Nairobi - Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother is struggling to cope with her new celebrity status as visitors flock to her home in a small village in western Kenya, reports said Friday.
Sarah Obama is receiving up to 500 guests per day, ten times more than before her grandson won the US presidential elections, the Daily Standard reported.
"The visitors are many and I do not even have time to go to my kitchen to cook as I used to do," she bemoaned.
Washington, July 12 : Scientists have found several new compounds, collectively called the ''''EUK-400 series'''', which can be taken orally to prevent radiation-induced injuries to the kidneys, lungs, skin, intestinal tract, and brains of radiological terrorism victims.
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) say that the new agents can be given orally in pill form, and that they can be more useful in an emergency situation.
Washington, May 9 : Researchers at Harvard University and their German collaborators have devised a way to fabricate nanowire photonic and electronic integrated circuits.
The researchers insist that their work may hold significant implications for high-volume commercial production.
Although semiconductor nanowires can be easily synthesized in large quantities using inexpensive chemical methods, reliable and controlled strategies for assembling them into functional circuits have posed a major challenge.
Chandigarh, Dec 20 - The infamous cash-for-judge scam, which rocked this union territory last year in August, seems to have reached its last stages with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) submitting its final report.
The sealed document was submitted Friday to sessions judge K. K. Garg here in the district court, reportedly seeking cancellation of the case.
This report was then handed over to the CBI special judge here Saturday and the next date of hearing of this case was fixed Thursday.
Chandigarh, Nov 12 : A local court here Thursday sentenced a Pakistani national, undergoing seven-year jail term for spying, to two years' additional imprisonment for helping terrorists, including the alleged assassin of Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, escape from jail in 2004.
Oviedo, Spain - British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough, 83, was Thursday awarded Spain's highly respected Prince of Asturias Prize in the category of social sciences.
Attenborough's work as an investigator and media professional "is considered one of the great contributions to the defence of life and conservation of the planet," the jury said.
India's second biggest auto maker Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) announced that it aims to sell 3.40 lakh cars in the Indian market this year (2010).
HMIL also eyes to export around 2.55 units.
HMIL Managing Director and CEO H W Park said, ''We expect to sell 3.40 lakh cars in India in 2010.''
In the year 2009, HMIL had sold around 2.90 lakh cars in India and exported 2.59 cars.
Mr. Park also said that HMIL has contracted its exports objective as it is concentrating more on Indian market to meet the increasing of its cars.
Pepper June delivery gained Rs 48 and settled at Rs 30500/quintal due to lower supplies. In the month of April 2011 pepper prices in terms of fob highest rise was witnessed in Vietnam and Brazil origins. Prices rose by 22% and 21% respectively while that of India and Lampung it increased by 15% each, Malaysia by 13% and Sri Lanka by 4%.According to Spices Board of India exports of pepper from India during April 2010- February 2011 stood at 16,600 tonnes as compared to 18,425 tonnes in 2009-10, decline of 10%.Spot pepper dropped -101.65 rupees to 29473.35 rupees per 100 kg in Kochi market.
Washington - Barack Obama is everywhere: on T-shirts and stickers, fake nails and skateboards, plates and coins, patches and watches.
The numerous souvenir shops, street stands and informal vendors in Washington and the thousands of items for sale are the most conspicuous symptom of the severe Obama fever gripping the nation.
The sellers are making a killing, after a lagging tourist season, from the celebrations for Obama, whose inauguration as the country's 44th and first black president Tuesday is drawing record crowds to the nation's capital.
London, Dec 5 : Japanese cities have claimed four of the top five places on a list of the most expensive parts of the world for foreigners to live owing to the global financial insecurity.
The most expensive city in the world for foreigners was Luanda in Angola, which came as a surprise for many, but the top spot came in the wake of the rarity of expatriate products leading to high cost of living.
The list was compiled by ECA International, which consults companies on international assignments.
New Delhi, April 9 - The national capital woke up to a warm morning Tuesday with minimum temperature recorded at 21.7 degrees Celsius, two notches above average.
The Met department has forecast lighting towards the evening. Humidity was recorded at 46 percent at 8.30 am.
The maximum temperature is likely to touch 38 degrees Celsius, the Met Office said.
"The sky will become partly cloudy later in the day and lightening is expected towards the evening," said an official of the India Meteorological Department.
Crude palm oil prices futures have surged up by Rs. 5.50 in today’s trading session. The futures price was recorded at Rs. 537.90 per 10 kg in futures trade today. The reason behind this hike is the fresh buying position made today.
Rubber yesterday traded with the positive node and settled 0.54% up at 23920 on concern that supply from Thailand may decline, worsening a supply shortage, after the government issued a flood warning. Monsoon rains may cause flash floods and landslides in nine of Thailand’s southern provinces. The fourteen provinces in the south represent about 80 percent of the country’s total rubber output. Output during the low season, which runs until May, can fall by 45 percent to 60 percent from the peak, according to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries. Natural-rubber inventories in China declined for a second week, losing 3,143 tons to 65,532 tons.
Maja Karasso at "Birthing the Sanctuary" Grand Opening of The Sanctuary Birth & Family Wellness in Santa Monica on May 17, 2008Submitted by Kiran Pahwa on Tue, 10/21/2008 - 05:14.
Mumbai, Jan 6: Supporting India's quest for nuclear power, United Nations climate panel's chief R K Pachauri, has said that country should pursue it to contain emission and meet energy needs.
"Nuclear power in my mind will have a place in overall scheme of things. Firstly, it is a clean energy, as it does not emit any green house gases. Secondly, to certain extent, it would offset the pressure on fossil fuel," Pachauri, chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said.
In next one decade, you will not get a major chunk of energy from Nuclear power. Only six to seven percent of energy need would be met.
But you are laying the foundation of a much larger share of nuclear energy.
Sabarmati Gas, a company promoted by Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, is planning to raise Rs 140 crore by offering equity stake to strategic partners at a premium.
According to the sources, Investment banker SBI Caps has been given the task of searching for a strategic partner to take a 50% stake in Gujarat-based gas retailer Sabarmati Gas.