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May 06, 2016
India forest fires flare close to famous Shimla railway
Shimla, India (AFP) May 3, 2016
Forest fires raging in India's Himalayan region crept perilously close to a famous British-era railway track Tuesday, as panicked residents fought off blazes threatening to engulf their homes. Dubbed the "toy train" and dotted with tiny wooden stations, the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla railway in Himachal Pradesh state is a UNESCO world heritage site attracting thousands of tourists each year. "Our gangmen are keeping watch over the fires and dousing the flames if they are too close to the track," ... read more
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Armed guards at India dams as drought leaves farmers dry
As young boys plunge into a murky dam to escape the blistering afternoon sun, guards armed with guns stand vigil at one of the few remaining water bodies in a state hit hard by India's crippling drought. ... more

India gets homegrown satellite navigation system
India on Thursday took the final step towards completing its own satellite navigation system, a development heralded by the prime minister as making the nation self-reliant in the field of space-based positioning. ... more

Armed guards at India dams as drought leaves farmers dry
As young boys plunge into a murky dam to escape the blistering afternoon sun, guards armed with guns stand vigil at one of the few remaining water bodies in a state hit hard by India's crippling drought. ... more
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Diesel cab drivers protest ban in India's smog-choked capital
Hundreds of taxi drivers protested in New Delhi on Monday against a ban on diesel cabs, the latest initiative aimed at improving air quality in the world's most polluted capital. ... more


ISRO launch campaign for IRNSS-1G progressing smoothly
The 51 hour, 30 minute countdown for the launch of an Indian rocket with the country's seventh navigation satellite scheduled for Thursday is proceeding normally, the Indian Space Research Organisat ... more

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India a step away from joining GPS club
India on Thursday afternoon successfully put into orbit its seventh and final navigation satellite - IRNSS-1G - with its own rocket in copy-book style. With this, India successfully completed ... more

Thousands battle deadly forest fires in India
Thousands of labourers backed by water-carrying helicopters were battling to control fires that have killed two people in India's northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, officials said Sunday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Beijing 'tightens screws' on Taiwan's new president

N. Korea stages once-in-a-generation party congress

Microsoft to address UN on 'digital terror'

Russia is back: This is why Washington's 'unipolar' days are over

This is Why Russia's S-500 Air Defense System Makes Pentagon Nervous

Interstellar spacecraft sails could slam on Brakes for exoplanet flybys

Agreement Signed for Airbus Safran Launchers


ISRO Begins Countdown for Launch of Final IRNSS Navigation Satellite
The 51.30 hour countdown for the launch of India's seventh and final navigation satellite on April 28 afternoon begun at 9:20am on Tuesday at Sriharikota rocket port of Indian Space Research Organis ... more

India asks UK to extradite British 'middleman' in chopper scam
India's government said Thursday it has asked Britain to extradite British consultant Christian Michel James over a scandal-hit deal the previous government agreed with Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland to supply helicopters to Delhi. ... more

Chinese dissident says India cancels visa
Chinese dissident Lu Jinghua said Thursday New Delhi cancelled her visa to travel to India to meet the Dalai Lama, just days after another Chinese activist was blocked after protest from Beijing. ... more
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India's Mainland to Host Next Hub of Nuclear Plants
India has announced plans to set up half a dozen nuclear power plants on the mainland. Officials indicated their preference for Russian nuclear power plants as the terms and conditions of "expensive ... more

India to test Reusable Launch Vehicle in June
India is set to flight test, in June, a home-grown reusable launch vehicle to demonstrate its capability to re-enter atmosphere and return to earth for more space missions, a top official said on Sa ... more
24/7 News Coverage
What lies beneath West Antarctica

A Cautionary Tale From Planet Earth

Methane production reduced in ruminants

Unmanned cloud-seeding aircraft takes flight in Nevada

Study finds ice isn't being lost from Greenland's interior

New study found ocean acidification may be impacting Florida keys

Insulating layer of air above the Greenland ice sheet reduces precipitation


Exiled Tibetans reelect Lobsang Sangay as leader
Exiled Tibetans have reelected Lobsang Sangay as their leader, the election commission said Wednesday, five years after the Dalai Lama ceded political power in a bid to foster democracy and secure his succession. ... more

Ancient crocodylian fossils show evidence for parallel evolution
The 13-million-year-old fossils of an extinct crocodylian, named 'the storyteller,' suggest that South American and Indian species evolved separately to acquire protruding, 'telescoped' eyes for riv ... more

Novel approach allows early forecasting of monsoons
The Indian monsoon's yearly onset and withdrawal can now be forecasted significantly earlier than previously possible. A team of scientists developed a novel prediction method based on a network ana ... more

India cancels visa for Chinese Uighur activist
India has cancelled a visa it gave to an exiled Uighur dissident, an official said Monday, after China protested and described him as a "terrorist" wanted by Interpol. ... more

Nepal marks quake anniversary with prayers and tears
Nepal's prime minister joined Buddhist monks at a prayer ceremony Monday to mark the start of rebuilding of five ancient monuments destroyed in an earthquake that killed thousands and devastated the country's rich cultural heritage. ... more

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Fears mount in quake-hit Nepal as tourists stay away
Former guesthouse owner Tenzing Lama remembers when foreign tourists thronged Nepal's Langtang valley, trekking through the breathtaking Himalayan wilderness and soaking up the tranquility. ... more

Nepal's quake-hit ghost village begins fragile recovery
Langtang in Nepal is now little more than a graveyard. The once tranquil mountain village was obliterated last April when a massive earthquake shattered a glacier, raining tonnes of ice, snow and rock down into the valley below, where hundreds of bodies still lie buried. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Clues on the path to a new lithium battery technology

U.S. seen as strategic energy partner for Europe

11bn Pound investment in UK solar driving increase in M and A activity

China national rail company owes more than Greece: report

Trina Solar Awarded a Silver Rating in EcoVadis CSR Survey

Engineers create a better way to boil water

Johns Hopkins scientist programs robot for 'soft tissue' surgery


Nepal marks one year since quake as frustration mounts


A year on, millions of Nepal quake survivors wait for aid


EU moves to lift 15-month ban on Sri Lanka fish exports


Indian space scientists produce world's lightest synthetic material


New contracts surface for struggling Transocean


China, India move closer to military hotline: Xinhua


India to Launch Navigation Satellite on April 28, Complete Full System


Sagem forming Indian JV for AASM Hammer bomb kits


Drinking water: Carbon pricing revenues could close infrastructure gaps


India says 330 million people suffering from drought

Experts examine new debris for MH370 clues

Indian navy goes nuclear as first nuke sub undergoes sea tests

Nepal's female climbers blaze trails for their gender

New BRICS-supported bank approves first set of loans

India to pay $8.8 bn for Rafale fighter jets

India trying to destabilise Pakistan, says army chief

Former US defense contractor sentenced for passing secrets to India

China, India pave the way to BRICS cooperation in space

Royal couple feed baby rhinos, elephants on India safari

Magnitude 6.9 quake hits northern Myanmar

Supernovae showered Earth with radioactive debris

US, India agree to strengthen maritime cooperation

Monsoon forecast offers cheer to India's farmers

Sri Lanka hopes to raise $1 bn in Chinese bonds

Washington to discuss Iraq aid with Gulf allies

Sri Lanka PM says Chinese port project 'not a threat'

China tensions top agenda as Pentagon chief heads to Asia

Maldives launches $800 mn airport expansion

Sri Lanka eyeing Chinese investments with law reforms: PM

Support builds behind Turkmenistan gas pipeline for Pakistan

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