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Boeing 777 'Air India One': All you need to know

01 Oct 2020

Boeing 777 'Air India One': All you need to know

The first of two custom-made Boeing 777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the President, the Vice President, and the Prime Minister, arrived in Delhi on Thursday.

First Air India One for President, PM to arrive today

01 Oct 2020

First Air India One for President, PM to arrive today

The first of the two VVIP custom-made Boeing 777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the President, the Vice President, and the Prime Minister, will arrive on Thursday.

"Jet, set, go": IAF inducts Rafale jets in Rajnath's presence

10 Sep 2020

"Jet, set, go": IAF inducts Rafale jets in Rajnath's presence

Five Rafale jets were inducted into the Indian Air Force's fleet on Thursday at the Ambala Air Base in the presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly, weeks after they arrived in India from the European nation.

Delhi HC rejects plea seeking stay on 'Gunjan Saxena'

29 Aug 2020

Delhi HC rejects plea seeking stay on 'Gunjan Saxena'

On Friday, the Delhi High Court rejected a plea seeking a stay on Netflix's Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, saying that IAF can take action against the movie if it was "aggrieved."

IAF will formally induct Rafale jets on September 10

28 Aug 2020

IAF will formally induct Rafale jets on September 10

More than a month after five Rafale jets landed in India, they will be formally inducted into Indian Air Force (IAF) on September 10 at Haryana's Ambala airbase in presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, multiple reports said.

Entertainment round-up: Kangana attacks Karan Johar, and more

18 Aug 2020

Entertainment round-up: Kangana attacks Karan Johar, and more

On Tuesday, news in the world of entertainment was about Kangana Ranaut launching a fresh attack at Karan Johar, a major movie announcement, and some more developments in the death case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Gunjan Saxena's batchmate says Dharma Productions distorted facts

18 Aug 2020

Gunjan Saxena's batchmate says Dharma Productions distorted facts

Retired Flight Lieutenant Sreevidya Rajan has accused the makers of Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, a biopic on former Indian Air Force officer Gunjan Saxena, of distorting facts and portraying the IAF in a negative light.

'Gunjan Saxena': IAF writes to Censor Board over negative portrayal

13 Aug 2020

'Gunjan Saxena': IAF writes to Censor Board over negative portrayal

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has written to film certification body Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), thereby objecting to its alleged negative portrayal in the biographical film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.

'Gunjan Saxena' review: Moving portrayal, but Janhvi fails to impress

13 Aug 2020

'Gunjan Saxena' review: Moving portrayal, but Janhvi fails to impress

Some stories need to be told. There are no two ways about it. The only question is how, or rather, how well.

Pakistan's spy agency ISI and JeM planned Pulwama attack: NIA

13 Aug 2020

Pakistan's spy agency ISI and JeM planned Pulwama attack: NIA

The Pulwama attack of February 14, 2019, wasn't merely the brainchild of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed but the country's spy agency ISI was also involved in it, the charge-sheet of National Investigation Agency (NIA) claims, as per a report in HT.

Kerala crash: 14 onboard Air India Express flight critical

10 Aug 2020

Kerala crash: 14 onboard Air India Express flight critical

At least 14 people, who were traveling on the ill-fated Air India Express flight that crashed at Kozhikode Airport last Friday, are in critical condition, Malappuram District Collector K Gopalakrishnan said on Sunday.

'Gunjan Saxena': Inspiring trailer, Janhvi Kapoor not so much

01 Aug 2020

'Gunjan Saxena': Inspiring trailer, Janhvi Kapoor not so much

The trailer of Janhvi Kapoor-starrer biopic Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is out, and it does not look half bad.

China's celebrated fighter jet toothless compared to Rafale: Ex-IAF Chief

29 Jul 2020

China's celebrated fighter jet toothless compared to Rafale: Ex-IAF Chief

With the airbase in Ambala prepared to welcome five Rafale jets, the former chief of Indian Air Force (IAF), BS Dhanoa has hailed the "game changing jets," saying that China's J-20 doesn't even come close to the fresh dispatch from France.

First five Rafale jets enroute India: All details here

27 Jul 2020

First five Rafale jets enroute India: All details here

Years after India inked a deal with France for 36 Rafale jets, the first lot of five jets took off from Merignac airbase in Bordeaux today, ushering in a new phase in bilateral ties of both countries.

What made news in the entertainment world today?

16 Jul 2020

What made news in the entertainment world today?

In perhaps the biggest-ever announcement from Netflix India, the streaming giant on Thursday unveiled a line-up of 17 Indian movies and shows, that will be out in coming months.

Netflix announces 17 new Indian movies, shows: Check list here

16 Jul 2020

Netflix announces 17 new Indian movies, shows: Check list here

After a bit of a wait-and-watch period, Netflix has announced a slew of Indian original movies and shows to be released in the coming months.

Kangana Ranaut prepares for 'Dhaakad' with a virtual reading session

12 Jul 2020

Kangana Ranaut prepares for 'Dhaakad' with a virtual reading session

You can't keep Kangana Ranaut away from the movies for too long.

While LAC simmers with tensions, LoC being watched too

02 Jul 2020

While LAC simmers with tensions, LoC being watched too

Already engaged with an eyeball-to-eyeball conflict with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Indian armed forces have not lost sight of the Line of Control (LoC) from where Pakistan regularly launches attacks.

Sacrifices won't go in vain: IAF chief on Galwan episode

20 Jun 2020

Sacrifices won't go in vain: IAF chief on Galwan episode

The sacrifices of those who laid their lives in Galwan Valley won't go in vain, Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria said today at the combined graduation parade at Air Force Academy, near Hyderabad.

