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Last updated: Friday, April 18, 2014 4:02:04 PM

Scientists identify target for treating dengue
New York, April 18 (IANS) In a significant discovery, researchers have identified a target for dengue fever that can help develop vaccines for the deadly disease that has infected over 100 million people worldwide so far.

Friday, April 18, 2014 12:50:03 PM

Waste sulphur to produce cheap infra-red devices
New York, April 18 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, scientists have found that waste sulphur can be transformed into cheap plastic lenses for infra-red devices, including night-vision goggles.

Friday, April 18, 2014 12:18:04 PM

When meteors delivered vitamin B3 at your doorstep!
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Know where did our ancestors find free vitamin B3 supply? From meteorites that delivered the essential vitamin to earth from space!

Friday, April 18, 2014 11:36:20 AM

NASA discovers first earth-sized planet in habitable zone
New York, April 18 (IANS) In search for life on other planets, NASA astronomers have detected an earth-like planet orbiting the habitable zone of a cool star.

Friday, April 18, 2014 11:22:17 AM

India, US poised on more collaborative path: Envoy
Washington, April 18 (IANS) India and the United States are today positioned to embark on a more closely collaborative path with growth in India providing it new impetus, according to Indian ambassador S. Jaishankar.

Friday, April 18, 2014 10:46:18 AM

Rajat Gupta starts prison term June 17
New York, April 18 (IANS) Rajat Gupta, India-born former director of Goldman Sachs Group, convicted in 2012 for insider trading, has agreed to surrender to prison authorities on June 17 to begin a two-year sentence.

Friday, April 18, 2014 9:52:14 AM

Anand Mahindra, Banmali Agrawala, Ellen Lord named USIBC directors
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Anand Mahindra, chairman and managing director, Mahindra & Mahindra, Banmali Agrawala, president & ceo, South Asia, General Electric and Ellen Lord, president & ceo, Textron Systems have been appointed directors of US India Business Council.

Friday, April 18, 2014 8:26:07 AM

Ronaldinho admits form slump
Rio de Janeiro, April 18 (IANS) Ronaldinho has admitted to performing below expectations as he strives to earn a Brazil recall for this year's World Cup.

Friday, April 18, 2014 8:16:06 AM

Katy Perry trash talks about ex-beau
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry has reportedly been criticising former boyfriend and musician John Mayer for his over-the-top metrosexuality.

Friday, April 18, 2014 8:02:04 AM

Obama warns Russia of new sanctions
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday spoke cautiously about an agreement on the Ukraine crisis and warned that Russia could face additional sanctions if situation fails to improve.

Friday, April 18, 2014 7:54:04 AM

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