Air conditioner vest developed for troops posted in desert

An air conditioner vest has been developed for soldiers posted in the desert by premier defence research laboratory DRDO and its performance evaluation has been completed under lab conditions.

Recipe: Crepes
Recipe: Crepes


1 cup flour

1 1/2cups milk

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

One fourth teaspoon salt



Combine flour, milk, eggs, and oil.

Add salt.

Flawless Martin Kaymer tightens grip in Abu Dhabi
Flawless Martin Kaymer tightens grip in Abu Dhabi

Martin Kaymer tightened his grip on the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Friday, shooting a second-round 67 to move to 13 under par following a flawless morning in the desert.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Hamilton, Rosberg braced for desert double jeopardy
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Hamilton, Rosberg braced for desert double jeopardy

Lewis Hamilton goes into Sunday's 'double jeopardy' season-ending showdown at Abu Dhabi knowing he is one race away from his dream of a second world title, or a nightmare end to Formula One's duel in the desert.

Drought looms over Rajasthan as 23 districts got deficit rains

With delayed monsoon, drought is likely to hit the desert state of Rajasthan as 23 districts received deficit rains and six received scanty rainfall during June 1 to July 26 period, a Met department report said on Sunday.

Rajasthan to turn flowery, focus on ornamental flowers

Desert state of Rajasthan has decided to take the ornamental path to tap the booming flower market by pro-actively promoting cultivation of decorative flowers like orchid, bird paradise and anthurium in select districts.

Bipedal rodents employ jumps, hops and skips to survive in desert

Researchers have found that bipedal desert rodents are able to co-exist with their quadrupedal counterparts by employing a diverse set of jumps, hops and skips.

Residents desert remote S-Korean island turned war zone

Grim-faced soldiers
trudged through broken glass and blackened debris on Thursday on a
remote South Korean fishing and garrison island that became a
war zone this week.

BSF to flag off camel safari expedition in desert areas

The Border Security Force will
flag off its `Sand-to-Rann` 10-day camel safari expedition
tomorrow to explore the remote area of the desert, identify
problems of the common man living there and understand the
local culture.

Three ULFA leaders desert outfit

Within a week of 19 ULFA members
deserting the banned outfit, three more rebel leaders have
left it and are currently in the safe custody of police, a top
Assam Police official said Tuesday.

Now, a model that predicts buried water under desert!

Scientists have mapped
Australian streams buried for millions of years under desert
by modelling the flow of water.

Heavy rains cause flooding in desert UAE

Heavy rains in the Gulf desert state
of the United Arab Emirates caused flooding, traffic jams, car
accidents and school closures on Tuesday, after four
weather-related deaths at the weekend.

38% of world’s land surface at risk of desertification

A new research has shown that 38 percent of the land surface of the world is at risk of desertification.

Land pressures `turning a quarter of India to desert`

Nearly a quarter of India`s land mass is desert or is turning into desert, according to a study published on Wednesday, with deforestation and overgrazing among the main factors spurring the process.