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May 8, 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 8, 2007

Hamas TV using Mickey Mouse replica to hate Americans and Israelis
Terror group Hamas is using a replica of Walt Disneys Mickey Mouse to preach Islamic radicalism and hate to Palestinian kids. ANI

Brains white matter process information the way grey matter does
A new study has found that nerves in the mammalian brains white matter not only carry information between various brain regions but also process information the way grey matter cells do. ANI

Meditation helps increase attention span
A new study has found that directed mental training, such as meditation, can help fine-tune control over attention. ANI

The SUMO protein that may harbour epilepsy and schizophrenia cure
Scientists at the University of Bristol, UK have revealed that increasing the amount of small protein, SUMO, in brain, can hold the key for countering diseases like epilepsy and schizophrenia. ANI

Studies underscore impact of movies in influencing teens to smoke
Two new studies have underlined the significant impact of movies in influencing teens to smoke. ANI

Premature births may be related to seasonal levels of pesticides and nitrates
A new study has found that premature birth rate may be strongly associated with seasonal levels of pesticides and nitrates. ANI

Mens infidelity is the single greatest HIV risk for women
A recent study has found that a hubbys extramarital sex life is the single greatest HIV risk for women around the world. ANI

Pak Supreme Court clears Constitutional petitions daily hearings from May 14
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has constituted a full court for the hearing of constitutional petitions filed by the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and other persons. The hearings will begin from May 14 on a daily basis, the apex court said. ANI

Addiction to the idiot box may lead to attention and learning difficulties in teens
A recent study has found that teenagers who watch television for three or more hours per day may be at a greater risk of attention and learning difficulties in their adolescent and early adult years. ANI

We all did come from Africa
Aborigines and Europeans share the same African roots and both emerged from a wave of African migrations more than 50,000 years ago, a new study has revealed. ANI

Soon, you could eat whatever you want without worrying about your Heart
A new study on mice has raised the hope that it might one day be possible for humans to eat what they want without having to worry about the risk of developing heart disease. ANI

Saying hello in Welsh is hazardous for call centre staffs health!
Staff at call centres in Wales has been asked to stop saying Bore da, which means Good Morning in Welsh, as it could end up straining their vocal cords. ANI

Melting of the Greenland ice cap may affect future stability of ocean circulation
Melting of the Greenland Ice Cap could seriously affect the future stability of ocean circulation, according to the findings by Dr Rainer Zahn, research professor in the ICREA at the UAB Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA). ANI

New strain of wheat stem rust may pose major threat to Indian crop
American plant pathologists have found out a new strain of wheat stem rust, Ug99, that has the potential to devastate wheat production worldwide, including India. ANI

Kids conceived in summer may fare worse in their studies
Want your kids academic record to be extremely bright? Well, then you would be better off trying to conceive your baby in the spring or the winter. ANI

Rising ocean temperatures endangering corals health
Researchers have conclusively linked rise in ocean temperature to the outbreak of disease among some of the healthiest sections of Australias Great Barrier Reef. ANI

Israeli archaeologist discovers King Herods tomb near Jerusalem
Renowned Israeli archaeologist Prof. Ehud Netzer has discovered the tomb of King Herod. ANI

Pak Foreign Office says proposals being discussed for peace on Siachen
The Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) has said that Pakistan and India are discussing several proposals to resolve the Siachen issue. ANI

Bugtis grandson released
An intelligence agency has released Fahad Bugti, the grandson of the late Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Shehbaz Khan Bugti. ANI

Taliban may not listen to Pakistan-Afghanistan jirga
A member of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Peace Jirga Commission has said that the commission might not succeed in pacifying a resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan. ANI

Pak generals have decided to impose emergency
Some Pakistan Army generals have decided to impose an emergency in the country in the wake of the recent disturbances in the countrys North West Frontier Province, the confrontation between the government at hardline clerics, and the public flak over the suspension of Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry through a presidential reference. ANI

Archaeologists discover the real Roman Gladiator Maximus
Archaeologists have discovered a new mosaic depicting a superstar gladiator, who won the hearts of the people, much like Maximus, the general-turned-fighter played by Russell Crowe in the movie Gladiator. ANI

Tropical plants have ability to acclimatise themselves to climate change
Tropical plants may become more adaptable due to changing rainfall patterns as a result of global warming, according to a new study by a University of Florida scientist. ANI

Spirituality may help smokers kick the butt
A new study has found that many smokers are receptive to spiritual beliefs and practices, and may benefit from their own spiritual resources, when attempting to kick the butt. ANI

Making a meal of Huntingtons disease may harbour cure
In a novel strategy to tackle neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntingtons disease, scientists have developed a method, in which an individuals own cells eat proteins that lead to the disease. ANI

Nine out of ten 2-year old kids are addicted to the idiot box
Nine out of ten children aged 2 years and below regularly watch television that includes DVD and video viewing, a new report has revealed. ANI

Politicians are the least trusted professionals in the UK!
A recent survey has revealed that UK consumers put more faith in car salesmen than politicians, making the law makers the least trusted professionals. ANI

Ruins identical to Mohenjodaro, Harappa possibly exist in Pakistan
A team of American, Pakistani and Japanese archaeologists has claimed the discovery of rare objects in the Cholistan Desert, raising hopes of the presence of ruins identical to the civilisations of Mohenjodaro and Harappa. ANI

Bhutto, Sharif headed for a parting of ways
Former Pakistan Prime Ministers Benazir Bhutto and Mohammad Nawaz Sharif are headed for a parting of ways following the formers reported move to ink a deal with the Musharraf regime to facilitate her return to Pakistan after a decade of self-exile. ANI

NASAs Chandra X-ray spots brightest ever supernova explosion
NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory has captured the brightest stellar explosion ever recorded of a supernova. ANI

Bush winks and makes the Queen 200 years older!
Instead of the general public, it should have been US President George W Bush who should have been given a few extra lessons in the proper etiquette required while meeting Queen Elizabeth II, for he goofed up by not only suggesting the British monarch was more that 200 years old, but also by winking at her - all that in front of 7,000 guests, from members of Congress to Oval Office staff. ANI

Prof. Govind Swarup awarded Grote Reber Medal for lifetime achievement in radio astronomy
Indian astrophysicist Professor Govind Swarup of the National Centre of Radio Astrophysics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) has been honoured with the 2007 Grote Reber Medal for lifetime, innovative achievement in radio astronomy. ANI

Procuri Teams with Tactica to Support Growing Demand for Supply Management Solutions in Asia
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Everest Research Institute Says BPO is Still Largely Untapped
Business Wire India

KickApps Partners with Cycling.tv to Deploy Online Community for Cycling Enthusiasts
Business Wire India

Brad Weller to Join Sonoco's Asia Pacific Team as Director of Sales and Marketing
Business Wire India

Second Annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association Forum Supported by Chemical Week As Co-Organiser
Business Wire India

Business Wire, NYSE Enter into an Affinity Marketing Partnership That Provides Corporate Issuers with Special Benefits
Business Wire India

Wanted: Innovative Business Ideas! Popkomm IMEA Enters Fourth Round
Business Wire India

Asian RFID Market to See Highest Growth; Traditional Applications to Drive Market in the Medium Term
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It's Crunch Time Again
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UnitedAuto Reports First Quarter Results
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Better Awareness and a Stronger Set of Standards will Drive Chipless Tag Technology
Business Wire India

SiBEAM Expands Executive Leadership in Engineering and Operations
Business Wire India

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