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NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity sends first recorded human voice

Washington, Aug 28: In yet another landmark achievement, NASA’s Curiosity rover has sent back the first recorded human voice that traveled from Earth to another planet and back. In spoken words radioed to the rover on Mars and back to NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN) on Earth, the space agency Administrator Charles Bolden, according to a press statement, noted the difficulty of landing a... 

‘Coalgate’: Deeply disappointing with PM’s statement, says Advani

Gandhinagar, Aug 27: BJP veteran L K Advani today termed as “deeply disappointing” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s statement on coal allocation and said the defence mounted by the government on the issue resembles the reasons given by Congress at the time of imposing Emergency. “I am deeply disappointed by the statement of the Prime Minister,” he said in a reply to a... 

A cup of tea and cucumber sandwich keep you cool!

A cup of tea with a cucumber sandwich tops the list of best foods to have during hot weather, researchers say. According to the researchers, however tempting ice creams may be, they will not work to beat the heat, the Daily Mail reported. Even water should be drunk at room temperature rather than ice cold during the hottest days of the year. While the British colonial favourite of cucumber sandwiches... 

Kim Kardashian asks fans if her ‘butt looks too big’

Kim Kardashian, who has been flaunting her new Goldie Locks avatar recently, has posted a photo of her ample derriere asking fans if her “butt looks too big in these jeans.” The reality starlet, who is no stranger to self-promotion, decided that she needed to up her ante on twitter, and managed to hog the attention of fans and haters alike, the New York Daily News reported. “Ms.... 

Taliban killed 17 civilians for partying late night

Kandhahar, Aug 27: Taliban Islamist insurgents beheaded 17 civilians, including two women, who were holding a party with music in a southern Afghanistan village, officials said on Monday. “I can confirm that this is the work of the Taliban,” the Helmand provincial governor’s spokesman Daud Ahmadi told AFP. “Two women and 15 men were beheaded. They were partying with music in... 

ICC to introduce new technology to assess illegal bowling action!

The ICC has entered the second phase of an agreement with a consortium of high profile Australian cricket, sports science and sports engineering institutions to develop a wearable technology to assess the legality of bowling actions in match and training conditions. ICC is now working with experts to produce a process capable of measuring bowlers’ actions in a match environment. Known as inertial... 

Sasikumar plays Rajini fan in Sundarapandian

Director, producer cum actor Sasikumar is playing as a die hard Rajini fan in his forthcoming movie Sundarapandian. On Sunday, the Sundarapandian team met the media as director M Sasikumar who has produced the film under his Company Productions banner, introduced his co stars and unit members and showed the first look and two songs to the media. The film is directed by newcomer SR Prabhakaran who... 

Bandh paralyses normal life in Assam

Guwahati, Aug 27: Normal life was paralysed in Assam by a 12-hour bandh called by the Bajrang Dal to protest the violence in the lower Assam districts, where the situation was calm with no fresh incident reported on Monday. Bandh supporters burnt tyres and pelted stones at vehicles in different parts of the State, following which the police took nearly 500 of them into preventive custody in Guwahati,... 

Supreme Court sets final deadline for 2 G auction

New Delhi, Aug 27: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the government to complete fresh auction of cancelled 122 2G spectrum licences by January 11, 2013 and warned that failure to meet the deadline would invite “contempt” action against erring officials with “exemplary” cost. A bench of justices G S Singhvi and K S Radhakrishnan, which extended the August 31, 2012 deadline for completing... 

PM says CAG report misleading, dares BJP for open debate in Parliament

New Delhi, Aug 27: As BJP disrupted Parliament on the coal block issue, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday attacked the party and dared it to have a debate in the House to let the country judge the truth. Soon after he was disallowed to complete a statement he made in both Houses, he talked to reporters outside Parliament House, asserting that the government has a “strong and credible case”...