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Liu is first Chinese woman in space


June 16th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) Liu Yang, a former Chinese air force pilot, became the country's first female astronaut Saturday evening as she along with two male colleagues blasted off into ... Read more...

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China launches Shenzhou-9 with first woman astronaut


June 16th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) China launched its Shenzhou-9 spacecraft with the country's first female astronaut aboard Saturday.Shenzhou-9, atop an upgraded carrier rocket -- Long March-2F, blasted off from the Jiuquan ... Read more...

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Russia launches cosmonaut recruitment drive


January 27th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 27 (IANS) Russia, which sent into space the first artificial satellite, the first man and the first woman, has now launched a competition to select new cosmonauts.State space ... Read more...

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‘Mausam’ earns Rs.9 crore on opening day


September 23rd, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor's directorial debut "Mausam" starring his son Shahid Kapoor and actress Sonam Kapoor had a good opening Friday as it earned approximately ... Read more...

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Being air force pilot was childhood fantasy: Pankaj Kapoor (Interview)


September 20th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) He wanted to be a pilot and some of that childhood fantasy helped him create "Mausam", says Pankaj Kapoor whose directorial debut "Mausam" is centred on ... Read more...

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Shahid, Sonam on KBC (Movie Snippets)


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Actors Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor will appear as special guests on the fifth season of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan."Finished ... Read more...

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Air force pilot dies in Brazil plane crash


May 13th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, May 13 (IANS/EFE) An air force pilot died Thursday when his aircraft crashed in northeastern Brazil, said an air force spokesperson.The A-29 turboprop plane went down near Natal, ... Read more...

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Afghan military pilot kills eight NATO troops


April 28th, 2011 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eight foreign troops from the NATO-led force in Afghanistan and a contractor were killed by an Afghan Air Force pilot at the Kabul Airport ... Read more...

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Is it curtains for high-flier Kalmadi? (Profile)


April 25th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi's arrest Monday for alleged irregularities in the award of contracts for 2010 Commonwealth Games seems to have put the the skids on ... Read more...

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Prince William reveals pre-wedding nerves


April 1st, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, April 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thousands of people are expected to witness live Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton with billions of others expected to watch from their televisions. That is enough ... Read more...

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ETs and UFOs may attend William’s wedding, claims pilot


March 31st, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Extra-terrestrial beings and UFOs might "drop by" at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, a retired air force pilot has claimed.Major George Filer, ... Read more...

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Brit pilot escapes bullet hit while evacuating civilians from Libya


March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): A British Royal Air Force pilot steered his aircraft, carrying 150 civilian passengers, from Libya to safety despite receiving a bullet hit on his helmet.The brave airman ... Read more...

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Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor flies in F-16 at air show


February 12th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) Bollywood hero Shahid Kapoor Saturday flew in an American F-16 fighter at the AeroIndia 2011 military-cum-civil aviation trade expo on the outskirts of this aerospace hub."It was ... Read more...

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Dad has helped me become more professional: Shahid


January 20th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who is currently shooting for Pankaj Kapoor's "Mausam", says working with his father has made him more professional."I have done a lot of ... Read more...

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Sully Speaks on ‘Miracle on the Hudson’s’ Second Anniversary


January 15th, 2011 - 1:55 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tomorrow will be the second anniversary of the miraculous landing of the US Airways aircraft which was bound for Charlotte, NC. The “Miracle on the Hudson” as it ... Read more...

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Captain Sully talks about the miracle of the Hudson on its second anniversary


January 15th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hudson, Jan 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is two years since Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger III miraculously landed an Airbus 320 plane with two failed engines on the Hudson river.Capt. Sully as he ... Read more...

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Search on for the pilot after F-22 crash


November 19th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alaska, Nov 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An US Air Force pilot was missing on Friday after an F-22 Raptor crashed in Alaska near the Denali National Park. The missing pilot has been ... Read more...

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Pankaj Kapoor’s Mausam Completes First Shooting Schedule In Edinburgh


August 5th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 5, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor's directorial debut movie Mausam has completed its first shooting schedule in Edinburgh. The movie stars his son, Bollywood hunk, Shahid Kapoor and ... Read more...

