Washington, August 25 : In a recently released report, the Obama administration's advisory group on Science and Technology has said that the H1N1 flu virus, dubbed `Swine flu', could cause as many as 30,000 and 90,000 deaths in the United States and pose a serious health threat.
According to Fox News, deaths would be concentrated among children and young adults, determined the report.
In contrast, the typical seasonal flu kills between 30,000 and 40,000 annually - mainly among people over 65.
Scranton (Pennsylvania, US), Oct. 13 : Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden has said that the campaign of Republican presidential candidate John McCain has stooped to stunts and “ugly inferences” because it was losing and was out of ideas.
Rousing a crowd estimated by the police at 6,000 on an otherwise quiet day on the campaign trail, Biden said McCain’s campaign had become erratic, a reference to McCain’s changing positions on the financial crisis and his decision two weeks ago to suspend his campaign briefly to deal with it.
Menthaoil March contract gained Rs 4.7 and settled at Rs 1237.1 on some short covering after prices as high stock levels kept the rising rates under check. Adequate stocks availability in the physical market following increased arrivals from Chandausi in Uttar Pradesh kept pressure. In Rampur, mentha oil (68 GLC) quoted at Rs 1,370 per kg, in Chandausi Rs 1,380 per kg, in Sambhal at Rs 1,380 a kg, in Barabanki at Rs 1,345 a kg. Total production of mentha oil stood around 45,000 tons and it is likely that carry forward stock may be around 3,000 tons.
Soyabean settled flat after yesterday's gain due to weak arrival in mandis, trading of soyabean in local mandis could not take place, as traders refused to buy substandard quality soyabean and other grains forcing farmers to agitate. Market player are hoping for a revival in demand for both soyabean and soya oil during the marriage season. The India soybean crop is reduced 0.5 million tons to 11.8 million as excessive rainfall during much of the growing season reduced yield potential, said the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Mumbai, Oct 2 - Shah Rukh Khan returned to his roots - the small screen, to promote his most ambitious film project "RA. One". The Bollywood superstar took to the finale episodes of three reality shows Saturday night, and added glitz and glamour to them with his inimitable style, wit and dance.
The 45-year-old, who started his acting career with TV shows like "Fauji" and "Circus" in the late 1980s, appeared on the finales of Star Plus' "Just Dance", Colors' "India's Got Talent 3" and Zee TV's "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs".
Wagah May 23, : Similar to the Hindu legend about Mathura King Krishna meeting his poor childhood friend Sudama after years of separation, a school friend of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is seeking a personal audience with him.
When Dr. Manmohan Singh took over as Prime Minister of India, Raja Ali Mohammad had sent his personal greetings through his nephew, a Deputy Commissioner in Pakistan, along with a set of embroidered golden Punjabi slippers, popularly called "Tille Wali Jutti", as a gift.
Washington, Feb 2: Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz has totally fallen in love with her beau Paul Sculfor's country Britain, and is considering buying a mansion in Essex.
The decision came after the `There is Something About Mary' actress went to visit her beau's family in Essex.
Sources have revealed that the duo even checked out a luxurious 3.2 million dollar mansion there.
Jeera July contract gained Rs 89 and settled at Rs 12380 a kg on a decline in arrivals towards the end of the season, good spot demand and lower stocks. Farmers are not releasing their produce as they are waiting for a good jump in the prices. Good demand is coming from local buyers. At Unjha spot market, jeera gained 125 rupees to 12,578 rupees per 100 kg. The contract made intraday low of Rs 12300 a kg and high of Rs 12457 a kg. Support for jeera is at 12301 below that could see a test of 12222. Resistance is now seen at 12458 above that could see a resistance of 12536.
Hyderabad, Dec 10 - The decision of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to initiate the process of the formation of a separate Telangana state fulfils the five-decade old aspirations of the people of the backward region.
The formation of a new state will also mark the beginning of the process of dividing Andhra Pradesh, India's first state formed on a linguistic basis.
Washington, March 13 : Wellcome Trust scientists in Britain say that it may be possible to "read" a person's memories just by looking at his/her brain activity, as a study conducted by them has shown that memories are recorded in the regular patterns.
Demis Hassabis and Professor Eleanor Maguire at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London (UCL) say that their study has shown that how the hippocampus-a small brain area which is crucial for navigation, memory recall and imagining future events-records memory.
According to the latest figures released, consumers increased spending by just 0.7 per cent during the month of February compared to the same month of the previous year.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said that the total amount of money spent in stores during the previous month was 0.7 percent higher than the February of the previous year. The total sales had increased 5.4 percent during the month of January, which was its highest increase in about three years.
Rome - Italy's upper house of parliament, the Senate, passed Tuesday a bill which protects the country's top officials from prosecution, including Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
The bill, propounded by Berlusconi's conservative coalition, was approved by 171 votes for to 128 against with six abstentions.
It is now set to become law having won approval in both houses of parliament. The lower house Chamber of Deputies passed it on July 11.