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Tamil Nadu rains: 15 people killed, schools closed

02 Dec 2019

Tamil Nadu rains: 15 people killed, schools closed

In an unfortunate incident, 15 people were killed after a wall collapsed this morning in a village near Mettupalayam in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district, as heavy rains continue to batter the southern state.

Five most beautiful and cleanest beaches around the world

16 Nov 2019

Five most beautiful and cleanest beaches around the world

It's downright heartbreaking to see the way our beloved beaches are being treated nowadays.

Planning a family-vacation? Here are five best destinations to explore

18 Aug 2019

Planning a family-vacation? Here are five best destinations to explore

If family vacation is on your mind, thumbs up for the idea!

Top five honeymoon destinations in Asia

22 Jul 2019

Top five honeymoon destinations in Asia

Just like weddings, honeymoons are also a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for that very reason, they must be unforgettably special.

Pentagon strongly denies reports of spying on India's ASAT test

30 Mar 2019

Pentagon strongly denies reports of spying on India's ASAT test

The Pentagon has strongly denied the reports that the US spied on India's anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test by sending a reconnaissance aircraft from its base in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to monitor the development.

Address global concerns on cross-border terror: India, US to Pakistan

13 Mar 2019

Address global concerns on cross-border terror: India, US to Pakistan

India and the US yesterday called on Pakistan to address global concerns regarding terrorism, including that emanating from across the border.

GSAT-31, India's latest communication satellite, launched successfully from French Guiana

06 Feb 2019

GSAT-31, India's latest communication satellite, launched successfully from French Guiana

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched by European launch services provider- Arianespace's rocket from French Guiana in the early hours today.

ISRO set to launch communication satellite GSAT-31 this Wednesday

04 Feb 2019

ISRO set to launch communication satellite GSAT-31 this Wednesday

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is all set to launch its 40th communication satellite GSAT-31 on Wednesday from the spaceport in French Guiana (French and European spaceport).

India and France hold talks on deepening bilateral cooperation

15 Dec 2018

India and France hold talks on deepening bilateral cooperation

India and France today held discussions on deepening bilateral strategic partnership through cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, defense, space, and civil nuclear energy sectors.

Singapore summit: Pence, Modi to discuss bilateral relationship, defense cooperation

11 Nov 2018

Singapore summit: Pence, Modi to discuss bilateral relationship, defense cooperation

US Vice President Mike Pence and PM Narendra Modi would discuss India-US defense cooperation and bilateral relationship during their meeting in Singapore next week, the White House said yesterday.

India helped in democracy restoration in Maldives: Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

28 Oct 2018

India helped in democracy restoration in Maldives: Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

India played a "positive" role in the restoration of democracy in the Maldives by "exerting pressure" on the ruling regime, and the new government in the island nation would be "sensitive" towards New Delhi's "concerns", former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom said Sunday.

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.

Maldives leader Abdulla Yameen blames defeat on 'disappearing ink'

16 Oct 2018

Maldives leader Abdulla Yameen blames defeat on 'disappearing ink'

Outgoing Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has told the Supreme Court that disappearing ink and specially treated ballot papers were to blame for his heavy election defeat last month.

Air India wall collision: Foreign media simply can't believe it

15 Oct 2018

Air India wall collision: Foreign media simply can't believe it

An Air India flight's collision with a boundary wall has left foreign media absolutely bewildered.

Injured sailor Abhilash Tomy set to return home after rescue

01 Oct 2018

Injured sailor Abhilash Tomy set to return home after rescue

Injured Indian Navy sailor Abhilash Tomy, rescued in a multi-nation operation from the Indian Ocean near Australia, is set to return home.

Naval Commander Abhilash Tomy has been rescued after three days

24 Sep 2018

Naval Commander Abhilash Tomy has been rescued after three days

In what is sure to give relief to well-wishers and family members of circumnavigator Abhilash Tomy, he has been rescued after three days by French vessel Osiris.

Circumnavigator Abhilash Tomy's yacht capsizes in Indian-Ocean, Navy sends help

22 Sep 2018

Circumnavigator Abhilash Tomy's yacht capsizes in Indian-Ocean, Navy sends help

The Indian Navy has sent frigate INS Satpura to rescue 39-year-old Golden Globe Race Commander Abhilash Tomy who was injured after his yacht capsized in the Indian Ocean, off Perth on Friday.

First 2+2 Dialogue was consequential and a strategic milestone: US

11 Sep 2018

First 2+2 Dialogue was consequential and a strategic milestone: US

The first India-US 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi was consequential and a strategic milestone, a Trump administration official said yesterday, asserting the decisions taken during the talks propelled the bilateral relationship to a new level.

Must ensure Africa doesn't become 'theater of rival ambitions': Swaraj

10 Sep 2018

Must ensure Africa doesn't become 'theater of rival ambitions': Swaraj

India will work with Africa to keep the oceans open for benefit of all nations, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, asserting that the two sides must work together to ensure that the second largest continent doesn't again turn into a "theater of rival ambitions".

India, US hold first '2+2' talks: All details here

06 Sep 2018

India, US hold first '2+2' talks: All details here

On Thursday, India and the US signed a crucial agreement on military communications that could see Washington sell more arms to New Delhi.

Strong 6.2-magnitude quake hits eastern Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

28 Aug 2018

Strong 6.2-magnitude quake hits eastern Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia today, US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage.

