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Russian navy ready to break Syria blockade


July 12th, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Navy warships will be sent to defend Russian merchant vessels in the event of a blockade due to the situation in Syria, an official ... Read more...

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NASA hails new era in space


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) NASA head Charles Bolden has hailed a "new era" in exploration after the launch of the first cargo delivery to the space station Tuesday by a ... Read more...

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First private spacecraft launched to space station


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Private American spaceflight company SpaceX Tuesday launched an unmanned capsule to the International Space Station, initiating the first flight of a commercial and private spacecraft to ... Read more...

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Indian Army gears up for war game in Rajasthan desert


April 24th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Indian Army has launched a massive summer exercise in the Rajasthan desert involving over 50,000 troops and several hundred artillery guns and infantry combat ... Read more...

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Budget session ends, ruling BJP leadership tussle resumes (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 1st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved one more dubious distinction in its troubled rule in Karnataka. It barely managed a smooth end to ... Read more...

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Iran’s IRGC begins new military drill (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 19 (IANS) Ground forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) started a new round of drills in central Iran Sunday, Xinhua reported citing the official IRNA news ... Read more...

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Iran to hold another military drill


January 4th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 4 (IANS) Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) will hold a military drill soon, the defence minister said Wednesday. The announcement comes just two days after the navy ... Read more...

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Iran launches 10-day naval exercise


December 24th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 24 (IANS) Iran Saturday launched a massive 10-day naval exercise in international waters, the official media reported.The manoeuvres, dubbed Velayat 90, will be held in a 2,000 km ... Read more...

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‘New vision’ tweaks drones’ ability to fly precisely


December 13th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) A new visual system will tweak pilotless aircraft's ability to navigate even more accurately by imitating how insects do it."UAVs (pilotless aircraft) are used in crop ... Read more...

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Entire F1 fraternity is agog about Indian Grand Prix: Karthikeyan


October 16th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) India's pioneering Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan is not the only one excited about his inaugural home Grand Prix in two weeks' time. The entire ... Read more...

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Indian communication satellite raised to near its orbit


July 18th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The Indian communication satellite GSAT-12 is now very near to its ultimate geo-stationary orbit at 36,000-km apogee, or farthest point from Earth, space agency ISRO ... Read more...

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Kashmir, finance and magic in the book case (IANS Books This Week)


June 30th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Negotiate to the second half of the year with a wee amount of seriousness, thoughts of finance and magic. Read on to check out what ... Read more...

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‘Minor damage to Indian warship after Pakistani vessel brushed past’


June 24th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) An Indian warship's flight deck net was slightly damaged after a Pakistani naval vessel brushed past it in an aggressive manoeuvre while escorting an Egyptian ... Read more...

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Pakistan lodges protest with India over sea incident


June 18th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Pakistan has lodged a protest with the Indian government over the alleged obstruction of its naval ship by an Indian warship two days ago.The protest was ... Read more...

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Force India target better qualifying spot at Monaco GP


May 25th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Monaco, May 25 (IANS) Force India, desperately seeking points after drawing a blank in the last three races, will look to make the most of the qualifying session going into ... Read more...

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‘Love You…Mr Kalakaar’ lovable old-fashioned romance (IANS Movie Review)


May 15th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Love You… Mr Kalakaar"; Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Amrita Rao, Ram Kapoor, Madhoo; Director: S Manasvi; Rating; ***Tch tch. Boy is an artiste. He is humble, generous, kind and compassionate. But ... Read more...

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China launches new unmanned helicopter


May 8th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) An unmanned helicopter, the largest of its kind in China, has successfully completed its first flight, Xinhua reported.The unmanned helicopter, with a maximum take-off weight of ... Read more...

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Plane carrying Michelle Obama aborts landing after mistake


April 20th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) A plane carrying US first lady Michelle Obama had to abort landing after coming dangerously close to a military cargo aircraft at the Andrews Air Force ... Read more...

