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Kathy Sullivan, America's first woman spacewalker, reaches ocean's deepest point

10 Jun 2020

Kathy Sullivan, America's first woman spacewalker, reaches ocean's deepest point

America's first woman spacewalker has now become the first-ever woman to reach the deepest known point in our planet's oceans.

7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Russia, tsunami alert sounded, then canceled

25 Mar 2020

7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Russia, tsunami alert sounded, then canceled

On Wednesday afternoon (local time), Russia's far east region was jolted by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, but no casualties were reported at the time of the press.

Total solar eclipse: When and where to watch

02 Jul 2019

Total solar eclipse: When and where to watch

On July 2, Earthlings will witness the total solar eclipse of 2019, a rare astronomical event marked by the passing of the Moon between the Sun and Earth.

Address global concerns on cross-border terror: India, US to Pakistan

13 Mar 2019

Address global concerns on cross-border terror: India, US to Pakistan

India and the US yesterday called on Pakistan to address global concerns regarding terrorism, including that emanating from across the border.

6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible

29 Dec 2018

6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao today, said US Geological Survey (USGS), adding that a tsunami threat was possible for parts of the Philippines and neighboring Indonesia.

Monsoon to hit Delhi on June 29 after week's delay

24 Jun 2018

Monsoon to hit Delhi on June 29 after week's delay

The southwest monsoon is likely to reach Delhi on June 29 after a week's delay, experts predicted.

Indian armed forces building partnerships in Indo-Pacific region: PM Modi

03 Jun 2018

Indian armed forces building partnerships in Indo-Pacific region: PM Modi

Describing the Indo-Pacific as a "natural region", PM Narendra Modi said India's armed forces, especially the Navy, are building and expanding partnerships in the strategically vital region for peace, security, and humanitarian assistance.

#WelcomeHomeTarini: All women-crew return after circumnavigating globe in 254 days

21 May 2018

#WelcomeHomeTarini: All women-crew return after circumnavigating globe in 254 days

An all-woman crew of Indian Navy reached Goa on Monday after circumnavigating the globe in 254 days, achieving a feat that is bound to make all Indians proud.

Chinese space-lab falls back to Earth, breaks-up over Pacific Ocean

02 Apr 2018

Chinese space-lab falls back to Earth, breaks-up over Pacific Ocean

China's now-defunct space station Tiangong-1 has re-entered the Earth's atmosphere above the South Pacific, according to reports.

North Korea launches highest-ever missile that reached 4,500km altitude

29 Nov 2017

North Korea launches highest-ever missile that reached 4,500km altitude

North Korea has test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which reached an altitude of 4,500km and flew 960km.

#DefenseDiaries: Why are the Andaman & Nicobar Islands strategically important?

25 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Why are the Andaman & Nicobar Islands strategically important?

The Indian military conducted a major exercise in the Andaman & Nicobar (A&N) Islands from November 20 to 24.

US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes in Pacific Ocean

22 Nov 2017

US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes in Pacific Ocean

A US Navy aircraft having 11 people on board has crashed into the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Okinawa, Japan.

Controlling the Indo-Pacific: India, US, Japan Australia resurrect quadrilateral dialogue

13 Nov 2017

Controlling the Indo-Pacific: India, US, Japan Australia resurrect quadrilateral dialogue

In recent times, the Indo-Pacific region has emerged as the fulcrum of global security and economic developments.

Trump to address APEC summit in Vietnam

10 Nov 2017

Trump to address APEC summit in Vietnam

US President Donald Trump is set to deliver a much-anticipated address at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

After IRNSS-1H failure, ISRO to resume satellite launches with Cartosat

23 Oct 2017

After IRNSS-1H failure, ISRO to resume satellite launches with Cartosat

ISRO is gearing up for its next project: the launch of Cartosat along with 30 nano satellites of foreign countries in December.

North Korea: Sanctions would only accelerate nuclear program

19 Sep 2017

North Korea: Sanctions would only accelerate nuclear program

In a statement, North Korea termed the latest round of UN sanctions "the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility."

Kim Jong-un: North Korea will achieve military "equilibrium" with US

16 Sep 2017

Kim Jong-un: North Korea will achieve military "equilibrium" with US

Kim Jong-un has vowed to achieve North Korea's nuclear goals.

Tensions simmer as North Korea launches ballistic missile over Japan

15 Sep 2017

Tensions simmer as North Korea launches ballistic missile over Japan

North Korea fired a ballistic missile which flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido island before landing far out into the Pacific Ocean.

Trump to North Korea: "All options are on the table"

30 Aug 2017

Trump to North Korea: "All options are on the table"

US President Donald Trump has reacted angrily to the latest North Korean missile test, saying it signals the regime's contempt for its neighbors and the UN.

India likely to receive higher than average rainfall this monsoon

10 May 2017

India likely to receive higher than average rainfall this monsoon

India is likely to receive above-average monsoon rainfall this time after El Nino conditions eased in the last few weeks, said the India Meteorological Department.

6.5 magnitude earthquake kills over 50, injures hundreds in Indonesia

07 Dec 2016

6.5 magnitude earthquake kills over 50, injures hundreds in Indonesia

A strong earthquake in the Aceh province on Indonesia's Sumatra island killed over 50, injured hundreds and left dozens missing.

Unmanned Russian cargo spaceship crashes shortly after launch

03 Dec 2016

Unmanned Russian cargo spaceship crashes shortly after launch

An unmanned Russian cargo spaceship traveling to the International Space Station crashed in the atmosphere six minutes after being launched.

Typhoon Meranti hits China after sweeping Taiwan

15 Sep 2016

Typhoon Meranti hits China after sweeping Taiwan

Super typhoon Meranti lost some strength before reaching the city of Xiamen in China, in the early hours of Thursday.

Environmentalist McKibben says Climate Change is WW-III

19 Aug 2016

Environmentalist McKibben says Climate Change is WW-III

Environmental activist Bill McKibben, in his article on climate change published in 'The New Republic', wrote that the world was under attack from climate change.