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Three killed in Tripura cyclone

May 3, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Agartala, May 3 (IANS) Cyclonic storms accompanied by lightning continue to create havoc in Tripura, killing three more people Wednesday, taking the death toll to 15, an official said here Thursday.

'North Korea has enough uranium for six nuclear bombs', warns expert

May 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Pyongyang, May 3 (ANI): North Korea has stockpiled enough uranium for six nuclear bombs, an expert has warned.

UN imposes sanctions on 3 North Korean firms over rocket launch

May 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): The United Nations Security Council has imposed sanctions on three significant North Korean state-owned companies over the country's failed rocket launch last month.


Enrique Iglesias returns to Madrid after 12 years

May 3, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Los Angeles, May 3 (IANS/EFE) Pop idol Enrique Iglesias returns to his native Madrid to offer his first concert in Spain in more than a decade, an event to which he is going after "two weeks without sleeping", he said.

Jihadists in Germany attack police during far-right rally displaying anti-Islamic cartoons

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Berlin, May 2(ANI): A group of radical Muslims, also referred to as Salafist jihadists, attacked police in the German city of Solingen on Tuesday during a far-right rally, which displayed anti-Islamic cartoons.

Tripura CPM sees ploy behind American festival

May 2, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Agartala, May 2 (IANS) The US consulate holding an educational festival without the Tripura government's permission has alarmed the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).

I didn't know I had another grandchild: Julio Iglesias

May 2, 2012 at 4:18 AM

Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Spanish Singer Julio Iglesias's eldest daughter Chabeli gave birth to her second child, Sofia, but he knew nothing about the new addition in the family.

US, Japan says North Korea's 'old pattern of provocation' is over

May 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda have warned North Korea that its 'old pattern of provocation' has now ended.

US man sues BMW after motorcycle seat causes 2-year erection

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Wellington, May 1 (ANI): A US man has filed suit against BMW, claiming that the 'ridge like' seat gave him long lasting erections.

Pakistan lodges formal complaint over N Waziristan drone attack

May 1, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Islamabad, May 1 (ANI): Pakistan has summoned a senior U.S. diplomat to lodge a formal protest over the recent drone attack in North Waziristan Agency, igniting fresh tensions between the two countries.

One killed, 175 injured as tornado hits Tripura

May 1, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Agartala, May 1 (IANS) A farmer was killed and 175 injured in Tripura when a tornado, accompanied by rain and hailstorm, hit the state, destroying more than 1,000 houses, uprooting trees and disrupting communication, officials said Tuesday.

U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan may complicate vital negotiations

April 30, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Islamabad, Apr 30 (ANI): A fresh drone strike by the Central Investigation Agency in Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency have drawn speculations of a set back in vital negotiations between the already strenuous U.S.-Pak relationship.

US warns allies about North Korea nuke test 'taking place this week'

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Pyongyang, Apr 30 (ANI): The United States has reportedly warned its allies that North Korea is building up to carrying out a nuclear test this week.

Security, corruption issues in coming northeast polls: Congress

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Agartala, April 30 (IANS) Law and order and corruption would be the two major poll planks of the Congress during assembly elections next year in the three northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland, a party leader said here Monday, expressing confidence in the party's victory.

'Avengers Assemble' registers massive 2.5 mln-pound opening

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Marvel's epic superhero super-group flick 'The Avengers Assemble' recorded the third highest opening of all time in the UK on Thursday, according to The Nme.

Iran discovers new natural gas field: Mehr

April 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Tehran, Apr 29 (Xinhua-ANI): Iran has found a new natural gas field in the country's southwestern province of Khuzestan which is estimated to contain reserves as much as the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.

Iran discovers gas field

April 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Tehran, April 29 (IANS) Iran has discovered a major gas field, a media report said Sunday.

Three killed in Tripura rainstorm

April 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Agartala, April 29 (IANS) At least three people, including a boy, have been killed in rainstorms ravaging parts of Tripura since Saturday, an official said here Sunday.

China launches tourist train to North Korea

April 29, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Beijing, April 29 (IANS) China has launched a tourist train connecting the country's northeastern Tumen county and the picturesque Chilbo mountain in neighbouring North Korea.

Manhunt continues for killer Tripura trooper

April 28, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Agartala, April 28 (IANS) A manhunt continued Saturday to nab the Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper who allegedly killed five of his family members, including his wife, Friday following a family dispute, police said.

