Rats

  • Rats use whiskers to navigate in the dark 08-07-2014 02:47 PM

    London: Rats use their whiskers in a similar way to how humans use their hands and fingers when moving around in the dark, a new study has found. Exploring rats move their long facial whiskers back and forth continuously while they are moving - a behaviour called "whisking". Scientists have...
  • 'Rat on the train!' Video of New York commuters reacting in panic to a rat on a subway train goes viral on YouTube 10-04-2014 12:02 PM

    Turns out, New Yorkers are just as wimpy as anyone else. A subway train was leaving the Fulton Street station in lower Manhattan on Monday when someone shouted, "Rat on the train!" Jinais Ponnampadikkal Kader started recording the ensuing panic on his cellphone. His video shows people screaming as a...
  • UN conducts probe into N Korea jails, people forced to eat snakes 18-02-2014 03:36 PM

    The United Nations conducted an investigation detailing horrific human rights abuses in North Korea where starving women were delivering babies in prison camps. People were forced to eat snakes and rats to survive. The UN now warning Kim Jong Un that he could face prosecution. ...
  • Author gets back to his roots, writes on a 'whimsical' and 'rat-infested' Patna 17-10-2013 12:25 PM

    Having left Patna in his teens, US-based author Amitava Kumar has again rejuvenated links with his hometown with a "whimsical" and "rat-infested" account of the city, once the 'ancient capital' of India. Fifty-year-old Kumar has written a short non-fiction, a narrative attempt to encapsulate the "character" of the city, balancing...
  • A Matter of Rats offers you a fresh perspective 06-09-2013 06:05 PM

    When I started reading this book, I wasn't really sure about reaching its last page. I found it tad too slow and something, which was going over my head. Hence, I kept the book down, not once but twice. But something about this book was intriguing and one fine day,...
  • Fiction writing is more demanding: Amitava Kumar 22-07-2013 06:00 PM

    It is not only the past that lies in ruins in Patna, it is also the present. But that is not the only truth about the city that the author explores in this vivid, entertaining account of his hometown. We accompany him on journeys and memories through many Patnas, the...
  • Extract: A Matter of Rats by Amitava Kumar 19-07-2013 04:17 PM

    I would not have turned to writing if I was able to draw. When I was thirteen or fourteen, and attending school in Patna, I had not yet given up my ambition to become an artist. My earliest models were rulers and saints from our past. The teacher would be...
  • China: Police bust million-dollar rat meat ring 03-05-2013 02:22 PM

    Beijing: Chinese police have broken a crime ring that passed off more than $1 million in rat and small mammal meat as mutton, authorities said, in a food safety crackdown that coincides with a bird flu outbreak and other environmental pressures. Authorities have arrested 904 suspects since the end of...
  • Delhi: Officer's feet bitten by rats in hospital 23-10-2012 08:49 AM

    New Delhi: The feet of a paralysed Special Forces officer was bitten by rats in the Base Hospital in New Delhi after which the Army has ordered an inquiry into the incident to fix responsibility. The young Lieutenant belonging to an elite Para (Special Forces) battalion of the force was...
  • Fiza death: Traces of poison found in viscera 08-09-2012 03:09 PM

    New Delhi: The viscera report of Fiza alias Anuradha Bali, the ex-wife of former Haryana deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan, has found traces of poison in her body. The doctors say that the poison is suspected to be rat poison, that mainly consists of aluminium phosphate. Fiza's body was found...
  • TN: Baby dies in incubator, family alleges rat bite 28-08-2012 11:01 AM

    Chennai: The family of a 12-day-old baby girl who died on Sunday at the Government Kasturba Gandhi Hospital for Women and Children here was shocked when they were given her body with a portion of her face missing. The premature baby had been kept in the incubator till it died,...
  • Rat rattles proceedings in Jharkhand Assembly 21-03-2012 04:40 PM

    Ranchi: A rat interrupted the proceedings in Jharkhand assembly for some time on Wednesday when it emerged from under the opposition benches. Congress MLA Gitashree Oraon drew attention of the house when she saw a rat scurrying away in the morning session of the House. When other MLAs drew attention...
  • Rat fever kills 24 people in eastern China 31-12-2011 04:03 PM

    Beijing: Twenty four people died in an eastern China province this year after suffering from viral hemorrhagic fever that spreads through rats, figures released by the provincial health bureau said on Saturday. Among the 24 deaths reported from Shandong, 13 were in Qingdao, a port city in the province. Most...
  • Beware of contaminated fruits and vegetables 15-03-2011 06:23 PM

    Eating fresh vegetables and fruits may not always lead to good health as our food is being contaminated with rat poison and insecticides. ...
  • British PM to end 'rat race' at Downing Street 25-01-2011 07:03 PM

    London: It seems that Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is determined to put an end to 'rat race' at 10 Downing Street -- he's planning to recruit a cat to get rid of the menace. "We are making inquiries about getting a cat but we have to be sure that...
  • CNN-IBN @ 5: Exposing security loopholes 13-01-2011 12:33 PM

    CNN-IBN expose Operation Water Rat and Citizen X both revealed crucial loopholes in the country's National Security. ...
  • Botanists discover new rat-eating plant 19-08-2009 01:59 PM

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  • Scientists create living heart for dead rat 14-01-2008 06:11 PM

    Mohali: After a disappointing loss in their opening match, Kings XI Punjab will have to get their act together pretty quickly to bring their campaign on tract when they take on in-form Chennai Super Kings in their second match of the Indian Premier League. Having lost to debutants Pune Warriors...
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  • Sea front open to infiltration: Govt 08-03-2007 08:25 PM

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  • Kidnapped child eaten by rats 19-01-2007 07:26 PM

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  • UK leads the rat race, hates it 16-01-2007 03:20 PM

    Rats have become stronger and bigger in the UK and the people say they're a cause for concern. ...
  • Rats are all they have left to eat 20-12-2006 03:15 PM

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