Drone

  • Google buys Titan Aerospace, maker of solar-powered drones 15-04-2014 06:30 AM

    New York: Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems. Financial terms were not disclosed. Google said Monday that atmospheric satellites could also be used in disaster relief and...
  • Facebook in talks to buy drone company Titan Aerospace for $60 mn: Reports 05-03-2014 10:12 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc is in talks to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to media reports. The high-flying drones would give Facebook, the world's No.1 Internet social network, the ability to beam wireless Internet access to consumers in undeveloped parts of the world, according to the...
  • Obama officials weigh drone attack on US suspect 11-02-2014 12:40 PM

    The case of an American citizen and suspected member of al-Qaida who is allegedly planning attacks on US targets overseas underscores the complexities of President Barack Obama's new stricter targeting guidelines for the use of deadly drones. The CIA drones watching him cannot strike because he's a US citizen. The...
  • Drones to keep watch on tigers and poachers at Panna Tiger reserve 11-01-2014 12:07 AM

    In a first, unmanned aerial surveillance planes- drones, have been deployed in the Panna Tiger Reserve to keep a tab on the movement of tigers and other animals and to keep an eye on poachers. Poachers had virtually wiped out the big cat population in the reserve a few years...
  • US drone strikes not answer to terrorism, says Nawaz Sharif 10-12-2013 06:08 PM

    Pakistan is determined to root out terrorism and extremism but US drone strikes are not the answer as they are counterproductive, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday. "You are fully aware of the counterproductive impact of the continuing drone strikes," he said while addressing a luncheon he hosted for...
  • Amazon's delivery drones raise security and privacy concerns, may face legal challenges 03-12-2013 01:48 PM

    New York: Jeff Bezos' idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle. The Amazon CEO is working on a way to use the small aircraft to get parcels to customers in 30 minutes or less. While flight technology makes it feasible, US law...
  • Prime Air: Amazon testing 30-minute package delivery using drones 02-12-2013 07:46 AM

    Amazon.com is testing delivery packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said Sunday on the CBS television program 60 Minutes. Bezos said the drones, unmanned vehicles that fly through the air, could deliver packages that weigh up to five pounds (2.3 kg). That represents roughly 86 per cent of packages that...
  • Suspected US drone kills one terrorist in Pakistan 29-11-2013 02:16 PM

    A suspected US drone strike killed an alleged terrorist in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, intelligence officials said Friday, the latest indication Washington has no intention of throttling back its unmanned aircraft attacks despite increasing tension with Pakistan over the attacks. The overnight strike targeted a house in Qazi Kot village...
  • Pakistan does not want confrontation with US, Taliban: Sharif aide 24-11-2013 06:11 PM

    Pakistan does not want a confrontation with the US or the Taliban and wants to resolve all issues with them through dialogue, a close aide of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said. "In fact Pakistan wants no fight with the US on drone strikes and the Taliban. Pakistan cannot afford...
  • Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan rules out talks with government 22-11-2013 06:18 PM

    The Pakistan Taliban has ruled out the possibility of holding any peace talks with the Pakistan government, a media report said on Friday. Shahidullah Shahid, spokesman of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), said they would not forgive the killers of Hakimullah Mehsud and would chase them even in the far-flung areas...
  • Pakistan Taliban claims slain chief was target of government sorcery 10-11-2013 08:14 PM

    If you think sorcery is limited to just the Harry Porter series, then the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) will like to differ. The militant group has claimed that Pakistan's government resorted to sorcery to cause headache and body pain to its slain chief Hakeemullah Mehsud. Mehsud sought spiritual treatment from an...
  • Man who ordered attack on Malala elected new chief of Pakistani Taliban 07-11-2013 07:39 PM

    The Pakistani Taliban elected Mullah Fazlullah, the commander whose men shot schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in 2012, as their new leader on Wednesday, dampening expectations of any peace deal between the insurgents and the government. The election of Fazlullah, known for his hardline Islamist views and rejection of peace talks, follows...
  • Pakistan: Imran threatens NATO blockade in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 05-11-2013 12:04 AM

    Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, on Monday, threatened to cut the NATO supply lines in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province from November 20 if the US drone strikes do not end. Khan said the killing of Tehrik-e-Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike before peace talks could begin was proof...
  • Pakistan: Photo of slain Taliban chief posted on jihadi websites 04-11-2013 07:57 PM

    A photograph purportedly released, on Monday, by the Pakistani Taliban shows its slain chief Hakimullah Mehsud after he was killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan region. The photo, whose authenticity could not be independently confirmed, shows Mehsud lying on a white sheet with bloodstains on his face....
  • Sharif criticise US drone strikes on Pakistan, says peace talks with the militants derailed 04-11-2013 07:40 PM

