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Scientists pinpoint cause of past sea level rises


July 12th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified what actually triggered the rapid rise of sea levels in the past, using climate and ice sheet models.The process, named 'saddle-collapse', was found ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rivulet gushes out while digging Rohtang tunnel


June 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), June 4 (IANS) A geological surprise in the form of a rivulet has sprung up during work on a tunnel below the 3,978-metre Rohtang Pass in Himachal ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Diverting avalanches! More tech marvels unfold in Rohtang


March 15th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), March 15 (IANS) It will not only provide all-weather connectivity but also protect from calamities. The engineering marvel that is the Rohtang tunnel, being built under ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Latest Russian chopper to join IAF (Second Lead)


February 16th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) India will Friday induct the modern Mi-17V5 helicopter, its latest buy from Russia, into the air force to ferry troops and supplies to remote borders ... Read more...

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Iran to launch new generation of satellites


February 6th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 6 (IANS) Iran is planning to send a new generation of satellites into orbit to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic republic's establishment, Defence Minister Brigadier General ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Iran to set up space launch base


February 4th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 4 (IANS) Iran plans to establish a national satellite launch base in the southeast of the country, adjacent to the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean, Press ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iran launches satellite


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has successfully launched an observation satellite, Iranian news network Press TV reported Friday.The domestically-built Navid (Harbinger) satellite is designed to take pictures of the ... Read more...

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Sikkim quake-affected kids meet Dikshit


January 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) A group of 20 school kids from the September 2011 earthquake-affected areas of Sikkim Saturday met Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit here as part of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Snow leopard seen again in Pakistan


January 27th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) A snow leopard has been spotted after two years in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.The snow leopard was seen in the forests of Chitral district. A wildlife ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Working 24X7 to see light at the end of Rohtang tunnel


January 15th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 15 (IANS) Working deep below a mountain of snow in Arctic-like conditions, a team of dedicated men, including experts from Germany and Austria, are focussed ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

US unveils new helicopter surveillance drone


December 30th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Army has unveiled a new helicopter-like surveillance drone, the Boeing A160T Hummingbird, the BBC reported Friday.The drones are capable of "beaming back information ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Handicrafts from border areas a hit at exhibition


November 27th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Naga shawls from Arunachal Pradesh, handicrafts from Ladakh and apples and dry fruits from Himachal Pradesh were the star attractions at an Indo-Tibetan Border Police ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Iran to launch three new satellites


November 13th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 13 (IANS) Iran plans to launch three new domestically-manufactured satellites, Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said.The satellites named Fajr (Dawn), Navid (Promise) and Tolou (Sunrise) will be launched ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Goof up reveals locations of military bases


October 19th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) In a major goof up, the Indian Army's forward bases in sensitive Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern states such as Arunachal Pradesh were posted online ... Read more...

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Mamata expresses concern over flood-hit areas


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) Describing the situation in parts of West Bengal as alarming following heavy release of water from the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) dam and the incessant ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

No threat from China: New ITBP chief


September 1st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) No recent Chinese aggression has taken place on the India-China border and there is no threat from the neighbouring country, Director General of the Indo-Tibetan ... Read more...

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Russian Navy to get new air defence system


July 19th, 2011 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Navy will soon receive a new ship-based missile air defence system, the developer of the system has said.KBP Instrument Design Bureau said the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Guarding borders, soothing lives at India-China border


June 9th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Assigned with the strenuous job of guarding one of India's most sensitive border -- with China, stress is a part of the job of Indo-Tibetan ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India, Pakistan need more time to resolve Siachen dispute: Antony


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) With India and Pakistan agreeing to continue their talks on the Siachen Glacier, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday said both countries needed more time to ... Read more...

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Living at high altitude guards against heart disease


March 27th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) People living at higher altitudes have a lower chance of dying from a heart disease and tend to live longer than others."If living in a lower ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Martian weather report reveals ice and fog near surface


March 18th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A pair of cameras mounted on the back of the Phoenix Mars Lander captured how laser light, emitted by the Lander's light detection and ranging (lidar) system, was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming cuts available wind energy: Study


November 10th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A climate researchers at the University of Texas at Austin has found that rising temperatures decrease wind speeds, making for less power bang for the wind turbine buck.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Army officer completes first ‘lethal’ BASE jump in India (Lead)


October 29th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Though trained to intercept enemy communications, jumping off heights for the thrill of it is his passion. Lt. Col. Satyendra Verma of the Indian Army, also an ... Read more...

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Army officer becomes first Indian to BASE jump


October 29th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) An officer of the Indian Army Friday jumped off a 450-foot tower in the capital, successfully completing India's first BASE jump -- an adventure sport that is ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

ITBP pitches for more men, advanced equipment (Second Lead)


October 21st, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) chief R.K. Bhatia Thursday said that despite India having a "friendly" border with China, the force needed more men and modern equipment.Speaking at ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

No hostility on India-China border: ITBP chief (Lead, correcting name)


October 21st, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) There is no hostile activity on the India-China frontier and it is a "friendly" border, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) chief R.K. Bhatia said Thursday."Unlike the Pakistan ... Read more...

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Lightning on Venus ’similar to Earth’s’


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that lightning mechanisms on Earth are very similar to those on Venus.The rates of discharge, intensity and spatial distribution of lightning are comparable. Findings will ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A Chinese Millionaire Couple Buys A Tibetan Mastiff Worth $600,000


August 7th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Chinese couple paid $600,000 for a Tibetan Mastiff named Yangtze River Number Two. It seems that Tibetan Mastiff has become a new status symbol for ... Read more...

Posted in World, World News |

Former US President Bill Clinton’s bucket list revealed


July 20th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former US president Bill Clinton has achieved a lot in the 63 years that he’s lived, but he says he will like to achieve one ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Giant unmanned airships to patrol Afghanistan skies


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Giant unmanned airships that can fly for up to three weeks at a time could soon be providing cover for British soldiers in Afghanistan, a media report said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Here’s soccer through the lens of science


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): As the 2010 FIFA World Cup fever grips the entire world, an American scientist is helping footie fans understand the science of soccer.In an article appearing in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

DRDO to test fire missile defence system in August


July 1st, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief V K Saraswat on Thursday said the ballistic missile defence system will be test fired in August this year."Now the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

U.S. military criticized for purchase of Russian helicopters for Afghan air corps


June 19th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19(ANI): The U.S. government's decision to spend 648 million dollars to buy or refurbish Russian helicopters for the Afghan National Army Air Corps has been drawing flak from some members ... Read more...

Posted in World |

RAW — NATS statement on extending UK airspace closure until early Tuesday


April 19th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- The UK National Air Traffic Services (NATS) on Monday released the following statement on extending the closure of all UK-controlled airspace until at least 7 a.m. local ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Day and night to be equally long Saturday


March 19th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Sky gazers in the capital are looking forward to watch the spring equinox Saturday - when the sun shines directly overhead as viewed from the earth, making ... Read more...

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