Northern Peru hit by Magnitude-8 earthquake

The Amazon rainforest in north-central Peru is hit by a powerful magnitude-8 earthquake which was felt as far as Brazil and Ecuador, destroying buildings and tearing up roads. The earthquake also hit Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, deep in the Amazon jungle at 8:41am UK time. The quake struck around 110 miles east of the town on…

World’s oldest vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Zurich

  Haus Hiltl’s century old tradition have introduced generations of Swiss and Europeans “ a gourmet temple of healthy indulgence”  combining Indian, Asian, Mediterranean and Swiss influence to make a rich ratatouille of vegetarian options beyond the usual potatoes, recognised by Guinness World Records. The restaurant’s downstairs you have informal pay-by-weight buffet and the first…

Theresa May resigns: UK set for new PM

  Theresa May the prime minister said the failure to deliver Brexit was a matter of “deep regret”. “Ever since I first stepped through the door behind me as prime minister, I have striven to make the United Kingdom a country that works not just for a privileged few, but for everyone. In 2016 we…

Modi wave storms Indian election

Narendra Modi and his ruling BJP have swept back to power with the party winning 303 seats, with the opposition winning only 52,  UPA 33, others 108, in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s parliament, bettering the 282 seats they won in 2014. A arty needed 272 seats for a majority in parliament.…

Modi’s BJP in historic landslide victory in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP has won India’s election in another landslide victory. Results announce so far Bharathiya Janata Party is set to win 300 of 543 seats in parliament despite some anti-incumbent feeling joblessness has risen to record high, farm income plummeted and industrial production slumped and several Indian were hit hard by the…

THE KNICKER BOCKER STORY

A short story by Penny Nair Price Anastasia was a blonde; a vampish young bimboesque girl with curves in all the right places. Henry smoked the largest fat Cuban cigars and possessing a sizeable paunch, partially concealed by divinely expensive pressed shirts, and  hugely exotic silk ties which were housed when not worn  in  a…

ARM suspends business with Huawei

Cambridge headquartered ARM UK-based chip designer has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei according to an internal memo. ARM instructed  employees to halt ” all active contracts, support entitlements and any pending engagements with Huawei and its subsidiaries to comply with a recent US trade clampdown, as its design contained US origin technology.…

Jaguar Land Rover in profit first time in four quarters

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover has reported a 55 per cent year-on-year fall in its fourth-quarter profit at £119 million, the company’s first profit in four quarters. This news comes despite the British carmaker’s China sales dropped by 46 per cent in April 2019. According to PB Balaji , CFO, the Chinese sales should return…

Three-time F1 World Champion Niki Lauda dies age 70

Former Formula One driver Niki Lauda passed away at the age of 70 on Monday, after receiving a lung transplant last year. Lauda who had suffered serious burns in a near-fatal crash at German Grand Prix in 1976, won three championships in 1975, 1977 and 1974. The Austrian won 25 races  out of total of…

Gas Hydrates protecting an ocean inside Pluto

  According to a global research team an insulating layer of gas hydrates could be protecting an ocean on Pluto. A Texas-sized white-coloured basin with an icy surface named Sputnik Planitia, was revealed in Pluto’s first ever close-up images. Scientists said the gas layer could exist beneath the icy surface, backing their claim with computer…