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May 30, 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 30, 2007

Hearing on presidential reference against suspended Pak CJ adjourned
The 13-member full bench of Pakistan Supreme Court today adjourned hearing of the petitions against the presidential reference on suspending Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and formation of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) till tomorrow. ANI

State Department says Burnss visit to India yet to be scheduled
U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burnss proposed visit to India later this week for talks on the 123 agreement, has not been formally scheduled, the State Department said. ANI

Bush picks Zoellick as new World Bank chief
President George W. Bush has chosen Robert Zoellick, a former U.S. trade representative, to replace Paul Wolfowitz as President of the World Bank. ANI

Pak SC to hear govt. request against bar seminar slogans tomorrow
Acting Chief Justice of the Pakistan Supreme Court, Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal will hear a governments request against slogans chanted at a seminar held at the apex courts auditorium on Thursday. ANI

WHO,UNAIDS issue new guidance on HIV testing and counselling
The WHO and UNAIDS today issued new guidance on informed, voluntary HIV testing and counselling in the worlds health facilities, with a view to significantly increasing access to needed HIV treatment, care support and prevention services. ANI

Nepal administrators leave for India to discuss border issue
A team of local administrators left Nepal on Wednesday to hold talks with Indian authorities on the growing unrest in Mechi border region following the sealing of India-Nepal border to stop the movement of Bhutanese refugees. ANI

FIA to grill Pak Minister for alleged human trafficking links
Pakistans Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has reportedly been asked to question State Minister for Minorities Affairs Mushtaq Victor for his alleged involvement in human trafficking. ANI

Suspended Pak CJ claims Musharraf offered him accommodation to quit
Suspended Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has claimed that President General Pervez Musharraf had offered him accommodation in lieu of his resignation as the apex courts top judge. ANI

Specific imbalance between two peptides may cause Alzheimers disease
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have challenged the current theory on the causes and prevention of Alzheimers disease, suggesting that a specific imbalance between two peptides may be responsible for preventing this form of dementia. ANI

Now play music with your nose!
People suffering from physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, may now experience the positive effects of music with the help of a computerised instrument that enables one to play music with the tip of their nose. ANI

Common gene mutation that raises breast cancer risk identified
An extensive survey of DNA samples from nearly 50,000 women, half of whom had breast cancer, has revealed a common gene mutation that holds 60 per cent increased risk of breast cancer. ANI

Men really are better than women at map reading
When it comes to reading a map, heterosexual women really are a woeful lot, a new study shows. ANI

HIV and malaria join to harmfully affect pregnant women and their babies
A new research has found that HIV and malaria combine to adversely affect pregnant women and their infants. ANI

New portable, inexpensive communication system for autistic kids developed
Boffins have developed a new system called SC@UT that would make communication possible for children who are intellectually disabled or have communication limitations. ANI

Children pick up boozing habits from home
A new study has found that children pick up boozing from home. ANI

Groom ejected from his own wedding reception!
This is one wedding party that bridal couple would just love to forget, especially after the groom was ordered to leave his own reception. ANI

Dominant, very friendly or very aggressive people are the ones that sleep around!
When it comes to being sexually promiscuous, it seems that no one makes the cut quite like people who are socially dominant, very friendly or very aggressive. ANI

Analysis of water flow in Southern Ocean reveals hidden underwater structures
A novel analysis of water flow in the Southern Ocean surrounding the Atlantic has revealed previously hidden underwater structures that are crucial in controlling the transport of drifting plants and animals as well as the distribution of nutrients and pollutants that affect ocean life. ANI

Pesticide exposure and head trauma increases Parkinsons risk
A new study has found that being exposed to pesticides, as well as suffering traumatic head injury raises the risk of developing Parkinsons. ANI

Device that targets brain cancer shows promising results
Early data for an investigational device that specifically targets rapidly growing cancer cells with intermediate frequency electrical fields, called Tumor-Treating Fields (TTFields), has found that it more than doubled the median overall survival rates in patients with the most common and aggressive type of malignant brain tumour. ANI

Pak girls from nice backgrounds being used as drug pushers
Modern girls from nice backgrounds are being used as drug pushers, claimed the commander of the Anti-Narcotics Force, Punjab, Brigadier Baber Idrees. ANI

