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  • Russia successfully test-fires new intercontinental ballistic nuclear missile Bulava Yesterday

    Moscow: The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile, proving its reliability after a long and troublesome development. The Defense Ministry said that the Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear submarine test-fired a Bulava missile from an underwater position in the Barents Sea on Thursday. The missile's warheads successfully reached designated...
  • Snapshot: Supermodel Naomi Campbell turns heads in a black sari as she attends a launch event 6 days ago

    She has worn several outfits, and donned varied looks. But there is no denying the fact that Naomi Campbell turned heads when she turned up in a desi avatar to launch Charlotte Olympia's newest collection of handbags. The gorgeous model, who wore the Indian outfit in 2009 when she sashayed...
  • China's most advanced space launch centre to start work soon October 18, 2014

    Beijing: China has completed construction of its most advanced space launch centre, designed to handle next generation rockets and space station modules, and it will be operational soon. Work at the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre in Hainan province, which is the fourth but the most advanced rocket launch centre, has...
  • Apple fans rush to collect their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus October 18, 2014

    The wait has finally ended. The much awaited Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have finally arrived in India. Excited Apple fans thronged retail outlets across the country to get their hands on Apple's latest smartphones. ...
  • Chetan Bhagat takes on the 'English types' as critics outrage over crass 'Deti hai to de varna kat le' line from 'Half Girlfriend' October 9, 2014

    Chetan Bhagat's new book - Half Girlfriend - was launched on October 1, 2014. Within a couple of days, social media was abuzz with a line from the book, poking fun at its 'crassness' and it being in Hindi in an English book. 'Deti hai to de varna kat le' was...
  • PM's ambitious Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana to be unveiled on Saturday October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ambitious 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' aimed to ensure holistic development of identified gram panchayats on Saturday (October 11), the birth anniversary of socialist stalwart Jay Prakash Narayan. PM had announced the scheme during his address on Independence Day from the ramparts...
  • Indian navigational satellite's launch postponed October 6, 2014

    Chennai: The launch of India's third navigational satellite IRNSS-1C has been postponed by a week, the Indian space agency said on Monday. In a posting on its Facebook page, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said: "Due to an observation in the telemetry system, the launch has been postponed for a...
  • 'Make in India' launch: As it happened September 25, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the 'Make In India' campaign in the national capital on Thursday. The campaign is expected to give a collective thrust to manufacturing in India and will seek greater foreign investment in the country. ...
  • Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan perform at the music launch of 'Happy New Year' September 15, 2014

    King Khan knows how to do things in style. The music launch of his much awaited Diwali release, 'Happy New Year' was a grand event in Mumbai which was telecast live on Youtube and Twitter. Shah Rukh Khan ensured that fans across the world could watch it live...
  • U2 drops new surprise album 'Songs of Innocence' at Apple unveiling September 10, 2014

    Cupertino: Surprise! U2 just put out a new album, and the renowned rock band is giving it away for free to iTunes users. U2 made the unexpected announcement Tuesday at Apple's unveiling event in Cupertino, California. All customers with iTunes accounts could download the 11song "Songs of Innocence" for free Tuesday...
  • Watch: Apple to launch iPhone6, iWatch tonight September 9, 2014

    Apple pulls back the curtain Tuesday on its latest innovations, amid frenzied anticipation over new bigscreen iPhones and possibly an "iWatch" which could shake up the world of wearable computing. ...
  • iPhone 6 or iWatch: What does Apple have in store? September 9, 2014

    Tech giant Apple has announced a big launch for Tuesday. Speculation is rife that it could be the launch of iPhone 6 or even the iWatch? ...
  • Online 'ischooledx' launched to help students in traditional schooling September 6, 2014

    Kochi: Aiming to help students do well in studies and hone their innovative skills, a free online school 'ischooledx' has been launched that will provide a platform for students to overcome shortcomings of their traditional schooling. In today's world of cutthroat competition, sometimes nurturing creative and innovative talent of students...
  • AirAsia launches daily flight to Jaipur, Chandigarh September 5, 2014

    Jaipur: Low cost carrier AirAsia started its services in northern India with the launch of daily direct flights to Jaipur and Chandigarh from Bangalore. AirAsia India CEO, Mittu Chandilya, who was here on the BangaloreJaipur launch flight, said both the cities have great potential to expand and hence the airline has...
  • PM Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources: Jaitley August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources, and has fostered a lot of decentralization in the NDA government contrary to wide perception about him centralizing power, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. Releasing books 'Narendra Modi: The Game Changer' and 'Being Modi' here, Jaitley also...
  • Now covere Juhu to Lonavala in 30 minutes by commercial seaplane August 25, 2014

