Large dust storm brewing on Mars

WASHINGTON – A NASA spacecraft has been tracking a vast dust storm on Mars that has spawned changes in the Martian atmosphere felt by two rovers on the planet’s surface. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) first spotted the Martian dust storm on Nov. 10 and has been tracking ever since. According to NASA officials, the agency’s […]

2 Titanic menus fetch 100,000 pounds at auction

LONDON – Two menus for lavish lunches on the Titanic have sold for a staggering 100,000 pounds at an auction. One menu was for a meal for first-class passengers the day the ship made its maiden voyage on April 10,1912. It was taken as a souvenir by two fishmonger brothers, Richard and Stanley May, who used […]

38 Kashmiri kids call on MoS Home Ramachandaran

NEW DELHI – A group of 38 school children from remote and far flung areas of Kashmir region called on Mullappally Ramachandran, Minister of State(Home) in New Delhi today. These school students, chosen by BSF from remotest areas of Kashmir Valley, were taken to Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi, where they visited places […]

How Pope answered his tailors’ prayers despite recession

LONDON – As recession continues to bite in Italy, tailors to the Pope since 1798. was all smiles at the weekend with news that the Vatican had come shopping. With six newly created “global” cardinals, who will still have to be kitted out in traditional style, Gammarelli began work on kitting out six newly-elected cardinals […]

India Has Trade Deficit With 48 Countries: Anand Sharma

Exports dipped by 6.79% to $143.6 billion from $154.1 billion Last Year  NEW DELHI – India has been running a trade deficit with 48 countries including China, Australia and Iran during the last three years, the Parliament was informed on Monday. “India has a trade deficit with 48 countries both during last three years as […]

JK Bank Reaches Out To Priority Sector, Disburses Rs 1, 566.31 Cr

Ensure 100% Coverage Of Farmers Under KCC: Madhav Lal JAMMU – Banks operating in J&K State have extended credit facilities aggregating Rs.2,403.08 Crores in favour of 1,60,204 beneficiaries during the first six months of the CFY ended 30th September 2012 against annual target of Rs.6,094.50 Crores for 3,54,302 beneficiaries under Priority Sector, thereby registering achievement […]

Come Clear On Gas Pricing, BP To Petroleum Minister

NEW DELHI – Stating that investments or import substitution worth $100-150 billion were waiting to be unlocked, British Petroleum Plc, which partners with Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) in India, has sought putting in place a clear policy on exploration and pricing of gas in order to effectively develop these resources and unlock this […]

Gold Prices At All-Time High Of Rs 32,950

NEW DELHI – Gold prices today surged by Rs 100 to all-time high of Rs 32,950 per 10 grams here on sustained demand from stockists and retailers to meet the rising requirements during the ongoing wedding season. The previous record of gold price was Rs 32,900, set on September 14. Silver also rose by Rs […]

Praful Patel Hints At Import Duty Concessions On Luxury Cars From EU

NEW DELHI – Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Praful Patel today hinted at his ministry’s willingness to accept cutting duties on luxury cars imported from Europe as part of India-EU Free Trade Agreement.  The minister said such a move would be to safeguard India’s interest of small car exports to Europe.  “The India-EU […]

Lakshmi Mittal to meet French Prez amid showdown

PARIS – The head of steel giant ArcelorMittal, Lakshmi Mittal, will meet the French President Francois Hollande tomorrow amid a showdown over the steel giant’s operations in France, a source close to the matter said. The meeting will come before a Saturday deadline ArcelorMittal gave the French government to find a buyer for its shuttered […]