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British Navy unveils new attack submarine


September 14th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) The British Navy has launched its latest weapon, a new attack submarine called HMS Ambush that can hit targets around 2,000 km away, The Sun reported.The ... Read more...

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Unions denounce fuel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) All central trade unions Friday condemned the fuel price hike and said this would further push up prices of food, making the life of "ordinary ... Read more...

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Commander was bathing as British n-submarine hit sandbank


April 25th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) An inquiry has concluded that the commander of the Royal Navy's newest nuclear-powered submarine was taking a shower minutes before it ran aground in 2010.According to ... Read more...

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Bengal questions staff for absence on strike day


March 7th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) Coming down hard on employees who stayed away from work Feb 28 when a strike was called by central trade unions, the West Bengal government Wednesday ... Read more...

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Mamata calls general strike a failure in West Bengal


February 28th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Claiming that the nationwide general strike called by 11 trade unions has not been able to garner good response in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Mamata urges people to foil strike, CPI-M says it will be a success


February 27th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) As West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday urged people to foil the nationwide Feb 28 industrial strike and threatened harsh action against those who ... Read more...

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Mamata regime’s anti-strike circular obnoxious, says Left Front


February 24th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) The Left Front Friday termed as "obnoxious" the West Bengal government's circular denying state employees leave on Feb 28 when the central trade unions ... Read more...

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British navy sacks 63 sailors for failing drug tests


February 13th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) The Royal Navy has sacked a total of 63 sailors who tested positive for illegal substances, a media report said Monday.The sailors were discharged between October ... Read more...

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Treasure hunter finds $3bn-worth platinum in shipwreck


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US treasure hunter has announced a record find of Soviet platinum in a sunken World War II era shipwreck, BBC reported Thursday.The wreck - ... Read more...

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Britain to deploy warship in South Atlantic


February 1st, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) The British Royal Navy will deploy a warship near the disputed territory of Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.The islands, off Argentina's eastern coast, has been ... Read more...

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New British jets can’t land on aircraft carriers


January 16th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Fifty new fighter jets bought by Britain from US at a cost of five billion pounds (over $7 billion) cannot land on aircraft carriers because of ... Read more...

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Thousands of missing Libyan missiles threat to London Olympics


December 19th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Thousands of missing missiles that have fallen into the hands of terrorists after the fall of the Muammar Gadaffi regime in Libya now poses a threat ... Read more...

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Woman to run warship for first time in Britain


August 8th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A woman will command a warship for the first time in Britain's 500-year-old naval history, a media report said Monday.Thirty-nine-year-old Lieutenant Commander Sarah West will take ... Read more...

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William helped seize cocaine worth 40 mn pounds


April 27th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Prince William helped the Royal Navy seize smuggled cocaine worth 40 million pounds during his training, an officer has revealed.The prince was posted on the ... Read more...

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Will Britain use Harriers to silence Gaddafi forces?


April 18th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): Sixty Harrier jump jets that could be used to deal with Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces are kept in British hangers, waiting to be scrapped under defence ... Read more...

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UK’s nuke submarine fleet secrets mistakenly revealed on website


April 18th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): British defence ministry officials are facing an embarrassing situation after secrets related to the country's nuclear-powered submarines was mistakenly published on a website.The exposed materials include expert opinion ... Read more...

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Officer dies in British n-submbarine shooting


April 9th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) An officer was shot dead and another critically injured after a guard opened fire on British's flagship 1 billion pound nuclear submarine that carries ... Read more...

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Singapore takes over counter-piracy maritime task force from Pakistan


April 1st, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 1(ANI): The Pakistan Navy has handed over the command of the counter-piracy fleet Combined Task Force-151 (CTF-151) to the Singapore Navy after an eventful period of four months.The change of ... Read more...

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British troops on standby for Libya mission


March 5th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Around 500 British troops are being kept on standby for an emergency mission in Libya, a defence official said.Troops of the Black Watch battalion of ... Read more...

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Ship carrying huge sum of Libyan money seized by Britain


March 4th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) A ship carrying a huge amount of Libyan money has been seized by officials and taken to a British port, the Home Office said Friday.The vessel ... Read more...

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UK asks Gaddafi loyalists to withdraw support of face war crimes trial


February 26th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): Britain has warned senior Libyan regime officials to stop supporting Colonel Gaddafi or face trial along with the autocratic ruler for crimes against humanity.British officials are personally contacting ... Read more...

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Royal Navy sailor rapes drunken colleague at Portsmouth base


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): A sailor of the Royal Navy is said to have raped a drunken colleague of his while she was asleep in her bed at Portsmouth base.The alleged victim, ... Read more...

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Man survives 1,000-ft mountain fall


January 31st, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) A climber, who plunged 1,000 feet down a mountain summit, left the rescue team shell-shocked after he was found standing and reading a map at the site. The ... Read more...

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U.S. sailor goes missing in the Gulf of Oman


January 19th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by BNO News
GULF OF OMAN (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. and British units are searching for a U.S. sailor from the USS Halsey who went missing in the Gulf of Oman on Tuesday, the U.S. ... Read more...

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HMS Invincible may become a Chinese disco


January 8th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): A Chinese restaurant tycoon wants to turn HMS Invincible, the venerable warship, into a vast nightclub.Kin Bong Lam has submitted a 5million pounds bid to the Ministry of ... Read more...

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The top 10 archaeological discoveries of 2010


December 16th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): The top ten archaeological discoveries for this year have been revealed, and they include royal tombs among others.This year archaeologists were led to the discovery of royal tombs ... Read more...

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HMS Ambush: Biggest ever nuclear submarine in the UK Navy


December 15th, 2010 - 12:16 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United Kingdom Navy has announced that it is set to launch its biggest nuclear submarine ever.The submarine is dubbed HMS Ambush. It is a massive 291 ... Read more...

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Vatican helped to free British sailors held by Iran: WikiLeaks cable


December 11th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11(ANI): The Vatican had intervened to help gain the release of 15 British navy personnel detained by Iran in 2007, according to a classified U.S. diplomatic cable released by ... Read more...

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UK Government puts up aircraft carrier HMS Invincible for sale


November 28th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.28 (ANI): The British Government has put the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible up for sale on the Disposal Service Authority website, the government equivalent of eBay.The carrier has completed 32 years ... Read more...

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Captain of British n-sub relieved of command


November 28th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) The captain of a British nuclear-powered submarine that ran aground in Scotland has been relieved of his command, a media report said.HMS Astute, one of the world's ... Read more...

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After 48 years, separated siblings bump into each other by chance!


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): After almost five decades of separation, a brother and sister recently bumped into each other by chance.According to the Daily Mail, the pair lost contact when Rodger Mason, ... Read more...

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iPod stations for sailors on British warship


October 12th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Soldiers on board a British destroyer can now let their hair down as their ship is fitted with state-of-the-art iPod plugging stations.The 7,500-tonne HMS Duncan, built at a ... Read more...

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Crew diaries to be reunited with historic 1817 India-built HMS Trincomalee in UK


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 23(ANI): Journals written by sailors on board HMS Trincomalee, Britain's oldest surviving warship which was built in India in 1817, will be reunited with the ship at a special ceremony ... Read more...

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Bank staffs call one-day strike Tuesday


September 6th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) Banking services are likely to remain affected Tuesday as about one million bank employees plan to go on a one-day strike against a host of issues, including foreign ... Read more...

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Bank employees to strike on Sept 7 over private banks getting new licences


August 31st, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug 31 (ANI): Public sector bank employees will go on a nation-wide strike on September 7 in protest over granting of new licences to private sector banks.The employees are also demanding ... Read more...

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