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 […]

Anna Hazare most trusted personality in India, says survey

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
The Brand Trust Report

Mumbai : Owing to his nationwide campaign against corruption, social activist Anna Hazare has emerged for the second consecutive time the most-trusted personality in India, while mobile handset-maker Nokia the most trusted brand, a new survey has found. The survey, titled “The Brand Trust Report 2013′, carried out by the Trust Research Advisory, however, placed […]

Images suggest North Korea ready for nuke test

Saturday, January 26th, 2013
mages suggest North Korea ready for nuke test

Washington: Recent satellite photos show North Korea could be almost ready to carry out its threat to conduct a nuclear test, a US research institute said on Friday. The images of the Punggye-ri site where nuclear tests were conducted in 2006 and 2009 reveal that over the past month roads have been kept clear of […]

North Korea threatens nuclear test

Friday, January 25th, 2013
Rocket Launch

Pyongyang : Two days after a UN resolution condemned North Korea’s recent rocket launch, Pyongyang declared it was proceeding with plans for a third nuclear test.North Korea has already conducted two nuclear tests; one in 2006 and another in 2009. The decision for the third test was announced Thursday by the country’s top military body, […]

NASA beams Mona Lisa to moon with laser

Monday, January 21st, 2013
Mona Lisa

New Delhi : Call it an ultimate tech art: NASA has turned Mona Lisa into the first digital image to be transmitted via laser beam from Earth to a spacecraft in lunar orbit, nearly 240,000 miles away. A first in laser communication, the laser signal was fired from an installation in Maryland, USA, and as […]

Astronomers discover remnants of 1500 km long river on Mars

Saturday, January 19th, 2013
1500 km long river on Mars

London : New astonishing pictures by the European Space Agency have revealed a 1500 km long and 7 kilometre wide river that once ran across Mars. The agency’s Mars Express imaged the striking upper part of the remnants of Reull Vallis River on Mars with its high-resolution stereo camera, ESA said in a statement. New […]

Heavy rains lash capital, traffic movement hit

Friday, January 18th, 2013
Heavy rains New Dehli

New Delhi : Heavy rains and hailstorm lashed the national capital today, throwing traffic out of gear in many parts of the city and bringing back the problem of waterlogging. The showers, which started at around 11 pm yesterday, continued throughout the day and the cloud cover resulted in the minimum temperature rising by over […]

Delhi gang-rape: 1 month on, hope replaces anger

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Delhi gang rape

New Delhi : One month after the shocking gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman by six men in a moving bus in the national capital, the bigger question which haunts everyone is how safe ordinary citizen, especially women, are in Delhi and elsewhere. The brutality with which the young medical student was raped and assaulted by […]