Cockroaches

  • Cockroach-laced rice served to Shatabdi Express passengers 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Passengers of the New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express were in for a shock on Saturday when they were served cockroach-laced rice on the train. This is the third incident in three months where Shatabdi passengers have complained about the poor quality of meals. Railway officials say the complaint against the catering...
  • Railways' unhealthy truths: Status reports say pantry cars 'dirty, smelly, unhygienic' August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The IRCTC is in a hot soup after a cockroach was found in the food served in the Kolkata Rajdhani Express. The Railways slapped a heavy fine of Rs 11.5 lakh on IRCTC and eight other caterers for poor quality of food. Years ago, a video was sent...
  • Chinese women breeds 100,000 cockroaches in her home June 15, 2014

    Beijing: An enterprising Chinese woman has turned her house into a breeding ground for 100,000 cockroaches and sending them to pharmaceutical companies to be used in some Chinese medicines. Yuan Mexia, a 37-year-old pharmacy employee in Fujian province in eastern China, breeds the cockroaches in her countryside home as they are...
  • BJP compares Khurshid to a cockroach after his Modi frog remark August 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Congress and the BJP has hit a new low with the parties' leaders now comparing each other to animals, insects, reptiles and mammals. BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi hit back at External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, comparing him to a cockroach. "Salman Khurshid doesn't...
  • Bugs in food: Railways admits lapses in catering April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: In a shocking revelation about the pathetic condition of catering services in Indian Railways, CNN-IBN has accessed a railways report that exposes how food is prepared in filthy conditions. The report says that the food served in trains is cooked in dirty, smelly and waterlogged pantry cars. This stands...
  • Boy lands in trouble for trying to dupe hotelier November 11, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: A teenaged boy landed in trouble after he put fried cockroaches in biriyani at a hotel in Thiruvananthapuram in a bid to extract money from the owner, cashing in on the government crackdown on unhygienic eateries. According to police, the student came to a small hotel and ordered biriyani...
  • 300 million-year-old 'ancestor of the cockroaches' recreated September 28, 2012

    London: Scientists have recreated 305 million-year-old insects which they claim were early ancestors of the cockroach. Scientists from Manchester University had little to go on other than small holes left in a rock by the decomposing bodies of the insects, but by scanning the 'fossils' in a CT scanner - along...
  • US: Cockroaches on board, couple sues airline November 15, 2011

    A North Carolina couple is suing AirTran, saying they were sickened by cockroaches on a flight. ...
  • Cockroaches inspiration behind future robots February 8, 2011

    London: Ask anyone who has ever tried to squash a skittering cockroach - they're masters of quick and precise movement. And scientists are now trying to incorporate this feature in robots of the future. Proffessor Amir Ayali, zoologist at Tel Aviv University in Israel, says the study of cockroaches has already...
  • The world of sports turns funny December 20, 2007

    New Delhi: There are many sportsmen and women who are unlikely to ever make the newspaper headlines but who still achieved plenty in some of the more eccentric sporting exploits of 2007. The year saw some serious action in many sports and it also saw some funny action. In January this...
  • The art of cockroach racing Down Under June 20, 2007

    Brisbane: On Australia Day, it's a celebration of all things cockroach. And since 1982, the Story Bridge Hotel in Brisbane has been home to the Cockroach Racing World Championships. This year's event attracted a crowd of over 5,000 people and of course cockroaches. The idea was to drink a huge amount...