India, May 20 -- Two days after a 53-year-old professor was arrested and charged for begging on suburban trains, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) said that Sandeep Desai should have sought their permission before starting to collect money, which he uses for setting up education institutes. Desai, however, claimed that he had already given an application to the Railway administration in 2010."Before I started making rounds in the local trains for the charity, I had given a written application
BLOODHOUND supersonic car to reach 1,000 mph (1,609 km/h)
Bloodhound SSC, is a car created by the international education initiative 'BLOODHOUND Project'to attempt a 1,000 mph world land speed record. The team aim to break the land speed record with the pencil-shaped car, powered by a jet engine and a rocket designed to reach 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 km/h) together with a Cosworth CA2010 Formula 1 V8 petrol engine auxiliary power unit. It is being developed and built with the intention of breaking the land speed record by 33%, the largest ever margin. BLOODHOUND SSC will be tested on the Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape, South Africa where a track 20 km long, 500 m wide has been cleared by a local workforce, employed by the Northern Cape Government. The construction should be complete by the end of 2012 and the record attempts should take place in 2013 and 2014
- Yahoo! India News Photo by BLOODHOUND SSC Thu 11 Oct, 2012
- NRI teen invents 30-second phone charger
Indian-American teen invents gadget that can charge phone in 30 seconds
- Manmohan vs Sonia: Policitical ambitions clash
After nine years in Government, the political ambitions of Manmohan and Sonia are at clash point. The trust deficit is widening. With the Lok Sabha elections fast approaching, both sides are positioning themselves-Manmohan for a dignified exit, if not a third term, and Sonia for a clean slate for son Rahul Gandhi. Manmohan and Sonia are locked in an uncomfortable embrace. The tensions are bound to simmer even if the endgame unfolds months later. Unfortunately, the Congress can no longer blame
- Sahara pulls out of IPL, not to renew BCCI sponsorship
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Pune Warriors India, owned by Sahara India Pariwar, pulled out of the already scandal-hit Indian Premier League (IPL) Tuesday and announced that they will not renew their sponsorship of the Indian cricket team after the present contract expires in December 2013.
- Narendra Modi to meet BJP board today
India, May 21 -- Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi will attend his first meeting of BJP's parliamentary board on Tuesday, which follows party chief Rajnath Singh's decision to handover Uttar Pradesh affairs to his close confidant Amit Shah to prepare for the Lok Sabha polls.Singh called the board, which is BJP's supreme body, to review the political situation and the party's preparations for the elections.A day after his decision, Singh also appeared defending Shah's appointment, saying
- FIR against Facebook for not removing page 'glorifying' cow slaughter
Lucknow, May 21 -- An FIR was registered against social networking website Facebook for not removing an online community page created by some persons who were using it to 'glorify' cow slaughter.IPS officer Amitabh Thakur and his wife Nutan Thakur lodged the case in Gomti Nagar police station.The complaint lodged under sections 153, 290 and 504 of the IPC and section 66 A of the Information Technology Act-2000 said that Facebook group 'Aao Mil Kar Kaatein Gaay' (let us come together to
- RR feel heat ahead of playoff
New Delhi, May 21 -- It seems Rajasthan Royals, caught in the middle of the spot-fixing scandal involving three of their players, want to stay away from the spotlight as much as possible.To this end, they have decided to stay put in Jaipur and will arrive in Delhi for Wednesday's eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad only on Tuesday night after a practice session on their home ground that starts at 8.30 in the morning. ...