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BAE Systems upgrades Hawk trainer to near-front line status


April 19th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) BAE Systems has upgraded to near-front line status its Hawk jet trainer, an aircraft the Indian Air Force (IAF) is in the process of inducting."Fast ... Read more...

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Krishna makes it to Kuwait military parade despite being caught in traffic snarl


February 27th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kuwait City, Feb.27 (ANI): Visiting Indian Foreign Minister S.M.Krishna just about made it to a military parade that was organised to celebrate Kuwait's 50th Independence Day here, after being delayed by a ... Read more...

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China Attempts To Pass ‘Top Gun’ Footage As Military Drill


January 31st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The state broadcaster of China, China Central Television (CCTV) has been at the receiving end of a flurry of questions after a report about the air ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM launches Malay Indian Vellu’s ‘tell-all’ biography


December 12th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 12 (ANI): Malaysian Prime Minister has launched a "tell-all" biography of former Malasian Indian Congress (MIC) president Samy Vellu, in which he reveals how he tried in vain ... Read more...

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North warns South Korea not to ponder over “catastrophic consequences”


December 5th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang, Dec 5 (ANI): North Korea has reportedly urged South Korea to "stop acting rashly and ponder over the catastrophic consequences."According to news.com.au, the warning was sent in a statement through the ... Read more...

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Giraffe-sized dinos pole-vaulted to fly


November 16th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) A giraffe-sized dinosaur, previously thought to be too heavy to fly, virtually pole-vaulted over its own wings to be airborne, scientists said.Mark Witton, palaeontologist from the University of ... Read more...

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Troops from five nations take part in Kazakhstan drill


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) Around 5,000 military personnel from five nations - China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan - took part in an anti-terrorism exercise in Kazakhstan Wednesday. The troops practised a variety ... Read more...

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North Korea fires artillery shells near maritime border


August 9th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 9 (DPA) North Korean forces fired over 100 artillery rounds into the Yellow Sea near the disputed border with the South Monday, a media report said. About 110 rounds were fired ... Read more...

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US aircraft carrier to join new South Korean naval drill


August 6th, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 6 (DPA) The US is to send its aircraft carrier USS George Washington to participate in the South Korean naval manoeuvres in the Yellow Sea, a media report said Friday. "The ... Read more...

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South Korea launches anti-submarine exercise


August 5th, 2010 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 5 (DPA) The South Korean military started a five-day naval exercise Thursday near its disputed maritime border with the communist north, a local report said. The country's largest-ever anti-submarine drills are ... Read more...

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North Korea threatens to attack the South


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 3 (DPA) North Korea Tuesday threatened a counterattack in response to South Korean naval exercises scheduled for later this week in the Yellow Sea, media reports said. The command responsible for ... Read more...

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Alien object seen in Uruguay


July 22nd, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Montevideo, July 22 (IANS/EFE) A black spot of unknown origin was seen in the sky above the Uruguayan capital on the day people were celebrating the return of their national team from ... Read more...

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Congress-led UPA targeting our popular chief ministers: BJP


June 13th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government of conducting "systematic manoeuvres to destabilize and derail" non-Congress or non-UPA state ... Read more...

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US, S Korea postpone joint naval drill


June 4th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, June 4 (DPA) The United States and South Korea Friday postponed a joint naval drill scheduled for next week, citing the need for more preparation on the part of the US ... Read more...

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Clinton to address North-South tensions during Seoul visit


May 26th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 26 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Seoul Wednesday for a half-day visit to discuss rising tensions on the Korean peninsula after the sinking of ... Read more...

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North Korea cuts all ties with South


May 26th, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 25 (DPA) North Korea Tuesday announced it would cut all ties with South Korea, after its neighbour accused it of the March sinking of a South Korean warship. All South Koreans ... Read more...

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North Korea gets army battle-ready: Report


May 25th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 25 (DPA) North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has put the Stalinist state's army on combat alert amid rising tensions after the March sinking of a South Korean warship was ... Read more...

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