too closely aligned with India.

Giant 'flea-like' insects may have plagued dinosaurs

May 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Chinese scientists have discovered remarkable fossils of giant "flea-like" animals, which they believe might have fed on dinosaurs 165 million years ago.

Doubts cast over existence of elusive G-spot

May 2, 2012 at 10:34 AM

London, May 2 (ANI): The subject of G-spot - considered as female paradise by many- has come under close scrutiny yet again as US gynaecologists now claim to have found the so-called 'sex button' during the postmortem of an 83-year-old woman.

Obama says goal of defeating Al Qaeda 'within reach'

May 2, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Kabul, May 2 (ANI): US President Barack Obama, on a surprise visit to Afghanistan, has claimed that America's goal to defeat Al-Qaeda and deny the terror group a chance to rebuild was now 'within reach'.

Pakistan's discomfort with India makes Afghan accord hard: US

May 2, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Washington, May 2 (IANS) As President Barack Obama signed a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan, a senior official admitted it may be "hard" to work due to Pakistan's discomfort with a Kabul government too closely aligned with India.

It was the worst nightmare for me: Survivor

May 1, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) It was perhaps the worst nightmare in his life for Abubakkar Siddique, a passenger on the ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra river Monday evening in lower Assam's Dhubri district.

UN monitors continue tours in Syria's Homs amid ongoing violence

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Damascus, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): The UN observers toured Tuesday a restive neighborhood in Syria's central province of Homs, as part of their monitoring mission that aims at bringing the 13-month-old unrest to a close, state media said, as opposition activists reported heavy shelling in northern Idlib province.

Myanmar govt hopeful of making peace with KIO: Thein Sein

May 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Yangon, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): Myanmar President U Thein Sein said the government is putting hope on making peace with the ethnic Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) as the peace process is going on despite differences in some facts, official media reported Tuesday.

People more likely to eat fruits within reach

May 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Washington, May 1 (IANS) Want to stay healthy - then place fruits in a clear bowl within arm's reach, so that you could help yourself whenever you felt the urge to eat.

China's animation industry grows

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Beijing, May 1 (IANS) The production value of China's animation industry hit an estimated 60 billion yuan ($9.5 billion) in 2011, and a total of 200,000 minutes of animation were exported last year.

Google Drive's terms of use 'allows US authorities to access your data'

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Search giant Google's new consumer service that allows users to store photos, videos, and other digital files in the Internet 'cloud', could allow US law enforcement agencies to access your data, without your knowledge and without the need for a warrant, an expert has claimed

Santos reach Sao Paulo state championship final

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Rio De Janeiro, April 30 (IANS) Brazilian international striker Neymar scored a hat-trick as Santos advanced to the Sao Paulo state championship final with a 3-1 victory over Sao Paulo.

Sri Lanka's main Islamic party refuses to relocate controversial mosque

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Colombo, Apr 30 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lanka's main Muslim political party Muslim Congress, a government ally on Monday wowed not to reach any compromise on the removal of controversial Muslim mosque in the central part of the country.

Abreu double lifts Botafogo to Carioca Cup final

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Rio de Janeiro, April 30 (IANS) Two first-half goals by Uruguay international striker Loco Abreu helped Brazilian club Botafogo reach the Carioca Cup final with a 3-1 win over Vasco da Gama.

China's petrochemical sector growth slows

April 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Beijing, April 30 (IANS) China's petrochemical industry expanded at much slower pace in the first quarter amid the economic slowdown, according to data released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Monday.

Mumbai Indians triumphed a small total sat by Deccan Chargers

April 30, 2012 at 12:39 PM

It was the 40th match of IPL in which Mumbai Indians marked a 5 wickets victory over Deccan Chargers.

Measles kills four kids, affects over 80 in Odisha

April 30, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Bhubaneswar, April 30 (IANS) An outbreak of measles has killed four children and affected over 80 people - mostly young ones aged below five - in Odisha's Rayagada district in the past week, officials said Monday.

Murray says losing Australian Open last year was his low point

April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

London, Apr 29(ANI): British tennis star Andy Murray has revealed that losing the Australian Open last year was the low point of his tennis career.

World snooker: Cao Yupeng loses, Hendry thrashes holder

April 29, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Sheffield (England), April 29 (IANS) China's Cao Yupeng lost 7-13 to Ryan Day of Wales in the last 16 clash while Stephen Hendry shut out the defending champion John Higgins 13-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the World Snooker Championship.

Russia to raise liquor, cigarette tax

April 29, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia, a country of vodka drinkers, may raise tariffs on hard liquor to about 20 percent a litre by 2015, according to a draft tax document issued by the finance ministry. Tax on cigarettes will also increase.

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.

