Commuters walk through Grand Central Station. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images In major cities of the world, train stations constructed over a century ago still remain their lifeline. Emporis, a leading database of information about building and construction projects, came up with a list of 10 most spectacular train stations in the world. Except for three, all these stations have complete 100 years. These architectural masterpieces have retained the flair of the era gone by and ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
India’s comeback-man Akhil Kumar (60kg) pummelled his Nepalese rival Purna Bahadur Lama before notching up a Technical Knockout win to give Indian boxers a good start on Wednesday. Earlier in the afternoon, Shiva Thapa (56kg) advanced to the next round having won a walkover after his opponent, Leonel Helo Prada of Timor Leste, failed to turn up for the match. The 33-year-old Akhil, a former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, who returned to international competition after a three-year, ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Undercover investigation exposes how UK’s two biggest poultry firms are flouting hygiene norms Three of the UK’s leading supermarkets—Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer—have launched emergency investigations into their ...Down to Earth, 2 months ago
Elena Isinbaeva of Russia during the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images Double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva will not compete next year but is fixing her sights on the Rio Olympics in 2016, the Russian said on Thursday. "I am now fully busy with my daughter and family and doing only light exercises. I will start full training no earlier than June 2015," she wrote on her Instagram page. ‘Main goal for me is Olympics in ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Microsoft has acquired Mojang, the makers of the long-running hit game Minecraft for USD $2.5 billion. Minecraft, which lets users build in and explore a Lego-like virtual multiplayer world, has been downloaded 100 million times on PC alone since its launch ...DNA, 1 month ago
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