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8 killed as blast targets Frontier Corps convoy at Balochistan’s capital Quetta

At least eight people, including two security personnel, were killed and 25 others injured on Saturday when a powerful blast targeted a Frontier Corps convoy in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province. In a powerful blast targeted at a Frontier Corps convoy in Quetta Saturday, at least eight people were killed and 25 others injured. The blast happened near district court of Balochistan province capital’s Quetta. “At least eight people were killed, including six civilians and two ..

Padmashri awardee cartoonist Sudhir Tailang passes away at 55 due to brain tumor

Padma Shri award winner cartoonist Sudhir Tailang passed away on Saturday at a private hospital Medanta in Gurgaon at the age of 55. Tailang was under treatment for brain tumor from over 2 years and took his last breath at 12:30 pm today. He is to be cremated by his family members on Sunday at Lodhi Road crematorium. Tailang was under treatment for the last two years. He was in hospital for more than a month and his family was told that chances of his recovery weren’t bright.'' said a doctor of Medanta ..

President salutes Nations’ contribution at #IFR2016; says India astride the major shipping routes

President Pranab Mukherjee eulogized India’s geographical benefits astride the major shipping routes of the Indian Ocean in the International Fleet Review 2016 at Vizag port. As the Prime Minister Narendra Modi along Naval Chief Dhowan and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar saluted the 50 Nations fleet while they portrayed velour and pride that would strengthen the safety of the Oceans...

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre at Kerala to host 19th National Space Science Symposium (NSSS)

The 19th National Space Science Symposium (NSSS) will be hosted by Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Kerala on 9th February. NSSS is an event where scientists working in the research fields of atmospheric, space and planetary sciences, astronomy and astrophysics, solar system bodies and their exploration will get together to discuss their new findings. The four-day event will be inaugurated by former ISRO Chairman U R Rao. Also, VSSC Director Dr K Sivan will deliver the presidential address during the event ..

1,25,000 terrorism linked accounts suspended by the blogging giant Twitter 

Micro-blogging giant Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts which were used for threatening and promoting terrorist acts till the end of last year, and increased its team force to review more such accounts to for faster actions. Most of these suspended accounts were linked to terrorist organization ISIS. Twitter condemned the use of its platform to promote terrorism and said the 'Twitter Rules' make it clear that this type of behavior, or any violent threat, is not permitted on its service. "As the ..

5,026 villages have been electrified claims Govt; Nazal hit villages are a challenge says Goyal

Government is trying to complete village electrification work in nearly one-third of the 18,452 un-electrified villages said Power Minister Piyush Goyal. While addressing to reporters he said that 5,026 villages have been electrified. He also said electrification works in these villages faced several challenges as most of the areas were Naxal-hit, besides having hilly terrain and dense forestation. ..

Tragic bus accident in Gujarat kills 20 people, death toll likely to rise

At least 20 people died after a state transport bus in which they were travelling fell from a bridge into Purna river in Navsari district in south Gujarat today, police said. In a tragic accident in Gujarat, at least 20 people died state transport bus in which they were travelling fell from a bridge into Purna river in Navsari district on Friday. According to police, the number of casualties is likely to rise. "Twenty bodies have been taken out from the river after the bus fell off a bridge into Purna ..

#IFR2016: India adhere with 50 nations to fortify oceanic supremacy; Vizag port shines with naval fleets

Fifty International Navy forces have come collectively to commemorate the supremacy and glory of Indian navy and strengthen the clout of Oceans, an International Fleet Review 2016 at Vizag port. India being the host nation displays its maritime capabilities and the bridges of friendship it has built with other maritime nations. Laying of wreaths at the 1971 war memorial in Visakhapatnam set the tone for the starting of the International Fleet Review (IFR) being organised by the Indian Navy. The event review..