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Parents' fears 'passed on to kids'
A million children in Britain from ages eight to 12 were found to be afraid of the same things as their parents, according to a study. ANI

Expert says UK govt's plan to snoop on emails, phone calls 'impossible to enforce'
The British government's plan of nationwide electronic surveillance that would record every email, phone call and website visited by people, is impossible to enforce and would make UK like Iran and China, a digital expert has said. ANI

New insights into dark energy and neutrinos revealed
Analysis of data from the National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded 10-meter South Pole Telescope (SPT) in Antarctica provides new support for the most commonly accepted explanation of dark energy, the source of the mysterious force that is behind accelerating expansion of the universe. ANI

Gilani's plane makes emergency landing after technical failure
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's plane made an emergency landing on Tuesday at the Chakala airbase near Rawalpindi after experiencing a technical failure. ANI

Miracle 'ghost white' baby born with 'no blood'
Little Olivia Norton, now six months, was born totally white as she had such a negligible count of haemoglobin that it could not officially be classified as 'blood'. ANI

Elle Macpherson's legs desired by 39 pc women
Elle Macpherson received 39 per cent of the votes in a poll as the model with the legs most females want to have. ANI

Pak minister stresses need to improve Pak-Afghan-US ties
Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain has stressed the need for restoring confidence building measures between Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States. ANI

Pak's NAB freezes assets, puts prominent figures on ECL in Rental Power Projects case
Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has frozen the assets of 19 individuals accused in the Rental Power Projects (RPP) case and placed several figures on the Exit Control List (ECL). ANI

Zardari calls for use of latest technology to combat street crimes
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for the use of the latest technology to combat violence in the country and innovative ways to raise funds for this purpose, reiterating 'zero tolerance' for extortion and other street crimes. ANI

Serving in restaurants 'most active profession' in Australia
Waiters in Australia clock up over double the daily recommended number of steps - 10,000 steps a day - making it the most active profession in the country, a new study has revealed. ANI

Govt. be made accountable to PML-N, says Rafique
Pakistan's Muslim League-Nawaz's leader, Khwaja Saad Rafique has demanded that the Government be made answerable for the rise in CNG and POL prices in the country. ANI

Table staff 'most active profession' in Australia
Waiters in Australia clock up over double the daily recommended number of steps - 10,000 steps a day - making it the most active profession in the country, a new study has revealed. ANI

Bill Clinton 'would be happy' if Hillary opts to run for presidency in 2016
Former US President Bill Clinton has said that he would be 'happy' if his wife Hillary decided to run for the presidency in 2016. ANI

Indian origin woman shot injured during California's Christian school firing
An Indian origin woman, Dawinder Kaur, was shot in the elbow during the shooting incident, which transpired in a Christian school in Oakland, California on Monday, which killed seven and wounded three people. ANI

Former student shoots seven to death at Christian university in California
A former nursing student of a small Christian university in California opened fire at a school, killing at least seven people, and wounding three others on Monday. ANI

Gallup poll declares Denmark happiest nation in the world, Togo unhappiest
Scandinavian countries Denmark, Finland and Norway have been declared the three happiest nations in the world during the last six years (2005 to 2011), according to a Gallup poll. ANI

Indian-origin South Carolina Governor Haley would decline VP slot
South Carolina's Indian-origin Governor Nicky Haley has said that if she is offered an opportunity to run as a Republican running mate in this year's presidential polls, she would decline. ANI

Gallup poll shows Obama ahead of Romney
U.S. President Barack Obama has established a four-percentage point lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney in a general election match-up, according to a new USA Today/Gallup Poll Monday. ANI

China arrests over 100 suspects for making new-type 'gutter oil'
Chinese police has reportedly arrested over 100 suspects for making a new type of 'gutter oil' by mixing dumped animal fat into edible oil. ANI

Graphic warns Al Qaeda 'coming soon' to New York
A mysterious image suggesting the return of Al Qaeda to New York has appeared on some Arabic websites, prompting the city police department and the federal authorities to probe the issue. ANI

Effigy of Prince William burnt on Falklands War anniversary
Argentinian leftists protesting near the British Embassy in Buenos Aires burnt an effigy of Britain's Prince William, who recently participated in naval exercises near the islands. ANI

Diseases threatening China's economic growth: Minister
China's Health Minister Chen Zhu has warned that the country is in danger of experiencing slow economic growth, because of diseases like cancer and other chronic ailments. ANI

Annan says 'Syria has agreed to April 10 deadline for implementing peace plan'
Special UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan has said that Damascus has agreed to implement his six-point peace plan by April 10. ANI

