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  • Prithvi-II missiles test postponed

    Balasore (Odisha), Dec 21 (): India on Wednesday postponed at the last minute, the plans to launch two nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missiles in a salvo mode from a test range in Odisha due to a technical snag developed in one of them, a defence official said. According to earlier reports, in a significant air defence exercise,…

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  • Parliament session extension opposed by MPs

    New Delhi, Dec 21 (): Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal moved the Chair in both the Houses of Parliament to have three additional sittings from December 27 to 29 instead of concluding the winter session on Thursday to ensure the passage of the Lokpal Bill after proper discussion. Bansal told reporters that some MPs…

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  • NRIs turning to real estate as rupee drops

    Bangalore, Dec 21 (): The continuous depreciation in rupee over the last six months is attracting many Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to penetrate into the realty sector in the country. The current value of rupee is 52.96 and fluctuation has been witnessed in it  for quite some time now. Not only against dollars, rupee is losing…

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  • Kim Jong-il’s death a huge intelligence failure

    Seoul, Dec 21 (): North Korea announced Kim’s death on Monday, two days after the 69-year-old had died from heart attack while travelling on a train. It was total intelligence failure of both South Korea and US for not knowing Kim’s death even after two days until reported by North Korean media. South Korea’s two…

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  • Facebook to sue ‘Israeli Mark Zuckerberg’

    Jerusalem, Dec 20 (): Rotem Guez, a 32-year-old Israeli entrepreneur and father of two has legally changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg in a bid to raise his company’s profile that sells Facebook “likes,” artificially driving traffic to advertisers on Facebook who buy his services and to prevent him to be sued. He simply walked…

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