Mumbai skyline captured by Russian photographers


Mumbai, the financial capital of India, can be seen here from the perspective of two Russian Photographers. All the pictures are taken from a high point, capturing the city in the miniature style. Here only a few of Raskalov’s pictures are shared but you can also check out more pictures and high-resolution images on hisContinue reading “Mumbai skyline captured by Russian photographers”

41-year-old woman dies of swine flu in Santa Clara County


A 41-year-old woman has died of swine flu in the Santa Clara County, prompting the health officials to make a public announcement on Friday, advising vaccination. Nobody younger than 65, had died of any flu strain in the US last year. The typical swine flu virus triggers a medical indication of severe pneumonia that effectsContinue reading “41-year-old woman dies of swine flu in Santa Clara County”

Cow calf saved after falling in gutter hole in Delhi


A cow calf was saved near Shahbad Dairy, Delhi after the calf fell down in a gutter hole. Delhi Fire Service and Delhi Police was prompt in taking action after receiving the information and a JCB was called on the incident site soon which dug the area around the gutter hole. The calf was pulledContinue reading “Cow calf saved after falling in gutter hole in Delhi”

Heavy snowstorm predicted for New York today


As weather networks are predicting, the first snow storm of 2014 is expected to hit New England, NY later on Jan.2, 2014. Residents and emergency-management officials are spending the day preparing for the snowstorm. As much as one foot of snow is going to pile up on the streets making it difficult to commute andContinue reading “Heavy snowstorm predicted for New York today”

Show Biz is “addictive”, says Ruby Wax


In the recent HARDtalk interview given by Writer, performer and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax has talked about the addictive side of show business and why she left her career as a comedian to study neuroscience. The questions regarding her own troubled childhood were also raised during the interview and how her learning of theContinue reading “Show Biz is “addictive”, says Ruby Wax”

Controversy in Britain on immigration restrictions suspension for Romanians and Bulgarians


As Romanians and Bulgarians will have access to eight different countries including Britain for employment after the restrictions will be suspended from Jan. 1. The list of countries other than Britain that have suspended restrictions include Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, Spain and Holland. There have been concerns in Britain regarding the possible overloadContinue reading “Controversy in Britain on immigration restrictions suspension for Romanians and Bulgarians”

Brazil: Annual income to be adjusted automatically by 4.5% for income tax assessment


The individual’s income will be automatically adjusted by 4.5% for one last time to provide for the inflation in Brazilian economy. The adjustment was first put in place in 2007 and was meant to be used until 2010 but it was further extended by the government till 2014 in the provisional measure 528. This taxContinue reading “Brazil: Annual income to be adjusted automatically by 4.5% for income tax assessment”

Australia: Opposition against the federal government’s scrapping of tax break


The federal government of Australia will roll back the tax break that was extended to small businesses from January 1 onwards. Earlier, the small businesses were allowed a $6,500 instant asset write-off which will now be brought down to $1,000 only. The news has been confirmed by Small Business Minister Bruce Billson’s office to whichContinue reading “Australia: Opposition against the federal government’s scrapping of tax break”

North Korea’s leader talks about uncle’s execution in New Year speech


The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has referred to his uncle’s (Chang Song-thaek) execution for the first time in his New Year message. He used the words, “elimination of factionalist filth” to address the execution and regarded it as an event that has bolstered the country’s unity “by 100 times”. These messages are closely scrutinisedContinue reading “North Korea’s leader talks about uncle’s execution in New Year speech”