Rockets

  • Israel navy raids Gaza defying UN truce call as toll climbs to 165 13-07-2014 09:28 PM

    Jerusalem: Israeli navy commandos raided Gaza in a first ground assault on the strip on Sunday, stepping up its six-day offensive even as the UN called for a ceasefire between the two sides. It is the first time that the Israeli military acknowledged having entered the Gaza Strip since the...
  • Israeli bombing of Gaza continues on Day 5 as toll touches 121 12-07-2014 04:46 PM

    Gaza/Jeruselam: Israel defiantly pressed on with its bombardment of Gaza for the fifth day on Saturday as the Jewish state vowed to keep up its military offensive to counter rocket attacks by Palestinian militants with the death toll reaching 121. 16 Palestinians died in a wave of Israeli air strikes...
  • Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave 09-07-2014 08:20 PM

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 38 people in the Hamas-dominated enclave. Missiles from the Iron Dome defence system shot into the sky to intercept...
  • Hamas rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Gaza Strip 09-07-2014 11:00 AM

    Gaza, Jerusalem: At least 23 people were killed across Gaza, Palestinian officials said on Wednesday, by a bombardment, Israel said may just be the start of a lengthy offensive against Islamist militants whose rockets struck deeper than ever before into Israel. Israelis ran for cover late on Tuesday as air-raid...
  • Russia to make fresh attempt to launch new rocket 06-07-2014 11:07 AM

    Moscow: Russia will on Wednesday attempt to launch its newest rocket after an embarrassing last-minute glitch forced authorities to abort the initial test last week. "A new attempt to launch the Angara rocket will take place on July 9," the Interfax news agency reported, citing a source close to the...
  • SpiceJet flight escapes rocket attack in Kabul airport 04-07-2014 06:35 PM

    New Delhi: About 100 people on board a SpiceJet flight from Kabul to Delhi escaped a rocket attack by militants at the airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday. The attack, aimed at the military airbase at the Kabul airport, was launched when the Boeing 737 was getting ready for...
  • Rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel 30-06-2014 04:51 PM

    Jerusalem: Palestinian militants on Monday fired a number of rockets at southern Israel, officials said. More than 10 projectiles were fired from the Palestinian side, Xinhua reported. At least 16 rockets were launched late on Sunday, the Israeli military said in a statement. The Israel Air Force has been launching...
  • 'We have done a lot but yeh dil maange more': Top 10 quotes from Narendra Modi at the PSLV C23 rocket launch at Sriharikota 30-06-2014 10:59 AM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated scientists for the successful launch of the PSLV C23 rocket carrying five foreign satellites at the Satish Dhawan space centre in Sriharikota. Modi witnessed the PSLV launch at Sriharikota. The indigenous PSLV C23 rocket is carrying five satellites, including the French Earth observation...
  • The cost of our Mars mission is cheaper than the Hollywood movie 'Gravity': Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells scientists 30-06-2014 10:37 AM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated scientists for the successful launch of the PSLV C23 rocket carrying five foreign satellites at the Satish Dhawan space centre in Sriharikota and said India's Mars mission is cheaper than the hit Hollywood movie 'Gravity'. Modi witnessed the PSLV launch at Sriharikota. The...
  • Israel bombs multiple targets in Gaza after rocket attacks 29-06-2014 05:57 PM

    Gaza: Israeli aircraft attacked at least six militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, hours after rockets fired from the Palestinian territory set a factory in Israel on fire, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. Palestinian medics said two people were wounded in air strikes on eight sites. Israeli officials...
  • Pinaka rockets successfully test-fired in Odisha 29-05-2014 05:53 PM

    Balasore: Indigenously developed Pinaka rockets, capable of destroying enemy positions at 40 kms-range with rapid salvos, were on Thursday successfully test-fired thrice from a multi-barrel launcher at an armament base in Chandipur-on-sea, near here. The rockets, which have undergone several tough tests since 1995, have been already inducted into the...
  • 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...