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Court dismisses petitions against GPS systems for Delhi autos


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday dismissed a bunch of petitions challenging the Delhi government's decision making it compulsory for auto-rickshaws in the city to install ... Read more...

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Smartphone app tracks battlefield objects


August 31st, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) A new software relying on smartphones' global positioning system (GPS) and imaging abilities can fix the exact location of distant objects as well as monitor the ... Read more...

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Drunken driving top road killer: Report


July 31st, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Drunken driving is one of the main causes of fatal road accidents in India, according to an official report released Tuesday identifying over-speeding and overloading ... Read more...

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Medals symbolise sporting glory of athletes (Olympic diary)


July 31st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London July 31 (IANS) With a figure of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, carved on one side, the Olympic medals symbolise the sporting glory which every athlete aspires to ... Read more...

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GPS helps detect 100 billion tonne ice loss!


July 25th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) The Global Positioning System (GPS) helped scientists detect a staggering 100 billion tonnes of ice loss in Greenland over six months during 2010, according to a ... Read more...

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Moscow to patrol forests with UAVs


June 23rd, 2012 - 7:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow's Forest and Environment Protection Department will use unmanned air vehicles (UAV) systems to patrol the forested areas in the city boundaries, according to a ... Read more...

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GPS technology helps improve weather forecasts


June 14th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 14 (IANS) The satellite-based global positioning system (GPS) technology that guides modern car navigation systems is now being used to improve weather forecasts, says a researcher at Australia's ... Read more...

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Foreign plane detained at Jaipur (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India has detained a foreign-operated chartered plane, flying from Karachi to Dhaka, at Jaipur after it deviated from its flight path and flew over a ... Read more...

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Train anti-collision device trials not satisfactory: CAG


May 25th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General has pulled up the Indian Railways for not being able to come up with a reliable safety system despite carrying ... Read more...

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‘Smartphones can be a boon for visually impaired’


May 17th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) iPhones and other smartphones can be a boon to those with low visions, but few doctors are recommending them to patients, according to a new study. ... Read more...

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Now smartphones will help you navigate mega malls


May 13th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 13 (IANS) Your smartphone helps you smoothly navigate highways and streets of an unfamiliar city. But once you enter a mega mall, its global positioning system (GPS) goes ... Read more...

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Can anyone make Goa’s cabbies charge by meter? (Letter from Goa)


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 3 (IANS) When was the last time you alighted from a flight or train to Goa and paid cab fare by the meter to your hotel? Thanks to ... Read more...

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Britain to buy laser-guided bombs


April 4th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Britain has signed a contract to buy laser-guided bombs worth 60 million pounds ($95.8 million), the defence ministry said Tuesday.The contract is for the Paveway IV, ... Read more...

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Strike takes autos off Delhi roads, commuters hit


February 28th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Thousands of Delhi residents used to travelling by auto-rickshaws for their regular commute were hit Tuesday as many drivers of these ubiquitous three-wheelers joined a ... Read more...

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Delhi autorikshaw unions to join Tuesday stir


February 27th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, February 27 (IANS) Come Tuesday and commuters in New Delhi may face major hassles as the capital's 55,000 autorikshaws have decided to join in the national strike called ... Read more...

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How do GPS satellites know where they are?


February 26th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Our Global Positioning System (GPS) tells us exactly where we are, down to a few metres, but how do satellites that make up the GPS themselves ... Read more...

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ISRO bets on satellite navigation for aviation services


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indian space agency Thursday stressed on the use of satellite-based navigation signals to provide real-time and efficient aviation services in the country."We have identified ... Read more...

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Kasab, aides planned to return to Karachi, SC told (Lead)


February 16th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court was Thursday told that the 2008 Mumbai terror attack convict and Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab and his nine associates had planned to ... Read more...

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Kasab, aides planned to return to Karachi, SC told


February 16th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court was Thursday told that the 2008 Mumbai terror attack convict and Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab and his nine associates had planned ... Read more...

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Digital photos could put your kids at risk


February 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Parents could be putting their children at risk if they upload digital photos that are automatically "geotagged" by their camera, a study reveals.Geotagging is the process ... Read more...

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Russia may spend $12 bn on satellite navigation system


February 8th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia may spend 346.5 billion rubles (almost $12 billion) on its Glonass satellite navigation system in 2012-20, the Kommersant daily said Wednesday.Glonass is Russia's answer ... Read more...

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China’s GPS system goes online


December 28th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) China's own satellite navigational system, known as 'Beidou', is now operational after the 10th satellite was placed into orbit this month. Also known as the 'Big ... Read more...

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Chinese satellite provides navigation service


December 27th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) China's indigenous Beidou Navigation Satellite System began providing initial positioning and navigation services to China and its surrounding areas from Tuesday, an official said.Six more satellites ... Read more...

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Tagged birds return to Pong wetlands from China


December 27th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Pong Dam (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 27 (IANS) It was an experiment that worked. Four migratory birds in the Kangra Valley's Pong wetland, which were tagged with global positioning system (GPS) ... Read more...

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Beijing to test new GPS system


December 24th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 24 (IANS) Beijing plans to test its new Global Positioning System that alerts drivers to real-time road congestion and shows the quickest way to a destination.Next year, 12,000 ... Read more...

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India main market for Russian satellite navigation


December 13th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) India and Latin America are the priority markets for Russia's Glonass satellite navigation system, similar to the US' Global Positioning System, a top Russian official ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh children to get ready-to-eat breakfast


December 13th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 13 (IANS) Children enrolled in Madhya Pradesh's 'Anganwadi' centres will now get ready-to-eat breakfast while vehicles used in the public distribution system will be tracked by global positioning ... Read more...

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US forecast of impending mega quake worries Kashmiris


December 10th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) It is like the doomsday prophecy for the Kashmir Valley. Intense debate Saturday followed an American seismologist's predictions of a magnitude-9 earthquake.Local newspapers carried front page ... Read more...

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Delhi to get modern fire fighting equipment


November 30th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Delhi Fire Service (DFS) plans to upgrade the fire-fighting facilities in the city by procuring high-end devices like two foam fire fighting tenders to combat ... Read more...

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Bhopal bags excellence award in urban transport


November 26th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 26 (IANS) The public-private partnership (PPP) model used in running Bhopal Municipal Corporation's low-floor buses has been adjudged the best partnership model of urban transport in the country, ... Read more...

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Punish officials for tusker electrocutions: NGO


November 24th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 (IANS) Protesting over the frequent electrocution of elephants in Odisha, a wildlife group Thursday demanded action against those responsible for such incidents.Biswajit Mohanty, secretary, Wildlife Society of ... Read more...

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Scientists home in on seals’ amazing navigation skills


November 20th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 20 (IANS)Some seals can point out on the spot they had been born even after spending five years out at sea, a study reveals. Antarctic fur seals', arguably ... Read more...

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Tiny device from IIT-Kanpur can prevent derailment


November 14th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Nov 14 (IANS) After fabricating Jugnu, the country's tiniest satellite launched last month, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur graduates have now come up with a matchbox-sized device to monitor wear ... Read more...

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Sun’s ‘killer flare’ won’t end earth in 2012: NASA


November 13th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) For all the doomsayers predicting that the world will come to an end in 2012, at least one of the potential reasons for earth's destruction has ... Read more...

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Russia to launch three Glonass satellites Friday


November 4th, 2011 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will launch a Proton-M rocket carrying three Glonass navigation satellites from the Baikonur space centre Friday after a 24-hour delay due to technical reasons, ... Read more...

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