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Ashok Leyland to launch 'Jan Bus' in Kolkata this week: MD

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:05

Commercial vehicle maker Ashok Leyland has lined up a number of new launches this fiscal which include the formal launch of 'Jan Bus' in Kolkata on July 30.

Singapore to buy $84 mn stake in Philippine hospital group

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 14:31

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC will buy a minority stake in a company that operates top hospitals in the Philippines for $84 million, both firms said Friday.

Bright star reveals new Neptune-sized exoplanet

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 13:50

An international team of astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet, christened "Kepler-410A b."

Centaurs may actually be comets, not asteroids

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 10:49

A new study of observations from NASA`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has revealed that most centaurs - the small celestial bodies orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Neptune - are actually comets.

New Neptune moon discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 09:24

The Hubble space telescope has found a new moon orbiting Neptune, the 14th known to be circling the blue-green planet, US space agency NASA said.

Violent winds on Uranus and Neptune confined to upper atmosphere

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 11:43

Uranus and Neptune have long been known to harbor swirling clouds and violent winds churning up their atmospheres.

`Big` Earth plays tug-of-war with Neptune-sized planet around same star

Last Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012, 12:51

Researchers have discovered a bigger version of Earth locked in an orbital tug-of-war with a much larger, Neptune-sized planet.

`A day on Neptune is 16 hours long`

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 19:00

Neptune takes 15 hours, 57 minutes, and 59 seconds to rotate on its axis and complete one day.

Fortis Healthcare names former NOL exec as COO

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011, 11:14

Fortis Healthcare, India's group controlled by billionaire brothers Malvinder and Shivinder Singh, said it has appointed former president of APL, the container shipping arm of Neptune Orient Lines, as its chief operating officer.

Neptune completes 1st orbit around Sun

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 11:59

Hubble shot four images of Neptune from June 25 to 26, 2011. The images reveal pinkish high-altitude clouds composed of methane ice crystals in the northern and southern hemispheres.

Neptune completes revolution of sun

Last Updated: Sunday, July 10, 2011, 16:51

The blue coloured eighth planet of the solar system, will this year complete its first revolution of the sun since its discovery in 1846.

Day on Neptune lasts 15 hrs, 57 mins and 59 secs

Last Updated: Thursday, June 30, 2011, 16:36

A day on Neptune lasts precisely 15 hours, 57 minutes and 59 seconds, according to the first accurate measurement of its rotational period made by UA scientist Erich Karkoschka.