Today : Friday - Sep 19, 2014, 01:19pm (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Gulf News
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

International News

Menu of Titanic’s last meal sold for 76k pounds

Sunday - Apr 01, 2012, 02:51pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

London - A menu of the last meal served to first-class passengers on board the ill-fated Titanic has been sold for 76,000 pounds.

It was among hundreds of items from the ship that were auctioned in Wiltshire ahead of the 100th anniversary of its sinking in the Atlantic Ocean.

The menu was dated 14 April 1912, the day the cruiser hit an iceberg and sank, killing 1,522 people.

It featured several courses, such as eggs Argenteuil, consomme fermier and chicken a la Maryland.

“It’s a fascinating snapshot of life on board as a first-class passenger,” the BBC quoted auctioneer Andrew Aldridge as saying.

“What we have to consider is that the Titanic was regarded as the finest restaurant afloat and this does illustrate that point. There are over 40 different options for one lunch,” he said.

The menu was on the table of the first-class passenger Dr Washington Dodge, a prominent banker from San Francisco who was on the ship with his wife and son.


Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus

Other Articles:
Pakistan President Asif Zardari to visit Ajmer next week (1st Apr, 2012)
Putin targeting 'enemies' with 'Psychotronic guns' that turn people into 'zombies' (1st Apr, 2012)
Indian man extradited to Sydney over 'intent to murder' charges (1st Apr, 2012)
Saying `thank you` may help you handle your insecure boss (1st Apr, 2012)
'Devastated' UK man demands justice after being 'racially abused' by police (1st Apr, 2012)
Pakistan may not allow foreign operations (1st Apr, 2012)
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood reverses no-election pledge by naming presidential candidate (1st Apr, 2012)
A 200 houses damaged in Thai storm (1st Apr, 2012)
Pakistani student commits suicide (1st Apr, 2012)
Myanmar votes to elect Suu Kyi (1st Apr, 2012)
A billion mobile phones in China; 3G penetration low (1st Apr, 2012)
Most Islamabad private schools have no playground (1st Apr, 2012)
Snoring could spell serious trouble for us (1st Apr, 2012)
Earth Hour in Moscow saves 2,400 kWh (1st Apr, 2012)
Iran nuke talks set for Istanbul (1st Apr, 2012)
Myanmar holds landmark votes (1st Apr, 2012)
Iran vows support to Syrian leadership (1st Apr, 2012)
China launches French-made satellite (1st Apr, 2012)
Five killed in Thai hotel fire (1st Apr, 2012)
Quake hits Tonga (1st Apr, 2012)
Britain advises nationals to leave Mali (1st Apr, 2012)
Tulisa’s PR firm sues blog for defamation (31st Mar, 2012)
FBI's agent training material is 'critical of Islam' (31st Mar, 2012)
Pak SC directs NADRA to address problems faced by Hindu women (31st Mar, 2012)
Indian –origin Carolina Governor Niki Haley not to be investigated, says IRS (31st Mar, 2012)

Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use