Sri Lanka

An Assam village making firecrackers for over 100 years

Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) — An Assam village has been making firecrackers for over a 100 years and has now got a logo... (more...)

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Diwali festivities begin in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) — Early morning festivities were witnessed across Tamil Nadu as people woke up to the sounds... (more...)

India marks 50 years of ITEC development aid programme

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) — India celebrated 50 years of a unique initiative — of sharing its developmental experience... (more...)

Mathur appointed BJP incharge of UP, Nadda of Maharashtra

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) — BJP president Amit Shah Tuesday appointed party leader O.P. Mathur as the party incharge... (more...)

Army chief to visit Bhutan

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) — General Dalbir Singh will go to Bhutan Oct 31 on a four-day visit, his first international... (more...)

US interested in Tamil Nadu global investors meet

Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) — US Charge d’Affairs in India Kathleen Stephens Tuesday called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister... (more...)

European Union defends lifting sanctions on Sri Lankan rebels

Colombo, Oct 21 (IANS) — The European Union (EU) Tuesday said that lifting sanctions imposed on Sri Lanka’s Tamil... (more...)

Tamil actioner ‘Kaththi’ to release Wednesday

Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) — The makers of Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner “Kaththi” Monday confirmed that the... (more...)

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Sonakshi Sinha enjoyed Tamil film debut with Lingaa

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha is the co-owner of wolrd Kabaddi League team United Singhs. IANS Chennai  – Actress... (more...)

Cavin’s Parlour to take on Aavin and Hatsun parlours

Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) — Fast moving diversified consumer goods major CavinKare Monday announced setting up of 50 captive... (more...)

Diverse mix of books in DSC Prize 2014 longlist

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — Ten books, penned by authors from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, are in the... (more...)

Sri Lanka to hold presidential poll in January

Colombo, Oct 20 (IANS) — The Sri Lankan government Monday confirmed that the presidential elections will take place... (more...)

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IANS Siliguri – Two elephants, including a female, were electrocuted in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district Saturday, an official said. The tuskers were found in a…
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Gallery: Army officer’s wife wins Mrs. India Worldwide pageant

IANS New Delhi – Aman Grewal, wife of an army officer, was declared the winner of Haut.Monde Mrs.India Worldwide 2014 here. Grewal, who hails from…
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Pink Chai Living: Preserving the food culture of India with traditional cooking

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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
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Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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