CHEETAH

  • Watch: MIT's Cheetah robot that sprints like Usain Bolt September 16, 2014

    Washington: Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a bounding algorithm to enable a robotic cheetah run and jump with super agility. This cheetah is a sleek, fourlegged assemblage of gears, batteries and electric motors that weighs about as much as its feline counterpart. The team recently took the...
  • Defence body to decide on replacing ageing IAF choppers October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The Defence Acquisition Council is set to meet on Monday where a decision is expected on replacing the military's ageing Cheetah and Chetak helicopters of the Indian Air Force. The meet comes amidst allegations of bribery which threaten to torpedo the VVIP helicopter deal. Italian defence major Finmeccanica stands...
  • Cameron Diaz to share screen space with cheetah? September 10, 2012

    London: Hollywood beauty Cameron Diaz is reportedly set to shoot scenes in bed with a cheetah for her upcoming film The Counselor. Diaz, 40, has even let the beast roam free around the grounds of her home and this caused some major production problems during shooting, reported Sun online. "When Cameron...
  • SC stops project to bring back cheetahs to India May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stopped a project that was meanto bring cheetahs to India. The flagship project was considered to be the pet project of former environment minister Jairam Ramesh and was cleared by the Cabinet as well. The Court has stated that proper approvals were not taken from...
  • Indian Army personnel treated well by Pakistan October 25, 2011

    New Delhi: The four Indian army personnel, whose helicopter mistakenly landed in Pakistanheld territory on Sunday, were grilled for about four hours but were treated well. Army sources said on Monday that the Pakistan army personnel questioned the two pilots and two crew members about how they came there and other...
  • 'Pak scrambled jet to intercept Indian chopper' October 24, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani military scrambled a combat jet after an Indian army helicopter strayed into the country's airspace and warned the Indian crew that the aircraft would be fired at if it tried to escape, a media report said on Monday. Pakistani authorities forced the Indian helicopter with a fourmember crew to...
  • Pakistan releases Indian chopper that crossed LoC October 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The official sources have confirmed that the issue of Army helicopter being forced to land in PoK by Pakistani military, has been resolved. Military and diplomatic channels of the two countries were activated and the Army Aviation Corp's Cheetah helicoper with three middlelevel officers and a JCO on board...
  • Army chopper 'forced' to land in PoK, 4 detained October 23, 2011

    New Delhi: An Indian Army chopper was taken into custody in Pakistan after it strayed across the Line of Control (LOC) on Sunday. Sources reported that it landed near Olding in Pakistan at around 1.00 pm because of extremely bad weather. The helicopter was forced to land after it allegedly intruded...
  • Now run as fast as the cheetah! June 28, 2011

    San Diego Zoo gives visitors a chance to see what it's like to run as fast as the cheetah. ...
  • Jairam Ramesh plans to bring back cheetah July 29, 2010

    New Delhi; Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh is moving fast on his promise to bring back the cheetah to India. Three sites have been identified two in Madhya Pradesh and one in Rajasthan as special sanctuaries for the animal that went extinct from India in the 60s. Cheetah, the fastest animal...
  • World's fastest man Usain Bolt adopts cheetah November 3, 2009

    Nairobi: The world's fastest man has adopted the animal kingdom's fastest sprinter, as Usain Bolt welcomed a new baby cheetah named "Lightning Bolt" into his life. The Jamaican sprinter's sponsorship of the threemonthold male cheetah is part of an effort to boost Kenyan conservation efforts of its famous wildlife, whose survival...
  • State govts reluctant to bring the cheetah to India September 10, 2009

    Gajner, Rajasthan: The cheetah is perhaps the only animal to have gone extinct since independence. Now the Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has promised to bring the cheetah back to India 40 years after it went extinct. Preliminary meetings suggest that state governments are reluctant to set aside land for the...
  • Minister makes cat calls, wants cheetah back in India July 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Its been known for some time and now Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has made it official that tiger censuses conducted in the country in the past have been completely unreliable. All previous methods (of conducting tiger surveys) were faulty, he said in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Wildlife experts...
  • Army helicopter crashes in eastern Ladakh, 3 dead August 16, 2008

    New Delhi: An Army helicopter crashed in eastern Ladakh on Saturday afternoon, killing two officers and a jawan. The two officers identified as Major Padmanavan, Major S Ganpathy and a jawan were on an evacuation mission. The helicopter lost contact with the air traffic control (ATC) while...
  • Roshan Seth on why he hates working in Bollywood March 19, 2008

    Mumbai: We saw him last on the big screen in filmmaker Mani Ratnam's Guru but we remember him most as Jawaharlal Nehru in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi, and actor Roshan Seth wants to keep it that way. We caught the actor in Udaipur, on the sets of Disney Channel's first TV...
  • Disney all set to rock India with The Cheetah Girls March 19, 2008

    Mumbai: Disney is all set to make a splash in India, and its not with Mowgli or the Jungle Book, but with the Cheetah Girls. The film made for Disney channel is being shot in Udaipur. ...
  • Army chopper deal scrapped, 40yrold Cheetahs continue December 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Amid allegations of US pressure, India has scrapped a mega defence deal for 197 Army helicopters. The European Eurocopter was selected for a $600 million deal, after the rejection of the American Bell helicopter. But then, the government announced on Thursday that a fresh tender would be issued....
  • IAF chopper crashes in Siachen April 11, 2007

    New Delhi: A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed in the main Siachen glacier on Wednesday morning. Two pilots were on board the helicopter when it crashed. The chopper took off from Siachen base camp at 0630 hrs IST for a routine supply sortie towards the northern glacier and...
  • Army chopper crashes, 3 dead September 29, 2006

    Nashik (Maharashtra): An Army helicopter, Cheetah, with three personnel on board crashed near Shitiz village, Dhindoli. The helicopter crashed in a defence area in the vicinity of the Gandhinagar airstrip while on a test flight. Dhindoli is 40 km away from Nashik. Two majors and a technician have been killed...