2008 summer olympics

China plans further steps on weather modification

August 30th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China said Thursday it will take more active steps to enhance weather modification, in a bid to better serve agricultural production and disaster relief work.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Two-fly limit for Beijing public loos

May 24th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Public toilets in Beijing must contain no more than two flies per stall, according to a bizarre new directive issued to washroom attendants, it was reported ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sanjay Gupta among Forbes’ 10 ‘Most Influential Celebrities’

January 13th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Noted Indian American physician-TV presenter Sanjay Gupta figures among Forbes' 10 "Most Influential Celebrities" with famed Hollywood director Steven Spielberg narrowly edging out television show ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Google co-founder’s memories of Soviet repression spurred decision to quit China

March 25th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar.25 (ANI): Google co-founder Sergey Brin's dramatic decision to close the search engine's operations in China was linked to the compromises he had to make in the erstwhile native Soviet Union ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bolt puts assault on 400metres world record on hold

March 19th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Trelawny (Jamaica), Mar 19(ANI): Jamaican sprinter and three-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has put on hold his plans to challenge American sprinter Michael Johnson's 400metres world record until after the 2012 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Speed skater, triathlete, carry Olympic flame into Canada

October 31st, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Victoria (Canada), Oct 31 (DPA) Olympic gold medal winners Catriona Le May-Doan and Simon Whitfield have led off the longest domestic Olympic torch relay in history which will end in Vancouver before ... Read more...

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China moves to pre-empt fresh Tibetan stir

February 15th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 15 (IANS) Remembering the anti-China protests by Tibetans that erupted in Nepal in the summer of 2008, Beijing has begun diplomatic and political moves to pre-empt the resurrection of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Beijing Olympics most watched event in U.S. TV history

August 27th, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): NBC''s round-the-clock coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics has been declared the most watched event in U.S. TV history.Statistics released by Nielsen Media Research show that ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Anjali, Avneet fail to qualify for 50 metre shooting finals

August 14th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 14 (ANI): Anjali Bhagwat and Avneet Kaur Sidhu crashed out of the finals of women''s 50metre air rifle three position shooting competition at the Olympics. Anjali finished at thirty ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

It’s good that the Tibet cause is highlighted: Saif Ali Khan

April 17th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by admin
By Steven Baker New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Shrugging off controversy over being part of the Olympic torch rally as brand ambassador for the Lenovo group, Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan says while ... Read more...

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PACE opens 2008-spring session in Strasbourg

April 14th, 2008 - 8:35 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Strasbourg (France), April 14 (RIA Novosti) Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) opened Monday its 2008 spring session, to be addressed by Slovakia's president, Germany's chancellor, and Ukraine's prime ... Read more...

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Olympic torch lighting ceremony marred by Tibetan protests

March 24th, 2008 - 9:12 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): China vowed to carry the Olympic torch to the world's highest peak, Mount Everest as planned, despite mounting protests by Tibetans marred the traditional Olympic torch ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cloud seeding process to make it a sunny day on opening ceremony of 2008 Olympics

February 3rd, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): In an attempt to overcome any weather disturbances during the opening ceremony of the 2008 summer Olympics to be held in Beijing, researchers in China are planning to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |