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World’s 10 amazing railway stations

  Grand Central Terminal, New York, US What makes these railway stations unique? Icons of a nation’s booming infrastructure, these grand transport hubs have set several records. Take a look at 10 stations dubbed as ‘world’s record breakers’ by Grand... [Read More]

India 4th largest in steel output

  A workers walks through finished steel bars of different quality India’s rank in the world order of steel production remained unchanged at fourth slot with an output of 76.7 million tonnes, despite logging the highest growth of 4.2 per cent among major producing nations in 2012. There was... [Read More]

World’s 10 amazing railway stations

Grand Central Terminal, New York, US A historical landmark, this 100-year old sprawling transport hub is the world’s largest station by number of platforms. It has 44 platforms with 67 tracks along them. Grand Central Terminal, New York, US It took 10 years to build this sprawling railway station... [Read More]

Apartment rentals are highest in these 20 cities

  Hong Kong. Eastern Europe and Africa have the most favourable housing conditions. The highest rents typical for a city are paid in North America, the Middle East and Western Europe, says a UBS study. The global average cost of a four-room apartment is around $2,630 per month. Take a look at 20... [Read More]

Rail fares are the highest in these 20 cities

  Rail operator Deutsche Bahn CEO Ruediger Grube It costs most to travel by bus, tram or subway, taxi and train in Western Europe and North America. In Germany, a second class train journey over 200 kilometers costs an average of $79 (US dollars) – around 65 per cent more than the Western ... [Read More]

‘Black Out, Speak Out’: Canadian internet campaign targets ‘undemocratic’ bill

Photo Blackoutspeakoutca A sweeping omnibus bill introduced last month to the Canadian parliament has been harshly condemned as “undemocratic.” Over 13,000 websites across Canada are planning to protest with a June 4 blackout to highlight their cause. Bill C-38 – otherwise known as the “Jobs,... [Read More]

Steven Hayes facing execution after conviction for murder of nurse and daughters

Hayes, 47, was found guilty of 16 counts, including kidnap, murder and sexual assault, committed during the attack on the Hawke-Petit family in Cheshire, Connecticut, in 2007. The random brutality of his crimes, six of which make him eligible for the death penalty, have shocked Americans, with distressing... [Read More]