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  • US Fort Hood shooting: Details about the gunman 03-04-2014 11:43 AM

    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...
  • Texas: Shooting at the US Army base, 4 including gunman dead 03-04-2014 07:02 AM

    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...
  • Watch: Helmet camera footage of this insane base jump from the top of New York's Freedom Tower will give you vertigo 25-03-2014 04:04 PM

    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 24-03-2014 11:05 AM

    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...
  • Russian troops seize Crimea airbase as Moscow consolidates control 23-03-2014 07:01 AM

    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...
  • Hundreds of gunmen surround Ukraine military base 02-03-2014 07:13 PM

    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...
  • News 360: Caste-based quota stays, says Sonia Gandhi 05-02-2014 08:40 PM

    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 05-02-2014 03:26 PM

    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...
  • US to return stolen Indian artifacts worth $1.5million 13-01-2014 08:55 PM

    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 08-01-2014 10:59 AM

    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,...
  • Honda preparing Brio-based SUV for India 01-01-2014 12:29 PM

    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 15-12-2013 04:03 PM

    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 22-11-2013 12:17 AM

    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...
  • Karnataka: Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to be based in Karwar base 12-11-2013 06:21 PM

    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...
  • Mobile user base falls to 87.05 cr in September; first drop in 5 months 06-11-2013 05:06 PM

    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 07-10-2013 06:04 PM

    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...
  • TRAI recommends up to 81 pc cut in spectrum auction base price 09-09-2013 05:50 PM

    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...
  • 31.6 lakh new mobile customers in June, 1.2 lakh decline in landlines 07-09-2013 11:29 AM

    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...
  • IAF inducts C-17 Globemaster III heavy-lift transport aircraft 02-09-2013 12:54 PM

    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...
  • Series of explosions at US-Afghan base near Pakistan border, Taliban claims responsibility 02-09-2013 10:07 AM

    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...
  • IAF to induct its biggest transport plane on Monday 01-09-2013 06:03 PM

    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 Delhion Monday. The Defence Minister will formally induct the...
  • Panasonic to stop selling consumer smartphones in Japan: Report 29-08-2013 04:08 PM

    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...
  • Myanmar intrudes into Indian territory, sets up camp in Manipur 28-08-2013 05:15 PM

    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...
  • Govt denies reports about US plans of stationing military aircraft in India 22-08-2013 08:05 PM

    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...
  • Indian telecom subscriber base crosses 90 crore-mark in May 17-08-2013 11:32 AM

    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 breaching the 90 crore-mark. Earlier...
  • Jawaharlal Nehru permitted CIA spy planes to use Indian air base 16-08-2013 01:15 PM

    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...
  • LoC killings: Military honours for martyrs in Delhi 07-08-2013 08:17 PM

    New Delhi: It was a solemn moment as the bodies of the five Indian Army soldiers killed in an ambush by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch region were brought to Delhi on Wednesday evening. Wreaths were placed on the coffins and the last bugle was sounded. The bodies...
  • Singapore-based jewellery firm's MD arrested for smuggling diamonds 04-08-2013 01:50 PM

    Mumbai: The Managing Director of a Singapore-based jewellery firm Vihari Poddar was arrested on Sunday on charges of smuggling gold and diamond jewellery. Custom officials claimed that she was hiding the jewellery worth a crore in her underwear. The court has denied her bail and remanded her to judicial custody...
  • Al Qaeda leader vows to free inmates from US military base in Guantanamo 31-07-2013 02:30 PM

    Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri slammed US treatment of hunger striking inmates at Guantanamo Bay and said the group would spare no effort to free them, according to an audio recording posted on the Internet on Wednesday. Zawahri also said Shi'ite Hezbollah's intervention in the conflict in Syria was an...
  • Bar Modi from contesting polls: SP leader to EC 24-07-2013 04:12 PM

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Wednesday asked the Election Commission to bar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) poll panel chief and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi from contesting elections, claiming that his posters in Mumbai proclaiming he is a "Hindu nationalist" are aimed at creating communal disharmony. In his...