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South Asia facing health crisis: World Bank
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) India and other South Asian countries are facing a health crisis with rising rates of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that can hamper development, a new World Bank report warns.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011 12:04:00 PM

Indian 'jugaad' comes to New York
New York, Feb 9 (IANS) Jerry-rigged cars, homemade stoves and do-it-yourself water filtration are all examples of what the Indians call 'jugaad' in Hindi or 'making do' with what they have on hand in Indian cities.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:32:17 AM

Nadal set to resume training after hamstring injury
Barcelona, Feb 9 (DPA) Rafael Nadal is set to resume training after curing a hamstring injury that contributed to the end of a tennis dream at the Australian Open.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:30:35 AM

Prosecutors to request Berlusconi trial over 'Rubygate'
Milan, Feb 9 (IANS/AKI) Prosecutors in Milan will Wednesday make a formal request that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi immediately go on trial for allegedly having relations with an underage prostitute nicknamed 'Ruby'.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011 11:14:16 AM

UNESCO to assess damage to Hindu temple in Cambodia
United Nations, Feb 9 (IANS) The United Nations cultural agency plans to send a mission to assess the damage caused to the Preah Vihear Temple, a World Heritage site, by the recent armed clashes between Thailand and Cambodia.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011 10:55:32 AM

Indian American charged in US Navy kickback scam
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Anjan Dutta-Gupta, Indian American founder and president of a technology services firm, and a civilian employee of the US Navy have been charged in a $10 million kickback and bribery scam.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011 10:24:31 AM

White House wants to spend $53 bn on high-speed rail
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS/EFE) US Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday announced a six-year, $53 billion plan to create a national high-speed and intercity passenger rail network.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011 10:18:47 AM

South Asia faces crisis with unhealthy population: World Bank
Washington, Feb 9 (DPA) South Asian countries have failed to keep their ageing populations healthy and face a growing crisis that is adding to broad income inequalities across the region, the World Bank has warned.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011 10:18:46 AM

Videogame sparks controversy
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS/EFE) A videogame that will be in the stores this March, and which invites users to drive a pickup truck full of undocumented immigrants without losing any while trying to get them across the border, has sparked a heated controversy.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011 10:18:11 AM

Indian American charged in US insider trading
New York, Feb 9 (IANS) Intensifying a crackdown on alleged insider trading by hedge funds, US prosecutors have brought criminal charges against Samir Barai, an Indian-American hedge fund portfolio manager and three others.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011 10:09:47 AM

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