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Brazil revives bullet-train project


August 24th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has announced the revival of a $16.5 billion high-speed railway project that would link Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.The National Agency of Terrestrial Transport, ... Read more...

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Jammu, Kashmir lock horns over Amarnath infrastructure


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 23 (IANS) The question of improved amenities for pilgrims to the Amarnath cave shrine has again divided the people of Jammu and those of the Kashmir Valley, ... Read more...

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13 Bangladeshis arrested in Tripura


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 22 (IANS) Thirteen Bangladesh nationals, including three women, have been arrested by the railway police for illegally entering India via the border in Tripura, police said Friday.They were ... Read more...

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60 tourists trapped in cable cars in China


May 27th, 2012 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) As many as 60 tourists were trapped in cable cars suspended in mid-air at a mountain resort of China's Guangxi Zhuang region Saturday morning, Xinhua reported.Though ... Read more...

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Northeast states want tighter border vigil


April 17th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 17 (IANS) Highlighting crimes such as smuggling of weapons, narcotics and fake Indian currency notes (FICN), the northeast states have pressed the central government to tighten vigil along ... Read more...

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Bosnian school bus plunges down ravine


April 17th, 2012 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
Sarajevo (Bosnia), April 17 (IANS) A total of 10 people were hospitalised Monday after a bus carrying students slid off a road and plunged into a ravine near a Bosnian ... Read more...

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Army to order mountain-strike BrahMos regiment soon (Lead)


March 31st, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Army will soon place an order for a regiment of the 290-km-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a steep dive capability for mountainous ... Read more...

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Army to order mountain-strike BrahMos regiment soon


March 31st, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Army will soon place an order for a regiment of the 290-km-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a steep dive capability for mountainous ... Read more...

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A dialogue between Hinduism and Buddhism through fiction


January 13th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Diplomat and writer Pavan K. Varma, the author of 16 books, is campaigning for literature in the mother tongue. And his debut fiction, set in ... Read more...

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IAF helped in mission to restore power supply to Kashmir


January 10th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 10 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel played a crucial role in getting the power supply restored to the Kashmir Valley that had plunged into darkness in subzero ... Read more...

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US unveils new helicopter surveillance drone


December 30th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Army has unveiled a new helicopter-like surveillance drone, the Boeing A160T Hummingbird, the BBC reported Friday.The drones are capable of "beaming back information ... Read more...

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Indian defence research agency eyes robotic soldier, mule


December 11th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 11 (IANS) India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is in the process of building robotic soldiers and mules as a part of its unmanned fighting systems of ... Read more...

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Abducted Tripura tribals flee rebels’ camp in Bangladesh


December 2nd, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 2 (IANS) Nine Tripura villagers, kidnapped by a separatist outfit and taken to their hideout in Bangladesh over 136 days ago, have escaped from the militants' ... Read more...

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Successful trial of supersonic BrahMos cruise missile


August 12th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India Friday successfully conducted the user trial of a BrahMos supersonic guided missile capable of hitting targets that may otherwise be inaccessible like in hilly ... Read more...

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Rights group demands Arunachal governor’s recall


May 6th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, May 6 (IANS) The Arunachal Citizens' Rights (ACR) group Friday urged the central government to recall Governor Gen (Retd) J.J. Singh for airing a wrong statement that the helicopter ... Read more...

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Dorjee Khandu’s body brought to Itanagar, last rites Friday (Lead)


May 5th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, May 5 (IANS) Six days after the helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu crashed, the bodies of the five victims were retrieved Thursday from the snow-capped ... Read more...

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Iran building ‘anti-terror’ fence on Pakistan border


April 15th, 2011 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran is building a fence on its border with Pakistan to keep out terrorists, Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said.The barrier is being built on ... Read more...

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Does Development justify Degradation?


April 8th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Mohd Iqbal Leh, Apr 8 (ANI): A Ladakhi proverb says, "Ame oma nat met, gukh pe chhwa gal met" which means " As mother's milk is free of disease, running water ... Read more...

