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May 2, 2007

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today

FBI failed to act on Headley's wife's terror link expose 3 yrs before Mumbai attacks

Craven's horror flicks 'were inspired by real stories'

RBI will intervene if inflows turn lumpy: Subbarao

Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi

Now, laser technology that destroys tumours using heat

Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children

International News for May 2, 2007

Chaudhry's presidential reference hearing adjourned for tomorrow
The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) in Pakistan adjourned the hearing of the presidential reference against suspended Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry for Thursday. ANI

US names ULFA, CPI (Maoist) as Groups of Concern
The US has designated India's banned United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) and the Communist Party of India (Maoist) as Groups of Concern. ANI

Boffins identify pancreatic cancer markers
A recent research by scientists at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, has helped in the discovery of a way to differentiate pancreatic cancer from non-cancerous tissue. ANI

Sneaking veggies into kids' foods helps reduce their calorie intake
A recent research has found that sneaking vegetables into children's foods leads to a reduction in their calorie intake. ANI

The lying down position is the best for breast feeding
A recent research has found that breast feeding newborns in a lying down posture may reduce feeding problems and improve babies' natural reflexes. ANI

Generic versions of medicines may not be cheaper than brand name products
According to research from professors at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, generic versions of a class of medicines called 'biologics' would not be significantly cheaper than brand-name versions of the medicines. ANI

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may also reduce heart failure risk
A recent research has found that Statin drugs, used for lowering cholesterol levels, also may lessen the overactive sensitive nervous system response that contributes to the worsening of heart failure and enhances the risk of sudden cardiac death. ANI

8 plants from South Africa may hold hypertension treatment
A new study has found that the extracts of eight plants from South Africa may hold the potential for treating high blood pressure or hypertension. ANI

New compounds show promise as non-toxic cancer treatments
A new study has found a new class of compounds, UK-101, which may provide a non-toxic treatment of some cancers, previously treated with toxic chemotherapy. ANI

Pakistan may face fresh water shortage in future
On the face of it, Pakistan may seem to be a water-rich nation with the Indus and its tributaries fulfilling most of the country's water needs. But shortage of fresh water is likely to hit the country in the years ahead. ANI

Giving birth by caesarean increases placenta-related risks
The findings of a new study suggest that women who give birth to their first child by caesarean are more likely to have placenta-related problems during their following pregnancies. ANI

Coming soon, an obesity pill for your pet pooch!
There's a bit of good news for dog owners despairing that they will never be able to get their beloved pooches to lose all that unwanted puppy fat - An Aussie company has developed a drug that may help your pets shed their weight. ANI

Like rats, human ancestors went underground for dinner
Palaeontologists studying the teeth of mole rats in South Africa in a bid to uncover their dietary habits, belief that some of humanity's oldest ancestors may have once gone underground to find and eat their food. ANI

India, Pakistan may ink IPI pricing deal by June
India and Pakistan are likely to come to an agreement on their multi-billion dollar gas pipeline project with Iran by June this year, with officials claiming that differences over the pricing issue have been narrowed down. ANI

Here's why losing money hurts like hell
It seems that the reason you get that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you lose money, is because monetary loss activates an area of the brain that is involved in responding to fear or pain. ANI

Self destructing super-continents responsible for global warming: Study
A geophysicist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico has claimed that global warming may not be a recent phenomenon, but could have commenced millions of years ago because of self destructing larger continents. ANI

Indian study links domestic violence to increased asthma risk
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found a strong association between domestic violence and asthma. ANI

Lack of sleep can impair competent decision-making
Not only does a good night's sleep have you feeling fresh and alert the next day, but as a new study has found, it will make sure that a your decision-making abilities are not impaired. ANI

Second-hand smoke increases dementia risk
A new study has further confirmed the dangers of second-hand smoke, by finding that exposure to it increases the risk of developing dementia. ANI

What you drink may 'make or break' your diet
Researchers from ENVIRON International Corporation have revealed that consuming too much sugary drinks and not enough nutrient-rich beverage choices like low fat milk, may affect people's weight and diet quality. ANI

Burns to visit India to fine tune 123 Agreement
US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns will visit India later this month to fine tune the US-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation agreement. ANI

Eating soup before meals can help cut calories
Wondering how to stop all that calorie rich food from going down your throat at mealtimes? Well, the answer is simple - start eating low-calorie soup. ANI

Green tea extract protects against HIV-associated dementia
A study by boffins at the University of South Florida has found that green tea extract protects against HIV-associated dementia. ANI

PPP, PML-N leaders to meet on May 5
Senior leaders of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will meet here on May 5 in an attempt to save their partnership in the Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy (ARD) in the wake of reports that former Premier Benazir Bhutto has worked out a deal with the Musharraf regime to facilitate her return to Pakistan from self-exile. ANI

Elderly Alzheimer's patients' being grouchy stereotype busted
A study conducted of caregivers and non-caregivers of Alzheimer's patients by the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, has revealed that the stereotypes that seniors are grouchy, inflexible to change and mostly living in nursing homes aren't true. ANI

India, Pakistan still on US IPR watch list
India and Pakistan continue to be on the US Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) Watch List, as Washington remains concerned about these two countries potential to unfairly use data commercially to obtain marketing approval for patented items. ANI

Pakistan is world's sixth worst offender of press freedom
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a US-based media watchdog, has named Pakistan as the world's sixth worst offender for press freedom. ANI

Pakistan is world's sixth worst offender of press freedom
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a US-based media watchdog, has named Pakistan as the world's sixth worst offender for press freedom. ANI

Budget cuts putting US Earth-observing satellites in jeopardy: AAAS report
The American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) has cautioned that US Earth observing satellites essential for weather forecasting, hurricane warning and studies of global climate change, could be in jeopardy as a result of budget cuts by the US administration. ANI

Pak Supreme Judicial Council begins hearing of presidential reference
The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) in Pakistan began a fresh hearing of the presidential reference against suspended Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Tuesday, even as the country's legal fraternity decided to protest en masse over the issue. ANI

Spielberg would not have shirked Vietnam War call up
He did everything in his power not to go to Vietnam, but director Steven Spielberg insists that he would not have turned down the call to duty if he had been called up. ANI

Pak's three-pronged approach to nail terrorists has failed, says US
The Musharraf regime's three-pronged approach to nail terror elements in Pakistan has more or less failed, says U.S. State Department Country Report on Terrorism 2006, and it adds that Pakistan "remains a major source of Islamic extremism and a safe haven for some top terrorist leaders", despite being a frontline ally of the United States in the "war on terror". ANI

Bush vetoes U.S. Congress's War Funding Bill
U.S.President George W. Bush has vetoed a 124 billion dollar measurethat would have funded overseas military operations but required him to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq as early as July. ANI

Savvysoft TurboExcel Rebranded Calc4Web Ending Microsoft Trademark Dispute
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GE Capital Solutions, Global Electronics Services Announces JPY 48.4B Lead Agent Award
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Bentley Announces Winners of 2007 BE Awards of Excellence
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2007 BIO International Convention Offers Numerous Media Events and Opportunities
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COPAN Systems Welcomes Rod Evans to EMEA Team
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Force10 Networks Names Eric Tom Vice President of Business Development
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Citi to Acquire Bisys Group, Inc
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Corning to Supply Detroit Diesel Corporation with Emissions Control Solutions for a Range of Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines
Business Wire India

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