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Mig-27 crashes in West Bengal


July 24th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), July 24 (ANI): A Mig-27 fighter aircraft crashed in Mainaguri in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri District on Saturday morning.The incident took place near the Hashimara air base at around 10 ... Read more...

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US, Russia agree on possible ’spy swap deal’


July 8th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Russia and the US are said to have agreed on 'spy swap deal' involving Russian beauty Anna Chapman, and it could take place as early as today in ... Read more...

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‘Great Escape’ Veteran, Jack Harrison, Dies At The Age Of 97


June 9th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
The family of Jack Harrison has declared that he has died at the age of 97. Who was Jack Harrison? He was the survivor of the ‘Great Escape’ conspiracy by Allied inmates ... Read more...

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Airman involved in World War-II prison escape bid dead


June 8th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 8 (IANS) The last of a group of airmen who were involved in the greatest ever escape bid from a German prison in World War II - immortalised ... Read more...

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Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Mausam’ being shot in Edinburgh


June 8th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): Scotland's capital Edinburgh has become home to another Bollywood film - 'Mausam'.The film, which is being made by veteran star Pankaj Kapoor and will be starring his son ... Read more...

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87-year-old pensioner is UK’s oldest stunt pilot


June 1st, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Eighty-seven-year-old Doug Gregory has achieved a unique record of becoming Britain's oldest stunt pilot.Gregory, who first took to the skies over 60 years ago as a Royal Air ... Read more...

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Shahid Kapoor growing beard for ‘Mausam’


April 12th, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 11(IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor, who held a clean shaved chocolate boy image until director Vishal Bharadwaj's "Kaminey", is yet again donning a new look, wearing a beard for his father ... Read more...

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Malaysian air force pilot dies in crash


March 25th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 25 (DPA) A Malaysian air force training aircraft crashed Thursday during an air show, killing its pilot, news reports said. The pilot with the Royal Malaysian Air Force had been ... Read more...

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Pilot killed as MiG-27 crashes in Siliguri, IAF orders inquiry


February 16th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, Feb.16 (ANI): An Indian Air Force pilot was killed as the MiG-27, he was flying, crashed here on Tuesday between 6.30 to 7.00 p.m.The incident occurred in Hasimara area of ... Read more...

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Ghost Ship Makes Rounds On Halloween 2009


October 31st, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct. 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Among the various other Ghost movies being shown on television this Halloween 'Ghost Ship' remains a very popular one. The movie has been directed by Steve ... Read more...

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Swiss astronaut and satellite scientist inspire Bangalore kids


August 14th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 14 (IANS) They came, spoke, won hearts and inspired many to follow in their footsteps. Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier and manager of Switzerland's satellite project SwissCube Muriel Noca jointly interacted ... Read more...

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India’s manned space mission will have IAF men


May 27th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) When India's first manned mission to space takes off, possibly in 2017, it will have Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel on board. "Let me promise you one ... Read more...

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Janvi Chheda stunned with Maa going off air


April 8th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Actress Janvi Chheda who's Zee TV project Maa will soon shut down does not believe in the channel assumption that low TRPs were responsible for it's exit. "We were doing decently ... Read more...

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IAF personnel to be on first manned space mission


March 16th, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) When India's first manned space mission takes off, likely in 2017, it will have Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel on board.The IAF is to ... Read more...

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Plane was too low, too slow to reach airport: Hudson crash pilot


January 18th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 18 (DPA) In his first statement on the Airbus crash landing on the Hudson River, captain Chesley Sullenberger told investigators the plane was "too low, too slow" to reach ... Read more...

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New York mayor rewards rescuers of downed US Airways plane


January 17th, 2009 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 17 (DPA) New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Friday handed out medals and certificates to those who worked to rescue 155 passengers and crew of the US Airways plane that ... Read more...

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India’’s manned mission not before 2012, says G. Madhavan Nair


October 24th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
By K G Vasuki Bangalore, Oct 24 (ANI): Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G. Madhavan Nair has said that India''s manned mission would take atleast another three years. India''s space programme ... Read more...

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