Tripura trooper guns down five of family

April 27, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Agartala, April 27 (IANS) A Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper Friday gunned down five of his family members, including his wife and two other women, following a family dispute, police said.

Facebook bans woman for photos of son with Down's syndrome

April 27, 2012 at 8:18 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) An American woman was banned from Facebook after she posted photos of her son affected with Down's syndrome. The social network, which termed the pictures "inappropriate", has now apologised.

'Fake barriers, bureaucracy posing hurdles in Indo-Bangla ties'

April 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Agartala, April 27 (IANS) Man-made obstacles and bureaucratic hassles are major hurdles in fostering relations between India and Bangladesh leading to distrust, underdevelopment and non-execution of a range of bilateral issues, international experts said here Friday.

Russian jailed for bombing that killed 19

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian was Friday sentenced by a court to 19 years in jail over a market bombing in 2010 that killed 19 people.

Cupid strikes 4 times in life

April 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): An average person will fall in love four times in their life, a new study has revealed.

Repatriation of Mizoram refugees from Tripura fails again

April 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 27 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram has failed to kick off yet again as they are unwilling to return to their villages without a written agreement and arrangements for their security, officials here say.

Refugees' return to Mizoram from Tripura put off

April 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 26 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram did not start Thursday as the inmates are unwilling to return to their villages without a written agreement and arrangements for their security, officials here said.

North Korea marks army's 80th anniversary

April 25, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Pyongyang, April 25 (IANS) North Korea Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA), Xinhua reported.

North Korea plans conducting third nuclear test after failed rocket launch

April 25, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Pyongyang, Apr 25 (ANI): North Korea has almost completed preparations for a third nuclear test after it failed to launch long-range missile last month, according to a report.

Amid uncertainty, Reang refugees to return to Mizoram

April 25, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 25 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to adjoining Mizoram is set to resume Thursday, but there is still uncertainty over whether all the migrants in six camps will return home, officials said Wednesday.

Romney 'fully in general election mode' after sweeping primaries in five states

April 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney is in full general election mode, having won primaries in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York.

Russia admits Iranian, North Korean n-threat

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Moscow, April 24 (IANS) Russia's military leadership has for the first time acknowledged a nuclear threat from Iran and North Korea.

Bye-polls for 27 seats in eight states on June 12

April 24, 2012 at 6:36 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday announced bye-polls for 27 seats in eight states to be held June 12.

US wants better India-Bangladesh economic ties

April 24, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Agartala, April 24 (IANS) The US wants better trade and economic relations between India and Bangladesh through the northeastern region which has "huge scope of progress in future", an American official said here Tuesday.

ONGC-Videsh going ahead with South China Sea exploration

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Agartala, April 24 (IANS) State-owned ONGC-Videsh will go ahead with the exploration of oil in the South China Sea despite China's objections, a top company official said here Tuesday.

Efron blown away by Taylor Schilling

April 23, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Actor Zac Efron is thankful that he clicked well with his on-screen girlfriend Taylor Schilling in "The Lucky One", and says he learnt a lot from during the movie's shooting.

North Korea threatens South Korean president

April 23, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Pyongyang, April 23 (IANS) North Korea has threatened to launch 'special operations' against South Korea's president, the official KCNA news agency said Monday.

Tripura to launch disaster management project in schools

April 23, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Agartala, April 23 (IANS) Tripura will launch a disaster management programme in its schools to enhance the state's preparedness in an event of a natural calamity striking it, an official said here Monday.

Top South African cop compares Mandela to deceased North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung

April 23, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Pretoria, Apr 23 (ANI): South Africa's Deputy Minister of Police has compared former president Nelson Mandela to deceased North Korean leader Kim Il Sung.

Chinese film, TV makers win prizes at Houston Int'l Film Festival

April 22, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Houston (US), April 22 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese film and TV makers won a number of top prizes at the 45th Houston International Film Festival here on Saturday.

Tripura Lok Adalats clear 640 revenue cases

April 22, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Agartala, April 22 (IANS) To deal with the huge backlog of pending cases related to land, revenue and insurance, the Tripura government held Lok Adalats and resolved 640 of the 800 cases, an official said here Sunday.

