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Russian upper house approves use of force in Ukraine

Russia’s upper house of parliament voted Saturday to approve the use of military force in Ukraine. The vote was unanimous.   Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the upper house of parliament for approval to send Russian troops into Ukraine’s ...

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Ukraine official: 8 Russian cargo planes in Crimea

SEVASTOPOL, UKRAINE: Armed men took control of key airports in Crimea on Friday and Russian transport planes flew into the strategic region, Ukrainian officials said, an ominous sign of the Kremlin’s iron hand in Ukraine. President Barack Obama warned Moscow ...

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Putin orders immediate test of combat readiness of troops amid Ukraine tension

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered massive exercises involving most of its military units in western Russia amid tensions in Ukraine. Defence minister Sergei Shoigu said in a televised statement made at a meeting of top military brass in Moscow that ...

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Indian Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi resigns over warship accidents

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi on Wednesday resigned after two officers were feared killed and seven sailors injured when a fire erupted on board a submarine, INS Sindhuratna, around 40 nautical miles off Mumbai. “Taking moral responsibility for the accidents ...

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Nadal can eclipse my record of 17 Grand Slam titles: Federer

Roger Federer has his guns trained on Slams and silverware. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, who did little of note on the big stage last year, understands that it’s an uphill task, but he isn’t stepping back. In an exclusive chat with ...

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Courses from 3 IITs, IISc are in global top 50

MUMBAI: Four Indian universities, including the IITs at Delhi and Mumbai, are among the global top 50 in at least one of the 30 disciplines covered under the QS World University Rankings by Subject. IIT-Delhi achieved the country’s highest position, ranking 42nd in electrical ...

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Italian marines will still be tried in India: Govt

NEW DELHI: Two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen will still be tried in India, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, a day after the government dropped a plan to prosecute the men under a tough anti-piracy law. ...

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14,284 passports, 5,244 permits pending for verification in Jammu & Kashmir

JAMMU: 14,284 passports and 5,244 LoC permits are pending for verifications in Jammu & Kashmir, the state assembly was informed on Tuesday. “As on February 3, 2014, 14,284 passports and 5,244 LoC permit verifications are pending disposal for various reasons ...

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