| 2011 | January | 11

  • Watch smallest full moon

    New Delhi, Oct 11 (): If today is Pournami (full moon) then tomorrow you see a moon that is much smaller than you have seen in your life. “In my more than 40 years as an amateur astronomer, I’ve given countless numbers of people views of a variety of celestial objects through telescopes. And most…

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  • Telangana stir hits train services

    Hyderabad, Oct 11 (): South Central Railway (SCR) dropped the idea of running services despite the three day blockade of train by Telangana agitators. Telangana leader KCR was booked for instigating enmity. Railways decided to cancel 59 express and 42 passenger trains as a precautionary measure. The South Central Railway (SCR) also announced partial cancellation…

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  • Robots playing Table tennis made debut in China

    Beijing, Oct 11 (): Human-like robots developed by Zhejiang University in East China that can play table tennis made debut on Sunday. Two smart robots that are able to track the movements of a table tennis ball and play back through a motion control system equipped with a built-in camera and an intelligence processing unit…

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  • Preference for sons on the decline among Indian women

    New Delhi, Oct 11 (): The latest report of the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Gender Issues shows that Indian women preferring sons over daughters is declining though not totally out.  There has been a 16% drop since 1992 and it is pronounced in the rural areas. Kerala women top the list of those whose preference for…

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  • Ghazal king Jagjit Singh passes away

    Mumbai, Oct 11 (): Renowned Indian ghazal singer Jagjit Singh passed away on Monday in Mumbai. The 70-year old was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital after he suffered brain hemorrhage last month. Jagjit Singh underwent two surgeries and was on life support. Doctors said he died after several weeks in the hospital following a brain hemorrhage….

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  • BJP Advani Rath yatra rolls

    SITABDIARA (Bihar), Oct 11 (): BJP leader L K Advani rath yatra against corruption and to bring back black money was flagged by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar from the home town of Jayprakash Narayan. “I am formally launching my Jan Chetna Yatra against corruption and for bringing back black money stashed away abroad,” Advani said…

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  • Australian and Pakistani cricket stars named in match-fixing scandal

    London, Oct 11 (): Australian and Pakistani cricket players have allegedly “rigged” games, according to a cricket agent accused of taking bribes, a London court has been told. The London court hosting the corruption trial of Pakistani cricketers, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif has now heard how Australian stars rigged their games. Covert recordings of…

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  • World’s most expensive pudding comes with 22,000 pounds price tag!

    London, Oct 11 (ANI): A restaurant in UK has launched what is thought to be the world’s most expensive pudding for 22,000 pounds. Styled like a Faberge Easter egg, the chocolate concoction is believed to have battered all previous records with its lavish list of ingredients, which include gold, champagne caviar and a two-carat diamond….

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  • Schools reopen in Sikkim after September 18 earthquake

    Gangtok, Oct 11 (ANI): Schools in the state of Sikkim have reopened more than 20 days after the devastating earthquake that shook the north-east states of India, Nepal and Tibet last month. School teachers said classes are being held in another building, as cracks had developed in the columns and beams of the older building…

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