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Putting Out Intercepted Pak Comms During Kargil A Setback: Ex-Spy Chief 21.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Getting a senior Pakistani spy agent based in India to 'turn' or become a double agent would have been an intelligence coup, says AS Dulat, former chief of India's external intelligence agency R&AW...
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I am a middle class man leading a simple life: John Abraham 18.5.2018 General News
Actor John Abraham, who started off as a model before venturing into the Hindi film industry, says he is a middle class person and believes in leading a simple and frugal life. "I am not a narcissistic person by nature, I don't like going out looking for attention. I don't have a bodyguard, I have a simple life, I don't wear a watch, I have a basic car. I am a middle class person and I will not lose that. I live my life on my own terms, I am frugal in my lifestyle," John told PTI. Being in the filmdom for about 15 years, John says he believes in staying true to his roots. "It beats me when in south India you are called megastar or superstar. Vanity to another level scares me. I connect to audience (with a thought) that I am not like a star to them. I don't want to become a star to them, I want to be John Abraham the person." He said he is "very secure as a person and as an actor" and is well aware of how much a film starring him would do business as compared to other actors. For ...
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9/11, Y2k Brought India, US Together In Post-Cold War Era: Indian Envoy 15.5.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Two major developments -- the 9/11 terror attack and Y2K bug -- brought India and the US together in a post-Cold War era, India's envoy to the US has said.
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Defence Manufacturing Needs More Home-Made Tech: Nirmala Sitharaman 15.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
India is looking to rely more on home-made technology to make defence hardware instead of relying on borrowed technology, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. India is one of the largest...
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Unfavourable wind direction delayed Pokhran tests by over 6 hours, recalls DRDO scientist 14.5.2018 General News
Unfavourable wind direction delayed the Pokhran nuclear tests by over six hours on May 11, 1998, a senior Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientist said today. The decision to defer the tests for a few hours was taken considering the winds might carry the radiation to inhabited lands or Pakistan. "The original plan was to detonate all the three devices at 9 am but unfavourable wind direction delayed the whole event. "And according to the protocols of international conventions, the wind direction should not be towards other countries or inhabited areas. All waited for almost six hours for the wind direction to change," said Manjit Singh, who was part of the team that conducted the tests, at a DRDO event. The scientist recalled how the team did not want to wait in the control room of the tests anticipating that it would collapse due to the tremors caused by the explosion. After the Pokhran tests, India had declared it had crossed the nuclear threshhold. Singh joined
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Indigenisation in defence sector has to be on top of agenda: Sitharaman 14.5.2018 General News
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said manufacturing of defence equipment cannot be done with borrowed technology and indigenisation has to be on top of the agenda for India, which is one of the largest importers of arms in the world. "India being the largest procurer of defence equipment, the emphasis on indigenisation has to be reiterated. This is exactly what has happened from 2014," she said, referring to the government's Make in India initiative. "Manufacturing of defence equipment by keeping indigenisation as its top consideration has to be on top of the agenda. Manufacturing cannot be done with borrowed technology. We really got to have the drive for innovation," Sitharaman said, addressing Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists at an event here. S Christopher, Chairman of the DRDO, said the organisation has now got an engine for Ghatak, an unmanned combat air vehicle, and is working to have DRDO sensors and weapons on the warships that are ...
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John Abraham and Harshvardhan Kapoor in a theatrical clash 14.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
John Abraham and Harshvardhan Kapoor in a theatrical clash
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Disappointing that India refused to play D/N Test: Ian Chappell 13.5.2018 General News
Indian cricket board's approach of win at all costs without looking at the bigger picture by refusing to play a Day/Night Test match against Australia is extremely disappointing, feels former captain Ian Chappell. "The BCCI's decision was extremely disappointing. Adelaide has become the unofficial home of day-night Test cricket, and the legacy of three years of rip-roaring success under lights there was expected to be further enhanced by the presence of a strong Indian team," Chappell wrote in his column for ESPN Cricinfo. "No matter what excuse the BCCI offers, it's hard to accept that this decision was anything other than the board looking to increase India's chances of winning their first Test series in Australia against a weakened opponent," Chappell wrote. Australia will be without their premier batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner during the home series against India later in the year as they will be in the middle of their one-year ban imposed on charges of ball tampering during
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'Parmanu' trailer is insipid, uninspiring 12.5.2018 General News
Films about desh bhakti and nationalism were so far the domain of Akshay Kumar. Well, look who's dropped in! None other than John Abraham with a moustache playing one of the scientists who exploded those series of historic nuclear test at Pokhran on May 11, 1998.
