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Shyam Saran to lead Indian team at climate meet
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister's special envoy on climate change issues, Shyam Saran, will lead the Indian delegation to a preparatory meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate here April 27-28.

Friday, April 24, 2009 11:06:21 AM

Vitamin B1 may treat common cause of blindness
Washington, April 24 (IANS) A form of vitamin B1 could become a new and effective treatment for one of the world's leading causes of blindness, according to a discovery.

Friday, April 24, 2009 10:55:30 AM

Modest exercise can undo negative effects of belly fat
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Moderate exercise can reduce the negative effects of belly fat, which is linked to metabolic syndrome, says a new study. Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Friday, April 24, 2009 10:55:14 AM

Amazon.com shrugs off recession, boosts earnings, sales
San Francisco, April 24 (DPA) Amazon.com posted an 18 percent boost in sales and a 24 percent rise in profits as the online retail giant shrugged off the effects of the economic downturn.

Friday, April 24, 2009 10:10:13 AM

India does pretty good job of running elections: Hillary Clinton
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is impressed by the 'pretty good job' the Indians do of running their elections even if it means keeping efforts to reduce India-Pakistan tensions on hold.

Friday, April 24, 2009 9:37:31 AM

Reach out to India, US tells Pakistan
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Worried about a 'blow up' between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan over Kashmir, the US is encouraging Islamabad to reach out to the Indian government and continue with previous confidence- building measures.

Friday, April 24, 2009 9:36:11 AM

Smoking, second-hand smoke linked to breast cancer
Toronto, April 24 (IANS) Researchers say they have found clinching scientific evidence to link active smoking and second-hand smoke to breast cancer.

Friday, April 24, 2009 9:32:34 AM

Thai premier lifts state of emergency in Bangkok
Bangkok, April 24 (DPA) Thai Prime Minster Abhisit Vejjajiva Friday lifted the state of emergency he had imposed 12 days ago on Bangkok and surrounding provinces to quell anti-government protests.

Friday, April 24, 2009 8:44:02 AM

Microsoft sales drop for first time in 23 years
San Francisco, April 24 (DPA) Microsoft reported a drop in quarterly revenues Thursday for the first time in the 23 years since it went public.

Friday, April 24, 2009 6:08:45 AM

Obama urges credit-card industry to end unfair practices
Washington, April 24 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Thursday met leaders of the credit-card industry, urging them to end unfair practices that are raising costs on indebted consumers, while US lawmakers are considering a wider crackdown on the sector.

Friday, April 24, 2009 4:14:17 AM

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