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  • India's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant fades into history November 22, 2014

    Mumbai: India's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, which was built for the British Royal Navy as HMS Hercules in 1943 and which saw action during the India-Pakistan war in 1971, is being finally broken up after a glorious history of 71 years. The HMS Hercules, a Majestic-class light fleet aircraft carrier,...
  • Lost Faberge Easter egg, saved from the melting pot by an American scrap dealer, on show for first time in 112 years April 8, 2014

    A Fabergé Imperial Easter Egg made for Emperor Alexander III of Russia and not seen in public for more than a century will go on show in London after being saved from the melting pot by an American scrap dealer who only accidentally realized its value. The Lost Third Imperial Easter...
  • Scrap metal dealer finds one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs worth millions at a flea market March 20, 2014

    London: There is good luck, outrageous good fortune - and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest. A London antique dealer said Wednesday that that the scrap metal entrepreneur bought...
  • Tell centre to scrap Sethu Samudram, TN urges SC April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu government has urged the Supreme Court to direct the central government not to proceed with the implementation of the Sethu Samudram Shipping Channel Project in the Palk Strait. The channel will facilitate navigation between India's east and west coasts. In his affidavit before the apex court,...
  • Wary India watches monsoon, gold scrap sales up June 19, 2012

    Singapore/Mumbai: Jewellers in Thailand cashed in gold as global prices extended gains for an eighth consecutive session on Tuesday, while a weaker rupee curbed buying interest in India, the world's main consumer, dealers said. Jewellers in India are also watching the progress of the monsoon, which could set the tone for...
  • Delhi: 2 policemen jailed for extortion May 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Two policemen have been sentenced to three years in jail by a Delhi court for extorting money from a scrap dealer by threatening to implicate him in a theft case. Holding head constables Sukhbir and Anoop Singh guilty under the Prevention of Corruption Act for forcing the scrap dealer...
  • Mumbai: Fire in Mankhurd slum area, no casualties March 30, 2012

    Mumbai: A fire broke out in the Mankhurd slum area in Mumbai early on Friday morning. The incident took place at a scrap godown near the slum area. Nearly eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The situation was brought under control. There were no reports of casualties. ...
  • Delhi: Scrap dealer sets off a plane crash scare March 24, 2012

    Locals called in the police to report an air crash after the trolley on which the scrap of an Air India aircraft was being transported, overturned. ...
  • Cancelling CET has helped rural students: TN February 23, 2012

    Chennai: Defending its decision to do away with Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission into professional courses, Tamil Nadu government today said the enrolment of rural students into engineering courses has gone up by more that ten per cent since it was scrapped. "The percentage of rural students admitted into engineering...
  • 2G: SC ruling a serious attack on us, says Telenor February 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor on Friday came out strongly against the Supreme Court ruling ordering all 2G licenses to be scrapped saying that the order was a "very serious attack" on the firm's investments. "The Supreme Court ruling is a very serious attack on the firm's investments. Quitting the...
  • Govt scraps controversial DevasAntrix deal February 17, 2011

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Thursday decided to terminate the controversial deal between ISRO's commercial wing Antrix and Devas citing national security. The decision to annul the deal was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on...
  • DU sorry for negligence over Cobalt60 April 29, 2010

    After it was confirmed that the killer radioactive scrap in Mayapuri was traced to the Delhi University, the institution came out on Thursday to openly admit to a laxity on their part, promising a thorough probe. ...
  • Cobalt60 source traced to DU lab: cops April 29, 2010

    A day after one person died in the case of radioactive leak in Delhi's Mayapuri scrap market area, the police have now figured out where it came from. Police now say the cobalt 60 came from a Delhi University Chem Lab. ...
  • Radiation leak calls for urgent Govt attention April 27, 2010

    New Delhi: The threat from the recent radiation scare in the capital suddenly turned much more potent. The first victim, 35yearold Rajender Prasad died on Monday after battling radiation side affects for almost two weeks. The radioactive scrap was initially discovered in Mayapuri in West Delhi. The big fear...
  • Delhi radiation exposure: One patient dies April 26, 2010

    New Delhi: A man hospitalised after radiation exposure in the national capital earlier this month died due to multiorgan failure on Monday, doctors said. Rajender Prasad, 35, a worker at a shop in Mayapuri scrap market, died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He was shifted there on April 13...
  • Three dead in blast at Mathura scrap shop April 14, 2010

    New Delhi: At least three people have died and four others injured in a blast outside a scrap shop in Mathura. The blast occurred at around 1445 hrs IST in the scrap shop, which is located about 250 meters from Mathura's main temple the Shri Krishna Janmasthan. An eyewitness said that...
  • Another radiation leak in Delhi scrap market April 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Close on the heels of radiation exposure at a scrap market here, experts detected Wednesday one more source of radiation in the same area even as another affected person was admitted to AIIMS taking the number of victims to seven. National Disaster Response Force reached the area Tuesday...
  • Postman sells letters to scrap dealer July 4, 2007

    New Delhi:A postman from Indore has allegedly sold hundreds of letters, bills and insurance intimations to a waste paper dealer instead of delivering them. The postal department launched a probe against the postman after the stunned people of Navlakha area of the city brought the matter to light. The police has...
  • 'Not important for F1 to be in US' June 14, 2007

    London: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has told US Grand Prix organisers that he could take the race elsewhere if he cannot agree a new deal with Indianapolis. "It is not vital to Formula One to be in the United States," the 76yearold told Britain's Daily Express newspaper on Thursday,...
  • Centre annuls Sharma as CMD of ONGC February 13, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday annulled the appointment of R S Sharma as the Chairman and Managing Director of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, India's most valuable company, and decided to hold fresh interviews for the post. Sharma had been officiating as the CMD of ONGC since Mayend 2006,...
  • Goa govt shelves its regional plan January 26, 2007

    Panaji: Its a victory for Goas civil rights activists as India celebrates her 58th Republic Day. The Goa government has announced it will denotify its ambitious regional plan 2011 with retrospective effect. State power minister Digambar Kamat made this announcement at a Republic Day function in Goa. The state Town and Country...
  • 200 kg RDX, TNT found in junkyard September 16, 2006

    Ahmednagar (Maharashtra): In perhaps one of the single biggest hauls of explosives India has seen in recent times, over 175 kilogram of RDX and 20 kilogram of TNT, was seized in a scrap dealer's shop in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The explosives are now lying safely in the custody of the...