Asteroid capture mission: Roscosmos to join hands with NASA

Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Asteroid capture mission

Moscow : Russia’s space agency Roscosmos may join NASA’s ambitious mission to capture an asteroid and place it in high lunar orbit for exploration, its head Vladimir Popovkin said. “[It is] a very interesting project, which NASA proposes to carry out jointly with Roscosmos specialists,” Popovkin told Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper. “We could send a manned […]

Outcast black holes living on edge of Milky Way

Monday, April 1st, 2013
black holes

London : As many as 2,000 black holes kicked away from their homes are now living on the outskirts of our Milky Way galaxy, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz, used new computer simulations to look at how our galaxy grew through mergers with smaller galaxies. Scientists believe […]

Why Holi is celebrated

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Holi Cellebration

Popularly known as ‘Phagwah’ in Assam, ‘Dol jatra’ in West Bengal and ‘Fagu’ in Nepal, Holi is celebrated with different names and traditions across India. But the spirit of this festival remains the same across the length and breadth of the country. There are two legends associated with Holi. Originally, Indians celebrate this festival to […]

At least 37 killed as bus plunges into river in Ratnagiri

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
bus plunges into river Maharashtra

Mumbai : At least 37 people were killed and over 15 injured when a Mumbai-bound private luxury bus plunged into a river in Ratnagiri district of coastal Konkan area on Tuesday morning. The bus fell into the Jagbudi river near Khed in Ratnagiri district at around 3.30 am, police said. The bus was on its […]

Narendra Modi’s 3D interaction enters Guinness book of world records

Friday, March 15th, 2013
Narendra Modi's 3D interaction

New Delhi : Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, has added one more feather in his cap. His 3D interaction during last year’s Gujarat assembly elections has entered Guinness book of world records. On Dec 10, 2012, Modi’s 3D interaction went live across 53 locations simultaneously in Gujarat  and it has set a new […]

World’s largest space observatory opens in Chile

Thursday, March 14th, 2013
World's largest space observatory

Chile: What is thought to be the world’s largest ground-based observatory opened on Wednesday in northern Chile, wielding unprecedented power to peer into the remotest regions of the universe. The ALMA space observatory was inaugurated here on a desert plateau some 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) above sea level, at a ceremony attended by President Sebastian […]

Pakistan starts work on Iranian gas line opposed by US

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
Iran, Pakistan gas pipeline

Tehran : Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari inaugurated Monday a gas pipeline project which will link Iran’s gas pipeline to that of Pakistan. During the event, held in Iran’s Chabahar city and attended by ministers and senior officials from Iran and Pakistan, Ahmadinejad said the West “has no right […]

Small wonder! the shortest teacher in the world

Monday, March 11th, 2013
shortest teacher in the world

Haryana : Azad Singh steps out of his computer lab to call his students in for a class, one wonders if anyone will pay heed. But surprisingly, at his call, a posse of girls – who tower over him – come rushing to the laboratory. He orders them to mind their ways, stop giggling and […]

Test proves 12-year-old Indian girl has higher IQ than Einstein

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Albert Einstein

London : A 12-year-old Indian-origin girl in UK has stunned everyone after she scored an incredible 162 on her IQ test – even higher than Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Neha Ramu, daughter of an Indian doctor couple, achieved a score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test – the highest score possible for her age. […]

US To Give ‘Women Of Courage Award’ To Delhi Braveheart Posthumously

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Women Of Courage Award'

Washington : United States has selected the 23-year-old Delhi student, who was fatally gang raped in a moving bus, for the International Women of Courage Award. The award would be presented posthumously by the First Lady Michelle Obama and the Secretary of State John Kerry, on March 8, an official announcement said yesterday. “For millions […]

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