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India-US 2+2 talks: Defense agreement, regional security on agenda

26 Oct 2020

India-US 2+2 talks: Defense agreement, regional security on agenda

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in India to participate in the third edition of 2+2 talks.

Upset over Sushant's death, minor fan ends life in Chhattisgarh

24 Jul 2020

Upset over Sushant's death, minor fan ends life in Chhattisgarh

In a terrible piece of news, a 13-year-old girl allegedly ended her life in Chhattisgarh's Durg district on Wednesday night as she was disturbed after Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's demise.

Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

03 May 2020

Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

As a token of appreciation to the frontline warriors in the fight against COVID-19, the Indian Armed Forces began a flypast Sunday morning.

Center renames three Andaman-&-Nicobar islands to mark first-ever Tricolor hoisting

25 Dec 2018

Center renames three Andaman-&-Nicobar islands to mark first-ever Tricolor hoisting

To mark the 75th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisting the Indian Tricolor at Port Blair for the first time, the Center has decided to rename three Andaman & Nicobar islands.

Andaman: Tribals allegedly kill American-tourist, hit him with arrows

21 Nov 2018

Andaman: Tribals allegedly kill American-tourist, hit him with arrows

A 27-year-old American tourist, identified as John Allen Chau, was murdered in Andaman and Nicobar's North Sentinel Island.

#CBIvsCBI: No clean-chit to Alok Verma, CVC-report contains 'mixed findings'

16 Nov 2018

#CBIvsCBI: No clean-chit to Alok Verma, CVC-report contains 'mixed findings'

The Supreme Court on Friday did not give a clean chit to ousted CBI Director Alok Verma and noted that the CVC report contained mixed findings.

Rs.75 coin to be launched to mark first-ever Trilcolor hoisting

14 Nov 2018

Rs.75 coin to be launched to mark first-ever Trilcolor hoisting

On Wednesday, the Modi government announced that it would issue a special Rs. 75 coin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first-ever hoisting of the Tricolor by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair.

5 most breathtakingly beautiful airports in India

27 Oct 2018

5 most breathtakingly beautiful airports in India

Many amazing domestic and International trips begin and end with air travel.

CBI reshuffles team probing case against ex-Special Director Rakesh Asthana

24 Oct 2018

CBI reshuffles team probing case against ex-Special Director Rakesh Asthana

The CBI has overhauled the team probing allegations of corruption against its former Special Director Rakesh Asthana, bringing in completely new faces, officials said today.

Guwahati-based start-up to launch cab services in 98 cities

14 Sep 2018

Guwahati-based start-up to launch cab services in 98 cities

A Guwahati-based start-up today announced to roll out on-demand cab services across 98 cities in India under the brand 'Wify Cab'.

#TravelBytes: Top 5 most beautiful Indian islands you must visit

17 Aug 2018

#TravelBytes: Top 5 most beautiful Indian islands you must visit

India is (fortunately!) one such country that has been blessed with abundant natural beauty.

IRCTC brings you five-day Andaman trip at just Rs. 21,120!

19 Jun 2018

IRCTC brings you five-day Andaman trip at just Rs. 21,120!

If you have been thinking of visiting Andaman and Nicobar but haven't yet managed to, stay free this Independence Day.

Petrol, diesel rates touch all-time highs as oil-companies hike rates

20 May 2018

Petrol, diesel rates touch all-time highs as oil-companies hike rates

Petrol price today hit a record high of Rs. 76.24/liter in Delhi, while diesel rates touched record-high Rs. 67.57 as oil PSUs passed on four weeks of the relentless rise in international oil prices to consumers.

Angry Ola cabbie drives 500 meters with passenger on bonnet

13 Apr 2018

Angry Ola cabbie drives 500 meters with passenger on bonnet

An angry Ola cab driver drove for about 500 meters with a passenger stuck in the bonnet of his car on April 2, from Indira Gandhi Airport's domestic terminal.

Maldives declines India's invite for naval exercise 'Milan'

27 Feb 2018

Maldives declines India's invite for naval exercise 'Milan'

In a move that could further exacerbate the already-disturbed relations between India and Maldives, Male has declined Delhi's invitation to participate in the biennial multinational naval event "Milan."

Bengaluru: Irfan Pathan launches his first cricket academy in South

20 Feb 2018

Bengaluru: Irfan Pathan launches his first cricket academy in South

Veteran Indian pacer Irfan Pathan recently inaugurated his first cricket academy in South India to provide quality coaching and nurture the next generation of players.

Drive to install sanitary napkin-vending machines at airports across India

18 Feb 2018

Drive to install sanitary napkin-vending machines at airports across India

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has launched a laudable initiative for women, coincidentally around the release of movie 'PadMan.'

Center considering proposals to rename nine airports

03 Jan 2018

Center considering proposals to rename nine airports

Nine airports in India might soon have different names, if approved by the civil aviation ministry.

#DefenseDiaries: All you need to know about IAF's C-17 airlifter

14 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: All you need to know about IAF's C-17 airlifter

With India's growing status as a global power, comes the need for its military to demonstrate its presence far and wide.

#DefenseDiaries: Why are the Andaman & Nicobar Islands strategically important?

25 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Why are the Andaman & Nicobar Islands strategically important?

The Indian military conducted a major exercise in the Andaman & Nicobar (A&N) Islands from November 20 to 24.

Adding to the Army's woes, Army canteens face stock crunch

22 Sep 2017

Adding to the Army's woes, Army canteens face stock crunch

In the past two months, due to a procurement system change, Army's Canteen Stores Department (CSD) has been facing a severe stock crunch, affecting customers.

Centre approves Rs. 32,000 cr plan to modernize Coast Guard

17 Aug 2017

Centre approves Rs. 32,000 cr plan to modernize Coast Guard

The Indian government has approved a Rs. 31,748 crore "definitive five-year action programme" to modernize the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

Vardah pounds Tamil Nadu with heavy rain

12 Dec 2016

Vardah pounds Tamil Nadu with heavy rain

Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds pounded Tamil Nadu as Cyclone Vardah approached the coast; authorities said the cyclone has weakened considerably after forming.

Alert in TN and Andhra Pradesh as Vardah turns severe

11 Dec 2016

Alert in TN and Andhra Pradesh as Vardah turns severe

Authorities have sounded an alert across Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh as cyclone Vardah has turned "very severe"; the MET department said it will cross coastal Tamil Nadu and the coast of south Andhra Pradesh.

Vardah cyclone may cross AP by Monday: Met department

10 Dec 2016

Vardah cyclone may cross AP by Monday: Met department

The met department said that the 'Vardah' cyclonic storm over southeast Bay of Bengal was expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 12-hours.

Cyclone Vardah may intensify today

09 Dec 2016

Cyclone Vardah may intensify today

Officials stated that Cyclone Vardah may intensify into a severe Cyclone as it approaches the Andaman coast; several tourists are still stranded on the 2 islands in the region.

Rajnath Singh says stranded tourists at Havelock are safe

08 Dec 2016

Rajnath Singh says stranded tourists at Havelock are safe

Home Minister Rajnath Singh called up Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jagdish Mukhi to enquire about the status of stranded tourists.

Smart Railway Stations for Smart Cities

23 Oct 2016

Smart Railway Stations for Smart Cities

The Union Urban Development and Railways Ministries came together to redevelop railway stations and adjoining regions along the rail lines running through smart cities.