Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker International Prize

Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for 2015. Laszlo Krasznahorkai was announced the winner at an award ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London last night. The judges praised Krasznahorkai for his extraordinary intensity and the vocal range of his work. Krasznahorkai, who writes in Hungarian, was … Read more

PM Modi leaves for Nepal tomorrow to attend SAARC summit

The Prime Minister is leaving for Kathamandu tomorrow afternoon to attend the 18th South Asian Association of Regional Countries, SAARC, Summit on 26th and 27th. Mr Narendra Modi’s delegation consists of the External Affairs Minister Mrs Sushma Swaraj, National Security Advisor Mr Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Mrs Sujatha Singh. The Summit will focus on … Read more

Voice370 demanding raw satellite data

Grieving families of 239 people aboard the crashed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, including from India, have demanded the release raw satellite data to solve the over two-month-long aviation mystery even as an underwater drone is set to resume the hunt for wreckage in the remote Indian Ocean. The next of kin of the passengers and … Read more

IMF urges Dubai to avoid property bubble

The International Monetary Fund, IMF has urged the Dubai Government to take stronger measures to avoid yet another property bubble. The IMF regional director Masood Ahmed told in Dubai that the authorities in Dubai have taken measures, which are effective. However, there is a need to put in place stronger measures to dampen the speculative … Read more

Nearly 1,000 ounce of gold recovered in Atlantic Ocean shipwreck

A US deep-ocean exploration firm has recovered nearly 1,000 ounce of gold, worth 1.3 million dollars, in a dive to a historic Atlantic Ocean shipwreck. Company officials said the discovery has renewed speculation that gold worth tens of millions of dollars remains on the sunken ship. The find confirmed that gold has not been taken … Read more

Element 117 – a new super-heavy element

Atoms of a new super-heavy element — the as-yet-unnamed element 117 — have reportedly been created by scientists in Germany, moving it closer to being officially recognized as part of the standard periodic table. Researchers at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research, an accelerator laboratory located in Darmstadt, Germany, say they have created … Read more

Malaysia Airlines closes family aid centres for kin of MH370 passengers

Malaysia Airlines has asked relatives of passengers on board flight MH370, to leave the hotel accommodation it is providing and return to their homes. It is also closing the family assistance centres set up after the plane vanished on 8th March with 239 people on board. The airline has however, promised to keep the relatives … Read more

MH370 Search at critical juncture

The search area for the missing MH370 plane has narrowed and will be at “a critical juncture” in the next two days, Malaysia’s acting transport minister has said. Hishammuddin Hussein said an underwater drone would finish searching the area within the next week. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing in March as it flew from … Read more

No sign of MH 370 from Bluefin-21 underwater search

The underwater vessel searching for traces of the missing Malaysian jet resurfaced Wednesday to fix a technical issue, but then redeployed again. While on deck, its data were downloaded, the Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre said. “Bluefin-21 … is currently continuing its underwater search,” it said in a statement. “Initial analysis of the data downloaded … Read more

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!