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Coronavirus outbreak: Four instances when Olympic Games were affected

19 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Four instances when Olympic Games were affected

The coronavirus pandemic has come down hard on almost every sporting event around the world.

Trump speaks to top Taliban leader, calls it "good talk"

04 Mar 2020

Trump speaks to top Taliban leader, calls it "good talk"

Days after the United States signed an accord with the Taliban, aimed at bringing peace in ravaged Afghanistan, President Donald Trump spoke with one founder of the terrorist organization.

As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal

29 Feb 2020

As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal

The United States and Taliban, the terrorist organization that has been waging war in Afghanistan for years, are all set to sign a historic deal.

Doomsday Clock: Humanity's doom is just '100 seconds' away

24 Jan 2020

Doomsday Clock: Humanity's doom is just '100 seconds' away

The annual unveiling of the Doomsday Clock in Washington DC, United States, revealed that humanity is just 100 seconds to 'midnight' aka doomsday.

IAF's MiG-27 decommissioned: Revisiting the legacy of the fighter jet

27 Dec 2019

IAF's MiG-27 decommissioned: Revisiting the legacy of the fighter jet

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday bid adieu to the MiG-27 fighter aircraft as the jet's squadron took its last sortie in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Ranking the greatest Olympians of all-time

12 Oct 2019

Ranking the greatest Olympians of all-time

The Olympics is the greatest sporting event in the world and the athletes participating in it are treated with great honor, especially the ones who go on to become medallists.

Football: Ranking the best goalkeepers of all-time

16 Sep 2019

Football: Ranking the best goalkeepers of all-time

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world with a loyal fan base.

These countries have won the most Olympic medals

19 Aug 2019

These countries have won the most Olympic medals

The Olympics is the greatest sporting extravaganza on this planet.

Here are five Olympic moments which shocked the world

15 Aug 2019

Here are five Olympic moments which shocked the world

The Olympics is undoubtedly the greatest sporting event in the world.

9 highly-anticipated Hollywood movies that are releasing this year

26 Jul 2019

9 highly-anticipated Hollywood movies that are releasing this year

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, directed by the legendary Quentin Tarantino, featuring three big-shots (Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie), hits theaters today.

'Stranger Things' Season 3: Easter Eggs you might have missed

08 Jul 2019

'Stranger Things' Season 3: Easter Eggs you might have missed

Fans of Stranger Things are already finished watching the latest season.

All about Mirage-2000, the jet which destroyed terror camps

26 Feb 2019

All about Mirage-2000, the jet which destroyed terror camps

Avenging the dastardly Pulwama attack, in which 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred, the Indian Air Force attacked terror camps flourishing in Pakistan on Tuesday.

Doomsday Clock remains at two minutes to apocalypse

27 Jan 2019

Doomsday Clock remains at two minutes to apocalypse

The Doomsday Clock, an allegorical timepiece designed to illustrate how close humanity is to an apocalyptic event, will remain at two minutes to midnight in 2019, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) recently declared.

Here's why Mamata Banerjee chose Brigade Ground for mega rally

19 Jan 2019

Here's why Mamata Banerjee chose Brigade Ground for mega rally

Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground is all set to welcome politicians from across the country for Mamata Banerjee's rally.

N-Korea yet to take concrete steps to dismantle nukes: Pence

17 Jan 2019

N-Korea yet to take concrete steps to dismantle nukes: Pence

North Korea has still not taken "concrete steps" to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, US Vice President Mike Pence said yesterday, ahead of a reported meeting between North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator and top U.S. officials.

In historic moment, China lands probe on moon's dark side

03 Jan 2019

In historic moment, China lands probe on moon's dark side

As promised, China has managed to land its Chang'e-4 space probe on the dark side of the moon, marking humankind's first spacecraft landing on the dark side.

Chinese probe ready to explore dark side of the moon

31 Dec 2018

Chinese probe ready to explore dark side of the moon

A month after it was launched, a Chinese space probe is all set to land on the dark side of the moon this week.

US eyes more Russia sanctions over Britain nerve attack

07 Nov 2018

US eyes more Russia sanctions over Britain nerve attack

The United States has said that it was preparing fresh sanctions against Moscow over the attempted assassination of a former spy in Britain after a previous round sowed chaos on Russian markets.

Russia's computer scientists, programmers long tied to military, secret services

07 Oct 2018

Russia's computer scientists, programmers long tied to military, secret services

During the Soviet era, Russia's top computer scientists and programmers largely worked for the secret services.

#IndiaRussiaTies: $5 billion deal for S-400 Triumf missile systems signed

05 Oct 2018

#IndiaRussiaTies: $5 billion deal for S-400 Triumf missile systems signed

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the deal with Prime Minister Narendra Modi which will let India procure five Russian S-400 Triumf missile shield systems.

After France, India could ink pact with Russia for 'Gaganyaan'

23 Sep 2018

After France, India could ink pact with Russia for 'Gaganyaan'

After an agreement with France, India is likely to ink a pact with Russia for sharing of expertise on ISRO's ambitious human space mission project 'Gaganyaan'.

