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US, Russia, Norway to hold joint naval drills


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US, Russian and Norwegian naval forces are holding joint firing exercises in the Norwegian Sea, a Russian Navy official said Wednesday.The US Navy's USS Farragut ... Read more...

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Turkish army holds drills on Syria border


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish army is conducting exercises with ground forces and tanks near its border with Syria, national media reported Thursday.Around 25 tanks took part in ... Read more...

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Can Rahul Gandhi grow beyond cameo roles? (Comment)


July 14th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
The Congress' 2009 victory fostered the belief in the party of a similar success five years later followed by Rahul Gandhi's coronation as prime minister. Now, there is a shadow ... Read more...

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India, Russia counter-terrorism exercise in August


June 19th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India and Russia are readying to hold their annual joint counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency army war game in August this year in Buryatia in southeast Russia. ... Read more...

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Fighter jet crashes in Belarus


June 13th, 2012 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Soviet-era Su-25 fighter jet crashed in Belarus, killing the pilot, the country's defence ministry said.The pilot, Nikolai Gridnyov, lost control of the jet when ... Read more...

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Refurbished aircraft carrier for India begins sea trials


June 8th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Severodvinsk (Russia), June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A refurbished Soviet-era aircraft carrier that India has bought began sea trials early Friday in the White Sea.The Admiral Gorshkov, rechristened INS Vikramaditya, was ... Read more...

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India to pitch for larger role at SCO summit


May 27th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India will pitch for a greater role in the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and an expanded partnership with it in stabilising Afghanistan when External ... Read more...

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Four die in Venezuelan helicopter crash (Lead)


May 19th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, May 19 (IANS/EFE) Four air force personnel were killed and another injured Friday when their helicopter crashed during exercises in the western state of Yaracuy, Venezuela's defense minister said.The ... Read more...

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Two die as tank falls into ditch


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Phagwara (Punjab), May 2 (IANS) At least two soldiers were killed when a tank fell into a ditch during an army exercise near this industrial town in Punjab, police said ... Read more...

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Unwitting Brazilian family used explosive device as doorstop


May 1st, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, May 1 (IANS/EFE) For 15 years a Brazilian family used a device they found buried on their farm as a doorstop without suspecting that it could be a ... Read more...

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China debates as student lambasts exams


April 17th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 17 (IANS) A school student has spoken up against the country's exam-oriented education system, triggering debate in China.Jiang Chengbo, a student at Huilong High School in Jiangsu province, ... Read more...

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A new method to target obsessive behaviour


April 11th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 11 (IANS) Victims of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) fret endlessly over whether they have locked the door or turned off the gas stove. Now, a new way to ... Read more...

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Report on suspicious army movement baseless: Government


April 4th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Visakhapatnam, April 4 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday denied as "baseless and incorrect" a media report that in January two key army units had suspiciously moved closer to the capital ... Read more...

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Hot Yoga reverses Sudhir Mishra’s aging process


March 30th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra is currently on an all-time high. Ever since the 53-year old filmmaker discovered Hot Yoga he has begun to feel the change, espeically ... Read more...

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China needs own space laws: Official


March 12th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) China needs its own law to protect its rights in outer space as well as regulate its domestic space activities, a top official has said."China is ... Read more...

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Keep your cool with wrong hand


March 12th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) People who find it difficult to rein in their aggression and yell at others even for silly mistakes can benefit by simply using the wrong ... Read more...

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Russia, Norway to hold joint naval drills in May


February 27th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Navy's Northern Fleet and the Norwegian Navy will conduct joint drills in the Arctic in May, a Russian defence spokesman said Monday.The preparation ... Read more...

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Russia, NATO to hold missile defence drills


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and NATO will hold joint computer-simulated missile defence exercises in Germany in March, an official said Thursday.The decision to conduct these drills was taken ... Read more...

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Documentary hails North Korea’s new leader


January 9th, 2012 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea's state television Sunday aired a documentary about the country's new leader Kim Jong-un, in which he is shown inspecting troops and manoeuvring a ... Read more...

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Iran to fire homemade missiles during navy drills


December 31st, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 31 (IANS) Iranian navy will fire various homemade missiles during the naval drills in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian commander was quoted by Press TV as ... Read more...

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BSP swindling central funds: Rahul Gandhi


December 26th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sidhauli (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 26 (IANS) Flaying Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for corruption, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Monday said a "magical elephant" in the state was gobbling up ... Read more...

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Radcliffe learns from ‘Harry Potter’ mistakes


December 25th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe says he learnt a lot working on the "Harry Potter" franchise.The 22-year-old shot to fame playing the titular boy wizard in all seven ... Read more...

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Radcliffe learnt from ‘Harry Potter’ mistakes


December 25th, 2011 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe admits he has learnt a lot working on the "Harry Potter" franchise."It's only recently I've become aware of the problems people had with ... Read more...

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Rajasthan clerk held for spying for Pakistan


December 20th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 19 (IANS) A 25-year-old government clerk was arrested Monday in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar district on charges of spying for Pakistan, police said.Pawan Sharma, was employed as a ... Read more...

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US to increase military activities in Australia: Obama


November 16th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Nov 16 (IANS) Visiting US President Barack Obama Wednesday announced that the US will boost military activities in Australia from 2012 as America steps up its commitment in ... Read more...

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Slogging helps kids resolve reading, writing problems


October 5th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) Slogging helps children resolve reading and writing problems better than the traditional tuition offered by schools, a new study shows.The study trained, by educationists from the ... Read more...

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Russia, US to hold anti-terror drill


October 4th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Vladivostok, Oct 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian and US navies will hold joint anti-terrorism exercises in late October near the Mariana Islands, east of the Philippine Sea, an official said.The ... Read more...

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New Coast Guard base in Gandhinagar


August 10th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A new regional headquarter of the Coast Guard has been set up in Gandhinagar in Gujarat, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Wednesday.This is in addition ... Read more...

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British women more prone to cancer across Europe


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) British women are more likely to develop cancer by the age of 75 than the average European woman, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said in ... Read more...

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Russia, US, Canada to hold anti-terror exercise


August 1st, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian, American and Canadian air forces will hold a joint anti-terrorism exercise Aug 8-11, a top Russian official said Monday.The Russian Air Force and ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa wants BJP to probe charges against him


July 25th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 25 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Monday said he had urged Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari to set up a party panel to probe ... Read more...

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Work on cabinet reshuffle in progress: PM (Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi,June 29 (IANS) Prime Minister was Wedesday quoted as saying that "work" was "in progress" on a cabinet shuffle but would not give a date for this."That is a ... Read more...

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Study says that Potato Chips help to pile on weight


June 24th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Potato chips have been fingered as the worse culprit in the diets that add on the extra weight. A new study has found that potato chips ... Read more...

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China, Vietnam complete joint naval patrols


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) China and Vietnam, which went to war in 1979, have conducted joint naval patrols in the Beibu Gulf, the China Daily reported Thursday.The exercises took place ... Read more...

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Russian paratroopers receive chapel on wheels


May 28th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Orthodox Church has given the country's Airborne Troops a mobile chapel to accompany them on combat missions, a paratrooper spokesman said.The chapel is ... Read more...

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