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Jul 17

SpaceX Successfully Launches IntelSat Broadband Communications Satellite

SpaceX on Wednesday deployed a broadband communications satellite for IntelSat, after twice ditching launch plans in the final seconds before...
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Jul 17

Fossil of Jurassic-era Crocodile with T-rex teeth found in Madagascar

Fossils of a prehistoric Jurassic-era crocodile have been discovered by scientists in Madagascar. The giant crocodile had enormous serrated teeth...
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Jul 17

Team Indus plans $40m fund raise for Moon mission

Team Indus, the private initiative to land a rover on the Moon, is looking to raise $40 million through a...
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Jul 17

The Fastest Stars in Our Milky Way Are High-Speed Runaways From Another Galaxy

Astronomers might finally have an explanation for why the fastest-moving stars in our galaxy have picked up speeds that seem...
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Jul 17

Energy giants court Qatar for gas expansion role despite crisis

Three of the West's biggest energy corporations are lobbying Qatar to take part in a huge expansion of its gas...
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Jul 17

Mansarovar Yatra: China willing to discuss alternative plans for Indians

China on Wednesday said that it was forced to halt the entry of Indian pilgrims to Kailash Mansarovar through the...
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Jul 17

Israel, India look beyond defence to broaden commercial ties

In the months leading up to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to Israel, India signed two arms deals,...
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Jul 17

Full text: Modi, Bibi upgrade India-Israel ties to strategic partnership

During the second day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-day visit, India and Israel on Wednesday elevated their ties to...
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Jul 17

US defenses get pressured by North Korean missile advances

North Korea’s newly demonstrated missile muscle puts Alaska within range of potential attack and stresses the Pentagon’s missile defenses like...
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Jul 17

Asteroid Day: Monitoring the skies for the next strike

Friday is International Asteroid Day. A 24-hour live broadcast will include everything you've ever wanted to know about these rocky...
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Jul 17

United Launch Alliance beats SpaceX to win Air Force launch

United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co , for the first time beat Elon Musk's...
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Jul 17

Jio Launches World’s Longest 100Gbps Submarine Cable System Measuring 25,000 Kms

As of now, Tata Communications was the only provider of the undersea cable system for India. But not anymore. Mukesh...
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Jul 17

Government imposes 10% customs duty on imported mobile phones

India will begin imposing basic customs duty (BCD) on smartphones of 10% from July 1 making imported devices more expensive...
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Jul 17

China “outraged” by $1.42 bln planned US arms sales to Taiwan

China urged the United States to revoke immediately its "wrong decision" to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion worth of arms, saying...
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Jul 17

6.0 earthquake strikes off Ecuador

A strong earthquake struck off Ecuador’s coast on June 30, 2017 evening, sending people running into the streets of the...
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Jul 17

India contributes $500,000 to UN Peacebuilding Fund

India has contributed $500,000 to the UN Peacebuilding Fund, expressing hope that more funding by nations will boost efforts by...
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Jul 17

India, Bhutan urge China for status quo at tri-junction

India has asked China to desist from changing the ground position in the Doklam plateau. In a strongly worded statement...
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Jun 17

Sarin used in Syrian town attack, confirms chemical weapons watchdog

An investigation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) , the world’s chemical weapons watchdog, has confirmed...
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Jun 17

Redraw the triangle

Central to India’s foreign policy since the Cold War has been a growing strategic tilt towards the US out of...
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Jun 17

Who is Syed Salahuddin, chief of Hizbul Mujahideen?

In a strong message to Pakistan, for sponsoring terrorism, the United States on Monday designated the leader of Kashmiri militant...
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Jun 17

The PM’s Trail: Modi’s triumphal US visit has many sub-texts

The prime minister has left the US and is on his return home, via the Netherlands. As he launches his...
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Jun 17

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Netherlands: Here’s what is on the agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Amsterdam on Tuesday, the last leg of his three-nation tour. The two countries are...
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Jun 17

7th Pay Commission allowances get government nod, revised rates effective from July 1

The government on Wednesday gave its approval to the recommendations of the seventh Central Pay Commission after making 34 modifications,...
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Jun 17

Tension at trijunction: India-China standoff over Bhutan clash

Face-offs between Chinese and Indian troops over road construction on the borders of a 269-sq km plateau in Bhutan claimed...
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Jun 17

Nathu La pass closure: Is China sending out a strong signal?

A day after China accused the Indian Army of violating the border, Indian military authorities were tight-lipped about the claims....
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Jun 17

Union Cabinet gives in-principle nod for Air India disinvestment

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval, in-principle, for divesting stakes in national airline Air India. A group under...
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Jun 17

China may be giving a diplomatic message via tri-junction

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is expected to visit Sikkim to review the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops, even...
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Jun 17

US issues new visa criteria for six Muslim nations

The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require...
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Jun 17

Petya cyber attack hits operations at Mumbai port

The Union government on Wednesday confirmed that one of the terminals at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) near Mumbai...
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Jun 17

Communication satellite GSAT-17 launched from French Guiana

GSAT-17, the country's newly launched communication satellite, will soon join the fleet of 17 working Indian communication satellites in space...
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