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  • India successfully tests 4,000 km Nuclear capable Agni-IV missile December 2, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India on Tuesday successfully test fired its 4,000 km nuclear capable Agni-IV missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The Agni-IV, a strategic missile which can carry a one tonne nuclear warhead, was tested fired at 10.19 am from a launch pad from the Wheeler Island, the...
  • PlayStation Vue: Sony unveils new web-based TV service November 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, a unit of Sony Corp of America, unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015. The web-based television service allows users to access live TV and on-demand content without a cable or satellite service,...
  • WhatsApp user base crosses 70 million mark in India November 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Mobile messenger service WhatsApp's user base in India has grown to 70 million active users, which is over a 10th of its global users, its business head Neeraj Arora said today. "We have 70 million active-users here who use the application at least once a month," Arora, a vice-president with...
  • World's first waterbased nuclear battery developed September 17, 2014

    New York: Researchers at the University of Missouri have created a longlasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used as a source of reliable energy in automobiles and space flight. The battery uses a radioactive isotope called strontium90 that boosts electrochemical energy in a waterbased solution. A nanostructured titanium dioxide...
  • First of its kind online data base for dental care September 14, 2014

    Greater Noida: Information related to data on oral health can now be accessed on a first of its kind online data base for dental care, a release said on Saturday. Launched by the FDI World Dental Federation, a leading international organisation representing the dental profession, 'Data Hub for Global Oral Health'...
  • Taliban attack on key Pakistan naval dockyard foiled September 9, 2014

    Karachi A major Taliban attack on the strategic navy dockyard here has been foiled by Pakistani security forces after a fierce gunbattle that left a naval officer and two militants dead, the fourth terror strike on sensitive military facilities in the country this year. The attack on the high security facility...
  • Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base: social media August 27, 2014

    Beirut: Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on social media by supporters showed on Wednesday. Islamic State, an offshoot of alQaeda, stormed Tabqa air base near Raqqa city on Sunday...
  • Another batch of devotees leave for Amarnath July 30, 2014

    Jammu: Amid tight security, the 34th batch of pilgrims on Wednesday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas. As many as 409 pilgrims, including 255 men, 55 women and two children left from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu in a cavalcade of 12 vehicles at...
  • Iraq Crisis: Militants attack air base, US advisers arrive June 25, 2014

    Baghdad: Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields on Wednesday as US military experts arrived to set up an operations centre to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insurgency. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri alMaliki, who is fighting for his job and...
  • US shuts Afghan transit base in Kyrgyzstan June 3, 2014

    Bishkek: The United States on Tuesday shut its air force base in Kyrgyzstan that had been the main transit point for military personnel and cargo headed to Afghanistan for 12 years. Washington was forced to shut the Manas Transit Center north of Bishkek after Kyrgyzstan, an exSoviet country seeking closer ties...
  • We don't make too many films based on sports, unlike the west: Tiger Shroff May 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood debutant Tiger Shroff, a sports enthusiast, harbours a desire to feature in a film based on sports. "I have been into sports since a long time. I would like to do anything where I get an opportunity to explore my talent. If somebody has a great script, then I...
  • Akhilesh seeks EC action against Amit Shah over Azamgarh comment May 5, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah for calling Azamgarh a terrorist base. "Since Amit Shah came to UP for campaigning, he has been trying to polarise the state. I hope that the Election Commission (EC) takes notice...
  • US Fort Hood shooting: Details about the gunman April 3, 2014

    Officials at Fort Hood have released few details about the gunman who killed three people before taking his own life in a shooting on Wednesday at the sprawling Army base. Here's what we know about the gunman. - His name is Ivan Lopez. He is married, has other family members and...
  • Texas: Shooting at the US Army base, 4 including gunman dead April 3, 2014

    Texas: A gunman opened fire on Wednesday at Fort Hood in an attack that left four dead, including the shooter, law enforcement officials said. One of the officials, citing official internal US Justice Department updates, said 14 others were hurt. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not...
  • Watch: Helmet camera footage of this insane base jump from the top of New York's Freedom Tower will give you vertigo March 25, 2014

    This base jump video from the top of New York's Freedom Tower at 3 am on September 30, 2013 will literally have you reeling. The Daily News reported that the three skydivers who jumped from the top of the skyscraper initially sparked terrorism alert. But later surrendered to the police....
  • Russian troops seize Ukraine marine base in Crimea March 24, 2014

