Friday, August 29, 2008
India’s economy decelerated to its slowest growth rate in three-and-a-half years in the first quarter of this fiscal year, as higher interest rates forced companies to begin easing back on investment.Economists expect India to continue to lose steam in the coming months as it struggles to contain inflation that has tripled this year to 13-year highs of 12.4 per cent in mid-August.The economic headwinds have come as the Congress party-led ruling coalition is preparing for an election before May next year
Saturday, August 23, 2008
The Great Wall of China can be visited at many places along its length of several thousand kilometers. Its condition ranges from excellent to ruined and access from straightforward to quite difficult.The Great Wall, as we know it, is actually a series of several walls built at different times by different emperors.
Tata Motors has threatened to pull out of West Bengal state where it is building a factory to roll out the world's cheapest car, Nano. The main problem for the TATA's remains the deadline of durga pooja when they want to roll out their model Nano in to the market and expects the market to boom that time. But the long standing problem is creating lot of sleepless nights for Ratan Tata.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
BMW 3 Series is one of the most anticipated cars of this year, with the arrival of many cars this year this can be said to be a good year for the customers. This is year of intense competition with evaryone trying to outwit each other.
3.0L I6, 24 valve, 230 hp @ 6500 rpm
* 6 speed manual (standard) or 6 speed automatic transmission
* 19 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy more info
* Green Rating: 62
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Lehman brothers is in talks with potential buyers over the sale of its $40bn portfolio of commercial real estate assets and securities in an effort to replenish its balance sheet.In a move to lure buyers, Lehman has offered to shoulder the first $5bn of any losses suffered on the portfolio’s assets following a sale
Las Vegas is known throughout the world as a tourist spot due to its luxurious resorts and as a center of entertainment and gambling. It is also the most populated city in the state of Nevada, which is expected since a large number of tourists are coming to this city everyday.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Michael Phelps collected his second gold medal and stay on course for a possible eight on an incredible record-breaking day at the Water Cube on Monday.Phelps joined his American team mates Garret Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones and Jason Lezak to smash the 4x100 meters freestyle relay after a breathtaking struggle with France that threatened to sink his chances of breaking Mark Spitz' record of seven golds at a single Olympics.
India's Abhinav Bindra wins India's first ever gold in any individual event for the past 86 years of olympic history. He achieved this glory by winning the Men's 10m Air Rifle Final. he achieved this by beating his nearest rival by total score of 700.5.China's Zhu Qinan, gold medalist at Athens 2004, won the silver medal with a total score of 699.7.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Chinese weightlifter Chen Xiexia set an Olympic record as she won the hosts their first gold medal of the 2008 Games on the opening day.She took the 48kg class to huge cheers from the partisan crowd, clinching victory with a total of 212kg. Turkey's Sibel Ozkan's total of 199kg earned silver, while Taiwanese lifter Chen Wei-Ling lifted 196kg for bronze.
Friday, August 1, 2008
A total eclipse of the sun Friday should fascinate millions of lucky skywatchers in Greenland, Siberia, Mongolia and China.Billions of people along the path, including most of Europe and Asia, have a chance to see an interesting but much less foreboding partial eclipse. The northern half of Maine and the Canadian Maritime Provinces will be graced with a partial eclipse at sunrise.