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Indian rocket being fuelled for Risat-1 launch


April 25th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) With 5.47 a.m. Thursday set for the blast-off of the Indian rocket carrying a remote sensing/earth observation satellite - Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) - into ... Read more...

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Gary Ackerman, friend of India, calls it quits


March 16th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Gary Ackerman, a longtime Democratic congressman considered a great friend of India, has announced he would not seek re-election, bringing to an end a colourful political ... Read more...

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‘Zero-exercise during pregnancy sows the seeds of backache’


March 7th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) In a study delving into the causes of backache among women, the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) Wednesday said postural changes during the pregnancy months ... Read more...

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A robot which moves on a ball


January 25th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Rezero, a robot that moves on a ball, was unveiled here Wednesday.Crafted by a team of Swiss engineers and designers, the ballbot follows people around ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Fastest Concorde speedometer up for auction


March 20th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) A speedometer taken from the Concorde that set the record for the fastest trans-Atlantic flight is being tipped to sell for 20,000 pounds at an auction. ... Read more...

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India pitches for new Asian security order with ASEAN support


March 5th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Pitching for a new Asian security order that is "open, flexible and inclusive", India Friday said it was ready to work with the ASEAN countries ... Read more...

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India gives Cheetah helicopter to Namibian Air Force, two Chetaks in pipeline


February 10th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBangalore, Feb 10 (ANI): India's defence major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has handed over a Cheetah Helicopter to the Namibian Air Force at the Aero India 2011 here, with two ... Read more...

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India delivers Cheetah helicopter to Namibia


February 9th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) Defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Wednesday handed over an Indian-made Cheetah utility helicopter to the Namibian Air Force (NAF) at the AeroIndia aviation trade expo here. Two ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistanis won’t like Obama’s India endorsement: Musharraf


November 13th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf says Pakistanis are not going to like US President Barack Obama's endorsement of India's bid for a permanent seat on ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Obama’s Asia tour should have included ’strategic partner’ Pakistan: Musharraf


November 11th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that United States President Barack Obama should have added Pakistan to his Asia trip because of the central role that the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Tiger helicopter gunship debuts with French forces in Afghanistan


July 18th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Farnborough (Britain), July 18 (IANS) Thales has announced that together with the Tiger helicopter gunship, its TopOwl helmet-mounted sight and display system (HMSD) has been deployed with the French forces in ... Read more...

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Why world’s swiftest sprinters are of African origin


July 12th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Scientists may have uncovered why the world's fastest sprinters are usually of West African origin. The centre of gravity tends to be located higher on the body ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How ants maintain stability while carrying heavy loads


June 21st, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): The use of high-speed video cameras has enabled scientists to understand how the ants use controlled head movements to maintain their stability as their carry heavy loads.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Math formula proves giraffes can swim, but not very well


June 1st, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Two scientists - a Canadian and a Britisher, have in a new mathematical study proved that giraffes can swim, but added that this species wouldn't be very good ... Read more...

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Musharraf says 200000 ‘Facebook fans’ urging him to return to save Pak


May 31st, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf, who is vying to stage a comeback on the country's political stage for quite some time now, has said that he ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Economic centre of gravity shifting to Asia: Mukesh Ambani


March 30th, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 29 (IANS) The economic centre of gravity is slowly shifting to Asia and the 21st century is poised to become an Indian century, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said ... Read more...

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Ancient birds may have lost teeth to get airborne


December 9th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have suggested that ancient birds lost their teeth in order to shed some weight to get airborne.Archaeopteryx, at 150 million years old still ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sports cars of the future - silent swoosh instead of a roar


November 28th, 2009 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
By Reino Gevers Hamburg, Nov 28 (DPA) At the recent Frankfurt Motor Show you could catch a glimpse of what the future holds for the sports car that will pass you on the ... Read more...

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US should support India for Security Council: American expert


November 19th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) The Obama administration should announce its support for a permanent seat for India on the UN Security Council during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to ... Read more...

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Pak Army kick starts ‘mother of all battles’ against Taliban in South Waziristan


October 18th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.18 (ANI): The Pakistan Army has kick started, what is being seen as the 'mother of all battles', against the Taliban in South Warisitan, the region believed to be the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Two more held for Thekkady boat tragedy


October 15th, 2009 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Thekkady (Kerala), Oct 14 (IANS) Two more people - a shipping official and an employee of the company that manufactured the ill-fated boat that capsized in the Thekkady lake last month killing ... Read more...

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Thekkady boat had defects: Shipping expert


October 7th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thekkady (Kerala), Oct 7 (IANS) The tourist boat that capsized in a lake here Sep 30, leading to the loss of 45 lives, had defects, a shipping expert confirmed Wednesday. He said ... Read more...

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Arshavin will become Gunners’ all-time great: Wenger


October 3rd, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3(ANI): Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reckons that striker Andrey Arshavin can become a Gunners' legend and believes that he has the capability to guide the club to glory."I love ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Obama approves new US team to interrogate key terrorism suspects


August 24th, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.24 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama has approved the creation of an elite team of interrogators to question key terrorism suspects, The Washington Post reported Monday.Citing unnamed senior administration officials, ... Read more...

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Mehsud’s death dispels Islamabad’s ‘US-India combine dismember Pakistan’ conspiracy theory


August 8th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug. 8 (ANI): The killing of Pak-Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud in a US drone strike has not only closed another chapter of terrorism, but it has also dispelled the Pakistani ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bath time injuries rising among kids


July 13th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Bathtubs and showers are associated with nearly half of the injuries in kids, and the rate is still increasing drastically, according to a new study."Unfortunately, adult supervision isn't ... Read more...

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Pak defence analyst forecasts Swat-like operation in Waziristan


June 7th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 7 (ANI): Pakistan's political and defence analyst Ejaz Haider has predicted that the Pakistan Army would soon launch a military operation in Waziristan, the "centre of gravity" for the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

IPL - cricket without boundaries - leaves indelible mark on South Africans (With Images)


May 25th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Johannesburg, May 25 (IANS) The opening was dull and even tentative, but after 37 days of high drama and intense competition, the Indian Premier League (IPL) turned out to ... Read more...

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Stop falling over Bolt, Ronaldo told


May 16th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): Cristiano Ronaldo has been told how to stop falling over by Usain Bolt.Olympic champ Bolt, taking part in a 150metre street race in Manchester tomorrow, said: "I ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Western media, experts predict Taliban-led mayhem in Pak


April 26th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr 26 (ANI): Alarmed over thousands of Taliban militants pouring into the Swat Valley and spreading to other areas, leading US dailies have warned that Pakistan with its 176 million ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak MNAs’ demand ISI briefing on Taliban surge


April 24th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.24 (ANI): The political fraternity in Pakistan is worried about reports of the Taliban moving closer to Islamabad.Members of the National Assembly have demanded that the on-going session of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India seeks n-energy ties with Canada: Montek (With Images)


April 19th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, April 19 (IANS) India is seeking increased nuclear cooperation with Canada to meet its growing energy demands, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said here.Speaking Saturday at the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lipstick can help save elderly women’s lives!


April 4th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): They add colour to your face, give teeth an extra reason to sparkle, and now researchers are adding one more benefit under lipsticks' belt - the 'god-sent' cosmetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

United States taking unabashed ownership of Afghan war


March 26th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): President Barack Obama's decision to deploy an additional 17,000 troops in Afghanistan is part of a strategy to shift the centre of gravity in favour of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Get your act together, army chief Kayani tells Zardari


March 10th, 2009 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has reportedly asked President Asif Ali Zardari to get his act together in view of the deteriorating political and security situation ... Read more...

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