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India building world`s highest railway bridge

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:09

Indian engineers are toiling in the Himalayas to build the world`s highest railway bridge which is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed by 2016.

MM Joshi conferred Russia`s highest civilian award

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 22:12

Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi was on Wednesday conferred Russia`s highest civilian award for foreign nationals, "Order of Friendship", for his championing role in fostering ties between the two countries.

Iraqi PM declares highest alert against terrorist groups

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 00:39

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called on the parliament to approve state of emergency, as insurgent groups took full control of Iraq`s second largest city of Mosul, while he declared the highest alert in the country Tuesday.

Who will keep tricolour flying atop Delhi`s highest flagpole?

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 12:34

Within just about three months after the national capital got its highest flagpole installed at the Central Park here, disagreement has now surfaced over who will bear the maintenance cost, running into lakhs of rupees, to keep the tricolour flying.

Bolivia launches world`s highest cable railway

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 03:55

Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated Friday the first segment of the world`s highest cable railway line, carrying passengers from city to city at up to 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level.

Swiss voters reject world``s highest minimum wage, block fighter jets

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 18:31

Swiss voters on Sunday rejected proposals to introduce the world`s highest minimum wage and spend $3.5 billion buying new Gripen fighter jets from Saab.

Swiss vote on world`s highest minimum wage

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 14:04

Swiss voters are to decide in a referendum today whether to bring in the world`s highest minimum wage, offering each and every worker at least USD 25 an hour.

World`s highest polling station is a buzz of activity

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 15:19

At 5,000 meters or nearly about 15,000 feet, Anlaythu polling station became the world`s highest on Wednesday. Not only that - it is a buzz of activity with a chopper flying in staff and an electorate of just around 60-70 people expected to cast their votes.

Nepal mulling ban on foreigners climbing alone on Everest

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:50

Nepal is considering banning foreign climbers from scaling Mount Everest alone in a bid to reduce accidents on the world`s highest peak, an industry official said today.

Taylor Swift named highest-paid singer by a music website

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 15:56

Taylor Swift has been named 2014`s highest-paid singer by a music website as she is believed to have earned a whopping USD 39,699,575.60 in the past 12 months.

Nepal to impose strict measures against Everest climbers

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 21:58

After several breaches of rules and guidelines while climbing Mt Everest, Nepal has decided to adopt strict measures for aspirants from this spring.

Lionel Messi needs 25 goals to become highest scorer in La Liga

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 22:17

With a brace against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, Lionel Messi became the joint-third highest scorer in La Liga history. Messi has scored 228 goals in 268 appearances for Barcelona.