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Indian-origin biophysicist wins prestigious US grant

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 18:39

A high-risk brain research by Indian-origin biophysicist Partha Mitra from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York has won a crucial grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Health benefits of Black pepper

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 23:13

Black pepper that is both a spice and a medicine can actually save you from spending huge hospital bills for diseases that can well be treated at home.

Union Budget 2014: IT rates unchanged; sops to small, marginal assessees in Bud

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 14:34

The Budget for 2014-15 Thursday left income tax rates unchanged but provided sops to small and marginal assesses by raising the threshold exemption limit from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh and investments under 80C by Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh while promising not to bring tax changes with retrospective effect.

Last Soviet FM Shevardnadze dies at 86

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 19:21

Eduard Shevardnadze, who helped end the Cold War as the Soviet Union`s last foreign minister before becoming president of Georgia, died on Monday at the age of 86.

Former Soviet FM, Georgia president Eduard Shevardnadze dies: Aide

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:21

Former Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze who helped end the Cold War in his capacity as the Soviet Union`s last foreign minister, died on Monday aged 86, his aide told AFP.

Cold War secrets out in open as KGB officer`s top classified files released

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 12:19

In what is being touted as one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history, top secret documents smuggled out of Russia by KGB officer Vasili Mitrokhin were made public on Monday.

Health benefits of Eucalyptus oil

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 15:26

Eucalyptus oil is extracted from the leaves of eucalyptus tree.

Ansel Elgort to play Cold War pianist

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 15:01

Actor Ansel Elgort, who has been winning hearts with his role in weepy teen romance `The Fault in Our Stars`, has signed on to play an American pianist in the Cold War-set drama.

World`s first nuclear power plant to turn 60 this week

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 15:12

The first nuclear power plant in the world, which showcased the peaceful uses of atomic energy to the world, especially during the Cold War era, turns 60 this week.

UN rights chief denounces `cold-blooded` Iraq executions

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 01:21

Geneva: UN human rights chief Navi Pillay today condemned a series of `cold-blooded` killings of Iraqi soldiers and religious leaders by Sunni militants, saying it amounted to war crimes.

Japan, North Korea to hold talks after kidnap breakthrough: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 12:45

Japan and North Korea are preparing to hold fresh talks after Pyongyang`s surprise pledge to probe the Cold War kidnappings of Japanese nationals, a report said today.

Not hot- nor cold-blooded, dinosaurs were `in between`

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 19:03

Were dinosaurs hot-blooded like birds and mammals or cold blooded like reptiles? Well, they were somewhere "in between".