You dont have javascript enabled! Please enable it!
Archives

India

SOURCE: PTI

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday admitted that Islamabad had “violated” an agreement with India signed by him and ex-prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1999, in an apparent reference to the Kargil misadventure by Gen Pervez Musharraf.

“On May 28, 1998, Pakistan carried out five nuclear tests. After that Vajpayee Saheb came here and made an agreement with us. But we violated that agreement…it was our fault,” Sharif told a meeting of the PML-N general council that elected him president of the ruling party six years after he was disqualified by the Supreme Court.

Continue reading

SOURCE: PTI

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Tuesday “unreservedly” apologized for “mistakenly” using the word ‘alleged’ for the Chinese invasion in 1962. According to a purported video of an event at the Foreign Correspondents Club this evening, Mr Aiyar while narrating an anecdote said, “…In October 1962, the Chinese allegedly invaded India.”

Later, in a brief statement, the Congress leader said, “I unreservedly apologise for having mistakenly used the word ‘alleged’ before ‘Chinese invasion’ at the Foreign Correspondents Club this evening.”

Continue reading

SOURCE: ANI

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reaffirmed that India is exerting pressure to become a permanent UNSC member.

He was speaking at an interaction with intellectuals in Shimla on Tuesday. “Regarding UNSC permanent membership, our aim is to get it as soon as possible. But, this target won’t be achieved that soon. Because the permanent members, still enjoy much clout. Whether it’s the Ukraine or Gaza, they make dealings among themselves on issues that affect the whole world. So, they won’t want that it (number of permanent members) becomes six, seven or eight,” Mr Jaishankar said addressing the event.

Continue reading

SOURCE: PTI

India’s leading shipyard, Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), on Monday said it has secured another prestigious international order from North Star Shipping, a top UK-based offshore renewable operator, for the construction of a hybrid Service Operation Vessels (SOVs).

They will be building hybrid SOVs for a contract with Siemens Gamesa. These vessels will be deployed at the Scottish Power Renewables East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm, situated off the Suffolk coast, an official release said here. A CSL source said the order is valued at EUR 60 million. It said the ship building contract also has an option to contract two more such vessels.

Continue reading

SOURCE: PTI

Elaborate safety arrangements, which may inconvenience visitors, are in place in Parliament to ensure that incidents such as last year’s security breach do not recur, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Tuesday.

Two people had jumped into the Lok Sabha chamber on December 13 and released smoke canisters while the House was in session. “We have made elaborate security arrangements to ensure that such incidents do not recur,” Mr Birla told PTI when asked about the safety measures put in place in the wake of the December 13 security breach.

Continue reading

SOURCE: AFP

The border dispute between India and China has always been a big issue. Every day the opposition keeps cornering the government regarding this. Amidst all this, the Indian Army soldiers easily defeated the Chinese soldiers in the tug of war. A video of this has also surfaced, which is going viral on social media. In fact, during the deployment in Sudan, Africa under the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission, a sports competition took place between Indian soldiers and Chinese soldiers.

Giving information on Tuesday, an army officer said that soldiers of both the countries were face to face in the tug of war. This was a very exciting contest between the soldiers of both the countries. In this, Indian soldiers defeated the Chinese soldiers.

Continue reading

SOURCE: PTI

Investigators of the West Bengal CID on Tuesday claimed to have recovered pieces of flesh and strands of hair from the septic tank of a flat in New Town area near here, where Bangladesh MP Anwarul Azim Anar was suspected to have been murdered. An arrested person, who police claimed is a butcher by profession, allegedly chopped the body of the Bangladesh lawmaker into 80 pieces and mixed them with turmeric before disposing them of at different locations including a canal around New Town.

“A total of around 3.5 kg of flesh and some strands of hair were recovered from the septic tank. Forensic tests will be conducted on these items to confirm whether they belong to Anar or not,’ the officer told PTI. Assuming that blood was drained out of the washroom bathroom of the flat, where the lawmaker of the Bangladeshi ruling party, was suspected to have been murdered, a team of police officers had examined the drain pipes and the septic tank, he said.

