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Cyclone Fani pounds Odisha coast, 2 killed; alert in Bengal

Two people were killed in Odisha after a severe tropical cyclone made landfall on the eastern coast of the country on Friday, with wind speed of up to 200 km per hour pounding the states coastal region, massively damaging...

IAF carries out fighter aircraft operation civilian airfields

With an aim to use a civilian airport under its area of responsibility in case of an eventuality, the Eastern Air command of IAF carried out fighter aircraft operation from civilian airfields of Guwahati, Kolkata and Andal. According to a...

PM Modi reviews preparedness for cyclone ‘Fani’, Cyclone will hit Odisha on April 4

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed the preparedness for cyclone 'Fani' and instructed Central government officials to maintain close coordination with officials of the affected states to ensure preventive measures, a government statement said.Chairing a high-level meeting, Modi...

Indian Army, Indian Navy and IAF hold exercise to combat cyber threats

The tri-services -- India Army, Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy -- on Monday carried out a major joint cyber exercise to combat any security threats emerging in the virtual world.The scope of the "Cyber Exercise on Scenario...

Narendra Modi holds a massive road show in Kaashi

Cheered on by a massive crowd, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a mega road show in Varanasi, a day before he filed his nomination papers for a second term in the Lok Sabha.Huge crowds turned out to cheer the...

Army open doors for women as jawans in military police

Opening up a new avenue for females, the Indian Army on Thursday kicked off the process of inducting women as jawans by starting their online registration for recruitment in the corps of military police.This is being seen as a...

Actor Sunnny Deol joins the BJP, says India needs a leader like Modi

Putting all speculations at rest, actor Sunny Deol on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Son of legendary actor Dharmendra, Sunny will likely contest from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency.Speaking to media, actor Sunny Deol praised PM Narendra Modi and...

India Post partners TCS to modernize its services

India Post has partnered with IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to become a multi-service digital hub, modernize the delivery of mail and packages, enhance customer experience and launch innovative services.TCS on Monday said it has implemented its...

IAF is recommending Wg Cdr Abhinandan for ‘Vir Chakra’

The India Air Force is recommending Wg Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman for the wartime gallantry medal Vir Chakra for shooting down an F-16 in aerial conflict with Pakistan.While Abhinandan has been recommended for the Vir Chakra, the 12 Mirage 2000...

Indigenous guided missile destroyer ‘Imphal’ launched

Indigenously-designed and constructed guided missile destroyer 'Imphal' was launched at the Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. yard here on Saturday morning.As per maritime traditions, Reena Lanba, wife of Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba named the ship and broke a coconut...

CoronaVirus Updates

BE ties up with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV for COVID-19 vaccine production

Hyderabad, Aug 13 (PTI) Biological E Ltd has entered into an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, part of pharma...

Over 22,000 ‘Make in India’ ventilators given to states: Centre

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday stated that it has distributed more than 3.04 crore N95 masks and over 1.28 crore...

Covid-19 pushes down growth of Indian Pharma market to 0.2%

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic is having a mixed bag for the Indian Pharmaceutical Market (IPM) that registered a muted growth...

Over 70% Covid patients recover in India: Govt

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said that the country's recovery rate has soared past 70 per cent due...

Covid cases haven’t yet peaked or even plateaued: AIIMS Dir

By Aakanksha Khajuria, Aug 12 (IANS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Randeep Guleria, one of India's leading medical experts, has asserted...