According to a new research, the migration of Romani people, which are now the Europe's largest minority group, started from Northern India to the continent much earlier than previous thought.
The research has shown that the migration began some 1,500 years ago. The group was often referred to as "gypsies" in the 16th century due to the conception that they have come from Egypt. Researchers found evidence that Romani population first arrived through the Balkans and migrated further into inland Europe about 900 years ago.
Monte Carlo - Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt is a major athletics asset capable of lowering his 100-metres world record again at the Berlin world championships in August.
"Bolt is a fantastic young athlete. The people really appreciate him," the head of the ruling athletics body IAAF, Lamine Diack, told the German Press Agency dpa on Tuesday.
"He will come to Berlin to be world champion. He will be at his best ... Maybe he run 9.65 seconds."
Washington, May 6 : Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center say that they have gained significant insights into why certain arterial plaques in any given individual eventually lead to an acute blood clot, a heart attack, a stroke, or even sudden death.
The researchers also claim to have identified a key protein that may promote the conversion from benign to dangerous plaques.
Sharad Chandrakant Mirani, a class X student from Ahmedabad has been selected to represent India at the International Earth Science Olympiads (IESO) to be held in Taipei, Taiwan.
The IESO will be a three day event starting from September 14, 2009 and based on the theme of ‘Human environment’. The first ever IESO was held in South Korea in October 2007 and the second, in Manila, Philippines.
The IESO is an annual competition for secondary school students, assessing their abilities in disciplines such as geology, environmental science, meteorology and terrestrial astronomy.
London: Obesity is believed to cost Britain 45 billion pounds by 2050. It has been studied that only 10 per cent of men and 15 per cent of women have the right weight in proportion to their height.
London, July 24 : It has emerged that the father of late King of Pop Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray had been disciplined for over-subscribing addictive drugs.
Dr. Rawle Andrews, Murray’s late biological dad, had been found to have prescribed controlled substances with “addictive potential” to two patients.
The Texas Medical Board found that that went on for extended periods in the 1990s “without adequate indication”.
Equity indices: The weak medium term technicals have finally kicked in and have pushed the markets deep into bear territory. This is in line with our expectations. After breaking below 6050, the Nifty gave up value relentlessly and has reached a critical support level. A move below 5825 can mean further downside with a potential to drag the index down to 5175 - 5200 level over the medium term. The Mid cap index (8488) too is very weak and is in a position to decline further. We see weakness ahead in the index over the medium term. A decline to 7900 looks possible.
Georgetown (Malaysia), Oct. 6 : The Hindu Endowment Board of Malaysian state Penang has proposed to convert a site in Balik Pulau as a Hindu burial and cremation ground.
Keeping in view the overcrowded Hindu cemeteries in the state, the board had estimated the need 20,334 square metre land.
The New Strait Times quoted board commissioner Raveen Tharan, as saying that the main cemetery in Batu Lanchang had run out of space.
New York, Oct 11 : Scientists in Hawaii have claimed that if greenhouse gas emissions are not contained, temperatures across the world will rise to an unprecedented level by 2047.
According to a study by scientists at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, within 35 years even the lowest monthly dips in temperatures will be hotter than we’ve experienced in the past 150 years.
Madrid - Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini has turned down a request from his players to eliminate pre-match "concentrations", according to sports daily Marca on Monday.
The "concentrations", for which an exact translation into English does not exist, are the training camps organized by most Spanish clubs one or two days before each match, in which the players stay at an hotel and work hard in tactical and physical preparation.
Lahore, Oct. 24 : Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen have been asked not to hold meetings with foreign ambassadors without informing the Foreign Office.
According to the Daily Times, the FO notice came in the wake of Malik and Tareen meeting with US Ambassador Anne Patterson and British High Commissioner Robert Brinkley on their own.
The FO issued a notice instructing all ministers against holding meetings with envoys.
New Delhi - India on Saturday condemned an attack on two Indian priests at the famous Pashupatinath temple in Nepal by a group of Maoists who have been agitating over their recent appointments there.
The assailants entered the fifth-century Hindu shrine in Kathmandu Friday and beat the two priests recently appointed from the southern Indian state of Karnataka.
Speaking in Karnataka's capital, Bangalore, Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna said Nepal had failed to provide adequate security for the Indian priests.
Nepal's Maoists criticized the appointments of Girish Bhatta and Raghavendra Bhatta, both 32, saying Nepalese priests should have been appointed to the jobs.
London, May 30 : American actress Nicole Richie is delighted that her rehab stint brought her warring parents back together.
Nicole adopted parents, singer Lionel Richie and mum Brenda, separated in 1988 when she was age five, ahead of the bitter divorce in 1993.
Lionel and wife were barely on speaking terms amid allegations of the singer''s infidelity.
Kohima, Jan 31 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N Gopalaswami alongwith two Election Commissioners S Y Qureshi and Navin Chawla will today review poll preparedness for the March 5 Assembly polls in Nagaland.
During their three-day visit, members of the Commission will held meetings with representatives of recognised political parties separately.
Meanwhile, Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) C J Ponraj has constituted election committees in each district to oversee the poll arrangements and to receive complaints on violations of codes of conduct and suggestions from individuals and parties to ensure free and fair poll in the state.
Recent study revealed that rising price of milk is taking toll on the health of children. Study by Otago University revealed that due to high price of milk, families are opting for soft drinks which are gateway to various problems such as the risk of obesity and dental problems.
Milk is a rich source of calcium and protein. Calcium is necessary for "laying down" good bone structure and texture. Lack of calcium during childhood increases the risk of osteoporosis.
Umroi, Jan 25: Voting has begun for the assembly by-election at Bhadohi reserve segment in Sant Ravidas Nagar in Uttar Pradesh this morning.
The polling will decide the fate of sixteen contestants. The main contenders are from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP_.
Three hundred sixty five polling booths have been set up for three lakhs forty five thousand voters to cast their votes. One hundred fifty three polling booths have been identified as sensitive.
London, Jan 3 : Militant leader Omar Bakri has ordered his followers to convert `aliens' to Islam.
Bakri, 50, is said to have issued the decree during a bizarre rant posted on an extremist website, in which he said Muslims needed to spread the word of Islam all over the world and across the galaxy too.
"We are obliged as Muslims to make the whole galaxy subservient to almighty Allah. Allah has created all living beings in order to obey him and worship him," the Sun quoted him as saying.
A security source commented: "Perhaps he could show his people the way - it would give everyone a break if he was beamed up."
Japanese electronics major, Sony has said that it will restore its all PlayStation Network services in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia - excluding Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea by this weekend.
The company’s Network Entertainment International division is working to restore all the services for the gamers around the world.
"The company implemented considerable security enhancements to the network infrastructure, as well as conducted testing of the payment process and commerce functions," read an official release from the company.