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Nippon Life keen to hike stake in Reliance Life

By | September 3, 2014

Tokyo, Sep 3 : Nippon Life Insurance of Japan wants to hike its stake in its Indian joint venture Reliance Life Insurance to 49 percent from 26 percent, when India notifies the decision of higher foreign equity cap in the … Read it!

Sex hormones linked to sudden cardiac arrest

By | September 3, 2014

New York, Sep 3 : In what could lead to prevention of sudden cardiac arrest, a study led by an Indian-origin cardiologist has found that levels of sex hormones in the blood are linked to the heart rhythm disorder.… Read it!

Charity rejects donations by people who saw nude photos

By | September 3, 2014

Sydney, Sep 3 : Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia has rejected donations by Reddit users who tried to absolve themselves of the “sin” after having looked at hacked nude photos of Hollywood celebrities.… Read it!

Canada joins NATO war game in Latvia

By | September 3, 2014

Ottawa, Sep 3 : Canada is participating in NATO’s war game in Latvia, the Canadian Department of National Defence said.… Read it!

Indian-born scientist wins prestigious US award

By | September 3, 2014

Washington, Sep 3 : India-born scientist Dr Thomas John Colacot has won the American Chemical Society’s ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry, one of the top honours in the field.… Read it!

Beheading of second journalist shocks US; White House in crisis mode

By | September 3, 2014

By Arun Kumar, Washington, Sep 3 : As the beheading of a second American journalist by the Islamic State (IS) terror group sent shock waves through the nation, US President Barack Obama authorised 350 additional troops be deployed to Iraq… Read it!

China’s yuan weakens

By | September 3, 2014

Beijing, Sep 3 : The value of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, retreated 13 basis points to 6.1697 against the US dollar in its central parity Wednesday, authorities said.… Read it!

Miltos Yerolemou joins ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ cast

By | September 3, 2014

Los Angeles, Sep 3 : Miltos Yerolemou, who was seen as swordsman Syrio Forel in TV show “Game of Thrones”, joins the cast of “Star Wars Episode VII”.… Read it!

No link between Ebola outbreaks in West Africa, DRC : WHO

By | September 3, 2014

Geneva, Sep 3 : The World Health Organisation Tuesday said the outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is “a distinct and independent event”, with no relationship to the epidemic in West Africa.… Read it!

US warplanes drop leaflets on Iraqi city

By | September 3, 2014

Baghdad, Sep 3 : US warplanes Tuesday dropped thousands of leaflets on the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, urging residents to keep clear of places occupied by the Islamic State (IS) extremist group that overran the city in June.… Read it!