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Antarctic ice sheet melting faster than ever, alarming: New study

Using GRACE or gravitational satellite data, researchers have found that the ice sheet covering Antarctica is melting faster than ever, especially in the past one decade. Antarctica’s massive ice sheet lost twice its mass in its western portion compared to what it accumulated in the east and the southern continent’s ice cap is melting ever faster, said researchers. The researchers were ...

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Swine Flu: 4 New Deaths Take Telangana Death Toll to 27

With 4 more deaths, the death toll of swine flu has reached 27 and its sibling state Andhra Pradesh reported another three in the current outbreak of the highly contagious disease that originated here but spreading fast all over the country, including Tamil Nadu in the south and Haryana in the north. The latest reported deaths came from both Telangana ...

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Indian Muslims’ Growth at 24%: Will it Outnumber Hindus Ever?

With an increase of 24 percent from 2001 to 2011, Muslim population in India grew more than 6 percent compared to the national average of 18 percent. However, Muslims constitute merely 14.2 percent of the country’s total population, and it may not be possible for the religious minority to outnumber Hindus ever. The final figures will be released officially later, ...

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Why More Indian Teens Prone to Ovarian Disorders?

Modern day sedentary lifestyle, junk food and obesity are the three main causes attributed for an increasing incidence of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) among Indian teenagers, with an estimated 10-30 percent adolescent girls being affected by it, health experts say. "There is a strong association of obesity and PCOS, especially when it happens around adolescence. The incidence of PCOS is ...

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Rupee Touches Down Lowest Point of 65 per $; Is RBI There?

With the Indian rupee touching the abysmal and bizarre 65 mark against the dollar on Thursday, it is high time the Finance Minister wakes up and do something to stem the steep fall or let those in office go or quit himself. Unlike the asian currency crisis of the 1990s, the fall of Indian rupee is mainly a handiwork of ...

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Drop in U.S. Toys’ Imports at 9% sends alarming bells

Toys imports into the United States tumbled 9 percent year-over-year in September, as the country’s retailers apparently chose caution over Christmas cheer heading into the 2011 holiday season, according to figures from The Journal of Commerce/PIERS. The drop in container volume, most of it from China, was the eighth straight for toys coming into the United States and a strong ...

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