Pak Govt in no hurry to re-open NATO supply routes: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said his government is in no hurry to re- open the NATO supply routes and a decision to that effect will be taken only after evolving a consensus at the Parliamentary Committee on National Security. ANI

Oz-Indian surgeon 'Dr Death' to appeal conviction of manslaughter in June
Lawyers representing Jayant Patel, an Indian-origin surgeon in Australia, will appeal against his conviction for manslaughter in a special sitting of the High Court in Brisbane in June. ANI

Nepal Parliament gives go-ahead for Chinese firm's $1.6 bln dam project
Nepal's lawmakers have reportedly given the green signal to a Chinese state-owned company's 1.6 billion dollars hydroelectric-power project. ANI

T&G Appoints Senior Executive Team and New Directors
The Board of Turners and Growers Limited (T&G) is pleased to announce changes to the Board of Directors and the appointments of a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Business Wire India

Menicon's ""Magic"" Takes Gold at Asia Pacific Advertising Festival 2012
Menicon Co., Ltd.'s "Magic," the world's thinnest daily disposable contact lens, won a Gold Award in the Design Lotus category at the Asia Pacific Advertising Festival (ADFEST) in Pattaya, Thailand from 18–20 March Business Wire India

GlobalCollect appoints new Chief Financial Officer
Effective April 1st, 2012, Huib Dekker will be assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer of GlobalCollect. Mr. Dekker succeeds Paul van Mierlo in this position, who will be leaving GlobalCollect in April 2012 to pursue personal interests. Business Wire India

Denham Capital Closes $3 Billion Energy and Resources-Focused Private Equity Fund
Denham Capital Management LP, a leading energy and resources-focused global private equity firm, announced today the closing of its sixth fund, Denham Commodity Partners Fund VI LP. Business Wire India

Rapaport Melee Diamond Index (RMI) Up 14% in 1Q to 140.72
The Rapaport Melee Index (RMI) for small diamonds rebounded 14% to 140.72 in the first quarter of 2012. While prices have returned to March 2011 levels, they remain below the June 2011 RMI of 153.73. Rapaport’s March Melee Diamond Auction sold 58,000 carats for $8.25 million. Record high prices were achieved in specific categories with strong demand from U.S. and Indian buyers supporting sales Business Wire India

IPexpert Inc. Joins Forces with Mr. Khawar Butt and Networxx to Provide World-Class IT Training to Students in India and Surrounding Areas
IPexpert, Inc. announced today their new plans to form a strategic partnership with world-renowned CCIEx5 and CCDE Mr. Khawar Butt and IT Training company Networxx to provide IT training solutions in India Business Wire India

Starr Indemnity Granted Foreign, Non-Life Insurance License in Japan
Starr Indemnity & Liability Company (Starr) has announced that the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) has granted it a foreign, non-life insurance business license in Japan. The license allows Starr to offer approved accident and health insurance and casualty solutions in the country. Business Wire India

Renesas Purchases Fast Logic™ Portfolio License
Alliacense announced that Renesas Electronics Corporation has purchased a Fast Logic™ Portfolio license from The TPL Group Business Wire India

Huber Strengthens Fire Retardant Additive Portfolio with Acquisition ofAlmatis’ Specialty Hydrate Business
Huber Specialty Hydrates, LLC (“HSH”), a subsidiary of J.M. Huber Corporation (“Huber”), announces it has acquired the specialty hydrate flame retardant business of Almatis, Inc. (“Almatis”) located in Bauxite, Arkansas Business Wire India

CaridianBCT and Terumo Transfusion Become Terumo BCT
CaridianBCT and Terumo Transfusion have become Terumo BCT. Terumo BCT is one of the largest, U.S.-based medical device companies focused on blood banking, transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. Business Wire India

InfoVision Awards Asia Launched at Broadband-IP&TV Asia
The InfoVision Awards, designed to recognise the leading technology innovators in the communications industry, are being brought to Asia for the first time this year, with the launch of the InfoVision Awards Asia Business Wire India

Mobango Partners with AdIQuity for Mobile Monetization
AdIQuity, a leader in mobile ads optimization, and Mobango announced today that Mobango has selected AdIQuity Plus to monetize and manage its global mobile inventory. AdIQuity Plus platform is a combination of Mobile Ad server, Ad optimization, RTB Exchange and Ad Network Mediation that augurs well with the requirements of premium mobile publishers Business Wire India

Fenwal Receives FDA Clearance for Therapeutic Plasma Exchange on Its Amicus® Separator
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared Fenwal to market a therapeutic plasma exchange protocol for the company’s Amicus® separator, Fenwal announced today. Business Wire India

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