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  • 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 al-Maliki, 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 ex-Soviet 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: Caste-based 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 caste-based 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 caste-based 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 Internet-based TV service January 8, 2014

    San Francisco: Sony Corp will begin testing a new television service that combines traditional viewing with on-demand content through its PlayStation gaming system, a cloud-based service could possibly change long-established cable and media industry relationships. Sony executives described the as-yet unnamed service on Tuesday as a blend of live cable, on-demand...
  • Honda preparing Brio-based 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 44,570-tonne 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...
  • 31.6 lakh new mobile customers in June, 1.2 lakh decline in landlines September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: India had 90.3 crore telecom subscribers in June, up 0.34 per cent over the previous month, as per the data released by sectoral regulator Trai. "The number of telephone subscribers in India increased to 903.09 million at the end of June, 2013 from 900.05 million at the end of...
  • IAF inducts C-17 Globemaster III heavy-lift transport aircraft September 2, 2013

    Giving a major thrust to IAF's capability to swiftly move troops and tanks to battle fronts, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday formally inducted its biggest 70-tonne C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft into service at the Hindon Air Base. The plane's induction is a giant stride for the force and it will...
  • Series of explosions at US-Afghan base near Pakistan border, Taliban claims responsibility September 2, 2013

    A group of suicide bombers attacked a US base near the border with Pakistan on Monday morning, leading to multiple explosions, a gunfight and the closure of a key road used by NATO supply trucks, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the strike in the Torkham area. In a statement,...
  • IAF to induct its biggest transport plane on Monday September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Bolstering IAF's capability to swiftly transport combat troops and equipment such as tanks to the front, Defence Minister AK Antony will formally induct its biggest 70-tonne C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft into service at the Hindon Air Base near New Delhi on Monday. The Defence Minister will formally induct the aircraft...
  • Panasonic to stop selling consumer smartphones in Japan: Report August 29, 2013

    Bangalore: Panasonic Corp is finalising plans to pull out of the consumer smartphone business in Japan and has approached potential buyers for its cellular base station business, the Nikkei reported. It will end production at its only smartphone factory by March 2014, the daily said. The company told NTT DoCoMo Inc that...
  • Myanmar intrudes into Indian territory, sets up camp in Manipur August 28, 2013

    Imphal: The Myanmar Army crossed into the Indian border and set up camps at Haolenphai in Manipur on August 22. Manipur government has taken a serious review of the Myanmar Army's preparation to construct a temporary army camp at Haolenphai village. A high level committee has been sent to investigate the...
  • Govt denies reports about US plans of stationing military aircraft in India August 22, 2013

    A top US Air Force official's remarks that his country is planning to station a military aircraft in Thiruvananthapuram as part of it's policy of encircling China with defence bases has created flutters here and the government has dismissed any such possibility. General Helbert 'Hawk' Carlisle, the Commander of the US...
  • Indian telecom subscriber base crosses 90 crore-mark in May August 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Registering a marginal growth, Indian telecom subscriber base crossed 90 crore-mark in May this year after almost two years. The base grew by 0.34 per cent to reach 90.005 crore, according to Trai data. This is the second time the subscriber base is...
  • Jawaharlal Nehru permitted CIA spy planes to use Indian air base August 16, 2013

    India allowed the US to use one of its air bases for refuelling the CIA's U-2 spy planes to target Chinese territories after its defeat in the 1962 war, a declassified official document said on Friday. The then Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru approved overflight by U-2 missions covering the...