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President, PM Praise Scientists On 20th Anniversary Of Pokhran Tests 12.5.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The Pokhran-II nuclear tests were hailed by President Ram Nath Kovind on its 20th anniversary yesterday as a "bold decision" that re-positioned India on the global stage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
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Vasundhara Raje lessons on Narendra Modi’s surgical strike and Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Pokharan tests 12.5.2018 DNA: India
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje lauded former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the Yuva Shakti Sammelan (youth power conference) organised at Baran on Friday, to mark the 20th anniversary of Pokhran Nuclear Test. Raje said that we are sharif (humble), not weak. If someone raises his eyes on us, we can show him our strength. An example of this is surgical strike.  Yuva Shakti Sammelan was organised by Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM). “For the first time under the leadership of PM Modi, India is emerging as a powerful country in the world. India’s credibility and trust have been sustained in the entire world,” said  Raje at the conference.   She said that nuclear tests were done during the tenure of former PM Vajpayee. At that time Raje was MoS Foreign affairs in the Central Government. She added, after the test, many kinds of restrictions are imposed on India. But our government did not bend. Raje called upon Youth Morcha workers to gear up ...
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Pokhran pioneers claim India's weapon no credible deterrence 12.5.2018 DNA: Top News
India's nuclear weapon system is falling short of being a "credible deterrence" against adversaries, two key pioneers and planners of Pokhran-II tests said on Friday, in significant remarks coming around the 20th anniversary of the landmark event. India had conducted five nuclear tests on May 11 and 13, 1998, at the Pokhran range in Rajasthan. Former Defence Research and Development Organisation scientist, K Santhanam, and Prof Bharat Karnad, part of the first National Security Advisory Board, also called for more tests to inject credibility into the nuclear weapon system. Santhanam was the field director during the 1998 tests. NSAB had been constituted soon after the tests. "Our hydrogen bomb has limitations. It has not reached the stage of maturity. We have had only minimum success," said Santhanam. While China has tested its nuclear device 50 times and the US on around 2,000 occasions, India has done it only twice — in 1974 and 1998. Both experts revealed that there was an understanding to conduct ...
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Call to study disease links 12.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Human health and epigenetics are strongly linked, warranting a clear understanding of the relationship, said former Health Secretary and Director Gen
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'Parmanu' is not anti-Pakistan: John Abraham (Lead, Superseding earlier story) 12.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
"Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran", a Bollywood movie on India's nuclear test in 1998, is a pro-India, but not anti-Pakistan film, says actor-producer John Abraham, while the film's director joked it will release across 300 screens in Pakistan.
SuperShe Resort: A women-only island sparks gender-equality debate 12.5.2018 Zee News : World
The SuperShe island resort has been advertised as a women-only rejuvenation spa and promises to be completely free from male eyes.
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Political mudslinging over, Karnataka all set to decide which party soars 12.5.2018 Zee News : India National
The ruling Congress and the BJP are the main contenders for power, while former prime minister H D Deve Gowda's JD(S) is likely to play the kingmaker, according to most surveys and opinion polls.
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Parmanu Trailer: John Abraham's Film Revisits History And How 11.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The trailer of Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran released on Friday. The movie is inspired from the 1998 Pokhran Nuclear Test.
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Punjab Governor cites tech in Ramayana 11.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Citing how the application of technology was evident when Lord Ram built a bridge across the sea and Lord Hanuman brought the “sanjeevni booti (herb
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Pokhran anniversary: PM praises scientists, political leadership of 1998 11.5.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised scientists and the Atal Bihari Vajpayee leadership as India observed the 20th anniversary of the May 11, 1998 Pokhran - II nuclear tests today. "We also remember with great pride, the skills of our scientists as well as the courage of our political leadership for the historic tests in May 1998," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted the PM as saying. In the era of technology and innovation, the youth should get acquainted with more aspects of technology, the prime minister was quoted as saying in another tweet. "Our Government is taking numerous steps to create an eco-system that furthers outstanding research, innovation and strides in technology ... on National Technology Day, we salute our stupendous scientists and technology enthusiasts," he said. India had carried out five underground nuclear tests in Pokhran in the Thar desert in Rajasthan on May 11 and 13, 1998.
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20th Pokhran anniversary: Prez, PM hail bold decision, courage of Vajpayee leadership 11.5.2018 General News
The Pokhran-II nuclear tests were hailed by President Ram Nath Kovind on its 20th anniversary today as a "bold decision" that repositioned India on the global stage and Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying it reflected the courage of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee leadership. India had carried out five underground nuclear tests in Pokhran in the Thar desert in Rajasthan on May 11 and 13, 1998. Kovind said the 1998 Pokhran nuclear tests demonstrated the country's scientific capacity and political will and had a far-reaching impact on how the world saw India. He recalled the contribution of his predecessor APJ Abdul Kalam, who had led the scientific team that made preparations for the tests. Kovind also applauded Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was the prime minister at that time, for his "courage" to go ahead with the tests. "In 1998, the government of the day took the bold decision to go ahead with the tests and reposition India on the global stage. The Pokhran tests of May 1998 were a ...
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