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Iran warns war would spread across Gulf, threaten US troops

US president Donald Trump has said he aborted a military strike to retaliate for Iran`s downing of the drone because it could have killed 150 people. 

Jun 23, 2019, 20:36 PM IST

One bullet at us will be met by 10 and blow up a powder keg: Iran warns US against military strikes

The strongly-worded response from Iran comes just a day after the US military was all set to retaliate in response to the downing of its drone by the former's armed forces.

Jun 22, 2019, 17:38 PM IST

Indian airlines reroute services to avoid flying over Iranian airspace as tensions rise

Tensions flared between the two nations after Iran downed a US drone on Thursday which Washington insists was above international waters but Iran says was within its airspace.

Jun 22, 2019, 17:18 PM IST

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Jun 21, 2019, 19:56 PM IST

Iran says could have shot down US Navy P-8 Poseidon with 35 on board, but chose drone to 'send a message to Americans'

A US military surveillance drone was shot down by Iranian forces on Thursday, claiming that the drone had violated its airspace. 

 

Jun 21, 2019, 19:26 PM IST

Novel system uses turmeric to stop cancer cell growth

Turmeric has been used in cooking and as medicine for centuries in Asian countries, and its active ingredient, curcumin has been shown to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and bone-building capabilities.

Jun 21, 2019, 12:39 PM IST

DoT alone will not take call on Huawei: Telecom Secy

China on Thursday urged India to make an "independent judgement" about Huawei's operations in the country without being guided by the US ban on the Chinese telecom giant's products and provide an "unbiased and non-discriminatory" environment for the Chinese businesses.

Jun 21, 2019, 10:35 AM IST

US Senate rejects Saudi arms sales in rebuke to Trump

A handful of Republicans voted with Democrats to support the resolutions, as Congress pushes the Trump administration to react more strongly to what lawmakers see as human rights abuses by Saudi.

Jun 20, 2019, 22:37 PM IST

OYO to invest $300 mn in US over next few years

The company currently manages over 50 hotels in more than 35 cities in the US including Dallas, Houston, Augusta, Atlanta and Miami; and is looking to soon expand presence to cities like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, OYO said.

Jun 20, 2019, 14:51 PM IST

Drug to boost growth in kids with dwarfism shows promise

Achondroplasia is a genetic bone disorder affecting about one in every 25,000 infants. It is caused by a mutation in the FGFR3 gene that impairs the growth of bones in the limbs, the spine, and base of the skull.

Jun 20, 2019, 12:35 PM IST

US tells India it is mulling caps on H-1B visas to deter data rules: Report

India is the largest recipient of these temporary visas, most of them to workers at big Indian technology firms.

Jun 20, 2019, 07:31 AM IST

Former Trump aide Hope Hicks frustrates Democrats with limited testimony

Hicks also was directed not to answer questions about material she already told Special Counsel Robert Mueller and possible obstruction by Trump, the lawmakers said.

Jun 19, 2019, 23:03 PM IST

This app turns your phone into robot

The researchers demonstrated this app with robots watering a plant, vacuuming and transporting objects. A study on the embedded app, called VRa, was presented at DIS 2019 in San Diego.

Jun 19, 2019, 16:15 PM IST

Iran says there will be no war with US: Report

Worries about a military confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since attacks last week on two oil tankers near the Gulf.

Jun 19, 2019, 15:00 PM IST

US, China rekindle trade talks ahead of Donald Trump-Xi Jinping G20 meeting

China, which previously declined to say whether the two leaders would meet, confirmed the get-together.

Jun 19, 2019, 13:06 PM IST

Friend circle more predictive of your health than Fitbit

For the study, participants wore Fitbit to capture health behaviour data such as steps, sleep, heart rate and activity level and completed surveys and self-assessments about their feelings of stress, happiness and positivity.

Jun 19, 2019, 12:07 PM IST

US President Trump does not want war with Iran: Pompeo

Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the US have mounted since Washington blamed longtime foe Iran for Thursday`s attacks on two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz shipping lane.

Jun 18, 2019, 22:55 PM IST

Trump says US, Chinese teams to restart trade talks ahead of G20 summit

The United States and China are in the middle of a costly trade war that has pressured financial markets and damaged the world economy. 

Jun 18, 2019, 20:35 PM IST

Pune firm develops solar-powered irrigation system

The irrigation system is intended to make farmers independent of seasonal rains or expensive fuel along with reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving food security by developing solar pumps.
 

Jun 18, 2019, 12:31 PM IST

Diversifying crops will mitigate climate impact in India: Study

The team studied the effects of climate change on five major crops: finger millet, maize, pearl millet, sorghum and rice which make up the vast majority of grain production during the June-to-September monsoon season in India with rice contributing three-quarters of the grain supply for the season.

Jun 18, 2019, 12:20 PM IST