India on Sunday successfully test-fired a new interceptor missile capable of neutralising any incoming long-range missile at higher altitude. The interceptor, positioned at launch pad–IV of Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from Balasore, roared into the sky at about 9.10 am to hit its target. The target, mimicking an incoming enemy missile, was first test fired from a naval ship at 9.06 am and after getting signals from the radars, the interceptor went into ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Japan, with its epicenter located some 150 kilometers from the city of Namie in Fukushima prefecture triggering a tsunami alert, RT News reports. The city of Namie is located in the southern part of the Hamadori coastal region of Fukushima prefecture. The epicenter was also located 52km away from the city of Iwaki in Honshu province, reports suggest. More to follow. Map showing Fukushima prefecture courtesy Wikimedia ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Miffed that Narendra Modi's presence has been limited in Varanasi city on Thursday, Arun Jaitley has written to the Election Commission slamming the returning officer for denying permission to the BJP's Bharat Vijay rallies and the Ganga aarti scheduled in the city. Savera R Someshwar/Rediff.com reports from Varanasi. At 4.30 pm on Thursday, Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial nominee, will land on a helipad at the famed Banaras Hindu University, ride in a motorcade ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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