Make poultry farming in northeast more scientific: Aviation flu experts

April 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Agartala, April 22 (IANS) Timely vaccination of birds and animals, access to standard laboratories and maintaining bio-security are among the measures required to curb the sporadic outbreak of bird flu in India's northeast, says a team of international and Indian experts touring the region.

Table tennis: Sharath misses out on fifth qualifying spot for Olympics

April 21, 2012 at 10:29 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Achanta Sharath Kamal failed to seal the fifth qualifying spot at the ongoing Asian Olympic Qualification Table Tennis Tournament in Hong Kong, when he lost to Kim Song Nam of North Korea, 2-4 (12-10, 9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 8-11, 8-1) Saturday.

Barman is new Congress chief in Left-ruled Tripura

April 21, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Agartala, April 21 (IANS) Three-time legislator Sudip Roy Barman has been named the chief of the Congress's Tripura state unit, sources said here Saturday. The new leader immediately vowed to oust the ruling Left Front from power.

North Korea vows to continue satellite launches

April 21, 2012 at 6:29 AM

Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea will continue satellite launches for peaceful purposes, an official said a week after a failed launch.

Youths axe father in Tripura village

April 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Agartala, April 20 (IANS) A quarrel over family matters led two youths to axe their father to death in Tripura, police said here Friday.

Eight killed in Pak Taliban, Haqqani network clash in North Waziristan

April 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Peshawar, Apr 20(ANI): At least eight people have been killed in intense clashes between the Haqqani Network and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan in North Waziristan Agency, local sources have said.

US again pressures Pakistan to target Haqqani network

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Kabul, Apr 20(ANI): US ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker has called on Pakistan to target the Haqqani Network, saying there was "no question" that the group mounted recent co-ordinated attacks on Kabul and other areas over the weekend.

'US within an inch of war everyday' with North Korea: Panetta

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): US Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, claimed that the United States was 'within an inch of war almost every day' in the region around North Korea, and need be 'careful' about what they do or say.

North Korea threatens to 'blow up' Seoul

April 20, 2012 at 6:21 AM

Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea has reportedly threatened military action against South Korea unless Seoul apologises for "insulting" the centenary celebrations of Pyongyang's late founding leader Kim Il-sung.

South Korea puts new cruise missile into service

April 19, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Moscow, April 19 (IANS /RIA Novosti) South Korea has put into service a new long-range cruise missile, capable of striking missile sites or nuclear installations in any part of neighbouring North Korea, reported Yonhap news agency Thursday citing a senior army officer with the South Korean defence ministry.

Rihanna's white powder pic on Twitter sparks fury

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Rihanna's fans were shocked when the singer tweeted a picture that appeared to show her taking drugs.

'The Great Unconformity' may hold key to understanding Cambrian explosion

April 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): The oceans were loaded with life 600 million years ago, but the simple, soft-bodied creatures would have been hardly recognizable as the ancestors of almost all animals on Earth today, researchers say.

Ammonia leak: Disaster averted in Agartala

April 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Agartala, April 19 (IANS) A prompt response from fire service personnel averted a major disaster here after they successfully contained an Ammonia gas leak from a local cold storage, officials said here Thursday.

Aadhaar to pilot financial, banking services in 50 districts

April 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Agartala, April 18 (IANS) Aadhaar cards, the unique, 12-digit identification numbers given to residents of India, will soon be pressed into financial and banking services, to begin with in 50 districts, a top official said here Wednesday.

North Korea says not obliged to follow agreement with US

April 18, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Pyongyang, April 18 (ANI): North Korea has said that it would continue to launch satellites and is not obliged to follow the major agreement with the United States.

Centre willing to support steps taken by state governments

April 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said that the Central Government is willing to support steps taken by the State Governments in the fight against the Naxals.

UNSC tightens grip over North Korea for rocket launch

April 17, 2012 at 1:17 PM

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday has decided to tighten grip over already zeroed North Korea for its attempt to test long-range ballistic missile albeit the test became failed.

UNSC condemns North Korean rocket launch

April 17, 2012 at 7:11 AM

United Nations, April 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has strongly condemned North Korea's rocket launch, calling it a serious violation of UN resolutions.

China urges dialogue after North Korean satellite launch

April 17, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China has called for more dialogue and consultations after the UN Security Council (UNSC) Monday strongly condemned North Korea over its failed satellite launch, Xinhua reported.

