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Mars rover Curiosity targets football-sized rock


September 20th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity has driven up to a football-sized rock that will be the first for the rover's arm to examine, US space agency NASA announced. ... Read more...

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Chandhok finishes seventh at Silverstone


August 27th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Silverstone, Aug 27 (IANS) Indian racer Karun Chandhok, in his JRM Racing, finished seventh overall in the 6 Hours of Silverstone in the fourth round of the World Endurance Championship.Just ... Read more...

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Chandhok qualifies seventh for Six Hours of Silverstone


August 26th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Silverstone (England), Aug 26 (IANS) Indian driver Karun Chandhok and his JRM Racing enjoyed a solid qualifying session in preparation for the Six Hours of Silverstone in the World Endurance ... Read more...

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NHRC orders relief to kin of child killed in gate collapse


August 24th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday directed the Delhi government to pay Rs.1 lakh as relief to the family of a child who was ... Read more...

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Motorsports: MRF launches Formula 2000 car


August 24th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) In a path-breaking move, tyre giants MRF launched the Formula 2000, said to be the most powerful racing machine in Asia, at the Express Avenue ... Read more...

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Radical triangular plane to take to sky in future


August 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) NASA has successfully demonstrated a working prototype of the triangle-shaped "plane of the future" - and it hopes the aircraft will become the next universally adopted ... Read more...

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Bangladesh objections hold up Tripura projects: Minister


August 4th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 4 (IANS) Tripura's many projects of irrigation, flood control and embankment building have been stopped since 2007 following objections from Bangladesh, a state minister said ... Read more...

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China vows protection of rare earth metals


July 25th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) China Wednesday vowed to protect its rare earth products and said it will work with other countries to solve the policy disputes over the resources.The government ... Read more...

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22 get bail in 2009 Delhi Metro pillar collapse case


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday granted bail to 22 people, including 10 serving officials of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), in 2009 Zamrudpur Metro pillar ... Read more...

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Andhra court stays release of water to Krishna delta


July 16th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 11 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Monday directed the state government not to release water from Nagarjuna Sagar to Krishna delta if the water level in ... Read more...

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Notice to Chinese firm on Himachal road projects’ delay


July 10th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 10 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has issued notice to a Chinese firm for missing the deadline in executing two World Bank-funded road projects in the state, a ... Read more...

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Thousands of fishes die in Gomti (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Authorities in Uttar Pradesh Monday ordered a probe into the death of thousands of fishes which have died in the river Gomti here.The possible reasons that ... Read more...

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Fish in thousands die in Gomti river


June 25th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Thousands of fish have died in the Gomti river, with officials clueless about the cause. A probe has been ordered.Jal Nigam officials here said they were ... Read more...

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Chinese astronauts get e-mail from earth


June 19th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Chinese astronauts in the orbiting space module Tiangong-1 Tuesday received the first of its kind e-mail from earth.The Beijing Aerospace Control Centre said the e-mail contains ... Read more...

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Chinese space module gets first-ever residents (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Three Chinese -- including the country's first woman astronaut -- Monday became the "first tenants" of the Tiangong-1 space module after China's first manned spacecraft Shenzhou-9 ... Read more...

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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...

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Himachal road repair hastened ahead of apple harvest


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 3 (IANS) A World Bank-funded road project in Himachal Pradesh awarded to a Chinese firm has missed its deadline, prompting the government to engage new contractors for repairs ... Read more...

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Give Mullaperiyar report to Kerala, Tamil Nadu: Apex court


May 4th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed that the report of an expert committee that studied the safety of 119-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam in Kerala be shared with ... Read more...

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Force India suffer hydraulic problem at Mugello test


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mugello (Italy), May 3 (IANS) Sahara Force India's Paul di Resta could do only 14 laps on second day of the Formula One mid-season testing here as the VJM05 suffered ... Read more...

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Rajasthan court orders probe against ex-bureaucrat


May 1st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 1 (IANS) A Rajasthan court here Tuesday ordered a probe against a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and five others for irregularities in tenders for drinking water ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Leh highway opens for light vehicles


April 25th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) The strategic Srinagar-Leh highway was opened for traffic Wednesday after a nearly five-month winter break, said a senior army officer."For the next one week, only light ... Read more...

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Railways battle to complete strategic Brahmaputra bridge by 2015


April 25th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dibrugarh (Assam), April 25 (IANS) The railways are battling time and resource crunch to complete the country's longest 4.94 km rail-cum-road-bridge across the mighty Brahmaputra at Bogibeel that will provide ... Read more...

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Force India finish 5th and 6th, skip second practice


April 20th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, April 20 (IANS) Sahara Force India drivers Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg finished third and sixth in the first practice session at the Bahrain Grand Prix Friday, while ... Read more...

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Srinagar to get its first joggers park


April 17th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Musical fountains, a modern gymnasium, jogging tracks, lawn tennis and basket ball courts, multi-cuisine continental restaurant, library and a swimming pool -- the scenic Srinagar city ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s Sonamarg reopens after winter


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) After remaining closed for nearly three winter months, the Srinagar-Sonamarg road connecting the picturesque north Kashmir tourist destination with the rest of the country was re-opened ... Read more...

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Windstorm causes widespread damage across Kashmir Valley (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) A nightlong windstorm blew away hundreds of rooftops, uprooted an even greater number of trees and threw the Valley's electric power supply system haywire, prompting the ... Read more...

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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...

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China rolls out powerful locomotive


March 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 8 (IANS) China Thursday rolled out its first electric locomotive with a hauling capacity of 3,000 passengers, more powerful than ones operating in the country.Suo Jianguo, chief engineer ... Read more...

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Two Russians taken hostage by Nigerian pirates


March 1st, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, March 1 (IANS) Two Russian nationals -- the captain and an engineer of a cargo ship -- have been taken hostage by pirates in Nigeria, Xinhua reported Thursday.The pirates ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar panel gets two-month extension (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave two more months to an expert committee headed by former chief justice of India A.S. Anand to submit its report ... Read more...

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Elderly couple murdered in Punjab town


February 20th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) A retired couple was found murdered in their house in Punjab's Garhshankar town Sunday, police said.S.P.S. Bedi, 72, a retired chief engineer and his wife, Gurcharan ... Read more...

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Rohtang tunnel engineers ready for geological adventure


February 14th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 14 (IANS) Indian and European engineers overseeing the progress of an ambitious project to dig a tunnel below the 3,978-metre Rohtang Pass in the Himalayas ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Jammu highway closed, avalanche warning


February 14th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) Fresh snowfall and slippery road conditions blocked the Srinagar-Jammu highway for the second consecutive day Tuesday.Brigadier T.P.S. Rawat, chief engineer of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall blocks Srinagar-Jammu highway again


February 13th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 13 (IANS) Heavy snowfall Monday lashed the Kashmir Valley, blocking the Srinagar-Jammu highway, an official said."Two feet deep snow has accumulated on the road in Banihal sector. Although ... Read more...

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China’s telecommunication sector revenue up


February 7th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) The main business revenue of the China's telecommunication sector reached 988 billion yuan ($157 billion) in 2011, up 10 percent year-on-year, authorities said Tuesday.Overall users of ... Read more...

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