India, Vietnam to strengthen trade, investment, maritime, defense cooperation

28 Aug 2018

India, Vietnam to strengthen trade, investment, maritime, defense cooperation

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today held talks with her Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh and discussed measures to strengthen trade, investment, maritime and defense cooperation between the two countries.

Swaraj talks about economic importance of Indian Ocean in Vietnam

28 Aug 2018

Swaraj talks about economic importance of Indian Ocean in Vietnam

Emphasizing the economic importance of the Indian Ocean, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said with the eastward shift of the global economy, the Indian Ocean is at the center of the emerging "Age of Asia" and those who live in this region bear the primary responsibility for its peace and stability.

Grieved families of MH370 victims hope for answers from official-report

30 Jul 2018

Grieved families of MH370 victims hope for answers from official-report

Relatives of people aboard Malaysian Flight MH370 said today they hoped a long-awaited report into the plane's disappearance might give them answers about one of the world's most enduring aviation mysteries.

Seychelles calls off key military-deal with India before president's visit

17 Jun 2018

Seychelles calls off key military-deal with India before president's visit

Weeks before a New Delhi visit, Seychelles President Danny Faure called off a significant defense deal that would have allowed India to expand its strategic reach in the Indian Ocean.

Indian armed forces building partnerships in Indo-Pacific region: PM Modi

03 Jun 2018

Indian armed forces building partnerships in Indo-Pacific region: PM Modi

Describing the Indo-Pacific as a "natural region", PM Narendra Modi said India's armed forces, especially the Navy, are building and expanding partnerships in the strategically vital region for peace, security, and humanitarian assistance.

5 ways Trump administration favored India

02 Jun 2018

5 ways Trump administration favored India

Indians love Donald Trump! Ok, that's untrue, but admittedly we all are intrigued by the man who 'very' often uses the word 'very' even though it's 'very' much not needed.

US Pacific Command is now US Indo-Pacific Command: Trump admin

31 May 2018

US Pacific Command is now US Indo-Pacific Command: Trump admin

The Trump administration today renamed the US Pacific Command to US Indo-Pacific Command in recognition of the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Ocean Infinity's search for Malaysia Airlines MH370 formally ends today

29 May 2018

Ocean Infinity's search for Malaysia Airlines MH370 formally ends today

The underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has come to an end today, finding no trace of the aircraft but Australian Government is hopeful that one day it will be located.

China using Taiwan to gain more control, isolate India, Japan

18 May 2018

China using Taiwan to gain more control, isolate India, Japan

China will turn Taiwan into a major nuclear and conventional military base and use it to gain more control over the disputed South China Sea to "isolate" both India and Japan, warned Richard D Fisher of the International Assessment and Strategy Center yesterday.

Unseasonal lightning strikes kill 9 in Andhra Pradesh

27 Apr 2018

Unseasonal lightning strikes kill 9 in Andhra Pradesh

The unseasonal lightning strikes in Andhra Pradesh have killed nine people, including a nine-year-old girl, since Tuesday.

Last Sikh Queen's earrings fetch £175,000, 6 times auction estimate

25 Apr 2018

Last Sikh Queen's earrings fetch £175,000, 6 times auction estimate

A pair of gold pendant earrings from the collection of last Sikh Queen of Punjab Maharani Jind Kaur fetched £175,000 (Rs. 1.6cr approximately), nearly six times the guide price, at an auction.

Indian Navy extends warning to China's navy through witty tweets

18 Apr 2018

Indian Navy extends warning to China's navy through witty tweets

In a world where verbal battles are increasingly being fought on social media, the Indian Navy seems to have won a victory of sorts over the naval forces of arch-rivals China.

6.4 magnitude quakes strikes Indonesia, tsunami alert issued briefly

26 Mar 2018

6.4 magnitude quakes strikes Indonesia, tsunami alert issued briefly

A 6.4 magnitude quake shook eastern Indonesia this morning. A tsunami alert was issued, but it stayed active briefly.

Indian Navy's second, third Scorpene-class submarines undergoing sea trials

17 Mar 2018

Indian Navy's second, third Scorpene-class submarines undergoing sea trials

The second and third of the six Scorpene-class submarines, part of Project-75 of the Indian Navy, are undergoing sea trials while the rest are under construction, a senior naval officer said.

India-France strengthen ties, sign pact to counter China's influence

11 Mar 2018

India-France strengthen ties, sign pact to counter China's influence

India and France strengthened their 20-year-old strategic ties on Saturday as President Macron met PM Modi and signed 14 pacts ranging from cooperation in security to space exploration to clean energy.

French President Macron in India: France best partner for India

10 Mar 2018

French President Macron in India: France best partner for India

French President Emmanuel Macron is on a four-day visit to India, invited by his Indian counterpart PM Modi. Yesterday, he and his wife Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron were received warmly by Modi at Delhi Airport.

Attention, art enthusiasts! Here's your chance to own affordable artworks

06 Mar 2018

Attention, art enthusiasts! Here's your chance to own affordable artworks

It is good news for art enthusiasts, who can now own works by leading as well as emerging artists at affordable prices at a new festival in New Delhi.

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."

Growing closeness between Maldives and China worries India

24 Feb 2018

Growing closeness between Maldives and China worries India

Apart from being engulfed in political turmoil, Maldives has now become the latest linchpin in India-China's tussle for regional leadership.