Jay Panda joins BJP ahead of polls, BJD calls him ‘traitor’

New Delhi, Mar 4 Even as former BJD lawmaker Baijyant ‘Jay’ Panda joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday, giving a boost to the party in Odisha where it is looking to improve its tally in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the ruling BJD said he was the biggest traitor of the century. While BJP […]

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India test-fires surface-to-air missiles capable of engaging multiple targets

Balasore, Feb 26 India Tuesday successfully test-fired two indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles capable of simultaneously engaging multiple targets, officials said. The missiles, equipped with radars with search on move capability, were test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here on a day when India conducted a major air assault on […]

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Pak patronising terrorism, Pulwama attack an act of frustration: Rajnath Singh

BHADRAK, FEB 17 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday castigated Pakistan, accusing it of engineering the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. He claimed that the neighbouring country backed the attack after finding out that the terrorists have become frustrated in the wake of the successful operations by […]

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Indo-Russia relationship has huge potentials: Sibal

NEW DELHI, FEB 5 “The relationship between India and Russia was a time-tested one, and it has huge potentials in the future, particularly in the field of science and technology, nuclear energy, defence and trade,” said former foreign secretary to India, Kanwal Sibal while delivering the inaugural Prof. Arun Mohanty Memorial Lecture here on Monday. […]

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Gujarat CM demands Rahul’s resignation

BHUBANESWAR, DEC 17 Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today demanded the resignation of Rahul Gandhi, alleging that the Congress President “mislead the nation” on the Rafale deal. Addressing a press conference here, Rupani said Gandhi made the issue concerning national security  a tool to grind the Narendra Modi government. He was speaking as part of […]

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Shaktikanta Das is new RBI Governor

NEW DELHI, DEC 11 Former bureaucrat Shaktikanta Das, who spearheaded the post-demonetisation normalisation of the economy, was Tuesday named the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India. Das, 61, replaces Urjit Patel, who shocked the establishment and markets by announcing his exit from the central bank Monday. Das will have a three-year term, an […]

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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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