Articles by Nagesh Narayana

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Christmas Facts Around the World

The world's largest Christmas present was the Statue of Liberty. The French gave it to the US in 1886. It is 46.5 meters high and weighs 225 tons.

Sales Of Samsung's Galaxy Tab Hit 1 Million

Samsung said it has sold more than one million Galaxy Tab devices in less than two months, repeating similar success in smartphone segment when its Galaxy S reached the same figure in less than a week after launch in August.

X-37B unmanned space shuttle lands successfully

The US Air Force's secret unmanned space shuttle X-37B landed at 1:16 a.m. Pacific time on Friday, concluding its more than 220-day experimental test mission. It was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on April 22.

Dealing with terrorists, the Brazil way: Wikileaks

A cable sent by US Ambassador Clifford Sobel says the police and intelligence agencies had arrested some individuals with links to terrorism but charged them on a variety of non-terrorism related crimes to avoid calling attention of the media and the higher levels of the government.

World leaders, as US diplomats see

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is not alone when it comes to avoiding flying. He's got a friend in Moammar Qadafi of Libya, whose staff avoid long distance travel by air over water.

Wikileaks: China to Germany, US diplomacy smacks of quid-pro-quo dealings

The year 2010 was not good for Google in China and the hacking was, indeed, part of a sabotage attempt carried out with help from the government quarters, reveal the classified U.S. documents released by Wikileaks on Sunday. China to Germany, US diplomacy generally smacks of quid-pro-quo dealings, as ever.

US refuses talks with Assange, asks Wikileaks to restrain

The US State Department has refused to accept the olive branch offered by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to negotiate on publication of the documents later on Sunday. Instead, the US sought immediate handover of documents and resist from publicatiooon or distribution of the documents, failing which it said action will be taken against the whistleblower website.

Did Turkey help al-Qaeda in Iraq? Wikileaks' release may have answer

According to the London-based daily al-Hayat, the WikiLeaks release includes documents showing Turkey has helped al-Qaeda in Iraq, So far, the countries making rounds in news and on Twitter which may figure in Wikileaks' release include the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Norway, Israel, Iraq, India, China, Turkey, Russia and Iceland.

Wikileaks' next release contains 251,287 diplomatic cables: report

The much-awaited release of 2.8 million documents by whistleblower website Wikileaks contains 251,287 cables and 8,000 diplomatic directives which are classifed secret and not 'top Secret' says a leak that briefly appeared on German newspaper website Der Spiegel, according to which is tracking the Wikileaks news.

How does WikiLeaks get hold of secret documents?

In getting hold of damaging details about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the organization has been apparently assisted by a rogue U.S. Army Private who downloaded secret cables in their thousands and handed them over to Assange's fledgling organization.

Nick Redfern's book seeks to redefine NASA history on moon, Mars, UFOs

In a radical twist to NASA's accomplishments, British author Nick Redfern has raised many questions on the space agency efforts in exploring outer space, including the Apollo moon landings, the controversial face on Mars, UFO sightings and other secret space programs, in his new book NASA Conspiracies.

South Korean defense minister quits

Two days after the North Korean artillery attack, heads began rolling down in the government of South Korea and the first one was Defense Minister Kim Tae-young, who resigned on Thursday taking responsibility for the country's timid response.

Focus shifts to China to gauge impact of North Korean attacks

A day after North Korea's artillery attack on the South Korean island, the U.S. decided to send the aircraft carrier George Washington and a number of accompanying ships into the region for joint exercises besides sounding China, the sole ally of Pyongyang, to restrain Pyongyang from further attacks.

Corruption stalks India's banking sector, 8 top officials arrested

India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Wednesday it has arrested India's state-run LIC Housing Finance CEO, general manager of state-run Central Bank of India and a deputy manager of Punjab National Bank in connection with an alleged fake home loans scandal.