Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Spain’s national police have built up an army of more than half a million followers on Twitter, using them to help swoop on fugitives and get tip-offs on drug dealers in an open dialogue that has h... »
Heavy rains lashed parts of north India on Monday, resulting in the deaths of at least 26 people, as the annual monsoon covered the country nearly two weeks ahead of schedule, officials said.
It's unfortunate to see the plastic bag you use to carry your groceries end up in the beach like this, says Peter van Geit of the Chennai Trekking Club (CTC), pointing towards Elliot’s beach during... »
Loss to exchequer from illegal mining at least eight times more than estimated in Lokayukta report »
Kappiri Muthappan, believed to be a slave of the Portuguese traders,is now being worshipped in Mattancherry »
Dog owners in the U.S. are willing to spend a lot on grooming, pampering and trying to communicate with pets »
Science exhibitions conducted in majority of the schools are of little use to inspire students to understand the scientific principles behind the projects they proudly display on their campus.<... »
Two of Turkey's main trade unions began a nationwide strike on Monday to protest at police violence against anti-government demonstrators, a day after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan defended h... »
Catbot! Swiss scientists have developed a four-legged cheetah-cub robot that runs like a cat and could be used for search and rescue missions.Thanks to its legs, whose design faithfully repr... »
When veteran journalist Vinod Mehta last edited a daily newspaper, he used to be delighted when he got a good political cartoon. He often put it in the middle of the front page, surrounded by stori... »
You are organising a birthday party or a get-together for a large group of friends. If you're looking for a game to play, a treasure hunt is a good idea. It's not difficult to design your own treas... »
Wilbur SmithWithin the tomb of Queen Lostris, Dr Royan Al Simma discovers a four thousand-year-old scroll that holds...
The Seventh Scroll
High in the distance, silhouetted on one of the surrounding hills, were the outlines of a huge cathedral, a statue of the Virgin seen clearly atop its steeple. Notre-Dame de la Garde.... »
Do you like watching movies that keep you on the edge of your seat? If so, you will enjoy these high-octane treasure hunts... »
Consider the skills required for treasure hunting: physical fitness, strategy-building, spot improvisation and alertness.It comes as no surprise, then, that treasure hunting has also evolved... »
When the monsoon ban on trawling was enforced in 1988, the sea off Kollam was exempted as the government did not want the sector to forgo export-oriented karikkadi (marine shrimp) during the period... »
Puppeteer Anurupa Roy says the art has taught her to look for beauty even in things drab and dull »
Jason Day finished second at the US Open for the second time in three years on Sunday, producing his fourth major top-three effort in...
Confident his Day will come at a major
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has confirmed he will return to cricket with Surrey in their County Championship fixture away to Yorkshire n...
Pietersen confirms Surrey return
The selectors on Monday decided to retain the Indian squad that is currently taking part in the Champions Trophy for th...
Indian squad for West Indies tri-series unchanged
Saddened by Pakistan’s pathetic show at the Champions Trophy, former captains Wasim Akram and Rameez Raja on Sunday lashed out at the s...
Rebuild Pakistan team, advise seniors
Scientists claim to have discovered the culprit behind ‘bad hair days’ — copper piping in your house!Researchers found...
Copper piping is culprit behind ‘bad hair days’
In a miraculous save, a young British man, who was slightly “tipsy,” has survived a fall from the 15th floor of a building in New...
Man survives 15th floor fall in New Zealand
What is Qwikipedia?Ever been on Wikipedia to look up an article? More often than not, we start with one topic, click a few links and within no time are reading about something else.»
Biker culture has come to the Vatican.Pope Francis today blessed thousands of Harley Davidsons and their riders as the Ameri...
Pope blesses hundreds of Harley Davidsons
Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo cut compatriot Dani Pedrosa’s lead in the championship standings to just seven points with his...
Lorenzo seals third Catalunya MotoGP win
“Mario needs to stop taking his shirt off after scoring a goal. Picking up silly bookings is not a good idea in a tournament as difficult as this one,” said Italy coach Cesare Prandelli, having alr... »
Roadside bomb attacks killed 10 Afghan soldiers ahead of the handover this week of full security responsibility for the country, the Def...
Bomb attacks kill 10 Afghan soldiers
Britain’s Prince Philip has walked out of a London hospital, 10 days after undergoing exploratory surgery on his abdomen. The prince smiled as he walked steadily from the London Clinic on M... »
U.S. President Barack Obama and world leaders arrived in Northern Ireland for the G8 summit on Monday looking to pu...
Pressure on Russia over Syria as Obama arrives for G8
A looming political crisis in Greece over the shutdown of state broadcaster ERT comes to a head, with Prime Minister Ant...
Crucial talks in Greece over government's future
The Sterlite Copper Smelter unit here, which was shut down over two months ago, has resumed operations af...
Sterlite unit starts functioning under expert panel’s vigil
Singapore was shrouded in a smoky-smelling haze on Monday as pollution from forest fires in Indonesia's Sumatra island spread to neighbouring countries. The Pollutant Standards Index reading at... »
The government has extended the facility of e-filing of RTI applications to President and Vice President’s secr...