Tripura CM Sarkar slams proposal to set up NCTC

April 16, 2012 at 8:43 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Monday lashed out at the proposal to set up the NCTC (National Counter Terrorism Centre), saying the Central Government was trying to encroach upon the rights of the states.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says 'military is country's top priority'

April 16, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Pyongyang, Apr 16 (ANI): North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has vowed to continue placing military matters above the economy.

Iranian officials witnessed failed North Korean rocket launch

April 16, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Pyongyang, Apr 16 (ANI): A dozen officials from Iran's controversial ballistic missiles programme visited North Korea last week to observe its latest rocket launch, which ended in failure, it has emerged.

Bangladeshi Jumbo triggers panic in Agartala

April 16, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Agartala, April 16 (IANS) An elephant, that entered the northeastern state of Tripura from neighbouring Bangladesh, has triggered panic among people in Agartala, a senior forest official said here Monday.

Original ticket for voyage on Titanic fetches 56250 dollars at auction

April 16, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Washington, April 16 (ANI): An auction house has sold various Titanic remnants to mark the centennial of its sinking.

North Korea holds military parade

April 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Pyongyang, April 15 (IANS) North Korea Sunday held a military parade here to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the country's founder Kim Il-sung.

Agartala kicks off mission to become Hepatitis free

April 15, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Agartala, April 15 (IANS) The Tripura government Sunday launched an ambitious programme to make its capital Agartala a Hepatitis free city, considering northeastern India's vulnerability to this highly contagious disease.

Reduced drone strikes reflect success, claims US official

April 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Washington, Apr 15(ANI): A reduction in the US drone strikes in Pakistan in recent months reflects success in targeting senior al Qaeda operatives and forcing militants "underground," a US official has claimed.

Manik Sarkar to attend chief ministers' meet

April 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Agartala, April 15 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who along with a few other chief ministers had forced the central government to convene a special meeting on setting up of National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), left here Sunday to attend Monday's crucial meet in New Delhi.

'North Korea wastes millions on rockets while people starve'

April 14, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Washington, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama criticised the North Korean leadership Saturday for spending millions of dollars on rockets "that don't work", while the country's population is "starving".

Satellites monitor icebergs in Arctic to prevent another Titanic doom

April 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Washington, April 14 (ANI): International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea and the International Ice Patrol (IIP) is planning to launch a new generation of public good satellites to monitor icebergs in Arctic in an effort to prevent another Titanic disaster.

Blast hits Russia-bound Azerbaijan pipeline

April 14, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A powerful blast at around Friday midnight hit an about 240-km long natural gas pipeline connecting Azerbaijan and Russia.

UNSC meets on North Korea's satellite launch

April 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

United Nations, April 13 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday started an emergency closed-door session on how to respond to the satellite launch by North Korea.

Russia opposes new sanctions against North Korea

April 13, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Moscow, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday opposed new sanctions against North Korea after the country's much-hyped rocket launch failed.

Hot air balloon disrupts flights in London

April 13, 2012 at 6:35 PM

London, April 13 (IANS) Flights were temporarily halted Friday in London's second largest airport Gatwick after a hot air balloon flew into its airspace.

Kim Jong-un elected chairman of National Defence Commission

April 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was Friday elected the first chairman of the National Defence Commission, on the same day a satellite launched by the country broke into pieces after lift-off and fell into the sea.

Tripura hosts ten day long Orissa festival

April 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Agartala, Apr 13 (ANI): To promote cultural relations, tourism, and business with Orissa, Tripura recently hosted a ten day long Orissa festival.

North Korea may conduct third nuclear test to save face after failed Uhna-3 rocket fiasco: Analysts

April 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Pyongyang, Apr 13 (ANI): North Korea may conduct its third nuclear weapon test to restore its honour, after the failed launch of an Uhna-3 rocket, analysts have claimed.

India concerned at North Korea's rocket launch attempt

April 13, 2012 at 4:51 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India Friday voiced serious concern over a rocket launching attempt by North Korea and asked Pyongyang to refrain from such steps that adversely impact peace and stability in the Korean peninsula.

`North Koreans to try next missile launch in 2-3 years'

April 13, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Reports that a North Korean rocket plunged into the Yellow Sea Friday morning will not spell the end of North Korea's rocket programme, said a space and aeronautics expert from Pyongyang Friday.

