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Clean smells promote ethical behaviour
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Cleanliness is next to godliness, so goes an old adage, which has now been borne out by a new study.

Saturday, October 24, 2009 1:27:17 PM

US says aid to Pakistan to meet threat to three nations
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) The United States says it views India as an important strategic partner and is providing aid to Pakistan in an open and transparent manner to meet the common threat of militant religious extremism to all the three nations.

Saturday, October 24, 2009 11:59:24 AM

Wipro, Wharton launch 'brainsourcing' contest - a la 'American Idol'
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Indian IT major Wipro Technologies has teamed up with Knowledge@Wharton, online resource of the prestigious Wharton business school, to launch a global 'brainsourcing' competition to reward innovative technology-based tools - somewhat like popular TV show 'American Idol'.

Saturday, October 24, 2009 11:28:59 AM

US army accepts first Sikh recruit
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) In a major step to end the exclusion of Sikhs, the US Army has accepted a Sikh recruit who had declined to either remove his 'dastaar' (turban) or cut his hair as a condition for joining the military.

Saturday, October 24, 2009 9:24:51 AM

No conditions on aid to Pakistan, only requirements on US: Holbrooke
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) In a bid to avoid another furore in Pakistan over tough new conditions against diverting US military aid to confront India, a top US official suggested that the legislation puts no conditions on Islamabad, only 'requirements' on Washington.

Saturday, October 24, 2009 9:00:06 AM

More than 100 bank failures this year in US
New York, Oct 24 (DPA) Two more banks were taken over late Friday by US regulators, bring to 101 the number of bank failures so far this year.

Saturday, October 24, 2009 6:55:33 AM

Charlize Theron kisses woman for $140,000
Los Angeles, Oct 24 (DPA) South African-born actress Charlize Theron auctioned off a kiss for $140,000, and the winning bidder was a woman, US magazine reported Friday.

Saturday, October 24, 2009 3:06:53 AM

US home sales surge to highest level in two years
Washington, Oct 23 (DPA) Sales of existing homes in the US surged 9.4 percent in September to their highest level in more than two years, figures from an industry group showed Friday, in a strong sign that the country's housing crisis may be easing.

Friday, October 23, 2009 10:29:47 PM

Obama seeks students' support on environment plans
Washington, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) US President Barack Obama will promote his environmental plans at Massachussets Technological Institute ahead of a discussion in the Senate to reduce emissions.

Friday, October 23, 2009 9:55:38 PM

US conditions $2.3 bn military aid to Pakistan on not confronting India
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) President Barack Obama is expected to sign a defence bill, which includes tough new conditions linking $2.3 billion American military aid to Pakistan to fight against terror and not using it to wage war against India.

Friday, October 23, 2009 9:17:41 PM

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