Govt extends online RTI facility to Prez Secretariat, MEA
Wading into the BJP's politics, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday accused his estranged ally of “betraying” and “cornering” elders in the party in an oblique reference to the sidelining o... »
: The spiralling cement prices, which was a cause of concern, has now dipped by more than Rs. 20 a bag, bringing some relief to both consumers and construction industry stakeholders.The cost... »
He is the sixth and outgoing president of an Islamic country.He is an engineer and a teacher from a modest background.Do send in your answer to <... »
The Guardian newspaper said the British eavesdropping agency GCHQ repeatedly hacked into foreign diplomats’ phones and emails when the U.K. hosted international conferences, e... »
A Chinese supercomputer is the fastest in the world, according to survey results announced on Monday, comfortably overtaking a US machine which now ranks second.Tianhe-2, a supercomputer dev... »
The dream project of Akhilesh Yadav’s government to distribute free laptops to intermediate pass students has attracted fancy from an unexpected quarter—software giant Microsoft.The world’s... »
Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas is to formally resign over a corruption and spying scandal involving his top aide, plunging the recession-hit EU state into fresh political turmoil.The crisis... »
Advisory committee to send the list to UNESCO for approval »
Nasr School has always been at the forefront in acknowledging students with outstanding potential. Class XII students who top in particular subjects are given gold medals generously sponsored by in... »
About 1,000 pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh are reportedly stranded on the Gangotri and Yamunotri routes due to incessant rains and landslips since the last 48 hours.With no respite from the he... »
Twenty TRS and BJP MLAs from Telangana region were suspended for two days from the Assembly for repeatedly disrupting the proceedings of the House on Monday.After more than an hour-long adjo... »
S. Konnanatt will always remain an inspiration for generations of art directors »
It is sizzling hot in West Asia, and tourists from nations in the region have starting arriving to soak up the monsoon in the State. The arrival of Arab tourists from June to August has been a tren... »
The ‘Solar panel’ scam, which has brought the office of the Kerala Chief Minister under a cloud, rocked the state Assembly on Monday with the opposition stepping up its demand for Oommen Chandy’s r... »
The news of auctioning the historic Sir Arthur Elibank Havelock Bridge across the Godavari shortly by the Railway Board came as a rude shock to the people of Rajahmundry as well as East and West Go... »
Captain Michael Clarke says it will be difficult for errant batsman David Warner to hold his place in the Australian side for next month’s first Ashes Test after his bar room punch-up with England’... »
Chef Christophe Marguin's bistro is a temple to the French delicacy, writes Elaine Sciolino »
The long-lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a confidant of Adolf Hitler and one of the most influential insiders in Germany’s Nazi regime, has been recovered, US officials have said.The diary,... »
Twenty two legislators belonging to TRS and BJP along with two independent MLAs associated with them were on Monday suspended from the Andhra Pradesh Assembly for two days for constantly disrupting... »
The disintegration of the joint family system, the prevailing trend of nuclear families, lack of bonding within family members and financial and emotional insecurities have become concerns for elde... »
Name Alastair Nathan CookAge 28 years Team EnglandScore 64 runs in 47 ballsFours 4Sixes 2... »
In a heroic act, an operator of 911 emergency services saved the life of an elderly woman, who was having a stroke, by staying on the line for eight hours straight so that rescuers could locate her... »
Belt-tightening in Japan's diplomatic service is cutting the quality of canapes on offer abroad, the foreign ministry has said, leading to fears Tokyo is losing the battle of the buffets to Beijing... »
The Kerala State Human Rights Commission has ordered the restoration of a Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus service between Puthukulam and Government Medical College, Kottayam, via Malaya... »
: You could get cement at cheaper rates soon if a plan proposed by the Builders’ Association of India’s (BAI) is implemented. Under an agreement with two cement manufacturers in Andhra Pradesh, the... »
In a breakthrough, scientists believe they have finally discovered why cancer spreads, a vital clue that may pave way for developing a cure for the deadly disease.A mechanism that cells use... »
Egypt, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Tunisia and Algeria on Sunday became the first countries to reach the play-offs in the Africa zone of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.However, a FIFA statement is... »
Any representation of a word or a phrase by pictures, symbols, etc. that suggest that word or phrase or its syllables is called a “Rebus”. Here is today’s question: »
A mind game and a puzzle that you solve with reasoning and logic. Fill in the grid with digits in such a manner that every row, every column and every 3x3 box accommodates the digits 1 to 9, withou... »
‘A walk in the Woods’, featuring Naseeruddin Shah and Rajit Kapoor, will be presented by NDIA Foundation for the Arts on July 4 at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore. The two-hour play in has been w... »
Residents of the Kakkodipalam-Kannadikkal road in Kozhikode wash their clothes in flood waters to mark their protest against the alleged apathy on the part of authorities in carrying out repair wor... »