Chinese visitor arrivals to grow by 30% in next decade: IHG Report

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has partnered with Oxford Economics to publish one of the most comprehensive studies into the Chinese travel market

‘You could be a descendant of Genghis Khan’

Millions of modern Asian men have descended from 11 powerful dynastic leaders who lived up to 4,000 years ago - including Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan, a new study has found...

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Indigenously-developed Rotavirus vaccine launched by PM Narendra Modi

India's indigenously developed and manufactured Rotavirus vaccine 'Rotavac' was launched today by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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Swine Flu: 4 more H1N1 deaths reported from Maharashtra; toll mounts to 215

Four persons died today of swine flu in Maharashtra, raising the fatalities from the disease in the state to 215 so far.

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High testosterone ups heart disease risk in men

High testosterone levels may put men at a higher risk of heart disease, a new Harvard study claims...

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Curiosity to resume use of robotic arm: NASA

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is expected to resume movements of its robotic arm this week while analysis...

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Human brains age less than previously thought

Older brains may be more similar to younger brains than previously thought, according to a new study that challenges...

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New energy device may power life on Mars

A new type of engine that harvests energy from carbon dioxide could power life on Mars, scientists say.

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Next breakthrough to come from micro venture innovation finance: President Pranab Mukherjee

Citing India's long tradition of grassroot innovations, President Pranab Mukherjee has said the next major breakthrough in the country will come via micro venture innovation finance.

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Alcohol intake peaks at age 25: Study

Frequent drinking becomes more common in middle to old age, peaking at 25 years, a new UK study has found.

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Mud may have preserved ‘oldest human brain’ for 2500 years

A human brain in the UK, believed to be the oldest ever discovered, may have been preserved for over 2,500 years by mud, archaeologists say.

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Mars had ocean with more water than Arctic

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth's Arctic Ocean but the Red Planet lost 87 per cent of that water to space, a new study has found.


IIT developing bio-hydrogen fuel from waste

Aiming to generate clean fuel from waste, a large-scale bio-reactor plant for producing hydrogen on a pilot level would be ready at IIT Kharagpur...

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Indian hotel tariff declines 2 per cent in 2014: Report

Despite hotel tariff rising globally due to an improving world economy, it declined in Asia, including India...

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On the shelf

Based on primary surveys of vocational training providers and enterprises, this book provides a comprehensive agenda of reforms to improve the employability of India’s youth.

Top 10 Fiction and Non-Fiction books

Top 10 Fiction and Non-Fiction books

Rise of the entrepreneur

Two books provide a quick tutorial to gain start-up knowledge without making mistakes.

The Bullet and the Ballot Box: Revolutionary road

The Bullet and the Ballot Box explains what precipitated the Maoist revolution in Nepal and how it shaped up in the years to 2008.

Frugal Innovation: A stitch in time

The authors of Jugaad Innovation are back with another book, this time on penny pinching and how to do it successfully.

Leisure: You pet!

From grooming services, exclusive lodges and freshly cooked meals to gift hampers, behaviour therapies and wellness centres, there’s a booming market out there to pamper your four-legged friends.

Too much sitting may harm heart health

Sitting for many hours per day is associated with increased coronary artery calcification, a marker of subclinical heart disease...

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Different brain areas work better at different ages

MIT scientists have found that different parts of the brain work best at different ages.

Hubble sees supernova split into four images

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have spotted for the first time a distant supernova split into four images by cosmic lens.

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Malaysia named as number 1 destination for Muslim Travel

Malaysia has been named as the number one destination across the globe in the Muslim travel market, according to the MasterCard - Crescent Rating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2015

Oxytocin nasal spray may help combat obesity

A synthetic nasal formulation of the hormone oxytocin can reduce caloric intake in healthy men, particularly consumption of fatty foods...

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft creates history, reaches dwarf planet Ceres’ orbit

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has created history by becoming the first mission to achieve orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres...

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Botox restores smiles in kids with facial paralysis

Botox can help restore smiles in kids with facial paralysis resulting from trauma or tumour, a new study has found.

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