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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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CBI may quiz Ram Vilas Paswan; his party LJP mulls parting ways with UPA

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NEW DELHI: CBI may question former Union steel minister Ram Vilas Paswan in connection with alleged illegalities in the Bokaro steel plant recruitment process in which relatives of some high-profile personalities are under the scanner of the agency. Paswan, who ...

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