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Army headquarters in Delhi partly sealed after soldier tests coronavirus-positive

15 May 2020

Army headquarters in Delhi partly sealed after soldier tests coronavirus-positive

The headquarters of the Indian Army in Delhi were partly sealed on Friday after a soldier tested positive for COVID-19.

#NewsBytesExclusive: How this constable is managing coronavirus and mom duties

28 Apr 2020

#NewsBytesExclusive: How this constable is managing coronavirus and mom duties

Leaving a 1.5 years old baby, Ansh, at home, Mausam Yadav, 26, dons the khaki uniform daily. She puts the mask, wears gloves, and remains stationed at Ahimsa Sthal for several hours.

20 sailors of Indian Navy test positive for coronavirus

18 Apr 2020

20 sailors of Indian Navy test positive for coronavirus

In a worrying piece of news, 21 serving personnel of the Indian Navy tested positive for coronavirus in Mumbai.

Days after five-soldiers were martyred, Army targets Pakistani ammunition dump

11 Apr 2020

Days after five-soldiers were martyred, Army targets Pakistani ammunition dump

The Indian Army has released a video showing how it precisely attacked an ammunition dump of Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara area, the same place where five soldiers were martyred few days ago.

Government advises against alcohol-based sanitizers while lighting diyas on Sunday

04 Apr 2020

Government advises against alcohol-based sanitizers while lighting diyas on Sunday

Ahead of the lights-out event on Sunday, the government has issued an advisory against the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers while lighting lamps and candles.

India's coronavirus death toll crosses 20; all that happened today

27 Mar 2020

India's coronavirus death toll crosses 20; all that happened today

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, India faces the challenges of its 21-day nationwide lockdown.

Coronavirus: Ladakh on virtual lockdown as tally rises to 10

20 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Ladakh on virtual lockdown as tally rises to 10

Ladakh has been placed on virtual lockdown as the Union Territory reported two more cases of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Discovery's OTT service launched in India, priced at Rs. 300/year

17 Mar 2020

Discovery's OTT service launched in India, priced at Rs. 300/year

Leading infotainment network Discovery has barged into the OTT space with its own content streaming app - Discovery Plus.

Transition from Dhoni to Kohli was smooth: MSK Prasad

07 Mar 2020

Transition from Dhoni to Kohli was smooth: MSK Prasad

Former Indian selector MSK Prasad revealed that the transition of captaincy from MS Dhoni to Virat Kohli was the highlight of his tenure.

IPL 2020: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is back

03 Mar 2020

IPL 2020: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is back

A large number of fans turned up at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Monday as Mahendra Singh Dhoni commenced his training for the upcoming IPL edition.

Kejriwal says Delhi violence 'alarming'; calls for Army assistance

26 Feb 2020

Kejriwal says Delhi violence 'alarming'; calls for Army assistance

On Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sought the assistance of the Indian Army to handle the tense situation in the Northeast region of the national capital.

Dhoni was always a bowler's captain, says Pragyan Ojha

26 Feb 2020

Dhoni was always a bowler's captain, says Pragyan Ojha

Former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha heaped praise on MS Dhoni, terming him a "bowler's captain".

FATF keeps Pakistan on greylist, gives a four-month deadline

21 Feb 2020

FATF keeps Pakistan on greylist, gives a four-month deadline

Pakistan has got yet another extension from the global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

SC clears permanent commission, command roles for women Army officers

17 Feb 2020

SC clears permanent commission, command roles for women Army officers

In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to grant permanent commission to all women officers in the Army.

MS Dhoni to begin IPL 2020 training from March 1

16 Feb 2020

MS Dhoni to begin IPL 2020 training from March 1

Speculations have constantly shrouded the future of MS Dhoni since India's World Cup semi-final loss to New Zealand.

Retired Colonel faces inquiry after jawans film him having sex

11 Feb 2020

Retired Colonel faces inquiry after jawans film him having sex

A retired Colonel of the Indian Army faces an inquiry after two soldiers filed a complaint against him for having sex in his office while serving.

'Surgical strike' in Shaheen Bagh on Feb 11: BJP leader

30 Jan 2020

'Surgical strike' in Shaheen Bagh on Feb 11: BJP leader

In an explosive statement, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh on Thursday said the city's Shaheen Bagh locality will witness a "surgical strike" on February 11.

Government will launch its own internal messaging app, like WhatsApp

24 Jan 2020

Government will launch its own internal messaging app, like WhatsApp

India has been at loggerheads with Facebook-owned WhatsApp over non-traceability of messages.

Republic Day 2020: Five facts that every Indian must know

21 Jan 2020

Republic Day 2020: Five facts that every Indian must know

Republic Day is not merely a gazetted holiday for Indians, it's a feeling that fills our heart with pride, as we witness the spellbinding parade and the tricolor waving high in the sky.

