Day: November 14, 2018

BAE to provide technical services for Army’s 116th MIB

 The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command has awarded BAE Systems $100 million to provide technical and general support to the 116th Military Intelligence Brigade. The contract, running over four years, will provide technical experts who will assist the 116th MIB to better understand regional threats. “The demand […]


Near-complete fossil reveals evolution of advanced flight among early birds

The most complete skeleton of an enantiornithine bird has offered scientists new insights into the appearance and behavior of the unique group. Analysis of the 75-million-year-old suggests enantiornithines evolved advanced flying capabilities similar to those of modern birds. The fossil — described Tuesday in the journal PeerJ — is an […]

‘Incomparable’ $50 mn pink diamond smashes record at Geneva auction

An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie’s said, setting a new per-carat record for a stone of its kind. The Pink Legacy, which once belonged to the Oppenheimer family who […]

It’s long journey ahead for young Nihal: Chess great Anand

Kolkata :  Indian chess great Viswanathan Anand sees signs of greatness in Nihal Sarin but says it’s a long journey ahead for the impressive 14-year-old since there has been a trend of players struggling to replicate success as they age. Sarin did exceedingly well by forcing a draw with […]

NGT directs CPCB to furnish report on 51,837 industries in Delhi

New Delhi : The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to submit the action taken report within a month on the status of 51,837 industries in the national capital which are running in residential areas without requisite approvals. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson […]

SC declines to stay its verdict allowing women of all ages into Sabarimala temple

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Wednesday declined to stay its verdict which allowed entry of women of all age groups into Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked a lawyer, who was seeking stay on its Sabarimala verdict, to wait till January 22 […]

President Kovind, PM Modi, Sonia pay tributes to Nehru on birth anniversary

New Delhi :  President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday paid tributes to India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary. Nehru was born to Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad in […]

Take good care of children, they are the future: Mamata

Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said care should be taken of the children as they are the future of our society. On Children’s Day, Banerjee showered blessings on all children and said various schemes like ‘Sabuj Shree’ and ‘Shishu Sathi’ have been rolled out […]

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