School bus collides with truck near Jalandhar, 11 children killed

Monday, March 4th, 2013
School bus collides Jalandh

Jalandhar : 11 children have died after the school bus they were travelling in collided with a truck in village Gahir in Punjab’s Jalandhar district this morning. The driver of the bus also died in the accident. Police says around ten others were injured and have been moved to a nearby hospital. “Seven students died […]

Moderate quake jolts India-Bangladesh border

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
India Bangladesh border earthquake

Karimganj : An earthquake of moderate intensity, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, jolted India-Bangladesh border here today. The quake, which struck at 07:01 AM today, was measured 5.2 on the Richter scale, the India Meteorological Department said. The epicentre of the quake was located at 24.8 degrees north on the latitude and 92.2 degrees […]

Billionaire launches plans for Titanic replica

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
Titanic replica

New York : An Australian billionaire is getting ready to build a new version of the Titanic that could set sail in late 2016. Clive Palmer unveiled blueprints for the famously doomed ship’s namesake on Tuesday at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. He said construction is scheduled to start soon […]

NASA Mars rover ready to eat, analyse rock powder

Thursday, February 21st, 2013
NASA mars rover

Cape Canaveral : NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, dispatched to learn if the planet ever had ingredients for life, drilled its first bit of powder from inside a potentially water-formed ancient rock, scientists said on Wednesday. The robotic geology station, which landed inside a giant impact basin on August 6 for a two-year mission, transferred about […]

World’s highest rail bridge on the Chenab

Monday, February 18th, 2013
Chenab Railway bridge

New Delhi : Arguably one of the toughest engineering challenges in hand, the Indian Railways plans to complete the Chenab bridge in Jammu and Kashmir by 2016, making it the world’s highest rail bridge. The arch-shaped bridge across Chenab river-bed in Reasi district, which will be five times the height of Qutub Minar at 359 […]

Meteorite hits central Russia, more than 500 people injured

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Russia : More than 500 people were injured when a meteorite shot across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, sending fireballs crashing to Earth, shattering windows and damaging buildings. People heading to work in Chelyabinsk heard what sounded like an explosion, saw a bright light and then felt a shockwave according to […]

Woman in NZ who drank 10 litres of Coke a day dies, Coca-Cola disputes coroner’s report

Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Coca Cola disputes

Wellington : Soft drinks conglomerate Coca-Cola  has said, there is not enough evidence to link the death of an Invercargill woman with her excessive Coke drinking, despite a coroner’s report that found otherwise. Mother-of-eight Natasha Marie Harris, 31, died of cardiac arrhythmia caused by poor nutrition and the effects of caffeine, Southland Coroner David Crerar […]

Rains and snowfall wreck havoc in north Pak, 40 killed

Thursday, February 7th, 2013
Rains & snowfall in north Pak

Islamabad : At least 40 people were killed as heavy rains and snowfall wreaked havoc in the northern parts of Pakistan, snapping road links and forcing people to remain indoors at many places. Most of the deaths occurred in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and the tribal areas in the northwest after two days of heavy rain, media […]

Tokyo world’s most expensive city; Delhi, Mumbai among cheapest

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Delhi Mumbai cheapest city

London : Tokyo is the world’s most expensive city while Mumbai and Karachi are the joint cheapest locations followed by New Delhi according to an annual survey the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a news wire has reported. Osaka in Japan was ranked the second most expensive. Asia and Australasia account for 11 of the world’s […]

Russian scientists approve space-grown vegetables

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Vegetables grown in space

Moscow : Vegetables grown on board the International Space Station (ISS) can be consumed without fearing food poisoning, Russian scientists believe. Scientists have been studying “orbital-grown” vegetables, including Misuna, or Japanese Cabbage, for several years. “The samples of cabbage have been brought to Earth,” said a spokesman for the Moscow-based Institute of Medical and Biological […]

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