| 2012 | January | 30

  • Syria fighting rages on last day of ineffectual cease-fire

    Beirut, Oct 30 (): Syrian government’s shelling of areas held by opposition forces and a car bomb in a suburb considered loyal to President Bashar Assad killed and injured dozens of people on Monday, state news media and activists said. The fighting came on what was supposed to be the last day of a four-day…

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  • Pankaj Advani and Rupesh Shah win World Billiards title

    London, Oct 30 (): Pankaj Advani, Indian billiards player has proved his class again by winning the World Billiards title for the seventh time by beating Mike Russell, the defending champion in the final match in UK. Pankaj Advani, 27, who is India’s top billiards player, took the title against Russell, 43-year-old Englishman, who has now…

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  • ‘Biggest ever’ Sandy storm makes landfall in New Jersey

    New Jersey, Oct 30 (): Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, roared ashore with fierce winds and heavy rain on Monday near the gambling resort of Atlantic City, New Jersey, after forcing evacuations, shutting down transportation and interrupting the presidential campaign. As of 8 pm EDT (0100 GMT Tuesday), the National…

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  • Water workouts equally beneficial as on land

    Washington, October 30 (ANI): Exercising in water is just as good for health as those done on land, researchers say. A study found that people who used an immersible ergocycle – basically an exercise bike in a pool – had just about the equivalent workout to using a typical stationary bike. “If you can’t train…

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  • Sibal calls for strengthening global cyber security

    New Delhi, Oct.30 (ANI): Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday called for a global effort to fortify cyber security, as he said that it is important to conceal vital information for countries in various sectors such as information technology, energy, power, nuclear installations and banking. Interacting with reporters at the third Worldwide Cyber security…

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  • Life of luxury costs 4.4k pounds

    London, Oct 30 (ANI): Britons believe that they can afford a luxurious life on 4,413 pound-a-month after tax and national insurance are deducted, a study has revealed. Although, this would require an annual pay package of more than 80,000 pounds – which is more than three times the national average of 26,100 pounds – it…

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  • Languages will have to meet the requirements of new generation: Mukherjee

    Thiruvananthapuram, Oct. 30 (ANI): Emphasizing that Malayalam was part of India’s literary heritage, President Pranab Mukherjee said that a language that is ill equipped to meet the requirements of the new generation, cannot be safe in its hands. Inaugurating the Viswa Malayalee Mahotsav-2012 here, Mukherjee said, “A language, however much it may be enriched with…

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