Janhvi Kapoor's 'Gunjan Saxena' to release directly on Netflix

09 Jun 2020

Janhvi Kapoor's 'Gunjan Saxena' to release directly on Netflix

After Gulabo Sitabo and Shakuntala Devi, Janhvi Kapoor-starrerGunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl has become the latest Bollywood movie to release directly on an OTT platform, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chinese choppers spotted near LAC, IAF sends fighter jets

12 May 2020

Chinese choppers spotted near LAC, IAF sends fighter jets

Last week, a couple of Chinese choppers were found flying dangerously close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, prompting the Indian Air Force (IAF) to send its fighter jets.

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.

Kangana to lose 20 kilos in two months. Here's why

05 Mar 2020

Kangana to lose 20 kilos in two months. Here's why

When she takes up a role, Kangana Ranaut leaves no stone unturned to get into the skin of the character.

Coronavirus: 76 Indians, 36 foreigners evacuated from China's Wuhan

27 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: 76 Indians, 36 foreigners evacuated from China's Wuhan

An Indian Air Force aircraft on Thursday evacuated 112 people from the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

'Tejas': Kangana Ranaut's first look as IAF pilot out

17 Feb 2020

'Tejas': Kangana Ranaut's first look as IAF pilot out

Kangana Ranaut's first look from her forthcoming film Tejas is out.

AI pilots spot jeep, man on runaway, take-off, avert disaster

15 Feb 2020

AI pilots spot jeep, man on runaway, take-off, avert disaster

A major disaster was averted this morning at the Pune airport when pilots, flying an Air India flight, spotted a jeep and a man on the runaway.

Chandrayaan-3 approved; 4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan: ISRO chief

01 Jan 2020

Chandrayaan-3 approved; 4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan: ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organization chief K Sivan on Wednesday announced that the space agency's third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, has been approved by the Centre.

General Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as 28th Army Chief

31 Dec 2019

General Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as 28th Army Chief

On Tuesday, General Manoj Mukund Naravane took charge as the 28th Chief of the Indian Army, succeeding General Bipin Rawat, who has been appointed as the first Chief of Defense Staff.

#ThatWas2019: Five biggest Bollywood hits of this year

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: Five biggest Bollywood hits of this year

Bringing to us one of the most controversial movies of recent times, a disappointing Oscars entry, many shoddy biopics, and some silent gems, 2019 was a mixed bag, as far as Bollywood is concerned.

After 26/11, government rejected IAF's proposal to strike Pakistan: Dhanoa

28 Dec 2019

After 26/11, government rejected IAF's proposal to strike Pakistan: Dhanoa

The Indian Air Force's proposal to strike Pakistan had been rejected by the previous governments twice before, revealed former IAF chief Birender Singh Dhanoa on Friday.

IAF's MiG-27 decommissioned: Revisiting the legacy of the fighter jet

27 Dec 2019

IAF's MiG-27 decommissioned: Revisiting the legacy of the fighter jet

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday bid adieu to the MiG-27 fighter aircraft as the jet's squadron took its last sortie in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali to produce film on Balakot airstrike

13 Dec 2019

Sanjay Leela Bhansali to produce film on Balakot airstrike

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, in collaboration with T-Series' Bhushan Kumar, will be producing a film based on the Balakot airstrike, that was carried out by the Indian Air Force (IAF) earlier this year.

No merit: SC dismisses plea seeking review on Rafale verdict

14 Nov 2019

No merit: SC dismisses plea seeking review on Rafale verdict

In what qualifies as a win for BJP-led Centre, the Supreme Court refused to change its December 2018 order, in which it had dismissed pleas seeking an investigation into how the deal for 36 Rafale jets was signed with France's Dassault Aviation.

India dropped bomb at Kartarpur Sahib: Pakistan tries instigating violence

08 Nov 2019

India dropped bomb at Kartarpur Sahib: Pakistan tries instigating violence

The Kartarpur Corridor was supposed to give Indian Sikhs easy access to the Gurudwara, situated in Pakistan. But the country is using it to further its propaganda and fan separatist sentiments.

IAF pilot marries lover; in-laws thrash his father, force-feed excreta

21 Oct 2019

IAF pilot marries lover; in-laws thrash his father, force-feed excreta

In a horrid crime, the father of an Indian Air Force pilot was thrashed, fed human excreta and was urinated on by the relatives of his daughter-in-law in Khursipar, Chhattisgarh.

Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

21 Oct 2019

Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

The condition in Jammu and Kashmir has been headlining news for quite some time now. Though the government claims there's no clampdown in the border state, things are far from normal.

Janhvi cooks biryani for Ishaan, Shahid and Mira: Details here

14 Oct 2019

Janhvi cooks biryani for Ishaan, Shahid and Mira: Details here

It was certainly a special Sunday afternoon for new kids on the block, Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter, as they joined Shahid Kapoor and his wife Mira Rajput for a Sunday brunch.

It's faith: Rajnath defends performing Shastra Pooja on Rafale jet

11 Oct 2019

It's faith: Rajnath defends performing Shastra Pooja on Rafale jet

When Defense Minister Rajnath Singh went to France this week to officially receive the first Rafale jet, he perhaps didn't expect that he would be criticized by many back home for performing pooja on the high-tech jet.

Intelligence agencies say Pakistani drones behind weapons drop in Punjab

10 Oct 2019

Intelligence agencies say Pakistani drones behind weapons drop in Punjab

Last month, Punjab Police had reported multiple weapon drops in the state conducted by Pakistani-origin drones.

Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale jet in France

08 Oct 2019

Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale jet in France

On Tuesday, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh received the first of the 36 Rafale jets in France on behalf of the Indian Air Force.