Pink grapefruit juice provides the most nutrients
Of all the juices in the market, the pink grapefruit juice is the one that provides the most nutrients per calorie, a new study has found. ANI

Work-related stress putting a damper on nurses sex lives
A recent survey has found that the stress factor in the nurses job harms their sex life. ANI

Sparrow chicks learn songs more by eavesdropping than by direct interaction with adults
A new study by University of Washington researchers has shown that young sparrows choose many of their songs by eavesdropping on the tuneful interactions between other sparrows. ANI

Broadly-protective HIV vaccine development possible
The creation of a vaccine to protect against the myriad strains of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may be possible, according to a new study conducted at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). ANI

Shoe shopping really is good for womens health!
Going shoe shopping really is good for the fairer sex, for a new study has found that buying a pair of high heels makes a womans heart beat as fast as if she has just had a gruelling workout. ANI

Merging Black Holes generate enough gravity to eject merged hole out of host galaxy
Two merging black holes can generate gravitational waves so powerful that the merged hole will shoot out of its host galaxy at a speed of up to 2,500 miles per second, according to a new study at the Rochester Institute of Technology. ANI

Ex-Pak diplomats call for early restoration of civilian rule
Former Pakistan Foreign Secretaries feel it is high time that the army make way for civilian rule in the country and take up the role assigned to it under the Constitution. ANI

Heftier stars more likely to host planets
Heftier stars which are twice as massive as the Sun and have slowed down with age, rotating slowly enough to reveal the presence of planets, are twice as likely to host planets compared to Sun like stars as ours, a new study by University of California researchers has revealed. ANI

A music gig to collect funds for restoring the Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark Enterprises has announced plans to organises a music gig to collect funds for restoring the fire-ravaged Cutty Sark. ANI

Red dwarfs might be more hospitable to life than earlier thought
Red dwarfs, the cool, low mass stars that make up more than 75 percent of the stars in the Milky Way galaxy might be more hospitable to life than was previously thought, according to a new study by a Pennsylvania research team. ANI

Indian TV soap dramas boost Pak saree, jewellery business
The popularity of Indian soap serials like Kiunkay Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahin Tu Hoga, Kumkum and Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki has had a salutary effect on Pakistans fashion industry. ANI

Man eats corgi in royal protest
An animal rights activist ate what he claims was a corgi during a live radio broadcast on May 29. ANI

Antidepressants double fracture risk
Boffins have found more evidence that antidepressant use can double the rate of fractures. ANI

Skinny girl-bands are making teenage girls feel bad about their bodies
Girl bands such as Girls Aloud, Pussycat Dolls and the Sugababes have come under flack from researchers who fear that by promoting an ideal for what a womans figure should look like, they are having a detrimental impact on teenage girls. ANI

Natural compound in grapes, tea and cocoa helps boost memory
A study of mice has shown that a natural compound found in blueberries, tea, grapes, and cocoa has the potential to enhance memory, and that its effects further increase when combined with regular exercise. ANI

Brit Curry King sells business for 200 million pounds
Britains Curry King Kirit Pathak has sold the company to Associated British Foods for an estimated 200 million pounds. ANI

Brain activity reflects variation in types of anxiety
A recent research by UI psychology professors Gregory A. Miller and Wendy Heller has found that brain activity reflects differences in types of anxiety. ANI

Female cheetahs are serial cheaters!
Female cheetahs that prowl the African Serengeti are prowlers in the real sense of the term. ANI

Scientists demystify Suns outer rings secrets
Sound waves escaping the suns interior create fountains of hot gas that shape and power a thin region of the Suns atmosphere that appears as a ruby red ring of fire around the moon during a total solar eclipse, a joint research by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA has revealed. ANI

Bangladesh ex-ministers remanded
Three high-profile Bangladeshi politicians, including two ex-ministers, have been remanded for four days while five others, charged with corruption, have been sent to jail. ANI

Global Leader in Heat-Transfer Coils and Coolers Acquired by Luvata
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Arithmatica Appoints New CEO
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Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Reports First Quarter 2007 Results and Earnings Call Information
Business Wire India

COMMIT Chooses SKY MobileMedia Application Software for TD-SCDMA Chipset Platforms
Business Wire India

APAC Industrial Boilers Market Poised for Considerable Growth - Various Segments Driving Demand
Business Wire India

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