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Exceptional, heritage-listed Thala eco-experience in far north Queensland

Exceptional, heritage-listed Thala eco-experience in far north Queensland

By Rama Gaind A LITTLE slice of paradise awaits you at the Thala Beach Lodge, one of the world’s top eco-resorts in far north Queensland. Here you are at one with nature as you bask in tropical surrounds overlooking the grandeur of the Great Dividing Range plunging down into the Coral Sea. Discover the delights […]

Anecdotes on Arranged Marriage

By Mamata Hegde Arranged Marriage is slowing fading away. But it shouldn’t be completely discarded. It has a deeper sense compared to arranged dating which is more of a trend nowadays. I personally feel it gives a wide variety of choices within the same community. Nowadays it looks like someone from the same religion (forget caste, […]

US drone strike kill 30 militants in Yemen

US drone strike kill 30 militants in Yemen

Sanaa, April 20 (IANS) At least 30 Al Qaeda militants were killed and many others injured Sunday when a US drone carried out an attack against a terrorist training centre in Yemen, an official said. The US drone Sunday struck a training camp and convoy, composed of four vehicles carrying armed terrorists, in Abyan province, […]

Puncture costs Chandhok, team dear at Le Mans

Puncture costs Chandhok, team dear at Le Mans

Silverstone, April 20 (IANS) Indian racing driver Karun Chandhok reeled off four fastest laps in a row, but a puncture cost his team Murphy Prototypes a definite podium finish in the opening round of the European Le Mans (ELMS) race here. The team recovered from 28th position to finish eighth as Murphy Prototypes set the […]

How to sleep sweat-free during summer nights

How to sleep sweat-free during summer nights

Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Getting a good night’s sleep can get tough in summer due to overheating and sweat. So try using curtains smartly or wash your feet before slipping into bed for a sound nap. Sleep expert Nerina Ramlakhan says “there needs to be a fractional temperature difference between our body and our […]

Easter chocolate can be good for health

Easter chocolate can be good for health

Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) It’s tough to stay away from chocolate delights on Easter, but there are benefits associated with the sweet too. Chocolate is known for its high sugar and fat content, which can be bad for your waistline, but consuming dark chocolate can have significant health benefits, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Sally Norton, weight […]

Six climbers killed on Mount Everest

Six climbers killed on Mount Everest

Kathmandu, April 18 (IANS) Six climbers were killed Friday in an avalanche on Mount Everest, while nine other climbers have gone missing, media reports said. Fifteen climbers were heading towards an Everest Base Camp in Solukhumbu region when the accident took place, eKantipur.com reported. The report said four bodies have been recovered from the avalanche […]

Cuba to host 2014 Cliff Diving World Series

Cuba to host 2014 Cliff Diving World Series

Havana, April 7 (IANS) Cuban sports authorities gave final touches for the preparations of the first phase of the 2014 Cliff Diving World Series to be held Friday at Havana’s bay. Cuban diving commissioner Rolando Ruiz Pedreguera Sunday said that 14 of the world’s best cliff divers will take part in the event, including Colombian world […]

Latin America’s largest solar power plant goes online

Latin America’s largest solar power plant goes online

Mexico City, March 28 (IANS/EFE) Latin America’s largest solar power plant, a facility with 39 MW of generating capacity, has gone online in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The Aura Solar I photovoltaic power plant was inaugurated by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Wednesday and will supply electricity to the city of La […]

Crows are as clever as your seven-year-old!

Crows are as clever as your seven-year-old!

Auckland, March 27 (IANS) Aesop’s fable that told us how smart the thirsty crow was. Scientists have now discovered that crows are as intelligent as a seven-year-old child. Their abilities to make tools, such as prodding sticks and hooks which they use to pick up out grubs from logs and branches, have been counted for their […]

Stuart Oliver wins inaugural truck racing championship

Stuart Oliver wins inaugural truck racing championship

Greater Noida, March 23 (IANS) Ten-time British champion Stuart Oliver overcame a bad start to win the one-off round of India’s first ever truck racing championship at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here Sunday. Mathew Summerfield and David Jenkins finished second and third, respectively, in the one-make championship organised by Tata Motors. Overall, 12 British drivers […]

Craze for diamonds fading among women?

Craze for diamonds fading among women?

London, March 23 (IANS) Diamonds have long been considered as a woman’s best friend — but a recent survey reveals that they are now more interested in receiving a gift with a personal touch, or a shared experience. The research conducted by the multi-store gift card One4all, shows that over half of women would prefer a […]

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