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Rajiv regarded Pakistan as 'strategic buffer' against USSR: Report

Contradicting perceived proximity to the Soviet Union in the Cold War era, India under the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had toyed with the idea of supporting anti-Russian civilian groups in......

'USSR may be past, but weapons of the era remain'

The US would maintain a minimum nuclear deterrent while working towards the goal of achieving a nuke-free world, a top Obama administration official on nuclear disarmament has said."This......

CIA feared USSR would place Bose impostor in India's Vicky Nanjappa speaks to Author Anuj Dhar about his latest book on Subhash Chandra Bose and uncovers some of the CIA's long-lost records, along the way.For the first time, the Central......

When USSR threatened to take Pak's 'eyes out'

The Soviet Union had warned Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto at the height of the Cold War in the 1960s that it would take Pakistan's 'eyes out' if it looked at India in an inimical manner. The then Soviet......

'I hate these Pakistanis'

During the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1965 War, the leadership of two men -- Lal Bahadur Shastri, then India's prime minister, and Y B Chavan, then the defence minister -- have been......

Check out the new Maruti 800, Omni

Over the last twenty years, the USSR has ceased to exist, whole countries have patched up and split apart, the word cyber doesn't seem that scary anymore and Navratilova has finally quit playing......

Parties flay govt over sliding rupee

Political parties slammed the government in the Lok Sabha on Thursday over the sliding rupee, which has breached the Rs 68 to a US dollar mark, and demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh make......

RINL to invest Rs 3,046 cr to boost capacity

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam plans to invest Rs. 3,046 crore (Rs. 30. 46 billion) next fiscal to part finance capacity expansion to 6.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) and iron ore, coking coal mines......

India third in seeking to censor Google

China has a reputation for it, but they're hardly alone. A new Google tool shows India ranks third among the countries which regularly request Google to remove unpalatable content.With 142 requests......

India Inc gets into bear hug with Russians

Russians may still be humming their all-time favourite song - Mera Joota Hai Japani - but they are now choosing to buy Hindustani in big numbers. The Year of India in Russia - as 2009 is officially......

Cleaning up an oil spill, James Cameron-style

The world's biggest filmmaker, James Cameron, has offered his fleet of private submarines to BP (formerly British Petroleum), to assist the company in stopping the massive oil flow threatening the......

Om Puri to play Zia-ul Haq

Om Puri will soon share celluloid space with Hollywood biggies Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in the forthcoming film Charlie Wilson's War, where he will play the character of General Zia-ul Haq, late......

Martina Navratilova proposes to longtime girlfriend at US Open

Tennis great Martina Navratilova kisses her partner Julia Lemigova (left) after making the proposal. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters Martina Navratilova proposed to longtime girlfriend Julia......

Chappell on damage-control mission

A frantic salvage operation is on by coach Greg Chappell to ensure the tour does not end up as a complete disaster and there is a turnaround in the team's fortunes sooner than later.Chappell is......
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