India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5

BALASORE, DEC 10 India successfully test-fired nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5, which has a strike range of 5,000 km, from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast Monday. This is the seventh trial of the indigenously-developed surface-to-surface missile, defence sources said. Agni-V is a three-stage missile, 17 metres tall, two metres wide and capable of […]

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CBI Director Alok Verma, Special Director Rakesh Asthana sent on leave

New Delhi, Oct 24 (PTI) CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana have been sent on leave amid an ongoing spat between them, sources said, calling it the first such case in the history of the agency. The prime minister-led appointments committee in an order Tuesday night has given charge of director to Joint […]

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NDA’s re-negotiated Rafale deal has put pilots’ lives at risk: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Oct 18 (PTI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday alleged that Indian fighter pilots were at risk flying the “ancient” Jaguars since new technology was not coming into the country from France after the Rafale jet deal was re-negotiated by the NDA government Continuing his attack on the Modi Government over the Rafale deal, […]

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Scribes, lawyers, onlookers throng court room to witness hearing in Akbar’s case

New Delhi, Oct 18: Scores of scribes, lawyers and onlookers thronged the small court room at Patiala House district courts complex Thursday to witness the first hearing of the high-profile defamation case filed by former Union minister M J Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani for levelling sexual harassment allegations against him. The curiosity, however, subsided drastically […]

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Switching to clean energy may save 11mn life years in India: Study

Boston, Oct 18: India could save an estimated 11 million life years annually by replacing coal-fired powerplants with clean, renewable energy, according to a Harvard study. The 2.7 billion people who live in India and China — more than a third of the world’s population — regularly breath some of the dirtiest air on the planet, […]

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India ideal investment destination: Modi

Dehradun, Oct 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Uttarakhand’s first investors summit Sunday, saying India is the ideal investment destination in the world today with major social and economic changes sweeping the country. Addressing the country’s top business leaders and industrial houses at ‘Destination Uttarakhand: Investors Summit 2018’, Modi said the country was passing through an […]

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Banks, telcos could be allowed to use Aadhaar, says Jaitley

New Delhi, Oct 6: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said a Parliament approved legislation can restore mandatory linking of biometric ID Aadhaar with mobile phones and bank accounts, but did not say if the government will bring a new law for the same. The Supreme Court had last month upheld the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar, […]

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EC delayed press meet for announcing poll dates for Modi’s speech: Cong

Kolkata, Oct 6: The Congress Saturday said it seems that the EC delayed its scheduled press conference to announce poll dates for four states on account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at a public rally in Rajasthan. The Election Commission (EC) is set to announce Saturday afternoon the poll schedules for Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan […]

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Uddhav to visit Ayodhya for Ram temple

Mumbai, Oct 4 Amid the competing politics over Ram temple, the Shiv Sena on Thursday announced that its chief Uddhav Thackeray will visit Ayodhya after Dussehra to reaffirm his party’s commitment to the issue. The announcement came a day after Ram Janmabhoomi Trust chief Janmejay Sharanji Maharaj met Thackeray at the party’s headquarters Sena Bhawan […]

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