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Puberty timing influenced by 'imprinted' genes

Jul 25, 2014 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

New York, July 24 (IANS) The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by which parent their genes are inherited from, says a study.The activity of these "imprinted" genes differs depending on from which parent the gene is inhe...

Fuad Masoum elected new Iraq president

Jul 25, 2014 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

Baghdad, July 24 (IANS) Iraqi lawmakers Thursday elected Fuad Masoum as the new president of Iraq, signalling important progress in forming a new government.Mohammed Fuad Masoum, known as Fuad Masoum, won 211 votes among 269 lawmakers who attended th...

Discovering a vibrant India in Pakistan - via a book

Jul 24, 2014 at 23:37 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Colourful photographs of people celebrating Holi; women wearing vermillion, saris and bindis as they wait for the moon rise so they can break their Karva Chauth fast; firecrackers creating a kaleidoscopic canvas in thesky du...

Military men's height can influence depression risk

Jul 24, 2014 at 23:33 | Source: FirstPost

Washington, July 24 (IANS) Both short and tall men in the military are more at risk for depression than their colleagues of average height, a study shows.Researchers found that men both shorter and taller than average by one standard deviation may be...

Gaza crisis: Modi govt must be lauded for voting against Israel

Jul 24, 2014 at 22:29 | Source: FirstPost

It is strange to see many prominent pro-BJP journalists and commentators criticising the Narendra Modi government for having taken a strong stand against Israel by voting in support of a UN resolution to launch a probe into the Israeli offensive on G...

Barclays shares fall 6.5% on fraud accusation

Jul 24, 2014 at 20:17 | Source: BBC

Shares in Barclays have fallen 6.52% after the New York attorney general filed a fraud lawsuit against the bank. The lawsuit alleges the bank falsified documents and misrepresented benefits it was offering to big institutional clients, including pens...

Spanish jobless rate below 25% for the first time in two years

Jul 24, 2014 at 20:17 | Source: BBC

The unemployment rate in Spain has fallen below 25% for the first time in two years, thanks to the beginning of a revival in the economy. An extra 402,000 people started work in the second quarter of the year, boosted by the seasonal upturn in touris...

Rupee Ends at 60.09 Per Dollar, Hits 1-1/2 Week High During Session

Jul 24, 2014 at 19:59 | Source: NDTV Profit

Mumbai: The rupee ended weaker on Thursday, retreating from a more than one-week high hit earlier in the session on the back of month-end dollar demand from importers and possible intervention by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The rupee had initial...

Rupee Retreats From Day's High on Month-end Dollar Demand

Jul 24, 2014 at 16:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

The rupee was trading at 60.11 versus its previous close of 60.09, as dollar demand from importers hurts the Indian unit. The rupee earlier hit 59.98, its highest level since July 14 on the back of rejig in foreign investment limit in government debt...

CWG 2014: Indian hockey team looks to salvage pride after WC debacle

Jul 24, 2014 at 15:59 | Source: FirstPost

Hoping to salvage some pride after a disappointing World Cup outing and also end its title drought in the process, a talented but unpredictable Indian men`s hockey team will open its Commonwealth Games campaign against a lowly Wales on Friday.Clubbed...

India's schizophrenic vote on Gaza: Why we made a mistake

Jul 24, 2014 at 15:40 | Source: FirstPost

The Indian government's seemingly schizophrenic attitude to the Israeli pounding of Gaza is a classic case of the head and the heart being seriously misaligned. In its heart, the BJP-led NDA would like to be with Israel and feels an emotional connect...

Saturn's Moon Titan has a thicker atmosphere than Earth: report

Jul 24, 2014 at 15:13 | Source: FirstPost

Moscow: The atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon Titan is 1.6 times denser near the surface than Earth's air, scientists have found. Researchers compared the chemical composition of Titan's atmosphere with parameters predicted by a mathematical model....

ASSOCHAM hopes Parliament to give nod to Insurance Bill in current session

Jul 24, 2014 at 15:12 | Source: Assocham

Welcoming approval of the Bill to raise FDI in insurance to 49 per cent by the Cabinet, ASSOCHAM today expressed the hope that Parliament will pass the crucial reforms oriented legislation in the current session itself. If the Bill is passed within ...

Airlines insurance premium set to jump on Malaysian tragedies

Jul 24, 2014 at 14:59 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: The already struggling domestic airlines, including the national carrier Air India, may have to pay higher insurance premium this year following the twin tragedy of the Malaysian Airlines, industry officials said.The largest domestic carrier ...

Why did the Censor Board cut 4 mins out of The Grand Budapest Hotel?

Jul 24, 2014 at 14:26 | Source: FirstPost

The story of The Grand Budapest Hotel begins with some organised chaos. A uniformed man opens a door and in comes a procession of hotel staff, including waiters, bellboys and maids. Orders are given briskly; they are followed, equally briskly. Everyo...

Cameron rejects calls to pay back £160K tennis match donation

Jul 24, 2014 at 13:37 | Source: BBC

David Cameron has rejected calls to pay back a £160,000 donation to the Conservatives from the wife of a former member of President Putin's government. Mr Cameron said he would not accept money from a Putin crony but Lubov Chernukhin certainly ...

Media divided over India's Gaza policy

Jul 24, 2014 at 13:37 | Source: BBC

Media outlets are divided over India's policy on the ongoing conflict in Gaza. Israel has launched air strikes and ground operations in Gaza, as Hamas continues to fire rockets into Israel. India joined 27 other countries on Wednesday to back a...

10 takeaways from the Indian Super League's draft

Jul 24, 2014 at 13:23 | Source: FirstPost

The domestic player draft can be considered as the first on-the-pitch materialisation of the Indian Super League. After months of speculation and deliberation, the league has managed to generate some buzz through the draft which included India's top ...

India vs England: For Dhoni and India, the Lord's win is the end of a long 'process'

Jul 24, 2014 at 11:35 | Source: FirstPost

By Chetan Narula at Lord'sMahendra Singh Dhoni thinks of international cricket as a process. It is a pretty common word, defined as a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.Yet there is something very peculiar about Dho...

India, Pakistan's foreign secretaries to meet on 25 August

Jul 24, 2014 at 10:32 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan are to meet in Islamabad on 25 August, in a major forward movement in reviving stalled peace talks two months after the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Na...

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