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  • Deadlock deepens over US base relocation in Japan 1 week ago

    Tokyo: Deadlock over the controversial relocation of a US military base in southern Japan deepened on Friday when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the anti-base governor of Okinawa. The two men remained as far apart as ever after a 30-minute meeting that analysts said was largely Abe going through the motions...
  • Deadlock deepens over US base relocation in Japan 1 week ago

    Tokyo: Deadlock over the controversial relocation of a US military base in southern Japan deepened on Friday when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the anti-base governor of Okinawa. The two men remained as far apart as ever after a 30-minute meeting that analysts said was largely Abe going through the motions...
  • ICICI announces reduction of home loan rates by 25 basis points April 14, 2015

    Mumbai: ICICI Bank has announced reduction of home loan rates by 25 basis points for all existing and new customers. With this announcement, women as well as applicants from weaker sections will get home loans at 9.85%. The rate will be 9.90% for all others. The reduced rate will be...
  • IBM to invest $3 billion to build 'Internet of Things' division March 31, 2015

    New York: IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better manage their businesses. IBM estimates that 90 per cent of all data generated by...
  • US likely to delay planned closure of two Afghanistan bases March 19, 2015

    Washington: The US military bases in Kandahar and Jalalabad are likely to remain open beyond the end of 2015, a senior US official said, as Washington considers slowing its military pull-out from Afghanistan to help the new government fight the Taliban. The anticipated policy reversal reflects the US embrace of Afghanistan's...
  • India's January consumer price inflation 5.11 per cent y/y: Government February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: India's annual consumer inflation accelerated to 5.11 per cent in January from 4.28 per cent a month ago, after the government shifted to a new base year for calculating prices, government data showed on Thursday. The country's statistics department has started using 2012 as the new base in place...
  • NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture January 31, 2015

    Los Angeles: NASA on Saturday launched a new Earth-observing satellite that aims to give scientists high-resolution maps showing how much moisture lies in soil in order to improve climate forecasts. The SMAP observatory -- short for Soil Moisture Active Passive -- blasted off atop a United Launch Alliance Delta...
  • Army Colonel, one police constable killed in encounter with terrorists in Tral area of J&K's Pulwama district January 27, 2015

    Pulwama: An Indian Army Colonel was killed on Tuesday in an encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Tral Area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir. Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, the Commanding Officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, was injured and shifted to the 92 Base Camp hospital at the Badami...
  • Advertorial: Ola cabs, solving commuting problems through technology January 20, 2015

    First time users of the Ola mobile app can now get upto Rs 200 discount on their first ride by using the code APP200. For immediate bookings, customers can use the code NOW50 and get Rs 50 discount on Ride Now rides booked through the Ola app. Ola enables an...
  • RBI asks banks to review minimum lending rate every quarter January 19, 2015

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank on Monday asked banks to notify the base rate, or the minimum lending rate, at least once in every three months based on cost of funds, a move seen as a nudge to lenders to pass on changes in policy rate to borrowers. The direction comes...
  • Delhi government decides to continue with ban on Uber January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Thursday decided to continue with the ban on app-based cab booking company Uber and has asked it to fulfill the conditions for taxi operations in the national capital before seeking revocation of punitive action. The Transport Department had given a hearing to the US-based cab service...
  • 'Mary Kom' director Omung Kumar to turn producer with a sports-based film December 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Omung Kumar, who made a successful directorial debut in Bollywood with 'Mary Kom' earlier this year, says he will turn producer with his next movie, which is also a sports-based tale. "I'm turning producer with my next film, which I won't be directing but only be producing. "As a creative person,...
  • 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...