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Two IAF Fighter Planes Crash Near Morena, Two Pilots Safe

NEW DELHI, Jan 28: Indian Air Force’s two fighter planes — a Sukhoi-30 and a Mirage 2000—crashed near Morena in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, defence ministry sources said. The Su-30 had two pilots while Mirage 2000 had one pilot, the sources said. Two pilots are said to be safe after they managed to eject. Search […]

Pakistani Rupee Dwindle Further against Dollar

NEW DELHI, Jan 27: Cash-strapped Pakistan’s currency depreciated to its lowest against the US dollar on Friday in the interbank and open market and closed at 262.6 rupees. At one stage the currency depreciated to 265 rupees in the open market and 266 rupees in the interbank before making a slight recovery by the end […]

Students – Police Clash in DU over Screening of Modi Documentary

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, Jan 27: Delhi University’s Arts Faculty campus saw police action on Friday as students sought to screen the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots even as the government has imposed restrictions. Students at Delhi University were dragged away by police from the campus as […]

India’s Notice of Modifications to Pakistan on Indus Water Treaty

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, Jan 27: In a significant development, India has cited Pakistan’s persistent objections regarding Kishenganga and Ratle hydropower projects in Kashmir and issued a notice to Islamabad for modification of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) of September, 1960, following Pakistani “intransigence” on its implementation, sources said on Friday. The notice sent to […]

Bharat Jodo Yatra Suspended for a Day for Security Concerns in Kashmir Valley

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, Jan 27: The former Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra was suspended for the day on Friday for security concerns with the grand old party alleging a serious breach of security and mismanagement of the crowd by the Jammu and Kashmir administration. After the Yatra, which reached the Kashmir valley […]

Go First Fined Rs 10 Lakhs for Leaving Passengers at Bengaluru Airport

NEW DELHI, Jan 27: The civil aviation regulator the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakhs on the Go First Airline for violation of several air transport rules. The fine was imposed on Friday for one of its flights taking off for Delhi leaving behind 55 passengers at […]

Government – Governor Row in Telangana: One Round Victory for Governor

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, Jan 25: The government – governor row in Telangana that had reached the level of the government trying to curtail the governor’s right to take the salute at a grandiose Republic Day parade, ended on Wednesday with defeat for the K Chandrasekhar Rao government in the High Court. The High Court […]

Every Indian Should Feel Proud of the “India Story:” Murmu

NEW DELHI, Jan 25: In her first address to the nation on the eve of the Republic Day on Wednesday, President Droupadi Murmu has said India’s journey has inspired many other nations and every citizen has reason to be proud of the Indian story. Extending greetings to people on the occasion, President Murmu said the […]

BBC Documentary on Modi: Ugly Scenes at Jamia Millia

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, Jan 25: A day after the ruckus at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), ugly scenes were seen at Delhi’s prestigious Jamia Millia Islamia University on Wednesday over a plan to screen the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots. More than a dozen students, including […]

India – Egypt Agree for Raising Bilateral Ties to “Strategic Partnership”

NEW DELHI, Jan 25: Seeking to re-kindle the non-aligned era ties between the two countries, India and Egypt on Wednesday agreed to elevate their bilateral ties to “Strategic Partnership” covering political, security, defence, energy and economic aspects. Welcoming the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi who will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade on Thursday, […]