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Nobel winning author Jose Saramago dead: Reports

Nobel Prize-winningPortuguese novelist Jose Saramago has diedon the Canary island of Lanzarote where he lived, emerging reports said, quoting his Spanish publishers.The 1998 Nobel prize winner,......

DICOVERED: A 'Godzilla of Earths'

Astronomers have discovered the "Godzilla" of all Earths -- a new type of rocky planet that weighs 17 times as much as our planet and is more than twice as large in size, a surprising find that......

AMAZING VIEWS: Himalayas, Ganga, more from space!

Launched in 2002, European Space Agency's Envisat is the largest Earth observation spacecraft ever built. It carries ten sophisticated optical and radar instruments to provide continuous......

Hottest planet in the universe 'discovered'

Astronomers have claimed that a planet discovered last year is the hottest ever found in the universe, where the temperature is a scorching 3,200C.The scorching temperature of exoplanet, WASP-33b......

Over 100 dead in Spain plane crash

More than 140 people were feared killed on Wednesdayafter a Spanish airliner crashed at the Madrid's Barajas airport in Spain.The airlines-- with 173 people on board -- was leaving for the Canary......

Column: Rebuilding Mumbai for the 21st century

Mumbai does not need to be - de-congested - it needs to redeploy its eastern seaboard, writes Sanjeev Sanyal.Mumbai is by far India's financial and commercial capital. Given the success of......

Mumbai a global financial centre? Of course!

Mumbai is not seen to be controlled by New Delhi just as New York is not seen to be controlled by Washington.Mumbai is the financial capital of India. It has the two largest Indian stock markets.......

Foreign pilots fail in English, sent back

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has refused to validate the licenses of about 25 foreign pilots operating in India, owing to their failure in English proficiency. While there were......

How to defy gravity, GoI style

What makes India an unusually exciting place to live in is the "apne pair pe apne kulhadi (axing your own feet)" ingenuity of its politicians and bureaucrats. It would seem that policymakers around......

India's construction boom

It was a tiny construction company founded in 1986 with the modest goal of developing farmland in Sohna, 30 km from Gurgaon.Today the Vatika Group's flagship project is the multi-crore Vatika City,......

Real hope to end jinx on 'cursed island'

Real Madrid head to the scene of some bitter memories this week when they travel to the Canary Islands to play second division Tenerife in the King's Cup.In the early 1990s Tenerife, then in the......

Kubica opts for rally programme in 2013

Former Formula One driver Robert Kubica will drive a Citroen in the European and world rally championships this year as he continues his comeback from a near-fatal rally accident. The Pole, who......

La Liga: Record for Barca as they march on at Malaga

Rampant unbeaten leaders Barcelona ended the first half of the La Liga season with a record 55 of a possible 57 points when Lionel Messi scored one goal and had a hand in two more in a 3-1 win at......

King's Cup: Barca maul Cardoba 5-0 after Villa double

Barcelona's David Villa proved he still has a sharp eye for goal by scoring twice as the holders cruised into the King's Cup quarter-finals by beating second division Cordoba 5-0 at the Nou Camp on......

Spanish betting probe hits two clubs

Spanish second division clubs Las Palmas and Rayo Vallecano, and seven professional players are to be investigated in a probe into betting on matches, Las Palmas said on their website. The Spanish......

  People speak for canary islands

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Flying Saucer
Q. balearic and Canary islands are parts of which country?
Flying Saucer:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/balearic-and-canary-islands-are-parts-of-which-country/27127843/answers/

right sense
Q. where is polyandry practised ? how does the balance takes place ?
Right Sense:  A. spain I think more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/where-is-polyandry-practised--how-does-the-balance-takes-pla/25310655/answers/27127846

Trivial Pursuit
Q. In which group of islands is Fuerteventura ?
Trivial Pursuit:  A. Polyandry is a form of polygamy whereby a woman takes two or more husbands at the same time.Polyandry in Tibet was a common practice and continues...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/in-which-group-of-islands-is-fuerteventura-/24023498/answers/25310682

  Web results for Canary Islands
Start of school holidays brings busiest period of the year for JLA

This weekend sees the start of Liverpool John Lennon Airport's (JLA) busiest time of the year following the start of school holidays, as thousands... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/start-school-holidays-brings-busiest-period-year-jla/
HECANSA partners with eRevMax for hotel online distribution technology

HECANSA, an initiative of the Government of the Canary Islands has signed a partnership agreement with eRevMax with the goal to bring new online... ...

http://www.hospitalitybizindia.com/detailNews.aspx?aid=19749&sid=6
Two million to head overseas for the Great Summer Getaway

The Travel Association estimates that more than 2 million British holidaymakers are set to head overseas for summer holidays this weekend (25-28... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/abta-two-million-head-overseas-great-summer-getaway/
Mediterranean HSFO backwardation at 7-week high on bunker fuel demand, lower supply

The 3.5% FOB Med fuel oil cargo market was trading at a $3.00/mt premium to the front-month August swap Monday, the highest in seven weeks. The... ...

http://www.shippingtribune.com/mediterranean-hsfo-backwardation-7-week-high-bunker-fuel-demand-lower-supply/
UK Media Bowled Over by Tenerife Invite to Golf Cool

The holiday island of Tenerife has added to its growing collection of admirers after a group of the UK's leading golf media took up the invitation... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/uk-media-bowled-tenerife-invite-golf-cool/

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