On his birthday, Sidharth Malhotra shares first look of 'Shershaah'

16 Jan 2020

On his birthday, Sidharth Malhotra shares first look of 'Shershaah'

As he turned a year older, Bollywood heartthrob Sidharth Malhotra came up with a special surprise for his fans by sharing the first look posters of his passion project Shershaah.

Indian Army Day: Why is it celebrated and other details

15 Jan 2020

Indian Army Day: Why is it celebrated and other details

India celebrates its 72nd Army Day today. Every year, the Army Day is celebrated across India on January 15 as a way to honor the country's forces.

Our allegiance is to the Constitution, says Army Chief Naravane

12 Jan 2020

Our allegiance is to the Constitution, says Army Chief Naravane

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Saturday that the force's allegiance is to the Constitution of India and its core values of justice, equality and fraternity, enshrined in the Preamble.

What are the responsibilities of India's Chief of Defence Staff?

03 Jan 2020

What are the responsibilities of India's Chief of Defence Staff?

On Monday, General Bipin Rawat stepped into the role of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

New Army Chief says India-China border needs more attention

01 Jan 2020

New Army Chief says India-China border needs more attention

A day after taking over as the 28th Chief of the Indian Army, General Manoj Mukund Naravane said that India needs to pay more attention to the China front and enhance capabilities along the Northern border.

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.

First CDS Bipin Rawat speaks on new role, his strategy

31 Dec 2019

First CDS Bipin Rawat speaks on new role, his strategy

The 27th Chief of Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat, is all set to take office as India's first Chief of Defense Staff, and quite naturally the expectations from him are high.

#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

Do you remember the last time our politicians were decent in public fora? Yeah, we neither! And this year, insanity and absurdness on public platforms touched new lows, courtesy the general elections.

#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.

Army Chief's comments on anti-CAA protests spark controversy

26 Dec 2019

Army Chief's comments on anti-CAA protests spark controversy

With the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) being the raging topic, Army Chief Bipin Rawat also gave his opinion on it, only to invite criticism for taking sides despite holding an apolitical position.

As Assam burns, CM Sonowal says violence won't be tolerated

13 Dec 2019

As Assam burns, CM Sonowal says violence won't be tolerated

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has finally spoken about the unrest in his state and promised to take strong action against those indulging in violence.

Dhoni to produce TV show on Army officers: Details here

10 Dec 2019

Dhoni to produce TV show on Army officers: Details here

Former Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is set to produce a television show based on Indian Army officers.

BJP leader dragged out of International summit: Here's why

20 Nov 2019

BJP leader dragged out of International summit: Here's why

In an embarrassing turn of events, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Jolly was forcefully escorted out of the Asia Pacific Summit 2019 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for interrupting Pakistani leader Qasim Suri's speech on Jammu and Kashmir.

This man developed 'Iron Man' suit to help Indian Army

19 Nov 2019

This man developed 'Iron Man' suit to help Indian Army

If you love Iron Man, you will surely appreciate the efforts of this Varanasi-based man who has designed an Iron Man suit of his own.

For defaming Indian Army, Shehla Rashid could be arrested

15 Nov 2019

For defaming Indian Army, Shehla Rashid could be arrested

Former student leader Shehla Rashid could land in hot waters soon. Accused of defaming the Indian Army through her social media posts, Shehla could be arrested.

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan takes U-turn, says Sikhs will need passports

07 Nov 2019

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan takes U-turn, says Sikhs will need passports

Days after Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sikh pilgrims will not require passports for visiting Kartarpur Gurudwara, the "top brass" of the country "undid" his order.

Did Modi commit a big mistake by green-lighting Kartarpur's inauguration?

06 Nov 2019

Did Modi commit a big mistake by green-lighting Kartarpur's inauguration?

Days before the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor, which connects two shrines in India and Pakistan, Islamabad released a video aimed at welcoming the pilgrims.

JeM's launch pads destroyed, 18 terrorists killed by Indian Army

23 Oct 2019

JeM's launch pads destroyed, 18 terrorists killed by Indian Army

The Indian Army has managed to inflict serious damage on terrorists, who enjoy the support of Pakistani forces.

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.

Indian Army attacks terror launch pads in PoK: Reports

20 Oct 2019

Indian Army attacks terror launch pads in PoK: Reports

On Sunday, the Indian Army attacked at least four terror launch pads situated in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, killing 4-5 Pakistani soldiers and injuring several others, reports said.

Last month, SpiceJet flight intercepted by Pakistan jets amid confusion

17 Oct 2019

Last month, SpiceJet flight intercepted by Pakistan jets amid confusion

With Indo-Pak tensions heightened since the Balakot airstrikes, Pakistani fighter jets intercepted a SpiceJet passenger plane over their airspace last month, sources in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said today.