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  • First look: 'Guardians of the Galaxy', the latest addition to Marvel's cinematic universe 11-04-2014 04:59 PM

    In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan. In order to evade Ronan, Quill is forced into a truce with a group of misfits including Gamora, Rocket, Drax the Destroyer,...
  • Balochistan: 2 Pakistan generals, journalists escape rocket attack on their choppers 26-09-2013 03:23 PM

    Two senior Pakistani Army Generals, travelling to oversee earthquake relief operations, had a miraculous escape on Thusday after their helicopter was attacked with rockets over the restive Balochistan province. Rockets were fired at two helicopters, one carrying the generals and the other had journalists on board, a Frontier Corps official...
  • Touring is killing me, says Elton John 12-09-2013 04:31 PM

    London: Singer Elton John believes touring is slowly killing him as he is always on the road and never has any time to spend with his family. The 66-year-old 'Rocket Man' hitmaker is keen to cut down on the amount of concerts he does to spend more time with his...
  • Iranian rocket to take another monkey into space 08-09-2013 03:51 PM

    Tehran: Iran plans to send its second monkey into space onboard home-made rocket Pishgam (Pioneer) II within 45 days, a top official said. In January, Iran sent a capsule containing a monkey onboard the Pishgam (Pioneer) I into space, Xinhua reported. Unlike the first rocket which was solid-fuelled, the Pishgam...
  • Indian 'military' satellite put into earth's orbit 03-09-2013 10:52 PM

    Bangalore:India's first 'military' satellite was Wednesday put into the geosynchronous orbit, about 36,000 km above the earth, five days after it was launched Aug 30 on board an European rocket from Kourou in French Guiana off the Pacific coast. "The advanced multi-band communication satellite GSAT-7 has been placed in the...
  • Japan cancels the launch of its first Epsilon rocket 28-08-2013 04:17 AM

    Japanese space agency JAXA has announced that it has called off Tuesday's launch of its first Epsilon rocket, media reports said. The new rocket launch to carry a planet-observing satellite, was scheduled for 1.45 pm on Tuesday from the Uchinoura Space Centre in the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima. It...
  • 355 dead in Syria chemical attack, says medical charity MSF 25-08-2013 02:36 AM

    Three hospitals near Damascus reported 355 deaths after an alleged chemical attack last Wednesday out of around 3,600 admissions with nerve gas-type symptoms, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Saturday. The Syrian opposition has accused government forces of gassing hundreds of people on Wednesday by firing rockets...
  • Rockets from Lebanon fired at northern Israel; no casualties 23-08-2013 04:22 AM

    A rare rocket barrage from Lebanon on Thursday deepened Israeli concern that al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants are opening a new front for confrontation with Israel. The Israeli military said four rockets were fired from southern Lebanon. Two struck Israeli communities without causing casualties, a third was intercepted by the "Iron...
  • ISRO rocket launch on Monday with indigenous cryogenic engine 17-08-2013 11:20 PM

    Chennai: In a month marked by key advances in indigenously-developed technology, India's space agency will also test its mettle with a crucial rocket, powered by a cryogenic engine built in the country, slated to blast off Monday. The countdown for the flight of the heavy geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV)...
  • Pak targets Indian posts in Poonch, heavy firing along LoC 27-07-2013 01:06 PM

    Jammu: Pakistani troops on Saturday indulged in heavy weapons and rocket propelled grenade (RPG) firing on Indian post in Poonch, Army officials said. It was yet another case of ceasefire violation at Poonch sector. "Pak troops have targeted Indian posts by firing rocket projectile grenades (RPGs) and heavy machine guns...
  • Pakistan: At least 7 people killed in US drone strike 03-07-2013 02:26 AM

    Peshawar: At least seven people were killed when a US drone strike on Tuesday night targeted a militant compound and a vehicle in northwest Pakistan's restive tribal region close to the Afghan border. The drone strike in Danday Darpakhel area near North Waziristan tribal region's Miranshah area killed seven people...
  • 'India's first midnight satellite launch progressing smoothly' 29-06-2013 07:01 PM

    Chennai: The countdown for the first midnight launch of an Indian navigation satellite July 1, 2013 began on Saturday at Sriharikota rocket launch centre in Andhra Pradesh and is progressing smoothly, a senior official said. "The 64.5 hour countdown for India's first navigational satellite IRNSS-1A began at 7.11 am today...
  • Rocket fired from Lebanon towards Israel 27-05-2013 10:56 AM

    Beirut: A rocket was fired from southern Lebanon towards Israel, Lebanon's state-run National News Agency reported. The news agency said the rocket was fired on Sunday from a location near the southern town of Marjayoun, about 10 kilometers north of the Israeli border. It was not immediately clear who fired...
  • Rockets hit Beirut after Hezbollah vows Syria victory 27-05-2013 07:06 AM

    Beirut: Two rockets hit a Shi'ite Muslim district of Beirut on Sunday, driving home the risk of spillover from Syria's civil war, after the head of Lebanese Shi'ite militant Hezbollah said it would keep fighting on the Syrian government's side until victory. It was the first attack to apparently target...
  • 'The Rocket' wins top honour at Tribeca Film Fest 26-04-2013 11:40 AM

    New York: The Laos adventure 'The Rocket' and the Afghanistan War documentary 'The Kill Team' have taken top honors at the Tribeca Film Festival. In an awards ceremony Thursday evening in New York, festival jurors selected Kim Mordaunt's 'The Rocket' for best narrative film. Its 10-year-old star won best actor....
  • At least 185 killed in Nigeria attack, say Officials 22-04-2013 06:40 AM

    Baga: Fighting between Nigeria's military and Islamic extremists killed at least 185 people in a fishing community in the nation's far northeast, officials said on Sunday, an attack that saw insurgents fire rocket-propelled grenades and soldiers spray machine-gun fire into neighborhoods filled with civilians. The fighting in Baga began on...
  • ISRO planning privately built PSLV launch in 5 years 08-04-2013 03:20 PM

    New Delhi: Moving forward on its plans to rope in the industry in its activities, ISRO is looking towards the launch of the first privately built rocket in the next five years. The Indian Space Research Organisation has embarked on hiving off production of communication satellites and polar satellite launch...
  • Israel closes Gaza crossing after rockets fired 08-04-2013 01:00 PM

    Jerusalem: Israel shut a crossing with Gaza after rockets were fired from the Hamas-ruled territory at the Jewish state on the day it commemorated the Holocaust. The military said it closed the Kerem Shalom terminal on Monday. Another crossing would be open for humanitarian cases only, it said. Israel has...
  • GSLV-Mk III experimental flight next year: ISRO 03-04-2013 11:24 PM

    New Delhi: India plans to launch a next generation rocket to put heavier satellites and more astronauts into outer space within a year, a top official said on Wednesday. "The first experimental flight of the GSLV Mark III will take place one year from now," K Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Indian Space...
  • North Korea puts rockets on standby to attack US bases 29-03-2013 10:19 AM

    North Korea has put its rocket units on standby on Friday to attack US mainland and military bases in South Korea and the Pacific, after the United States flew two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over the Korean peninsula in a rare show of force. ...
  • ISRO to launch PSLV 'SARAL' today 25-02-2013 10:42 AM

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