Young gays, bisexuals more prone to suicide: Study

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:04

London, April 27 (IANS) Young gay and bisexual men under age 26 are six times more likely to attempt suicide and deliberately harm themselves compared to older men of the same sexuality, a significant study has found.


KFC uses robot to serve customers in Shanghai

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:34

Shanghai, April 27 (IANS) Fried chicken fast-food chain KFC's first intelligent robot concept store, "Original+", has been launched at the National Convention and Exhibition Centre here.


CO2 fertilisation greening Earth: Study

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:20

New York, April 27 (IANS) A quarter to half of Earth's vegetated land has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), says a study.


Sunny morning in Delhi

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:24

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) It was a sunny Wednesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 22.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the weather office said.


Odd-even: Special bus service for MPs discontinued

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:24

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday decided to discontinue its special bus service for parliament members due to poor response from the lawmakers over two consecutive days.


Congress launches 'pani yatra' on water crisis in Gujarat

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 20:46

Ahmedabad, April 26 (IANS) The Gujarat Congress on Tuesday launched a three-day 'Pani Yatra' (march for water) across the state to give what it called a "wake-up call" to the BJP government for the severe water crisis in the state.


Teenager's heart flown from Surat to save man in Mumbai

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 20:40

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) The heart of a 17-year-old road accident victim was flown in a chartered flight from Surat to Mumbai in 75 minutes to save the life of a 43-year-old man from Rajasthan's Alwar, a hospital official said.


Now 'Shravan Kumar' sets forth for Mathura

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 20:36

Agra, April 26 (IANS) When 'Shravan Kumar' left the Taj city on foot for Mathura, his blind mother perched in a basket fastened to a sturdy rod, there were few onlookers who did not have misty eyes.


CO2 levels behind ancient global climatic shift: Study

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:48

London, April 26 (IANS) Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred in the "Eocene epoch" between 53 and 34 million years ago, says a new study.


Carbon storage in tropical forests linked to wildlife conservation

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:02

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Conserving wildlife can benefit carbon storage in tropical forests across the world and contribute to controlling global warming, says a new study conducted by an international consortium of researchers.