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Kerala technopark to 'go red' on World AIDS Day

Nov 29, 2014 at 05:30 | Source: FirstPost

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 28 (IANS) Technopark, one of the largest IT Parks in the country, will put its might behind global efforts to fight HIV/AIDS with a series of programmes on World AIDS Day (Dec 1) to spread awareness and hope.On the day, commem...

China drafts policy on emergency Ebola diagnosis, approves products

Nov 29, 2014 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has drafted a policy on the emergency use of diagnostic products for the Ebola virus disease and clinical trials, the country's drug regulator said on Friday, as the number of people affected globally by the epidemic nears ...

Stories of camels, cancer and others(IANS Books This Weekend)

Nov 29, 2014 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

Questions of self, courtroom battles, an enduring relationship with camels and story of twins: the IANS bookshelf this weekend is a tempting trolley. Take a look.1. Book: A Fatal Margin; Author: Umanath Nayak; Publisher: Hachette;Pages: 248; Price: R...

US Black Friday quieter as bargains spread over two days

Nov 29, 2014 at 00:22 | Source: BBC

The traditional scrum of sharp elbows was notably less intense on Black Friday in the US this year. The crowds, gathering at the US's big shopping centres, appeared to have exhausted some of their shopping enthusiasm on Thursday. As last year, m...

Black Friday: Boxing Day sales come early?

Nov 29, 2014 at 00:22 | Source: BBC

On Friday, the UK's largest retailers are expecting thousands of people to descend on their stores to pick up a bargain. Black Friday, the big sales day in the US that follows the Thanksgiving holiday, is being adopted by more and more shops in ...

China morning round-up: Tackling smoking

Nov 29, 2014 at 00:22 | Source: BBC

A national report on smoking hazards gets widespread coverage as newspapers mark World No Tobacco Day. The report is the first official document from China's health ministry on the dangers of nicotine, say the China Daily and People's Daily...

Literary heavyweights to descend at Jaipur lit fest

Nov 28, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Keeping up with the tradition of introducing Indian audience to global thinkers and writers, the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 has chosen luminaries from the field of art, literature and poetry to talk on various themes, or...

UN-backed summit to promote 'Swachh Bharat' drive

Nov 28, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Nov 28 (IANS) Prominent leaders of all major faiths in India as well as political leaders and celebrities will gather here Saturday for a summit, where they will ask their followers to embrace the spirit of "Swachh Bhara...

British scientists announce trials of new 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea

Nov 28, 2014 at 22:40 | Source: FirstPost

Conakry: British scientists announced trials on a 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea as France's Francois Hollande arrived in Conakry on Friday, becoming the first Western leader to visit one of the countries devastated by the epidemic.The prototype is s...

Youth from Mumbai who joined Islamic State returns home, quizzed by NIA

Nov 28, 2014 at 20:30 | Source: FirstPost

One of the four Indian nationals from Kalyan near Mumbai, who wassaid to have joined the Islamic State in Iraq, has returned to India on Friday. TheMumbai Police is likely to file a case against him and place him under arrest.According to CNN-IBN, Ar...

Oil prices hit fresh four-year lows in wake of Opec meeting

Nov 28, 2014 at 20:21 | Source: BBC

Oil prices hit a four-year low in the wake of the decision by the Opec producers' cartel not to cut output. Brent crude touched a new four-year low of $71.12 a barrel early on Friday, before recovering to trade above $73. The price of Brent had ...

Indian hanged girls' suicide over 'intimate relationship'

Nov 28, 2014 at 20:21 | Source: BBC

India's main Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has provided details on how two teenage girls found hanging from a tree in May had died. The case sparked global outrage but on Thursday, investigators said the girls took their own lives and we...

Serious scrutiny needed to stop brain drain from India: President Pranab

Nov 28, 2014 at 20:12 | Source: FirstPost

Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday in Kolkata lamented the brain drain of Indian scholars and called for a "serious scrutiny" to counter this avoidable trend."It is ironical that our higher education system, which is capable...

Kalyan youth who joined Islamic State in Iraq, quizzed by NIA

Nov 28, 2014 at 18:44 | Source: FirstPost

One of the four Indian nationals from Kalyan near Mumbai, who wassaid to have joined the Islamic State in Iraq, has returned to India on Friday. TheMumbai Police is likely to file a case against him and place him under arrest.According to CNN-IBN, Ar...

Mumbai: NIA questions alleged ISIS militant who returned home, youth likely to be arrested

Nov 28, 2014 at 17:11 | Source: FirstPost

One of the four Indian nationals from Kalyan near Mumbai, who wassaid to have joined ISIS in Iraq, has returned to India on Friday. TheMumbai Police is likely to file a case against him and place him under arrest.According to CNN-IBN, Arif Majeed was...

Australia to honour late Phillip Hughes with state memorial service

Nov 28, 2014 at 15:56 | Source: FirstPost

The Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday after being hit in the head by a ball, will be honoured with a state memorial service.The service will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground next week, the same stadium where he suffered...

Why President Obama's Republic Day visit will be a disaster for India

Nov 28, 2014 at 15:52 | Source: FirstPost

I must admit I was startled by the news that US President Barack Obama has accepted the invitation to be the chief guest at Indias Republic Day 2015. This is quite out of character for both Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I had imagined that ...

Mumbai: Youth who joined ISIS returns home, likely to be arrested

Nov 28, 2014 at 15:50 | Source: FirstPost

One of the four Indian nationals from Kalyan near Mumbai, who wassaid to have joined ISIS in Iraq, has returned to India on Friday. TheMumbai Police is likely to file a case against him and place him under arrest.According to CNN-IBN, Arif Majeed was...

Hyderabad is 2nd best place in world you should see in 2015, recommends travel magazine

Nov 28, 2014 at 15:14 | Source: FirstPost

Hyderabad:Hyderabad is the second best place in the world that one should see in 2015, according to an international travel publication.The Presidio of San Francisco in the US ranked first on the "Best of the World - 20 Places You Should See in ...

Centre counters opposition, says no increase in prices of essential medicines

Nov 28, 2014 at 14:58 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Refuting Opposition's contention, the government today said there had been no increase in the prices of essential drugs in the last six months. Prices of 44 drugs and 108 formulations have actually come down during the period, Chemicals an...

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