Dhaka, April 14 (IANS) Bangladesh celebrated Bengali New Year on Monday by combining traditional and modern practices.
All pilots know that one of the riskiest parts of a flight is take-off, since that is when an aircraft is most at risk of being in a mid-air collision with a fish.
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), April 11 (IANS) "Take a deep breath, look straight, and free yourself," said my trainer Suzanne, looking straight into my eyes even as a shiver went down my spine at the thought of bungee jumping from an 83-metre-high cliff in the direction of the Hyul river way below.
Music lovers paid a small fortune to a rock singer Ted Nugent NOT to sing at their local festival the other day. Officials booked the screaming rocker but Texas residents paid $16,200 for him to shut up and stay away.
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) "It is going to be a glorious failure," was the tasteless comment by a woman from an industrial family who was invited to taste the food at the newly-opened 'Dakshin' South Indian cuisine restaurant at the ITC Sheraton Park Hotel and Towers here a quarter-century ago.
Vienna, April 2 (IANS) Sitting in one of the many street cafes, sipping hot espresso in between bites of a sacher torte (Viennese chocolate cake) while listening to a violin being played in the background is perhaps the perfect way to spend an evening in surreal Vienna, which takes pride in its laid-back culture.
Roorkee (Uttarakhand), April 1 (IANS) Picture this: Robots braving bullets while ferrying weapons and ammunition to soldiers on the battle front. Or, a robotic arm resembling the human variety that can work in hazardous areas like blast furnaces. Students at IIT-Roorkee are swotting to turn these ideas into reality.
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Musa Amina Babagana, 45, was suffering from acute rheumatoid arthritis for a decade. Prolonged treatment in Nigeria could not give her relief, but miles away in India a private hospital could bring back that smile on her face with one injection.
Havana, March 30 (IANS/Prensa Latina) The International Centre for Neurological Restoration (CIREN) here is developing a project aimed at validating and measuring the effectiveness of interventions in patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Havana, March 28 (IANS) Sancti Spiritus, a central city in Cuba that is surrounded by legends, is getting all dressed up for an event eagerly awaited by its inhabitants: the town with narrow streets and sidewalks, roofs of red clay tiles and a distinctive colonial style turns five centuries since its foundation.