Two IAF officers will face court-martial for the Mi-17 chopper crash in which 6 of its personnel were killed due to friendly fire by own missile system on February 27 over Srinagar. Four other officers will also face administrative action including 2 Air Commodores and 2 Flight Lieutenants for their respective roles in the entire case.
The central government will soon announce concession in Delhi Metro fares for students and senior citizens as a technology-based solution has been found to implement the same, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Monday. «We are ready with technology-based solution to provide relief to students and senior citizens travelling on metro trains. The central government will implement it appropriately,» Puri said.
Pakistan must prevent terrorist groups from operating on its soil and prosecute top Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives along with its leader Hafiz Saeed, the US has said ahead of the Financial Action Task Force's crucial decision on whether to blacklist the country. Washington also welcomed the arrest the top four leaders of Lashkar-e-Taiba /Jamaat-ud-Dawah in Pakistan.
CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury has alleged the country is facing an «unprecedented economic crisis» because of demonetisation, GST and crony capitalism of the BJP-led NDA govt. He said the BJP and Shiv Sena need to be defeated to save the country. He also alleged that there was a move to shut the state-owned BSNL and MTNL to help Ambani's Reliance Jio.
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain PIL seeking mandatory linking of social media accounts with Aadhaar. The top court, however, allowed the petitioner to approach high court with his plea.
«The new definition for medical devices will be aligned with that of the International Medical Device Regulators Forum and one which is globally accepted,» an official said. Once the new definition is notified, all medical devices will fall under the health ministry's regulatory purview and will have to undergo scrutiny by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation before entering the market.
The comptroller and auditor general has adopted a different yardstick to evaluate performances of government schemes and expenditure.
Google on Monday celebrated the 218th birth anniversary of Belgian physicist Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau. Plateau was the brain behind a device called phénakistiscope — which led to the birth of cinema by creating an illusion of a moving image. His fundamental research consisted of only 27 pages and made several fundamental conclusions.
IAF has plans to install the integrated perimeter security system, which is a «comprehensive multi-sensor, multi-layered, hi-tech surveillance and intrusion detection system», at 23 of its «sensitive and high risk» airbases. Concurrently, the force is also pushing the case for «electric smart power fences» for 19 other air stations.
Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday warned that India's growing import dependence for oil and gas made it vulnerable to external developments. A series of adverse global events in recent months - from the US-China trade war to happenings in West Asia - might have an «enormous impact» on the country's energy security as well as its economy, budget and investment, he said.
Law, communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday withdrew his remarks on the health of the economy, a day after his comments triggered a controversy. On Saturday, the minister had cited business of Rs 120 crore done by three Bollywood movies on a single day to dismiss suggestions of an economic slowdown. A day later, he said his statement was «twisted out of context» and withdrew it.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked Pakistan to wage an honest battle against terrorism, saying India is ready to help it but Islamabad's intentions are deceitful, and cautioned the neighbouring country that it will disintegrate if it does not mend its ways.
In line with the central govt's push to make India a major defence manufacturing hub, SSS Defence has developed the country's first indigenous sniper rifle prototypes that are meant for use by the Indian armed forces. The company has developed high-end sniper rifles calibre 7.62x51 mm and .338 Lapua Magnum platforms.
As typhoon Hagibis left a trail of destruction in Japan, PM Narendra Modi offered condolences on behalf of the nation and offered the assistance of Indian Navy personnel present there as part of the scheduled visit. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister appreciated Japan's preparation against the natural disaster and wished the nation an early recovery.
«Several governments came and went, several prime ministers came and went, no one had the courage to abrogate Article 370. But, the man with the 56-inch chest scrapped it in one go,» Shah said.
The early morning stroll on the Mamallapuram beach brought out the poet in Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi said while strolling on the beach, he got lost in «conversation» with the ocean. «This conversation carries the world of my feelings. I am sharing the feeling with you in the form of a poem,» he wrote on Twitter in Hindi.
«I challenge the opposition to declare in their manifesto that they will bring back Article 370...Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are not just a piece of land for us, but the crown of India,» said PM Modi on Sunday addressing a rally in Maharashtra's Jalgaon district. He said the opposition by some leaders to decisions in India's interests was «unfortunate».
The Union home minister has asked the party MPs to spend Diwali in their constituencies and connect with the beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat, a centrally sponsored scheme for holistic healthcare, on Diwali.
When the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meets in Paris to review Pakistan's case on the fight against terror, it must take cognisance of a recent question posed by PM Modi - «Whether it is 9/11 or 26/11, in which country are the conspirators found?» These two cases highlight how Pak is a sanctuary for terrorists, enjoying the patronage of the official agencies.
Asserting that the Muslims in India are the «happiest», Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) supremo Mohan Bhagwat said that people of other faiths have sought refuge in India due to the «Hindu culture».