JODHPUR, Dec 11: At least eleven pilgrims were killed and over half a dozen injured early today in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district when the jeep in which they were travelling rammed into a truck, police said.
AGARTALA, Dec 7: A cache of 76 silver coins dating to the early 19th century was recently found in south Tripura during an excavation near Chandrapur mosque 120 km from here. The coins were later handed over to a state minister, officials said here Saturday.
Panaji, Nov 30: Tarun Tejpal, founder and editor-in-chief of Tehelka, was arrested Saturday for sexually assaulting a junior colleague after a court rejected his anticipatory bail application.
New Delhi, Nov 30: State-run oil marketing company Indian Oil Corporation announced a 50 paisa a litre hike in diesel price excluding taxes, from midnight Saturday, said.
Patna, Nov 30: Three Government Railway Police personnel were killed and one seriously injured today when Maoists attacked Sahebganj-Patna Intercity train at Jamalpur in Munger district of Bihar.
Nov 30: Two policemen were killed Friday in a gun battle with Maoists in Nuapada district in Odisha, an official said Saturday.
Nov 16: At least Twenty-one people were killed early Saturday when a mini-truck in which they were travelling overturned at a crossing on the state highway.
Nov 15:Legendary singer Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar today said that Sachin Tendulkar also deserves India's highest civilian award.
Nov 14: British Prime Minister David Cameron to described Sachin Tendulkar as "the greatest of all times" and wished him good luck for his ongoing final Test match underway in Mumbai.
Nov 14: Two columnists in the New York Times have paid rich tributes to India's "cricket God" saying there would be an intense sense of loss in the cricketing world after his retirement.
Nov 12: A special CBI court will pronounce the judgement in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case pronounced Nov 25.
Nov 7: A man killed his father and another man and gave the crime a communal angle to grab the compensation promised by the Uttar Pradesh government to victims of the recent riots, police said Thursday.
Heading back to New York in 1859, Robert Augustus Chesebrough had reason to despair. At 22, he had already failed at one moneymaking idea, selling kerosene, because it had become too expensive. Then he’d gone to Pennsylvania, hoping to get in on the market for black gold, but prices were already soaring–$20 a barrel, or $400 in today’s equivalent. Effectively unemployed, he’d taken to hanging out with the rig operators, who told him about a sticky oil by-product called rod wax that jammed their drills but seemed to have magical healing powers. Chesebrough carried a bucket of the sludge home on the train, but compared with the money he’d hoped to make, it must have seemed a sorry prize.
A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site where he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acre of jungle that Payeng planted single-handedly.
Though the dictionary description of ‘paratha’ – a flat unleavened bread, resembling a small naan bread, that is fried on a griddle – is factually correct, it is hopelessly inadequate in conveying the might and magic of this palate-conqueror.
Italy has a jumble of attractions for every tourist. But while roaming the kneecap part of Italy in search of sculpture by Michelangelo, Donatello, Bernini et al, don't forget to look in on Lampo the Traveling Dog—in its own way one of the most arresting statues of them all.
MENSEN ERNST was found dead beside the Nile in 1843 by British travellers, who buried him in the sand. Today the river bank is gone, swallowed in the water held behind Egypt’s Aswan Dam. No one could have vanished more totally than this man. Yet nearly 170 years after his death, Mensen Ernst still holds unchallenged claim to have been the greatest long-distance runner the world has ever known.
The ruins of the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan complex are a major tourist attraction in Mexico City. However, not many people visiting it know that the Pyramid was the site of a human sacrifice of unimaginable proportions. In 1487, the sixth temple to top the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan was consecrated under Ahuizotl, the eighth Aztec emperor. In order to appease the gods, especially Tezcatlipoca, the god of war, Ahuizotl ordered the sacrifice of over 84,000 prisoners from surrounding cultures. They were all executed in only 4 days. That’s 21,000 per day, or 875 per hour, or about 14 per minute.
Homosexuality since time immemorial has been condemned across most cultures with the exception of the ancient Greeks who had accorded it open acceptance Socrates being the most famous pederast. The reason for this universal condemnation of this so-called deviant sexual behavior, thus far believed to be unique to species homo sapience, is that it has always been considered an ‘unnatural’ ‘choice’ of carnal pleasure seeking perverts something which defeats the basic purpose of sex – procreation.
This about Mr. Zavere Poonawala who is a well-known Parsee industrialist in Pune. He had this driver named Ganga Datt with him for the last 30 years on his limousine, which was originally owned by Acharya Rajneesh.