North Korea confirms rocket failure launch following mid-air explosion

April 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Beijing, Apr 13 (ANI): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday confirmed the failed launch of the 'satellite' which it fired Friday morning and announced that the rocket did not enter the preset orbit.

North Korea rocket launch fails

April 13, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) A North Korean satellite, which South Korea calls a "ballistic missile", failed to enter orbit after its launch Friday morning, the official KCNA news agency reported.

North Korea launches long-range rocket: reports

April 13, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Pyongyang/Washington, April 13 (IANS) Defying warnings from the international community, North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit Friday, reported CNN citing two US officials.

North Korea launches rocket: US

April 13, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit Friday in defiance of warnings from the international community, reported CNN citing two US officials.

G-8 urges North Korea to cancel rocket launch

April 13, 2012 at 4:11 AM

Washington, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The G-8 foreign ministers have urged North Korea to honour its commitments and cancel the launch of its rocket later this week, the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has said.

Six firms keen to partner ONGC for Tripura fertilizer plant

April 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Agartala, April 12 (IANS) Six Indian firms have expressed their keenness to participate in the first gas-based fertilizer plant of the state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in Tripura, a senior company official said here Thursday.

Japan resolution against North Korea's rocket launch

April 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Tokyo, April 12 (IANS) The lower house of Japan's parliament Thursday approved a resolution against the planned satellite launch by North Korea this month.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un gets new party post

April 12, 2012 at 4:35 AM

Pyongyang, April 12 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been appointed chairman of the central military commission of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).

Northeast parties press for repealing army's special powers

April 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Agartala, April 11 (IANS) The demand to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives sweeping powers to security forces deployed in disturbed areas, was reiterated by a cross-section of tribal parties here Wednesday.

North Korea says its planned rocket launch not an 'act of aggression'

April 11, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Beijing, April 11 (ANI): China has renewed its call for moderation after North Korea had earlier made it clear that its planned rocket launch is not an act of aggression.

Lady Gaga announces European tour dates

April 11, 2012 at 2:52 PM

London, Apr 11 (ANI): Lady Gaga is gearing up for another world tour as she announced the dates for the European leg of her 'Born This Way Ball' tour.

North Korea all set to launch satellite: Official

April 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Pyongyang, April 11 (IANS) North Korea is ready to launch a satellite, an official said Wednesday.

North Korea ready to launch satellite: Official

April 11, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Pyongyang, April 11 (IANS) North Korea is ready to launch its satellite, an official said Wednesday.

Britain, Japan agree on joint arms project

April 10, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Tokyo, April 10 (IANS) Visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Japanese counterpart Yoshihiko Noda Tuesday agreed to jointly develop military equipment.

North Korea ignoring US warnings on missile test to bolster support for Kim Jong-un: Analysts

April 10, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Pyongyang, Apr 10 (ANI): North Korea is willing to sacrifice much-needed US food aid by ignoring America's warming on conducting missile tests in order to strengthen popular support for the country's new leader, Kim Jong-un, according to analysts.

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll admits struggling to cope with 35m pounds price tag

April 10, 2012 at 8:13 PM

London, Apr 10 (ANI): Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has admitted that he is struggling to cope with the pressure of the 35 million pound price tag, which made him the most expensive British footballer last year.

Over 150,000 North Koreans held captive in hidden gulag

April 10, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Pyongyang, Apr 10 (ANI): Over 150,000 North Koreans have been held captive in a Soviet-style hidden gulag in the country, despite the communist government's denial that it holds political prisoners, a new report has revealed.

Squalls, hailstorm kill seven in Tripura

April 10, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Agartala, April 10 (IANS) At least seven people, including two children and an elderly man, were killed and over 30 injured as cyclonic storms accompanied by rains lashing several parts of Tripura since Friday left behind a trail of devastation, officials said here Tuesday.

Satellite launch not to harm region: North Korean official

April 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Pyongyang, April 10 (IANS) The launch of a satellite by North Korea will not harm the region and neighbouring countries, an official from the Korean Committee for Space Technology said here Tuesday.

North Korea satellite launch provocative: US

April 10, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Washington, April 10 (IANS) The planned satellite launch later this month by North Korea was provocative, the US government said Monday.

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