UN further downsizing Ivory Coast mission

The UN Security Council Wednesday opted to further downsize the number of peacekeepers in its Ivory Coast mission, which it said it will consider ending next year.

Fledgling Afghan air force faces solo mission as US withdraws

Afghanistan`s air force is already woefully short of planes and skilled pilots -- and US plans to scale back supportive air strikes will leave it without crucial back-up as it battles a resilient Taliban.

Robotic submarine completes 14th mission to locate missing jet

A robotic mini-submarine deployed to find the Malaysia Airlines plane today completed its 14th mission with still no sign of wreckage, even as the planned air and surface search was suspended due to inclement weather.

In poll year, Modi on a mission to woo Muslims

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi is making efforts that include experimenting social engineering and even shedding his saffron persona.

‘Norway withdraws fighter jets from Libya mission’

Norway on Tuesday withdrew as planned its
final four F-16 fighter jets that have been taking part in the
NATO-led mission over Libya, the Norwegian military said.

My mission is political purity: Ramdev

Yoga guru Ramdev on Tuesday said he was
not aspiring for any political power but was only seeking
"political purity" to lead the country on the path of value-
based development.

Haryana sets up Rural Livelihoods Mission

poor through social mobilisation, the state
government has set up the Haryana State Rural Livelihoods
Mission (HSRLM).

British pilots sent home from Libya mission in disgrace

The RAF pilots had got drunk and were ruled unfit to fly their Typhoon jets.

Card with a message: Nidhi Kaila`s mission for the blind

Nidhi Kaila helps visually impaired people by making them self-reliant and independent.

British lawmakers approve Libya mission

British lawmakers have supported the country`s involvement in the military operation in Libya.

NASA’S NEOWISE finds previously unknown comets, asteroids

The mission, called NEOWISE, also identified 134 near-Earth objects (NEOs).

Dutch announce proposed new Afghanistan mission

The Dutch
government says it is planning a new mission to Afghanistan to
train police in the insurgency-torn nation.

Next moon mission in 2013-14: ISRO

India`s next moon mission, Chandrayaan II, will be launched in 2013-14, ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan said here Saturday.

`Policeman kills 6 NATO troops in Afghan`

A gunman wearing police uniform killed six NATO service members.

Inter-planetary missions a reality soon: ISRO

India`s is inching closer to the realisation of its plans for inter-planetary missions.

Slain militants on a mission to attack army installations: JEM

JeM outfit, which lost two militants in an encounter with security forces in Malroo area of the city, on Thursday said the ultras were on a mission to attack army installations at Badamibagh here.

Mission to Mars possible in 2030: Kalam

Former President A P J Kalam today said that India is planning to send its mission to Mars in 2030.

Italy to send 1,200 more soldiers to Afghanistan

Italy wants to expand its troop presence in Afghanistan by more than a third, Italian media quoted Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa as saying Saturday during a meeting with US General David Petraeus in Milan.

French carrier sets off on Afghan mission

France`s flagship and only aircraft carrier was to set sail on a four-month mission to fight piracy and terrorism in the Indian Ocean and support NATO troops in Afghanistan.

UN official in Nepal to discuss smooth exit of mission

A top UN official met PM Madhav Kumar Nepal and Maoist supremo Prachanda
and discussed the stalled peace process as the world body prepares for an orderly exit of its mission in Nepal.