US policy shift may see it allow Iran enrich uranium if 'it agrees to other UN restrictions'

April 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): The Obama administration has said that they might allow Iran to continue enriching uranium up to five percent purity if it agrees to other United Nation restrictions.

Cao trails Ryan 2-6 after first session at world snooker

April 28, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Sheffield (England), April 28 (IANS) Welshman Ryan Day took a comfortable 6-2 lead over China's Cao Yupeng in the first session of their last-16 match at the world snooker championship here.

EU cautious on fully liftting sanction on Myanmar

April 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Brunei, Apr 28 (Xinhua-ANI): Europen Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is travelling to Myanmar on Saturday and open an EU office in Yangon, a further move after the bloc suspended most sanctions on the country earlier this month. However, its members seems still divided on whether to fully and permanently lift the sanctions.

Cao trails Ryan 6-2 after first session at world snooker

April 28, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Sheffield (England), April 28 (IANS) Ryan Day of Wales took a comfortable 6-2 lead over China's Cao Yupeng in the first session of their last-16 match at the world snooker championship here.

INS Teg warship inducted into Indian Navy

April 27, 2012 at 8:42 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Indian Navy Friday added teeth to its warship fleet by formally inducting a newly-built frigate at the Yantar shipyard in Russia's Kaliningrad.

German side Bayern sign defender Dante until 2016

April 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Berlin, April 27 (IANS) German record champions Bayern Munich have signed Borussia Monchengladbach defender Dante Bonfim Costa for four years, the club confirmed.

Women have 'larger pupils than men'

April 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Women's eyes may actually be different from men's as a new study has revealed that healthy emmetropic women have a bigger pupil diameter than men.

US court refuses to reject charge against army whistleblower Manning

April 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Washington, Apr 27(ANI): A military court has refused to reject a charge that former US army private first class, Bradley Manning aided Al-Qaeda by leaking thousands of files to the whistle-blower website, WikiLeaks.

Crossing 10,000 Test runs special for me: Chanderpaul

April 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Dominica (West Indies), Apr 27 (ANI): Shivnarine Chanderpaul became the second West Indies batsman and the 10th in Test cricket history to reach 10,000 runs on Thursday.

U'khand CM asks officials to work sincerely in executing development programmes

April 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Dehradun, Apr 26 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Thursday said he has instructed and advised the officials to work sincerely in executing development programmes, which are being run by the Centre and the state government.

Demerits of Organic Farming

April 26, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Though, organic farming has proved to be very useful for the cultivation of healthy and nutritious food keeping in view the environmental concerns too but is not commonly practiced in most part of the world, the major reason behind this is the time factor to get the result. Organic farming is a time taking process, which is a bit slow in showing the result and thus making the process less favorite to the cultivators.

Feel-good music 'aids psychological counselling'

April 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): From rock to world beat, pop to blues, music has the power to do much beyond causing the toe to tap.

Chinese vice premier's visit to deepen economic ties with Russia

April 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Moscow, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang's upcoming visit to Russia will further bilateral cooperation in economy and trade, an official from the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) has said.

Milan can retain Serie A title: Alegri

April 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Rome, April 26 (IANS) AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri insisted that his side could still retain the Serie A title after they beat a 10-man Genoa 1-0.

Mediterranean-style diet 'secret to centenarian's longevity

April 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): The key step that could help us all live happily and healthily to the age of 100 or more is to follow the lead of simple villagers from a remote part of Sicily, a new study has suggested.

Lampard says there is lot more to come from Chelsea 'old guards'

April 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

London, Apr 26(ANI): Veteran Chelsea midfielder Lampard has said there is lot more to come from senior players in the team, and they shouldn't be written off any time soon.

Limbless Frenchman plans to swim around the world

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

London, Apr 25 (ANI): A French swimmer, who has no arms or legs, has announced his plans to swim around the world.

China to invest 4 trillion Yuan in water resources by 2020

April 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Beijing, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): China's Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei said Wednesday that the country's investment in water resources will reach four trillion Yuan (634.8 billion U.S. dollars) by 2020.

Barca coach Guardiola offers crumb of comfort after Champions League exit

April 25, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Madrid, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola offered his side's supporters a consolation after Barca's painful exit from the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Historic ship 'Cutty Sark' to reopen after 50m-pound restoration

April 25, 2012 at 3:45 PM

London, April 25(ANI): The Queen is set to relaunch Cutty Sark, the world's last surviving tea clipper, five years after a major fire nearly destroyed the vessel.

'Miracles are in Chelsea's DNA': Roberto Di Matteo hails his heroes

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

London, Apr 25 (ANI): Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has hailed his players after their remarkable victory over Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals on Thursday.

