New York, June 22 (IANS) In Tibetan villages, there are two ways to cook a meal - the traditional open fire fuelled by yak dung or scarce wood, and solar cookers made of two-inch-thick concrete covered with a mosaic of small glass mirrors.
Sunday, June 22, 2008 4:39:31 PM
Toronto, June 22 (IANS) Sprinters in lane eight may well be at a disadvantage, says a new study that suggests the reaction time of those close to the source of a loud sound - such as a starter's pistol - is faster.
Sunday, June 22, 2008 4:08:27 PM
Toronto, June 22 (IANS) The 9/11 terror attacks jolted the world but there was no similar outpouring when Air India's Boeing-747 Kanishka jet was bombed off the Irish coast on June 23, 1985 killing all 329 on board, a Canadian filmmaker rues, saying this prompted him to make a documentary on the incident.
Sunday, June 22, 2008 4:01:36 PM
Knoxville (Tennessee), June 22 (IANS) A series of missed putts through the day saw Arjun Atwal return with just a four-under 68 in the third round of the Knoxville Open on the Nationwide Tour Saturday.
Sunday, June 22, 2008 3:32:59 PM
New York, June 22 (IANS) Many birds are arriving earlier each spring as temperatures warm along the US East Coast, says a new study that looked at global warming and bird migration.
Sunday, June 22, 2008 3:15:24 PM
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Ashis Roy, India's 76-year-old marathon man, has completed his 83rd long run, finishing the 26.2 mile Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota in six hours 20 minutes and 11 seconds.
Sunday, June 22, 2008 3:14:34 PM
Port-au-Prince (Haiti), June 22 (IANS) Haiti hits the headlines with its coups, rebellions, crushing poverty and food riots. But now there's a ray of hope in one of the toughest slums of its capital here thanks to a tri-country initiative that includes India.
Sunday, June 22, 2008 1:38:06 PM
Washington, June 22 (IANS) While casting Tannishtha Chatterjee to play Nazneen, the Bangladeshi protagonist in 'Brick Lane', British director Sarah Gavron was impressed by the Indian actor's ability to convey subtle emotions. The film, based on Monica Ali's novel, tells of the poignant story of a Bangladeshi village woman forced into an arranged marriage trying to find her place in far away England.
Sunday, June 22, 2008 12:02:26 PM
Bogota, June 22 (IANS) Leftist insurgent group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has delivered a video as a proof of life of the only surviving member of a group they kidnapped in 2002, EFE reported Sunday.
Sunday, June 22, 2008 11:55:09 AM
Bogota, June 22 (IANS) Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has said he was surprised by the report of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which placed his country being the top coca producer, EFE reported Sunday.
Sunday, June 22, 2008 11:53:12 AM
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