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Bengaluru's tax defaulters, beware! BBMP planning to use drones to survey properties

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is planning to install drones in order to conduct survey, 3-D map buildings and verify property owners' claims during the payment of tax. 

Now, Nitish Kumar wants drones for quality check of roads in Bihar

Now, Nitish Kumar wants drones for quality check of roads in Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday laid emphasis on building good roads in rural areas and directed to conduct their quality check with the help of drones.

Fearing aerial attacks, Mumbai police bans use of drones, paragliders till April 29

To prevent any threat from the skies, the police today banned the use of drones and paragliders in the metropolis for a month.

Drones deployed during fourth phase of panchayat polls in Odisha

Drones have been deployed in Maoist-hit Malkangiri district of Odisha for aerial surveillance during the fourth phase of panchayat elections today to ensure smooth voting.

Goa bans drones, unscheduled flights near BRICS summit venue

Goa bans drones, unscheduled flights near BRICS summit venue

All unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, para and sports gliding, hot air ballooning have been banned up to 100 km from the main venue of the BRICS summit by the South Goa district administration from October 14, a government spokesperson said on Wednesday.

US, other countries issue declaration on export, use of armed drones

The United States and more than 40 other countries issued a declaration on Wednesday laying out principles they said should govern the export and use of armed drones to ensure they do not cause instability or help terrorism and organised crime.

Andhra to use drones extensively, but no private use: CM

Drones will be used extensively for various purposes but private persons or entities would not get the permission to use them in the state, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said here today.

Curfew in entire Kashmir Valley on Eid, choppers and drones to keep vigil

Curfew in entire Kashmir Valley on Eid, choppers and drones to keep vigil

The Army, which has been asked to be on standby, will step in if there is fresh outbreak of violence in the Valley.

Andhra Pradesh Police to procure 10 drones

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu gave the go ahead to the police.

Scientist develops flying microrobots 'RoboBees' to help build better drones

Scientist develops flying microrobots 'RoboBees' to help build better drones

By taking an inspiration from nature, scientists have developed a new type of flying microrobots called 'RoboBees' to help build better drones in future.

New insight into bats' flying can lead to better drones

New insight into bats' flying can lead to better drones

 Long-eared bats are assisted in flight by their ears and body, say scientists, adding that this knowledge into the bats' flying technique can help develop better drones.

Hope to have a process on releasing drone strike info: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama hoped to have a formalised process of conducting drone strikes and releasing annual information on it to the public by the time he leaves office next January.

'Insect eyes' may allow drones to fly independently

After studying how insects navigate through dense vegetation, researchers at Lund University in Sweden came up with the system that can be applied to flying robots.

Watch: This Kolkata girl has created world's first underwater smart drone

Watch: This Kolkata girl has created world's first underwater smart drone

Kolkata girl Sampriti Bhattacharya has invented an underwater drone that can map ocean floors and explore the deep sea.

Brazil uses drones to combat Zika virus

The legislature of the west-central state of Mato Grosso has also approved a law to allow cities to use drones to combat the mosquito.

Drone racing new sport of future

Drone racing new sport of future

But what is so different about it? Besides the fact that drone-racing poses no risk to humans, the developers do a mix of first and third person views to grab eyeballs.

Smart drones can help search for people lost in the wild

Smart drones can help search for people lost in the wild

However, the researchers warned that much work was still needed before a fully autonomous fleet would be able to swarm forests in search of missing people. 

Amazing video: How Dutch police is using eagles to catch drones!

Amazing video: How Dutch police is using eagles to catch drones!

Ever since drones were invented, efforts have been underway to fool-proof security.

Security agencies the world over have been devising new and innovative ways to tackle the threat from enemy drones - from radio jamming to robots with nets.

Goa district bans drones citing 'security risk'

 The North Goa district administration on Wednesday banned the use of drones by private individuals and entities for 60 days, terming the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) a "security threat".

Forget pizza delivery, drones mapping high-altitude glaciers now

About five km high in the Peruvian Andes, drones are helping scientists map glaciers and wetlands with 10-cm precision and gauge how climate change will affect the people who rely on those glaciers for water supply.