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Army to scale world’s eighth highest peak


March 8th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) In a first of its kind effort, the Indian Army will attempt to scale Mount Manaslu, the world's eighth highest peak, between March and June, ... Read more...

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IAF inducts C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlift aircraft


February 5th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Together with the raising of No. 77 Squadron, named 'Veiled Vipers', the Indian Air Force (IAF) inducted the first C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft procured from the United ... Read more...

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Prince Harry to return to Afghanistan’s frontline areas


January 2nd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): Prince Harry could get a chance to fulfil his dream of serving in Afghanistan again, with reports claiming that insiders at the helicopter training centre where he is ... Read more...

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Two soldiers killed by militants in Kashmir


January 1st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 1 (IANS) Two soldiers were killed by militants in Gool area in Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, an army officer said."The army has launched an operation to trace ... Read more...

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Safe militant havens in Pakistan slow Afghan war: US report


November 24th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) A new US Defence Department report says Pakistan's failure to shut down safe havens for militants and the Taliban's ability to adapt are slowing efforts ... Read more...

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India, Russia to hold anti-terror military drills


October 6th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) India and Russia will hold a counter-terror joint military exercise from Oct 15.The 10-day Indra-2010 will be held in Uttarakhand, a defence ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.Counter-insurgency plans ... Read more...

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Top Maoist incites Naga security personnel to defy orders in Bengal


September 29th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) A top Maoist leader Wednesday appealed to Naga troopers of the Indian Reserve Battalion to defy orders and not take part in the ongoing security operations against the ... Read more...

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Crows’ major energy intake comes from tool-derived food


September 18th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a substantial amount of the crows' energy intake comes from tool-derived food, highlighting the nutritional significance of their remarkable tool-use skills.Tool use is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

No exchange in fire in Mendhar forests since Saturday


July 18th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 18 (IANS) No exchange of fire has been reported since Saturday morning from the Beri Rakh forests in Mendhar area of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, where an intermittent gun ... Read more...

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Suicide bombing kills 56 in Pakistan, prisoners flee jail (Third Lead)


July 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, July 9 (IANS) At least 56 people were killed and over 70 injured Friday when a suicide bomber triggered a huge explosion outside the civil administrator's office in northwest Pakistan's ... Read more...

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17 die in Pakistan suicide attack, prisoners flee jail (Lead)


July 9th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and over 40 injured Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the civil administrator's office in a bustling market ... Read more...

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Hurricane Alex to become category two storm prior to landfall


June 30th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- Category one hurricane Alex, the first hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic season, is forecast to become a category two storm before it makes landfall in Mexico, ... Read more...

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Mineral wealth could remain elusive and a curse for Afghans


June 17th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Though American military experts and geologists working with the Pentagon have pointed to Afghanistan having a trillion dollars worth of unearthed mineral deposits, there is a view ... Read more...

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Four killed as Tropical Storm Agatha, first of the Eastern Pacific season, closes in on Guatemala


May 30th, 2010 - 5:04 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- Tropical Storm Agatha, the first of the 2010 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season, formed off the coast of Guatemala on Saturday. Four people have already been killed. At 2 p.m. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Osama ordered satellite TV dish to watch 9/11 attack


April 17th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden ordered for a satellite TV dish to be set up at his hideout so that he could watch the 9/11 terror attack ... Read more...

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Prince William to be based at RAF Valley on Anglesey as fully operational co-pilot


April 15th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15(ANI): Prince William will be posted to Royal Air Force (RAF) station on the island of Anglesey, Wales, after successfully completing his RAF Search and Rescue pilot training in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Drones’ emerging as NATO’s most versatile tool on Afghan battlefield


February 20th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20(ANI): With the US and allied forces flying at least 20 Predator drones, twice as many as a year ago, over vast stretches of the Afghan territory each day, ... Read more...

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