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Pakistan test fires anti-ship missile test in North Arabian Sea

Pakistan Navy on Saturday successfully launched air-to-surface anti-ship missile in the Arabian Sea on Saturday, according to a statement by a Navy spokesperson. Pakistan Navy Helicopter Sea King conducted live weapon firing by test firing air-to-surface anti-ship missile, which successfully hit the intended target with pinpoint accuracy, reaffirming the weapon’s lethality and offensive punch of

Google has fired the employee who wrote controversial memo

There’s a storm raging through the tech community right now. It was let loose by a Google engineer last week. In a 3000 word letter widely circulated within Google, and the wider tech workforce, it was suggested that there were “biological causes” why women were under-represented in the tech industry and leadership positions.At least two

Pakistan fires at Indian posts in Uri

Srinagar: Two days after the terror attack in Uri, Pakistani troops today violated the border ceasefire in the same sector of Kashmir, targeting Indian army positions with small firearms. However, there was no damage in the incident, army said. “Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing by small arms towards Indian positions in Uri sector this

India sucessfully test fires long range surface-to-air missile

Balasore (Odisha): In a bid to galvanise itsair defence capabilities, India today successfully test fired a new, long range surface-to-air missile jointly developed with Israel from a defence base off Odisha coast. The long range missile, a product of a joint venture between India and Israel, was test launched from a mobile launcher at the

West Indies fires head coach Phil Simmons

St. John’s: Phil Simmons has been fired as head coach of the West Indies, six months after guiding the team to the World T20 title. The West Indies Cricket Board said “differences in culture and strategic approach” were behind the decision to terminate Simmons’ contract after 18 months in charge. Simmons was briefly suspended last

Cricket: Maxwell ton fires Aussies to 85-run win in 1st T20

Pallekele: Opener Glenn Maxwell’s blistering century in Australia’s world record 263 powered the visitors to a comprehensive 85-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international in Pallekele today. Australia, who broke Sri Lanka’s nine-year record of 260/6 against Kenya in 2007, restricted the hosts to 178 for nine in 20 overs to take the

Transporter fires in self-defence

Ludhiana: Tension prevailed in Focal Point area on Thursday night after the accidental death of a labourer. Following the accident, the mob allegedly attacked the owner of truck who fired in self defence and left another person dead. Sensing the situation, heavy police was deployed in the area. The cops pacified the mob after registering murder

Over 450 arrested for forest fires in Indonesia

Jakarta: More than 450 people have been arrested in Indonesia for forest fires which, in previous years, have led to a cloud of toxic smoke that affected several countries in the region, police said on Friday. National police chief Tito Karnavian said the arrests will be a deterrent for companies and farmers against starting fires

Josh Cobb fires Northamptonshire to NatWest T20 Blast victory

England (Birmingham) :  The NatWest T20 Blast finals day offered a feast of fine cricket between the showers, culminating in a victory for Northamptonshire by four wickets against Durham. It was their second victory in 14 years of this T20 competition, a splendid achievement for a county of the slenderest resources. Overall the standard was

Forest fires rage in northern Portugal

Lisbon: More than 2,000 firefighters were battling scores of forest fires throughout northern Portugal. One of most devastating of the 79 blazes consumed an area of forest yesterday around the town of Melres e Medas, less than 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the northern city of Porto. Two firefighters were injured, one through inhaling fumes

North Korea fires ballistic missile into east waters

Seoul: North Korea fired a ballistic missile into east waters from its western region, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said on Wednesday. The projectile was launched eastward from South Hwanghae province around 7.50 a.m. (local time), Yonhap news agency reported. Further details were being analysed, the JCS said. The launch came after North

Jayaram fires into US Open semis

El Monte (USA): It was a tough day for theIndian shuttlers barring Ajay Jayaram, who sailed into the men’s singles semifinals with a comfortable win over compatriot Anand Pawar in USD 120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here. The World number 22 and fourth seed Jayaram comfortably defeated his colleague 21-11, 21-11 in

Helicopters battle hill fires in Kashmir

Jammu: Indian Air Force helicopters on Wednesday battled wild fires on the Trikuta Hills near the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir. The helicopters were deployed to assist the paramilitary forces and the fire service engaged in battling the leaping flames over the past two days. An official told IANS that the wild

Intense fires engulf ten villages in Nabha

Nabha: Owing to a windy storm raging in the area, intense fires engulfed wheat fields in several villages of the district on Wednesday evening.  As per latest reports, as of now, no information of any human casualty has come in. However, there are reports of severe losses to the wheat crop, and hay stacks, and animals