Bali plane lands in sea, all passengers survive

Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Bali plane lands in sea

Indonesia : A passenger jet operated by budget airline Lion Air – which recently sealed blockbuster orders for new planes – missed the runway at Bali airport on Saturday and landed in the sea but everybody on board survived. The Boeing jet carrying more than 100 passengers missed the runway as it came in to […]

Barack Obama apologises for praising female official’s looks

Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Barack Obama

Washington : President Barack Obama late on Thursday night called Kamala Harris, the California attorney general, and apologised to her for saying that she was the “best-looking attorney general in the country.” Obama made the comment on Thursday morning at a fundraiser outside San Francisco. He praised Harris as being “brilliant,” adding, “she is dedicated […]

Asteroid capture mission: Roscosmos to join hands with NASA

Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Asteroid capture mission

Moscow : Russia’s space agency Roscosmos may join NASA’s ambitious mission to capture an asteroid and place it in high lunar orbit for exploration, its head Vladimir Popovkin said. “[It is] a very interesting project, which NASA proposes to carry out jointly with Roscosmos specialists,” Popovkin told Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper. “We could send a manned […]

Narendra Modi welcome to apply for visa, says US

Friday, April 5th, 2013
Narendra Modi welcome to apply for visa, says US

Washington : With Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi appearing all set to play enter the national stage, the United States said that Modi is welcome to apply for a visa to America, noting that the Obama administration would review his case on its merits. “There is no change (in US policy)…He (Modi) is welcome to […]

Outcast black holes living on edge of Milky Way

Monday, April 1st, 2013
black holes

London : As many as 2,000 black holes kicked away from their homes are now living on the outskirts of our Milky Way galaxy, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz, used new computer simulations to look at how our galaxy grew through mergers with smaller galaxies. Scientists believe […]

Obama to nominate new NATO commander

Friday, March 29th, 2013
NATO commander

Washington : President Barack Obama is to nominate Air Force General Philip Breedlove as new NATO commander, after the earlier nominee John Allen decided to retire, according to US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Hagel announced it Thursday during a press briefing at the Pentagon, saying Obama is nominating Breedlove, commander of US Air Forces in […]

Pakistan rejects involvement in 1993 Mumbai bombings

Friday, March 22nd, 2013
1993 Mumbai blasts

Islamabad : Pakistan today rejected involvement of the government or any of its official agencies in incidents like the 1993 Mumbai bomb attacks, saying it was committed to engaging India in a “sustained and result-oriented dialogue”. Responding to media reports regarding the Indian Supreme Court’s judgement implicating Pakistani government agencies in the 1993 Mumbai bombings, […]

New York population reaches record 8.3 mn

Friday, March 15th, 2013
New York population

New York : The population of New York City last year reached a record 8.3 million after, for the first time in more than six decades, the number of people moving into the Big Apple exceeded the number who left. Mayor Michael Bloomberg Thursday made the announcement concerning the latest Census data, which reveal that […]

World’s largest space observatory opens in Chile

Thursday, March 14th, 2013
World's largest space observatory

Chile: What is thought to be the world’s largest ground-based observatory opened on Wednesday in northern Chile, wielding unprecedented power to peer into the remotest regions of the universe. The ALMA space observatory was inaugurated here on a desert plateau some 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) above sea level, at a ceremony attended by President Sebastian […]

Pakistan-linked terror attack on India could undo thaw, US warns

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
James Clapper

Washington : With the Lashkar-e-Taeba (LeT), believed to be behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, remaining Pakistan’s most problematic militant group, the US fears an Islamabad-linked terrorist attack against India could undo efforts to improve ties between them. “Both India and Pakistan have made calculated decisions to improve ties, despite deep-rooted mistrust,” US Director of […]

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