    The JuhuLonavala commercial seaplane service was launched on Monday. The first flight took off from Juhu beach in Mumbai. Now cover the 82km long journey from Mumbai to Lonavala in just 30 minutes. ...
  • JuhuLonavala sea plane service scheduled to be launched today August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The JuhuLonavala commercial seaplane service is scheduled to be launched on Monday. The state government is looking at it as a step to boost tourism in Maharashtra. The first flight will take off around 11 am from Juhu beach in Mumbai and will land at the Pawana dam near Lonavala. The...
  • Nitish Kumar launches Bihar on Wikipedia campaign August 16, 2014

    JD(U) leader and former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday launched the 'Bihar onWikipedia' campaign to "strengthen Brand Bihar". "We know much about Bihar's golden history, culture, great personalities, traditions and astonishing stories, but the world connected to the Internet doesn't. We are launching the 'Bihar on Wikipedia' campaign for...
  • Advanced version of BrahMos missile testfired July 8, 2014

    Balasore (Odisha): India testfired an advanced version of the 290km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Odisha coast on Tuesday. The missile was testfired from a mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range(ITR) at Chandipur at about 10.40 AM, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said. The missile is capable of carrying...
  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO for PSLV C23 launch, asks scientists to develop a SAARC satellite June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday witnessed the PSLV C23 launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. A thrilled Modi congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation scientists and thanked them for giving him the opportunity to witness the launch in person. Speaking after the launch of the five foreign satellites,...
  • ISRO to launch PSLV C23 with 5 foreign satellites today June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: It is a big day for the Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday as last minute preparations are in full swing for the launch of the PSLV C23 rocket at 9:52 am. The PSLVC23 rocket will be carrying satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. Among the audience will...
  • PM to witness launch of ISRO's PSLV C23 rocket on Sunday June 28, 2014

    Chennai: In his first visit to Tamil Nadu after becoming Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will make a brief stopover on Sunday enroute to Sriharikota to witness the launch of ISRO's PSLV C23 rocket. Modi has no official engagements in the city even as state BJP sources said they have not planned...
  • No difficulty in implementing policies if PM can whip ministers: Shourie June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: If bureaucrats are to implement the policies of the government, they would do so very efficiently if there is a prime minister who can "whip ministers and secretaries into doing their work", former Union Minister Arun Shourie said. "If you really want bureaucrats to implement policies, they will very efficiently...
  • 2014 BMW X5 launched in India at Rs 70.9 lakh May 29, 2014

    The much spoken about BMW X5, codenamed F15 has finally launched in India at a price of Rs 70.9 lakh exshowroom, panIndia. With deliveries expected as soon as next week, the latest X5 is expected to make an exciting debut in the Indian market. Launched only with a 3.0litre sixcylinder...
  • Japan launches new satellite to survey disasters May 24, 2014

    Japan successfully launched a new mapping satellite on Saturday that will be used to survey damage from natural disasters and changes affecting rainforests. The Advanced Land Observing Satellite2 (ALOS2) will be able to see scars left by catastrophes such as Japan's 2011 tsunami as well as monitor progress made in reconstruction,...
  • Toyota Etios Cross launched in India at Rs 5.76 lakh May 7, 2014

    Toyota India has launched its Etios Cross compact crossover at Rs 5.76 lakh, exDelhi. The Etios Cross comes in four variants, two for the petrol and two for the diesel respectively. Petrol variants are named 'G' and 'V' while the diesel ones are named as 'GD' and 'VD'. The Etios Cross...
  • 2014 Hero Glamour launched in India at Rs 53,375 May 7, 2014

    Hero MotoCorp has launched its 2014 Glamour model in India at a starting price of Rs 53,375 (exshowroom, Delhi). The bike is available in two trims: regular and FI. The regular Glamour comes with drum and disc version and is priced at 53,375 and Rs 55,375, while the FI is offered...
  • Hyundai launches new variant of Eon in India at Rs 3.83 lakh May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India today rolled out a new variant of its entrylevel car Eon, priced at Rs 3.83 lakh (exshowroom Delhi). The new variant, which comes with 1 litre Kappa engine, will be available along with the current 0.8 litre variants of Eon, Hyundai...
  • Audi launches upgraded version of A8L car in India at Rs 1.12 crore May 5, 2014

    Mumbai: German luxury carmaker Audi rolled out the upgraded version of its flagship model A8L, priced at Rs 1.12 crore (exshowroom Delhi) and Rs 1.14 crore (exshowroom Maharashtra). "The new Audi A8L offers luxury connoisseurs in India excellent comfort, superb craftsmanship, strict lightweight construction and a broad portfolio of highend...