Pakistan’s 27-year-old Bhoja Air’s Boeing 737 with 127 on board crashes

Pakistan’s Bhoja Air’s 27-year-old Boeing 737 aircraft crashed near Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Friday, with 118 passengers and nine crew members on board, confirmed the Civil Aviation Authority. The Bhoja Air flight 213, which took off its maiden flight from Karachi at 5 pm on Friday after a gap of 11 years, crashed at 6:40 pm near Chaklala ...

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Why India lacks scientific vigour?

Why India lacks scientific vigour? Why is it that India is lagging far behind the West and now the East, especially behind Japan, China and South Korea? In a country of more than 1.2 billion people, science graduates are more than half of the educated youth coming out the universities but the pattern has seen no change. Indian students are ...

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Remembering Titanic Sinking, 100 years later

A new exhibit known as “Journey to new depths of discovery,” by the Sea Research Foundation, operator of Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn., has been previewed at 12,450 feet below the sea — at the Mystic Aquarium’s newly renamed Ocean Exploration Center Exhibit Hall. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship’s tragic voyage, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, has ...

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India, China face worst consequences of asbestos use: experts

By Sujeet Rajan NEW YORK: India and China are headed for “an absolute catastrophe of death and disease” because of likely massive jump in asbestos-related diseases in the coming decades, says a report written by Pulitzer winning journalist Gary Cohn. Citing numerous scientific studies and two of the world’s most prominent experts on public health and asbestos exposure, Cohn, writes ...

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Undaunted, Google goes for a revamp of Google+

With 170 million people who have registered for Google+ so far, Google has decided to upgrade its social networking site with new ways to share in Search, Gmail, YouTube and other places, amid criticism that Google+ is not fully successful as it was played out to be initially. “We’re more excited than ever to build a seamless social experience, all ...

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Huge Earthquake hits Indonesia; Why no tsunami?

Massive earthquake hit Indonesia on Wednesday, measuring 8.6-magnitude on the Richter Scale and epicentre was located in the Aceh province. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, several aftershocks measuring more than 6 magnitude struck the region at 4:43 p.m. local time (1043 GMT). The quake’s epicenter was about 15 kilometers beneath the ocean. The earthquake had spawned a wave around ...

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Authorities detect huge tax evasion by Skylark group

India’s excise tax evasion amounting to Rs.33 billion and Rs 102 billion in excise and service tax respectively came to light when authorities conducted raids on Skylark Group of companies. The Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence(DGCEI) officers have detected evasion of Central Excise duties and Service Tax amounting to Rs.9.7 million and Rs 4.6 billion respectively in 2011-12 fiscal ...

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Maruti Suzuki to roll out Ertiga on April 12

India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki will launch its first multi-purpose vehicle Ertiga on April 12 in both petrol and diesel versions on Swift platform to rival the Toyota Innova and the latest Mahindra Xylo. The petrol car engine will feature a new K-14 VVT 1.4 motor which produces 95PS and for diesel version, a 1.3-litre DDiS engine will be ...

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Micromax Funbook may give tough competition to Aakash2

Micromax Funbook tablet has been launched in India featuring both educational programmes for all classes according to the course curricula on 3-D technology, and the availability of around 48 television channels, apart from games, and other facilities. Available for online orders at Rs. 6,500, the tablet is aimed at giving tough competition to India’s cheapest tablet Aakash 2 of Ubislate7. ...

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Post-China attack, Anonymous set to blackout Internet worldwide on Saturday?

Interpol has been cracking on Anonymous groups around the world on Friday in view of their planned shutdown of the Internet on Saturday under Operation Global Blackout 2012. “Operation Global Blackout 2012 looks to shut down the internet for a whole day tomorrow (Saturday) by disabling its core DNS servers, making websites inaccessible,” revealed Interpol’s secretary general, Ronald K Noble, ...

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It’s ‘Google Play’ at Large Today!

Google has hit upon the gaming zone in a big way with the launching of new Google Play link on its search engine page which has been touted to be the one-stop shop for entertainment with over 450,000 apps, millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies, Google Play also provides a sample song or a book for free, ...

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