| 2012 | January | 15

  • Soyuz blasts off for International Space Station

    Baikonur, Kazakhstan, July 15 (): A Russian space craft Soyuz carrying a NASA flight engineer, a Japanese astronaut and a Russian commander has blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS). The spacecraft blazed as a bright orange track through the cloudy skies above the Kazakh steppe. The launch was planned this day to commemorate…

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  • Nepal bus accident kills 36 pilgrim mostly Indians

    New Delhi, July 15 (): A total of thirty-six pilgrims, most of them said to be Indians, were killed in a bus accident on Sunday morning when an overcrowded bus slipped off the road and was forced into the Gandak Canal in southern Nepal. The bus which was heading towards a temple in Nawalparasi district carried…

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  • Need to expand global opinion against N-weapons: Kalam

    Shimla, July 15 (): Former president A P J Abdul Kalam while making powerful appeal for a global free from nuclear weapons said “universal pressure” ought to be built to ensure devastation and non-proliferation of such arms. While speaking in a meeting at the historic Gaiety Theatre, Mr.Kalam stated that “global force should be constructed…

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  • Independent J-K MLA urges mercy for Afzal Guru

    Srinagar, July 15 (ANI): An independent Jammu and Kashmir legislator, Engineer Abdul Rashid, on Sunday urged the UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee to pardon Afzal Guru, after he assumes office. Guru has been sentenced to death in December 2001 Parliament attack case. Interacting with mediapersons here, Rashid, who submitted a memorandum to Mukherjee, said, “I…

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