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Fatwa against rape victim in Bangladesh

Fatwa against rape victim in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh high court has taken up the case of the death of a 14-year-old girl who was whipped after being accused of an affair with a married man. A… Read more »

Tree rings answers the ancient droughts

Tree rings answers the ancient droughts

A study of tree rings in Mexico may give clues to the role major droughts played in the fates of long-gone ancient civilizations, U.S. researchers say. Scientists at the University… Read more »

Man survives burial under 6 feet of snow

Man survives burial under 6 feet of snow

A Vermont man was rescued from a 6-foot snowdrift that buried all of him but his head, state police said. Jean Butler, 52, of Newfane was raking snow off his… Read more »

Radioactivity shrinks bird brain size by 5 pc

Radioactivity shrinks bird brain size by 5 pc

Researchers say birds living near the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which exploded in 1986, have smaller brains than normal. Researchers discovered that birds living in the exclusion… Read more »

Cosmos 250 times bigger than visible universe

Cosmos 250 times bigger than visible universe

Just how big is the universe is a question that has baffled cosmologists for decades. But now scientists have reasons to believe that it is at least 250 times bigger… Read more »

World to have $1.78 trillion worth pirated products by 2015

World to have $1.78 trillion worth pirated products by 2015

Growing use of pirated and counterfeit products would take their total value globally to USD 1.78 trillion (over Rs 80 lakh crore) by 2015 and the menace would badly hurt… Read more »

Pakistan stresses friendship with China

Pakistan stresses friendship with China

Pakistan‘s close friendship with China will remain the cornerstone of its foreign policy, President Asif Ali Zardari told Chinese President Hu Jintao. In a message to his Chinese counterpart on… Read more »

Prem Ravat Foundation sponsors free eye clinics in Rural India

Prem Ravat Foundation sponsors free eye clinics in Rural India

The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) continued to underwrite free professional eye care for underserved populations in rural India by donating US $10,000 for five multi-day clinics that provided services to… Read more »

AirAsia to bring back Malaysians stranded in Cairo

AirAsia to bring back Malaysians stranded in Cairo

AirAsia will be sending one A320 aircraft to help bring Malaysians in Cairo to Jeddah. AirAsia’s team will be headed by our Deputy Group CEO, Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun. AirAsia will make 3 trips daily between Jeddah and Cairo covering 6 sectors on 3rd and 4th February 2011. The first flight is scheduled to depart from LCCT Kuala Lumpur at 2.00 p.m (GMT+8) to Sharjah, UAE today.

Axis Bank launches Indian currency travel card for NRIs, foreigners

Axis Bank launches Indian currency travel card for NRIs, foreigners

In order to cater to NRIs and foreign nationals in India, Axis Bank, third largest private bank in India has launched Travel Card. It is the only Indian Currency prepaid travel card for foreign nationals and non-resident Indians travelling to India.