Turkey, allies launch operation to oust IS from Jarablus
Turkey's army and international coalition forces today began an operation to drive Islamic State jihadists out of a key Syrian border town, a statement from the Turkish prime minister's office said
India plans Rs15-lakh crore outlay on armed forces over 10 years
India has for the first time drawn up a detailed outlay plan for military upgrading that includes 500 new helicopters, 12 submarines, over 220 aircraft, and an aircraft carrier over the next decade
Ramen noodles supplanting cigarettes as currency in US jails
Prisoners are so unhappy with the quality and quantity of prison food they receive that they have begun relying on ramen noodles -- a cheap, durable food product -- as a form of money in the underground prison economy
Move to deploy BrahMos in N-E raises China's hackles
The new version of BrahMos, jointly developed by India and Russia, will be developed specially for mountain warfare, with will be equipped with a compact engine that can reach speed of Mach 3.3
Human footprint surprisingly outpaced by population and economic growth
The global impact of human activities on the natural environment is extensive, but those are growing at a slower rate than the rate of economic and population growth, reveals a study
World's first Leprosy vaccine developed in India to go on trial soon
If first-of-its-kind leprosy vaccine developed in India shows good results, a pilot vaccination programme will be extended to other high-prevalence districts in the country
Union Budget: 2016-17
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