    Russian troops took over a Ukrainian marine base in Feodosia early on Monday, one of the few military facilities that was still flying a Ukrainian flag in Crimea after Russia's annexation, a Ukrainian serviceman said. First Lieutenant Anatoly Mozgovoy told Reuters on the phone from inside the base that there were...
  • Russian troops seize Crimea airbase as Moscow consolidates control March 23, 2014

    Crimea: Russian troops used armored vehicles, automatic gunfire and stun grenades on Saturday to seize a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea a day after President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula. Ukrainian forces also abandoned a naval base after attacks by pro-Russian protesters, and had to...
  • Hundreds of gunmen surround Ukraine military base March 2, 2014

    Perevalne: Hundreds of armed men in trucks and armoured vehicles surrounded a Ukrainian military base on Sunday in Crimea, blocking its soldiers from leaving. The outnumbered Ukrainians placed a tank at the base's gate, leaving the two sides in a tense standoff. In Kiev, Ukraine's new prime minister urged Russian President...
  • News 360: Castebased quota stays, says Sonia Gandhi February 5, 2014

    The Congress has distanced itself from party leader Janardhan Dwivedi's statement on OBC quota. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has issued a statement affirming the Congress's commitment to castebased quota. ...
  • BSP chief Mayawati hits out at Congress for opposing caste based quota February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming senior Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi for his statement against castebased reservations, BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday demanded that the party must make its stand clear on the issue. "A senior Congress leader has given a statement on reservation, this can't be an individual's opinion, but the party's stand....
  • US to return stolen Indian artifacts worth $1.5million January 13, 2014

    Talking about wide range of points of engagements between India and the US, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the consulate general of India in New York along with the Homeland Security will have a ceremony where stolen Indian artifacts worth USD 1.5 million will be returned to India...
  • Sony announces Internetbased TV service January 8, 2014

    San Francisco: Sony Corp will begin testing a new television service that combines traditional viewing with ondemand content through its PlayStation gaming system, a cloudbased service could possibly change longestablished cable and media industry relationships. Sony executives described the asyet unnamed service on Tuesday as a blend of live cable, ondemand...
  • Honda preparing Briobased SUV for India January 1, 2014

    Honda is going full tilt leveraging the Brio platform for India. We already know that the Mobilio MPV is expected to debut at the Auto Expo with sales likely to start towards the middle of 2014. But as we said in our 2014 SUV preview about a month ago, Honda...
  • Telecom user base grows marginally to 90.45 crore in October December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The total number of telecom subscribers rose marginally to 90.45 crore at end of October this year, sectoral regulator TRAI said today. "The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 899.86 million at the end of September, 2013 to 904.56 million at the end of October 2013,"...
  • Boeing jumbo jet lands at wrong US airport November 22, 2013

    Wichita (US):Boeing says a 747 jumbo jet used to haul parts for construction of its new 787 Dreamliner jet landed at the wrong Kansas airport. The plane maker says the Dreamlifter landed safely last evening at Colonel James Jabara Airport, several miles from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita where it...
  • Karnataka: Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to be based in Karwar base November 12, 2013

    The country's second aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, being commissioned in Russia on November 16, will be stationed at the Karwar Naval base in Karnataka, a top Navy officer said on Tuesday. The 44,570tonne warship, formerly known as Admiral Gorskhov, is being commissioned into Navy by Defence Minister AK Antony after which...
  • Mobile user base falls to 87.05 cr in September; first drop in 5 months November 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The country's wireless subscriber base fell to 87.05 crore at the end of September, registering the first drop in five months, after Reliance Communications deactivated services of over 1 crore "unprofitable" users. According to data released by sectoral regulator TRAI, the mobile user base declined 0.70 per cent...
  • IAF to build its own trainer aircraft, says Air Marshal Kanakaraj October 7, 2013

    The Indian Air Force is all set to independently manufacture its first aircraft and the task has been entrusted to 11 Base Repair Depot (BRD) of the Head Quarters Maintenance Command (MC) in Nashik, a top IAF official said. "It will be a trainer aircraft. Though manufacturing of the aircraft is...
  • TRAI recommends up to 81 pc cut in spectrum auction base price September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The telecom regulator on Monday recommended sharp cuts in reserve prices for the next round of spectrum auctions after previous efforts at selling the airwaves failed. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) also said no spectrum would be reserved for existing players when their licences expire and suggested...