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday used his address to military officers to criticise US drone strikes following a recent drone attack that killed Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud and ultimately scuttled peace talks with the militants. The Taliban said following the drone strike that they would not hold talks...
  • Pakistan slams US for sabotaging peace talks by killing Taliban leader 03-11-2013 09:53 AM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani government on Saturday accused the US of sabotaging peace talks with domestic Taliban fighters by killing their leader in a drone strike, as the militants began the process of choosing a successor. The rise in tension, even though the US took out Pakistan's No. 1 enemy, shows...
  • Pakistan Taliban secretly bury Hakimullah, vow bombs in revenge 02-11-2013 06:37 PM

    Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader early on Saturday after he was killed by a US drone aircraft and quickly moved to replace him while vowing a wave of suicide bombs in revenge. The Pakistani government denounced the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud as a US bid to derail planned...
  • US drone kills Pakitani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud: Officials 02-11-2013 08:35 AM

    Peshawar: US drone strike on Friday killed Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, in a major blow to the group that came after the government said it had started peace talks with the insurgents, according to intelligence officials and militant commanders. Mehsud, who was on US most-wanted terrorist...
  • US drone kills head of the Pakistani Taliban, say sources 01-11-2013 10:38 PM

    Islamabad: A US drone strike in Pakistan killed the head of the Pakistani Taliban on Friday, security sources told Reuters, the latest in a series of blows to Pakistan's most feared militant group. Hakimullah Mehsud has been reported dead several times before. But late on Friday, several intelligence, army and...
  • UN experts call for more US transparency on drones 26-10-2013 07:02 AM

    United Nations: Two UN human rights investigators called for more transparency from the United States and other countries about their drone strikes programme, saying their secrecy is the biggest obstacle to determining the impact pact on civilian casualties. Ben Emmerson and Christof Heyns, who presented two reports on the subject...
  • Pakistan endorsed drone strikes in secret deal with US, claims reports 24-10-2013 05:53 PM

    Notwithstanding its public denouncements against US' "unilateral" drone attacks, Pakistan approved the controversial strikes by the CIA for years under a secret deal with America, a damning media report said on Thursday. Top officials in Pakistan's government for years have secretly endorsed the programme and routinely received classified briefings on...
  • US: Sharif meets Obama; drone strikes, Kashmir on agenda 24-10-2013 07:54 AM

    Washington: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who met US President Barack Obama on Wednesday brought up the issue of drone strikes again - asking him to end all strikes though he got no assurances. Meanwhile, Kashmir issue, bilateral economic cooperation and regional security was also on the agenda. The White...
  • Obama to host Sharif today, issue of drone strikes to be discussed 23-10-2013 09:46 AM

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama will be hosting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the White House on Wednesday. Pakistan will bring up the issue of drone strikes and is calling for a complete halt to all drone strikes. The US defending them though. The big question that emerges...
  • End drone attacks in Pakistan, says Sharif to US 23-10-2013 12:00 AM

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Tuesday, tells the US to end drone strikes in Pakistan and said the issue has become a "major irritant" in the bilateral ties. Ahead of his crucial meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House tomorrow, Sharif said the issue of drone strikes has...
  • Pakistan govt serious about talks with Taliban, says Nawaz Sharif 10-10-2013 07:29 PM

    The Pakistan government is serious about holding talks with the Taliban in keeping with a mandate given by all political parties, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday. The government wants to take forward the talks process with the Taliban to achieve peace in the region, Sharif told reporters during...
  • US drone attack kills seven in Pakistan's North Waziristan 22-09-2013 05:23 PM

    At least seven people were killed and two injured in a US drone attack in Pakistan. The drone attack came in the country's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan on Sunday afternoon, Xinhua reported citing media reports. Local Urdu TV channel ARY quoted unidentified government sources as saying that the...
  • Pakistan to raise US drone attacks issue at UN 12-09-2013 05:14 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan plans to raise the issue of US drone attacks in its tribal regions at the United Nations, the foreign ministry said Thursday. Foreign office spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry rejected any agreement with the US on the use of drone attacks and said these violate territorial sovereignty and integrity,...
  • Air strike kills 16 in Afghanistan 08-09-2013 04:11 PM

    Kabul: Drone strikes in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar Province have left 16 people, including 10 civilians, dead, an official said Sunday. The raids were carried out in the Watapur district Saturday. "A drone attack against Taliban militants in Watapur District Saturday left 16 people dead, which includes ten civilians and six...
  • Taliban-linked terrorist killed in US drone strike in Pakistan 07-09-2013 08:40 AM

    A senior Taliban-linked commander designated a foreign terrorist by the United States was killed on Friday in a suspected US drone strike in Pakistan's ethnic Pashtun tribal region on the Afghan border, security sources said. The drones fired two missiles on a compound in the village of Dargah Mandi in...
  • 21-year old Kolkata student builds a drone, seeks help to upgrade 30-08-2013 09:05 AM

    Kolkata: Subhanjan Saha has his eyes in the sky. A three metre by one metre drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), built by him from scratch has garnered widespread attention - but unfortunately, the top brass in India's defence and aeronautics sectors are yet to respond. Saha, a 21-year-old computer...