It's frustrating when your film doesn't reach audiences: Rajat Kapoor

April 25, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor Rajat Kapoor, who had to wait for two years to release his film "Fatso", says it's frustrating when your movie fails to reach the audiences.

Indian film industry has withstood Hollywood storm: Javed Akhtar

April 25, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, who has been part of the Indian film industry for more than four decades, says so far only Bollywood has not suffered at the hands of Hollywood.

Pistachio consumption may positively impact gut environment

April 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Eating pistachios may help alter levels of potentially beneficial bacteria in the gut, according to a new study.

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.

Russia lowers budget deficit target for 2012

April 25, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Moscow, April 25 (IANS) Russia's federal budget deficit is expected to shrink to 0.1 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2012, down from a previous forecast of 1.5 percent, the finance ministry said.

Underdogs in Meerkat society could be best at problem-solving

April 24, 2012 at 5:40 PM

London, Apr 24 (ANI): Researchers have shed light on "what drives individuals to innovate, and what psychological mechanisms allow them to do so".

Ancient tomb and artifacts discovered in E China

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 PM

JINAN, April 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese archaeologists have discovered a tomb where an ancient warlord may have once rested, as well as a collection of artifacts dating back more than 2,500 years.

Jones shocks Murphy on world snooker championship debut

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Sheffield (England), April 24 (IANS) Jamie Jones became the fourth qualifier to reach the second round of the World Snooker Championship, pulling off a shock victory over World No.5 Shaun Murphy 10-8.

Neem tree can be effective for HIV treatment

April 24, 2012 at 11:33 AM

A recent study by Indian origin researcher has revealed that the extracts of neem tree that are found in abundance in the tropical and subtropical areas can help to prohibit the multiplication of virus.

Dutch PM, cabinet tender resignation

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 AM

The Hague, April 24 (IANS) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Monday tendered his government's resignation to Queen Beatrix, paving the way for early elections.

Chinese debutant Cao stuns Allen at world snooker

April 23, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Sheffield, April 23 (IANS) Crucible Theater debutant China's Cao Yupeng stunned World Number 11 Mark Allen 10-6 in the first round of the World Snooker Championship.

Neem tree may hold clues for HIV treatment

April 23, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): An Indian origin researcher has hinted that extracts from neem tree, profuse in tropical and subtropical areas, may thwart the virus from multiplying.

Chinese firm plans aggressive auto export

April 22, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Chinese carmaker Dongfeng Motor expects its auto export to grow about five times to reach 300,000 units in 2016, the company announced.

Jupiter's moons may hold clues for life beyond Earth

April 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Researchers are keen on exploring Jupiter's icy moons, which may resemble some of the planets found orbiting stars beyond our solar system, to assess their suitability for life.

Eros joins hands with Shilpa for 'Dishkiyaaoon'

April 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Eros International Media Ltd. has teamed up with Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty's Essential Sports & Media Pvt. Ltd. (ESMPL) as co-producers of gangster film "Dishkiyaaoon".

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.

China can't reach Beijing gold haul in London, says official

April 20, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Beijing, April 20 (IANS) China will not be able to repeat their Beijing Olympics performance of topping the gold medal tally when they compete at the London Olympic Games, a top sports official has said.

Merely 3 pc people now indulge in ciggie after sex

April 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): The tradition of having a cigarette after sex has been stubbed out with only three percent of people practising in it now, a new poll has revealed.

Europe to launch 1st dedicated mission to 'mysterious' Mercury in 2015

April 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, has somewhat baffled astronomers since long.n the past, because of its proximity to the Sun, it has been difficult for Earth-based telescopes to observe Mercury against the ferocious solar light.

Russia targets 25 gold medals in London Olympics

April 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Moscow, April 20 (IANS) Russia has set a minimum target of 25 gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, in a bid to reach a top-three place in the medal table.

Agni-V can hit targets 8,000 km away, says Chinese expert

April 20, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Beijing, April 20 (IANS) Chinese military experts feel that there is more to India's successful long-range nuclear-capable missile Agni-V than what New Delhi is saying. A Chinese researcher said the missile "actually has the potential to reach targets 8,000 kilometers away".

Gomez supports Unicef campaign

April 20, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez has urged her fans to donate to the latest Unicef campaign to help starving children in Africa.

Stroke risk can be reduced with low-fat dairy foods

April 20, 2012 at 1:11 PM

The risk of a stroke is relatively lower in people who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat curd and cheese in comparison to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, says a new study.

Researchers create antidote to deadly bio-attacks

April 20, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Tel Aviv, April 20 (IANS) Researchers seem to have found a way to protect against deadly chemical attacks, such as Tokyo subway sarin incident, that left 13 people dead and thousands injured or with temporary vision problems.

