Monthly archives: March 2013

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt :Villain or Victim? Complete Facts.

In a different Bombay, in September 1959, a man was pardoned for murder. The man, Lt Commander KM Nanavati, admitted to shooting his wife Sylvia’s lover, a “rich, swinging Sindhi bachelor”, three times through the chest with a revolver he had procured hours before the crime. There could be many reasons why the governor of Maharashtra pardoned Nanavati — that he was a well-connected, highly decorated officer; that he had […]

African Circle Mystery Solved? Maybe It’s Chewing

In Pic :An aerial view of fairy circles — mysterious circular bare spots that new research suggests are created by termites. Have you heard the one about the little termite that could, and did, take on a desert and turn it green? At least a little greener, except for those spots. The reddish barren spots, thousands of them, are called fairy circles, the name itself an invitation to try to […]

Bacteria in the Intestines May Help Tip the Bathroom Scale, Studies Show

In Pic :The smaller mouse, right, lost weight after gastric bypass surgery, while the heavier ones, left, had “sham” operations. The bacterial makeup of the intestines may help determine whether people gain weight or lose it, according to two new studies, one in humans and one in mice. The research also suggests that a popular weight-loss operation, gastric bypass, which shrinks the stomach and rearranges the intestines, seems to work […]

Once-Touted Afghan Force Falls on Hard Times

A band of anti-Taliban fighters posed in Andar in September. The group has since splintered and its fighters enrolled in the Afghan Local Police. KABUL—When villagers rose up against Taliban rule in Afghanistan’s Andar district last year, U.S. military commanders billed the surprise rebellion as a potential game-changer akin to the Sunni tribal awakening that helped the U.S. leave Iraq. Now, as the spring fighting season begins, it is increasingly […]

North Korea Warned-U.S. Flies Stealth Bombers Over Peninsula in Show of Might

In Pic :A U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bomber flew near Osan U.S. Air Base, south of Seoul, on Thursday in a display of force aimed at deterring North Korean threats of attacks on the U.S. and South Korea. Two B-2 stealth bombers flew from a base in the American heartland, dropped test charges on targets near North Korea and returned to the U.S. on Thursday, as Washington mounted its […]

37 Million Indians Desire To Move To Canada Permanently: Report

A recent poll conducted by the Gallup opinion poll agency said that about 37 million Indians dream to move out of their country and settle down in Canada permanently Canada remains among the top destination for potential migrants from India, China, Philippines, Africa and others. The poll comes at a time when the Canadian immigration department in recent weeks said that more people than ever before from Asian countries are […]

India cardboard traffic police to deter violators

The move is part of a drive to check traffic violations Police in the Indian city of Bangalore are using life-like cardboard figures of officers to try and stop traffic violations. The ‘fake’ policemen have been placed in the central district and will be seen around the whole city soon. The move is part of a drive to control traffic in the city that has about 4.2 million vehicles on […]

 
 
 

Giant egg from extinct elephant bird up for auction

A rare giant bird egg is being auctioned at Christie’s auction house in London. It was laid by an Elephant Bird in Madagascar and is thought to have been discovered by archaeologists in the late 19th or early 20th century. The species became extinct sometime between the 13th and 17th centuries. James Hyslop, scientific specialist at Christie’s said, “the egg is the largest egg ever laid by any animal, they […]

North Korea Cuts Hot Line to South

South Korean tanks took part in drills northeast of the capital on Wednesday. North Korea has broadcast a barrage of threats and invective as military exercises proceeded in the South. SEOUL—North Korea said it was severing a military hot line with South Korea and showered invective on Seoul’s new leader, even as Seoul pursued plans to improve relations with the North, including the resumption of reunions of families separated by […]

N Korea 'combat posture to hit US

North Korea says it has ordered artillery and rocket units into “combat posture” to prepare to target US bases in Hawaii, Guam and the US mainland. The announcement, carried by KCNA news agency, follows days of strong rhetoric from Pyongyang. The Pentagon condemned the threats, saying the US was ready to respond to “any contingency”. South Korea on Tuesday marked the third anniversary of the sinking of the Cheonan ship, […]