16 Sep 2014
Bangalore: The Indian space agency has a contingency plan to insert its spacecraft into Martian orbit on September 24 in case its main engine fails to re-start and fire, a senior official said. The 475 kg spacecraft, with five scientific experiments on board, will enter the Mars sphere of influence September 22 after a 300-day voyage from the earth.
10 Jan 2015
New York: Nearly 80 percent of people worldwide now own a smartphone while almost 50 percent have a tablet, a report from market research firm says.
13 Mar 2015
Sydney: After reviewing 225 research papers on homeopathy, a top Australian body for medical research has concluded that homeopathy is not effective for treating any medical condition.
03 Jan 2015
London: Social networking giants Facebook and Twitter have not removed hundreds of inflammatory Islamophobic postings despite being alerted by anti-racism groups, a newspaper reported.In the the aftermath of the Rotherham sex-abuse scandal and the murder of British hostages held by the Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS), the number of hate messages targeting Muslims have gone up significantly in recent months.
08 Mar 2015
Mumbai: Despite hotel tariff rising globally due to an improving world economy, it declined in Asia, including India, by two per cent during 2014, making it the second consecutive year the region reported a tariff decline, says a recent survey.
10 Feb 2014
Jaisalmer: The world famous annual desert festival, which exhibits rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan, will begin with colourful procession on February 12 in Jaisalmer.
26 May 2015
Washington: A man in the Milwaukee city of US, who was pronounced dead after collapsing, began to move his limbs and breathe just before he was about to be transported to the morgue.Police found that the 46-year-old man from Wisconsin state had collapsed last week at his apartment and called for paramedics.
20 Feb 2015
New York: Much to the delight of egg and meat lovers, a US advisory health panel has determined that dietary restrictions may not affect the level of bad cholesterol in the blood.
11 Dec 2014
Washington: A team of researchers from India and the US has found that the browning of the Taj Mahal's iconic marble dome and soaring minarets is due to dust and airborne carbon particles.
07 Dec 2013
Mumbai: Crossword, the leading bookstore chain, presented the 12th edition of its popular books award in Mumbai this weekend, with Ravi Subramaniam, who is also known as the John Grisham of banking, bagging a hat-trick under the popular category.