Agni-V can reach targets 8,000 km away: Chinese researcher

April 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Beijing, April 20 (IANS) Chinese experts feel that there is to more India's successful long-range nuclear-capable missile Agni-V than what New Delhi is saying. A Chinese researcher said the missile "actually has the potential to reach targets 8,000 kilometers away".

Chen Jin on course for Olympic berth

April 19, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Qingdao (China), April 19 (IANS) Chinese shuttler Chen Jin still needs a good run to confirm his ticket to the London Olympic Games as he and Danish veteran Peter Gade both entered top eight in the men's singles at the Badminton Asia and European Championships here Thursday.

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.

BJP lauds DRDO scientists over launch of Agni-V

April 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Terming the launch of Agni-V as a spectacular achievement for the Indian scientists, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the successful launch of the completely indigenous missile has put India in a very elite club and the nation should be proud of this feat.

Syria close to sign UN observer protocol: Official

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Damascus, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): A Syrian official said Thursday that his country is working on the "final touches" of an observers ' protocol with the UN, a document aiming to regulate the work of the monitors on the ground.

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.

Nicki Minaj announces debut fragrance designed for her 'Barbz'

April 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

New York, Apr 19 (ANI): Nicki Minaj has teamed up with the company behind Justin Bieber's Someday to venture into her own the realm of fragrance.

Meat eating enabled earlier weaning, helped humans spread across globe

April 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Washington, April 19 (ANI): When early humans became carnivores and started eating meat, their higher-quality diet allowed mothers to wean babies earlier and have more children, with potentially profound effects on population dynamics and the course of human evolution, a new study 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'.

China critical of AGNI V launch, says India should not overestimate its military strength

April 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Beijing, April 19 (ANI): China on Thursday appeared to criticize India's decision to test fire its long-range nuclear-capable Agni V missile, saying that despite this achievement, New Delhi should not overestimate its military strength.

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' Mourinho upbeat on beating Bayern at home to reach Champions League final

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is fully confident about his team's chances to overturn the first leg 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich, and reach the Champions League final.

India swept by missile delusion: Chinese daily

April 19, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Beijing, April 19 (IANS) India may have missiles that can reach most parts of China but stands "no chance in an overall arms race" with the country, a Chinese daily said Thursday, when India test-fired its 5,000 km range nuclear capable missile, and added that New Delhi would gain nothing by stirring "further hostility".

China approves blueprint for green vehicles

April 18, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Beijing, April 18 (IANS) The Chinese government Wednesday approved a guideline for development of new energy-saving vehicles to ease pressure on the environment.

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.

Agni-V launch today would be landmark for India's missile technology, says former Air Chief

April 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Bangalore, Apr 18 (ANI): Stating that the launch of Agni-V will be a landmark achievement as far as the missile technology is concerned, former Air Chief, Fali Homi Major, on Wednesday this will give a huge edge to the country in as far as its nuclear capability is concerned.

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.

Chinese firm eyes Iceland resort

April 18, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Beijing, April 18 (IANS) A Chinese company is planning to develop an eco-tourism resort in Iceland.

Barca coach Guardiola rebuffs talks of Chelsea job ahead of CL semi final clash

April 18, 2012 at 5:25 PM

London, Apr 18(ANI): Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has dismissed talks linking him to the Chelsea's manager job ahead of the first leg of their Champions League semi final on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge.

Bits of plastic endangering sea creatures

April 18, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Berlin, April 18 (IANS) The seas are littered with large quantities of microplastic particles -- plastics in small bits and pieces -- endangering the lives of marine creatures, says a report.

Some stars 'play baseball in space by trading rogue planets'

April 18, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Billions of stars in our galaxy have harboured rogue planets that once roamed interstellar space, according to a new study.

Opposition, Congress spar over UPA's 'governance deficit'

April 17, 2012 at 11:25 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Is the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) floundering in its vision? Are compulsions of coalition a handicap in effective decision making? These questions were raised by the National Democratic Alliance and the Left leaders Tuesday at a seminar here while the Congress blamed the opposition for blocking key initiatives.

GRSE aiming at 25 percent turnover rise in FY13

April 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), a central government undertaking, is aiming at a 25 percent growth in turnover this fiscal at Rs.16 billion. It had a turnover of Rs.12.83 billion during the last fiscal.

Vodafone serves notice to government on tax proposal

April 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Britain-based Vodafone Tuesday said it would prefer to reach an amicable solution to its Rs.1,1000 crore capital gain tax dispute with the Indian government over the acquisition of assets of Hutchisson-Essar in the country.

Mike Tyson's 'lowest point' was beating up 7 hookers while high on cocaine

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

London, Apr 17 (ANI): Mike Tyson, who was once known as the 'baddest man on the planet', has for the first time revealed the drug-fuelled night that made him turn his life around and get clean and sober.

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