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Indian-origin Miss America Nina Davuluri unfazed by racist comments

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Miss America Nina Davuluri

Washington: The crowning of the first Miss America of Indian origin sparked a racist reaction on social media on Monday but 24-year-old Nina Davuluri played down the issue, saying she had to “rise above” such things. On Twitter, some users uncharitably referred to Davuluri, the daughter of a gynaecologist who emigrated from India 30 years […]

Quattrocchi of the Bofors scam fame dies in Milan

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

New Delhi : Controversial Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, who was a key figure in the Bofors payoffs scandal, has died in Milan following a stroke. 74-year-old Quattrocchi died peacefully yesterday and his funeral will take place on Monday, a member of the family told PTI on phone from the Italian city. The Bofors chargesheet filed […]

Thiya Samaj, UAE conducts blood donation camp

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Dubai :  Over 300 members of the Thiya community donated blood at the Latifa Hospital, Dubai on July 11, Thursday as part of a blood donation camp organised by the Thiya Samaj, UAE. The blood donation camp was held in memory of the Samaj founder late Umesh Nanthoor.  The organization has been organizing various welfare […]

Dolphin dies in China after tourists manhandle

Thursday, June 20th, 2013
Dolphin dies

Beijing, Jun 20: A dolphin died after photo crazy Chinese tourists hoisted it out of water to pose before cameras. The grey creature was already bleeding due to an accident when the tourists began mishandling it in southern China’s Hainan province. The grey creature suffered from “excessive bleeding” possibly because it had collided with a […]

Roboroach! Now control live cockroaches from your smartphone

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

New york :  Now, you can control the movements of a live cockroach from your own mobile device with the help of the world’s first commercially available cyborg. Called RoboRoach, the project currently on Kickstarter has been developed by a group of educational researchers called Backyard Brains from Ann Arbor, Michigan. RoboRoach consists of three […]

World Championship of Sand Arts 2013 in Atlantic City

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
World Sand Art

ATLANTIC CITY,: Artists and visitors have gathered for the World Championship of Sand Sculpting June 13-30 in Atlantic City, returning the century-old art form to its roots. The competition marks the first time the World Championship of Sand Sculpting has been held in Atlantic City, where sand artistry had its earliest beginnings in the late […]

Boy Aged 11 Fathers Baby with 36-year-old Woman

Monday, June 17th, 2013
Boy become Father

New Zealand : An 11-year-old boy has become a father in New Zealand after conceiving a child with the 36-year-old mother of his school friend. The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, allegedly coerced the primary school pupil into repeated sexual encounters over a period of time before becoming pregnant.   Police were […]

Historic Jinnah house destroyed by Taliban militants in Pakistan

Saturday, June 15th, 2013
Historic Jinnah house

Islamabad, A militant grenade attack on the house of founder of Pakistan, Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, destroyed the historical monument in Ziarat area of southwestern Pakistan on Saturday. The attack on the residence of the founder of Pakistan destroyed the historic house, killing one policeman guarding the house, a police official told the press. According […]

China to send second woman into space

Monday, June 10th, 2013
China woman to space

Beijing : China will send its second woman astronaut into space tomorrow as part of its longest mission yet, as the country works towards building a Spacelab of its own to rival Mir, being run by Russia and the United States. The Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft will be launched on a Long March rocket at 5:38 […]

Nawaz Sharif formally elected Pakistan’s Prime Minister

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad : PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif was today formally elected Pakistan’s Prime Minister by an overwhelming majority in the National Assembly, setting the stage for an unprecedented third term as premier. Sharif, 63, received 244 votes in the 342-member lower house of parliament during the election conducted through a division of the House. Makhdoom Amin […]

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