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Napping & Tableting: Indian plane ‘drops 5,000 feet’ as pilots asleep, distracted
India’s aviation watchdog has launched an inquiry after reports that a Jet Airways Boing 777 suddenly lost 5,000 feet over Turkey’s crowded skies. The pilot was said to be taking a “controlled nap” while his co-pilot was looking at her tablet computer.

14.08.2014 18:11

Odessa slaughter survivors reveal their side of story in intl photo exhibit
Survivors of the bloody Odessa May 2 clashes and subsequent tragedy at Trade Union House, where nearly 50 people were burnt alive, have organized international photo exhibits in order to convey the events with a new clarity denied to viewers by Kiev.

12.08.2014 05:37

Russia need not worry as India-US ties poised for higher trajectory
India is getting spoilt for choice and faces a problem of plenty, as major world powers woo the new Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi; but Russia need not worry.

August 11, 2014 15:12

India warms up to Nepal – is China feeling the heat?
As the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi concludes the next leg of his neighborhood bonhomie with a visit to Nepal, the world busies itself scrutinizing the possible bilateral implications – not between India and Nepal but between India and China.

08.08.2014 09:16

‘Glamourizing gang rape’: Indian fashion shoot causes wave of outrage
​An Indian fashion photo shoot depicting a woman being physically assaulted on a bus has triggered widespread outrage as it mirrors a 2012 fatal gang rape. Officials call for legal action over “glorifying violence.”

07.08.2014 09:20

India slams door on $1tn WTO deal over customs rules
​The World Trade Organization got a surprise setback on Thursday when India, pushing for concessions on agricultural stockpiling, vetoed plans for universal customs rules. The deal could have added $1 trillion and 21 million jobs to the world economy.

01.08.2014 12:47

India voting for Palestine at UNHRC: Human consideration over material realism
As Benjamin Netanyahu talks of “prolonged war”, Gaza burns and the death toll rises every day, its only power plant razed to the ground, and helpless Egyptian mediators who keep revising their ceasefire proposals.

31.07.2014 12:05

Lighter than ‘Gravity’: Why the world should take note of India’s Mars mission
India's maiden Mars mission, launched in November 2013, has covered about 80 percent of its journey, and is likely to hit the Red Planet after the 540 million km journey on September 24 as slated.

29.07.2014 13:37

At least 20 killed in school bus collision in India
At least 19 children and a bus driver have been killed after a school bus collided with a train in southern India. The death toll may rise as many of the injured are in critical condition, Indian officials told local media.

24.07.2014 06:07

The meeting that tested future relations between India and Pakistan
There can be only two ways to look at the meeting between Indian journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik and Pakistan-based India-focused terror mastermind, Hafiz Saeed.

23.07.2014 11:58

Nobel Prize winning economist praises $100 bn BRICS bank created to counter Western dominance
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has praised the new development bank founded this week by the BRICS countries for creating a financial institution that could counter the Western-dominated IMF and World Bank.

18.07.2014 14:50

India could return to Mars as early as 2017
India is ramping up for a follow-up mission to Mars between 2017 and 2020 which will be scientific in scope, the chairman for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said.

18.07.2014 07:30

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