Russia's Putin and China's Jinping flip pancakes during economic forum

12 Sep 2018

Russia's Putin and China's Jinping flip pancakes during economic forum

On the sidelines of an economic forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin flipped pancakes with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, on Tuesday.

Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO will send 3 Indians to space

29 Aug 2018

Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO will send 3 Indians to space

A couple of weeks after PM Modi promised a manned spaceflight, ISRO chief K Sivan has come up with a roadmap.

Tajikistan: 16 people feared dead in helicopter hard landing

13 Aug 2018

Tajikistan: 16 people feared dead in helicopter hard landing

Up to 16 people, including 13 climbers and 3 helicopter crew, were unaccounted for after a hard landing by the helicopter in the mountains of Tajikistan, the Central Asian country's emergency committee said today.

The mad genius of Bobby Fischer

01 Aug 2018

The mad genius of Bobby Fischer

American chess icon, Bobby Fischer, is one of the greatest chess players of all time.

Himachal Pradesh: Mountaineers find dead soldier's body from 1968 plane-crash

21 Jul 2018

Himachal Pradesh: Mountaineers find dead soldier's body from 1968 plane-crash

A team of mountaineers in Himachal Pradesh's Dhaka Glacier base-camp stumbled upon a dead soldier's body and wrecked parts of an IAF plane, which crashed in the state's Spiti Valley 50-years-ago.

Woman has 'moving blemishes', turns out they are parasitic worms

24 Jun 2018

Woman has 'moving blemishes', turns out they are parasitic worms

In a rather worrisome case, a 32-year-old Russian woman was shocked to see her blemishes moving. From a tiny blemish under her eye, the scars moved up her eye and then downwards, swelling her lips.

2018 FIFA World Cup: Russia vs Egypt preview

19 Jun 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup: Russia vs Egypt preview

2018 FIFA World Cup hosts Russia cruised in their first match with a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia.

2018 World Cup: Lesser known facts about the mega event

31 May 2018

2018 World Cup: Lesser known facts about the mega event

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia starts from June 14 onwards and the excitement level is increasing everyday with top teams preparing to stake a claim.

Iraq: More than 300 sentenced to death for IS links

18 Apr 2018

Iraq: More than 300 sentenced to death for IS links

Iraqi courts have sentenced to death a total of more than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners, for belonging to the Islamic State terror group (IS), judicial sources said today.

British PM: Highly likely Moscow behind Russian spy Skripal poisoning

13 Mar 2018

British PM: Highly likely Moscow behind Russian spy Skripal poisoning

About a week has passed since double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were mysteriously found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, poisoned with a nerve agent known as "Novichok."

China's Tiangong-1 space station to crash to Earth within weeks

07 Mar 2018

China's Tiangong-1 space station to crash to Earth within weeks

China's first space station Tiangong-1 will crash to Earth in a couple of weeks.

Hamid Karzai: Trump must "walk the talk" on Pakistan's terrorism

27 Jan 2018

Hamid Karzai: Trump must "walk the talk" on Pakistan's terrorism

Former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai called upon US president Donald Trump to "walk the talk" about curbing Pakistan's support to terrorist outfits.

#DefenseDiaries: Why the Su-30MKI is the backbone of the IAF

24 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Why the Su-30MKI is the backbone of the IAF

Recently, a modified Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet test-fired a supersonic BrahMos-A Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM).

#DefenseDiaries: Why the IAF loves the Mirage-2000 fighter jets

22 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Why the IAF loves the Mirage-2000 fighter jets

The French-made Dassault Mirage-2000 is undoubtedly one of Indian Air Force's (IAF) most versatile and deadliest aircraft.

#DefenseDiaries: How the Delhi-class destroyers revolutionized India's naval shipbuilding?

17 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: How the Delhi-class destroyers revolutionized India's naval shipbuilding?

In 1997, the Indian Navy commissioned INS Delhi, the first of three Delhi-Class Destroyers.

#DefenseDiaries: INS Chakra, the deadliest shark in the Indian Ocean

06 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: INS Chakra, the deadliest shark in the Indian Ocean

The INS Chakra, India's sole nuclear attack submarine, is among the deadliest vessels in the Indian Navy's arsenal.

2018 R-Day celebrations: 10 Chief Guests to attend the parade

29 Oct 2017

2018 R-Day celebrations: 10 Chief Guests to attend the parade

Next year's Republic Day parade is expected to have not one, but 10 chief guests, as it's expected to be attended by the leaders of the ASEAN countries.

Trump declassifies some documents on John F. Kennedy assassination

27 Oct 2017

Trump declassifies some documents on John F. Kennedy assassination

Around 2,800 files on former President John F. Kennedy's (JFK) assassination have been released on President Donald Trump's orders.

John F. Kennedy assassination: The questions that still remain unanswered

26 Oct 2017

John F. Kennedy assassination: The questions that still remain unanswered

The assassination of US President John F. Kennedy (JFK) on November 22, 1963, is one of the most tragic moments in American history.