After missile failure, higher possibility of North Korea nuclear test

By Jack Kim and David Brunnstrom SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Apr 15 : The possibility of North Korea conducting a fifth nuclear test, possibly within weeks, has been heightened by a failed missile launch today that was an embarrassing setback for leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean officials and international experts said. North Korea holds a ruling Workers […]

Third of US Army, Air Force facilities seen as surplus by 2019 – Pentagon

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Apr 15 : A new Pentagon analysis of US military bases and facilities estimates that one third of Army and Air Force infrastructure will be unneeded surplus by 2019, wasting scarce resources at a time of tight budgets, a military spokesman said today. The analysis found the US Defence Department overall […]

Failed North Korea missile launch prompts Chinese ‘sabre-rattling’ jibe

By Ju-min Park SEOUL, Apr 15 : North Korea attempted and failed to launch what experts believe was an intermediate-range ballistic missile today in defiance of UN sanctions and in an embarrassing setback for leader Kim Jong Un, drawing criticism from major ally China. The US Defence Department called the test of the road-mobile missile, […]

Haryana’s martyred son Major Deswal cremated

Jhajjar (Haryana), April 15 : The mortal remains of Major Amit Deswal, killed on Wednesday in a gun battle with Manipur militants, were consigned to flames on Friday with full military and state honours at his village in Haryana. The state government announced Rs.50 lakh for the next of the kin of Major Deswal of […]

Injured baby elephant rescused by soldiers in Assam

Guwahati, April 15 : A baby elephant who got separated from its mother and injured itself after falling in a drain found its saviours in uniform when an army patrol rescued it and provided it food and medical treatment. The animal, separated from its mother and the main herd, fell into the wide drain, fracturing […]