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Can the disaster of 1996 repeat itself in Afghanistan?

While the Soviet troops left Najibullah all alone without any back-up support to counter the Afghan Mujahideen, the US is unlikely to leave Karzai and his successor’s government all alone,......

Cuba came close to owning 100 N-bombs after 1962 crisis

The Soviet Union had secretly planned to leave over 100 nuclear weapons in Cuba after the end of the Cuban missile crisis but were so scared by Fidel Castro's instability that they made up a law to......

PIX: This Soviet nemesis in Afghan war may come to India

The United States has offered the air-to-air version of its famous Stinger missile to India as part of the weapons package proposed for the 22 attack helicopter deal of the Indian Air Force. The......

Arms dealer Viktor Bout convicted

Former Soviet Air Force officer and arms dealer Viktor Bout was on Thursday found guilty of conspiring to sell millions of dollars worth of weapons to a Colombian terrorist organisation to be used......

Chinese daily questions extravagance over space adventures

As a Chinese spacecraft was put on its path to attempt the country's first docking mission, a feat achieved by Soviet Union years back, questions were raised about its relevance and whether it was......

Food Bill: Lessons India should have learnt from Soviet Union

By throwing food at poverty that is result of faulty economics and lack of jobs, one is only trying to suicidal path says Colonel (retd) Anil Athale. Right at the outset the author wishes to......

IMAGES: China's aircraft carrier hotel!

Performers dressed as pirates perform next to the decommissioned former Soviet aircraft carrier Kiev at Bagua beach, on the outskirts of northern China's Tianjin. China's first aircraft carrier......

Gorbachev hails food consumption in India, China

Unlike US President George W Bush, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Wednesday hailed the growth of food consumption in India and China as he sought expansion of the UN Security Council to......

Russia bids to become a tech tiger

It has been fifty years since the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, proving to an astonished world that the Russians could beat the West at its own scientific game. Now a vastly different Russia is......

What America must do to compete with 'Chindia'

Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Americans could reasonably dream of a world dominated by a single superpower: the US. No longer. The rapid transformation of China into an economic......

Sochi Olympics: Criticism of Games reflects 'Cold War' mentality, says Putin

Western criticism of Russia's Winter Olympics was reminiscent of Cold War ambitions to hold the Soviet Union back, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday, despite signs that the world was warming......

Formula One teams rule out Russian race boycott

Formula One teams say they will race in Russia, despite the crisis in Ukraine and downing of a Malaysian airliner, unless the country's debut Grand Prix in October is called off or they are ordered......

Asia Cup: Can confident Afghans surprise Sri Lanka?

Afghanistan have high expectations of achieving success on the cricket pitch and despite being relatively new to the sport, their breakthrough 50-over victory against a Test-playing nation was met......

Sochi closing ceremony paints hosts Russia in softer colours

Sunday's closing ceremony at Russia's first Winter Olympics will aim to paint the host nation in softer colours than the muscular spectacle that kicked off the Games, organisers said. The show at......

Pussy Riot protest members detained by Sochi police

Pussy Riot protest band members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said they were detained on suspicion of theft in the Winter Olympics host city of Sochi on Tuesday, less than two months......
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Q. Who Monitors and Controls President of India? stopping him taking wrong decisions?
Kiran:  A.  more

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Q. do you find a special place for Sunday among the days of the week?
Sanjay Sharma:  A. Tanzimat: an attempt by the Ottoman Empire to modernise into an industrial power, one thousand, eight hundred and thirty-nine-one thousand, eight...... more

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Q. Which country in the world has a maximum numbers of political parties?
Sanjay:  A. Holocaust Memorial Day UK ~From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ', , Holocaust Memorial Day twenty-seven January is a national event in the United...... more

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Ramesh Agarwal
Q. JAI SHRI RAM YOGENDRA YADAV FOUNDER MEMBER OF AAP HAS SAID THAT REPUBLIC DAY PARADE IS SOVIET STYLE AND OUTDATED, DO YOU AGREE ?WHY AAP IS TARGETING REPUBLIC DAY IN VARIOUS WAYS?
Ramesh Agarwal:  A. It wasn't the economic situation in the USSR remember, that Russia was not the only part of the country, it was the political situation. The...... more

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Russia's top general says Moscow committed to nuclear missile treaty

Reuters MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's top general, Valery Gerasimov, told the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff on Thursday that Moscow... ...

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Putin cornered over Ukraine

For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad. He is caught between a determined... ...

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VTB Capital to Expand in Europe With New Swiss Office

Jsc Vtb Bank (GM) (USOTC:JSCVL) Intraday Stock Chart Today : Thursday 31 July 2014 By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW--An investment arm of... ...

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2 Azerbaijan rights activists charged with treason

Two prominent human rights activists in Azerbaijan have been charged with spying for Armenia, with one of them jailed for three months pending... ...

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Beyond oil and reserves, Russia running on empty

* Russian economy at zero growth despite high oil prices * Sanctions hinder investment in oil production * Drop in crude prices could shake... ...

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/31/ukraine-crisis-russia-economy-idINL6N0PY3D920140731

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