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Last updated: Monday, March 30, 2015 2:26:17 PM

Micropacemaker to treat foetus with heart block
New York, March 28 (IANS) In a first, researchers have designed a fully implantable micropacemaker for use in a foetus with complete heart block.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:10:04 AM

US lawmakers seek deeper defence ties with 'critical ally' India
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Calling India a 'critical ally', two influential US senators have asked the new Defence Secretary Ashton Carter to place a special emphasis on deepening the US-India defence relationship.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:36:15 AM

India's army chief calls for better UN consultations
United Nations, March 28 (IANS) Representing the largest contributor to the UN Peacekeeping Operations, India's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag has called for better consultations with troop-contributing countries in deciding mandates for the operations.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:20:04 AM

Two US lawmakers call for Diwali commemorative stamp
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Two influential US lawmakers have submitted a bipartisan Senate resolution calling for the US Postal Service to issue a commemorative stamp in honor of the holiday of Diwali.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:02:13 AM

Russian spacecraft docks at International Space Station
Washington, March 28 (IANS) A Russian Soyuz spacecraft, with three crew on board, on Saturday docked with the International Space Station (ISS), a media report said.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 9:56:14 AM

Obama honours two South Asian science, math mentors
Washington, March 28 (IANS) An Indian-American and a Sri Lankan-origin scientist and teacher are among fourteen individuals and one organization named winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).

Saturday, March 28, 2015 9:54:03 AM

Religious minorities vulnerable amid IS violence: UN chief
United Nations, March 28 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday that religious minorities remain highly vulnerable since the Islamic State (IS) affiliated groups are targeting minorities and attacking religious sites in Libya, a media report said on Saturday.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:56:10 AM

US economic growth slows in fourth quarter
Washington, March 28 (IANS) US economic growth decelerated in the fourth quarter of 2014 and is likely to slow further in the first quarter of 2015 despite robust consumer spending, the US Commerce Department said on Friday, a media report said on Saturday.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:46:08 AM

Alabama police officer indicted for assaulting Indian grandfather
Washington, March 28 (IANS) An Alabama police officer who assaulted an unarmed Indian grandfather while he was taking a morning walk in front of his son's house in a Madison suburb has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:42:08 AM

Canadian Olympic runner Daundre Barnaby drowns
Ottawa, March 28 (IANS) Canadian Olympic 400m runner Daundre Barnaby drowned on Friday while swimming during a training camp in the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, Athletics Canada said in a statement, a media report said on Saturday.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:24:04 AM

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