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PM Modi sends heartfelt personalised SMS to 18 lakh cops

NEW DELHI: “Happy Republic Day. I salute the courage and service of lakhs of police personnel like you.” This personalised SMS was sent by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 18 lakh personnel of police forces and paramilitary forces today on the occasion of the Republic Day, an official said. The message was sent from government’s […]

Not proper to visit India until ‘border blockade’ ends: Nepal PM KP Oli

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KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Oli on Tuesday said it would not be appropriate to visit India until the “border blockade” ends, linking his maiden foreign trip next month to the normalisation of situation at the border. “It would not be appropriate for me to visit India unless the situation returns to normal,” Oli told […]

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San Diego Naval Hospital: Search for shooter on, no injuries reported

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San Diego: An active shooter has been reported at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, where occupants were advised to ‘run, hide or fight’. According to a piece in LA Times, the hospital reported the active shooter at local time 8 am, and all non-emergency personnel have been asked to say away. The Naval […]

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Republic Day celebration and BR Ambedkar’s legacy

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NEW DELHI: The legacy of the architect of the Indian Constitution, B R Ambedkar, was celebrated on Tuesday with a special tableau on the occasion of 67th Republic Day. The tableau by the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry had a figurine of Ambedkar holding the Constitution in one hand and the other arm outstretched. Commemorating […]

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IAF jet shoots down suspicious balloon-shaped object in Rajasthan

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JAIPUR: A Sukhoi 30 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Tuesday shot down an “unidentified” balloon shaped object in Barmer district of Rajasthan after the IAF radar picked it, setting off alarm. Defence sources said that the object is likely to be a meteorological balloon. “Between 1030 and 1100 hours today, an unidentified […]

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Will fight it politically, says Congress after President’s rule imposed in Arunachal Pradesh

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New Delhi(PTI): Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Tuesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led at the Centre for imposing President’s rule in the state and vowed to knock the doors of the Supreme Court in this matter. “Had a feeling they will do this as this was their intention. But we aren’t […]

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IOC, BPCL, HPCL to invest Rs 1.5 lakh crore to set up biggest refinery unit on west coast

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NEW DELHI: Public sector oil firms IOC, BPCL, HPCL and EIL will invest Rs 1.5 lakh crore in setting India’s biggest refinery on the west coast, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said. Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the nation’s biggest refiner, will build a 60-million tonne a year oil refinery in Maharashtra along with Bharat Petroleum Corporation […]

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Rajasthan Police gives clean chit to Robert Vadra: Reports

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JAIPUR: In a major relief to Robert Vadra, Rajasthan Police has given a clean chit to Sky Light Hospitality, which is promoted him, reports HT. Police have also said that the company was a victim of ‘conspiracy’ and ‘cheating’ and that Vadra was a ‘victim of fraud’. According to police probe, which was incidentally ordered […]

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No nuclear missiles at Republic Day parade third time in row

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NEW DELHI: For the third year in a row, India did not display any of its nuclear missiles during the Republic Day parade. In 2013, India had displayed the Inter Continental Ballistic Missile Agni V during the Republic Day Parade. The chief guest at that time was Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. However, when […]

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Kohli’s maverick knock, bowlers’ discipline lead India to a commanding win over Aussies in 1st T20

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Adelaide: Virat Kohli slammed an unbeaten 90 before a collective effort by the Indian bowlers gave the visitors a resounding start in the Twenty20 cricket series against Australia with a 37-run victory in the first match at Adelaide on Tuesday. The in-form Kohli faced 55 balls in his whirlwind knock, which was laced by nine […]

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