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Indian media: Dam disaster kills students in Himalayas

Media in India say that more than 20 students are feared dead in Himachal Pradesh state due to the “appalling negligence” of authorities at a hydropower dam. A group of 24 students was on a holiday in the Himalayan state when they were swept away by a sudden surge of water released from the upstream dam. The students, who were on a college trip, had reportedly left a bus to […]

‘I never thought I’d be that old’: World’s oldest man dies at 111, credits longevity to no children

Alexander Imich, a Polish-born psychic researcher who was certified the oldest man on earth, has at a senior residence in Manhattan. He had turned 111 on Feb. 4. His death was reported by a grandniece, Karen Bogen, in Rhode Island, and a longtime friend in New York, Michael Mannion, who had visited him Saturday night at the Esplanade, the senior home at West End Avenue and 74th Street where Mr. […]

Forget 'practice makes perfect' - meditation is the key to success, study claims

•They have shown that people who rise to the top have ‘highly-integrated’ brains finely-tuned for creativity•Advice contradicts widely-held belief that practice eventually makes perfect•Some experts have even put a number on it, saying that 10,000 hours of hard graft make the difference between being good enough and world class Practice doesn’t make perfect – but meditation might. Researchers say that however hard some people try, they won’t excel at their […]

7 Things You Realize You’ve Taken For Granted When You Come Home After Traveling

Going abroad is a magical experience. Whether it’s for two weeks or five years, the time you spend away from home is important and will not only change you, but everything you once thought, knew and believed. You can’t live in another world without starting to reevaluate your own. Those who have never traveled, never stepped outside their own town, city or country have yet to develop the keen awareness […]

796 Irish orphans buried in mass grave near Catholic orphanage: historian

The Catholic Church in Ireland is facing fresh accusations of child neglect after a researcher found records for 796 young children believed to be buried in a mass grave beside a former orphanage for the children of unwed mothers. The researcher, Catherine Corless, says her discovery of child death records at the Catholic nun-run home in Tuam, County Galway, suggests that a former septic tank filled with bones is the […]

Get Rid of Kidney Stones with Two Medicinal Teas

KIDNEY STONESFor people who suffer from kidney stones, nature once again gives us a cure. This time it is the seeds of watermelon and celery. Tea from watermelon seedsThis tea is recommended for those who are suffering from kidney stones. This tea stimulates the work of kidneys, and stones can easily be removed.PreparationFill a tablespoon of watermelon seeds, then shred them or grind them. Then pour over the seeds 16 […]

9 of the world's most controversial foods

 Exotic food is part of the global travel experience. But recent efforts by conservation groups to ban the much-loved deep fried shark sandwich in Trinidad and Tobago have proved these experiences are often fraught with cultural difficulties, especially for travelers who like to experiment with new experiences. Here are some of the more exotic food items travelers might encounter, along with reasons some say you should avoid them The ortolan […]

Prime Minister of India for half an hour- BBC Trending

Meet the 19-year-old who inadvertently grabbed the “Prime Minister of India” Twitter handle – the same one India’s top leaders are now tussling over. Qaiser Ali says he still doesn’t understand how it happened. The teenager from Lucknow in India just wanted to give his Twitter handle a better name. “I don’t know how but it came into my mind to check PMO [Prime Minister’s Office] of India, and when […]

Indian Woman Everest Climber Goes Missing on Kanchenjunga

          Kolkatta:    Mountaineer Chhanda Gayen, the second civilian woman from West Bengal to scale Mount Everest, has gone missing after she was caught in an avalanche on the Kanchenjunga peak, a state minister said on Wednesday. The West Bengal government has swung into action to rescue the missing woman, Housing Minister Arup Biswas said in Kolkata. “Gayen and two of her Sherpas who had gone on an expedition to Kanchenjunga have gone […]