Monthly archives: November 2014

Nepal's killing fields: FIVE THOUSAND buffalo lie slaughtered at the beginning of Hindu ceremony which sees up to 300,000 animals killed to bring worshippers good luck

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Hundreds of thousands of animals set to be slaughtered during two-day religious festival in Nepal The Hindu festival is held every five years in honour of Gadhimai, the goddess of power Festivities kicked off on Friday morning with the mass-slaughter of 5,000-6,000 buffalo in a field The last time the festival was held, in 2009, more than 250,000 animals were killed, according to PETA More than 250,000 […]

Garlic for Flavor and Health: 13 Amazing Health Benefits Of Garlic

Garlic is earth’s gift to us. This natural ingredient has so many health benefits for healthy living. Herbalists and naturopaths consider it a miracle herb. With so many studies involving garlic, it has continuously proven its ability to cure a variety of health problems Because of the components in this herb, when consumed, it can help the body fight off many illnesses. What does it contain? It has nutrients like […]

This Indian City is Ranked 2 on a Global List of Places to See in 2015

  Hyderabad is the second best place in the world that one should see in 2015, according to an international travel publication. The Presidio of San Francisco in the US ranked first on the “Best of the World – 20 Places You Should See in 2015” list, published in the annual guide of ‘Traveler’ magazine of National Geographic. In the December 2014-January 2015 issue, periodical ranked Hyderabad at second position […]

Suspected asteroid blast in Northern China

New Delhi: A suspected asteroid blast was recorded on November 5, 2014, by a surveillance camera installed at Xilinhot South expressway toll station of Inner Mongolia, Northern China. The dark night of the city was lit up by the blast. Video footage at the expressway toll station shows that around four o’clock in the morning, a sudden white flash blazed for about four seconds across the night sky. Li Fanchao, […]

Cricket's darkest day: Family and friends of Phillip Hughes gather to mourn his death - as support floods in for Sean Abbott amid growing concern over the emotional well-being of young bowler

Cricketer Phillip Hughes has died, surrounded by close family and friends at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney The 25-year-old was struck by a ball delivered by bowler Sean Abbott on Tuesday afternoon at SCG Team doctor Peter Brukner said Phillip Hughes was not in pain when he passed away on Thursday afternoon ‘He never regained consciousness following his injury,’ Dr Brukner said As the sporting community mourns Hughes’ death, concerns […]

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Amazon book editors have just released a list of their 100 Books To Read In A Lifetime. Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers – the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen’s 1813 masterpiece “Pride and Prejudice.” It also spanned multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children’s, and young adult novels such as “The Hunger Games” and “Harry Potter” making the list. “With 100 […]

I saw humans on Mars in 1979: Ex-NASA employee

New York: A former NASA employee named Jackie has made a startling claim saying that she saw two humans walking on the Red Planet towards the Viking Mars lander in 1979 in a footage. Reportedly, Jackie placed a call to Coast to Coast AM radio station in the US, claiming she saw two humans walking on Mars. She said that she was handling the downlink telemetry from the Viking lander […]

Want an Indian Visa-On-Arrival? Read This First

Welcome to India! For intrepid travelers who’ve been waiting for it to get easier to visit the largest democracy, things are looking up. Citizens of 43 countries, including the U.S., Brazil, Germany and Australia, can now apply for a visa-on-arrival, cutting out the need to visit an Indian embassy and wait in line for a permit. The Ministry of Tourism has just released the details. What you need is a […]

India '2nd most loved mkt' in Asia with $1.4 bn FII flow: HSBC

Foreign institutional investors warmed up to Asian equities in November as the region recorded net inflows of USD 5.3 billion, out of which India attracted USD 1.4 billion, says a report by HSBC. According to the global financial services major, after two consecutive months of sell-offs, FIIs have warmed up to Asian equities and all markets have received positive flows in November. Among Asian economies, China regained the top position […]

Ebola vaccine promising in first human trials: National Institutes of Health

  Washington: Researchers say they`re a step closer to developing an Ebola vaccine, with a Phase 1 trial showing promising results, but it will be months at the earliest before it can be used in the field. The news comes amid the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly 5,700 people, mostly in West Africa. Pharmaceutical companies and health agencies are scrambling to fast-track experimental drugs […]