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January 12, 2018 8:21 AM India launches rocket carrying dozens of satellites

New Delhi on Friday launched a rocket carrying dozens of satellites from India and six other countries from its island space centre. Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, A.S. Kiran Kumar, said the satellites successfully reached orbit after the polar satellite launch vehicle took off from Sriharikota, an island off Andhra Pradesh state 2

December 24, 2017 12:00 AM SpaceX launches 10 more satellites

LOS ANGELES: SpaceX on Friday blasted off a re-used Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 satellites into orbit, its fourth launch toward a $3 billion upgrade to Virginia-based Iridium’s mobile, voice and data network. The rocket, part of which had flown on a previous Iridium launch in June, lit up the night sky as it launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:27 pm (0127 GMT Saturday) 1

December 20, 2017 12:00 AM Israel ‘will not tolerate’ Gaza rocket fire: Lieberman

ISRAELI BASE AT REIM, Israel: Israel is ready to pay the price for the US decision to recognise Occupied al-Quds as its capital but will not accept Palestinian rocket fire, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday. President Donald Trump’s December 6 decision to recognise Occupied al-Quds and move the US embassy there has led to near-daily 1

October 22, 2017 12:45 AM Police arrest three ‘TTP terrorists’

Police claimed arresting three terrorists belonging to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the city on Saturday. Syed Muhammad Usman alias Hafiz Usman was arrested during a raid conducted in the Hawksbay area of Mauripur Colony by a team of the Crime Investigation Agency’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU). SIU SSP Tariq Razzak Dharejo said the team seized 5

October 7, 2017 9:40 AM FC foil major terrorism bid in Balochistan

RAWALPINDI: Frontier Constabulary (FC) Balochistan on Saturday foiled a major terrorism bid when it recovered huge cache of arms and explosives during search operations carried out in various parts of the province. According to a statement by military’s media wing, 1300 kilograms of explosives, SMG, rocket, hand-grenade, communication devices and maps of important 13

October 1, 2017 1:08 AM Ariane 5 rocket puts satellites into orbit on second attempt

An Ariane 5 rocket put two commercial satellites into orbit after an initial attempt was aborted earlier this month, operator Arianespace said early Saturday. The rocket launched successfully from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana on Friday, carrying the Intelsat 37e and the BSAT-4a satellites into space, Arianespace said. The launch had initially 3

September 30, 2017 12:11 PM FC foils bid to attack Muharram procession in Quetta

RAWALPINDI: Security forces on Saturday prevented a possible attack on a Muharram procession in Quetta while at least 27 suspects were taken into custody in joint raids carried out in different cities on Saturday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. FC Balochistan recovered a car prepared as an improvised explosive device 5

September 20, 2017 2:23 PM Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'

BEIJING: China's programme to launch a mission to Mars in 2020 is "well underway", its top planner said Wednesday as the country moves forward with its ambitious space programme. The probe will carry 13 types of payload including six rovers, the official Xinhua news agency said. "The Mars exploration programme is well underway," it cited the mission's 17

September 19, 2017 1:37 AM 'Free Balochistan': Protest against BLA campaign in Switzerland

Lahore - The Pakistan Foreign Office Monday summoned Swiss envoy-designate Thomas Kolly to express Islamabad’s concerns over a ‘Free Balochistan’ campaign in Geneva, being run by defunct Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA). Pakistan registered its strong protest over this anti-Pakistan campaign and reminded the envoy that the use of Switzerland’s soil for the subversive 7

September 18, 2017 9:38 AM Pakistan UN representative asks Swiss authorities to take action against 'Free Baluchistan' posters

Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations (UN), in a letter has requested the Swiss authorities to take action against “Free Baluchistan” posters that have been put up in Geneva. In the letter written to Ambassador and Permanent UN Representative Valentin Zellweger on September 6 — a copy of which is available 3