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 […]

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 […]