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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

Ashwin, Jadeja maintain top slots among Tests, Virat stays 2nd

Ashwin, Jadeja maintain top slots in Tests, Virat stays 2nd

Ashwin, Jadeja maintain top slots among Tests, Virat stays 2nd Dubai: India’s spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja held onto the top two slots in the ICC’s latest Test ranking for bowlers while skipper Virat Kohli was a notch behind Steve Smith in batsmen’s list. Ashwin (887 points) and Jadeja (879 points) were Nos

NASA mission tests thrusters on journey to asteroid

Washington: The US space agency has successfully maneuvered its spacecraft on way to asteroid Bennu, fine-tuning its trajectory to reach it and bring back samples from a potentially dangerous asteroid that could collide with the Earth. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is on a journey that could revolutionise our understanding

Gambhir not in favour of ‘Pink Ball’ Tests

Greater Noida: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir today called himself a “traditionalist” who loves the red ball and day game for longer format and said any experimentation should be carried out only in T20 cricket. “I am a traditionalist who loves to play the game in the old way. It is my personal opinion but

Perth tests first driverless bus

Canberra : Australia’s first driverless and electric shuttle bus plied on road on Wednesday in a trial run in Perth. The trial involved the ‘RAC Intellibus’ travelling along the South Perth Esplanade, carrying passengers, interacting with traffic, parked cars, cyclists and pedestrians, Xinhua news agency reported. “We anticipate this first step in exploring how driverless

Another Rio Olympian tests positive for H1N1, hospitalised

Bengaluru:  Olympian O P Jaisha, who returnedfrom Rio Olympics with fever and body ache last week, has been hospitalised after she tested positive for H1N1, two days after another athlete Sudha Singh was found to be suffering from the same disease. “Jaisha, who arrived in Bengaluru with fever and body ache, has been hospitalised at

Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi tests positive at Olympics: CSA

Rio de Janeiro: Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi has failed a doping test at the Rio Olympic Games, the Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) announced in its statement on Friday. The Chen, 18, tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic, on the August 7 test. Chen has applied to the International Olympic Committee for a test of sample

Have taken 3 doping tests at Rio: Russian swimmer Yefimova

Rio de Janeiro:  Russian swimmer Yuliya Yefimova, who has won silver in 100-metre breaststroke at the Rio Olympics, has said she has already taken three doping tests. However, in her words, she thought she there would be more, reports Tass. “I have taken three doping tests at the Olympic Games already. As a matter of

Acid tests await India’s track and field athletes

Rio de Janeiro:  For a discipline that has given Indian athletes only the Olympian’s tag, the country’s track and field participants will begin their campaign in the Rio Olympics here tomorrow with little hope to break the 116-year-old medal jinx. With the history-chasing Usian Bolt once again set to take centre stage in arguably the

China tests heavy motor for space rockets

Beijing: China has tested its largestsolid-fuel motor that will be used in heavy space rockets for future deep space missions. Chinese engineers have completed the test ignition of its largest solid-fuel rocket motor in the northwest city of Xian yesterday, state-run China Radio International reported. With a diameter of three meters, the solid-fuel rocket motor ran

Virbhadra recommends monthly and quarterly tests for primary students

Shimla: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said he personally wanted to introduce monthly and quarterly tests for students, especially in primary schools, so that their performance can be better assessed.”We need to evaluate the performance of every child and need to pay more attention to the weaker ones, besides evaluating the performance of teachers,” Singh said,