Continue reading

SOURCE: PTI

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested a wanted accused involved in the trafficking of Bangladeshi nationals and Rohingyas into India through the northeastern borders.

Jalil Miah, a resident of Tripura, has been arrested by the NIA team, an official statement said. The NIA had in February declared a cash reward of ? 1 lakh for information leading to the arrest of Jalil, who was absconding in the case, in addition to nine others.

Continue reading

SOURCE: ANI

In a significant development, contract negotiations between the governments of India and France in the over Rs 50,000 crore deal for 26 Rafale Marine fighter jets is scheduled to begin on May 30 with the arrival of a high-level French team here.

The French side would meet with Indian Defence Ministry counterparts to begin official negotiations in the fighter jet deal for the Indian Navy under which aircraft would be operated from both aircraft carriers operated by the force, defence industry officials told ANI.

Continue reading

SOURCE: BHEL

BHEL has entered into a Technology Transfer Agreement (TTA) with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for 50 kW alkaline electrolyser system for Hydrogen production. The well proven technology offered by BARC is indigenously developed and have high local material content.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Mr. Jai Prakash Srivastava, Director (Engineering, Research & Development), BHEL by Mr. K. Ravishankar, Executive Director (Corporate Technology Management and Corp R&D), BHEL and Dr. S. Adhikari, Associate Director (Knowledge Management Group), BARC.

Continue reading

SOURCE: REUTERS

India’s Agnikul Cosmos called off a test flight of its first rocket on Tuesday seconds before it was due to launch — the fourth such cancelation in the last three months. Launches of India’s second privately built rocket, and first using a combination of gas and liquid fuel, had been aborted three times before because of technical issues, including one flight that was canceled about 90 seconds before lift-off.

The launch, scheduled for 5:45 a.m. IST (0015 GMT) on Tuesday, was first delayed less than six minutes before lift-off “due to a technical glitch in the countdown activities,” and officials set a new lift-off time of 9:25 a.m.

Continue reading

SOURCE: AXISCADES

Mistral Solutions, a subsidiary of AXISCADES Technologies Ltd, has achieved a major deal of Rs 90 crore with Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) to provide Radar Processing Systems. This huge project entails the conceptualisation, implementation, and provision of eight systems specific to the Arudhra MPR within four years.

The Arudhra MPR, a multi-purpose, 4D indigenous radar developed by DRDO, has capabilities to automatically detect and track different aerial objects. Mistral’s responsibilities include the radar signal processing system that enhances India’s defence system under the Government of India’s Make in India campaign.

Continue reading

SOURCE: PTI

The world is in a tense situation as ongoing conflicts are not likely to end so quickly and in this scenario, India needs a strong and powerful leader with standing and respect and a stable government, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday.

Interacting with a selective group of media persons in Shimla, he said there are ongoing conflicts in Russia-Ukraine and Israel-Gaza-Iran and there are issues on the Indian borders too, adding a clear message should go that India has a strong leadership.

Continue reading

SOURCE: IANS

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership with IT services major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to develop India’s first Quantum Diamond microchip imager — an advanced sensing tool to test the quality of semiconductor chips.

The new sensing tool, to be built at IIT Bombay PQuest Lab by experts from TCS in the next two years, will help reduce chances of chip failures and improve efficiency of electronic devices. It will enable better quality control of semiconductor chips, thereby improving product reliability, safety, and energy efficiency of electrical devices.

Continue reading

SOURCE: IANS

The J&K Police on Tuesday attached the properties of two Pakistan-based Kashmiri terror handlers in Baramulla district. Police said that after obtaining an attachment order from Sub Judge Uri, three Kanals and 19 Marlas of land worth lakhs of rupees belonging to two militant handlers based in Pakistan were attached in the district.

The terror handlers have been identified as Jalal Din, son of Raj Mohd, and Mohd Saki, son of Mastana Bhatti.

Continue reading
1 2 3 43